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Tropical Romantic S. Kona Cottage with Incredible Oceanview

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage-Studio w/King bed & Queen futon + addtl.BR, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-4))

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.

Keywords: Cottage/Ohana

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

To be in authentic and natural Hawaii,close to the ocean and untouched by tourists, hotels and resorts.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • private bldg. within 6-steps next to main cottage (5' from cottage).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Romantic canopy bed with premium memory-foam mattress (fit for royalty)., Double Beds (1) Available in detached Mango Grove Lookout. New futon w/internal spring mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon-sofa in main cottage(w/king bed). Opens to Full Bed with foam futon mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The private detached bathroom has full semi-outdoor shower. A detached meditation room/guestroom set in a grove of mango trees overlooking the ocean provides additional serenity to your stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Tropical Romantic S. Kona Cottage with Incredible Oceanview
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful spot away from civilization

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Harry`s cottage very much. The place is cozy, comfortable and very romantic. At night you hear the loud mating songs of coqui-frogs and wake up to the chirping of birds. My husband, our 5 year old daughter and myself explored almost the whole island and had fantastic days of snorkeling with dolphins, turtles, moray eels and barracudas at Ho`okena Beach Park (20 minutes from the cottage). You definitely need a car and must be willing to drive and explore. Boogy boards, a noodle, beach chairs, snorkel gear and beach toys are available at the cottage. Thanks so much Harry!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor WA

Tropical cottage

  • 4 of 5

Harry is a welcoming and knowledgeable host. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved the open air shower. We very much enjoyed the tropical flora and fauna, including the coqui frogs who provided a memorable serenade the night it rained! The separate "Mango hut" was a great place to meditate and to catch a little extra breeze. This location provides good access to the Island's southern beaches and other attractions, such as South Point and the new Kahuku unit of Volcano National Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington


  • 5 of 5

I had such a wonderful relaxing time at Harry's cottage. The setting is so beautiful with the Pacific Ocean and the evening sunsets right in front of you. Gorgeous. The cottage had everything I needed to feel right at home. Coffee on the lanai listening to the sounds of Hawaii? Oh yes! The gardens are full of beautiful colors and smells. I love exploring, but makalani oceanview cottage is so relaxing you mite want to relax more and explore less. However, if your desire is the beach and ocean, then use the beach chairs, boogie boards and snorkel gear that's provided. Very nice. The cottage was super clean, and I love the bathroom and great shower. I definitely plan on returning to Harry Cottage. I highly recommend this property for those who want to get away from it all . Harry is very knowledgeable on the big island of Hawaii . He is always gracious with his time to tell you where to go for good snorkeling, sightseeing and exploring. One of my favorite places I went to was the Green Sand Beach. Never been? Must go. The Wednesday Night Market near the volcano was super cool, so glad Harry told us about it. The volcano itself was amazing. lava up to the brim very very cool at night. So thanks again too Harry for telling me about that. Aloha, and thanks for a great stay, I'll BE BACK.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View of the ocean is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Harrys... the atmosphere is tranquil! Would recommend anyone to stay! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, a little out of town, about 45 min, but well worth it, central to a lot of different places on the island, lots of privacy, close to many good beaches. the view and the surroundings are second to none!!


Connie and Dan

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful, 5-night stay here. The cottage is just as romantic and aesthetically pleasing as it appears in the pictures. I had been a little concerned that it was small and we might feel crowded, but in fact it is plenty spacious with distinct spaces for cooking, eating or otherwise using the kitchen table, lounging, and sleeping. The bathroom is separate but no farther away than it would be to walk down a hallway, and has its own charm (and geckos). I typically get up at least once in the night and didn't experience the few, lighted steps to get there as inconvenient.

As others have said, the setting is lovely, surrounded by lush, exotic plantings. We found Harry to be fun and personable to talk to, and he provided lots of helpful information to help us enjoy the area. He also outfitted the cottage with many amenities, including a DVD player, beach gear, and even two very cushy yoga mats.

This is a great location for getting away from the super-touristy parts of the island and having a more ‘local’ experience. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kona Intl. Airport
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Location: Captain Cook, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (Cottage is Located 25 Miles South of Kailua-Kona)

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2018 Winter rates
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-fee $104.16
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rental rate is for double-occupancy (two-adults). Each addtl. guest is $15/nt.
Required minimum rental- 3-nts except Dec. 18 - Jan 3 which requires a 5-nt minimum stay.
Cancellations made more than 30-days prior to arrival will be refunded 100% of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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