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
Island Getaway Cottage & Pool & Hot Tub
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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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Hot tub

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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 - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

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


44 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
September 2017
We loved the privacy of this place for our honeymoon! Our favorite features were the hot tub and 10 ft deep pool, as well as the bed. That sounds strange, but it was SO comfortable! My husband calls me the princess and the pea because I always find hotel beds and pillows so uncomfortable and sleep terribly. But I slept so well here! The shower and toilet are outside on the lanai but it doesn't feel like you are roughing it at all. The local helper for this place, Erin was very hospitable and gave us tons of tips for where to eat and hang out that were really cool. The only very minor drawbacks were the mosquitoes and the super loud frogs at night. But the place is equipped with bug spray and ear plugs :)

Catessa User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location. We enjoyed how close to nature that we felt staying in this house. The hosts and staff worked very hard to ensure that we had everything that we needed.

Beth User Profile
August 2017
It was all we had hoped for and so much more.

Anjali User Profile
August 2017
We loved the stay in the very tropical ambience. Sleeping to the sound of Frogs and birds and waking up in the morning to view the tender light creeping in the cottage and with full view to the greenery around. Its a well utilized space with all the required amenities we needed within reach-including iron box and cooking utensils. We had to work during the vacation and internet was very much reliable. There were mosquitoes and some insects as expected in the tropical climate and the coil helped to keep them out in the patio; we din have to worry about them inside the cottage as we made sure the doors were shut properly. It was bit of drive to the restaurants and places of interest but stay was good; and loved the outdoor shower!

Magdalena User Profile
July 2017
Very sweet and private. The pool is a lovely treat. For us, this was a great location though very rural. Only problem for me was the dang mosquitoes (they love to bite me). We used the grill and back lanai every day and with long pants and shirt I was ok. Very healthy gecko population! Would love to stay here again!

Marci User Profile
July 2017
Highly recommend this cute cottage to anyone looking for a true getaway in the Big Island. :) The pool and hot tub have an amazing view + we had them both to ourselves during our entire stay. We didn't get a chance to meet Hope or Rennie but we met Erin who was super kind and sweet! Fully equipped kitchen was very convenient. The bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on, best night sleep ever. The outdoor shower and bathroom made it feel like a true island getaway, which we loved. We will definitely be coming back!

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

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