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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 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.

Kathryn and Bill Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

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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Kailua-Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres
average rating of 4.909091 based on 35 reviews

Soothe your soul

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed by staying at the retreat. Fresh air, very comfortable, clean cottage, a cat should you miss home. But, you probably will not miss home, but will appreciate the forest, birds, lack of humanity, and opportunity to refresh. Even though I was traveling solo, I was never uncomfortable with the remoteness. Stock up with groceries before you arrive so you will not have to leave the cottage and deal with Kona traffic.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for you suggestion on new pillows for the bed, they have replaced. I hope we see you again. with aloha Kathryn
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Beautiful home in the cloud forest

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is up the moutain 3,000 ft. It is a very different world from down at the water. It is a quiet respite and we enjoyed staying there. The hosts are resposive, hospitable and flexible. If you would like a different experience in Hawaii this is it!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and secluded cabin in the rainforest

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a special place to celebrate Christmas. This secluded cabin in the rainforest was perfect. It was so cozy and comfortable. We enjoyed the fireplace for the cooler mornings. Our only complaint was that it was so relaxing and homey we didn't want to leave to explore the rest of the island! The owners are great to work with, and the location is perfect if you want to get away from the crowds, but still be conveniently located to explore all of the wonderful beaches along the Kona coast.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, secluded place to enjoy a relaxing family vacation and we found it! The cottage was so beautiful and comfortable. The owners made us feel right at home and were very friendly and helpful. We were completely surrounded by the forest and had complete privacy. The outdoor bathtub got a lot of use! The indoor shower was huge, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. It got a little chilly a couple of nights, so the wood stove came in handy to get the chill out of the air in the morning.The beaches and Kona were only a 15 or 20 minute drive away, so we really felt we had the best of both worlds. We enjoyed a hike through the forest on a nearby trail one day and a walk to the nearby coffee planation for some free samples. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you want an authentic Hawaiian experience and not a fake resort experience, this is for you.

  • 5 of 5

Located almost 3,000 feet up the slopes of the Hualalai volcano, in a lush rain forest about a 25 minute drive from downtown Kailua-Kona, the cottage is a little out-of-the-way. But that's what makes it so special. If you're prepared for a little rain and temperatures about 15 degrees cooler than along the coast, you will love this secluded cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular, hidden oasis

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I had the pleasure of staying here during Ironman week in Kona and it was such a gem. We loved the spacious floor plan and the privacy with it tucked into the beautiful mountain scenery. It was an easy place to get to and from with our rental car and the home was well equipped with anything we could have needed. The outdoor tub was a fantastic addition and the kitchen was awesome. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here and the host, plus Ollie (the cat), were both wonderful. She greeted us with a freshly picked pineapple that was scrumptious and some macadamia nuts for local flare. All in all, we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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
last minute cancellation
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
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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