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Ocean View Cacao Orchard Cottage, High Cleanliness and Serene Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, funky-furnished vacation home with gazebo

OLA KAI COTTAGE is the perfect gathering place for family and friends travelling to East Hawaii. Located just North of Hilo on the stunning Hamakua Coast in the tiny village of Wailea, you will embrace the rural privacy while being in a great location for exploring both the east and west sides of the island. Within an hour's drive in either direction there are surf and swimming spots, botanical gardens, zip line adventures, the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer's market and so much more! Hike to close by Kolekole park and dip in the water, or for less adventourouse guests, it is about a 5 minute drive.

Cosy cottage in lush environment. The property entrance is framed with a cacao plantation for your pleasure and beauty. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Living room & outdoor Gazebo with vast ocean views. Access to shared recreational studio Jacuzzi & Outdoor Shower. Fruit Orchard & plenty of outdoor space.

This cottage is very clean and tastefully decorated. It is as perfect for a couple on a romantic trip, a family with kids or anybody just longing for privacy.

Wander the large fruit orchards, learn about the plant that chocolate is made the whales jump whilst you eat breakfast at the gazebo.

You will have access to a large recreational studio equipped with outdoor shower & jacuzzi, table tennis, games, yoga mat and space to work out.

This is shared with the nearby guests in the views. Kindly self-organise the timings, keep the area clean and be respectful to keep quiet late night.

For your cooking pleasure the kitchen at OLA Kai Cottage is fully stocked and open to the inside dining area so that you can prepare meals while you socialize.

It has a flat screen TV and DVD player and a few DVDs for your entertainment. The owners have also provided DISH satellite TV and free high speed internet. Our house book will give you lots of entertainment options away from the house as well.

If you need more rooms for big family, reunion or retreat, see also our sister property.

VRBO Listing #448998

More Details

Maiko Townsend
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Maiko Townsend

Aloha, We, Kazemaru and Brian, are the owners of the OLA Kai properties. To ensure excellent guest experiences and keep the beautiful vacation rentals on the Big Island, Hawaii up to standard we have a team working with us that may meet you when you stay with us. They are John, Maiko, Collin, Leroy and Dennis who works with you, the properties or on the grounds. Originally Swedish-Japanese I wish to bring the Swedish reliability and the Japanese spirit of service to our guests. I came to Hawaii to teach Meditation then fell in love with Hula and the Hawaiian culture. It is my deep desire that your stay with us will be a memorable experience. Call us for bookings, advice on your check in for questions to ensure your comfortable stay. ~Kazemaru Having worked in Business Consultancy for 30 years I used to live on the plane. Making Hawaii my home was one of the best choices I made in my life. I would like to share that experience with our guests. Let us know if you need anything extra to make your stay up to and over your expectations. We have hand picked our team to look after you. Don't hesitate to let us know what you expect. ~Brian

We both travel a lot so to ensure excellent guest experiences and keep our Hawaii vacation rentals up to standard we have a team working with us. They are John, Maiko, Collin, Leroy and Dennis who you might hear from or see at the properties or on the grounds. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our property manager Maiko!

Maiko Townsend purchased this house in 2012

Why Maiko Townsend chose Hakalau

We love Hawaii for the beauty of its pristine nature but also for the culture, welcoming and laid back spirit of Aloha. It is our pleasure if you feel you that you experienced even a drop of heaven when staying with us. Mahalo and hope to see you soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved this place! Nice coming home, brings back memories of younger days. I'm sure I'll be coming back to OLA Kai to stay.
Apr 2014
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Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A single bed with sleeping in a pull out second single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ocean View Cacao Orchard Cottage, High Cleanliness and Serene Location
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
Las Vegas

Very nice property outside of Hilo

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice property located outside of Hilo, near Akaka Falls. The home was very clean and had many of the items needed during our stay. Our family really enjoyed the recreation center and played many games of pool and table tennis. The only reason for four stars is no air conditioner. It was a bit uncomfortable for us during the hot and humid August days and nights and we actually left early. One to two small units would have made our stay more comfortable. Overall, very nice property.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful estate and very helpful property manager:) will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Diamond Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Ola Kai Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. Ola Kai cottage is nestled in a million dollar driveway high atop a hillside. The entire drive up the hill is carpeted with tightly mowed evergreen grass. Huge canopy of dense trees lines both side borders creating a tunnel vision from the cottage to the grand spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. The air is so rich and so refreshing it’ll subtly take years off of you. You want library quietness than this is it except for the occasional chirping of birds during the day and the Coqui at night who didn’t get the “do not disturb note” but will hum you to sleep. The cottage is absolutely immaculate. It’s feel like we were the first occupant of a newly constructed home. We were even given the keys to their recreation center with adjoining warm Jacuzzi which we generously obliged every starry evening. On the estate were bananas, avocados, star-apples, oranges and surprisingly cacao groves. It was delightfully fun for us city folks to pick some of the tropical Hawaiian fruits on the Ola Kai estate and enjoy coffee on the gazebo.

The only anxiety we experience was our first time driving to locate the Ola Kai Cottage at night. We had to traverse 2/10 of gravel road through a jungle we thought, but then it opened to the beautiful estate and high on the hill was our cottage. What a grand invitation and we could not contain our excitement. Looking back, I would happily say it was an exciting adventure locating the Ola Kai Cottage. Yes, we found Paradise.

Sincerely, Our family from Gilbert, AZ

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our wedding trip with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I rented the Kings Suite and our families rented both Ola Kai Cottage and Ola Kai Views. We had our small wedding on the grounds of Ola Kai and the reception with family and friends at the Studio. It was the most blissful, simply elegant, beautiful day of our lives. We want to thank all of the amazing staff at Ola Kai. They insured that the grounds and homes were perfect. They left fruit and flowers and made us feel like we were staying in a five star resort. It IS a five star resort with the added benefit of being private and all yours to enjoy!

My favorite part of the Kings Suite was waking up and seeing orchids growing right outside my bedroom door. There were also orchids growing in the outdoor shower, which I loved! The pool is a comfortable temperature and the hot tub was a hit too. The views of the grounds and ocean are astonishing. My best friend visiting from Atlanta could not believe how charming the whole place was, we were all so appreciative! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, thoughtfully furnished and supplied family vacation home in a quiet, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation home for a family with young adult children.

Clubhouse has pool and ping pong tables, exercise equipment, foosball and is perfect for making early morning business calls.

Very clean and well maintained.

Perfect views of sunrises over the ocean!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dubai, UAE (from Canada)

Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very isolated in a small community about 20 minutes from Hilo so a car is an absolute must. It was very comfortable and homey. The juicer was a great addition. The Hot tub was welcoming! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Kolekole Beach Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.