Studio 370 sq ft with kitchenette & shower (sleeps 2)
I built the Oliana Cottage as my home in 2004 with the second bedroom/bath as a completely detached 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 (501c3), a non-profit community music organization that presents concerts and workshops. Photo was taken in Hilo. I am holding a tanpura, Parashuram Bhandari (sarangi), and Danny Birch (sarod).
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to get away - simple, clean, comfortable and close to nature
We had a wonderful visit at the Cottage. We wanted a place to unplug and enjoy the natural aspects of the island. This was perfect, when we wanted quite isolation, all we had to do was take a short stroll through the forest to the spectacular cliffs on the ocean. When we wanted to see the other sites, we drove up the coast or out through the rain forest to take in volcanos, waterfalls, shopping, and dining. Not to mention a gracious host to help out with information and insights. It may not be in the heart of the "tourist action" but it was perfect to enjoy the heart of the island.
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
Private, well-equipped, comfortable
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.
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.
Quiet, comfortable, convenient, 'no-frills' accommodations.
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!
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.
Perfect for a quiet get away!
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.
Mahalo for your kind review.
Cozy, private cottage!
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!
Thank you for your kind review. Very glad we had a chance to meet. Welcome back anytime!