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Lazy Lehua Cottage ~ Whimsical and Charming~ Volcano Retreat

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1.5 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Serenity and adventure both await you at this charming and whimsical Volcano retreat, nestled on a half acre of beautiful rainforest. Lazy Lehua Cottage is ideal for quiet or adventurous couples,small families, honeymooners,artists, poets, musicians, authors. If it's serenity you need, or adventure you crave, Lazy Lehua Cottage is the perfect place. The native birds will serenade

you while you drink your early morning tea or coffee. Float suspended in a hammock chair on one of the 3 lanai's while

gazing out to the abundant rainforest that hosts gigantic Hapu'u ferns, magnificent Lehua flowering Ohia trees, and aromatic ginger. Lazy Lehua Cottage is located 1 mile from Volcano

Village where restaurants, galleries, a winery, golf course can

all be found. World Famous Hawaii Volcano National Park is 2

miles away, a must for your trip to the Big Island.

The Big Island offers many unforgettable experiences.

In Hawaii Volcano National Park, you can walk through

a giant lava tube, hike through unforgettable rain

forests, steaming craters, or see what Pu'u O'o is

creating today; one of the only place's in the world

you will experience new land being created. Check out

Punalu’u beach, where sea turtles rest and lay their

eggs in the beautiful black sand, a 30 minute drive.

Visit old historic town Hilo, only 30 minutes away.

Walk through the beautiful Hawaii Tropical Botanical

Gardens, or to hike to the many waterfalls. If your

travels take you to the South East part of the Big

Island to walk on newly made land near Kaimu; check

out the banana splits at Kalapana Cafe; where the road

ends in Kaimu on hwy 137. A short jog east on hwy 137,

snorkel and soak in the naturally heated Kapoho tide

pools, breathe the most pristine air in the world,

check out Champagne Pond, another 10 miles east of

Kalapana, a beautifuly scenic drive.

Awaiting you when you get back to the Lazy Lehua

Cottage, your home away from home, is a serene

cottage for you to catch your breath and rejuvenate.

Soak your sore muscles in our 2 person master bedroom

jetted tub, over looking the beautiful rainforest just

outside your window. Exactly what you need after your

day of exploration on the Big Island. You'll be

rejuvenated and ready for more adventures.

Lazy Lehua Cottage was lovingly built between 2003- 2004.

The idea for Lazy Lehua Cottage was to make it a special

place for guests to stay, dream, and regroup. Focus was

on putting as much character, charm and soul in to it,

and making it a whimsical, beautiful place for everyone

to enjoy. Trees were hand cut and property cleared only

enough to put the Lazy Lehua Cottage in its perfect place.

The beautiful Ohia trees that unfortunately had to be cut

down were used for the posts on the lanais giving it,

its whimsical cottage look that blends in well with the

rain forest. In keeping in the spirit of whimsical,

some of the furniture throughout the cottage was hand

crafted; coffee table, bar top, headboard on bed, using

all local, exotic, and native woods. We know you'll

feel the magical spirit of the house when you stay here.

Enjoy - Lazy Lehua Cottage.

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More Details

Joyce - Owner/Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Joyce - Owner/Manager

Our goal and motto "Always make things better". This is not just for our family, but for everyone that comes to stay at our little slice of paradise @ the Lazy Lehua Cottage. From our guests reviews, I'd say we are doing an excellent job always making things better. We love the weather, the Volcano community and the awesome people in the Volcano community.

Joyce - Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Joyce - Owner/Manager chose Volcano

Have you seen the pictures? The 3 things we hear most from our guests at Lazy Lehua Cottage, (1)"The pictures don't do it justice, it's much better in person", (2) "We wish we would have stayed longer" and (3) "The Lazy Lehua Cottage was our favorite accommodations during our stay on the Big Island". Come see for yourself!

What makes this cottage unique

*We don't have an extra/pp charge up to 4 guests. You don't pay more for up to 4 guests.

* Our proximity to Hawaii Volcano National Park, a 2 short miles to the entrance. Cool temperatures, and the flora and fauna, rain forest. Absolutely breathtaking!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Lazy Lehua Cottage and wished we could have had more time there. It's a great home base for exploring Volcanoes Nat'l Park as well as the rest of the Puna district. The fire was very cozy during the rainy, cool evenings. It was also nice to be so close to Volcano Village where we wound up eating every night.

