BLUE GINGER COTTAGE/MELE HALE

Susan Phillips

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BLUE GINGER COTTAGE/MELE HALE

Kailua Kona Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale - 'Happy Home' is situated in the wonderful town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. This is the ideal Bed and Breakfast home for a family with 2 – 3 children, or couples celebrating a special event. It is three blocks to the center of town, and two blocks to glorious Kailua Beach. The property is very private; like a park on almost one half an acre. Feed the birds in the morning. Laze in the hammock; sit on one of two lanais - one off the bedroom in the garden, the other overlooking the pool and Jacuzzi. Recreation opportunities abound. Swim in the lap pool, or work out in the outdoor fitness center. In addition, the adjacent family lanai is available to guests for private parties. there have been weddings, family reunions and rehearsal dinners just to name a few of the events. Some Sundays, we like to entertain those guests who are interested in what we call Bubbly Sunday.' That means a small gathering of family and friends for a light, potluck dinner and some champagne.

The inside is bright and very comfortable with 18 foot ceilings and ceiling fans. Fresh flowers, fruit, juice, breads, cereal and coffee are all part of the welcome package. The refrigerator and cupboards have condiments often needed for home cooking; spices, vinegar/oil, peanut butter, etc. The amenities include everything needed for cooking – full size refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, electric skillet, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The outdoor 4 burner grill is often used. The only thing missing is an oven.

Sleeping arrangements are the queen bed in the bedroom, a double bed in the loft which overlooks the bedroom, and two twin beds in the sitting area.

Access to the property is through 3 exclusive exterior entrances – the sitting area, the bedroom and the bathroom. We are the owners living on the property, next to the attached cottage. We are available at your request to answer your questions and share what we know about the islands. Our goal is to provide you with a home-like atmosphere. Your comfort is our top priority.

Keywords: Park like grounds, tropical spacious cottage for 2 to five people; ideal for family with 3 children.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Susan Phillips

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Portland, OR
5

THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
We could not have been more happy with the Blue Ginger Cottage, it absolutely made our trip. The location is perfect, only a few blocks from the heart of Kailua Town and a block off the beach. We hardly used our car during our stay because it was just so much more pleasant to walk everywhere. The actual cottage is fantastic, Susan has added a lot of small touches that makes it above and beyond most rentals. The breeze that goes throughout the rooms is lovely, we were never too hot, and it's an added bonus to listen to the tropical birds sing outside your windows in the morning. We thought the place was actually much more spacious than it appears in the photos, in the three weeks we stayed there it was the perfect size. The back lanai is lovely for morning breakfast or bbqing in the evenings and the landscaped backyard is beautiful.

The nearby beaches, Kailua and Lanikai, are honestly two of the best beaches on the island (trust me, we explored almost all of them). We felt so spoiled to be within walking distance of both.

Our favorite part of the whole stay though was the hosts, Susan and Claude. They are wonderful people that we really enjoyed getting to know. They give you plenty of privacy when needed but are available to give advice about places to eat, sightseeing on the island and any other questions you may have. We now consider them friends and can't wait to come back and stay again in the future!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Sydney, Australia
5

