About this listing
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.
Please leave the cottage neat...wash dishes, strip beds, take away garbage. No animals are allowed inside. If you smoke, please do so outside only. Our property is for registered guests only. Pick any flowers or fruits that you would enjoy.
About the Host, Cynthia
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.