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Volcano Village Mountain Cottage / 1 mile to the National Park / No cleaning fee

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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A Legal & Registered Hawaii Transient Accommodation GRANDMAS HOUSE (with a few twists) Intimate, eclectic, at times eccentric, romantic and whimsical Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage. I treat my guests as I myself would hope to be treated while out in the world traveling. This is Your vacation and Your special time. As your host at the cottage I want to make you feel comfortable , well kept and at home while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested. The cottage is Not a 'pack them in like sardines' rental to produce a maximum rental income. It has two bedrooms, a large living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a wonderful and well equipped kitchen and a private forest deck. There is room to roam and you won't be stepping over futons, pull out couches or tripping over your lu...A Legal & Registered Hawaii Transient Accommodation GRANDMAS HOUSE (with a few twists) Intimate, eclectic, at times eccentric, romantic and whimsical Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage. I treat my guests as I myself would hope to be treated while out in the world traveling. This is Your vacation and Your special time. As your host at the cottage I want to make you feel comfortable , well kept and at home while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested. The cottage is Not a 'pack them in like sardines' rental to produce a maximum rental income. It has two bedrooms, a large living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a wonderful and well equipped kitchen and a private forest deck. There is room to roam and you won't be stepping over futons, pull out couches or tripping over your luggage or one another. The entire private cottage space is yours. The cottage has a maximum capacity for Four guests. Living in a Native Hawaiian Rain Forest that is located at the 4,000 foot summit elevation of Mt. Kilauea and Halemaumau Crater has its challenges on air quality both inside and out. Volcano is beautiful beyond compare, but you have to work at cleaning / treating the air a bit. You don't need to unduly 'Fear' the air terribly, but it is, at any rate a good and sensible thing to consider when visiting Volcano. The cottage is well equipped to keep these assorted elements under control. The active volcano by nature discharges volcanic gasses are called 'VOG'. Thankfully most of the time we have our Trade Winds which take much of this to the South and out to sea. The rain forest is by definition, a Wet environment. Moisture, Mold and Mildew can present problems as well. The cottage has Three Levoit Carbon Hepa filters running throughout the cottage. These really help.control all of the mentioned elements from volcanic gas, odors, spores to mold and dust and mildew , etc. ( good article on clean air and treatments: click here ) There are also Two dehumidifiers ( air moisture removal, which also run with air cleaning filters ) One is dedicated solely to the bathroom area. Dehumidifiers are essential in Volcano to keep a constant cottage humidity at a healthy comfortable 50% - 60%. There is a very nice built in heater / Electric Fireplace which is clean, efficient, cozy, charming and easy to operate. The beds are both equipped with heated Sunbeam mattress pads which are wonderful, cozy and warm. Top that with memory foam and heavy 200 gram Flannel Sheets and you get some real mountain comfort through the nights. A bit of a step back in time, the cottage is adorned with a beautiful and interesting blend of Early American Folk & Impressionist Art, 19th c. photography, fine vintage floral and avian embroidery compositions and a wealth of other worldly curiosities from times past. After exploring the Volcanoes National Park you can, at your will and leisure, come home ... plug into our tech saturated world to your hearts content OR be Bold and dare to opt out for a while and just enjoy the simpler pleasures of life that the lush mountain rain forest and its chattering, happy native bird inhabitants provide. Clear star studded evenings and night time Volcano viewing offer easily attained additional pleasures just minutes from the cottage. The cottage is well stocked with many quality Ravensburg Jig Saw puzzles as well as many family oriented word and card games for fun evenings at home around the fireplace. There is also a large and diverse island oriented library of many books on Big Island, Hiking, Birds, Fishes, Shells and Tropical Flowers. The Kitchen area is extremely well appointed and it is entirely possible to produce home cooked or baked gourmet dishes if one is inclined. The Kitchen is equipped with a wonderful KitchenAid Mixer. There is a complete diverse assortment of Corning Amber Vision cookware as well as the more traditional cast iron and ceramic ware. If you know how to cook or bake well, this kitchen will live up to your needs and abilities. There are fine Old English Bone China antique dishes, tea cups and such to serve your creations upon. There are also a wealth of specialty cook books in the cottage for inspiration. The ever ready & willing waffle maker with fixings & French Press coffee maker make easing into your Volcano mornings simple and pleasurable. Fresh whole coffee beans, a variety of teas, lots of fresh island spring / deep well water are always provided for guests. A creative, private and unusual mountain haven. The cottage offers 1200 square feet of quiet, room to roam open space with a high vaulted open living room clear story ceiling. The second floor master bedroom offers a cozy Cal King memory foam topped bed individually heated on both sides with exceptional linens ( Tribeca 200 gram Heavy Flannel Sheets which are truly heavenly ) There is an additional second smaller bedroom upstairs, with a nice cozy memory foam topped and heated, flannel sheeted Full Size bed. Both bedrooms have their own internet connected televisions with Netflix. There is also a small water closet upstairs for convenient evening needs. This is a 1/2 Bathroom with toilet and sink. The cottage is equipped with a Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Travel Playard, Go Green with mattress, sheets and waterproof mattress pad, safety gates & electrical plug covers. INSIDE the cottage is a NON SMOKING environment. (smoking is not a problem on the OUTSIDE deck area) High Speed WiFi & Ethernet internet access are provided. Both bedrooms and the Living Room have internet enabled televisions offering guests Netflix, Music & Web Access.( 3 total) A private open air deck outfitted with Lounge chairs is nestled under the canopy of the secluded rainforest of Hapu'u Tree Ferns, Magnolia, Camellia and a host of other native plants amidst the sounds of songbirds and at times our Native I'o hawks soaring overhead. The cottage is vintage 1940's Hawaii and has been endowed with an eclectic, creative blend of materials in a Victorian / Deco manner. Located in the original historic section of Volcano Village, the cottage is about one mile from the entry to Volcanoes National Park. One could easily spend two full days exploring this very large park and still not see it all. To be clear, the cottage is listed as having Two bathrooms. There are in reality 1 1/2 bathrooms A full bath and shower downstairs and a handy 1/2 bathroom water closet ( toilet and small sink ) upstairs with the bedrooms for evening needs. . Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TA-128-212-5824-01More
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Richard H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage. It's an amazing place to stay- quiet, cozy, homey! It's close to the Hawaii National Park, very convenient. The owner, Richard Hamilton, have thought of everything that his guests would need during their stay. Richard...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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volcanohouse, VR Owner at Volcano Village Mountain Cottage / 1 mile to the National Park / No cleaning fee, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

