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Pu'u Moi Country Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

This Hawaiian Plantation one bedroom style cottage is a cozy sought out place to stay.The main bedroom has a four poster queen size bed. In the mini sitting room adjacent to the bedroom has a island style sofa and a TV. In the kitchen area we offer seating for four at the kitchen table with a view of the pasture and ocean. The bathroom has a walk in shower with hand rails. Washer and Dryer are also located in the bathroom with toilet and sink. The bathroom door leads to the outside, and into the kitchen area.

Located less than 10 minutes from Historic Downtown Hilo ,and the renowned Farmers Market.

Use of infinity edge salt water pool located in front of owners main home.

Wake up to the panoramic ocean views of the early morning sunrise while sipping on fresh local brewed coffee or tea while lounging on the porch swing. Your wake up call will be by one of natures finest, a local rooster, or two. Country living at its best.

Surrounded by 20 acres of lush pasture land, you will see several horses and sheep grazing contentedly, sometimes right out side your bedroom window. This is farm like setting of which we also have friendly dogs.

Take time for yourself and enjoy the beauty that Hamakua coast has to offer.

*WIFI and Satellite now available!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the great stay! The cottage was nice and cozy. Our children enjoyed the swim in the pool! Fantastic views, sunrise was spectacular even in the rain! Beautiful water fall, such a treat to see. Kids liked seeing all of the animals. Thank you. Leina and Keith
Sep 2010
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Papaikou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower has hand rails added for safety. This is a tiled walk in shower. Also located in the bathroom is a stackable washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • The one Bedroom has a 4 poster queen sized bed. A fold out sofa bed is also a queen, and it is located in the mini sitting area adjacent to the bedroom. In addition a double sized cotton futon is available in the loft.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stand Up Paddling lessons availabe at $40 per lesson. It's fun! Delivery of boards direclty to the beach front. Easy access with personal and private lessons. WIFI and Satellite available!


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Pu'u Moi Country Cottage
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 116 reviews


  • 5 of 5

As my daughter would say this is a One of A Kind place! My family of four including 2 daughters ages 11 & 14 have used VRBO to travel the world, and in regards to uniqueness, beauty, cost, and hospitality, you cannot beat Pu'u Moi.

Our 5th time on the Big Island, we decided this trip to stay near the cottage(10 nights) as much as possible. 10 minutes north of Hilo. Watch for turn off- check ahead of time on google earth. Gated on 20 some acres, beautiful cottage, very clean, cozy, nicely decorated, filled with everything you need. Comfy bed on main floor, in loft a two person futon on floor; the owners can also supply a single fold-up futon which our youngest used. We slept great!

Kitchen: full fridge, very hot stove/oven, disposal, coffee maker, plenty of utensils/cooking supplies/spices/oil etc.. The bathroom- pretty tiled shower with unlimited hot water and stacked washer-dryer. Plenty of towels, bathrobes, beach stuff, charcoal bbq, hose to rinse your shoes/feet off, covered parking, beautiful lanai with swing, chairs, table; back and side porches.

Wood floors, TV/cable- sometimes need to unplug and reset the satellite. WIFI worked. Ceiling fan, no air but we were never hot. The grounds: green, lush and flowered- ocean view! You have use of the owners' pool and hot tub(heated 5:30-7:30PM). The pool, simply gorgeous!

Their guidebook gives tons of info: Follow short or long trails past fruit trees to the amazing private waterfall. We swam there and the pool everyday even at night. It's cool and over my head when near the falls. (Just supervise the kids there, pool and on the loft ladder.) Of note, we did not see mosquitoes our whole stay?! Lots of geckos, small flies if you visit Grandma Pudding's horses next door. She was incredibly generous. She also has sheep, dogs, chickens and a great aloha spirit!

You will hear Coqui frogs at night and roosters. The cutest dogs ever will visit you. Drive slowly in/out! You're also on the east side of the island and rain happens, mostly light sometimes torrential. We had more sun than rain. We visited quaint Hilo for shops/market/food/theatre; volcano/lava tube/hikes; beach(our favorite Mauna Kea)

The owners: Keala, was on the mainland, but Steve, her husband, and one of their daughters were super to us. Whatever advice they give, do. They know all the local spots. They also have a rental in Volcano. Our sincerest thanks for your kindness, see you again soon, Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, restful location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay on Hawaii! It felt like home immediately. The nearby pool and hot tub were great and what a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean - from there and the cottage! We hiked to the waterfall - it is a wonderful, relaxing setting. LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the cottage and Hilo. We loved being away from it all without being far from all the restaurants and activities. We were so glad we picked Hilo over Kona because we love the lush green setting. The occasional rain was fun too - warm enough to swim in overlooking the ocean. Doesn't get any better than that!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This entire ranch cottage property is pretty much perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here Sept 5--10 and again Sept 14-19. We have stayed in more than ten VRBO units on Maui and Hawaii. It's a private and peaceful rural location about seven minutes from Hilo. The setting, surrounded by green pastures, horses, chickens and dogs was exactly what we were looking for - The sweeping ocean view (sunrises), waterfall and pool are pretty awesome too. Everything about the cottage was wifi, full size frig, ceiling fans and a covered porch with a huge view. The Zolls are excellent hosts. Forget those condos and units attached to the back of someone's house and try this great rental property!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

A private cottage surrounded by beauty. Private waterfall with pool to swim in a 3 minute walk from the door. Beautiful sunrises. Three little friendly dogs, two of whom were happy to sleep in our bed for two nights. One of the best experiences in my life....except for the rooster, he's noisy :)

Level entry shower and no stairs from the back door was also a bonus.

No air conditioning so bedroom can be quite hot ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views, sweet animals and wonderful family!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are life long friends and have always been most hospitable to my family and I. It had been 35 years since I had been there but I was everything wonderful thing I remembered. Much love and Aloha to you all!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo International airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Hilo
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Hilo bay

We are located on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island in the town called Papaikou. Papaikou was once a thriving sugar cane plantation where charming homes of the past still stand. Papaikou is located 7 miles form Hilo.

1/2 Mile Grass Walking Path Through Pasture Land that Takes You to a Beautiful Waterfall and Fresh Water Pond. Follow the Stream and Pass Through a Rambutan (Fruit) Orchard, Tropical Foliage and Yellow Ginger when in Bloom.

Other Activities: Shopping, basketbal. Stand Up Paddling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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