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Cottage entrance from your pathWide angle photo (makes the bed and room look much longer than they really are).  New 100% cotton bed and bath linens, mostly Tommy Bahama and Nautica.
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Oliana Cottage :: Kalapana/Kehena Allergy Friendly

Oliana Cottage :: Kalapana/Kehena Allergy Friendly

2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath

Off the beaten path near active lava flow at Kalapana and black sand Kehena Beach. Old-style Hawaii at its best, warm ponds, tidepools, tropical sights and sounds. 370 sq ft studio, 9' ceiling.
LOCATION: Hilo Airport (45 minutes, up to 90 minutes in rush hour), Kona Airport (3 hours), Volcano Park (50 minutes)
KITCHENETTE: Please see photos & make sure it is adequate for your cooking needs.
WEATHER: No air conditioning. Cooled by tropical breezes.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

184 Reviews

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Varun User Profile
April 2018
Babette’s place was amazing and perfect for exploring the south east part of the big island (lava, tide pools etc). She was a great host and we hope to be back.

Arvind User Profile
April 2018
We had a wonderful time staying with Babette! She was very responsive and accommodating, and made sure that our stay went smoothly by being attentive to small details. Her cottage itself is very homely and comfortable, delightfully clean, and in a super location. We really enjoye…

Kamissa User Profile
April 2018
What a wonderful place! Serene and peaceful, we enjoyed a completely tranquil stay at Babette’s cottage. From her spot on the coast we easily accessed plenty of locales in Pahoa, Hilo and Volcanoes. The bed is very comfy and the outdoor shower made us feel so close to nature. …

Sarah User Profile
April 2018
This is a great place for a quiet, relaxing vacation. It's very near to several peaceful beach spots. It does take some time to get into the nearest cities for restaurants, but it's worth it to stay in such a beautiful place. Babette is great- all around highly recommended!

Alyssa User Profile
March 2018
This cottage was exactly what we were hoping for for the first half of our stay on the big island. Babette has created a beautiful place to stay, the property is lovely and well maintained, and is perfectly situated in order to explore the surrounding area.

Kejian User Profile
March 2018
The place is exactly as it is in the pictures!!! It's very beautiful, clean, spacious, and has everything you would possibly need for a vacation house. It's located next to the famous Red Road. It's in walking distance to the black sand beach, and only 15-20 min drive to downtown…
Babette User Profile
Response from Babette:
Thanks Kejian for the reminder to future guests that there is no cell phone signal in this part of the island.
March 2018

Aubrey User Profile
March 2018
Babette’s bungalow is adorable and such a peaceful retreat. Her description matches the property perfectly! If you are looking for a calm getaway, this is the spot for you. Falling asleep to the sound of the frogs was an amazing change of pace. If you are looking to liven things …

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Hawaii, United StatesJoined in July 2011
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185 Reviews
Babette is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Busy retiree from Texas. Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii. I moved to this part of the Big Island nearly fifteen years ago. In the photo, I am holding a tanpura. Also master musicians Parashuram Bhandari with sarangi, and Danny Birch with sa…
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Pāhoa, HI, United States

Be sure to get a copy of my handwritten red road map of nearby favorite spots.

Getting around

Car necessary. Parking onsite. Directions from the Hilo airport are sent after reservation is confirmed.

Exact location provided after booking

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