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'Apapane House - Rainforest Retreat: Relax & Be Inspired!

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Front entry with custom lava rock stairs and beautiful French doors.

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Featured on the television show Buying Hawaii as the 'Rainforest Retreat' a nature-lover's paradise! Awaken to the sounds of native Hawaiian birds singing in the rainforest canopy surrounding your bedroom! This special retreat is tucked into the rainforest, giving you the chance to experience the native ‘Ohi‘a trees and Hapu’u fern forest in cozy comfort. Enjoy our new hot tub located on the lower lanai. Be a part of the rainforest and enjoy the fireplace all while sitting in the hot tub!

Originally built for photographer, William Waterfall, this charming house features several of his photographs of Hawaii. Original art from local Volcano artists also decorate the house. The home features many fun, architectural details, including an open floor plan with soaring open-beam ceilings, skylights, a bright fully-equipped kitchen, and inviting living room with wood-burning fireplace. Unplug and relax with a chorus of native birds, or tap into the mainstream with Wi-Fi and cable TV, with Netflix and Pandora. A diverse selection of DVD movies is available, as well as an assortment of books. Enjoy Hawaiian music on the stereo indoors or outside on the lanai (deck).

Have your Kona coffee while sitting on one of the lanais enjoying the sights and sounds of your Hawaiian rainforest paradise. The private lanai off the upstairs master bedroom is ideal for observing native birds, as it’s in the tree canopy where these colorful creatures can best be viewed. Our family lovingly calls this home our “tree house!”

We are the Arthur family. Mom, Vicki, plans to make this house her home when she retires. Your local hosts are Vicki’s son, Jesse, and daughter-in-law, Tracy. They have lived on the Big Island for over 10 years, and have extensive knowledge about the area. We know that this house is too special not to share with you and we’d be honored to welcome you here to experience it!

Located right across the road from Volcanoes National Park, this is the perfect location for easy access to hiking, birding, touring in the park, and night-time viewing of the lava glow! The house is within walking distance of the town of Volcano Village, where you can enjoy the Sunday Farmer’s Market, wonderful dining, art studios, and the local flavor. Play a round of golf at Volcano’s nearby golf course or visit the Volcano Winery. Hilo is just a 30-mile drive away. The ‘Apapane House offers a central location to all the adventures that the Big Island has to offer, including snorkeling, scuba diving, beaches, hiking, and touring the diverse natural environment! Let us share this amazing place with you!

We just made some fun upgrades to the house! Now you can enjoy the rainforest from our new hot tub. We have also purchased big and fluffy robes for our guests so you don't get cold going from the hot tub to our newly restored fireplace. On top of that, you can now sleep soundly on our new memory foam mattresses complete with large down comforters.

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In order to simplify booking, we now have the low rate of $185 for week nights and $195 for weekends for up to 6 guests. No longer do you have to pay more for additional guests! We also have a reduced price of $1200 for an entire week.
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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom - Loft: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - First Floor: 1 queen

    Includes Pack N Play in closet to accommodate babies....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - First Floor: 1 queen

    Private entrance through garage....moreless

  • Beautiful loft bedroom with private bathroom, cozy sitting area, and covered lanai in the upper canopy of the rainforest. Overlooks living room and fireplace. Bedroom 1 on first floor includes private bathroom with bathtub and Pack N Play in closet to accommodate infants. Bedroom 2 on first floor has private entrance through garage....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please contact us with any special requests to improve your stay with us. We offer a variety of customized options from specialty food baskets to pre-stocked refrigerator to beach gear....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Selected music CDs available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable and Netflix....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Custom stereo system provides excellent sound throughout living room, kitchen, loft, and side porch. Hawaiian music CDs available....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV w/cable, Netflix & Pandora....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Selected DVDs available. Video rental 1 mile away....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Romantic wood-burning fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters available....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi, TV w/Netflix, Pandora...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with all the essential amenities! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, Spices, Salt & Pepper, Hawaiian coffee, and other miscellaneous items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 covered decks allow you to enjoy the rainforest in comfort....moreless

  • Golf:

    Only 5 miles away is the Volcano Golf & Country Club's 18-hole course. This was the first golf course on the island and is Hawaii's highest in elevation. Play golf next to an active volcano!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Please inquire about snorkeling and beach equipment available for rent at an additional charge....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Secluded hot tub on the lower deck. ...moreless

 

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2 night min stay
$185 $195
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $5,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $59 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Rates do NOT include taxes (13.42%) and $59 cleaning fee. Minimum 2 nt stay. $250 refundable reservation/damage deposit required. 50% of rental total + deposit due at time of booking. Rates subject to change prior to reservation.


