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Explore Hilo to Volcano Park from a Convenient Tropical Garden Retreat

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 BR/1 BA + Large Screened Lanai

**** SPECIAL SPRING RATES ON ALL UNBOOKED DATES FROM MARCH 1, 2017- MAY 31, 2017****
JUST $99 PER NIGHT OR $650.00 WEEK

2 BDRM / 1 BATH PRIVATE HOME WITH AN ADDITIONAL 500 SQ. FT. SCREENED LANAI AND PATIO DINING SPACE AT DAILY OR WEEKLY RATES AS FOLLOWS:
From $99 - $110 per night WEEKLY RATES: $650 - $700
KAMA’AINA DISCOUNT 10% (Does not apply when special rates are given)

Enjoy a private cottage with full amenities of being at home, while enjoying time together with Family and Friends in the large lanai for BBQ, Fun & Relaxation together.

Welcome and enjoy our Island Cottage in a centrally located tropical retreat, the perfect place to see the beautiful east side of the island and hear the small Coqui Tree Frogs sing you to sleep at night, in peaceful garden surroundings with fresh fruit we share with our guests from the variety of fruit trees that you are welcome to pick when ripe.

The cottage was built in 2006, and we take pride in making sure that the property has our full attention to detail with updates and maintenance being addressed at all times, so that everything is clean, organized and easily accessible.

LIVING ROOM AREA - Open floor plan Living, Kitchen and Dining Room, with a 47 in. Samsung Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD, Dish Network Satellite TV service, Hi-Speed Internet and WiFi.

The Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cooking and baking dishes, microwave, crock pot, rice cooker, coffee maker, and also a Keurig Coffee Maker (with complimentary Keurig Hawaiian coffee and goodies at your arrival), Toaster, Blender, etc. Full size refrigerator and fresh Hawaiian Bottled water in the dispenser, and much more.

The cottage is furnished in a Tropical Island Decor and includes a great Outdoor Living Space in the Large (500 sq. ft.) Open Air Screened-In Lanai (patio), so that you can enjoy patio dining or just sit and relax, whether your having a glass of wine, Beer with family and friends or simply drinking a cup of coffee, while enjoying the peaceful garden full of flowers, coconut & palm trees, Bananas, Papayas, Guava, Pineapples and our baby upcoming Lychee, Orange, and Avocado trees, and you're welcome to pick and eat anything that's ripe! ....Or just enjoy playing cards, board games, and puzzles with the family - rain or shine-

There is a washer and dryer for your use at no charge with laundry soap provided There are also some children’s beach toys, boogie boards, flash lights for exploring lava tubes, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, walking sticks, and a cooler to take with you for your day trips.

THE 2 BDRMS - Includes a California King, in the master bedroom and 32 in TV.
The 2nd bedroom has a Queen Bed. And there's an additional sleeping area In the Living Rm. with a Queen size Hide-a-Bed, and a Pack-n-Play Portable crib for the little ones.

BBQ GRILL - There is a Gas BBQ Grill for family BBQ's.

The Cottage has a very comfortable warm "vibe" where family and friends come together in the open air screened Lanai located right off the Kitchen, to enjoy time together to BBQ, play games, or visit and relax.

We are available to assist you anytime in case of an urgent need or emergency and our Property Manager and Maintenance persons are very close if you need assistance that we can not provide over the phone or email.

There is a separate studio cottage on the property that is now used as a longer term rental for 1 to 3 months, but only for professionals that are on the island for business such as scientist, geologist, medical personnel. They are working professionals that we closely screen and verify their professional assignments. They will not interfere with your space or privacy, and have a separate driveway, and their cottage does not share any walls to the main cottage.
If you have any additional questions about how the cottage is set up, or any of amenities available, feel free to let me know.

