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3 NIGHT STAY-NO FEE~HOT TUB~LAVA ROCK&WOOD STOVE~A #1 VOLCANO HAPUU FERN COTTAGE

Karen Floyd

Advertiser since: 2004
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 NIGHT STAY-NO FEE~HOT TUB~LAVA ROCK&WOOD STOVE~A #1 VOLCANO HAPUU FERN COTTAGE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Volcano Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 - 5

(Quoted rate is based on double occupancy only; see additional information about rental rates. Cleaning Fee will be discounted for a 3 + night stay, also discount for no hot tub usage). Complementary self-serve continental breakfast, native fruits, coffees, teas & tropical juices. You'll be minutes to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Perfect for honeymooners & families. This cozy rustic secluded cottage is nestled amidst a lush forest of beautiful moss, fragrant kahili gingers, red flowering ohia trees, the dancing leaves of the olapa trees, & enormous hapu'u tree ferns. The one mile drive to your cottage views one of the tallest mountains on earth, world famous Mauna Kea, snow capped mid Nov-Jan. Volcano Village is a sanctuary for the native Hawaiian birds. Soak in your own private hot tub, in an old Hawaii rain-forest, sip on your favorite beverage, & enjoy the flight of the zebra dove & the music of the birds. Experience the beauty in nature, clean crisp air, peace & tranquility at the Hapu'u Fern Cottage. An orchid basket is prepared for your enjoyment. Member safe since 2004. TAT ID # 10478863

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Karen Floyd (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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About Karen Floyd

My name is Karen Floyd & was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1953. My parents lived on Paki Ave in Waikiki then. Am of Portuguese ancestry. My great grandfather sailed from the Azores in the late 1800's, they were some of the original immigrant agriculturalists that had immigrated to Hawaii. My grandfather had 80 acres of land in S. Kona here on the BIGI of Hawaii and grew and sold Kona coffee. That makes me the 3rd generation born and raised in Hawaii. Growing up here am familiar with much Hawaiian culture and have lots of love & nostalgia regarding Hawaii, it's in my heart & soul. When a visitor chooses to stay at A #1 Volcano Hapu'u Fern Cottage they will experience the true spirit of aloha and Hawaiian hospitality from a local born Kamaaina. We do our best to make a guests BIGI of Hawaii holiday a memorable one.

Karen Floyd purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Karen Floyd chose Volcano

This property was ideal as it was walking distance from my home and I'd be the primary caretaker. If a guest needed anything they could be assisted ASAP. Liked the property where A #1 Volcano Hapu'u Fern Cottage is situated as it's surrounded by an ancient Hawaiian forest with enormous hapu'u tree ferns taller than the house and many other indigenous trees, plants and flowers, making it an experience of a lifetime for visitors. It's really the old Hawaii that most tourists never get to see and feel. The historical Volcano Village where the cottage is located is also a bird sanctuary for the native Hawaiian birds, the air is filled with bird songs. The area around the home is undeveloped making it very private, you cannot see another home from the premises. The ultimate indulgence is to sit in the hot tub sipping on a favorite beverage and experience the sights and sounds of the Big Island of Hawaii in Volcano. We refurbished the cottage for four months prior to renting it and made sure it had all the modern amenities main land and foreign guests are used to of having, yet the decor is vintage island style furniture and there's also a lava rock surround with a wood-stove giving you that old Hawaii feeling. Growing up in Hawaii am very familiar with the way local homes and estates have been designed and decorated throughout the different eras. The home has also continued to be kept ultra clean and much attention is given to detail, everything needed is at ones finger tips. It was our aim to please and make a guests stay a happy and comfortable one.

What makes this cottage unique

We felt A #1 Volcano Hapu'u Fern Cottage was ideal for visitors as it is six minutes to the entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It's a minutes drive to restaurants, deli, two mom and pop stores and the United States Post Office. It's also within close driving proximity to many world famous beaches (Green Sand Beach, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and Kalae South Point the most southern point of the United States) waterfalls (Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls), parks and gardens (Liliuokalani Park and the Panewa Zoo). Not to mention guests would be able to reside on the slopes of Mauna Loa and could drive to Mauna Kea (two of the tallest mountains in the world).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karen,

Mahalo for a wonderful stay! We were very active and enjoyed all of East Hawaii. We hiked Kilauea Iki Trail (highly recommend) and Mauna Ulu trail to Pu'u Huluhulu Cone, drove to the end at Chain of Craters then watched the Lava lake glow from the Jagger Museum. Had a great dinner at the Kilauea Lodge. Today we did a helicopter tour w/Safari, Hilo Farmers Market then down to Pahoa & snorkling @ Kapoho Tide Pools (also recommend) then swim at Ahalanui. Pizza from Mike's NY Pizza in Pahoa. Yummy!

