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Mango Cottage- Island Style with View

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)q

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

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 Kona Coast

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.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Mango Cottage- Island Style with View
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great secluded place on the hill

  • 5 of 5

We didn't know much of Kailua-Kona when we booked this place and we glad we booked it! The place is a very nice, cozy, quiet and private space. We felt very relaxed and wished we spend more days here! The picture doesn't do justice! The only deceiving things in the post is that there's no mango tree :( (It's totally fine, just thought it was funny that the place is named Mango Cottage, but there was no mango)

The place was clean, plenty of space, full bathroom with some small items if you need them (tooth paste, shampoo, soap...etc), she even has towels and multiple beach towels for us. There is no AC, but you do not need it at all.

Christine was very awesome in giving us direction, communicative before our trip starts and was very welcoming for us. The amenities there were pretty good (washer, full kitchen, hot tub, and even beach items under the house). I would advice you to not book it if you're afraid of gecko (they are very friendly though.... ). You will definitely need a car if you book this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat in a quiet area with views of the coast. A place that I would be happy to spend weeks at. A great base and superb alternative to hotel life. Lovely garden area, commanding views from the lanai. Step indoors to the thoughtful and tastefully decorated interior. Totally functional well equipped kitchen. Comfy bed with good cupboard space. We felt totally welcomed by our attentive host who made sure that we had all the information we needed. Mahalo Christine!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of mango cottage, very nice! You are welcome anytime and thanks for those nifty candles. You were great guests, just too short of visit. Kind regards, christine
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This home is perfect for a couple looking to relax in a beautiful private home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 3 nights here and enjoyed every minute of our stay. When we arrived Christine had waiting for us a bottle of wine on the lanai, a lit candle, fresh flowers, Hawaiian music playing and a bowl of fresh fruit! Everything was amazing including the ocean view and fresh water hot tub. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mango Cottage. Everything was perfect. There is not one thing I would change about this rental. It was beautiful inside and out.

Relaxing garden with green lawn, fruit trees, plants, flowers, and multiple sitting areas. BBQ area, spa, and lanai were all clean and ready for use. We watched the sunset from the lanai every night, it was gorgeous.

The location is a short drive to Kona Town, beaches, and food. This location is also convenient for day trips and sight seeing on this side of the island.

The bed was comfy, bathroom was spacious, and there were ceiling fans in every room. We stayed here mid July and the cottage was always a nice temp.

If you are headed out to the beach take advantage of all the beach supplies stored under the cottage. Chairs, ice chests, umbrella, boogie boards, noodles, fins, masks, and even a small pop up sun shade. All clean and organized nicely. There are beach towels upstairs in the house as well.

The hosts Bob and Christine were so nice. They have a great eye for landscaping and interior design. Everything from arrival instructions, check in, and check out was a breeze. Bob greeted us with a smile and inside the cottage there was some cold beer in the fridge and some fresh bananas and avocados in the fruit bowl.

I can't say enough nice things about this place. We have been telling everyone who will listen to us how awesome Mango Cottage is. We hope to return soon with our son and stay here again.

Thanks again Bob and Christine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very happy you both had such a wonderful time at mango cottage! I am grateful you enjoyed my gardens, I never get tired of making it beautiful. We work on giving our best to our guests, the appreciation is worth the work! You are welcome anytime, what a lovely couple and hope to see you again. Much Aloha Bob and Christine
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Extraordinarily Comfortable and Refreshing

  • 5 of 5

Mango cottage offers an ideal retreat destination, not just a place to stay while visiting the Big Island. The spacious and beautifully maintained garden, with hot tub and private lawn area, includes an extraordinary variety of plantings that bloom year-round. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and appealing in terms of the interior decor, layout, natural lighting, furnishings, kitchen appliances, bedding and bathroom provisions. We appreciated finding a variety of well-chosen beach equipment - towels, water shoes, snorkeling gear, folding chairs, etc. All of that is stored in a spacious and well-organized area under the porch, along with a washer and dryer. Drive time to downtown Kailua-Kona and Kona Airport is modest, about fifteen minutes to both areas, and well worth the trip, certainly much better - for those wanting relaxation time - than staying in the busy congestion of condos and hotels by the sea. As presented by the owners, Mango Cottage has a Buddhist ambience, inside and out, that would make it ideal for writing a book, renewing a marriage, or resting from a major project. Maybe the owner's commitment to rest and relaxation explains the complete lack of any beverages with caffeine (ie tea or coffee) in the other-wise well-stocked kitchen. That minor deficiency is my only criticism. Mango Cottage was so delightful that we drove away with high hopes of making a return visit. We will recommend it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melissa A.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! The ohana and the grounds are BEAUTIFUL and the location felt secluded and yet we were still close to everything we wanted to do while on the island. The welcome with local beer in the fridge, Hawaiian music on the radio and excellent coffee and fruit for breakfast the next day made us feel right at home, and I loved that the owners left us alone but responded quickly if we needed anything. There are ceiling fans in every room and with the mountain elevation it was comfortable for us even in the hottest month of the year. We really enjoyed watching the gorgeous sunsets from the terrace. The whole experience was so care-free and we could have stayed much longer. A true piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Melissa, You are welcome here anytime! Great guests! Thank you! So happy you had a great time! Christine "mango cottage"
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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.


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Cleaning Flat Rate $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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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