Volcano Seclusion

House - Entire home/apt · 13th St, Volcano, HI 96778, United States
Kai

This comfortable 3 bedroom 2 Bath Home is situated at the end of a quiet road in the Mauna Loa Estates subdivision across from Volcano Village and just minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance. Comfortably sleeps 5 in real beds.

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This comfortable 3 bedroom 2 Bath Home is situated at the end of a quiet road in the Mauna Loa Estates subdivision across from Volcano Village and just minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance. Comfortably sleeps 5 in real beds.

The Space

This house is on a dead end road at the back of Mauna Loa Estates, just across from the bustling, but quaint Volcano Village. It borders National Preserve land and boasts trails into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Our road also has it's own private "lava tube." This is a modern, high-vaulted home built 7 years ago. You will love the modern appliances and conveniences, within the native forest. It is so quiet here, some days all we hear are the birds and the wind.

Guest Access

High-Speed Internet, Covered car-port
3 bedrooms 2 Full bathrooms

Interaction with Guests

Rental is turn-key, accessed by a coded lock-box located on the front door of the home.

The Neighborhood

Mauna Loa Estates is a quiet subdivision in the Volcano rainforest. It rains around 120" a year here, but is usually clear and sunny for a good portion of each day too. Native rainforest birds found nowhere else in the world grace the Ohia trees and Hapu'u ferns. Volcano is a unique, isolated part of Hawaii.

Getting around

Most of our guests rent vehicles in Kona or Hilo. But the Hele-On Bus is accessible .9 miles from the house on Hwy 11 and Pearl St. Busses run twice daily from Volcano at a cost of $2/ride.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $649 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $45
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  • We had a wonderful time at Kai and Jim's home. They were the epitome of what we think AirBnB hosts should be: warm, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We greatly benefitted from their advice about where to go in their area.
    The house was everything that we could have asked for. It is clean, well appointed and located exactly where we wanted to be in Volcano. The park is a 3 minute drive away. We spent two wonderful days at the national park and then went down to the beach (to Kapoho, as Kai and Jim suggested) for some snorkeling and then to visit Hilo, which is less than an hour's drive. In all, we had a great time. We would return in a heartbeat

    June 2014
  • Kai's place in Volcano suited our needs perfectly. The first 2 days of our stay we shared the house with Kai, Jim & Clara. They were welcoming & generous hosts and the guest room and private bathroom were comfortable, spacious & quiet. The house is surrounded by lush rainforest & within easy driving distance of the National Park. For the next few days we had friends join us so had the house to ourselves. There was plenty of space for the 4 of us in a beautiful, peaceful environment close to amazing volcanic scenery, good places to eat & within a reasonable distance to Hilo airport. We'll be recommending this place to friends when we return to Australia!

    May 2014
    Kai
    Response from Kai:

    Harry is just fine, was following the car when we returned late on monday evening. We had a lovely weekend in Kapoho tide pools. Glad you liked the market- it's one of my favorite things about Volcano. Hope to come to Sydney one day and will surely be in touch. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Did you see the lava?

    May 2014
  • This house was a very comforting abode! It is at the end of the end of the road! Super quiet and peaceful! We saw many small birds in the morning in the ohia forests surround the house. It is clean and has a healthy spirit to the land and the residence. It is most definitely filled with aloha!

    December 2013
  • We were very happy and comfortable. Location very convenient to the park, clean, comfy beds, nice homey ambiance.

    June 2013
  • The house was really nice and tidy. Although it was raining almost the whole day in Volcano, we spent a great time there. It was also pleasant to have two cats. We would go again to Kai's house immediately.

    May 2013
  • Nice clean and comfortable. Nice bonus for cat lovers such as myself. For those who prefer to stay away from cats, the kitties are outdoor cats and from the inside you would have no idea that kitties even live there. Kai left tons of fruit for me and my fiance (which we completely devoured) as well as eggs and bagels which was a nice surprise. Great location for those looking to explore Volcanoes National Park and the Hilo side of Big Island. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Big Island.

    April 2013
  • Our stay at Volcano Seclusion was terrific. The house is very comfy and comes with optional cats to cuddle and keep your feet toasty. You are definitely secluded and staying "in the wilderness" really added to the overall experience of visiting the volcano.

    March 2013
  • Having been for some time living in one of the wettest, most heavily mosquito and coqui-frog- populated  parts of the Big Island, I was desperate to find another area on the Island I could escape to that did not have those characteristics.  I knew Volcano Village was  a possibility and I contacted Kai, explaining my plight. She couldn’t have been nicer and alerted me as soon as there was an opening. 

    The minute I drove onto the property, I knew that I’d lucked out.  It’s a simple, attractive and extremely nice, multi-bedroom home. The area is so quiet and peaceful, that I couldn’t believe the difference. The climate is totally different from the rainforest-like  area from which I’d come; cooler and a bit dryer - but certainly not arid. It’s surrounded by tall trees and ferns giving it a bit of the feeling of a primeval forest - or as I told a friend a bit like a tropical version of Scandinavia. Kai left fresh water for me, fruit etc. I had full access to the kitchen to prepare food and I was able to focus on my work extremely well (thanks to the high-speed wi-fi.)  And there are restaurants and a market within minutes.  Oh and the bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable.

    I feel totally restored and ready to battle the mosquitos and coqui frogs once again - especially since I know that if things become too intense again, I can find a delightful respite up at Kai’s home - (if it’s available!)  I completely loved it, felt like I was truly at home and I recommend it highly!    

    October 2012
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Earl Wooster High School Reno, Nevada, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Chaminade University, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR and University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Freelance Historian, Historic Preservation Specialists, English Professor
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Aloha! I am a fun loving, outdoorsy mother of one amazing girl! I love Hawaii, but hope airbnb will allow me to travel to the American continent to visit those places and people that I love there. . . I am a freelance Historian, who consults in the field of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management. I also review books for Foreward Magazine and have taught English Composition at the Hawaii Community College and online for Chaminade University. My husband, Jim, is an English (email hidden); he handles most of the arrangements for the listings on Oahu. Jim is a poet and nature writer whose scholarly articles have centered on Gary Snyder, W.S. Merwyn and Ezra Pound among others. We also hope to get to northern California more often in the coming years, as Jim's older daughter, Carolyn is in medical school there and plans to marry and raise her family there. Jim and I also co-authored a photographic history of Waikiki, the world famous crescent shaped white sand beach on Oahu's leeward coast. We usually leave a copy for purchase in both our Honolulu rental and our Volcano rental. Every summer, my family and I participate in the rough water, open ocean swim races here in Hawaii. We also surf, hike, bike, walk and do yoga. We love to cook and frequent the farmer's markets where bountiful fresh produce, local fruits and prepared foods can be found. There is a farmer's market happening almost every day in Hawaii. They are well worth going off the beaten path for and all of the prepared food served is by licensed vendors who must use a certified kitchen. We hope you enjoy your stay in our space and don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We are just a text away.
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