|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Very quiet, secluded open-style home. End of a gravel road, 2-1/2 miles from the Volcano Highway. Two Master BR upstairs, open-style kitchen and living area on the ground floor, with a wood-fired stove and a good supply of firewood. One-car garage. Secluded wooden 'Chofu' hot tub. Spacious 3-acre property with no nearby neighbors. Not recommended for families with children younger than 8 years old.
Retired National Park Ranger, devoted to forest conservation. I am intimately familiar with the nearby national park, and with most other recreational and cultural features in Hawaii Island. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Hawaii natural and cultural history with travelers, and am happy to lead adventurous folks to places off the beaten track, if they ask.
I speak a little bit of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua), and I especially hope travelers from China and Taiwan will feel welcome here.
Dan Taylor purchased this house in 2007
This property is part of the mid-elevation rain forest of Hawaii, now being broken up by development. I built my house here because it is as close as I can get to the natural forest and still feel connected to it. The house is built with big windows that look into the nearby treetops during the day and into the stars at night. Hot water is heated by solar panels; electricity is powered by photo voltaic panels, with backup from the electric utility. The property is a dedicated Conservation Easement --the first of several in the community.
Most travelers think of Hawaii as a place for beaches and warm surf, a welcoming spirit, and glitter. A little known feature of Hawaii, equally important and not very extensive, is the native rain forest, which abounds with interesting plants and animals. There is no other tropical rain forest in the US. Here a traveler can step into the natural, wild forest just 40 feet from the front door, and can hear the calls of native birds and insects, while sipping a morning coffee on the lanai. There is no car traffic and no nearby neighbors to disturb the peace. There is nothing lovelier than soaking in the hot tub on a cool evening, during a full moon, in the nearly absolute silence of the forest night. This is the life I have chosen for myself, and I am pleased I can make it available to others.
This family were the perfect guests. They found peace and quiet, away from their urban environment, and enjoyed the space and seclusion they wanted. They enjoyed visiting the national park nearby, both during the day and especially at night, where they could see the glowing vent of Kilauea Volcano after dark. It is an amazing sight!
The three adults and two pre-teen boys had plenty of room. I look forward to a return visit.
We loved this spacious, well furnished, dwelling. This house sits in rain forest, the last house on the road after about ½ mile of gravel on 3 forested acres. Two large master suites make it easy to share with another couple or person. A well equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook your own meals, rather than rely on the limited selection in Volcano. Dan is a very thoughtful host, and went out of his way to help us get an urgent FedEx delivery, but otherwise is nearby but never seen unless needed. Mahalo, Dan.
Home away home, well equipped with all household need, you felt like a home there, peacefully as it's remote and isolated
We loved this spacious, well furnished, dwelling. This house sits in rain forest, the last house on the road after about ½ mile of gravel on 3 forested acres. Two large master suites, each with special views, make it easy to share with another couple or person. A well equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook your own meals, rather than rely on the limited selection in Volcano. There is special art work throughout the house. Dan is a very thoughtful host, and went out of his way to help us get an urgent FedEx delivery, but otherwise is nearby but never seen unless needed. Mahalo, Dan.
The house is a nice place, clean, two bedrooms and van easily host 4 people (with sofas more) - it is a little remote and we would recommend a robuste car because of the unpaved road, but it is close enough to the park - because of its remoteness we recommend arrival at daylight - owner is very nice an d friendly - piano not in best shape but playable (which is luxurius ip there)
Volcano Village is well known for local graphic arts and handicrafts that are related to nearby volcanoes and Hawaiian culture. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby, with dozens of interesting trails, guided walks, and activities, such as hula performances and artist seminars. Active lava flows are accessible for adventurous travelers.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£193.26|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.