The Cottage is a cozy private space with beautiful tile work and a fully equipped kitchen to host up to 4 people. All conveniently located in perfect position to explore the lower Puna area, active lava flows, snorkeling, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & more. Regarding pets, it's mandatory you communicate in your reservation request that you'd like to bring your pet with you, please give a brief description of your pet(s), size, age, socialized, etc. Additional fees & restrictions apply.
The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree may be one of the most stunning trees you'll ever find - and you can gaze at this beauty in a gorgeous jungle setting from your lanai at the Rainbow Cottage. There are many special features to this sweet small house including custom tile work, Mexican Saltillo and Travertine mosaic throughout, concrete countertops, original artwork, a fully equipped kitchen (a variety of coffee makers, bakeware, cookware, juicer, water purifier, blender, crockpot, etc), eco-friendly amenities such as rain catchment with UV filter and solar hot water, a lanai with hammock, washer/dryer, covered carport, and a property also hosted by friendly and curious animals. Yours are welcome here too!
Conveniently located in Leilani Estates, just outside of Pahoa Village, this is a great anchor point to explore the Lower Puna District, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and the Hamakua Coastline. A short 10-20 minute drive away you'll find the gorgeous Puna Coastline with volcanically heated ocean swimming pools (Ahalanui Park), incredible snorkeling and swimming in Kapoho, and surfing and swimming at Pohoiki. Pahoa is a funky off-beat small town 10 minutes away with several great dining spots including Thai, Mexican, American-Pacific Fusion, and a Bakery/Cafe. Pahoa additionally provides basic amenities including a Natural Food store, a regular grocery, Post Office, Police and Fire Stations. Other attractions to the Lower Puna area include the variety of open air markets that occur several times a week that have live musical entertainment, food booths, crafts, fresh local and organic produce, plus a whole lot more. The area also offers many healing arts including Ecstatic Dance at Kalani Eco resort, a variety of yoga classes and skilled acupuncturists, massage therapist, naturopathic physicians, and other healers all of which you host can connect you with. Your host incidentally is a Personal Chef who specializes in natural foods, so please feel free to inquire about those services which are available.
I am happy to greet and have a visit with guests and explain to them must see features of the area.
As I live on the property as well, general consideration of noise after 10pm is expected. Smoking is only permitted outside on the lanai and I request the adjoining door to the bedroom be closed if someone is smoking . I ask that people be mindful of leaving lights on, using electricity in general as it is very expensive here in Hawaii. If you'd like to bring your pets with you please clarify in your reservation request and include information about your pet(s), age, size, needs, routines, etc. I will OK them to stay here if they are well attended, well behaved and up to date on their treatments and shots. Depending on different parameters there will be additional fees for the pet (A great Dane vs a cat can make a price difference) in the ballpark of $10 per day.
Aloha! I've lived happily in Hawaii for nearly 20 years. I live on the eastern portion of the Big Island where Kilauea Volcano has been erupting nearly non-stop since the early 80's. I live in the jungle with my wonderful two dogs, three cats and a few chickens. I've worked as a personal chef focusing on health supportive cooking for the past 11 years. I'm a swimmer for fun and fitness, practice yoga and overall lead a pretty healthy lifestyle - with a balance of indulgences. When traveling I'm always interested in seeing a real slice of a place, meeting, eating and seeing an authentic version of what makes that place great, and side-stepping anything touristy. When a host says they have a dog or cat on the property, you may as well have said you have a jacuzzi, nothing makes a place more comfortable to me than having loving critters around. I'm excited to get to know new people and share what I have.