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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 11 - Belt Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Volcano Village
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Punalu'u Beach

Car: Recommended

View native birds! -- There are 6+ restaurants in Volcano, from American to Thai. The Volcanoes National Park often has live Theater or Concerts, as well as weekly 'After Dark in the Park' talks. Sunday mornings we have our 'renowned' Volcano Farmer's Market, with fresh fruits & vegetables, baked goods, local culinary fare, art, jewelery, and unique hand-crafted gifts. This Artist Community also offers presentations, workshops, and open studios. Within 30-45min there are beaches, swimming, fishing, zoo, bike rental, shopping, movie theaters, more museums, more restaurants, and all the Big Island has to offer!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We are the Arthur family. Mother, Vicki, is working toward her future retirement in Volcano. While visiting her son, Jesse, Vicki fell in love with the natural wonders of Hawaii Island and the charming community of Volcano. She purchased this inspiring home in 2012, and hopes to move to Hawaii someday for retirement. Jesse, and his wife Tracy, live in nearby Mountain View and work in Hilo. They are happy be your local hosts and contacts during you stay on the Big Island. They have lived on the Big Island for 10 years, and have extensive knowledge of the many adventures the island has to offer.

Why Volcano:
Designed and built by one of Hawaii's most famous photographers (William Waterfall), this home is both inspired and inspiring. The many windows allow you to appreciate the natural rainforest environment, while relaxing in cozy comfort inside. Additionally, multiple covered patios provide shade from the sun and protection from the rain, as you enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna outside. A charming, wood-burning fireplace provides both romance and warmth during the cool Volcano evenings. The house also features paintings and photographs of local artists, including those of the designer/builder of the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are many native Ohia trees and Hapu'u Ferns surrounding this home, as well as several species of native birds. The foliage on the property is dense, with undeveloped adjacent lots, providing both privacy and tranquility. A unique, second-story, covered patio allows you to commune with the birds in the upper canopy of the rainforest. This house is the ultimate paradise for any bird watcher or nature lover, and this is the main reason the owner, Vicki, fell in love with it!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, Tracy is learning Japanese

 

Photos

  • Front entry with custom lava rock stairs and beautiful French doors.

    Front entry with custom lava rock stairs and beautiful French doors.

  • Front porch with Ohia trees and Hapu'u ferns nearby!

    Front porch with Ohia trees and Hapu'u ferns nearby!

  • Fully stocked kitchen with all the amenities!

    Fully stocked kitchen with all the amenities!

  • Second-floor covered deck - experience the upper canopy of the rainforest!

    Second-floor covered deck - experience the upper canopy of the rainforest!

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Luxurious bathtub in downstairs bathroom.

    Luxurious bathtub in downstairs bathroom.

  • Side porch with private rainforest views. Ohia tress and Hapu'u ferns abound!

    Side porch with private rainforest views. Ohia tress and Hapu'u ferns abound!

  • 'Ohi'a lehua flower.  Main food for nectar-sipping native 'apapane birds

    'Ohi'a lehua flower. Main food for nectar-sipping native 'apapane birds

  • See for yourself!

    See for yourself!

  • View of covered lanais (patios) from below.

    View of covered lanais (patios) from below.

  • Open living room with wood-burning fireplace, TV, and custom sound system.

    Open living room with wood-burning fireplace, TV, and custom sound system.

  • Master loft bedroom with private bathroom. See the rainforest while showering!

    Master loft bedroom with private bathroom. See the rainforest while showering!

  • Back entrance to the house with private rainforest environment!

    Back entrance to the house with private rainforest environment!

  • Downstairs bedroom.

    Downstairs bedroom.

  • Step into a romantic soak in couples hot tub. Enjoy rainforest seclusion naked!

    Step into a romantic soak in couples hot tub. Enjoy rainforest seclusion naked!

  • View the magnificent glow of the volcano at night. Only a 5 minute drive away!

    View the magnificent glow of the volcano at night. Only a 5 minute drive away!

  • Discover the beauty of Hawaii!

    Discover the beauty of Hawaii!

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Speaks: english, german, Tracy is learning Japanese
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