About this listing
Perfect couple's get away. Delightful, cozy and nestled in a tropical garden setting.. Great for single's too, the cottage has often been used as a writers retreat, or just a retreat & honeymoon's.
Includes 13.25% Hawaii Taxes.
1 Bedroom / Living room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 only.
The Big Island's North Kohala region is a travelers' delight, off the beaten path, it makes the area one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets. Experience ''Old Hawaii'' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites in walking distance to the famous statue of King Kamehameha, and to the Kamehameha State Park. Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails is close by. Or just chill out, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle and dolphin sightings occur all year-round.
The cottage contains a private kitchen including a full double sized sink, medium sized refrigerator, stove. The kitchen is complete with pots/pans & cutlery for preparing meals and a full compliment of dishware. The cottage shares the property with a larger home known as The Park House. The day rate includes 13.25% Hawaii State Tax. Immediate availability can often be the least costly.
Park your car next to the cottage entrance.
Kamehameha Hawaii County Park is just down the road, starts in less than 100 yards. Tennis courts, swimming pool , gym, baseball, skateboard, golf 6 holes. etc etc
Yoga studio just a few minutes walk away, in the center of the small village of Kapaau.
Interaction with Guests
Generally I let the guests settle in. Then I touch base, to make sure all is well, and answer any questions. From then on the interaction is need based. My leaning is "hands off", also I travel often....
The lovely village of Kapaau which is 5 minute walk away. Kamehameha Park walk there in 2 minutes, swimming, tennis, baseball, golf, gym, etc etc.. Great walks and swimming along the coast. Pristine ocean swimming 15 minutes drive from the cottage.
Walk. bike ride, car.
Public transport is Little to none...
Other Things to Note
COUPLES and THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII – KOHALA COAST
Hawaii is a place for lovers. A place to begin, a place to reconnect and a place to remember. Whether you are getting engaged, getting married, renewing your vows, or just escaping to spend time with the one you love. We want to tell your story. A couples session on the Big Island of Hawaii is a great way to spend part of your day.
It was such a joy to capture this couples session near the Kawaihae Harbor. They got a chance to relax without the kids, be silly, reconnect and share their love. Even with a little tropical rain they kept their smiles and had fun. At ultra-spective we strive to let you be you and share your story however you want. Come to the beach, grab a cold one and let's have some fun. Be yourselves. Be natural and we will capture those moments of joy, of love, of longing and silliness.
The cottage is perfect for couples.
Need to know's, please READ
SECURITY CODE for the WiFi NETGEAR81 is: cleversquirrel075
FLOORS: Be aware that the concrete floors can be very slippery, particularly outside and when wet.
When you leave, please put the dirty laundry in a pile, all dishes are clean, food removed, and recycled / trash into the appropriate containers in the garage. The door should be unlocked as you found it, and the keys on the counter, all in readiness to be prepared for the next guest.
SHOES: Hawaiian style is to remove shoes in the house.
GREEN WASTE / REYCLEABLES: Please use the black container (located behind the fence near the Airstream) in the garden to put all biodegradable none meat items into. The large bin in the garage is for all clean or rinsed recyclables. Redeemable bottles and cans in the cardboard boxes by this bin. The remaining waste put in the smaller bin marked TRASH, which is next to the larger one.
LOCAL restaurants (by distance) / shops:
Minnie's: Which is directly opposite as you pull onto the main highway. Pretty good, local style food. Owner Charmane
Nambu: In the small town of Kapaau just down the road, is a lunch time and breakfast hang out. Owner Carol
Pizza Sandwiches Snack Shack (phone number hidden) opposite statue Kapaau
Sushi Rock. Good food in the town of Hawi, 3 miles away, bit pricey. Owner Peter.
Bamboo. Good food, again pricey, in Hawi, owner Joan.
Coffee mill in Hawi, good hang out spot, breakfast lunch.
Super Market: “Takata" Store half between Hawi and Kapaau.
LIGHTS / ELECTRICITY: We have the most expensive in the NATION, please be conscious of your use. The same is true with hot water / propane.
DOORS/ PIGS: Keep the doors closed and the mosquito's outside. Same applies to the large WILD pigs that visit from time to time, do NOT engage!
BLINDS: If you use the blinds please close the window behind, otherwise the wind will damage them.
TOILET: Please use only toilet paper. Important
COOLER: Feel free to use one of the coolers in the garage during your stay.
ANTS: This is Hawaii, we have lots of them, clean up your food and all will be well.
MASSAGE: call Jamie (phone number hidden)
or Rebecca Bartholomy (phone number hidden) They are both excellent.
Most important HAVE FUN………………. Enjoy………..
EMERGENCY #'s: Ed's Phone/Text # (phone number hidden) Try me first .
If I am off island, or cannot be reached contact Richard Liebmann (phone number hidden)
or Chris Dryer (phone number hidden) she is the cottage clean up person.