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Ocean View Romantic Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Vintage Hawaiian plantation style cottage renovated with modern amenities just 5 minutes to the best beaches! We are centrally located on the sunny side of town on the way down the hill to all the best beaches the Big Island has to offer. Ocean and mountain views from your own private 2 bedroom cottage on our 3 acre farm, not in a subdivision. Wide open space and views surround you, and yet convenient to everything.

Wireless internet, lots of regional info (farmers market, restaurant reviews, beach equipment, hiking books etc.) luxury bedding, ceiling fans throughout, large flat screen TV, DVD library, iPod player, walk in shower, gas grill barbecue, and a fenced yard are just some of the many features. Our home is devoted to the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture. Please browse some of our many books on Hawaiiana or learn to play the ukulele, we have a genuine quality instrument and songbook. We provide 400 thread count pima cotton sheets and fluffy thick towels as well as hypo allergenic duvets for cool nights. Method pure cleaning products are used throughout the house as well as for the laundry for the sensitive guest.

Come easy - just you and the ocean view. E Komo Mai, welcome to our home!

Please note that our reviews are on the owner info page!

More Details

Alice Humbert
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alice Humbert owns the Kaunu cottage, from whom we rented personally on VRBO. We were privileged to be able to experience this cottage. The cottage was immaculate and beautifully furnished and decorated. From the moment you open the door you are transported into a world that takes you back to an earlier time in Hawaii. Everything you could want is in this cottage. From a coffee grinder for that fresh and famous Kona Coffee available all over the island to a washer and dryer just the right size for keeping your suit and board shorts ready to wear. The two comfortable bedrooms have the island style atmosphere and if you close your eyes you can almost feel taken back in time. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee on the beautiful lanai with ocean views and beautiful sunsets. The sounds of the local birds added to this picturesque setting. We would spend our mornings at the beach and afternoons in the private yard where we enjoyed tanning or just a little nap! Great surfing, boogie boarding, diving and every other beach/water sport imaginable is near by. The outdoor shower is great for rinsing off people and gear. In the evenings we could prepare our own meals either at the cottage or barbecue on the lanai. This cottage has it all! Several of the best beaches on the Big Island are ten minutes away and we had many restaurants to choose from along the Kohala coast or up country in Waimea. We had such a wonderful time and Alice provided us with a wealth of local knowledge and aloha that made our stay memorable.
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Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
boogie boards, beach chairs, outdoor shower.


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Ocean View Romantic Cottage
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 27 reviews

Ideal, airy retreat

  • 5 of 5

It's nearly impossible to actually feel "at home" when traveling. But after a recent three-day backpacking trip to Waimanu Valley, we arrived at this property and could not have been any happier! The backyard and washer/dryer were life-savers, but everything about the house is comfortable, breezy, airy, clean, and well placed. Having such a lovely home base made the rest of our trip to the Big Island so relaxing!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was lovely having you stay Kelsey, and I do admire your hiking skills! Thanks for leaving the cottage in such a clean condition. Mahalo! Alice
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this rental three times and it's been lovely every time. The owner is super helpful, the house is always clean and nicely furnished, and it's close to gorgeous beaches and the town of Waimea for restaurants, grocery stores and farmer's markets.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet place with good place.

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at this rental home. If we were in a position to buy it, we would. Life commitments await us at home. However, we always love staying here! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little highway noise

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and well appointed. I looked at the site on goggle earth, and saw the highway. I expected island life to slow down at night, but that was not the case. Room fans provided white noise and good beds helped for sleeping.

Close to nice beaches and Waimea restaurants are just up the hill.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to everything and yet private. Lovely and clean with everything provided. Definitely will return!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Keahole Kona Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach / Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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