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An Ideal Home Base For Exploring Volcano National Park

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 26, 2016
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Located less than 5 minutes away from Volcano National Park. Nearby Volcano Village has several good restaurants and a general store.

When you stay at this quaint 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom volcano vacation rental home, you'll get a truly authentic experience in paradise! Your children or extra traveling companions can sleep on one of our two futons in the living room making a total of 8 people that can be comfortably accommodated. You can prepare delicious meals in our kitchen, or take advantage of one of the fine restaurants in the village and truly enjoy your well deserved rest here in Hawaii.

Upon arrival, you and your travel companions will be in awe of the lush rain forest foliage, and abundance of flowering plants surrounding the property, making it a very private retreat.

The house is surrounded with a Hawaiian rain forest with many birds. You will enjoy having breakfast besides the big picture window watching the native birds and many other birds as they feed at the bird feeders near by.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

During the past 15 years, I visited Hawaii at least once a year, sometimes more. I developed a love for the islands that did not diminish as time progressed. Rather it grew into a passion . When I retired ,on the mainland, there was only one place I could think of living. That was, of course the Big Island of Hawaii. I occasionally leave to visit other places and people, but I always rejoice when My flight touches down in Hilo.

Speaks: english

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)


Great place to stay when visiting Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, beautifully landscaped, quiet, great convenient location

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal base for exploring the park

  • 5 of 5

Great location, especially for evening visits to Halemaumau Crater. Property was as described and very well equipped. Absence of AC not a problem, we really liked the cooler climate up here. John was efficient with communication and went out of his way to help us out when we needed to sort something out urgently back in the UK.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable charming quiet place :)

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay in this house. It was very comfortable, clean, well furnished. 10 minutes drive to Jaggar Museum, a place you definitely should go at night !

We would absolutely recommend this place !

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and clean home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. The location for us was ideal; just a short drive to Volcano National Park. Communication with John was easy and he met us upon arrival and gave us all the information we needed to enjoy the home. I will recommend this place to friends who plan a trip to Volcano and will look forward to staying here again when I plan my next visit! Thanks, John:)

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. One of the many joys of being a host is that we can meet and interact with interesting people like yourself. Patti and I feel fortunate to be living in such a beautiful place , thank you for allowing us to share it with you. Aloha John & Patti
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A wonderful house in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time staying at John's house. It's closeness to the National Park was a bonus. The house had everything you needed. Well equpped and spotlessly clean. The garden was amazing. If only we could take it back to England. It was the ideal base to discover the area. A house you looked forward to go home to.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding home to visit! Perfectly clean, everything you need is there, even some kitchen staples! The pictures of the interior don't do it justice. The living room/kitchen area has a cathedral ceiling which gives it an open airy feeling. The bedroom comforters/pillows etc. have been refreshed.

The grounds are lush and tropical, beautifully cared for just like the house.

John and Patti are first class hosts. Very friendly and welcoming .

Try not to miss morning bird feeding time. First come many types of smaller birds, a lot, and then the peacocks come in and clean all the dropped seed. Quite a sight!

Entrance to the park and the visitor center is really five minutes away. It was really nice to be able to tour the park during the day, go back to the house for a break and then go back in at sundown for the lava light show in the evening( a must see).

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I searched, looking at many other places. When I visited Volcano Village I knew I was home. This property appealed to me specifically because of it's potential as a possible vacation rental site. It took a number of years to progress from a dream to a reality, but it has turned out to be all I had hoped it would be. My greatest joy is sharing my beautiful home and Island with my guest's. Mahalo [Thank You , in Hawaiian]

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hilo, HI at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hawaii Belt Rd. #30 Nearest Restaurant : Volcano Village at 0.05 Miles Nearest Beach : Hilo at 25 Miles Car: necessary

Our main attraction is Volcano National Park.

There are numerous other attractions and activities in the Hilo area, only a few miles away.


Rental rates

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Standard Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Our base rate of $125.00 / night is for 4 people, [2 nights minimum stay]. Our living room has 2 comfortable futons that make into full sized beds which sleep an additional 4 people for $15.00 extra / person, / night.
We are also required to collect Hawaii State Occupancy tax of 13.42%. [Just as other hotels and resorts are].
This would come to an additional $33.55 for the base rate of 4 guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The two houses are not luxurious by any means. They were built for people like you and me. What makes them special, I suppose, is the location. A walk in our native Hawaiian rain forest and listening to the birds in the tree tops as they drink the nectar from the flowering Ohia's is wonderful. The giant Hapu's [Hawaiian Tree Ferns] fronds swaying in the breeze. Even during our rainy periods, [Rain fall measured in feet instead of inches], it is obvious that this is one of God's special places. The hectic life style of the cities and freeway traffic are left far behind as the lucky guest's partake of the peace and tranquility that has become so rare in our world today

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Floor Area

  • 1984 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 4 additional people can sleep on 2 Futon's in the living rooms that make up into comfortable full size bed's.


  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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