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Pu'u Moi Country Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


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:
May 24, 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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
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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)

Pu'u Moi Country Cottage
average rating of 4.959596 based on 101 reviews

What a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We feel very fortunate to ave found this little slice of heaven! Keala and Steve have done an amazing job of turning this cute cabin into a real winner. Nicely furnished with everything you might need

-- especially liked the dishes, artwork, orchids, the rocking chair and swing on the porch and a washer and dryer with detergent furnished!! The farm animals were an added bonus as were the cute dogs who like to visit. Would stay here again if we make it back to the Big Island!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

wonderful, relaxing, beautiful and quiet environment

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! The cottage is located on the farm property with a verdant surrounding and a view of the ocean. Watch the sunrise over the ocean! The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. It is a beautiful little cottage. Nights were coolish which made for great sleeping. Be sure to take a hike on the property as there are fruit orchards, and a beautiful, private waterfall. Would certainly choose this place again. Close to Hilo, but away from noise and traffic. Only sounds are those of the animals.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! If you're in Hilo, stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Owners are great people and conscientious of their home and property. Cute cottage situated on top of the hill overlooking the ocean. Located on a farm with all the wonderful animals which was great for our family. Only negative is the property is impossible to find, especially after dark. Informed owners they need to put a sign or address on the main road, another half-way up the hill to their property and another where you turn to their gate. Otherwise, once you get there enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Cozy home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the guest cottage. The owners were very helpful, accommodating, and responsive from the beginning. The grounds are beautiful and pastoral - we woke up one morning to see a horse looking in our window! The little dogs are also a delight, and we enjoyed visiting with them when sitting on the lanai.

The cottage itself is clean, cozy, and well-appointed. It is also convenient to Hilo town, and to attractions such as the Volcano National Park, and to the lava viewing area in Kalapana.

We will definitely stay here again when we come back to the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our stay at Pu'u Moi

  • 5 of 5

After our initial hurdle with not being able to reach the owners for directions. And VBRO coming through for us and finding lodging for the night we straightened everything out the following morning with the owner. Basically it came down to an email that got lost which had the directions and they were not home that day. Things happen when you travel and you just have to roll with it and hope that everything works out. And it did. The owners explained what happened on their end and went out of their way to make things right for me and my family. Our stay was fantastic. My daughter loved sleeping in the loft and petting the horses. And we loved the property, and the swim in the stream with the waterfall was one of our highlights of the trip. Would we stay again? Absolutely! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and going out of your way to make things right. You are great vacation rental owners. Mahalo!


  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a long overdue review. After a week in the Waikoloa resort area, we spent 3 nights at the cottage over New Year's. It was a beautiful rural setting and was our home base for exploring Hilo and VNP. It exceeded my expectations and we didn't want to leave. Concerned about how busy and loud it would be for NYE, we decided to stay in. The small dogs came and visited with us and our 4 year old son for a couple hours. What a treat at midnight when fireworks started going off close by. We sat and watched from the porch.

The only challenges were that we couldn't figure out how to work the VCR and the wifi wasn't great. But that's not why we were on vacation, so it wasn't a big deal. Probably the only regret is that we only hiked down to the waterfall once. It is beautiful and wish we had time to go again. Steve was a great host and we enjoyed our conversations in the hot tub on several evenings.

The abundance of animals was a real treat. Some mornings we would wake up and the horses were right outside our window in the pasture! An amazing setting! If we are back in the Hilo area we would definitely stay at the Pu'u Moi Cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • 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

Papaikou Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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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