Our charming, clean, one-bedroom cottage comfortably sleeps five and is an eco-friendly vacation rental. Set in manicured tropical gardens, on the pristine Kalapana-Kapoho coastline, it offers a truly authentic Hawaii experience.
Activities: Rent bikes and ride to the lava flow. Wed night farmers market @ Uncle Roberts. Warm ponds, Wai Opai tide pools, Kehena black sand beach, McKenzie & Lava Tree State park. Kalani yoga retreat & massage is walking distance and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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. Please do not roam into our "off limits" area where we store tools and our machinery.
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.
Other things to note
We recommend guests pick up food/beverages on the way out to the cottage. Pahoa has Island Naturals or Malama Market. We have a new UV water purification system. Directions are on your Airbnb itinerary, please print them or jot them down, cell phones can be unreliable.
The cottage is pet and smoke free, please smoke outside.
We have two cottages and most times they are both occupied. Please be considerate of the other guests. To avoid a charge, guests are expected to clean the BBQ after using.
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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.