HISTORIC/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- WE WERE SO IMPRESSED!

Karri

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Manager

Karri

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

HISTORIC/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- WE WERE SO IMPRESSED!

Volcano House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 to 8.

Kahili Ginger Estate is a beautiful historic home (built in 1929) nestled in lush native rain forest just 2 miles from the Volcanoes National Park, 1 mile to quaint Volcano Village, 20 miles to Punaluu Black Sand Beach (a sea turtle nesting ground) and 25 miles from historic Hilo town. This spacious home has 2 large bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, large kitchen and a fabulous deck looking out at the rain forest. Staying here is a true 'Old Hawaii' experience.

Volcano is a perfect place to get away, slow down and take in natural beauty. It is also a great location from which to explore the east side of the Big Island. A hikers dream and a bird watchers paradise, there are so many fabulous trails in and around the national park, that you may have a hard time deciding which to go on first. You can take some exciting day trips to black sand beaches, hot ponds and historic small towns. A true get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You will leave here feeling rejuvenated.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
What a fantastic place! The perfect vibe after camping our way around the island. We love all the windows and flowering plants to look out on.
Mar 2012
  • 1 of 20

Karri

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI
5

CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME

  • 5 of 5
I can't tell you how impressed we were with this home-so much charachter and comforatble. The grounds were beautiful with all of the Camelias. The location was great-close to everything.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
5

HIDEAWAY BY VOLCANO

  • 5 of 5
The home is right across from the volcano national park, a perfect location to visit the park and stay. The house is beautiful with artworks, nice bedrooms, and clean bathrooms. A fabulous garden and trail into the forest. We had a great time. The only thing that can be done better is the bed sheet and blanket, we wish they were a bit cleaner and fresher. Other than that, everything was perfect for a family vacation by the volcano.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
Toronto, ON, Canada
5

NICE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
large space,nicely decorated rooms,friendly landlord.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
Calgary, AB, Canada
4

GREAT LOCATION - HUGE HOUSE!

  • 4 of 5
I was very impressed with the size of the home, and that it had most of the comforts of home. Being close to the volcano saved huge amounts of travel time and allowed us to take in the volcano at night. I liked the layout of the home and that you could easily sleep 6 or 8 people if required (we were only four). The unfortunate part for us was that there were a few power outages, and we had to use electrical space heaters to keep warm at night (not fond of keeping these running while sleeping). This area is colder, especially at night, so if you stay here bring lots of warm clothes!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
Volcano, HI
5

NEW UPGRADES WERE MADE TO THIS HOME IN AUGUST 2010

  • 5 of 5
A new toilet and sink were put in the main bathroom, a new and better gas BBQ was purchased, new heaters were purchased and cozy comforters for all of the beds were purchased as well. This lovely home is now better than ever.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic/ CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME- We were so impressed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251802
+1 808-896-7174
Volcano Puna District
denver, CO
2

NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED

  • 2 of 5
This home was not quite what we were expecting in a VRBO. Perhaps this is common for the area (Volcano) or even not unusual for the island - I heard some horror stories from folks on the island, and this one isn't nearly as bad as some stories I've heard, but again I wasn't expecting what we found when we arrived. The rental we used outside of Hilo was just gorgeous, new, and in great operating condition. For this home - the surroundings and the home itself are no doubt beautiful, but any home in Volcano Village will probably be able to boast beautiful surroundings, and pictures of this home are accurate (and beautiful), BUT. The home is in pretty sorry shape. The main bathroom toilet will not shut off most of the time so you have to play with the handle and take the top of the reservoir off to get at the drainage plug, the grill is the most disgusting appliance I've ever seen (it looks like it's 15 years old and hasn't been cleaned in that long either) and the burner assembly below the grill is so clogged that only 2 flames came up into the grill, and the temperature was consistently low. The 3 of the 4 burners on the gas range in the kitchen would not light by themselves (you had to use a match), and one of the ignitor electrodes was tied to the wrong burner so while you ran 1 burner the other continually tried to light. The washer was tied to cold water only and could have been connected to hot water only, but only by unscrewing the single hose from the cold tap and attaching it to the hot tap. Finally, something not talked about in the ad - this home is (and apparently a lot of other homes in Volcano Village are) on a casement system, so you are advised upon arrival that the running water should not be drunk, and you have to use bottled water (the maintenance folks left 3 gallons for us to use, but the directions upon entry to the home only indicates that 1 gallon was provided - troubling if you are arriving after dark and still want to prepare dinner!). Heating is by a series of space heaters (so no central heat), one of which is a fire hazard because the on/off/thermostat had broken so the maintenance guy just hard wired it for "full on", and you turn it off by unplugging it! Last - once you find out where this home is by emailing the agent and mapquest it - you will see that this home is relatively close to the main road, so you do hear traffic pretty much all day and night when the windows are open. Ultimately this was a disappointment.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: On no central heat: This is a well maintained historic house built in the 1920’s when central heating was nonexistent in this part of Hawaii. There is a gas wall heater which works fine and there are electric space heaters if necessary (rarely used). The heat is turned off in the summer. For a June 20 rental the heat was not on so I question why this was an issue.
Every guest receives a welcome letter explaining that while we use the house water for cooking, we believe bottled water is a better choice for drinking, and we always have at least 2 gallons for guests for the first night. Bottled refills in the Village are 30 cents per gallon. In the Welcome letter there is the phone number for the caretakers who live down the road and respond quickly to any requests like fixing a balky toilet handle or stove lighter when asked. The BarBQ will be replaced.
Cold water wash: We use cold water for washing by choice. We are “green” along with most Hawaii residents and try to be environmentally friendly i.e. reduce energy.
The road: the road is a half mile away on the other side of a very thick rain forest. I can honestly say that road noise has never been an issue.
Email Manager Email

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
beach

In the rainforest near Volcano National Park

Email Manager Email

Photos

Email Manager Email

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Volcano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Payments are due in full at the time of booking through Paypal.
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are based on double occupancy. Each additional person is $20 per night plus tax. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Email Manager Email

Amenities

Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
Email Manager Email