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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'Up-Country' Hideaway $140-190 per night

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Country Cottage, rural setting

In complete privacy on the slopes of Mauna Kea ( 'White Mountain') Skandia Cottage offers the ideal headquarters for exploring the fascinating Big Island of Hawaii! Special touches, fresh flowers and first three breakfast supplies are included, with a European accent.

It is located midway between the two major towns of Kona and Hilo, at 2500 feet, with a view of the mountain, on 3 wooded acres. It's clear air and wide vistas as you walk along the country roads provide a special energy unique to this area, called 'Ahualoa'.

Providing total comfort, the front space ,which has a walker ramp entry, contains the cathedral-ceilinged living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and master bedroom with king-sized bed. There is a separate private entrance door to an attached back bedroom-studio with twin beds, full bath, and small fridge, overlooking a lanai. Second couple extra rate for it's use.It is not rented separately.

Drive 12 miles through famous ranch country to Waimea town, with it's fine restaurants and live seasonal theatre. Continue downhill to the Gold Coast to top rated beaches, water sports, and intriguing Hawaiian sites. Picturesque Honokaa is 4 miles to the east, en route to fabulous Waipio Valley or the waterfalls of Hamakua.

Keywords: Country Cottage

More Details

Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema

As a retired interior designer of Swedish-Dutch heritage, it was natural to design and build this cottage for my mother to her requirements and nostalgia for her homeland. Having lived on the big Island for over 37 years, my love for this area has remained steadfast. Guests of the Cottage feel the energy and special European touches which make it a welcoming experience. Writers, families, honeymoon couples, retired friends, all have had their own individual reactions, and all have been happy guests. As we say here- 'E Komo Mai'- Welcome! Please open the link for guest's comments.

Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema chose Hamakua Coast

This cottage was built for my mother so that she could be fairly close to our home after my father died. We had chosen this area originally for its privacy, green surroundings, healthy altitude and temperate climate.

What makes this cottage unique

Location is out of the 'vog zone',( typically around Kona) and temperatures are moderate without need of air conditioning. Access to beaches and scenic vistas are within a short drive, and Mauna Kea is visible as you walk the country road which fronts the Cottage.


Honokaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bathtubs with shower, commodes, sinks in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed in main bedroom(1), Twin or Single Beds (2) are in second studio bedroom. Use of two bedrooms by a single couple is the same rate as for two couples.Please note that the basic rate for use of both bedrooms is $190.00
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Continental breakfast provided for first week, fruit basket, bread and butter of choice, jams, organic coffee and tea.Local eggs for weekly stay. Weekly guests have one free night. Please note that back of cottage studio sleeps 2 in twin beds, has private entrance, and rate of use for 1 or 2 extra guests is $50.00 per night. (total $190)


Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Hilo & Kona
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Landing, Honokaa
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Honokaa, Waimea
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hapuna Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Skandia Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Tex DriveIn
Car: necessary

Wagon Trips Through Waipio Valley, Historical Hawaii Sites, Whale Watching in Season (December through March) Waterfalls, open pastureland, star-gazing up on Mauna Kea , trip to an active volcano.Waimea town is 12 miles West along a scenic pastureland country toad.The East 'Hamakua Heritage Coast' driving towards Hilo has Akaka Falls, scenic drives and a Nature Park with tropical flowers. Onward towards the active volcano of Pu'u O'o on the slopes of Mauna Loa is the National Park, with Halemaumau crater and the chain of craters road.


Rates & Availability

Honokaa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Standard rates are for 1 couple. Additional 1 or 2 guests are charged $50 per night for use of the back studio, with twin beds and full bath, Telephone, TV and small fridge. We do not rent separately to other couples.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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