Nestled in the heart of Volcano Village and only 5 minutes from the Park, our unique rainforest cottage, Explorer's Rest, is a sunny, orchid-filled 1 bedroom/1 bath with its original hardwood floors, perfect for solo travelers or couples. It reminds you of a simpler time while having all the amenities for a relaxing stay. 'Perfect', 'Lovely', 'Peaceful', and a 'Real gem' is how our guests describe our wonderful cottage. We are proud to be consistently rated as the #1 holiday rental in the Volcano area by VRBO. Stay with us and you will see why!
The comfortable living room, with a gas fireplace and arm chairs, provides a romantic ambiance during chilly nights. The large, covered deck in the back, with its high roof and amazing fire table, sets the scene for discussing the day's events; or, checking your email while sipping a glass of wine and listening to native birds.
The bedroom has a queen bed with luxury all cotton high thread count bedding and thick cotton robes and slippers in the closet. Lots of pillows!
The study includes a built-in desk, free Wifi, USB ports, books, a comfy futon sofa and Shoji screen doors that provide privacy between the living room and study as needed. The study is a brilliant place if you have to work during your holiday.
The bathroom is a shower/ tub combo with complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion. We also provide beach towels, mats and a hair dryer.
The charming old fashioned kitchen is fully equipped and includes a coffee press, Bialetti expresso maker, electric kettle, rice cooker, toaster, coffee and local teas. There's a soft-sided cooler with ice packs in the freezer for your use too. The front-loading washer and dryer is available for stays of at least five nights.
Our cottage attracts couples celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons. They all love it! We aim to give an outstanding experience during your stay with us, and from our reviews, we do! Again, please read our reviews!
Tours and Gift Certificates!
We offer private astronomy tours to Mauna Kea! Only $199 for two guests. Ted is an astronomy geek and everyone is amazed by his knowledge. Guest loves his tours. A commercial tour usually costs over $200/pp. Water and snacks are included. Contact us for more details!
On weekends, Ted also offers private Park tours tailored to your interests. Again, please contact us for more details. Cost is $165 for two people for about a 6 hour tour. Water and snacks are included. Commercial park tours usually cost that much for one person.
The cottage is only 6 minutes away from the entrance to the famous World Heritage Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (now open), local restaurants (yum), grocery stores, arts and crafts venues (wow), lava tube caves (cool) and the famous Volcano Sunday morning market (scrumptious).
Anuhea Circle Drive, where our cottage is located, is a tranquil street. It's fun to stroll around and see how we live up here at the 3,600ft level in all the green. Our area is a very safe place to stay while visiting the Park.
We look forward to helping make your vacation experience up here in Volcano a special one! We look forward to meeting you!
Ted & Lisa
(As required by law, we are a permitted vacation rental, license number: TAT 070 800 2816 01) located in Volcano Village, Volcano, HI USA 96785
NOTE: We are not affiliated in any way with a new rental named Explorer's Bungalow.