The Cottage - 1BR Home Ocean Front


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Kona Bungalow Rental Description

Tax ID: #TA-080-398-7456-01  Permit: #STVR-19-359384

This stunning property is now accepting longer-term stays at reduced rates. Please inquire for details.

Experience the exhilarating sounds of the ocean just outside your door at Mahina Meli Makai ("Oceanside Honeymoon"), a charming one-bedroom cottage where you'll spend each night taking in the colorful sunsets from the lanai.

This recently remodeled residence is a true oceanfront property and fully equipped with every comfort and convenience. From its unique island-inspired decor to its proximity to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Mahina Meli Makai is the ideal place to spend your tropical vacation.

You'll be inspired the moment you enter the Mahina Meli Makai. In addition to a festive mural, the living room is furnished with comfortable seating, flatscreen TV and spectacular views of the ocean. Relax and unwind inside, or stroll outside to the furnished lanai and listen to the sound of the waves just below.

The kitchen at Mahina Meli Makai has been beautifully remodeled with new wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Furnished with all large appliances as well as a variety of culinary essentials, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare your favorite meal. Brew a delicious cup of Kona coffee and head outside to the lanai where you can spot whales (when in season) and dolphins in the ocean just beyond.

When you're ready for a peaceful night of rest, the primary bedroom provides an inviting retreat. Sleep with the windows open in this cozy ocean view room, where the sounds of the waves will lull you into a relaxing sleep. The primary bedroom is furnished with a plush California King bed, a ceiling fan, split system air conditioning (installed 2023) and a large flatscreen TV. A small built-in desk allows space for work, or for writing postcards to your friends and family to share with them the beauty of Mahina Meli Makai.

You'll love the remodeled bathroom, which features a large oversized shower, lots of counter space and an abundance of fluffy cotton towels. Additional amenities at Mahina Meli Makai include a washing machine and dryer, split system air conditioning, Wifi, and Internet-enabled satellite cable TV.

Outdoors at Mahina Meli Makai you'll find tropical beauty everywhere you look. Relax on the oversized lanai which is furnished with chaise lounges and ample seating. The lanai is the perfect spot for sunning, or for hosting an al fresco dinner party for your family and friends. Just a few steps down the shoreline is Kahalu'u Beach State Park, which is known for its encounters with the majestic Hawaiian Sea Turtles.

Mahina Meli Makai is a ten-minute drive to downtown Kailua-Kona, where you'll find a variety of things to do and see. You'll love exploring the area and its many significant Hawaiian cultural landmarks. Both the Hulihee Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church are located on Ali'i Drive. King Kamehameha I spent his last years living near the current site of what is now the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, until his passing in 1819. The Ahu'ena Heiau, located on the grounds of the hotel, is a reconstructed temple rebuilt by the late king and is on the register of National Historic Landmarks.

People and cruise ships watch from the Kailua-Kona Pier, where you'll have access to Hawaii's best scuba diving, big-game fishing, kayaking, and dolphin and whale watching. Visit the famous farmers market. Enjoy a shave ice or a cup of Kona coffee. Dine on a light snack or a gourmet meal, buy an inexpensive souvenir or a piece of fine art, book an activity, go for a swim or hang out at the beach. The pier is the official starting and finishing point of the Ironman World Championship (held annually in October), and a great place to watch the sunset. Everything you want and need is readily available in the heart of Kailua Kona town!

Mahina Meli Makai is a beautiful oceanfront cottage and a great home base to explore the many natural wonders of the Big Island.

HAWAII TAX ID: TA-080-398-7456-01

This property is a licensed short term vacation rental. STVR-19-359384 / NUC-19-1134 / NUCR#: PL-NUCR-2022-001069
TMK 780140840000Permit Number: STVR-19-359384 / NUC-19-1134. Tax Number: TA-080-398-7456-0.

Features and Amenities


  • Oceanfront: Oceanfront


  • 1 Bedroom Bungalow
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Ocean View
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck
  • Washer
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • 1 king bed
  • 1 twin bed

On-Site Facilities

  • Grill


  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven


  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet Access
  • High Speed Internet Access


  • Satellite/Cable Television
  • Hi Def Television
  • Television


  • No Smoking
  • Child Friendly
  • Minimum Age for Renters
  • No Pets


  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Para-gliding
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Kayaking


  • Beach
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Cultural/Historic
  • Food/Wine
  • Festivals
  • Sightseeing
  • Family


  • Festivals
  • Food/Wine
  • Golf
  • Photography
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Beach


  • Maximum Occupancy: 4 people
  • Maximum Cars Allowed on Property: 1 car


$285 - $760 per night. 30% down to hold a reservation. Balance due 90 days before check-in. 4% processing fee. Listed rates do not include tax. Holiday and peak season rates and required length of stay may be different than quoted above. Credit cards, cash, checks and wire transfers accepted. Minimum night stay varies amongst the various rental units. Many rentals have 30-night minimums.Tax ID: #TA-080-398-7456-01  Permit: #STVR-19-359384


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