This lovely second story room overlooks giant ferns and faces lots of green and the only sounds you will hear are the birds outside. You will enjoy a full kitchen, huge shower (fun for couples) that also has a view to the forest and cloud-like bed.
Located only 2.5 miles from the entrance of the Hawaii Volcanos National Park, in the village of Volcano (not in Mountain View, and not in the community across the road from Volcano - this is the real thing). One mile each way from the Cooper Center and Volcano Art Center.
Escape to a secluded rainforest paradise, where the only noises are raindrops on the many skylights and birds in the morning. Located in the cozy little village of Volcano, you are only about a mile away from the entrance to the Hawaii Volcanos National Park, making this the your perfect home base to explore the park and spend evenings by the fire. We are only 45 minutes from Hilo and the Hamakua coast, and about an hour away from South Point and the wonders of its wild beaches (including the famous Green Sands Beach).
You will have a private room with a queen size bed in a fully equipped home with kitchen, wireless broadband, free laundry facilities, a warm fire stove, a beautiful and sunny covered lanai (outside porch), verdant gardens, board games and a shower room to die for. The only place in the house without a view to beautiful greenery is probably underneath your bed. After a visit to Madam Pele, you will come home to a cozy spot where the stars are so bright it looks like you could touch them. The pictures do not come close to doing this beautiful place justice
Come enjoy the cool mountain climate of Volcano, visit its arts center, drive down Chain of Craters Road, wander outside amongst the giant tree ferns or just retreat for a couple of quiet days to relax and recharge your batteries.
Guests have access to all house facilities and all linens and towels are provided. There is ample off street parking (uncovered) and we also have a laundry room with washer, dryer and detergent (though you are welcome to bring your own too). Bedrooms have individual keys for privacy, all else is shared, but the house consistently attracts pleasant, considerate people who are great to meet and are conscientious about the shared spaces.
Volcano is a quiet, green community that is the home of artists, professors, and retirees. What really defines it and sets it apart is the fact that the majority of residents try to preserve the forest around their houses and keep it pristine. It is secluded, but once you get on the highway you are right at the Volcanoes national park – be boundary to the park is Volcano itself. We are high up on the mountain (4,000 ft. / 1,000 m), so the climate is cool, with chilly nights made for fireplace times and we get almost daily rain showers together with clear blue skies. We do recommend shopping for groceries in Kona or Hilo if you are staying for longer periods, as you will have greater selection and better prices.
This house is just amazing. We fell in love with it the minute we walked through the door. Everything has been well thought out, there are labels on the cupboards telling you where things live, a binder on the bench telling you everything you need to know and we got emails from both Alex and Melissa ahead if our stay. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower is confronting but great. There was tea, coffee, fruit and other food made available for our use which was greatly appreciated. We loved this place and would highly recommend!
Cutest house in a garden oasis. Beautiful decor! Close proximity to Volcano. Host left a lot of helpful information. Very nice living room with a wood burning furnace. Needed as it gets cold at night. But the heat only lasts as long as you keep adding wood to it.
Didn't know that you use a communal shower/toilet with other guests. We're were not informed that other guests would be staying so were surprised to see them come. You can hear every move by every guest throughout the house.
Also, the fridge makes a loud sound for about 10 min every 30 min. Host informed me that it keeps cool. But I think missed my main concern, inability to sleep due to the noise.
Overall, pleasant experience.
I am glad the experience was pleasant overall, Stanley. I was not aware that you would have preferred to have no other guests for your stay, as I would have pointed out the ad I have for the entire house. As far as for the facilities being shared, the add does mention that "Bedrooms have individual keys for privacy, all else is shared, but the house consistently attracts pleasant, considerate people who are great to meet and are conscientious about the shared spaces" which I also think covers the fact that there can be other guests during at the house.
Overall I am extremely satisfied with my stay at Alex's place. But I would like to point out a few things. The place is not straightforward to get to. There were some issues with my check in process but I have to say Alex and Melissa were extremely responsive and took care of things. In particular I have to thank Melissa for being so helpful. She was great company too. Thank you Melissa.
The house is beautiful and I will return here when I come back to the big island. I recommend the place.
One practical tip: for people who would like to book the room I would suggest that they follow Alex's direction over (website hidden) maps or gps.
We only stayed one night to explore the Volcano park. We didn't have the chance to actually meet Alex and Melissa, but we met other guests instead. We were only in touch with the hosts by email. It was totally sufficient though, because the instructions they sent in advance were clear and detailed. Our room and the house in general were lovely and clean. There was no breakfast which was the only negative point. On the other hand, there were some free beverages in the fridge. As the name says, the place is remote, a car is a must. We recommend and would return without hesitation. It's just perfect to visit the volcano.
We arrived at Alex and Miranda's lovely house in the middle of the day, and was blown away by how beautiful the house is! It truly is as reflected in the photos; we were not disappointed!
The canopy room was in the upstairs part of the house, and there is a powder room on that level, but you have to go downstairs to use the shower.
The bed was very comfortable, and there was plenty of space for us to place our two suitcases. Also plenty of plugs for us to make sure that our gadgets are well charged.
The communal area, comprising of the kitchen and living room, was very comfortable. All of the plate ware, utensils, pots and pans, etc. were very clearly marked, and everything was very clean and well organised.
We were there in their winter season, and so used their wood burning stove, which helped me get warm a little.
All in all, a fantastic stay in a beautiful house; thank you for sharing it with us AirBNB'rs!
Our first reaction was that we wanted to move there now! The photos don't do it justice, The house is clean and a beautiful design, comfortable and with everything you could need. Oh so quite at night, we slept as if in a dream, Situated an easy 45 min drive from the airport in Hilo and Alex's directions were great. We were able to arrive, get settled and drive out to see the glowing volcano in the dark, eat great Thai food and wake in perfect peace. We were the only guests and only stayed one night - but would definitely go again for longer if we had time.
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was fantastic! For anyone that is interested in exploring the volcano and the Big Island in general, I highly recommend staying at this rainforest paradise. The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need. The energy is great and the views are truly fantastic. If you want to get away for a little, stay at this house. Oh, and the shower is really amazing.
Our one night stay in Rainforest Paradise were a great experience, quite near to the Volcano National Park, within 10 minutes drive. The house itself is great_with a great living area, a comfortable bedroom, semi-outside double shower and fully equiped kitchen. Though did not meet Alex, while Alex gave all the instructions and tips, and provided fruits and homemade yogurt. All in all, highly recommended to anyone would like to stay near Volcano. And we will definitely return to the place if we visit Volcano again.
Great place to stay. The house is beautiful, cozy and wonderfully set in the rain forest. There are great views to wake up to. Both caretakers were extremely helpful and kind. They shared the local their local fruits, kept the wood burning fire running, and even lent us cold weather gear for out summit excursion. Highly recommend staying at the Rain Forest Paradise.
Our 4 days in Rainforest Paradise were a great experience - to start with a lovely location - it is within 10 minutes of the Volcano National Park and just about 40 minutes of Hilo. It is important however that one follows Alex's instructions precisely the first time you want to get there - otherwise one can lose a bit of time in locating it. The house itself opens up to a jungle in the rear - so the setting is lovely.
The house itself is beautiful - with a great living area, a comfortable bedroom and the piece de resistance - the outdoor shower - it is an experience taking a shower with the windows opening out into the jungle.
Lori, who was managing the house, was a wonderful hostess - and provided great company to us. She greatly added to the great time we had in the house - including the free yoga session that she did with us
All in all, highly recommended