Candice & Richard
- english, Cantonese
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
~ Quiet hours shall be from 9:00pm to 8:00am, during which time the noise from the cottage shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors.
~ Sound audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be associated with a residential area.
~ Guest vehicles shall be parked under the carport only. ~ The cottage shall not use used for commercial purposes. STVR-19-360364 / NUC-19-1189
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This cozy but elegant retreat was the perfect introduction to the Big Island.
We absolutely loved this cottage! We wanted something completely different than the beach feel on the Kona side of the island and this was perfect! We stayed for 3 nights and I wish we had stayed longer. It was so calm and peaceful, it felt like our own little place in the rain forest. The home was clean and had everything we needed. They even have binders with all the info you might need for your stay in Volcano and visiting the Volcano National Park. It was perfect and we'd love to go back again. I'd highly recommend it to all my friends!
Great place amongst the lava tree ferns.
If you are looking for a place away from people yet 30 minutes from hilo and 3 from volcano national park this place is perfect for two people. You will be welcomed by the sound of native birds singing in the forest. The house is spotless and everything is well labeled. Communication was top notch. Candice and Richard went out of their way to make sure were happy. We will be returning at some point and will definately rent this property again.
Perfect Volcano get away!! We are already planning our next trip!! The meticulous detail with which she takes care of her guests is unbeatable!! The home is so beautiful and convenient.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Thank you for taking such good care of our cottage while staying there. We look forward to having you back again.
A beautiful and inspiring writer's retreat
I have stayed in Volcano village many times over the past years, in both homes and picturesque "lodges." Wherever you are in this special place in the world, you can feel its spiritual power ("mana" in Hawaiian), being so near Kilauea crater, the home of "Madame Pele."
That being said, Volcano Mountain Haven, so beautifully tended by Candice and Richard, is by far the most beautifully-situated, peaceful and condusive to creativity (I was there 5 days on a personal writer's retreat) of all the homes I have stayed in over the years. (And would no doubt have been among the most romantic if I had shared that time with a spouse or partner. :). I recommend it enthusiastically and with absolutely no reservation, and will undoubtedly return there again, if Candice and Richard permit :). I should also share that when I was not writing, I enjoyed reading ALL the guest entries in their guestbook over the past 4-5 years, and can attest that there is not a single entry with a critical or "formative" comment or suggestion. It appears that everyone' s expectations for their stay at the Haven were completely met and almost always surpassed. And the themes that appeared over and over again in the guest entries were ones with which I completely agreed:
First, although you are part of a small neighborhood near the village center and just 2-3 miles from the national park entrance, the Haven is completely surrounded by hapu'u tree ferns and blossoming 'ohia trees and no other homes are visible, only greenery and flowers. And the silence is amazing. The songs of the birds wakening in the morning only underscore the peacefulness all around.
When you arrive and enter the Haven (great detailed instructions are provided--nothing is left to guesswork) you are struck by all the thoughtful and welcoming touches left for you by Candice and Richard -- the macadamia chocolates, local coffee (before I arrived, Candice texted, "Would you prefer beans or ground?"!), a jar of rare white honey produced by bees raised by Richard up the Hamakua Coast, the beautiful stones set on windowsills around the home -- each one I'm sure with its own story, and so many practical items anticipating my needs around cooking, hiking, touring around the island, community events etc. I wanted for nothing -- but if there had been anything I needed, I knew Candice would be immediately available to provide guidance.
For my needs, the Haven was ideal in every way.
Perfect Forested Hideaway
Can't say enough great things about our stay here. The home is perfectly appointed with more than we could've used during our stay: kitchen staples, headlamps, ample books on local birds and flowers, and DVDs. My 2 favourite things though were the windows on all sides of the home that made us feel like we were right in the middle of a beautiful forest and the cosy fireplace at night. Relaxing after a day of hiking around Volcano with a fireplace and the views was just delightful.
Volcano is a beautiful lush green area and is a nature lovers' heaven. You will hear lots of beautiful melodies of Hawaiian native birds in the cottage and in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are also a lot of nature walking trails and hiking trails in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.