About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)
This rustic wooden mountain cabin (''Much more than a cabin!'' - Julia) is situated next to a forest, in a secluded spot away from the main house, on a 3.5 acre farm. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, it avoids the summer heat at sea level (''Cool and peaceful..'' - Teri), yet is close to Kealakekua Bay (5 miles), kayaking, horse-riding, the Captain Cook Monument, Place of Refuge, and wonderful snorkeling. Ten minutes south is a small shopping center, with supermarket, Chinese restaurant, sandwich shop, etc. Three miles north is Kainaliu Town, with theater/cinema, pharmacy,Blue Ginger Gallery, clothing stores and other quaint places. Two of the finest restaurants in West Hawaii (Mi's Italian Bistro, and Keei Cafe) are less than 15 minutes away. Other coffee shops and restaurants are close by. From the cabin, a short walk across the property and along private paths through coffee fields leads you down a road that takes you through natural Hawaiian flora.
The 760 square feet cabin consists of a living-room, sleeping loft, bathroom, and well-equipped Hawaiian-style lanai kitchen with screens that look into the forest (''The forest is full of birdsong'' - Claudia & Chan). A redwood deck is situated under the kukui and macadamia nut trees, and has a charcoal barbecue (''An evening barbeque and wine on the deck - perfect'' - Barbara & John).
The farm has our three beloved and gentle dogs, two cats, sheep, chickens,and two guinea fowl. These are kept in an area at the upper south end of the farm, and the cabin is at the lower north end, some distance from the animals. From the cabin and its deck many of the sounds of the forest can be heard.
Guests will find fresh farm eggs, homemade bread, a fruit basket, Kona coffee, and other goodies to get them started.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Do yourself a favour, stay here!
We had a wonderful stay in the cabin and wish we could have stayed longer. Heide, Jeffrey, and two of their dogs greeted us with homemade bread and jam, fresh eggs and cheese, and showed us around, highlighting everything we needed to know. There was an incredible basket of fruit in the kitchen and many thoughtful touches throughout the cabin itself, which has an awful lot of character. The coqui frogs sang us to sleep at night and we loved waking up to the chorus or roosters, hens, and other birds in the morning. If you are considering staying here, do yourself a favour and book it! It was by far the best vacation rental experience we've had. Heide and Jeffrey are outstanding hosts and we hope to meet them again someday.
You guys were amazing in your warmth and your ability to enjoy the cabin and environment. We were particularly impressed with the fact that you hiked down to the Captain Cook monument!
Thank you for leaving the cabin so clean. It was a pleasure having you!
Jeffrey and Heide
A tropical dream come true! 5 Stars+
This Big Island home was absolutely delightful, truly perfect for our island getaway. The cabin is romantic and secluded, a home-away-from-home in the hills above Captain Cook, and has a truly beautiful aesthetic, with lots of thoughtful details. The kitchen is well stocked for making meals. We prepared our breakfast everyday on the gas stove, and there’s no lack of ways to make coffee--there’s an automatic coffee maker, French press, pour-over Melita, and an electric kettle, along with a generous starter supply of Kona coffee. Each morning we took our breakfast out to the gazebo in the yard, and had fun picking macadamia nuts to add to our oatmeal. There’s even a fancy macadamia nutcracker in the kitchen that my husband delighted in using.
The hum of the tree frogs at night is magical, and adds to the tropical feel of the place, and the elevation of the home means that nights are pleasantly cool. We slept well in the comfy bed with the sleeping loft’s windows open to the soft breezes.
Heide and Jeffrey were such gracious hosts, welcoming and available but never intrusive. The fresh selection of tropical fruit, homemade bread, butter and jam were a lovely welcome, and the information about the house and the island that were in the house were helpful, too. We made use of the washer and dryer, and appreciated the house being stocked with beach towels, beach chairs, and even a umbrella for use on picnics by the sea.
It’s a tropical paradise, one I’m SO glad we found. Thank you very much, Jeffrey and Heide. We can’t wait to return!
Hi Melissa & Elliott,
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation so much and that we were able to contribute to that. It was great having you here and seeing how you made use of the cabin and the gazebo. One of the things we enjoy about having this little vacation rental is meeting people like yourselves who are capable of taking so much joy from their experiences. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Heide & Jeffrey
Everything is perfect.
Thanks so much for your review, Stuart - short and to the point.
It was great to have you and your family.
Jeffrey and Heide
Many thanks, Heide and Jeffrey! We had such a wonderful time at your lovely cabin and were so pleased to find it. We both spend a fair amount of time in hotels while traveling for work so something quiet and off the beaten path was exactly what we were looking for. It was the perfect spot for us. Thank you again for the wonderful fresh bread, fruit, jelly and mac nuts...above and beyond. It was a pleasure to meet you both, as well as your menagerie of fur and feathered friends, and we look forward to sharing your location with others.
Mahalo nui loa!
B & W
What a great review! It was wonderful having you, and we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves, despite the bad weather! You left the Cabin sparkling - definitely went above and beyond. We hope you come back again when you feel like spending more time on this island.
Jeffrey and Heide
We loved the cabin and its secluded situation in what felt like it’s own garden. The eggs, bread and other provisions left were delicious and most welcome. The cabin was very cosy and comfortable and going to sleep to the accompaniment of the coqui frogs very restful.
Both Jeffrey and Heide were marvellous hosts and we loved the dogs too!
The dogs were sad to see you go, as were we!! It was really great having you, and thanks for your review. We hope to see you back in the future!
Jeffrey and Heide
Exactly what we wanted
The Koa cabin is the perfect get-away for those who are seeking relaxation, solitude and beauty. We were lucky to be able to stay in this very comfortable, clean cabin for 8 days. Heidi and Jeffrey have obviously put a lot of love and consideration into this place, making it feel like home. They have thought of everything to make it comfortable. Upon arrival we were greeted with enthusiasm, a big bowl of fruit, delicious loaf of bread with a jar of homemade jam. There is a macadamia nut opener in the kitchen and more nuts on the ground than anyone could eat although I gave it a good try. They answered all our questions, gave us helpful tips about the area and made us feel so welcome.
The lanai was our favorite place to spend our evenings. Every night after one of our adventures, my husband and I looked forward to sitting in the lanai, relaxing and staying warm and dry, even if was raining.
If you are looking for a comfortable, private place to stay, look no further. This is a slice of paradise.
I could write more about the delicious avocados and papayas that are yours for the picking but in order to appreciate the bounties this place offers, consider staying there. It is so worth it!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review. We hope the erratic weather did not mar your visit; it was a real pleasure having you, and we hope you come back in the future. Thank you too for leaving the cabin so clean; it's such a thoughtful gesture and makes our preparation for our next guests much easier.
Jeffrey and Heide