|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
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.
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).
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
If you're looking for comfortable no-frills accommodations in the Kalapana area, close to lava flow, then this is your place. Babette was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She graciously let us check in early at 3pm instead of the usual 4pm check-in. After hiking to the lava flow at sunrise, it was nice to be able to relax and take a nap. The next morning we took the Lava Ocean Tours boat out of Isaac Hale harbor, a quick 20 min drive from Oliana Cottage, for the sunrise tour to the lava flowing into the ocean. Thank you, Babette!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
|Cleaning Fee||$60 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.