Bananarama Cottage, Black Sand Beaches, A/C

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Entire cottage hosted by Rob & Bob

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Licensed vacation rental on a Banana farm! 1 mi. from Kehena black sand beach, near world's newest black sand beaches created in 2018 eruption! King bed, full kitchen, screened lanai & Jacuzzi bath tub. Nearby viewing of the 2018 lava flow, swimming, snorkeling, hiking.

Located in Kalapana Seaview. Nearest store 5 mins, town with services is Pahoa, 20 mins away. Best shopping in Hilo, 45 minutes away. Uncle Robert's Kaimu market is 5 mins away. All of island accessible from here for day trips.

The space
Now with A/C!

Fully licensed, legal vacation rental!

One could spend a whole vacation in the area without having contact with anyone and just exploring nature and relaxing in the cottage or nearby, aside from purchasing food, drinks, and gas.

Located away from the hustle and bustle of touristy areas in one of the few remaining undeveloped "Old Hawaii" areas. Bananarama Cottage features an ocean view, large screened-in lanai with dining table and loveseat, King bed, indoor Jacuzzi whirlpool bath tub & shower. Its design is inspired by its location on a banana farm featuring over 70 different varieties of bananas. Perfect for 1-2 guests. Cottage and 1/5 acre property are not shared with others. Owners/caretakers are on neighboring property to provide assistance if needed. Shower under the stars in our glorious outdoor shower with a wall of orchids!

Bananarama Cottage has bright, cheery colors, lots of windows to allow tropical breezes and ocean views from the bedroom, kitchen, and living room. The whimsical banana theme carries into every room. Each space is well lit, with modern, quiet ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom. Features custom-built furniture using local woods such as mango, monkeypod, and lychee. Though rarely needed, it has a new A/C wall (not window) unit in living room which cools the whole house and keeps the bedroom quiet. Most guests prefer open windows and cooling trade winds so the choice is yours.

• WiFi
• 65" 4K HDR LCD TV with Blu-Ray/DVD/Netflix player & laptop connector
• Well equipped small kitchen with 4 burner stove & oven, full-size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker & bean grinder, toaster, and blender
• Snorkel masks (full face & regular masks & fins for 2+ provided & bleach dipped between guests)
• Beach towels
• Keyless entry (no keys to lose!)
• Desk with USB chargers, Qi wireless chargers

** Hawaii state law requires listing General Excise & Transient Accommodation license number, and Hawaii County law requires listing of STVR and NUC numbers for unhosted rental. Listings without these required numbers may not be legal or reliable. Numbers are in pictures.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
65" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Window AC unit
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Private backyard

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Where you’ll be

Pāhoa, Hawaii, United States

The cottage is in the Kalapana Seaview neighborhood in the Puna district of the Big Island. Conservation zoning of the coastline keeps the area much as it was 100 years ago. Gorgeous oceanfront cliffs are a 5-minute walk away. Huge, oceanfront lawn at the entrance to Seaview.

Activities nearby are also listed on our website, which will be emailed. Details on the cottage and surrounding area are in a blue binder, located on the living room table.

Nearby you can:
• Visit the world’s newest black sand beaches at Pohoiki, Kapoho, and MacKenzie State Park
• Relax, swim, and snorkel at clothing-optional, LGBT-friendly Kehena black sand beach
• Swim in Hawaii's only natural, volcanically heated ponds at Pohoiki beach
• Walk or drive one of the most scenic coastal roadways in Hawaii
• Visit the Saturday farmers market at Kaimu, a 5 minute drive away
• Watch humpback whales from the ocean-front park and cliffs (December to March)
• Swim with dolphins at nearby Kehena Beach
• See Fissure 8, the main source of the 2018 eruption in the middle of a neighborhood, 15 minute drive
• Visit Volcanoes National Park and active Kilauea caldera
• Beaches, snorkel spots, and museums in Hilo
• Waterfalls and botanical gardens north of Hilo
• Reach any other spot on the island within 3 hours

Hosted by Rob & Bob

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 213 Reviews
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We're Airbnb hosts who have been living in this neighborhood since 2007 and are well acquainted with all it has to offer, including hidden, magical spots on the Big Island. Rob, originally from the SF Bay Area, is a hobby banana farmer who worked in public health for 30 years. Bob, from Baltimore & Philadelphia, is a former contractor who built the home across the street from the cottage and many others in the area. We own Bananarama Bakery in Pahoa (opening in 2022) and sell at farmers markets around the east side of the island. Bob is the baker who started the initial home-based bakery in 2016.
We're Airbnb hosts who have been living in this neighborhood since 2007 and are well acquainted with all it has to offer, including hidden, magical spots on the Big Island. Rob, or…

During your stay

We listen to our guests' needs and interact accordingly. If you would like a free farm tour, please schedule with us during your stay.

Rob & Bob is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: STVR - 19-359682 NUC- 19-1233
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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