PERFECT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect for our family of 4. We stay at a lot of rental properties while holidaying and it's places that have owners as managers that really are a cut above the rest. Sussan was fabulous. She borrowed cribs and strollers from her friends for my children and even put a child gate at the back door. There were plenty of condiments etc in the fridge and towels were changed whenever we wanted. We were even able to use her washer and dryer and she supplied all the powder. Probably the most amazingly generous thing she did was buy us a 2nd hand booster seat and deliver it to our car rental company (at the aiport) the day before we arrived. I'm sure my own brother wouldn't even do that for me!
The photos do not do this light, airy place justice. My husband was worried when I said it had no a/c but it really didn't need it as the ceilings are very high and the fans worked so well that some nights we had to turn them off because we were cold!
The master bedroom is enormous we had the baby crib and a single mattress (as my son didn't want to sleep by himself!) in there and there was still plenty of room.
THE POOL! Ahhh it was divine. Every time we left my 3 yr old would ask if we could go back to our 'little house' to go in the pool. It is literally 3 paces from your back door.
While there is no oven there were plenty of gizmos and gadgets to prepare a meal for us almost every evening (it's often hard eating out healthily with a 3yr old and 11 month old so we chose to eat in most meals).
I know I was a little nervous about being so close to someone else's house (there is a common wall) but those jitters were quickly extinguished. In our 2 week stay we 'shared' the outside area with Sussan's family once, and she even asked if it was ok prior. I have very noisy children and with the time difference they were up at 5am every morning, often in the pool shortly after and Sussan never complained, she actually mentioned that they hardly heard us at all.
It really is a perfect place to stay at an excellent price. We hardly went to the beach because we couldn't tear the 3 yr old away from the pool and spa. We chose Kailua so we could feel a bit more like locals and it was a great choice.
I can not recommend this place highly enough. We hope to be back one day and our son would really like to sleep in the loft bedroom this time ;)
Thank you for a fabulous stay, sorry it took me so long to write a review!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Flat Rock, NC
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
We've been to Hawaii 6 times and found this property two years ago. We've stayed here twice and are going back again July 2013. First, Kailua is the gem of Oahu. It's quiet, peaceful, and the most beautiful area of the Island. Second, Susan's place, Blue Ginger, is absolutely wonderful. It's a large property with a front yard and back yard full of shady palms and tropical plants with several places to just hide away and sit and read and relax. The breeze off the ocean ruffles the palms as you are only a block and a half from the water. The pool and hot tub are great and you have your own grill to cook out. Susan is a wonderful host and checks in occasionally to see if you need anything. My grandson (9) loves the loft with his own TV and bed. We just love this place and the hosts and highly recommend it to all!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Maryland
5

AN AWESOME TIME!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here at Blue Ginger. Initially I chose this place for its location. Close to town and the beach. A quick walk either way! Needless to say my expectations here were exceeded. The house was awesome. The lanai, front and back, were a great place to spend the morning coffee and evening dinner. The grounds are lush and wonderful. A great hide-away feel. I have been to Hawaii several times and have always favored Kailua. Its a great little town. This was by far the best place that I have stayed. Susan and Claude are fantastic hosts! It was the best 2 weeks that my wife and I have had together. In fact we made reservations dates to return before we had even left!

Mahalo Susan and Claude.....(and our feline friends too!)
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Niagara falls
5

FANTASTIC COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
My family of five stayed at this wonderful location equipped with everything we needed and more. We arrived to find a lovely, very clean cottage with complimentary fruit, Kona coffee, fruit drinks in the fridge, even popsicles! We had beach mats, boogie boards, coolers, towels, masks, snorkels made available to us daily. We enjoyed the refreshing pool and hot tub and outside BBQ and patio area where we prepared a lot of our meals. I did use the skillet for breakfast. There's nothing they could add, we were pampered. We were blessed with gracious hosts.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having guests at our home. It is always a pleasure. These guests were delightful, including the 3 children. Mahalo
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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31997vb
808-551-0076
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
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5

PERFECT HOME BASE FOR THE KIDS!

  • 5 of 5
Sharon and Claude were perfect hosts. Their place had every amenity you could imaging; from aloe vera ge. snorkel masksl to limes. The kids (ages 5 & 6) never wanted to leave, because you open the back door to the pool and it's everything they needed. It is the perfect size for our toddlers; small enough and only 4 feet. The jacuzzi was also great in the evenings. For those looking for a lot of privacy and seclusion, this is probably not your best bet being that it is attatched directly to the owner's main house. The kids slept in the trundle bed and that worked out just fine. The loft was a little steep; especially for those night wakers. Overall, it was a great stay. The pool was so fabulous that it worked to our disadvantage; we probably missed a few days at the beach or sightseeing because our kids preferred the pool . C'est la vie!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kailua Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
50 + small restaurnats in Kailua town/walking dis
Car: recommended

Son is a paraglider and flies tandem for a reasonable cost.

www.pacificparagliding.com

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Availability & Rates

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Kailua Kona Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.9%
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Amenities

Kailua Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Amenities, Local phone, 3 Cable TVs, Outdoor Shower, Beach towels and beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, coolers
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