About this listing
This is a very cute 1 BR/1 bath cottage overlooking the sea - the view is fabulous from the lanai. There is a sofa bed as well.
Free parking next to cottage, free Wi-Fi, phone w/ free long distance, Direct TV , washer/dryer w/ soap provided as well.
The Dolphin Cottage a cute, clean & cozy place to stay with an incredible ocean view.
This cottage is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Kehena, which is a TROPICAL coastal strip 50-60 minutes from
The Dolphin Cottage is located in a beautiful tropical area and has an ocean view from every room in the house. You get Wi-Fi internet, Direct TV, phone w/ free long distance to the mainland and Canada !
This Dolphin is across the street from a small black sand beach where dolphins are often seen...hence the name. The beach is down a trail across the street. Please note: the beach is not wheelchair accessible and bathing suit optional.
Little Kehena is a prime location (natural Hawaii) and has been the best kept secret on the island for years. It is now becoming more popular and visitors are returning. This area is a major contrast to Kona, which is known as a tourist hot spot. So, if you want a quiet, peaceful place and want to see 'real Hawaii' - this is the place for you!
It is also near the recent lava flows and Volcanoes National Park - home of Kilauea and the periodic lava flows just a short distance from us. There are also Hawaiian jungles, tropical rain forests, beautiful coastal views, geo-thermically heated ponds, snorkeling w/ spinner dolphins and the whales that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska in winter months. You can often see breaching whales out in the water from our lanai, just several yards off our beautiful coast . Many of my tenants have told me that they were able to swim w/ the spinner dolphins as well - and you can too at the world famous 'Kehena Black Sand Beach' !
This is the place for water lovers and people who want to get away from the crowds of tourists in other parts of the island.
From your lanai, you will see coconut trees swaying w/ the trade winds against a blue pacific ocean .
We also have the best and safest snorkeling grounds just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools? You can easily navigate all of these places from our cottage at Kehena Beach, it has come to be a very popular spot 'right in the center of all of these attractions'.
For those of you who are seeking night time entertainment, check out 'Uncles Outdoor Hawaii Bar' if you want to sip a beer, listen to live Hawaiian music, eat great food and enjoy a farmers market at the same time.
The cottage looks small but actually is spacious and is a comfortable . The high ceiling cottage has one bedroom w/ queen bed, full bath, living/dining area and 'food prep area' but has a stocked pantry w/ goodies and a prep place for simple meals. Plates/utensils, induction hotplate/convection table top oven/refrigerator/Microwave/blender/coffee w/ coffee maker are provided.
There is also a Hawaiian rock BBQ w/ sink & utensils just outside which is situated in a tropical garden w/ ocean view.
It can't get much better than this. We have a laundry room as well and soap is included .
It can sleep up to 4 w/ sofa bed (firm) or full sized Futon - your choice.
This cottage is just 8 miles from Pohoiki Point (surfing area) and the famous Kapoho snorkeling waters are also near by and remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will love our place.
Kilauea Volcano is just a 45-60 minute drive where you can walk through Thurstons Lava Tube and look in to Kilauea Caldera.
You will love Kehena in the Puna District of Hawaii.
For those couples w/ babies, we have 'PACK & PLAY ON THE GO CRIB' for the little ones.
We also have a washer /dryer in the utility room for everyone to use, Wi- Fi internet, landline (party line), and Direct TV.
Free private parking next to your cottage on a fenced property.mi
Interaction with Guests
We don't live on the property, but some day 'hope to'. We are not too far away and available as needed. We also realize that your privacy is important.
This is a remote, quiet Hawaiian coastal neighborhood. Since this is a remote but incredibly beautiful area - we recommend that you purchase groceries and foods/meals in Hilo or Pahoa prior to coming down here - especially if coming late.
If you are interested in sports fishing - this is the place - just ask! We can hook you up and you won't have to go to Kona either!! We have GREAT fishing on this side of the island. That's why the other guys come here!
If you want to rent a dependable used car for less, please ask us and we will be able to provide a ph. # to you - after booking - per Air B n B regulations.
There are restaurants, markets w/ ATM, café within 3.4 miles despite comments that there are none, just ask us how to get there.
