Enjoy Paradise Kahalekula Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · 19th Ave, Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 96749, United States
Your host, Cynthia
9 Reviews
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The Space

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of touristy areas, we invite you to stay with us for a taste of rural island life.
You will find us on the eastern, and more lush, side of the Big Island of Hawaii, just 20 miles south of Hilo (between Kea'au and Pahoa in Hawaiian Paradise Park). We are centrally located, an excellent base for visiting the world’s most active volcano, lovely botanical gardens, thermal hot pools, black sand beaches, tropical rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and much, much more. It is just minutes to picturesque lava cliffs perfect for whale watching and turtle sightings, to little known hiking trails, or to the historic village of Pahoa with its quaint shops and choice of ethnic restaurants. Our family, long time residents living on site, will be very happy to point you in exciting directions.
Three comfortable, one bedroom and studio size, family style cottages, a beautiful, forty foot, saline pool...a private regulation tennis court ... a picturesque gazebo..and a mini playground, all on our six acre estate, are available for your family’s use.
KAHALEKULA COTTAGE, which sleeps up to five guests, is set amidst large lawns, graceful palms and an assortment of fruit trees. It is next to the playground with swings, monkey bars and a half sized basketball court , It has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, cableTV/DVD player, private phone, ceiling fans and a full bath. All linen is provided.The dining area is a private lanai. Barbeques are available.
Children love us and are very welcome (We run a homeschooling program August to May)..... Sorry,pets are not. However, we are happy to share our large assortment of animals with you. Our favorite garbage disposal is our large sulcata tortoise, Nunui.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • Cyndie and Mike's farm is an experience like no other. Their gracious warmth and the ease of accommodations is singular; I relaxed completely from a stressful mainland life in less than a day. The pool is a dream, the animals charming and friendly, the food Cyndie provides is fantastic, and the proximity to Hilo and Puna is wonderful. We snorkeled in 30-minute-away lava tidepools, visited charming Pahoa (10 minutes away) and made frequent trips to Hilo (20 minutes away). Cyndie provided excellent guidance (who knew toothpaste cures the itch of mosquito bites?) and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I'll miss terribly the chirruping of Puna birds and the exotic sounds of little tree frogs. This is truly a "get away from it all" place. Believe all the other 5 star reviews: this destination is the real deal.

    March 2014
  • This cottage in paradise truly captures the spirit of Aloha. We had a fantastic experience here. The cottage was extremely comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We loved eating breakfast on the lanai, where we'd often be visited by chickens and cats! The location is great too - far enough from the main roads to give a sense of peace and quiet, but nevertheless convenient to all of the great things on the Hilo side of Hawaii. If we come back to the Big Island, we'd definitely want to stay here again!

    January 2014
  • The estate is very aptly named 'Paradise'!
    Waking up to bird songs, and going to sleep with the sounds of the 'night bird'...they are actually tree frogs, but you would never have guessed. Both Cyndie and Mike are warm and helpful. They are also a font of local knowledge. We had a great time! We highly recommend this place!
    Thank you Cyndie and Mike for a lovely (website hidden) and CK

    December 2013
  • Our family of 5 loved this rental. In addition to the full cottage (kitchen, bath & washer/dryer), we enjoyed the pool, tennis court, basketball, swings, fruit trees, animals and exploring the property's beautiful rainforest landscape. The hosts were friendly, wonderful with our kids, helpful, kind, and generous. They even provided us with eggs, fruit, juice, jelly, bagels, cream cheese, butter, coffee, tea, etc. The area is private, quiet (no traffic/neighbor noise) except for birds at nighttime (which we enjoyed). Definitely hope to visit here again!

    November 2013
  • Well, what can you say.. staying in a place called Paradise pretty much says it all. Cynthia and Mike were very pleasant to talk to and we had a few very nice conversations. It is very quiet at night and that was nice for the three of us. The only reason we can't give the unit 5 stars is the internet connection from the school house did not reach us.. we had to go to the school and use the internet there. This we did twice, and it was not a problem. The unit was very clean and the beds were nice to sleep on. The yard and whole space is very well kept and very pleasing to the eye. LOTs of hard work went into this space and we feel very lucky to have been able to stay there and share in it. RENT a car for those of you traveling here as there really is no better way to see the island and get around. We had a great stay.

    November 2013
  • Anybody who is seeking silence from hustle and bustle makes the right decision to stay at “Tropical Paradise”. Cynthia is a great host who puts aplenty effort to ensure that her guests feel comfortable: A well filled fridge with various bagels, eggs, jam, self-made juice, fruit from the garden trees and a guide with tips for your stay. We enjoyed the warm hospitality, the pets and the large pool. We had a wonderful time there and we have recovered very well, hence we can fully recommend. Thank you Cynthia.

    November 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay in cynthia's cottage which was as described: Paradise on earth!!! It was so peaceful, we will miss the sounds of these birds at night that make you feel in another world...we slept like babies. Our 2 girls were delighted as well!! Tanks for kindness and your hospitality!! We will be back

    September 2013
  • Spacious cottage on extensive grounds. Close to Hilo and Volcano, as well as several smaller towns. Lovely hosts, lots of animals to interact with. The complex has tennis courts and a heated pool, although we were too busy to use either.

    August 2013
  • Cynthias Apartment is the best reason why I love Airbnb. You can't find such a place (email hidden) etc. It is a big property with lot's of animals and a pool, tennis court etc. Apartment is even bigger than you wuld imagine from the pics. Cynthia provided us with a great breakfast basket (eggs, organic Bagels, Jam, Butter, Papayas, Kona Coffee....) All from their farm or local. Great! I really enjoyed sitting at the lanai in the morning or at night.

    Location is a bit hard to find first but no problem in general. It gets very dark at night (flshlight available) and stargazing is awesome!

    Location is great if you like to explore the volcano and the east of the island. Restaurants and supermarket about 15min drive. (btw. we did a lava boat tour at night and it was one of the best experiences in my life. At the moment the lava is very hard to see by foot)

    Wifi available but I had to go out to catch a good signal.

    At all I would love to come back and stay longer. So relaxed. Thanks!

    March 2013
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I grew up here in Hawaiian Paradise Park. My dad and I were the first residents, in 1960. Hawaii was a wonderful place to grow up. I raised my own four children here. Today I enjoy running a small alternative elementary school. My husband and I are delighted to share our knowledge of the area with you.
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