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Hibiscus Cottage nestled in private Puna Rain Forest

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only


About the property

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

My 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 Avocado trees. Nestled amongst those are a large variety of plants and fruits including: bananas, pineapples, pomelos, tangerines and many tropical flowers.

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. I 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

Emily Carr
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

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 my 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


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Hibiscus Cottage nestled in private Puna Rain Forest
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

quiet, well kept, every thing as advertized.

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great, frogs noisey but we got used too that,the flowers and avacadoes were delicious. The neighbors had a garage sale and were very friendly also be sure too try the fish and chips in pahao at the strip mall by the grocery store, ithree kinds . So much to see, be sure to attend the out door market on hwy 130,every sunday, the food, gifts and produce are outstanding. If you like that, the city market in Hilo is even bigger and better. I will recommend the stay here for anyone who wants a quiet stay with no hassles.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Sk., Can.

Lovely Hawaiian ambience

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful cottage in the rainforest! It's very cosy and comfortable, and everything we needed was provided. The yard is a delight, filled with tropical plants and trees, birds, geckos, and coqui frogs. It's a perfect location for exploring the south-east part of the Big Island, as it's close to Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, and many fascinating and scenic coastal areas. Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your cottage, Emily!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and clean!! Loved it! Out in the middle of the rain forest.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2-day stay. Great selection of DVDs. Enjoyed kicking back watching movies after a busy day biking out to see the lava flowing and swimming in the warm pools. I will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buena Park, CA


  • 3 of 5

Hibiscus cottage was cute and cozy not cozy like not enough room. Cozy like comfortable. Quiet, private, and pretty everything you need is right there. There are a number of restaurants 3-5 miles away in pahoa and old pahoa just down the road.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house away from it all, yet a short drive to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

The house is really beautiful and is surrounded by a great tropical garden. It is a short drive away from attractions in Hilo, from Volcano National park, the spots from where you can view the active lava flows, and the phenomenal hot springs near the coast. We had a wonderful time despite the daily heavy rainfalls. Nights, although humid, are cool enough, we had no trouble sleeping without A/C. The owners provide very useful information about activities in the area. We were very lucky to have picked this place! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this little place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place - cute little cottage in a very quiet neighbourhood - perfect location for our 2 days on the east side of the Big Island. The only downside to our stay was that it was only for 2 nights so we didn't get a chance to take advantage of everything on offer.

Emily has done a wonderful job of making this a home from home - we felt comfortable from the moment we walked up onto the front lanai. There are ample facilities for cooking, entertainment, internet etc and it was definitely one of our better choices during our time in Hawaii. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hibiscus Cottage to other visitors and it will be my first choice if I return to the region. Thanks Emily!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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