We are conveniently located on the Hamakua Coast, at 3500 feet (6 miles up the mountain). You can take day trips anywhere on the island and come home each night to total relaxation and perfect sleeping weather. The Paniolo Cottage is a perfect example of Hawaii country living. A place where you can truly get away from it all.
Tim and Terri Dolan have been married 26 years and are living their dream. Tim spent 20 years in the Marine Corps flying anything they would give him the keys for.. They have two children, Chelsea & Eric. Tim loves to work outside, exercise, read and paddle. Terri enjoys gardening, all the animals on the ranch, reading, decorating and generally spoiling our guests.
We like to say that this house found us! Our family was quite content living a block from Kailua Beach on Oahu. We were on vacation and looking at the possibility of purchasing a few acres to someday build a cabin on for weekends and retirement. After we saw this spectacular property we returned to the Oahu and neither one of us could stop thinking about it. This property spoke to both of us - we adjusted our lives to make this dream come true. The rest is history...
The Paniolo Cottage is accented with Hawaiian Cowboy decor and detached from the main house. It's large living area has a 47' flatscreen television with Dish satellite, a wood burning stove with ocean view bay windows and a dining area. The cottage is equipped with a full kitchen and everything you may need to feel at home. Even the kitchen windows have ocean view! The separate bedroom boasts a king sized cowhide bed, equipped with a memory foam mattress and 1500 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets. There is also a full bathroom. The lanai of the Paniolo cottage is where you may find yourself most of the time. Look to your left and see the summit of Mauna Kea and to your right and see rolling green pastures of Ohia and Koa trees that lead your eyes all the way down to the ocean. On clear days it is hard to tell where the sky and ocean meet.