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Private Cottage, Centrally Located, Free night with a week stay, on a 9 acre lot

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Kuulei Hale...Vacation in Paradise... Like New Cottage with everything you need for a care-free vacation. You will be greeted with bouquets of fresh tropical flowers throughout the clean new home. Located on three lush tropical acres. Garden flower and fruit tree tours by request only. Two fish ponds stocked with Koi and tropical water lillys that have the most wonderful smell.Anthuriums in every color.

Lots of outside seating ,plus pinic table chairs and umbrella for your outside eating and enjoying the beautiful fishponds and gardens.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made after deposit is received forfeit $100.00 Once the reservation is paid in full. cancellations made within 60 days prior to arrival date (high season) or 30 days prior to arrival date (low season) forfeit full payment *High season is from December 15th- April 1t. also includes two weeks during the Ironman Triathlon. No refunds for late arrival early departure or 'no shows'

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Linda Koanui
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

About Linda Koanui

I enjoy working on the farm, maintaining the Fruit flower and vegatable gardens! Now in season September is Pineapples, Avacado, strawberry Guava, Lemons, Oranges, Jabotababa, calamondin, Rheedia, Rambutan, grapefruit, Lilikoi, tangerine, Vivi,

squash, pumkins, starfruit just flowering now, and all the veggies in the vegtable garden.

Looking forward to meeting you soon! :-)

Why Linda Koanui chose Big Island Hawaii

Centrally located between volcano national park and Pohoiki the warm springs just five minutes to Keaau town wai Fi

What makes this cottage unique

Private country yet close drive to town volcano or beaches.


Orchidlands Estates Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
soft Linens provided, Washer & Dryer inside, No Smoking inside, Rice cooker, toaster, waffel Iron, coffee bean grinder, Large and small coffee makers, roasting pans ect


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Private Cottage, Centrally Located, Free night with a week stay, on a 9 acre lot
average rating of 4.3488374 based on 43 reviews

Relaxed and charming

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was fantastic. The location is perfect for traveling to volcanos national park. The condo was clean and well equipped with dishes, blankets, a brand new tv and lots of movies. There were fresh flowers in just about every room! The bathroom also had everything we needed. Lots of shampoo and stuff like that. Also, there was salad dressings and such in the fridge.

This place is very laid back and charming -- not uptight and stuffy -- I could relax and allow my young son to play on the property. It wasn't so immaculate that I had to be the helicopter parent... it was so relaxing!

Ms. Linda was great. She had lots of knowledge about the island and gave us fresh-picked exotic fruits along with even more fresh flowers! She even allowed me to take my son by her house to see her beautiful birds and play with her puppy. My son was very impressed with the unique, creative style of the place. We had lots of fun playing "I spy" over there.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Tierney For your stay at Kuulei Hale!, what a pleasure meeting you two! Hope you are able to comeback soon! :) With warm Aloha Linda Koanui
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Botanical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean and comfortable, secluded, and situated in a botanical paradise. Surrounded by lush Hawaiian jungle, there are flowers everywhere you look, and an endless variety of orchids, fruit trees, and exotic plants.

This was an escape from ordinary life. A wonderful way to experience the real Hawaii, away from the usual tourist traps.

The hostess is delightful and informative.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs Work--Could Be 5 Stars

  • 3 of 5

Linda is a nice lady and her place is good, but it does need some work. First, the positives--Linda is attentive and responds to your messages.The property has pretty landscaping and we felt safe on the property. The kitchen is well equipped, the place has lots of room for your gear and suitcases, and you can choose which bedroom suits you (we chose the smaller one with the firmer bed). There is a washer and dryer, which is very handy, just bring your own detergent. There was a nice selection of toiletries for use in the bath.

Now for the not so good--there are no fish ponds and Linda told us there have been no fish ponds for 2 YEARS! I selected this property because of the fish ponds. I feel advertising ponds when there are none is like ordering and paying for pancakes and then being told that they are out of syrup. The listing needs to be modified, because this is not honest.

