Wake up to native Hawaiian birdsong in your own romantic guest cottage in an historic garden estate. Private hot tub and breakfast of homemade banana bread, fresh fruits, yogurt and granola and more. Award-winning Café Ono on site. No cleaning fee!
Volcano Artist Cottage is a newly restored romantic, one bedroom redwood vacation rental set on a lush 3-acre artist's estate in Volcano Village just 2 miles for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Our cottage offers a fully equipped kitchenette, Zen bathroom, beautifully lit skylights, a propane heater for cool Volcano nights and a private hot tub.
Amenities include cable TV, wireless Internet access and fresh Island fruit, cereals, Kona coffee and gourmet teas.
Guests receive a 10% discount at the gallery & Cafe Ono.
Private parking space and gate entrance. Almost 3 acres of historic gardens to explore. Don't miss the tree sanctuary at the end of the main parking lot, a room made of living trees planted 80 years ago!
Interaction with Guests
Come and go as you please. We hope you have time to meet us in the gallery or cafe but your privacy will be respected. After we close you will have the grounds to yourself and Ernest the Goat (in his own enclosure of course).
Very quiet village at night. Most eating places are closed by 9pm. There are 2 small stores and gas stations, a hardware/general store and post office. Don't miss the Sunday Farmers Market from 6am till 10am at Cooper Center on Wright Road. Get there early!
There are buses that run to Hilo and back but very limited and they DO NOT go to the airports. Rental cars are the only way to go unless you feel like hitch-hiking (not such a good idea).
Other Things to Note
Nights can be chilly here at 4000 feet, bring long sleeve sweater, socks, shoes. Go see the glowing volcano at night but dress warm, it can get windy up at the crater. Don't worry, your room has a heater and electric blanket.
No smoking in any buildings please. Please inquire about bringing a pet or service animal. Payment in full is requested to hold room. Call us with any questions at (phone number hidden). Cancellation policy: Greater than 30 days full refund minus 15% processing fee. 29 to 15 days before arrival 50% refund. Cancellations at 2 weeks or less will not be refunded. No refunds will be given during Merrie Monarch Festival (one week before and after Easter Sunday). We accept Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, JCB Card and Discover Cards. Fold Out Mattress (futon) is available for $20 a night for adult or $10 for a child.
Our stay felt personalised and our hosts were exceptional.
Upon our arrival (we arrived late), we were greeted with a note welcoming us to the cottage. We were also provided with fresh milk, fruit, banana bread and assorted goods for our stay/first morning's breakfast.
We found that the cottage was cosy and had a lot of character - you can tell that the owners had put a lot of time and effort into creating an ambiance not found in commercial properties.
We would recommend this place for couples seeking retreat away from the city and for couples wishing to experience the true essence of the Island of Hawaii.
My wife and I loved our stay at Ir's Cottage. It was a very peaceful setting with nice groudns to explore and a nice breakfast set up ready for our stay. We would definitely stay here again!
This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful and convenient location. It was a great place to relax and unwind after a day (and night!) of exploring at Volcanoes National Park. We loved the treats left for us- especially the delicious banana bread! The neighboring cafe and gallery was also excellent with great service.
Loved Ira's cottage in an idyllic art garden on the side of a magnificent volcano. So happy we chose to stay here!
Ira's studio was the perfect match for our rustic weekend in Volcano Village. I'm so glad we stayed two nights to explore everything that the volcanoes of the Big Island have to offer! The studio was warm and cozy, and the hot tub was even toastier! We loved the banana bread, fruit, and all of Ira's wonderful staff. Thanks for providing the soy milk and delicious coffee to brew!
Ira's place was simply amazing. It was absolutely perfect for exploring Volcano National Park. Ira was there to greet us and make sure everything was set. The extra's made all the difference, the jacuzzi was ready, the banana bread and fruit, and the beautiful grounds. Ira has an incredible attention to detail for both the place and the surroundings. Everything in his listing was accurate. We had a fantastic time and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything Ira!
Aloha, I'm a full-time artist living in Hawaii for over 40 years. My inspiration comes from waking up to native birdsong in a rainforest on the mountaintop of Kilauea Volcano.