Enjoy this hideaway in a tropical garden setting at the 1,000 foot elevation, where you will be surrounded by ocean views and Hawaii's exotic landscapes, but be minutes from beaches, shopping, golf, galleries, coffee farms, sea excursions and the Big Island's many other attractions. Please review the description of the cottage, below, as well as the “THINGS TO NOTE IN DECIDING TO STAY WITH US” that follows the description.
ALL WOOD AND TILE STUDIO COTTAGE
*Desirable upland Kona location - gardens, not lava fields
*Separate building and entrance
*Convenient & secure parking
*Ample storage for personal items
*Close to Holualoa's artists haven, coffee farms & tasting rooms
*5 minutes to Kona's most popular beach
*10 minutes to historic Kailua village & Keauhou shopping
*2 minutes to highway access, for trips to Waimea town, the Volcano, or the island's rainy side (Hilo and surrounds)
*Flat screen television with cable
*High-speed wireless internet
*Sufficient electrical outlets
*Ensuite bathroom (shower)
*Separate laundry facility
*Full size washer & dryer
*Iron and ironing board
*Wall mounted & hand mirrors
JUST BRING BATHING SUIT & FLIP-FLOPS
Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand soap, paper goods, dish soap, sponges also supplied
# Apartment-sized refrigerator
# Large microwave
#Double Hot Plate
#Propane fueled barbecue with side burner
#French-press coffee pot
#Electric tea kettle
#Automatic coffee maker
#Good quality pots, pans and tools
#Storage containers, pitchers, serving pieces
#Dinnerware, flatware and glassware
Large, private, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start) and the coastline of Kailua-Kona, furnished with a large futon couch, an 8' dining table and chairs, a hammock, and various accessories
FOR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT
*Beach chairs (Tommy Bahama)
THINGS TO NOTE IN DECIDING TO STAY WITH US
*We live next door to the cottage and we try to welcome guests personally and make ourselves available to share local insights and address questions as they arise, but otherwise we stay out of guests' way (we are happy to provide as much local information as you would like!).
*Our home, and the cottage, is in a residential area of owner-occupied homes. The cottage is therefore not suitable for more than two people, for parties or gatherings that produce noise above the level of ordinary conversation (“inside voices” at all times), or for amplified music of any kind (guests should plan on using IPod or similar personal listening devices).
*Although the weather in Hawaii may seem to be the same year-round (always about 82 degrees and sunny), it actually varies quite a bit. On the Kona side, the rainy season starts in about April or May, and continues until about November. Rain occurs mostly at night. But is is also quite humid during the rainy season, so July, August and September can seem quite a bit hotter than the thermometer reflects, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Similar to our house, the cottage is not air conditioned, but has large windows and a ceiling fan. You should consider whether the cottage is right for you during the warm, humid, summer months if you are particularly heat sensitive. Winter days are warm, but at night temperatures can occasionally drop into the high 50’s which, when accompanied by a breeze, can be quite cool. So guests at this time of year may need a sweater and long pants, especially after dark and in the morning.
*Like any subtropical locale, Kona has insects, reptiles and amphibians . These include mosquitos (especially in rainy season), ants, spiders, cockroaches, moths, bees, and a large and ever-changing complement of other crawling and flying bugs, as well as geckos, frogs and salamanders (on the bright side, Hawaii is snake-free, and all the critters we do have are non-poisonous). We try to keep our house and the cottage pest-free, but neither we nor anyone else in Hawaii has ever succeeded entirely in this endeavor.
*We also share the island with a large complements of wild birds, from free-range chickens and turkeys, to frankolins (similar to quails), kalij pheasants and doves, to songbirds like cardinals, sparrows and finches, to the island’s more exotic and endemic species like the Hawaiian owl and Hawaiian hawk. The variety of wildlife, together with our open windows, and the way that noise travels in our mostly vertical environment, means that while the cottage is peaceful it can get quite noisy. I use earplugs at night, and light sleepers may wish to do the same.
*We are part of a small neighborhood music group that plays together weekly, on Fridays, rotating among the homes of the group’s members. We will therefore host the music group in our home, next door to the cottage, or our adjacent neighbor will host, about two weeks out of every six. The music begins about 6:30 and ends by 9:30
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
Hawaii Business excise tax i.d. no W0130071601