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RURAL KAPOHO AT IT'S BEST

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill

Overview

About the property

5 ACRE GATED TOTAL PRIVATE COTTAGE IN AN OHI'A FOREST

TOTALLY PRIVATE 1,000 SQARE FT. COTTAGE SURROUNDED BY OHI'A TREES, PLAMS AND ORCHIDS. IF SERENITY IS WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR IN A GETAWAY THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. THE COTTAGE OPENS COMPLETELY TO THE OUTSIDE FLORA AND THE TRADE BREEZE JUST CARESSES YOUR SKIN. THE AIR IN KAPOHO IS SOME OF THE BEST AIR IN THE WORLD.

THE COTTAGE HAS A COMPLETE KITCHEN AND EVERYTHING YOU'D NEED TO ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST SNORKELING ON THE ISLAND, WHICH IS ONLY MINUTES AWAY. OH, I MUST NOT FORGET TO MENTION THE WARM POND, MY FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD, A MILE AWAY.

THE COTTAGE HAS A KING BED, A FUTON COUCH THAT OPENS TO A DOUBLE BED AND I ADD ANOTHER DOUBLE BED IF NEEDED FOR CHILDREN, THE COTTAGE IS CHILDREN FRIENDLY. THERE IS AN INSIDE SHOWER AND AN OUTSIDE SHOWER WHICH IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE. (I LIVED IN THE COTTAGE WHILE I WAS BUILDING THE MAIN HOUSE). THE COTTAGE HAS A LIBRARY OF BOOKS, MAPS AND MOVIES TO WATCH ON DVD, SORRY THE COTTAGE DOESN'T HAVE TV. IT HAS WI-FI AND FREE LONG DISTANCE PHONE SERVICE ANY WHERE IN THE US AND CANADA.

MASSAGE CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED UPON REQUEST.

More Details

Owner
ROSEMARIE NATHEWITCH
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About ROSEMARIE NATHEWITCH

RETIRED HAIRSTYLIST AFTER 40 YEARS, BUT STILL CUT A BIT AT HOME.

I LIVE ON THE PROPERTY AS WELL ( ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROPERTY) WITH MY 94 YEAR OLD MOM WHO I BROUGHT TO LIVE WITH ME 2 1/2 YEARS AGO. WHO BY THE WAY IS STILL HOLDING HER OWN. AND I MUST NOT FORGET BELLA, MY 11 YEAR OLD JACK RUSSELL.

ROSEMARIE NATHEWITCH purchased this cottage in 2002

Why ROSEMARIE NATHEWITCH chose Puna District

THE BEAUTY AND SERENITY YOU'LL FEEL ONCE YOU PASS THROUGH MY GATE IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE IN KAPOHO. YOU'LL FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE THE WHOLE PROPERTY TO YOURSELF. THE FOREST IS STILL PRETTY MUCH UNTOUCHED. I KEPT THE ORIGINAL FOREST. I WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO OPEN THE PROPERTY IN 2002, I WANTED TO KEEP THE BOTANICAL BEAUTY AND 450 YEARS OLD LAVA FORMATIONS THAT REMIND ME OF PELE'S SCULPTURES.

THIS PROPERTY IS A MUST SEE AND ENJOY.

What makes this cottage unique

THE PRIVACY AND THE FEEL OF SERENITY ONCE YOU ENTER THIS UNIQUE BOTANICAL PARADISE.

SO PRIVATE AND SO CLOSE TO THE OCEAN WITHOUT HAVING NEIGHBORS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rose,

Thank you for the wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We treasure the time we are having as we discuss new places and new faces during our visit. It's hard to believe our stay is coming to an end this week. We'll miss the peaceful setting, the frog song and the fresh air.

