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.
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. 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 provide snorkeling gear for guests and a tandem ocean kayak (permitted for use in Kealakeakua Bay) is also available to rent on site, along with tips for navigating the areas beaches and bays.
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 directions - GPS does not work for this unique and private property.
Your total fees include the mandatory Hawaii State Hotel and Transient Tax of 13.25%.
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.
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.