***WE ARE HAPPY TO NOW PROVIDE OUR GUEST WITH THE COMFORT OF A/C-
As of Nov. 2018, we are happy to now offer our guests what VERY, VERY few vacation rentals can. In the past, Hilo has not needed A/C as we typically receive nice trade winds from the east, but in the last few years, there has been some climate change and more days without the trades, which can make it very humid.
So, we decided to add a large 4 way split A/C system that allows each bedroom and the living room and kitchen to have it's own separately controlled temperatures. SO....ENJOY YOUR TIME AT THE COTTAGE IN COOL COMFORT!!!
**NOTE***PLEASE CONSIDER OUR LOCATION IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION AS WE ARE LOCATED 20 MINS OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN HILO***
** REGARDING THE CURRENT ERUPTION OF KILAUEA- AS OF EARLY AUG 2018, THERE IS NO ACTIVE LAVA FLOW
**IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EXACT LOCATION OR PROXIMITY TO ANY SIGHTS, THAT IS NOT ANSWERED IN FURTHER DESCRIPTION, PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE CONFIRMING RESERVATION, WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP***
We are located about 20 minutes from downtown Hilo, toward the town of Keaau, Pahoa, AND the Volcanoes National Park. Since the recent lava flow is no longer active, there is now access to parts of the unprecedented 2018 Kilauea Lava Flow Event! We will help you find the most up to date access to see how this amazing event changed the landscape of the lower east rift zone, as it impacted communities and over 700 homes. We are within 30 minutes of all the activity that happened.
RELAX AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE TROPICAL GARDENS AND FRUIT TREES, IN OUR QUIET AND PEACEFUL COTTAGE! Come experience the real, natural beauty and adventure of Hawaii at our cottage with so many amenities to help you explore, you may even request a customized itinerary at no charge, based on what your here to see and do.
2 BDRM / 1 BATH PRIVATE HOME WITH AN ADDITIONAL 500 SQ. FT. SCREENED LANAI AND PATIO DINING SPACE - With lots of extra amenities to help you explore this adventurous Island!
Welcome and enjoy our Tropical Island Cottage, on 1/4 acre parcel, in a peaceful neighborhood. The perfect place to see the beautiful, lush east side of the island. Stay in our peaceful garden retreat with fresh fruit we share with our guests from the variety of fruit trees and you are welcome to pick when ripe.
This is a newer home, and we give our full attention to detail with updates and maintenance being addressed at all times, so that everything is clean, organized and easily accessible. We have a professional team including Housekeepers, Landscaper, Pest Control, Maintenance, and Hospitality, to give you a resort feel, but in a private home.
We're happy to share our much appreciated previous guests comments in their reviews of their stay with us and their experiences of the island, please feel free to read through them.
LIVING ROOM AREA - with a 47 in. Smart TV, DVD, Dish Network, & Hi-Speed Internet/ WiFi. queen pull-out sleeper in sofa.
KITCHEN- fully stocked with high quality dishes and cookware, and extras like crock pot, baking dishes, rice cooker, veggie steamer, Keurig Coffee maker (and regular), and lots more.
LANAI (PATIO)- Outdoor Living in the 500 sq. ft. Screened-In Lanai, with patio furniture and dining table
LAUNDRY- Washer and Dryer for your use at no charge with laundry soap provided
2 BDRMS - 1st bedroom- California King, and 32 in TV.
2nd bedroom has a Queen bed
Additional Queen Pull-Out sleeper in the Living Rm. and a
Pack-n-Play Portable crib for the little ones.
The Cottage has a very comfortable warm "vibe" where family and friends come together and enjoy the open air screened Lanai, and tropical garden to spend time together to play games, visit and relax.
There is a separate studio cottage on the property that is now used as a longer term rental for 1 to 3 months, but only for professionals that are on the island for business such as scientist, geologist, medical personnel. They are working professionals that we closely screen and verify their professional assignments. They will not interfere with your space or privacy, and have a separate driveway, and their cottage does not share any walls to the main cottage.
If you have any additional questions about how the cottage is set up, or any of amenities available, feel free to let me know.
*45 Days or more = Full Refund**
*30-44 Days = 50% Refund**
* Less than 30 days- No Refund
*15-29 days before arrival- 50% of your payment may be applied to re-booking your dates
at any later available date within 12 months
** There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $35 for stays less than a week and $50 over a week for reservations cancelled after 7 days of making the reservation.
*There is no charge for rebooking your dates, or subtracting days from your reservation 14 days or more prior to arrival date, less than 14 days will be subject to a $35 or $50 charge. There is never a charge for adding extra days as long as they are available.
Charges and Taxes-
All quotes will include the total charges, including all mandatory taxes and cleaning fee at the following rates:
Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) - 4.25% (Tax ID# GE-044-205-4656-01)
Hawaii Accommodation Tax (TAT)- 10.25% (Tax ID# TA-044-205-4656-01)
Cleaning fee: $95.00
**SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO SEE OR DO & DISTANCE FROM THE COTTAGE:
**VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK- Re-Opened on Sept. 22, 2018 (It is being re-opened in phases, as they access the effects and damages) If you have any questions, at the time of your reservation, visit Volcanoes National Park website for current info. and we are happy to help you too.
2018 KILAUEA FLOW - WHERE LAVA CROSSES THE ROAD- See where the 2018 flow crossed the road and made brand new Black Sand Beaches, as well as the way it has reshaped the lower rift zone and the communities affected. (between 20-35 mins to these sights)
Whale Watching- (Seasonal) see the Humpback Whales migrating Dec-Mar. right from the shore- (10 mins)
Relax and take a Beautiful scenic drive through the lush green side and stop at one of the many magnificent waterfalls.
Rainbow Falls- (15-20 mins)
Akaka Falls and Nature walk- (25 mins)
Botanical Gardens (along the 4 mile scenic drive route)- (20 mins)
Kaumana Caves Lava Tube- Explore a huge lava tube in their natural state, and see the amazing way the island was formed, entrance is free. (20 mins)
Mauna Kea- Watch the sunset or sunrise and see what the island looks like from above the clouds at 10,000 ft. elevation and for those who love the stars there’s World Class Star Gazing with Narrated free tours, as the different planets rise. (1 hr drive)
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo- It's the ONLY natural tropical rainforest zoo in the U.S. and it's free! AND it’s is less than 10 minutes away.
Visit Black Sand Beaches almost guaranteed to see Turtles sun bathing...and there's so much more!
We are here to help you plan more than just your accommodations, we love to share any advice you need. We want you to be able to just relax and decide how you will enjoy this wonderful place!
Aloha and Mahalo!
John & Shauna