SKANDIA COTTAGE, HAWAII'S 'UP-COUNTRY' HIDEAWAY $125/170 NIGHT

Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema

Speaks dutch, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SKANDIA COTTAGE, HAWAII'S 'UP-COUNTRY' HIDEAWAY $125/170 NIGHT

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

In complete privacy on the slopes of Mauna Kea ( 'White Mountain') Skandia Cottage offers the ideal headquarters for exploring the fascinating Big Island of Hawaii! Special touches, fresh flowers and first breakfast supplies are included, with a European touch.

It is located midway between the two major towns of Kona and Hilo, at 2500 feet, with a view of the mountain, on 3 wooded acres. It's clear air and wide vistas as you walk along the country roads provide a special energy unique to this area, called 'Ahualoa'.

Providing total comfort, the front area ,which has a walker ramp entry, contains the cathedral-ceilinged living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and master bedroom with king-sized bed. There is a separate private entrance door to an attached back bedroom-studio with twin beds, full bath, and small fridge, overlooking a lanai. Second couple rate for it's use.It is not rented separately.

Drive 12 miles through famous ranch country to Waimea town, with it's fine restaurants and live seasonal theatre. Continue downhill to the Gold Coast to top rated beaches, water sports, and intriguing Hawaiian sites. Picturesque Honokaa is 4 miles to the east, en route to fabulous Waipio Valley or the waterfalls of Hamakua.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema

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As a retired interior designer of Swedish-Dutch heritage, it was natural to design and build this cottage for my mother to her requirements and nostalgia for her homeland. Having lived on the big Island for over 37 years, my love for this area has remained steadfast. Guests of the Cottage feel the energy and special European touches which make it a welcoming experience. Writers, families, honeymoon couples, retired friends, all have had their own individual reactions, and all have been happy guests. As we say here- 'E Komo Mai'- Welcome! Please open the link for guest's comments.

Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema purchased this cottage in 1996

This cottage was built for my mother so that she could be fairly close to our home after my father died. We had chosen this area originally for its privacy, green surroundings, healthy altitude and temperate climate.

Location is out of the 'vog zone',( typically around Kona) and temperatures are moderate without need of air conditioning. Access to beaches and scenic vistas are within a short drive, and Mauna Kea is visible as you walk the country road which fronts the Cottage.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310579vb
(808) 775-7731 (Hawaii, USA)
Honokaa Hamakua Coast
Ireland
5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5
This was my third visit to Skandia cottage, I like it so much. For me it provides the perfect environment from which to explore the Island, take photographs and experience the aloha of the real Hawaii. The cottage always feels fresh and inviting and provides everything I could possibly wish for during my stay. Thank you for making each stay so very special.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is such a joy to meet previous guests again. Not only because it verifies their pleasure with previous stays, but we kindle friendships as well... Even for years!
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310579vb
(808) 775-7731 (Hawaii, USA)
Honokaa Hamakua Coast
Arlington VA 22203
5

Recommend Highly

  • 5 of 5
The cottage provided comfortable living arrangements for two couples. One unit has a full kitchen which we used for breakfast and dinner; we shopped for food in Waimea and recommend the Food Land (next to the Starbucks in the Parker Ranch shopping center). Our hostess had coffee and jams and fresh fruit in the kitchen for our arrival, and we found the pantry stocked with cleaning materials, trash bags and cooking supplements. The Wifi was reliable if a bit slow. In short, everything was as advertised and better than expected. The cottage was clean and well maintained.

On some mornings we could see the peak of Mauna Kea from the living room window. Waimea is about 12 miles west and Honokaa about 5 miles east via Old Mamalahoa Highway, which is in heavy growth to the east and open fields to the west. A car is necessary for the entire stay, with many of the best sights in the north (as Waipi'o Valley lookout and Pololu Valley lookout and access) and on the west coast (go to Hapuna Beach, or Waikoloa Beach Park on A-Bay), eat at Pesto Cafe in Kawaihae, and bring your map.

