About this listing
Our bright, charming, very clean, studio cottage comfortably sleeps four and is an eco-friendly vacation rental. Surrounded by manicured tropical gardens, on the pristine Kalapana-Kapoho coastline, we offer a truly authentic Hawaii experience.
The island style kitchen has a full size refrigerator, double sink, four burner cook-top, and everything you need to prepare a nice meal. It is a culinary paradise!
The Palms Cottage is a spacious and airy 600 square foot stand-alone studio cottage. It has an open floor plan with tropical island décor throughout. The rattan and bamboo furnishings, warm wood, and Hawaiian print fabrics offer a true taste of island living.
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 Palms Cottage was named after the beautifully hand sculpted palm tree bas-relief that decorates the wall of the studio. The cottage sleeps four guests in two very comfortable queen beds. The beds are topped with Tommy Bahama designer quilts and are separated by a nightstand with two reading lamps. There is a large hand-tufted tropical rug at the foot, and a rich wicker armoire that houses the 30” flat-screen/DVD player with basic satellite TV on the far wall. With padded benches, a wicker lounge chair, bamboo shelving, and a small closet, there is plenty of space to unpack and relax.
The kitchen features a full size refrigerator, double sink, four-burner gas cook-top, and 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.
The private bathroom has a shower, toilet, pedestal sink and colorful hand-carved Bali mirror.
French doors open up to the breezy screened lanai (sunroom) with panoramic garden views. You can hear the waves in the distance as you relax on the 8’ tropical print couch reading your favorite book. The lovely wicker dining set 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.
Our lovely Palms Cottage is fully solar powered and built to peacefully co-exist with its natural surroundings.
Offstreet 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.
Elle est venue nous accueillir à notre arrivée, elle répondait à mes messages rapidement et trés cordiale
Nora was very friendly and helpful, but gave us privacy unless we needed assistance. The cottage was gorgeous and so welcoming. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the grounds were beautiful. We would love to come again. Thanks Nora. Debbie and Lindy
Nora was a great hostess. The cottage was just as described with everything you would need. The property is beautiful and near amazing snorkeling. Our family had a great time and would definitely come back.
Great place...so close to the black sand beaches!
The garden cottage was tranquil, clean, and unique. The 20 minutes’ drive from Pahao is a wonderful experience in a rainforest park.
Nora is a warm and gracious host. The cottage was very nice and clean. All decorations represent island’s culture: very charming and exotic.
We rented snorkel gears and beach chair from Nora. Kapoho Tide pools have so many different tropical fishes and so less people! The only problem is that the beach has no facilities and parking is 500m away! Another place we went is Ahalanui Park. It is like a huge hot tub with beautiful tropical fishes! Extremely recommended for new snorkeler.
Nora's Palms Cottage was a delight. Although this picture is totally accurate, you can't get the full charming effect from a photo. All of the furniture was really comfortable, and the kitchen and bathroom were perfect.
The lanai was a special place to relax, read, dine or just sit in the serenity.
The grounds were magnificent--planted with palm trees and various tropical flowers and fruit. It was a fabulous place to explore, or to just sit at the cottage and gaze out.
The local Kehena Beach area was lovely, with a photogenic bay just across the road with waves crashing against the lava rocks. All of the local roads were easily navigated and pretty besides.
The house is very eco friendly. My dad got very excited about it when he saw the solar panel and all the equipment, so we look around, hope we didn't disturb anyone. The house should be easy to find, but I forget to check airbnb for description, so I woundered around for a while. Nora was nice, I asked her about where to see the turtle and snorkeling, and I saw lots of turtle there. The place is really quiet, the only thing we can here is bird singing, and we slept very well here.
No surprises staying here. Nora's description and photos are very accurate and she is a lovely host. The property is peaceful and beautiful - frogs chirping, palms swaying and a cool breeze off the lanai. Everything was clean and comfortable and tasteful - loved the palm tree dishes. Make sure to visit the Ahulani warm pools at high tide on a full moon. : )
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About the Host, Nora
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.