check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

when you want to be close but not TOO close to town

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Kailua-Kona Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Mauna Lea (Mountain Joy) Manor is a 5 acre private estate tucked away in the Kona Coffee country on the slopes of Hualalai volcano, overlooking the small coastal town of Kailua-Kona. On this property there are 4 cottages available rent. Each cottage is a one bedroom studio with a loft and one bathroom.

Also on the property there is a dance/yoga studio you may use or attend classes (private/group). We also have a fishing/snorkel boat called the Kahele available for charter. There is a playground with swings and a rope swing in the forrest behind the houses… there are ancient Hawaiian ruins in the forrest and a big bamboo grove that we call 'the temple' because it is a 20 ft diameter circle of bamboo that feels like a sacred place. We also have several surfboards, bodyboards, and snorkel gear available for you to borrow when you stay with us.

Our family lives on the property in the Manor house. We have three boys who love to play with other children. My husband is a fisherman/cement mason and I am a local artist and I also teach art & dance. If you enjoy dancing, I am happy to connect you with the fun places to go and the interesting people to meet in our local dance community (tango, zouk, salsa, bachata, bellydance, ballroom, etc.). As we both grew up on this island, we are happy to share with our guests the best places to find and if available, we are happy to be your guides to black/green/white sand beaches, waterfall lagoons, the best fishing spots, etc. My husband is also a really fabulous chef and loves to feed people from the unique bounty of our island.

Our property is the ideal set up for retreats and workshops. If you have a group of 20 or less people interested in a dance/art/yoga/photography/etc worksop/retreat- we have the classroom for your educational classes and the beds for your participants all on property. We can set up meals, activities, and even a photographer to document your experience with enough notice. These 'camp'-like experiences can be a lot of fun and we make the planning as effortless for you as possible (different fees might apply for this kind of group experience).

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Stephanie Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016

About Stephanie Bolton

I'm an artist, writer, & dancer who grew up in Hawai'i. I'd love to show around the island.

Stephanie Bolton purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Stephanie Bolton chose Kona Coast

We built Mauna Lea Manor- my father is the architect.

What makes this cottage unique

We have an on site Dance/Yoga studio you may use during your stay- or attend any of our weekly classes. We also have a fire pit just outside the studio that is nice on cool mountain evenings for talking story and keeping warm while star gazing. In our back woods we have a fun archery course with a great teacher who can make you or rent you a gorgeous bow to use.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

when you want to be close but not TOO close to town
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

Comfortable cottage with nature just outside

  • 4 of 5

It was a special experience to stay in the Holualoa area of the Big Island. The cottages are set amidst some beautiful scenery of huge trees, flowering plants, colorful birds, and even one of the famous Kona coffee plantations. The owners have put in quite a lot of thought to allow you to get a feel of the Island of Hawaii, and helped us with tips on finding our way around the Island for our sightseeing. The airport, town center and beach are just a short drive away from this residential area, for you to go out for the activities offered in the area, or bring in supplies to enjoy in this homelike setting. It does not feel cramped like a hotel room with a ton of other people in close vicinity. The decor in this cottage showed the artistic creativity of some person or people but all done with thought given to safety and convenience as well. For being in a small footprint the cottage included quite a lot in the kitchen, with a grill and picnic table just outside the door. It does not have air conditioning but the windows and screened sliding door let in outside air and there are fans to circulate air, and also an electric fireplace for the times when it is cold. Be prepared to hear roosters crowing around you at any time of the day and night-quite attractive critters though.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our time at Mauna Lea Manor. The location is great. You feel like you are in a secluded tropical paradise, yet you are just 10 minutes away from downtown Kona with plenty of restaurants and activities. Stephanie and Matt are great hosts. Matt took us out snorkeling on his boat to Kalakekua Bay . The water was perfect and we saw lots of tropical fish. We were even escorted to the bay by a school of dolphins that swam next to our boat. Many nice beaches are within a 15 minute drive. You will need a car to drive up the hill but the nice cool nights are worth it. We stayed in one of the rooms of the main house but the cottages are charming with kitchenettes and private patios.

It is a perfect place for a family reunion or any kind of retreat or getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$740
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties