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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

  • Nice place to stay

    "Everything was nice and welcoming except that the heater/furnace couldn't get the place as warm as we would have liked it"
    Guest: Gordon H. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 17, 2017
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  • Well presented property in the rain forest

    "After a long flight from the UK we were met and guided to this lovely property in the forest late at night. Zoe had laid in some supplies for us, even though we hadn't ordered anything, so we didn't have to rush about shopping on our first morning. In two fantastic weeks exploring the Big Island we spent a lot of time at the Volcanoes National Park which is only 25 minutes up the road. We also visited the Kona coast for snorkeling and whale watching, although that is somewhat further away (2 hours by the saddle road). All in all a great base for our holiday, which went past only too quickly."
    Guest: Jonathan T. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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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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  • Excellent place to stay while visiting Hawaiian Volcanoes.

    "The house was very comfortable and well appointed. The hot tub helped get the aches out of my legs after hiking in the park all day. It is a short 5 minute drive to the entrance of the park. The green is private and lit at night for a lovely view from the hot tub. Inside the house, you will have everything you need for your stay - comfy beds, nice towels, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, kitchen utensils for basic meals. We will definitely return if we can!"
    Guest: Virginia H. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 25, 2016
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