14 reviews

1 / 16 Lagoon saline pool



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Description from owner

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.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

Owner profile

Cynthia G



  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (14)

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

“Cute place to stay”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2016

Me and my girlfriend spent 4 nights in one of the little houses. You have everyhing you need inside. A full kitchen, 1 king size bed, a living room, etc. Outside, you can swim in the pool, play tennis or just walk around and search for the numerous animals who live on the site. The owner is very kind and like to know about your trip in Hawaii. It's around 15-20mins from Hilo, but the price of the rent is more affordable. We recommend this place for those who likes nature.

“Highly Recommended”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2015

If you like quiet, beautiful, eco-friendly - come to this place. There is an amazing saline lagoon pool. The owners are friendly and informative. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The tortoise and other animals were interesting. Highly recommended.

“Country Atmosphere”

Reviewed 10 Apr 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.

“Friendly Paradise”

Reviewed 23 Feb 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.

Owner's reply: Mahalo for the nice review, Mary. We enjoyed having you here with us. Stay warm. Aloha.

“Wonderful, relaxing, well worth it.”

Reviewed 15 Oct 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.

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.

“resort comfort at non- resort prices”

Reviewed 26 Mar 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!!!

“Happy returning customers”

Reviewed 27 Nov 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.

“the gonnello family”

Reviewed 11 Apr 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

“A Little piece of Hawaian Heaven”

Reviewed 5 Mar 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!


Reviewed 7 Jan 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.

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