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Lazy Lehua Cottage ~ Whimsical & Charming ~ Private Home on 1/2 Acre Rainforest

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1.5 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Serenity and adventure both await you at this charming and whimsical Volcano retreat, nestled on a half acre of beautiful rainforest. Lazy Lehua Cottage is ideal for quiet or adventurous couples,small families, honeymooners,artists, poets, musicians and authors. If it's serenity you need, or adventure you crave, Lazy Lehua Cottage is the perfect place. The native birds will serenade you while you drink your early morning tea or coffee. Float suspended in a hammock chair on one of the 3 lanai's while gazing out to the abundant rainforest that hosts gigantic Hapu'u ferns, magnificent Lehua flowering Ohia trees, and aromatic ginger. Many people visit Volcano National Park just to experience the Rainforests, so what better way to experience them than to spend the night at Lazy Lehua.

Lazy Lehua Cottage is located 1 mile from Volcano Village where restaurants, galleries, winery, golf course and Sunday Famers Market can all be found. World Famous Hawaii Volcano National Park is 2 miles away, a must for your trip to the Big Island.

The Big Island offers many unforgettable experiences. Volcano makes for a great place to stay to visit the surrounding area. In Hawaii Volcano National Park, you can walk through a giant lava tube, hike through unforgettable rain forests, steaming craters, or see what Pu'u O'o is creating today; one of the only place's in the world you will experience new land being created. Check out Punalu’u beach, the Big Islands most famous black sand beach. Swim in the pristine waters where sea turtles swim, rest and lay their eggs in the beautiful black sand, a 30 minute drive. If coffee is what you crave, visit Ka'u Coffee Mill in Pahala and see coffee being grown and produced on the Island. Visit old historic downtown Hilo, only 30 minutes away. Walk through the beautiful Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, or to hike to the many waterfalls. If your travels take you to the South East part of the Big Island to walk on newly made land near Kaimu; check out the banana splits at Kalapana Cafe; where the road ends in Kaimu on hwy 137. A short jog east on hwy 137, snorkel and soak in the naturally heated Kapoho tide pools, breathe the most pristine air in the world, check out Champagne Pond, another 10 miles east of Kalapana, a beautifuly scenic drive.

Awaiting you when you get back to the Lazy Lehua Cottage, your home away from home, is a serene cottage for you to catch your breath and rejuvenate. Soak your sore muscles in our 2 person master bedroom jetted tub over looking the beautiful rainforest just outside your window. Exactly what you need after your day of exploration on the Big Island. You'll be

rejuvenated and ready for more adventures.

Lazy Lehua Cottage was lovingly built in 2004. The idea for Lazy Lehua Cottage was to make it a special place for guests to stay, dream, and regroup. Focus was on putting as much character, charm and soul in to it and making it a whimsical, beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. Trees were hand cut and property cleared only enough to put the Lazy Lehua Cottage in its perfect place. The beautiful Ohia trees that unfortunately had to be cut down were used for the posts on the lanais giving it, its whimsical cottage look that blends in well with the rain forest. In keeping in the spirit of whimsical, some of the furniture throughout the cottage was hand crafted; coffee table, bar top and headboard on bed all using local, exotic and native woods. Our property is unique as we use our home often and we visit frequently so it is kept in immaculate condition! We know you'll feel the magical spirit of the house when you stay here.

Enjoy - Lazy Lehua Cottage.

More Details

Owner
Stacey - Owner/Manager
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Stacey - Owner/Manager

Lazy Lehua Cottage has been a succesful vacation rental for over 10 years. We recently had the opportunity to purchase this property from the owner and are execited to continue to offer our home as a vacation rental. We live in California and have been coming to Hawaii for many years. This home is used as our own personal vacation home and is kept in immaculate condition. We fell in love with the Volcano community with it's beautiful rain forests, cool weather and morning sounds of singing birds. Volcano and its community has much to offer and we hope you enjoy our home in the rainforest as much as we do.

Stacey - Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2017

Why Stacey - Owner/Manager chose Volcano

I have stayed at many vacation homes in my travels. Our home was built as a full time residence and since we only stay at our home part time, we have decided to share our home as a vacation destination. We love Hawaii and the cool weather that Volcano provides after a hot and humid day at the beach.

The 3 things we hear most from our guests at Lazy Lehua Cottage, (1)"The pictures don't do it justice, it's much better in person", (2) "We wish we would have stayed longer" and (3) "The Lazy Lehua Cottage was our favorite accommodations during our stay on the Big Island". Come see for yourself!

What makes this house unique

Our proximity to Hawaii Volcano National Park, 2 short miles to the entrance. Mauna Loa Estates is a very quiet and safe community. The home was built so that the rain forest surrounds the cottage which provides the ultimate in privacy. The beaches...you have your choice of tide pools for snorkeling, black sand beaches for turtle watching or the white sand beaches in Hilo. It is a unique opportunity to be able to visit all these beaches from one central location. If you are looking for true Aloha and to live the Hawaii life, this is it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are coming to Volcano and this place is free then don’t hesitate to book. It’s stylish, luxurious, beautiful, well equipped and secluded. The rainforest is right outside and visible and audible from every window and lanai. Stacey is a dream host - Thank you.
Oct 2017
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Amenities

Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Hawaiian style living, shoes must be kept outside on Lani. Shoe rack provided.
  • No guests allowed at home that are not listed on reservation.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub/sink/toilet in Master Bedroom Suite
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom on first floor
  • Upstairs Master suite has a Jacuzzi tub for two. Downstairs Bathroom has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite upstairs - sleeps 2
    Bunk Bed 1st Floor - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed will sleep 2 adult or child guests
  • Queen size Bed (1) In upstairs master bedroom suite with own bath. Twin Bunk beds - downstairs (1 set-sleeps 2) in living area of home.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Complimentary Snacks, Coffee Beans, Hot Cocoa and Tea provided. Multiple windows throughout home open to enjoy the cool tradewinds. Ceiling fan in Master Suite as well. Brochures and maps for island adventures, DVDs, Books, CD's, Board Games, Rain Umbrellas, Boogie Boards, Beach chairs, Hair-Dryer, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, beach towels and soap.

