About this listing
Recently designated one of VRBO'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.
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.
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!
Island Getaway is located just a 5 minute drive from the beach and Two Step – a great local snorkeling spot. Also Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, (City of Refuge) a 5 minute drive in the same direction. A must see historical site.
We are in a safe, rural neighborhood. Just a short walk around the corner is the Painted Church, and it's a 10 minute drive to Kealakekua Bay, a great place to kayak and snorkel.
Volcano's National Park is 76 miles further south around the southern tip of the island.
Island Getaway is is about 27 miles (45 minute drive depending upon traffic), south of the Kona International Airport. Although there is a bus that runs once a day around the island, a car is really a must for getting around.
Other things to note
Hawaii Tax ID#: Available upon request
p3.description.licenseHawaii Tax ID#: W85939158-01
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
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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.