The house was very private and tranquil. Our children (4 and 6) enjoyed playing the games at the house and we didn't turn on the tv sets even once. The kitchen was nicely stocked, too. We would definitely go back to Lazy Lehua the next time we're visiting the Big Island.
Jun 2008
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Lazy Lehua Cottage ~ Whimsical and Charming~ Volcano Retreat
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 45 reviews
Marin County, California

Dreamy Rain Forest Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved waking up to the sun shining through the many bedroom windows. Looking out and seeing giant tree ferns... green everywhere! Wonderful songs of the birds in the rain forest. Cozy gas fireplace stoves were so convenient after a rainy day hike in Midnovember. Although I never minded any rain. It is just so gorgous here! Fantastic double sized jacuzzi bathtub in masterbath (it does takes a little while to fill it properly). Compact but complete kitchen made it possible for us to prepare most of our meals right there (restaurants are another option). Farmers markets in Volcano Village on Sunday (EARLY! Get there by 7 AM as most clear out by 9) or Wednesday and Saturdays in Hilo. The produce and other foods are scruptious and the farmers are an absolute delight (My husband and I are Marin County farmers market junkies! But the Big Island farmers rock!). If you are like me and you don't like crowds, the Lazy Lehua Cottage is perfect: serene surroundings, artistic decor abounds in this gem of a vacation place. Laying in the blue hammock chair on the front lanai you will wish your vacation would never end. And you are so close to the many destinations you most definenitely don't want to miss. P.S.: Do rent a 4-Wheel Drive (not just an All-Wheel) if you are adventurous and like to do some exploring as that is required for Waipio Valley and some other areas... P.P.S.: Good healthfood store in Hilo ("Abundant Life") -- Ideal to visit on your way from the airport to the cottage (approx. 30minutes from Volcano Village). Great healthfood store in Pahua ("Island Natural Market"), slightly different direction but also about 1/2hr distance from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mature Island Girl - Mahalo Nui Loa for your beautiful review. We take delight knowing we are doing a good job making our cottage a wonderful vacation home away from home for our guests. We appreciate all your kinds words and love that you loved your stay at the Lazy Lehua Cottage. Joyce @ the Lazy Lehua Cottage.
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in Jan 2017, and it was nothing short of amazing! The cottage was exactly a described and was extremely neat and clean. Every detail was well though out. The furniture was unique, the bed was comfy and the kitchen was well stocked. The location was perfect for exploring the Volcano National Park and the town of Volcano. The cottage itself was pretty secluded, which made the stay comfy and peaceful. It does get pretty chilly at night, so the fireplaces were a perfect way to warm up.

Overall, this was one of the best places I have ever stayed and I would definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely secluded rainforest cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lazy Lehua cottage. It is secluded and private but very close to Volcano National Park. Our daughters loved the bunkbeds, and we had plenty of space for four people. The house is well stocked and charmingly decorated. Relaxing in the jacuzzi tub at night with the windows open to hear the rain was a highlight. We had a lot of rain but the fireplaces heated up the rooms quickly. It would have been nice to have a clothes dryer but that would not keep us from staying here again in a heartbeat. I would advise doing the majority of your grocery shopping before arriving in Volcano, the two "stores" in town are extremely minimal, although there are a variety of good restaurants. It is also an easy drive from here to Hilo and to Puna (where we visited the Kapoho tide pools, a definite highlight). Thanks for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ewa Beach HI

Cozy cabin with lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 night stay before we headed to Kona side I wished we could have stayed longer. The setting is so cozy and comfortable. We had 2 adults and 2 kids and had plenty of room. Perfect location for visiting Volcanoes National Park. We went during the day and the night to see the glow. The cottage had lots of extras. We didn't cook much at all but the hot coco, popcorn and chocolates were appreciated. I slept so good both nights really comfortable beds and bedding and the Jacuzzi tub is magical in that setting. I could go on and on but you won't be disappointed staying here. Thanks for providing a lovely place and accurate listing. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, TX

Cute and Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time to stay at the Lazy Lehua cottage. This is a really cute and whimsical cottage in a fern forest. It’s very close to VNP making it a nice base camp for exploring the park.

We were there in March and the nights and mornings were cold so we used the fireplaces and heaters to warm the place up. It rained every night we were there so no star gazing on this trip.

