New Ownership of this Eco-Tourist Cottage. This Cottage has been enjoyed with 5 star ratings since 2009. A Beautifully Appointed 100% Solar -powered home . Hard wood floors,Queen size bed and full size Futon , sleeps 2 and room for a child or close for another couple. High ceilings, Beautiful lanai to enjoy your meals,Tropical trade winds, and Star gazing. Fully Stocked kitchen and Outdoor BBQ ,. Direct TV with many channels ... Beach gear. Massage Therapist on property .. In season Citrus and Avocados to enjoy and many other fruit trees , including banana and papaya . The Cottage is very Private yet close to our Artsy towns of Hawi and Kapaau. A 5 minute drive will put you in the heart of town to stroll the streets and be part of our "ALOHA"**********
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- Min Stay3 nights
One bedroom Cottage on 4.5 acres ,Rural and Peaceful Surroundings.
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 9, 2018
About Dawn Reilly
Aloha, We are the proud owners of this beautiful property that we bought from friends of ours. The timing was perfect and we could not of asked for a more perfect place for us.. The grounds are stunning with the Citrus orchids and avocado...This is a one of a kind place , plenty of peace and quiet and privacy. My name is Dawn and have been living in Hawi town off and on for 10 years and just love the community and the climate. I met my husband 5 years ago here on the big island while he was on vacation from northern California , fell in Love, got married feb.2014, sold our house in california and magic happened to buy Pua Malu.. I look forward to meeting you and sharing our Tropical Paradise... Dawn and Lee
Dawn Reilly purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Dawn Reilly chose Hawi
Why this property?? because it is AMAZING!! The owners before us built the structures and planted the land and we intend to just keep the same vibration that is intended to live ALOHA..
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage has beauty all around. It is 100 % solar powered which many of the quests have loved.. It is the real Hawaii. you can pick any of the fruit in season on our property great little town as well. only a 2o minute drive to the most beautiful beaches.. I can go on and on......... Paradise.. :)
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was our second visit to the cottage. It is a wonderful location, private, with beautiful scenery on the land. Dawn is a great host, and everything was spectacular just as we expected it would be. Only positives, comfortable, with anything that we needed for our vacation, and cool in the evenings for sleep. Thank you Dawn .
It was great to have you both back ! Lee and I do want to visit your paradise in Washington one day please keep in touch .. mahalo , dawn
Tropical hideaway makes for a dreamy escape
As colorful as a box of Crayolas, this charmer is a real jungle hideaway. Dawn and Lee have made sure that you can't possibly want for anything--right down to the push-button grill and the fully stocked pantry (thanks for the fresh coffee beans and grinder!). Beach towels, chairs, snorkels and fins--no problem here! And it was wonderful to wander out to the orange tree to pick fresh fruit for morning juice, or an avocado for the dinner salad. (The yellow-green citrus are limons--yellow outside but lime green inside---and perfect with your morning papaya or post-beach beer). Perfect for a couple, this really is a gem of a spot if you want to get away from it all. I recommend it highly.
Mahalo !!!please come back we would love to have you .... dawn and lee
Perfect Spot for a Getaway in Paradise
We were looking to find somewhere quiet, peaceful, and off the grid to get away from city life for a while and Pua Malu was absolutely ideal! Nothing better than the feeling of waking up, picking fruit from the trees in the yard to make fresh squeezed juice, and being able to spend the day doing whatever sounds good at the moment. Beaches, hiking, snorkeling, sunsets, farmers markets, shops, and restaurants are all nearby and wonderful. This part of the Big Island is quiet and lush with tons of personality, rather than the commercial or resort-dominated areas of Hawaii that you'll often find, and everywhere you go you'll be greeted with a smile.
The cottage itself is lovely and homey, with everything you need to cook (the grill is amazing) and the lanai is spacious and a perfect spot to relax. Dawn and Lee are very amiable and helpful but not in-your-face, and they have towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, and a cooler ready for guests to use. They are very knowledgeable about the area and are more than happy to point you in the right direction for whatever you have in mind to do.
We can't wait to return and my only concern about posting this review is the place is so good that it may be booked when we want to go back!
Aloha you two !!!! I am so glad that this was a great relaxing vacation for you both . Yes come back and I look forward to meeting the wee one ... tell San Francisco hello Mahalo dawn and lee
3 great days at Pua Malu Cottage.
A lovely retreat, and decidedly off the beaten path. This cottage is not on a noisy main road, but instead is literally in the middle of an orchard and is wonderfully silent, with the only noise coming from the chatter of birdsong. Kapaau, being fairly off the usual tourist routes, is a good retreat with lots of places for hikes and incredible vistas. The tiny town of Hawi is full of eccentric locals hanging out at the local coffee shop, which opens early. The hosts of the cottage were very friendly. Nothing but good things to say about our experience there!
Thank you ! I am glad you enjoyed your stay . You are welcome to come back anytime .. Happy New year to you both !! Aloha , Dawn and Lee
Soothingly charming tropical retreat
What a lovely quiet retreat! We spent a week in December enjoying the birdsong and greenery of Pua Malu. Oranges, lemons, tangelos and avocados freshly picked from the trees around the cottage welcomed us along with a friendly, informative note from Dawn. She and Lee were so welcoming and helpful but also very respectful of our privacy amidst the fruit trees. Pua Malu looks just like the photos on the website – bright colors with island themed art, cozy living area and lanai, plenty of solar heated hot water in the river-stone-floored shower and very comfy bed with plenty of warm covers for chilly evenings. The kitchen had everything we needed, and they even provide boogie boards and beach chairs for guest use. We loved the laid-back pace of Hawi and Kappaau just 5 minutes down the mountain. In Hawi, we enjoyed Sushi Rock so much we had dinner there 3 nights. Surprisingly good snorkeling at Mahukona was only a 10-minute drive away, and we saw whales spouting as we drove south to Hapuna Beach for boogie boarding and enjoying the waves. A winding drive took us to the end of the road at Pololu Valley to hike down to the spectacular black stone beach. We were enthralled by the beautiful drive over the Kohala Mountain Road to Waimea and on to the Waipio Valley. We’re sold on the wonderful diversity of the Big Island. Mostly we enjoyed just relaxing in the tropical quiet of Pua Malu. We eagerly look forward to returning.
Aloha you guys ,
We enjoyed having you both ! Come back anytime . Mahalo and have a wonderful new year !! All the best dawn and lee
Comfortable airy hideaway
This cottage is truly hidden away in the green hills of Hawi. We found it easily in spite of its tucked away back in the trees nature. Fresh fruit awaited us and was available daily from all of the bearing trees. I particularly liked the ruby grapefruit and the avocados. Dawn was gracious and happy to meet us and invisible to us unless we sought her out. This was one of our favorite places to stay out of the many that we have tried on the island.
Mahalo Dan and Danny !!! It was great to met such a fine father and son team.... You can com back anytime... Please keep in touch and Happy Holidays, Dawn
We have amazing hiking,biking and walks all around our area of Hawi/Kapaau to pololu valley. Swimming/snorkeling at Mahukona , which is only 10 minute drive from cottage. Massage therapy on site Humpback Whale watching from Nov-April. Zip line adventures...... and more...
Additional information about rental rates
$50 cancellation fee if cancellation is 60 days prior to arrival. cancellation of less than 60 days prior to arrival non refundable unless we can rebook. final payment due 30 days before arrival