About this listing
This lovely second story room is perfect for family or friends traveling together and needing separate beds. It overlooks giant ferns and faces lots of green and the only sounds you will hear are the birds outside.
UPGRADE OFFER! For stays of more than one night and no more than 3 people, we will gladly upgrade you for the whole house (see listing for Ginger Hale, numb(phone number hidden) its listed price and waive the cleaning fee. Just mention this offer when you go book it and we will send you a special offer (or refund you if you Instant Book). Subject to availability due to those pesky laws of physics.
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 2 single beds 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.
Fully stocked kitchen- toaster, blender, slow cooker, salad spinner, all cooking utensils, etc.
Books, movies, & games in common areas for down time.
Extra towels, sheets and blankets in laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
Melissa, the caretaker, is not always present at the property but is just a phone call, text or email away. When she does reside at the house, she tries to provide a friendly balance of hospitality and privacy.
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.
Public transportation is not really adequate and stops far from the house. We recommend a rental car. The last stretch of road is not paved, but it is passable even for a compact car.
Please no smoking or parties. We love a good, lively home, but try to keep our voices down after 10 pm.
This is a very nice house in a great location - lovely quiet rainforest setting, close to volcano park and volcano village. Great kitchen, lanai, and most important - beds… I'd stay here again - thanks Alex and Melissa -
Living surrounded by lush greenery as if we were alone in the jungle. Very nice house, very calming. Plan on a flashlight to help you find your way in. No lights turn on when you arrive... so if it's dark... Everything that you need is there and if there are no other guests, the house is all yours. Luxury! And if you need anything, the caretaker's response is immediate. Great stay, I would've stayed longer...
This beautiful house is located in the middle of the jungle. To relaxe it is the absolutley perfect place. We shared the house with other couples, but it's more than big enough for 6 person. Everything is clean and tidy and if you need additional towels or linen you can just take them. Also elementary things like coffee, tea, toast, butter and jam are in the kitchen. If you want cook, you will find every gadger you need, so you can prepare what ever you want. In the back of the house is a lanai with yoga mats that you can use. Or just open the back doors and listen the noises of the nature.
The communication with Alex and Melissa was very uncomplicated. We never met them, but they answered by email within very short time. Even when we made the booking a day before arriving, it was possible to stay there.
Also a great thing is the little distance to the National Park, within 5 minutes by car you are at the entrance. We would recommand the house to everyone who loves nature and likes to meet people.
Our stay in the hoaloa room at hale ginger (I believe that's correct..?) was wonderful. The house itself is beautiful with lots of amenities and really comfortable beds, but the best thing is the location. A few minutes away from the park! We were able to come back for a meal and head back to the park after dinner well prepared with one of their blankets!
The cottage/home was clean, quaint, charming and nestled in the woods. Just like you would imagine a cottage would be. It was exactly as described and pictured. It was a good value (especially we happen to have picked a night that no one else was in the house.) The property manager Melissa was fantastic! Great communication via text and email. She gave great tips on places to see and eat in the area. I cannot wait to return next year! Thank you Alex and Melissa.
Didnt have the chance to meet Alex In personal, but everything went easily!
Beautiful and charming place! Had everything we needed; kitchen, laundry and even coffee and bread for breakfast! Perfect location nearby the Volcano! Will stay here again if we come back :)
This place is a rainforest gem! We were lucky enough to have the whole house to ourselves when we visited, and it felt super private and peaceful. The house is equiped with modern utilities and everything you can possibly need for your stay (including laundry, cooking tools and spices, movies, books, and even leftover toiletries from guests), but it still feels rustic, tucked away in the middle of the ferns and the forest - as if it was an integral part of it. The whole house has plenty of large windows letting in the light and the sights of nature, and we especially appreciated the sunroom (with yoga mats and a small round table) and the glass wall shower - absolute heaven after a day hiking in the volcano. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable.
The care-taker Melissa also contacted us early on to make sure we found the place easily and with recommendations of places to visit along the way.
All in all an outstanding house that we definitely hope to come back to any time we return to the Big Island!
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About the Host, Alex
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, Rio and now in Hong Kong. I am an AirBnB host in Hawaii, where my houses are managed by my good friend Melissa, the hospitality queen. I have stayed in several AirBnB listings in my trips around the world, and traditional hotels are virtually dead for me.