Palms Cottage Vacation Rental

House - Entire home/apt · Lava Ln, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States
Your host, Nora
84 Reviews
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The Palms Cottage is nestled off the southeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and is an excellent choice for sustainable accommodation. It is one of 3 buildings on the Lava Lane Cottage property, set back against the trees, and built to peacefully coexist with it’s tropical setting. It is almost exclusively solar powered and has a simple, open design that makes the cottage feel spacious and cool in the tropical trade winds.

The Palms Cottage is a 600 square foot stand alone studio with two queen beds. French doors open out to a screened sunroom with an 8’ couch and dining table. Palm Cottage got its name from the beautifully hand sculpted palm tree bas relief that decorates the wall above the beds.

The cottage has a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals, including a four burner cooktop, and stand up gas BBQ for your grilling pleasure. It also has beach towels and a small cooler with blue ice for your outings.

Our 6 acre property is very quiet and private in a lush tropical landscaped setting, about 200 yds. back from the ocean. You can hear the waves in the distance as you read your favorite book in the breezy sunroom. Of course if you would prefer to watch a movie or post vacation photos the cottage has Satellite TV/DVD and WiFi access.

We recommend taking a short stroll in the mornings to the beautiful coastal bay across the street. Kalani Oceanside Retreat is 1 mi, and Kehena, the closest beach, is 1.5 miles. A short drive in either direction will take you to thermal ponds, coastal tidepools, black sand beaches and a once in a lifetime adventure lava hike. Come and stay for a relaxing get away from it all.

We require a $100 refundable security deposit, held and returned at the time of check out if nothing is damaged. After confirmation, we will send you an email with our address and directions.

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This was a great place to stay. A quite place to slow down and relax after a hectic vacation. Michael and Nora were great and really do respect your privacy. We did not get a chance to meet Nora, but really had a great conversation with Michael. It is such a BEAUTIFUL place and very well kept. I really do recommend that you stay with them. They have books for you to read, they have maps and guide books as well. They also offer advice on where to visit.

    June 2014
  • The place is awesome! wonderful room, beautiful garden, very close to some of the best beaches in Hawaii! Fully equipped kitchen, barbecue and...Nora is ready to help you with everything! Do not wait longer, choose this house for your vacation!!!

    June 2014
  • Hi Nora,
    vielen Dank, dass wir das Cottage nutzten konnten. Es ist so ruhig und entspannend in dem riesigen Garten. Die Unterkunft ist wie beschrieben und wir haben nichts vermisst. Alles wir mit Solarenergie betrieben und das Wasser kommt aus einer Quelle. Hier wird Recyceln grossgeschrieben und das ist wirklich sehr schön, vor allem für USA. Die Nähe zum Meer ist toll, die Lanai unbezahlbar und wir können den Ort wirklich nur empfehlen.

    Hi Nora,
    thank you that we were as guests in one of your cottages. The accomodation is a described and we missed nothing.Everything is supplied via aolar energie and the water has a own fountain.Recycling is a major point at the (website hidden) is near the ocean, the lanai is unbeliveable and we can only recommend this site.You will find it very easy if you have satnav.

    May 2014
  • Нам очень понравился коттедж: милый, удобный, опрятный, хорошо укомплектован (полотенца, мыло, посуда, хозяйственные принадлежности), романтичная веранда. Хозяйка невероятно приветлива. Nora, thanks for your hospitality! Место - просто замечательное: зелень, ухоженный сад, пение птиц, удобное расположение. Есть книги, карты, путеводители, DVD с фильмами, и про Гавайи. Коттедж очень экологичен: воду собирают дождевую (ее там предостаточно), электричество - солнечные батареи. Можно есть фрукты из сада.

