Tropical & spacious Hawaii Sun Cottage-Big Island

Tropical & spacious Hawaii Sun Cottage-Big Island


Oct 2018

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

*** Please read ***
We do not swap during summer, holidays or peak rental times- this property is a vacation rental. We will CONSIDER point or direct (non-simultaneous) swaps for during May, Late August, September, October or early November - Contact us 1 month prior to your travel date during the months listed as swap possibilities. We do not book swaps way in advance due to longer term rental commitments. Thank you for your understanding.

Maximum 5 guests- No exceptions. Home is set up for parents and up to 3 children. Our plantation style cottage is 1000 square foot, 2 bedroom /1 bath cottage in a peaceful and serene location on 1.6 acres. The cottage is simple yet decorated in tropical, relaxed, fun décor so take your shoes off and put your feet up. You will experience rain in our lush green vibrant jungle. You will experience the natural sounds of coqui frogs and possibly see wild pigs roaming our jungle neighborhood. There is a beautiful covered lanai for birdwatching, dining, relaxing in a hammock or having your coffee in the morning. We added a brand new covered picnic pavilion with a 12 foot long picnic table with a smoker/bbq in our park like yard. Smoking allowed outside only in our covered picnic pavilion. No smoking in the home or on lanai.

**Note** Even though it is peaceful much of the time, there are neighboring humans who argue on occasion.

There is a queen bed, dresser and closet in the downstairs bedroom with hangars, iron and ironing board. Upstairs in the loft are 2 twin beds and a queen sized futon with plenty of extra blankets in the unlikely event it gets chilly.

This cottage swap is best for English speakers for ease of communication as there are house instructions and how things work in described only in English. This is also a living like a local experience with specific instructions on how to manage trash and recycling and other details for a great stay.

Cleaning fees are $175 additional depending on number of guests. BBQ area is responsibility of guests to keep clean and free of critters. Clean up thoroughly after each use. If guests attract fire ants into the home, additional fees will be charged. Instructions in the House Rules on how to maintain food and trash to prevent fire ants from being attracted are presented.

The home is fully stocked with towels, sheets, well stocked kitchen with lots of dish choices and utensils and has a washer and dryer for your convenience. The home is not set up well for very small children recommended of potty-trained children 5 and up since kids beds are upstairs.

Located on Hawaii's Big Island and near the world famous Kilauea Volcano and Volcano National Park. Located near Hilo, Hawaii and the extraordinary Queen Liliuokalani Park where there is a platform to dive into the ocean and Hilo lagoons where you can swim with sea turtles. Experience a Hawaiian Rainforest and the beauty of Hawaii. All services at least 1 mile away. We are 1 mile from Highway 130 (Keaau/Pahoa Road) and 25 min. from Hilo Airport, 10-15 min. to Pahoa.


More about us

  1. Our family of 3 loves adventuring especially travel. We've traveled to Mexico and Hawaii frequently, to many cities and countries in Europe, China, Costa Rica and recently Tiffani and Aidan took a 4 thousand mile road trip to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. In 2013 we did a house swap with a family from Luxembourg and explored Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Amsterdam and Switzerland.

  2. We own a small luxury rental equipment business. Mark enjoys fishing, great food and a cold craft beer. He is a serious handyman with all the tools! We both appreciate history and beautifully constructed buildings. Tiffani likes to write and sings in a couple local bands and is a studying home clearing and organizing. Aidan plays soccer, is a wrestler and plays piano. We all love skiing. We especially enjoy taking old worn out things and making them beautiful and new again.

  3. We restored our Hawaii cottage November of 2017, Mark spent two months trying to paint in the rain and doing various restoration projects. Tiffani painted the kitchen cabinets tropical colors and acquired all the furnishings, appliances and home goods in the couple weeks she was there. This is the third home we've restored together. The first home restoration was a 7 year project of restoring a historic mansion in California.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Our plantation style cottage is in a rainforest jungle neighborhood with lots of natural privacy. All the lots are 1.6-3 acres.

Buzzy restaurants
There are lots of great restaurants in Hilo and Pahoa
Cozy cafés
Funky Tin Shack Bakery in Pahoa is a neat local spot
Bit of culture
Polynesian Culture is beautiful
Walks in the park
Queen Liliuokalani Park and Volcano National Parks are a must
Spot of exercise
Hiking trails lots of places and jungle and coastal walks through neighborhoods all around
Day tripping
Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley up North are a must

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