Cozy, studio cottage on a quiet, dead end street on the Big Island of Hawaii (not Oahu where Honolulu and Waikiki are). Very quiet, no traffic noises, surrounded by lush green jungle. Four blocks from ocean cliffs (sorry, not safe for swimming but terrific view). Cottage is located at the top white dot on the right at the very top edge of the aerial view.
The studio has a queen size bed, cork floor, new bathroom and kitchen area. Includes wireless high speed Internet, cable TV, DVD player, new quiet ceiling fan, refrigerator with large separate freezer, coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, electric tea kettle, utensils, dishes etc. Please note there is no stove but there is a propane BBQ grill. Extra pillow in closet.
Beach towels and beach chairs are included as well as two sizes of coolers for day trips.
A phone is available in the main house for outgoing calls. Cigarette smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.
Covered parking area to protect your vehicle (and you) from rain and sun.
Nearby attractions include flowing red lava, the Hot Ponds, Kapoho tide pools, Lava Tree State Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaimu black sand beach, and the quaint village town of Pahoa with several small but excellent places to eat including a health food store. Wonderful farmers markets on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Here is a great video about a nearby lava flow in Kalapana: (website hidden)
There is a cleaning fee of $45.If you want to save money, you are welcome to clean the studio yourself upon ARRIVAL and then there will be no cleaning fee. If you opt to clean yourself, you make the bed when you arrive, remove the sheets and empty the garbage when you depart. Floors will be swept but not washed, you do that yourself if needed. Must be arranged in advance.
If you are Deaf, I know sign language.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Weekly Price:||$385 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Neighborhood:||Island of Hawaiʻi|
|Pet Owner:||Cat(s) and Other pet(s)|
As described, well maintained, all basic needs for guests. Definitely for a couple or single traveler. Loved the warm towel rack.
We stayed in Connie's cottage for 3 days. It is in a great location for exploring the Hilo side of the Big Island. The cottage had enough supplies for simple cooking and it was great to be able sleep at night with double door open to the jungle scene.
Our stay at Connie's little studio in the jungle was nothing short of perfect. It literally was on the edge of a jungle at a dead end street (as in no traffic noise) We were greeted by Connie when we arrived, oriented to our surroundings and the area. Connie was very hospitable and gave us all kinds of must see info and recommendations of things to do and places to dine. She was there when we needed her and then left us alone the rest of the time. A perfect host.
It is a bit of a drive to get to her place but well worth it. Blissful peace and quiet. Oh the coqui frogs sang a wonderful symphony to us each night. Some may call it annoying but we loved it. It created a fabulous white noise we loved. Never did see one but we could hear them.
Simon the cat was awesome greeting us each morning and evening ready for a little snuggling and affection. Eager to share the treats I saved him from my dinner each night.
Just a block or so away from the cliffs of the ocean, walked down there a few times and saw the whales spouting of the shore.
If ever back that way I would not hesitate at all to stay with Connie again. I look forward to sharing my island photos with her on arrival back to our home.
Connie was great and so was her cottage! We used our GPS and found it easily. It was quiet (except the coqui frogs which I LOVED) and private and at the end of a dead end street so no traffic noise! Connie was very helpful, allowing us free use of her Big Island Guide book and beach towels, beach chairs, surf shoes, umbrellas, etc. She shared her chickens eggs with us and Symon, the cat was very friendly and sweet. The kitchen had EVERYTHING we needed. Bed was comfy and the sheets were so soft! I forgot to ask her what they were made from. She gave us great tips on the places we shouldn't miss. We really enjoyed the time we spent getting to know Connie and would go back in a heartbeat. It had everything we needed including fast wireless!
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Connie's studio for a couple of days while visiting the Big Island and had nothing but a great experience. We arrived late one night in the middle of a huge windstorm. Power lines were down and power was out to that one part of the island but we still managed to find Connie's place - she even had candles lit for us when we arrived!
The studio was clean, cute, and had all of the necessities that we required. We definitely recommend staying at the "Artsy Studio Cottage".
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Connie's cottage is situated off the beaten path: The secluded location, her lush and green garden at the end of a cul-de-sac, the nightly rain showers and songs of the coqui frogs really made us feel like we were in the middle of the jungle.
As Connie mentions in the description the kitchenette has no stove, but it is equipped very well with an electric kettle and pan, microwave, rice cooker etc., so this is a self-catering accommodation nonetheless. Connie did a great job in equipping the studio with useful basics and nice little touches (we loved the towel heater to keep towels and clothes warm and dry in the damp jungle air!). She is a very welcoming and caring host that gave us great tips for exploring the REAL Hawaii. Thank you Connie for sharing your lovely place, greetings to you and your cool cat Syman ;D.
Connie was a great host - there to help or give advice but also very respectful of our privacy. The studio is very comfortable and is exactly as it looks in the photos. A great place to stay when exploring that area of the island.
This lovely studio feels removed from civilization -- it's at the end of a rural subdivision a 15 minute's drive from the nearby town of Pahoa. But it's perfectly located at the start of the sometimes rugged but always picturesque Red Road drive to the lava field at the edge of Volcanoes National Park; a must-do!
We enjoyed watching the chickens eat our leftovers and scraps. Thanks for the hospitality, Connie.
We had a great time while staying at Connie's cozy jungle cottage. She is a gracious and generous host and a lot of fun to be with. We enjoyed the coqui frogs evening songs and Syman the friendly cat's visits. We slept very well in the comfortable bed with the cool breeze from the french doors. The location is very good for exploring the east side of the island and Mona Kea as well. Connie provided us with directions and suggestions of things to see and do. The tidal pools are a "must do" as well as the Kalapano night market and Waipi'o Valley. We spent a month in the islands and our goal was to experience different aspects at each of our locations. Connie's jungle/rain forest location met our goal and provided a unique and fun experience for us. Great place Connie and thanks for all your help.