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Delightful Bungalow on Historic Estate Property. Choice Holualoa!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly renovated. Screened-in lanai. Kitchen. Bath. Queen bed. Garden surround.

A charming 1930-era cottage, with a screened-in lanai, well-stocked kitchen, bath, will sleep two in a queen. Recently renovated, it's spiff and freshly painted! Perfect for single or double occupancy. Covered adjacent parking. An outdoor patio fronting the cottage lanai, is a cheerful dining space, amongst the bananas and hundred-year-old mango tree, overhead. Cottage is on the property of an historic home, VRBO listing 495665, yet oriented toward the gardens of tropical landscape. Galley kitchen hosts a two burner gas stove, electric kettle, microwave, toaster oven and under-counter refrigerator. Washer and dryer in cottage carport. Beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, body boards are supplied for your enjoyment and convenience.

Large landscaped yard to explore, with lawns to spread out on and breathe. Pick flowers or fruit, or enjoy the sunset from the adjacent Great Yard. Enjoy hibachi BBQ'd meals from your sitting area on the adjoining terrace off the lanai. Bocce, football and frisbee on the lawn nearby, basketball hoop. Lots to play and have fun with.

Three friendly dogs and a social cat that live with Lisa on the property will greet you coming and going.

Our Kona Blue Sky Coffee Company's visitor's center is next door, just a stroll through the yard and coffee orchard to coffee sampling, tour, and coffee purchase. Take home some of the best 100% Kona coffee you can, our estate grown Arabica, Kona Blue Sky coffee!

Centrally located in Kona. Fifteen minutes max, to beaches, restaurants, shopping, National Historic Parks, museums.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Lisa

Aloha! I'm Lisa. I'm Hawaii-born and raised (in Honolulu and Hilo,) I have lived here on this property for thirty years, raising four children with my husband, Christian. I love to share my culture, our Islands' stories and history with all. I cherish my morning coffee, friendships, food, gardening and yard work, and happy dogs!

Lisa purchased this cottage in 1945

Why Lisa chose Kona Coast

Hale Akala is a special piece of Kona. Built in 1895, the cottage in the 1930s, by Manuel Silveira Goularte, a Portuguese rancher who raised his thirteen children here. It was utilized by cowboys of the neighboring Greenwell family's Palani Ranch, to re-supply and feed ranch-hands in the 1920 and 30s. It was abandoned and left to the elements before WWII, eventually being purchased by Christian's grandparents, William and Margaret of Honolulu, in 1945. Wanting to retire to Kona (where Margaret's great-grandparents Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston--part of the company of first Christian missionaries to the Islands who arrived in Kailua-Kona (the seat of Hawaii's ruling Kamehameha reign) in 1820 and lived until the 1860s) they chose the cool uplands of Holualoa. Hale Akala has been in the family for four generations. A few cattle roam the surrounding acres of pasture and you'll hear an occasional bull bellowing from nearby Palani Ranch, in the quiet evening hours.

What makes this cottage unique

The spacious nature of the property, old established landscaping, dry-stacked rock walls (a ranching-heritage feature that you'll see all over Kona,) pathways, fruit trees, flower beds, along with the home's architectural appeal will make you feel and know that all is well in the world.


Hōlualoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Keep car key fob soundings to a minimum. Please use silent lock practices, especially at night!
  • Smoking outside, only, and away from main home rental. Leave no litter in the yard or on terrace.
  • Keep loud voices to a minimum after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, toilet and vanity. Hair dryer, extra towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen sized bed with two sitting areas. Adjacent screened in porch/lanai.
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Delightful Bungalow on Historic Estate Property. Choice Holualoa!
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Perfect little house in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, stunning views, super clean with everything you could need. Lisa is close by, informative and helpful. Don't hesitate! Hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this little rental in paradise. It was clean, spacious enough for two, and had everything we needed. Having washer/dryer on site to use was great. The bed was very comfortable, we always had a great sleep. Kitchen was well equipped. We had our breakfast/coffee out in the front lanai daily. It was perfect! The ground/yard is beautiful, you're surrounded by various tropical plants/trees. And the ocean view from the big yard is gorgeous, you can catch a beautiful sunset here. You get a true Hawaiian feel here.

Lisa was the perfect host. Very easy to communicate. Responded quickly. So very lovely in person too. The pets were so friendly and sweet. We miss them!

Mahalo Lisa! We will definitely return next time on the Big Island.

- Uyen & David

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and private

  • 5 of 5

Feels like you're at home, comfortable and well appointed. A true native feel with a beautiful grounds landscape. Great location close to the local village. An authentic Hawaiian holiday, relaxing and easy. Lisa is a thoughtful and friendly host.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend the experience.

  • 4 of 5

We have had a very relaxing stay. The nights are noisy with dogs barking, traffic, birds singing and roosters crowing, but you soon get used to the sounds of nature. Cool mornings and evenings on the lanai were very enjoyable. Off the main highway but easy to get everywhere from here. All the amenities you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation in a pleasant setting. Very convenient to many activities while still in a quiet area. All the amenities you will need. I would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

Felt like old Hawaii. Beautiful grounds, comfortable bungalow, and a very friendly, accommodating hostess. I would highly recommend Hale Akala....if you can do without TV.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen Ka`ahumanu, Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Nearest Beach
4.2 Miles
White Sands Beach
Car: necessary

Holualoa Town is in the upper elevations, along the Old Mamalahoa Highway which once circled the island. A hub of social activities in the 1900s it is now an artist and agricultural community, with numerous art galleries, a general store, restaurant, post office.


Rates & Availability

Hōlualoa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Jan 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Jan 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.32%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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