The Cottage

Kailua Kona, HI 1 Bedroom Vacation Rental

1 Beds 1 Baths Sleeps 4
Outdoor dining on the waters edge!
Outdoor covered space for enjoying BBQ'ed meals!

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Rooms

  • bed icon

    Bedroom # 1

    Primary Bedroom

    1 King

  • Common

    Living Room

    1 Sofa Bed

1 Beds 1 Baths Sleeps 4

Amenities

Air conditioning
Ocean View
Family
Romantic

Reviews

  • Feb 06, 2024 Gather's place is truly spectacular. Nothing can beat the view! Right on the beach and private! We get to see surfers all day, and beautiful sunsets top the view. The place was perfectly sized for our family of 3 and the location was perfect as well. Walkable to beaches and a short drive from many restaurants and shops at Kona. We'll surely want to stay here again when we visit the Big Island again! Narendra Kumar
  • Jan 21, 2024 Adorable little cabin/cottage on the water! There was a large swell so we couldn't take advantage of the nearby by beach, but we got to appreciate the ocean from the lanai and loved it. Lauren Fety
  • Jan 03, 2024 Just what we needed. Syaff response to our needs. Keith Rima
  • Nov 28, 2023 Great place to stay. Right on the ocean and private. Marrah McClelland
  • Jun 15, 2023 We stayed two weeks and already cannot wait to be back! Here are the details I shared in the other review: The Cottage is truly magical. The lanai makes it feel like you are living directly on the ocean. Leaving all the windows and doors open to hear the waves all night was powerful. It was almost like sleeping outside under the stars! The place is also walking distance to a sweet beach where the sea turtles greeting us. Another beach nearby was busy with snorkelers and surfers who were fun to watch from the lanai. The beach just down the way toward the village was fun for body surfing. And a quick drive into the village allows for lovely dinners every night. The Cottage also had plenty of goodies necessary for beach fun, snorkel gear and beach chairs. And the side yard feels lovely and private for sunbathing. We loved every minute and we will be back! Krista Haapala
  • Jun 09, 2023 The Cottage is truly magical. The lanai makes it feel like you are living directly on the ocean. Leaving all the windows and doors open to hear the waves all night was powerful. It was almost like sleeping outside under the stars! The place is also walking distance to a sweet beach where the sea turtles greeting us. Another beach nearby was busy with snorkelers and surfers who were fun to watch from the lanai. The beach just down the way toward the village was fun for body surfing. And a quick drive into the village allows for lovely dinners every night. The Cottage also had plenty of goodies necessary for beach fun, snorkel gear and beach chairs. And the side yard feels lovely and private for sunbathing. We loved every minute and we will be back! Krista Haapala
  • Apr 22, 2023 We enjoyed staying at this beautiful house! Location was amazing, down the street from a beach with great snorkeling, we were able to use the gear from the house and walk there, I went twice! A 10-15 minute drive into town. Easy marked spot for parking our rental car. The view was spectacular with great sunsets off the porch. Loved watching the surfers every day. Kitchen very well stocked, definitely the best I’ve seen. The waves break right on the rocks below the house and can be a little loud since you have to leave the window open for air, but the view is worth it! It was a clean and beautiful house, we loved it and would recommend! Storm Miller
  • Apr 07, 2023 We loved our stay at the Cottage! It was perfect and we can’t wait to come back. Emily Young
  • Aug 21, 2022 This places is absolutely amazing!!! This places is absolutely amazing!!! The view alone is to die for and is close to so many things. The house is super cute and has more than enough stuff to accommodate you. Would highly recommend and would definitely come back again!! Loved this place!! Liz D

Description

This stunning property is now accepting longer-term stays at reduced rates. Please inquire for details.

Experience the exhilarating sounds of the ocean just outside your door at Mahina Meli Makai ("Oceanside Honeymoon"), a charming one-bedroom cottage where you'll spend each night taking in the colorful sunsets from the lanai.

This recently remodeled residence is a true oceanfront property and fully equipped with every comfort and convenience. From its unique island-inspired decor to its proximity to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Mahina Meli Makai is the ideal place to spend your tropical vacation.

You'll be inspired the moment you enter the Mahina Meli Makai. In addition to a festive mural, the living room is furnished with comfortable seating, flatscreen TV and spectacular views of the ocean. Relax and unwind inside, or stroll outside to the furnished lanai and listen to the sound of the waves just below.

The kitchen at Mahina Meli Makai has been beautifully remodeled with new wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Furnished with all large appliances as well as a variety of culinary essentials, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare your favorite meal. Brew a delicious cup of Kona coffee and head outside to the lanai where you can spot whales (when in season) and dolphins in the ocean just beyond.

When you're ready for a peaceful night of rest, the primary bedroom provides an inviting retreat. Sleep with the windows open in this cozy ocean view room, where the sounds of the waves will lull you into a relaxing sleep. The primary bedroom is furnished with a plush California King bed, a ceiling fan, split system air conditioning (installed 2023) and a large flatscreen TV. A small built-in desk allows space for work, or for writing postcards to your friends and family to share with them the beauty of Mahina Meli Makai.

You'll love the remodeled bathroom, which features a large oversized shower, lots of counter space and an abundance of fluffy cotton towels. Additional amenities at Mahina Meli Makai include a washing machine and dryer, split system air conditioning, Wifi, and Internet-enabled satellite cable TV.

Outdoors at Mahina Meli Makai you'll find tropical beauty everywhere you look. Relax on the oversized lanai which is furnished with chaise lounges and ample seating. The lanai is the perfect spot for sunning, or for hosting an al fresco dinner party for your family and friends. Just a few steps down the shoreline is Kahalu'u Beach State Park, which is known for its encounters with the majestic Hawaiian Sea Turtles.

