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Island Getaway - Big Island unique Hawaiian-style accommodation -pool & hot tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 58 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Tropical Gardens, Pool, & Hot Tub, Make This The Perfect Island Getaway!

Recently designated one of VRBO's most inviting listings, our Island Getaway is nestled within a stand of lush tropical plants. This unique cottage offers a delightful indoor/outdoor living experience – 3 of the 4 walls are screened (the other is solid), opening the studio to the sensual tropical air that is such a wonderful part of Hawai'ian living.

Outside, a covered lana'i and outdoor shower (great after a trip to nearby beaches), are bordered by a bamboo grove and banana trees. A pool and hot tub are all steps away – as are mangoes, bananas, avocados and papayas.

Inside is furnished with rattan furniture, a dreamy queen-sized bed, and plenty of space for relaxing. The kitchen is compact and complete – featuring a dishwasher, microwave, 4-burner gas cook top, convection/toaster oven (but no 'full-size' oven), and 20x20x36 refrigerator with upper, separate 16x16x20 freezer. Custom-built bamboo cabinetry ties everything together in unmistakable island style.

We loved designing, building and living in our little cottage. It gives us great pleasure to share this love with like-minded guests who are seeking something more authentic than your typical 'condo experience'.

Please be aware that Hawai'i is probably more 'rural' than you are used to. There are places on the Island that have no cell phone reception (although it is quite good at our cottage), and Internet connectivity is only 'adequate' (and sometimes awkward). We subscribe to a cable Internet service, and reset the cable router frequently. There is WiFi at the property, but you will most likely need to restart your device/equipment.

And because this information is deeply buried in the VRBO 'extras', but is one of the most frequently asked questions:

The pool is shared with one other vacation rental studio. This 14 by 14 pool is unfenced, and there is no lifeguard present. Pool is about 10 feet deep. It is professionally serviced once a week.

The hot tub next to the pool is rarely used by anyone other than our Island Getaway guests. This is because the other Tropical Hideaway vacation rental guests have their own, private, hot tub. Although it is not prohibited that they use the hot tub by the pool, it is uncommon for this to happen.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maintain quiet, especially from hours 10pm to 8am
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Lanai Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Private toilet, outdoor shower, sink, and laundry facility
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom in studio - 1 large double bed , As this is a studio, the queen bed is included here.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Island Getaway - Big Island unique Hawaiian-style accommodation -pool & hot tub
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews

The Real Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday at the Island Getaway, and felt like we experienced a bit of the real Hawaii there. The cottage is island-charming, comfortable, extraordinarily well-equipped, and surrounded by a lush jungle-y landscape. As there is no window glass, one communes closely with the sights and sounds of nature (I found it incredibly soothing). We loved the outside facilities which felt exotic, unique and lovely. The ripe mangoes we retrieved off the ground each morning were indescribably delicious. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, We are very pleased that you were able to experience the essence of Hawai'i – and our Getaway. It would be delightful to have you return for another visit someday! Aloha, Hope & Rennie
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Lots of Aloha

  • 5 of 5

tiny but lots of aloha

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Super private, quiet & relaxing. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great area.

  • 4 of 5

This lovely cottage is screened in on two sides and while it might be a bit chilly in a storm, it is just lovely while weather is good, which is just about all the time on the Kona coast. We felt nestled in the Hawaiian forest at this cottage. Only suitable for a single or couple. Loved the open air shower. Cottage is close to main home. Compact cars will manage fine but we were barely able to fit our minivan up the driveway and turn around. Historical area with lots to see just down the road to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 02/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable private getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations, do you not want to leave. Beautiful oasis. I would recommend to anyone. Hosts are more than helpful and easy to contact. Great location and awesome pool/hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Calming Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved Island Getaway! Hope and Rennie, the owners, and Erin the local manager were totally responsive and checked in with us several times to see how everything was going. We had a late arrival and were impressed by Erin who called to make sure everything was alright and stepped us through arriving in the dark! Both Erin and the landscaper Ivy, gave us great info on places to see locally. We loved the attention to detail in the rental as well as the surrounding giant bamboo and mango trees. We snorkeled each morning down the road at Two Step in Honaunau Bay- some of the most amazing snorkeling we've seen. The pool was peaceful and refreshing. We can't wait to come back some day!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hope & Rennie Innis
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Hope & Rennie Innis

We are freshly retired and love the idea of having this wonderful island getaway to share with people.

Rennie was a software developer, and Hope was a property manager.

We love to travel, especially when warm water is involved! Although we have traveled many places, this is our favorite place to enjoy rest and relaxation.

Hope & Rennie Innis purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Hope & Rennie Innis chose Captain Cook

The first time we arrived here, we thought this was the perfect place to spend our island vacation. Being so close to great snorkeling, beaches and close enough to Kona for a night out, we loved this getaway cottage so much that we returned a year later to purchase it.

What makes this cottage unique

Being in a beautiful tropical garden, with the pool, hot tub and gorgeous view of the ocean and mountain volcano, this place is sublime.


Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport (45 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
19 Miles
Huggo's On the Beach
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kona Coffeehouse and Cafe
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
'Two Step' at Honaunau Bay
Car: necessary

This unique cottage is located on the south Kona coast, just minutes from the best snorkeling in the Hawai'ian islands.

You will also be in the famed Kona coffee region, where some of the best coffee in world is grown. You can sample this coffee, or take an informative tour, at nearby roasters.

Not to be missed is the Volcano's National Park, 1 1/2 hours drive from this location. Watch the earth being formed before your eyes when you visit the Kilauea crater.

One of the State of Hawai'i's two National Historic Parks is the 'City of Refuge', located 5 minutes, or 1.6 miles from the cottage. This historic and restored ruins will give you a sense of the island's fascinating history, and is adjacent to enticing 'Two Step' snorkeling. There is also a nice white sand beach about 15 minutes south of our cottage!

An amazing Fruit Stand is just a bit further south and has fruits that you will have never even heard of!

Painted Church is a well-known attraction. It is a 10 minute walk from the cottage, and is a simple wooden structure whose hand-painted interior decor was meant to replicate the glory of the cathedrals. Catholic services are held and are posted. You will be welcome.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$94.84

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.

Special Note Required by Insurance Policy:
"The pool is 14 feet by 14 feet by 10 feet deep, is un-fenced, and there is no lifeguard present. Swim at your own risk!”

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.