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Private Island Style Cottage With Ocean View And Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private 2 Bedroom Cottage, Eco Friendly Environment, Ocean View

Beautiful island style cottage with sunset views and tropical garden. If you want to experience true Hawaiian living in an eco-friendly natural, non smoking environment this is your place. Have a soak in the tub, pick fresh herbs, veggies and fruit or stroll through the beautiful gardens and commune with nature. Watch the sunset from the meditation room lanai. Furnishings and art from around the world help make Hale Meow Meow truly a special place.

Linda Grimes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Linda Grimes

My parents met and got married on Oahu in the mid 1940s. My mother was a pilot and mechanic at Hickam Field. They moved to Georgia and I grew up there. I bought this land with my sister and mother and moved to Hawaii. I have spent much of my life traveling the world and now my sister has moved and i stayed and i am a jewelry designer. I still travel to Asia a lot searching for treasures for my jewelry, and have started this vacation home and the farming. I love plants and animals so this life has been great.

Linda Grimes purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Linda Grimes chose Kona Coast

When I first saw this property it was nothing but a thing called christmas berry but I knew it was where I should be. It was a long slow process turning it into what it is today, but worth every bit of it. Now, I just love being here.


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Separate bath house with tub and day bed
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can make into king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Private Island Style Cottage With Ocean View And Tropical Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Capitola, CA

Perfect Haven for our Big Island Adventures

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely echo the other reviewers praise of Hale Meow Meow in our shared love of Linda's beautiful unique tropical hideaway. As commented by others, this is THE place if you are looking for the non-resort Hawaii experience. All the living space, bedrooms, and outdoor areas were wonderful. We also took advantage of the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. A wide range of basic cooking supplies (oils, butter, spices, etc.) were available. We stocked up at Choice Market, which was about 20 minutes north up hwy 11 which allowed us to spend many of our meal times at Hale Meow Meow. We used the outdoor grill and had some great meals, about 5 of the 7 nights we stayed here. Big Blender: Fresh fruit smoothies by morning, blended tropical drinks by night.

This was our first trip to the big island, and we found it a great location for experiencing a nice range of spots on the island. We did head up to the Kailua-Kona area for 2 great meals at Poke Shack and Umekes, but otherwise we steered pretty clear of the heavy tourist crowds. There were many great little shops and restaurants to visit in the area between Kailua and Hale Meow Meow. We took the local's tip from Linda's guest book and went for the beach / hike to Honomalino Bay. It was a bit of of a excursion trekking out there, but we had a really secluded experience once we got out there. Pack sunscreen, water shoes, water, and, snacks if you go out there.

From Hale Meow Meow we headed to Volcano and South Point for a day. Although it looks like a long way on the map, its an easy drive to Volcano. About 15 - 20 miles south of Hale Meow Meow the road really opens up and it is an easy cruise the rest of the way to Valcano. This natural wonder is every bit of what you would expect. No further description required by this visitor, plan a day out there if you have the time.

On our other full day adventure we headed up to the North end of the island. We took the inland route via hwy 11 to 18 to 190 to Waimea (eat at Merriman''s for a really nice meal), Hawi (super cute shops), Keokea Beach (nicest beach we visited) and Pololu Valley Lookout (spectacular views).

Greenway Coffee Farm tour, Snorkeling, KonaKozy Magic show, Kimura Lauhala Shop; so many other great experiences in our trip, but beginning and ending everyday at Hale Meow Meow was a great way to experience the Big Island of Kona.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful with hospitality

  • 5 of 5

linda was so nice to me and my wife. the cottage was comfortable and well equipped .the kitchen was great for making meals and picnics for the beach.great fridge and barbecue plenty of incidentals .there were plenty of beach stuff from snorkels to chairs coolers etc. we were lucky to have plenty of fruit in season that linda would replenish daily as well as water. such a lush property with beautiful trees and flowers fabulous landscape. we loved the shower feeling like your outside was awesome. the cottage is decorated in a way where everyday you notice another decoration that you didn't see and everything works so well.pao the cat would visit most mornings to get a treat of milk or a little snack. he would stay a bit then go about his business. linda is nice to talk with and gave us great places to visit. the only thing i didn't like was saying goodby.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique Tropical Escape

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to imagine a beautiful sanctuary within the paradise that is Hawaii, but that is Hale Meow Meow. It is everything you might imagine of a tropical escape. There is beauty everywhere you look. The house itself reflects the natural surroundings with something artistic in every nook and cranny. Outside the gardens follow the Hawaiian landscape with lava rock walls and native flowers blooming in every corner. There are also fruit trees of every variety imaginable. At night you can hear the ripened fruit as it falls through the leaves and thuds on the ground, ready to be picked the next morning for breakfast. The owner, Linda, has thoughtfully stocked the house with many details to make the visit unique, a gift of homemade jam, fresh cut flowers inside and freshly picked fruit delivered to the door, and a herb cutting garden.There are also accessories to take on excursions like snorkeling equipment and beach gear. We had a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay away from the touristy Kailua-Kona. We appreciated the peace, the beauty of the gardens, the daily fresh fruit delivered to our door, and our visits from kitty Pueo! Linda is a gracious and generous host. We were able to use her snorkels/flippers, beach chairs and umbrella for our ventures out to the beaches. Picked fresh herbs and vegetables when we cooked up scrumptious meals at the cottage. So nice to not be in a cookie-cutter condo, but rather a balinese-style home built by our host. The cottage is private but Linda is close by if questions arise. It was wonderful to share stories and laughter with her. All around great - Mahalo Linda! D&R from Seattle...

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Hale Meow Meow

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3-night stay at Hale Meow Meow during our trip to the Big Island. We were warmly greeted by Linda and Pueo upon our arrival, and she gave us a tour of the cottage and a portion of the garden (could spend hours walking the grounds and seeing all of the plants/trees/flowers). You could consider the cottage to be rustic, but it has all of the amenities that anyone would need. Linda made sure you had whatever you needed, and she was ready to accommodate any requests. It was great to be away from the busy hotels and Condos where the tourists stay, but close enough to places of interest -- for us anyway. Thank you again Linda and Pueo!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

A beautiful oasis

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked to stay at a better spot on the Big Island if I tried. I've stayed at rentals all over the world, and the Hale Meow Meow is above and away my favorite. Linda, Pueo, and the kitties made this a vacation to remember.

Linda goes above and beyond what any other host I've ever encountered has. Expect a spotless home, fresh fruit from her fruit trees, enlivening conversation, and an overarching sense of love for the land and peacefulness.

Not only is the place incredible: beautiful touches, incredibly soft, down covered beds, and artifacts from all over the world- it also has anything you could ever need for your vacation.

Linda has beach chairs, coolers, snorkels and fins, large towels, boogie boards, any toiletries you might need but left at home, a coffee maker and a full kitchen with utensils to cook with. She even has a large TV with an amazing array of DVD's- although with a place as beautiful as this, you are going to want to be spending all of your time in the garden.

Linda, and the Hale Meow Meow, are truly special gems. I am so grateful for the experience of getting to stay there for a week. I have already recommended this place to all my friends and family.

Note: We had a 4 wheel drive car, and I would recommend one if staying here. Not necessary, but it was helpful when driving up the driveway :)

Thanks Linda! Josie and Jenny from Colorado

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona Hawaii
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Honaunau Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Great central location for all sights on the Kona side of the island. There are beaches as close as 5 min. or 15 min. and a National Park just 15 min. away.

The volcano National Park is only 1 1/2 hrs. away.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

$200.00 deposit required to hold reservation
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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