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!French doors open to the dining table in the breezy lanai
Tropical Studio near Kehena Beach

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

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About this listing

Our charming, clean, one-bedroom cottage comfortably sleeps four and is an eco-friendly vacation rental. Set in manicured tropical gardens, on the pristine Kalapana-Kapoho coastline, we offer 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 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.

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

WIFI generally works very well but we do have occasional outages.
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: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules
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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

156 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
March 2017
Five stars squared! If you are lucky enough to stay here you will be blessed. Beautiful and astounding. The hosts are fantastic and the cottage is perfect.

Jeri User Profile
March 2017
decline thanks

Sandro User Profile
January 2017
Such a beautiful place to stay. Nora and Michael are very friendly persons and pretty nice. Everything was very uncomplicated, perfectly prepared and super clean. They use solar energy for their cottages and filtering the tap water. Do not think about it, book this cottage and a car and you will have a brilliant base for your vacation.

Min Jee User Profile
January 2017
It's nice place to stay.

Jordan User Profile
December 2016
Simply amazing! If you are looking for the perfect get-away vacation at the Big Island, you should look no further and just hit that book button right now! Nora's place is beautiful, comfortable, and located within 10 minutes from the Kehena Beach, Ahalanui County Beach Park, Issac Hale Park, and the famous Uncles Awa Bar and Farmers Market! Be sure to visit the Farmers Market on Wednesday night for great food, music, and the most friendly crowd that treat everyone like family!

Georgie User Profile
November 2016
This place is just amazing. I've given lots of 5 star reviews...this is 6 star! Such a comfy, beautiful, private place for exploring this part of the island. Particularly loved the area out front with table and sofa for relaxing. Nora dropped by one morning and gave us a few great recommendations for what to see in the area and was really friendly. There are some great beaches and tidepools nearby and you are close to the current point of entry of the active lava flow into the sea. Highly recommend.

Stephanie User Profile
November 2016
LOVELOVELOVE!!! This was exactly what I needed. I arrived quite late, and they had left the light on for me. It was so welcoming and peaceful. I love the attention to every detail. This is also the perfect location to then head to Pohoiki, Ahalanui, or Kehena beaches. At night, the only sounds that I could hear were Coqui frogs and the waves crashing in the distance. I will definitely be recommending the cottages to friends as well.

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Hawaii, United States · Joined 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.

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