600 sq. ft. cottage, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, full bath , spa, fireplace
About Mary Gion
My husband and myself, have owned our own business for the last 45 years. We have owned this property since 1989, and finally made the decision to move from Oahu to this beautiful island, and continue our small business but in a healthier environment. We love living on the Big Island, the people, the beauty, the space with lots to do. We are hoping to share a little bit of Aloha with our future visiting friends.
Mary Gion purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Mary Gion chose Paauilo
We purchased this property in 1989, because of the location, nature, the lush green vegetation, and the serene environment, with a little country feel, but still not far from the surrounding towns, for activities, shopping, hiking, beautiful beaches. We work in the Kohala Coast area, 2 days a week, and this allows us to enjoy all that this part of the Hamakua Coast has to offer. Within minutes you can be at the beach or viewing the many beautiful waterfalls that the Hamakua Coast has to offer. It is truly a nature lovers paradise.
What makes this Cottage unique
We fell in love with this property, because of it's private location and beautiful trees, not to mention the adorable cottage, which we refurbished, before moving over from Oahu, in the year 2002. We added a new bathroom, new windows, a deck, a spa, a gas fireplace, it's very cozy and unique. We have 3 acres of a lush garden setting, beautiful lawn, lots of native plants, fruit trees, vegetable garden. We are approximately 5 minutes from Kalopa State Park, where you can take a leisurely walk and get in touch with nature. We are also a 4 minute drive or 20 min. walk to the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, that offers daily teas and lunches, and also tours of the vanilla farm. If you are looking for a romantic, cozy getaway, this is the place.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - This cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.This cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cozy and Private
Quaint and charming. Well stocked with condiments. Efficient kitchen. Love the gas burning stove. Would like to have had more space to unpack clothes and toiletries. Location great to access both Kohala Coast and Hilo side of island.
A lovely little cabin in Eden
If you're looking for a well appointed cabin in a quiet, lush, garden setting on the north east end of the Big Island, then this place is perfection. Leonard and Mary have done it right in every way. We enjoyed the lanai, the hot tub, the grill, the gas fire place, and all the other niceties that are included in the cabin. And special thanks for the welcome package.
despite being near the road it was very quiet and relaxing. the kitchen met all our needs; plenty of cooking utensils and a wide
assortment of dishes. we did most all our meals so the full size refrigerator was helpful. especially enjoyed the nice deck outback in the evenings. Hosts were handy when needed but not intrusive.
A uniquely decorated, landscaped cottage that offered privacy and accessibility to many Big Island highlights. A wonderful spa provided a perfect ending to a busy sightseeing day. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone with plans to visit the Big Island
Quiet Cottage in the Highlands
This is a perfectly quiet, private and charming little cottage off the beaten path. It is ideally suited for 1-2 who want to get away from the city and enjoy the countryside. Use it as a home base from which to go explore, and/or stock up on groceries and just hang out and relax for awhile. Well done to the Hosts, Mary & Leonard!
A world a way just around the corner
This cottage and our hosts were easy and relaxed. It has everything you need to recharge in what feels like isolation. Honoka’a is just around the corner though. Hilo and Kona are in day trip range if you need more hustle and bustle. This locations versatility make it a great base camp or getaway.
The outdoor space is exceptional compared to the lani you will get in a condo.
Thank You Nathan & Pamm
We didn't even notice you were there, you are the model guests. Also, Mahalo for leaving the cottage spotless. Hope you will book with us on your next Big Island Adventure.
We are located on the upper slopes of Paauilo, on the Hamakua Coast, a very private setting, but not far from the quaint and historical town of Honokaa, shopping, movie theater, restaurants. The popular Waipio Valley is only 12 miles away, but you need a 4 wheel drive to access the valley, or if you adventurous and in good shape you can hike to the bottom, where there is a beautiful beach. We are not too far from Hilo, on Wed., and Saturdays they have the Hilo Farmers Market, where you can find everything from fresh produce, food, and souvenirs. Hilo also has great shopping, movie theaters, museum's, botanical gardens. As you drive south of Hilo, within 35 minutes, you can be at the Volcano National Park, which offers hikes, lava tubes, and the Jagger museum. A sight that is a 'must see'. This island has a little bit of everything to offer. We look forward to sharing our little oasis with you.