Map: I bought the "Hawai'i Island Atlas and Map: A Guide to the Big Island" early in our trip and used it continually for our stay. The best $7 I spent in Hawaii (though it doesn't have Kapana Drive on it, the location of the cottage.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Every owner should have such appreciative and discerning guests!
( but we must keep working hard to deserve such praise)
The island is indeed a place to explore. E Komo Mai!
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310579vb
(808) 775-7731 (Hawaii, USA)
Honokaa Hamakua Coast
5

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
This was one of the Best VRBO we have ever stayed in. Karin's home touches are most welcome, from all the beautiful flowers in the house, to all the amenities such as laundry soap, dryer sheets, soaps, shampoos, fresh butter, organic eggs and milk. Take an inventory of the house before you buy groceries etc., there is alot provided.
Scandia Cottage comes with a beautiful view of Mauna Loa and the most beautiful roads to get to it. It was located in the perfect spot to explore both sides of the Island.
We were so comfortable here!
Mahalo Karin for your hospitality and sharing Scandia Cottage with us!
Kim and Teresa Illinois
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What can I say? These are the kind of guests that I have been lucky to meet, who are appreciative and enjoy what this island has to give to travelers with curiosity and a positive attitude.( they also are among the guests who leave Skandia in wonderful shape) Mahalo!!
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310579vb
(808) 775-7731 (Hawaii, USA)
Honokaa Hamakua Coast
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Skandia Cottage. The location is perfect for exploring the northern half of the Big Island. The cottage is immaculate, and the back lanai is a great place to chill out after a long day of sightseeing.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is always so rewarding to hear that guests have taken advantage of this location to either explore the island, or hunker down for peace and quiet if that is their preference. A must-add...our guests are also immaculate, and leave the cottage in beautiful condition!
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
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Honokaa Hamakua Coast
Huntington Beach, CA
5

What a great time!

  • 5 of 5
We don't know what to say because the past reviews are all so glowing. Having never stayed anywhere but in a condo at the beach we didn't know what to expect. As soon as we pulled up to Skandia we could see this was going to be special. I told my wife I didn't care what the inside looked because it was so beautiful outside. Surprise!!! The inside was not only very clean but stocked with everything imaginable, including a ton of DVD's and books. Karin left our favorite cereal, organic eggs, all kinds of fruit and the most wonderful whole grain bread we have ever eaten, along with soy milk (our favorite) and a half gallon of fruit juice.
The area is a Picture Taking paradise and it's all right there within walking distance. Of course we did a lot of driving in the area and saw wild turkeys, beautiful horses, owls, quail, pheasants and an ?Io, the Hawaiian hawk. Everyone was excited because they are very seldom seen.

If you are visiting the Big Island be sure to stay at Skandia. Just don't book it up too much because we are going back next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is heartwarming to learn that the longer stays on the 'green side' of the island can be so revealing of the beauty and possibilities that exist for the exploring guest. It really is 'BIG' and has something for everyone!
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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $125/170 Night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310579vb
(808) 775-7731 (Hawaii, USA)
Honokaa Hamakua Coast
Soldotna, Alaska
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was just the type of place we were looking for. It is located up on the hillside and on the "wet" side of the island. We had great weather during our stay but even if it rains more than you might like, it is just a short drive to Waimea and the "dry" side.
The accommodations and hospitality were excellent. We appreciated the fresh fruit upon our arrival.
If you want to spend time on the beach or shopping, you can get closer. For us, those activities were still in reach but this little house was our home away from home. Besides all that, it was a great value. We hope to stay here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We refer to Ahualoa as on the 'Green Side' as opposed to the Brown Side of the Big Island. These guests enjoyed beautiful and sunny weather during their stay at Skandia Cottage. Of course, rain happens, or we wouldn't be lush and sub tropical!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Hilo & Kona
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Skandia Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Tex DriveIn
Car: necessary

Wagon Trips Through Waipio Valley, Historical Hawaii Sites, Whale Watching in Season (December through March) Waterfalls, open pastureland, star-gazing up on Mauna Kea , trip to an active volcano.

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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Honokaa Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$125
$770
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Studio, second couple $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Breakfast supplies for first 3 days are provided: Fresh fruit bowl, local organic eggs if requested, bread,butter and jam. Organic local coffee, tea.
Studio is part of cottage, with separate entrance for privacy, includes full bath.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Honokaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds in main bedroom(1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds are in second studio bedroom. Use of two bedrooms by a single couple is the same rate as for two couples.Please note that the basic rate for use of both bedrooms is $170.00
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note that back of cottage studio sleeps 2 in twin beds, is private, and rate of use for extra guests is $45.00 per night.
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