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“A Little Paradise near Volcanos National Park”
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The Artist Cottage,A Place with Heart,Warmth & Charm.
Christmas At The Artist Cottage
Relax & Injoy the songs of the native birds
Front Porch
Full Size Futon Sleeper Sofa for extra guest
Bedroom with New Queen Bed
Bathroom/mini spa
Guest in Hot Tub Spa/Seats 6 guest
Hot Tub Spa
Hot Tub
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Forest Path
Beautiful Surrounding Rainforest
Volcano Village
Cozy Fireplace to Injoy on the cool nights
Dinning seats 4 plus LapTop Computer
Lap Top Computer with WiFi internet
The hand carved Dolpins Greet You
Carved from a Mango Tree
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Warm Cozy Fireplace
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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GKDSouthC...
South Carolina
2 reviews
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“A Little Paradise near Volcanos National Park”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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True to owner/host Bob O'Conner's prediction, my wife and I thought we'd landed in paradise at The Artist Cottage. It's a warm, comfortable, charming cottage situated in your own little rain forest, which we enjoyed with cocktails from the generous front porch. Fully stocked kitchen provided a full range of delicious breakfast options - freshly made waffles were a hit with us! We enjoyed hostess and artist Bonnie Layton's paintings, which contributed to the peaceful, Hawaiian flavor of this wonderful cottage. Bob and Bonnie are warm and generous folks who ensured all our needs were met and provided great advise for our further travels in nearby Hawaii Volcanos National Park and elsewhere on the Big Island. We didn't check in until after 10:00 p.m., and Bonnie still dropped by the cottage to welcome us!

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BERRARA Australia
Reviewed April 15, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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chrissyo5...
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
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“It's like walking into your own home...”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Bonnie and Bob are a " down to earth" couple living in the back of the property. They own both the "Artist Cottage" and "Country Cottage" ( which are across the street from each other ) We stayed in the "Artist Cottage". We walked in...there was Hawaiian music playing..lights on..fully stocked refrigerator..laptop available for use..etc. We really felt like we walked into someone's home ( not a hotel or condo ) until we realized this was all for us!
The Artist Cottage is decorated with lovely artwork provided by the owners. Bonnie and Bob are one of a kind. The location is perfect for a visit to the Volanoes National Park and close to restaurants in Volcano Village. If you are planning a visit to the Park this is a perfect place to stay.
Christine & Jason

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Liked best: The decor and feeling like we were at home..
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Mar 2013
Aloha's & Mahalo's to you folks for this nice review & please come back and visit us again ok.Warm Aloha's Allways,Bob & Bonnie
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altabird7...
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Charming accomodations, very hospitable owners”
Reviewed August 13, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We stayed here for 2 nights to start our honeymoon and the owners, Bob & Bonnie, were very accommodating and helpful with answering all of our questions. The place feels like home and is located minutes away from the national park. It is at 3,500 feet and in the rainforest so plan accordingly.

I saw another review that says it was damp and they were sick from mold. We didn't experience any of this and there is a gas stove that can be used to heat the place, we didn't need it. My guess is the reviewers had no idea of where they were staying (i.e. a rainforest) and wanted something that had climate control, and should've done their homework if they have allergies to a damp environment. This cottage is very much like an authentic Hawaii experience, and if you want a luxurious resort, go to Kona, or better yet, Waikiki.

If you want a quaint, quiet, authentic place to stay in a rainforest in Hawaii, call Bob and you can't go wrong.

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Liked best: Location and hospitality
Liked least: Limited food options nearby
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
12 Aug 2012
Aloha's & Mahalo's Justin & Corie !! May your life together be Beautiful Blessing's Allways!! Warm Aloha's Allways & Please stay in touch with us and we hope that you can return on one your future anniversary ok.Blessing's Allway'''''''s Bob & Bonnie 808-967-8560 AnyTime!! ok.
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ExploreEv...
Sacramento, California
1 review
“The perfect place to stay when visiting Volcanoes National Park”
Reviewed April 20, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

The Artist Cottage (11-3956 Nahelenani Street) is an awesome place to stay on the Big Island, if you want to visit the Volcano area. This Bed & Breakfast is on a private street, in the rainforest, but only about a five minute drive from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. The owners, Bonnie and Robert, are wonderful hosts and attended to our every need. They warmly greeted us when we arrived, had a nice glass of wine waiting for us in the cottage, and gave us excellent advice on places to visit (and avoid) in the area. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, and extremely well-kept. The owners provided breakfast items, assorted beverages and a variety of snacks, which was really convenient. The kitchen is updated, with new appliances, so cooking meals was very easy.

The cottage has internet access, and the owners provide a laptop for guests to use, which was a nice benefit. The place also has a flat screen TV and Satellite service, which our kids loved. We are a family of four (two adults, two teenage boys), and the cottage was a perfect size for us. We will stay at the Artist Cottage on our next visit to the Big Island, and highly recommend the place.

Visitors to this part of the Big Island should be prepared for rain, as the Hilo area is one of the rainiest places in the United States (the area is called a “rainforest” for a reason). If you want constant sun, then go to the other side of the island. However, if you want a beautiful place to stay in the rain forest, close to Kilauea, then you should consider this cottage. Our entire stay was brilliant.

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Liked best: Very close to Volcanoes National Park and the owner's hospitality.
Liked least: Too short a stay.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“terrible, cold and damp, made us sick with allergies due to ?mold, had to move out early”
Reviewed March 29, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Just to be sure which "artist cottage" we are reviewing, this one is located on 11-3956 Nahelenani Street in Volcano, HI. This is the rainy and cold part of Hawaii. The lack of heat, high level of dampness and condensation in the house were making us sick with symptoms suggestive of mold exposure and other possible allergens in the bedroom/bed (NB symptoms cleared after we moved to another hotel). Our clothes, sheets, shoes were always damp due to the high level of moisture and condensation in the house. We were freezing and told the owner but nothing was done. Consequently, we did not complete our pre-paid stay and an Expedia agent moved us to another location. The owners refused to give us a refund for the night we had to move to another hotel.

The positive ratings on the Trip Advisor etc. do not reflect the poor conditions of the house that we encountered on our visit. The contrast between the positive ratings on Trip Advisor and the reality that we encountered was shocking. The female owner complained to us about the male owner, and it appears that they were going through relationship problems that affected the operations of the rental. For example, she said that he refused to come and fix the heat in the house and she did not know how to fix it, leaving us to our own devices.

This is a bed and make-your-own breakfast; some food left for us in the house was edible (milk); however, there were open jars and leftovers from previous travelers that were left for us to eat-I wonder if there is any food inspector looking at this! The "juice" was 5% juice sugary drink. The papaya left for us was slightly rotten and the apple was old and shriveled. The fruit was not replaced after the first day of our stay and we were left with packaged and junk food. Garbage was not taken out and towels not replaced even though the owner stated that she would come to clean up. Internet and TV did not work. We paid over $310/night with taxes and additional fees for 2 kids. Certainly not worth it.

We fled the place to another hotel even though we pre-paid and the owner refused to refund us for the time we were not there. In all this trouble, the bright spot was Expedia- thank you Expedia for assisting us on your emergency line.

Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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IL
Reviewed February 9, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

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Management Response
9 Feb 2012
Aloha's & Mahalo's Scott, You folks are welcome any time to come back and visit this wonderful Island of Hawaii.Thank You for staying with us!!Warm Aloha's Allways.Bob & Bonnie
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