Quiet and private, the cottage sits on it's own lot close to Kehena Beach.
Close to the ocean, walking distance to Kehena black sand beach, this high-end authentic Balinese teak cottage is located at the end of a cul de sac and off the grid. The grounds are landscaped with a wide variety of rare exotic fruit trees and flowers.
Constructed with teak, bamboo, marble and granite and sitting on its own lot, the building is very private and borders state virgin jungle. Queen size Temperpedic bed, kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, luxurious outdoor shower, extra deep marbled bathtub and hand carved marble pedestal sink, teak hardwood floor and flagstone patio with a sunrise view and excellent stargazing at night.
1/4 mile from Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center and close to many natural wonders: thermal hot ponds, snorkeling, surfing, boat launch, hiking, spelunking, beach with dolphins and whales, state, county and national parks, lava viewing and more!
Update: Cottage is now connected thru antenna to a new and very fast internet service.
PLEASE NOTE: Airbnb does not include the Hawaii state TAT and Excise taxes of 13.4% due upon arrival.
The cottage was extremely lavish, well-equipped, and comfortable. The interior design is an astounding work of art with a cooling ambiance. Enveloped by trees, we loved the seclusion as well as the closeness with nature that the cottage provided. It allowed us to take in and really appreciate the soothing climate. Additionally, there was an abundance of towels and toiletries provided.
The free snorkeling gear usage was a big plus for convenience! There are great snorkeling and swimming areas so close-by.
Suzanne is a lovely person and generously accommodating host. We didn't have any issues or needs during our stay but if we did, she'd definitely be more than willing to provide. She is extremely kind and will give you comprehensive recommendations for activities if you need them.
Suzanne was very welcoming, explaining the accomodations, the surroundings and the local sites. The cottage and grounds were as described. We loved the Bali designed cottage which Suzanne ordered as a kit house from Bali and with special changes had built herself. The grounds were beautiful.
What a lovely cottage. So private and truly peaceful. Sounds of the coqui frogs to fall asleep to and birds to wake up to. Glorious jungle setting. We loved the outdoor shower and screened in kitchen. It's definitely remote from the busy beaches and resorts but that's what we wanted. Beautiful.
Suzanne is a lovely person and she'll even find glue for you to fix your flip flop. :)
Suzanne is an excellent host and her cottage is a gem in paradise. We arrived at night and found the cottage to be very inviting and comfortable. We woke up in the morning in paradise. Everything was beautiful and green, birds singing. The outdoor shower is a fantastic experience. The internet was out while we were there but Suzanne was very generous and let us use hers whenever we needed. There is also a little café down the road that has internet and very good healthy sandwiches including vegan options and vegan ice cream. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and Suzanne gave us a tour of the garden and showed us the green edibles and fruits growing. If you’re going to be cooking ask Suzanne for a garden tour, we enjoyed adding the greens to our meals. She also gave fantastic recommendations for things to do in the area. We would be happy to stay here again the next time we are in Hawaii.
Our trip to The Big Island of Hawaii was our first experience with Airbnb and we are very satisfied. Suzanne was very helpful about places to visit while in the area. The cottage was as exactly as represented online. Very cozy nestled in a jungle atmosphere with beautiful trees and flowering plants. The outside shower was one of our highlights. It was convenient to beaches and sightseeing. We highly recommend the cottage and Airbnb to anyone anticipating using this service.
We are still in Hawaii on the road so not always in a place to write reviews right now but wanted to say how amazing Suzanne's place is. For us, we so resonated with the land here and the cottage itself was for us a perfect match. It is 'simply elegant', and there is such a sense of peace all around. Everything is provided that one could need, and Suzanne is a lovely woman, we felt her to be a friend immediately. We would so love to return here again, and hope to one day soon. This area for us was one of our favorites, the "clothing optional" beach had a sweet and innocent energy, and there are so many other little places around here that if you enjoy peace, stillness and admiring our 'Mother Earth" as opposed to 'being a tourist' you will love just 'being' here. Thank you so much Suzanne for sharing your gorgeous space with us so openly, and we hope to see you one day soon. Mahalo
I've worked in the hospitality industry serving guests with aloha for the last 25 years. I also enjoy gardening and creating beautiful outdoor spaces. Some guests tell me the grounds look like a tropical botanical park. Hosting a vacation rental gives me the opportunity to combine my talents in creating rewarding and rich experiences for my guests and myself.
My objective in building the cottage was to create an ambience of old Hawaii, with a sense of timelessness for ultimate relaxation and peace.