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Bananarama Ocean View Cottage, Black Sand Beaches!

SuperhostPāhoa, Hawaii, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Rob & Bob
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 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 night market is 5 mins away. All of island accessible from here for day trips.

The space
Update 9/19/2020: Hawaii has a mandatory 14 day quarantine for all visitors in effect through 10/14/20. Starting 10/15/20 one can bypass quarantine by providing a confirmed negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of travel.

Fully licensed, legal vacation rental!

CLEANING/Coronavirus UPDATE: We have always had 5 star cleaning ratings, but are now cleaning based on CDC recommendations for cleaning rooms with COVID-19 patients after every guest. In addition to our normal cleaning, every surface one would touch (remotes, door knobs, switches, key pad, non-fabric surfaces such as all tables & arm chairs, etc.) is cleaned with bleach after every guest. Linens are washed and dried at highest heat settings after every guest. Kitchen plates, utensils, etc. run through our home dishwasher on Sanitize setting after every guest. Flexible Cancelation Policy as of March, 2020!

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. Recently renovated, 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.

• WiFi
• 65" 4K HDR LCD screen 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!)
• Free local and U.S. long-distance calls
• 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.

Guest access
Large lawn, yard, and access to surrounding banana farm. Large, ocean front park is available to guests.

Other things to note
Eco-conscious, using LED lighting, quadruple filtered (including Ultraviolet) rainwater catchment water supply for safe, great tasting drinking water, and on-demand water heating. Many rentals in Puna expect guests to provide their own bottled water or don't inform guests about lack of safe water. Water from every source at the cottage is safe to drink.

Surrounding property is a banana and tropical fruit farm called Seaview Farms.

Pull up onto the parking pad next to the stairs. If arriving at night, turn on lights just inside the lanai screen door on the right.

The historic plantation town of Pahoa is a 20 minute drive away. It offers grocery, natural foods, and drug stores, gas, and is home to some great restaurants and farmer's markets with fresh, local produce. We recommend buying groceries at Target, Safeway, or KTA in Hilo before arriving.

Cell phones generally do not work well in this part of the Big Island. Often Verizon & other signals work from the ocean front park and AT&T LTE signal works in the Cottage. The Cottage works with WiFi calling for phones that can access it and has a land line with free long distance. Other WiFi calling options such as FaceTime and other services work well.

Internet is typically 11-14 Mbps and works well for 1080p HD streaming.

There is a smart TV and blu-ray player, both with streaming apps, but no live TV cable/satellite service. Sign in/out of apps with your own account, connect laptop via HDMI/Apple display port, or enjoy a selection of movies and documentaries on disc.

Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax and GE Tax ID# is required by the State of Hawaii on all listings. This is a way to know if an Airbnb listing is legal. Unless the host lives on the same property, most Airbnbs here are also required to post the STVR number and outside of resort areas also the NUC number.

License number
STVR - 19-359682 NUC- 19-1233
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 night market is 5 mins away. All of island accessible from here for day trips.

The space
Update 9/19/2020: Hawaii has a mandatory 14 day quarantine for all visitors in effect…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Dryer
TV
Hangers
Washer

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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.

Tin Shack Bakery
6.5 mi
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
6.5 mi
Ning's Thai Cuisine
6.5 mi
Island Naturals Pahoa Market & Deli
6.6 mi

Hosted by Rob & Bob

Joined in February 2016
  • 189 Reviews
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We have been living in this neighborhood for 12+ years 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 banana farmer who works in public health on 5 islands in Hawaii. Bob, from Baltimore & Philadelphia, owns Bananarama Bakery, which is at Uncle Robert's Wednesday night market, and is a former contractor who built the home across the street from the cottage, and many others in the area.
We have been living in this neighborhood for 12+ years and are well acquainted with all it has to offer, including hidden, magical spots on the Big Island. Rob, originally from the…
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.
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  • Policy number: STVR - 19-359682 NUC- 19-1233
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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
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