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Private Cottage on 1/4ac~ Share nothing~1bed/1bath/sleeps 3

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ocean View, Large Gardens, Quiet, Perfect Elevation, Fragrant

Drenched in sunlight and fifteen minutes from the beach, Mango Cottage is a Bali inspired retreat nestled on the slope of the now dormant volcano, Hualalai. The house has a large private yard filled with tropical plants, fragrant flowers, outdoor sitting areas and private hot tub. It is situated on a quiet single lane in a peaceful old neighborhood, complete with meandering turkeys and the wild parrots that occasionally visit the adjacent mango tree.

From the door of Mango Cottage to the crystal waters of Kua Bay is a 15-minute drive and another few minutes delivers you to the renowned beaches of the Kohala Coast. It’s just a quick 10-minute drive to Kailua-Kona where you will find supermarkets, a natural foods store, restaurants and other trappings of “Town.” There is much to explore from this central location and we are happy to share our life-long local knowledge.

Mango Cottage has been restored with new flooring, many windows, an efficient kitchen, and a lanai for relaxing outdoor living. Float in the hot tub and enjoy the Hawaiian starry night. The lush gardens surround the home and the feeling of separateness between outdoors and in is minimal. Mango Cottage is gated and private, offers WiFi, a dishwasher, and two flat screen TV's. A washer and dryer are available and in-house maid service is available upon request during your stay. The bedding and queen size mattress, including the additional single day bed in the living room, are high quality for a comfortable sleep amidst the tropical breezes and sounds of the distant water feature. Views from the house include the ocean and a park like setting, perfect to witness the green flash moment.

The concept of the space is to provide a totally serene indoor/outdoor experience with all the luxury of good, comfortable design mixed with Indonesian antiques and art. It is perfect for your Hawaiian vacation and to re-charge all of your senses… enjoy!

Keywords: quiet, house, ohana, yard, garden, private

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Christine

We have lived in Kona for thirty-five years and have called Hawaii our home! Our property has been a labor of love and we are delighted to offer the cottage as a vacation rental. My husband and I are now retired and spend much of our time in the garden, creating jewelry, or traveling to California to visit our grandchildren.

Christine purchased this house in 1986

Why Christine chose Kailua-Kona

The cottage, which is privately situated on it's own 1/4 acre of tropical gardens, large lawn area, beautiful sunsets, water feature and hot tub to relax and watch the stars.

What makes this house unique

I take enormous joy in landscaping and gardening. I've planted many fragrant plants and trees along with fruit trees. The interior decorations and many of the garden statues are inspired by Indonesia. The property is very private, not your usual tourist flare!

We are 8 minutes from the Kailua-Kona airport and 10 minutes to Kona town. If you drive 15 minutes in the other direction, you are at renowned beaches of the Kohala Coast 'Kua Bay'. We are close to everything and yet feel worlds away from it all.


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub, Shower, Shampoo, Soap, lotion, sun burn products, tooth brushes and tooth paste, bandaids and extra products.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Stone water feature, many sitting areas throughout gardens, quiet, gated and private, parking for two cars


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Private Cottage on 1/4ac~ Share nothing~1bed/1bath/sleeps 3
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Hamburg, Germany

