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. Fresh cut exotic flowers & an orchid basket are prepared for your enjoyment. Member safe since 2004. TAT ID # 10478863
Summit of Maunka Kea one of worlds tallest Mts.: Summit of Mauna Kea hosts the worlds largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. (13 working telescopes)
Advertiser since September 4, 2004
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.
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.
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).
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|1 night deposit to hold reservation
2 nights deposit for a 6 day booking
Personal ck, money orders, travelers ck in USD accepted
Foreign countries ~ deposit paid online
Balance pd on arrival in cash, ck or money order in USD
Cancellation @ least 14 days prior to arrival
No refunds Feb 12-16, Easter weekend, Merrie Monarch Festival, July 1-7, 3rd weekend of July, Nov 23-30, Dec 15 - Jan 2
|Fees And Taxes||
GET: 4.166% + TAT: 9.25% = 13.416%
$40 Cleaning Fee ~ 1-2 night stays (no exception)
No Cleaning Fee ~ 3+ night stays
Long Term Guests ~ Responsible for cost incurred for utility usage
|$140 per night dbl occupancy only Jan-Dec 2013
$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
Member Safe Since 2004 ~ Secure Booking
Tax ID # 10478863
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.