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Kathryn and Bill Foster

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 bedroom 1 bath cottage in a tropical forest

This 2 bdrm, 1 bath craftsman cottage is located on 6 very private forested acres. The cottage has open beam cedar ceiling, bamboo floors and many custom details. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the guest room has a trundle bed and a sleeping loft. The bathroom has a large custom shower, and outside on the deck there is a large cast iron soaking tub. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed during your stay, as well as washer and dryer. Enjoy hiking and birdwatching in the morning and then head to the beaches in the afternoon. This cooler elevation is very comfortable for sleeping. For those cooler winter mornings there is a wood stove to keep you warm and toasty. A unique Hawaii experience, off the beaten path.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathryn and Bill Foster (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathryn and Bill Foster

Bill and I have lived in Hawaii for over 20 years. Bill is a General Building Contractor, and I am a Realtor. 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 Kona Coast

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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Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres
average rating of 4.88 based on 27 reviews

My husband and I were "Wowed"

  • 5 of 5

This home away is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and so very comfortable and cozy. Kathryn added lovely flowers to greet us on the table and all around the house; everywhere, we were greeted with genuine "Aloha"! The walk-in shower is big enough for two and built with wonderful tiles and stonework. Outside, surrounded by the lush vegetation and flowers of the cloud forest is a magnificent soaking tub. There are not jets to disturb the bird song or the bubbles of champagne. It was the perfect retreat for celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and second honeymoon in Hawaii! Mahalo nui loa to Bill & Kathryn!

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

Lovely tropical getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights with our two sons ages 9 & 11. The home is wonderful and you really feel like you're getting away from the hustle and bustle of town. I liked going down to the beaches and then coming back for a cool, quiet evening up in the lush forest. You do have to plan your groceries, but the market down the street does have some of the essentials so you don't have to travel too far. We loved it and Kathryn was so nice to provide some breakfast materials in the fridge since we didn't get in until after 11pm. Our sons enjoyed being able to explore a bit and chase lizards. Not being in a condo or hotel means they can do that right out the front door.

Beautiful little piece of paradise we won't soon forget. If we make our way to the Big Island again we'll definitely book this place to stay. :)

Oh - and do use the red tub, it's lovely.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

The best VRBO experience ever. Secluded, restful, close to Kona and beaches and other attractions.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in a number of vacation rentals throughout the US and this one is by far the very best experience. Kathryn is a thoughtful and gracious host, providing helpful information for our visit. From our first correspondence to our first meeting she has epitomized the friendliness and warmth of Hawaii. From grocery stores to beaches, her recommendations were excellent.

The house is a lovely, quiet retreat from the tourist bustle of Kailua-Kona, but has easy access to town, beaches and airport. Being able to come home to this lovely space after day trips to Hilo and Volcanoes was wonderful.

The house easily accommodates 4 adults and would be perfect for a family.

If given the opportunity I would (and will) return to this beautiful spot.

Mahalo, Kathryn.

Danielle Hoefer

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review Danielle. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Sincerely Kathryn
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Quiet, cozy cottage surrounded by trees

  • 5 of 5

This house is a jewel. Green, cozy, quiet. You can see the owners used to live here many years ago and still have family and friends living here occasionally. We had a wonderful stay here and really enjoyed being surrounded by so much green! The house itself is beautiful and, as the name says, is surrounded by a big tropical forrest. There is a fireplace to keep warm during cold evenings and a bathtub on the terrace which we used every day, and it was quite hard to convince our kids to get out of the tub. And even though we messed up our travel plans (first booked the wrong month and finally got our return flight cancelled resulting in an unplanned additional day on Hawaii), Kathryn was very helpful and flexible - Thx again!

Patrick and Madeleine

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, I hope we will see you again. Sincerely Kathryn
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Delightful cottage surrounded by forest...

  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxed and peaceful stay. Plenty of room in the lovely cottage, and hope to visit again some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein schattiges Plätzchen

  • 5 of 5

So ungewöhnlich wie die Lage ist Craftman Cottage selbst. Sie liegt inmitten eines großen Urwald ähnlichen Waldstücks. Schon die Anfahrt ist abenteuerlich, aber mit der guten Beschreibung von Kathryn sogar in tiefster Nacht zu meistern. Die Hütte selbst ist mit allem ausgestatten, was man benötigt. Darüber hinaus gibt es Spiele und Bücher sowie viele Informationsbroschüren über Big Island. Die Einrichtung ist liebevoll gestaltet mit zahlreichen Bildern an der Wand, aber auch viel Krimskrams.

Wir hatten das Cottage für 18 Tage gemietet - und zwar wegen der Ironman Weltmeisterschaft. Kona war schwül, heiß, stickig und voller Ironmännern - total überlaufen. Manche einem mag das so gefallen. Wir fanden es sehr erholsam, dass wir uns in die Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit des Bergwaldes zurückziehen konnten. Da das Cottage auf 850 m Höhe liegt, ist es dort gut 10° C kühler, als in Kona. Nachts wurde es teilweise sogar richtig kalt - zumindest für Hawaiier Verhältnisse.

Das Cottage bietet ausreichend Platz für 4 Erwachsene. Den Abend verbrachten wir wettergeschützt unter dem Vordach meist beim Kartenspiel mit einem Glas Big Wave oder Longboard oder auch zwei oder drei und hörten den Geräuschen des Waldes zu. Es war nahezu perfekt. Sollte es uns wieder einmal um die halbe Welt nach Hawaii verschlagen, wird das Cottage unse erste Adresse sein.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona International airport
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kona Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room has a trundle bed and a sleeping loft with futon
  • The 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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