About This Listing
Enjoy this stylish hideaway in a tropical garden setting at the 1,000 foot elevation, surrounded by ocean views and exotic landscapes, but minutes from beaches, shopping, golf, galleries, coffee farms, sea excursions and many other attractions.
The cottage includes a 324 sq ft studio apartment, and a 400+ sq ft private, covered lanai with ocean and coastline views.
Note: MINIMUM STAY IS GENERALLY FIVE NIGHTS.
ALL WOOD AND TILE STUDIO COTTAGE
*Highly desired upland Kona location - gardens, not lava fields
*Separate building and entrance
*Convenient & secure parking
*Ample storage for personal items
*Close to Holualoa's artists haven, coffee farms & tasting rooms
*5 minutes to Kona's most popular beach
*10 minutes to historic Kailua village & Keauhou shopping
*2 minutes to highway access, for trips to Waimea town, the Volcano, or the island's rainy side (Hilo and surrounds)
*Queen-sized bed with high quality linens
*Flat screen television with cable
*High-speed wireless internet
*Sufficient electrical outlets
*Ensuite bathroom (shower)
*Separate laundry facility
*Full size washer & dryer
*Iron and ironing board
*Wall mounted & hand mirrors
JUST BRING BATHING SUIT & FLIP-FLOPS
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, paper goods, dish soap, sponges supplied
KITCHENETTE EQUIPPED FOR COOKING
# Apartment-sized refrigerator
# Large microwave
#Double Hot Plate
#French-press coffee pot
#Coffee grinder (for the freshest KONA COFFEE)
#Electric tea kettle
#High-quality pots, pans and tools
#Storage containers, pitchers, serving pieces
#Dinnerware, flatware and glassware
#Propane fueled barbecue with side burner
OUTDOOR SPACE (Pictures coming)
A huge, private, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start) and the coastline north of Kailua-Kona, furnished with a large futon couch, an 8' dining table and chairs, a hammock, various accessories, and counter stools from which to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage along the railing while watching ocean traffic and birds in flight.
FOR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT
*Beach chairs (Tommy Bahama deluxe edition)
*2 Boogie boards
*2 Soft-top surf boards
*2-person sea kayak fully equipped ($25/day added fee, and guests responsible for affixing to car for transport and clean-up upon return)
NOTE: We don't provide snorkeling gear as we've found that guests get a better fit (and reliably sterilized equipment!) at a fair rate from the many local snorkeling gear outlets
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
Interaction with Guests
We try to welcome guests personally to the cottage and make ourselves available to share local insights and address questions as they arise, but otherwise stay out of guests' way (we are happy to provide as much local information as you would like!).
For years we escaped on vacation from Portland's gray winters to blue Hawaii and, after trying the other islands, kept coming back to the Big Island for its unparalleled ocean swimming, and to Kailua-Kona for its old-time, 'spirit of aloha' small-town atmosphere. We originally bought a sea-level condo, but found that it was too hot and too touristy for our tastes, so we started looking for alternatives.
The little estate of which the cottage is a part was built starting in the late 1970's. We found its all-wood post and beam construction, cedar interiors, cool location, garden setting and beautiful expansive views almost unique in Kona's home market, and fell in love with it the day we first saw it.
You will need a car or moped when you stay at the cottage unless you bring or rent a bike and you relish hill climbs. There is limited public transportation at sea level, along Alii Drive in Kailua Kona, and around the island via the Hawaii Belt Road if you are traveling outside of Kailua Kona.
Other Things to Note
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Rates are inclusive of Hawaii's 13.42% excise & transient taxes. Hawaii Business excise tax i.d. #W(phone number hidden) (blocked by AirBnB, but available on request)
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
By reserving a stay at the Cottage through airbnb.com, guests agree to the following terms and conditions, which constitute a Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) that is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the on-line reservation date by and between the person(s) submitting payment as part of the reservation process (the “Guest”) and the owners Robin and Frank Parisi (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described in the on-line listing (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental Term for the Total Rental Fee and other good and valuable consideration as described herein.
Guest agrees that no more than 2 persons shall be permitted on the Property at any time during the Rental Term, all of whom shall comply with the conditions and restrictions imposed upon Guest under this Agreement.
CONDITION AND USE OF PROPERTY
The Property is provided in “as is” condition. Rental Agent shall use its best efforts to ensure the operation of all amenities in the Property, such as internet access, cable TV access or other items as applicable. Rental Agent shall not be held responsible for such items failure to work, but will make every effort to correct any issues as reported as quickly as possible.
