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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. Our property is on one acre of land that we have been gardening and landscaping in a native forest for 40 years. You will find quiet and privacy and as you stroll there are benches throughout the property.

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.

We think this vacation rental is ideal for 2 adults or a family. It is not always ideal for 4 adults as there is one queen bed and one double bed, so if you are especially tall or large the double bed might be too small for you. We want everyone to be most comfortable while staying in Volcano Village Serenity Suite!

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 few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

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 Village

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 -
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NO CLEANING FEE! A MAGICAL GEM! BIRDS & FERNS ABOUND IN NATIVE RAINFOREST
average rating of 4.934066 based on 91 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: July 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💕🌺
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Sacramento, CA
5

Cozy Suite - Friendly & Welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this cozy suite. Sally and Jeffrey are the most welcoming and awesome hosts. Despite it being rainy (but warm), we were able to still hike in the park and enjoy the village. The Volcano Village farmer's market is also a joy to visit!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing garden/rain forest and a great home base to explore Volcano National Park!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our 2 boys (ages 5 & 2) from Apr 19-22nd, 2018.

Sally and Jeffrey were very welcoming and had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. From the amazing fresh breakfast in the fridge to the extra touches such as buying new flashlights for the boys to use, and having kids books out a ready to read, they really did put a lot of care in to trying to make our stay special. The place itself is set in an amazing rain forest garden and feels very private. It is a cottage style accommodation with a mini fridge, microwave, BBQ and sink area.

It was a great location for proximity to the Volcano Park and Jeffrey and Sally are a wealth of information about the park, the town of Volcano and restaurants etc.

the only one draw back was that there is no stove or hot plate so if you are planning on many hot meals you will have to rely on the BBQ/microwave.

I would highly recommend this place if you want a relaxing getaway in the rain forest while exploring the volcanos!

Randy

Fernie, BC, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the Volcano Village Serenity Suite was an unforgettable experience and one of the highlights of the trip. The location is incredible - in the middle of a lush forest, but just a couple streets off the main road - and the the unit itself is beautifully maintained and feels like a forest retreat. Sally and Jeffrey were incredibly kind and welcoming hosts and did everything to make it a wonderful stay. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical stay in the Rainforest

  • 5 of 5

After spending a busy 5 days on Oahu and exploring the Lava Fields in Kalapana, we ended our vacation with an amazing 3 nights in the cozy Volcano Village Serenity Suite.

Sally and Jeffrey were incredible and thoughtful hosts, providing easy directions, a warm welcome, a binder full of local information, an amazing breakfast for our first day and so many little extras (makeup wipes, popcorn, tea, coffee, etc) to ensure that we were comfortable throughout our entire stay. Despite the rainforest being a bit "rainy" during our stay (it was perfect!) we had the opportunity to enjoy the hammocks and garden, made the quick drive to Volcano National Park on 2 of our nights, and left Big Island feeling refreshed and as though we had spent the last three days in Paradise.

Thank you Sally and Jeffrey for providing us with a home away from home and experience that we will always remember, when we think of the Aloha spirit we will think of you!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

You'll wish you could stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

Can't recommend this place enough! We have stayed at many many AirBNBs and HomeAway vacation rentals in our travels around the world -- Sally and Jeffrey were the most generous and thoughtful hosts we've ever had! This is a truly cozy home away from home in the middle of the rainforest -- a perfect base for anyone planning to spend time at Volcanoes National Park. They have everything you need for your adventures and more! We stayed 5 nights and wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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