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Upcountry Mauna Kilauea Volcano Cottage

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Upcountry Mauna Kilauea Volcano Cottage

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

A Legal & Registered Hawaii Transient Accommodation

GRANDMAS HOUSE (with a few twists)
Intimate, eclectic, at times eccentric, romantic and whimsical Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage.
I treat my guests as I myself would hope to be treated while out in the world traveling.
This is Your vacation and Your special time.

As your host at the cottage I want to make you feel comfortable , well kept and at home while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested.
The cottage is Not a 'pack them in like sardines' rental to produce a maximum rental income.
It has two bedrooms, a large living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a wonderful and well equipped kitchen and a private forest deck.
There is room to roam and you won't be stepping over futons, pull out couches or tripping over your luggage or one another.
The entire private cottage space is yours.
The cottage has a maximum capacity for Four guests.

Living in a Native Hawaiian Rain Forest that is located at the 4,000 foot summit elevation of Mt. Kilauea and Halemaumau Crater has its challenges on air quality both inside and out. Volcano is beautiful beyond compare, but you have to work at cleaning / treating the air a bit. You don't need to unduly "Fear" the air terribly, but it is, at any rate a good and sensible thing to consider when visiting Volcano. The cottage is well equipped to keep these assorted elements under control. The active volcano by nature discharges volcanic gasses are called "VOG".
Thankfully most of the time we have our Trade Winds which take much of this to the South and out to sea. The rain forest is by definition, a Wet environment. Moisture, Mold and Mildew can present problems as well. The cottage has Three Levoit Carbon Hepa filters running throughout the cottage. These really help.control all of the mentioned elements from volcanic gas, odors, spores to mold and dust and mildew , etc.
( good article on clean air and treatments: click here )
There are also Two dehumidifiers ( air moisture removal, which also run with air cleaning filters )
One is dedicated solely to the bathroom area. Dehumidifiers are essential in Volcano to keep a constant cottage humidity at a healthy comfortable 50% - 60%. There is a very nice built in heater / Electric Fireplace which is clean, efficient, cozy, charming and easy to operate. The beds are both equipped with heated Sunbeam mattress pads which are wonderful, cozy and warm. Top that with memory foam and heavy 200 gram Flannel Sheets and you get some real mountain comfort through the nights.
A bit of a step back in time, the cottage is adorned with a beautiful and interesting blend of Early American Folk & Impressionist Art, 19th c. photography, fine vintage floral and avian embroidery compositions and a wealth of other worldly curiosities from times past.

After exploring the Volcanoes National Park you can, at your will and leisure, come home ... plug into our tech saturated world to your hearts content OR be Bold and dare to opt out for a while and just enjoy the simpler pleasures of life that the lush mountain rain forest and its chattering, happy native bird inhabitants provide. Clear star studded evenings and night time Volcano viewing offer easily attained additional pleasures just minutes from the cottage.

The cottage is well stocked with many quality Ravensburg Jig Saw puzzles as well as many family oriented word and card games for fun evenings at home around the fireplace.
There is also a large and diverse island oriented library of many books on Big Island, Hiking, Birds, Fishes, Shells and Tropical Flowers.

The Kitchen area is extremely well appointed and it is entirely possible to produce home cooked or baked gourmet dishes if one is inclined.
The Kitchen is equipped with a wonderful KitchenAid Mixer.
There is a complete diverse assortment of Corning Amber Vision cookware as well as the more traditional cast iron and ceramic ware.
If you know how to cook or bake well, this kitchen will live up to your needs and abilities.
There are fine Old English Bone China antique dishes, tea cups and such to serve your creations upon.
There are also a wealth of specialty cook books in the cottage for inspiration.
The ever ready & willing waffle maker with fixings & French Press coffee maker make easing into your Volcano mornings simple and pleasurable. Fresh whole coffee beans, a variety of teas, lots of fresh island spring / deep well water are always provided for guests.

