This beautiful mountain cottage at 3300 feet altitude is just 5 miles away from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. Lots of large picture windows. Quiet, secluded, simple and serene. Wake up to the songs of Hawaiian native birds. Retire at night watching the night sky from one of the five picture windows in the bedroom.
The cottage is built 6 feet above ground on the front side (with 14 stairs up to the front door) and at ground level on the back side. It is all wood and glass with open beam construction. It’s tucked into mostly native forest of Hawaiian Ohia and Hapuu (Hawaii Tree Fern) that is glorious in the mountain sun. This little cottage has ten large picture windows to give it a beautiful, expansive, tree-top view of the surrounding trees and vibrant plant life. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a sitting room with an expansive outdoor view and a small bathroom with a tub/shower. There is an open veranda part way around the cottage as well as a back deck to relax and enjoy the late afternoon sun. The entire cottage is about 850 sq. ft. Very comfortable and spacious for two people
There is a TV and blue ray/DVD player in the sitting room for you to enjoy movies in the evening after a day of exploring. There is also wireless & cable internet in the sitting room, and a gas fire stove in the sitting room for those cold mountain evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped with a propane stove top, toaster oven, microwave oven, small size fridge and all basic kitchen utensils & supplies.
There are lots of nature walking trails and hiking trails in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with one to the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano at almost 14000 feet - a rigorous 3 day backpacking trip. When the volcano is active, you can hike to see lava flowing inland or into the ocean. When visiting you should be prepared for hot and cold and dry and wet.
If you are planning to visit other areas of the Big Island, we have another vacation rental at the North East side of the Big Island. It is a perfect spot to explore hidden gems on the Hamakua Coast of this island. Check out the listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1966611
We will be happy to answer any questions before and after your arrival. Feel free to contact us by phone or by email.
This is our own retreat cottage. We love it. We hope you'll enjoy it and care for it as we do. It is a place for quiet contemplation and meditative retreat with a feeling of serenity both inside and outside.
Whether you decide to visit with us or not,
we send you our Aloha,
Richard and Candice
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$800 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Neighborhood:||Island of Hawaiʻi|
Our stay in the Volcano cottage was wonderful! The house was the perfect size and in a great location for exploring the Volcanoes
National Park, as well as some beaches and mountains. The rainforest setting of the house was magnificent and all of the windows made it feel like we were in a tree house. The owners are very nice and friendly. The cottage was in pristine condition, thoughtfully created and very comfortable. We only wished we had a few more days of vacation! The sitting areas outside and inside are very relaxing, and the kitchen was a perfect size for making some breakfast, lunches, and light dinners. The Volcano cottage was more beautiful than we expected!
This cottage in the rainforest is heaven on earth. Richard and Candice are the most perfect generous hosts you could ever find. We had an absolutely superb stay here, the garden is gorgeous and the cottage very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It is like your own private rainforest resort. Close to the active volcano and only half an hour to Hilo. There are a couple of general stores and restaurants within 5 minutes drive. Thank you very much for all of the extra touches; coffee, tea, honey, chocolates, torches, the list goes on and on, but most of all for your kindness with chatting to us about activities on the island and where to go for dinner. It was great meeting you both and if you ever visit Melbourne Australia please look us up.
Thank you Candice and Richard for having us.
Everything was flawless, clean, working, and best of all cozy. Having a whole tropical garden as your night lamp - awesome!
We arrived late as we got lost with our 4x4 on the way from green sand beach to Volcano and could not make it in time to meet Candice and Richard. Sorry.
And for the rest - drive back to south point and do not try to make a short cut and continue after green sand beach to the east ((website hidden) maps is lying about what should be streets there). In the end doable but we had been the only car that made it :D The only others we saw during that 2 hours were two locals on ATVs.
Also if you like to get organic food - get it before you drive up to Volcano. The two super markets in Volcano are places were you can buy a can of beans and toast, but not much fresh/organic stuff if any.
