Quiet, comfortable and clean, but Satellite TV not working
Submitted: February 24, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
Because Volcanos is our special getaway place, my husband and I have stayed at many vacation rentals in and outside the Village. We always pay close attention to the description of amenties and count on them being accurate as it helps us plan what to bring along from our home in Kona. Most times we find our chosen vacation "home" exactly as described and pictured, but some times not so much! This is the second time we have stayed in this very cozy cottage that is perfect for a congenial couple. Again, we enjoyed our stay here very much. The gas fireplace is beautiful and in the winter is necessary. The beautiful picture windows are thoughtfully placed to take in the gorgeous forest scenery. The bathroom is large and the hot shower with plenty of water pressure greatly appreciated after day hikes in sometimes soggy weather. The bed, which is nestled into the bay windows, makes it perfect for watching the stars at night (we had a great view of the big dipper).
Our only real disappointment during this trip was that we expected the cottage to have Satellite TV and were surprised to find out (after we arrived) that it was not working. If we had been forewarned, we might have brought some favorite movies to watch on the rainy nights during our stay. There are also a couple of routine maintenance tasks that would ensure that this lovely cottage remain that way for years to come. Had it not been for a the rainy weather, we would not have noticed a couple places where gutters may need to be checked or cleaned out. We'd hate to see the beautiful wood facia damaged. Although there is plenty of alternative lighting options, the can lights over the sink were not working, so that might need to be checked out as well.
As for things to do in Volcanos and places to dine...If you enjoy nature in its most awesome form, this area is for you. We chose a somewhat stormy weekend to visit, but even in mist and rain, beauty and adventure is plentiful. We took the petroglyph hike (easy 1.5 mile round trip) and were awed by the experience. We took our usual trip to Jaggar and checked out what was happening in the crater (always interesting). We visited the Volcano Art Gallery within the park and also were pleased to find that another one had opened in the Village. We also checked out how the renovations were going at Volcano House...to be complete by Aug 2013! Thai Thai restaurant is the bomb! We hope you enjoy the area as much as we do!! Happy adventuring!
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