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Private Cottage Near Volcano Np in Secluded Tropical Forest

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Living area with huge windows opening to view.

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mountain View cabin description

Come live ' Old Hawaiian Style ' in this private one bedroom Fern Grotto Cottage with its huge covered lanai. The cabin is 900 Sq Ft of living space not counting Lanai and you have it all to yourselves. It's Old Hawaii, wild and rejuvenating!
Located in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii, is centrally located between Hilo, Volcano National Park, and Pahoa (20 min each way). Turn into Hawaiian Acres one mile north of Kirtistown onto Kuauli Rd. We are 5 miles from Hwy 11 (Volcano Rd.) on paved 8 Rd.

You can view the tropical landscape through the large picture windows in the main living area and feel comfortably in tune with nature, as the house was built with largely recycled materials and also makes use of the native Ohia logs.
This cabin is secluded in tropical landscaping and native forest. Also hidden in the forest is a skylight opening to a vast underground network of lava tubes, so please stay within the cleared areas. Surveyed in the early 1990's, the Kazumura caves are believed to run all the way to the ocean. Google for more information.

The house has everything you need with fans in living area and bedroom, TV/ DVD player, large refrigerator, stove/oven, coffee maker in the kitchen, gas BBQ grill on the lanai, washing machine & close line under the house and little extras like cooking oil, salt/pepper, coffee sample/ creamer & sugar, glad wrap, paper towels, kleenex and complete linen set up. There are also beach chairs & towels, masks & snorkels for those beach excursions. Flash lights for lava & lava tube exploring and umbrellas to have handy anytime. We take care to make your stay special from having fresh tropical flower arrangements to candles and white Christmas lights on the lanai. We even changed the shower head in the shower to give a better spray.

The Puna district is spectacular, with ragged sea cliffs, black sand beaches, overgrown rain forests, flowing lava, and quaint little towns. Wander the Maku'u Market near the little village of Pahoa on Sundays, Hilo Market on Saturday & Wednesday take in Volcano Village and the National Park, and don't miss the great snorkeling at the Kapoho tidepools. Most things you can see by car. But if you want to do a once in a life-time adventure check out lava ocean tours. They also go to Halape Hawaii's most exclusive snorkel.
Roberts Hawaii does the big bus thing from grand circle island tour to Volcano and waterfalls tours.
Hawaii Volcanoes NP is still the states #1 attraction . Stop by the visitor center, walk the trails, trek through Thurston Lava Tube (although the ones at our cottage are nicer). A trip to the park at night is a must also as you can peer into the Halema'uma'u crater from the Jagger Museum along the Crater Rim Drive. Don't worry you get a map when entering the park. The fee is $10/vehicle and they are open 24 hours a day.
The public lava viewing area in Kalapana is at the end of Hwy 130. To get there from the cottage go to the right out of the driveway and follow the pavement down to Hwy 130.(7min.) Turn right and Pahoa is just 5 min up the road. We usually get Subway sandwiches for the trip which is only another 15min drive. The county lava viewing area is open 4-10pm daily. Listen to recorded updates as the lava is not always flowing and conditions may change daily .

We have snorkel gear at the cottage (no fins) for beach excursions. The Richardson's Beach Park in Hilo is a great beach to snorkel and scuba (our personal favorite). The tide pools at Kapoho are great too.
Don't forget to see the waterfalls. Akaka Falls State Park has a self- guided 0.4 mile loop trail that takes you past Kahuna Falls and the 442 ft Akaka Falls. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Scenic Drive is a must see. Trails, waterfalls, ocean vistas are a few of the things to see. Rainbow Falls and the Boiling pots in Hilo are also on my list (no swimming as there are dangerous under currents).
Hilo also has one of my favorite parks. The Lili'uokalani Gardens on Banyan Drive with views of Hilo Bay and Coconut Island. Also worth seeing is the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. It is the only tropical rainforest zoo in the United States with over 80 animals. Both these parks are free.

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Send an inquiry or feel free to call us to book your dates at Fern Grotto in the Tropical Forest. Check out our Panoramic Ocean View Kona Mansions condo VRBO/392825 in Kailua Kona on the west side of the Big Island! You can Book both Fern Grotto and Kona Mansions for a truly amazing vacation experience. Mahalo, Fern & Bruce
Fern & Bruce live on the east side of the Big Island in Hawaiian Acres.
Hawaii TA Tax I.D. NO. W40937572-01.
Keywords: Green house, Cottage, Cabin

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam, Child Beds (1) Available on request, Sleep Sofa standard size (1) Located in bedroom. Dome tent sleeps two upon request ($20/nt extra charge). Set up in Lanai with sleeping mats and linen provided....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom has sink, toilet and shower. Shampoo, Body wash, sun block, toilet paper. Towel set-up/ person. First Aid kit....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt,pepper,sugar,creamer,cooking oil,vinegar,olive oil and spices. Ketchup,mustard and jam. Paper towels, kleenex, dish detergent. Coffee sample!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Lanai and dinning area inside...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            stove top and french press....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Washing machine and close line located under house. Laundry detergent provided....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Video Library
          • Television
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $95
                  $615 $2,250
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 11:00 am

                  Tax ID No. W40937572-01.

