Enjoy a relaxing stay at HALE HAPUU ii (the Tree Fern Cottage)...a nature lovers' retreat in a botanical garden setting. Stay in a comfortable newly restored hunting cottage from the original 4500 acre ranch. The hapuu ii is a rare native giant tree fern growing on this special property. The one bedroom cottage is surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens and is ideal for a couple or someone wanting quiet and solitude. It is located in a very private six acre setting on the edge of a tropical Forest Preserve yet convenient to many nearby beaches and all the Big Island has to offer. Access is fully paved with secure automatic gated entry. Experience refreshing cool mornings. Sleep soundly with cool nights and warm sunny days.
View sunsets and moonlight on the ocean from your own large and private covered lanai, as well as some coastal views all the way to Kailua, through massive forest primeval trees. The home is surrounded by ancient forest and centuries old trees and huge tree ferns. The flowering native trees (red and the more rare yellow and orange Ohia) are home to many varieties of colorful and rare native birds that will greet you each morning and put you to sleep at night.
Only one mile down to the highway or two miles to sea level and unique black 'Pebble Beach' for snorkeling, kayaking and dolphin and whale sightings (whales in winter months). The cottage is convenient to all the Big Island has to offer and there are many different and outstanding beaches nearby within a ten to twenty minute drive. They include Honomolino Beach and nature walk (a black sand beach), Hookena Beach Park (a salt and pepper sand beach offering snorkeling and kayak rentals, concession stand, lots of sun or shade and famous for spinner dolphin sightings), historic Place of Refuge National Park (with excellent snorkeling, tide pools, grills and picnic tables under palm trees and many Hawaiian cultural displays, old royal canoe landing, ancient walls and dating from the 1500's) and very pristine Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve (for more great snorkeling or kayak rentals). It is also centered in the heart of ranches, coffee and macadamia nut farms and mills, country stores and stands offering locally grown fruit and produce. Also nearby are the old Painted Church (wall murals), Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Garden and a wonderful ornate Buddhist Temple open to visitors. There is also a great variety of restaurant options (pizza, Chinese, Mexican, gourmet,deli sandwiches for beach take-out etc.) a short drive away. Or it is an easy drive into 'downtown' Kailua-Kona for extensive shopping, dining, movie theaters, fishing, boat harbor and night life. Volcanoes National Park is a short day trip to the south.
The newly restored home boasts tile and hardwood floors and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances (no dishwasher). Everything you need is provided in the kitchen as well as all linens and beach supplies (cooler, chairs, towels). There is a large living/dining area. The large separate bedroom has it's own lanai entrance and plush top queen bed. Rental also includes: Free wireless internet access, Sat TV and DVD/stereo, ceilings fans, tub/shower, parking (a 150' walk to the cottage). It is always advised to be prepared on the Big Island with warm clothing and for rain. Sorry, no smoking indoors and not suitable for small children. Accommodates two. Checks or credit cards accepted (through PayPal). Four night minimum stay and fully refundable security deposit. Charming (remote controlled) gas fireplace operated seasonally.
Please mention your requested dates and how many in your party. There is a four (4) night minimum stay.
Not suitable for children.
It is easy to let yourself 'hang loose' at the Tree Fern Cottage!
Hawaii Registration ID # W00322962-01
The cottage is located in a very pristine area of rare native plants and birds, yet convenient to everything, and offers complete quiet and peace. It has one of the largest concentrations of rare native tree fern varieties. They only grow 1' per year and some are 20' tall! There are limited hiking trails or roadways to explore the area on foot.
It is also the perfect climate and away from traffic making it easy to explore all parts of the island.