Your Heavenly OceanView from the cottage lanai

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Makalani (Heavenly View) Cottage is a romantic cottage w/extra mango-hut surrounded by tropical gardens in S Kona's coffee-belt with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. For the adventurous traveler seeking authentic Hawaiian beauty

The space

Makalani (Heavenly View) Cottage is a delightfully romantic cottage surrounded by a tropical garden in South Kona's coffee-belt with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. For the adventurous traveler seeking authentic Hawaiian beauty and serenity, you can spend your whole vacation here gazing out over the endless ocean and its incredible sunsets. In the winter, you can spot whales breaching from your outdoor lanai or listen to them singing at night. Awaken to the music of colorful birdsong from papaya, mango and banana trees.

With a perfect year-round climate, perched at 1200 ft. above the sea on the side of Mauna Loa Volcano, Makalani Oceanview Cottage is authentic Hawai'i unspoiled by crowds and resorts. A great location that gives you many options for experiencing The Big Island's natural diversity. From your cottage you are just 4-minutes from the closest beach and 15-minutes to Ho'okena Beach State Park for sunbathing and swimming with dolphins. A 20-minute drive brings you to the famous Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay where you can kayak to Captain Cook's monument and snorkel with an endless variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. And best of all, you're only 65-minutes from Madame Pele's live action at Volcanos National Park.

Your cottage is tastefully appointed with Indonesian teak furniture providing a romantic comfort reminiscent of Colonial British tropics. Your large open-room (studio) cottage sleeps two luxuriously with a romantic king-size canopy-bed with a memory-foam mattress fit for royalty. There is also a convertible couch-futon which can comfortably sleep two additional guests. You'll have a fully-equipped kitchen as well as dining area for four. A large outdoor lanai with barbeque gives you garden seating with a stunning ocean view. Your detached private bathroom with semi- outdoor shower will provide a refreshing Hawaiian experience with nature.

There is also a detached guestroom/meditation room available which is set in a grove of mango trees overlooking the ocean, called the 'Mango Grove Lookout'. It has a sofa-futon which can comfortably sleep one or two people. Serene and magical, this special extra-room provides daytime privacy as well as an intimate camp-like Hawaiian sleeping experience.

Managed with aloha spirit, Makalani Oceanview Cottage is the perfect vacation/retreat cottage where you'll find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty of Hawaii.
We hope your stay here will be the first of many happy vacations to South Kona and this beautiful island of Hawaii.

Guest access

Nearby secluded beaches and lots of nature.

Interaction with guests

Some, a little, a lot or none-----depending on the guests.

Other things to note

The mango hut is included in the rental of the cottage.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $85
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Be respectful to the cottage and the island.
Smoking allowed outside of cottage only.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

Check In
Sheena User Profile
May 2017
Harry's place is amazing!! The pictures of the ocean view and the cottage do this place no justice. The cottage is well kept and very clean Harry was very sweet and he's a great host. He provided us with all of the essentials and the binder was helpful during our stay. If you're seeking peace and quiet with a scenic drive, into Kona, then this the place to stay. My boyfriend and I will definitely return to this place,

Annika User Profile
May 2017
Fun place to stay. Very small, but equipped with all the cooking supplies and bathroom supplies you'd need. It was clean, with a great view of the ocean. The biggest problem was the mosquitos. My family and I all walked away with at least 15 bites. Overall, a fun and adventure-filled time in this tropical escape!
Harry User Profile
Response from Harry:
In W. Hawai'i (where it is usually dry) , mosquitoes like rainy and wet conditions so they come-out after periods of rain. Sorry these guests were here during a few very rainy days. This is common all over the state of Hawai'i.
May 2017

Nicole User Profile
January 2017
This property is stunning. The description is very accurate, it is rustic and you get to really appreciate nature with this cottage. Harry is a great host, his cottage provided everything we needed for it to feel like a home away from home. The cottage is beautiful, clean and well equipped. We absolutely loved our stay, the pictures don't do the view justice. The fruit trees and birds you hear really enhance the stay. If you're looking for a quiet getaway to a beautuful cottage to an unbelievable view, this place will not disappoint.

Ditte User Profile
December 2016
Harry's cottage was just right for our stay in the Captain Cook area. The lush, tropical grounds were relaxing, and the ocean view 1000' below was perfect to watch the sun set with a glass of wine. There was an uncrowded beach with good snorkeling within a twenty minute drive that we took full advantage of. We think the space was a good size for a couple.

Sarah User Profile
October 2016
We absolutely loved staying at Harry's cottage. Harry took great care to think of all the details and amenities that his guests might need. The place was clean, cozy, and a great location. Loved the ocean view. Would definitely stay at this place again.

Heidi User Profile
July 2016
This cottage was a tropical oasis. The views were simply stunning, and you are away from traffic and tourists. The mango hut was a perfect place to watch the sunset. We also loved the outdoor shower/bathroom. It is a tropical place, so wear your bug spray. That being said, we'd certainly stay here again. Harry was a wonderful host.

Tim User Profile
April 2016
Harry's place is just as described, and just what we needed: a beautiful and quiet home base from which to explore the "real" Big Island, away from the resort crowds. Harry was super helpful, great communicator, and he keeps his place fully stocked with everything you need. All guest houses should be this good!

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States · Joined in March 2014
Harry User Profile

I love to travel, especially adventuring in different cultures and learning the ways and "beauty" of the people who live there. I love Hawaii and sharing it with friends and guests, especially those who appreciate the spirit and mana of the island.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
To be in authentic and natural Hawaii,close to the ocean and untouched by tourists, hotels and resorts.
I love the ocean and the secluded beaches nearby with the wonderful trails leading to them. It feels like 'Old Hawaiiana'. The sounds of the birds, wildlife and whales singing at night in the winter makes you feel like you're in the great outdoors. The tropical garden offers lots of wonderful wildlife to encounter.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.