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Hawaiian Tropical Spiritual Hideaway. Hawi / Kapaau

Kapaau, HI, USA
  • Cottage600 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.

Property Manager

Ed Pollock

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom/Living room


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, shower
      • Shower, toilet, sink. plus clothes and linen closet.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          20 minute walk to a beautiful ocean, secret spot. Fifteen minute drive from Mahukona the local swim spot, thirty minutes from the gold coast superb beachs.
        • Rural
          Beautiful tropical garden. Two hundred meters from Kamehameha County Park, swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball fields, gym, children's playground. etc etc.
        • Village
          The small village of Kapaau offers Art Galleries, Coffee shop, lunch and dinner spots, yoga studio, pharmacy, and the famous statue of King Kamehameha. The village is in easy walking distance.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Good quality
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Line dry
                    • Parking
                      Right outside the cottage entrance..
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Yes and for beach
                    • Washing Machine
                      Line dry
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Fully functional kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Plus Plunger and brewing machine.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Full compliment
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full compliment
                        • Freezer
                          Yes small
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some basics
                        • Refrigerator
                          Medium sized
                        • Stove
                          Electric clean
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table and 4 chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Plug in your IPod to Bose player


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Boat
                                      For hire.. Kona
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      6 Holes walk distance
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      For hire Kona
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Beautiful Tropic Garden setting
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Pump up the tires..
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane iron grill surface
                                    • Patio
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nearby Walking distance
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some Snorkel gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              In the nearby Park 4 minute walk.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • churches
                                                    • library
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  35 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Quiet garden cottage

                                                                  H B.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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

                                                                  It's A Bug's Life

                                                                  Cheryl B.Exton pa

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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.



                                                                  Lovely cottage, perfect for 1-2 people.

                                                                  Ronald T.Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Sweet little place that was perfect for two.

                                                                  Bill L.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  A tropical refuge with a lot of calm and light

                                                                  Kai W.

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

                                                                  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

                                                                  Wonderful quiet little getaway

                                                                  Shawna G.

                                                                  We had a great time! Highly recommended.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Perfect... Good to have you both to stay at the lovely cottage.

                                                                  Aloha Ed


                                                                  Kapaau, HI, USA

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


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