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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.

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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, Netflix 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.

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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

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $150
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not 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).

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3 nights minimum stay

83 Reviews

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Justin User Profile
September 2017
This place is definitely worth a visit! Extremely peaceful and blissed out! Eugene was a wonderful host and went above and beyond:) the cabin was sweeter then expected. Too much to list here so you'll have to see it for yourself! Mahalo Red Ti Hale, Mahalo.

Laura User Profile
September 2017
Super unique spot in South Kona! The cabin was extremely clean and cozy. The fact that this cabin has 3 separate living areas connected by an outdoor covered walkway really adds to the tropical experience. The location couldn't be better- close to great beaches and restaurants. Beach chairs and beach towels are also provided. Eugene was on site during our stay and couldn't be more accommodating. I highly recommend this wonderful place!

Hannah User Profile
August 2017
We can't say enough amazing things about this place! It was everything we wanted and more. The little cabin is tucked away in a grove of tropical trees and plants. There are 4 different rooms for the cabin: the kitchen/dining, the outdoor shower, the bathroom, and the bedroom/living space. They're all close together but you do have to walk outside to get to each -- which we loved! It added such a perfect Hawaiian feel to where we stayed. In the bedroom area, there are a couple of windows with glass, but most are just windows with screens which was also amazing. Peter & Barbara weren't there, but Eugene was and he was awesome! He gave us lots of helpful tips and some fruit from the garden :) I think the only part of this place we didn't enjoy was the fact that Captain Cook was really out of the way for everything we wanted to do (we went to Hapuna Beach, Kua Bay, Mauna Kea). But if you're going to be in that area, it's absolutely perfect!!

Aaron User Profile
August 2017
Tranquility on the hills of Southern Kona, a world away from the hustle and bustle. Great hosts will ensure your time is peaceful or as action packed as required. The property is very well equipped with creature comforts such as high quality hot showers, moderate wifi (15mbps) and kitchen/laundry. We thoroughly enjoyed our attempt at opening a coconut and with the extensive fauna you could sample Kona fruits from your very own garden. Close to Captain Cook launching site for kayaks and snorkelling, you might even be able to borrow some gear and save $$$ on hire. Thanks once again, we loved the garden huts.

Amy User Profile
August 2017
This place really rocks the Casbah! It's gorgeously laid out and put together, I love the open air feel, and the view is spectacular. Eugene was a delightfully warm and welcoming host and we felt right at home. You'll see lots of cute little bright green gecko friends about the place, and a few mozzies here and there too. The location can't be beat, with being quiet and feeling remote, but close to anything you'll need and the best snorkeling on the island.

Duane User Profile
August 2017
Peter and Barbara left us in the care of Eugene, who was an extremely accommodating and relaxed host. He readied the property so we could check-in early, which was very much appreciated after a long day of travel. After showing us around he left us to our own devices, but was still accessible and communicative when we needed him. The property is nestled amongst the trees, with views and privacy. We loved the outdoor shower, and the patio was perfect for an afternoon wine. There were two great snorkeling locations nearby, which we made use of. All in all this was the perfect start to our vacation in Hawai'i! Mahalo, Peter, Barbara and Eugene.

Katie User Profile
July 2017
This cottage was cute and comfortable, but had some quirks. For one, if you have mobility issues this one will be hard for you because to access the cottage you have to walk up a very steep and rocky hill with your bags. Other than that, checkin was great and easy - and they were very communicative! The actual cottage was clean and beautiful - the bed area was nice and cozy and surrounded by windows. That said, I felt like it was probably possibly people in the other two homes on the property could see into my bedroom area because there were no shades (not that I wanted to block the view or Hawaiian sun!) ... but being so close to other cottages and able to hear them talk made it feel less private. I was staying there alone, I don't know if I'd want to stay there as a couple for privacy reasons. The outdoor shower was great - I wish they provided some basic shampoo, but that's an extra so I don't hold it against them! The kitchen was stocked with basics and leftover things from past guests like sunscreen and bug spray. It's a basic kitchen with one countertop burner, microwave and toaster oven, so be creative if you want to do full cooking here. That said, there was a grill for use as well which was nice. They also brought me fresh fruit from the property which was wonderful. I will say going between the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom was a bit annoying... you have to go up and down stairs to each area... and keep putting your shoes on and off (no shoes indoors) because the walking path is tiny lava stones/gravel with stepping stones in between which hurt to walk on barefoot. The place was very clean and I hesitate to write this part because it's Hawaii... but I did had some unfortunate run-ins with critters. I went to use the bathroom around 10pm one night and encountered at least 5 giant roaches... which flew at me... terrifying. There were lots of geckos in the cottage, but those didn't bother me because they are cute and scared of me. The roach problem is something common in Hawaii so I wouldn't say it's just this cottage... but it made it impossible for me to find the courage to go to the bathroom at night! Luckily they all disappeared when it was daylight. The location of the cottage was wonderful and easy to explore the coast of Kona and Captain Cook. The stay was lovely but just be weary of bugs at night :).

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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

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