"Mango cottage offers an ideal retreat destination, not just a place to stay while visiting the Big Island. The spacious and beautifully maintained garden, with hot tub and private lawn area, includes an extraordinary variety of plantings that bloom year-round. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and appealing in terms of the interior decor, layout, natural lighting, furnishings, kitchen appliances, bedding and bathroom provisions. We appreciated finding a variety of well-chosen beach equipment - towels, water shoes, snorkeling gear, folding chairs, etc. All of that is stored in a spacious and well-organized area under the porch, along with a washer and dryer. Drive time to downtown Kailua-Kona and Kona Airport is modest, about fifteen minutes to both areas, and well worth the trip, certainly much better - for those wanting relaxation time - than staying in the busy congestion of condos and hotels by the sea. As presented by the owners, Mango Cottage has a Buddhist ambience, inside and out, that would make it ideal for writing a book, renewing a marriage, or resting from a major project. Maybe the owner's commitment to rest and relaxation explains the complete lack of any beverages with caffeine (ie tea or coffee) in the other-wise well-stocked kitchen. That minor deficiency is my only criticism. Mango Cottage was so delightful that we drove away with high hopes of making a return visit. We will recommend it to all our friends."
Guest: Lee Q.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 22, 2016