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~Pu'u~ Moi Country Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + loft with queen futon, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

This Hawaiian Plantation one bedroom style cottage is a cozy sought out place to stay.

The main bedroom has a four poster queen size bed. In the mini sitting room adjacent to the main bedroom is a comfy and cozy couch with a flat screen TV. In the kitchen area we offer seating for four at the kitchen table with a view of the pasture and ocean. The bathroom has a walk in shower with hand rails. Washer and Dryer are also located in the bathroom with toilet and sink. The bathroom door leads to the outside, and into the kitchen area.

Located less than 10 minutes from Historic Downtown Hilo ,and the renowned Farmers Market.

Wake up to the panoramic ocean views of the early morning sunrise while sipping on fresh local brewed coffee or tea while lounging on the porch swing. Your wake up call will be by one of nature's finest, a local rooster, or two. Country living at its best.

Surrounded by 20 acres of lush pasture land, you will see several horses, cattle and sheep grazing contentedly, sometimes right outside your bedroom window. We also have dogs and a barn yard kitty.

A beautiful salt water swimming pool with an infinity edge is available for your use during your stay. The swimming pool is located in front of our main home, just a stone throw away.

Take time for yourself and enjoy the beauty that Hamakua coast has to offer.

Keywords: Hawaiian, Country, Cottage, Hamakua Coast, Expansive Ocean Views, Country Setting,

More Details

Steve and Keala Zoll
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Steve and Keala Zoll

Aloha! We are local residents of Hawai'i, born and raised. Being brought up with animals and coming from a ranching family, it is great to offer the lifestyle that we have lived. This cottage was built for family and friends to visit. Once our friends stayed at Pu'u Moi, we had offers from others who wanted the same experience of the country life, Hawaiian style. Our land has much to offer from green pastures, horses, chickens , sheep, little smiling dogs and waterfalls to rambutan orchids and endless mornings of beautiful sunrises.

Steve and Keala Zoll purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Steve and Keala Zoll chose Hilo District

This cottage was built for our mother to live in, and then we used it for family and friends to use when they would visit us in Hawai`i.

What makes this cottage unique

Being able to stay at this cottage is unique as it is surrounded by pasture land, animals, walking distance to a natural waterfall and pond, gated and no neighbors other than our home which is on the same property. We offer assistance as need to those staying in the cottage, and have respect for privacy as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the great stay! The cottage was nice and cozy. Our children enjoyed the swim in the pool! Fantastic views, sunrise was spectacular even in the rain! Beautiful water fall, such a treat to see. Kids liked seeing all of the animals. Thank you. Leina and Keith
Sep 2010
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Papaikou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in tiled shower with hand rails, stackable washer and dryer, warm and soft bath robes, cotton towels, hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size futon bed in loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size futon in loft. Cotton sheets, duvet covers and fluffy pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stand Up Paddling Boards, leash and paddle for rent, including lessons $45 per person.


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~Pu'u~ Moi Country Cottage
average rating of 4.962264 based on 108 reviews

Amazing Oasis outside of Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views from infinity pool. Cozy cottage on working farm. The private waterfall/swim hole was icing on the cake. Will absolutely cone back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian country retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I am so grateful to Steve and Keala for opening up their home, so we could experience this slice of heaven. I grew up near this area, and was able to show my son a part of what my childhood was like. We were able to have family come over and visit during our stay. It brought me so much joy watching my son and his cousins swim at the waterfall on the property. I was also able to host a small gathering of childhood friends for a dinner party and a dip in the beautiful pool to celebrate 50 years of friendship. Steve also offered paddle boarding lessons and experience for a nominal price. The extras that were provided, such as a small cooler, beach chairs, boogie boards etc. was a nice touch. Of course the little dogs were adorable too!

Mahalo nui loa,

April and Chance

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Little Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Pu'u Moi Country Cottage. The location is just perfect for all the east side Big Island activities. It's just under an hour away from Volcano, and much closer to things nearer Hilo, such as Akaka Falls, Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden (right around the corner!), Hilo Farmers Market, Rainbow Falls, and the Hilo Airport. Also would be quick to get to Mauna Kea. The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out, with very nice finishes and fixtures. The shower in particular was lovely stone tile, and having the washer and dryer in the bathroom was great. There's plenty of room to stretch out in this cabin, with lots of seating, including two comfortable arm chairs, dining table for four, wicker couch, and chairs on the front porch. The four post queen bed was comfortable. The loft was bonus space that we didn't use, but would be ok for heat loving kids. We were visited numerous times by the owner's very friendly small dogs, Zippy and Spud. The only thing we had a problem with in the cabin was the satellite TV. Most of the time it didn't work - we could bring up the guide, but it would not tune any channels. Occasionally we would happen upon one that did work - but no way to tell which ones would work without trying them all, a slow laborious process. Granted, one doesn't come to Hawai'i to watch TV generally, but as we don't have cable or satellite TV at home, we like to indulge a little when it's available on vacation. :) We felt the wicker couch was fairly uncomfortable, but might be ok for more spry and lightweight folk.

The property on which the cottage sits is amazing. The grounds are landscaped beautifully, but not in an overwhelming fashion (ie full-on jungle), allowing one to easily take in the magnificent views of the ocean to the east, from just about anywhere. The pool and hot tub at the main house are spectacular, about the nicest I've ever seen. The tile work on the pool walls and floor are beautiful, and the fact that it's a saltwater pool (but nowhere near as salty as the ocean) is wonderful - love having no chlorine! Speaking of fresh water, the private waterfall just a short walk from the cottage is equally breathtaking. Steve clearly keeps the path well mown and easy to access. The waterfall was a little more refreshing than the pool, being shaded and therefore cooler.

Would write more, but looks like I'm about out of space. We'll definitely stay here again when we come back to the Big Island! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? This is truly a very special place. My only regret is that I didn't book this cottage for longer! You are on acres of green property here, with 12 horses, a gorgeous infinity pool, ocean views and your very own private waterfall! The cottage is tiny but exactly what we needed for our family of 4. Every detail is perfect, and I especially loved the beautiful china dishes and other special touches. My kids adored the dogs and the pool and we even got to take an impromptu horseback riding lesson with Pudding. That was the highlight of my son's life, I think. He hasn't stopped talking about it. We made the short hike down to the waterfall twice and my kids also loved this!

This is an amazing area and we will definitely be back. We planned our trip to stay in Kona for most of our trip with only 2 nights here - we will make it a longer stay next time. Thank you so much for the use of your home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Pu'u Moi Country Cottage was a lovely stay. On the property of a horse ranch, it was warm, cozy, with a beautiful view of the ocean. The cottage was very clean and well-maintained. The owner's dogs made themselves right at home with us. Located about 6 miles north of Hilo, it was the perfect distance from town and allowed us to explore the Big Island. I hope we can return in the future!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We feel very fortunate to ave found this little slice of heaven! Keala and Steve have done an amazing job of turning this cute cabin into a real winner. Nicely furnished with everything you might need

-- especially liked the dishes, artwork, orchids, the rocking chair and swing on the porch and a washer and dryer with detergent furnished!! The farm animals were an added bonus as were the cute dogs who like to visit. Would stay here again if we make it back to the Big Island!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Honoli'i Beach Park
Car: necessary

1/2 Mile Grass Walking Path Through Pasture Land that Takes You to a Beautiful Waterfall and Fresh Water Pond. Follow the Stream and Pass Through a Rambutan (Fruit) Orchard, Tropical Foliage and Yellow Ginger when in Bloom.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

$135 for up to two adult guests. $15 extra per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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