    May 2014
    Response from Nora:

    Thank you for the nice review, Irina. We try to make everything nice so our guests enjoy their vacation time they have waited and worked so long for. It is my pleasure that you enjoyed yourself and our lovely Palms Cottage. Aloha, Nora

    May 2014
  • Our stay in the Palms Cottage was very nice.
    The garden as well as the surrounding beaches are one of its kind and really beautiful.
    The Cottage itself is clean & very comfy. We especially liked the anteroom with the big windows + fly screens.
    Nora was a helpfull and non intrusive host -> to keep a long story short a definite recommendation :-)

    April 2014
  • Its a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is very spacious, clean and has a fully equipped kitchen. Having breakfast on the veranda, listening the birds songs and enjoying the great view on the perfect garden is unforgettable and like in paradise.
    We absolutely recommend this cottage with five stars!

    April 2014
  • Nora & Michael and their Palm cottage was our first impression of Hawaii - it was a really great one!
    We had a wonderful time and we loved the nice cottage and the beautiful garden!
    We felt like in paradise - and Nora and Michael offered us everything we need.
    Unfortunately, the time we could spend there was too short - and it's too far away from Germany! Otherwise we would come again and again!
    Thank you very much for this great Hawaiian experience!
    Ute&Michael from Germany

    March 2014
    Response from Nora:

    You are so kind, thank you for the glowing review. We appreciate it. We want our guests to have a wonderful vacation and memory of Hawaii.

    March 2014
  • Super tolles Ferienhaus mitten in der Natur. Sehr sauber und ordentlich. Sehr, sehr nette Gastgeber.

    March 2014
  • Palms Cottage is a wonderful place to stay in big island. On the south of island, where you could experience rain forest and beautiful ocean at the same time. My family and I enjoy to stay there very much. Room and kitchen were very clean and neat. The dinning room is on the balcony, so we have our breakfast surrounding with forest. Every night there was a choir of song birds singing. One time we even met a ground of wild pigs walking around. Heated ocean by volcano is only 15 mins drive and a lot of fish live there. You could soak there or snorkel diving. It was one of spectacular experience we had.

    February 2014
  • Thanks for the directions sent with the confirmation, we had no problem finding the cottage. The street sign was easy to find if you drive slow after passing the Kalani Oceanside Retreat with big signs.
    The drive on the coastline (Route 137) was so nice, the contrast with black lava and the emerald green sea was amazing. Then, as soon as we are on the driveway to the cottage with fruits trees and tropical plants, we felt like we were in the garden of Eden! It wasn't the best season for picking fruits but we found a ripe orange and a lemon. They were so juicy and so flavorful!
    The cottage was spacious and the sun room was perfect for dining & just relaxing. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook.
    We really regret we didn't have enough time to explore the area... there are so many things to do within 30 mins of driving. We only had 2 full days in Big Island, so didn't have time to just sit & relax at the cottage. I strongly recommend you to reserve at least a full day with no plans to go on tour or anything, so you can relax and explore nearby area. 2 full days to spend this area should be much better!
    We managed to enjoy a couple of warm pools and other recommended sites on their website. We went to see the sunrise at Sam's bay, right across the street from the cottage, on the day we left. We were few minutes late to see the sun just risen, but it was so amazingly beautiful. We also saw some turtles and... a whale or two! We wanted to stay there watching them for an hour or two, but no time... We rushed to the airport to catch our flight back to cold & cloudy Seattle with regrets... wished we had few more days to spend there!
    However, it was most memorable stay in Hawaii for us.
    We'll definitely come back to stay here with better plans, reserve at least a couple of days to explore nearby the cottage, go to bed early and wake up before the sunrise, stock up the food to cook (BBQ should be nice) and make lunch to take with us for adventures!
    Wifi and cell reception were not reliable, the cell reception was very limited, specially when it's windy. However, it was nice not to have cell reception so our bad habit of wasting time checking SNS sites and etc. It was very helpful to have the guidebooks and road maps provided in the cottage. There are many streets/roads and interesting places in the rural area that are not on (website hidden) map.

    January 2014
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I have lived in the Puna area for 40 years and can show you a few places on the map that you may want to check out. I enjoy the Kapoho Tide Pools and Ahalanui Thermal ponds. Traveling is my passion, seeing new places and meeting new people. I enjoy having the cottages because I meet wonderful guests from around the world.
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