The place was not very clean, which was surprising considering the $75 cleaning fee. There were fire ants in the kitchen. We have traveled to the Big Island four times and were never bit by fire ants until we stayed here. We used a lot of soapy water on the counters and that seemed to help, but they are not being controlled and yes, we did follow Linda's rules on emptying the trash and cleaning up.

There were no towels on arrival and if you read the reviews, this happens often. There was only a partial roll of toilet paper and no extras stocked, not good for a six day stay.

The smoke detectors were disconnected and there was wire hanging from the ceiling.

There were a number of other items that needed work, but I think I have said enough.

I know running an operation like this takes a lot of hard work and attention to detail and I hope Linda will improve these items, because the place could earn 5 stars from me with a little elbow grease.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy Hartwick mentions that host was very attentive and responded to messages my question is why was none of this brought up when I asked if everything was all ok and if you needed anything to be sure and let me know as I was not far away and would be there to address any concerns! We are in the process of redoing the large fishpond at present and have several other ponds on the property and am pleased to give garden tours and include sharing news regarding the ponds and fish. Guests were hardly around as I had stopped by several times to check with them. It is highly appreciated when guests return the Aloha and communicate there concerns while here! Always striving to keep clean and make Kuulei Hale a better place, just installed a new stove and upgraded the T.V. As explained upon checkin ants can be a problem anywhere if juice or food is left out on the counters to attract critters in! This is why we have basic house rules! I have checked and there are No ants in the home! I truly appreciate all the kind things said about me and Kuulei Hale..... Thank You Sandy
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  • 4 of 5

the house was perfect for us . it worked out great. Linda was very accommodating, wifi would be nice though.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice setting - cottage needs work

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a week Linda was very nice but unfortunately we didn’t meet her until 4 days into our stay so had to figure out things on our own. We had been communicating via email, and since there is no wifi in the cottage – this was somewhat challenging.

The cottage is located in a lovely garden and is quiet & private. It does need a fair bit of work – the fridge/freezer door handles had broken off so the only way to open it was to pull on the top of the door, the dryer didn’t work – it was unplugged, we plugged it back in only to discover it didn’t work – an out of order sign would have been nice., Linda did offer to dry our clothes but as I mentioned earlier that was 4 days into our stay. We didn’t even try the dishwasher – the racks were rusty. There is a lot of ‘stuff’ in the cupboards & closets that really needs to be purged – clothes, expired food left by previous renters etc. and things that really should have been there – a salad bowl, plastic wrap, pepper - weren’t.

The cabinet door handles & other surfaces were greasy & dirty – I made the mistake of touching the top of the microwave and it was disgusting.

It smelled musty (probably the wall to wall carpet in a humid environment) and there were only wires hanging from the ceiling where smoke detectors should have been.

The towels were better suited to a car wash. I’m okay with assorted colours/sizes but these were stained & frayed – they were disgusting. The bed linens & chair upholstery all needed replacing as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate all of the kind things people say about Kuulei Hale being quiet and private! But it always amazes me when there is this heap of little things that seem to keep someone from appreciating all the special things that matter in life. The only valid thing here that I see is the dryer was starting to intermittently work so I unplugged it and had a new one on order which was not in stock in Hilo anywhere. The dryer is now replaced!
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Perfect location and lovely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Linda was so accommodating to me and very flexible. I had everything I needed and the property was filled with fruit trees for the picking. I have family on the island and I feel so fortunate to know I have a place to return to to call home. I highly recommend Ku'ylei Hale!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Keaau town
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
In Keaau town
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Visits close by, Rainbow falls The warm ponds at Pohoiki, Surfing at several nearby beaches, Spear Fishing the famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut farm. Also visit the steam vents for an awesome natural sauna. Lush botanical gardens are also on site~~~ Please ask about our special fruit tree and botanical garden tour.


Rates & Availability

Orchidlands Estates Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $25

FREE night special! For bookings longer 7 nights than receive one free night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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