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Bananarama Cottage, Black Sand Beaches, A/C

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 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!)
• 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.

CLEANING/Coronavirus UPDATE: Both hosts/cleaners fully vaccinated in March, 2021. 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.

Guest access
Large lawn, yard, and access to surrounding banana farm. Large, ocean front park is available to guests. Driveway can fit 3 cars and there is plenty of street parking.

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.

Some 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, 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. Unc…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Window AC unit
Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Free dryer – In unit
65" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Netflix
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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. 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
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-m…

Hosted by Rob & Bob

Joined in February 2016
  • 189 Reviews
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We have been living in this neighborhood for 13+ 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 worked in public health fro 30 years. 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 13+ 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.
Rob & Bob is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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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
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
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
Cancellation policy