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Tropical Romantic S. Kona Cottage with Incredible Oceanview

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage-Studio w/King bed & Queen futon + addtl.BR, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5))

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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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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.


based on 46 traveler reviews

Tropical Romantic S. Kona Cottage with Incredible Oceanview
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews

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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Seattle, Washington

Our favorite place in Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time we have had the pleasure of staying at the Beautiful Makalani Oceanview Cottage. It is the perfect cottage for the couple that wants to get away from the busy beach condos in Kona. Harry has tastfully decorated the cottage in beautiful Bali style wood, beautiful vased flowers, wood roses and the mosquito net surrounding the bed( very confortable) has a feel of old time Hawaii. The cottage is completly furnished, the view is incredible and totally private. The cottage is also surrounded by every Hawaiian flower you have ever heard of and Harry planted all of them.

The "Mango Hut", which is separate from the main cottage is surrounded by Hindu statues and over looks the bay. I spent every night with a glass a wine meditating in the silence there. It feels very spiritual and I need that when I'm on vacation. Harry has every type of equipment you need for playing in the waves and snorkling. He is also very genereous about telling you of incredible beaches that you can hike into. A wonderful man indeed!

We would not think of staying anywhere else on the Big Island. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central, PA

Unique and peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Makalani Oceanview Cottage. Your words describe perfectly what we strive to provide for all our guests at the cottage -----an authentically natural and magical Hawai'ian experience.
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Beautiful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, IN

Amazing ocean views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous get away place

  • 5 of 5

Harry is very friendly and helpful. He is an artist and has put together an aesthetically pleasing space. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 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.


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Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates

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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
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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Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 -
  • 1 semi-outdoor (detached bldg.) next to main cottage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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