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Our family friendly Coqui Kai Cottage is located conveniently within 30 minutes of most of the East Side of the Islands Attractions. Our cottage is immaculately clean, with every amenity you can think of that you would want at home! (Just bring your toothbrush and your set) We also have just about everything you will need for your adventures whether you want to explore the 'Raw Hawaii' or just have some down time having a nice BBQ, and relaxing at the cottage in the 500 sq. ft screened in lanai (patio).
For the ones on the go, throw something in the Slow-Cooker (Crock-pot) so you come home to a home cooked meal, and grab our book of adventures with directions to area activities, throw in the car your towels, snorkeling gear, hiking sticks, binoculars, flashlights (great for exploring lava tubes), grab the cooler and pack a lunch for your full day of adventure!
***ACTIVE LAVA FLOW INFORMATION FOR OUR GUESTS*** MANY ARE INQUIRING ABOUT WHERE THIS FLOW IS IN RELATION TO THE COTTAGE- We are located in the suburbs of Hilo Town in the subdivision of Ainaloa. We are about a 15 min drive to a newly opened 'Viewing Area' to see the most recent flow of now cooled lava. Learn about this historic event that is currently taking place, by University of Hawaii Geology students, staff, and alumni. It's set up to be very educational, with many displays of what is taking place.
The flow is running parallel to us and we are not in the path of any active flow of lava. Neither does it have any effect on access to any stores, Hilo Town, or Volcanoes National Park from the cottage. We are in a perfect location to still have access to all the sights of the island at a safe distance from the current volcanic activity.
**SPECIALS**as low as $89 a night-* Last Minute Deals*-Within 7 Day Arrival. Let us know in the comments if you will only use 1 of the 2 bedrooms and we will reduce the cleaning fee for you.
For other discounts please inquire through the 'Contact Owner' on the listing prior to booking, so that we can adjust your discount manually.
“COQUI KAI COTTAGE” LOCATED ON THE BIG ISLE Welcome and enjoy the peace, quiet and relaxation in our conveniently located cottage close to many Hilo side attractions.
COQUI (Ko-Key) KAI COTTAGE is the perfect place to see the beautiful east side of the island and hear the small Coqui Tree Frogs sing you to sleep at night!
This property is a newer, updated, and well maintained private home with a tropical decor (Even a tree stump, glass top dining room table). We wanted to give you the feeling of your tropical Hawaiian vacation while you are indoors or outdoors!
There is also a very large screened in Lanai and gas BBQ so that you can cook outdoors and enjoy patio dining - rain or shine- while looking out at the tropical flowers, and a garden view of the outdoors!
This property is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath tropical retreat with the all comforts of home. There is a 47 in. TV in living room with Dish Network TV, DVD, Hi-Speed Satellite Internet w/Wi-Fi, (*NEW* NOW with UNLIMITED internet use so you can stream movies on the Smart Hub TV, or Skype friends at home). There's a Queen Hide-A-Bed in Living Room, Dining area seats 6 inside and 4 outside in the covered and screened in Lanai.
The cottage is well stocked with everything you need just like home with even Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and condiments to start your first morning with a smile.
There is a 32 in. TV and DVD in Master Bedroom and extra blankets and linens are provided as well as a portable Playpen / Crib, Iron and Ironing Board, Beach Towels, Bathroom Towels, Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, and Toilet Paper.
There are also some extras for your daily outings such as snorkeling gear, a cooler, some children's beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, flash lights, and walking sticks for exploring caves, lava tubes and viewing lava, and umbrellas for those tropical showers.
*AN IMPORTANT NOTE WE FEEL* As far as how we accommodate our guests. Since we feel that a good nights sleep is one of the most important parts to having an enjoyable vacation, we want to put your mind at ease and let you know that we have provided Sealy Posturepedic beds with Pillow-Top Memory Foam Med/Firm, encased in waterproof mattress protectors (that don't crinkle) and mattress pads, as well as all pillow cases encased in the same, that will keep you protected from anything you don't want to think about, along with Microfiber sheets to provide a soft comfortable spa like feeling. We take this seriously and wash all bedding after each guest including the shower curtain and bath rug so you can feel certain you can just relax as if you are at home. We want you to feel the comforts of home, with a tropical feel, so you can truly enjoy your vacation!
