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.
Wow, how do you describe paradise found? The cottage is down a rainforest lined driveway on a beautiful property just a short walk to the lava 'beach'. There are many great activities a close drive and Mary is happy to give you the local knowledge. Many mornings we simply lounged on the screened in porch drinking coffee and eating fruit. If you want a Hilo side experience this is the place and Mary is the host!
Mary was amazing and the listing cannot convey how great the house is. I would stay again for sure when i am on Big Island.
This place was just what it sounds like, quite, relaxing and peaceful. The place itself is so cute and we had plenty of privacy. I would recommend picking up some food on the way in if you plan to be there an be enjoying some meals on the porch, as the grocery stores are back into town. We loved hearing the surf and visited the hot pools which are not far when it was a bit rainy and cold, they really helped to warm us up.
Mary was great, very welcoming and great at communicating with us. We were only there for three nights so we stayed pretty busy but would have liked to have spent more time just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Very relaxed and perfect if you are looking to get away from it all.
Wonderful stay at Pohoiki Cottage. Sound of the waves and the coqui made for a great natural connection.
So close to tidepools and lava walks everyday. Will recommend to others for their Puna trips. Mary provides everything you need for cooking meals. Thanks Mary
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.
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