Tranquil, Tropical, Private - Walk to the Black Sand Beach
Sunlight and gentle tradewinds fill the charming Oliana Cottage, located in upscale Puna Beach Palisades across from Kehena Beach. Away from the street on a 1/2 acre. Just minutes away from Kalapana, Kapoho, warm ponds, and tidepools. You can hear the waves crash against the cliffs.
It is a short hike down the cliff to the famous black sand clothes-optional Kehena beach. A five minute drive to Kalapana to see the lava flowing into the sea when it occurs. Hike, boat or helicopter to the nearby active lava flow. Swim with the dolphins or whale watch in season. Dine out at nearby Kalani or in Kalapana.
The Oliana Guesthouse is smoke-free, fragrance-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies.
Standard Rate is $79/nt, $540/wk plus Hawaii tax (4% sales and 9.25% lodging). $25 cleaning fee.
HIgh season rate is higher. Two night minimum. One-night is available on request. Please add $20 one night fee for one night stays in high season.
The Cottage (studio w/bath) has a queen-size bed, private indoor bath with a large shower and a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, 2-burner electric stovetop, electric grill, electric teakettle, and coffeemaker.
The Cottage and the main house share a hot/cold outdoor shower which you are welcome to use. All linens provided. Free wireless internet and free domestic long distance (US, Canada, Mexico).
Reviews from the Guestbook (just a few of them):
GREAT EXPERIENCE, GREAT PLACE TO STAY
Just would like to thank Babette for her kind hospitality. We only stayed for 2 nights, but our experience was great and very accommodating. We arrived very late the 1st night, and even though she was asleep, we were able to get into the cottage and enjoy our first night. The location is great. Very clean, private and cozy. Everything you need for cooking is available. We would not hesitate to stay here again when we return to the Big Island. Thanks again! -- Dale, Toronto, July 2012
Date of Stay: February 2012
Thanks so much for sharing this space. Delightful! I wish we had more time to spend here, however we may return some day. Lovely and Comfy! -- L + A, Vancouver
We loved to be here at this lovely place almost at the end of the road. We would like to come here again to see you, and to rest in your pretty guesthouse. Thank you very very much for two beautiful days.
Brad and I couldn't have spent the new Year in a more lovely and peaceful setting. Many thanks for your kindness and creating this lovely ohana sanctuary. We look forward to our next visit on this side of the island.
Ines and Jens had a winderful time here, we found everything we needed, and loved the peaceful atmosphere of your fantastic cottage. Thank you Babette, for setting it up so nicely and also thanks for the good information about the area. We enjoyed a lovely guitar concert at Kalani on Christmas eve. We loved the snorkeling at the tidal pools, views of the lava flow, watching the huge surf along the coast, and walking along the amazing structures of the lavafields for hours.
Review Submitted: December 20, 2011 Date of Stay: December 2011
Gracias and Mahalo for this time at your cozy cottage. We enjoyed the cogui (frogs) at night and waking up to sun light pouring in through the windows. We were relaxed by the rain falling outside- and we were absolutely awestruck by the stars here. This Oliana Guesthouse was the perfect location for our excursions to Volcanoes National Park, to Hilo (the botanical garden is gorgeous there), to visit Kalani down the road a for a relaxing cranio-sacral and lomi-lomi (massage) sessions, and more!
We highly recommend Yara Nui as a delicious, fresh, local and organic restaurant at South Point. Also, we were stunned at the magnificence of Green Sands Beach. We did realize this was a Hawaiian Homelands, so like all visits to sacred sites on Hawai'i this one welcomes/calls for deep respect.
From you Babette, and from locals, we have experienced a very warm welcome.
Aloha and abundance to you, N + K (from Austin, Texas)
P.S. The buddha presence made the abode all the more peaceful. Namaste!
Review Submitted: December 11, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011
Thank you for our stay. We enjoyed our volcano watching! -- S+J, Norway, February 2011
Date of Stay: April 2011
Thank you so much for renting out your awesome vacation cottage!! We had an amazing week here in this tiny piece of Heaven.... The sound of the ocean and frogs every night was peaceful, as well as the full moon and tradewinds.... The black beach across the road was our favorite place - end of the road, hiking on lava, Kona mudpie milkshakes, good Thai food in Pahoa, tide pool snorkeling, warm ponds, etc. We'll definitely be back. Thank you again, your friends, J + S
Date of Stay: March 2009
You are a delight and so is your cottage. I hope you will clear the calendar when I next call, because this will be my place every year! -- K, March 2009
Tax rate 13.42% of rent tax rate
Cleaning fee $25 per stay
Standard Rate is $79/nt plus Hawaii tax (4.166% sales and 9.25% lodging). For one night stay, please add $20 one night fee due in cash on arrival if there is no way to invoice you in advance. High Season rates are higher.
Please inquire about the Off Season Specials or SINGLES rates....Read more
Located near Kalapana (lava viewing area) on the Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, across the street from Kehena Beach in the upscale Puna Beach Palisades subdivision. Just past the corner of Oliana Drive and Punakai St.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 05, 2015
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Left on 04/06/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 6, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
We truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was clean, well-cared for and comfortable! Babette gave us advice but still left us to enjoy our privacy. The frogs, birds and geckos sang us to sleep each night. We feel in love with this area of the Big Island and ended up looking at real estate! Can't wait to call Babette our neighbor!
Left on 02/27/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | JoeReviewed Feb 27, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
A simply wonderful stay in a lovely cottage. Manicured garden, attention to detail, and in a great location. The room was spotless, a nice comfy bed and the just exactly perfect shower. Babette is a charming hostess indeed.
The best place to stay in this area, walk to the Kehena Black sand beach.
No reason to search any more, this is the best value.
Left on 02/17/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | PatrickReviewed Feb 17, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
The guesthouse was very nice. I missed that it was only a studio, but we really didn't need more space. It would not suit a family, only solo or couple. This was a great place to eat breakfast and dinner, if you desire, and it worked fine as a base of operations for day trips. It is not centrally located. You probably wouldn't spend more than a day nearby. A place closer to Hilo or central Pahoa would be much more efficient. However it was a beautiful drive to and from our "home" each day. Read more
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 13, 2012Stayed May 2011
Babette was a fine hostess, with a clean charming cottage. I was greeted by beautiful flowers and large windows to the greenery outside. The beach was within a short walking distance plus, the lava trip was close and a fantastic experience. I was pleased to find restaurants closer then Pahoa when we didn't want to cook. Listening to the ocean at night we found most soothing. Enjoyable stay !!!
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