About This Listing
............Unique Hawaiian Historical Site...............
Our cottage is set on the grounds of a 110 year
old Buddhist Mission located in beautiful, quiet
"Old Hawaii with a twist of Zen"
Aloha, Folks! E Komo Mai! Welcome to this exciting step to your adventure in Hawaii!
***We are proud to have been awarded "Airbnb Super Host" It feels good to be recognized for our efforts..!!! Thank You everyone for your 5 Star Votes of appreciation..!
In the quiet, Artist Community of charming Holualoa Village, nestled on the slopes of the forested Hualalai foothills, just 5 miles above the heat and hustle of Kailua-Kona, we have prepared your home away from home.
We invite you to your accommodations, where ample domestic amenities open up to lush gardens in the heart of the Kona coffee belt. Take part in the richly landscaped 1/4 acre that is your private space during your stay. A furnished, softly lit gazebo gives you a central view (rain or shine; night or day) to tropical exotics from around the world, Asian and European greens, culinary herbs, native Hawaiian medicines, and fruit trees. Two other outdoor lanais (covered sitting areas) are yours to enjoy just outside the Cottage.
You'll have the privacy of your own bathroom and open air kitchen which look out into the fragrant gardens.
We take great pleasure in catering to the needs of the Adult Traveler with a sense of fun, who enjoys the serenity of the countryside with the convenience of rural markets, Fine Dining, Cafes, and exquisite galleries- all within walking distance. Ted has called Hawaii home for nearly 30 years and delights in suggesting little known jewels for dining, attractions and beaches.
Accommodations are available for as many as 3 total guests. One queen bed and one twin bed sleep our maximum comfortably.
We look forward to seeing you!
Because of the Historic status of this property, uneven ground and multilevel architecture, this rental is best suited for people without difficulty in mobility. Parking is on the lawn, a short walk up the driveway. We leave the light on for late-comers and folks who like to Moon Dance.
If you prefer to prepare your own food, your private outdoor kitchen is screened in and roofed and has all the modern amenities. It is fully stocked with your own personal refrigerator/freezer unit, gas range/oven, running hot and cold water, water cooler/heater, serving ware for four, cooking implements, pots and pans and baking ware, and various ingredients in the pantry.
Enjoy full use of the washer and drier and sun drying rack (if you prefer.) Laundry detergent is provided.
Enjoy the privacy of your own bathroom. A cozy shower with complimentary toiletries, towels, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent are included in your stay.
The gardens are often ready for one food or another to be harvested. We are happy to share this with you.
Going to the beach? Take your pick of any of our gear! Fins, snorkels, masks, boogie boards, towels, coolers, mats, and chairs are all at your disposal.
If there is anything you need just let us know.
Interaction with Guests
Although we live on the same grounds as the Garden Cottage, we respect your privacy. However, we go out of our way to ensure your comfort. We are available while we are on the grounds to address your needs.
You are always welcome to ask questions or express any concerns you might have. We truly wish for you to feel relaxed and at home. We encourage you to enjoy the peaceful, Zen experience of our Gardens... And leave the islands with a true sense of Aloha.
The Historical Society has recently displayed signage all around town giving Historical Landmarks (of which your B&B is one) more visibility. Delight in old garages and post offices converted into beautiful galleries and mercantile and take advantage of seasonal festivals, monthly Nighttime Art Strolls and weekly outdoor markets.
The more you explore and the more inquisitive you are, the more Old Hawaii will reveal itself to you.
It is recommended that our guests rent a vehicle during their stay. This puts the convenience of independent travel at your disposal. There is no public transit through Holualoa Village and taxi fares are high.
A private car brings sites of interest within 15 to 20 minutes from your accommodations.
Other Things to Note
We will respond to your inquiries promptly and encourage clear and detailed communication. As you book your flight, let us know when you will be arriving and when you plan to arrive in Holualoa. We are only 20 minutes away from the airport. So, please arrange to have our cellular number so you can call us when you land if you are checking in with us that day. If you are already on the Big Island, just let us know when you plan on arriving the day of your check-in.
We appreciate this courtesy. It helps us to know you have arrived safely. We also like to put final touches on your Cottage and be here to meet and greet you when you arrive.
Make yourself at Home!
Come and see us soon!
