Claudia's Place Volcano Guest Hse

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Volcano, HI, United States

The Space

We are a quiet mile off Hwy 11, 5 minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center, with 12 acres up against the forest reserve and the National Park. A little private village that we have developed since 1979, and have been operating as an eco-B&B since 1986. Within a couple miles are 8-10 restaurants, multiple gift shops and museums, within the National Park and Volcano Village, not to mention major hiking!

We have 3 cottages, 2 apartments, 2 big houses with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths each, yoga studio and Breakfast Lanai, with small farm (cows, ducks, fish) and native rainforest. Alan does the buildings with fine finish work and Bonnie does the farming and gardening. We operate our B&B together.

Claudia's Place is right off the Check In porch and is wheelchair accessible. The very roomy shower bathroom is off the bedroom, with a queen bed. The main room has kitchen, dining table, and twin bed as well. The floors are antique maple salvaged from a 100 year old warehouse in Oakland and shipped to Hawaii, where we refinished each board by hand.

We also provide a casual continental breakfast buffet in our big, greenhouse Breakfast Lanai, with lots of local fruit, cereal, bagels and muffins, home-made cinnamon rolls, coffee, tea, cocoa, juice. We leave it all out from early morning until everyone has eaten, very informal.

We welcome singles, couples, families, reunions and retreats for up to 35, wi-fi throughout, hot tub, snacks in the Breakfast Lanai 24/7. We line-dry our linens and provide use of washer and lines for guests. Hot water is solar-assisted, recycling bins are convenient, and beds have electric mattress pads, so you can sleep cozy.

We are a favorite place for scientists and researchers as well as college classes and yoga and taichi retreats. We host groups from Europe and Asia but also lots of young people and families from Australia and New Zealand as well as North America.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $2700 /month
Check In: 3:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
  • Great location for access to Volcano National Park and short distance to Hilo, also went to the Black Sand beach. The setting is very quieted and secluded with beatifull forest and landscaping. The elevation makes for very comfortable tempuratures in the evening. If you are there on Sunday, don't miss the farmers market in Volcano Village. It is truely local farmers and bakers. Overall, a great place.

    March 2014
  • The shared central living room area gives you access to much more room than just your bedroom suite. The breakfast building was bright and social.

    March 2014
  • Great hosts. Alan gave us great local tips.

    March 2014
  • as Sorry to write feedback late. The stay in Bonnie's home was wonderful experience. Everything is well prepared, including the road direction email (Bonnie wrote to us, and let us know the (website hidden) guiding is not correct and we just used (website hidden) those days). The beds are warm, it is very cozy, because in jungle it is easy to feel cold at night. The spa was the most impressive. When we visited volcano park, it rained suddenly and heavily, we all got wet because we were in the middle of the hiking way. After we rushed home, we used the spa. I worried we might catch cold after being completely wet. But after spa, everything was fine. In fact, Bonnie had prepared raincoat for us, but when we started hiking, it was raining. We all feel regret and think we should have carried Bonnie' raincoat. 这家丛林中的民居离火山公园很近,很方便。晚上床上因为配有电热毯所以睡着一点都不冷。提醒要去火山公园玩的朋友,一定预备塑料袋把护照保护好,如果像我们一样,在徒步中遇到大雨,那就用得着了。这个公园值得一去,这个民居也超乎预期。

    January 2014
  • The Volcano Guest house is a cute B&B located very close to Volcano National Park. We did not interact with the owners that much since they had a school group visiting and were providing lectures and plans for them.

    This place is great location for Volcano National Park. We drove after sunset to see the crater and got up early the next day to do a bigger hike.

    The breakfast was good with a mix of fresh fruit and cereals. It was just enough to energize our hike.

    Highly recommended if you are going to be staying a significant time in Volcano National Park.

    January 2014
  • Great location for the National Park and about 40 mins drive from Hilo airport. We were met by Alan when we arrived and a slight mix up with the rooms was quickly resolved. Lots of local info was provided, which was very helpful, such as a map, where to eat, stores etc. and from the Guest House it was easy to drive to the crater, to the black sand beaches on the south coast and to the Puna district. Breakfast was good with a range of cereal, porridge, bread and fruit. We would definitely stay there again.

    December 2013
  • The room was charming but smaller than expected. The property is in the middle of the rain forest. The room is part of a shared apartment with two other rented rooms so you will share the space with others. I never met the owners but the set up which made it a little impersonal yet professional ( check in and check out was clear and easy to follow.) I would have liked to have met the owners have as it would have added a personal touch I am used to with air bnb. They clearly put a lot of love into this service and location.

    September 2013
  • Bonnie's Guest house was delightfully nestled in the tropical rain forest around the town of Volcano. Our room was in a small guest house with a near buy private bath. There was a common kitchen and living room along with 2 other guest rooms but during our stay, we were the only visitors. The room was lighted and the bed was comfortable. A short path through the section of rain forest on the property leads you to the brunch lani for a serve yourself continental breakfast. We were very happy with our stay.

    September 2013
  • We had a great time at the volcano guest house. Nice bed, clean and cozy house. Also we enjoyed the breakfast. It was really nice to spend some time in the yoga room for some exercise on our own.

    April 2013
  • We were able to reserve just a few days before our stay.
    The cottage was shared with another two couples who had arrived before us. The room was nice and had a separate bathroom dedicated to us.
    The continental breakfast offered a good selection.

    February 2013
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That is me, Bonnie and hubby and co-innkeeper Alan Miller in the photo, with our daughter, Joan, off to the left. Joan is also around helping us run Volcano Guest House. That photo was taken in Lijiang, Yunnan, China last year when we were on OUR trip of a lifetime, guided by our daughter-in-law, Jingjing Zhang, from Datong, who is married to our son Noel. They live in Bellevue Washington, and work in technology. I, Bonnie, was born on Maui, grew on on Kauai and Oahu, went to college in Ohio, and lived on a Greek island for a year before coming back to Hawaii where I made a career in community organizing - the community gardens in Honolulu, our local park's public/private partnership here in Volcano, community development planning and social justice advocacy for various county, state, and feds before turning to full-time work at our B&B in 2000, when we went from 2 to five units. I come from Iowa farm and Melungeon stock, thus my milk cows and ducks. Nowadays, I take care of the reservations and landscape and farm. Alan built it all, starting in 1979, when we moved to this place and lived in a tent for the first year. He continues to maintain it, take care of the breakfast fixins and welcome you. He was born in Lima, Peru of parents from New York and Arkansas, including Hawaii Missionary ancestors. Alan has been a special ed teacher and builder, building and remodeling homes for a cadre of long time client/friends until he, too, went full-time on the B&B when we went to more cottages and houses in 2006.
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