We spent four nights at the Ohia Paniolo Cottage located in quiet residential neighborhood just a couple miles from Volcanoes National Park. It was a very comfortable place to spend the evenings.
The two-bedroom, one-bath home is very inviting and decorated well. We arrived to find breakfast fixings including a generous platter of fruit, Punalu’u Bake Shop sweet rolls, and pancake mix. There is really everything you could ask for in a short stay: a well-stocked kitchen for cooking, indoor and outdoor dining tables, cable TV, a cd player/radio, grill, wireless internet, a hot tub, washer & dryer, ample lighting indoors and out, and a carport. Since the climate is very damp, there are also a couple dehumidifiers inside which help cut down on moisture, though it cannot be completely eliminated.
All of my interactions with the owners were professional and they sent me a receipt for payment promptly by email.
If I get to go back to the island, I will definitely consider staying here again. It is very reasonably priced and the location is ideal for visits to the park being a quick drive or bike ride away. The cottage is also close enough to Hilo and Kea’au to drive to either on a day trip.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking