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In Volcano Village, near the National Park!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Volcano Village Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, fully equiped kitchen, wood stove.

La Capanna, italian for 'The Cabin'

This is how it all started:

My grandfather, Guido Giacometti, came to Hawaii in 1902 to work at Olaa Plantation. He had a chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic school in Zurich. He was born in Northern Italy, which at the time was ruled by Austria. He came here because the sugar industry was expanding, and the opportunity for a young engineer was far better than staying in Europe. He assisted in the construction of the mill and its machinery, and remained Mill Superintent for more than 40 years. He bought La Capanna in the 1920s, as a weekend place away from the hot weather at lower elevations. Volcano Village was a new neighborhood sold to many folks who wanted the same conditions. He spoke German, Italian and other languages, and became a good friend of Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, the first volcanologist who lived at Volcano and helped to set up the USGS observatory. I remember going to the Jaggar home with my grandfather, and being rather bored with the foreign language discussions that the two men held. Though Guido did not speak Greek, he was a good friend of George Lycurgus, the well-known operator of the Volcano House Hotel, within the Park. The house saw plenty of use, especially during eruptions at Kilauea Caldera. My parents lived in Kona and friends and family used the place for years. My mother died in 1997, and the place was empty until we renovated it in 2002. Now we are happy to have others enjoy it as a vacation spot.

The property includes a fenced back yard, which allows us to bring our Brittanys when we visit. Renters can arrange for their pets as well, with advance booking.

Volcano Village in the last several decades has attracted a number of artists, and there are many studios and other artisan activities. The Volcano Art Center is close by.

The Friends of Hawaii Volcano National Park is a local organization that works with the National Park personnel to sponsor hikes, lectures and other activities relating to the volcano environment.

Alternatively, La Capanna provides complete facilities for a quiet stay. Phone, cable television, and wireless internet service is provided. We try to provide a number of aging books for the curious.

Finally, our guest book, which began with my grandparents in 1927, provides a history of many visits, with amusing comments. Please visit, enjoy, and record your thoughts for history!

Volcano Village is less than a mile from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance on Big Island. The village is a small, rural place, populated by a diverse community including many artists and near a number of high quality restaurant experiences.

La Capanna is a vacation home available for short term rental. The cabin is fully restored, with three bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen. It comfortably sleeps six, and is less than an hour from beaches and other parts of the Big Island of Hawaii’s easterly side.

It is at 3800 foot elevation, with a cool and sometimes damp climate. The cabin has a wood burning stove, cable TV, internet access and local telephone service. Wireless telephone reception is excellent, with a Verizon cell site within a few hundred feet.

A trip to the Big Island should include time at the world class resorts of the Kona-Kohala Coast, and a few days or more in the cool uplands exploring the volcanoes that made the place, and are still at work.

While visiting the Volcano area, don't forget to take in the Farmer's Market on Sundays where you'll find plenty of friendly Volcano residents that are willing to share stories of the area and partake in the fresh foods and crafts made and grown locally.

Keywords: Retreat, homey, nature lover, hiker, historical, park, quiet, convenient, character, hiking volcano, roomy, cabin,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Donna

I think you'll appreciate the natural wood interior and the native plants throughout the yard. The house is considered a copy of Adirondack architecture, and has been included in the historic home tours of the village. We were fortunate to have a master renovation architect and contractor when we brought the place to current standards.

When we visit, I like to bring my Brittany dogs to run in the cool volcano air and they love it! The backyard and that makes an excellent yard for children as well as pets if they have been approved at the rental.

Many family adventures have occurred here, and I hope you'll be able to create your own too. Hiking trails throughout the park will keep you busy, but don't forget to walk the streets of Volcano Village too.

Why Donna chose Volcano

This Hawaiian - Italian home has been in the family for years..just read the guest book! Volcano Village is a special place, and that is why it has drawn travelers from all over the world. I love the sensitivity of the local artists, and the beauty surrounding the place.

