About this listing
New very private furnished cottage with full kitchen located behind main home, for adult guest. Approximately 5 miles from Kailua Kona town, on hillside over looking the Kona Coast. Located approx 3 miles above Keahole Airport approx 5 minutes away. Cottage is backing Hawaii Conservation area, nice size deck in natural forest area. Quiet and beautiful with lots of birds. Occasional flocks of Parrots fly over. Usually have daily visits by Wild Turkeys and Kalish (Japan Pheasants)and an occasional wild pig, Hawaiian Hawk or Owl. There are feral cats, local lizards, etc that come out of the Forrest area from time to time. Perfect for nature lovers. Very quiet, peaceful and relaxing area. It's country, rural, no street lights, I have flash lights, umbrellas and Pancho's for guest. Portable table for eating in doors or doing office work, also two TV trays. Deck table perfect for all meals outdoors. Floors are either carpet or (website hidden) has converter box, gets all network channels, Funai Movies, Stereo with CD player. WIFI computer access, Apt size Gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, apt. size fridge, dishes, glasses/cups, flatwear, pots/pans, towels,utensils, soap & sponge. Bathroom: Towels,wash clothes, soap, comp small shampoos/conditioners, toothpaste. Pretty much turn key unit. Double size bed. Feather down large pillows, and regular standard pillows. Parking spot in yard. Big Island Water is from an Artesian Well, very good water, we just use a Brita Filter pitcher & one is in cottage. We have awesome sunsets. You can see the coastline from the parking area. We are out of crowded town, easy access to all directions of travel. Closest Beach approx 3 miles away for Swimming, surfing, fishing, picnic, BBQ or just tanning. Historical places of interest close by. Close to Honokohau Harbor and other State beach parks. Kailua-Kona has many excellent: restaurants, all kinds of activities, shops, stores, Banks, Post Office, movies, bowling, etc. (We also have available surfboard, body board you can borrow for the day, snorkel & mask. Coolers available to take on outings, (we have ice). Kona is the dry side, lots of lava rock, path to cottage is a rocky path from parking area. Don't want any guest longer then a week at a time. Cottage needs to be kept clean, it's new. Sorry no children please, we are close to neighbors. Steps down to cottage and steps inside to bathroom. Cottage is built for two adults maximum, not child proof. Plus some plants surrounding cottage are poisonous if ingested. Cottage is not a luxury resort but a clean safe comfortable cottage. The young and Adventurous LOVE IT. Two nights stay minimum and 5 days max. Car rental is a must on the Big Island. Mahalo (Thank You)
What is available in the cottage and the Kona Area.
Interaction with Guests
Greet guest, introduce them to the cottage then leave guest alone. Always available for questions or help.
It's a local Hawaiian neighborhood.
No real public Transportation in the immediate area, only in town and it's LIMITED. Taxi very EXPENSIVE. Need a rental car for the Big Island of Hawai'i. Will not accept any reservation without a car rental. We are unable to shuttle guest.
Other Things to Note
Because we are country and behind us is the Conservation Forrest we have seasonal pest: ants, ground fleas, fruit files, white flies, mosquitoes, spiders, termites which we deal with as they arrive, this is COUNTRY. Pest Control sprays regularly. Also new arrival is Feral cats, use to have occasional Rat/mice problems, now Feral cats which Advocates have "fixed" and examined but has deemed this area a "Colony". Kona is built on lava, lots of rocks. Our yard is lava rock with some grass. Rocky path from parking area to cottage. *Three steps down to cottage, Seven Steps inside cottage up to the bathroom. Guest should be in good shape.
No drugs, no drunks or smoking in cottage. No parties. Be courteous as there are neighbors. KEEP CLEAN. Have to depart cottage at latest by 11:00 AM and Arrive at earliest at 3:00PM to allow for cleaning and preparation of cottage from one guest to another. Any damage by Guest, Guest will be responsible for replacement or repair. Cottage is built for only two adult occupants, not child proof.
