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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 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin, Mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Jasmine

Fun-loving and a keen traveler, I am into meeting new people, learning new culture, and relish in tasting healthy good food! So, yes, I'm a foodie too! I'm happy to recommend my favorite local restaurants serving healthy and tasty food and where I usually go for my groceries. Lived in Hawaii for more than 30 years and this has become my home. We take pride in offering a clean and comfortable home-away-from home environment for our guests, much like what we look for when we travel.

Why Jasmine chose Pepeekeo

Needing more space that offers tranquility, natural beauty and is within a short drive to Hilo for my family, we were delighted to have discovered this location. And the bonus is, it comes with great views of the Pacific Ocean, the top of Maunakea and on clear nights, it is SIMPLY AWESOME to see the amazing night skies!!!! The breeze is also great! At night, the cool mountain breeze is such a blessing for a good night's sleep.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to the views and peaceful surroundings, this place also offers lots of space to either run or walk. And one of the most appealing and unique benefits is listening to the sweet, therapeutic and wonderfully musical sounds emanating from the various birds! Sighting the different birds is also quite an experience!


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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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!


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Traveller's favorite! Clean, Peaceful, Comfortable and Great Views of the Ocean!
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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: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet location and very clean accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful "home base" for our family of four to explore the Hilo region. The unit is an easy 10-15 minute drive north of Hilo, unbelievably quiet at night, and has beautiful sunrises and everything we needed to be comfortable and feel at home. Thank you to our great hosts for a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

Beautiful cottage in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Pepeekeo was the highlight of our trip to the Big Island! In a beautiful location, Cottage by the Coast was clean and well-appointed, with everything needed for staying "home" or exploring the many sights of Hilo. The quiet mornings with sublime sunrises over the water to the night skies in the evening made our stay a wonderful respite. Our hosts, Mike and Jasmine, were so gracious and friendly--from the reservation process to directions to the warm greeting upon our arrival--they welcomed us as valued guests and friends. They provided great information and insights on the area and "must-see" sights, restaurants and activities. It was a taste of aloha--time to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty of Hawai'i. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is so amazing! Very Beautiful & quiet! If you’re looking for privacy this is the place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were looking for something quiet, private & with a good view! The sun rises and sun sets were so beautiful and amazing! During the day you listen to the birds and at night you can hear the frogs. This Cottage was perfect & just what we were looking for! Jasmine was so helpful anytime we needed to know where to eat, shop or directions in how to get to where we were going. Jasmine & Mike were so gracious & welcoming. They spent time answering our questions about the best places to go while we were there. The Cottage is very private and it felt like coming home everyday after exploring the island. I only wish we would have had more time to spend at this Cottage. Next time we visit the Big Island we will definitely stay at this Cottage for at least one full week or more!! Jasmine and Mike thank you for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise with us! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet cottage outside Hilo Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

Nice and private location just outside of Hilo . Distant views of ocean but no close access ! Great sunrises and peace and quiet ! It is connected to the owners residence but they respect your privacy! They do need some new pillows as they were very flat and not comfy !! They provide beach tiwels if needed and have a washer and dryer for your use ! I would stay here again ! Deposit refunded promptly as well ! Nice outside porch and a charcoal grill to use as well ! We saw wild pigs next door and enjoyed the quiet area ! Thanks Jasmine for your hospitality !

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Serene and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. It is in a peaceful and beautiful location, easy to get to from Hilo. As first timers to the Big Island, we had a lot of questions. Thank you Jasmine for being so patient in answering all my emails. I really appreciated your prompt responses. We loved staying here and hope we can come back again. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax

** New Tax Rate off: Jan 1 2018 is 14.42%. 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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