A creative, private and unusual mountain haven. The cottage offers 1200 square feet of quiet, room to roam open space with a high vaulted open living room clear story ceiling. The second floor master bedroom offers a cozy Cal King memory foam topped bed individually heated on both sides with exceptional linens ( Tribeca 200 gram Heavy Flannel Sheets which are truly heavenly )
There is an additional second smaller bedroom upstairs, with a nice cozy memory foam topped and heated, flannel sheeted Full Size bed.
Both bedrooms have their own internet connected televisions with Netflix.
There is also a small water closet upstairs for convenient evening needs.
This is a 1/2 Bathroom with toilet and sink.

The cottage is equipped with a Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Travel Playard, Go Green with mattress, sheets and waterproof mattress pad, safety gates & electrical plug covers.

INSIDE the cottage is a NON SMOKING environment. (smoking is not a problem on the OUTSIDE deck area) There is a light daily house cleaning with a changing of bed linens and towels if desired. Propane gas for the fireplace is provided. High Speed WiFi & Ethernet internet access are provided.

Both bedrooms and the Living Room have internet enabled televisions offering guests Netflix, Music & Web Access.( 3 total)

A private open air deck outfitted with Lounge chairs is nestled under the canopy of the secluded rainforest of Hapu'u Tree Ferns, Magnolia, Camellia and a host of other native plants amidst the sounds of songbirds and at times our Native I'o hawks soaring overhead.

The cottage is vintage 1940's Hawaii and has been endowed with an eclectic, creative blend of materials in a Victorian / Deco manner. Located in the original historic section of Volcano Village, the cottage is about one mile from the entry to Volcanoes National Park. One could easily spend two full days exploring this very large park and still not see it all.

To be clear, the cottage is listed as having Two bathrooms.

There are in reality 1 1/2 bathrooms

A full bath and shower downstairs and a handy 1/2 bathroom water closet ( toilet and small sink ) upstairs with the bedrooms for evening needs.

VolcanoHouse Vacation Rental is Not affiliated in Any ways with either the Volcano House Hotel or the Hawaii Volcano House Hotel or Volcano House Iceland or the California Volcano House.


Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


13 Reviews

Jean User Profile
February 2018
Richard's cottage was amazing, like staying in a mini-museum of Hawaiiana and antiques. You could spend hours just looking at everything! The finishes and millwork on the walls and doorways were fabulous, little surprising touches everywhere. The beds were super cozy, the livi…
Kathleen User Profile
October 2017
Richard met us at the house to show us around and how everything worked. This was very helpful. The home is in a perfect location being close to the Park and village. The home is unique filled with very interesting items. The heated bed was a welcome to the chilly nights we had d…
Susie User Profile
September 2017
This is a secluded, very quiet, comfortable home. It is also probably the most unusual, and unique places we have ever stayed! Richard was an extremely attentive host, and you will have everything you need. He has gone above and beyond to insure that. P.S. The beds are very com…
Terry User Profile
August 2017
Excellent location for multiple visits to Volcanoes National Park. Richard, a retired antiques dealer, has decorated his property accordingly, with eclectic pieces ranging from cubist paintings to Grecian urns to silver buffalo nickels. Richard is the consummate host, flexible…
Olga User Profile
May 2017
Richard is a wonderful and attentive host. He was always available to answer questions or trouble shoot. The place has everything you might need and the location is beautiful. The house eclectic decoration is fascinating and my kids, husband, and I spent a ton of time looking thr…
Virginia User Profile
April 2017
Art filled space. Eclectic and fills your eyes with fun and beauty. We loved staying here and will stay again and again. Excellent location, easy access to park, farmers markets, hiking and night viewing of lava. Great restaurants. Just what we were looking for. Mahalo Richard …
Frauke User Profile
December 2016
We where positively surprised by the spaciousness and beautiful decoration of Richard`s place. He was very helpful and knowledgeable and we would definitely recommend his house to anyone visiting the volcanos!

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