|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Makalani (Heavenly View) Cottage is a delightfully romantic cottage surrounded by a tropical garden in South Kona's coffee-belt with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. For the adventurous traveler seeking authentic Hawaiian beauty and serenity, you can spend your whole vacation here gazing out over the endless ocean and its incredible sunsets. In the winter, you can spot whales breaching from your outdoor lanai or listen to them singing at night. Awaken to the music of colorful birdsong from papaya, mango and banana trees.
With a perfect year-round climate, perched at 1200 ft. above the sea on the side of Mauna Loa Volcano, Makalani Oceanview Cottage is authentic Hawai'i unspoiled by crowds and resorts. A great location that gives you many options for experiencing The Big Island's natural diversity. From your cottage you are just 4-minutes from the closest beach and 15-minutes to Ho'okena Beach State Park for sunbathing and swimming with dolphins. A 20-minute drive brings you to the famous Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay where you can kayak to Captain Cook's monument and snorkel with an endless variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. And best of all, you're only 65-minutes from Madame Pele's live action at Volcanos National Park.
Your cottage is tastefully appointed with Indonesian teak furniture providing a romantic comfort reminiscent of Colonial British tropics. Your large open-room (studio) cottage sleeps two luxuriously with a romantic king-size canopy-bed with a memory-foam mattress fit for royalty. There is also a convertible couch-futon which can comfortably sleep two additional guests. You'll have a fully-equipped kitchen as well as dining area for four. A large outdoor lanai with barbeque gives you garden seating with a stunning ocean view. Your detached private bathroom with semi- outdoor shower will provide a refreshing Hawaiian experience with nature.
There is also a detached guestroom/meditation room available which is set in a grove of mango trees overlooking the ocean, called the 'Mango Grove Lookout'. It has a sofa-futon which can comfortably sleep one or two people. Serene and magical, this special extra-room provides daytime privacy as well as an intimate camp-like Hawaiian sleeping experience.
Managed with aloha spirit, Makalani Oceanview Cottage is the perfect vacation/retreat cottage where you'll find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty of Hawaii.
We hope your stay here will be the first of many happy vacations to South Kona and this beautiful island of Hawaii.
I love Hawaii and sharing it with friends and guests, especially those who appreciate the spirit and mana of the island.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005
To be in authentic and natural Hawaii,close to the ocean and untouched by tourists, hotels and resorts.
I love the ocean and the secluded beaches nearby with the wonderful trails leading to them. It feels like 'Old Hawaiiana'. The sounds of the birds, wildlife and whales singing at night in the winter makes you feel like you're in the great outdoors. The tropical garden and romantically furnished interior provide a unique comfort. Lots of wonderful wildlife to encounter.
Makalani Oceanview cottage is a beautiful, unique accommodation. My husband and I were very pleased with the cottage. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well appointed with just about everything you may need for a great stay. Harry seems to have thought of everything (nightlite in the bathroom, a few umbrellas, all sorts of beach accessories, lots of extra towels and blankets, etc.). The ocean views almost seem like a canvas - too beautiful to really comprehend as "real". We enjoyed eating our breakfast each morning on the lanai of the "Mango Grove" (bonus) cottage. Each morning we were treated with dragonflies, the chorus of dozens of birds, and visiting geckos who seemed almost tame! Harry has added many special touches in and around the cottage; we really appreciated the fresh fruit and gorgeous flower arrangements in the rooms (even the bathroom). If you enjoy nature and want to stay in a magical place, this may be the place for you. This cottage is really in a tropical forest, so if you are afraid of a few bugs or night noises (tree frogs) and enjoy cookie cutter accommodations and amenities, you may be happier elsewhere. Harry is a very warm, welcoming and engaging person. He always responded very quickly to all of my e/mails and questions and was there to warmly welcome us the morning after our arrival.
My husband, son, and I loved this little cottage. Harry has clearly thought about everything you might need. The snorkel equipment came in especially handy! I loved that it was away from the hustle of Kona. We felt like we had a nice quiet place to retreat to at the end of our long days of sightseeing. The basket of fruit was an especially lovely touch!
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Harry's vacation rental in south Kona in February. The cottage has everything we needed and Harry's extra touches (the homegrown fruit, the welcome note, the mosquito coils and citronella candle) added so much. There was plenty to do in the area, but it is approximately a 20 mile drive either north or south for groceries or laundry. It helps to plan ahead. We also really enjoyed the critters - Turkey's, pheasants, and even geckos. The ocean views from the cottage are absolutely amazing. You can see the beautiful water from virtually every window. We also really enjoyed meeting Harry and hope to have the chance to visit again.
Harry is very friendly and helpful. He is an artist and has put together an aesthetically pleasing space. Highly recommended.
The Makalani cottage was exactly as advertised. You are up on the side of the hill with a beautiful ocean view from your bed and porch. Surrounded by papaya and palms and flowers. Pictures are very accurate! Furnishings were beautiful and Harry was very welcoming.
You are south of the small town of Captain Cook and we put a few more miles on the car than planned. If you want to get away from it all, then this is your place!
We loved, loved, loved this place. It was like we transported our home to the Big Island. The cottage had everything anyone could want!! The lush surroundings overlooking the ocean were so breathtaking and beautiful. We loved sitting out on the lanai in the mornings with coffee and at night with a few cocktails....so relaxing and peaceful. This place for a home base for us was perfect...we snorkeled, hiked, and four wheel drived to some of the most beautiful destinations on earth. We visited the volcano, went to Hilo side to see some waterfalls, went north to Kona to visit the farmers market and watch some football, and farther north to spend some time on the best white sand beaches. Harry was an extremely gracious host and was so helpful with suggestions when we were torn between some things we should do or leave out. He was available whenever we needed him but didn't intrude. I really cannot say enough about this place and our host...you will just have to come visit for yourself. We can't wait to get back to our romantic getaway and go on some more amazing adventures.
Location: Captain Cook, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (Cottage is Located 25 Miles South of Kailua-Kona)
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
Rental rate is for double-occupancy (two-adults). Each addtl. guest is $15/nt.
Cancellations made more than 30-days prior to arrival will be refunded 100% of deposit.