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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana - Allergy Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 370 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio 370 sq ft with kitchenette & shower (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.

Best for short stays of 5 nights or less. Not a full kitchen. Only one sink located in main room.

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

The Cottage (370 sq ft studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, separate bathroom with toilet and large indoor shower, and kitchenette 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.

Chairs available for outdoor seating. Anything else you need may be available, please ask.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018

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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Puna Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 370 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Additional Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor Shower is great for washing off sand from the beach!
  • Bathroom inside the cottage and lovely outdoor shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed and double air mattress available
  • Books
  • Games
  • limited accessibility
  • 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
Smoke Free and Fragrance Free for the comfort of those with allergies.


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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana - Allergy Friendly
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 75 reviews

Wonderful place to get away - simple, clean, comfortable and close to nature

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: January 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: October 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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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: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review.
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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: August 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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Uncle Robert's
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
137 (Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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