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Unique View Cottage in Tropical Garden Setting, Convenient to Beaches & Town

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The cottage studio bedroom, surrounded by ocean and garden view windows.

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Last updated: 11/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-9 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Ocean And Garden Views Surround You In This Stylish Studio Cottage & Lanai.

Enjoy this hideaway in a tropical garden setting at the 1,000 foot elevation, where you will be surrounded by ocean views and Hawaii's exotic landscapes, but be minutes from beaches, shopping, golf, galleries, coffee farms, sea excursions and the Big Island's many other attractions. Please review the description of the cottage, below, as well as the “THINGS TO NOTE IN DECIDING TO STAY WITH US” that follows the description.

ALL WOOD AND TILE STUDIO COTTAGE
*Desirable upland Kona location - gardens, not lava fields
*Separate building and entrance
*Stylishly furnished
*Convenient & secure parking
*Ample storage for personal items
*Close to Holualoa's artists haven, coffee farms & tasting rooms
*5 minutes to Kona's most popular beach
*10 minutes to historic Kailua village & Keauhou shopping
*2 minutes to highway access, for trips to Waimea town, the Volcano, or the island's rainy side (Hilo and surrounds)

GUEST AMENITIES

*Queen-sized bed
*Flat screen television with cable
*High-speed wireless internet
*Sufficient electrical outlets
*Abundant lighting
*Ensuite bathroom (shower)
*Towels
*Separate laundry facility
*Full size washer & dryer
*Iron and ironing board
*Hair dryer
*Wall mounted & hand mirrors

JUST BRING BATHING SUIT & FLIP-FLOPS
Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand soap, paper goods, dish soap, sponges also supplied

WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHENETTE
# Apartment-sized refrigerator
# Large microwave
#Double Hot Plate
#Propane fueled barbecue with side burner
#Toaster/convection oven
#Rice cooker/steamer
#French-press coffee pot
#Coffee grinder
#Electric tea kettle
#Automatic coffee maker
#Good quality pots, pans and tools
#Salad spinner
#Storage containers, pitchers, serving pieces
#Dinnerware, flatware and glassware

OUTDOOR SPACE
Large, private, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start) and the coastline of Kailua-Kona, furnished with a large futon couch, an 8' dining table and chairs, a hammock, and various accessories

FOR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT
*Beach towels
*Beach chairs (Tommy Bahama)
*Beach coolers
*Boogie boards

THINGS TO NOTE IN DECIDING TO STAY WITH US
*We live next door to the cottage and we try to welcome guests personally and make ourselves available to share local insights and address questions as they arise, but otherwise we stay out of guests' way (we are happy to provide as much local information as you would like!).

*Our home, and the cottage, is in a residential area of owner-occupied homes. The cottage is therefore not suitable for more than two people, for parties or gatherings that produce noise above the level of ordinary conversation (“inside voices” at all times), or for amplified music of any kind (guests should plan on using IPod or similar personal listening devices).

*Although the weather in Hawaii may seem to be the same year-round (always about 82 degrees and sunny), it actually varies quite a bit. On the Kona side, the rainy season starts in about April or May, and continues until about October. Rain occurs mostly at night. But is is also quite humid during the rainy season, so July, August and sometimes September can seem quite a bit hotter than the thermometer reflects, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Similar to our house, the cottage is not air conditioned, but has large windows and a ceiling fan. You should consider whether the cottage is right for you during the warm, humid, summer months if you are particularly heat sensitive. Winter days are warm, but at night temperatures can occasionally drop into the high 50’s which, when accompanied by a breeze, can be quite cool. So guests at this time of year may need a sweater and long pants, especially after dark and in the morning.

*Like any subtropical locale, Kona has insects and reptiles. These include mosquitos (especially in rainy season), ants, spiders, moths, bees, and a large and ever-changing complement of other crawling and flying bugs, as well as geckos (on the bright side, Hawaii is snake-free, and all the critters we do have are non-poisonous). We try to keep our house and the cottage pest-free, but neither we nor anyone else in Hawaii has ever succeeded entirely in this endeavor.

*We are part of a small neighborhood music group that plays together weekly, on Fridays, rotating among the homes of the group’s members. We will therefore host the music group in our home, next door to the cottage, or our adjacent neighbor will host, about two weeks out of every six. The music begins about 6:30 and ends by 9:30

NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
Hawaii Business excise tax i.d. no W0130071601
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, italian, Un peu de Francais; un po d'italien
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 725 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The parking is is rough surfaced (gravel) with uneven footing to the cottage staircase, on which there are 6 steps. From the lanai, it is 6 steps down to the barbecue....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Oceanic Time-Warner Cable, basic package....moreless

  • Television:

    Small flat screen HD television with basic cable....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a small breakfast table in the studio apartment, with seating for 2; and a large, 8-foot long maple table outside on the covered lanai, with seating for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size dryer for the cottage is located in separate room underneath the unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High-speed WIFI for your own laptop or portable device....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good quality bed linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room area is outside on the large covered lanai and includes a hammock as well as a large futon couch, together with various chairs and occasional tables....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for one car immediately adjacent to the cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine for the cottage is located in separate room underneath the unit; laundry detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French-press pot, coffee grinder, electric tea kettle, automatic coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped service for at least four....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Efficiency kitchen with double hot plate, counter-top oven, microwave, apt size refrigerator and standard stainless steel sink. Also blender, rice cooker/steamer, salad spinner, cutlery, utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Counter-top, toaster oven/convection combination....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    There is no range, but there is a double hot plate and an outside propane barbecue with side burner....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large, covered, attached, private, lanai with living and dining room furniture, a hammock, and expansive views....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane fueled with grilling area and side burner for pots/pans....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2017
9 night min stay

$980 $3,450
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$160
$980 $3,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Rates firm.

