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Hawaiian Tropical Spiritual Hideaway. Hawi / Kapaau

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bed / Living room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Romantic getaway.

Guests love the cottage...


The Big Island's North Kohala is a travelers' delight, off the beaten path, it makes the area one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets. Experience ''Old Hawaii'' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites in walking distance to the famous statue of King Kamehameha, and to the Kamehameha State Park. Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails is a ten minute drive. Or just chill out, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle and dolphin sightings occur all year-round.

The cottage contains a private kitchen including a full double sized sink, medium sized refrigerator, stove. The kitchen is complete with pots/pans & cutlery for preparing meals and a full compliment of dish ware.

The home is innovatively designed, features custom workmanship, fine art pieces, cathedral ceilings with an open-concept design, comfortable furniture, with an indoor glass wall shower.

The tropical garden makes this reasonably priced hideaway a pleasure for travelers to hang out, simply relax and enjoy, away from the outside world.

Yoga studio just a few minutes walk away. Times vary, but small classes most days, plus a evening class 6 pm. Monday.

More Details

Property Manager
Ed Pollock
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Ed Pollock

Retired Photographic Advertising campaign producer. I enjoy life.

Ed Pollock purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Ed Pollock chose Kohala Coast

People love staying in this cottage. Look at the reviews.

What makes this cottage unique

Clean, comfortable, pleasing cottage set is a delightful tropical garden. Located in North Kohala, which is a diverse community of about 6000 people. A treasure in the Hawaiian Islands. Clean air, great walks and swimming in a green and verdant setting. You can explore the whole island from here, and know that in the evening you are going to return to this most pleasant area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Eddie,

Thanks for providing such hospitality during our short, but magical stay. We love you cottage hideaway. Thank you again for the late checkout today.

Enjoy the two remaining beers in the fridge : )
Apr 2014
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Kapaau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, toilet, sink. plus clothes and linen closet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom/Living room
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Hawaiian Tropical Spiritual Hideaway. Hawi / Kapaau
average rating of 4.724138 based on 30 reviews

Quiet garden cottage

  • 5 of 5

Calm, quiet, well-made garden cottage in Kapaau. Extremely comfortable. If you're coming to Hawi / Kapaau, you probably aren't seeking out nightlife and glitter, and a restorative stay at a garden cottage in a walkable neighborhood is exactly the ticket. Thanks, Ed, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect. That's the kind of review I am in the vacation rental business for.. Makes it all worthwhile... Safe travels. Mahalo Ed
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Back to nature

  • 4 of 5

Very nice getaway, it's like home away from home. We had everything we need and more. Beaches are close, lots of things to do and see. I would recommend that place for the site, simply beautiful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the little cottage - lots of light, comfortable bed, nice gardens. Ed was friendly and a great host and had some excellent suggestions for local places to visit. The house and cottage are in a quiet neighbourhood with some cozy local eateries. Its not really walking distance to the coast , or at least we didnt find any obvious ways to walk from the cottage to anywhere other than the local community but its a short drive to lots of amazing beaches and cliff walks. As I think some other reviewers have mentioned, there were a few ants on a couple of the window sills but they are only little fellows (gecko snacks) and didn't seem to be interested in us and not bity. Not a problem. We appreciated that at the end of our stay Ed asked us for feedback and if anything needed to be improved on - we had only good things to say.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delight to have them to stay in the lovely cottage.. Just the kind of guests that make vacation renting such a pleasure. See you both again, thanks for the humor. Aloha Ed
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Very nice cottage, lots of light, great yard

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is quite lovely, with the large windows in the back of the house that you see in the photo. You look out on a very nice yard with large palm trees. It is quite private in the back. The kitchen is functional with a small fridge and good stove. It could use some cupboards above the counters, everything including plates, bowls and glasses is in drawers.

Ed was friendly and gave us some great tips on challenging hikes, places to eat, etc. He lives in an AirStream trailer in the back yard during the winter and rents out both the main house and the cottage. The trailer is hidden from the cottage, so it does not affect privacy.

We had a nice time in the evening driving down to the airport and turning left down the dirt road to a great whale watching spot. Another good spot is the Old Coast Guard road in the other side of Hawi.

If you are cooking then you might want to do your shopping in Waimea or somewhere else before you arrive. The local market in Hawi is a bit limited.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the lovely cottage, always most helpful for future guests, and of course for my self. Yes I have consider cupboards with glass doors above the counter in the kitchen, thanks for the encouragement. Enjoyed meeting you both, and hope to see you again. Mahalo Ed
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Beautiful green Hawaii. In a quiet Hawaiian village, Kapaau.

  • 5 of 5

Very restful and easy. Authentic experience of actually living in Hawaii that can't be duplicated at a luxury hotel.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So true, this is the real deal here in North Kohala. Hawaii at it's finest. This review makes me happy. Aloha Ed
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Friendly , clean and well lit-

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to meet Ed and stay at his beautifully built cabin -

Felt like home away from home !

Thank-you Ed!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tiare and Daniel I loved having you both staying in the cottage, seems like we ran into each other quite often, and you felt like old friends. Also, thanks for leaving the cottage so together. Happy new year. Mahalo Ed
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Kapaa Beach Park
Car: necessary

4 minute walk to Yoga Studio in Kapaau village. Small delightful classes with various different teachers. : ) I enjoy yoga there myself twice a week.


Rates & Availability

Kapaau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Summer Special
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.25%

Hawaii TAX I D NO W01293252-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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