Guest shall use the Property for residential purposes only and in a careful manner to prevent any damage or loss to the Property and keep the Property in clean and sanitary condition at all times. Guest and any additional permitted guests shall refrain from loud noise and shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor shall Guest use the Property for any immoral, offensive or unlawful purposes, nor violate any law, association rules or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the Property. The entire estate of which the Property is a part is non-smoking, and Guest shall not smoke or permit any person that Guest may invite to the Property to smoke, either within the Property or on the estate premises.
If Guest should fail to comply with the conditions and obligations of this Agreement, Guest shall surrender the Property, remove all Guest’s property and belongings and leave the Property in good order and free of damage. No refund of any portion of the Total Rental Fee shall be made and if any legal action is necessary, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement from the other party for all costs incurred.
ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLEASE
Guest shall not assign or sublease the Property or permit the use of any portion of the Property by other persons who are not family members or guests of the Guest and included within the number of and as permitted occupants under this Agreement.
ENTRY AND INSPECTION
Rental Agent reserves the right to enter the Property at reasonable times and with reasonable advance notice for the purposes of inspecting the Property or showing the Property to prospective purchasers, renters or other authorized persons. If Rental Agent has a reasonable belief that there is imminent danger to any person or property, Rental Agent may enter the Property without advance notice.
UNAVAILABILITY OF PROPERTY
In the event the Property is not available for use during the Rental Term due to reasons, events or circumstances beyond the control of Rental Agent, Rental Agent shall immediately return all payments made by the Guest, whereupon this Agreement shall be terminated and Guest and Rental Agent shall have no further obligations or liabilities in any manner pertaining to this Agreement.
All we can say is WOW! Robin is an amazing host and their cottage is gorgeous inside and out. We loved our stay so much we did not want to leave. It was very private and tucked way up on the mountain side to give a complete view of Kailua Kona from above. The days were hot and tropical and the nights were cool and relaxing. You can expect to fall asleep to the gentle sound of rain and frogs. Then, wake up to the sights and sounds of beautiful exotic birds right on a tree outside your window. The Lanai was our favorite part of the cottage. It is huge and has an awesome hammock to lay in. The driveway was a little tricky to get in an out of, but that is what you can expect being on a mountain side, but totally worth it! Robin and Frank made sure they though of everything you need for a home away from home. She even made sure we had a bag of some delicious Kona blend coffee to enjoy for our mornings. My fiancee and I celebrated her 30th birthday here and we will never forget it! Highly recommend this place if you like to stay a bit off the main drag and enjoy doing things for yourselves.
Perfect stay in a beautiful cottage. Everything was as expected. Robin and Frank were really nice and helpful. We found everything we need in the cottage including dishes, towels, boggie boards etc. The cottage is easy to find and really central. We loved the lanai and had our breakfast and dinner always there.
We will definetely come back and have another perfect time here!
Thanks Robin and Frank! :-)
We had the most AMAZING stay at Robin's cottage! The only problem was the fact that we didn't book a longer stay (and also that the cottage is so comfortable and delightful that it made leaving to explore the island all the more difficult). The place itself is exactly as billed -- it's utterly serene, with sweeping views of the water, lush vegetation, and Robin has thought of everything to make your stay stress free, including chairs you can take to the beach, cooler bags, boogie boards, and even snorkel equipment. It's a short 10 minute drive to the beach and downtown Kona. We cannot wait to come back!!
We loved this spot.....cooler than the coast, and wonderful bird songs in the mornings and evenings. It was also great to have our hosts provide beach towels, beach chairs, cooler bag, boogie boards and information as needed. Would definitely like to stay here again!
We are so glad we found this little part of paradise! My girlfriend and i loved the fact that on top of having a great view on the Kona Kailua area and the sea, this place has everything for a great stay: Quiet, comfortable (the bed is very big!), convenient, clean, everything you need to reset and enjoy your trip: free washer/dryer machine, wifi, fridge, beach chairs, BBQ, cooking tools, etc)
The place feels like your own private home. The owner is welcoming, respectful and honest. You need a car to get there but it's very close to all the sights the region has to offer.
Pascal and Patricia
About the Host, Robin
Frank and I are retired professionals and have lived in Hawaii full-time since about 2008. Before retiring, we lived and raised our family in Portland, Oregon. We have two children, a daughter (25) and a son (23), now both employed in Silicon Valley. We are quite sporty and love a challenging do-it-yourself project. Our yard/garden here in Hawaii has been our main retirement activity. We have tamed and terraced the garden by building rock walls, and we have added extensive concrete pathways and stairs. We swim in the ocean or ride our road bikes almost daily. I am a mosaic artist, and Frank plays guitar and ukulele.