Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Hear the ocean from your own cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Adorable 1/1 Cottage by the Ocean Cliffs complete with 1 bedrm and full kitchen

Come make Ka Hale Malie (ka ha lay ma lee a) your own tropical cottage! Located 450 Ft from the ocean cliffs. One bedroom with a queen bed that has sliding doors to the back lanai (porch) for you to enjoy your coffee or your candlelight dinner. One bathroom with a (purified) rainwater shower that sprays from above and the side. A fully outfitted kitchen with gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, built-in microwave, countertop convection oven, coffeemaker and all the dishes, pots/pans/soap/spices/olive oil/condiments/ice trays/wineglasses you could ever need. The attached living room has a vintage rattan couch and chair, a Sony flat screen TV (for movies only or wireless), DVD player and sound bar, a library of over 50 DVDs (island themed!), and WIFI.

The house also has a front lanai (porch) with a table and chairs complete with an outdoor rug. The back lanai has an outdoor rattan couch, a rattan table and teak chairs, a tropical rug and some "party lights" for nighttime ambiance. The best hang out spot may be the covered carport which has been transformed into an outdoor rec room/tiki bar complete with tables and chairs, a BBQ with plenty of charcoal and a charcoal starter (uses newspaper, not lighter fluid, and gets coals going fast), a cooler, a rug ETC. The cottage is the only property on the 1/4 acre lot to give you privacy. Most days, and especially eves you can hear the crash of the waves on the cliffs, less than 1000' away. Within a 5-10 minute walk is the beautiful coastline area where you can take a few chairs (I provide the portable ones in the bag), a few beverages and watch the sky and the ocean. During the humpback whale season you may see or hear whales. Rainbows over the ocean are a weekly event!

Mahalo (thank you) for considering Ka Hale Malie and should you decide to come the cottage will welcome you!

There are also masks, snorkels and fins; beach towels, paddle ball, frisbee, etc. for your use during your stay. If you want an island tour of any size/duration, I can recommend a great tour guide!

More Details

Kelly Finn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Kelly Finn

I love the Big Island and especially all its magical places and wonderful culture and people. There is nothing like going for a snorkel in the turquoise waters of the tide pools, followed by wine tasting in the cool air of Volcano, followed by watching molten lava bubbling and glowing in the Halema`uma`u Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National park! Not that I do that every day!

Kelly Finn purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Kelly Finn chose Keaau

Location, location, location, and it is adorable. Centrally located between Hilo, Volcano and lower Puna. The neighborhood is perfect for an early morning walk to the ocean cliffs to watch the sunrise or a sunset walk to enjoy the end of the day sky!

What makes this cottage unique

Located between Hilo and Kalapana with easy access to the best of the East side of the Big Island plus the cottage is small yet complete!


Keaau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Cute bathroom, complete with plenty of towels of all sizes, a shower with flow from above and the sides.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen bed, ceiling fan, built-in lights for reading in bed, tropical decor, has sliding door leading to the back lanai.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
Hear the ocean from your own cottage!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage in a great safe neighborhood!!!

Very nice clean and well setup little cottage. Loved the yard and privacy you had.

I will say I was nerves about not ever seeing the place and wonting my first time to Hawaii to be great. The cottage, yard and neighborhood was more than I expected. Kelly was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great home-base for Hilo side!

  • 5 of 5

This small house is perfect for two or three people. The property is private and pretty; the amenities are wonderful, as well as a great movie selection to boot.. It's a great accommodation!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

cozy & close to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Nice amenities and comfortable space. Lovely place to escape the daily realities of life... walks to look at the ocean, easy living.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I am really glad you enjoyed it!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Two thumbs up

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, I have no complaints. House and yard were just as described. Everything was very clean, orderly, and comfortable. Nice calm neighborhood. Easy to drive to places. Thank you, Kelly, for providing everything we needed and making the whole process very simple.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much Kristal!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Stay and see the real Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for the 2 of us, cozy and comfortable with plenty of outdoor living space all well-protected from Hilo's rain showers. The location was great as well - convenient to Volcanos, Hilo, and the Luna area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Hollywood, Florida

Serenity on the Puna Coast

  • 5 of 5

A comfy cottage, a few minutes walk to tranquil yet stunningly rough cliffs. Short drive into Hilo, food shopping closer, and about 40 minutes to Volcano NP or Kalpana. Relatively quiet suburban neighborhood with comfortable outdoor sitting areas on three sides. Adequate for light cooking, and a very welcoming return after a day on trails at sea, or touring. We'd definitely return if we visit the area again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron! I hope you all do return! Aloha
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Blane's Drive Inn
Liquid Life Hawaii
Spoonfull Cafe
Thai Restaurant
Canton Garden Cafe
Chinese Restaurant
L & L Hawaiian BBQ
Hawaiian Restaurant
Lemongrass Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Ma'ona Lunch Counter
Hamburger Restaurant
Kreolé Kitchen
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Seafood Restaurant
No. 1 Chinese Barbecue
Chinese Restaurant
Mighty Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Kurtistown Cafe
Black Rock Cafe
American Restaurant
Sirius Coffee Connection
Coffee Shop
L & L Drive-Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
New Moon Foods
Organic Restaurant
Tin Shack Bakery
Ginas Lunch Wagon
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Paolo's Bistro
Ning's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Strato's New York Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
International Grindz Cafe
Pele's Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Luquins Mexican Food Truck
Mexican Restaurant
Honi Wai Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Hilo Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Kandi's Drive Inn
Kow's Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Genki Ramen House
Pizza Hawaii & Deli
Pizza Restaurant
Ling's Chop Suey House
Cantonese Restaurant
Kuhio Grille - Home Of The Famous 1lb Laulau
Hawaiian Restaurant
Jamba Juice Prince Kuhio Mall
Juice Shop
Hiro's Place
Sunlight Express
Hot Dog on a Stick
Hot Dog Restaurant
Zippy's Hilo
American Restaurant
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Sum Leung Chinese Kitchen
Chinese Restaurant
Pizza Ala Slice
Pizza Restaurant
Hilo Rice Noodle Soup
Asian Restaurant
L&L Chinese Express Chopsticks
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kalbi Express
Korean Restaurant
1 Plus 1 Cafe LLC
Vietnamese Restaurant
Blane's Drive Inn - Industrial
Hawaiian Restaurant
Leung's Chop Suey House
Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
in Pahoa town
Car: necessary

Ahalanui Hot Pond

Poho`iki surfing, swimming, park, camping

Pahoa Community Olympic size Swimming Pool

Lava Tubes

State Parks

Scenic Overlooks

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; Volcano Winery

Uncle Robert's Awa Bar


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

The monthly rate is for 4 weeks (28 days) and monthly rates may not be available during peak (winter) season.

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.

You might like these similar properties