We had a wonderful experience staying with Ted while on vacation. Ted greeted us personally upon our arrival, and there was fresh fruit awaiting us in our room. Snorkeling gear, towels, guide book and other equipment were available to us, which made day trips easier and much less expensive than they would have been otherwise. Ted was always available when we needed tips about where to go and places to eat, and at the same time was extremely respectful of our privacy. We would happily stay with Ted again on our next trip to the Big Island.
Ted is a warm and gracious host. He is laid back, friendly and always available for travel advice and tips.
The garden cottage was tranquil, clean, and unique (in a good way!). The gardens on the property are picturesque and the temple room (with a 100+ year old buddhist shrine) is perfect if you want to start your day with a morning meditation.
The location is lush and tucked in the hills - perfect for a quiet get-away. It also affords opportunities for a morning walk to the local cafe or nearby galleries, or an evening stroll to see the sunset over the ocean and grab dinner at the nearby restaurant. It's also only a 5-minute drive down to Kona.
Bonuses: on-site washer and dyer, snorkeling gear, meditation cushions, and adorable pets.
Great place...loves the frogs at night! Hope the painting goes well. Thanks!
Great hospitality! A very generous fruit basket was kept overflowing for us, and we really felt welcomed. This is a well-equipped cottage complete with private bath, full kitchen and comfy beds. The setting is cozy, an "Old-Hawaii Style" neighborhood that feels very secluded, yet it's only 3 minutes to Hy 11, your link to all of the Big Island action. It's prime location on Hy 180 lets you skip Kona traffic when you come from the airport. You can easily walk to galleries and a grocery store nearby. The Temple is beautiful, and the roomy garden is decorated with seating in several quiet spaces, providing a very Zen feel. Your hosts provide brochures, maps, magazines, etc, and are happy to provide info on anything that interests you. If you can, plan for some time to just hang around and enjoy all of the beautiful trees and plants in the lush gardens. It's a wonderful place to relax.
Ted was an amazing host. He was always able to make recommendations of places to site see and eat. His place was perfect for my boyfriend and I. We made breakfast almost every morning and topped it off with fruit fresh from the lush garden directly outside. The frogs at night helped put me to sleep. I loved listening to them! I highly recommend staying with Ted for a tropical paradise experience! Thanks you, Ted! We will return!
What can I say?
It was AGAIN a wonderful stay!
We stayed here for the second time and will defintely come back!
Ted greeted us, when we arrived late at night and we just felt like home and the long flight was forgotten!
The big island is a paradise but stayin with at Ted makes the vacation just perfect! The cottage is a dream and I enjoyed the wonderful tropical garden so much! It's so lush and you feel the life wich helped me to recharge! The kitchen is almost like an outside and you feel like cooking in the jungle - awesome! Fully equipped (great working big fridge) and if you should need anything I am sure Ted will give it to you!!!
The location is perfect for the konaside of the island. I would say it's just the middle of all the attractions you might visit. It's a little bit up the hill so at night it cools down. You don't freeze, you don't sweat, perfect temperature to fall asleep and you don't need a stupid aircondition!
At night the frogs start their concert and I loved to fall asleep with this sound!
So Ted is not an airbnbHost, he's a friend!
Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!!!!!
Michael & Julia
Der Aufenthalt in Teds Garden Cottage ist vor allem wegen dem mit viel Liebe anglegten Buddhistischen Garten ein Erledbnis. Man taucht ab in eine völlig eigene Welt - weit weg von den irdischen Problemen und Sorgen. Das Haus liegt optimal für alle Ausflüge auf der West-Seite von Big Island.
Wir haben den Aufenthalt bei Ted sehr genossen, auch wenn wir am Anfang viel Regen hatten. Ted ist ein wunderbarer Gastgeber; er hatte auch für jede Destination einen Tipp bereit.
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About the Host, Ted
My name is Ted and I am an avid gardener and member of the Big Island Orchid Club. My back ground includes Jewelry Design, Artist, Horse Training and Importer of Beautiful Furniture and Handicrafts from Bali Indonesia which I have on our grounds and walk ways here..I travel a lot to South East Asia, and you will notice this as it is reflected in my life and home...I enjoy a laid back Zen Lifestyle with an appreciation for nature's beauty..I feel very Blessed to be able live this lifestyle..and enjoy sharing this with my Guest.
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Longs always has Great Sales on Wine and Beer..and they have a Great selection...!!!Palani Road Kailua-Kona HI 96740
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Always a local favorite. Fantastic Fish and Chips(get the Ono Fish when available) Everything is good on the menu and reasonably priced.Palani Road Kailua-Kona HI 96740
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