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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

Well-appointed. Screened-in lanai. Kitchen. Bath. Queen bed. Garden surround.

A charming 1930-era cottage, with a screened-in sitting area on the lanai, well-stocked kitchen, bath, will sleep two in a comfy queen bed. 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 with detergent, 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.

Please scroll down the page to Owner Info to view the property's main home listing.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Lisa

Aloha! I'm Lisa. I'm Hawaii-born and raised (in Honolulu and Hilo,) and have lived here on this property for thirty-three 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. Abandoned and left to the elements before WWII, it was eventually 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.


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.


Hōlualoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Delightful Bungalow on Historic Estate Property. Choice Holualoa!
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Charming and well appointed cottage, ideal for two.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this charming cottage. It was well furnished with everything we needed for a 5 day stay. Much of the decoration was local art; there are a dozen galleries nearby. The hostess even supplies coffee from her own farm. The store and tasting room are next door.

The VRBO listing did not prepare us for the beautifully gardened grounds of this estate, which includes the coffee store, the owners house and a larger rental house that sleeps up to 12. Spacious lawns are well manicured and every plant was blooming and/or fruiting. Plants we know as house plants are growing over our heads here.

Air conditioning is not needed at this altitude. Temperature was 5 to 10 degrees below the coast and beaches, and screened windows and porch provided nice cool breezes.

Only one caveat - the driveway is not for timid drivers. It is steep and makes a sharp turn. Be sure to arrive in daylight. After a few times you will be driving it with confidence.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waldorf, MD

Adorable cottage perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a perfect place to stay if you want to experience the real Hawaii. Lisa was a great hostess that provided everything for you even bug spray during the wet months of the year. It was a perfect central location for our time in Kona. The grounds are beautiful including the great view of the sun setting every night.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Manitoba, Canada

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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