Our bright, charming, very clean, one-bedroom cottage comfortably sleeps five and is an eco-friendly vacation rental. Surrounded by manicured tropical gardens, on the pristine Kalapana-Kapoho coastline, it offers a truly authentic Hawaii experience.
The Bamboo Cottage was named after the beautifully hand sculpted bamboo bas-relief that decorate the walls of the screened lanai
The Bamboo Cottage is a spacious and airy 650 square foot stand-alone one-bedroom cottage. It has an open floor plan, large windows, and tropical island décor throughout. The rattan and bamboo furnishings, warm wood, and Hawaiian print fabrics offer a true taste of island living.
It comfortably sleeps five with a queen sleigh bed in the bedroom, a queen sofa bed in the lounge, and French doors that open to a screened lanai (sunroom) with a punee (twin day bed).
The cottage provides tropical flowers, a hand towel, paper towels, dish soap and a new sponge in the kitchen. Freshly laundered linens on the beds. Clean bath towels, wash cloths, a bath mat and hand soap in the bathroom. As well as beach towels and a day cooler with blue ice for your outings.
The kitchen features pendant lighting over granite tiled countertops, a full size refrigerator, double sink, four-burner gas cook-top and oven. The kitchen is complete with pots/pans, dishware and cutlery. It has everything you need to prepare a nice meal in your hale (home) away from home, including an outdoor BBQ for your grilling pleasure.
You’ll sink into the oversized Tommy Bahama designer furniture that welcomes you into the lounge, elegantly complimented by wicker and wood accent tables. A bamboo cabinet with receding doors houses the 30” flat-screen/DVD player with basic satellite TV on the far wall, and large windows look out to the manicured landscape.
You’ll find a very comfortable queen sleigh bed in the bedroom, paired with a nightstand and lamp on either side. The generous closet and built-in shelving provide plenty of space to unpack. A large oval mirror decorates the bedroom’s back door and opens up to the private bamboo-partitioned outdoor shower.
The private bathroom is spacious with an ample glass shower, toilet, pedestal sink, large mirror, and plenty of bamboo shelving. As noted above, there is a second (outdoor) shower that is great for rinsing off after a fun day at the beach to prevent tracking sand into the cottage.
The Bamboo Cottage was named after the beautifully hand sculpted bamboo bas-relief that decorate the walls of the screened lanai. Your view is swaying coconut trees over a partial ocean view, and you can hear the waves in the distance as you relax on the punee (day bed) reading your favorite book. The dining table in the lanai is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your coffee in the morning, and a nice meal with a glass of wine after an adventure filled day.
The cottage is wheelchair accessible by a cement ramp, it has three-foot doorways that are threshold free, and a large private outdoor shower with hot water, all wheelchair friendly.
Our lovely Bamboo Cottage is fully solar powered and built to peacefully co-exist with its natural surroundings.
Off-street parking and private cottage.
Interaction with Guests
We want you to have the best experience possible. We enjoy meeting our guests and make it a point to introduce ourselves early in your visit, then we leave the amount of interaction up to you. We are available for local recommendations or any other needs you might have during your stay. Our residence is on the property, distanced and obscured by tropical gardens and large fruit trees.
Our 6 acre property is secluded, peaceful, and relaxing. Situated on the pristine Kalapana coastline between Kehena and the Kapoho, removed from the hussle of tourism, it truly feels like untouched paradise. It is an idyllic getaway for honeymooners and adventurers alike.
We recommend taking a stroll to the beautiful coastal bay across the street. Kalani Oceanside Retreat is 1/3 mile, and Kehena Black Sand Beach is 1 mile. A short drive in either direction will take you to thermal ponds at Ahalanui Park and Isaac Hale Park, where you can soak the day away, the Kapoho Tidepools, where you will find the best snorkeling on the island, and new black sand beaches in Kalapana where you can explore the new volcanic coastline.
Come for the adventure, stay for a relaxing get away from it all!
Public transportation is limited on the Big Island. We highly recommend renting a car so you can fully explore all that the island has to offer.
