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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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 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 4.9866667 based on 84 reviews
Olympia, Wa. (Hawaii Transplant)

Great Property and Location!

  • 5 of 5

What a very special place, the owner has taken the time to give this place a feeling of "aloha" which means so many things. Some of the meaning, includes, love, warmth, a greeting of friendship and welcome. The cottage has a spirit of a "aloha"! We only spent one night, but wished we had more time there. Its a great location, close to the park entrance and has all the amenities you might need for your stay. The interior is warmly decorated and feels so much like home! The grounds are beautifully kept, such a serene feeling, it makes you want to stay longer. We had a very nice stay. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us, If we have a chance to come back to the islands, we would be sure to come back to your home.

Aloha & Mahalo,

Aveiro, Allen Ohana

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our property. We hope you do come back and visit again. We will always try to exceed the expectation of our guests. Mike and Margaret
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Cozy, well stocked cottage near the National Park

  • 5 of 5

Margaret's cottage was all it was advertised to be and more; it is clean, cozy, very well stocked with kitchen staples. In the house book she describes how she and her husband have been working to clear their land of invasives and replant natives and their work is evident making for very beautiful surroundings. We loved spreading bird seed around in the morning to enjoy the local birds. Between being treated to seeing the lava lake overflowing in Halema'uma'u crater and coming home to this cozy cottage, it was a very special and enjoyable weekend.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is the best! Beautifully decorated, immaculate condition, has everything you need. The setting is so lovely and peaceful. We loved the proximity to Volcano National Park because we went there in the daytime and again each evening. Only stayed for two nights, but would have loved a much longer stay! Be aware that there are limited affordable restaurants in the area. We found a Thai food truck that had tasty food, but service was slow (local Thai restaurant was closed for the week).

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing in many ways

  • 5 of 5

Pukeawe cottage was one of my best VRBO stays ever. It all started with my first contact with Margaret. She was accommodating and prompt and I really was happy that we could do a shorter stay. We are from the island and had family visiting and we were all really sad not to have more time in the house. So here is where I get really impressed, the house, so homey. The way they have done this house makes it feel like you are just walking into a house you have spent years. I don’t know how some homes achieve this feeling but we all had it. We felt like the house gave us a hug as we walk through the front door. It was by far the most well stocked house we have stayed in. Margaret and family have thought of every detail and it shows. I probably enjoyed relaxing in the beautiful yard as much as visiting the National Park. The neighborhood that the house is in is fantastic as well. Thank you so much!


  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Travis, Thank you so much for your stellar review of our property. I can't tell you how much it pleases us to know that our efforts are so appreciated. We will continue to strive to make all our guest feel at home. Mike and Margaret
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Cottage in a lovely location. I would highly recommend to any family spending time around Volcano National Park

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Big Island –Exceeded expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this home for family vacations and reunions. I have stayed in many vacation homes in other areas and I would give this place the highest rating, especially for being real home-like. The place was big enough to accommodate 5 of us gathered for a middle school reunion trip. Beddings were very comfortable with good mattresses and clean linens. The common area (kitchen, dining and living) is also very spacious. The place had everything we needed to spend a night and to have dinner and breakfast. Home is well equipped with high-end appliances including washer and drier. The interior decoration is very classy and to the detail. The wood burning furnace and lots of nice blankets in the living room added warmth to the chilly night in March and created very welcoming atmosphere. The outside garden all around the house is as beautiful as the inside with bamboo bushes, plants and flowering trees. The place is only 10 minutes away from the Volcano National Park entrance and it was very convenient for us to go to the park to see the active lava at night. The owner Margaret was very responsive and provided everything we needed to get to the place and to get checked in. Thank you, Margaret, for taking such a good care of this home and giving us an opportunity to enjoy your hard work!! I am hoping to return for my family vacations soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property. I am glad your reunion was a success and that our place was comfortable for your group. I hope you do return with your family. We would love for you to stay again. 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

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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