Pohoiki Bay, one bedroom cottage nestled into a sprawling 17 acre oceanfront estate which captures all the majesty and mystique of Puna. Crashing surf, ancient rainforest, organic orchard & garden, 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 entry is gated.
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 Hawaii.
Your hostess Mary, born and raised in Hawaii and 35 year resident of Puna, can offer guidance and assistance to suit your wishes. Looking for adventure? Let me introduce you to my friends who are personal guides to help you explore and experience East Hawaii at your own pace. Want to do your own thing? Surfboards, bodyboards, snorkel gear, and bicycles are provided. Just 2 minutes to 2 great surf spots, and 4 minutes to Ahalanui Warm Pond.
Along with the queen bed in the bedroom, there is a queen sized convertible sofa in the living room and futon in the screened in 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, boutiques, book store, supermarket, health food store, 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 great escape. E komo mai.
Please no additional overnight guests without prior arrangement. A compost bin is provided for all of your kitchen scraps, please no food in the garbage. Awareness of conserving resources of our off grid system. Smoking is ok outside.
We had five relaxed days at the Pohoiki Bay Cottage.
The cottage is on beautyful private grounds and is well kept and very clean.
Mary & Michael are the perfect hosts.
If you like to explore the beautiful east coast shoreline along the scenic red road , it´s the right place for you.
Back on Big Island we would definitely like to stay there again.
Thank you Mary & Michael for this wonderful time.
Mary and Michael are really amazing hosts. They made sure that we we had everything we needed and were a wealth of info about the area.
The place itself is really great. It's a comfortable little place surrounded by lush green in every direction. As you fall asleep in the screened in porch area, we heard whales blowing out their blowhole nearby.
Overall, a totally unique, interesting and relaxing experience. We would definitely come back!
This cottage and the location are simply amazing. Our drive to the site was after sunset and the drive down the single-lane mango-tree-lined road was a truly magical experience. The cottage is just a few hundred feet from the ocean and the screened in porch is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and listen to the bird, frogs and waves. Because of our busy days we only but got to meet our hosts for a few minutes but I know it would be great to get to know them better. We are going to try hard to get back here in the future.
Listing was just as described and so very enjoyable. Booked one night in Kona so my wife and daughter could sit by a pool and drink a Mai Tai (wanted to try one) and they both couldn't wait to get back to cottage - peaceful, no people, felt like home.
Mary was gone, but Chan filled in wonderfully and made us feel very welcome. Thanks again, Chan.
Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed being off the grid and away from the heavily touristed areas. I know we are still just Howlies where ever we go on the island, but we love talking with the locals, shopping at the farmer's markets, hanging at Uncle Roberts and enjoying what is special about the places we visit. Puna was fun and Mary's cottage was fantastic.
We heartily agree with the reviews already written describing this charming cottage in a tropical piece of paradise.
1. The generosity and true Aloha spirit of the owners and host. We approached Mary with very little advanced notice, requesting to stay for 4 nights. She graciously accommodated us in spite of the very inconvenient timing. Chan was our host and could not have been more attentive.
2. The screened in porch. You'll find yourself not wanting to go anywhere as the porch is so relaxing, fully screened and offers a beautiful view of the property with a glimpse of the water.
3. The bounties of the property. We were delighted to enjoy coconut, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, basil, cilantro, mint and tomatoes! We love to cook and couldn't believe the great fortune of harvesting fresh from the property. Not to mention the beautiful foliage that surrounds you!
4. The fresh fish market in Pahoa. We would call in the morning to inquire about the catch of the day. We ate fresh ahi and ono all weekend! The fish and chips they also sell might be 'best ever'!
Minor drawback: the gorgeous tropical setting comes with bugs. Although the screened porch keeps the majority of bugs out, we did have a few mosquitoes join us on the inside. Only bothersome at night. There are also spiders, very actively spinning webs throughout the property. Nothing a spider stick can't fix!
This coming from a serious arachnophobe: don't let that deter you. You don't want to miss this place.
One more heads up... If you want sandy beach, this is not the best side of the island for that.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time and would return in a hot second.
The cottage was just as described: comfortable and roomy. It was a treat to be able to pick oranges, grapefruit and tangerines for breakfast every morning. Chan, taking care of the house in Mary's absence, was very friendly, available and helpful.
Pohoiki Bay Cottage was the cherry on top of the Big Island Cake! A really beautiful stunning cottage set in an idyllic location just down the road from Pohoiki Bay.
Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Mary and Michael however Chan was fabulous and proved to be a genuine Hawaiian Santa Clause surprising us with lovely gifts most days including amazing fruit from forest grounds.
Pohoiki Bay Cottage was the perfect place to spend xmas, a really stunning beautiful and very special place....We would love to go back.