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Cottage, Tropical, Peaceful, Sweeping Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2BR 2BA sleeps 4 adults 2 child Includes separate guest suite

A Hale Lani is a spectacular cottage with a separate guest suite. Staying in a cottage is such a great way to experience a part of what Hawaii is all about. You surround yourself with tropical gardens, lush green lawns and a gentle waterfall that cascades into the pond, offering peace and quiet. Take in the fabulous 180 degree view of the Kona coastline, spectacular sunset show and sparkling lights of Kailua Kona town at night from your large, covered lanai.

You can pick flowers and fruit in the yard and enjoy the fragrances of gardenias and night blooming jasmine. It can be a romantic retreat for 2 or a wonderful place for family fun. A Hale Lani allows you to tune into the subtle harmonies and cycles of the tropics, the openness of this unique place encourages the shift to a fresh perspective, which is something that lingers after your vacation is over.

Unique Details: A Hale Lani Cottage is a unique place to visit. It offers a very quiet and peaceful experience. The views are spectacular and the Hawaiian ambiance give you a feeling of Old Hawaii. The owners spend months planting new fruit trees and flowers for your enjoyment. Be sure to visit the fruit orchard and orchid green house on the lower part of the property.

This year we offer DSL high speed Internet connection and a computer for your use.

Visit the new Holualakoa Cafe 2 blocks away with exceptional brunches and dinners and be sure to drop by one of many art galleries and shops in Holualoa town.

More Details

Russell Blair
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Russell Blair

My Love for Hawaii started at a very early age as I grew up in Oahu. I loved everything about Hawaii, from the ocean to the mountains. In 1979 I returned to live on the Big Island and have called it my home every since. My husband joined me in life in 1992 and we have shared the wonder of Hawaii together these past 17 years. We love to garden and our property reflects all our efforts. Picking papayas, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, limes, lemons and pineapples gives us such a thrill.

The cottage is very close to many beaches where we zip down for a snorkel and swim most days. We have wonderful neighbors and friends to share beautiful sunsets with and are always happy to have visitors enjoy the cottage.

Here we are renewing our vows at our 10 year anniversary

Russell Blair purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Russell Blair chose Hōlualoa

We designed and built the cottage ourselves in 1996. My love of the islands gave me a strong sense of design for the tropical lifestyle. It was a labor of love and that is reflected in the grounds, house and decorations.


Hōlualoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • There is a fabulous 2 person outdoor shower surrounded by tropical plants, waterfalls and privacy fence.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main cottage - 1 queen
    Guest Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , great for kids
  • Bamboo queen sized bed in the main cottage Bamboo queen sized bed in the separate guest suite with a queen sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 queens, 1 sleeper sofa. Beautiful extra outside shower Washing and Dryer on-site. Linens are provided. Living area includes satellite TV and stereo system.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Cottage, Tropical, Peaceful, Sweeping Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a trip to Kona to watch my brother race in the Ironman. This was an extremely beautiful setting, private and breath taking views. Very quiet and peaceful. I would recommend this cottage for anyone that wants to experience Hawaii in it's most relaxed state. Close to everything and the cottage was stocked with all the essentials for cooking. Being able to wake up to the magnificent ocean views and walk through the fruit plantation was the highlight of each morning. This cottage is a hidden gem! Thank you for wonderful memories and an easy booking process!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at our favorite place on the Big Island, A Hale Lani. This cottage has to be the most peaceful place on earth. The view from the Lanai is spectacular. I could sit out there all day from sunset to sunrise. This property is completely secluded and private, surrounded by lush tropical trees and vegetation. We enjoyed the outdoor shower that has an ocean view. The location is only about a 10 minute drive from Kona and seems remote up on the mountain approximately 1,300 feet above the sea. This cottage is stocked with everything you need from kitchen utensils to snorkel equipment in the garage. We planned our vacation around the guest activity book that has everything you need to know, from where to eat, to what the island has to offer. We visited the black sandy beach with sea turtles, went on hikes, and zip lined from recommendations from this book they offer in the living room. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I love the Hale Lani. The cottage is clean and nicely appointed. The views from the lanai were great. The feeling of privacy was unbroken during our entire visit. We intend to return this year.


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful weeks at A Hale Lani, which deserves its name 100%. We loved the peace, privacy, being able to pick fresh fruit daily, the amenities, quality of furnishing, the view...

Sitting up in bed at night and looking down at the lit-up town of Kona - through the large sliding doors - is one of innumerable memories.

A Hale Lani is in fact a giant "studio". Apart from cooking and sleeping we spent our time on the spacious lanai.

Consider a flight around the island (Cessna), well worth it to get a feel of the island. Don't miss a very well organised trip to Mauna Kea (with Forest&Trail), a visit to Volcano National Park and try the various beaches. Our favourite was Hapuna Beach, which never became crowded.

We thoroughly recommend A Hale Lani for a real get-away.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Our stay in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location and total privacy. So relaxing, with the stunning ocean views and sunsets. The house and gardens are beautifully maintained and extremely comfortable.

Delicious bannanas, papaya, pineapple, lemons, limes, tangelo to pick in the garden.

A short drive to great beaches and snorkelling/kayaking. Artists galleries and coffee shops within walking distance

We would recomend a stay here without reservation. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ketchum, ID USA

The Perfect Hawaiian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. The pictures do not do it justice! It is way more than we expected for the price. The book Toni has put together is an amazing resource. We used it every day of our stay. She lists all the nicest beaches to go to, even the hidden ones that are hard to find. It was such an adventure! The best snorkeling on the island is just a 5 minute drive down the mountain. Swimming with the wild dolphins and sea turtles, as Toni suggests in the book, is a life-changing experience. We enjoyed doing all of the tourist attractions in Hawaii, however, our best day on the island was the one we just stayed at the cottage and enjoyed the beautiful ocean view and wonderful fruit gardens. The fresh pineapple and limes are like no other in the world! We highly recommend staying at the beautiful A Hale Lani cottage and we hope to return some day soon.


The Williams and Whitworth families from Idaho

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Tennis, fishing, and golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

$140 per night
Supery Saver $120per night All Year around special monthly rate less 10 %
GUEST Suit $ 30.00 per night per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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