Escape to a tropical Big Island estate

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“ Excellent ”
11 Reviews
15-2057 19th Ave, Hilo, HI 96749


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $85
Per week: $575
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Hilo vacation cottage rental
My family and I are long time residents of the beautiful Puna district on the east, and more lush, side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Along with our home, on a five acre tropical estate, we run a small alternative home school
and host a petting zoo of twenty-some animals, including Little Sweetie, our 800+ pound pet pig.
Three comfortable, one bedroom and studio size, family style cottages, our saline 40 foot pool, a private regulation tennis court, a mini playground and a picturesque gazebo are available for your use.The cottages, which sleep from two to five, are set amidst large lawns, graceful palm trees and an assortment of fruit trees. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV/DVD, private phone, wifi connection, ceiling fans and a full bath.

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Jan 18 2015 Sep 18 2015 $85 $85 $575 $2,000 -
Check In: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 13.42%
Deposits: 20% Deposit to confirm reservation
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $200 refundable damage/cleaning deposit or major credit card number


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (15 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (15 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Playground
  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (15 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Live Entertainment
    (4 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (15 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Surfing
    (15 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (6 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (15 miles)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

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Jennifer Cyborski

Jennifer Cyborski


Country Atmosphere

April 10, 2014

We stayed in the studio cottage and the owners were very warm and welcoming. They made some great recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area. It was lovely waking up to chickens outside our front porch and sheep grazing nearby. The pool was refreshing. No air conditioning but you can leave the windows open at night and the rains cool the place down. If you are looking for privacy and a chance to sleep late mornings, I would recommend a different cottage on the property rather than the small cottage studio as there are a wall of windows on 3 sides of the bed with thin blinds. I was very comfortable staying there but my husband had trouble sleeping at night (two firm twin beds pushed together). But overall a good value for the price.

Mary Selfa

Mary Selfa

Walla Walla Wa. USA

Friendly Paradise

February 23, 2013

The cottage was just perfect. Met all our needs. Great for exploring the Hilo/Puna side. Spent a week and that was not long enough. Loved the pool. Awesome tennis court. The owner are great.

Cynthia Greenlaw

Owner's reply:

Mahalo for the nice review, Mary. We enjoyed having you here with us. Stay warm. Aloha.

Cheri Bales

Cheri Bales

Tillamook, OR

Wonderful, relaxing, well worth it.

October 15, 2012

I had originally gotten a different place that was just disgusting...found this place. My daughters and I absolutely loved it. It may be a little out of Hilo but with a full kitchen, wonderful scenery and a pool we didn't need to really go much places if we didn't want to. This is def worth whatever you pay for it. The landlords were so wonderful, I wish I could have stayed there longer. I have already told my husband that when we come back, we're staying here. No where else.

Cynthia Greenlaw

Owner's reply:

It was wonderful to meet Cherilyn and her girls. They were the perfect guests. It was great to see them having so much fun in the pool. We are looking forward to meeting her husband when they come again. A hui hou.

Shelly March

Shelly March

Northern BC Canada

resort comfort at non- resort prices

March 26, 2012

we stayed at this cottage for 3 weeks and the only thing we have to complain about is the rain. we had full use of the wonderful saline pooll and tennis court, it was vertually priivate as no one else was renting a cottage during our stay for more than a couple of days. we were only a short drive from golf and shopping. it was great!!!

Rochelle McHugh

Rochelle McHugh

Seattle WA area

Happy returning customers

November 27, 2011

We love the Puna district and stayed in this same unit 10 years ago. It is a pleasant little cottage on a beautiful piece of property.

Gina and Mark

Gina and Mark

San Diego California

the gonnello family

April 11, 2010

we realy enjoyed our stay the animals we so loving and we really miss them. We also miss Cindy and Michael you two are great the felling of famiy. hopefully we meet again thank you so much take care and god bless love to the animals mahalo very much we'll keep in touch Gina Mark Jaymee and Mark Gonnello

Elaine Kelly

Elaine Kelly

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

A Little piece of Hawaian Heaven

March 5, 2010

What a wonderful find! If you want to feel Hawaii this is the place to stay. Very nice cottages in a beatiful setting with wonderful hosts. We also stayed at Condos on the other side of the island but we could have been anywhere in the world. This place is definitely in Hawaii. Wonderful! It is a great jumping off spot to explore Volcano Park, the Hilo area and the immediate area of Puna is amazing too. The Hilo market on Saturday was a great place to pick up some groceries. We spent 2 days in Volcano Park, night viewing of lava flows, if available, was great and the best hike is Kilauea Iki, Thurston Lava Tube is interesting too. Our only regret is that 4 nights was not enough!

Susie Morgan

Susie Morgan

Palmer, Alaska


January 8, 2010

We have stayed here two times in the past couple of years. I would stay more often but we have friends who insist we stay with them. This is heaven on earth. It is quiet and peaceful. The cottages are lovely, and the grounds are beautiful. There are animals wandering around. Cyndie and Mark are the best hosts you could hope for. I would recommend it to anyone.



Lolo, MT

a great place for a family get away

January 3, 2010

My spouse (58), I (57) and our 2 children (6 & 7) spent 4 days here after spending a week at Magic Sands Beach. We loved the quiet, how clean and spacious the cabin was, the community grocery store, great food near by, and the proximity to volcano park, Hilo, and great tidepool snorkeling. The kids loved the pool and the animals. Only complaint is there are no basic food stuff in the kitchen. For example, there isn't oil, basil, sugar, or even flour. It is very difficult to make good meals without some basic food stuff. We left some oil, salt, and sugar. Hope it is there for the next guests.

Rob Clough

Rob Clough

Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland

Fantastic Place To Stay

October 5, 2007

We stayed here in August 2007 for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just what we wanted an idilic retreat, the owners were very friendly and helpful. The location is good, just 30mins drive from Hilo, but also close to the Volcanic Park and Hot Springs and Beaches. Would recomend it to anyone who wants a few days away from it all.

Jean Francis

Jean Francis

San Francisco Bay Area

Paradise as it should be

February 15, 2006

I stayed here in Sept 2004 with my grandson. We are going back this Sept. for the entire month. My grandson loved the animals. I spent most of my time in the wonderful pool or on the back porch just enjoying the quite. If you want to see what Hawaii is really like this is the place to stay. Cindi and her husband were just wonderful and very helpful with any information that you might need. I didn't want to leave and look forward to going back this year

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