My sincere thanks to the Ferguson family. A great part of having a house become a home is for that house to welcome and comfort friends and family. I do believe a house can get imbued with happiness, memories made and good times shared while...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019

Richard's thoughtful touches, a home set up with many conveniences and comforts, and his kind welcome have made this a third and wonderful visit for us. Be sure to stop at Volcano Village's Farmers Market Sunday mornings, for great food and the aloha spirit of...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

Beautiful, slightly eclectic, lovingly renovated 1940’s house set amid lush, well-maintained tropical foliage. Exceptional bed with warm snuggly mattress! Only a stone’s throw from the national park main entrance and a half hour from Hilo. Richard is a prince - charming and generous and very...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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volcanohouse, VR Owner at Volcano Village Mountain Cottage / 1 mile to the National Park / No cleaning fee, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Thank you both so much for being wonderful people and considerate charming guests. Hosting and having great guests is a true blessing. Thank you both for your numerous kindnesses. I hope you pass this way again, the welcome mat is always out for you! Aloha...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We just got back from 10 days on the Big Island. We stayed at Volcano House (for the 3rd time). It was a great time to go as Volcano National Park had just re-opened after being closed for 4 months. Although the lava has stopped...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank carolyng273
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We booked the cottage before the current volcanic activity started, but were in communication with Richard on a regular basis to make sure that the cottage continued to be safe.... which it was. Richard was there to meet us when we arrived from Hilo airport,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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Patio
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is located in the heart of the historical section Volcano Village. Volcanoes National Park is within a several minute drive. Tucked away in a lush Rain Forest with an abundance of native birds, Hapu'u Tree ferns, stars at night and trade Winds in the mornings. At the 4,000 foot Elevation on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Peaceful, Quiet, Cozy and Very beautiful. The cottage provides guests with private well lit parking. The Kalani Honua Loop neighborhood rain forest is steeped in nature and is a wonderful place just to take a peaceful walk about in the mornings or evenings.
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You will need a vehicle for your visit to Volcano. Private parking is included.
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