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Jane Freeman

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Charming -Panoramic Ocean views - Clean - Unique

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kohala Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lovely cottage on 8 acres with wide open vistas

The house has 1 bedroom and a designated sleeping area on an enclosed lanai. It sleeps 2 with extra sleeping arrangements for 2 children or familiar adults. This charming rental is truly a unique way to experience Hawaii with expansive ocean views and wide open spaces. This little house has personality plus with cathedral ceilings, warm lighting and a large wrap around lanai. The lanai on two sides is enclosed with windows from floor to ceiling. Dining is stunning with views of fields and tropical trees to the Pacific. The house sits on eight acres so there is privacy and quiet. Sliding glass doors and many windows offer a sense of being indoor-outdoor. There are no stairs to navigate. All is kept clean.

There is 1 bathroom, and as often in Hawaii homes, there is the option of an outdoor shower with a colorful garden to provide privacy.

The surrounding area is lush and beautiful. The quiet winding roads are perfect for long walks through farmlands, flowers, coffee, guava trees. In some spots both the mountain Mauna Kea and the ocean can be seen. Wild pheasants and turkeys even a few peacocks scurry along the roads.

The location is a central stepping off point to explore the island -- the volcano to the east and world class beaches to west less than an hour away. The historic Honokaa Town and gorgeous Wiapio valley are nearby and Kalopa Park created to protect native species is just 4 miles away.

There are beach chairs, snorkel gear, swimming noodles, boogie board, and beach towels provided.

A fenced in area adjoining the lanai is available for visiting pets to enjoy.

The pond feature has been emptied and now contains potted orchids. This is to minimize mosquitos due to recent related problems on the island.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jane Freeman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

What makes this cottage unique

This charming rental is truly a unique way to experience Hawaii with expansive ocean views and wide open spaces. This little house has personality plus with cathedral ceilings, warm lighting and a large wrap around lanai. The lanai on two sides is enclosed with windows from floor to ceiling. Dining is stunning with views of fields and tropical trees to the Pacific. The house sits on eight acres so there is privacy and quiet. Sliding glass doors and many windows offer a sense of being indoor-outdoor. There are no stairs to navigate. All is kept clean.

There is 1 bathroom, and as often in Hawaii homes, there is the option of an outdoor shower with a colorful garden to provide privacy.

The surrounding area is lush and beautiful. The quiet winding roads are perfect for long walks through farmlands, flowers, coffee, guava trees. In somes spots both the mountain Mauna Kea and the ocean can be seen. Wild pheasants and turkeys even a few peacocks scurry along the roads.

The location is a central stepping off point to explore the island -- the volcano to the east and world class beaches to west less than an hour away. The historic Honokaa Town and gorgeous Wiapio valley are nearby and Kalopa Park created to protect native species is just 4 miles away.

There are beach chairs, snorkel gear, swimming noodles, boogie board, and beach towels provided.

A fenced in area adjoining the lanai is available for visiting pets to enjoy.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Charming -Panoramic Ocean views - Clean - Unique
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Beautiful Spot for Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two little ones stayed at the cottage for almost two weeks this Spring and were blown away by the value. It's an adorable little spot with an incredible view, and was the perfect place to get away from it all. While the beaches are a bit of a drive, we found ourselves hesitant to leave the beauty of this spot, and didn't miss them being nearby at all.

Jane was incredibly helpful and knowledgable about the area and ensured that we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including a crib and pack n' play for our children. The cottage was well stocked with everything you might need, including bug spray!

The outdoor shower was magical, surrounded by fragrant, lush tropical foliage, and we spent many relaxing days reading on the indoor/outdoor porch.

It was one of the most memorable vacations we've ever had, and I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all and experience Hawaii away from the usual touristy resorts. Be sure to walk up to the vanilla plantation for a delicious vanilla bean milkshake and drive to Akaka Falls near Hilo - a breathtaking site not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely private home; great location on Hamakua coast

