Pool and view of Pacific Ocean to the west. Great sunsets!Pool and view of Pacific Ocean to the west. Great sunsets!
Island Getaway Cottage & Pool & Hot Tub

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Recently designated one of (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)'s top vacation rentals, our Island Getaway is nestled within a stand of lush tropical plants. This unique cottage offers a delightful indoor/outdoor living experience – 3 of 4 walls are screened, opening the studio to the sensual tropical air that is such a wonderful part of Hawai'ian living.

The space

Outside, a covered lana'i and outdoor shower (great after a trip to nearby beaches), are bordered by a bamboo grove and banana trees. A pool and hot tub are all steps away, as are mangoes, avocados and papayas.

Inside is furnished with rattan furniture, a dreamy queen-sized bed, and plenty of space for relaxing. The kitchen is compact and complete – featuring a dishwasher, microwave, 4-burner gas cook top, and convection/toaster oven. Custom-built bamboo cabinetry ties everything together in unmistakable island style.

We loved designing, building and living in our little cottage. It gives us great pleasure to share this love with like-minded guests who are seeking something more authentic than your typical 'condo experience'.

FYI: Our prices include the 13.25% excise and occupancy taxes levied by the State and County of Hawai'i (some other AirBnb listings do not include these taxes in the advertised prices). We support the idea of local taxes paying for road maintenance, clean bathrooms, and other costs that the travel industry places on local communities. The taxes collected in our AirBnb fees are remitted to the state on a quarterly basis.

Please be aware that Hawai'i is probably more 'rural' than you are used to. There are places on the Island that have no cell phone reception (although it is quite good at our cottage), and Internet connectivity is only 'adequate' (and sometimes awkward). We subscribe to a cable Internet service, and reset the cable router periodically. There is WiFi at the property, but you will most likely need to restart your device/equipment once you have arrived.

Guest access

The pool and hot tub are shared with our land partner, and her guests.

We have snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella that are available for your use. There is a gas grill for your use on the lanai.

Interaction with guests

There is another house on the property with a full time resident. Kathy (or groundskeeper Ivy) will help answer any questions you might have.

Kathy is available by appointment to take you on a swim with the dolphins!

You may meet our lovely housekeeper if you arrive in the late afternoon. Otherwise, the house manual on the dining table should cover any information you might require. If not, please send us a text!

Other things to note

Hawaii Tax ID#: Available upon request

License or registration number

Hawaii Tax ID#: W85939158-01
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)

This is a tranquil setting, and we would like our non-smoking, adult guests to be considerate of this environment. Sorry, we cannot accept pets or children under the age of 18...

We also ask that you respect the Hawaiian custom of removing your footwear before entering the house. ESPECIALLY when such footwear is wet.

(And, both AirBnb and our insurance require us to state:

• the swimming pool is unfenced and without lifeguard. Swim at your own risk.

• there are no parties allowed on the property


You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Our split level cottage has interior stairs to the Kitchen and Lanai



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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David User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic place, we never slept so well as we did in this jungle bungalow. Everything you could ask for.

John User Profile
April 2017
Great location, funky and fun jungle location with great covered outside deck

Daryl User Profile
April 2017
This little cottage is exactly as described and pictured! We had a relaxing stay and felt like part of the natural environment. Even though houses are in relative close proximity, the cottage feels private and secluded. It is a bit of a drive to get to most restaurants, but the kitchen has all of the essentials for cooking. We would love to go back!

Patrick User Profile
April 2017
It was very private and secluded. It was like being immersed in nature.

Valerie User Profile
January 2017
Had a nice time, we loved the seclusion and open air feel. Best sleep of the entire trip!

Sylvain User Profile
January 2017
We felt very welcome, were given fresh bananas upon our arrival and were given all the info we needed. The pool looks a bit bigger on the pictures but we didn't even use it so no big deal ! We did not know that 3 walls of the house was only screens and that the toilet and shower was outside but it turned out really good!

Jess User Profile
December 2016
Hope and Rennie really have it all figured out in terms of making your accommodations very comfortable. All you have to do is show up with some food and drinks for the duration of your stay and the rest is completely covered. The location is actually perfect, you're a few minutes drive from one of the best snorkeling areas on the big island (2step). There is neighbours nearby on the property but we never felt our privacy was invaded - we still felt secluded in a jungle with lush green all around you. It was lovely having a pool and a hottub on the property, we used it alot actually. I really could go on and on. This play is highly recommended ☺

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Mendocino, California, United States · Joined in July 2013
Hope & Rennie User ProfileHope & Rennie is a superhost.

We are retired and love the idea of sharing our delightful spaces with people.

Rennie was a software developer, and Hope was a property manager.

We love to travel, especially when warm water is involved! Although we have traveled many places, our place on the Big Island Hawaii is our favorite place to enjoy rest and relaxation.

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