This private, secluded and charming Old Hawaii style Ohana cottage (family home) is a stand alone dwelling just 5 minutes from beautiful Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach, and Ke’ei Beach. The bay is famous for its incredible snorkeling, standup paddling, kayaking and opportunities to swim with the local pod of spinner dolphins.
The cottage consists of separate living quarters making it perfect for the longer staying guests. A living room/bedroom with a queen-size bed, a well appointed kitchen with full size refridgerator, washer/dryer, bistro table, gas barbeque, covered lanai with outdoor seating, lua, and a private outdoor shower all with panoramic views of the South Kona coastline. Along with charming Old Hawaii ambiance, enjoy the modern conveniences of wireless internet, cable, and flat screen TV with DVD player. The cottage is surrounded by lush tropical gardens including palm, mango, papaya, avocado, banana, passion fruit and citrus trees along with many exotic flowering Hawaiian plants. The cottage is situated at the top back of the property, allowing for sweeping coastline views and privacy.
The property is well located, close to the beach and within minutes to shopping and restaurants, including a grocery store that carries many local and organic options, plus a weekly farmers market. Within walking distance is the Paleaku Peace Garden where guests can take yoga classes or spend a quiet meditative afternoon. Nearby also is the historic Painted Church and City of Refuge at Honaunau.
There are many hiking opportunities and local beaches waiting to be explored in this rural Kona neighborhood. A tandem ocean kayak is available on site as well, with lots of local knowledge as to the little known hot spots of this South Kona community.
We look forward to welcoming you to this Kona Coast power spot where you will experience the true Aloha spirit of Hawaii.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$2400 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Our first trip to the Big Island and Peter and Barbara made us feel right at home. Magnificent views, easy access to the water, perfectly cool nights and the feel of a traditional Hawaiian home. We loved our stay and are already planning our return to the Cottage.
I just missed a booking at Peter's #1 cottage, but now I'm glad I did...Mornings were spent on the deck entranced by bird song and nest building as Kona coffee worked it's magic. The bay's warm water offered stunning sea life where Dan and I snorkeled off of the kayak. (Peter having all the equipment, including masks and snorkels means we don't have to lug our gear next time!) Using his boogie boards at the beach at Hapuna, we were delighted to have the company of a large sea turtle much of the time. Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea observatory both a source of wonder and Peter a great resource for information. And if you're a quilter, there's a shop called Pahala Creative Quilting and Sewing Center (in Pahala, on the way to Volcano), where the owner collects original Hawaiin-designed fabrics. When it was time to say good-bye, I asked Peter when the last time was he saw a grown woman have a temper tantrum...I was too relaxed to stage one, but there was so much we were going to miss. Mahalo, Peter and Barbara (I hope I meet you next time!).
Very kind and considerate hosts with lovely ohana, especially suited to those who enjoy an outdoors feel. We were delighted!
We really loved our stay at this unique property. It has a lot of character and a great view. I loved the feeling of living outdoors that the design of the place and all the windows provide. There are lots of beautiful plantings too.
The location of the property is very nice as well. Peter gave us lots of good tips on local activities, shops, and restaurants. The Choicemart supermarket a short drive from the property was really nice with fabulous fresh fish, a wide range of Kona coffees, a good selection of wine and beer, and lots of other good things. We also loved Junjira, the Thai takeout place in the same shopping center as Choicemart. Their Spicy Thai Fried Rice was excellent. We had excellent afternoons on Manini Beach and doing the Arch City hike along the coast from Two Step Beach.
One other thing I really liked about this stay was having hosts who are very aware of the environment. Finally I appreciated that the driveway, while a bit steep, was not nearly as steep as many of the neighbors' driveways!
This place was wonderful. We stayed in Cottage #2 which had a great view, and we loved the indoor-outdoor living environment, especially the outdoor shower. We woke up every morning with the sounds of birds singing and the occasional gecko call. The property is perfectly located above two of the best snorkeling/swimming on the island. Our host was amazing and we absolutely will be returning, hopefully in the near future.
Beautiful place, wonderful helpful hosts, warm welcome! Very much recommended!
Beautiful place. Barbara and Peter take wonderful care of the property and were very knowledgable of the island and its many locations to visit.
a gorgeous place with a great vibe - Peter renovated the whole property recently and his craftsmanship and dedication were evident. stocked, modern kitchen, great outdoor shower, lovely sitting area...strong connection between indoors and out. the view of kealakekua bay is spectacular and Peter guided us down to two great beach/snorkel spots at the bottom of the road. Peter was always available (and even picked my husband up from the trailhead as i worked to pack us up!) but created ample space for us and the guests in the other cottage to feel like we were the only ones there. he is a special person and this is a special place. highly recommended!
My fiance and i just got back from a great time staying at cottage number two. The place was great, and the views were amazing. Peter and Barbara did a good job of setting the place up with the things we needed during our stay, and gave us a few hints that helped make our trip go smoothly. If we're ever back on the big island, we'll certainly stay there again!
Peter’s and Barbara’s cottage is the perfect place to spend your holidays. The cottage is really charming, even more beautiful than on the photos! You have your own bedroom, your own kitchen (which is equipped well) and also a outdoor shower and toilet. Everything was absolutely clean and well integrated in a gorgeous exotic garden with an amazing view of Kealakekuka Bay (probably the most beautiful area on Big Island). The beauty and calmness of this place was beyond our imagination and often made us feel like being in paradise.
Peter has (re)built the place with love and dedication, which can be seen in every detail of the property. And Peter is the perfect host! He was super friendly and helpful. He gave the best advices on special spots and allowed us to use his snorkeling kits. We felt like real adventurers when snorkeling in a bay offside the touristy areas where we were almost alone.
We spent a wonderful week there and didn’t want to leave. We hope to come back one day.
Tank you, Peter!
Stine & Astrid
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