Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This beautiful property overlooks 60 sweeping miles of the South Kona coast line. Just a mile from the famous Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook monument, this cottage combines the best of Old Hawaii with all the modern amenities and tropical gardens.

The space

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 refrigerator, washer/dryer available for stays of one week or longer, bistro table, gas barbecue, 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. Peter and Barbara can offer lots of local knowledge as to the little known hot spots of this South Kona community.

Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler and cold packs are available to guests for their beach days.

We look forward to welcoming you to this South Kona Coast power spot where you will experience the true Aloha spirit of Hawaii.

Please see confirmation sheet for host directions.

Your total fees include the mandatory Hawaii State Hotel and Transient Tax of 13.25%.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $150
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Other than no shoes in the house, we only ask that you enjoy and respect this special 'aina (land).

Call when leaving airport to ensure host will be here to greet you on your arrival.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay.
From May 30 - 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

68 Reviews

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Grace User Profile
May 2017
The Big Island of Hawaii is a must-visit. The natural beauty and wonderment is soul-moving. If you decide to visit this amazing island we highly recommending staying at Peter and Barbara's place. It was everything and more than we expected. My husband and I are active, outdoorsy beach people. We love to hike, swim (& snorkel), as well as relax with a glass of wine at sunset. This house and location provided us access to all those and more. Based on previous reviews we knew that the room was indoor/outdoor, meaning to get from the kitchen or bathroom from the bedroom/living room you have to walk outside. Don't be alarmed, it is completely covered so if it's raining, which it did a few times while we were there, you will not get wet. The area is private and separate from the main house and other cottage. The shower is outside (amazing!) but you have complete privacy. There is a lanai (porch) off of the kitchen where my husband and I would have coffee and breakfast in the morning that looked out at the Pacific and Peter's amazing mango, avocado, cherry and banana trees, we also could watch the sunset from there with our wine. The rooms were very clean and had everything you would need: coffee grinder and french press, wine glasses and bottle opener, beach bag with towels, toilet paper, guide books, bug spray, etc. Peter even welcomed us with freshly picked bananas and surinam cherries. A major bonus of this house is having Peter there (he lives in the main house that is completely separate and private from the cottages). He is full of knowledge about the island and gave us tips on where to go and what to do. We felt like locals because most of the places he recommended were "local" spots. It's really nice to have a cove to yourself where it's just you snorkeling with the humuhumunukunukuapua'a (the state fish of Hawaii). He also recommended we go see the lava flow at night and check out Uncle Roberts market afterwards (only on Wednesday nights). That was a highlight of our trip so if you're there on a Weds it's worth the long drive -- there are many stops along the way to take in the beauty of the southern part of the island. Things to note about this place: if you want to be able to walk out your door and sit on the beach I suggest you go to a resort, although you will be missing out on so much of what the Big Island has to offer. The beach is a quick 10 minute drive; it's a bit rocky and there is reef, which is generally the case around the Big Island unless you're at one of the resorts, again, you'd be missing out on a lot of what makes the Big Island so great. We can't recommend this place enough. We've told all of our friends and are planning a trip...

Heather User Profile
May 2017
My Swiss Family Robinson dreams became a reality at Peter's place! Such a beautiful place to stay. The cottage is 4 separate spaces, all covered and connected. Some windows, but mostly screened in - allowing the breeze from the ocean and shade from the trees to keep the place at a very comfortable temperature. The bedroom sits on top, bed tucked into a nook with a view that takes your breath away when you wake. Down a few stairs you walk into your very large outdoor shower. I wish I had one at home! Directly across is the rest of the bathroom, toilet and sink. Peter has the lights to these areas connected by a switch right outside the bedroom, so getting up at night to use the toilet is very easy. He also takes the time to turn on frameless candles outside each night which is so thoughtful. The kitchen has everything you need if you are cooking your own meals. It's hard to choose where to sit and eat because there are three beautiful sitting areas with great views. It is apparent that the property is loved and tended to constantly by Peter and Barbara. The property is immaculate. Very impressive. This was a tough weekend for me as I lost my mother to cancer recently and it was my first Mother's Day without her. I stayed here because I wanted a beautiful and relaxing place to lay my head during a very sad time. I can't think of a better place to have been than here. Thank you.

Jen User Profile
May 2017
This place is a gem! Peter and Barbara have cultivated a gorgeous corner of paradise. It's a bit remote, but your turn off the beaten path will be rewarded with gorgeous views, a warm welcome and quiet serenity.

Marlene User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful spot in paradise -- Peter was a great host -- very special place, great for a couple to relax and explore the island. Like sleeping in a treehouse! Magical place...

Oscar User Profile
March 2017
The location is killer. Spectacular views, perfect sunset splendor, close to amazing snorkeling, beaches, and Kona town. The structures on property are super cute and clean surrounded by a bounty of various fruit trees. Peter has the best vibes, he's really helpful, welcoming and full of Aloha. The Red Ti Hale is truly an island gem. P. S. He hooked it up with da avos!

Lacie User Profile
March 2017
We had a great stay here! While meant to be a rustic experience, you can tell the owners put a lot of work into the place. The grounds are beautiful, filled with tropical plants and trees and the views are incredible. The kitchen has everything you need and the room was cool and quiet at night. Peter was super helpful in suggesting places to go and even provided a beach bag and towels for us to use. Exactly the place to get away and experience Hawaii in a unique way. *Great location, near beautiful beaches and world class snorkeling.

Charity User Profile
March 2017
We had a great stay at the Red Ti Cottage. Peter was a very gracious host--providing not only lodging, but beach towels, beach chairs, local tips and even some of his home grown fruits. We stayed in the back cottage, which was adorable and had a rustic charm...screened windows made us feel like we were "glamping" with the sounds of birds and Hawaii's creatures close by...but safely outside. The bathroom and kitchen were separate buildings, equally adorable, private and very well stocked. I highly recommend Peter's place.

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Peter And Barbara User ProfilePeter And Barbara is a superhost.

Peter and Barbara have mixed histories on the Big Island. Peter, a 20 year resident and recently retired, is enjoying all the water sports available within a few minutes of his home, especially snorkeling and stand up paddling. Barbara is newer to Hawaii and commutes from the main land to join Peter with his adventures as often as possible. Both are passionate about the South Kona area and give back to the community that has given them so much by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Friends of Manini Beach. Peter is an avid gardener and when not on the water can be found planting, transplanting and trimming in his exotic Hawaiian garden. Barbara, when not following Peter on some bay or reef excursion, is busy identifying and learning the habits of the local birds that share the accommodations on their beautiful parcel of land. Both find time daily to sit quietly and watch incredible sunsets on Kealekakua Bay from the lanai of their recently renovated historic Hawaiian home.

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Response time: within an hour