Chateau Kilauea @ Lazy Acres

Cabin - Private room · Captain's Drive, Mountain View, HI 96771, United States
Lily & Brian

Love to be surrounded by nature - just a few miles from an active volcano? Our cozy, peaceful, rain forest guest cottage offers privacy, comfort and a one of a kind stay. Lush and relaxing and perfectly located in paradise.

Your host, Lily & Brian
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Love to be surrounded by nature - just a few miles from an active volcano? Our cozy, peaceful, rain forest guest cottage offers privacy, comfort and a one of a kind stay. Lush and relaxing and perfectly located in paradise.

The Space

This charming and private bedroom/bathroom studio cottage sits 60 feet from the main house on our 3 acres of beautiful rain forest.

The studio cottage includes a very comfortable queen bed, fan, UV filtered rain water, and hot showers. If your vacation plans include cooking your own meals, kitchen privileges at the "big" house are available at no extra cost. If you enjoy doing laundry on your vacation - we have state of the art washer and dryer available (and bio-degradable laundry detergent). Our temperatures are cool at night and pleasant during the day. The rain forest includes fresh clean air, lots of lush tropical foliage, beautiful anthuriums, hapu`u ferns, birds, crickets, and coqui frog - we enjoy their singing - and they are not too numerous. Star filled nights are also a bonus.

We have two very friendly mixed black labs, Miles and Ranger. We found them wandering near our home in fall of 2011 when they were 8 weeks old. We also have two cats, Xyla (2yrs) and Bruce (4yrs)- Xyla we found on the rain forest trail and Bruce, our last cottage tenants brought from Honolulu. In February of 2014 we added a new member to our pack, Lavender. A 1yr old whippet/pit mix. She's a sweetheart. We adopted her from Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. In June 2014 - we added Hank, a 6 month lab/shepherd mix. Brian would see him occasionally when he took the country road to work. After seeing the abandoned dog (he's a puppy, not yet a year) on and off for about 6 weeks - Brian was finally able to make that special connection. Hank got close enough to be pet, and has wanted to be pet ever since! In July, we added two more dogs. Pua and Brandy were adopted from Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. Brandy is a Pharoah Hound - appx 18 months. He is a bit shy and very sweet. Pua is a terrier mix. She is 5 years old - she spent her young years malnourished so she has part skin and part fur. Brandy and Pua were kennel mates at the sanctuary and could not be separated upon adoption - so we adopted them both. Must love dogs goes without saying when staying at our house. They are our fur kids and family.

Lazy Acres Golf, Grog, & Sliders Club (as we affectionately refer to our oasis) has no neighbors on the right side of us for 3 lots and none on the left side of us for 3 lots. Very private. Very quiet and peaceful. We are just yards away from a rain forest trail head. This trail runs 4 miles and ends at a recently formed lava field. We are located 10 miles from Volcanoes National Park, historic Volcano Village, Volcano Arts Gallery, and Thai Thai restaurant. We are 23 miles from Hilo, about a 75 minute drive to Mauna Kea's summit and a 2 hour drive to the beautiful Kohala Coast. We believe the best type of vacation to the big island involves staying on both sides to avoid lots of driving. We spend a lot of time hiking at the Volcanoes Park and our nearby rain forest trail. We know these areas very well and have maps, pictures, stories, etc to help you get the most out of your stay.

Nearby public transit is 3 miles down our country road. We do not use public transit on the Big Island but several people do.

Our home is a joy in progress. Our water supply is from our 12,000 gallon catchment tank. We use propane fuel to heat our water and for our oven. We have a greenhouse which includes aquaponics gardening (if you pick it you can eat it), an old water catchment we've re-purposed into a martini lounge, fish ponds,a 9 hole (home-style) golf course, and a trail leading half way back of our property. Our current projects include a fire pit (done! we did a chiminea), stripping away old linoleum to get to original hardwood floors, constant maintenance, and yard work. We are also working on a Christmas tree to hang from the 32 foot ceiling in our A-frame home (done!). It stays lit year round. Right now, it's decorated as a birthday tree!

