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.
NAKUKUI COTTAGE, our lovely studio and perfect for two guests, is set amidst large lawns and graceful palm, near the solar heated pool and tennis court. It has a half sized but fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, cableTV/DVD player, private phone, ceiling fans and a full bath. There is a king sized bed in the single room as well as a sitting area. All linen is provided. The dining area is a private screened lanai. Barbeques are available.
An assortment of breakfast delights including fresh eggs laid by our chickens, an assortment of local fruit as well as an assortment of tea, coffee, or fresh juice will be stocked for your enjoyment.
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|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$550 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1600 /month|
|City:||Hawaiian Paradise Park|
|Neighborhood:||Island of Hawaiʻi|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
We just got back from our vacation in Hawaii, and while we only had 3 nights this cottage, they were fantastic! The location is really good and the property was just beautiful. So lush and full of friendly faces - both the oweners and all the animals. The chickens even run up to you to say hi, and if you feed them they will let you pet them - that was fun.
Having fresh eggs, fruit, bagels with toppings, coffee and tea was also a nice added bonus. The cottages themselves and furnishings are a bit dated, but everything is clean and comfortable.
This was a fantastic base for exploring this side of the island and are planning to stay here again when we go back. I have already recommended it to friends, it is a great option!
Beautiful grounds plus cute and cozy cottage. It was roomy and I appreciated all the fresh fruit and eggs. I would stay there again. The pool was refreshing.
We loved our little cottage in the private 6 acres of Cynthia. Paradise park was a lovely area. Not too far from Hilo, Pahoa, or some great snorkeling and ocean views. My husband and I loved the privacy and quiet in the evenings with the ability to be close to the "hot spots" during the day. The pool was lovely for evening swims since it was dark at about 6:30 pm while we were there.
Cynthia was very friendly and helpful when she was needed but otherwise let us keep to ourselves which was lovely.
This was such a fun, hidden gem of a place. The cottage was just the right size for two people. There were a bunch chickens on our porch to hang out with us in the morning. The pool was nice and clean, and not crowded. It was cool to see all of the kids going to school in the mornings.
Cyndie was a very kind and thoughtful host. Her instruction and map to the cottage were very clear and detailed. Cyndie also prepared a binder at the cottage full of useful information and recommendations. This was so helpful to us for navigating around the area, as well as the entire island, for sight-seeing, shopping, eating, etc. And the cottage was just perfect for the two of us! It had all the amenities we needed. I especially enjoyed the nicely firm bed, comfortable couches, and the dining table on the porch. The porch was small but cozy, and fully bug-screened. I could just sit there and enjoy the sunlight, breeze, and the sounds of nature all day. Cyndie also has a lot of animal friends at her place - chickens, dogs, a tortoise, and many more! Cyndie kindly offered us the eggs from the free ranged chickens. I had a lot of fun feeding them as well. There are also a tennis court and a saline pool at the site, which are both very well maintained. The location of the cottage is also very good - it is close from Hilo (and the famous waterfalls) and the volcano, and not very far from the Mauna Kea mountain and the beaches on the southern shore (we spotted a lot of sea turtles!). I would definitely go back to Cyndie's estate and recommend the place to all of my family and friends traveling to the big island of Hawaii!
Our stay in Paradise with Cyndie and Michael was wonderful! We had a great time. The place is great for kids and fantastic for stargazing! The breakfast basket was such a treat. Everything was exactly what we were looking for. This is precisely why we opted to do Airbnb versus a hotel. Great hosts in a great place! Even our five-year-old expressed disappointment in leaving the cottage where we "lived" for a week. :)
REMARQUABLE PLACE, QUIET AND VERY BEATIFULL. Cynthia and her husband are wonderfull. THe pool and tennis court are really nice . Don't hesitate to go there you will enjoy it.