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“Ultra cozy”
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Private cabin nestled in the forest
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Private cabin nestled in the forest
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20 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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Michael L
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Ultra cozy”
Reviewed May 5, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Beautiful property! Scott and Caroline were super cool. This place has everything you need with charm, character, ambience a plenty...

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 19, 2018
Thaks Michael! Nice meeting you. Come back sometime!
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gardner, ks
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful cool mountain breezes ”
Reviewed June 18, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic experience! We liked it better than our $325 a night ocean-front Princeville condo. The Carsons are very accommodating, Scott even cut a coconut off of a tree for the kids and chopped it up. We added it to the fruit salad we made from our Kona "Flea Market" fresh fruit. When we return to Hawaii, it will be to the Big Island, and only if we can stay here!

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Empow819
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cabin in the Forest Above Kona”
Reviewed April 13, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This is a great spot for a more extended stay, or even a night or two. There are several amenities that you would need a several day stay to enjoy: hot tub, fully stocked kitchen for meal prep of farmers market finds, and tv/movies. The owners are very friendly, and live adjacent to the property. Highly recommend.

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Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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spur64
North Liberty, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise in Hawaii”
Reviewed March 28, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Loved the location, made you feel like you were in a secluded location, when you are literally minutes away from everything. The owners (Scott & Caroline) are excellent people to stay with, They made our stay warm and welcome. Would love to comeback and I highly recommend to all travelers looking for a place to stay while in Kona, Hawaii.

Scott & Martha

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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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.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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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
1
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
1
person found this review helpful

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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