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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Spacious, beautifully-furnished cottage, with new lanai--sleeps 2-3

We are located on the lush, tropical side of the big island, just two miles north of the historic whaling town of Hilo. Our home is in a small, upscale neighborhood in the country and borders the old coastal road that winds past streams, waterfalls, and vine-covered bridges.

Honolii Beach is just a short walk down our one-lane road and has a beautiful picnic area with lifeguards, showers, and bathrooms. Honolii is very popular and has consistent waves year-round for surfers and boogie boarders. The freshwater river that empties into the bay has a huge swimming hole and two beautiful waterfalls just upstream.

Hiking, jogging, bikeriding,surfing, swimming, or just kicking back are activities you can do from the vacation cottage without driving anywhere. Our convenient location also makes it simple to visit the many scenic areas around the island.

And remember, one of the friendliest beaches on this side of the island is just a short stroll down the road

Amenities: Amenities: The spacious vacation rental has high ceilings, ceramic tile floors, and a new covered lanai. The fully-equipped kitchen features a refrigerator, 2 burner ceramic cooktop stove, coffee maker & grinder, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, blender, and a full set of dishes, pots, pans, and utensils that allows you to economize your vacation by cooking at home. The rental is beautifully furnished with a queen-size bamboo bed, a very comfortable double futon, wicker dresser and nightstand, kitchen table, and chairs. We also have cable TV with 77 channels and free wireless Internet. Boogie boards and snorkel gear are also available. Your privacy is insured, as this is our only rental.

Activities: Activities (on site or nearby): Swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding, fishing, or just relaxing are all activities you can enjoy at Honolii Beach. Bike-riding, jogging, or hiking are perfect activities along the one-lane old Mamaloha Highway that winds several miles past Honolii. Diving, golf, tennis, shopping, restaurants, museums, sightseeing are a five minute drive into town.

Volcano National Park is 45 minutes

Waimea cowboy town is 1 hour

Kona is 2 hours

Relax and enjoy aloha: One of the friendliest beaches on this side of the island is just a short stroll down the one-lane road.

Stay here and discover aloha.

More Details

Owner
terre hawkins
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About terre hawkins

I teach biology at the University of Hawaii and this is my only rental. It is very important to me that my guests enjoy their stay at my cottage and experience the aloha that I have found on this island.

terre hawkins purchased this cottage in 2002

Guestbook comments from the owner

As owner of the property, I take a personal interest in our guests and the quality of their vacation time in Hilo. The best advertising I have is "word of mouth" from happy guests that have stayed in our only vacation rental.

Thank you.

Terre Hawkins
Jun 2004
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Amenities

Wainaku Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The large bathroom is fully equipped w/ towels, extra bedding, ironing board, iron, and hair dryer. It also has an over-sized shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The spacious cottage has high ceilings, tile floors, and a queen-size bamboo bed. There is also a comfortable double futon with an inner-coil spring mattress. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils and most major appliances. There is cable TV with 77 channels and wireless Internet. The cottage also has a brand new covered lanai with comfortable wicker furniture. to enjoy the afternoon trade winds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 43 reviews
Littleton, Colorado
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Great studio. Everything you need, great ambiance, great location. Charming owner. Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

Nice little place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The place was plenty big for 2 people, and was comfortable and clean. The location was wonderful, at the end of a quiet street and an easy walk to a nice beach where you can watch the waves and the surfers. Terre was a good host and even suggested a wonderful restaurant to visit, which we did (Pineapples, which was wonderful). The front porch is nice but be aware of the mosquitoes! The place is also a 5 minute drive to downtown Hilo and easy drive to the waterfalls in the area and the Botanical Garden, which were all very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
4

Warm and welcoming host: Terre

  • 4 of 5

Terre's studio is convenient to Hilo and beaches and she is a wealth of information about the area. The studio is perfectly adequate in size- great (NEW) king size bed; we enjoyed coffee on the front porch with Terre's cat visiting! My suggestions are to include some beach towels (snorkel equipment much appreciated!!) and more amenities in the kitchenette: we found only one wine glass! Otherwise, a lovely host and we loved Hilo: hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, quaint little home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a small, comfy studio home, like a guest house. It accommodated my two teenage daughters and I for a couple days while we were in Hilo. It sits a street above the popular surfing beach Honoli'i beach park, which is a small, rocky beach. Sunrises from this spot were amazing! House was true to it's description and photos. Clean, comfortable, accommodating. Terre was a complete sweetheart! True aloha spirit! Gave us a tip to visit Richardson beach to do some snorkeling, which is about 20 minutes away and was a great first beach for us to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Small, clean, good location

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, hospitable host, good location in Hilo. Accommodations were comfortable and perfectly adequate. Would return

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Peaceful Rest

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for me. It is tranquil & homey. The sound of the frogs at night was like a lullaby. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

My vacation rental is located about two miles up the Hamakua Coast , just outside of Hilo town. Our close proximity to Hilo is very convenient for enjoying the amenities the east side of the island has to offer. Honolii Beach is a five-minute walk away and there are multiple attractions within a 15 minute drive such as Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Hawaii Botanical Gardens. Volcano National Park is only 45 minutes away and the cowboy town of Waimea is approximately one hour up the Hamakua Coast.

Other Activities: Kicking back and having a good time

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.4%

This is my only rental. There is no cleaning fee and the only extra charge is tax, as I am licensed by the city. I do the cleaning and maintenance and my rates are continuous year-round. A one-day reservation requires payment-in-full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.