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Traveller's favorite! Clean, Peaceful, Comfortable and Great Views of the Ocean!

Bedrooms 2
Space 820 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Clean, comfortable and family oriented cottage on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast in Pepeekeo. Built with love, pride and Aloha, this cottage is set in a private, peaceful, serene and airy environment. Fully equipped kitchen with custom kitchen and bath cabinets, dining and living area and outdoor patio makes for a great place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of your stay in Hawaii. Enjoy views of the blue ocean and majestic mountain top of Mauna Kea by day and amazing stars and, at times, breathtaking full moon and moon lit ocean by night. Short walk to the coastline, biking and nature walks abound. There's a stream adjacent to our property with a neat swimming spot. When the timing is right, you'd be treated to the tastiest bananas you've ever eaten! Truly! If you have kids, there's plenty of yard space for them to run, play catch or enjoy a family outdoor game of frisbee. A short 5-minute drive will take you to the cute town of Honomu, enroute to famous Akaka Falls. If you want to enjoy breakfast out, there's 100% Hawaiian grown coffee and a wide selection of healthy yet tasty breakfast menu items at Shark's in Honomu, my favorite breakfast place!

Just 10 miles north of Hilo, our cottage is close to major attractions in Hilo and allows for short drives to other popular sites such as Volcano National Park, Botanical Gardens and surfing spots. Location also makes for easy day trips to attractions on the north and west side of the Big Island, such as Waipio Valley, Hapuna Beach and the towns of Honokaa, Waimea and Kailua-Kona. Pack a picnic with the coolers supplied in the cottage. When you're done exploring and just want to relax, simply pull up the patio chairs and table, open a bottle of cold beer or have a glass of wine and set your eyes on the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. To top it off, why not have a barbecue? Just get your favorite beef, chicken or fish...and all the fixings and you'd be on your way to a lovely, delicious and relaxing evening in paradise!

Check in time is 3pm. We'd be happy to accommodate early check in if possible.

Check out time is 11am. Again, we'd be happy to provide late check out if no guests are checking in that same day. We know planning a vacation is exciting and finding the best place to stay is important. It is our goal to help you and your family enjoy your time here by providing a nice place for your stay. Our cottage is ideally set up for just the 2 of you or you and your family of 4, wanting to explore the many outdoor sites and activities or simply kick back, relax and soak in the peaceful quietness of the surroundings.

Aloha and Welcome!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, mandarin, Mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017


Pepeekeo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Custom cabinets, granite counters and large walk in shower
  • New and big large shower with fully tiled walls and floor. Bathroom also features granite countertop, custom made cabinets, lots of mirrors and tiled floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our bedrooms are comfortably sized with closets and large windows which are positioned to take full advantage of the nightly breeze. Each night, while you prepare to retire to bed and sink into your pleasant dreams after a nice day of touring the island, the nice cool breeze blowing down from the mountain along with the peaceful surrounding will help make your sleep all the more relaxing and restful.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Clean, comfortable and equipped with major appliances - electric stove, oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer, BBQ grill and more!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Traveller's favorite! Clean, Peaceful, Comfortable and Great Views of the Ocean!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 87 reviews

A Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth time renting a place in Hawaii and by far the Cottage by the Sea was the best.

Everything was very new and clean, a great value for the price. It is located in a very quiet area of new homes separated by acres of former sugar cane fields. The hosts, Yu Yok and Mike were very fiendly and helpful. They respected our privacy and we respected the fact that this was a family area.

The cottage location is in a fantastic location to explore old Hawaii. Just a short drive south into Hilo for the Farmer's Market. Our return from Hilo usually was by the scenic drive. Look for the "4 Mile Scenic Route" sign on the ocean sidea. The scenic drive ends just a short distance away from the cottage.

Most of our time we explored places norith of the cottage driving the Old Mamalahoa Highway and side roads to discover some beautiful areas. We visited many of the state parks in this area and old plantation towns. Many days our plans changed as we discovered another beautiful area to explore.

Some unexpected sightseeing came from the cottage views. Rise early in the morning to watch cruise ships pass by with all their lights and great sunrises. On a clear day look out the bedroom windows to see the snow on the top of Mauna Kea. For three days we were reminded that the cottage is a place to relax and take it easy, that was the time it took a Giant East African Snail to make its way from the front to the back of the patio.

We enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Jasmine was an absolute wonderful host! The cottage was pristine and in a great location. My family and I enjoyed coming back every night to a comfortable and updated space. I would highly recommend this property to anyone! You will enjoy the serenity of the cottage along with the hospitality provided by Jasmine. She goes above and beyond to make sure her guests are comfortable and have the knowledge to enjoy the Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK, but wanted a bit more

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is clean and in a very quiet location. We enjoyed our stay but wish a few things were improved:

1.New and more comfortable mattresses. sheets, comforter and pillows towels and more towel racks in the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent piece of property

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything is there except dishwasher but who cares about a few dishes to wash. Location was piecefull and very comforting after a day of sightseeing. Location for sightseeing is good as well.

Botanical gardens are practically next door and a visit there is like being transported into the movie

Avatar. Amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery and cozily tucked away from the main road

  • 5 of 5

This place was near a dear friend of ours who has a cacao farm, so that is what originally appealed to us, the location. The location was a bit out of the way, which is not to say that it's a bad thing, but rather, getting away from the hustle and bustle was quite nice. Couldn't have asked for better host and hostess, very amiable and even allowed us to borrow their blender for a special dish. Unfortunately time allotted did not allow for us to do laundry or even watch a movie as we had wanted to, but it was still appreciated that there were amenities to do so. The one suggestion would be to bring beach towels, for unfortunately this place did not have any, but rather the regular towels which were too nice to take to a beach! This house was perfect for the four of us, having two bedrooms and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away and enjoy the sights, and even visit our friend's cacao farm!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a while and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! This place is comfortable, clean and is great as a home base for our many other activities on this island. We especially love the great serenity and beautiful views! The owners are very respectful of our privacy and always willing to offer recommendations or answers to our questions. Great value! Highly recommended! We're looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Car: necessary

Situated not far from Hilo, the growing town of Pepeekeo is one of former sugar plantation towns along the Hamakua Coast which features awesome views of the pristine blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. This is a great location to explore the history of Hawaii, taste the wonders of tropical fruits, and indulge yourselves in various exciting outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoe paddling, snorkeling and surfing. A short drive will bring you and your family to many 'must go to' visitor sites such as the Volcano National Park, the black sand beach, the Imiloa Astronomy Center (which has a great planetarium and lots of interactive devices to engage both adults and children), the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo Famer's Market, Akaka Falls, Botanical Gardens and a whole lot more! Cottage is also near other parks, shopping mall, major grocery stores, theatres, banks, restaurants, churches and golf courses. All of our guests have been pleased with their stay here.

Other Activities: canoe paddling, golfing, fishing, jogging, biking


Rates & Availability

Pepeekeo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Anniversary Special!
May 10 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch-tentative dates
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in time is 3pm. If property is available, early check in is possible at no charge.
Check out time is 11am. If no other guests are checking in on same day, late check out is available at no charge.
Full rental payment due within 45 working days of check-in date. Security deposit will not be refunded for cancellations less than 30 working days for off peak and less than 60 days for peak periods. No refunds on rental for cancellations less than 21 working days from check-in date for off peak and less than 120 days for peak periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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