Thank you for making this place available! We are feeling oh so good,

Pam and John
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • inside - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • One inside and one outside
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • studio - 1 king , 1 double
  • King bed, and a double bed provided for children. The futon couch also opens to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The ocean is just minutes away for some of the best snorkeling on the island. Volcano National Park is just 45 minutes away. Lava Tree State Park you pass on the way here, just 4 miles out of Pahoa and 4 miles from here. The 'Red Road' (Route 137) is a drive I still love after enjoying it for 35 years. It is a beautiful drive along the ocean (10 miles) to Kalapana.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

RURAL KAPOHO AT IT'S BEST
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 28 reviews
Loveland, CO
5

Wonderful cottage in the middle of the jungle

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely charming cottage with an outdoor shower in very private surroundings. Just a beautiful place to visit and centrally located to many attractions. Not too close to town, which was ideal for us, but very close to ocean, volcanos, tidal pools and botanical gardens. Our host was a treasure as well! Would love to go back again some day!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great cottage and a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing! An open concept cottage that is well set up for your stay. Open the doors and feel the wonderful Hawaiian breezes blow through. The cottage is surrounded by many local plants, and privacy is not an issue. At night you can look up and watch the stars go by. This cottage is a great place to set up base camp for adventures around the island, or to just sit back and unwind and listen to nature.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Too Rural for My Wife

  • 4 of 5

I totally vouch for all the positives everyone else has written: the cottage is beautiful, with gorgeous, wood-paneled high ceilings; antique furniture; comfortable tasteful decorations; a well-equipped complete kitchen, etc. It's BIG, spacious, light, airy, clean. Rose was a pleasure to deal with, very helpful, and she thoughtfully provided all sorts of little details. However..., the cottage is very isolated in the jungle, and there are small gaps around the (huge, beautiful, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, French) doors, so there are always a few insects flying around, and the geckos come and go as they please -- we counted up 6 on the walls inside when we arrived. Outside at night, it's pitch black jungle, with no signs of civilization, and just the sounds of coqui frogs. If you read this and think, "Cool!", then this is totally your place. You will LOVE it. But if you read my description and go "Eeek!" (as my wife would have), then you'd probably prefer the usual hotel/resort. Thank you, Rose -- I'm bummed my wife didn't like the place as much as I did -- maybe in a few years...

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Perfect Hawaian experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 memorable days on Rosemary's property.We loved the privacy and the beauty of the garden, the large, clean and very well equipped loft.And of course the outdoor shower! Rosemary was so nice and she gave us a lot of informations. She find time to welcome us even if that was a very difficult and sad period of her life.

We did a lot of activities : Volcano park, Mauna Kea, Waipio valley and we did snorkelling for the first time in our lives at the Tide ponds. It was really very impressive and a few days later, when we compared the Tide ponds experience with the more publicized Molokini Crater in Maui, the three of us found the first one better.The water was more clear, the variety of corals and fishes bigger and in the morning we were almost alone in this beautiful place.

After 6 month we keep a very pleasant souvenir and we hope to have the chance to rent this house for a longer period. Thank you Rosemary for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, peaceful, exceptional owner ...

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough ... beautiful flowers, super private, Rose is so pleasant, lovely space and breeze ... and the outdoor shower is heavenly ... loved the area and had some excellent meals in Pahoa ... go to the local farmers market if you are there on Sundays ...we did a few tours ... one to Volcano park and one up to Mauna Kea. A day of exploring then a day of rest ... had stocked up in Kona at the Costco...worked very well ... miss it already.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow what a week!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha!!

First let me start by saying how great Ms. Rosie was and how wonderful the out door shower was!!! I surprised my wife with a trip to the Big Island for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration and this was the place! My wife's statement to me on the second day into the trip was that if we went home today the cottage would been worth the whole trip!! She said that I did GOOD and this was the perfect place. We loved the open floor plan and to sleep with the all the doors wide open while listening to the rain was so relaxing. Rosie provided everything and it was nice to have a grill, snorkel gear, chairs, mats, and a cooler, just what was need for our road trips and beach trips. We loved the isolation and the outside shower was a big hit!! 1 mile from the thermal tide pool at sunrise is a must and don't miss Uncle Robert's on Wednesday nights. We had everything we needed and Rosie made it very special. I high recommend this cottage for your stay on the Big Island and if I forgot to tell you the out door shower was awesome!!

Mahalo Rosie!!!

Must do things: Mauna Kea Observatories 13,000 ft at sunset; Ken's Pancake House; Uncle Robert's: Visit Gary the Lava guy's house;The Botanical Gardens; Kappa Beach Park for sun sets and whale watching; Pahoa Sunday market

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
137
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tidal ponds and warm pond
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$140
$850
$3,000
 

Owner'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.
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