Mahalo (Thank You)
Judy provided us with an authentic and comfortable Hawaiian experience. Before arriving in Kona, She regularly emailed us to keep us updated on the weather. Upon arrival, she promptly checked us in and gave us a tour of the property, letting us know to knock on her front door or call her if we needed anything. True aloha spirit. Parking was provided in her front lawn, with plenty of room for one car. The cottage is located at the back of her property, and the back balcony borders a lush forest. It was nice sipping coffee in the morning while enjoying nature. The bed was comfortable and clean. Coming from Las Vegas, we were surprised to find no AC, but we were kept comfortably cool by the provided fans. The kitchen had all the necessary appliances to cook at home, and the bathroom was well stocked with toiletries, just in case we forgot anything. Judy even provided us with coolers, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, towels, beach bags, and water shoes to take to the beach. We truly enjoyed our stay.
The cottage is located on a hill, within 10 or 20 minutes of driving from the airport. And Judy is really nice and warm! She prepared everything in the room, including all kinds of cookware, flashlights, raincoats and even surfboards. The room is clean and quiet, in a very natural environment. We could hear various birds singing every morning. It is really a fascinating stay here!
Aloha, so glad you had a good stay with us. We enjoyed having you here and would love to have you back anytime! FYI: those are Boogie Boards not Surfboards that we lend out. Don't want to disappoint anyone not having Surfboards for them to use. Thank you for the nice review. You are both very nice people. Mahalo!
Judy was a great host! I loved this little cottage (or Ohana) behind her house in Kona. It's at the end of a dead-end street so it's very secluded and the conservation land behind it makes it feel very tropical. It's a perfect place for 2 people to stay and I would happily return!
Judy made Katie and I feel very welcome by offering excellent communication before we arrived and coming to greet us once we did. The cottage is accurately described and is perfect for a casual, relaxing stay. We appreciated having a kitchen to prepare meals and a private deck on which to enjoy them. If we return to the big island, Katie and I would stay here again, it is such a great place and a great value.
Aloha, very happy to hear you two had a good visit here. It was great having you here and we appreciate your tolerance of my Grandson tent that one night for his B-day. We'd love to have you back anytime. Again, Congratulations on your Marriage, wishing you two the Best. God Bless and Mahalo, Judy
It was a perfect place for our vacation on that side on the Big Island. Only 10 minutes from the airport (which was important for our flight leaving at 7:30 am) but you don't hear any plane. The City and the beaches can be reached in only a few minutes.
The cottage is spacious and has everything you need. The bath on the upper level is perfect and the lanai on the backside great for breakfast and dinner.
We can highly recommend to stay at Judy's beautiful cottage.
Carsten & Sandra (the german police) ;)
We highly recommend to stay in Judy's cottage when you are planning to stay in Kona.
The cottage is right behind the house of Judy which is great because you have your little own place but can still ask Judy any question or ask her for help.
The cottage is very well equipped, has a great kitchen and a bathroom
that is upstairs (which I loved!).
The bed is also very comfortable and the whole cottage is very clean.
It is located just 15 minutes away from Kona, supermarkets and great beaches. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back soon!
Mahalo, Ronny and Maxi
We really loved this little cozy and rustic cottage for our four days not that island side!You have good privacy and the most important thing a good furnished place to feel like your at home! Beach stuff, cooler and beach towel all your need for your beach day! Close to everything (we covered captain cook and Waimea easily!) we already miss this place! If we're coming back were sure book there again! Judy was very respectful and she's always there for any questions!
Beach two steps( good snorkeling, even swim with dolphins!
Endroit charmant et rustique, tout ce que vous avez besoin pour vivre comme à la maison! Complètement équipé (stock de plage, glacière et serviettes) si on revient dans le secteur on réserve a nouveau là-bas! Judy est très accueillante et respectueuse!