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Maile Guss

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

OCEAN VIEWS Epic! - COZY Country Cottage on PRIVATE ranch, majestic ocean views!

13 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Overview

Kohala Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy, peaceful, comfortable country cottage on 13 private acres.

ALOHA! VRBO Calendar is sometimes wrong! SO please send me a message with your request even if it shows the dates are reserved. Thank you!

REVIEWS:

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CLEANING Fee

1 -nights 40.00

3-5 nights - $50.00

6 OR MORE - $75.00

MAUI - if staying in Maui as well, please inquire about our Maui property,

DESCRIPTION

Located in the ultimate country setting, this comfortably rustic OCEAN VIEW cottage is situated on a private gated property with breathtaking VIEWS of ranch land and a 60 mile unobstructed VIEW of coastline. Tranquil and quiet, only those that appreciate magnificent sweeping VIEWS, wide open spaces and starry nights need inquire.

The cottage is ideally set between Hawi and Kamuela (Waimea) on the drier part of beautifully scenic Kohala Mountain Road (hwy 250). Return to the comfort and coziness of the cottage after a day of exploration. The cool elevation is refreshing and the expansive OCEAN VIEWS are unforgettable. A great place to reflect over the days journeys; plan tomorrows adventures or simply write, paint, meditate, yoga or indulge in a great book.

Perfect for low-impact, less is more type of traveler.

Cottage MAXIMUM capacity is 2 persons (a child at any age is a person, again maximum capacity is 2).

Cottage size: 236 sq feet under roof PLUS 345 sq foot lanai.

Cottage is on a slope and the large lanai (deck) is 20 feet high off the ground. Makes for amazing VIEWS- but not suitable for guests with height issues or problems climbing up and down stairs. see photos.

Clean, cozy, and prepped for simplicity, efficiency, and comfort.

AMENITIES

- Assorted toiletries

- Beach and bath towels

- Electric studio fridge

- Propane stove/oven

- Rice cooker

- Coffee maker/coffee grinder

- Blender

- Microwave

- Toaster

- Utensils, cups, plates, etc.

- Hair dryer

- Portable electric heater

- BBQ ( at hosts home)

- Wireless broadband internet(slow, but works)

- Satellite TV

*home phone not available

*Sink located on large lanai

*Shower only

PRIVACY. We are the only ones here.

FUN TOYS:

Beach equipment (beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, NO snorkel gear) available for use.

LOCATION: easy access to world class beaches, hiking, restaurants, golf, spa and anywhere else you would love to discover! Vehicle required to explore the Island.

DRIVING DISTANCES: 1 hour North from Kona airport, 1.5 hours from Hilo airport.

-15 minutes to thriving Waimea town for shopping, restaurants, hospital, banking

- 25 minutes to world class beaches, golf, spa and resorts

- 30 minutes to local country towns of Hawi and Kapaa

- 3 hours from Volcano

- Hiking, both near and far

- Need a car. 4 WHEEL drive not necessary

IMPORTANT NOTES:

- $40.00 - $75.00 Cleaning fee is NOT included in rental rate and due before checking out. Please ask host for payment options.

- Cottage MAXIMUM capacity is 2 persons (a child at any age is a person).

- Located at 3500 ft elevation, temperature ranges around 55 degrees during winter months to mid 80's most of year. It can be cool and like most of the Island, the tradewinds can be stiff. Although we are on the drier part of the Island, it does rain from time to time. Very refreshing, cozy and beautiful!

- Cottage is on water catchment and DELICIOUS for drinking right out of the tap. It is triple filtered, recently tested and exceeds the county standards.

- Smoking is allowed outside -- not in cottage. Located in drier environment, must be fire conscious and water conservative (but comfortable!)

Welcome to the Big Island - you will love exploring here!

Incredible Ocean Views in a private neighborhood, quiet setting. Peace, Quiet, Privacy and Tranquility.

Interaction with Guests

Sometimes we meet guests, sometimes we don't. The cottage is all yours so settle in and make it home.

Other Things to Note: Animals on property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maile Guss (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Maile Guss

Aloha,

I am a professional concierge/ travel director and event coordinator/manager. I grew up on the Big Island and recently returned after 15 years on Maui. Its great to be home!

Our 'Ohana (Hawaiian for family) enjoys meeting new friends, exploring the great outdoors, adventure, travel and more! We deeply appreciate the peace and tranquility of our home and look forward to sharing it and our knowledge of the Islands with you.

With gratitude, Maile and 'Ohana

What makes this cottage unique

WHEN LEAVING FOR THE DAY

1. Light, Water Faucets, and Propane stove are turned off.

2. Food & trash are contained and or stored in a plastic container or refrigerator. The plastic cooler is very useful for storage. (ie. Loaf of bread, cereal etc). Prevents critters from making themselves at home.

3. Items left on lanai are secure to prevent objects from flying away.

4. If the space heater was used, please unplug.

CHECKING OUT – LEAVE DOOR UNLOCKED AND COTTAGE KEYS & GATE REMOTE ON TABLE please!

