**NOTE***PLEASE CONSIDER OUR LOCATION IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IN RELATION TO HILO AND THE CURRENT LAVA FLOW***
** REGARDING THE CURRENT ERUPTION OF KILAUEA-
**DUE TO THE CONFUSION OF WHERE AND HOW THIS EVENT IS EFFECTING THE SURROUNDING AREA AND THE COQUI COTTAGE ON THE LOCATION MAP, WE ARE ASKING IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OF OUR LOCATION, PLEASE LET US KNOW.***
We are located about 20 minutes from downtown Hilo, toward the town of Keaau and Pahoa, however, WE ARE NOT impacted by this event, and we are not located on the East Rift Zone. The volcanic activity is isolated to Lower Puna, and Fissure 8 is located about 13 miles to the southeast and below us, which the lava flow continues from there downslope to the ocean.
We have never had any evacuations, warnings, and are several miles outside of any of these areas. We have not had ANY air quality issues, as the air is much better than the air quality of most cities on the mainland, which can be confirmed with air quality meters located throughout the island.
If you have any questions about our property or location to this activity, feel free to contact us. We are keeping our guests updated on our Coqui Cottage page with current information links.
NOW...ON TO THE FUN...
REALAX 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
LANAI (PATIO)- Outdoor Living in the 500 sq. ft. Screened-In Lanai, with patio furniture and
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)- 9.25% (Tax ID# TA-044-205-4656-01)
Cleaning fee: $95.00
**SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO SEE OR DO & DISTANCE FROM THE COTTAGE:
**Depending on current activity- THE ACTIVE FLOW** - Currently, you are able to see the night sky lighted by the beautiful orange glow, that is amazing in itself. But, there is also places driving from the cottage toward Pahoa and throughout the town that Fissure 8 is visible, and even though it's several miles safely away, you are able to see the lava flowing out of the fissure that has developed into a sort of cone that is over 170 ft. tall. The Civil Defense and State are working on a way to allow lava viewing safely, without jeapordizing the private property of ones in the affected areas. But, there are Lava Boat tours currently available.
This is an exciting place, and the only place in the U.S. that you can get this close to active lava creating more land and expanding the island.
**VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK- (Currently closed as of May 10th- we will keep you updated)
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