Five stars are not enough

  • 5 of 5

On a scale of 1 -10 the Mango Cottage deserves a 15. Prior to our trip reading the reviews they sounded almost too good to be true. Until we found out for ourselves: It truly is van enchanted place that will soothe your senses and your soul. Located up in lush hills, full of bird song it´s still only a short drive away from Kona (if you ever want to go there again once you experienced the peace and calm of the beautiful lanai). Arriving there after a 28 hour flight combined with a 12 hour time difference to Europe all it took was one night in the super comfortable bed (simple loved the cozy blanket) to be cured of all jetlag. Amazing! Everything there is beautiful, generous, well-thought out with an admirable touch for loving details (flowers in the house, a personalized delicious starter kit in the fridge, toothpaste, fresh fruits from the own garden, plenty of soft towels, beachgear galore; you name it, they have it!). On top of that it´s superclean, absolutely private, so light and airy. Due to the elevation it is also just a couple degrees cooler. So while Kona is baking, up there you can breathe and enjoy your very own tropical paradise. The Big Island is terrific but the hours spent on the lanai, gazing in wonder at spectacular sunsets, watching beautiful geckos race along the railing or listening to the purr of the charming visiting cat will forever be engraved deeply in our memories and hearts. Dear Christine and Bobby, it´s been a pleasure to have been your guests. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your both are the dream guests! We so enjoyed your positive energy, spirit and appreciation of Mango Cottage. You are welcome here any time!! Kolo waited for days for you to return haha! I am so happy to know you love your trip..Do Come Back! much aloha, Christine and Bobby
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Mango bliss

  • 5 of 5

Mango cottage is a beautiful, private property up country above Kona with all the amenities one needs to enjoy downtime while visiting Hawai'i. Close to everything but private and secluded, it offers a wonderful getaway for a couple away from the traditional tourist enclaves. The only problem one might have is actually leaving each day to go out and do things as the cottage and property provide all that's necessary to relax and enjoy the west side away from the daily hustle and bustle of Kailua-Kona, which is pretty mellow anyway. When we did leave, there was plenty of beach equipment to make your beach visit memorable including masks, snorkels, and fins for snorkeling the numerous reefs, beach towels, umbrellas, coolers, boogie boards, ect. We had a wonderful stay which was waaay too short and will certainly visit again. Mahalo C and T

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Bruce for a lovely review...It was a pleasure to have you both! We look forward to seeing you again and I highly recommend any homeowners to have you as their guest! Much happiness, christine
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beautiful, peaceful, tranquil

  • 5 of 5

beautiful quiet surroundings, kitchen well equipped, everything that one needs on a vacation was available on premises. Sleeping arrangements were excellent. Slept like a couple of babies. On a return trip would definitely stay here. Recommend Mango Cottage highly.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review...You are welcome here anytime! Especially of you need a good nights sleep! Smile...Much Aloha Christine
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Garden relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Very clean well appointed and convenient location for day trips

Beautiful garden and views

Very good balance on responsive owners/privacy

Cute cat visits every morning like an ambassador!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jennifer and Howard, Thank you for the nice review...I loved your handmade flowers and flowers arrangements and your review at Mango Cottage. You are welcome anytime! So happy your birthday was awesome! Aloha Christine and Bob
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Charming and incredibly comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely lovely, and Christine was a great host. She had amenities for us that made our stay quite comfortable, and the bedroom has an open air feel that made me feel like I was sleeping outside, (in the best possible way - no bugs!).

The yard was phenomenally decorated and well kept, with a wide variety of gorgeous plants. I just loved sitting outside, admiring it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest, fun and happy! Thank you for coming and please know you are always welcome. I am happy the wedding you came for was a lovely time for all. Thank you for cleaning up so well, see you in the future. much Aloha, christine
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Truly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Mango cottage was perfect in every way. Pictures and description do not do it justice. It is truly a remarkable place to enjoy The Big Island. Secluded and private, but close enough to everything you need. The house is stocked with exactly what you need to enjoy your stay, pack lightly since most of what you pack is already there. Snorkel and beach gear worked great for us, washer and dryer helped make beach day clean up a breeze. The landscaping and birds make this place feel like the perfect Hawaiian retreat. We absolutely loved our time here and look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maggie, It means a lot to us that your time in Hawaii creates memories in your life! Very worth the time it takes to bring you a peaceful space. You are welcome anytime! Aloha Christine and Bobby
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Car: necessary

We are a short drive from wonderful beaches, hikes, snorkeling, surfing, golf courses, and shopping. Take a short walk on Kohanaiki road to 'Zen Retreat' for facial treatments with appointment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Flat Rate $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

TA tax 9.25%. GE tax 4%
TA-165-534-7200-01. GE-165-534-7200-02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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