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Boy n Debra's cottage in the Volcano tree fern forest is amazing. So
Peaceful with the songs of many small Hawaiian birds in the morning
to serenade you while relaxing in the hot tub. The cottage is clean and
Tidy and has everything two people need to get away for a day or two
or . . . It was hard to leave! Thank you
A very nice house, clean, quiet and spacious. Perfect for trips to the Volcano NP.
We were delighted with this private space in the midst of a lush rain forest. Boy was quite helpful in introducing his space to us. We spent two very comfortable days there.
Overall we really enjoyed staying at Hale Aloha for a few days. Very lush yard/forest surrounding the house, it was like traveling to a different world compared to the lava fields of Waikaloa Beach! The house itself is a bit dated, but we found the house very clean, spacious, and it had all of the amenities we needed.
The convenience of being that close to the National Park was great, we could come and go as we wanted, stopping by the park after dinner to see the glow of the lava. I'd highly recommend Kilauea Lodge for dinner, it had a great atmosphere and the food was excellent.
We really enjoyed our experience in the jungle at Boy & Debra's in Volcano. It was warm, cosy, peaceful and had all the facilities we needed (including a scrabble board). Plenty of heaters and hot water and a comfortable bed. The hot tub in the garden was also a joy. We used it twice (in 2 days) and didn't want to come out on either occasion. We met Boy (not Debra) and he was very friendly and accommodating. All in all we highly recommend it. One final point; we strongly recommend arriving in the day-light (as we did). It would be virtually impossible to find for the first time in the dark.
My parents and I stayed in the house for three nights as we explored Volcano National Park. We couldn't have found a better place to stay: it was very clean, welcoming, and spacious, and we felt right at home. The house is located very close to the park (5 minute drive).
After our long hikes in the park, we really looked forward to relaxing in the house. Highly recommended!
I have spent two days at Hale Palila and this place is amazing.
The location is great, only 3 minutes away from the Volcano National park by car and in a nice jungle-like setting close to the Golf course. This architect designed house was refurbished recently and my girlfriend and I were actually some of the first to book the place. Everything was nice and clean and perfect. The kitchen was convenient. The fireplace was nice but there were only a few wood logs and the weather was rainy so we run out of dry wood quite early.
All in all a very pleasant stay and I totally recommend this place.
We live on the Big Island & spent 2 nights here as a special weekend away. The location is ideal - close to the park and Volcano Village. All linens, shower toiletries and kitchen cooking essentials are provided. The space heater is necessary in this area of the island. The booking process was the smoothest & best part of this listing - Merlenna returned emails and inquiries within hours.
When we arrived, there was a constant beeping that we later found out was the water purifier. The contact number we were provided never answered & we couldnʻt leave a message. Emails were never returned. We finally got in touch with someone, the purifier was only turned off. Therefore, the water was not drinkable and had the distinctive sulfur smell of all catchment water systems. Initially there was no Wifi. We were given a code for a storage area where we found the router still in the box. Thankfully the guests in the adjoining cottage had a computer & between us we were able to set it all up. The water heater is very small & supplies both cottages - impossible to take even a lukewarm shower if there are guests staying in the adjoining cottage. Overall, this was a ok rental, but we wonʻt be staying here again.
We had a great stay at Hale Pikake. It was perfect for myself and two friends, because we each had a separate bedroom. The host left the lights on for us, which was very nice for our late arrival. We were very close to Volcano National Park.
Merlennas Cottage ist grossartig: luxuriös eingerichtet, so dass es an nichts fehlt; phantastisch gelegen so nahe am Volcanoes National Park - ein Ort, sich rundherum wohl zu fühlen.
Danke, dass wir da sein konnten!
Peter und Brigit
Merlenna and her family and friends were good guests. They are charming and independent, took wonderful care of our place. I recommend them to other AirBnB hosts.