Cozy cottage and manicured lawn
Poho'iki Bay Cottage, Puna Hawai'i

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Pohoiki Bay Cottage offers the serenity of our 17 acre oceanfront estate. Complete with crashing surf, ancient rainforest and organic orchard. Live in the authentic Puna jungle with ocean view, stunning sunrises and glittering milky way!

The space

Pohoiki Bay Cottage is a one bedroom retreat nestled into an alcove on a sprawling 17 acre oceanfront estate which captures all the majesty and mystique of Puna. Crashing surf, ancient rainforest and organic orchard, in pristine seclusion. Experience the ultimate privacy afforded by natural jungle bordering three sides of the property with a spectacular 1000 feet of Pacific coastline. The lush jungle is home to I'o (hawks), pueo (owl), a rainbow of songbirds, and monarch butterflies. Stunning sunrises and glittering milky way included!

The entry is gated and property is maintained daily by onsite ohana and weekly caretaker. Your peaceful retreat is our kuleana!

Located on the storied "Red Road" between Kapoho and Kalapana, minutes from swimming, surfing, snorkeling, lava boat tours, this is the ideal destination for anyone wanting to experience the lush tropical aura of Hawai'i.

Your hostess Mary, born and raised in Hawai'i and 35 year resident of Puna, can offer guidance and assistance to suit your wishes. Surfboards, bodyboards, snorkel gear, and bicycles are provided for exploring. Just 2 minutes to 2 great surf spots, and 4 minutes to Ahalanui Warm Pond. Prefer a peaceful retreat? Relax with a book on the breezy lanai or watch a movie on Netflix. A bbq is also provided.

Along with the queen bed in the bedroom, there is a queen sized convertible sofa in the living room and comfortable futon on the screened lanai. The spacious eat-in kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with a full size gas stove and an ample, energy efficient refrigerator w/ freezer.

The quaint village of Pahoa (15 minutes away) offers excellent dining choices, gourmet bakery and coffee shop, boutiques, book store, playhouse, supermarket, natural food store with bakery and hot food bar, office center, and CVS pharmacy.

We are GREEN, GREEN, GREEN! - totally off the grid. Energy from the sun, household water captured from the rain, and landscape irrigation from a well that taps both spring and ocean. All are very high capacity systems but we work with the weather of the day and are conservation minded.

This is a serene tropical escape. E komo mai.

Guest access

Boogie boards, snorkel gear, surfboards (available for experienced surfers), bbq, ocean front, orchard, private yard, coffee and conversation with hostess ohana. Washer and dryer available for guests staying 5 or more nights, or next day wash/dry/fold service for small fee. Cottage is fully equipped with additional amenities: ice chest, umbrella, flashlights, beach chairs, beach towels. A welcome table with local goodies will greet your arrival!

Interaction with guests

Hostess ohana and pets are present daily. Guests are welcome to coffee and conversation, tour of our property, or complete privacy!

Other things to note

Washer and drier available for guests staying 5 or more nights, or same/next day wash/dry/fold service at our local laundromat. Washer and drier are sun powered, so available times are between 10am-2pm, unless raining. Pets live here too!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $118
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please no additional overnight guests without prior arrangement. Awareness of conserving resources of our off grid system is a must. Smoking is ok outside.

Wi-Fi is currently a metered satellite connection. Data usage is limited to 30 gb per month and is prorated for each guest. Please, no cloud back up, streaming services through personal devices, media downloads, or file sharing. Netflix and music options are available through our Roku. *In the works: future unlimited data and domestic cell service!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

54 Reviews

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Renate & Roland User Profile
March 2017
On our first stay we arrived as guests, after our third stay we left as friends. Mahalo Mary & Ren for great Holidays at Pohoiki Cottage

Steve User Profile
February 2017
The cottage is a marvelously secluded, quiet residence with beautiful landscaping, fruit trees and access to the owner's house for whale watching, conversation or a good cup of coffee. If you are looking for a great getaway off the grid but with all the amenities you will love this place!

Bob User Profile
February 2017
Highly recommended. Mary’s cottage is indeed worthy of all the glowing reviews here. From the clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage and the beautiful 17 acre grounds to the responsive and accommodating hostess. Mary’s daughter Ren was always available and ready to make our stay extra special. We ended up spending a lot of time on the property exploring the jungle and walking the coast but also enjoyed snorkeling in the Kapoho Tide Pools just down the street. Don't miss the Maku’u Farmers Market it's only open on Sunday and is more of a bazaar with produce, gifts and great prepared food tents. The cottage kitchen had everything we needed to prepare all of our meals but occasionally we would go to nearby Pahoa for dinner. Our favorite restaurant was Kaleo’s. Extensive menu and great food there. We will be staying here again on our next visit to the Big Island.

Richard User Profile
January 2017
We loved the location and listening to and hiking by the ocean. You're off the grid, but you wouldn't know it, (unless you want cable TV and nearby restaurants.) Some people might find it remote. We didn't. Mary and Ren are very personable and pleasant. The house was well stocked, clean and comfortable. We hope to return.

Paul User Profile
January 2017
Great place and location. Host is very friendly.

Yoon Chung User Profile
January 2017
Best Airbnb experience ever! You will not disappoint with anything at this beautiful and unique cottage. Everything was the exactly same as described. The place was perfect for me and my husband. Communicating with Geckos was fun, too. :) Ren gave a tour around the cottage and ocean area, and it was amazing to see all the beautiful nature and environment on the site. It's in the jungle, so expect many mosquitos, spiders and bugs. Ren prepared Mosquito smoke coils and sprays and it worked really well (Thank you so much, Ren!) The beauty of nature is everywhere in this area. We truly enjoyed our stay here, and we will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and families.

Miju User Profile
December 2016
The cottage is a dream! We had a fantastic stay during our honeymoon with Mary and Ren. Sitting and reading along the undisturbed natural coastline along the Pohoiki Bay is something we'll remember for a long time. It was also a great launchpad for exploring other things around the island, such as Volcano National Park, black sand beaches, and yoga and watsu at Kalani.

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Pahoa-Pohoiki, Hawaii