Check-in time 2:00 pm; Check-out time 11:00 am. Exceptions considered; please request as far in advance as possible.

50% deposit, refundable until 60 days before arrival, when balance is due & total is nonrefundable except to extent we get replacement booking(s).

At booking, tell us where traveling from, purpose of visit. Once booking request accepted, we will ask for cell phone #.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

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Nearest Airport
Keahole
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kailua Village
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa/Queen Kaahumanu
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holuakoa Cafe
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands

Car: Necessary

The cottage is in the Holualoa area of Kailua-Kona. Kona is the heart of Hawaii Island's 'gold coast,' known for great weather. The cottage's mountain location means that you are removed from tourist traffic, noise and sea-level heat, and instead surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and 'locals' who call the Big Island home. You can reach numerous beaches within 10 minutes, and many more within 20-30 minutes. The art colony of Holualoa, featuring artists' workshops and galleries, is less than a mile from the cottage. A working coffee farm and tasting room, one of many in South Kona, is less than a half mile. The groceries, farmers' markets, restaurants, boutiques and other attractions in Kailua-Kona and Keauhou are all within a 3-mile, 10-minute drive.

The Big Island is the home of an active volcano, renowned observatories on Mauna Kea's 13,000 foot (4,000 meter) peak, the most extensive coral reefs in the Hawaiian islands (great snorkeling and scuba), famous Kona coffee farms and tasting rooms, great surf breaks, world-class sport fishing, the annual Ironman World Championships, and numerous other attractions. Ocean sports here are some of the best in the world, including swimming, surfing/wave-boarding, stand-up paddling, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. We frequently see (and swim or kayak) with manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales.

We recommend the guidebook Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed. This guide book covers the entire island and will answer almost any tourist question you have.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Frank and I are retired professionals and have lived in Hawaii full-time since about 2008. Before retiring, we lived and raised our family in Portland, Oregon. We have two children, a daughter (27) and a son (25), now both employed in Silicon Valley. We are quite sporty and love a challenging do-it-yourself project. Our yard/garden here in Hawaii has been our main retirement activity. We have tamed and terraced the garden by building rock walls, and we have added extensive concrete pathways and stairs. We swim in the ocean or ride our road bikes almost daily. I am a mosaic artist, and Frank plays guitar and ukulele.

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
For years we escaped on vacation from Portland's gray winters to blue Hawaii and, after trying the other islands, kept coming back to the Big Island for its unparalleled ocean swimming, and to Kailua-Kona for its old-time, 'spirit of aloha' small-town atmosphere. We originally bought a sea-level condo, but found that it was too hot and too touristy for our tastes, so we started looking for alternatives.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The little estate of which the cottage is a part was built starting in the late 1970's. We found its all-wood post and beam construction, cedar interiors, cool location, garden setting and beautiful expansive views almost unique in Kona's home market, and fell in love with it the day we first saw it.


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Speaks: english, french, italian, Un peu de Francais; un po d'italien
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

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Photos

  • The cottage studio bedroom, surrounded by ocean and garden view windows.

    The cottage studio bedroom, surrounded by ocean and garden view windows.

  • View of Kailua Bay and pier from the cottage lanai.

    View of Kailua Bay and pier from the cottage lanai.

  • The cottage lanai seating area with large futon couch; view to the northwest.

    The cottage lanai seating area with large futon couch; view to the northwest.

  • Entry to the cottage lanai, with dining table.

    Entry to the cottage lanai, with dining table.

  • The cottage bedroom, with queen-sized bed, large bureau and closet.

    The cottage bedroom, with queen-sized bed, large bureau and closet.

  • The cottage kitchen area, with microwave and toaster/convection oven.

    The cottage kitchen area, with microwave and toaster/convection oven.

  • All wood post & beam construction, with tropical wood flooring.

    All wood post & beam construction, with tropical wood flooring.

  • The cottage shower room.

    The cottage shower room.

  • The cottage lanai, with two-person hammock, looking west.

    The cottage lanai, with two-person hammock, looking west.

  • The cottage, with lanai in foreground and convenient barbecue area adjacent.

    The cottage, with lanai in foreground and convenient barbecue area adjacent.

  • The cottage lanai seating area; view to the east.

    The cottage lanai seating area; view to the east.

  • Enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails with a view.

    Enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails with a view.

  • The cottage breakfast table.

    The cottage breakfast table.

  • The cottage kitchen, with double hot plate and apartment sized refrigerator.

    The cottage kitchen, with double hot plate and apartment sized refrigerator.

  • The cottage bathroom, with pedestal sink, commode and built-in shelving.

    The cottage bathroom, with pedestal sink, commode and built-in shelving.

  • The cottage main entry; laundry room available to guests is on lower level.

    The cottage main entry; laundry room available to guests is on lower level.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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