Since this is a tropical area, there are times when mosquitoes and other insects are nearby but not all the time.. We use stinger lights and citronella candles to keep them away.
- if you don't wish to drive or rent a car, we can pick you up !
- shuttle to and from airport (taxis charge over $100 each way)
- tour of Kehena Beach, travel down the red road to Pohoiki Point, Ahalanue Warm Pond, Kapoho Tide Pools and snorkeling grounds, Lava tree state park, Pahoa town & lava flow, Kalapana trail over lava flow to black sand beach, Volcanoes Nat'l Park (Kilauea, Thurston Lava Tube & Tour of Chain of Craters Road.
- tour in a spacious, comfortable 4 door pick up w/ air conditioning
TOTAL COST FLAT RATE FEE ($300.00) FOR 4 PEOPLE
Now, If you want to rent a dependable used car for less, please ask us and we will be able to provide a ph. # to you - after booking - per Air BnB regulations.
There is the Hele-on bus that passes by our cottages 3x/day at $1.00. You can take it to Hilo for $1 & from Hilo to Kona for $1 as well. The total round trip would cost $4.00. You can't beat that deal.
Other Things to Note
Do you want to go on a fishing or diving trip - ask us!
RESTAURANTS/MARKETS: The Kalapana Cafe' is just 3.2 miles away and opens at 7am - 9pm
There is also a nice buffet less than 5 minutes from the cottage at Kalani , which is known for health food and yoga.
Pahoa is just 13 miles away up Rte. 130 and is loaded w/ great restaurants (Ribs, steaks, fish & chips, pizza, sushi, Thai, Mexican etc...)
We value respect and cleanliness.
Turn lights and fans off when leaving.
Removing trash is required when leaving.
Miguel was waiting for us when we arrived, and was very helpful getting us settled in. We found the sofa bed made up for us as we were 3 people, there is a free washing machine which was super useful. It was very warm the night that we stayed, but plenty of fans were provided. The house is directly over the road from the beach (with a short walk down to it), surf was quite rough but fine for strong swimmers. There were quite a few geckos inside the property but thats a pro for me as I love them, and they must have been doing a great job eating mosquitos as this was the only night on our vacation that we weren't eaten alive! The balcony is divine with views of the ocean through the palm trees. We would definitely stay here again, would be perfect for a relaxing retreat.
We loved our stay here! The cottage was cozy, safe, and had such a beautiful porch view. The kitchen was very nicely stocked and we had plenty of linens. We especially loved the close proximity to Pahoa, Puna, and Volcano sights. For any nature lovers, there is a beautiful seabird colony nesting in cliffs nearby; it was a treat to watch the birds fly out at sunrise over the crashing waves.
Our experience at the dolphin cottage was excellent our host met us promptly, the space was clean and well equipped. Sounds of tree frogs, falling rain and crashing waves filled the night like a symphony. Also the view from the lanai through the palms facing the ocean was a relaxing spot to read and dine.
The cottage is very spacious and the porch has a great view of the ocean. There is a small black sand beach across the street, however it is down a very steep path. Everything is a fair amount of driving away from this cottage, too, so be prepared. The restaurant that Susan and Andre recommend in Pahoa, Kaleos, is absolutely delicious! The town of Pahoa is an old hippie town with lots of colorful characters. The Kapoho tide pools are nearby and that was some of my favorite snorkeling in Hawaii.
We arrived late and Andre was very patient and kind, waiting for us. When we arrived he was very helpful giving us advice on where to eat, snorkel and visit locally, giving us a map and he explained how everything worked at the cottage.
The dolphin cottage was lovely to stay in although the building work next door spoilt having breakfast on the lanai a bit but that can't be helped. The view was incredible and it's a few minutes walk to a lovely secluded black sand beach.
Overall, a great experience and will definitely go back. You can't beat that view in the morning.
Excellent endroit pour séjourner. A notre arrivée, André, très accueillant nous a donné une carte de l'île avec les choses à faire dans le coin. La vue sur la mer depuis le balcon est magnifique. le lit était très confortable.
Dolphin Cottage is a cozy hide away off the beaten tracks, close to a small beach. It’s a good location to explorer east and south coast and close to Hilo. Susan and Andre are perfect hosts, very concerned easy to talk to and flexible on arrival times.
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