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), 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.
Tranquil, Tropical, Private - Walk to Black Sand Beach - Studio with Kitchenette
The Oliana Cottage on the Hilo side of the island is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from black sand clothes-optional Kehena Beach. This 370 sq ft cottage with kitchenette is located away from the street and behind the owner's house on a 1/2 acre lot. Located off the beaten path, along the Kalapana-Kapoho "The Red Road" scenic byway. You are just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, swimming at the warm ponds, and snorkeling at the tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage and you used to be able to see the ocean from the driveway. The jungle now surrounds the cottage on three sides obscuring the ocean view.
Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill this charming studio Cottage.
Please note that we are closest to the Hilo Airport (45 mintues). Kona Airport is 2-1/2 to 3 hours drive away.
It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana for a Hawaiian beach, convenience store, farmer's market (Saturdays) and live music on many nights, especially Wednesdays. 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, pet-free, and cleaned and supplied with organic natural products containing essential oils for the comfort of those with allergies.
This studio w/bath has one queen-size bed, separate bath with large indoor shower, and a fully-equipped KITCHENETTE with small refrigerator (under the counter), microwave, toaster, 2-burner portable electric stove-top, blender, toaster-oven, Foreman electric grill, teakettle, and coffeemaker. Anything else you may need is available on request.
The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower, in addition to the private shower inside the cottage. All linens 100% cotton provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic long distance (US, Canada, Mexico).
Iyengar-style yoga props may be borrowed.
Please ask about recommendations to local massage therapists, boat tours or guides for hikes to the lava.
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If you came here from an Airbnb ad that said I am located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, that is not true. HPP, as we call it, is located 25 miles from here and is the largest subdivision in the US with over 8800 house lots. Puna Beach Palisades, where the Oliana Cottage is located has only 150 1/2 acre house lots, total, and maybe 50 house structures in the neighborhood.
Enjoy the outdoor shower with hot water, shared with the front house.
Interaction with guests
Owner gives personal welcome orientation whenever possible. I'd be delighted to socialize. If that is what you want, let me know.
Other things to note
If you Book Same Day, I may need at least 3 hours to make-ready the cottage. Mahalo!
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Smoke-free, pet-free, fragrance-free for the comfort of those with allergies.
Check-in is 4pm and check-out is noon. One hour earlier or later can be arranged on request. More time than that depends on availability. Written guest manual and the internet password can be found under your key. Hawaiian-style, no shoes in the cottage.
Busy retiree from Texas. Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii. I moved to this part of the Big Island over ten years ago. In the photo, I am holding a tanpura. Also master musicians Parashuram Bhandari with sarangi, and Danny Birch with sarod.
I built the Cottage for friends and family to stay when they visit here. I began welcoming guests as a vacation rental in 2005.
From the Guestbook:
Thanks so much for sharing this space. Delightful! I wish we had more time to spend here, however we may return some day. Lovely and Comfy! -- L + A, Vancouver
-- Feb 7, 2012
Aloha -- This is such a sweet place to rest body, mind & spirit. Thank you for your essence. I will return again and again. Much love and respect, V
-- Feb 2, 2012
Thanks. What a wonderful place to explore an amazing island from. -- J, Calgary, Canada
-- Feb 2011
B, what a charming & lovely way to experience Hawaii for the first time! I love the "lonely Puna roads." It was just what I needed to relax and refresh my spirit. Thank you for your suggestions, your stories and your music. I hope you will visit me on the west coast sometime and I hope I can get back here to visit you again. Aloha until then, E -- July 2009
You are a delight and so is your cottage. I hope you will clear the calendar when I next call, because this will be my place every year! -- K, March 2009
It has been a true pleasure to experience your aloha spirit and your beautiful cottage. Thank you for the stunning orchids. Can't wait til our next visit. Mahalo. -- E+B , NYC 2008