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Granma's Cabin Kona coast

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1BR Waterview Vacation Rental Kailua-Kona, Hawaii USA

Official website. When Granma was 95, we had to move her in with us to take care of her. This left her little panabode cabin (900 square feet with a 500 square-foot wrap-around lanai) vacant. Lucky you . . . you can spend your Hawaiian vacation in this beautiful, quiet, and centrally located cabin which has just about everything.

There is a complete kitchen, a bath with tub and shower, a washer/dryer, a living/dining room, a phone for local calls, and a cable TV with DVD player. There is also a big gas barbecue, and birds for a morning alarm clock. We even left all the little nick knacks in place to make this is truly a 'home-away-from-home'.

The home is backed by a herb farm and macadamia nut orchard. It is surrounded by mac nuts, lychee, and mango, avocado, and citrus trees. If anything is in season during your stay, you are welcome to enjoy it.

The big island of Hawaii is almost 200 miles around.

As you tour the island and along the Kona Coast you can see cattle ranches, rain forests, lava fields, volcanoes, snowcapped mountains in the winter, beaches, and spectacular valleys and waterfalls.

Our cabin is located in one of the most temperate places on earth. We have over 300 excellent days a year. All of our prior guests have raved about their stay, and have vowed to come back. The Big Island has something for everyone.

More Details

Harry Scott
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on Kona Palisades on Kalaoa

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time 10 P.M. to 7 A.M.
  • No candles or incense
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Granma's Cabin Kona coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Stillwater, MN USA

Marvelous cabin and very well appointed. Absolutely everything that I needed. Even nicer in person!

  • 5 of 5

The open floor plan has plenty of space, with lots of comfortable places to sit and relax. Harry and Deb are fun to chat with and are quiet.

The views are extraordinary! I will definitely stay here again. And soon!

I did a bunch of cooking while I was staying here and the kitchen had everything that I needed.

The home made beer and fresh macadamia nuts were just one more bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hayward, CA, USA

5 Star Spot - 5 Star Host!

  • 5 of 5

We happily join the list of very satisfied customers who've had the pleasure of staying in this magnificent cabin! In four years of renting vacation properties, we've found Harry to be the most thorough and attentive host yet - a very friendly and helpful quality to have if you're going to offer traveler services - but we should mention that his pix aren't doing this light and airy place enough justice, especially since the woodwork is great and the gardens on the property are also inviting.

This cabin is just about as impeccable as it gets, which is important for two reasons: one, it strongly encourages guests to rise to the occasion of maintaining order and cleanliness, and two, it's right next door to Harry and his wife so it shines with pride of ownership. The location is perfect for a variety of reasons - set in a quiet, lovely neighborhood on a hill with pretty views, accessed by a beautiful thoroughfare that's a pleasure to drive on, near the Kona Airport, and relatively close to the major harbors. This side of the island offers most of the boat tours that divers and snorkelers enjoy, all of which tend to leave fairly early, so being able to roll out of the very comfortable bed and onto the road is handy - and Harry can tell you where the good stores and restaurants are located so you don't waste your time with tourist traps.

When we go to the islands, we stay in more than one spot because driving is what John does for a living and we don't want him spending his vacation doing the same thing; it's also a good way to see as much as possible in the two weeks that we manage to get away each trip, so having convenient access is job one. Rather than get cooped up somewhere for twice the price, we find unique homes to enjoy, and this roomy cabin achieved every goal we had for our first Big Island getaway, including offering one of the better kitchens we've used (we make breakfast most mornings, need a proper sized refer, and save money on what tend to be Hawaii's generally pricey restaurants).

We could go on about this well appointed rental, from the big barbecue to the little stereo to the handy stacking washer/dryer to the quick access parking - but we'd rather just let our fellow intrepid travelers know that they can't go wrong staying at Grandma's Cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cabin, location and host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 17 lovely days in Granma's cabin near Kona. This was our second visit to the island and preferred this location and home to our first VRBO south of Captain Cook. As we were arriving very late, we greatly appreciated Harry having purchased some wine, beer and cream for us - this allowed for a relaxing drink before bed and a good coffee on our first morning.

The location is perfect - 15 min from Kona - close to two major highways to travel around the island, and 15 min to the beaches. The elevation is equally perfect - high enough to be cool in the evenings (18C or 65F) and warm during the day (27C and 81F) - and moist enough to support lush vegetation but not rainy.

The lanai was exceptional - we dined each morning listening to the birds and looking down to the sea. The size of the lanai was such that you could seek sun or shade at most times of the day. No bugs to pester you. Beautiful trees and flowers adorned the property - cardinals, doves and many types of finches fed at Harry's feeder each day. Lovely Madagascar geckos visited each morning following breakfast.

We cooked all our meals at the cabin - the kitchen was complete - we used the stove, oven, microwave, coffee grinder, coffee maker and gas barbecue. There was plenty of hot water and we appreciated the washer dryer off the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable - this was an important feature for me.

The internet speed was fast - we both did some work each morning and the connections were excellent.

The neighbourhood was quiet and we took evening walks before dusk. The Big Island Running company was a good source for running company and running route advice. There were lots of beach supplies as well - snorkels, fins, mask, chairs, umbrellas, boogey boards, water shoes and towels.

Harry was an excellent host - close when needed and at the same time was respectful of our privacy. Harry was generous - providing delicious avocados, grapefruit, freshly squeezed lemon juice and macadamia nuts. Harry is also an award winning brewer and shared a number of his beer with us. Admittedly, I prefer dark beer - I was privileged to sample 3 different types of Harry's beer - and they were all exceptional - dark to light in colour - truly award winning.

The cabin is welcoming and comfortable and would love to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our 1st Big Island Trip as a family

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was perfect for our family of 4. We got in really late our 1st night and Harry was there to meet us with a smile. He even brought up coffee for us and cereal and milk for our kids the next morning knowing we hadn't had time to get to the store yet.

The cabin was clean, well organized and had everything you would need to cook your own meals, wash your own clothes and take beach adventures(towels, beach mats, snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers etc.)

We enjoyed watching the bird feeder in the morning and the geckos in the evening. It was a slice of of home comfort in the middle of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a great place to stay. Loved the location. Definitely will be back. The owner was a pleasure to work with. The photos don't do this adorable cabin justice.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Strongly recommend the nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

We start our 2016 in that cozy cabin. Harry provides more than you can imagine! Thank you, Harry, we have a wonderful vocation in big island.

The house is space, clean and well organized. Harry prepared everything you need for beach: surfing board, snorkeling equipments, beach chairs, coolers ... and even a binoculars :) He is so considerate to prepare a safeway card for our grocery shopping, even I find it in the last day :)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Kona International
Car: recommended

We are located at 1100 ft. elevation on the west side of Hualalai mountain. The Coastview sub-division is all residential. There are no streetlights which provides for dark nights and good stargazing. The cabin is on the upper back half of a half acre lushly vegetated lot that includes mac nut, papaya, mangoe, lemon, lychee, coconut trees. Guests are welcome to any fruit that is ripe for the picking. Other vegetation was planted with fragrant and or pretty in mind. The cabin also has its own drive and parking area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on Kona Palisades, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are for up to two people. Additional guests will require adding $11.35 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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