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Close But Far.... Cool da Heels

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Overview
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Charles H
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2019
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Reviews (117)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Everything about this place was great! Far enough away from the city but close enough if you need anything. Very quiet all day long and Kai was great. He came down, introduced himself and gave us a farm tour! The Mangoes were the best I've ever eaten. Will definitely stay again when we visit Kona. Thank you Kai!
Visited July 2022
Written July 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This was the perfect getaway spot for my husband and me! You can hear the waves crashing in the bay which made sleeping amazing. You can drive 5 minutes down the road to snorkel or relax at the bay or take a quick 20 min drive into Kona. The host is superb! He took time out of his day to come down and personally greet us (even in the pouring rain) and make sure we had everything we needed. If you are looking for something away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy THIS is the place!
Visited June 2022
Written June 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was quiet, away from the crowds and very comfortable. The host was friendly and communication was good. Would highly recommend.
Visited April 2022
Written April 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This is THE place to stay if you're coming to the Island to immerse yourself in the Paradise that is Hawaii! Idyllic setting with fragrant orchids, exceptional mangoes, fresh tangelos and bananas, delicate birdsong to serenade you the day through, the sound of surf in Kealakekua Bay, the brilliant stars in the unpolluted night sky, and sunsets that you'll remember for years. A well-equipped, beautifully constructed cottage with everything you'll need to prepare food at-home, or to store your goodies from some of the great eateries close by. One of the most comfortable beds we've slept in, along with luxurious easy chairs and sofa, all surrounded by a well-curated and eclectic Polynesian decor. Just beautiful! Sooo many good places to eat! Stop at ChoiceMart for local and nation (world!) wide products. Da Bomb Grindz will Wow! your tastebuds. Try out Big Jake's BBQ (best I've ever had - really), The Coffee Shack, Shaka Tacos, farm stands all through Napoopoo, Painted Church, Middle Keei, Mamalahoa Hwy. Close by is Two-Step and Manini Beach for some of the best snorkeling on the Island. Watch the surfers at Ke'ei Beach from your lanai. Walk the 1871 Trail at Honaunau National Historic Park. All within a 10 minute drive. Such a great location! Kaimalu is a responsive, gracious, welcoming host to his small farm. Let the cool island breezes lull you to sleep at night and wake you to your new day in this Eden.
Visited December 2021
Written January 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We had a wonderful experience at this property. The host is very gracious and helpful. The cottage is comfortable and situated on a tranquil rural property. Excellent atmosphere.
Visited November 2021
Written November 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This little cottage on the hillside was only minutes from a few beaches but was also very secluded and quiet. You hear nothing but the sounds of nature 24/7. They mean it when they say it's close...but far. They made sure the property had drawers and cabinets filled with everything you'll need during your stay. They also have plenty of extra beach gear and extra fans for those nights that are just a little too humid. 5 stars!!
Visited July 2021
Written July 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This is my second stay at This lovely property. I recommend this for those who enjoy nature, a simple lifestyle and The Spirit of Aloha. Mahalo to Charles, Kai and family.
Visited July 2021
Written July 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Cool Da Heels is an accurate description. Located in coffee country away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua Kona, it’s still close enough for dinner in town. The unit is just up the road from beautiful and peaceful Manini beach park on historic Kealakekua bay and just 10 minutes away from Pu’uhonoa O Honaunau (place of refuge) and excellent snorkeling at “Two Step” next door. We found the unit itself to be comfortable, immaculately clean, and insect free. The shower and bathroom were great and the bed and linens provided a great night’s sleep. While the living area is cozy, most of our time was spent on the screened-in lanai overlooking the grounds, the water fountain, and the ocean in the distance. There’s plenty of beach gear provided, and there’s a washer outside the unit and clothesline for drying. The kitchen is a bit dated but well-appointed and functional. There’s also a charcoal grill. The unit is remarkably quiet and peaceful. Except for an occasional car on the road we rarely heard or saw another person. The checkin/checkout was smooth and easy. We met the owner as we were leaving and he couldn’t have been nicer. We very much enjoyed our stay, wished we had stayed longer, and hope to return on our next visit to the Big Island. Highly recommended!
Visited April 2021
Written May 11, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This little house was a perfect place to unwind and experience Hawai'i for the first time. Beautiful views out of every window, surrounded by birds, flowers, and an abundance of tropical greenery. Great location away from the busy tourist areas and very close to best snorkeling on the island. Highly recommended for the traveler seeking a more authentic and relaxing experience.
Visited April 2021
Written April 17, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Although the cottage is a little worn, it was very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the large yard with so many fruit trees and blossoming plants and a fountain that attracted a wide variety of birds. The cottage is within a few miles of some of our favorite attractions - especially the amazing snorkeling and heritage park on Kealakekua Bay, the Painted Church, the Peace Garden and so much more!
Visited March 2021
Written March 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Close But Far.... Cool da Heels

Close But Far.... Cool da Heels is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Close But Far.... Cool da Heels has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Close But Far.... Cool da Heels has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Close But Far.... Cool da Heels must last at least one night. See all property details.