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Seaside Zen Cottage - The Place To Get Away From It All

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Kailua-Kona Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom ocean-front cottage

Please note: We do not maintain the calendar on this page.

This is an ideal place to relax with family and friends. The lagoon in front of the cottage is a great place for snorkeling, for teaching small children to swim and to rest in the healing waters.

When rental is combined with the Plantation Manager's Beach House (446099) the property is ideal for weddings, family reunions or gathering of good friends.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Valerie Ossipoff
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2016
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Why Valerie Ossipoff chose Kona Coast

The Seaside Zen Cottage is one of the oldest beach homes on the Kona Coast. Sometime in the early 1900's Dr. Phillips purchased a 'surplus' teacher's cottage in Hilo. Dr. Phillips had the house dismantled, put on a truck and reassembled on his beachfront lot in Kona. Whether this occurred in the 1920's, '30s or '40s is unknown. Marjorie and Robbie Robertson started renting Dr. Phillips' oceanfront vacation rental in the very early 1940s it was one of the few homes on the Government Road (as Alii Drive was then known). The 7 mile long single lane unpaved road from Kailua to Keauhou was little traveled and sparsely populated.

Marjorie and Robbie Robertson purchased the Seaside Zen Cottage in 1951. Since then The Cottage has been wired for electricity. There is a County water and 'wastewater' system. There are modern appliances and conveniences like wireless internet and cable TV, but we have strived to keep the Seaside Zen Cottage reminiscent of the time when it was known as 'The Phillips Place.' Emily Jagoda, a brilliant architect who studied in Japan re-imagined the stuffy Hilo teacher's cottage, opened it up to the ocean and mountain breezes and created its Zen like atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

The front lawn is a great place to sit on the deck chairs under the heliotrope trees. You can read, sleep, or watch the honu (green sea turtles) swimming in the lagoon or sunning themselves on the beach right in front of you. The lagoon is great for a dip at high tide, or if you like to snorkel, you can cruise around looking at the amazing variety of reef fish and sea creatures. Outside the lagoon, schools of porpoise go by just about every day. In the winter, humpback whales are often seen just past the rocks. It is fun to watch them spout, or if you are lucky, see them breach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for everything

We had an incredible vacations

The cottage was awesome
Jul 2014
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Reviews

1 traveler review

Seaside Zen Cottage - The Place To Get Away From It All
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Sydney, Australia
5

Beautiful Zen Cottage

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We spent three weeks in the Hawiian islands and the Zen Cottage was the pick of the accomodation. I stayed with my wife, two teenage children and their grandmother. Then ambience of the cottage is perfect to relax in. We love snorkelling and found as many tropical fish directly in front of the cottage as any where else we went to, inluding many beautiful turtles. The entry into the water is from a lovely and safe small sand beach at the back gate. Sand beaches are rare here. Nearby Captain Cook monument Bay Area was full of Spinner Dolphins who come right up to snorkelets. We hired kayaks there and found ourselves immersed in their world. We left the Vegimite behind to complement the helpful items we found in the pantry. Below is the unsolicited response we sent to the site manager Val who then asks us to post a review. Ian and family from Sydney Australia.

"You have a magical spot, we were spoilt snorkeling out the front seeing many tropical fish and the green sea turtles. Tina was a great help with any questions. The house was well equipped. We had a lovely week and will recommend your house to friends."

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Ian and Pat! We loved having you stay with us and hope we can look forward to a return some day. You were ideal guests. (And thanks for the Vegimite!) Aloha, Valerie
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Da Poke Shack
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Base cleaning fee $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Base rate for cleaning fee is $300/week. Increases with special requests & circumstances or additional guests
There is a surcharge levied for occupancy by more than 8 guests.
We do not charge "seasonal" rates but there is a surcharge for stays that include Ironman Triathlon, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Transit Accommodation Tax Identification Number: 30448008-01

Refundable security deposit due at time of reservation.
Rental and cleaning fees due 2 months prior to scheduled arrival.

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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On the ground floor - accessible from yard or in house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Airy bathroom upstairs. Large shower with ledge.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd upstairs bathroom Accessed through the 3rd bedroom.
  • Two bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. As is typical of beach homes, the downstairs bathroom is accessible from the outside as well as from inside the house permitting showering after being on the beach before going through the rest of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Ceiling fans in each bedroom and cross ventilation make these rooms cool and comfortable. The sound of the ocean is a nightly lullaby. The two ocean-side bedrooms close off with shoji doors. The third bedroom is curtained off. *Rates quoted for 6. More than 6 guests will result in additional rental and cleaning fees
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PLEASE NOTE: RATES QUOTED ARE FOR OCCUPANCY BY 6. 8 IS MAXIMUM AND INCURS ADDITONAL RENTAL AND CLEANING FEES.

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