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Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath cottage in a tropical forest

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is located at the bottom of a 6 acre parcel in the middle of the forest. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second room has a Queen bed and there is a trundle bed in the living room. The ceilings are open beam cedar, the floors are bamboo and stone and the cottage has many custom details. The bathroom has a large custom walk in shower. Outside there is a covered lanai with a nice table and seating as well as an outdoor soaking tub surrounded by flower gardens and forest.

Kathryn and Bill Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Kathryn and Bill Foster

Bill is a licensed General Building Contractor, and I am a licensed Realtor in the state of Hawaii. We designed and built the houses on our property, and have decided to make this our final home. During our 20 years here we have lived in Waikoloa Village, moved to Kona and continued to move to higher elevations preferring the cool climate of the higher elevations. If it is your dream to live in Hawaii we can help make that a reality.

Why Kathryn and Bill Foster chose Kailua-Kona

Get a unique Hawaii experience. Wake to the sounds of birds, hike through the forest of Ohia, Koa and Hapu Ferns, and pick wild Lilikoi.

What makes this cottage unique

Tucked into the fern forest, ideal for hiking, bird watching and photography. If you find the heat in town a bit much for you, this is the ideal location. The Big Island is known for it's world class fishing and active volcano.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for everything and mostly the use of your beautiful place. We had a wonderful stay and will look forward to returning.
Feb 2013
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Kailua-Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • master bedroom - 1 king
    guest bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is an additional trundle bed in the living room that can sleep 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and umbrellas available


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Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres
average rating of 4.925 based on 42 reviews

A truly HAWAIIAN experience for the traveler that wants to see the REAL Hawaii.

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking to be near all of the tourists and tee shirt shops and demand room service, then skip this place. If you want to experience what it’s like to live like a true kama’aina, your own house, your own space, away from it all, cook fresh seafood and Big Island steaks in your own corner of paradise, see the stars at night, then this is truly the ultimate experience. Beautiful house, lush tropical forest, comfortable and tasteful furnishings, well appointed kitchen, grill, outdoor bathtub, wildlife, flowers, cool nights, Ollie the cat, and wonderful hosts in Bill and Kathryn. We will absolutely be back. We stayed there for 8 days. We wouldn’t ever consider staying in the town of Kailua-Kona. This place is full of ALOHA!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Roomy. Private. Surrounded by rainforest. Clean. Owners were kind. Our stay was too short! Would highly recommend and will definitely be booking upon our return to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Quiet and cool.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve always stayed on the beach, so this was a different experience for us. It was quiet and cool and away from the crowds and traffic. It is off the beaten path, but we were in town or out exploring every day anyway, so we didn’t find it inconvenient. We enjoyed sweet Ollie’s (the cat) visits every morning!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit Even Better!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a couple of years ago and coming back this September was wonderful. This cabin is so well crafted we could spend the whole vacation just admiring the woodwork; all custom built by the owners. The beach is not too far, and it is such a relief to come back up into the cool and lush mountain cloud forest after being in the heat a few thousand feet below. It is very private, but the owners, Bill and Kathy, are nearby. There are jungle trails and coffee plantations within walking distance. This time we saw the native ʻio (Hawaiian hawk) over the cabin on several occasions. Thanks Bill and Kathy for the delicious home grown white pineapple and your warm hospitality. We hope to return again soon.

Chris and Paula, Denver

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Kathryn was extremely helpful and though we didn't get to meet Bill, we loved the quality of workmanship that he put into this wonderful hideaway. The gardens were beautiful and we had everything we needed. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden paradise

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this place justice. It's perfect in so many ways - beautiful wood construction, wonderful shower, comfortable beds and furniture to lounge on, functional kitchen including dishwasher and laundry! Outside is a lush, unbelievably private paradise that is in direct contrast to the relatively dry coastal areas on the Kona side. The outdoor living space is gorgeous with well maintained landscaping giving way to a tropical rain forest. Even though it's only 15 minutes to town (and the airport), the cottage feels isolated and unbelievably private. It was a welcome relief to come "home" to cooler temperatures, and moist tropical air after beach days. We also enjoyed the beach chairs and boogie boards. If you're looking for a very reasonably priced, beautiful rental look no further. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona International airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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