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We offer a separate studio cottage in a garden setting with a partial ocean view. Private bath with full tub and shower, comfortable king size bed, full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, full closet, air conditioner, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with DISH network and WiFi internet are included. Other rooms are also available.
We've been residents of the Big Island for over 30 years and have settled into the quaint community here in North Kohala. We enjoy swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and gardening in this beautiful area.
North Kohala surpasses other wonderful places we've lived on the Big Island with its lush, green beauty and peaceful country atmosphere.
We love the pristine coastal views and gorgeous sunsets seen from the property. The sound of the ocean here is
We like being away from the resort commercial locations. This is it for that. The area around is what we perceive as old Hawaii. The cottage has everything you need. Towns of Hawi and Kapaau are fun. Whale watching at Kapa'a Park is fun. Scenic drive to Waimea is breath taking. We drove 1600 miles in two weeks and saw much of the island. Because the rate is so good we drove to Kilauea and paid for a night there. We wanted to see the volcano glow at night. That was great. Be sure to eat a malasada at Tex's on the northeast shore. Thanks Christine for the stay.
This was a wonderful place to stay for a few days on the charming north end of the island. It is very close to the lookout and hike to the black sand beach. It was nice to stay here because we got up early and had the hike and beach almost exclusively to ourselves. There are a couple of grocery stores on the way into the area from Hawi town. We saved a lot of money by making sandwiches and breakfasts. There is a very reasonable cafe across from the statue in Kaapau though. The owner was very thorough and we did not lack for anything. It was wonderful to have use of the washer and dryer, even detergent! We really appreciated it and had a wonderful time.
Back for our third stay in the beautiful Kohala Cottage. Christmas in Hawaii is really something special. Instead of snow, there are beautiful and fragrant flower wreaths and leis plus many lovely community events. Warm water for snorkeling at Mauna Kea beach and Mahukona was spectacular. My husband's favorite spot is the ice cream shop down by the harbor at Kawaihai. We hiked in Pololu Valley and drove over the saddle road to Hilo. Waimea is a lovely town with incredible views from the access road. Don't miss the Gallery of Great Things or the interesting art museum at the school. We didn't make it to Volcano this time, but spent more time exploring all the fascinating shops in Hawi and Kapa au'. The Bamboo is our favorite restaurant (along with the Kona Inn's fabulous calamari sandwiches). Christine's cottage is our favorite place to stay, reasonable, but with everything we need. Don't understand the previous comment-the cottage is immaculate and we love the little geckos in the garden. We never had any problems with our wi fi on our I Pad. Have recommended this spot to many of our friends and everyone has loved it. Take the plunge-there is no place like the Big Island!
The space we rented was generally clean, except on top of the cupboard and under the bed was not cleaned in a long time.
Wifi in the cottage is very poor. Landlady does not want to reset the modem and router because her computer works fine...
The washer and dryer are in the laundry room in the main house.
Bed is perfect, so is the bathroom. The other facilities as AC and screens in the cottage are perfect.
It is equipped with a microwave, a little oven, large refrigerator, electric hotplate, coffee maker, toaster etc. Kitchen utensils enough, but not overdone.
The owner provides a lot of (paper) information about the island.
The cottage is located in the far northern rural area of the island so you have to live with the innocent little gecko's. It is part of life.
In the distance you can hear the surf beating the rocks.
The cows in the neighboring meadow are telling you that they are present.
We loved the place very much with its beautiful, peacefull surroundings.
Would you visit this address again? Absolutely YES !
Our stay was sandwiched between a week in Waikiki and 5 days at Kaanapali--both locations terrific for scenery and shopping but hectic because of traffic and the crowds of tourists. Christine is a gracious hostess and her cottage, spotless, quaint and furnished with everything you need, was just the ticket for us. The place feels almost isolated yet close enough to lots of interesting places: set back a hundred yards from the road, not far from the ocean, the air crystal clear and exhilarating in the tradewinds, the milky way and constellations bright overhead, speed limit 25, lichee, papayas, mangos and fresh coconut at the Hawi farmers' market, picturesque Pololu lookout and road-end 1.5 miles away; city-life, definitely NOT. Everyone we met in Kapaau and Hawi was very friendly and loved to talk story. Try Minnie's 3 miles away for great inexpensive meals (prime-rib and lobster Friday nights at an unbelievable price). The Kohala Mtn road to Waimea is stunning. As one shop-owner said to us, Hawi nice day!
Back for our second stay at the secluded North Kohala cottage. This time we explored many of the historical parks and did some adventure tours. The cottage is so well located, with easy access to the darling towns of Hawi and Kapa'au, plus a scenic drive to Waimea. Kona and Hilo (driving down the gorgeous Hamakua Coast) are a bit further, but still easily accessible. Figure on a full day to go down to the Volcano National Park. Wonderful hikes and don't miss the beautiful art gallery. The cottage has everything we need, lots of storage, enough appliances to cook a nice meal and great relaxing spots. The Innkeepers are solicitous, but not intrusive and having a washer and dryer available was wonderful. Personally, we love the geckos with their little frog faces and pretty colors and never mind seeing them in the garden. This is our piece of heaven and we will be back next year for sure!
Experience old Hawaii in a newly built, peaceful cottage near Pololu Valley and the historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with their wonderful restaurants and many charming shops and art galleries. Pololu Valley is one of the most beautiful features of the island. Our property offers an acre of privacy, surrounded by bamboo and pristine coastline views. Swimming and excellent snorkeling opportunities are close by. Spectacular forest and ocean cove hiking, zip lines, and other eco-adventures are available in this quaint North Kohala community. From our location, drive to the historic town of Kamuela and Parker Ranch, or to the gorgeous beaches of Mauna Kea and Hapuna. This unique part of the Big Island is certainly not to be missed. We request that our guests reserve a three night minimum stay. We look forward to hearing from you. Aloha!
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3 night minimum stay
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