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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-sized bed. Perfect for single or double occupancy. Covered adjacent parking. An outdoor patio fronting the cottage lanai, is a private intimate sitting and 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, coffee-maker, 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. Coming in summer 2018, coffee will be roasted in the family's 37 pound Sivetz coffee roaster in the roast hale (house in Hawaiian) on property. Take home fresh 100% Kona coffee to friends and family. Enjoy hibachi BBQ'd meals from your sitting area on the front 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 roaster is on property with some of the best Kona coffee available here for sale, just a stroll from your door. Take home some of the best 100% Kona coffee you can come by, our estate grown Arabica, Kona Blue Sky coffee!

Hale Akala Cottage is 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, or visit vrbo 495665

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Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Hōlualoa

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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Keep car key fob soundings to a minimum. Please use silent lock practices, especially at night!
  • Smoking outside ONLY, and away from next door's main home rental. Leave no litter in the yard or on terrace.
  • Keep loud voices to a minimum after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.
  • Television
  • 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 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews
Slidell, LA

Everything it was advertised to be. Lisa is as genuine a person as you will find.

  • 5 of 5

Lisa is as genuine a person as you will find, very accommodating. The property is her home as well which translates into a well maintained and beautifully landscaped yard. It also allows her to respond immediately to her guests. That alone is worth the price of admission. The bungalow was in immaculate condition with attention to detail shown everywhere. What a great way to transition from the Mainland. Her place has put me in full bore Hawaii mode. I consider myself lucky to have found Hale Akala. Thanks Lisa!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It pleases me to no end to have a guest find my home here on this special property to be all they need to get into "full bore Hawaii mode." My efforts are rewarded with such kind comments and such, make it a pleasure to pass the aloha on to others.
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Nice property, ugh the roosters

  • 4 of 5

This was a great property, clean and well maintained. The neighbor's roosters were quite disruptive in the early morning, especially because the windows had to be open for air circulation. Love the solo parking, laundry, and the views from the yard were spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable studio

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, good spot to base travels out of Kona both north and south, great coffee shop/bakery just up the street, and easy drive into town if you don't want to cook.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect weekend getaway for a wedding

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were visiting for a wedding just down the street and this was a delightful place to stay. The cottage had everything we needed: a parking space, refrigerator, spacious shower, lots of natural light, and a comfy bed. Lisa was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. A 12 minute drive from the main strip where there are beaches, food, and shopping. Lisa also provided a binder with tons of recommendations of places to go in the area. She really goes above and beyond!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, Calif

Magical experience with birds of paradise and apple bananas hanging right outside your front door!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The property and ground were magical with beautifically manicured grounds and lush surroundings. Lisa and her son George were great hosts! We hope to return soon. We are trying to get the familiy to come back with us next year and rent the big house, which is beautiful and sleeps 10. The smaller cottage is very basic but is also nice and very comfortable for 2 people. Wonderful hosts and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage on family property.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. This cottage is small but very comfortable and casual. Lisa has put some thought into creating a well provided kitchen and space to create a home away form home. A perfect place to spend for your whole visit or a good place to start. Close enough to all the beaches and the urban centre, Kailua-Kona, and just up the mountain enough to feel like we were in our own garden enclave. The property has lovely sunset views. Before we left Lisa was kind enough to take some time to tour us through the property. We enjoyed the nightly chorus from the frogs and slept soundly but others might need earplugs.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These sort of experiences my guests have are why I try to add that extra time or touch, small or large, that makes a difference in someone’s stay. I love our home and want guests to, as well. Aloha is alive and thriving!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $10
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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