July 2018 memo:
Our hearts go out to our neighbors in Leilani Estates. May you all find peace and quiet soon.
There is no ash fall-out or any other debris located on this property since this event. The air quality has been good and the skies have been blue outside the normal rain received in Volcano. The lava flow is located 25 miles and 3000 feet lower in elevation away from the property. This is a magnificent opportunity to get close to the action during the day and stay safe in a perfect location at night.
There Is No State Of Emergency Volcano Area and The property is SAFE!
There is no immediate danger to the Volcano Village area and its subdivisions where we are located. Traffic flow to and from Hilo and Kona are fine and passable. Please check with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for any possible closures that may affect your hiking plans. I will update here as needed.
USGS reports that it is safe to travel in and around Hawaii Island.
I just installed a brand new Hot Tub!
‘The house was nice and clean. Lots of extras which we appreciated borrowing: ice chest, flashlights, umbrellas, reusable tote bags. Loved the extra warm and cozy blankets'.
This house is located in one of the last high-altitude rain forests in the U.S. centrally located, near the village of Volcano (altitude approx. 3600 ft) four miles from the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the heart of the Big Island of Hawaii. Only 30 minutes from Hilo and 2 hours from Kona.
The house is decorated with island art and comfortable seating areas. Your every need will be met. Enjoy creating your meals in our well equipped, well-lit kitchen or dine out at one of the many restaurants in Volcano Village or inside the Volcanoes National Park. From fine dining to casual there's something for everyone's taste and budget. Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while gazing at the immense star-filled sky or the romantic outside lighted ferns from the floor to ceiling windows in the living room. Cuddle up in comfort in the living room & watch a movie using the Roku Streaming Player or listen to your own iPod or iPhone connected to the stereo system. Then enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in our luxurious beds. This is where you will find a truly peaceful, relaxing getaway.
In the morning have your coffee on the lanai (deck) while watching local birds feasting at the birdfeeder and playing in the surrounding fern forest while you consider your days adventure from the numerous list of options provided in our 10-page introduction email.
This house consists of a downstairs bedroom with queen size bed, spacious living room with cathedral ceiling and full-size convertible sofa, complete kitchen and a tiled bathroom with a luxurious spa-size tub with private views into the forest.
This property is very private. You can not see any neighbors due to the very dense tropical rainforest.
There is a roomy upstairs bedroom with a Queen size iComfort Sleep System by Serta bed and a futon including 4 inches of full-size memory foam to use anywhere you wish. The upstairs bedroom is accessed from the living room by way of a securely fastened ships ladder.
We are located only four miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park This is where you can view the steam vents and explore lava tubes. Some are located closer to Hilo which is all part of the same series of tubes carved out 500-700 years ago. I can provide you with information on visiting the best lava tubes on the island. For more volcano information click on the link to our website below.
In Volcano Village about three minutes away you can be enjoying one of our many charming restaurants, shops or art galleries. Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas have many beautiful hikes to choose from. Don’t forget to visit the Volcano Winery and take in a round of golf at the Volcano Golf & Country Club.
The Old Town of Hilo with its Historic Tsunami Museum and bay front shopping, glorious parks and waterfalls and snorkeling beaches are a short thirty-minute drive North of Volcano. Thirty minutes in the opposite direction heading South of Volcano is one of the Big Island of Hawaii's best beaches, Punalu'u Black Sand beach. It is known for its green sea turtles and beautiful black sand.
There is nowhere else you will find a community as charming and creative as Volcano Village. Hanging around the quaint Volcano Village restaurants and chatting with the locals is a great way to see and feel the Island aloha spirit. There is a mix of artists, musicians, writers and more. Be sure to make it to the local farmers market held every Sunday morning.
If you love orchids there is an orchid growing warehouse just down the highway called Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. They have some of the world’s rarest and most unusual orchids. A feast of color for the eyes. You may see them blooming in our gardens depending on the time of year.
At Richardson Bay, 30 minutes from the house in Hilo There are beaches with great snorkeling. This area is great for bringing the kids. There are a lot more things to do and see, there are waterfalls, botanical gardens, lava flows into the ocean (when active) and great restaurants.
I can provide you with more info on all that and much more when you book your stay with us. As an added bonus there are no mosquitoes in this area because of it's cooler climate.
Your host is located near-by. Should you have any special needs or requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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