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Cozy Cottage in a Tropical Garden Grove

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Cottage at Ohia Grove is a quirky, cozy cabin nestled in the corner of our private four-acre park-like grounds. If your idea of an ideal vacation is time spent reading an engrossing novel...enjoying lazy afternoons naps…taking trips to view interesting natural wonders … exploring steam vents and tidal pools… poking around a farmers’ market…sampling the cuisine at nearby restaurants... or just playing a rousing game of Scrabble, then we invite you to consider a stay at the Cottage at Ohia Grove.

If you’re looking for four-star amenities and appointments, this is not the place for you; you won’t be happy, and neither will we. But if you’re searching for a vacation rental offering comfortable sleeping and lounging space (including our new screened lanai overlooking the gardens), a convenient location near historic Hilo town, and a price tag that won’t keep you up at night, we just might be what you’re looking for! The Cottage is perfect for week-long vacations, island hopping, house-hunting or property development visits, writer's retreats or for anyone who just wants to get away to the tropics.

The Ohia Grove property is four private acres of lush, native Hawaiian fruits, vegetation and, of course, ohia trees (pronounced 'oh-hee'-a,' ). During your stay, we invite you to pick fresh avocados, starfruit, citrus and mangos from our trees, and to enjoy looking at the many wild and cultivated flowers that grow on the grounds.

(Hawaii Tax Registration Number TA-138-224-6400-01)

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About The Owner

Don and Rich were frequent visitors to the Big Island for years before we decided to reduce our traveling expenses and just stay here for good! Rich retired after 26 years at Verizon in Washington DC, where he last served as Executive Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs. He can now usually be found puttering around the house or working on his tan at a local beach. Don is an Information Technologies and Networking specialist who has worked for a variety of organizations, including non-profits, a trade union, a major computer graphics company and several consulting firms. In his non-working hours in Hawaii, he likes to garden at Ohia Grove and at our permanent residence around the corner. All of our jobs on the mainland involved extensive travel, so when we set up our vacation rental, we based it on our experiences. We've worked to set up a Cottage that is comfortable, convenient, cozy -- and moderately priced. We hope you'll enjoy your stay and come to love the Big Island as much as we do. Aloha!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Orchidlands Estates

We loved the tropical setting of the four-acre Ohia Grove property, with its many native fruits, flowers and palms. Although it's convenient to Hilo and other area tourist sites, when you're on the property, you feel like you're in your own private tropical garden (and you really are!)

What makes this cottage unique

One of property's biggest assets is the sense of privacy - rather than being sandwiched in with other tourists in a busy hotel or B&B, you'll have the Cottage and its four-acre property all to yourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for all the hospitality. (We appreciated) the beautiful yard, fresh fruit and cozy cottage.
Jan 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Hilo International
Car: necessary

Convenient to Volcano National Park, Hawaiian Tropical Botanic Garden and Scenic Waterfalls

Amenities

Orchidlands Estates Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , A crib and high chair are available upon request
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen-sized futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
We recently added an open-air outdoor shower that has been very popular with our guests. It's how Adam and Eve would have washed up if they'd had hot water and plumbing :)

Reviews

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Cozy Cottage in a Tropical Garden Grove
average rating of 4.945055 based on 99 reviews
5

Perfect jungle hideaway with access to all of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I loved this property. Unlike many VRBOs and AirBnBs, this cottage felt very much like a home. You could tell a lot of thought was put into making the cottage into a comfortable home-away-from-home. Our flight was delayed and we got in late, but Richard made sure we had no trouble finding our way and getting in. There was bowl overflowing with fruit and coffee (a necessity!) when we arrived.

I loved the sound of the jungle lulling us to sleep, and we woke up with the sun to drink coffee on the lanai while drinking our coffee and planning our day. The amenities were excellent. There is a washer and dryer on the property, and the kitchen is well stocked to cook all your meals at home if you need (thought with all the delicious food nearby, who would?).

The outdoor shower was warm and luxurious and perfect after a day at the beach, or hiking in the dust around Volcanoes National Park. There are plenty of travel books for suggestions of things to do, but we found the guestbook the most helpful, as there are years of happy guests who have left recommendations.

The screens kept out biting insects, but you can see the geckos and frogs on the screens, especially at night. There is a large poster in the kitchen where Rich and Don have marked all the edible fruits on the property and you can walk around and find the papaya and yellow guava and other fruits. The trees provide plenty of privacy with only noise of the jungle, which we appreciated.

The island is very accessible from here. You are close to the lava viewing site, Hilo (with my favorite fresh poke at Suisan fish market) and have easy access to the east side of the island and beaches to the east of Hilo where you can swim with turtles. Uncle Robert's night market is a 20 min drive for delicious food and great music mid-week. We were easily able to spend a day at Volcanoes and another up in Waimea to get a taste of cowboy country.

We would absolutely recommend this property and book again next time we visit the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts. Very thoughtful. Cottage abundantly supplied. Totally screened porch a lovely place to be. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every minute of this location. Loved all the thoughts in the cottage - coffee, fresh flowers, basket of fresh fruits. Enjoyed getting caramboles and avocados directly from the trees. Did not have enough time to take time to read, watch videos or play games. Don’t hesitate to rent it!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Ohia Grove was so beautiful and peaceful. It was the perfect location to explore the east side of the island. The hosts were so attentive and thoughtful, we really appreciated it! The home comes well stocked- we made use of the washer and dryer. We loved walking the grounds in the morning and seeing the mother pig and her piglets run around. It was so peaceful at night, falling asleep to the frogs and the other wildlife! You feel like you are in your own little paradise here, we cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fairly quiet setting with groomed pathways and lush foliage.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the area and the cottage was a wonderful getaway. All the necessary appliances for staying in and a lot of information provided for us if we wanted to go out. Very private though there are neighbors nearby. Rich & Don were great hosts and only a phone call away if we needed them. Thank you for making our visit special!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this little hideaway in the jungle!

  • 5 of 5

Rich was a great host, very communicative and gave us lots of recommendations on places to go/see. We loved the the property with all the different types of trees and flowers, it is in great proximity to Hilo, Volcano national park and the hike/bike ride to see lava enter the ocean. We spent our mornings drinking coffee and reading on the lanai, very relaxing. Be warned that there are lots of noisy critters in this part of the island at night, mainly frogs. The hosts supplied a big box of ear plugs in the dining room closet which I put to good use ;).

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays of 23-31 days will be billed at the discounted monthly rate of $1700, additional days beyond 31 days will be charged $75/day. These discounts may not be reflected in quotes automatically generated by VRBO/HomeAway, but if you qualify for the discount, you'll receive a revised quote before booking. Reservations must be confirmed and all balances paid at least 30 days before your arrival date.

HomeAway and VRBO are now also charging guests a "Service Fee" of up to 9% of the booking amount. We have no control over this fee and receive no income from it. HomeAway/VRBO will also offer you the opportunity to purchase their Care Free Rental Guarantee at the time of booking. This is an optional extra you purchase directly from VRBO/HomeAway -- Ohia Grove does not receive any portion of the proceeds from this service.

(Hawaii Tax Registration Number W83399673-01)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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