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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Volcano in the Ka'u

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Perfect romantic get away 5 minutes from Volcanoes National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, peaceful location near Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as promised and perfect location. Lots of great and unique info provided by host before trip and in unit. The house is tucked into a beautiful, dense jungle about 5 min. from the national park. Very clean and mountain feel with gas fireplace and wood furnishings. Be sure to check out the all the various options for viewing the lava and visiting the park. The best was the hike from the east side of the current lava ocean entry. Rent bikes to ride 4 miles to the ocean viewing area, then hike ~2 miles north over the past lave fields to reach the active, flowing magma. Prepare for a 6-10 hours round-trip trek. Bring water, food, and headlamps with extra batteries.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 days at Candice and Richard's cottage in Volcano. Our experience couldn't have been better! The cottage is quiet, clean, beautiful and well stocked with everything that you would need. It is set in a forest of tree ferns and ohia lehua trees, and since it's set up a bit you feel like you're in the tree tops. Candice was very responsive, providing personal information by text and email as well as lots of brochures and information in the cottage. The cottage is very close to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, so it was easy to go back and forth as needed. We would love to return for another visit to this lovely cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Canada

Charming, quaint romantic hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

We use vrbo rentals a great deal for our travels and vacations, and I have to say that this property is by far the best provisioned unit that we have ever stayed in and perhaps one of the most charming units we have experienced.

The cottage is situated in the Mauna Loa Estates, a small sub-division of Volcano village and deep in the verdant fern forest. It is a short 2 minute drive into the village for great dining, and is a mere 5 minutes from the Volcanoes Park where you can spend days. Keaau is about 20 minutes drive. It’s a great location. There are no expansive views because you’re surrounded by lush rainforest. The days are filled with bird song and the night with the sound of coqui frogs.

Candice and Richard have built so much personality into this property. It is well decorated and is full of small details to make your stay all the more memorable. We loved it here. They have thought of everything. Some tips so that you don’t make the same mistakes we made: don’t bother buying and bringing bottled water. The tap water is filtered, and then filtered again. The coffee, honey and sugar that they provide is delicious and not cheap junk. They have plenty of paper product, cling wrap, ziplock bags and plastic cutlery so that preparing picnic lunches while you hike in the park is a breeze. Furthermore, we appreciated the wall safe and security system for the cottage while we were away hiking each day – it meant that we didn’t have to carry valuables with us. There are flashlights, gloves for hiking on the Pali and a pair of walking poles. At 4,000' elevation it can get cold at night, so there are heaters and even slippers available. Like I said, they have thought of everything.

Of particular note, Candice and Richard have their own guide book available for you to read in the cottage. It is full of step by step guidance for hiking and touring in the park. I will go so far as to say that their book is by far better than Doughty’s “Revealed” book. Take it with you while you drive the Chain of Craters road and use it to find all sorts of hidden gems on the trip.

If you are planning a stay in the Volcano area, then THIS is the place to stay if you’re looking for quaint charm and character, peace and quiet, and a chance to reconnect with nature.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volcano Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home with all the comfort needed after a day or exploring. Local restaurants are superb as is the experience of walking on active volcano lava.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.08
Cleaning fee £41.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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