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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Volcano reviews

  • Most definitely our happy place!

    "From the moment we saw this property online, we knew this was where we wanted to be, and we were NOT disappointed. Mark and Lucretia took care of absolutely everything to make our stay exceptional. From the first communication and assistance to plan our stay, right through to sourcing food for us and greeting us upon our (very late evening) arrival, they were gracious, accommodating and friendly. Hau'oli Place was perfect - even better than the photos! Appointed with everything you could possibly need as well as a whole heap of extras (including a cozy gas fireplace), this little slice of heaven will always hold a special place in our hearts. The bed, sofa-bed and pillows were some of the most comfortable we've ever slept on, the linens were clean and snowy white and the kitchen was well equipped and spotless. When we weren't huddled in front of the fireplace sipping hot chocolate, we were out on the lanai enjoying the sights and sounds of the rainforest on the doorstep. If someone recommends that you stay in Kona - don't believe them - it's hours drive from all the good stuff! The location of this little cottage was second-to-none, as it enabled us to explore the most iconic sights of the Big Island at our own pace as everything you could possibly need and all you might want to see is practically on the doorstep. A 5 minute drive to the Volcano town as well as the Volcano National Park which is open 24 hours a day, 10 minutes from the Volcano Winery (the southernmost winery in the USA), 45 mins from all the facilities of Hilo as well as Kalapana (where the lava meets the ocean), with easy access to Mauna Kea and a multitude of other attractions, this is the place to be. Not often do you hear people return home raving about their accommodation, but after staying at Hau'oli Place you'll be telling everyone that it's THE place to stay on the Big Island, just as we are! Thank you Mark and Lucretia - we'll be back! :)"
    Guest: Johanna T. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 24, 2016
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  • Wish we'd stayed longer...highlight of our trip to Hawaii

    "My husband and I stayed for two nights in Volcano amidst a 9 day trip to the Big Island. The time we spend in and around the National Park here was easily the highlight of our trip and if/when I return I'll book at least 3 nights. The hiking in the area is simply spectacular and staying in Volcano allows you to easily see the park both very early in the morning as the sun is rising, and later in the evening when the lava glows eerily in the dark...and when most of the visitors/tour buses have either not arrived yet or have left. Trying to day trip from Kona is an exercise in driving fatigue and we later learned that many Kona-based travellers never make it to the park which is a huge mistake. The cottage was perfect for the two of us. The pictures are accurate and we were really impressed by the decor - the artwork is local (we ended up seeing the artists represented in various Island art galleries) and the woodwork is warm and includes one-of-a-kind tables, benches. The area is so quiet you can almost hear it... The cottage was immaculately clean, the bed was very comfortable, the fireplace was a godsend (it's cold up there...), there was ample parking, no issues getting in or finding the place. As others have mentioned the Wifi basically doesn't work so make sure you're on a good roaming plan. We had an issue with the water system at the cottage - no pressure and no hot water. We tried the local gent to come over to fix it but didn't get ahold of him. We took a couple of REALLY cold showers and as a last ditch I sent an email to the owner. Much to my great relief and surprise, Derek emailed back within a couple of minutes and the system was fixed by the time we returned that evening. Turns out there's a great shower with loads of heat and pressure! This issue was obviously a fluke as none of the reviews either here or in the cottage visitors' book ever alluded to water issues - more important was the excellent response time from the owner. Tip for those going...coming in from the Puna side, the locals have set up mountain bike rentals ($25) that allow you to bike the four miles on the gravel evacuation road, just into the eastern edge of the park where the lava is currently flowing into the ocean. Go just before sunset and bring a headlamp. Highly recommended. If you can afford it and have a strong back/stomach, an even better view is had from Lava Ocean Tours ($250)... Thanks for a great stay Derek - loved your cottage."
    Guest: OotyKate Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 13, 2017
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  • Very nice and cute

    "We arrived at the night and the house was ready for us. Very nice and comfy. We loved it"
    Guest: Malena B. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 4, 2017
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  • Perfect home in picturesque setting

    "This home was perfectly positioned in Volcano in amongst beautiful surroundings, we literally had to pinch ourselves it was real. The Nene frolicked out the front and we enjoyed the hot tub after long hikes. It rained everyday but this simply added to the appeal of the area and the charm of its ruggedness. Plus the fern canopy kept the rain off us in the hot tub......magical. The home was well equipped with everything we needed and all instructions for our stay were clear and easy. If we come back to volcano (and I do hope we do), I will be sure to look this place up again."
    Guest: Laura C. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 27, 2017
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