Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

NO CLEANING FEE! A MAGICAL GEM! BIRDS & FERNS ABOUND IN NATIVE RAINFOREST

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two room suite with covered porch and private entry Hammock on porch.

VOLCANO VILLAGE SERENITY SUITE

Your private entrance leads to our sweet Serenity Suite in the heart of quiet Volcano Village.

Relax in either of 2 hammocks, one under the native Lehua Ohia trees and Hapu'u ferns and the other on your private covered porch.

We have recently added new gas grill and grilling tools to Serenity Suite for our guests use.

Relax and restore as you listen to soothing native bird songs (note: there are no cogui frogs in this part of the village, which are very noisy critters)

There is a cozy gas fireplace, Sally's extensive lending library and 2 beds in this 2 room suite with covered porch.

Extra single futon available, if needed.

We have comfy 'hapi' coats for you to wear and soft fuzzy socks if needed. You will be "happy" here!

A generous locally sourced breakfast is provided on the first morning in your suite. It will all be in the fridge when you arrive. Our water is excellent, so don't buy any bottled water.

Wonderful Freshly ground coffee, tea assortments, hot chocolate and popcorn are provided.

We are extremely close to ALL that you need: 3 minutes to the nearby stores and restaurants and 5 minutes to the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Our sweet neighborhood is also a joy to stroll in, so bring your walking shoes.

You will love this place!

Come, meet, Sally & Jeffrey Mermel.

Sally is celebrating her 50th year in Hawaii and Jeffrey is a former Volcano National Park naturalist. We love Volcano and have lived in this home for 40 years. Sally's garden was recently featured on a garden tour by The Volcano Foundation.

The youngest island in the archipelago, 'Hawaii's Big Island' was believed to be the first island Polynesian voyagers set foot on 1,500 years ago. Today, the 'Big Island' remains a vital touchstone for Hawaiian culture, the birthplace of Hawaii's greatest King, Kamehameha I, also the home of Pele, goddess of fire, and Kilauea, the world's most active volcano. Mark Twain called this island 'the peacefullest, restfullest, balmiest, dreamiest haven of refuge for a worn and weary spirit the surface of the earth can offer'.

More Details

Owner
Sally & Jeffey Mermel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Sally & Jeffey Mermel

Jeffrey and Sally are recently retired business owners.

Sally owned and created "The Most Irresistible Shop In Hilo" in 1976, which at one time has 3 locations. The original store is located in historic downtown Hilo @ 256 Kamehameha Ave and is now owned by wonderful Tracie Yoshimoto. The store has won numerous "best" gift store awards throughout its now 38 year history. It has an online presence on Facebook and numerous other social media, because of Tracie. Tracie was 6 when Sally opened that store and was a faithful customer as a child with her mother, Hazel and as an adult with her 3 children. She purchased 'MISH' in October 2013. Sally was also the originator of 'Bear's Coffee', (sold after 9 years) Which is still located in downtown Hilo at 106 Keawe Street and recently celebrated it's 34nd year.

Jeffrey is a former peace corp volunteer and was a naturalist in Volcanoes National Park when he first moved to the Big Island. He is an active community volunteer, and really makes a difference. The world is better because of him. In 1979 Jeffrey founded "The Fireplace & Home Center" along side Sally's "The Most Irresistible Shop In Hilo". This is one reason why your stay in Volcano Serenity Suite will be warm and cozy! Jeffrey sold this store in April 2014. So, now we have keep busy by creating this wonderful vacation rental suite. Sally loves to garden, cook, do yoga and read. They are happily married for over 37 years and have two grown children who live in the islands.

Sally & Jeffey Mermel purchased this house in 1977

Why Sally & Jeffey Mermel chose Volcano

Our home has 3 levels and the Serenity Suite is privately located in the garden/ forest level with it's own path and entry. It is quiet, restorative and peaceful.

The entire property consists of one acre that meanders through the delightful native Hawaiian rainforest . This property is in a native bird corridor that supports the wonderful songs and sights of native birds. Many "apapane" will sing for you! You will be amazed at the sights and sounds.

What makes this house unique

Old growth Hawaiian native forest surrounds this suite. You have complete privacy and access. Many Volcano rentals may be in new subdivisions across Hwy 11, while this is sweetly situated in old & historic Volcano Village. There are no noisy coqui frogs in this area (a true blessing) but at most lower elevations they are now established and because of their decibel level are not welcome critters. We work hard in Volcano to keep them at bay! Our suite is cozy and warm and has an extensive library and incredible views from the windows and private deck.

