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Emily Carr

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Hibiscus Cottage nestled in private Puna Rain Forest

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 bedroom/1 bath cottage, private yet centrally located in the Puna District

Our two bedroom cottage is nestled in the rain forest 30 minutes south of Hilo. It’s private and secluded yet centrally located for all that the Puna district has to offer.

The ¼ acre property is surrounded by large Eucalyptus, Ohia and Avacado trees. Nestled amongst those are a large variety of plants and fruits including: bananas, pineapples, pomelos, tangerines and many ornamentals.

The cottage comfortably sleeps 2-4 people and has two bedrooms. The front bedroom is off the kitchen, has a full sized bed, a private sliding glass door to the front lanai and direct access to the bathroom. There is a folding screen that can be used for extra privacy from the rest of the house. The back bedroom is entered through the french doors, has a queen sized bed, and private access to the backyard.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, microwave, dishes, all cooking dishes and utensils as well as some of my favorite cookbooks. We have a satellite TV, DVDs, CDs, books and internet for your at home entertainment. There is a boogie board and snorkel gear as well as beach towels for your outdoor adventures.

Enjoy day outings to Warm Ponds, Tide Pools, Volcano National Park and numerous farmers markets, then come home to your tropical getaway and fall asleep to the lulling songs of the coqui frogs.

TAT/GET License #W50814334-01

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emily Carr (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Emily Carr

I'm Emily. I instantly fell in love with the island the first time I was here and left with one goal in mind, to find that perfect piece of property and move as soon as possible. Only several months later did i find Hibiscus Cottage and couldn't believe how lucky I was. I hope to someday move here, in the meantime I want to share our little slice of heaven with you. I live in Boulder City Nevada just outside of Las Vegas and am a Stage Manager at Cirque du Soleil.

I hope you enjoy the cottage as much as I do.

Emily Carr purchased this house in 2013


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Hibiscus Cottage nestled in private Puna Rain Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable and comfortable. The perfect size for the 3 of us. We sat out on the lanai every morning drinking coffee and listening to the birds, looking at the total surround of beauty with fruits and flowers growing all around us. In the evening we fell asleep listening to the peeping of frogs. Even though there were houses across the street, you couldn't see them through the foliage and you had a feeling of total privacy. Also, the house has an alarm system so we felt totally secure. The people of Hawaii were so very friendly always...I doubt there is much crime there. We were given local information which we found very helpful. Two things I would add to the helpful info packet: Paolos Bistro in downtown Pahoa was not listed but turned out to be the very best Italian food I've every eaten in my life (everything hand made). Also, while at dinner at Paolos we met a local who told us about the service at the Green Sand Beach that drives you to the beach from the parking lot. THAT was helpful info. The guidebook simply said you needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle. HA! You also need a guide to find it! Cost $15 round trip but worth every penny. Delightful trip....delightful accommodations. Nothing negative anywhere. The property owner was most helpful with any and all questions that we had and we really appreciated her input regarding local farmers markets and restaurants.It was really helpful that snorkel equipment, towels, playing cards and so much else was provided for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very sweet and comfy cottage with well appointed kitchen and laundry facilities!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Hibiscus Cottage and highly recommend this property. A lovely peaceful setting and a great place from which to explore so much of the island. As a family with two kids, it worked well for us to be able to do some cooking and laundry in the middle of our week long journey around the island. Everything worked great, was clean and comfy. Thanks, Emily!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasantly Nice

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, It was very well stocked with everything you'll need. Nice location, out of the way but still close enough to what we wanted to do and go. and very clean ,Thank you Linda & Wayne

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family. It is certainly lcoated so getting to where we needed was easy. The property is clean and is not dated. Everything you need is available.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and clean

  • 5 of 5

Great location!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this cute cottage for two nights. The beds were very comfortable. It is tucked away a little and surrounded by trees so that there is a level of privacy from neighbors. We enjoyed exploring the variety of plants and flowers in the yard. We were pleasantly surprised to find some of the "extras" at the cottage--some leftover products in the kitchen (oil, spices, tea, etc.) and bathroom (hair and sun care, a few first aid supplies, etc) from former guests. We also used a cooler we found to bring food with us during the day. I was grateful to have the washer and dryer and supplies at our disposal, as well as a small collection of movies, and some helpful maps and books with information about the island and its attractions. I should also say that I appreciated how responsive Emily was in communicating with me. I feel comfortable recommending Hibiscus Cottage to others.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Damage deposit will be returned on the following business day after check out is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Bedroom - 1 double
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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