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Cozy Cottage in a Tropical Garden Grove

(81 Reviews)

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The Cottage is the only residence on our four-acre park-like grounds

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib

    A crib and high chair are available upon request...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen-sized futon...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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 :)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area seats four, but many renters prefer to eat on the lanai. Highchair available for a $10 per-stay rental fee...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

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

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The screened lanai overlooks the garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$75
$525 $1,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

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!

Why the Owner Chose Keaau, HI, USA:
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!)

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • The Cottage is the only residence on our four-acre park-like grounds

    The Cottage is the only residence on our four-acre park-like grounds

  • The cozy living room is perfect for an evening of quiet conversation...

    The cozy living room is perfect for an evening of quiet conversation...

  • The screened lanai is a great place to read, day dream, or enjoy an outdoor meal

    The screened lanai is a great place to read, day dream, or enjoy an outdoor meal

  • Most people view the lanai from the inside out, but we like this view too.

    Most people view the lanai from the inside out, but we like this view too.

  • ...or catch up on a bit of work (yuck) using our free wifi and computer printer.

    ...or catch up on a bit of work (yuck) using our free wifi and computer printer.

  • The dining room seats four, perfect for indoor eating or playing board games

    The dining room seats four, perfect for indoor eating or playing board games

  • The lanai garden is a growing work in progress...

    The lanai garden is a growing work in progress...

  • The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower.

    The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower.

  • Be sure to watch for falling coconuts and palm fronds as you stroll the grounds.

    Be sure to watch for falling coconuts and palm fronds as you stroll the grounds.

  • Rainbow Falls in Hilo is just a short drive away.

    Rainbow Falls in Hilo is just a short drive away.

  • Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden is like the Garden of Eden (but with clothes)

    Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden is like the Garden of Eden (but with clothes)

  • Explore our relationship to space at the 'Imiloa Science Center in Hilo.

    Explore our relationship to space at the 'Imiloa Science Center in Hilo.

  • The Cottage sits back from the road for privacy.

    The Cottage sits back from the road for privacy.

  • ...or you can watch TV or a DVD or read a trashy novel. We don't judge... :)

    ...or you can watch TV or a DVD or read a trashy novel. We don't judge... :)

  • The perfect spot for a quick breakfast before you head out touring.

    The perfect spot for a quick breakfast before you head out touring.

  • Dream of paradise in this comfortable bed...

    Dream of paradise in this comfortable bed...

  • The kitchen is a perfect size to prepare a quick meal while you do some laundry.

    The kitchen is a perfect size to prepare a quick meal while you do some laundry.

  • And yes, we have indoor plumbing and on-demand hot water for relaxing showers!

    And yes, we have indoor plumbing and on-demand hot water for relaxing showers!

  • You'll find lots of flowering and fruiting bushes and trees on site.

    You'll find lots of flowering and fruiting bushes and trees on site.

  • It wouldn't be Hawaii without palm trees, and we have our share.

    It wouldn't be Hawaii without palm trees, and we have our share.

  • The Cottage is near the Volcano Park, but not in the path of any flowing lava.

    The Cottage is near the Volcano Park, but not in the path of any flowing lava.

  • Akaka Falls is another nearby must-see spot.

    Akaka Falls is another nearby must-see spot.

  • One of the many scenic spots in the Botanical Gardens.

    One of the many scenic spots in the Botanical Gardens.

  • Our take on winter: Snow, far away atop Mauna Kea. Ski in the AM, surf in the PM

    Our take on winter: Snow, far away atop Mauna Kea. Ski in the AM, surf in the PM

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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