Spacious House in an Emerald Forest
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Volcano house description
Very quiet, secluded open-style home. End of a gravel road, 2-1/2 miles from the Volcano Highway. Two Master BR upstairs, open-style kitchen and living area on the ground floor, with a wood-fired stove and a good supply of firewood. One-car garage. Secluded wooden 'Chofu' hot tub. Spacious 3-acre property with no nearby neighbors.
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided:
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby, and is the primary attraction in this part of Hawaii. This house is on a 3-acre lot, in a remote and partially developed, rural subdivision. Lots are mostly forested. A 30,000-acrea natural forest reserve is adjacent; nearest neighbor is 300 yards away. This part of Volcano is exceptionally quiet and serene. The property is a conservation easement grant, intended to maintain the native forest in perpetuity...moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Volcano Village is well known for local graphic arts and handicrafts that are related to nearby volcanoes and Hawaiian culture. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby, with dozens of interesting trails, guided walks, and activities, such as hula performances and artist seminars. Active lava flows are accessible for adventurous travelers....moreless
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Happy folksGuest comment entered by owner
This family were the perfect guests. They found peace and quiet, away from their urban environment, and enjoyed the space and seclusion they wanted. They enjoyed visiting the national park nearby, both during the day and especially at night, where they could see the glowing vent of Kilauea Volcano after dark. It is an amazing sight! The three adults and two pre-teen boys had plenty of room. I look forward to a return visit.
- Guest Robert and family
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
A great place for our vacation!
A great place for our vacation!
Our family stayed here in October and had a great vacation. The house was very spacious and comfortable. It looked just like the photos, especially all the comfortable sofas. We enjoyed the fireplace every night and woke up to beautiful forest views from every window. It was perfect for our family. We wanted to have a vacation away from the busy city, spend time in nature and enjoy the peace and quiet. This was an ideal place for relaxation, surrounded by the lush tropical rain forest. A bonus was how close we were to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We look forward to another vacation here again.
- Guest Robert A.
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
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3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Tax Rate 4.5%
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- Nearest Airport: Hilo International at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hawaii Route #11 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Hilo at 30 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Volcano Village at 5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Volcano Golf and Country Club at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Volcano Village at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Retired National Park Ranger, devoted to forest conservation. I am intimately familiar with the nearby national park, and with most other recreational and cultural features in Hawaii Island. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Hawaii natural and cultural history with travelers, and am happy to lead adventurous folks to places off the beaten track, if they ask. I speak a little bit of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua), and I especially hope travelers from China and Taiwan will feel welcome here.
Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
This property is part of the mid-elevation rain forest of Hawaii, now being broken up by development. I built my house here because it is as close as I can get to the natural forest and still feel connected to it. The house is built with big windows that look into the nearby treetops during the day and into the stars at night. Hot water is heated by solar panels; electricity is powered by photo voltaic panels, with backup from the electric utility. The property is a dedicated Conservation Easement --the first of several in the community.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Most travelers think of Hawaii as a place for beaches and warm surf, a welcoming spirit, and glitter. A little known feature of Hawaii, equally important and not very extensive, is the native rain forest, which abounds with interesting plants and animals. There is no other tropical rain forest in the US. Here a traveler can step into the natural, wild forest just 40 feet from the front door, and can hear the calls of native birds and insects, while sipping a morning coffee on the lanai. There is no car traffic and no nearby neighbors to disturb the peace. There is nothing lovelier than soaking in the hot tub on a cool evening, during a full moon, in the nearly absolute silence of the forest night. This is the life I have chosen for myself, and I am pleased I can make it available to others.
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A very quiet forest retreat
Kitchen, with granite counter, full suite of appliances.
Open living and dining area, with a grand piano
A comfortable living/study area. Bose CD stereo embedded in book case
One of two full bathrooms. Shower and two glass wash basins.
Kilauea Volcano --7 miles from Emerald Forest House
Native Hawaiian rainforest, 100' from the house
Wood hot tub for two, wood-fired heater, several steps from the house
A quiet and unhurried morning coffee on the lanai
A perfect setting for morning coffee or evening cocktails
A Jotul wood-fired stove will take the chill off when evenings are cool
Fine dining area, seats six
An intimate reading and visiting area, with a wood stove
Open, cheery living room
One of two master bedrooms, airy and bright. Lovely view into the forest.
Landing between two master bedrooms. Intimate, comfortable reading nook.
A warm shoreline pond, 30 miles from Emerald Forest House
Dense native Hawaiian rainforest, 100 feet from the house
Secluded wood hot tub, with wood-fired heater, covered
Guests can enjoy reading in a cozy spot next to a warm fire
Morning coffee on the lanai, looking into a 30,000-acre forest reserve
A small grand piano for your pleasure
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