We are Located on the southeast shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. As a completely separate guest home on nearly 3 acres of an ocean front parcel, this very private rental is nestled in a lush tropical garden and has all the charm of real Hawaii. Presently, active lava is flowing from Kilauea volcano. Public viewing is located about 2 miles from the cottage. This viewing is a once-in- a lifetime opportunity for residents and visitors.
This all cedar rustic cottage provides homey comfort in a relaxed rural area away from the usual tourist scene yet with easy accessibility to other attractions. A private driveway with covered carport, a sunny yard and an abundance of flowers and fruit trees add to the convenience and pleasure of staying in your own piece of paradise. In the 2009 Summer Edition of 'Outside Magazine', Peaceful Cove Cottage was rated one of the top 50 best places in the country to 'get away from it all'.
You may chose to relax on the lanai in some of the best weather Hawaii has to offer; or let the soothing sound of ocean waves invite you to meander along your own private nature trail through a pristine wooded area rich in native flora. A minute's walk brings you to the beautiful ocean and peaceful cove. Blue skies, sparkling water and a fascinating coastline lie before you. Walk right along the ocean easily for miles on an old lava field and discover volcanic black sand and interesting lava formations,(lower lava trail). Hunt for shells and witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Or take the 'upper lava trail' which is a bit more rugged but walkable on the dramatic cliffs with sea spray propelling high into the air and a 360' view taking in the coastline and mountain. Also awaiting you at this spot we have named 'turtle bay' is the privileged chance to watch sea turtles riding the waves and/or diving for food The shoreline is rocky and the ocean not suitable for swimming but these walks are a one-of-a-kind exploration. Swimming and snorkeling are accessed in nearby tide pools or warm ponds within a short drive. Also a small black sand beach where you may enter the water is within a short drive.
The Volcano National Park is a popular day trip as are many other sights and activities within a 15 mile radius of the cottage.
Interaction with guests
A family member or I generally will meet you when you arrive or shorty after. We will direct you to our wonderful farmers markets, restaurants and answer any other questions you may have. Then we will give you your privacy and allow you to explore and enjoy yourselves. However, If you need us we are only a call away.
Other things to note
Included in the rental rate is 11% state tax.
A booklet of information regarding the cottage and surroundings is provided upon arrival. Please read the information and adhere to the requests therein. Then relax in a comfortable and peaceful setting and let this tropical paradise take over and give you the vacation you wanted.
We transplanted to Hawaii from the mainland in 1975 and have made this incredible island our home ever since. Acquiring this lovely 3 acre ocean front property in 1986 while it was in it's original pristine state, gave us the opportunity to carefully and tenderly sculpt the environment to maintain the natural integrity of the land. We built 2 homes on the property, one where my family and I live full time and the other as a guest cottage. The homes are separated by lush vegetation with separate driveways and cannot be seen or heard from one another yet we are close enough to be available to our guests at any time. The result is a unique tropical landscape where we offer our guests a glimpse of life in true old Hawaii.
I enjoy meeting the people from all over the world who come to share this incredible place with us and I love to garden and putter around in the yard. I'm always fond of describing the many botanical wonders growing around me.
Another favorite past time is to relax on the lanai by myself or with friends and try to capture this exquisite scenery on canvas. Or to take the short stroll from the cottage on our private trail to the sparkling ocean and walk along the rugged shoreline and be mesmerized by the ever changing colors in the sky, the waves and the lava fields.
The ocean in front of the cottage area is not suitable for swimming but the walk along the coast is like no other- waves crash on rugged cliffs and sea turtles swim in the turquoise depths. There may even be an opportunity from a safe distance to view new lava cascading into the sea or flowing down the cliff- a spectacular sight.
I welcome you to visit Peaceful Cove Cottage in Kalapana and join us in this magical place of aloha.