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A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Very quiet, secluded open-style home. End of a gravel road, 2-1/2 miles from the Volcano Highway. Two Master BR upstairs, open-style kitchen and living area on the ground floor, with a wood-fired stove and a good supply of firewood. One-car garage. Secluded wooden 'Chofu' hot tub. Spacious 3-acre property with no nearby neighbors. Not recommended for families with children younger than 8 years old.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    two MBR, stairs to second floor. OK for families with children older than 8 yrs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Accessible to ground floor only, but needs a ramp to elevate about 12'. Please ask in advance of visit....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Two master bedrooms, on second floor; Queen-size beds. Hardwood floors, with area rugs, dressers, chairs, mirrors, closets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    twin wash basins...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    twin wash basins...moreless

  • Two bathrooms, with shower, two wash basins, one toilet in each bathroom. Hardwood floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby, and is the primary attraction in this part of Hawaii. This house is on a 3-acre lot, in a remote and partially developed, rural subdivision. Lots are mostly forested. A 30,000-acrea natural forest reserve is adjacent; nearest neighbor is 300 yards away. This part of Volcano is exceptionally quiet and serene. The property is a conservation easement grant, intended to maintain the native forest in perpetuity...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Natural history, biology, history, political, selection of novels...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    attached to TV ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Mostly classical; some soft jazz, international folk...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Signal from DISH satellite network; many channels, including CNN, PBS, NATGEO, HISTORY, usual networks...moreless

  • Stereo:

    BOSE system, embedded in bookcase, remote controller...moreless

  • Television:

    32' Sony w/DVD attachment...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    One can see the famous volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea from openings in the forest, when the weather is clear....moreless

  • Rural:

    This quiet and secluded house is nestled at the edge of Volcano Village, adjacent to a natural forest and a National Park...moreless

  • Village:

    Volcano Village is well known locally as a retreat for artists, and as a hospitality center for visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Residents are proud of their forest and quaint setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open area, round table with 6 matching chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Line for air drying on lanai, under cover; gas dryer paired with washing machine ...moreless

  • Garage:

    suitable for one medium-size sedan; roll-up door (manual)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout the house. Capacity is limited. Guests are advised to conserve, as Internet slows down when capacity is exceeded....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Queen linens and pillows, three sets per bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living/dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free style on grass surface fronting the house; room for several cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    unlimited LD within US; local calls free...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    full sets, 3 per room...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    automatic, in laundry room just outside entry door, standard load size...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Very efficient Jotul, wood supply next to house. Setting is a semi-circular sofa with rustic coffee table. Perfect for reading and intimate conversation....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    One for several cups; one for 2 cups. Filters supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Six-place setting; knives, spoons, wine and cocktail glasses, ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    electric, automatic, embedded in counter arrangement...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Tile floor, lots of cupboard space, granite counter, food scrap disposer. Water is rain catchment, with UV water sterilizer; drinking water from a countertop filter....moreless

  • Microwave:

    wall mount, above stove; 19' x 9' x 14'...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    full set of covered pots, pie plates, rice cookers(large and small), juice mixer, toaster oven ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Medium=size, with freezer compartment above. Ice made in trays....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane , with four burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    two-slice size...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    18-hole course 10 miles distant, next to National Park...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wide lanai on ground floor, with cocktail table and chairs. Lovely view into the forest reserve, 40' away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber with cover, propane fuel...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Wood fired 'Chofu' type; covered wood tub for two; firewood available; secluded, roofed shelter, separate from the house...moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9.25%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Volcano Village
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Golf and Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hawaii Route #11
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Volcano Village
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hilo

Car: Necessary

Volcano Village is well known for local graphic arts and handicrafts that are related to nearby volcanoes and Hawaiian culture. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby, with dozens of interesting trails, guided walks, and activities, such as hula performances and artist seminars. Active lava flows are accessible for adventurous travelers.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Retired National Park Ranger, devoted to forest conservation. I am intimately familiar with the nearby national park, and with most other recreational and cultural features in Hawaii Island. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Hawaii natural and cultural history with travelers, and am happy to lead adventurous folks to places off the beaten track, if they ask. I speak a little bit of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua), and I especially hope travelers from China and Taiwan will feel welcome here.

