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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only

About the property

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

Note: 7 night minimum stay during Merrie Monarch Hula Festival April 16-22nd.

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 injoying 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

Owner
Linda Koanui
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 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 Puna District

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.

Amenities

Keaau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Private Cottage, Centrally Located, Free night with a week stay, on a 9 acre lot
average rating of 4.3589745 based on 39 reviews
Tahoe City, CA
5

Affordable, Quiet Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

As I'm booking my second trip to the Big Island I'm realizing I never wrote a review for the wonderful Linda! My boyfriend and I stayed in May of 2013 for about ten days and LOVED this property, though it may not be for everyone. If you're looking for A/C, tons of people, noise and a view a of a busy road, you should probably be staying on the Kona side of the island. We loved the privacy and seclusion of this place. We found everything to be clean and well-maintained, the bed was comfy, the bathroom was nice and big and the kitchen had everything you needed to cook your own meals (stop at Costco in Kona!). The outdoor garden area was so beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the sounds of the rain and the Coqui Frogs at night. We covered what felt like every inch of the island and found all areas north, south, east and west to be an easy drive from the property.

Linda was a great host! She lives in the main house nearby and respected our privacy but was always available to answer questions. We were really glad we got a chance to chat with her when we took a break from adventuring one morning. She's a truly special and amazing lady. So in closing if you're looking for a quiet, unique place to rest your head while exploring the big island, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
2

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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5

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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2

I guess you get what you pay for...

  • 2 of 5

First let me preface by saying my wife and I are pretty easy going people with normal travel expectations.

We stayed 3 nights in late April at Kuulei Hale

• I got in the shower after a long day and immediately noticed 2 shower curtains (?) and the inside one was very moldy and gross at the bottom.

• Both the washing machine and dryer still had laundry in them (the washing machine stuff was still damp).

• The master bedroom had a comfortable bed, and window shades THAT WORKED. We used both bedrooms. The second bedroom's bed was very hard, the window shades where completely non functioning-old, broken and held together with string in the open position only. It's hot back there when afternoon sun shines in.

• The floor fan in the guest bedroom was broken-the fan was broken off the stand and hanging to the side-I had to push it against a lamp to have it "aim" at me to work.

• I then tried the lights, one of the bulbs was unscrewed on living room lamp, and the light on the ceiling fan was out, so I got on a chair-removed the lamp shade and lo and behold the bulb was also loose. Odd that 2 lamps had bulbs partially unscrewed... ?

• Refrigerator handle was broken and hard to open-and the inside was not cleaned with leftover partially eaten food *We noticed the ceiling fan blades in the living room were filthy.

After calling Linda to let her know we had arrived, she came over with some flowers, she promptly went to the bathroom and removed the shower curtain, we had not mentioned it yet so she new how moldy it was. We told her there was laundry in the washer and dryer. Obviously she was not ready for guests.

• I showed her the broken fan and while we were talking about how it was broken, and she asked me why I had it on....? She then followed me down the hall turning off lights as we went, very concerned about the use of energy. We turn lights of at home but it was very uncomfortable for me.

• Asked not to use the outdoor lights, but we insisted on leaving a light on at night because it was a pitch black road-honestly!

• She wants you to scrape food off your "to go" stuff and wash it-really? Wants to keep the critters out I know but too bad its garbage!

• Cleaning fee...-It's like she wasn't expecting us maybe...?

The price is very reasonable for a house and the front room is comfortable (could use a couch for a nap as back rooms are sweltering in afternoon), kitchen is fair and Linda is a nice enough person.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Linda met us and showed us to her lovely 3 bdrm. Our original vacation rental fell through last min and Linda saved our vacation. Papaya grew right out the front door the frogs were very soothing after a busy day n the house was very close to volcano national park and shoping but far enough from the busyness. We stayed for 2 weeks n had a blast thank you Linda:)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy left EVERYTHING is perfect condition and kept the home super clean:)) awesome guest welcome back anytime, Thank You Wendy and for leaving your kind note and gift! Hope to see you back next year or sooner:)) Aloha
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3

Good property, but...

  • 3 of 5

Like:

* Natural setting: many tropical plants & flowers

Dislike:

* Hard to communicate with Linda after the payment was made

* Was never given a direction/house rules/guide in advance: got the address when I called Linda

* Bathroom: the shower curtain is so gross, very dirty. Linda mentioned that she will change it later.

* Compost bin under the kitchen sink: stink and many tiny insects crawling on the counter

* Bedroom beddings: smell wired

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzanne, after reading responses, I see I responded promptly with directions for you ~I take pride in responding ASAP , maybe you did not see them? was already aware of shower curtain and changed it out. Thank you for your comment of (Good Property)
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Keaau town
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Muni
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
In Keaau town
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Richardsons
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.

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Rates & Availability

Keaau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$85
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $25
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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