What makes this cottage unique

Take in the complete offerings of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Watch the Volcano Erruption movies, visit the local Art Gallery, hike the trails and drive to watch the volcano flow, the latter subject to the whims of Madame Pele, our volcano goddess!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

In Volcano Village, near the National Park!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
houston,tx
5

Cozy family house for a perfect Volcano National Park trip

  • 5 of 5

House is easily located in volcano village, 5 min from national park entrance. general stores, quite a few cafe and restaurants are in walking distance, the ohelo cafe is highly recommended. The night might be cold, but owner provide sufficient log for burning, which is so comfy and useful, the kids had great time in the living room. plenty of reading materials provided for a rest after day-hikes and long drives. Kitchen has almost everything one might need to for a breakfast or simple dinner. Thanks,

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zhao, I'm so glad you and your family got to enjoy the house. Sounds like you were able to experience a true Volcano getaway. When weather is not hot and sunny, the fireplace is always welcoming. Let me know if you ever need a place in Volcano, you're most welcome. Aloha, Donna
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5

Lovely Rustic Cabin in Volcano

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay here. Owner is lovely and very accommodating. The house is well laid out and could easily accommodate large groups. It's rustic, charming and perfectly situated for adventuring.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Niki! Knowing you found the house comfortable is great to hear! Please come back soon! Aloha, Donna
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5

Longing for La Capanna

  • 5 of 5

To this day, we are still longing to be back at La Capanna. We spent 3 nights there enjoying the quiet and lushness of Volcano village. The house is very comfortable as is the yard. We made a fire and took several naps and had our meals on the back porch. Thank you, Donna for you warm aloha and your special and historic home. We cant wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Glad to have you as a guest. Aloha, donna
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Honokaa, HI
5

Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this lovely cabin. Very nice with all modern conveniences. Covered parking was handy on the rainy days. The resident rooster was not a problem, neither was the resident hen... she came to the back door and he came to the front... quite entertaining actually. I suppose the owner is not fond of cleaning up their droppings.... mostly outside, but we did not mind them at all. The weather was quite warm for our stay except for the one day we were completely home bound due to tropical storm Darby. On the warm days when the windows are open, obviously flies come in and I do not like flies. I suppose screens on a couple of the windows would have solved that problem:) We loved the property and the location. Super convenient to everything we wanted to do. I took all the comforters from the other beds and the closet and put them under the sheets on the queen bed to add some cushion because all beds are quite firm. It is a matter of individual choice but I like a little cushion:) I recommend this property for anyone visiting Volcano. In fact I already have!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina! Glad to know that people recognize the quality of life over here and don't expect Waikiki surroundings. Happy to have you and your friends anytime. Aloha!
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4

Staying in Historic Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in La Companna cottage. It was rustic but very well appointed having the best equipped kitchen I have encountered in many years of renting accommodations from VRBO/HomeAway. The location was perfect and the birds drowned out the road sounds. We would certainly rent this cottage on future visits to the Volcano

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Priscilla, I hope you'll come back and stay with us again soon! Aloha, donna
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the character, charm and history of this beautiful cottage. We also appreciated that the owners had copied the old guest books that went back to the 1920's. Interesting reading. The cottage is in great shape and is in a great location. We appreciated being able to walk down the road to the local restaurants and store. (Bring a flashlight!) We stayed three nights, and the first two were pretty chilly and we used the wood stove those nights. There was plenty of chopped wood but no kindling by the second night so we picked up a fire log from the local hardware store, which solved the problem. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil, I'm so glad you had the full the full Volcano experience! Yes, the place has lots of history, as does the whole Volcano Village. I bet you got to see some exiting views of the Lava at that time too. Madam Pele is kicking up her heels these days! Let me know if you'd like a return visit sometime...I offer a 10% discount to returning guests. Aloha, donna
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Volcano Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Hawaii Route 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Car: recommended

Just 5 minutes to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hiking, Biking, and any outdoor activities all through the area. Located in the Heart of Volcano Village....walk across the Street to the Volcano Lodge famous for their unique dining often featuring famous dishes from around the world. See Kilauea Lodge info.

Stores and Restaurants, gas station and P.O. just down the road. Volcano Viewing just a short drive to the Park, and you can hike a short 1.5 mile to the park entrance.

Rates & Availability

Volcano Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.4%

There is a $20 per person additional over 2 persons. Sorry, no discounts during Merrie Monarch

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation prior to 60 days from the date of reservation shall be refundable minus a processing fee of $75.00 No refund after the 60 days has begun. Check in time is 2:30 PM, check out is 10:30 AM. Please note that VRBO adds their own servicing fee and it will differ from the fee quoted here. Please ask for quote when looking at the listing.

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Amenities

Volcano Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , shares bath with Bedroom #1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private bath access
    Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , in living room near wood stove
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Pets allowed with prior arrangement.

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