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Your private entry and porch to Volcano Village Serenity Suite. Hammock awaits!

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 breakfast is provided on the first morning in your suite. It will all be in the fridge when you arrive.
There is also a complimentary box of Hawaiian chocolate covered macadamia nuts.

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 37 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'.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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,...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive book collection that you can borrow while visiting. Sally loves books and is an avid reader. Many Hawaiiana books to browse!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Great selection of DVD's for all, special selection for children's enjoyment....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of family games are provided ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Have toys you can borrow for little ones. just ask! Also have toddler books!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor table seats 4 on covered porch. Two stools at kichenette counter. One acre to browse and have picnics in. Benches all over the property....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Heating:

    cozy gas stove in parlor. Electric wall heaters on timers will keep everone warm and happy!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking is in designated spot on the quiet road in front of the house. Jeffrey has a clever luggage carrier for your use from car to Serenity Suite....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchette is basic. Although there is a gas BQ for your use and a microwave there is no stove top with an oven It's against Hawaii State law for in a "ohana" type dwelling. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Hawaii Island fresly ground coffee, assorted Teas, Hot Chocolate, microwave popcorn Salt & pepper butter, locally made jam, papaya, yoguts and local juice....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We could rent our own bikes if you are a serious bike rider, however the National Park is best seen by car and on foot....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck with hammock & table that will seat four....moreless

  • Golf:

    Volcano golf course is nearby (about 3 miles) Very reasonable fees!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outdoor covered porch with table, chairs and hammock...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native Hawaiian Forest with native birds (mostly the lovely songbird, "Apane") also Japanese white eyes, These birds are honey creepers that feed from the flower and fruit blossoms...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill attached to outside porch with grilling tools...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rate
Jan 22 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

No Pets. During the 2016 holiday season there will be a three night minimum stay. I suggest at least a three night stay (although our minimum stay is 2 days after December 31, 2016) 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.

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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: 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 32nd 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.

Why the Owner Chose Volcano Village (Volcano, HI, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Your private entry and porch to Volcano Village Serenity Suite. Hammock awaits!

    Your private entry and porch to Volcano Village Serenity Suite. Hammock awaits!

  • Porch table has four chairs.

    Porch table has four chairs.

  • The Hammock is comfy and the birds are singing for you. Second hammock in yard.

    The Hammock is comfy and the birds are singing for you. Second hammock in yard.

  • Kitchenette with views of our incredible forest. Charming!

    Kitchenette with views of our incredible forest. Charming!

  • The parlor in the 2 room suite. Day bed (Pune'e in Hawaii) will sleep 2.

    The parlor in the 2 room suite. Day bed (Pune'e in Hawaii) will sleep 2.

  • "Hapi" coats provided for guests. Be warm and happy (hapi)!

    "Hapi" coats provided for guests. Be warm and happy (hapi)!

  • Vintage desk in the parlor, TV. DVD, and internet all available.

    Vintage desk in the parlor, TV. DVD, and internet all available.

  • Serenity Suite porch/deck view to forest (yes so very green & lush!)

    Serenity Suite porch/deck view to forest (yes so very green & lush!)

  • Aloha and welcome to our guests!

    Aloha and welcome to our guests!

  • Breakfast on the porch/lanai. with Guest dresses in a "hapi" happy coat.

    Breakfast on the porch/lanai. with Guest dresses in a "hapi" happy coat.

  • Imagine how comfy you will be. I love the hammocks. Oh, joy!

    Imagine how comfy you will be. I love the hammocks. Oh, joy!

  • Queen bed with forest views and sumptuous bedding. Sleep well!

    Queen bed with forest views and sumptuous bedding. Sleep well!

  • It is cozy by the gas fireplace and curl up with one of the many books. Enjoy!

    It is cozy by the gas fireplace and curl up with one of the many books. Enjoy!

  • Kitchenette with one of 3 bookshelves, A book lovers haven. Many Hawaiiana books

    Kitchenette with one of 3 bookshelves, A book lovers haven. Many Hawaiiana books

  • Forest path with ohia lehua trees, hapu'u ferns and kahili ginger welcome  you

    Forest path with ohia lehua trees, hapu'u ferns and kahili ginger welcome you

  • One of the happy "hapi" coats for you to wear during your stay. Velour lined. En

    One of the happy "hapi" coats for you to wear during your stay. Velour lined. En

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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