|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The property is a one-acre lot with a small mango orchard (30 trees), fruit trees (lime, lemon, orange and avocado) and a beautifully manicured landscape. The cottage is separate from the main house, so your privacy is assured. There is a bathroom (with tub/shower), an outdoor shower, a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker, a queen-sized bed, an indoor eating area, as well as an out-door table and chairs, and a gas grill for cooking.
We had been coming to South Kona for 15 years when we acquired the property early in 2013. We have been residents for three years, now.
Jim is a retired theatre artist/social worker/educator/student, and Terry owns his own business in international shipping. Jim stays more or less permanently in South Kona, while Terry is still working. He comes and goes regularly.
We have a 6-year old dog, Kona. She came over from LA over two years ago, and she is now a local girl.
Jim Martin purchased this cottage in 2013
We fell in love with South Kona and the expansive views of the coast and the sea - as well as the myriad of activities the area presents. We bought a lot very close to the house and cottage and are considering expanding the orchard. We are not only the happy owners of a beautiful Hawaiian home, but we are mango farmers, tending a 30-tree mango orchard on our property.
We are in an ideal location for R&R after a day of Big Island activities - whatever your pleasure, be it snorkeling or diving in Kealakekua or Honaunau Bay, cycling, hiking, sight-seeing, coffee tasting or just experiencing Aloha! The area is very quiet and we have lovely neighbors. We are two drives down from Napo'opo'o Road so road noise is non-existent. We are surrounded by birds and lush vegetation. Kona polices the property, and keeps the wild chickens and turkeys away - usually. They can be brazen.
A wonderful quiet location away from, but not far, from central Kona. This was our second stay at the cottage and would highly recommend it! Great local restaurants, local artists shops and great hosts that make you feel welcome during your stay.
Mahalo, Jim and Terry!
Lovely little studio cottage on a really beautiful property in the hills above Kealakekua bay. Great location, super convenient to snorkeling at Hōnaunau Bay and the hike down to Kealakekua. Jim and Terry are great and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend.
The hosts were very friendly; welcome basket, refreshments in the fridge and most importantly, a detailed description how to find the property, tips about restaurants and local attractions - very helpful! We liked the location - quiet and secluded.
The cottage was well furnished, comfortable, clean, and well located. The hosts were more than gracious. We stayed at multiple places on the islands and this was one of the best! I would highly recommend this for those looking for something other than the big resort experience!
Very clean unit with a nice quiet area around the unit. Beautiful views from the property and plenty of room for parking. Friendly welcome from Jim and was very helpful with a very late arrival.
It was so much more. Beautifully put together, the owners were very friendly and greeted us with fresh fruit. They even allowed my brother and sister in law to come stay 2 nights at no charge, the place is smaller , luckily they brought their air mattress and blanket. Close to great beaches and many coffee shops... Kona their dog was a sweetheart!! I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return.
We are a short drive from beautiful Kealakekua Bay which has world class snorkeling, diving and paddling. Also nearby is Honaunau Bay, which also is a snorkel/dive/paddle mecca. Both Bays abound with dolphin and sea turtles as well as other beautiful marine life. Also located on Honaunau Bay is The City of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau) National Historical Park - a link to the past of our Hawaii. Coffee and macadamia farms and mills abound in the area - as well as honey processing operations. There are hiking trails and tour operators who can arrange kayaking in the bays, snorkeling and diving. The views are stunning, and the area is rich in Hawaiian history. We are in nature, so we are surrounded by birds, exotic fruit trees and a bevy of flora.
|Cleaning Fee||$50 + Tax|
We offer a sliding scale for visitors who stay more than a week - 8-14 days, $85/night; 15 days or more, $75/night.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. We will also send you directions and recommendations on restaurants, activities, sights, etc. with confirmed reservation.