Oliana Cottage - Kehena Beach - Allergy Friendly

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    $85 avg/night

    Hawaii> Pahoa
    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2

    Tranquil, Tropical, Private. The Oliana Cottage is located in Puna Beach Palisades, a short walk to black sand naturist Kehena Beach. Allergy Friendly! Located just minutes away from Kalapana, and the new Poihiki Beach. At times you can hear the waves crash against the cliffs.

    Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill the charming studio Oliana Cottage. 3 hour drive from Kona Airport, 1 hour from Hilo Airport, 45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park. Self check-in available. Please note that there is little to no cell service in this fairly remote part of the island. You will hear cocqui frogs for sure, sometimes quite loud, and cute green geckos may run across your cotage wall. My personal Cancellation Policy in case of an emergency is at least a partial refund up to 24 hours before arrival, but you will have to ask me to input this manually into the system, if necessary.

    The Cottage (370 sq ft studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, separate bathroom with toilet and large indoor shower (no sink in the bathroom), and kitchenette with sink, hotplate, microwave, toaster, electric teakettle, toaster-oven, blender, S&P, coffee, teabags, pots, pans, utensils & more. Kitchenette is usually adequate for short stays of 8 nights or less.

    It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana and Uncle Robert's where there is a convenience store, farmer's market on Saturdays, and live music some evenings. Nearest gas station, grocery stores, and banks is in Pahoa town, 20 miles away.

    The Oliana Point seen in one of the spectacular coastal photo above is literally across the street. Swim with the dolphins or whale watch in season.

    Not a full kitchen, no stove, no dishwasher, no garbage disposal. Only one sink located in the main room. Please see photos.

    The Oliana Guesthouse is smoke-free, fragrance-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies.

    The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower, in addition to your private shower, and laundry service is available on request. Please enjoy the outdoor shower, especially good to wash off sand from the beach. All linens provided.

    Free wireless internet and free domestic (US, Canada, Mexico) long distance on the landline.

    Chairs available for outdoor seating. Anything else you need may be available, please ask.

    A Hosted Vacation Rental Tax ...

    Registration Number: GE-094-859-6736-01, TA-094-859-6736-01

    $85  avg/night
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    Tyler P.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Babette's cottage had everything we needed to comfortably spend a few days exploring the Hilo side of the Big Island. The location has decent privacy (adjacent properties were mostly obstructed by vegetation), the internet speed was good, and the kitchen/bathroom/bed were exactly as described. We enjoyed sitting outside at night listening to the coqui frogs and star gazing through partly cloudy skies. Overall we had a great time and would definitely stay again. Thanks Babette!
    Lauren D.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Babette was a wonderful hostess during our stay and went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable. She provided a lot of useful info for things to do in the area. Babette is very attentive and communicative. The place was clean and comfortable. Just as a warning- the frogs are really loud at night so if you’re used to living in the city, you might want bring plugs. My partner grew up in the country so he liked it, but I had trouble sleeping the first night. This place is somewhat off-grid and away from everything while still being in a “neighborhood”. There is no cell phone reception but the WiFi worked fine. Also, there is no AC but I found it to be fine with the windows open and the fan on. I liked that it was within walking distance of Kehena beach. If I ever come back to the Big Island, I would stay here again.
    Nathan T.
    May 27, 2023
    A lovely little cottage with a great host, next to one of the most beautiful beaches on earth
    Trevor B.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Thanks for all the site seeing advice! We enjoyed the cottage, it had all we needed and wifi worked great for us!
    Elijah F.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Clothing optional black sand beach is right up the street and that’s what I came for. Host’s communication is amazing and made accommodations when needed! I’ll be back
    Steven M.
    Feb 27, 2018
    We had a wonderful visit at the Cottage. We wanted a place to unplug and enjoy the natural aspects of the island. This was perfect, when we wanted quite isolation, all we had to do was take a short stroll through the forest to the spectacular cliffs on the ocean. When we wanted to see the other sites, we drove up the coast or out through the rain forest to take in volcanos, waterfalls, shopping, and dining. Not to mention a gracious host to help out with information and insights. It may not be in the heart of the "tourist action" but it was perfect to enjoy the heart of the island.
    Alvaro B.
    Mar 18, 2017
    We went to celebrate our honeymoon and the host made our stay incredible. The place is very nice, clean, and very close to the best beach and other wonderful sites. I'll definitely come back there in a heartbeat
    Max L.
    Jan 22, 2017
    My husband and I sought a venue away from tourists, shops, noise, traffic, and unnecessaries, like dishwashers, washer/dryers, jacuzzies, restaurants, and vast living space. Oliana Cottage was all of that and more. It was cozy but well equipped. In one room there was a kitchen area, a dining area, a sleeping area, and to the side a bathroom. Towels, extra bedding, utensils, and even snorkel gear were provided. The owner gave us a map of the attractions close by, of which there are many: warm ponds, tidal pools, Lava Tree Park, MacKenzie Park, a black sand beach, and sites of lava flow (pahoehoe). It was also quite close to the road to the viewing site of the active Kilauea lava flow. Frogs serenaded us at night. For anyone seeking to avoid the usual touristy things, this cottage is perfect.
    Maureen B.
    Nov 10, 2016
    If you're looking for comfortable no-frills accommodations in the Kalapana area, close to lava flow, then this is your place. Babette was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She graciously let us check in early at 3pm instead of the usual 4pm check-in. After hiking to the lava flow at sunrise, it was nice to be able to relax and take a nap. The next morning we took the Lava Ocean Tours boat out of Isaac Hale harbor, a quick 20 min drive from Oliana Cottage, for the sunrise tour to the lava flowing into the ocean. Thank you, Babette!
    Melissa B.
    Aug 24, 2016
    Stayed at the cottage overnight after a hike to see the lava flow. Quiet hidden among the trees the cottage was the perfect place after a long hike. The cottage was clean well equipped for our needs. The cottage is priced well without having over the top cleaning fees. Definitely would recommend to any couple that needs a quiet place to stay on the east side of Hawaii to visit here.