Enjoy this hideaway in a tropical garden setting at the cool 1,000 foot elevation, where you will be surrounded by ocean views and Hawaii's exotic landscapes, but be minutes from beaches, shopping, golf, galleries, coffee farms, sea excursions and the Big Island's many other attractions.
**NOTE: Beginning in July 2014 the cottage will include a large, private, covered lanai that more than doubles its living space. Rates for the period commencing July 1, 2014, are higher and reflect this expanded space.
ALL WOOD AND TILE STUDIO COTTAGE
*Highly desired upland Kona location - gardens, not lava fields
*Separate building and entrance
*Convenient & secure parking
*Ample storage for personal items
*Close to Holualoa's artists haven, coffee farms & tasting rooms
*5 minutes to Kona's most popular beach
*10 minutes to historic Kailua village & Keauhou shopping
*2 minutes to highway access, for trips to Waimea town, the Volcano, or the island's rainy side (Hilo and surrounds)
*Queen-sized bed with high quality linens
*Flat screen television with cable
*High-speed wireless internet
*Sufficient electrical outlets
*Ensuite bathroom (shower)
*Separate laundry facility
*Full size washer & dryer
*Iron and ironing board
*Wall mounted & hand mirrors
JUST BRING BATHING SUIT & FLIP-FLOPS
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, paper goods, dish soap, sponges supplied
KITCHENETTE EQUIPPED FOR COOKING
# Apartment-sized refrigerator
# Large microwave
#French-press coffee pot
#Coffee grinder (for the freshest KONA COFFEE)
#Electric tea kettle
#High-quality pots, pans and tools
#Storage containers, pitchers, serving pieces
#Dinnerware, flatware and glassware
A cozy, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start), a perfect place for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine
FOR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT
*Beach chairs (Tommy Bahama deluxe edition)
*2 Boogie boards
*2 Soft-top surf boards
*2-person sea kayak fully equipped ($25/day added fee)
NOTE: We don't provide snorkeling gear as we've found that guests get a better fit (and reliably sterilized equipment!) at a fair rate from the many local snorkeling gear outlets
We welcome guests to the cottage and make ourselves available to share local insights and address questions as they arise, but otherwise stay out of guests' way (we are happy to provide as much local information as you would like!).
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
Frank and I are retired professionals and have lived in Hawaii full-time since about 2008. Before retiring, we lived and raised our family in Portland, Oregon. We have two children, a daughter (24) and a son (22), now both employed in Silicon Valley. We are quite sporty and love a challenging do-it-yourself project. Our yard/garden here in Hawaii has been our main retirement activity. We have tamed and terraced the garden by building rock walls, and we have added extensive concrete pathways and stairs. We swim in the ocean or ride our road bikes almost daily. I am a mosaic artist, and Frank plays guitar and ukulele.
For years we escaped on vacation from Portland's gray winters to blue Hawaii and, after trying the other islands, kept coming back to the Big Island for its unparalleled ocean swimming, and to Kailua-Kona for its old-time, 'spirit of aloha' small-town atmosphere. We originally bought a sea-level condo, but found that it was too hot and too touristy for our tastes, so we started looking for alternatives.
The little estate of which the cottage is a part was built starting in the late 1970's. We found its all-wood post and beam construction, cedar interiors, cool location, garden setting and beautiful expansive views almost unique in Kona's home market, and fell in love with it the day we first saw it.
The cottage is in the Holualoa area of Kailua-Kona. Kona is the heart of Hawaii Island's 'gold coast,' known for great weather. The cottage's mountain location means that you are removed from tourist traffic, noise and sea-level heat, and instead surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and 'locals' who call the Big Island home. You can reach numerous beaches within 10 minutes, and many more within 20-30 minutes. The art colony of Holualoa, featuring artists' workshops and galleries, is less than a mile from the cottage. A working coffee farm and tasting room, one of many in South Kona, is less than a half mile. The groceries, farmers' markets, restaurants, boutiques and other attractions in Kailua-Kona and Keauhou are all within a 3-mile, 10-minute drive.
The Big Island is the home of an active volcano, renowned observatories on Mauna Kea's 13,000 foot (4,000 meter) peak, the most extensive coral reefs in the Hawaiian islands (great snorkeling and scuba), famous Kona coffee farms and tasting rooms, great surf breaks, world-class sport fishing, the annual Ironman World Championships, and numerous other attractions. Ocean sports here are some of the best in the world, including swimming, surfing/wave-boarding, stand-up paddling, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. We frequently see (and swim or kayak) with manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales.
We recommend the guidebook Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed. This guide book covers the entire island and will answer almost any tourist question you have.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
July 2014 & after
Jul 1 2014 - Dec 28 2015
My Standard Rate
|Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee||$75.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150.00|
Rates inclusive of Hawaii's 13.42% lodging taxes.
Check-in time 1:00 pm; Check-out time noon. Exceptions considered.
When requesting a booking please tell us a little about yourself, e.g., your name, where you will be traveling from, and the purpose of your visit. Once we have accepted your booking, we will also ask you to provide cell phone number where you can be reached.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.