Bungalow is set on a unique 3 acre piece of land with amazing lava rock features
About Sandra Mayville
We bought our land here in 2011 and built a small house to live in and then the bungalow, for guests. We both love Hawaii and plan on being permanent residents here. We love plants and trees and have done lots of landscaping. We have planted fruit trees and vines, asparagus and arugula, koa trees, Monterey pines, palms of different kinds, orchids, bromeliads, cactus, roses and lots of hibiscus. Hibiscus is my favorite flower, and we live on Hibiscus Drive. Naturally, we had to name our place Hibiscus Bungalows. Besides loving Hawaii, we love to travel. So far, Asia and Europe, and looking forward to doing more exploring.
Sandra Mayville purchased this Bungalow in 2011
Why Sandra Mayville chose Ocean View
The setting here is so unique. We are located on the southwest flank of Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano. Don't worry, it isn't spewing anywhere around us at this time. The lava flow we live on is hundreds of years old. We have amazing dramatic lava rocks. They are like sculptures. The layered lava balls are fascinating chunks of geological history. This link will take you to a paper that will tell you all about it. http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACULTY/ROWLAND/pdfs/Pohue_Bay_flow.pdf Besides the layered lava balls, there is the sunrise, the sunset, the views and the beautiful fragrance of the passion flowers and plumeria.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Custom bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, seat, niches and glass block walls. Views of ocean and gardens from inside the shower, through jalousie windows. The vanity is a 7' long piece of avocado wood with a natural edge, from the Big Island. You'll feel like you're showering at an exclusive spa. There is a custom bar made out of local lychee wood, where you can relax and enjoy the view. On the lanai, where you see the gorgeous view of the coast starting at Southpoint, the exterior wall facing the ocean is faced with mango wood. All of the window sills inside are either mango or lychee wood. The décor is eclectic, combining tropical décor, stained glass wall sconces, and ceiling fans inside and out.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No animals allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Gem of a property!!
If you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful, perfect place to stay that gives you easy access to both sides of the island, look no further. Hibiscus Cottage is the place. This place is as far different (in every positive way possible) from a hotel stay as you can get. Incredibly scenic and private bungalow that is absolutely perfect for two adults. Sandra and Fred are the consummate hosts/owners and they only increase the value and pleasantness of your stay. This is a place DEFINITELY worth looking into. Enjoy
This place was just perfect for us. The personal touches inside the house make it feel like home. Views of the ocean and the night sky are stellar. hosts are very friendly and have all the gear (snorkels, towels, cooler, beach chairs) you could want. Haven’t stopped smiling since we got back. Couldn’t be happier with our decision to stay here.
Hibiscus Bungalows has what we were looking for. It was very interesting and restful.
Sandra and Fred were terrific hosts and made us feel at home. We would definitely stay here again. Ocean View is a good base to explore from Kona to Hilo on the south side of the island. Make sure you check out the green sand beach. Half the fun is getting there and back with the local shuttle.
We Didn’t Want to Leave
The Bungalow was even better than Sandra’s description. It is tastefully decorated and was spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfy. Everything was in excellent condition and Sandra provided lots of little extras to make our stay comfortable. The view from the lanai was outstanding.
Sandra and Fred are also very accommodating hosts. They helped us with our sightseeing plans and provided good local tips.
This is definitely a 5 star place. Very peaceful and relaxing. You won’t go wrong if you book here. We wished we’d planned a longer stay.
Beautifull cottage away from tourist places
Cottage was Very clean and in good condition. Place was exactly as described and everything was working.
Adorable cottage for 2, nice open views, quiet area
My husband and I stayed at Sandra and Fred's lovely little cottage in Ocean View. I really truly enjoyed the stay. The cottage itself is lovely, and well-appointed. We did not really cook, other than morning toast and coffee, but the kitchenette seemed to have everything one would need cooking for 2, and there is a gas grill. Bed and linens were comfortable. The bathroom is actually wonderful, a big shower and decorated so nicely. It is incredibly quiet here at night, none of the invasive frogs present some other areas of Hawaii have. The house is on lava flow area, but Sandra and Fred have cultivated some lovely plants screening the house. The live in another house on site, available but never hovering. We especially enjoyed using the hot tub under the stars. We really liked the South Point area and the Green Sand beach, which are both nearby.