About this listing
The Oliana Cottage is off the beaten path near black sand Kehena Beach (45 minutes to Hilo airport or Volcano Park, 2-1/2 to 3 hours to Kona airport). Old-style Hawaii at its best, warm ponds, tidepools, charming tropical jungle sights and sounds.
Tranquil, Tropical, Private - Walk to Black Sand Beach
The Oliana Guesthouse on the Hilo side of the island is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from black sand clothes-optional Kehena Beach. Located off the beaten path, along the Kalapana-Kapoho "The Red Road" scenic byway. You are just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, swimming at the warm ponds, and snorkeling at the tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage and you used to be able to see the ocean from the driveway. The jungle now surrounds the cottage on three sides obscuring the ocean view.
Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill this charming studio Cottage.
Please note that we are closest to the Hilo Airport (45 mintues). Kona Airport is 2-1/2 to 3 hours drive away.
It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana to the viewing area to see the lava flowing into the sea when it occurs. The Oliana Point seen in the spectacular coastal photo above is literally across the street. Swim with the dolphins or whale watch in season.
The Oliana Guesthouse is smoke-free, fragrance-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies.
Standard Rate is $89/nt or $595/wk which includes 4% sales tax and 9.25% lodging tax. That works out to $79/nt plus tax. You will also be charged a cleaning fee and Airbnb Booking Fee. High Season rate is usually $10 higher. Inquire about super off-season or single traveler deals. $40 cleaning fee.
The Cottage (studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, separate bath with large indoor shower, and a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, 2-burner electric stove-top, blender, Foreman electric grill, teakettle, and coffeemaker. Anything else you may need is available on request.
The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower, in addition to the private shower inside the cottage. All linens 100% cotton provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic long distance (US, Canada, Mexico).
Healthy fresh green smoothies (kale, parsley and banana or celery, apple and lemon) available on request. Full set of Iynegar-style yoga props may be borrowed.
Please ask about recommendations to the best local massage therapists, boat tours or guides for hikes to the lava.
Enjoy the outdoor shower, shared with the front house.
Interaction with Guests
Owner gives persoanl welcome orientation whenever possible.
Parking onsite. Directions from the HIlo airport are sent after reservation is confirmed.
Other Things to Note
If you Book Same Day, I will need at least 3 hours to make-ready the cottage. Mahalo!
Smoke-free, pet-free, fragrance-free for the comfort of those with allergies.
Check-in is 4pm and check-out is noon. One hour earlier or later can be arranged on request. More time than that depends on availability. Written guest manual and the internet password can be found under your key. Please no shoes in the cottage.