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Pu'u Moi Country Cottage

84 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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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based on 84 traveler reviews

Pu'u Moi Country Cottage
average rating of 4.952381 based on 86 reviews

absolutely perfect Hilo stay

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have made a better choice in Hilo! The cottage is quintessential old Hawaiian plantation architecture and is set off by itself on picturesque farmland complete with horses, sheep, and views to the ocean. It is spacious, very clean and comfortably decorated, and has lovely, high-quality bedding and towels. The owner is kind and unobtrusive, and her friendly, small dogs are a sweet greeting party. It's an easy 10 minute drive into Hilo and located very close to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Akaka Falls (both of which are must-see sights). I truly felt sorry for all the folks who settled for generic hotel accommodations or all the other VRBO choices which couldn't possibly measure up to this great find.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage and property are "over the top" beautiful and the perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the cottage several times and love it. We love the country feel while being close to Hilo and easy to get to all parts of the Island. After a day of adventures and sight seeing, we love returning to the cottage to enjoy the pool and hot tub. The cottage overlooks the ocean and you can enjoy watching the ships go by from the front porch swing. The property has its very own private waterfall and pond just a short walk from the cottage. The sunrises are amazing, especially from the pool.

The landlords are friendly wonderful people who try to do everything possible to insure that you have a fantastic stay. They offer information regarding things of interest to do on the Island and the best places to eat. Their little dogs are so sweet and love to come visiting.

The property is fenced and gated and no one else is on the property except the landlords. The cottage is so secure and private that there isn't a need to even lock the doors. It is a very quiet relaxing place to stay.

We would highly recommend The Cottage to anyone visiting the wonderful Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-day stay at Pu’u Moi cottage during a recent two-week vacation to Hawaii was beyond wonderful. This property was the highlight of our trip, and we only wish we had booked more time there. The cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed. From the beautiful meadow, to the adjacent farm, to the cute little dogs (that my son loved!), to the private swimming pond and waterfall, to the amazing view of the Pacific from the infinity pool, Pu-uo Moi cottage is a slice of paradise. Just a few miles from Hilo, it is well situated for visiting Volcano National Park and for visits to local beaches, botanical gardens and nearby zip-lining. But the property is so great, you may not want to leave it! The owners, Steve and Keala are very friendly and accommodating, and we all had a great Stand Up Paddle lesson from Keila at nearby Hilo Bay. We highly recommend staying at Pu’u Moi Cottage and hope to get back there for a longer visit some day!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage!! Beautiful views, great hospitality, and comfy beds!! We will likely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very nice to have met you. Happy you enjoyed your stay. You saw the best morning sunrises when you were here! Mahalo and Aloha nui
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Very comfy little cottage in the countryside;well situated for exploring around Hilo.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well appointed cottage.Very easy contact and plenty of info given before arrival.

Our only slight issue... living in Asia we are used to insects of all description and sizes, however the cockroaches were elephants here!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cant get any better!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, perfect quiet private location with breathtaking views, warm caring owners, cozy comfy cottage with more than everything we needed,

friendly sweet dogs that greet us every morning, and the best pool ever!!

We( 7yr old son, hubby and 16yr old niece) stayed for 6 nights, but wished we stayed longer. It was a dream like time for us, I woke up early every morning to watch the sunrise from the lanai, gorgeous. And in the evening the moon rise if the skies are clear.

The cottage is a 15~20 minute easy drive to Hilo town, I recommend Pestos, a bit pricey but the food was the best and worth all the money spent.

Beaches, Carlesmith Beach park was our favorite. Safe, beautiful and fun for kids.

The owner of the land took us paddle boarding and it was amazing. We paddled to coconut Island park and my husband saw turtles, we were busy jumping off the rocks.

Also there is a beautiful waterful just behind the land, very short walk down the hill, a brilliant cool dip after a hot day out in the sun. A true gem on the island.

We highly recommend this cottage. There was absolutely nothing we disliked about it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui for your stay at the cottage! You captured amazing photos of the morning sunrises and water fall. The paddle boarding was great fun and it was a most beautiful day too! We enjoyed our conversations and your happy smiles. Love to see you all again. With aloha. Keala and Steve
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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.


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2 night minimum stay

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cleaning fee $75

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Papaikou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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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