Tony & Jill - Mill Valley, CA

PS The house is lovely & beautiful! It made our visit even better. Hope we can come back!
Oct 2012
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
average rating of 4.787879 based on 68 reviews
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117437
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Volcano Puna District
Honolulu, Hawaii
5

5th Anniversary The Best Getaway Ever

  • 5 of 5
This was an awesome place to stay. The property is easily found off of highway 11, and the managers are easy to reach for confirmation and directions. If you want peace and quiet and time alone with your special someone, this is the place for you. Every morning we were greeted by the sight of wild birds eating from the bird feeder and pheasant wandering around the property. A beautiful yard landscaped to perfection. Cool clean air outside, warm and wonderful decor inside. We were just amazed at how beautifully kept everything was. There's also a hot tub and an outdoor grill should the mood for soak and a steak strike you. My husband and I loved it. The fireplace was wonderful, especially since the weather is so cool up there. Also, the appliances look like new and there is cookware provided. The continental breakfast had so much variety. Fruits, English muffins, waffles with guava jelly and butter were all included, along the best coffee ever! This place was wonderfully stocked. We were just a few miles from a romantic dinner at the Volcano House. This place was a couple's dreams come true. It's great for families as well, since there are two bedrooms along with an extra futon. The owners are extremely nice and helpful. They totally made our stay so comfortable, and since it was our anniversary we got a bottle of champagne to celebrate. We were treated like royalty, and couldn’t ask for more. The house is about 30 minutes out of Hilo, where you can go shopping and eat. It's close enough and yet far enough were you get the comforts of stores and the seclusion of the country. It made our 5th anniversary unforgettable. We would definitely recommend this place to a friend or relative and we will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
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Volcano Puna District
5

Quaint, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time exploring the park (six minutes away) and had a lovely place to come back to.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
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+1 -808-985-8856
Volcano Puna District
chicago
5

Amazing, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was wonderful, living up to the reviews we read. Karen was extremely helpful before and during our stay. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring the National Park. The cottage was well appointed, clean and had all the amenities you could want. We were very pleased and hope to stay there again. It is perfect for couples or families. Mahalo Karen for the hospitality and all the information on local attractions.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
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Volcano Puna District
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Hapuu Happiness

  • 5 of 5
The Hapuu Fern Cottage is a renter's dream. The owner met us at the house with the key and to go over several things about the property. We especially appreciated the waffles, pop tarts, and fresh fruit she provided for our breakfasts. Everything was gorgeously decorated and scrupulously clean. It was a very short drive to the Hawaii Volcano National Park - although a fairly long drive to swimming and snorkeling beaches on the west coast. We would highly recommend the Hapuu Fern Cottage if we had any family or friends going to the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 Night Stay-No Fee~Hot Tub~Lava Rock&Wood Stove~A #1 Volcano Hapuu Fern Cottage
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+1 -808-985-8856
Volcano Puna District
Melbourne, FL USA
5

Nice. Very nice!

  • 5 of 5
Even though the cottage is less than 30 minutes from the Hilo Walmart, it is up in the high country very near the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. The cottage is super clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. Large and lush hapu'u ferns are all around. We ate at two fancy restaurants while we were there, and we preferred the Kilauea Lodge over the (newly opened) Volcano House. Of course the National Park was the main attraction. Amazing! Don't forget the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens just down the road. We also spent much of Sunday at the New Hope Christian Center which was also amazing.

We highly recommend the Hapu'u Fern Cottage.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to provide such helpful information to future guests. It was a pleasure to have accommodated you & your cheerful family. Pleased that you enjoyed your BIGI of Hawaii holiday in Volcano & are able to have nice experiences to share. Must complement your family for also being excellent house guests~happy~kind~thoughtful~the perfect tourists! Mahalo for choosing to stay @ A #1 Volcano Hapu'u Fern Cottage
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Volcano Puna District
Colorado Springs, CO
4