Reviews

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Lazy Lehua Cottage ~ Whimsical & Charming ~ Private Home on 1/2 Acre Rainforest
average rating of 4.983333 based on 64 reviews
Marin County, California
5

Dreamy Rain Forest Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved waking up to the sun shining through the many bedroom windows. Looking out and seeing giant tree ferns... green everywhere! Wonderful songs of the birds in the rain forest. Cozy gas fireplace stoves were so convenient after a rainy day hike in Midnovember. Although I never minded any rain. It is just so gorgous here! Fantastic double sized jacuzzi bathtub in masterbath (it does takes a little while to fill it properly). Compact but complete kitchen made it possible for us to prepare most of our meals right there (restaurants are another option). Farmers markets in Volcano Village on Sunday (EARLY! Get there by 7 AM as most clear out by 9) or Wednesday and Saturdays in Hilo. The produce and other foods are scruptious and the farmers are an absolute delight (My husband and I are Marin County farmers market junkies! But the Big Island farmers rock!). If you are like me and you don't like crowds, the Lazy Lehua Cottage is perfect: serene surroundings, artistic decor abounds in this gem of a vacation place. Laying in the blue hammock chair on the front lanai you will wish your vacation would never end. And you are so close to the many destinations you most definenitely don't want to miss. P.S.: Do rent a 4-Wheel Drive (not just an All-Wheel) if you are adventurous and like to do some exploring as that is required for Waipio Valley and some other areas... P.P.S.: Good healthfood store in Hilo ("Abundant Life") -- Ideal to visit on your way from the airport to the cottage (approx. 30minutes from Volcano Village). Great healthfood store in Pahua ("Island Natural Market"), slightly different direction but also about 1/2hr distance from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mature Island Girl - Mahalo Nui Loa for your beautiful review. We take delight knowing we are doing a good job making our cottage a wonderful vacation home away from home for our guests. We appreciate all your kinds words and love that you loved your stay at the Lazy Lehua Cottage. Joyce @ the Lazy Lehua Cottage.
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5

Adorable & Functional, 5-star retreat at the Volcano rainforest

  • 5 of 5

Words can't described how great this place was. Starting with how organized the owner Stacey was, from booking until you checked in and through the stay until you checked out. Responses were prompt, instructions were always very clear. This lovely cottage is located in the mid of a rain forest (don't be scared because its in a rainforest, its actually very charming and lovely), at a very cozy and private neighborhood just a very short drive from the Volcano National Park and the Volcano village where few restaurants in the area are located. About the cottage itself, not only the place is very well stocked, you really feel like you are home plus you are staying in a 5-star resort. Lots of little touch and very thoughtful things make you feel both at home and being pampered. We loved this place and highly recommending it. If we are back in the area, we will definitely staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, neat and tidy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

All was nice. Will repeat if we come back to Volcano.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton
5

Wow, just wow!

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Lehua Cottage was absolutely amazing and we really enjoyed our time here. It was an oasis and a great get-a-way from the heat in Kona. We relaxed here, played board games, and read a book in the hammocks. It was especially nice that it was so close to the National park after we did our 10 mile (16km) hike to the active lava fields. The beds were super comfy and our host provided us with everything we needed. The only thing we wished we had known about was to make sure to pack enough food before we got to Volcano Village as we were expecting there to be a grocery store in the town so that we could meal prep and use the BBQ provided. Other than that, we would highly recommend this place to everyone!! Truly amazing home!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It is whimsical and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this cottage for three nights while on the Big Island. It's very close to Kilauea, so we explored the volcanos and surrounding area. The cottage is very stylish. Must have used a decorator. Kitchen is well equipped and very cute. Master bedroom is upstairs and since no window coverings, we woke up to sunlight and birds singing. Love the gas fireplaces. Made it cozy on cool nights. They supplied all sorts of books and info on volcanos, history of the volcanic activity, and local hiking. I would highly recommend this cottage as something out of the ordinary.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterloo, Ontario
5

Fantastic Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during our trip to Volcano and couldn't be happier! It's a lovely cozy cottage and had everything we needed. We were able to warm up after a couple rainy days in Volcano thanks to the electric fireplaces. We loved the natural wooden banisters everywhere. Everything was very clean and very comfortable. It's very close to restaurants in Volcano and of course Volcanoes National Park. Nice neighborhood and very quiet. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Lava Lounge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hawaiian Belt Hwy (HWY 11)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mauna Kea :)
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punaluu (west), Carlsmith Park (east)
Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcano National Park entrance 2 miles, Lava flow viewing at nearby, Locals Art Galleries, Skate Park, Winery, Golf, Volcano Village Sunday Farmers Market.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning and Prep Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.42%

Discounted rate of $600 for 7 night stays. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons. Children under 5 years of age are not appropriate for home due to stairs and open railing.

CLEANING FEE $75 - Covers standard 3 hours of cleaning after your departure and 1 hour of preparing the home for your arrival.

Rebecca will be your on-island contact while visiting Lazy Lehua. Her contact information is posted at Lazy Lehua Cottage.

County of Hawaii Registered Transient Vacation Rental - Hawaii Tax ID Number GE/TA-112-091-7504-01
Tax Rate - 14.42% (10.25% TAT and 4.166% GET)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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