Makua Room - Rainforest Paradise

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

This is the premier room in the house. The huge window opens frames the forest outside, and you will have lots of room to spread out. 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 is the premier room in the house. The huge window opens frames the forest outside, and you will have lots of room to spread out. 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

Bread, jam, coffee & tea are always available for breakfast. 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 of the property, does not always stay at the residence but is a phone call/text/ or email away. When she is in the house, she does her best to provide a balance of hospitality & privacy.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a great time at the Makua Room in Volcano. Melissa was very responsive and easy to communicate with prior to our stay. We had the entire house to ourselves for two nights which was a pleasant surprise. The house was beautiful and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We will definitely return should we ever find ourselves in Volcano again.

    June 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay here and in Volcano. It is true that the pictures are just a tease to the rainforest wonder that surrounds the home. I say home, not house because I felt like I was staying a friends or family-the beauty we long for with Airbnb. Alex & Melissa's personal touches and notes were very helpful. Melissa who was our contact before, during and after was very communicative and easy to reach. I especially appreciated the coffee/kitchen set up, videos and fire. Also the place is very meditative and clean.
    The National Park is one of my all time favorite destinations. Volcano is a lovely town with great food options listed at the house. I loved Thai Thai, Khilauea Lodge and Cafe Ohai.

    May 2014
    Response from Alex:

    Thanks, Jason!!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • Alex and Melissa were great hosts. I never got to meet them, but they were very easy to reach and explained everything we needed to know in detail. The house is incredible, we had such a great time coming back there after a long day of sightseeing and relaxing with some wine by the fire. One tip: If you are a light sleeper, consider one of the upstairs rooms instead. It was very easy to hear the ppl upstairs from the Makua Room.

    April 2014
  • A beautiful place to stay and great if you want privacy (we were the only people there on the 2 nights we stayed) and peace and quiet. Easier to find than we expected.

    It was quite cool when we were there and the fire (a very effective wood burner) was really needed. With no other form of heating that we could see I'm not sure what it would be like in winter.

    Melissa was our host(ess) and very helpful. Always quick to reply to queries.

    April 2014
  • We stayed for two nights in the Makua Room, which is downstairs. Melissa and Alex were extremely helpful prior and during our stay. The house is lovely and located a few miles from Volcanoes National Park. As others have mentioned, it's best to arrive when it's light out as the first time navigating can be tricky. It was a bit cold in our room especially at night. We knew there was a fire stove in the living room, but we were mostly in the bedroom and didn't want to leave a fire unattended. If you're sharing the house with others, the walls can be a little thin. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the hospitality.

    April 2014
  • This is a great home, and is exactly as described: a rainforest paradise. We stayed in the Makua Room, which is the larger downstairs bedroom, and had the place to ourselves for two of the three nights we stayed there. The setting is gorgeous and they have a romantic two-person shower room with full view of the surrounding rainforest.
    The location is a little tricky to find; when you book, Alex will send you directions and I recommend following them rather than using the GPS, which may lead you to a neighboring house. Melissa knew we were arriving after dark, and kindly left the light on for us, which helped. We also used the directions and noted that the GPS would have led us elsewhere.
    We stayed during the rainy season, and it was cold several nights. Alex and Melissa left wood for us and money to purchase more (which we didn't need). There is a small wood-burning stove in the kitchen which can be used to heat the place.
    Overall, this was an excellent experience and a wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend it.
    On a final note, we rented a compact car, and it was able to handle the "off road"-style road leading to the property, even in the rain, so no 4-wheel drive is necessary unless you want it for other uses.

    April 2014
  • What a beautiful, secluded house! Melissa was there during our stay but it felt like we had the place to ourselves. We used a washer and drier to do our laundry after a rainy day on mountains bikes and warmed up by the fire place. Some great books were available on the shelves.

    Melissa gave some great suggestions for the way back to Waikoloa via southern route. Classical music, yoga mat, then some toast and jam with a cup of coffee made our morning magical.

    Great place to spend a night while you're exploring Volcanoes Nat Park.

    March 2014
  • We stayed in this lovely paradise for two nights while exploring Volcano's National Park in March. Great house with lots of light and windows looking out into the rainforest. We were able to cook, wash clothes, and do yoga in a beautiful retreat-like setting.

    March 2014
  • It is a gem! Everything was set when we arrived and we would have stayed longer (if possible). The location in the rainforest is wonderful, it is fully equipped for six and very personal decoration and touch.
    Our GPS had some problems to find the spot, the tip to arrive at daylight was helpful.

    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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