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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 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 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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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.


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 4.964602 based on 115 reviews

Beautiful, restful location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay on Hawaii! It felt like home immediately. The nearby pool and hot tub were great and what a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean - from there and the cottage! We hiked to the waterfall - it is a wonderful, relaxing setting. LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the cottage and Hilo. We loved being away from it all without being far from all the restaurants and activities. We were so glad we picked Hilo over Kona because we love the lush green setting. The occasional rain was fun too - warm enough to swim in overlooking the ocean. Doesn't get any better than that!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This entire ranch cottage property is pretty much perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here Sept 5--10 and again Sept 14-19. We have stayed in more than ten VRBO units on Maui and Hawaii. It's a private and peaceful rural location about seven minutes from Hilo. The setting, surrounded by green pastures, horses, chickens and dogs was exactly what we were looking for - The sweeping ocean view (sunrises), waterfall and pool are pretty awesome too. Everything about the cottage was wifi, full size frig, ceiling fans and a covered porch with a huge view. The Zolls are excellent hosts. Forget those condos and units attached to the back of someone's house and try this great rental property!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

A private cottage surrounded by beauty. Private waterfall with pool to swim in a 3 minute walk from the door. Beautiful sunrises. Three little friendly dogs, two of whom were happy to sleep in our bed for two nights. One of the best experiences in my life....except for the rooster, he's noisy :)

Level entry shower and no stairs from the back door was also a bonus.

No air conditioning so bedroom can be quite hot ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views, sweet animals and wonderful family!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are life long friends and have always been most hospitable to my family and I. It had been 35 years since I had been there but I was everything wonderful thing I remembered. Much love and Aloha to you all!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing! It was charming and rustic with unbelievable views out to the ocean. It was a wonderful break from city life and my family loved seeing the horses and goats right out the window. We felt like we were far out in the country but had the convenience of driving a short distance to everything in Hilo. Our kids loved swimming in the beautiful pool. Relaxing at the cottage was a vacation in itself and we would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 13.25%

$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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