We are less than 20 minutes from the Hilo Airport and Hilo Town. Visit nearby Volcanoes National Park with miles of hiking trails, Lava Tubes to walk through, and 15 minutes from the recent lava flow viewing area. Visit Black Sand Beaches almost guaranteed to see a few Turtles sun bathing.
We provide our recommendations of Day Trip's, Activity Brochures, and Guide Books so you can take the time to relax and decide how you will enjoy this wonderful place.
Please check calendar for availability and feel free to read our guest comments/reviews, to assist you in your decision.
I will do my best to respond to your calls or emails as quickly as possible usually within 2 hours if not immediately.
Weekly Rate $635-$675 Monthly Rate- $2100. Cleaning fee- $95.00 but is reduced to $75.00 when you only need one bedroom. Please inform us if you want this option and we will adjust rate for you.
No more than 4 Adults maximum and 6 Total occupancy
We want to thank you for taking the time to visit the 'COQUI KAI COTTAGE' and hope that you decide to come and visit our beautiful island. If there are any questions that you may have about anything to do with your vacation, we are here to help!
Our Extras are what our Guests really appreciate:
Queen size Hide-a-Bed in living room, Portable Crib / Playpen, Hi Speed Satellite INTERNET ACCESS, DVD, fully stocked Kitchen-all the little things you need, Hairdryer and all soap, shampoo/conditioner, Large Ceiling Fans, Washer/Dryer with laundry detergent provided, Beach Towels, Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Cooler, Beach Chairs, Flashlights, Walking Sticks Umbrellas
We also provide purified bottled water for our guests who prefer it to our house water. GuideBook, Coqui's Pick's for Day Trips from the cottage, Activity Brochures, and we welcome you with Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and snacks to start off your first morning! In Consideration for our guests with allergies-No Smoking or Pets, please!...moreless
Cooking Utensils Provided including dishes, pots, pans, for cooking and baking, Crock Pot, Rice-Cooker, Blender, Standard Coffee Maker, and Keurig Brewer, Toaster, and Bottled Water in Dispenser...moreless
Winter Rate Nov 26 - Apr 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Spring Rate Apr 16 - May 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer Rate Jun 1 - Aug 24, 2015 1 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
TA Tax on Cleaning$9
Please notify us if you only need 1 bdrm. and cleaning fee is reduced by $20.00
Please contact us for 10% disc. for Kama'aina or any other special pricing or discounts and we will happily adjust the rate for you.
Dec. 22, 2014 - Jan. 04, 2015 and During Merrie Monarch week there is a 4 night minimum stay, unless there are fewer than 4 nts. available on calendar.No further disc for Merrie Monarch.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Lava Viewing, Lava Tree State Park, Waterfalls, Natural Warm/Hot Ponds, Botanical Gardens, Rain Forest and Zoo, Telescope Star-Gazing Mauna Kea (best star gazing in the world), Snorkeling at Tide Pools, Black Sand Beaches, Hiking Lava Tubes and through Craters, Farmers Markets, Stroll through Old Historic Hilo Town, Museums, Japanese Gardens, Zip Lining over waterfalls, Helicopter Tours over Volcano, Nature Walks, Caverns, and so much more!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We would like to introduce ourselves to you, our guests. We are John and Shauna Knutsen, and we have two children Cindy and Zane.
We fell in love with Hawaii when we got married on Kauai, and have been coming back every since. There is no other place to us like Hawaii, its not just the beauty you see with your eyes, its the beauty of the humble people, the culture and the slowed down island time feel that allows you to truly relax and take the time to enjoy creation.
We love to bring our family and friends to enjoy this wonderful place, and even though all of Hawaii has so much to offer we decided on the Big Island- since it is so large and there is so much variety and so many climates- What other island can you be in a rain forest, an arid desert, an active volcano, on top of the tallest mountain from the sea floor (snow covered in winter), all on the SAME DAY! And even though all the islands are beautiful we feel that this island has some of the Best of the Best right here!
Why the Owner Chose Hilo: We chose this area since we love the beauty, the tropical rain at night, the Coqui frogs singing, and the area is centrally located to our favorite places! And we love the easy going friendly laid back atmosphere.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This house having the private and separate cottage that our Gardener stays in. it allows our guests their privacy while being close enough to take care of things and be there in case we need him for our guests, puts our mind at ease.
We also like the quiet, country feeling so that when you get up and look outside you see nature, you hear the birds, and not the hustle of the city.