'Olapa Two Volcano Guest House

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Ala Ohia St, Volcano, HI 96785, 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.

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, along with daughter Joan and her friend Nicky.

‘Olapa Two is a large bedroom with a king bed. You have your own bathroom with tub-shower, but you do have to go out of the bedroom into the hall to get to it. It has a flat-screen tv, dvd player, wifi, hair dryer. It is in ‘Olapa House and shares the living room and kitchen with two other bedrooms. The kitchen has rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and traditional mismatched cookware, utensils and china, if you want to eat in.

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: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • 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
  • Friendly staff, beautiful room and great location - a short drive from Volcanoes National Park. They need to figure out the sales tax issue as we were not planning on having to pay anything additional once we arrived.

    December 2011
  • 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
  • Great location and was available for same day one day booking. We decided to go visit the volcano on a whim as escape Kona for a day or two and Bonnie's place was available. It's nestled in what seems like a scene out of jurassic park with beautiful, lush, tropical plants and flowers. They have a spa with warm jacuzzi that anyone can use, and a well appointed breakfast space with all the breakfast items that you need. The room itself was cozy and clean, just the perfect respite from the pouring rain.

    December 2012
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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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