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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1.25 Baths, (sleeps 2)

Tranquil, Tropical, Private. The Oliana Cottage is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from black sand Kehena Beach. Located just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, warm ponds, and tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage.

Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill the charming studio Cottage at the Oliana Guesthouse.

It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana to the viewing area to see the lava flowing into the sea when it occurs. The Oliana Point seen in the spectacular coastal photo above is literally across the street. Swim with the dolphins or whale watch in season.

The Oliana Guesthouse is smoke-free, fragrance-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies.

The Cottage (studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, separate bathroom with toilet and large indoor shower, and kitchen with sink, microwave, toaster, 2-burner portable stove top, electric teakettle, coffeemaker, blender, electric indoor grill, toaster oven, S&P, teabags, and utensils.

The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower and laundry service is available on request. All linens provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic (US, Canada, Mexico) long distance.

Outdoor seating includes a table and chairs. Anything else you need may be available, please ask.

More Details

Owner
owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About owner

I built the Oliana Guesthouse as my home in 2004 with the second bedroom/bath as a cottage for visiting family and friends so that they could enjoy Hawaii and still have the privacy of being in their own space. I am the Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii, a non-profit community music organization that presents concerts and workshops. Photo was taken in Hilo last year. I am holding a tanpura, Parashuram Bhandari (sarangi), and Danny Birch (sarod).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Babette, such a wonderful place you have! We really really enjoy the past 2 days. Oliana cottage was just like home. Thanks for everything. Mahalo Big Island! Mahalo Babette! Stephen & Ju, Shanghai, China
Feb 2016
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Amenities

Puna Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Outdoor Shower is great for washing off sand from the beach!
  • Bathroom inside the cottage and lovely outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed and double air mattress available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoke Free and Fragrance Free for the comfort of those with allergies.

Reviews

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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)
average rating of 4.647059 based on 74 reviews
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We went to celebrate our honeymoon and the host made our stay incredible. The place is very nice, clean, and very close to the best beach and other wonderful sites. I'll definitely come back there in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, well-equipped, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I sought a venue away from tourists, shops, noise, traffic, and unnecessaries, like dishwashers, washer/dryers, jacuzzies, restaurants, and vast living space. Oliana Cottage was all of that and more. It was cozy but well equipped. In one room there was a kitchen area, a dining area, a sleeping area, and to the side a bathroom. Towels, extra bedding, utensils, and even snorkel gear were provided. The owner gave us a map of the attractions close by, of which there are many: warm ponds, tidal pools, Lava Tree Park, MacKenzie Park, a black sand beach, and sites of lava flow (pahoehoe). It was also quite close to the road to the viewing site of the active Kilauea lava flow. Frogs serenaded us at night. For anyone seeking to avoid the usual touristy things, this cottage is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shelley, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. It was pleasure to meet you and Max, and to host you in the cottage. Really appreciate your thorough and accurate description of what I have to offer guests in this little corner of paradise, a spot that reminds many of a gracious slower old-style Hawaii.
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Quiet, comfortable, convenient, 'no-frills' accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for comfortable no-frills accommodations in the Kalapana area, close to lava flow, then this is your place. Babette was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She graciously let us check in early at 3pm instead of the usual 4pm check-in. After hiking to the lava flow at sunrise, it was nice to be able to relax and take a nap. The next morning we took the Lava Ocean Tours boat out of Isaac Hale harbor, a quick 20 min drive from Oliana Cottage, for the sunrise tour to the lava flowing into the ocean. Thank you, Babette!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for writing a good review. I'm glad that the lava flow and boat tour were spectacular. Future guests, please be sure to study the photos of the cottage to make sure it has all the amenities you require for a great stay.
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5

Perfect for a quiet get away!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cottage overnight after a hike to see the lava flow. Quiet hidden among the trees the cottage was the perfect place after a long hike. The cottage was clean well equipped for our needs. The cottage is priced well without having over the top cleaning fees. Definitely would recommend to any couple that needs a quiet place to stay on the east side of Hawaii to visit here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review.
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5

Cozy, private cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience overall!! My boyfriend got in late after a long day of hiking and the cottage had everything we needed. It was very clean and organized. The bed was super comfy and we could keep the room cool with the fan and windows. The owner was very kind to us. Pele's Kitchen had an incredible breakfast and was only about 15 mins away. FYI to future stayers, there is really no service out there, but we did have access to the owner's WiFi. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Very glad we had a chance to meet. Welcome back anytime!
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at Babette's cottage and we had a very pleasant time. Babette is a lovely host. The cottage provides everything you need. I stayed at several places in Hawaii, but Babette's place has a very special, positive atmosphere. At night you are surrounded by birds and frogs who make you relax and lull you to sleep. The cottage has a very bright and sunny atmosphere. You will love spending your time there. It is an excellent choice. Thanks again Babette for hosting us, for answering all our questions and giving us plenty of recommendations for the area! We highly appreciated it!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Uncle Robert's
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
137 (Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kalani
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kehena
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Puna Palisades Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$99
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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