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Spacious House in an Emerald Forest

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A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Accessible to ground floor only, but needs a ramp to elevate about 12'. Please ask in advance of visit....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            two MBR, stairs to second floor...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Two master bedrooms, on second floor; Queen-size beds. Hardwood floors, with area rugs, dressers, chairs, mirrors, closets....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            twin wash basins...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            twin wash basins...moreless

          • Two bathrooms, with shower, two wash basins, one toilet in each bathroom. Hardwood floors....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Tile floor, lots of cupboard space, granite counter, food scrap disposer. Water is rain catchment, with UV water sterilizer; drinking water from a countertop filter....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            full set of covered pots, pie plates, rice cookers(large and small), juice mixer, toaster oven ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Medium=size, with freezer compartment above. Ice made in trays....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Six-place setting; knives, spoons, wine and cocktail glasses, ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            One for several cups; one for 2 cups. Filters supplied...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            electric, automatic, embedded in counter arrangement...moreless

          • Dining:

            Open area, round table with 6 matching chairs...moreless

          • Microwave:

            wall mount, above stove; 19' x 9' x 14'...moreless

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Very efficient Jotul, wood supply next to house. Setting is a semi-circular sofa with rustic coffee table. Perfect for reading and intimate conversation....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Line for air drying on lanai, under cover; gas dryer paired with washing machine ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            automatic, in laundry room just outside entry door, standard load size...moreless

          • Parking:

            Free style on grass surface fronting the house; room for several cars...moreless

          • Garage:

            suitable for one medium-size sedan; roll-up door (manual)...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Queen linens and pillows, three sets per bed...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Open living/dining area...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            full sets, 3 per room...moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Signal from DISH satellite network; many channels, including CNN, PBS, NATGEO, HISTORY, usual networks...moreless

              • Books:

                Natural history, biology, history, political, selection of novels...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Mostly classical; some soft jazz, international folk...moreless

              • Stereo:

                BOSE system, embedded in bookcase, remote controller...moreless

              Communications

              • Internet:

                WiFi throughout the house. Capacity is limited. Guests are advised to conserve, as Internet slows down when capacity is exceeded....moreless

              • Telephone:

                unlimited LD within US; local calls free...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Wood fired 'Chofu' type; covered wood tub for two; firewood available; secluded, roofed shelter, separate from the house...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Wide lanai on ground floor, with cocktail table and chairs. Lovely view into the forest reserve, 40' away...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    18-hole course 10 miles distant, next to National Park...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Small Weber with cover, propane fuel...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Volcano Village is well known locally as a retreat for artists, and as a hospitality center for visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Residents are proud of their forest and quaint setting....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    This quiet and secluded house is nestled at the edge of Volcano Village, adjacent to a natural forest and a National Park...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    One can see the famous volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea from openings in the forest, when the weather is clear....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 9.25%

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hawaii Route #11
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Hilo
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Volcano Village
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Volcano Golf and Country Club
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Volcano Village

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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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                  Speaks: mandarin, english

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                  • A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

                    A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

                  • An intimate corner for conversation and contemplation

                    An intimate corner for conversation and contemplation

                  • Fine dining area, seats six to eight

                    Fine dining area, seats six to eight

                  • Catch the morning sun and enjoy the sounds of birds and the sound of wind in the forest

                    Catch the morning sun and enjoy the sounds of birds and the sound of wind in the forest

                  • A secluded vacation retreat

                    A secluded vacation retreat

                  • Open, cheery living room

                    Open, cheery living room

                  • One of two master bedrooms, airy and bright.  Lovely view into the forest.

                    One of two master bedrooms, airy and bright. Lovely view into the forest.

                  • Landing between two master bedrooms.  Intimate, comfortable reading nook.

                    Landing between two master bedrooms. Intimate, comfortable reading nook.

                  • Secluded wood hot tub, with wood-fired heater, covered to keep you cozy in the evening mist

                    Secluded wood hot tub, with wood-fired heater, covered to keep you cozy in the evening mist

                  • Kilauea Volcano --7 miles from Emerald Forest House

                    Kilauea Volcano --7 miles from Emerald Forest House

                  • The entry to Hawaii Volcanoes NP is a 15-minute drive from Emerald Forest

                    The entry to Hawaii Volcanoes NP is a 15-minute drive from Emerald Forest

                  • No one tee, of an 18-hole course.  Usually cool, and not crowded, among the lowest green fees in Hawaii

                    No one tee, of an 18-hole course. Usually cool, and not crowded, among the lowest green fees in Hawaii

                  • An intimate reading spot

                    An intimate reading spot

                  • Kitchen, with granite counter, full suite of appliances.

                    Kitchen, with granite counter, full suite of appliances.

                  • A small grand piano for your pleasure

                    A small grand piano for your pleasure

                  • Morning coffee on the lanai, looking into a 30,000-acre forest reserve

                    Morning coffee on the lanai, looking into a 30,000-acre forest reserve

                  • Open living and dining area, with a grand piano

                    Open living and dining area, with a grand piano

                  • A comfortable living/study area.  Bose CD stereo embedded in book case

                    A comfortable living/study area. Bose CD stereo embedded in book case

                  • One of two full bathrooms.  Shower and two glass wash basins.

                    One of two full bathrooms. Shower and two glass wash basins.

                  • Wood hot tub for two, wood-fired heater, just a few steps from the house

                    Wood hot tub for two, wood-fired heater, just a few steps from the house

                  • Dense native Hawaiian rainforest, just beyond the front door  --an entry into the vast Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve

                    Dense native Hawaiian rainforest, just beyond the front door --an entry into the vast Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve

                  • Ahalanui, site of a warm shoreline pond, 30 miles from Emerald Forest House

                    Ahalanui, site of a warm shoreline pond, 30 miles from Emerald Forest House

                  • A very fine, unhurried 18-hole golf course is a 20-minute drive from Emerald Forest.

                    A very fine, unhurried 18-hole golf course is a 20-minute drive from Emerald Forest.

                  • Dan welcomes you to his serene home in an emerald forest

                    Dan welcomes you to his serene home in an emerald forest

                  VRBO #488933

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 09, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
                  4

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  SPACIOUS HOUSE IN AN EMERALD FOREST

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                  2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 4

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