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Perfect romantic get away 5 minutes from Volcanoes National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

one bedroom private and cozy retreat cottage surrounded by greenery

The cottage is built 6 feet above ground on the front side (with 14 stairs up to the front door) and at ground level on the back side. It is all wood and glass with open beam construction. It’s tucked into mostly native forest of Hawaiian Ohia and Hapuu (Hawaii Tree Fern) that is glorious in the mountain sun. This little cottage has ten large picture windows to give it a beautiful, expansive, tree-top view of the surrounding trees and vibrant plant life. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a sitting room with an expansive outdoor view and a small bathroom with a tub/shower. There is an open veranda part way around the cottage as well as a back deck to relax and enjoy the late afternoon sun. The entire cottage is about 850 sq. ft. Very comfortable and spacious for two people

There are lots of nature walking trails and hiking trails in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with one to the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano at almost 14000 feet - a rigorous 3 day backpacking trip. When the volcano is active, you can hike to see lava flowing inland or into the ocean. When visiting you should be prepared for hot and cold and dry and wet.

If you are planning to visit other areas of the Big Island, we have another vacation rental at the North East side of the Big Island. It is a perfect spot to explore hidden gems on the Hamakua Coast of this island. Check out our Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage at homeaway #3799114

We will be happy to answer any questions before and after your arrival. Feel free to contact us by phone or by email.

This is our own retreat cottage. We love it. We hope you'll enjoy it and care for it as we do. It is a place for quiet contemplation and meditative retreat with a feeling of serenity both inside and outside.

Whether you decide to visit with us or not,

we send you our Aloha,

Richard and Candice

More Details

Candice & Richard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Volcano Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Perfect romantic get away 5 minutes from Volcanoes National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Ahualoa HI

Peaceful & Charming

  • 5 of 5

From the entry gate and stairs through the ferns and ohias, to the lush greenery views from cozy indoors, everything here seems to focus on putting one at ease. There are simple, functional, warm furnishings & appliances, great notes for guests, and well marked features throughout the cottage. Heated towel rack, to timer on the porch lights, Candice & Richard seemed to have thought of everything that could make our stay delightful. They were available by text for questions and local tips. It was too drizzly to sit outback, but that would be our morning coffee spot next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Cottage in the trees near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • 5 of 5

Bright, comfortable, and spacious one-bedroom cottage high in the midst of a lovely tropical garden and less than 10 minutes from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. My spouse and I enjoyed a 5-night stay in the village of Volcano, about 30 minutes west of Hilo. Candice and Richard communicated exceptionally well from the time we made our reservation through our departure. The kitchen was well-stocked, the living room and bedroom bright and comfortable and made warm in the morning by a propane gas "wood stove" in the living room and an electric heater in the bedroom. The cottage provided a wonderful base for exploring the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

Perfect for us - everything's been thought of!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here, and we love it. The place is quiet, it's impeccably appointed, the grounds are lovely, the hosts are really easy to work with and really care about you having a great time while you're there.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again! Hope to be able to meet you next time!
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This hideaway in Volcano was perfect for our stay on the east side of Hawai’i. Candace was extremely responsive and checked in to make sure everything was okay. She had labels on everything so you didn’t have to guess how things worked. The home itself is tucked into a rainforest with big windows on every side, yet complete privacy. We never closed the blinds. If waking to birdsong and going to sleep in peace and quiet is your thing, this place is perfect. We loved the fireplace in the mornings and evenings and we had everything we needed for relaxing after adventuring to the volcano. Thank you Candice and Richard!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical cottage in a fern rainforest

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely perfect. Candice is a great host. Not much that I can add that the other reviews haven't mentioned already. I'll treasure the memories from my stay here for the rest of my life.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, California

Perfect retreat in Volcano

  • 5 of 5

If I was a poet, I could write poetry here. If I was an artist, I could paint watercolors here. As it is, I was just a tired traveler in need of peace and beauty, and found it here at Volcano Haven. The thoughtful touches throughout the cottage made this feel like a home away from home for us, and we loved hanging out here, even in the rainy afternoons. As a runner, I found the neighborhood perfect for morning exercise. 30 minute drive into Hilo is easy. 5 minute drive to the park entrance is even easier, and we went multiple times to explore craters and views.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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