The house is decorated with island art and comfortable seating areas. Your every need will be met. Enjoy creating your meals in our well equipped, well lit kitchen or dine out at one of the many restaurants in Volcano Village or inside the Volcanoes National Park. From fine dining to casual there's something for everyone's taste and budget. Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while gazing at the immense star filled sky or the romantic outside lighted ferns from the floor to ceiling windows in the living room. Cuddle up in comfort in the living room & watch a movie using the Roku Streaming Player or listen to any number of music channels from the satellite TV or your own iPod or iPhone connected to the stereo system. Then enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in our luxurious beds. This is where you will find a truly peaceful, relaxing getaway.
In the morning have your coffee on the lanai (deck) with the sounds of the local birds playing in the surrounding fern forest while you consider your days adventure from the numerous list of options provided in our 10 page introduction email.
This house consists of a downstairs bedroom with queen size bed, spacious living room with cathedral ceiling and full sized convertible sofa, complete kitchen and a tiled bathroom with a luxurious spa-size tub with private views into the forest.
This property is very private. You can not see any neighbors due to the very dense tropical rain forest.
There is a roomy upstairs bedroom with a New (2012) Queen sized iComfort Sleep System by Serta bed and a futon including 4 inches of full size memory foam to use any where you wish. The upstairs bedroom is accessed from the living room by way of a securely fastened ships ladder.
In Volcano Village about three minutes away you can be enjoying one of our many charming restaurants, shops or art galleries. Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas have many beautiful hikes to choose from. Don’t forget to visit the Volcano Winery and take in a round of golf at the Volcano Golf & Country Club.
The Old Town of Hilo with its Historic Tsunami Museum and bay front shopping, glorious parks and waterfalls and snorkeling beaches are a short thirty minute drive North of Volcano. Thirty minutes in the opposite direction heading South of Volcano is one of the Big Island of Hawaii's best beaches, Punalu'u Black sand beach. It is known for its green sea turtles and beautiful black sand.
There is no where else you will find a community as charming and creative as Volcano Village. Hanging around the quaint Volcano Village restaurants and chatting with the locals is a great way to see and feel the Island aloha spirit. There is a mix of artists, musicians, writers and more. Be sure to make it to the local farmers market held every Sunday morning.
If you love orchids there is an orchid growing warehouse just down the highway called Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. They have some of the world’s rarest and most unusual orchids. A feast of color for the eyes. You may see them blooming in our gardens depending on the time of year.
At Richardson Bay 30 minutes from the house in Hilo There are beaches with great snorkeling. This area is great for bringing the kids. There are a lot more things to do and see, there are water falls, botanical gardens, lava flows into the ocean (when active) and great restaurants.
I can provide you with more info on all that and much more when you book your stay with us. As an added bonus there are no mosquitoes in this area because of it's a cooler climate.
Your host is located near-by. Should you have any special needs or requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||$145||$145||-||-||-|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 12%|
|Payment Options: PayPal|
|Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $100.00 Washer and dryer $10.00|
December 10, 2013
Lovely house, well stocked and very comfortable, quiet, comfortable and welcoming. Close to Volcano and Volcano National park, we enjoyed this cottage very much. Love the big island!
Our stay at the Rainforest Retreat was fantastic. The pictures give a very accurate depiction, it was very clean and there was drinking water provided. The location was great for doing all the things we enjoyed around the volcano and also driving down to South Point, the black sand beach and all places in between. The Thai restaurant in Volcano lived up to it's reviews, we ate there two nights in a row. The owner was prompt in returning my phone calls with questions and the booking went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend the Rainforest Retreat.
We had a fabulous time! Our children are old enough to appreciate things in a different way now and will remember this trip vividly. The volcano was most agreeable and gave us a wonderful show of the power of the earth this visit! Your place was a quiet refuge with everything we could have wanted. Thank you Tracy!
The Big Island is just full of adventures, and we have enjoyed so many of them, along with staying in this beautiful secluded house. Some highlights for our family were: * Lava viewing by moonlight at Kalapana * Star gazing on Mauna Kea above the clouds * Lights out in the Thurston Lava Tube * Tidal Pool swimming at Kapoho * The Kilauea Iki trail across the crater * Thermal pool swimming at Ahalamii and we could go on and on. Our dream will be to return some day to explore more of paradise. Mahalo Tracy!
As we sit on the lanai, enjoying our last cup of coffee, and the precious morning sunlight before packing the last few things to leave, we are grateful for having spent three peaceful and restful days in this rainforest sanctuary. The solitude here has been just what we needed, after a six week period of difficulty and grief following our daughter's sudden passing. The accommodations are outstanding, the location is wonderful, and the quiet has allowed us to sleep restfully every night. A few Pina Colada's in the blender, outings to the park and Hilo, cozy evenings under a fleecy throw with T.V. or a good book-just what we needed! We had hoped for the weather to be a bit better, but no matter, we head for warmer climes now. Thank you for three days of peace, rest, comfort and quiet. It has been nourishing.
Mahalo nui for sharing such a magnificent and inviting piece of your paradise with us! We found ourselves immediately comfortable and relaxed by all the amenities and the wonderful set up provided for us. We were able to completely soak in the entrancing beauty of the scenery so perfectly framed in the picture like windows throughout the house. Our stay here has been that of a fantasyland like vacation with explorations not only of our inner peace, but of the breathtaking views and the waters of South Point, the green sands, the fabulous tide pools of Kapoho. (Thanks for the map!) And the mesmerizing encounter between Pele and her water loving sister watching from Kalapana. Needless to say, our stay here has been perfect and we send a big mahalo to you both!