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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**VOLCANO PARK & MANY ATTRACTIONS

Shauna Knutsen

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Shauna Knutsen

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**VOLCANO PARK & MANY ATTRACTIONS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

1 or 2 BR/1 BA Huge screened Lanai Sleeps 4-6

Our family friendly Coqui Kai Cottage is located conveniently within 30 minutes of most of the East Side of the Islands Attractions. Our cottage is immaculately clean, with every amenity you can think of that you would want at home! (Just bring your toothbrush and your set) We also have just about everything you will need for your adventures whether you want to explore the 'Raw Hawaii' or just have some down time having a nice BBQ, and relaxing at the cottage in the 500 sq. ft screened in lanai (patio).

For the ones on the go, throw something in the Slow-Cooker (Crock-pot) so you come home to a home cooked meal, and grab our book of adventures with directions to area activities, throw in the car your towels, snorkeling gear, hiking sticks, binoculars, flashlights (great for exploring lava tubes), grab the cooler and pack a lunch for your full day of adventure!

***ACTIVE LAVA FLOW INFORMATION FOR OUR GUESTS*** MANY ARE INQUIRING ABOUT WHERE THIS FLOW IS IN RELATION TO THE COTTAGE- We are located in the suburbs of Hilo Town in the subdivision of Ainaloa. We are about a 15 min drive to a newly opened 'Viewing Area' to see the most recent flow of now cooled lava. Learn about this historic event that is currently taking place, by University of Hawaii Geology students, staff, and alumni. It's set up to be very educational, with many displays of what is taking place.

The flow is running parallel to us and we are not in the path of any active flow of lava. Neither does it have any effect on access to any stores, Hilo Town, or Volcanoes National Park from the cottage. We are in a perfect location to still have access to all the sights of the island at a safe distance from the current volcanic activity.

**SPECIALS**as low as $89 a night-* Last Minute Deals*-Within 7 Day Arrival.

Let us know in the comments if you will only use 1 of the 2 bedrooms and we will reduce the cleaning fee for you.

For other discounts please inquire through the 'Contact Owner' on the listing prior to booking, so that we can adjust your discount manually.

“COQUI KAI COTTAGE”

LOCATED ON THE BIG ISLE

Welcome and enjoy the peace, quiet and relaxation in our conveniently located cottage close to many Hilo side attractions.

COQUI (Ko-Key) KAI COTTAGE is the perfect place to see the beautiful east side of the island and hear the small Coqui Tree Frogs sing you to sleep at night!

This property is a newer, updated, and well maintained private home with a tropical decor (Even a tree stump, glass top dining room table). We wanted to give you the feeling of your tropical Hawaiian vacation while you are indoors or outdoors!

There is also a very large screened in Lanai with a patio table so that you can and enjoy patio dining - rain or shine- while looking out at the tropical flowers, and a garden view of the outdoors!

This property is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath tropical retreat with the all comforts of home.

There is a 47 in. TV in living room with Dish Network TV, DVD, Hi-Speed Satellite Internet w/Wi-Fi, (*NEW* NOW with UNLIMITED internet use so you can stream movies on the Smart Hub TV, or Skype friends at home).

There's a Queen Hide-A-Bed in Living Room, Dining area seats 6 inside and 4 outside in the covered and screened in Lanai.

The cottage is well stocked with everything you need just like home with even Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and condiments to start your first morning with a smile.

There is a 32 in. TV and DVD in Master Bedroom and extra blankets and linens are provided as well as a portable Playpen / Crib, Iron and Ironing Board, Beach Towels, Bathroom Towels, Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, and Toilet Paper.

There are also some extras for your daily outings such as snorkeling gear, a cooler, some children's beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, flash lights, and walking sticks for exploring caves, lava tubes and viewing lava, and umbrellas for those tropical showers.

We are about a 20 minute from the Hilo Airport and Hilo Town.

Visit nearby Volcanoes National Park with miles of hiking trails, Lava Tubes to walk through, and 15 minutes from the recent lava flow viewing area.

Visit Black Sand Beaches almost guaranteed to see a few Turtles sun bathing.

We provide our recommendations of Day Trip's, Activity Brochures, and Guide Books so you can take the time to relax and decide how you will enjoy this wonderful place.

Please check calendar for availability and feel free to read our guest comments/reviews, to assist you in your decision.

