Private Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hawaii Transient Accommodation Registration #W30015654-01
GRANDMAS HOUSE (with a few twists)
Intimate, eclectic, at times eccentric, romantic and whimsical Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage.
I treat my guests as I myself would hope to be treated while out in the world traveling.
This is Your vacation and Your special time.

As your host at the cottage I want to make you feel comfortable , well kept and at home while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested.
Nightly Rate is based on Double Occupancy
The cottage is Not a "pack them in like sardines" rental to produce a maximum rental income.
It has two bedrooms, a large living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a wonderful and well equipped kitchen and a private forest deck.
There is room to roam and you won't be stepping over futons, pull out couches or tripping over your luggage or one another.
The entire private cottage space is yours.
The cottage has a maximum capacity for Four guests.

A bit of a step back in time, the cottage is adorned with a beautiful and interesting blend of Early American Folk & Impressionist Art, 19th c. photography, fine vintage floral and avian embroidery compositions and a wealth of other worldly curiosities from times past.

After exploring the Volcanoes National Park you can, at your will and leisure, come home ... plug into our tech saturated world to your hearts content OR be Bold and dare to opt out for a while and just enjoy the simpler pleasures of life that the lush mountain rain forest and its chattering, happy native bird inhabitants provide. Clear star studded evenings and night time Volcano viewing offer easily attained additional pleasures just minutes from the cottage.

There is a cozy gas fireplace, nice thick Terri Cloth robes to insure comfortable evenings on the mountain. What else could one possibly want for ? ... Candlelight ? .... we got candle light! ..... Popcorn, music or a movie? .... we got that too!

The cottage fireplace is Propane fueled and provides very quick and easy romantic warm fires in mere moments at the flick of a switch for your evenings enjoyments.
There is no need to futz about with lighting logs and kindling trying to attain this vital mountain pleasure.
Propane fuel is provided for guests in the cottage rental price. You won't find yourself needing to go to the store to buy Presto Logs.

The cottage is well stocked with many quality Ravensburger Jig Saw puzzles as well as many family oriented word and card games for fun evenings at home around the fireplace.
There is also a large and diverse island oriented library of many books on Big Island, Hiking, Birds, Fishes, Shells and Tropical Flowers.

The Kitchen area is extremely well appointed and it is entirely possible to produce home cooked or baked gourmet dishes if one is inclined.
The Kitchen is equipped with a wonderful KitchenAid Mixer.
There is a complete diverse assortment of Corning Amber Vision cookware as well as the more traditional cast iron and ceramic ware.
If you know how to cook or bake well, this kitchen will live up to your needs and abilities.
There are fine Old English Bone China antique dishes, tea cups and such to serve your creations upon.
There are also a wealth of specialty cook books in the cottage for inspiration.
The ever ready & willing waffle maker with fixings & French Press coffee maker make easing into your Volcano mornings simple and pleasurable. Fresh whole coffee beans, a variety of teas, lots of fresh island spring / deep well water are always provided for guests.

For those inclined to go to the nearby sea level coastal areas for snorkeling adventures the cottage is equipped with snorkel masks and fins, over sized towels and beach chairs for up to four people.

If we don't have something we will try our sincere best to provide it for you.

A creative, private and unusual mountain haven. The cottage offers 1200 square feet of quiet, room to roam open space with a high vaulted open living room clear story ceiling. The second floor master bedroom offers a cozy Cal King memory foam topped bed individually heated on both sides with exceptional linens ( Pinzon 190 gram Heavy Flannel Sheets which are truly heavenly )and an over abundance of diverse specialty pillow types to replicate those pillows you had to leave at home.

There is an additional smaller, well lit and rain forest view bedroom upstairs with a nice cozy memory foam topped and heated, flannel sheeted full size bed.
Both bedrooms have their own internet connected televisions with Netflix and Amazon Movies.

There is also a small water closet upstairs for evening needs.

This is a 1/2 Bathroom with toilet and sink.

The cottage is equipped with a Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Travel Playard, Go Green with mattress, sheets and waterproof mattress pad, safety gates & electrical plug covers.

INSIDE the cottage is a NON SMOKING environment. (smoking is not a problem on the OUTSIDE deck area) There is a light daily house cleaning with a changing of bed linens and towels if desired. Propane gas for the fireplace is provided. High Speed WiFi & Ethernet internet access are provided.

Both bedrooms and the Living Room have internet enabled televisions offering guests Netflix, Music & Web Access.( 3 total)

A private open air deck outfitted with Zero Gravity lounge chairs is nestled under the canopy of the secluded rainforest of Hapu'u Tree Ferns, Magnolia, Camellia and a host of other native plants amidst the sounds of songbirds and at times our Native I'o hawks soaring overhead.

The cottage is vintage 1940's Hawaii and has been endowed with an eclectic, creative blend of materials in a Victorian / Deco manner. Located in the original historic section of Volcano Village, the cottage is about one mile from the entry to Volcanoes National Park. One could easily spend two full days exploring this very large park and still not see it all.

To be clear, the cottage is listed as having Two bathrooms.

There are in reality 1 1/2 bathrooms

A full bath and shower downstairs and a handy 1/2 bathroom water closet (toilet and small sink) upstairs with the bedrooms for evening needs.
(the cottage can accommodate up to TWO additional guests)
Base Rate of ($150.00 plus tax) is based on Double Occupancy.
There is a $30.00 (plus tax) per person charge for each additional guest.

