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Volcano Mountain Haven, minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This beautiful mountain cottage at 3300 feet altitude is just 5 miles away from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It's a perfect place to relax and experience the natural beauty of Hawaii. Lots of large picture windows. Quiet, simple and serene. Wake up to the songs of Hawaiian native birds. Retire at night watching the night sky from one of the five picture windows in the bedroom. The cottage is built 6 feet above ground on the front side (with 14 stairs up to the front door) and sits at ground level in the back. Built mostly of wood and glass with open beam construction, it is tucked into predominantly native forest of Hawaiian Ohia and Hapuu (Hawaii Tree Fern) that is glorious in the mountain sun and mist. Our little cottage has ten large picture windows to give it a b...This beautiful mountain cottage at 3300 feet altitude is just 5 miles away from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It's a perfect place to relax and experience the natural beauty of Hawaii. Lots of large picture windows. Quiet, simple and serene. Wake up to the songs of Hawaiian native birds. Retire at night watching the night sky from one of the five picture windows in the bedroom. The cottage is built 6 feet above ground on the front side (with 14 stairs up to the front door) and sits at ground level in the back. Built mostly of wood and glass with open beam construction, it is tucked into predominantly native forest of Hawaiian Ohia and Hapuu (Hawaii Tree Fern) that is glorious in the mountain sun and mist. Our 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 is a smart TV (no cable TV) and DVD player in the sitting room for you to enjoy movies in the evening after a day of exploring. You can cast or stream on your favorite platform on the smart TV. Wireless high speed internet (300mbps) is available throughout the house. There is a gas fireplace in the sitting room for those cold mountain evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 burner propane stove top, counter top oven, microwave oven, 2 small size fridges and all basic kitchen utensils & supplies. Basic kitchen pantry supplies such as tea, coffee, salt & pepper are provided. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is just a few miles away. 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. This is our retreat cottage that we love. We would like to know a little about our guests at the cottage. When you make inquiry about this cottage, please tell us a little about yourself and the trip you are planning. We will be happy to answer any questions before and after your arrival. 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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: STVR-19-360364;NUC-19-1189
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
~ This cottage is strictly for two people. No additional guests allowed. ~ Please remove shoes before coming into the cottage. ~ Please clean dirty dishes after a meal so as not to attract ants or other insects. ~ For guests staying over 15 days, please take trash and recyclables to local transfer station at least twice a week. ~ Quiet hours shall be from 9pm to 8am. ~ guest vehicles shall be parked under the carport only. Mahalo!
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Candice C
Hosting since November 2013
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live over 90 minutes away. So we will not be able to meet you personally. But we are just a phone call, a text message or an email away. Contact us anytime if you have questions, during your stay or before your arrival. We generally reach out to you about one week before your arrival date, on your arrival and once or twice during your stay, just to make sure you stay is comfortable. Please let us know when you have arrived at our cottage and when you leave our cottage.

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Reviews (27)
Flattie F
Flattie F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lower Your Stress
My wife and I spent two weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii recently. The first half of our trip was spent at the beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Grand Vacation Resort, but thank goodness we also decided to stay at this wonderful property near the Volcano National Park. Our hosts (Candice & Richard) did an amazing job in advance of our trip, providing lots of useful information about the house and activities we should consider. They really excelled with preparing the house to be the most relaxing and accommodating vacation spot ever. From the moment we walked in the door we began to relax and enjoy this wonderful home. From the helpful binder, excursion recommendations, notes, chocolates, coffee, slippers, and so many more details that make it hard to recount. If you’re looking for a great way to wind down, relax, and see the true beauty of the Big Island, then don’t miss the chance to stay at this home, you won’t regret it.
Visited January 2020
Written February 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kelly M
Kelly M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay!
Great overall place to stay. Fancy furniture and nice accommodations. A bit odd with the water restrictions but not a problem overall. Also was a bit far from Hilo, but was fantastically close to Volcano park. Would definitely look at again for future stays.
Visited March 2018
Written March 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ellen Taylor S
Ellen Taylor S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cozy and secluded cottage
We had a lovely stay here for two nights. It was within five minutes to Volcano National Park, which was very convenient. The cottage itself is secluded, tucked away in beautiful tropical gardens. Candice ensures you have everything you need while there, including guest information book, restaurant suggestions, hiking books, umbrellas, flashlights, you name it. We loved the organic coffee, tea, and homemade honey! Candice also checked in before and during our stay, which was nice. Highly suggested if you're looking for a cozy cottage to stay in while exploring the volcano!
Visited August 2017
Written August 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer508481
TrailBlazer508481
Thank you Ellen. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again in the future. Mahalo!