We are 20 minutes from Hilo Airport and Hilo Town

Cancellation Policy-

*45 Days or more = Full Refund
*30-44 Days = 50% Refund
Less than 30 days- No Refund
*15-29 days before arrival- 50% of your payment may be applied to re-booking your dates at any later available date within 12 months

Charges and Taxes-
All quotes will include the total charges, including all mandatory taxes and cleaning fee at the following rates:
Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) - 4% (Tax ID# GE-044-205-4656-01)
Hawaii Accommodation Tax (TAT)- 9.25% (Tax ID# TA-044-205-4656-01)
The total of these two taxes are charged at a total rate of 13.42% per Hawaii
State.
Cleaning fee: $95.00

**SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO SEE OR DO & DISTANCE FROM THE COTTAGE:

**NEW**(Depending on current activity) The Active Lava Flow to the ocean can now been seen from a boat trip out of a nearby harbor through a private company, or go on foot via the current access starting point just 15 mins away. You can either walk down a gravel road or rent a bicycle to access the current flow. Every time you go it's a whole new experience, since the geography changes on a daily basis. It's the only place in the U.S. that you can safely see active lava spilling into the ocean creating more land and expanding our island.

**Volcano National Park- See the Kilauea Caldera, explore the many miles of hiking trails, lava tubes, Visitor Center, Guided Nature walks with park ranger, Museum, and our most favorites are hiking through a rainforest to the floor of a dormant volcano crater and then returning at night to view the glow of the crater, it’s amazing! - (25 mins)

**Kopoho Tide Pools and Wai’opae Marine Sanctuary- Some of the best snorkeling in huge pools filled with coral and amazing fish on the east side of the island. (25 mins)

**Ahalanui Park and Warm Ponds- Experience a beautiful, naturally heated thermal pond with water up to 90 degrees depending on the tide. Enjoy relaxing while looking out to beautiful blue ocean with waves spilling over into your warm thermal pool, free of charge. Located just down the street from the Kopoho tidepools. (25 mins)

Whale Watching- (Seasonal) see the Humpback Whales migrating Dec-Mar. right from the shore- (10 mins)

Relax and take a Beautiful scenic drive through the lush green side and stop at one of the many magnificent waterfalls.
Rainbow Falls- (15-20 mins)
Akaka Falls and Nature walk- (25 mins)
Botanical Gardens- (20 mins)

Kaumana Caves Lava Tube- Explore a 23 mile long (the whole length is not accessible, but there’s plenty to explore and enjoy) lava tube in it’s natural state, and see the amazing way the island was formed. (20 mins)

Mauna Kea- Watch the sunset or sunrise and see what the island looks like from above the clouds at 10,000 ft. elevation and for those who love the stars there’s World Class Star Gazing with Narrated free tours, as the different planets rise. (1 hr drive)

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo- It's the ONLY natural tropical rainforest zoo in the U.S. and it's free! AND it’s is less than 10 minutes away.

Visit Black Sand Beaches almost guaranteed to see a few Turtles sun bathing.

Don't forget the culture of 'Old Hawaii'--- in Pahoa Village visit the old wooden boardwalk and dine at quaint restaurants & feel like you've stepped back in time; or stroll through downtown Hilo Town learn about the history and tradition of Hawaiian Culture through live shows, storytelling, music, film, and Hula by visiting the Historic Palace Theatre since 1925, the Tsunami Museum, Art Galleries, local Farmer's Market with organic fruits and veggie's, and don't forget the Shave Ice! So many things to do for every type of traveler.

We provide our recommendations of places to eat, shop, Day Trip's and Activity Brochures, car rental companies, timing your vacation, and helping to personalize your vacation to your families lifestyle. We are here to help you plan more than just where you’ll sleep, so you can take the time to relax and decide how you will enjoy this wonderful place.

