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Kealakekua Bay Bali Cottage -steps from Bay

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This hidden jewel at Kealakekua Bay is the perfect honeymoon cottage. Very private setting in our lower backyard. Short walking distance to nearby Manini Beach. Great snorkeling in the bay!

We have a full kitchen, with gas range/oven, pots, pans, coffee grinder, coffee maker, rice cooker, blender, undercounter refrig with icemaker.

Fall asleep listening to the nearby waves crash, and awaken to the sound of birds. Surrounded by tropical landscape and pond. Magical Hideaway!!

The space

This Hidden Jewel located at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii is nestled under large ficus tree in our lower backyard. It is an exotic Cottage made with antique Bali Panels. Perfect for a couple. Located in peaceful Historic Napoopoo VIillage. Steps from Neighborhood Beach Park where you can access Kealakekua Bay to swim and snorkel. Grassy park with picnic tables. You can rent kayak just down the street on Kahauloa Rd. Come stay at Kealakekua Bay, where the dolphins play

Built with old bali teak panels and decorated with lots of unique surfboards on the ceilings.. Off the street. Very private and peaceful setting. Under a large Ficus tree, with large limb going right thru living room ceiling!

One bed, one bath,fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, grinder, waffle iron, blender, rice cooker, small refrigerator with freezer
Gas range and oven. Open and airy. Hear the waves at night!

Private, tropical yard with pond, gazebo and bbq. tiki torches. Lots of birds.

No need to drive to beach. You can walk One and a half minutes to Neighborhood Beach Park -a beautiful beach park on Kealakekua Bay, where you can picnic, or swim - see turtles, many reef fish, manta rays, dolphins. Captain Cook Monument one mile across the bay. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon libations at the picnic tables.

Walk to nearby Napoopoo Beach, Keii Beach. Painted Church 2 miles away.

4 miles from City of Refuge - great snorkeling. Close to Paleakula Peace Gardens where you can take a yoga class, or Mamalohoa Hot Tubs and Massage.

Swim, Bicycle, Kayak, Hike, Nearby Kayak rentals available.

This is a quirky place! Not your conventional rental!!!!

Guest access

Entire yard. BBQ, Gazebo Outdoor dining table.

Interaction with guests

As much or little as they want. Always available for questions.

Other things to note

Please Note: Airbnb does not collect the State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (9.25 % ) and GE Tax (4%) so they are built into our
flat rate listing fee.
TAT ID TA-063-942-0416-01 GE ID GE-063-942-0416-01

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $55
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM

Please indicate your anticipated arrival time in advance and let us know promptly of necessary changes. Safe off street parking is directly next door to the treehouse at the vacant lot on corner of Manini Beach Road and Kahauloa Street.

No smoking.

We thank you in advance and look forward to welcoming you to the treehouse. Finally, we hope your stay is an inspiring one.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

343 Reviews

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Raquel User Profile
June 2017
Karen's Bali cottage is an incredible, unique, beautiful place! She goes above and beyond for her guests. My partner and I spent one night there and we wish we had booked more. A small beach is a stones throw away. Sounds of the ocean and frogs will lull you to sleep :) perfect for travelers wanting a secluded getaway close to nature and away from crowds. Thank you, Karen, for your hospitality!

Katie User Profile
June 2017
Our stay at the Bali Cottage was one of the highlights of our trip to the Big Island. I think it was even more interesting in person than the pictures showed. Karen is an exceptional host who went out of her way to make us comfortable and show us around the area. The cottage itself is *right* on the bay. You can see it when you park your car, and you can hear the waves from inside the cottage. There's private beach access a block away, where we enjoyed an early morning snorkel. As with most of this area, the beach access is very rocky, but with a small sort of sandy area, where kids could play in the water. There's also a nice grassy area with picnic tables and shade. Grab food on your way in - the cottage is at least 20 minutes from any restaurants or grocery stores. We went to the store and bought some food to cook in the outdoor kitchen (which is very well equipped!). We honestly really enjoyed cooking there, with the breeze from the ocean, and the waves lapping in the background. We highly recommend the cottage.

Damnit User Profile
June 2017
Bali Cottage is a paradise within paradise. If you are looking to stay in surroundings as beautiful as the Hawaiian landscape this is the place you crave. It is exquisite, every corner, every piece in the place,, is thoughtfully chosen and perfectly placed. The kitchen while outdoor is gourmet right down to the Belgian waffle maker, Kona coffee and coffee grinder. The cottage changes as light streams thru the hand carved teak panels and you can appreciate the artistry of the very walls of this cottage. It was an interesting mix of being incredibly comfortable yet looking like an exquisite museum exhibit. Our host had the best tips for dining, water sports, lava spotting and shopping, and she was incredibly gracious. Our Hawaiian memories made in this cottage are all the more beautiful for having made them at Bali Cottage. It has a very special feeling, serenity in paradise. It was a dream come true and it will inspire us for a lifetime. Mahalo

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
This cottage is an ideal spot for an adventurous traveler who wants to avoid the resort circuit and feel like a local. The location, so close to the bay, amazing snorkeling and other recreation, was even better than we expected when we booked our trip. And the aesthetics of the cottage were wonderful - eclectic, bohemian and peaceful. Our hosts were communicative and generous but allowed us plenty of privacy. We took full advantage of the snorkeling gear on site, and we enjoyed cooking outside and dining under the tree canopy. The visits from the cat were a plus, too. If you stay here, don't hesitate to chat with neighbors at the nearby beach park. They gave us great advice for places to visit and things to explore. We definitely would stay here again.

Jacob User Profile
May 2017
Very cool location and really old custom Bali wood work. Great place to stay for beautiful scenery and some of the best snorkeling on the island.

Gretchen User Profile
May 2017
My husband and I couldn't have picked a better spot to stay on the Big Island for the end of our honeymoon. Karen was out of town, but her housekeeper Jeff was easy to communicate with and helpful to us during our stay. We loved this adorable cottage and all of its quirky decor, jungle life and proximity to the water. As others have mentioned, you may want to pack earplugs if you're a light sleeper, due to dropping nuts from the tree outside. I'd highly recommend renting a kayak to see the spinner dolphins in the bay (7-9 a.m. seemed like the best time). Some other local favorites were Da Poke Shack, Paleaku Gardens, City of Refuge and the coffee farms. A beautiful home, perfect for the adventurous and outdoorsy renter.

Alice User Profile
May 2017
We loved the close access to a wonderful little beach with great snorkelling, and the very unique ambiance of the cottage being transported to the South Seas!

Hawaii, United States · Joined in December 2011
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.

My husband and I have lived in Hawaii for 16 years. We moved here from another island - Whidbey Island in Washington. Love to bicycle, hike, swim, stand up board, meet new people, travel.
We have lived in California, New York, Washington, Germany, and Switzerland.
Ron's retired Boeing, I am an AutoCAD drafter.
I am the Finish Line Timing Coordinator for the Ironman in Kona.
Have much Aloha! Love living on the Big Island! So many adventures to be had.

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