I strive to 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 it is my job to make you comfortable at home and to make sure your needs are met while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested.
I will mention that there are NO "Additional Surcharges or Cleaning Fees". This practice has become somewhat of a norm these days. (but not here)
Intimate, eclectic, romantic and whimsical Hawaii Kilauea Volcano upcountry Mauna Loa rainforest getaway cottage.
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.
(Grandmas house ... with a few twists)
After exploring the Volcanoes National Park you can, at your will and leisure, come home ... plug into our tech saturated world to your hearts delight OR 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.
There is a cozy gas fireplace and nice thick Terri Cloth robes & heavy comfy wool house socks to insure comfortable evenings on the mountain.
What else could one possibly want for ? ... Candlelight ? .... we got it ..... Popcorn, music or a movie? .... we got that too.
If we don't have something we will try our best to provide it for you.
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 bed individually heated on both sides with exceptional linens and an abundance of pillows and shams
( Croscill brand quality ).
There is an additional separate study / studio / office room upstairs with desk space for guests creative use.
There is also a small water closet upstairs for evening needs.
The nightly rate for the entire cottage is $150.00 plus taxes totaling $170.13 per night All inclusive.
Inside the cottage is a non smoking environment. (smoking is not a problem on the deck area)
There is a light daily house cleaning with a changing of bed linens and towels.
Propane gas for the fireplace is provided.
WiFi & Ethernet internet access are provided.
||The cottage provides two internet enabled televisions offering guests Netflix, Pandora & Web Access.
There is a nicely arranged, well equipped kitchen and tiled island area.
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 & a nice bowl of fresh, in season island fruits are always provided for guests.
The cottage provides staples such as spices and oils and even the tools (and the short grain sticky rice) for those inclined to make their own sushi creations at home.
Sushi is quite fun to make & really is not terribly difficult.
(well prepared rice is the key)
Hands on Instruction is available with a prior request for preparations.
A private open air deck 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.
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 & wonderful park and still not see it all.
Additionally both Hilo and the South Point areas are easy and doable short 30 mile drives and offer the traveler a wide range of hiking, island exploring, entertainment and dining choices as well.