The birds start singing about 6 AM for your wake up call, but with the time difference that didn’t seem too early. We made breakfast each morning and would pack a lunch to eat in the park.

The kitchen has most things you need to prepare meals, but there’s no dishwasher for afterwards. With 2 of us, it wasn’t that big of a deal. If you want to prepare meals, I would suggest to do your grocery shopping before arriving in Volcano. We flew into Hilo and stopped at the KTA on the way for supplies. We loved the secluded feeling of the neighborhood.

They have put in bunk beds if you are traveling with kids. Joyce was easy to work with and sent emails with detailed instructions before arriving so it makes things very easy.

When we decide to visit Volcano again, we will certainly want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cute & Cozy Cottage - Mahalo for the rave review! Not gonna lie, we're used to getting 5 stars, so we're a bit hurt with a 4 star :(... We're a family of 4 and have never missed a dishwasher. We'd like to think we are as environmentally friendly can be to our beautiful rainforest and want to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible so won't be installing a dishwasher at LLC. We hope this doesn't detour you from staying with us in the future. Mahalo for taking time to write a review!
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Lovely stay in the rain forest

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a full week in October. The cottage was perfect for us, as it is close to the Volcano National Park, where we spent several days visiting and hiking. It is set in the rain forest, which is an enchanting experience in itself, especially when one lives in the city. The cottage itself is perfect for two persons: I particularly enjoyed the space and light in the bedroom upstairs, as well as the fully equiped kitchen. Some days were cool and damp so we appreciated the gas heaters. The front lanai has wonderful light in the morning, so it was great to have breakfast outdoor on the warmer days.

Thanks for the personal touches like the chocolates, the tourist pamphlets and the books on Hawaii. Thanks also for the fact that the pictures and the description correspond to reality. My only small suggestion to the owner would be to provide a few drawers in the bedroom to put clothes away; it would be more practical when staying for a week.

Overall, I fully recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Guests! - Mahalo for the beautiful review of our Lazy Lehua Cottage in the middle of the most beautiful rain forest. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. As for the dresser, we used to have a beautiful 3 drawer teak dresser that was unfortunately broken by misuse. We will definitely look into possibly getting another. Mahalo for taking the time to review us! Joyce
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Lava Lounge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hawaiian Belt Hwy (HWY 11)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mauna Kea :)
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punaluu (west), Carlsmith Park (east)
Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcano National Park entrance 2 miles, Lava flow viewing at nearby, Locals Art Galleries, Skate Park, Winery, Golf, Volcano Village Sunday Farmers Market.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 13.42%

2 night accommodations are $129/nt.
3+ night accommodations are $100/nt.
* NO pp charge up to 4 guests


*3+ nt., $87.60/nt + tax = $100/nt
*2 nt., $113.00/nt + tax = $129/nt (2016) (TAT) 8.25% + general excise tax (GET) 4.16%

*CLEANING FEE (1-2 guests = $60), (3-4 guests = $80)
*Cleaning fee covers a standard 3 hours of cleaning* (EXTRA CHRG FOR UNUSUAL MESSES)

* Stay 7 nights, 1 night is FREE!
*$250 refundable damage deposit

We recommend that guests get travelers insurance in case of unforeseen weather, travel and or personal events that prevent them from enjoying their time at Lazy Lehua Cottage.
Tax ID TA-117-278-3104-01

* 50% deposit is required to reserve dates
* Balance is due 30 days prior to the arrival date

All payments are made through Paypal - Very safe and hassle free!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Mauna Loa Estates Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom - Tiled rain shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Master suite upstairs - jacuzzi tub, sink, toilet
  • Upstairs Master suite = Jacuzzi tub Downstairs = Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • built in bunks - 1 bunk bed , 2 twin beds - will sleep 2 guests
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite upstairs - sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) In upstairs master bedroom suite with own bath., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play crib, Twin Bunk beds - downstairs (1 set-sleeps 2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Complimentary Popcorn, Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Tea. [Bring a flashlight for night-time lava viewing] Brochures and maps for island adventures, DVDs, Books, Board Games, Rain Umbrellas, Beach Umbrella, Hair-Dryer, body wash, beach towels, Shampoo/Conditioner, Soap. TAX ID W01150353-01

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