Aloha and Mahalo!
John & Shauna
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Portable Playpen / Crib for your extra little ones...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking Policy strictly enforced indoors or in enclosed Lanai. Thank you for your consideration of our guests....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Service Dogs are welcome- Ask owner for details...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Cal-King Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen- Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our Extras are what our Guests really appreciate: Queen size Hide-a-Bed in living room, Portable Crib / Playpen, Hi Speed Satellite INTERNET ACCESS, DVD, fully stocked Kitchen-all the little things you need, Hairdryer and all soap, shampoo/conditioner, Large Ceiling Fans, Washer/Dryer with laundry detergent provided, Beach Towels, Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Cooler, Beach Chairs, Flashlights, Walking Sticks Umbrellas We also provide purified bottled water for our guests who prefer it to our house water. GuideBook, Coqui's Pick's for Day Trips from the cottage, Activity Brochures, and we welcome you with Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and snacks to start off your first morning! In Consideration for our guests with allergies-No Smoking or Pets, please!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guidebooks, and Binders...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray DVD ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Large Screened in Lanai 500 Sq. Ft of area to eat, play games, and for young ones to play and hang out...moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games and Cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dish Network TV and Satellite Internet Provided through Wild Blue/ Via Sat/ Excede...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) 47' Flat Screen HD TV in Living Room and 32' Flat Screen HD TV in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some Childrens Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs and Cooler for hikes, Flash Lights, binoculars and umbrellas for exploring lava tubes, caverns, and viewing lava at night. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several Movies for your entertainment and some educational dvds...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor Dining Table and Counter Seating and additional Open Air (Fully Screened Lanai) Patio Dining Table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    No Charge for Use of Washer or Dryer - Fabric Softener Sheets Provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High Speed Satellite Internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Queen Size Hide-A-Bed with extra sheets and blankets....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private Driveway- can fit 2 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No Charge for use of washer and dryer - Laundry Soap Provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard Coffee Maker and Keurig Brewer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cooking Utensils Provided including dishes, pots, pans, for cooking and baking, Crock Pot, Rice-Cooker, Blender, Standard Coffee Maker, and Keurig Brewer, Toaster, and Bottled Water in Dispenser...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size Refrigerator w/Freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas 4 burner stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    500 Sq Ft. fully screened ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grass, fruit trees, and flowers for your enjoyment, even pick your own fruit when ripe. Just ask the caretaker and he will help you to know when it's ready for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ Available upon Request. Just let us know and we will have it ready for you for a small refundable cleaning fee of $20 that will be refunded to you before you leave....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered/Screened in Lanai/Patio with a dining table for 4....moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
from 87 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rate
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$99
$650
Merrie Monarch 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2018
4 night min stay
$115
$700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$105
$675 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

**Please contact us directly to Book the Master "Ohana" Suite. If you reserve with the "Book it Now" feature it will only give availability and pricing for the main house. You will have paid for and reserved the 2 bdrm. option only and there is no guarantee that the Master Ohana is available) It is available on a limited basis only.

**Please contact us directly for the 10% disc. for Kama'aina or any other special pricing or discounts and we will happily adjust the rate for you.

**Dec. 23, 2016 - Jan. 03, 2017 and During Merrie Monarch week there is a 4 night minimum stay, unless there are fewer than 4 nts. available on calendar. No further disc for Merrie Monarch.

NOTE * 3 or 4 night minimum stay does not apply if there are less than the minimum nights available, just let me know and I will adjust your quote or reservation for as little as 1 nights stay.

For any questions or special arrangements, feel free to call, text, or email directly at (760) 912-9117 we will do our best to accommodate you in any way we can.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ochidland, Pahoa Village

Car: Necessary

Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Lava Viewing, Lava Tree State Park, Waterfalls, Natural Warm/Hot Ponds, Botanical Gardens, Rain Forest and Zoo, Telescope Star-Gazing Mauna Kea (best star gazing in the world), Snorkeling at Tide Pools, Black Sand Beaches, Hiking Lava Tubes and through Craters, Farmers Markets, Stroll through Old Historic Hilo Town, Museums, Japanese Gardens, Zip Lining over waterfalls, Helicopter Tours over Volcano, Nature Walks, Caverns, and so much more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We would like to introduce ourselves to you, our guests. We are John and Shauna Knutsen, we have two children Cindy and Zane, and our nephew Jayvan and he's the only one still at home. We fell in love with Hawaii when we got married on Kauai, and have been coming back every since. There is no other place to us like Hawaii, its not just the beauty you see with your eyes, its the beauty of the humble people, the culture and the slowed down island time feel that allows you to truly relax and take the time to enjoy creation. We love to bring our family and friends to enjoy this wonderful place, and even though all of Hawaii has so much to offer we decided on the Big Island- since it is so large and there is so much variety and so many climates- What other island can you be in a rain forest, an arid desert, an active volcano, on top of the tallest mountain from the sea floor (snow covered in winter), all on the SAME DAY! And even though all the islands are beautiful we feel that this island has some of the Best of the Best right here!

