'APAPANE HOUSE - RAINFOREST RETREAT: RELAX & BE INSPIRED!

Tracy Arthur

Speaks german, english, Tracy is learning Japanese
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'APAPANE HOUSE - RAINFOREST RETREAT: RELAX & BE INSPIRED!

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 2-6) House nestled in a Tropical Rainforest

Featured on the television show Buying Hawaii as the 'Rainforest Retreat' a nature-lover's paradise! Awaken to the sounds of native Hawaiian birds singing in the rainforest canopy surrounding your bedroom! This special retreat is tucked into the rainforest, giving you the chance to experience the native ‘Ohi‘a trees and Hapu’u fern forest in cozy comfort. Enjoy our new hot tub located on the lower lanai. Be a part of the rainforest and enjoy the fireplace all while sitting in the hot tub!

Originally built for photographer, William Waterfall, this charming house features several of his photographs of Hawaii. Original art from local Volcano artists also decorate the house. The home features many fun, architectural details, including an open floor plan with soaring open-beam ceilings, skylights, a bright fully-equipped kitchen, and inviting living room with wood-burning fireplace. Unplug and relax with a chorus of native birds, or tap into the mainstream with Wi-Fi and cable TV, with Netflix and Pandora. A diverse selection of DVD movies is available, as well as an assortment of books. Enjoy Hawaiian music on the stereo indoors or outside on the lanai (deck).

Have your Kona coffee while sitting on one of the lanais enjoying the sights and sounds of your Hawaiian rainforest paradise. The private lanai off the upstairs master bedroom is ideal for observing native birds, as it’s in the tree canopy where these colorful creatures can best be viewed. Our family lovingly calls this home our “tree house!”

We are the Arthur family. Mom, Vicki, plans to make this house her home when she retires. Your local hosts are Vicki’s son, Jesse, and daughter-in-law, Tracy. They have lived on the Big Island for over 10 years, and have extensive knowledge about the area. We know that this house is too special not to share with you and we’d be honored to welcome you here to experience it!

Located right across the road from Volcanoes National Park, this is the perfect location for easy access to hiking, birding, touring in the park, and night-time viewing of the lava glow! The house is within walking distance of the town of Volcano Village, where you can enjoy the Sunday Farmer’s Market, wonderful dining, art studios, and the local flavor. Play a round of golf at Volcano’s nearby golf course or visit the Volcano Winery. Hilo is just a 30-mile drive away. The ‘Apapane House offers a central location to all the adventures that the Big Island has to offer, including snorkeling, scuba diving, beaches, hiking, and touring the diverse natural environment! Let us share this amazing place with you!

We just made some fun upgrades to the house! Now you can enjoy the rainforest from our new hot tub. We have also purchased big and fluffy robes for our guests so you don't get cold going from the hot tub to our newly restored fireplace. On top of that, you can now sleep soundly on our new memory foam mattresses complete with large down comforters.

New Rates!

In order to simplify booking, we now have the low rate of $185 for week nights and $195 for weekends for up to 6 guests. No longer do you have to pay more for additional guests! We also have a reduced price of $1200 for an entire week.

Just click the 'Book It Now' button to get started. Our calendar is always up to date, so if you are satisfied with the auto quote please feel free to use the book it now option.

LIC#: 13277343-01

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Tracy Arthur

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Speaks german, english, Tracy is learning Japanese
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We are the Arthur family. Mother, Vicki, is working toward her future retirement in Volcano. While visiting her son, Jesse, Vicki fell in love with the natural wonders of Hawaii Island and the charming community of Volcano. She purchased this inspiring home in 2012, and hopes to move to Hawaii someday for retirement. Jesse, and his wife Tracy, live in nearby Mountain View and work in Hilo. They are happy be your local hosts and contacts during you stay on the Big Island. They have lived on the Big Island for 10 years, and have extensive knowledge of the many adventures the island has to offer.

