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Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)
average rating of 4.6 based on 72 reviews

Quiet, comfortable, convenient, 'no-frills' accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

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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