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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 of Hawaii'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:
August 19, 2018

About Ed Pollock

Retired Photographic Advertising campaign producer. I enjoy life.

Ed Pollock purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Ed Pollock chose Kapaau

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

What makes this cottage unique

Clean, comfortable, pleasing cottage set in 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, and enjoy 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 land.

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Hawaiian Tropical Spiritual Hideaway. Hawi / Kapaau
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 37 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: February 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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Mixed experience at Havi

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was nice but the windows were left open and everything was damp including the bedding. The steep driveway was rough and a big pothole actually damaged our rental car! Handling an insurance claim while on vacation is not fun.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exton pa

It's A Bug's Life

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in 5 different properties in our two weeks on the Island and this was a bit disappointing. The biggest issue was the bugs; both inside and out. If the owner would have taken some care to see that at least the inside of the cottage had some extermination, we would be able to give it one more star. Two other properties were in a rain forest so we understand the challenges that homeowners may face with nature but this was a tough one. Based on the four other properties we stayed in, for the price, we would have expected more amenities. Mason jar glasses for drinking, no iron/ironing board. Outside rusted washer with a clothesline (rained both days we were there.) This property has potential but needs more attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cheryl, I am sorry that you had a disappointing experience in the cottage. We try very hard to maintain highest possible standards, but sometimes circumstances get away from us. When it rains it pours and when it pours insects look for cover themselves and there are a lot of them. Here in Hawaii, as you are likely aware the state has been experiencing abnormal tremendous deluges of heavy rain over the last week, insects and mold run rampant at times like this. It becomes a challenge to control these elements. The washing machine is a little old certainly and it is a little rusty but it does work very well. I have added to the instructions for future guests that in the event of heavy rains there is a dryer for them to use in the utility room off the garage. Thanks for helping to create that solution. Thank you for drawing my attention to these issues. I take a negative review very seriously. I have already taken action to address your concerns and that of the comfort for future guests. Mahalo Ed
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lovely cottage, perfect for 1-2 people.

  • 5 of 5

Ed is a great host. Everything you expect is in the home to enjoy your stay. Boogie boards, beach towels, ice chest, cooking stuff, maps and guides to the island. The town with the home is lovely. Farmers market a must. Our second stay with Ed, last time in the big house on property, this time the cottage. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ron I just love that you enjoyed the cottage, so happy you made the most of your stay. Makes it all worthwhile. Mahalo Ed
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Sweet little place that was perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Ed's cottage. It was a perfect base to explore the north end of the island from. The place was clean and cozy. It's situated right behind the main house but faces back and felt very private. It stormed hard on one of our days there which led to curling up with a cup of amazing Kona coffee and reading for half the day. Later on we drove down the coast and ended up watching whales breaching right off the shore.

The Kohala coast feels a bit like a lost paradise. Kapaau and Hawi are friendly and walkable. We bought laulau pork from a roadside vendor that was amazing.

If you want to experience Hawaii without zip lines, guided tours and poolside attendees this is definitely for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A tropical refuge with a lot of calm and light

  • 5 of 5

Ed’s cottage can only be recommended. It is a lovely place and even more beautiful than you would expect. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kai, This makes me smile. I built the cottage with love and much attention to detail, when I can I use the home to sleep in myself. I am happy you enjoyed it. Aloha Ed
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Hub and Bamboo Restaurant
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Bit rough holes
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Very seasonal
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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