We are geo-cachers and adventurers. We thrive in the rain forest where we do things pono, embracing nature and the aloha spirit.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the decks on the main house, A`a Casbah, greenhouse and are free to roam the property.

Interaction with Guests

We are as available to our guests as they want us to be. We respect one another's privacy and also enjoy each other's company.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. We enjoy the remoteness the Fern Forest offers and the eclectic group of people living here. We are 10 miles from the nearest restaurant. Our guests have been raving about Thai Thai restaurant in Volcano. We love it too. We also enjoy a glass of wine at Volcano House in the park. We go when it's dark and enjoy a glass of Meomi while admiring Halema`uma`u's glow. We recently had breakfast at Kilauea Lodge and found it delicious and delightful. We also dined there for Brian's birthday - their prices make it special occasion for dinner for our budget, but they never disappoint. Restaurants close early around here. Be sure and be thinking about getting dinner between 6 and 8pm. The military at the camp also has dining options. Cafeteria and Bowling aisle style. The Lava Rock cafe located in Volcano Village is also an option if you're looking for a place to eat. Just remember, don't put off eating for too long, otherwise your best option will be a frozen pizza that we will bake for you :).

Getting around

Public transportation is 3 miles from our house. Not particularly convenient. This is not the place to stay if you are relying on public transportation.

Other Things to Note

As part of our "pay it forward" practices, we donate $5.00 of every night's stay to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. This is a beautiful "no kill" animal shelter in Kurtistown, HI. (about 7 miles from us). We adopted Lavender, our only female from these fabulous folks. We donated $45.00 for May and $25.00 for June 2014. This brings our 2014 total to $290.00. Yay!

Summertime is the perfect time to spend some time forgetting about time at Chateau Kilauea at Lazy Acres . The days are longer and the weather drier. Don't miss out on this fabulous time of year in the Fern Forest.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $414 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $12
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My hubby rushed into our cute standalone room first because he needed the toilet urgently while I packed our stuff from our car, ready to move in. His first words to me when he came out, "your jaws are gonna drop!". Indeed, no accommodation in the world offers this much toiletries!! Though a little tight, our room and bathroom are very clean. A very comfortable bed that made us unwilling to get up 3 times, and a hot shower with strong power that made us love every minute, and provided drinking water that was uniquely tasty.

    As we drove out to move on to our next destination, hubby said, "It's the host that makes the difference." Brian is an excellent host (airbnb should have some kinda excellent host of the month award), with his 6 furry assistants that welcome us enthusiastically and endlessly. We were really overwhelmed! Such a beautiful and spacious house and garden - almost like paradise. An unforgettable experience.

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Lily and Brian's as part of our Big island tour and found it to be in an ideal location to explore the Volcano National Park and then to go on to the Mauna Kea Observatory.

    Arriving at their place pretty late in the evening was a wonderful experience - after the drive down the long dark road we found the right telegraph post and their driveway and entered in to their property to be greeted by Brian and Lily and a loud chorus of frog song! The noises from the rainforest were wonderful to listen to.

    The cabin is great - comfortable bed, well stocked with everything you could possibly need and is your own completely private space.

    We had breakfast with Lily and Brian the next morning and they gave us a tip on how to do what has turned out to be one of our favourite day walks of the whole trip. Listen to their advice, dress to get muddy and you'll not be disappointed!

    Lily and Brian are kind, friendly people living in a wonderful secluded spot, which they have obviously worked hard on. The property (and their 3 dogs) are great and we were only sad not to have been able to stay longer.

    We have no hesitation in recommending them to you :)

    May 2014
  • Lilly & Brian are rock star hosts - they are one of those people who are genuinely full of love and generosity for everyone, which kind of forces you to love them right back. They are welcoming and interesting, and the guest cottage is a great space to rest. We really enjoyed staying with them.

