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National Park Treasure. Charming, Tranquil Country Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

Three bedroom, two bathroom surrounded by native trees and plants.

Enjoy this haven of peace and tranquility. Private yet convenient to all Volcano sites. Relax in this charming country cottage surrounded by beautiful native trees and flowers. A bird lovers delight. Take walks, hike, ride bikes, play golf or just settle in front of a cozy fire and read a book or watch a movie from our extensive DVD collection.

This modified A-frame house features two bedrooms downstairs. One with a queen bed and one with a twin bed. These two bedrooms share the downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there is a large master suite with a king bed, sitting area and private bath. There is extra bedding and futons for overflow guests. Each room of the house is tastefully decorated in a charming country motif featuring handmade pine furniture by a local artisan and paintings, drawings and pottery by local artists. The kitchen is fully equipped with high end modern appliances. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is provided (4 slice toaster, blender, mixer, slow cooker, waffle maker, coffee maker, bean grinder and more). Hot chocolate, coffee and a variety of teas are provided. You will also find name brand bath products, hairdryer, first aid kit and common paper products. Just bring your personal items and you will be right at home.

This quiet residential area is situated around the Volcano Golf Course. The 4000 foot elevation boasts beautiful sunny days and cool nights. The clear skies provide amazing star gazing.

A half hour drive takes you to the beautiful Punaluu black sand beach for swimming or snorkling or into Hilo town for shopping and sight seeing.

Our previous guests have said:

'What a fantastic cottage! We were so impressed with absolutely everything here. One could not ask for anything more. We LOVED the decorations!. The whole experience was far better than I ever imagined. Thanks for a fabulous place and for such great hospitality. We will definiitely do this again.' Plainsboro, NJ

'We loved this place from the time we turned into the driveway to the time we left. Everything about the cottage is PERFECT! We had gorgeous sunny days to hike in the park and we were astounded by what we saw. Truly a great place to visit. Blue Springs, Missouri

'This must be the prettiest cottage in all of Volcano! Wish we had more time here. Felt absolutely spoiled. We recommend it highly.' Abmay, In.

Keywords: House with large lot, charming country cottage, cheerful accomodations, tranquil surroundings, minutes from National park.

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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Mike and I are 30 year residents of the Big Island. We have always loved the Volcano area and spent a lot of time camping and staying at different B&B's in the area. We purchased Pukeawe Cottage in 2001 and then within the next few years we were able to purchase the lots on both sides of our house giving us almost an acre of land. Much of the land was over taken by invasive species and we have worked hard to clear the land and replant with natives and non invasive plants. We feel very proud of what we have created here and hope our guests enjoy the park like surroundings.

MARGARET SMITH PIERCE purchased this house in 2001

Why MARGARET SMITH PIERCE chose Volcano Golf and Country Club

We chose to buy our future retirement home in this neighborhood because it is secluded yet close to all the things we enjoy. Hiking and biking and working in our gardens are things we enjoy when we visit our home in Volcano and we look forward to doing more of it when we are able to retire. We are both very busy small business owners in Kona so we cherise all the time that we have at Pukeawe Cottage.

What makes this house unique

You will be visited daily by the birds that drop in to be fed. We provide the food so

you can enjoy their presence.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage was so great! I didn't want to go home! Cozy fire, beautiful stairs and rooms. We went bike riding, ate some Thai food & got a souvenir from Volcano. Thanks so much!

It is so peaceful.
Jul 2011
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Volcano Golf and Country Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Pack and Play for infants and toddlers (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Great place from which to explore Volcano National Park.


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National Park Treasure. Charming, Tranquil Country Cottage.
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 63 reviews
Leander, TX

wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family! It is immaculately clean and every convenience was provided. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room to spread out. We had 6 in our party. There is wifi and books/dvds - multiple entertainment opportunities. But it honestly is just SO CUTE. There are almost tame pheasants and finches that will come in the mornings when you throw out bird seed. There is a garden area and side porches. Extra parking. Super great location for all things related to Volcano and the Volcano Winery is walking distance. Go for a tasting one afternoon - you won't regret it. We went back up to the outlook at the national park one night and got to see lava boiling and shooting up. It was amazing. Thank you for such a wonderful place to call home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property. We are glad we met your expectations. We strive to keep things in excellent condition. We hope you come back again someday. Margaret
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was so charming. Yard was so beautiful. We were able to find everything we needed in the kitchen/pantry. Lot of birds visiting the yard. Definitely would come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed to be comfortable. Mike and Margaret
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Oakland, CA

Beautiful cottage in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this cottage! First, the location: so close to the national park, making it easy to stop back in between outings. Also, we walked to the winery, 5 minutes away, and enjoyed a wine tasting. The outdoors is lovely; the owners clearly take pride in it. One added perk is that they provide bird seed, so in the morning you can sit and watch all the pretty birds come to feed, a great way to start the day.

Inside, the cottage is comfortable and very well-stocked. Whatever you need, they have. I shared with my mother, and we each had our own room. I will say that since the only heat is from the woodstove, it helps to be able to know how to build a fire (luckily for me, my mom has those skills). But there are also comfy blankets. The house just feels welcoming and like a real home rather than a sterile vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our property. It does get quite cold in the winter months and the wood stove is the primary source of heat. We do have several electric space heaters and electric blankets on all the beds. Sounds like maybe you didn't locate the space heaters. Glad your Mom was able to build a fire. Happy you were comfortable. Mike and Margaret
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Perfect for exploring Volcanoes NP

  • 5 of 5

We stayed only one night, but it was the perfect place for our family of 6. Super cozy and nice. Wood-burning stove. The kids loved the yard. Just minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes national park -- it was a snap to drive over late at night to see the glow of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater.

Consider stopping at a larger grocery store prior to arriving at the house to grab your main supply of groceries -- the store in the town of Volcano is handy, but it's a smaller, convenience-type store.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property. We are glad you took advantage of the location and viewed Halema'uma'u at night. Sometimes it is much more than a glow. We have seen some large lava fountains on several occasions. Your suggestions of shopping ahead at a larger store is very good. Volcano village has a couple of small stores and there is also a convenience type store at Kilauea Military Camp right across the highway from our neighborhood but no large grocery stores near by. Mike and Margaret
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The cottage is well equipped and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing and the cottage has everything you will need.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad it met your needs. Mike and Margaret
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Colorado Springs

Amazing and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we have stayed. Attention to detail was amazing. We didn’t want to leave. We had our two young kids with us and they just loved everything about the house and property.

The best part was it was spotless and also provided the little things such as hot chocolate, coffee, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner and all the amenities. These little things mean a lot to travelers (especially those with kids that always forget things) and it made the stay that much better.

We really felt like we were home rather than renting a home when we were there and even my 3 year old was sad to leave. We had a great time and loved the house and wish we could stay so much longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property. We are happy that we met your expectations. We do try to think of things that make it easy and enjoyable for our guests. Hope you can come again. Mike and Margaret
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kilauea Military Camp
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Volcano Golf
Car: necessary

Within walking distance to Volcano National Park, Great hiking trails, Walking distance to Volcano Winery.

Withing 1/2 hour to black sand beach with great snorkling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.41%

Manager'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.

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