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 (no windows, and the other wall 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 note that our place is NOT like a high-end resort hotel, or a condominium.
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.
Volcanos National Park is 76 miles further south, around the southern tip of the island. For the best and most current information on the Kilauea eruption event, please go to the
Hawaiian Volcano's USGS site, https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/.
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. It is 'clothing optional'.
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.
Quarterly, we pay all Hawai'i State taxes, which include both Excise Tax, and Transient Occupancy Tax. VRBO collects this as part of the fees charged to guests upon consummating a reservation. Our Hawai'i Excise Tax ID is: GE 1022609408-01. Our Hawai'i ToT ID is: TA-102-260-9408-01.