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I am a dancer, writer, and artist, I also teach dance and art. I have grown up on the Big Island. If you would like to learn more about me, feel welcome to visit stephanie bolton dawt com.
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Stephanie was very kind and helpful. We enjoyed the cottage as a very peaceful, quiet place in a beautiful setting. Absolute silence in a green environment. And joga and dance sessions nice to look. The best stay of our trip through the islands.
Das Cottage entsprach den Bildern mit schöner Lage im Grünen, netter Terrasse und sehr bequemen Betten. Die Kinder liebten die Katzen, der Spielplatz mit Schaukel war leider während unseres Aufenthaltes nicht zugänglich. Der Bootsausflug mit Mathew und seinem Sohn Journey war einmalig schön mit gutem Fischfang (Mahimahi, Ono) und sogar Beobachtung von Walen und Delfinen. Gerne hätten wir noch mehr Fisch gegessen...
Stayed here in March 2015 with my family (my wife and two kids, 6y and 4y old). While the weather was a bit of a drawback, we very much enjoyed staying in the Yellow Coffee Cottage. Pro: * Stephanie, the owner who lives in the main house, was very nice and helpful. * Our kids enjoyed the opportunity to play in the garden around the four cottages and the main house. * The photos on the website pretty much show how the cottage really looks. However, in reality, the cottage is even more solid than was my impression from the website. * The cottage has all amenities you need (except, maybe, washing machine and dryer). The bathroom is very nice. Even though, there is not very much space, it is sufficient for a family with two kids. The kitchenette offers the possiblity to prepare smaller (warm) meals. There is no stove, but only two boiling plates (enough for "spaghetti bolognese", but it's a bit difficult to become the next Bocuse). * The cottage is far from the touristic crowd at higher altitude. Therefore, it's calm (you hear raindrops and wildlife), except maybe for the neighbours (you were flexible with the noise produced by our kids). When it is hot and humid in Kailua Kona, it is rather fresh here. Neutral: * Kitchenette is rather small (see above). * Insects: remember, you are in the open nature. Therefore, you cannot avoid insects. However, there are almost no moscitos (at least, we did not realize). The spiders usually hang loose in there nets outside. But it's difficult to avoid the ants. So, you better keep all your food closed in adequate containers. * The cottage has a second level with a queen size mattrass. The gallery can be accessed by a steep ladder. If you are on the gallery, the hatch cannot be closed. This is dangerous for little kids - Stephanie has explicitly advised us so. Thus, the gallery was prohibited for our kids (I slept there very well). * There was a little confusion (caused by myself) about a legal document Stephanie has asked us to sign before check-in. It was a waiver of liability. Stephanie asked to sign this against the background that in the past someone fell from the ladder (see above). The document basically says that guests are using the cottage at their own risk. As this was fine for us, we have signed the waiver. * From the website, we had the impression that the cottage is right within a coffee plantation. So, we had hoped for freshly harvested, roasted and brewed coffee in the morning (just joking). In reality, the cottage is located in the Kona coffee belt, but not exactly on a plantation. Contra: * Maybe the only (little) disadvantage: The surroundings of the cottages and the main house have lots of corners where building and other material and some scrap is stored. A heaven for curious kids, a nightmare for the parents. Overall,...
The cottage was amazing! Great relaxing energy and comfort. The space provided a serene environment to wind down after working during the day. Stephanie was equally great! She answered all questions in a timely manner and invited us to dance, which I will do next time I visit! Tianna was also extremely helpful. I look forward to my next stay here.
This is a lovely place... peaceful, comfortable, and well removed from the blandness of Condo Country. Communication was great, the place surpassed expectations, we would definitely come back. Thanks Stephanie.
We enjoyed our last three days on Hawaii at Stephanie's cottage a lot. Stephanie was very welcoming and introduced us to her husband Matt and two of her three sons when we arrived. Matt shared a piece of his catch of,the day with us (Delicious Ono, which we cooked on the grill on our deck). The cottage is charming and had plenty of space for the two of us. Very quiet and a bit cooler at night made for a good night sleep.
Stephanie was helpful and responsive to my emails and provided good directions. Would definitely stay there again. Couldn't say goodbye to her since she had left for a performance on Oahu but her friend came by to chat with us on the morning of our last day.
This was a lovely, tastefully decorated cottage. Matthew made us feel welcome and provided a lot of information about the Big Island. The kitchen was small but we did okay and the last day, I figured out how to use the outside gas BBQ.
The beds were comfy and we were very happy there.
We enjoyed our stay in the cottage very much. It was charming and fun, and so quiet. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was pleasant and roomy.
We were visiting to attend a friend's busy three-day wedding, and had a fairly tight schedule (so sad!). It all worked out perfectly, but it would have been nice to have more time. Next visit.
My friend Martin and I traveled to Hawaii for our friends' wedding, and this cottage was perfect for us. You fall asleep looking at the stars through the glass pyramid set into the roofline, and wake up to the sounds of the quiet Hawaiian countryside. I took the loft bed which was very comfortable and Martin had a standard queen size on the main floor. This cottage is one of 4 on the property, including the main house...it's a beautiful place up on the mountain, about 10 min drive to the downtown Kona area, where all the restaurants are. (There is a kitchenette, but only a microwave, no stove, so plan to eat out). Stephanie was a great host and was always available to answer questions. I was happy to find two bags full of beach towels and mats for us to use as well. If you plan to spend most of your time doing things on the island, and are looking for a peaceful retreat at the end of the night, this is the perfect place!
Very, very nice place. Extremely quiet and off the beaten path. This is a great place for a serious getaway. We would stay here again. Laundry in town at Tyke's.
Stephanie was very nice and her and her husband Matthew left my place in perfect condition, they were great guests.
We met through our love of dancing. She's a great dancer and teacher. Stephanie has a beautiful studio, Heaven. Lots of good vibe and instructions. Beautiful place to stay. Go check it out.
I have been to Big Island twice and I stayed with Stephanie and her family twice now. I was traveling to the island to hold dance workshops. Her space is so beautiful and the pictures are true to what you will get. Their space is quiet and peaceful to wake up with nature in the morning.
Their family is very knowledgable about the island and I had space for parking.
We did use her dance studio which is located right on properly, conveniently located right on property within a stone throws away from the door. The studio has great sound, mirrored walls and the floor is great for latin dance.
I love this location and will definitely stay and give Stephanie a buzz when I am back in town!!
Stephanie is a wonderful artist and a great person and I have been to her home a number of times for dance classes. This is an amazing property, with lots of green all around. The house is very unique and has lots of special touches. I have no doubt that Stephanie and her lovely family would be awesome hosts.
I have had the pleasure of staying in this amazing home and it is stunning! A fabulous spot that backs up on jungle! The owners are lovely people and the place has the greatest vibe!