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Affordable, Charming Christmasberry Cottage. ocean view, space, private, secure

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • House1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Ocean View, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, 2 lanais, 2 stall garage

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.


margie bernaski

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 07, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Maile Lei
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Ukulele
      • Bedroom 3
        2 sleep sofa /futon, My Geisha


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Both bathrooms are tiled.

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Area
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Gas Heating
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • PC
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Secure Parking
                      • Telephone
                        No land line. Strong cell phone signal.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Freezer
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • luaus
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Air conditioning is not needed at this comfortable elevation. If the evening is cool, you have a gas fireplace for ambience and comfort. The outdoor temperature often goes below 60F over night. You should bring warm sweaters, slippers and socks. The owner lives nearby and is available for information and assistance.

                                                                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.

                                                                13 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                The Green House

                                                                Mary W.Tabernash, Colorado

                                                                This home is set in a beautiful green setting. The house was clean kitchen equipment was adequate. Bed was comfortable. Need slippers and a robe in the winter months because the house is at 2,300 feet so is cool at night.

                                                                Warms up quickly during the day to low 70's.. The is a gas stove in the living room to warm up the house.

                                                                Margie is a lovely cheerful lady who will help with any problems that arise.

                                                                There were plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, and snorkel equipment. We went to the beach almost every day. Closest beach is 20-25 min away. Hapuna and Mauna Kea about 45 min away.

                                                                Was a great vacation from the cold mountains I live in.

                                                                A Hawaiian home for an extended stay

                                                                Jon D.Evanston, IL USA

                                                                My wife, adult son and I spent three weeks in January at Christmasberry Cottage. The cottage, located near several coffee plantations, is well-equipped for an extended stay. We took full advantage of the beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkeling equipment, as well as the washer & dryer and the gas grill. Margie is a wonderful hostess who graciously provided us with fresh, hand-picked fruit during our stay. She and her husband live just up the hill from the cottage, but their house is hidden by the vegetation and you have a real sense of privacy. Since the cottage is located well above the town (and away from all the tourist congestion and noise), the nights do get chilly. We really appreciated Marige's advice to bring warm clothing and slippers. And we often used the gas fireplace as we had our Kona coffee each morning. If you are looking to have your own Hawaiian home away from home on the Big Island, I thoroughly recommend Christmasberry Cottage.

                                                                Nice location, beautiful views, the patio is the best!

                                                                Larry W.

                                                                Convenient to Kona, beach chairs and umbrella provided, delicious fruit upon arrival. Would rent again as it worked well for our family. 2 teenagers and they each had their own bedroom. The owner is near and is very helpful and kind.

                                                                Great hostess!

                                                                Diana Z.

                                                                Everything was great! Margie is a lovely hostess; very kind and helpful. The house was very clean, and it has all the supplies we needed.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay!!!

                                                                Thank you Margie!

                                                                Exactly as described

                                                                SARAH D.

                                                                We were so pleased with the location. Everything was conveniently located. This cottage is nothing short of a true "Island Oasis".

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was lovely to meet you and great having you as our guest. Please come again whenever you can.


                                                                Charming and peaceful getaway

                                                                marilyn l.

                                                                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.


                                                                Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                                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).

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Two free nights for bookings of two or more weeks.

                                                                13 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                                Property # 361092