                  We accept online payments through HomeAway and Paypal.

                  Additional fee $20/nt for dome tent sleeps 2 upon request.

                  Hawaii state tax of 13.42% is added onto rate. No cleaning fee.

                  cancellation policy: full refund 5 days prior to arrival, except fees.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  • Rainbow Falls

                    "Don't miss this photo op."

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                  • Akaka Falls State Park

                    "Just north of Hilo this is a must see!"

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                  • Papakolea Green Sand Beach

                    "A great day trip! 65mi. 4 wheel drive a must. Local drivers will take you in from parking lo..."

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                  • Banyan Drive

                    "This is the hotel strip in Hilo. Also Coconut Island and Liliuokalani. Great views of Hilo B..."

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                  • Ken's House of Pancakes

                    "A local favorite."

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                  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory

                    "Great place to sample Mac nuts."

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                  • Onomea Bay

                    "The scenic drive north of Hilo is tropical and coastal."

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                  • Kapoho Tide Pools

                    "Go morning to get parking space also clouds begin to drift in later in the day. The pools fa..."

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                  • Makuu Farmers Market

                    "Get there early Sunday Morning. Good place to meet the locals."

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                  • Big Island Candies Inc

                    "Love the chocolate! Samples and coffee at the door and throughout the store. Great displays."

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                  • Lava Ocean Adventures

                    "See lava cascading into the ocean."

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                  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

                    "Tropical gardens. Great way to spend some time in Hilo."

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                  • Hilo Coffee Mill

                    "Just a mile up the road from Fern Grotto cottage on the way to Volcano."

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                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Volcano Hwy 11
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Richardson's on Kalanianaole Ave. in Hilo
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lemon Grass Keaau

                  Car: Necessary

                  Viewing lava(when active) at the county viewing area at the end of Hwy 130 past Pahoa. We take the back road from Fern Grotto through to Hwy 130. It comes out on Ainaloa Blvd. Sometimes we pick up dinner on the way in Pahoa as viewing is best in the evening.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1992

                  About the owner: Bruce and Fern live in Hawaiian Acres only 5 miles from Fern Grotto. We fell in love with this area because of the big 3/ac lots and cooler temperatures around high 70's - to low 80's day-time (a 7 degree difference from Hilo and warmer than Volcano). Night time Jan-March can be in the low 60's so bring some fleece PJ's for lounging. Summer is in the 70's at night. Fern Grotto was built and landscaped keeping the 'old- style' alive. We have updated a few things for our guests. A new stove and refrigerator and more recently new hardwood flooring in the living room and tiles in the entry and kitchen. The bathroom floor has also received a new look. We try to keep the charm and character of the cottage unchanged. Our guests have been great. It is the reason we keep doing this and hope to continue for many years.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Living area with huge windows opening to view.

                    Living area with huge windows opening to view.

                  • The front of the house entering lanai from carport.

                    The front of the house entering lanai from carport.

                  • Fully  functional kitchen, has every thing you need.

                    Fully functional kitchen, has every thing you need.

                  • As you step into the house, "See nature unfolding" through 3 huge windows. Makai

                    As you step into the house, "See nature unfolding" through 3 huge windows. Makai

                  • View of yard out large windows. No other houses in sight.

                    View of yard out large windows. No other houses in sight.

                  • Views from 2 large windows!
Convertible sofa  & Queen size bed. Makai

                    Views from 2 large windows! Convertible sofa & Queen size bed. Makai

                  • Living Area is light and airy.

                    Living Area is light and airy.

                  • Front of House from Driveway

                    Front of House from Driveway

                  • To front of yard from Lanai

                    To front of yard from Lanai

                  • Nice Big Lanai! Front Door/steps up to Cottage

                    Nice Big Lanai! Front Door/steps up to Cottage

                  • Living area with beautiful views.

                    Living area with beautiful views.

                  • Large lanai with views to large private yard. No other houses in sight! Makai

                    Large lanai with views to large private yard. No other houses in sight! Makai

                  • Looking into Kitchen/dinning (TV below counter)  from Living Room.

                    Looking into Kitchen/dinning (TV below counter) from Living Room.

                  • Kitchen Island Walk-through to Dinning Area

                    Kitchen Island Walk-through to Dinning Area

                  • Bedroom with sofa bed made up.

                    Bedroom with sofa bed made up.

                  • Bath room the shower to right .

                    Bath room the shower to right .

                  • Living and seating Area

                    Living and seating Area

                  • Entering Lanai from Carport at Front of House

                    Entering Lanai from Carport at Front of House

                  • Looking Down from Front Door to Driveway. Notice Ohia Pole Construction

                    Looking Down from Front Door to Driveway. Notice Ohia Pole Construction

                  • Yard from Side of Lanai

                    Yard from Side of Lanai

                  VRBO #314014

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 30, 2014

                  $95 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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