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“Cozy, private rain forest cabin retreat”
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Private cabin nestled in the forest
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19 reviews
Private cabin nestled in the forest
Lush drive up to the cabin
Spacious deck with grill for entertaining
Private 4 person hot tub
Soak under the stars
Driveway between cabin and main home
Lulu, the property mascot!
Hosts Scott and Caroline Carson
Lanai with gas grill
View of beds; below and in loft
kitchen
Living room with fireplace
Loft with queen bed
queen bed
bathroom
kitchen
Owner's home and large yard between cabin and home (300 feet)
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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golfnetym...
East Lansing, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cozy, private rain forest cabin retreat”
Reviewed January 31, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My wife and I stayed at Carson's for four days and found it perfect for our stay on the west coast of the island. The setting is very private with the cabin surrounded by rain forest, and the interior is spacious, comfortable and attractive. The kitchen has everything you need, including a wide assortments of spices and condiments. We spent a week at an upscale condo in Maui and were just as comfortable at the cabin. Everything you need to go to the beach or on a picnic was available, and the owner put a lot of thought into providing every detail to make your stay complete and comfortable. The hike at the end of the road is 2 miles thru the rain forest and was very nice too.

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Coral N
Evanston, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delightful cottage in the clouds”
Reviewed November 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

This cottage is rustic but clean, well equipped (even a coffee grinder for your Kona Coffee) and absolutely wonderful. The owners (The Carson's) were helpful and welcoming; we really did feel at home. You are close to the airport, Matsuyama Food Mart (with a good take-out place in-side) , the wonderful Koloko-Honokohau National Historic Park( with it's deserted beaches, numerous sea turtles, and ancient Hawaiian ruins), and to Honokohau Harbor where boats leave for snorkeling trips ( I recommend Sunlight-On-Water).

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Liked best: Beautiful location
Liked least: Drive up the hill
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Penny B
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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I loved feeling like we lived in the rain forest. the cabin was great and had everything you need, plus extras for trips to the beach. Just bring food and enjoy. The host's are the sweetest people every and are so helpfull, yet give you your privacy. they even shared the sail fish that they had caught - yummy. The cabin was so quiet and peacefull- not sure how im going to be able to go home.Definitely the place to stay

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Liked best: Tropical feeling
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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ColoradoR...
Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

Stayed for a week here and couldn't be happier. The cabin is rustic, clean, quiet, secluded and four miles out of Kona. Just what we were looking for. The Carson's were friendly, helpful and informative about the area. The property is several acres of gorgeous, lush greenery of all kinds. Very comfortable and we can't wait to go again. Mountain Thunder Coffee is just blocks away. Directions were spot on.

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Liked best: Ambiance
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Troy710
Bristol, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beyond Beautiful!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

We were SO lucky to find Carson's Mountain Cabin!! Very quiet, comfortable, everything you would need for an amazing comfortable stay. There is a washer/dryer along with clothes detergent/fabric softener sheets provided so we were able to pack light and carry on our luggage. We had a lot planned so were up and out early nearly every morning, but Scott (one of the owners) was always there to greet us or give us a big "goodbye for the day" wave every morning, and greeted us when we arrived home every night. Off the beaten path, and up the mountain from Kona, we thoroughly enjoyed our quiet evenings listening to the night sounds and enjoying the beauty that is Hawaii!

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Liked best: The rain forest feel of the property.
Liked least: Loved everything!!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Sergeant2...
New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“WOW!!!! What more do we need to say?”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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FANTASTIC!! Great location, close enough to everything but far enough away to get some peace and quiet. We felt like we were in a tropical paradise (of yeah, we were in Hawaii) being off the beaten path and this cottage is located on the back of the property, so you have privacy and feel like you have the whole place to yourself. Hosts were just great, can't thank them enough for all the "extras" they provided. If you're looking to stay on the Big Island, this is the place to stay! We WILL be back!! Thanks again!

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Liked best: Remote Location
Liked least: Can't think of anything we didn't like...................
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Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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