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~Pu'u~ Moi Country Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Papaikou

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We do not allow ' pool parties' beyond the amount of paying guests. No outside guests with out prior permission allowed. Mahalo!
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 4.957983 based on 121 reviews

Wonderful choice

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was quaint, peaceful, well-equipped, and the views were stunning. Steve helped us navigate our way as we arrived in the dark, then greeted us the next day and was very pleasant. We were out and about during the day for most of our time here, and so my only regret was that we didn't spend more time sitting on the front porch swing. The cottage was an excellent choice for our 25th wedding anniversary trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on "Big Island"

  • 4 of 5

Great relaxing place. Loved the grounds and animals (especially the dogs). The private waterfall was a pleasant surprise. Steve and Keala and family are great hosts.

Hope to return to this "slice of paradise" soon

Regina and Joe

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly situated and sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Out in the country living yet still close to town and easy drive to all the great sites. We've been to Hilo half a dozen time and this has been one of our most convenient stay. The cottage itself was fully stocked. The on-site mini-farm and waterfall were great pluses. After a long day of site-seeing, sitting on the swing with the gorgeous ocean view is what good living is all about. Mahalo to the Owners for sharing their splice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! We wish we could live here. Steve and Keala are great hosts. Steve took us stand up paddling and we had a blast. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to return! Gorgeous surroundings, a well-kept home, and gracious hosts. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As my daughter would say this is a One of A Kind place! My family of four including 2 daughters ages 11 & 14 have used VRBO to travel the world, and in regards to uniqueness, beauty, cost, and hospitality, you cannot beat Pu'u Moi.

Our 5th time on the Big Island, we decided this trip to stay near the cottage(10 nights) as much as possible. 10 minutes north of Hilo. Watch for turn off- check ahead of time on google earth. Gated on 20 some acres, beautiful cottage, very clean, cozy, nicely decorated, filled with everything you need. Comfy bed on main floor, in loft a two person futon on floor; the owners can also supply a single fold-up futon which our youngest used. We slept great!

Kitchen: full fridge, very hot stove/oven, disposal, coffee maker, plenty of utensils/cooking supplies/spices/oil etc.. The bathroom- pretty tiled shower with unlimited hot water and stacked washer-dryer. Plenty of towels, bathrobes, beach stuff, charcoal bbq, hose to rinse your shoes/feet off, covered parking, beautiful lanai with swing, chairs, table; back and side porches.

Wood floors, TV/cable- sometimes need to unplug and reset the satellite. WIFI worked. Ceiling fan, no air but we were never hot. The grounds: green, lush and flowered- ocean view! You have use of the owners' pool and hot tub(heated 5:30-7:30PM). The pool, simply gorgeous!

Their guidebook gives tons of info: Follow short or long trails past fruit trees to the amazing private waterfall. We swam there and the pool everyday even at night. It's cool and over my head when near the falls. (Just supervise the kids there, pool and on the loft ladder.) Of note, we did not see mosquitoes our whole stay?! Lots of geckos, small flies if you visit Grandma Pudding's horses next door. She was incredibly generous. She also has sheep, dogs, chickens and a great aloha spirit!

You will hear Coqui frogs at night and roosters. The cutest dogs ever will visit you. Drive slowly in/out! You're also on the east side of the island and rain happens, mostly light sometimes torrential. We had more sun than rain. We visited quaint Hilo for shops/market/food/theatre; volcano/lava tube/hikes; beach(our favorite Mauna Kea)

The owners: Keala, was on the mainland, but Steve, her husband, and one of their daughters were super to us. Whatever advice they give, do. They know all the local spots. They also have a rental in Volcano. Our sincerest thanks for your kindness, see you again soon, Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.25%

Full refund of damage deposit providing everything in the cottage is left undamaged /broken/misplaced etc.. Strict no smoking policy in the cottage or on the front porch area. Mahalo nui!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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