Why the Owner Chose Royal Hawaiian Estates (Volcano, HI, USA):
This property is part of the mid-elevation rain forest of Hawaii, now being broken up by development. I built my house here because it is as close as I can get to the natural forest and still feel connected to it. The house is built with big windows that look into the nearby treetops during the day and into the stars at night. Hot water is heated by solar panels; electricity is powered by photo voltaic panels, with backup from the electric utility. The property is a dedicated Conservation Easement --the first of several in the community.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Most travelers think of Hawaii as a place for beaches and warm surf, a welcoming spirit, and glitter. A little known feature of Hawaii, equally important and not very extensive, is the native rain forest, which abounds with interesting plants and animals. There is no other tropical rain forest in the US. Here a traveler can step into the natural, wild forest just 40 feet from the front door, and can hear the calls of native birds and insects, while sipping a morning coffee on the lanai. There is no car traffic and no nearby neighbors to disturb the peace. There is nothing lovelier than soaking in the hot tub on a cool evening, during a full moon, in the nearly absolute silence of the forest night. This is the life I have chosen for myself, and I am pleased I can make it available to others.


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Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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  • A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

    A place for quiet relaxation with a friend or a good book

  • An intimate corner for conversation and contemplation

    An intimate corner for conversation and contemplation

  • Fine dining area, seats six to eight

    Fine dining area, seats six to eight

  • Catch the morning sun and enjoy the sounds of birds and the sound of wind in the forest

    Catch the morning sun and enjoy the sounds of birds and the sound of wind in the forest

  • A secluded vacation retreat

    A secluded vacation retreat

  • Open, cheery living room

    Open, cheery living room

  • One of two master bedrooms, airy and bright.  Lovely view into the forest.

    One of two master bedrooms, airy and bright. Lovely view into the forest.

  • Landing between two master bedrooms.  Intimate, comfortable reading nook.

    Landing between two master bedrooms. Intimate, comfortable reading nook.

  • Secluded wood hot tub, with wood-fired heater, covered to keep you cozy in the evening mist

    Secluded wood hot tub, with wood-fired heater, covered to keep you cozy in the evening mist

  • Kilauea Volcano --7 miles from Emerald Forest House

    Kilauea Volcano --7 miles from Emerald Forest House

  • The entry to Hawaii Volcanoes NP is a 15-minute drive from Emerald Forest

    The entry to Hawaii Volcanoes NP is a 15-minute drive from Emerald Forest

  • No one tee, of an 18-hole course.  Usually cool, and not crowded, among the lowest green fees in Hawaii

    No one tee, of an 18-hole course. Usually cool, and not crowded, among the lowest green fees in Hawaii

  • An intimate reading spot

    An intimate reading spot

  • Kitchen, with granite counter, full suite of appliances.

    Kitchen, with granite counter, full suite of appliances.

  • A small grand piano for your pleasure

    A small grand piano for your pleasure

  • Morning coffee on the lanai, looking into a 30,000-acre forest reserve

    Morning coffee on the lanai, looking into a 30,000-acre forest reserve

  • Open living and dining area, with a grand piano

    Open living and dining area, with a grand piano

  • A comfortable living/study area.  Bose CD stereo embedded in book case

    A comfortable living/study area. Bose CD stereo embedded in book case

  • One of two full bathrooms.  Shower and two glass wash basins.

    One of two full bathrooms. Shower and two glass wash basins.

  • Wood hot tub for two, wood-fired heater, just a few steps from the house

    Wood hot tub for two, wood-fired heater, just a few steps from the house

  • Dense native Hawaiian rainforest, just beyond the front door  --an entry into the vast Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve

    Dense native Hawaiian rainforest, just beyond the front door --an entry into the vast Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve

  • Ahalanui, site of a warm shoreline pond, 30 miles from Emerald Forest House

    Ahalanui, site of a warm shoreline pond, 30 miles from Emerald Forest House

  • A very fine, unhurried 18-hole golf course is a 20-minute drive from Emerald Forest.

    A very fine, unhurried 18-hole golf course is a 20-minute drive from Emerald Forest.

  • Dan welcomes you to his serene home in an emerald forest

    Dan welcomes you to his serene home in an emerald forest

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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SPACIOUS HOUSE IN AN EMERALD FOREST

Royal Hawaiian Estates (Volcano, HI, USA) #488933

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