|Minimum Stay||4 - 9 nights|
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.
The cottage includes a 324 sq ft studio apartment, and a 400+ sq ft private, covered lanai with ocean and coastline views.
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
#Double Hot Plate
#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
#Propane fueled barbecue with side burner
OUTDOOR SPACE (Pictures coming)
A huge, private, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start) and the coastline north of Kailua-Kona, furnished with a large futon couch, an 8' dining table and chairs, a hammock, various accessories, and counter stools from which to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage along the railing while watching ocean traffic and birds in flight.
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, and guests responsible for affixing to car for transport and clean-up upon return)
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 try to welcome guests personally 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.
Hawaii Business excise tax i.d. no W0130071601
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 (25) and a son (23), 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.
Robin Parisi purchased this cottage in 2006
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.
Dear Robin, I don't believe I've ever stayed in such a well
-supplied vacation rental, you thought of everything, thank you so much. This is a real treat. You made it very easy to relax here, tho we feel like we've hardly made a dent in the pleasures of this part of the big island.
Thank you, Katherine
This was a great place to stay, especially for the price. It's somewhat small inside, but considering where you are, you shouldn't be spending too much time inside anyway. The Lanai was the perfect place to relax - it's very breezy, well furnished and with good views of Kona and the ocean down below. No air conditioning, but opening a window during the day usually made sure it wasn't too hot in the cottage by the time evening rolled around. Location was great - less than 10 minutes from the tourist-y parts of Kona and only 3 or 4 minutes to Holualoa. Robin was very welcoming and made some great suggestions for restaurants in the area. I'd stay here again for sure.
This cottage was fantastic and exactly what we had hoped for on our first trip to Hawaii! It was well equipped with everything one might need, so clean, impeccably decorated, and very comfortable. The lanai is so extraordinary, with an incredible view! It feels like a tree house at times, above a lovely tropical forest. This was a perfect place to relax, but also inspire and motivate adventure and exploration on the beautiful big island. Town is very accessible, as is the ocean and all the main highways. We feel very glad to have found such a great place for our belated honeymoon :)
We regularly visit Kona and would most highly recommend this property.
Extremely well appointed, tastefully decorated and considerately equipped with everything you might need.
The large lanai/patio/deck is extremely private and a wonderfully peaceful place to relax.
Minutes from town, at the perfect elevation for a good night's sleep.
The hospitality of our hosts was greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
This cottage suited my husband and I perfectly! We stayed in it for a week while we were in Kona for the Ironman race and it was located close enough to the city to be convenient, but far enough to feel secluded. It was small and cozy, but laid out in such a way that it never felt cramped. The decor was beautiful with many high-end items. And the patio....Oh what can I say about the patio! It was the ultimate place to relax. I enjoyed almost daily naps in the hammock and romantic meals on the dining table. I have rented from many VRBO properties, and this was BY FAR the best equipped unit I have ever rented. All the things I was accustomed to purchasing were already waiting for us- hand soap, dish soap, garbage bags, laundry supplies, shampoo/conditioner, paper towels, TP.... That was a pleasant surprise, as was the hospitality and attentiveness of the owners. Even though they live next to the cottage, we never felt they were intrusive but were always quickly responsive to any questions we had. I highly recommend this property- just not on the weeks I'd like to use it! :)
We stayed at this lovely cottage near Kauilua-Kona on the West side of the Big Island in April, 2014. Beautifully appointed and decorated, with lovely high wood ceilings and classic one-room layout that is perfect for a couple on vacation - even includes an outdoor sitting area overlooking the ocean and town below (perfect for glass of wine to enjoy the sunset or your coffee in the morning!) (the cottage is up in the hills above the town, a short drive only). We completely enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this gem of a cottage to any couple in love. Could not have been more perfect.
We really enjoyed our time here. My wife and I are not resort or cruise ship types. We do our own thing when we travel. We like the backdoor philosophy. This place suited our style very well. Nice and private surrounded by tropical grounds at a private residence. Nice ocean view on the hill side. Just to be clear it's a drive to the ocean, but we knew that and it worked well for us. We would stay here again.
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|
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
9 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 21 2016
9 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee||$125|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Check-in time 1:00 pm; Check-out time noon. Exceptions considered.
50% deposit, refundable until 60 days before arrival, when balance is due & total is nonrefundable except to extent we get replacement booking(s).
At booking, tell us where traveling from, purpose of visit. Once booking request accepted, we will ask for cell phone #.
* 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.