Private Tropical Coqui Cottage Retreat**Return of the Lava $99 Special Rates


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THE COQUI KAI COTTAGE IS A 2 Bedroom + 1 Bath PRIVATE HOME ON OVER 1/4 OF AN ACRE IN A COUNTRY SETTING- In Peaceful Garden Like surroundings with a separate caretakers studio on site for any of your needs.

Welcome and enjoy our Island Cottage in the centrally located 2 bedroom tropical retreat 'THE COQUI (Ko-Key) KAI COTTAGE' the perfect place to see the beautiful east side of the island and hear the small Coqui Tree Frogs sing you to sleep at night!

The cottage was built in 2006, and it is a very well maintained and refreshed at least yearly with preventive maintenance on anything that needs attention (including the appliances). We have completely refurnished, painted and updated the cottage, with a tropical decor including bringing a little of the outside in with a huge hollowed out tree stump dining table. We wanted to give you the feeling of your Tropical Hawaiian Vacation while you are indoors or outdoors! There is also a very large (500 sq. ft.) screened in Lanai (patio) so that you can enjoy patio dining or playing cards, or board games - rain or shine- while looking out at the tropical flowers, and a garden view of the outdoors, with sometimes Bananas, Papayas, Pineapple, and Guava that you are welcome to pick if it's ripe!

This is a private home -The Master BR has a California King, an Armoire and closet for your clothes, and a 32 in. TV/DVD. The 2nd bedroom has a Queen size bed, a dresser and closet for your clothes.

In the open floor plan Kitchen, living and dining rooms, there is a Queen size Hide-a-Bed for our little Keiki's guests. There is a 47 in. Samsung Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD so that you can stream your music, pictures, and Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc. We offer Hi-Speed Satellite Internet and WiFi so that you can keep in contact with family and friends.

The Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cooking and baking dishes, microwave, crock pot, rice cooker, coffee maker, and also a Keurig Coffee Maker (with complimentary Kuerig Hawaiian coffee and goodies at your arrival), Toaster, Blender, etc. Full size refrigerator and bottled water dispenser.

In the enclosed screened in Lanai there is a washer and dryer for your use at no charge with laundry soap provided There are also some children’s beach toys, boogie boards, flash lights for exploring lava tubes, umbrellas, and a cooler to take with you for your day trips.

We are 20 minutes from Hilo Airport and Hilo Town

Here are a few of our favorites things to see and do and distance from the Cottage:

Volcano National Park- See the Kilauea Caldera, explore the many miles of hiking trails, lava tubes, Visitor Center, Guided Nature walks with park ranger, Museum, and our most favorites are hiking through a rainforest to the floor of a dormant volcano crater and then returning at night to view the glow of the crater, it’s amazing! - (25 mins)

Kopoho Tide Pools and Wai’opae Marine Sanctuary- Some of the best snorkeling in huge pools filled with coral and amazing fish on the east side of the island. (25 mins)

Ahalanui Park and Warm Ponds- A beautiful and free naturally heated thermal pond with water up to 90 degrees depending on the tide. Just down the street from the Kopoho tidepools. (25 mins)

Whale Watching- (Seasonal) see the Humpback Whales migrating Dec-Mar. right from the shore- (10 mins)

Relax and take a Beautiful scenic drive through the lush green side and stop at one of the many magnificent waterfalls.
Rainbow Falls- (15-20 mins)
Akaka Falls and Nature walk- (25 mins)
Botanical Gardens- (20 mins)

Kaumana Caves Lava Tube- Explore a 23 mile long (the whole length is not accessible, but there’s plenty to explore and enjoy) lava tube in it’s natural state, and see the amazing way the island was formed. (20 mins)

Mauna Kea- Watch the sunset or sunrise and see what the island looks like from above the clouds at 10,000 ft. elevation and for those who love the stars there’s World Class Star Gazing with Narrated free tours, as the different planets rise. (1 hr drive)

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo- It's the ONLY natural tropical rainforest zoo in the U.S. and it's free! AND it’s is less than 10 minutes away.

