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Sublime Forest Cottage Just Outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Volcano cottage description

In the Hawaiian language, a kipuka is a kind of oasis. It can be an island of forest surrounded by lava fields, saved from volcano goddess Pele's embrace. Or a kipuka can be an opening within a forest, or even a dwelling, a home within the forest. This is our Kipuka -- a cottage, a vacation home for you here on Hawai'i Island (''the Big Island''). We look forward to sharing it with you, and we welcome your questions. And here's our new video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9icohy0gyqY


Kipuka Cottage is in a native Hawaiian rainforest just a 7-minute drive from amazing Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where you can see the steaming glowing summit crater of Kilauea volcano. There are miles of hiking trails through lush forest and rocky volcanic landscapes. There are ancient historic sites, a volcano museum, art galleries, good restaurants, a wonderful community farmers market (don't miss the used-book store) -- and even a small bowling alley! A black-sand beach where turtles sunbathe is 30-minute drive in one direction. And 30 minutes in the other direction is the fun, funky, historic town of Hilo.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Our loft is centered around one queen-size bed. Below in the main room, is a double-sized futon. We also have two fold-away foam futons that can be laid out on the living room floor or on the lanai in nice weather....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Our deep, extra-long tub with big windows opening onto the forest offers the perfect way to end a day of exploring. We recommend using our bubble bath -- and bringing a bottle of champagne....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Rain Forests
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Spelunking
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                You can eat at our beautiful custom-crafted bar or outside on the covered lanai....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Filtered Water
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Free Wi-fi....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen. We love guests who love to cook!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Electric...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Golf
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $155
                      $945

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      Do we charge for children? Our base rates are for up to two guests. We need to charge for additional guests, regardless of their ages. In fact, children often put more wear and tear on the cottage than adults. Also, they use towels, linens, water and electricity like every guest.

                      $165 per night single/double occupancy, 2-night minimum.

                      $155 per night for 3 nights or more.

                      $135 per night for 7 or more nights.

                      One-night stays occasionally available for additional $50.

                      Additional guests: $25 per person per night.

                      Rates subject to 13.42% taxes.

                      Full amount required to hold reservation.

                      Personal checks must be received within one week of confirmation.

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/29/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      27 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo International Airport
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Lava Rock Café
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Volcano Golf and Country Club
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lava Rock Café
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Punalu'u black sand beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Kipuka Cottage is in a native Hawaiian rainforest just a 7-minute drive from amazing Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where you can see the steaming glowing summit crater of Kilauea volcano. There are miles of hiking trails through lush forest and rocky volcanic landscapes. There are ancient historic sites, a volcano museum, art galleries, good restaurants, a wonderful community farmers market (don't miss the used-book store) -- and even a small bowling alley! A black-sand beach where turtles sunbathe is 30-minute drive in one direction. And 30 minutes in the other direction is the fun, funky, historic town of Hilo.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: We are your hosts, husband and wife Bill Harby and Marie-France Robert. Bill is an American freelance travel writer, editor and photographer who has lived in Hawai‘i for 31 years. He is happy to answer your questions about Hawai‘i. Marie-France is Swiss-Canadian, and works as the senior health, safety, and environment specialist for a multi-national company. We met in 1975 in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Marie-France’s hometown. After two memorable days together, we lost track of each other for 32 years. Then, after several marvelous miracles, we married in 2009, and now call both Volcano and Montmollin, Switzerland home.

                      Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
                      Bill designed and helped build this lovely (if he does say so himself) cottage because he fell in love with the Volcano area when he first visited it as a child. Years later, while living in Honolulu, he learned that this beautiful patch of secluded forest near Volcano village was available, so he bought it and began drawing plans for his dream home. Then he convinced his good friend Terence, a master carpenter to build it. Kipuka Cottage is the result. Bill lived there full-time for 7 years before getting married. He and his wife Marie-France now divide their time between Volcano and Switzerland. One day they will retire at Kipuka, but for now they are happy to share it with people who love custom architecture and interior design in a secluded dramatic natural setting.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Custom architecture and interior design. Secluded, but convenient to Volcano village. Quick access to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french

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                      Photos

                      • The sleeping loft is surrounded by windows.

                        The sleeping loft is surrounded by windows.

                      • The open architectural design gives a feeling of spaciousness.

                        The open architectural design gives a feeling of spaciousness.

                      • The lanai is a great place for morning breakfast.

                        The lanai is a great place for morning breakfast.

                      • The rainforest tickles your face with mist.

                        The rainforest tickles your face with mist.

                      • The hike to the summit of Mauna Ulu is an open book to volcanic forces.

                        The hike to the summit of Mauna Ulu is an open book to volcanic forces.

                      • Hula performances take place regularly in the park.

                        Hula performances take place regularly in the park.

                      • Kipuka Cottage is surrounded by native forest

                        Kipuka Cottage is surrounded by native forest

                      • Gourmets love our fully equipped kitchen

                        Gourmets love our fully equipped kitchen

                      • A hot bath, a cold bottle of champagne, the window open onto the forest ...

                        A hot bath, a cold bottle of champagne, the window open onto the forest ...

                      • Glowing Halema'uma'u crater is nearby.

                        Glowing Halema'uma'u crater is nearby.

                      • Amazing Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is nearby.

                        Amazing Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is nearby.

                      • There is excellent hiking in the park.

                        There is excellent hiking in the park.

                      • Your hosts, Marie-France and Bill

                        Your hosts, Marie-France and Bill

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 16, 2014

                      $155 per night (USD)
                      10

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated 09/29/2014
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