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Very Cute And Clean Cottage Home, With Hot Tub And Forrest Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This Studio Is Located Close To Many Points Of Interest!

This Botanically landscaped home, on 4 acres, sleeps 2 people in a very comfy queen size bed upstairs & has a full use kitchen, including all cooking utensils and cooking needs. It includes cable T.V., washer & dryer, beach towels, umbrella's,paper goods, comfortable living space and an outdoor grill!

Cindy Andersen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

About Cindy Andersen

My husband (in the blue shirt) Jerry and I (in the silver dress) Cindy, had the best time on our property, when our daughter and son in law, were married on our Leilani property, in 2008!

We are a very family oriented couple, as you can tell and are so happy to be able to spend some of the best years in Hawaii! We were married in 1978, in Southern Calif., also born and raised there and honeymooned in the islands. We always new that someday we would return to Hawaii! As we now have our main home on this property, we enjoy sharing our O'hana (family) Cottage, with visitors from all over the world!

We work hard to make each persons stay enjoyable!

We are palm & flora nursery people, who have owned our own nursery in Fallbrook, CA. for over 20 years. The botanical experience here alone and the peacefulness of our garden, is what keeps our visitors returning!

Please contact us if you need something special arranged, to make your stay with us as memorable as possible! Mahalo, Jerry & Cindy

Cindy Andersen purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Cindy Andersen chose Puna District

We fell absolutely in love with this property and worked very hard to refurbish the house and create our garden. After living in the Cottage, it was hard for us to make our move into the Main House that we now reside in, on the 3rd acre. After moving into the Main House, we knew we needed to share the Cottage with everyone we could!

We are pretty centrally located on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are approx. 30 minutes south of Hilo Airport, Approx. 3 hrs from Kona, either way you travel, 5 min. from Pahoa, a great little historic Hawaiian town,15 minutes to Kapoho and the best snorkeling of the islands, 20 minutes to the volcanic thermal heated hot ponds and clothing optional Kahena beach and Approx. 45 minutes to Volcano National Park and of course everything in between!

Or you can just hang out on our property, enjoy the beautifully landscaped trails, the relaxing Cabana, for reading or napping, enjoy the hot tub and enjoy grilling your own evening meal, as the Coqui frogs lull you to sleep!!!

What makes this cottage unique

When we first pulled up the driveway of the Cottage House, we were blown away by the jungle it really was! We knew exactly what we were going to do do, to truly make our mark on the 'rock' so to speak! I especially loved that Hawaii has no snakes, so that made me work right along side of my husband, in this outdoor wilderness in the tropics!

We live between the Leilani Cottage property and now another property on the Big island, so we do leave the property often, to give our guests, complete privacy, most of the time, in the Cottage House. We can guide you verbally to points of interest and other points, some visitors never see on their own. We can also help you to plan your trip here, so you can maximize as many sites as possible during your stay. Even pick up a bottle of Champagne, or provide a surprise meal, for a special someone! (This of course would be an extra fee, check with Cindy on this)

We really enjoy, when we are not off island ourselves, visiting family on the mainland, personally greeting each visitor to our home!

We think you will enjoy your visit and return often, as many of our other guests have!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay in your house! Although we had lots of rain, we enjoyed your paradise and silent atmosphere!

We made the lava flowing tour yesterday and came back very late.

I am sure we will return some day!

Thanks for everything!
Feb 2013
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Pahoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is an upstairs loft area and has a beautyrest pillow top comfort, queen size bed, including clothes hanging area and desk area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Very Cute And Clean Cottage Home, With Hot Tub And Forrest Views!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 34 reviews

One Of My Best Stays Ever

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Location

Private space

Amazing Hosts

I'm From Alaska and really appreciate nature and being out of the busy towns.

The Vibe the location the people that part of the island it was all just perfect.

Thanks again for being so accommodating and for providing such an amazing place to stay for such a reasonable price compared to some silly resort. I've been to the Big island enough to know enough and man this place is a freaking GEM.

I'm Sure my wife and I will be back! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome as well and you know you ar welcome back any time! Thank you for such s beautiful review, we really appreciate this! A Hui Hou! ( until we meet again)! Aloha, Jerry & Cindy
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Milwaukee, WI, USA

A Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this really charming cottage. We came in at night and got lost, but Cindy stayed on the phone to guide us safely there! In the morning, in the daylight, it was much more obvious. The street they're on is not paved, and the short ride was a bit of an adventure, but we just had to get used to it. Cindy and Jerry were extremely gracious and very helpful....gave us good advice, and when we got lost again, trying to find someplace they had recommended, they were so responsive and got us going in the right direction. The cottage was immaculate, the kitchen was well stocked with good quality utensils, dishes, pots and pans, etc. They even had disposable storage containers which were great for packing our lunches. The hot tub was awesome! The cottage sits on their 5 acre property, but it felt completely private and we were far enough away from their house that we didn't even know it was there until they told us. The gardens are fabulous! We really felt we were in a tropical rain forest. There were lots of walking paths and we spent quite a while just wandering on the different paths, admiring the enormous amount of work they have put in to making their property so lush and beautiful. Our only complaint, was their neighbors had some roosters that loved to crow in the middle of the night. With the noise from the birds plus the roosters, I really needed my earplugs, which helped quite a bit. My husband didn't mind the noise, as he enjoyed the feeling of being with nature, but I'm a much more sensitive sleeper, and the noise kept me up. So, definitely choose this place as your home away from home, but bring some earplugs just in case! Aloha to Cindy and Jerry. We loved our stay, and would definitely stay by them again!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and we would welcome you back any time! I am sorry the roosters were annoying to you. Unfortunately we can't control what neighbors do on their own property and they are an acre away from the Cottage. So sorry you were very bothered by them, none of our other guests have complained about the roosters and the " birds" you ought you were hearing at night, are the Coqui tree frogs! Yes you are in a rainforest, when you stay with us and these ar sounds of the jungle! We appreciate your honesty in your review of our place and we're happy to hear, you would return in the future! Aloha to you both, Jerry & Cindy
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Beautiful cottage house

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is literally amazing. We got the whole two floors, a carport spot, and thoroughly enjoyed all amenities (gardens, hot tub, etc.). The location is near Volcanoes national park, and the Pahoa downtown is a nice cute town. We were able to go to the neighboring town to see lava flowing into the ocean! One thing to keep in mind though: the driveway is very rough with huge rocks and might be hard to get through if you don't have a Jeep. Otherwise we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kimberly, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed our Cottage! I think though, you mixed up Hapuu road, with our driveway. The county dirt road, is a bit rough, but does not require a 4wheel drive vehicle. Actually, all of our neighbors have typical cars and drive the road with no problem. As you enter through our gate, we are graveled all the way to the Cottage! No worries though, you are only our third guest ever, to arrive in a Jeep! Anyhow, if you are ever back in our neighborhood, stop in and say Aloha! Cindy
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Beautiful Tropical Rainforest Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Do yourself a favor and stay here if you are seeking a Hawaiian tropical paradise to relax in on your vacation. The pictures on VRBO just give a glimpse of the truly beautiful surroundings that await you here. The house is comfortable, well appointed with everything you need and very clean! Imagine starting your day sipping local coffee while relaxing in the hot tub as the sun peeks through the rainforest foliage. End your day sleepy eyed listening to tropical frogs chirping and the babbling water falling into the Koi pond. Cindy and Jerry have worked hard to provide a truly memorable vacation rental for others to enjoy. For that my wife and I would thank them sincerely and encourage others to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham WA

Enchanted Garden Cottage. The moment you drive on the property you know you've found paradise.

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING! Pure honest home owners who have put their heart and soul/soles in to this beautiful cottage nestled in the most amazing gardens with numberous paths and water features to lull you to sleep. Cindy and Jerry were so informative and their generosity was prevalent all through the house and grounds. From fresh fruit to fresh floral arrangements provided from there gardens, to all the amenities a traveler would need. But most important was the absolute privacy and respect the owners gave us, knowing we were on a romantic get away, well that was priceless. Clean. Beautiful. Pictures cannot provide the aroma or sounds. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Leslie Corinne and Jim

Jan. 27 - Feb 2.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, Jim & Leslie! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves to the degree, your heartfelt review has shown! Please come and stay with us again , any time you are back on the Big Island! The land here requires what we call, "mega gardening" and we absolutely have put every ounce of ourselves, into it! Aloha, Jerry & Cindy
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Absolutely Dreamy

  • 5 of 5

I was so looking forward to this cottage and it sure didn't dissapoint. Beginning w great communication during booking and before arrival, we had a perfect stay all the way through. Driving up after dark to a warmly lit house with welcoming music playing and fresh cut flowers placed throughout the house was a super nice touch. Also appreciated the welcome note, and the detailed guidebook/manual explaining everything we needed to know about the house and surrounding area. Jerry was very helpful two different times, bringing a new propane bottle for the grill and locating beach umbrellas but otherwise the owners gave us our privacy, which we really enjoyed. Watching the sun come up in the loft bedroom, listening to the frogs and roosters; while the pre-programmed coffee pot made our coffee downstairs was a very memorable moment and one that I've thought about many times since being home. The home has many thoughtful and luxurious touches (nice bedding, fully stocked kitchen, cable, deep hot tub) and the grounds are just jaw won't regret your stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Morgan! Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! I tried so hard myself to get to meet you in person and I am so glad you needed a few things, so at least Jerry, my husband, was able to meet you! Of course that's how it should be, you both out and about, enjoying every moment of your time! Well, hopefully we will meet you in a future visit back to our island! I am also so glad you enjoyed your flowers! I enjoy cutting them from our garden and using what is in bloom, during our guests stay! Aloha to you both! Cindy
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Car: recommended

Volcanoes National Park, for live active Lava viewing/hiking!


Rates & Availability

Pahoa Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $300

Our rates do not change according to seasons or events on the Island. We keep our rates at the above rate, year round.
Please note that there is a cleaning fee required, not in this tax quote, that is in the amount of $95.00 for a stay of up to two (2) weeks. Longer stays require larger cleaning fee.

All prices subject to change without notice. Aloha!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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