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~Pu'u~ Moi Country Cottage

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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~Pu'u~ Moi Country Cottage
average rating of 4.955056 based on 91 reviews

Exceeded expectations- very comfortable even in the rain!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are extra nice and even had a Christmas tree for us. The property was beautiful, the cottage charming and hot tub great! If we return to Hilo I would definitely want to stay there!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Perfect spot for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the time we spent here. It was perfectly situated to see all of the sights on the east side of the island. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kauai, HI


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the Pu'u Moi Country Cottage. The only bummer is that our stay was only 2 nights and we did not get to spend nearly enough time on the property or in this cottage! It is charming, sweet, great comfy "home touches" and the thick warm cozy bathrobes were just the cherry on top! The owners obviously take great pride in this place and it shows. We did not get to meet them but I'm sure they must be wonderful because their place is so well maintained and sweet. This time we were there to see the lava -- next time I'm booking a stay JUST to stay at Pu'u Moi Country Cottage!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We came back for a second stay and plan to return in the future. This property is outstanding. The cottage is simple, clean, and fully equipped with everything we required. There is also no need to pack bulky beach towels or bathrobes for your visit here because they are included. The front porch view of the wide blue ocean is framed beautifully by landscaped grounds filled with colorful flowers, fruit trees, palms, horses, goats, roosters, and rolling emerald green pasture lands. The luxury of having an infinity edged swimming pool and relaxing hot tub at your disposal is but another highlight of this vacation paradise. There is a natural waterfall and pond to bathe in if you choose to take the scenic and easy hike to reach it. If you come here, you'll wonder why you should leave, but if you must, Hilo is about an 8 minute drive down the road. We still miss the croaking of the coqui frogs serenading us to sleep every night and the crows of the roosters waking us up each morning in time to catch the sunrise. We are dog lovers and this property comes with the added bonus of overseers Zippy, Spud, and Petie, three friendly little dogs who faithfully stopped by every morning to share some of our breakfast with us, The location is a good one for visiting all parts of the island because of its proximity to the saddle road and the belt highway.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway in the country with beautiful onsite waterfall and fruit orchards

  • 5 of 5

A cute little cottage on the owners' property. A neighboring barn where the family is actively caring for horses. The property is very well taken care of - even the hike through the pasture was recently cut/mowed. A great home base for a couple, or two that want to tour the Big Island and have a cozy place to relax at night either at the kitchen table or on the front lanai (both a swing and a rocking chair, nice!!).

Just a fantastic experience - just ten minutes north of downtown Hilo!

It's pretty close to Mauna Kea - we went stargazing at night (open til 10pm). Only bad thing was the condition of saddle road. VERY rough where it was under construction - it was gravel, not asphalt. You do not need 4WD, just have to take it slow.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely perfect Hilo stay

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have made a better choice in Hilo! The cottage is quintessential old Hawaiian plantation architecture and is set off by itself on picturesque farmland complete with horses, sheep, and views to the ocean. It is spacious, very clean and comfortably decorated, and has lovely, high-quality bedding and towels. The owner is kind and unobtrusive, and her friendly, small dogs are a sweet greeting party. It's an easy 10 minute drive into Hilo and located very close to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Akaka Falls (both of which are must-see sights). I truly felt sorry for all the folks who settled for generic hotel accommodations or all the other VRBO choices which couldn't possibly measure up to this great find.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

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Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Merry Monarch
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

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

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Papaikou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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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