4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Peaceful well-appointed retreat
Beautiful, eco-friendly and wonderfully quiet house in the jungle with friendly owners who have thought of every detail!
We couldn’t have asked for anything more from our stay with Rachel and Ted! The house is beautifully built, comfortable in all types of weather and has every comfort of home. Hosts are incredibly responsive and communicative for any question! We would definitely stay there again and would recommend to others.
Nice and clean house, good location
The accommodation was impeccable and the house is spacious. Great for big families. It was built by the owner himself with a self-sustaining system, which I think is not only eco-friendly but also super cool! (due to this reason, there aren't washer/dryer in the house). It's in the middle of the rainforest - beautiful, and not a lot of mosquitos as other areas we have been to on the big island, surprisingly - yet very close to the restaurants and places as well.
Rachael and Ted really go above and beyond to make sure we had a great time staying. They provided us with useful information about the area. They were also very responsive to our questions before and during our stay.
In general, big island is safe to stay. Lava from fissure 8 flows to the north-west side of the island and the majority of the island was not impacted.
Comfortable, clean and a great location
We had a wonderful time at Ted and Rachel’s home. Great amenities, wonderful location and a beautiful setting. Lots of space for all 10 of us.
If you really want to get away from it all in the beautiful rainforest of the Big Island, this place is your spot! Immaculate accommodations and friendly owners. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing. You can tell a lot of love went into the making of this house. Superior craftsmanship. We were a tad chilly due to the weather, and should've packed some warmer clothes. Lots of very soft blankets available in every room kept us toasty. It would've been nice to know ahead of time to bring our own house shoes- the owners kindly provided some for us to use, but unfortunately the slippers didn't work for all of us. It should also be noted that the house may be difficult to navigate for those with disabilities (stairs, high-sided bath tubs). The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cookware, and had a nice supply of complimentary teas, hot cocoa, and hot cereal for breakfast! Laundry facilities would be welcomed. The location near Volcano National Park can't be beat. Our stay was very short, but we enjoyed our time at this get-away.
beautiful, has no heat
The house is attractive and immaculate but so uncomfortably cold. There is no heat of any sort as far as we could tell, no space heaters, no fireplace, not even hot water bottles. In Volcano it made for a painfully cold stay -- there were not enough blankets to keep us warm, even though there are extra blankets in every room. We used them all and still slept in our clothes and it is not a cheap place to stay. When temperatures at night are in the low 50s, it was just unpleasant. The elevation at volcano is high enough that it is unconscionable to offer no way for guests to stay warm beyond blankets or hot showers. Owners must address this oversight - the beautiful house is too uncomfortable without heat.
Thank you for your honest review, Sarah. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and we're sorry we were unable to deliver a happy experience for you.
Our house has radiant floor heat that is powered by passive solar hot water heating. This has been sufficient until now -- but unfortunately during your stay we were having the coldest, darkest, rainiest spell that we've seen in Volcano in years -- resulting in no heat.
We have now modified the system so that the propane-fueled backup water heater can heat the radiant floor system as well, should weather like this come again.
We wish you well.
Rachel and Ted
Beautiful house, beautiful stay
We loved staying at this house. It has everything you need to make your stay confortable. Thank you so much