About this listing
Serene retreat cottage in a native Hawaiian forest, just 5 miles from Kailua Kona. Wake up with the song birds and a gorgeous tropical garden setting with orchids and tropical flowers everywhere. This retreat cottage is located on a three-acre property in an upscale Kona neighborhood. The retreat cottage is totally private from the street and from the main house. Cool Hawaiian cloud forest on Hualalai mountain at 2200' elevation. It is wonderful to come back to the cool mountain air after a day at the beach or in hot sun of Kailua-Kona, to a lovely cottage room surrounded by trees. (People really appreciate it!) Enjoy a leisurely morning cup of Kona coffee and look at the Atlas of Hawaii, Birds of Hawaii, Fish of Hawaii and other reference books and magazines. This is a local Hawaiian experience. You are away from the tourist condos and hotels, but centrally located to everything; snorkeling, beaches, shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, hiking.
Feel free to explore all of the gardens, use the Buddhist Zen meditation hall and make yourself at home on the property. You will see many tropical flowers, orchids, and trees at this Hawaiian tree nursery. Five miles to beaches, Kailua town (resturaunts and shopping), and airport.
Fully furnished cottage with a living room, bedroom and kitchenette. It is spacious and very comfortable. The bed room has a full size bed, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, desk, rocker reading chair, 5-disc CD player / radio, TV (for movies only), and full bathroom. The kitchenette has a lovely breakfast nook, and includes: refrigerator, 2 burner hot plate, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker,french press, and all utensils. Towels, linens, and beach towels. Wireless internet. Clean and comfortable retreat cottage on sacred grounds.
There is a pond, tree nursery and a Buddhist Zen meditation hall on the grounds. You may walk around the gardens, have lunch under the trees, and sit meditation any time you wish. Or ask about the private garden tour. Take time for a close look at a plant nursery in Hawaii. See the wondrous tropical plants that will make your heart smile. Have tea and chat about the Island, it's ecosystems and biota. You will enjoy it! Please email us for more information. If you want something local, quiet, and very special this is the place for you.
About the Host, Jill
I am a horticulturist, seed collector and cello student. I love art and nature, and meditation. I enjoy sharing my property with people who appreciate seeing a small farm, explore what is flowering and fruiting, and being in a unique place. I like to give people a real Hawaii experience. The property is located in a great area, not too far from the airport.