Lovely home; great access to VNP

  • 4 of 5
The owner is very personable and home well-kept. Not sure full carpeting is the best choice in this damp environment--slightly musty odor that must be very difficult to eliminate. The dehumidifier was a life-saver--we emptied it 2-3 times daily during our stay. Also MUCH appreciated the fireplace and used it nightly. Unfortunately no key for hot-tub was on-site when we inadvertently locked it when replacing cover, so no access on final night (perhaps one could be left at house in future?). My adult group was a little put off by the numerous warning signs about the house (perhaps a lot of teenagers stay here?). Minor glitches, easily addressed. Great privacy afforded around the property with lush vegetation. I absolutely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

Of course, the location provided unbeatable access to Volcanoes Nat'l Park. We took daily hikes and had easy access to/from the night glow (don't miss this!) My husband and I also enjoyed the crater hike--moderate difficulty with amazing views above and from the crater. Make sure you bring rain gear with you (although we were fortunate to not get rained on during our hikes).
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Keep in mind the Volcano Hapu'u Fern Cottage is in a rain forest. Tourists tend to keep all the windows shut. It's most enjoyable to have them open and experience Hawaii's beautiful trade wind breezes which airs the house out considerably and makes it so pleasant inside. Don't know of too many areas where a home can be closed up 24-7 w/out any problems. Regarding the hot tub key there is one on sight & we are always available and happy to address any situations to make your stay a more comfortable one. We're just a phone call away :). For the convenience of our guests there's also a list of helpful hints for the hot tub to help avoid any mishaps. Signage is provided for the safety of guests (the excellent signage has also been commended upon). The way of life in Volcano, Hawaii is not as conventional as the mainland & for some foreigners. Through our own mistakes and our experiences living here it's nice to make visitors aware of the things that can make for a more pleasant stay.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 11 and Wright Rd.
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The Hapu'u Fern Cottage is five minutes to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, featuring Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes.

Volcano Area: seven restaurants & one snack bar w/bowling alley, two convenience stores, the Volcano Winery, golf, a bird park, and hiking trails. Thirty minutes to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and forty minutes to Hilo.

Hilo Attractions: Kamehameha Statue, Liliuokalani Gardens, Lyman Museum and Mission House, Mauna Loa Macadamia Center, and the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.

Gardens: Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Big Island Tropical Gardens, and the Nani Mau Gardens.

Parks: Akaka Falls State Park, Ka Lae-South Point Park, Wailoa River State Park, Wailuku River State Park, and Rainbow Falls. Beaches: Hilo Bay Front, Honoli'i Beach Park, Isaac Hale Beach Park, James Kealoha Beach Park, Keaukaha Beach Park, Kolekole Beach Park, Mohana Beach, Ninole Cove, Onekahakaha Beach Parks, Richardson's Beach, and Whittington Beach Park.

Advertiser since Sept 2004.

Other Activities: hiking at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and viewing an active volcano, wine tasting at the Volcano Winery, skateboard park.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Volcano Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes $140 per night dbl occupancy only Jan-Dec 2014

$130 per night dbl occupancy only w/out hot tub usage

$840 Flat Rate 7 day stay dbl occupancy only

$20 per extra guest incl children (no exception) includes another room & amenities

$40 cleaning fee for one & two night bookings

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Tax ID # 10478863

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Amenities

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Volcano Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet , shower , 1/2 bath/near hot tub
  • Outside half bath contains a shower and toilet. Conveniently located near the outdoor rainforest hot tub. Lots of ultra clean towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, & all paper products are made ready for your visit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ho'onanea - 1 queen , One Queen
    Ho'olu - 1 queen , One Queen
  • 2 rooms with one queen in each, NO baby crib. Also two comfortable sleeping mats may be available. Beautiful linens provided. Each room has an exotic tropical rainforest view & a charming nostalgic feel, filled with aloha!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
__Authentic Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is available by Beatrice Freitas, a 27 year licensed massage therapist (#2903) (& 20 year teacher of Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, England, New Zealand and Barbados) for $45.00 per hr. Upon request, our licensed therapist will accommodate you with a relaxing Hawaiian lomi lomi massage at the Hapu'u Fern Cottage. It is recommended that you schedule your massage when you book your reservation. ___________ __Free Amenities~Hot Tub~Electric Heater~Gas Barbecue~Laundry Facilities & Soap~Self-Serve Continental Breakfast + Native Fruits + Tropical Juices + Choices of Coffees & Teas & more. Paper Towels & Napkins~Fresh Cut Exotic Flower Arrangement & an Orchid Basket~Security Alarm System~Lawn & Maid Service: prior to your arrival & after check-out. __Note: No logs are provided for the woodstove, however they may be purchased in Volcano Village. Paper logs may also be purchased.

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