The Oliana Cottage is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from Kehena Beach. Minutes away from Pahoa, Kapoho, Kalani, warm ponds & tidepools. Listen to the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage. Price includes 13.42% Hawaii tax.
Tranquil, Tropical, Private - Walk to Black Sand Beach
The Oliana Guesthouse is located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from Kehena Beach. Located just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, warm ponds, and tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs in the cottage and see the ocean from the driveway.
Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill the charming studio Cottage at the Oliana Guesthouse.
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 $90/nt, $595/wk (rates includes 4% sales tax and 9.25% lodging tax) for the Cottage. High Season rate is higher. $25 cleaning fee. Two night stay preferred. One-night is available with added $20 one night stay fee in high season.
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,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. All linens provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic long distance.
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.
Interaction with Guests
Owner gives welcome orientation whenever possible.
Parking onsite. Directions from the airport are sent after reservation is confirmed.
Smoke-free, pet-free, fragrance-free for the comfort of those with allergies.
Check-in is 4pm and check-out is noon. Earlier or later hours can be arranged on request. Written guest manual and the internet password can be found under your key.
Great place, clean and cozy. Bed was great with amazing water pressure in the indoor shower (there is also a outdoor shower, but we didn't use). This area of the island is not to be missed, we walked to the black sand beach (clothing optional, but you really didn't even notice). There is a steep decline to the beach but wasn't bad at all, in fact you should not be intimidated and give it a try. The path down is located right next to the little pull off parking area about 5 minute walk from Babette's cottage.
Plus drive down to the tide pools about 20 minutes, definitely worth it and you can do some great & safe snorkeling. There are some great look outs along the way.
Definitely recommend the Oliana Cottage and Babette was a great host.
We love Pahoa and so happy to return! Babette's listing is clean, spacious, and the views are wonderful! I enjoyed the outdoor shower (the CUTEST gecko lives on it!), the evening "frog song" and the morning birds. I felt like I was in the BEST part of the Pahoa "jungle." Thank you Babette, for being a wonderful host in an amazing place! When you come, and you SHOULD, bring your own coffee, breakfast foods, snacks, other food and umbrellas as these are NOT provided. Remember good walking shoes... We happily walked (left at the road along the beach) the 3 miles roundtrip to Kalani Retreat Center for meals ($13 breakfast, $25 dinner).
I love it when other AirBnb hosts stay at my cottage, especially when they have a good time exploring this corner of paradise. Thank you, Sarah, for for writing a fun review and being such warm and gracious guests. I think that will add a couple of umbrellas, good idea.
Babette was an amazing host. She was very accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed. She checked in with us throughout our stay. The cottage was stocked with all we needed and & a perfect home-base for exploration of the big island. So many attractions with-in walking and driving distance. Our favorite: the clothing-optional black sand beach 5 minutes walk from the cottage that we swam at every morning. There were always dolphins there to greet us while we swam. All was perfect! Thanks Babette!
A lovely, bright, clean studio room with everything we need for our 2 night stay. The cottage is surrounded by nature. Love it!
Very nice cottage surrounded by nature. Babette gave us very precised directions and we found it easily whereas we arrived in the dark. The place was very clean. Thanks!
We had a wonderful stay in the Oliana Cottage, and would definitely recommend this comfortable nook to anyone looking to stay in the Puna Beach area.
The accommodations were both clean and welcoming, and had all the amenities we needed to stay refreshed as we traveled the island, both near and far. The electric stove top served well for hot breakfasts and dinners, accompanied by ample fridge space. A small cooler was an added bonus for our long trips, and the electric kettle and drip coffee maker provided well for any hot beverages we needed at the cottage, any time of day.
Babette was very responsive to our messages both before and during our stay, and was very respective of our privacy. Her detailed notes on our arrival made it easy to acclimate to living in this beautiful area during our 5 day stay, including how to manage trash and find everything we needed in the cottage.
It was our first visit to the Big Island, and Babette's cottage was our first accommodation. We couldn't have launched our adventure from a better spot, with easy access to Kehena beach and a short drive to the Waiopae tide pools.
Next time we visit the Big Island, the Oliana Cottage will be near the top of our list!
If you are one or two people who want to stay in the Kehena neighborhood, Babette's place is an excellent choice. It is roomy, clean, quite and feels comfortably secluded. It is very well stocked, and there are showers inside and outside. Babette made herself very available in case I needed anything, but was very respectful of my privacy.
It is a short and beautiful walk to the beach.
Busy retiree from Texas. Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii. I moved to this part of the Big Island over ten years ago. In the photo, I am holding a tanpura. Also master musicians Parashuram Bhandari with sarangi, and Danny Birch with sarod.
I built the Cottage for friends and family to stay when they visit here. I began welcoming guests as a vacation rental in 2005.
From the Guestbook:
Thanks so much for sharing this space. Delightful! I wish we had more time to spend here, however we may return some day. Lovely and Comfy! -- L + A, Vancouver
-- Feb 7, 2012
Aloha -- This is such a sweet place to rest body, mind & spirit. Thank you for your essence. I will return again and again. Much love and respect, V
-- Feb 2, 2012
Thanks. What a wonderful place to explore an amazing island from. -- J, Calgary, Canada
-- Feb 2011
B, what a charming & lovely way to experience Hawaii for the first time! I love the "lonely Puna roads." It was just what I needed to relax and refresh my spirit. Thank you for your suggestions, your stories and your music. I hope you will visit me on the west coast sometime and I hope I can get back here to visit you again. Aloha until then, E -- July 2009
You are a delight and so is your cottage. I hope you will clear the calendar when I next call, because this will be my place every year! -- K, March 2009
It has been a true pleasure to experience your aloha spirit and your beautiful cottage. Thank you for the stunning orchids. Can't wait til our next visit. Mahalo. -- E+B , NYC 2008