Mahina Meli Makai is a ten-minute drive to downtown Kailua-Kona, where you'll find a variety of things to do and see. You'll love exploring the area and its many significant Hawaiian cultural landmarks. Both the Hulihee Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church are located on Ali'i Drive. King Kamehameha I spent his last years living near the current site of what is now the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, until his passing in 1819. The Ahu'ena Heiau, located on the grounds of the hotel, is a reconstructed temple rebuilt by the late king and is on the register of National Historic Landmarks.

People and cruise ships watch from the Kailua-Kona Pier, where you'll have access to Hawaii's best scuba diving, big-game fishing, kayaking, and dolphin and whale watching. Visit the famous farmers market. Enjoy a shave ice or a cup of Kona coffee. Dine on a light snack or a gourmet meal, buy an inexpensive souvenir or a piece of fine art, book an activity, go for a swim or hang out at the beach. The pier is the official starting and finishing point of the Ironman World Championship (held annually in October), and a great place to watch the sunset. Everything you want and need is readily available in the heart of Kailua Kona town!

Mahina Meli Makai is a beautiful oceanfront cottage and a great home base to explore the many natural wonders of the Big Island.

HAWAII TAX ID: TA-080-398-7456-01

This property is a licensed short term vacation rental. STVR-19-359384 / NUC-19-1134 / NUCR#: PL-NUCR--2023-001927
TMK 780140840000

Room

Beds


Primary Bedroom

King (1)

Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Air Conditioning


Guest Bathroom

full bathroom


Living Room

Sofa Bed (1)

Queen sleeper sofa, Lanai access, Air Conditioning

Nearby Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Scuba diving or Snorkeling
  • Shopping
  • Spa and wellness
  • Tennis
  • Watersports

Kitchen and Dining

  • BBQ
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Ice Machine
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Basics
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Rice Cooker
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Amenities

  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Ethernet Connection
  • Extra Pillows And Blankets
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens
  • Private Entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smartlock
  • Washer
  • Wifi/Internet

Cleanliness

  • Self Check In / Check Out

Safety Features

  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector

Suitability

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Water
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Single Level Home
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Suitable for Elderly

Entertainment

  • Laptop Friendly
  • Satellite or Cable TV
  • Smart TV
  • Television

Internal Amenities

  • Beach Towels
  • Security Cameras

Themes

  • Family
  • Romantic

Car

  • Car Recommended

Location/Property Types

  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean View
  • Popular Town
  • Town
  • Walk to beach

Outdoor Amenities

  • Beach Equipment Rentals Available ($)
  • Lanai/Balcony
  • Private yard

Property Manager

  • Amanda van Weert
  • Mark LeRoy Hualalai

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Feb 06, 2024 Gather's place is truly spectacular. Nothing can beat the view! Right on the beach and private! We get to see surfers all day, and beautiful sunsets top the view. The place was perfectly sized for our family of 3 and the location was perfect as well. Walkable to beaches and a short drive from many restaurants and shops at Kona. We'll surely want to stay here again when we visit the Big Island again! Narendra Kumar
Jan 21, 2024 Adorable little cabin/cottage on the water! There was a large swell so we couldn't take advantage of the nearby by beach, but we got to appreciate the ocean from the lanai and loved it. Lauren Fety
Jan 03, 2024 Just what we needed. Syaff response to our needs. Keith Rima
Nov 28, 2023 Great place to stay. Right on the ocean and private. Marrah McClelland
Jun 15, 2023 We stayed two weeks and already cannot wait to be back! Here are the details I shared in the other review: The Cottage is truly magical. The lanai makes it feel like you are living directly on the ocean. Leaving all the windows and doors open to hear the waves all night was powerful. It was almost like sleeping outside under the stars! The place is also walking distance to a sweet beach where the sea turtles greeting us. Another beach nearby was busy with snorkelers and surfers who were fun to watch from the lanai. The beach just down the way toward the village was fun for body surfing. And a quick drive into the village allows for lovely dinners every night. The Cottage also had plenty of goodies necessary for beach fun, snorkel gear and beach chairs. And the side yard feels lovely and private for sunbathing. We loved every minute and we will be back! Krista Haapala
Jun 09, 2023 The Cottage is truly magical. The lanai makes it feel like you are living directly on the ocean. Leaving all the windows and doors open to hear the waves all night was powerful. It was almost like sleeping outside under the stars! The place is also walking distance to a sweet beach where the sea turtles greeting us. Another beach nearby was busy with snorkelers and surfers who were fun to watch from the lanai. The beach just down the way toward the village was fun for body surfing. And a quick drive into the village allows for lovely dinners every night. The Cottage also had plenty of goodies necessary for beach fun, snorkel gear and beach chairs. And the side yard feels lovely and private for sunbathing. We loved every minute and we will be back! Krista Haapala
Apr 22, 2023 We enjoyed staying at this beautiful house! Location was amazing, down the street from a beach with great snorkeling, we were able to use the gear from the house and walk there, I went twice! A 10-15 minute drive into town. Easy marked spot for parking our rental car. The view was spectacular with great sunsets off the porch. Loved watching the surfers every day. Kitchen very well stocked, definitely the best I’ve seen. The waves break right on the rocks below the house and can be a little loud since you have to leave the window open for air, but the view is worth it! It was a clean and beautiful house, we loved it and would recommend! Storm Miller
Apr 07, 2023 We loved our stay at the Cottage! It was perfect and we can’t wait to come back. Emily Young
Aug 21, 2022 This places is absolutely amazing!!! This places is absolutely amazing!!! The view alone is to die for and is close to so many things. The house is super cute and has more than enough stuff to accommodate you. Would highly recommend and would definitely come back again!! Loved this place!! Liz D

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Children

Ages 2-17

Infants

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