I live in Oakland Hills, when I'm not here, or my at my Sonoma home, I'm at my favorite place... sunny, peaceful Kohala Cottage!
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This home is perfect for a getaway in Sonoma. The home has many amenities and is comfortable for a group. Great kitchen, updated bathrooms and great layout. Lisa is an exceptional host and I would absolutely recommend staying here.
This place was really perfect for our group! Very clean, updated, and spacious enough for 7 people. Lisa, the owner, was great communicating since I think I sent a lot of emails for her to answer.
We cooked and there were plenty of pots and pans, just the basics though. Lots of wine glasses and plates too. Lots of towels and spare linens.
There is a wonderful backyard with a table for outdoor dining and lounge chairs for sitting by the fire pit.
The only thing we had trouble with, completely our issue not the house or owner, was the NEST temperature control system. None of us were familiar with it.
Response from Lisa:
Thank you so much for the kind review.
Sorry about the nest issues, it's pretty new technology and great for a rental. I think we'll add some instructions ~ thanks for your feedback.
Lovely Sonoma retreat, peaceful, spacious and beautiful! We had a great time and would definitely return!
Great house and very clean. Fully equipped kitchen makes cooking at home very easy and the bottle of wine in the fridge is always a nice touch to beginning a getaway.
Great house, very clean and well equipped. The bottle of wine in the fridge was a very nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sonoma and would recommend Lisa's house!
We LOVED our stay at Kohala! The house was very well equipped for time in the sun and relaxation. Several hours were spent on the lanai enjoying the gorgeous view with daily whale sightings. We would return in a heartbeat and appreciate all of the useful tips and advice from Lisa and Dani. Thank you for letting us enjoy the best of Hawaii at your lovely home!
Wonderful house with lots of space! We did not get the bottle of wine in the fridge, but loved the fireplace, the proximity to town, and the helpful "fun things to do" guidebook.
Lisa's home was perfect. Clean and comfortable. We had a very comfortable stay. The bottle of wine left for us was a lovely touch.
The home was wonderful! Lisa left us a bottle of wine in the fridge and even turned on the heat for us before we arrived. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to wine taste in Sonoma Valley or just looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.
Jan. 2014. My husband and I met up with a couple of friends for a week here and we all agreed we would definitely book with Lisa again if we ever return to the Big Island. The view was awesome. Every morning, we enjoyed coffee on the lanai and watched the whale activity -- and they were active! The house had everything we needed and nearby were a farmer's market and some good stores for necessities, fabulous take out, and snorkling equipment rentals. Lisa's wonderful assistant gave us the run-down on these local spots when we arrived. Our only trouble was with the pillows and one bed (please understand, these are individual preferences, but the four of us agreed). Pillows were all too thick and the bed in the back bedroom wasn't comfortable for us. The loft bed was good and so was the master bedroom bed. Other than that the house was perfect! We followed our stay here with two AirBnBs on Maui and as for my husband and I, we wish we'd stayed the full two weeks here at Lisa's wonderful home!
We really enjoyed staying at Kohala Cottage. It was clean, spacious, and located in a quiet, real neighborhood that allowed us to get away from the touris trap hotels and loud crowds. It was mellow, serene and relaxing! It is also located near a variety of beaches that offered either good boogy boarding in medium sized waves, turtle watching in a bay with soft-lapping waves, or wide sandy beaches for relaxing in the sun. We loved it!