Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Lil Blue (a charming tiny house in Volcano!)

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Our newest tiny house, and this lil charmer is just down the road from the park!

Lil Blue is our newest tiny house, and this little guy is a charmer! Climb up into the loft, snuggle into the california king size bed, and gaze out the windows at the treetops. Downstairs there is a bathroom (real toilet - no composting here!), kitchen, breakfast bar, and a living room for watching TV and that doubles as a twin size bedroom. All this just minutes from Volcanoes National Park!

Like our other home, Hale Iki, Blue is completely off-grid. Electric is by solar and water is by catchment. There is a decent cell phone signal, and we’re working on internet. In the meantime, unplug and unwind! Enjoy some wine and our beautiful yard on the 160 sq ft deck. Time to relax!


Lil Blue is a very special. Please read the section below, just to make sure it’s the right special place for you!

1. Accessibility. Blue is a “traditional” tiny house in that it has a lofted bedroom. To get to the bedroom you will have to climb some narrow steps (but they are steps - not a ladder!). There are also two steps from the ground to the lanai to reach the front door.

2. Water. We put the rainforest to good use! Rainwater is collected and used to run the house, which is perfect for showering and doing dishes, but not for drinking. A bottle of water will be provided, and there is a water dispenser in the kitchen if you need refills.

3. Lighting. All our electricity comes from the sun. The batteries charge up during the day and are stored for use at night. Turning off lights or electronics when not in use will help the energy last.

4. Temperature. At 3,500 feet, Volcano can be a bit wet, and the temperature is about 10-15 degrees cooler than at the coast. We find it refreshing — a break from the heat and humidity! Lil Blue does not have an indoor heater, but there is a fire pit on the lanai and the house itself is insulated. Our daytime temperatures are wonderfully mild, so just open the windows and doors for a refreshing breeze.

The Big Island has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones. It is always wise to dress in layers and to bring a light jacket, especially if you are visiting Volcanoes National Park at night (and you should visit at night!).

5. Location. Located on just over 1/2 of an acre surrounded by Ohio trees, hapu’u ferns, and lots of ti and hibiscus. There are few lights, which means spectacular stargazing when the sky is clear. Headlamps are provided for those late night hikes, and motion sensing lights guide you along the lanai.

6. Connectivity. Time to let go of all your wires and obligations! We are still working on wifi, but there is good internet single with Verizon (we have not tried other carriers) We do have a small TV and DVD player for evening electronic entertainment. You can rent recent titles at the Lower Store in Volcano Village or at the Red Box at the Foodland in Kea’au. A bluetooth speaker will let you hook up and play your tunes wire free.

6. Wildlife. All of Volcano is a rainforest and with it comes wildlife. There are lots of birds in our forest, including pheasants which like to wander around in little packs. You’ll see them along the road and sometimes in the yard. They are fun to watch!

Some features of Lil Blue:

• House is situated on the lot to provide maximum privacy

• Spacious lanai with fire pit, grill, and outdoor dining area

• Ample Parking

• Headlamps for nighttime exploring

• Guidebooks, magazines, and various other reading material

• Board games (be a kid again!)

• Outlets (3-prong and USB)

• Cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, and outdoor grill

• Cooking basics including coffee, tea, sugar, pancake mix, farm fresh local eggs when available, pasta and rice, oil and vinegar, water, sweet treats, and a welcome bottle of wine.

• French press, percolator, and Italian espresso coffee makers and tea kettle

• California king size bed with clean linens

• Twin size futon-style couch with extra blankets

• HD TV and bluray DVD player

• Screened windows

• Good cell service

• Bathroom with real toilet (no composting toilet!), shower and small sink

• Toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, and body wash

• Bath and beach towels

• Wave board and miscellaneous beach equipment

• Safe for your valuables

Guest Access:

You will have your own key and have the whole place to yourself. Your own tiny Hawaiian paradise.

Guest Interaction:

We live in Volcano and would love to welcome you to your new home. Our past interaction with guests has ranged from sharing dinner and wine, to hardly seeing them at all! Wherever you fall on the spectrum, if you need anything during your stay, we're just a phone call or text away.

Other things to note:

We prefer 2 night or longer stays (you really need that time to explore the area!), but will consider one-nights. If you're visiting the volcano and don't want to drive back late at night, please message us to check availability! We would love to host you for an evening.

There are some small, convenience-style stores in Volcano, but if you don't want to spend your valuable vacation time shopping, concierge groceries available with advanced notice. We do have a nice selection of cooking basics offered free of charge. Please ask us if you need a complete list.

We welcome everyone and would love to have you stay with us!

Looking for something slightly larger? Please see our other rental property, Hau‘oli Place (the Happy Place!) which comfortably sleeps 4, or Puolani Iki which sleeps 3.

Wanna go even smaller? Check out Hale Iki (a tiny house in Volcano!).

The Neighborhood:

Lil Blue is located 35 minutes from Hilo and about 2 hours from Kona. It’s in a quiet neighborhood on about 1/2 of an acre, surrounded by lush rainforst and lost of native plants.

Just across the highway is Volcano Village where you will find several restaurants, a community center, Volcano Art Gallery, and the wonderful early morning Sunday Volcano Farmers Market. 3 miles up Highway 11 is the entrance to Volcanoes National Park and the bubbling Kilauea Crater.

Getting Around:

This is a big island and a rental car is required to get the most out of your experience.

*We pay our taxes! You will receive a line itemized invoiced upon checkin. Mahalo!



More Details

Mark Worster
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We live in a quiet neighborhood. Please keep noise to a minimum between 9pm and 9am.
  • Please leave used towels in the laundry basket and turn the inverter off when you leave to preserve power for the next guest.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Small bathroom with tiny sink, toilet, and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King in the loft bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
25% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lil Blue (a charming tiny house in Volcano!)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Loved Lil Blue

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect hideaway for staying near the Volcano park as well as not too far away from Hilo. It is modern, clean, quiet, super private and Mark was responsive over email whenever I had a question. I’d love to come back and stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Totally Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE THIS TINY HOUSE!! So cute. So clever. I felt like everything was new and made just for the space. No hand-me-downs, like in other rentals. Every little detail has been thought of. Little touches like home made cookies, and a bottle of wine made me feel like home. I was even able to make pancakes! I would have loved to enjoy the fire pit, but it rained the entire weekend. Very private and quiet. I definitely recommend this tiny home for a single or a couple.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lil blue is an adventure all by itself - I loved it. Off the grid, in the rainforest, beautiful location. Homemade cookies when we arrived and a comfortable bed to come back to after a full day of exploring was great. Volcano National Park, beaches with turtles, waterfalls and beautiful surroundings- Lil Blue has it all.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

This little house had everything we needed

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties