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Adjacent to Over 500 Acres of State Oceanfront Land..All Yours to Explore!

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A sweet Sanctuary setting for your eco-vacation accommodations

Cottage at the Ocean (CaO) is a hub for the numerous activities offered in this area of Big Island, Hawaii. We are situated adjacent to over 500 acres of State owned Oceanfront bluffs for hiking and meditation.
This is truly a magical area! Many of my guests leave feeling refreshed and renewed. The air quality here is some of the best in the United States.
To hear the ocean all night long, to watch the humpback whales right off the coastline all winter long is epic!
CaO is a 1 bedroom 1 bath 450 sq ft sanctuary space with a full kitchen, and private lanai for your outdoor relaxation. Surrounded by gardens and lush foliage, our area is quiet and peaceful.
The kitchen is fully equipped with high quality cook ware and a gas stove.

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

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  • Bedroom has a large walk in closet, and queen size bed. 100% cotton sheets. There are lovely garden views on 2 sides, and direct access to the bathroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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  • Travertine tile bathroom with full bathtub.

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Cottage at the Ocean is adjacent to over 500 acres of state-owned Oceanfront land, and it all yours to explore. The magic of this area is truly transormative!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Roller Blading
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless high speed internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a day bed as a 3rd sleeping area. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    on site parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Great kitchen, fully equipped....moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The private lanai is 200 sq ft., and is one of the favored places to spend time while at Cottage at the Ocean. Full sun in the afternoon, and a 4 person outdoor furnishing set with shade. Gardens....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$118
$756
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$99
$595 $2,225
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Out Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Add'l Guest Cleaning fee $15 + tax
  • Add'l Guest per night $10 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy:

If you choose to cancel your reservation outside of 45 days prior to your arrival, I will refund your money minus 15% of your total. If you choose the cancel your reservation inside of the 45 days prior to your arrival, I will do my best to re-book your canceled dates to other guests, and I will refund the amount I am able to re-book, minus 20% re-booking fee.

If I am unable to re-book your reservation, your money will not be refunded. For this reason, I strongly encourage you purchase travel insurance to reimburse you in the case of an emergency


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo Airport
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Uncle Robert's Awa Bar
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kaleao's
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaimu Beach

Car: Necessary

I believe I live in one of the most magnificent places on earth, and I love to share the magic of Cottage at the Ocean and the surrounding areas with my guests.

Cottage at the Ocean is located in the Lower Puna district of Big Island, and is an ideal hub for eco-adventurers. We are famous for the splendid natural surroundings, outdoor activities, and the plethora of yoga and wellness classes and workshops offered year round.

Cottage at the Ocean is a Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, well furnished and well appointed Sanctuary Space awaiting your vacation and relaxation times ahead...

Once you are here, these are the activities you will enjoy:

VOLCANO:

The #1 of all Tourist destinations in Hawaii right now is our active volcano. While you are here, and if you are in good physical shape, you can check with the local guides to hike out to the flowing lava. Pele’s flow comes and goes, so it is subject to change direction and location at any time.

If the lava is flowing into the ocean, you can begin your hike in the afternoon, so that by the time you arrive at the flowing lava, you have time to settle into a beautiful sunset and see the lava flow at night, when you will have the brilliance of the contrasting lava against the darkness of the night. Be sure to bring a flashlight so you can hike back in the dark. The distance of the hike depends on where she is flowing.

Other Lava adventures: boat tours, helicopter tours, Lava Tree state park located near Kapoho , and of course Volcano Nat'l Park, just 50 minutes away.

RED ROAD TOUR (Route 137): To see the magnificence of Mauna Loa, you can walk out to the ocean, turn right, and hike along the ocean for miles. A 15 minute walk from Cottage, you will arrive at Kaimu Park, a black sand beach. You will see hundreds of young coconut trees…all replanted after the last 1992 lava flow. You can turn right onto the wide black sand trail where all of the baby coconuts are planted. This trail leads towards the mountain, and in a short distance you will end up at the “End of the Road” area, which is where Kaimu Corner, Kaimu convenience store, Uncle Robert’s Kava Bar (Kava Bar is only open at night), and Uncle Robert’s Wednesday night Market and Saturday morning Market.

Kehena Beach: A favorite spot to spend many beach hours! Located just a few miles down the road from Cottage at the Ocean. Big surf is not the best for swimming though, so use caution. Early mornings around the full moon you may be visited by the wild spinner dolphins, known to visit in the bay…bring your fins, mask and snorkel if you wish to respectfully join them (no chasing or reaching out and touching them…just observe them please). Kehena is a clothing optional beach, so refrain from snapping photos…you will get an earful by the locals.

Kalani Honua Resort: So many options to choose from at Kalani…located just 5 miles down the road from Cottage at the Ocean, offers “Ecstatic Dance” on Sunday mornings, with world class DJ’s spinning for your most ecstatic boogie pleasure. Each day of the week, there are on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and many other classes available for you to drop in. They also serve up tasty grinds for breakfast lunch and dinner. www.kalani.com to learn more.

McKenzie State Park along the Red Road will land you at gorgeous cliffs overlooking the ocean. Be sure to walk the trail to the right of the parking area along the ocean. You will end up on the “King’s Trail”, used by the Hawaiian Kings as they made their annual tour of the island. There are lots of lava bluffs, coconut tree forests and awesome surf to take in! NOTE: Since Hurricane Iselle came through, there was extensive damage to the park, so they may be still closed for repairs while you are visiting.

