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Private, Quiet Rainforest Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

An eco-tourism, vacation rental nestled on an acre of rich volcano rain forest. Ho’omaika’i (Place of Blessing) is locally owned, offering 1400 sq. ft. of comfort and relaxation. A true Hawaiian experience conveniently located 1 mile from Volcano National Park.

Awaken to the soothing sounds of native Hawaiian song birds, such as the beautiful Apapani. Escape the pressures of daily life and experience the natural, peaceful surroundings; a wonderful place to unwind, read and hike. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle of stunning sight-seeing on the edge of an active volcano in the heart of the lush rain forest. Witness the rich biodiversity of this extraordinary island.

Includes a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, living room and window bed, one bedroom with queen size bed, sitting room and office space, all kept warm and cozy with a gas fireplace and adorned with art. Other amenities provided: cable TV, washer/dryer, CD player and a fully equipped accessible bathroom.

Keywords: Accessible private rainforest bungalow, eco-tourism, active volcano, relaxing retreat, lava tube, petroglyphs, holiday, vacation,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018


Volcano Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis


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Private, Quiet Rainforest Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
New Jersey

Comfortable Oasis in the middle of the rainforest

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place on the basis of previous reviews and weren't disappointed. Large one bedroom apartment with full kitchen, LR, study, full bath, bedroom, W&D, and 3 sided fireplace for heating the area on cool nights. This place looks like a home and not a typical apartment rental. Set amid the rainforest greenery, the property itself is surrounded by beautiful tropical foliage and banana/lemon trees. Kalij pheasants wander the backyard. Easy accessibility to Volcano National Park and other surrounding attractions. Owner Vickie was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Windsor, CT

Wonderful place in Rain Forest and near Volcanoes National Park

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Beautiful location only one mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and easy travel to many other parts of the Big Island. Large, comfortable living areas including a full kitchen, which we used to cook most of our meals. Also not far from some nice restaurants for any meals you prefer not to cook for yourself. Owner Vicki is very friendly and was helpful in giving us suggestions that helped us increase our enjoyment of the island! We would definitely choose to stay here again on a future trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO USA

All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

This cozy bungalow is tucked into the rainforest and as the other reviewers have said, it is a wonderful place to stay. My partner and I just spent a week there and used it as a base to explore the Volcano NP, Puna and K"au. Coming home at night to a fully stocked kitchen and a fireplace was a great way to relax at the end of the day. Vicky is an artist and has great taste in the paintings, photos, and ceramics that make this VRBO rental a unique and personal place to stay. She is also a great resource.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Volcano Village Find!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Volcano Village— much larger than a bungalow. We stayed four nights and loved it! The rental is surrounded by beautiful, lush scenery of gigantic ferns, tall trees, and fragrant flowers. The house is clean and has everything you could imagine-- a fully stocked, large kitchen, a library of reading material, artwork, two very comfortable beds, washer/dryer, and lots of large windows to enjoy the lovely scenery typical of Volcano Village. The on-site owner, Vicky, was kind and accommodating. We greatly appreciated her telling us about the Big Island volcanoes and taking us to the observatory. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wilson, wyoming

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this wonderful, lovely, and quiet private home. The house is very spacious yet cozy. The fireplace is a great plus. We used it as a base to explore the Volcano National Park, Puna, and Hilo. The owner, Vicki, was very helpful and warm. She also gave us a tour to the Volcano Observation Laboratory which was extremely interesting. We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend this place as a home away from home on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Healing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My 20-year-old son and I stayed at Ho’omaika’i and it truly was a blessing. Serrendipity brought us to Ho’omaika’i. The house was appointed with cut flowers and greenery in the hostess' beautifully handcrafted ceramic vases, and each room had a different arrangement. Our hostess welcomed us into her home and spent precious time to share with us about the volcano area, her love and knowledge of volcanos, and also life in the islands. She gave us plenty of privacy and was always available if we needed her attention. There are a number of rooms in the house and the yard is private and landscaped with rainforest species. The house is clean and well stocked. The kitchen had all the appliances, dishware, cookware, and condiments needed to cook at home. A visit to the grocery store before arrival is smart as supplies are limited in Volcano. The house is located very close to the National park and to town. The volcano area is definitely a magical place. Our hostess and her lovely home made our healing and memorable vacation. I couldn't imagine doing it any other way. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Car: necessary

Located 1 mile from Volcano National Park, see glowing lava, see and hear native birds, native fauna


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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