1. Honor system - I don’t require a deposit, but should these items be missing it costs $5.00 for key and $50.00 for gate opener payable to Maile. I will contact you to return them or pay for replacement. If anything missing or broken, I will let you know as well. (-;

2. We will do the laundry for you as well as take care of any perishables.

3. All of the above under “when leaving for the day”.

TOILETRIES and SUPPLIES

We start you off with a few items but the rest of your stay is up to you, including ice. If you need something immediately and too troublesome to get to the store, just ask– we just might have it at our house (-;

THIS AND THAT – FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN BATHROOM BENEATH TOWEL SHELF

1. Smoking allowed on Lanai, please make sure the fire is out as we are in a volatile fire area.

2. No BAD drugs.

3. BBQ located at the main house.

4. Washer and Dryer, Beach Gear located in the main house – use the back lanai door to enter.

INTERNET - POMAI (no password) LOCKBOX for front door is same as the gate code.

NIGHTIME: Please take a flashlight with you if returning late at night. Helps light up the path on your return

Tip -Take a shower with the lanai door open if you can handle the ocean views and extra chill.

We hope that you enjoy your stay. Please do not hesitate to ask us for advice or anything. We are here for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Maile's cottage blew us away! We prefer quiet, remote spots, and this has become our favorite. The cottage is quaint, welcoming, clean, and very comfortable. The deck has spectacular views. We had some memorable meals out there, with the great ambiance Maile has created with thoughtfully placed lighting and furniture. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. The semi-outdoor shower is great, and the bed is soooo comfortable, we had our coffee and morning reading in bed. Maile was very attentive and quick to respond when we had questions. Her goal truly is to make her guests feel right at home and provide a memorable experience. Her beautiful family was a joy to meet! They afforded is total privacy but were available whenever needed. We can't say enough about this place. We hope to be back.
May 2016
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Reviews

5
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OCEAN VIEWS Epic! - COZY Country Cottage on PRIVATE ranch, majestic ocean views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Kona, Hawaii, USA
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Maile and Jason's hospitality and this cottage made for nothing short of a perfect weekend getaway from Kona and Hilo. My friend and I stayed here for one night; our only regret is not staying longer! It was so difficult to leave!

The kitchen is well-equipped to make whatever you'd like. The studio apartment made us feel we had found a second home. The air is clean. There are views of fields all the way down to the ocean and the stargazing from the porch was incredible.

If you're coming to the Big Island and want to explore the northern region, stay here! You won't regret it. I'm sure we'll be staying there again soon!

Mahalo Maile and Jason!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate New York
5

Perfect Casual Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As others have described, this cottage is for those who are looking for a laid back and unassuming true Kohala Mauka experience. The views are tremendous and the hospitality is second to none. Love the ability to feel right at home and explore on your own terms. Gets cool at night and will feel the trade winds blow at times but no better way to experience the Island of Hawaii. Mahalo Maile and Jason for the epic time.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Charming little cottage for a romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Maile's cottage is a little gem on a hill. We spent three nights there and it was our base as we explored Waimea and the Kona side of the Big Island. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed and had a charming, private atmosphere. The large deck offered a great view of the ocean. We were were warmly welcomed by Jason and Maile.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City
5

Tranquil and Relaxing -- Amazing Night Skies and Friendly, Warm Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This rustic, bohemian cottage offers the best views of any place we stayed during our trip to Hawaii (we stayed three other places as well). The large lanai is comfortable for reading and delighting in the landscape, all the way to the ocean far below and the skies above. We've now seen the Southern Cross and Alpha Centauri in all their glory!

Maile and Jason were both incredibly friendly and welcoming. Their little dog Jujubee is a charmer.

We recommend this location for a cozy retreat into the heights of the big island. It feels in a world of its own, but is still close enough to Waimea, which offers a Farmer's Market, natural grocery store, and many different restaurants.

We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you! Please pet wonderful tuxedo kitty Iliahi for us!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like a treehouse

  • 5 of 5

This is my all time favorite place that I have ever stayed at anywhere in the world. A cute, open air, completely private cottage on a hillside with nature all around. And all the comforts of home, nicely arranged in tiny house style. Breakfast on the large deck with fresh fruit and good coffee. Binoculars to view the birds overhead and a great view of the distant rolling surf. Quiet and pastoral with the resident, open range horses. The sink in the corner of the deck under overhanging tree branches. The shower with private hillside view of its own. Cool breezes after a day at the gorgeous beach 20 minutes away. Stars at night. Friendly, helpful hosts. It just doesn't get any better than this!

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

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many times with our kids and parents in Kohala Ranch and love this side of the island. This trip it was only my wife and I so we didn't want to rent a large house. Maile's cottage was perfect for us. Peaceful is the best word to describe the area. We loved it and would come back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Kohala Ranch Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

SERVICE FEE - this is a fee charged by HOMEAWAY if you use their online booking and payment system. I copied the following explaining the fee, we can avoid this if you pay me directly and NOT book using their online system: Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted by the property owner or manager. The service fee is, on average, approximately 6% of the rental amount, excluding refundable deposit or taxes. This fee is lower than other travel websites that charge a similar fee.
CANCELLATION: 45 day cancellation policy. I will try to fill dates - you are responsible for dates I could not book. I accept online payments thru Homeaway - HOWEVER if you would like to save on FEES they charge, there are other options such as check, Pay Pal for international guests, VENMO etc...we can discuss fee free payment options directly. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kohala Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shower outside but under roof see photos
  • Hot shower, no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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