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22 reviews
wood stove for thoses cooler nights
washer dryer
surrounding forest
Tropical flower abound!
Jackson cameleon in the forest
Surrounded by Ohia forest
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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562dno
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
“This is a beautiful little home in the middle of the tranquil tropical forest”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bill and Kathryn's home above Kona. It was a very peaceful and cool respite from the hot sunny days of hiking and exploring we did all over the Big Island. We had two full weeks at the cottage and felt completely relaxed at the end of our stay.
The only thing we would do differently is book two of our nights on the Hilo side of the Island just to limit the driving when we wanted to hike around that area. It is really a very big Island and we had to limit some of our trips over to the windward side because the driving took 3 hours each way. Other trips to the beaches were no issue at all and we welcomed the cool altitude when we returned for the night.

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JEankin
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Far from the Crowds”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

My husband and I don't enjoy the condo/resort scene, so we try to look for "off-the -beaten-track" accommodations. This lovely home suited our needs perfectly! It is located about an eight minute drive out of town, so a car is a necessity. The house is situated at the end of a long, private driveway, nestled in the topical forest. It was spacious and clean, with a lovely little outdoor tub. Due to the elevation, the temperature will drop as you ascend the hill, but a wood-burning stove with ample supplies of kindling is provided. A pleasant surprise was Kathryn's little garden, with fresh herbs and varieties of peppers. Take the 3 to 5 mile hike, trail-head almost right across the street from the driveway, to jump-start your morning before heading out to town. We did not have internet at the house, but you can get a signal if you walk up the driveway. We recommend this beautiful site!

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ag27404
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place to Stay”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

This place was the perfect fit for my vacation to Hawaii. It was close enough to town and everything that I wanted to do so I was not inconvenienced but was outside of the hustle and bustle so it was quiet and relaxing. Loved the scenery, outdoor tub and amazing stars at night. Wish I had booked a few extra days at this cottage. The rest of the places I stayed paled in comparison to this.

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Liked best: Location, quietness
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you will come back to see us again. Yes we do have a really special bit of paradise up here.

Kathryn
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FaithJ_Va...
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Gorgeous place, stunning location, excellent hosts”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The studio apartment is lovely, with a fully-equipped kitchen and access to laundry (which we didn't take advantage of, because vacations are too short to spend them doing laundry, but if I were travelling with kids this would be a major bonus). We arrived early and asked to stay late. The owners were totally unfazed and accommodated us cheerfully. They seem to have thought of everything--there's even a cooler in the pantry for taking lunch to the beach. The mountainside the property is on was as lush and beautiful as you can imagine, with wild pheasants wandering the property. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 1 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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