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Charming Oceanfront Cottage in Beautiful Kailua-Kona

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Charming Oceanfront Cottage in Beautiful Kailua-kona

One of a few vacation homes with a short stroll to historic Kailua-Kona Village . You are minutes away from the famous Kahalu'u snorkeling beach and the Magic Sands Beach. Enjoy and relax the spectacular sunsets from your private lanai. Watch whales, sea turtles, and visiting cruise ships right in your view.

This charming cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and is fully equipped with all you need for an awesome getaway.

Whether for business or pleasure, few nights or a lengthy stay, you will find this island style cottage is just what you want in a Hawaiian vacation.

**Reservations made with a credit card are subject to a 2.9% processing fee added to the quote.**

More Details

Carla Gomes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Carla Gomes

Owners were born and raised in Kona and currently live on the island. Because of this, we can quickly service your needs right away should there be any requests. This property has been in the family for many years. We are very happy to share this vacationing experience with you at beach front. "We have had many, many enjoyable and memorable family birthdays and special gatherings right here. This is where we all come to".

Why Carla Gomes chose Kailua-Kona

This cottage is in a unique location. Most of our guests are repeaters. We have a couple returning for their 10th year. Our location is popular during the Annual Ironman Triathlon Event in October as you will be right in with all the action. Watch the swim from your lanai and later the biking event right at roadside. Then walk to town for the final event.

Our guests have said "You don't need a rental car to stay here". There is a county public bus system that takes you around the island which stop is a few yards away from the cottage. A free shuttle also provides transportation up and down Alii Drive.

The cottage is located within walking distance to Kailua-Kona town where you will find restaurants, shopping, churches, a public library, open air and farmer's market, the famous historical Hulihe'e Palace, and much more.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. A short stroll to the historic Kailua-Kona Village. Shopping, restaurants, churches, the open air farmers market. But best of all, enjoy your relaxing evenings watching the breathtaking sunsets from your private lanai and sipping your favorite beverage. There is a small sandy County beach right next door. However, not ideal swimming conditions.

Tidepooling is great right in front of the cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is located on the first floor. Walk in shower stall. No bath tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms: one queen + two twins. Simple layout with beautiful Hawaiian Island style décor. The bedrooms are located upstairs overlooking living room below. ** Please note there is no door to separate the bedrooms. There is a high wall between the two. Both bedrooms have unobstructed ocean views to the ocean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Oceanfront at Your Fingertips: Whalewatching, Surfing, Sea Turtles, Cruise Ships, Shoreline Fishing. View of Historic Kailua-Kona bay & pier. Guests have generously left snorkle gear, boogie boards, fins, etc. Although the house has no air conditioning, there are many portable fans for your comfort. There are ceiling fans in bedrooms. There is usually good airflow thru the house from the ocean. Bedrooms are located upstairs that overlook the living room below. Both have no door between for total privacy. (See bedroom comments)


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Charming Oceanfront Cottage in Beautiful Kailua-Kona
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
Denver CO

Views views views!

  • 5 of 5

The view was 5 star spectacular, with the spoils and surfing 10 steps away. We spent more time on the lanai than inside the house!

There is no air conditioning but opening all windows and using fans kept the place just fine. Bring ear plugs if a bit of road noise will bother u at night. Kitchen was stocked with all utensils we needed, plenty of towels, snorkel and boogie boards. Great location. Restaurants writhing .5 mile and 20 mins from airport. Would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this little gem!

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews were extremely helpful and we found the property to be just as expected. The ocean view is truly incredible! Waking up to the roaring waves and natural sunlight was amazing! The house is within walking distance to everything, including a local farmer's market. We ended up renting scooters so we could explore areas outside of the immediate Kona area. The house has plenty of towels, comfortable bedding and snorkeling gear. We found a chill spot to snorkel just south at Kahualu'u Beach Park. Hanging out on the lanai and grassy area watching local surfers was our favorite part of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Beautiful, Relaxing, Private

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect choice for our honeymoon location! Situated right on the oceanfront with crystal waves and lava rock, we appreciated the privacy the cottage had to offer. When we wanted the hustle and bustle, we could walk 15 minutes into downtown Kona. When we wanted a quiet, relaxing evening we could lounge on our lanai and enjoy the view. Though there is no AC in the cottage, there were plenty of fans that we constructed around the bed to keep us cool at night. Also, there were goodies leftover from other guests such as snorkel gear, beach chairs, and boogies boards that added to the adventure. Mahalo Carla for sharing this charming place!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are soooo.....glad you enjoyed your special occasion at this cottage and appreciate you sharing your comments with us and with other future guests. The downfall of the house is lack of a/c. We are working on improving that issue this summer. Please come back and visit our cottage again. We appreciate you. Mahalo. 🌺
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It was perfect for our family of four! Would love to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, thank you so much for staying at the cottage and glad it was perfect for your family. And thank you for being so neat when you left. We appreciate that. Yes, please come back!!! Aloha & Mahalo Carla
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Amazing View

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our 2 adult children end of October. We loved sitting on the Lanai every morning and evening. This was our first big trip with our kids and they loved it. The ocean is amazing and it was wondeful falling asleep every night to the ocean waves. Like many reviews have said, we were very hot, there are many fans and it helps. They kids did better than the parents, I guess I don't do as well with the heat as I did when I was younger. We are pillow people and I wish there had been more pillows available for sleeping. There were a couple of small things that came up while we were there and Carla was very quick to respond. Overall our stay was very enjoyable, how could it not be with the ocean a few feet from the back door!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Tustin, CA

Great location; Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is right on the lava rocks with waves crashing right up to the retaining wall. The sunsets are beautiful from the lanai (porch). It is a perfect location if you are there for the World Ironman Championship (which we were). The swim goes right in front about 200 yards out. Then, you can catch the beginning of the bike segment just up the hill. Finally, the run portion is right outside the back door, with the runners passing by twice. Then, for the finish, it is a short 20-25 minute walk to the finish line in town (no need to hassle with parking).

It is very well-stocked with just about all you might need except your own food and drink. The owner (Carla) is very nice and quickly responds to your inquiries by email, texting or phone. We happened to meet her when we arrived, as she was working on their unit next door for other incoming guests. She said that unit was totally rebuilt after being destroyed by the tsunami from the earthquake in Japan several years ago.

So, why not five stars (we would rate it 4+ if we could)? The only possible negative was lack of air conditioning, which may not be all that uncommon for Hawaii. But, there are plenty of fans that can be positioned around as needed, as well as ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms. Plus, it does cool off nicely later in the evening making sleeping to the ocean sounds really enjoyable. There is also a little public beach right next door.

All in all, it was a jewel of a find for us and satisfied all our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Huggo's/On The Rocks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Keauhou Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Huggos Restaurant
Car: not necessary

This cottage is in walking distance to Kailua-Kona village. Open farmer's market, public library, Huggo's & On The Rocks restaurant plus many more great attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £120.8
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.5

Guest pays for $160.00 cleaning fee. No taxes calculated on the cleaning fee.

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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