Canopy Room - Rainforest paradise

House - Private room · Elepaio Road, Volcano, HI 96785, United States

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.

Your host, Alex
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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.

The Space

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I only spent one night at Alex's house at his volcano house. My friend Brenda and I booked at the last minute and Melissa was very welcoming and considerate since she hasn't had time to accept our reservation yet. The house is located only few minutes from the Volcano National Park making our visit there very convenient. The house is in a tropical paradise and the room was very comfortable. Melissa had coffee and toast ready for us in the morning. We liked it so much that we booked another night in Alex's other house in Hilo. Highly recommend for any guest who want to visit the Caldera volcano.

    June 2014
  • My host was very accomodating. Melissa texted me and the notebook in the room provided additional information.

    June 2014
    Response from Alex:

    Thanks for the feedback, Beverly. : ) So glad you enjoyed the house!! Aloha~

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • The house was even prettier and comfortable than expected. The environment is absolutely gorgeous, and it is just a few minutes away from restaurants and Volcano National Park. Perfectly clean and well maintained. We especially enjoyed the board games and cooking in the well equipped kitchen after a day of hiking. Great (huge) shower!

    May 2014
    Response from Alex:

    Thanks for the feedback, Anouk! We'll definitely look into that.
    Thanks again for staying with us..
    Melissa & Alex

    May 2014
  • Great location for exploring Volcano National Park. Lovely house set in the rainforest. Well appointed and very comfortable and clean. It was easy to feel at home! Great host. This Airbnb experience set a new benchmark. Loved it.

    May 2014
  • Serene, secluded rain forest retreat. Really nice, spacious home with great woodwork and garden views from every window. My wife especially liked the yoga room (sun room with yoga mat). The house is very quiet and private (back from the road and away from neighbors) and we were the only ones staying there at the time. Using the instructions we found the place in the dark with no trouble.
    Although we didn't meet the caretaker in person, that was not a problem. There was plenty of info inside the house about restaurants and local attractions. It's a great place to stay when visiting Volcano National Park, which is just minutes away.
    Toast, butter, jelly, and coffee was provided (along with powdered creamer).
    We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in the canopy room - the room and home felt like paradise! the location was perfect for visiting Volcano National Park. We even made a 4am visit to see the glow from the Jagger Museum Overlook.

    The directions and communications prior to and during our stay were very helpful and we wish we had planned a few more days here.

    Thank you!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Alex's Volcano Chalet. It was a wonderfully relaxing tropical hideaway, and a great base for exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Melissa was a very gracious host, making sure we had everything we needed. We would stay here again, and highly recommend!

    April 2014
  • This is such a great place to stay. It isn't as hard to find as everyone says (the directions are fantastic!) and it is well worth finding. Very much a home away from home and highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful house, designed very practical and tastefully. I didn't meet Alex and Miranda in person, but their communication was very helpful and caring - they had thought of absolutely everything. Great stay, I recommend it to anyone.

    March 2014
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Faculdade de Direito do Recife, NYU Law
I am Brazilian, originally from Recife, and have lived all over the world in the past few years. I used to live in Atlanta, then London, Hong Kong and now got a chance to do a project in Rio. I am an AirBnB host in Hawaii and have stayed in several places in my trips. Best, Alex
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