Warm Ponds: One of my favorite places in the area to visit are the Warm Pond. This is truly one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences. Bring your fins, mask, snorkel, noodles, and anything else that you are comfortable floating with in the warm waters. Sometimes I will stay 4 to 5 hours!

Kapoho Tide Pools: Great Snorkeling here!

Green Lake: Located within a crater, surrounded by a wall of thick and lush foliage, it is remarkable. “Heaven on Earth”. Besides swimming in the lake, there are many beautiful areas to hike around, including following the dirt road to the top of the hill for some glorious views of the area.

Lava Tree State Park: Give yourself at least 1 hour to stroll through this unique park, filled with lava trees.

Closer to Hilo, you will find more Farmer's Markets throughout the week for your culinary pleasures, multiple Waterfalls and pools in Hilo and north Hilo, Hilo beaches, Akaka Falls, several Botanical gardens, zip lining, lava tube exploration, stargazing at the Mauna Kea Visitor's Center and the magnificent Waipio Valley.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I fell in love with Kalapana/Kehena 20 minutes after my arrival! I have been all over the state, and have found no other place to be so close to the ways of old Hawaiian Living… the people of this community are happy and friendly and the way of life is still relaxed and laid back. There is as much of a social life in the Lower Puna area as any big city! I fell in love with this property in ’06 and purchased it with the idea of creating a sanctuary to grow old in. Prior to my ownership, this property was a part of a Buddist’s Meditation Center and it was direct oceanfront. In the 1990 lava flow, the property was preserved as the lava swept along the shoreline, taking out the beaches and forming new ones. This newly created land now belongs to the state. There is approximately 200’ of lava between Bali Temple and the Pacific Ocean! I saw myself living at this property forever, so I renovated it for 2 years in the style I wished to live, and it shows! Living on an active volcano on the 2nd largest mountain on the planet (next to Mauna Kea, the other volcano of Big Island) has its benefits…there is a magnetic energy here that many feel to be “Supercharged”, lending itself to the dynamic and creative spirits of our community members.

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa, HI, USA:
Kaimu enjoys the best weather on the island, according to most Hawaiians. More Hawaiians lived here then in any other location! Balmy nights, and 45' of rain each year, with sunshine filled days. No air conditioning or heating is needed; I fell in love with Kalapana/Kehena 20 minutes after my arrival! I have been all over the state, and have found no other place to be so close to the ways of old Hawaiian Living… the people of this community are happy and friendly and the way of life is still relaxed and laid back. There is as much of a social life in the Lower Puna area as any big city!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A natural setting as dramatic as that which Cottage at the Ocean enjoys is rare. The energy of the active volcano, whose lava flows just 10 or so miles away, is truly invigorating. Walks along the coastal bluffs directly in front of Bali Temple give you the experience of what Hawaii was like long ago...uninhabited, wild, and sensual, with the 'Techni-Colors' of Hawaii's vivid ocean and sky blues, white puffy clouds, bright greens of the vegetation, and the sound of the crashing waves you hear all day and all night. At night, you will be in awe at the number and brightness of the star-lite skies!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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Photos

  • Looking from the kitchen to the living room, out to the private lanai

    Looking from the kitchen to the living room, out to the private lanai

  • View into the bedroom from the living room

    View into the bedroom from the living room

  • Bedroom has a large closet (on right) and access to the bathroom (door on left).

    Bedroom has a large closet (on right) and access to the bathroom (door on left).

  • Bedroom is clean and fresh, with morning sunshine to greet your day.

    Bedroom is clean and fresh, with morning sunshine to greet your day.

  • Entrances to the bedroom and living room from the private lanai

    Entrances to the bedroom and living room from the private lanai

  • A private lanai to come and go as you please, viewed from the parking area

    A private lanai to come and go as you please, viewed from the parking area

  • Sunrise at our local Kehena Beach

    Sunrise at our local Kehena Beach

  • Aerial shot of the tide pools.

    Aerial shot of the tide pools.

  • Flowing Lava

    Flowing Lava

  • Full kitchen with gas stove and granite counter tops.  Full size fridge.

    Full kitchen with gas stove and granite counter tops. Full size fridge.

  • Living room features a Bali style day bed (also sleeping for a 3rd person)

    Living room features a Bali style day bed (also sleeping for a 3rd person)

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • View into the living room from the bedroom

    View into the living room from the bedroom

  • Queen size bed is very comfortable.

    Queen size bed is very comfortable.

  • Bathroom has granite counter, travertine tile floors and a bathtub

    Bathroom has granite counter, travertine tile floors and a bathtub

  • Covered dining on the private lanai, a favorite hangout place for my guest

    Covered dining on the private lanai, a favorite hangout place for my guest

  • Side exterior of Cottage.  This sliding door leads to the kitchen.

    Side exterior of Cottage. This sliding door leads to the kitchen.

  • Sun is rising in Paradise!

    Sun is rising in Paradise!

  • Warm Ponds...a reason I live here.

    Warm Ponds...a reason I live here.

  • Kilauea Cauldron.

    Kilauea Cauldron.

  • lava

    lava

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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