Visit Black Sand Beaches almost guaranteed to see a few Turtles sun bathing.

Don't forget the culture of 'Old Hawaii'--- in Pahoa Village visit the old wooden boardwalk and dine at quaint restaurants & feel like you've stepped back in time; or stroll through downtown Hilo Town learn about the history and tradition of Hawaiian Culture through live shows, storytelling, music, film, and Hula by visiting the Historic Palace Theatre since 1925, the Tsunami Museum, Art Galleries, local Farmer's Market with organic fruits and veggie's, and don't forget the Shave Ice! So many things to do for every type of traveler.

We provide our recommendations of places to eat, shop, Day Trip's and Activity Brochures, car rental companies, timing your vacation, and helping to personalize your vacation to your families lifestyle. We are here to help you plan more than just where you’ll sleep, so you can take the time to relax and decide how you will enjoy this wonderful place.

Aloha and Mahalo!
John & Shauna


Cancellation Policy-

*45 Days or more = Full Refund
*30-44 Days = 50% Refund
Less than 30 days- No Refund
*15-29 days before arrival- 50% of your payment may be applied to re-booking your dates at any later available date within 12 months

Charges and Taxes-
All quotes will include the total charges, including all mandatory taxes and cleaning fee at the following rates:
Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) - 4%
Hawaii Accommodation Tax (TAT)- 9.25%
The total of these two taxes are charged at a total rate of 13.42% per Hawaii
Hawaii Tax I.D. No. W79537571-01
Cleaning fee: $95.00

*Note* We can not waive or reduce any of the above fees, either for a longer or shorter stay. Taxes must be paid, and cleaning is paid at the same rate whether or not you use it much. We have to leave it ready for the next guest feeling sure that it has been cleaned to the same standards that you would want during your stay, even if it wasn’t used “much”


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Everything was perfect and we really enjoyed coming back to the place every night to relax and eat the last meal of the day and just hang out. We had everything that my wife and I needed to enjoy our anniversary!

Visited on "June - 2017

Great House for our stay in Hilo!

We loved this house for our stay in the Hilo area. It was very easy to get in and out of the neighborhood to places we wanted to go see. Shauna was very helpful in any information we needed to have for the house. The beds were comfortable. We usually don't watch TV but having it allowed us to watch the Merrie Monarch Festival every night in comfort since we did not have tickets to see it in person in the Hot arena in town. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Visited on "April - 2017

Wonderful home!

The house is well prepared from all perspectives: traveling, cooking, resting, swimming, etc., I feel the house was initially a vacation house to the owner, then extended to be a rental house. The host is very helpful. I felt bad by missing to say Hi to the housekeeper when we left the house. My son was so excited to check out the swimming gears. From snorkels, water shoes, noodles, surf boards, umbrellas, you name it! We highly recommend this place.

Visited on "April - 2017

Excellent cottage.

Sorry for the very late review! We arrived here in October 2015. Our first trip to Hawaii. We found the cottage to be nice and secluded. It is a bit out of the way, but we didn't mind that. Beautiful landscaping around the property. We were amazed to find a lime tree growing on the property. (we are from Canada and this blew my mind!) This is a large, comfortable cottage with full kitchen and an attached 'Lanai' (extra room) with lots of space. Very well equipped. There was even the use of a BBQ if we wanted. There is no air conditioning however, so we were quite hot, especially the first day we arrived, but it was not so bad after that. And yes, the name 'Coqui' cottage is quite well suited! At night you can hear hundreds (thousands?) of the Coqui frogs singing all night! At first we were thinking that we wouldn't be able to sleep but you get used to it and we found it quite pleasing after a while. The cottage is close to Volcano National Park as well. The owners were not present at the time, but were easy to reach. They had a caretaker onsite as well during our stay. He lives on the property in an adjoining area. There is also free WiFi on site. We really enjoyed this place and I highly recommend! Thanks again!

Visited on "October - 2016

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