The cottage is pet and smoke free.
Nora's cottages are perfect. Smartly designed, beautifully appointed, and perfectly maintained! Nora is a lovely host - very generous, with great suggestions for the visitor. The setting is idyllic and peaceful, the native coast is just across the street.
If you haven't visited the area before, and are looking for shopping and nightlife, you should instead visit some of the cities. This area is not at all commercial, just how I like it.
Nora was very helpful in preparation for our stay, gave us great tips for the area and very clear directions to get to the house (without which we never would have found the place past dark). The cottage is really lovely, comfortable, private, and well furnished--I wish we could have stayed longer than the three nights we booked!
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Wonderful experience. The cottage is beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The location is private and scenic. Nora was the perfect hostess.
The Lava Lane cottages are a beautiful home away from home! We enjoyed our stay immensely. The property is amazingly lush and private, perfect for a relaxing getaway. The cottage space was so clean and inviting with everything we could need. The guide books were a huge help. Nora herself is also a wealth of knowledge and gave us great recommendations and directions. We were so pleased with everything and highly recommend this place for your big island adventure!
Our 4 night stay at Noras Bamboo Cottages turned out to be the best of our Hawaii accommodations at all. The cottage is placed in a huge green garden with tropical fruit trees and coconut palms, the only thing you hear is the birds and sometimes a tiny mangoon climbing quickly around on the roof top. This place is just so lovely and peaceful, we really want to go back. The interior is as beautiful as shown on the pictures. The kitchen equipment has everything one could ask for, even a blender. The level of cleanness was excellent. Nora & Michael were wonderful hosts, we were very happy to meet them and enjoyed having an occasional chat here and there with them. We never perceived they were there though, until we asked for something by text, and a response always came promtly. This is a beautiful and remote place, perfect if you want to forget about the rest of the world. Wifi, power, water, everything is driven by the very own solar system, so when there was a huge storm one night, we didn't even notice, but the whole area of Pahoa (as well as lots of places on Oahu) had power outages. We were really lucky to find that gem of an airbnb.
Mike and Nora have created a vacation setting on the Big Island that is idyllic. We stayed in both Bamboo Cottage and Palms Cottage for 6 nights total. The Cottages are nestled on a landscaped estate that is a pleasant 5 minute stroll to the magnificent southeastern shore of the Big Island. Close by are a black sand beach, hot pond, tide pools, lava flows, tree canopies and lush rain forests. While the descriptions of the cottages are complete and accurate, they do not begin to capture the magic of the place. The Cottages are clean and well furnished. The Tommy Bahama sofa, chairs and beds are placed in a setting of tropical pastels, fresh cut flowers, and accents to the decor that are tasteful and well selected. The attention to detail is remarkable. Mike and Nora know the places to eat, the market and beaches to visit and the best times to visit them. They are straightforward, easy to communicate with and very accomodating. From the Cottages, our day trips to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, historic Hilo, and the Town of Pahoa were easy and enjoyable. Genuine Thai, Italian and Mexican restaurants are located on Pahao's main street, along with a well stocked natural foods store, a Kava/Kombucha bar, easy going residents and visitors. To be honest, the Cottages make you want to abandon a lot of your well laid plans and just lay back and enjoy the sound of the wind, the surf and views of the brilliant night time sky. At a fraction of the cost of a resort, we were able to experience genuine Hawai'i with genuine people. The Kohala/Kona coast is not to be missed and Hawaii's white sand beaches are unparalleled, but these Cottages and the area surrounding them are a gem in Hawaii's crown of jewels.
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Traveling keeps me young. I love seeing new places and meeting new people. Having vacation rentals allow me to meet wonderful guests from around the world all year long. I have designed my rentals to be a place I would like to stay when I'm traveling - clean, with hot showers and comfortable beds (the decor is nice too) - I hope you enjoy them. I've lived in Hawaii for 40 years and can show you my favorite places on the map for an insider's look at the Big Island. Safe and happy travels to you.