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Lazy Lehua Cottage ~ Whimsical and Charming Rainforest Retreat ~ Volcano, Hi

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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, 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.

Lazy Lehua Cottage is located 1 mile from Volcano Village where restaurants, galleries, a winery and golf course 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. 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 worldyou will experience new land being created. Check out Punalu’u beach, where sea turtles rest and lay their
eggs in the beautiful black sand, a 30 minute drive. Visit old historic town 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 between 2003- 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. We know you'll feel the magical spirit of the house when you stay here.

Enjoy - Lazy Lehua Cottage.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Not recommended for children under 4 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master suite upstairs - sleeps 2 ...moreless

  • Bunk Bed 1st Floor: 1 bunk bed

    2 twin beds - will sleep 2 adult or child guests...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) In upstairs master bedroom suite with own bath. Twin Bunk beds - downstairs (1 set-sleeps 2)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom - Tiled rain shower, sink and toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub

    Master suite upstairs - jacuzzi tub, sink and toilet...moreless

  • Upstairs Master suite = Jacuzzi tub for two Downstairs Bathroom = Shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary Popcorn, Coffee Beans, Hot Cocoa and Tea. 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, Beach chairs, Hair-Dryer, body wash, beach towels and soap. TAX ID W01150353-01...moreless


  • Books:

    Books rotate with the guests. Take one, leave one....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player in Master Suite. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of games for the family...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Big selection of music, Hawaiian and other....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV in Living Room...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo in Living Room....moreless

  • Television:

    2 TV's - 1 in Living Area and 1 in Master Suite...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVD's to choose from ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful Rainforest setting...moreless

  • Village:

    Volcano Village, restaurants, stores, coffee, Sunday Farmers market, playground @ Cooper center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Outside lanai table for 4 on front lanai, outside lanai table for 2 on rear lanai or beautiful hand made mango wood bar seating for 4 in kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Internet available, bring your own laptop....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 propane fireplaces. (1) in Master suite bedroom upstairs and (1) downstairs in living area....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within USA and 30 other Countries. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) 1 downstairs living area and 1 in upstairs master bedroom suite....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    (2) propane fireplaces and (1) space heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding supplied...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ample seating for 4 guests...moreless

  • Parking:

    off street, on property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking pad in front of cottage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and free calls within the USA....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for 4 guests...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, WiFi too.....Bring your own laptop. Wireless access made simple!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Auto coffee maker and coffee grinder so you can brew your own Kona coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses and flatware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everthing you need to cook a wonderful meal. Fully stocked kitchen will all of the essentials. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Golf:

    Volcano Golf Course - approx. 5 miles drive....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (1)Front covered lanai, (2) back covered lanai, (3) Upstairs master bedroom suite covered lanai....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards and Floats available ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub for 2 In upstairs master bedroom suite overlooking the beautiful rainforest. Lot's of bubble and bath salts provided for your enjoyment....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate thru February 2018
Apr 19 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
2018 Rate (March - December)
Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning and Prep Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Unfortunately due to our low rates 1 night accommodations cannot be offered. We do not charge for extra guests, up to 4 guests which is maximum occupancy. There is a discounted rate for a 7-night stay.

*CLEANING AND PREP FEE $75 - covers standard 3 hours of cleaning.

*$250 refundable damage deposit - Will be refunded within 10 business days after check-out.

We recommend that guests get travelers insurance in case of unforeseen weather, travel and or personal events that prevent them from enjoying their time at Lazy Lehua Cottage.

Transient Vacation Rental - Tax ID TA-117-278-3104-01

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo (ITO)
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lava Lounge
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hawaiian Belt Hwy (HWY 11)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Volcano Village
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea :)
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2017

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mauna Loa Estates, Volcano, HI, USA:
Have you seen the pictures? 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our proximity to Hawaii Volcano National Park, a 2 short miles to the entrance. Mauna Loa Estates is a very quiet and safe community. The cottage was built so that the rain forest surrounds the cottage which provides the ultimate in privacy. If you are looking for true Aloha and to live the Hawaii life, this is it! Absolutely breathtaking!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Relaxing Lanai

    Relaxing Lanai

  • Upstairs Master bedroom suite

    Upstairs Master bedroom suite

  • Romantic 2-person jet tub overlooking forest

    Romantic 2-person jet tub overlooking forest

  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden 30 min drive

    Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden 30 min drive

  • Pathway to the front garden

    Pathway to the front garden

  • Hawaii Volcano National Park, 2 miles to the entrance

    Hawaii Volcano National Park, 2 miles to the entrance

  • Thurston Lava Tube

    Thurston Lava Tube

  • Halema'uma'u Crater at Kilauea Volcano summit

    Halema'uma'u Crater at Kilauea Volcano summit

  • Upstairs lanai off master suite with hammock chair (perfect reading spot)

    Upstairs lanai off master suite with hammock chair (perfect reading spot)

  • Upstairs Master bedroom suite with cozy fireplace

    Upstairs Master bedroom suite with cozy fireplace

  • Downstairs living area with cozy fireplace

    Downstairs living area with cozy fireplace

  • Front lanai at Lazy Lehua Cottage

    Front lanai at Lazy Lehua Cottage

  • Fully equipped 'Coffee House' style kitchen with new, modern appliances

    Fully equipped 'Coffee House' style kitchen with new, modern appliances

  • Hammock swing on front lanai

    Hammock swing on front lanai

  • Waiopae Tide Pool, great snorkeling!

    Waiopae Tide Pool, great snorkeling!

  • Lava flowing into ocean  ~  view from boat tour

    Lava flowing into ocean ~ view from boat tour

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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