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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio

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Puna Palisades Studio Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio, 1.25 Baths, (sleeps 2)

Tranquil, Tropical, Private. The Oliana Cottage is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from black sand Kehena Beach. Located just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, warm ponds, and tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage.

Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill the charming studio Cottage at the Oliana Guesthouse.

It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana to the viewing area to see the lava flowing into the sea when it occurs. The Oliana Point seen in the spectacular coastal photo above is literally across the street. Swim with the dolphins or whale watch in season.

The Oliana Guesthouse is smoke-free, fragrance-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies.

The Cottage (studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, separate bathroom with toilet and large indoor shower, and kitchen with sink, microwave, toaster, 2-burner portable stove top, electric teakettle, coffeemaker, blender, electric indoor grill, toaster oven, S&P, teabags, and utensils.

The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower and laundry service is available on request. All linens provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic (US, Canada, Mexico) long distance.

Outdoor seating includes a table and chairs. Anything else you need may be available, please ask.

More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016

About owner

I built the Oliana Guesthouse as my home in 2004 with the second bedroom/bath as a cottage for visiting family and friends so that they could enjoy Hawaii and still have the privacy of being in their own space. I am the Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii, a non-profit community music organization that presents concerts and workshops. Photo was taken in Hilo last year. I am holding a tanpura, Parashuram Bhandari (sarangi), and Danny Birch (sarod).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Babette, such a wonderful place you have! We really really enjoy the past 2 days. Oliana cottage was just like home. Thanks for everything. Mahalo Big Island! Mahalo Babette! Stephen & Ju, Shanghai, China
Feb 2016
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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)
average rating of 4.642857 based on 71 reviews

Perfect for a quiet get away!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cottage overnight after a hike to see the lava flow. Quiet hidden among the trees the cottage was the perfect place after a long hike. The cottage was clean well equipped for our needs. The cottage is priced well without having over the top cleaning fees. Definitely would recommend to any couple that needs a quiet place to stay on the east side of Hawaii to visit here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review.
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Cozy, private cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience overall!! My boyfriend got in late after a long day of hiking and the cottage had everything we needed. It was very clean and organized. The bed was super comfy and we could keep the room cool with the fan and windows. The owner was very kind to us. Pele's Kitchen had an incredible breakfast and was only about 15 mins away. FYI to future stayers, there is really no service out there, but we did have access to the owner's WiFi. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Very glad we had a chance to meet. Welcome back anytime!
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at Babette's cottage and we had a very pleasant time. Babette is a lovely host. The cottage provides everything you need. I stayed at several places in Hawaii, but Babette's place has a very special, positive atmosphere. At night you are surrounded by birds and frogs who make you relax and lull you to sleep. The cottage has a very bright and sunny atmosphere. You will love spending your time there. It is an excellent choice. Thanks again Babette for hosting us, for answering all our questions and giving us plenty of recommendations for the area! We highly appreciated it!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilton, CA

Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Babette's cottage provided everything that we needed for our stay. The location provides you with a lovely symphony of birds, frogs, and geckos to lull you to sleep. Star gazing from Pahoa area is sublime! The bed is very comfortable. The kitchen supplies for cooking are perfect. There is a burner and little oven, as well as, a microwave. Top it off with the coffee maker and refrigerator and there's nothing you need! The location is perfect for touring Hilo, lava flows in Pahoa, and the end of the road from the previous lava flows. The heated ponds are very close by and Kehena Beach is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelley, thanks so much for writing a review. Always wonderful to see that my guests enjoyed the Cottage and all the great sights and activities in the area. Mahalo!
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Santa Monica CA

Cozy Kehena Studio

  • 5 of 5

If you are one or two people who want to stay in the Kehena neighborhood, Babette's place is an excellent choice. It is roomy, clean, quiet and feels comfortably secluded. It is very well stocked, and there are showers inside and outside. Babette made herself very available in case I needed anything, but was very respectful of my privacy. It is a short and beautiful walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. The perfect guest, welcome back anytime!
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Palm Springs CA

Stay away!

  • 1 of 5

We have rented many places on VRBO over the years, including several elegant estates, and this is the first bad experience we have had. The studio itself is clean and light, in a lovely area, but Spartan to an extreme. The owner has put minimal effort into furnishing or providing any amenities. The bed is uncomfortable, we had to clear the closet of pots and pans to find a space for our clothes; there is no sink in the bathroom and no storage or shelves for toiletries, and the kitchen is suitable only making coffee. The refrigerator is tiny and has no shelves, there is no stove, and a paltry assortment of pots and pans. All this is minor compared to our two significant issues. The owner came into our place every day when we were not there. She would open our bathroom blinds for some reason, which we kept closed for privacy reasons. Who knows what else she did. We felt very invaded, there is no privacy. And when we were left without power, water or basic sanitation like being able to flush the toilet, due to Hurricane Iselle, the owner charged us a full nightly rate anyway and basically ripped us off. The owner then sent us bizarre emails when we asked for a refund. We were very uncomfortable with our stay there and with Babette the owner. There are many other nicer options in this area. I would steer clear of this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry that my guest's visit ended with a local disaster causing them discomfort and great inconvenience. Tropical Storm Iselle was downgraded from Hurricane status as she made landfall about 10 miles from here around midnight on August 7. My guests who had already been here one week decided to tough out the storm plus courageously staying on an additional four days into the aftermath with no electric, no hot water, no running water, no phone, cell or internet. They were able to stay on perhaps because thay had access to a nearby retreat center with a generator and kitchen and relatives living nearby. Flushing required hauling water with a large bucket. These were truly difficult conditions that bring out the best and the worst in all of us. They did receive a full refund in the amount they requested (based on a special monthly rate) for their inconvenience, although confirmation on my part took a day longer than they wanted. Admittedly, I was quite dazed by the storm and its challenges in an emergency situation that included the National Guard and Red Cross. Wearing my manager hat and with their permission after the storm, as they were gone most of the time, I entered the cottage to stabilize the condition of the refrigerator which had been closed without power for several days, empty garbage cans, check on the water available for flushing, and I did open the bathroom shade to let in enough light to see the water levels. Happy to report that electric was restored last evening after 10 days without it. Living in the tropics is definitely an out of the mainstream adventure even when the weather is perfect which it is here most of the time! Please always look carefully at the photos of vacation rental units, each one is so unique, to make sure they include all the amenities you desire for your Hawaii vacation. A hui hou, malama pono, Babette
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Uncle Robert's
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
137 (Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Puna Palisades Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season
Aug 24 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Weekly and monthly rates available on request. Damage deposit required on longer stays. Monthly stays single occupancy only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Puna Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Outdoor Shower is great for washing off sand from the beach!
  • Bathroom inside the cottage and lovely outdoor shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed and double air mattress available
  • Books
  • Games
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Smoke Free and Fragrance Free for the comfort of those with allergies.

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