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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 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, 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 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.

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Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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 ...
  • 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 4.825 based on 40 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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Rustic cottage

  • 4 of 5

This place is off the beaten path and is very cozy. The owner, Lisa is a great host. She is super knowledgeable about the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage on the hill

  • 5 of 5

We liked our stay here! Lisa has made this cottage so lovely and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and her dogs came to visit almost every day. I would definitely check me again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I loved this adorable little space. Tucked in beautiful grounds, at a “getaway from it all” elevation, it did not disappoint. Perfect for two people who are looking for a cozy and thoughtfully appointed home. The cottage is small but the grounds are expansive, as is the night sky. Watching the sun set and the moon and stars appear was a favorite evening activity. Plenty of activity just a short drive down the hill during the day and close to many nook and cranny beaches. Great location for most anything you’d like to do on the Big Island!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice private place!

  • 4 of 5

Lisa is a very discrete host. Everything was clean and in the kitchen was everything we needed. The washing machine and the tumbler it’s really luxury. The two dogs were very sweet.

The only thing was, it was quite cold in the house. We couldn’t close the window in the kitchen and there is no door from the kitchen to the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great bungalow and property!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this bungalow! We had friends staying in the main house and it was nice to have our own private area. The grounds are lovely and we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $50
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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