The kitchen features pendant lighting over granite tiled countertops, a full sized refrigerator, double sink, four-burner cook-top and oven. It is a culinary paradise!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
Tropical 1-Bedroom / Kalapana Coast

Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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 space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $35
Security Deposit $150
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Ashley User Profile
September 2017
This was the best Airbnb experience we have ever had and we have been permanently traveling using Airbnb for 6 months straight. The property is beautiful and so peaceful. The cottage is clean, cozy, and had everything we needed. Michael (our host) brought us fresh tropical fruit regularly picked off the property, came to wash the sheets and towels weekly as we stayed for a month, and was available for anything we needed. We honestly felt like we were home and wished we could of stayed longer. This house is on the most beautiful road on Big Island. Walk to the ocean cliffs, Kalani yoga center down the road (across the street from Kalani is a swing overlooking the ocean I would run to in the mornings), drive 5 min to swim in the warm ponds or surfing, or go see the flowing lava. This is the best place to be on the whole island.

Eisaku User Profile
May 2017
Nora is very friendly and helpful for many things.

Roland User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place to relax. We loved the street to get there even if you are in the middle of the Jungle. Avoid driving at night when it's raining..!! It has all what we needed. The TV is not the newest but that was OK for us as we don't watch TV ( for some people could be a problem). There were a lot of ants but it seems to be an area issue. The cleaning service is optional even if Airbnb add the cost of the service.

Jason User Profile
April 2017
This little cottage was awesomely located on the south side of the island in a tropical paradise. We enjoyed relaxing on the nearby beaches and tide pools. The nearby town is charming and and easy drive from the unit. Everything you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable is available. Highly recommend.

Kevin User Profile
March 2017
The cottage was amazing! Really beautiful location and the place was very clean. The outdoor shower was great and the hosts were super accomodating and easy to get ahold of if we needed something. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

Claire User Profile
March 2017
The most incredible location!! A perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Miguel User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at the bamboo cottage. Good size space in a beautiful setting with palm trees and garden like setting with a peakaboo ocean view. Great location close to keehana black sand beach, hot spring pool and tidal pool snorkel sites. Also close to volcano lava flow hike/ bike entry and not too far from Hilo Lots to explore in the area for sure. The home is well stocked and spacious with separate bedroom, good size kitchen and screened lanai with dining table and a bonus outdoor shower in additon to shower in bathroom. We were just 2 but you could certainly squeeze 4. We even got a jar of Nora's homemade jam upon checkout. We would defintiely recommend this place and hope to come back someday!

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Hawaii, United StatesJoined in July 2010
Nora User ProfileNora is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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