I will do my best to respond to your calls or emails as quickly as possible usually within 2 hours if not immediately.

Weekly Rate $635-$675

Monthly Rate- $2100.

Cleaning fee- $95.00 but is reduced to $75.00 when you only need one bedroom. Please inform us if you want this option and we will adjust rate for you.

No more than 4 Adults maximum and 6 Total occupancy

We want to thank you for taking the time to visit the 'COQUI KAI COTTAGE' and hope that you decide to come and visit our beautiful island. If there are any questions that you may have about anything to do with your vacation, we are here to help!

Aloha and Mahalo,

John and Shauna Knutsen

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shauna Knutsen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Shauna Knutsen

We would like to introduce ourselves to you, our guests. We are John and Shauna Knutsen, and we have two children Cindy and Zane.

We fell in love with Hawaii when we got married on Kauai, and have been coming back every since. There is no other place to us like Hawaii, its not just the beauty you see with your eyes, its the beauty of the humble people, the culture and the slowed down island time feel that allows you to truly relax and take the time to enjoy creation.

We love to bring our family and friends to enjoy this wonderful place, and even though all of Hawaii has so much to offer we decided on the Big Island- since it is so large and there is so much variety and so many climates- What other island can you be in a rain forest, an arid desert, an active volcano, on top of the tallest mountain from the sea floor (snow covered in winter), all on the SAME DAY! And even though all the islands are beautiful we feel that this island has some of the Best of the Best right here!

Shauna Knutsen purchased this house in 2012

Why Shauna Knutsen chose Hilo

We chose this area since we love the beauty, the tropical rain at night, the Coqui frogs singing, and the area is centrally located to our favorite places! And we love the easy going friendly laid back atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

This house having the private and separate cottage that our Gardener stays in. it allows our guests their privacy while being close enough to take care of things and be there in case we need him for our guests, puts our mind at ease.

We also like the quiet, country feeling so that when you get up and look outside you see nature, you hear the birds, and not the hustle of the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Making this charming place available for world weary travelers was a kind and generous thing to do! Thank you for the clean sheets, nice towels, the complete instruction tips on what and where. You will find everything needed here and the best coffee beans this side of anywhere!

The cottage caretaker (Rich) has a good natured presence. I've told all my friends about you and Coqui Cottage. Don't be surprised if some of them beats a path to your door!
Jan 2013
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
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Hilo Hilo District

Home Away From Home

  • of 5
From our first contact with the owner to our arrival at the lovely cottage to our departure everything was wonderful! There are so many thoughtful details and amenities that it truly makes you feel at home! Everything is lovingly kept, well maintained and very clean. Lots of nice little "extras" - pretty much everything g you could think of! Plus there are binders of personalized and valuable information about things of interest nearby with trail and hiking guides, activity brochures not to mention detailed and very helpful emails from the owner! We have worked in tourism and have travelled quite extensively and definitely recommend this location to anyone - we are sure to be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
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Hilo Hilo District
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Cozy cottage, that is in a great location. Short drive from town, central to attractions we wanted to see and do. Frogs are very vocal, felt like we were in a rainforest, with evening showers. Cottage is clean and spacious. Shauna is awesome to deal with, gave us so much helpful information. She writes detailed emails and also has binders at the cottage. Beach gear to flashlights to explore caves. We stayed 5 nights and were very busy, days exploring all the areas she told us about. Thanks Shauna.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441988vb
-7609129117
Hilo Hilo District
5

Hurricane Iselle

  • 5 of 5
Due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle, we decided to cancel our reservation the day before our intended stay. As a result, my review is not based on our stay, but rather my communication with Shauna.

Prior to our intended stay at the cottage, Shauna took the time write detailed emails about the property as well as give me a heads-up on the oncoming storm. After the storm, she continued to keep me posted on the condition of the property, which fortunately, suffered no damage. Unfortunately, the power and water went out and because we had no way of predicting when they would come back, we felt it best to cancel our reservation. Shauna accepted our cancellation with little hassle, and immediately issued us a full refund, which was reflected in my account by the time I got back to the mainland. Additionally, she went out of her way to contact the insurance agency to get my property damage protection charges refunded.

Although circumstances did not allow us to stay at the cottage during this visit to the Big Island, I would definitely consider staying there should we visit again. Traveling during and after tropical storm was somewhat stressful, but with gratitude to Shauna, the last-minute cancellation/refund process was not.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
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Hilo Hilo District
5

Look forward to coming back!

