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FREE SCUBA & SNORKEL TOURS at a tranquil hideaway cottage in So Kona

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

A tranquil hideaway cottage on a secluded corner of a three acre parcel in southern Kona Coast. Located 30 miles south of Kailua-Kona in Papa Bay, right above Miloli'i. Enjoy the Hawaiian country-side in a completely self-contained cottage away from the usual tourist traps. Elevation is at one thousand feet so no need for air conditioning. Ceiling fans are in all rooms to guide the gentle Hawaiian breezes.

SuGar Cottage is a seven hundred square foot home that consists of one bedroom with queen size bed, one bathroom, laundry room, kitchen/dining/living room plus a screened in lanai. The living area has a futon that opens into a full size bed.

SCUBA DIVERS! As a dive master I will take you out on shore dives. There is no charge for our tours. We provide FREE AIR and WEIGHTS. These services are for our guests only.

KAYAKING! We have kayaks available . . FREE! We will provide you with a kayak for your use. Many guests enjoy snorkeling off the kayaks. Lots of great places to explore!

SNORKELING! We can show you many locations to snorkel away from the usual tourist places.

Ask us about our other vacation rental in Papa Bay that sleeps up to six people. You can find this at VRBO Listing #127431.


SUMMER SPECIAL PRICE! $95/night plus 11.42% Hawaiian tax US Dollars. Maximum of four guests.

$50 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay. Check in 3:00pm Check out 11:am

50% deposit required upon booking. Balance due on or before arrival.Four-Week cancellation notice for a full refund. Minimum two nights.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.

Keywords: scuba diving

More Details

Susan & Garry Russell. Also see us at
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Susan & Garry Russell. Also see us at

We got tired of the Las Vegas scene after 30 years and started taking scuba trips to places all over the world. We discovered that the Big Island, Hawaii had everything we could possibly want in a place to live and to enjoy the ocean. Some of our favorite places to get in the water are right down the street or not too far away. Living in Papa Bay has given us all the privacy we could ever want. Everyone in this location has at least 3 acres of beautiful Hawaiian landscape.

Susan & Garry Russell. Also see us at purchased this house in 2002

Why Susan & Garry Russell. Also see us at chose Captain Cook

When we have guests, they have all the privacy that we enjoy living here. If our guests are divers or just want to snorkel, I can meet with them in the mornings and take off for different places to explore the ocean. The Volcano National Park is only 63 miles away and one can see how different the landscape is as you travel in any direction. This truly is one of the great areas to visit, away from the usual tourist situations. It's the real Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

We are unique in that we take the time to show you the beautiful water at our area of the Big Island. If you are a scuba diver we know the best places for shore diving. Not only are our tours free, we also supply air and weights at no charge. If you just want to snorkel, we will take you out to many of the same places on snorkel tours. Maybe you would want to come back as a scuba diver!


Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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FREE SCUBA & SNORKEL TOURS at a tranquil hideaway cottage in So Kona
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 71 reviews
Irving, Texas

Great Stay At Sugar Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stays at Sugar Cottage. Our most recent trip was our fifth visit.

Great location with great hosts. We'll keep coming back for our Hawaii vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying here. Will definitely return. Quiet and peaceful, far from the noise and lights of the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best dive deal to be found anywhere

  • 5 of 5

Since we own our own gear, diving with Gary was literally free due to his amazing hospitality (not charging for weights or air tanks). Add to the fact he is a world class person who is just a pleasure to be around, combined with the cozy little cottage you will be staying are crazy if you pass this by!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay at Sugar Cottage specifically for the diving. Garry is an excellent diver and is very careful and conscientious. He took me diving every day for four days. The dive sites are great and we saw lots of great stuff. Every dive was enjoyable. I felt more comfortable with each dive. My husband snorkeled or kayaked while Garry and I dove. He enjoyed himself very much. I highly recommend staying here and diving with Garry. You will love it! Sugar Cottage itself is in a nice location. It is clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed. I hope we are able to go back again. Don’t hesitate to stay here! I would give Garry and his Cottage 100 stars if I could! Everything about our stay was excellent. It’s a great place to stay and you get a dive master to dive with. Highly, highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. It was great seeing another style to Hawaii besides resort style. Garry took us on a nice snorkeling tour. Make sure you pick up groceries on they way there because it's 20 to 30 minutes to a store.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous host

  • 4 of 5

Love the house and the host. House was clean and comfortable. Bed was nice and comfy. Garry was kind and gracious and took us snorkeling and showed us to a secluded beach that was beautiful. I did miss a view of the ocean but the property is private and jungle like which is nice as well. We would come again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 11.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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