Tracy Arthur purchased this house in 2012

Designed and built by one of Hawaii's most famous photographers (William Waterfall), this home is both inspired and inspiring. The many windows allow you to appreciate the natural rainforest environment, while relaxing in cozy comfort inside. Additionally, multiple covered patios provide shade from the sun and protection from the rain, as you enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna outside. A charming, wood-burning fireplace provides both romance and warmth during the cool Volcano evenings. The house also features paintings and photographs of local artists, including those of the designer/builder of the house.

There are many native Ohia trees and Hapu'u Ferns surrounding this home, as well as several species of native birds. The foliage on the property is dense, with undeveloped adjacent lots, providing both privacy and tranquility. A unique, second-story, covered patio allows you to commune with the birds in the upper canopy of the rainforest. This house is the ultimate paradise for any bird watcher or nature lover, and this is the main reason the owner, Vicki, fell in love with it!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
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Volcano Puna District
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This place needs work

  • 3 of 5
It's not the cleanest place, and the towels $ sheets are of poor quality. The owner showed up early and started cleaning for the next guests before we were required to be out, there was no wood for the fireplace because the previous tenants used it up. The kitchen appliances are old & not well cared for. I wouldn't stay here again .
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Note to our visitors
I'm the owner of the A'papane House and am very much looking forward to living there when I retire in 2016. I'm sure I'll be adjusting to tropical rainforest living, as well, which includes spiders, mold issues with humidity, smoke and dust from volcanoes, as well as the adventure and beauty of it all. The Hawaiian rainforest is one of the rainiest places on earth! It wasn't at all what my fantasy of Hawaii was like, when I first visited my son and now daughter-in-law, in the Hilo area many years ago. But once I recovered from expecting that fantasy, I learned that it is quite amazing in different ways than I'd ever imagined!

We've successfully shared our house with hundreds of happy people, since we began our VRBO adventure in Mar. 2013. We take a lot of pride in our house and LOVE it, rustic character and all! We don't have to share our house, but, overall, it's been a wonderful experience for ourselves and our visitors. There's no one who would manage our house with more love and attention, than my son and daughter-in-law. Our family team is putting pride and love into our house and have found that most people appreciate that.

We've observed that folks have different comfort zones for their travel adventures. We want folks who appreciate nature and a house with character and are ready to experience something new and amazing! On this basis, you won't be disappointed!

With our sincerest Aloha - Vicki Arthur
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
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Volcano Puna District
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Rainforest Green Canopy with Birds

  • 4 of 5
Stayed February 2014. We were lucky enough to see this beautiful area with both sun and rain.
We found the house without any problems and it was a nice little walking neighbourhood too. The house was well set-up with a full kitchen, even all the amenities like salt & pepper, some spices and coffee. We did not appreciate the tired milk and other sundries in the fridge and freezer.
Overall, the house is sweet. However, the musty smell was overwhelming and it took the full two days of windows open and fan blasting to assuage it a little bit. When I discovered that closing the back-room door (at the kitchen) helped to lessen the odour I was very pleased. I think it is the carpet in there (the bathroom is lovely). But essentially that turns the cottage into a one bedroom.
The birds and sunlight in the morning are gorgeous. If you are a light sleeper or need darkness, you will definitely need earplugs and Eyecovers.
We figured out the TV and were able to watch some limited coverage of the Olympics. Like most travellers, we were not there for the indoor experience.
The hottub is very cute, works well, has great lighting and heats up quickly. That was a bonus in the cool rain.
The Thai restaurant is OK, we are from Toronto where we have the most incredible Thai and international food in the world and this did not compare. It was also a little expensive with small servings (rare in USA). The staff are nice. Eatin is a little above a cafeteria feel, but cute and take-out is easy. The general store is about a mile walk and has the basics of wine, beer, canned foods, candy, but it is OUTRAGEOUSLY EXPENSIVE so do NOT plan to buy your groceries or supplies. They also do not have bags. Not a big deal for me but I saw some people who were stuck buying everything there.
Overall, we would recommend the Apapane House, after the mildew smell is improved.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452829vb
+1 808-557-0904
Volcano Puna District
4