  • 5 of 5
Outstanding. The home and property was amazing. It was located conveniently near so much. The amenities provided were amazing. The home was inviting, unique, and comfortable. Shauna was amazing and helpful, even providing directions from the airport to the home. My family and I look forward to coming back to the big Island and this property!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
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Hilo Hilo District
Spokane, WA
5

The Perfect Place to Call Home!

  • 5 of 5
The Coqui Cottage was perfect and had absolutely everything we needed to feel right at home! We appreciated the care that was taken to leave the porch light on for us on the first evening we arrived, and for the fresh flowers he placed in the lanai! We also appreciated the other amenities such as coffee, sunscreen,bandaids, and snorkel gear that were left for us to use… my husband and son totally fell in LOVE with snorkeling at Kapoho Tide Pools, we may not have gotten to try it otherwise!We also loved the frogs that sang us to sleep each night. Everything was spotless, beautifully organized, and comfortable!

The owners also offer guests Coqui's Picks and Day trip binders, filled with trip ideas, places to shop, eat, etc. We got so many great ideas, and directions were so thorough, we drove right to the places we visited.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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COQUI KAI*TROPICAL GARDEN RETREAT**GREAT VALUE**Volcano Park & Many Attractions
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441988vb
-7609129117
Hilo Hilo District
Boise, ID
5

Great Access to Volcanoes and Waterfalls - Centrally Located!

  • 5 of 5
Coqui Cottage's location is perfect for easy access to Hawaii's south and southeast coasts, black sand beach, Volcano Winery, Volcano National Park, Akaka & Rainbow waterfalls, the Mauna Kea Visitor Center, Mauna Loa, Pahoa and Hilo. The cottage is less than an hour from most of these sites, rarely having to encounter traffic.

We cooked breakfast in most days, and were serenaded by the tropical birds and frogs in the evenings. Be sure to check out Pele's Kitchen in Pahoa on a Sunday for breakfast!

Coqui Cottage is clean, has modern appliances, is well stocked for your stay. The spacious lanai is a wonderful cool place to relax, large enough for a family. There are ice chests and snorkeling equipment if you wish to use them. The owners were always available to answer questions and very helpful with suggestions.

We would definitely book the Coqui Cottage again, we love the location!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Lava Viewing, Lava Tree State Park, Waterfalls, Natural Warm/Hot Ponds, Botanical Gardens, Rain Forest and Zoo, Telescope Star-Gazing Mauna Kea (best star gazing in the world), Snorkeling at Tide Pools, Black Sand Beaches, Hiking Lava Tubes and through Craters, Farmers Markets, Stroll through Old Historic Hilo Town, Museums, Japanese Gardens, Zip Lining over waterfalls, Helicopter Tours over Volcano, Nature Walks, Caverns, and so much more!

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Availability & Rates

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Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Rate
Nov 26 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$105
$675
 
 
Spring Rate
Apr 16 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
$650
$2,100
 
 
Summer Rate
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 24 2015
1 night minimum stay
$105
$675
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
TA Tax on Cleaning $8.77
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Please notify us if you only need 1 bdrm. and cleaning fee is reduced by $20.00
Please contact us for 10% disc. for Kama'aina or any other special pricing or discounts and we will happily adjust the rate for you.
Dec. 23, 2015 - Jan. 03, 2016 and During Merrie Monarch week there is a 4 night minimum stay, unless there are fewer than 4 nts. available on calendar. No further disc for Merrie Monarch.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-King Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen- Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our Extras are what our Guests really appreciate: Queen size Hide-a-Bed in living room, Portable Crib / Playpen, Hi Speed Satellite INTERNET ACCESS, DVD, fully stocked Kitchen-all the little things you need, Hairdryer and all soap, shampoo/conditioner, Large Ceiling Fans, Washer/Dryer with laundry detergent provided, Beach Towels, Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Cooler, Beach Chairs, Flashlights, Walking Sticks Umbrellas We also provide purified bottled water for our guests who prefer it to our house water. GuideBook, Coqui's Pick's for Day Trips from the cottage, Activity Brochures, and we welcome you with Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and snacks to start off your first morning! In Consideration for our guests with allergies-No Smoking or Pets, please!

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