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. The cottage shares the property with a larger home known as The Park House. The day rate includes 13.40% Hawaii State Tax.
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
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.
Die Beschreibung der Unterkunft ist überaus treffend. Wir haben das vorgefunden, was wir erwartet haben: ein nettes, kleines Häuschen inmitten eines schönen Gartens. Ed ist ein freundlicher und im positiven Sinne unaufdringlicher Gastgeber. Immer ansprechbar und mit Hilfe und Rat zur Stelle, wenn es gewünscht wird. Gute Empfehlungen für Ausflüge und Restaurants in der Nähe. Der Ehrlichkeit halber muss erwähnt werden, dass man wie in vielen anderen Unterkünften auf Hawaii oder in tropischen Gegenden mit tierischen Besuchern rechnen muss. Die Ameisen hat Ed in seiner Beschreibung angekündigt. Wir haben trotz einer insgesamt sauberen Unterkunft auch vereinzelt Bekanntschaft mit Kakerlaken gemacht und vor Geckos sollte man keine Angst haben. Auf jeden Fall jeden Tag den Mülleimer leeren und keine Essensreste liegen lassen. Auf die Kakerlaken hat Ed übrigens sofort reagiert und uns Fallen zur Verfügung gestellt. In seiner Beschreibung hat Ed auf die Wildschweine hingewiesen, die den Garten ab und zu besuchen. Wir hatten das Glück, in einer der drei Nächte von Gewusel im Garten geweckt zu werden und konnten einer Wildsau beim Schmatzen zuhören und sie beim Fressen beobachten. Trotz der kleinen Beeinträchtigung durch die Kakerlaken haben wir uns bei Ed sehr wohl gefühlt und können das Häuschen guten Gewissens jedem weiterempfehlen, der mit den natürlichen Begleiterscheinungen dieser traumhaften Umgebung leben kann.
While Ed was not personally available during our stay, his communication prior to our arrival was warm, welcoming and prompt. The cottage was perfectly scaled for a couple such as ourselves. We appreciated all the glass facing the yard -- I particularly enjoyed looking up through the gabled end at the palms silhouetted against the night sky. The kitchen was serviceable and enabled us to cook a full dinner one night (seared ahi and bok choy from the local grocery store, Takata), as well as morning breakfasts eaten at the dining table. The cottage is conveniently located in one artsy little town, Kapa'au, and adjacent to another, Hawi. There was also very close access to the Pololu Valley. There is also an opportunity for some very nearby hiking that we stumbled upon but ultimately ran out of time to truly explore: just follow the inconspicuous sign for "public shore access" just west of the cottage on the highway about 1/4 mile -- you will discover an amazing view of the coast! All in all, it was a great stay.
David and new wife aloha,
I was such a intimate time for you both, I thought it best to give you as much privacy as possible. And then we missed each other completely. I am happy that it all worked out well for you two, and of course I will take heed to your suggestion.
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!
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