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property - it is well maintained and has a beautiful view down to the ocean. It is in a great spot for activities on this side of the island, an easy drive to Hilo, Hawi, Waimea and Kohala. Honokaa is less than 15 minutes away and is a very cute little town with shops, multiple restaurants, and a well stocked grocery store. It was nice to have a place to stay that is secluded and private. Our two daughters loved sleeping on the sun porch (which is completely enclosed - there are some mosquitoes here, but not a lot). The indoor bedroom is basically a nook off of the kitchen, but that was not an issue for us, since we only used it for sleeping and there is a plenty of room to relax in the rest of the house. Also, to get to the bathroom you do need to go through this bedroom, or access it through an outdoor slider. The outdoor shower is fabulous! Lots of birds at the feeder, and Lilo the cat was very sweet. Also beach supplies are provided, which was great. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Away from the madding crowds. Bird Lovers will appreciate this Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. We stayed here our entire time on the island. It is remote and nestled in country with views of the ocean from inside the cottage as well as the lanai. It is very quiet, no traffic noise, just the crowing of nearby chickens and the singing of the birds. It would be best to arrive at the cottage while it is still light outside. The directions are good. We knew we would be arriving after dark, Jane made sure there were lights on in the cottage upon our arrival. There are solar lights at the driveway entrance. We googled mapped the cottage using the aerial view, if we hadn't we would have driven past the narrow paved turn off road that meanders through farms/plantations and another home.

The cottage uses solar with a back up generator. We had no problems. Jane makes sure that there is plenty of power and just minutes away if needed, but we did not require her assistance as the cottage provided everything we needed for a great vacation. The bed inside the house was comfortable as well as the sofa and chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and eating utensils. There is a gas range and full size oven, good size refrigerator with a freezer. There is plenty of hot water, fluffy towels and lots of privacy. There is even a washer and dryer, best used when there is sunshine, but a big plus.

We loved all the birds that came to the bird feeder in the yard. Jane had bird seed in a container on the lanai to fill the feeder. There is a resident cat by the name of Shadow, he is very friendly and will greet you daily but does not stay in the house. He also doesn't bother the birds at the feeder. Nice Cat!!

We enjoyed being on the East side of the island..the Kona side is to commercial and way to crowded for us. We did drive to the Kona side to Whale watch and snorkel, we found that Kona is easy to get to via Highway 190 off of Hwy 19, and Hilo is even easier just follow Hwy 19 south and you there. Near the Cottage are several villages to visit and shop and several have farmers markets.

We will stay here again, when we come to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, peaceful, simple

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage in November! Yes, it rained quite a lot, but it was so relaxing to sleep at night to the sound of the rain. It's an easy drive to the dry side of the island if rain isn't your thing.

The cottage is well-equipped and had everything that we needed. It is definitely "off the beaten path," which we loved, but if resort vacations are your thing, this probably isn't the best choice for you.

Jane, the manager, is super helpful and responded to questions by text almost immediately. Lilo, one of the cats, is super friendly, and we fell in love with him during our week-long stay.

Breakfast at the table on the lanai is wonderful and refreshing. Wifi and TV worked great. Beds are comfortable. Shower indoors or out. Hot water on demand means it's always available when you need it. The cottage is completely off the grid, so just be aware that a generator will likely have to run periodically. It's a distance from the house, and is only barely audible in the bedroom if the windows are open. It didn't bother us at all.

If rustic, quaint, and avoidance of the party crowd on the Kona side are your thing...this is a great choice! Be sure to check out the nearby town of Honokaa and the Waipio Valley. We loved our stay on the scenic side of the island!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

This house and everything around it was beautiful. Jane was so helpful and kind. Thank God it was pet friendly, we made sure that we took care of the place like it was our own. A nice place to get away from it all. Also a short walk away from the Vanilla Company. Mosquitos were annoying, but bring spray and keep the doors shut. Glad we got to stay there :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful country setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed three nights at the Paauilo cottage as part of our week long exploration of the island and were delighted by the country atmosphere here. The house was well equipped with lots of little extras that the friendly manager, Jane, invited us to help ourselves to. Because we arrived early, we first stopped in to enjoy a yummy vanilla shake at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, which is just up the hill from the house, a delightful little place. There are no other eating establishments in close proximity, so plan accordingly. We were lucky enough to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and used it to drive down the Waipio Valley. This unbelievably beautiful valley is only about 25 minutes from the house. If you don't have 4 wheel drive, you can book a tour to take you down. (The view from the top is pretty amazing too.) It was fun to explore the northern Kohala coast via the loop drive out of Waimia. So many different landscapes on this island. We spent our third day in Captain Cook snorkeling at Two Step beach (amazing) and then to Kona for some shopping and shave ice. When I booked, I did not realize that Kona is a one and a half hour drive from Paauilo, so be aware of that--this is the BIG Island after all. This house was comfortable and clean. We opted to sleep on the enclosed lanai as it made us feel as though we were sleeping outdoors. The sunrise was beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Honokaa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Hapuna

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Rates & Availability

Paauilo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$595
$2,130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.25%

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Amenities

Kohala Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.25
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 2 queens
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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