|Space||1,250 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Christmasberry cottage was originally constructed in 1991. It was my mother’s home until 2006. We have repainted inside and out, added a beautiful gas fireplace, replaced refrigerator and range and decorated with Hawaiian artifacts, Pegge Hopper and Karen Spachner prints.
For your vacation, you have a whole 1250 square foot, three bedroom house. There is one full bathroom and one bathroom with shower. There are two lanais, a large one overlooking the ocean and a smaller tiled porch from which you can watch and listen to the birds while basking in the morning sun. You have exclusive use of the two stall garage for your vehicles and toys. Your washer and dryer are also located there.
Design and decor: Outside, the house has the look of a traditional country home: red hip roof and green siding.
Inside, the living and dining areas are airy and inviting. Flooring in the big living room is beautiful native Ohia hardwood. Each of the bedrooms is uniquely decorated. My Geisha room has two Japanese inspired platform futons, and oriental style fabrics. The Ukulele room has a fun retro feel. The sunny master bedroom invokes a fragrant flower lei motif. Every room has big windows bringing nature close. Six people are accommodated comfortably.
Nestled in five acres in the Kona coffee growing district, the Christmasberry Cottage is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Kona, yet close enough for easy access to all major shopping and points of interest on the Kona side of the island. The cottage was clean, well-furnished, and with a complete kitchen which made meal preparation easy. Margie, our host, had lovely flower arrangements in each room, and left huge bowl of local fruit for us on our arrival (the sweetest pineapple ever!) Margie lives nearby, on the property, and was there to answer any questions, but otherwise was very respectful of our privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The owner was nice and helpful. The house was affordable and just as advertised. Clean, super quiet with amazing view of Kona. Gated community added that extra feeling of safety and privacy.
Lovely setting, great house for 4-6, well stocked for cooking dinners in to save a little money. We enjoyed the sounds of birds (and a rooster, too, but he didn't wake us) and pheasants who visited. House provided snorkeling gear and beach towels so you can lighten your packing. Believe the suggestion to bring sweaters and slippers as it was chilly and damp up so high during this wet winter. Margie and Bill were great hosts.
Our stay at Christmasberry was from December 25-Jan 9th 2015. This cottage is nestled in the beautiful Kona coffee farms, at 2200 feet "up country" above Kona. It was a fabulous jumping-off point for our stay on the Big Island with our two grown sons. It is quiet and secluded, with the sounds only of birds and crickets to soothe you morning and night. The many amenities of the house include boogie boards, binoculars for birdwatching, many tourist guidebooks, and beach towels, in addition to what is listed in the VRBO listing. The owners, Margie and Bill, bent over backwards to be sure we were always comfortable, including greeting us with a large fruit basket as well as a jar of passionfruit jam made by Margie. The nearby town of Holualoa is a tiny enclave of very talented artists, great for an afternoon stroll. We felt like we were actually living with the Hawaiians rather than with the other tourists. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a peaceful retreat for their visit, and especially to anyone unfamiliar with this island, since Bill and Margie are a wealth of information! Jeannie and Terry and sons, San Diego, California
Without a doubt this was a wonderful home-base for our Big Island holiday. The cottage was as advertised, very clean and live-in ready after a stop at the grocery store. The view overlooking Kona and the ocean was awesome. Being farm people we were thrilled to have a quiet, safe location with an abundance of trees and birds to enjoy. The hospitality that Margie and Bill provided made our holiday extra special.
Steve & Treena
My wife and I had a wonderful 10-day ( February 11-20) stay at the Christmasberry Cottage. The 3-bedroom and 2-bath house is located near Holualoa at about 2200 ft in a safe gated community. The nights were cool but with a few blankets and a gas fireplace heater, the house was very comfortable. Margie, the owner, is a wonderful host who provided a basket of fruit on our arrival. Margie lives close by, so any house concerns can be immediately resolved. The full kitchen allowed us to prepare the majority of our meals in the house. The outside lanai allows for a beautiful view of kona, day or night. The house is surrounded by coffee bean farms and sits near the top of a hill on 5-acres of private land. Access to Kona is only a 15 minute drive down Palani Street. There are a number of restaurants close by in Holualoa. Many of the coffee farms are located on nearby Mamalahoa Hwy. If you want to get away from the tourist traps and heat down in Kona, this is the place for you.
Bob and Doreen
Thousand Oaks, California
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Christmasberry Cottage is located above Kailua-Kona near historic Holualoa town. The newly redecorated house is set in an ohia- koa forest. It is an agricultural property with coffee, macadamia nut, citrus and banana trees. Situated up-country away from the hustle, bustle and heat of town, soft breezes, birdsong and an ocean view await you. Yet you are only 15-20 minutes from Kailua-Kona’s many amenities. Vacation here in this charming home and enjoy privacy, space and security in a gated community.
Nature lovers will find this an ideal locale. From November to April, humpback whales can be seen right from shore. Dolphins can be seen year-round. Birds abound on your own 5 acre property. Travel just a little farther afield for outstanding birding at the ocean shore and upcountry. There is a 1000ft deep lava tube cave on the property (experienced cavers only).