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Shauna Knutsen

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english


Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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BOOK NOW!!! SEE THE NEW ACTIVE LAVA FLOW- YOU CAN NOW SEE LAVA FLOWING AT THE NEWLY OPENED LAVA VIEWING SIGHT!!! This is super exciting news! So, in celebration we are offering special rates for all unbooked nights on our calendar for July 1- Oct. 31, 2016 of just $99 a night or $599 week!

So TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIALS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE LAVA ON IT'S WAY TO THE OCEAN (As of 7/1/16 it is just 2 miles from entering the ocean) We never know how long this spectacular sight will happen, but it has been working it's way down the mountain to be close enough for us to see without a helicopter tour for several months now. We will keep this sight updated with any changes to the flow.


KAMA’AINA DISCOUNT 10% (Does not apply to special rate)

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”

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shauna Knutsen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english


Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Lava Viewing, Lava Tree State Park, Waterfalls, Natural Warm/Hot Ponds, Botanical Gardens, Rain Forest and Zoo, Telescope Star-Gazing Mauna Kea (best star gazing in the world), Snorkeling at Tide Pools, Black Sand Beaches, Hiking Lava Tubes and through Craters, Farmers Markets, Stroll through Old Historic Hilo Town, Museums, Japanese Gardens, Zip Lining over waterfalls, Helicopter Tours over Volcano, Nature Walks, Caverns, and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Pahoa, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special Lava Rate
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$127 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please contact us for 10% disc. for Kama'aina or any other special pricing or discounts and we will happily adjust the rate for you.
Dec. 23, 2016 - Jan. 03, 2017 and During Merrie Monarch week there is a 4 night minimum stay, unless there are fewer than 4 nts. available on calendar. No further disc for Merrie Monarch.
3 or 4 night minimum stay does not apply if there are less than the minimum nights available, just let me know and I will adjust your quote or reservation for as little as 1 nights stay.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Pahoa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-King Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen- Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Pillow-Top Med/Firm
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our Extras are what our Guests really appreciate: Queen size Hide-a-Bed in living room, Portable Crib / Playpen, Hi Speed Satellite INTERNET ACCESS, DVD, fully stocked Kitchen-all the little things you need, Hairdryer and all soap, shampoo/conditioner, Large Ceiling Fans, Washer/Dryer with laundry detergent provided, Beach Towels, Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Cooler, Beach Chairs, Flashlights, Walking Sticks Umbrellas We also provide purified bottled water for our guests who prefer it to our house water. GuideBook, Coqui's Pick's for Day Trips from the cottage, Activity Brochures, and we welcome you with Keurig Brewed Hawaiian Blend Coffee and snacks to start off your first morning! In Consideration for our guests with allergies-No Smoking or Pets, please!