Amenities

Volcano Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
A generous breakfast is provided the first morning and will be waiting for you in the refrigerator. NOTE: Minimal cooking . There is no stove or oven but there is a gas grill. Three general stores are nearby. Two in the village and one in the National Park. IT IS BEST to do grocery shopping in either Hilo or Kona prior to coming to Volcano. Farmers Market on Sundays at Cooper Center" community center Hours are 6:30 to 9:30 am! it's always appreciated by visitors. Although there are 2 general stores here they are small. Best grocery buying should be done in Hilo or Kona. Lots to choose from there. Nine Nice restaurants are in Volcano with a variety of good food. Seven are in the Village and two are in the National Park,

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
4% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
NO CLEANING FEE! A MAGICAL GEM! BIRDS & FERNS ABOUND IN NATIVE RAINFOREST
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 74 reviews
San Antonio
5

Rainforest fairytale

  • 5 of 5

Sally was so sweet and the rooms were perfect for our 2 night stay but I just can't get over how beautiful the property is! All we wanted to do once we got here was sit in one of the 2 hammocks and read or listen to the birds. All the little trails were so cute! We were super close to the Volcano park and just 30 min from the black sand beach. I definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such sweet & happily in love couple ( with 3 boys at home in San Antonio) I wish they had stayed longer As they really saw this wonderful place as special, and were so appreciative I would love their whole family to come & stay💕🌺
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
3

Nice little getaway

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful and unique little spot in the rain forest, but my husband's allergies made the stay really tough. Not sure if it was dust or cats but he was definitely allergic to the house. :(

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we have 2 cats. one outside & one inside but neither has access to the cottage. Guests mentioned this as they left. We clean thoroughly after every guest! (and even dust the extensive library of books) Sorry about his allergies. Such energetic little boys (ages 2 & 4) who ran and shouted a lot. The parents were good about keeping their eyes on them while here. Thankful for that!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

An Ideal Place For A Visit To Southern Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our two young children to stay here for a few days to see the volcano, South Point, Hilo and other sites in the south of the Big Island. We were very pleased with the accommodations, amenities and setting in general. Sally and Jeff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. They focus on details in the accommodations and grounds as well as having extensive familiarity with the area which make the experience even better for visitors. I highly recommend this marvelous cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Southeast TN
5

Utterly adorable

  • 5 of 5

Precious bungalow, sweet owners who are nearby and knowledgeable about the area but give you space. We had a lovely time in Volcano and especially in this charming place.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A wonderful few days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at VVSS. Sally and Jeffrey were such great hosts! They were always available and could answer any question or help with any issue we were dealing with. We enjoyed all of the little touches they had throughout the property and the rooms. Our teenagers liked the hammocks, we were able to use the grill one night, we even found time to play some board games Sally had there.

We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Jose, California
5

A new definition of cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay. The attention to detail is astonishing. From the fridge stocked with fruit and juices to the extensive collection of books on every topic you can think of, this place has it all. Each day we were here, we were torn between more exploring of the volcanos or spending more time at this retreat. The grounds this place is located on is in itself a great place to explore. There is a clearing for viewing the stars, and little surprises of different plants and different decorations everywhere you turn. Even though the cottage is attached to the main residence, you will feel like you are in your own little world, with not only a private entrance to the suite, but a private entrance to the yard itself. And having access to a BBQ after eating out so many days was a true treat.

We stayed with our 9 year old daughter, who loved the place as much as we did. Family friendly and peaceful, this is the escape you are looking for!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 11, goes around the isalnd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge, Cafe Ohia, Lava Rock, Thai Thai,
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach or Hilo
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Volcano Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

No Pets. I highly suggest at least a three night stay in this area as there is so much to see and do in The Volcanoes National Park. In a two day stay you just have one full day to visit the park and why be rushed?
Price is for single or double occupancy. For each additional guest there is a $15 fee.
Please read our reviews to know how special this place is.

Wonderful suite for a couple, family or a single person. We do NOT rent to two couples as the suite is ideal for a couple, or family or a single person.
This would work as a unit for a family with up to 2 children. We love children and are very family friendly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable