Perfect for a couple's get away. Delightful, cozy and nestled in a tropical garden setting.. Great for single's too, the cottage has often been used for writers retreat, and just a plain retreat : ).
Please no tobacco smokers in this house.
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.
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. 8.30 am. small classes every day except Sunday.
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
All located in a very cool setting of a tropical garden setting.
Need to knows
WiFi SECURITY code on the NETGEAR 81 is: cleversquirrel075 Please do not switch off, it services the entire property.
DEPATURE: When you leave, please put the dirty laundry in a pile, all dishes are clean, your 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 kitchen table, all in readiness to be prepared for the next guest.
LAUNDRY ROOM: At times I come into this room from the backdoor, or the cleaner does, to get supplies and use the washer / dryer. “Lovely” the cat uses the cat door to go out, but it is set up for going out only. If you want to lock the house, lock the kitchen / laundry room door, exit and lock the front door.
FOOD: Please use what is available, and replace if possible. Sorry that there is not much room in the freezer box, I support local grown meat and it is stored I there for my later use. Help yourself to the macnuts on the porch, there are there for you, as is the macnut cracker.
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 RESTUARANTS: (by distance) / Shops: Minnie’s: Which is directly opposite as you pull onto the main highway. Pretty good, local style food. Owner Charmane. Gills: Fish tacos etc just down the road. Nambu: In the small town of Kapaau just down the road, is a lunch time and breakfast hang out. Owner Carol. Kings View Café: Pizza / Sandwiches (phone number hidden) opposite statue Kapaau
Sushi Rock. Good food in Hawi town, 3 miles away, bit pricey. Owner Peter. Bamboo. Goodish food, again pricey, in Hawi, owner Joan. Coffee Mill Cafe : Hawi, good hang out spot, breakfast lunch.
“Takata” Super Mkt 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. Please try to make sure that the faucets do not drip, particularly the Hot water in the shower / tub.
LARGE WILD pigs sometimes visit at night, do NOT engage!
MUSIC System: is a ‘Bose”, if it seems not to work unplug the power cable in the back and the replug in. Plug in your own music.
TOILET: Please use only toilet paper. Important, Please make sure faucets are not dripping.
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)
If I am off island, or cannot be reached contact Richard Liebmann (phone number hidden) support.
We had a wonderful experience staying at the Hawaiian Tropical Hidwaway! Ed made us feel very welcome and everything we needed for a comfortable stay was available at the cottage. Beautiful little cottage with a lovely private backyard to enjoy. The location is great, with proximity to numerous great Kohala beaches. We loved the small town feeling of Kapaau and Hawi.
Ed is a great host: genial and helpful but not intrusive. He's very generous with his extensive knowledge of The Big Island.
The Cottage is a lovingly crafted dwelling set in an inviting tropical garden. It's spacious, clean and the full kitchen allows for home cooking when yet another restaurant meal doesn't appeal.
The location is excellent - a short walk to local stores and places to eat and we highly recommend the Saturday farmers' market at Hawi.
If you're heading to North Kohala, stay at Ed's - but book early!
We had a great time at Ed's place. It was the perfect get off the plane and decompress - quiet, private, clean, charming. We stayed two nights and would stay there again. Thanks Ed!
Ed was a fabulous host and there for us in every way, from fully supplying our cottage to offering all kinds of helpful advice regarding local food, hikes, beaches and explorations....We really could not have asked for more. Everything was clean, well appointed, well stocked from kitchen to snorkeling gear! The location was perfect, within 2 blocks of small town Hapa'au and short drive to quaint Hawi. When we return to the area we would definitely stay (website hidden) wonderful small yard full of exotic flowers, avocado, pomelo and passed lovely times cracking macadamia nuts too!
My wife, daughter and I absolutely loved this place. This cottage has a wonderful airy design and is tastefully decorated. There is a great view onto the tropical garden, which features palms, flowers, and fruit trees. You'll wake to the sounds of fascinating bird song, and fall asleep listening to the rushing of palm leaves in a gentle breeze. Ed was a great host, pointing us in the direction of great beaches and cliff walks in the area. The fresh macadamia nuts, passion fruit, and other goodies from the garden that he gave us were fantastic. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
Great place. The pictures don't do it justice. Ed was the perfect host, full of information for everything you need or want to know without being intrusive. We spend our entire week along the north coast with a couple of trips into Kona-Kailua. There is an amazing collection of things to see and do there, including 3 very good farmers markets on Saturday. My wife found the mattress to hard for her taste, but it didn't bother me at all, probably a matter of personal taste. The only negative was the next door neighbors dog, which liked to rise early and bark 2 of the 7 mornings we were there. We fixed that with noise canceling headphones. I look forward to returning next spring and will certainly stay here again. Thanks for everything Ed.
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