We totally can recommend the place and just can give you the tip. Spend more time in the national park. You have a prime spot to start early and be alone in the lava tube or the kahaualea iki crater.
Thanks again for having us.
We loved it!
P & T
What a special little house. Nestled in what feels like the middle of the rainforest (but is actually a neighborhood near the village of Volcano) this sweet little cottage is so beautiful and cozy. Absolutely loved staying here. Candice was so warm and welcoming, and the house was the perfect size for two. The place is just a few miles from Volcano National Park, and is perfect for a night drive to the glowing caldera in the park. Watching the sunrise from bed through the vegetation visible out the many windows in the bedroom was truly spectacular. My only regret is that we were not able to stay longer.
We've stayed twice for a couple of nights each. I love it here, its so peaceful. Highly recommended. My other review is lengthier if you are curious about details. This place is very, very special, would return in a heart beat.
The cottage was absolutely amazing, a true little paradise. Candice and Richard have thought of everything and the cottage has everything you need or want. It is gorgeous and is a place that truly is a private rainforest oasis that captures the beauty of the Hilo side of Hawaii. I can't say enough about how amazing the cottage is along with Candice and Richard. They are so warm and friendly and the perfect hosts. I wish we could have spent more time talking to them as they are warm and friendly and have a great vibe and energy. We could have chatted with them for hours !!!!! If you want to add a truly memorable experience to your Hawaiian vacation please stay at the cottage and shareCandice and Richard's slice of heaven !!! We will definitly be back ;)
This is truly THE place you want to stay at while visiting the Volcano area!!!! We stayed for only 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The cottage is a real retreat and is the perfect place to experience the hawaiian forest and nature. It is a magical place with many plants and birds. The interior of the cottage is just as great. The place is neat, comfortable and tastefully decorated. There are heaters in every room to make it comfortable at night. The bed is very comfortable and you get to see bright shining stars at night from the huge bedroom windows!!!!
We met Candice and Richard on our arrival and they were very generous with us. They took the time to walk us through every detail of the cottage. They were also very patient giving us lots of information on hiking possibilities and on the park. They are very nice people and they are very dedicated in arranging everything so we feel comfortable in their cottage. While talking with both of them we got to learn a little bit about their values in life. They are nature-conscious people and they are also respectful of other people. We really had the feeling that renting their cottage to us was more about sharing their secret place than about business.
The location of the cottage is just as perfect as the rest! You are only at a 5 minute drive from the Volcano National Park. The neighbourhood is very calm. It's also nice to go for a walk on the street as there is very little traffic and everything is so green! We also felt very safe in the surroundings.
We sincerely thank Richard and Candice for sharing their special place with us.
Isabelle and Gisèle
This is an incredibly special and tranquil space. The thought which has been put into it is evident throughout; its warm and cosy for when the Volcano weather becomes chilly, with the softest blankets to snuggle up to in front of a heater, fantastic selection of teas, and huge windows letting in natural light and beautiful views of the native Hawaiian jungle. Highly recommended for a soul reset. Candice and Richard are wonderful hosts.
If you are looking for something special in one of the most interesting region of the world on Big Island, this is THE place to stay. You will enjoy a charming and cosy cottage in the middle of the very humid rain forest, at about 10 minutes drive to the Volcano National Park. Everything in the cottage has been thought and prepared to get you feel really good and comfortable. Practically speaking you'll find every utensils and amenities you need.
At night some spotlights and large windows let you enjoy the garden nightlife.
Candice and Richard are some of the kindest host you can even find, their friendliness and kindness is what makes the Airbnb experience so humanly enriching and unique.
Thank you again !
The cottage is truly the perfect place to enjoy the woods and the quiet around Volcano. It is cozy, with beautiful craftsmanship, and yet with with creature comforts that are so fantastic when you're on vacation. Candice and Richard showed us around their home, and in the process we learned about several of their favorite hikes - not to mention how to use the cottage to its fullest. They were incredibly welcoming, and genuinely wanted us to experience an area that has been so meaningful to them. We will definitely be back!