Hawaii State GET and TAT Taxes are collected and added to the rental rate charge.
Beyond Hawaii Tax:
There are NO Hidden Additional charges for Booking , Fuel, Internet or Cleaning Fees.
VolcanoHouse Vacation Rental is Not affiliated in Any ways with either the Volcano House Hotel or the Hawaii Volcano House Hotel or Volcano House Iceland or the California Volcano House.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    The cottage is equipped with a Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Travel Playard, Go Green with mattress, sheets and waterproof mattress pad, safety gates & electrical plug covers....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking Is Not allowed inside the cottage but smoking on the deck area is not a problem....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Heated Cal King Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Heated Full Size Bed...moreless

  • Master bedroom with Cal King heated bed w/ Internet Connected Television (Netflix, Pandora Music and Web Access) Second bedroom with Full Size heated bed w/ Internet Connected Television (Netflix, Pandora Music and Web Access) The cottage is equipped with a Graco Childs crib, mattress and also safety gates....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Full Bathroom w/ tub and shower downstairs and a second 1/2 bath water closet upstairs for convenient evening needs. (1/2 bath is toilet and sink upstairs)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If we do not have something you need we will gladly go out of our way and try to get it for you. My Goal?: That your needs are met (or exceeded ) on your vacation....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of interesting Local interest, Hawaii Travel, Snorkeling, as well as art oriented books....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora Music...moreless

  • Stereo:

    All a wonderful part of the Internet TVs. Lots of Pandora music available. Master bedroom does have an IPod dock....moreless

  • Television:

    The cottage offers 3 Internet enabled tv's. One in each bedroom (22' & 24') and the larger 36' Sony Google Internet TV downstairs in the living room area....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many fine jigsaw puzzles, children's books and children's card games are on hand in the cottage....moreless

  • Video Library:

    NETFLIX, PBS and also Google Play...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Nice antique gate leg table off of the kitchen and living room areas can serve up to four guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    Cozy gas fireplace / propane is provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    see gas fireplace and heated beds!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi and Ethernet (if needed)...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Super nice linens. Brands include Kassatex, Croscill and Pinzon...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Wonderful and large clear story living room with gas fireplace and full of interesting art and antiques. 36' Sony/Google Internet Connected TV (Netflix, Pandora Music, Chrome Browser and Much More!)...moreless

  • Parking:

    the cottage has its own private and well lit driveway and parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    absolutely wonderful ribbed Kassatex Urbane towels and oversized bath sheets....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press and also the more traditional drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots and lots of dishes and utensils from every day use on up to fine English bone china and tea sets for special meals....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Very nice well equipped kitchen fully able to produce gourmet meals at home if inclined....moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave in pantry...moreless

  • Oven:

    underneath said stove, full size....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, rices and oils provided as well as Fresh whole coffee beans, many teas, waffle mix and maker and an abundance of fresh Big Island deep well water....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two small studio size refrigerators are provided. Freezer space outside the cottage is available on request....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric ceramic flat top stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster and toaster oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful open air private deck under the rain forest canopy with two Zero Gravity chairs. Lots of privacy, birds, stars and nature....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of nature filled room to roam in the rain forest and private Volcano Village quaint quiet and smallish roadways....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill is available for guests...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$875 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13.42%


A FIRST NIGHTS deposit (tax included) will secure your reservation for the 3:00 check in (c.o. 11:00 a.m.)

Balances paid by cash receive the Paypal transaction fee savings of 3%.

All other balance payments are via Paypal or Travelers Checks at check in.

Payments by Paypal do not require joining Paypal and require only a major credit card.

Hawaii Transient Accommodation Registration #30015654-01


Upon making your reservation commitment the First Night Stay Deposit of $150.00 plus Taxes of $20.00 will be due.

The balance is due upon arrival.

Cash (3% discounted rate for cash payments) / or Travelers checks or the usual Paypal (not required to Join Paypal in order to send payment with a major credit card)

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo (ITO)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kilauea Lodge
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Golf and Country Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Loop Highway #11
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kilauea Lodge
28 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Old Town Volcano Village is the original historic section of Volcano,

It is located about 5 minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park.

I personally feel the Village is an ideal base to explore the entire island from.

I especially like to come back to the cooler mountain air after visiting some of the Hotter sea level areas of Hilo or Kona.

Volcano is at the 4000 foot elevation of Mauna Loa which rises 13, 500 above sea level.

From the Volcano area one can spend wonderful time exploring the National Park and night time volcano viewing is just a short drive. If one wants to go to the sea level beaches in Hilo or the Punalu'u and South Point areas these too are very easy, convenient and short drives.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
Why this property? I enjoy hosting guests from all over the world. I try to treat folks as I would like to be treated while traveling. In Volcano this means in part providing 'comfort' and a home like environment for folks that rivals their own homes conveniences and furnishings. Warm heated beds, gas fireplace, heavy robes, flannel sheets, fresh coffee beans, waffles in the morning and such. Volcano can get chilly (no cold) at times and building in these creature comforts for guests is a common sense pleasure to provide. The cottage is creative,even a bit eccentric and filled with an interesting blend of antiques and worldly curiosities. It is a cozy and fun cottage to spend time in after exploring and it does know how to provide an environment of privacy, intimacy and creature comforts.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I pride myself on good, even great linens. The beds are heated and covered with heavy weight flannel sheets when the season dictates and of course wonderful high grade Kassatex towels and robes. One must above all else in Volcano, be cozy and warm and well fed. The cottage does this with ease and a smile.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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