Beautiful and welcoming house to get away and enjoy the nature at Volcano

  • 4 of 5
It is a beautiful house in midle of the fernforest . Enjoyed the stars at night by sitting outside in the jacuzzi. Very comfortable beds . We slept like queens.The house has a welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed so much and will come back.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
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+1 808-557-0904
Volcano Puna District
Clancy, Montana
4

Volcano Park resting place.

  • 4 of 5
Had a fun time 'in the rain forest'! Very close to the Park, & Volcano village ( hardware/everything-you-need store & a delicous meal st Thai Thai.) One bedroom has to walk through another bedroom to access the 2nd bathroom. Certainly gave you a Rain Forest feeling! And a very cozy fireplace, too.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!
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+1 808-557-0904
Volcano Puna District
5

Idyllic setting and Lovely Tree House

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the cottage for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The setting is just perfect - heavy rain forest of beautiful ohia treers with beautiful Red lehua flowers! The house is beautifully laid out with the top bedroom being really perfect with its own lovely balcony. The 2nd bedroom is a little narrow but comfortable. The 3rd bedroom is perfect for an older kid like ours (25 years) who loved the privacy and his bed. The owners have got all the essentials and more in the house and kitchen. The stove is old but we did not mind that. The house was even lovelier than the pictures in the listing. Thebest part was sittingin the balcony and sipping hot tea and listening to the sounds of birds. Our friend is an avid bird photographer and he enjoyed clicking right from the balcony. Overall a beautiful cottage! Oh yes and loved the Thai restaurant close by Thai Thai. Really good spicy food.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Volcano Puna District
5

Wonderful Rainforest Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This house was in a perfect location to explore the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Close to excellent restaurants, (Kilauea Lodge has amazing breakfasts; ThaiThai was great for dinner take-out) it was a very short drive to the entrance to the park. The cottage was extremely cozy with a working wood fireplace and heaters in every room. The loft bedroom with adjoining bath felt like sleeping in the middle of a rainforest. The managers for the property are the owner's son and daughter-in-law. They could not have been more accommodating or available for information. The cottage was fully-equipped for anything you might need. We hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 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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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11 - Belt Highway
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punalu'u Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Volcano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Volcano Village
Car: recommended

View native birds! -- There are 6+ restaurants in Volcano, from American to Thai. The Volcanoes National Park often has live Theater or Concerts, as well as weekly 'After Dark in the Park' talks. Sunday mornings we have our 'renowned' Volcano Farmer's Market, with fresh fruits & vegetables, baked goods, local culinary fare, art, jewelery, and unique hand-crafted gifts. This Artist Community also offers presentations, workshops, and open studios. Within 30-45min there are beaches, swimming, fishing, zoo, bike rental, shopping, movie theaters, more museums, more restaurants, and all the Big Island has to offer!

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Availability & Rates

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Volcano House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$185
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$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates do NOT include taxes (13.42%) and $59 cleaning fee. Minimum 2 nt stay. $250 refundable reservation/damage deposit required. 50% of rental total + deposit due at time of booking. Rates subject to change prior to reservation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - First Floor - 1 queen , Includes Pack N Play in closet to accommodate babies.
    Bedroom 2 - First Floor - 1 queen , Private entrance through garage.
  • Beautiful loft bedroom with private bathroom, cozy sitting area, and covered lanai in the upper canopy of the rainforest. Overlooks living room and fireplace. Bedroom 1 on first floor includes private bathroom with bathtub and Pack N Play in closet to accommodate infants. Bedroom 2 on first floor has private entrance through garage.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
Please contact us with any special requests to improve your stay with us. We offer a variety of customized options from specialty food baskets to pre-stocked refrigerator to beach gear.
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