Written August 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandra G
Sandra G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Cottage
We were so amazed by the beauty of the surroundings. The owners took great care to ensure that all of our needs were met. We were able to explore Hawaii with such satisfaction as a result. Our recommation for this property is 5 stars! You will not be disappointed!
Visited January 2017
Written February 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ana P
Ana P
Houston, TX255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful and peaceful retreat
When we arrived at the Volcano Mountain Haven we were struck with how lovely it was. The view outside the picture window in the living room was beautiful (you have to see it in the morning!) and the whole house was wonderfully lit by sunlight throughout the day. The vegetation around the house were well maintained and dense enough that you didn't see the neighbors. This was the nicest place we stayed at on our trip to the Big Island, not only from the comfort standpoint, but also from the overall beauty and peacefulness of the place. Candice and Richard have done a great job with the place and have a binder of useful information for how things in the house work as well as what to do and eat in and around Volcano and Hilo. We loved our stay and would definitely go back!
Visited November 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written December 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer508481
TrailBlazer508481
Thank you Ana for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at our cottage. Sorry that we were not able to meet you personally. We would love to have you back again and meet you and James personally next time. Happy Holidays!
Written December 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Reka K
Reka K
Scarsdale, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cabin in the rainforest
Candice was extremely responsive and helpful with information on Volcanos Park, local restaurants and about any other information you could imagine. The cabin is very conveniently located, comfortable and equipped with anything you might need (including flashlights for nightime lava viewing in case you forget yours, travel books, DVDs, basic kitchen supplies, etc.).
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written October 12, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer508481
TrailBlazer508481
Thank you Reka. It's our pleasure to have you and Young. Hope to have you two back again.
Written October 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica
Jessica
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing jungle cottage
This space was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to spend some time in Volcano and experience that side of the island. Candice did a wonderful job in welcoming us and giving suggestions on the "must see's" in the park. The mountain haven is tucked up in the beautiful rain forest surrounded by flowers and birds. The space had everything we needed and was VERY clean and cozy. Sitting by the fireplace and listening to the rain showers was the most relaxing part of our trip! We spent the first 5 days at a Kohala resort and going to the beach. This space was a perfect contrast to the beautiful beaches...sitting in the middle of a flower filled rain forest in a romantic little cottage. We got the best of both worlds!
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written October 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer508481
TrailBlazer508481
Jessica & Sean, thank you so much for staying at our cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that we did not get to meet you. Hope to have you both again.
Written October 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dena Smith Ellis
Dena Smith Ellis
Eastbourne, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lover's and/or writer's paradise!
If you are desiring a peaceful, secluded, and thoroughly appointed space to relax and unwind in a rainforest paradise, this is it. Your comfort and convenience are the priority of hosts Richard and Candice, and their attention to detail is seen everywhere...from the "fireplaces" in the bedroom and living room (it can get a bit chilly in Volcano at night) to the heated towel racks in the bathroom. I live in Waimea, which is also "upcountry" on the Big Island so this stay was due to a business trip that I had in Kau. Even though I was working each day, I felt like I was having a relaxing vacation when I came back each evening. I will definitely return...hopefully next time as a writing retreat or to spend a romantic getaway with my husband. I HIGHLY recommend this rainforest sanctuary!
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written June 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kris0320
Kris0320
Corona, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This cottage is an enchanting escape!
We stayed here as a respite from all the tourist hustle and bustle in Kailua-Kona. It is amazingly beautiful and quiet -- except for the sounds of nature. It is like staying in a treehouse in a fairyland fern forest. The hosts, Candace and Richard, anticipated our every need, and we loved all the little details that made us feel so pampered. Everything was so fresh and clean. And, of course, Volcanoes National Park is just down the street. It was so convenient to visit the park -- we went three days in a row. It was so easy to just drive in after dinner and watch the night glow of the Kilauea caldera. We would definitely stay here again!
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rebecca H
Rebecca H
Corvallis, OR1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection in every detail!
This is an ideal place to stay. The owner has thought of everything to make you comfortable, give you beautiful views, and provide an amazing amount of useful information about the surrounding area. So many extras: tasty coffee, local honey, comfy slippers, detailed guides, hiking sticks. Tastefully designed, clean, well-appointed, and very welcoming. One of the best places we have stayed in the world!
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written April 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Access
Car required
How to get there
We are about 2 hours from the Kona International Airport and 40 minutes from the Hilo International Airport. Google map works well to take you to our cottage.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Volcano Mountain Haven, minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano Mountain Haven, minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Volcano Mountain Haven, minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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