    May 2014
  • Lily & Brian were very gracious hosts and made us feel very much at home. The cabin is ideally located close to the volcano national park and was a welcome respite after a long day of hiking. Brian provided great advice on hiking trails in and out of the park. And they provided us with some very delicious espresso and coffee cake to start our days. The cabin is private, cozy and very clean. This is one of my all-time favorite airbnb stays.

    May 2014
  • Unbelievable location in the rainforest. Super nice hosts with a lot of information about just everthing, specially travelling tipps. Would stay there again any Time. Thanks a lot! Beautifull little house/room and Coffee in the morning with our hosts - what esle do you need? very friendly dogs dancing arround - smile. Good Locations for trips arround the Island and Vulcano National Park. Would stay nowhere else if I would do it again. Mahalo !

    May 2014
  • Being bombarded by airbnb’s reminder to review our stay at Lily and Brian’s felt like running into a nagging aunty. We haven’t even recovered from jetlag and still enjoying nice feelings remnants of the holiday. All the more, words would be too restricted to do justice. Anyways here we go: … there not only did we get a wonderful place to stay, - the place itself is a holiday destination for us -, we also found home that keep calling to come back. Beware, L & B! ☺ Thank you again for your generosity and friendship. Staying at your place was indeed the highlight of our holiday.

    April 2014
  • Lily and Brians place is very special. Its like a little oasis in the middle of the jungle. Being in that little hut was just so amazing, the sound of the raindrops on rooftop. This is when you can just close your eyes and drift away into nowhere. A damn relaxing nowhere! Seargent Miles, Ranger and Lavender are not Veterans, they are the most playfull and sweet dogs you will ever have seen. Lily and Brian are very easy and great to talk to, and they even had a swiss espresso machine and very good homemade cake!
    The cottage is equipped with everything you need. They've put much love in it. Clean and comfy. Very near to the volcanoes.

    We had a very great time guys, would be the greatest to see you again. Either in Hawaii or in Zurich.

    Mahalo from Zurich!

    Joana & Miloud

    April 2014
  • Chateau Kilauea was a great listing! We enjoyed the quiet, the greenery and seclusion. Lily and Brian are great hosts that welcomed us in their cottage as well as into their home. They shared their stories and their love for Hawaii. A big plus also were the three dogs, Ranger, Miles and Lavender who greet everyone. They also would come sit outside the cottage door waiting for us to come out. Brian also shared information about the area, the people and upgrades they did to the property. We felt like we were visiting friends. We had a great time and can't wait to visit them again.

    March 2014
  • What an amazing place to stay! Lily and Brian were terrific, knowledgeable, welcoming hosts, and it was great getting to know them. They gave us great local knowledge about things to see in Volcanoes National Park and where to eat in the area, gave us tomatoes from their greenhouse, and made us delicious coffee cake one morning. Their home is a bit out of the way, but that makes the place very quiet and private (plus they gave excellent detailed directions!). Their dogs were very friendly and always escorted us around the property :-) Also, the bed and pillows in the apartment are some of the most comfortable I've ever slept on.

    March 2014
  • Lily and Brian were the most amazing hosts and our stay in their beautiful forest getaway was just perfect! We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, their cute, joyful dogs, the charming and convenient cabin, and above all - getting to know such lovely people. Plus the location was great - in a magical forest super close to the Volcanoes National Park. We would wholeheartedly recommend staying here and wish we get a chance to come back!

    March 2014
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We enjoy gardening, adventures, and people. We love our rescue pets, each other and our simplified lifestyle. The motto for Lily's life is, "love has never failed me". At lazy acres - we embrace relaxation. We give 3 big parties a year - our fall Chili Party, Our New Year's Day Brunch Party, and our St. Paddy's Day Party. Brian loves home projects, his big scooter, and sharing his adventurous spirit with others. Lily loves cooking, writing, reading,and hiking. Together we celebrate our life after kids - and are thankful we found each other. We are laid back and easy going. We look forward to meeting each new guest and hope to make their stay as pleasant as possible.
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