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa, HI, USA:
We chose this area since we love the beauty, the tropical rain at night, the Coqui frogs singing, and the area is centrally located to our favorite places! And we love the easy going friendly laid back atmosphere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love that the Cottage is a tropical retreat in a semi-rural country setting on paved roads in a private family community giving us the experience of "Real Hawaii Living" Since it is a private home on over 1/4 acre, there's room for us to enjoy the tropical setting and fruit trees with usually some type of ripe fruit for to pick, eat and enjoy. We love gardening and being able to plant something and it just grows into something beautiful to eat or look at. We also enjoy the country feeling so when you look outside you see nature, you hear the birds, Coqui Frogs, (and lately sometimes even a rooster to remind us of the country) and not the noise, fast pace, and hustle of the city. There's also some great farmers markets close by, with fresh fruits, vegetables, and local foods and crafts, and even local music to relax and enjoy in the open air. Unlike Hotels, both the Coqui Cottage and the Ohana studio are set up so that you don't need to have much other than your clothes and toothbrush, and you will feel just like it's home with all the comforts and amenities giving you that relaxed at home feel, so after a long day of exploring all the beauty and unique experiences the Big Island has to offer, we can either pick up dinner on our way back and come "home" and relax, and many times we enjoy a home cooked meal that we threw in the crock pot or oven before we left in the morning, and sometimes when we have friends with us, we love to throw something on the BBQ and eat dinner in the screened in outdoor living space with our family and friends.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Hawaiian Sunset

    Hawaiian Sunset

  • Coqui "Hale" -Entrance to the Rt. Side Rear facing Tropical Gardens &  Privacy

    Coqui "Hale" -Entrance to the Rt. Side Rear facing Tropical Gardens & Privacy

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage - Open Living Space with lots of natural light & Windows

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage - Open Living Space with lots of natural light & Windows

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage Bathroom- with full size shower stocked w/ amenities

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage Bathroom- with full size shower stocked w/ amenities

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage Master Bedrm- Armoire with 37" TV  inside

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage Master Bedrm- Armoire with 37" TV inside

  • 500 sq.ft. Screened Lanai- Open Air Dining, &  Seating Areas with Garden Views

    500 sq.ft. Screened Lanai- Open Air Dining, & Seating Areas with Garden Views

  • Coqui "Ohana" Entrance - Main Cottage driveway is to the rear of this entrance

    Coqui "Ohana" Entrance - Main Cottage driveway is to the rear of this entrance

  • Banana, Pineapple, Guava, and Papaya from our Garden - To Share w/ You When Ripe

    Banana, Pineapple, Guava, and Papaya from our Garden - To Share w/ You When Ripe

  • Rainbow Falls- (Right in Hilo Town) Walk Right up & Enjoy!

    Rainbow Falls- (Right in Hilo Town) Walk Right up & Enjoy!

  • Akaka Falls- (441 Feet Tall) This view is accessible by a short walk

    Akaka Falls- (441 Feet Tall) This view is accessible by a short walk

  •  Coqui "Ohana" & "Hale"   Cottages- Entrances:
Hale (Rt side) & Ohana (Leftside)

    Coqui "Ohana" & "Hale" Cottages- Entrances: Hale (Rt side) & Ohana (Leftside)

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage -Front Entrance Into Open Floor Plan

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage -Front Entrance Into Open Floor Plan

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage- Tree Log Dining Table & Open Living Area lets in Fresh Air

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage- Tree Log Dining Table & Open Living Area lets in Fresh Air

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage Master Bedrm. with California King & TV Armoire (not shown)

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage Master Bedrm. with California King & TV Armoire (not shown)

  • Coqui "Hale" Cottage -2nd Bedrm Queen Bed & Portable Crib (not shown in closet )

    Coqui "Hale" Cottage -2nd Bedrm Queen Bed & Portable Crib (not shown in closet )

  • Coqui "Ohana"- Separate Private Entrance -also separate driveway

    Coqui "Ohana"- Separate Private Entrance -also separate driveway

  •  Studio- Backdoor w/ Privacy Lattice & Driveway to main cottage on Rear Rt. Side

    Studio- Backdoor w/ Privacy Lattice & Driveway to main cottage on Rear Rt. Side

  • Relax & Enjoy!- Natural Thermal Warm Pond meets the ocean by a Protective wall

    Relax & Enjoy!- Natural Thermal Warm Pond meets the ocean by a Protective wall

  • Punalu'u Black Sand Beach- Many Sea Turtles Frequent Here

    Punalu'u Black Sand Beach- Many Sea Turtles Frequent Here

  • Beautiful Display of Lava Meets Wave! Unique to the Big Island!

    Beautiful Display of Lava Meets Wave! Unique to the Big Island!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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