About the property
- Cottage400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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 www.vrbo.com/495665
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- May 21, 2018
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 Kailua-Kona
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect weekend getaway for a wedding
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!
Magical experience with birds of paradise and apple bananas hanging right outside your front door!
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!
Lovely little cottage on family property.
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.
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!
Cozy, cute, private cottage away from the crowds.
Lisa’s cottage is a welcome treat to the busy, touristy areas near the beach. It is artfully decorated with fun little treasures. All the windows and lanai are screened in, providing welcome breezes. Her property is beautiful, with amazing flowers and fruit & nut producing trees. Her cat and dogs are very well behaved, friendly and a pleasure to have visit. I loved our stay here. Lisa is a warm and very helpful host. I would happily stay with her again.
Wonderful old Hawaii
A delightful host and a wonderful authentic experience of coffee plantation Hawaii.
It’s a lovely little cottage on a large piece of land. Surprisingly quiet given that the property is on one of the major roads in the area. Dogs are well behaved, curious, but not intrusive. I would definitely stay there again.
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.