Rustic Hawaiian Cottage w/Free LavaTube Tour***

Our Coziest Bedroom--w/King Sized Bed
Our Coziest Bedroom--w/King Sized BedSecond Bedroom--very large space, with lanaiFront Entryway--use the lights at nightPlantation Style Dining AreaOur Fully Equipped Kitchen-a gourmet cook's dreamLiving AreaLava-Tube (volcanic cave) Tour on PropertyYour Own Tropical Driveway to Welcome You Home!Vintage Stove and Kitchen Floor ArtHand-Built Tiled Stairway3 Large, Airy Artisan-Built Bedrooms
2 Reviews

From $73 / night

Rustic Hawaiian Cottage w/Free LavaTube Tour***
3 bedrooms
6 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $115
Per week: $625
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Volcano vacation home rental
-Total $115/night or $650/week
***Includes a free on-site lava tube tour with a three night (or longer) stay

Tucked away in 9 acres of native Hawaiian forest, this unique, romantic and beautiful vacation retreat is perfectly located for exploring the East side of the island. Our spacious vacation retreat is secluded and perfect for nature loving adventure seekers.

We are centrally located between three popular East Hawaii tourist destinations--Volcanoes National Park, Historic Hilo Town and Pahoa with it's tide pools, warm ponds and lava flow. Between Highways 11 and 130, we are 20 minutes to Volcanoes National Park-, 15 minutes to Pahoa and 20 minutes to Hilo

One Night $115
One Week $650
--all taxes and fees are included in these rates
--no deposit required/payment accepted upon arrival
***Free guided cave tour with any three night or more booking

Cave Tour Included:
Our Property has a unique feature--we offer a free guided lava tube tour with any three night (or longer) stay. Our lava tube is part of a vast cave system that runs from Volcanoes National Park to the ocean. Our guided cave tour is often the highlight of many guests' stay.

Description of Home:
Our beautiful Hawaiian cottage is a charming, romantic getaway. Our home is a one-of-a-kind vacation rental, ideal for the outdoor nature-lover who appreciates home comforts away from home. The kitchen features a stainless steel commercial wolf range--to the delight of our guests who love to cook.- The living and dining area and kitchen are downstairs, and the three bedrooms are in the multi-level upstairs, nestled amongst the treetops.
The house is supplied with everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay, including snorkel gear, beach towels, a cooler, candles, extra blankets, soaps, kitchen condiments...
Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest, explore our lava tube, or head out for a day trip. From our vacation retreat many guests enjoy touring the National and State Parks, snorkelling at the amazing Kapoho tidepools, exploring the steam vents, and volcanic warm ponds, shopping in the quaint village of Pahoa, or heading to beautiful historic Hilo town. With everything to do and see, this stay at our beautiful cozy Hawaiian home will be a vacation to remember.

-Our vacation home is designed and built by David, a local artist and builder. It is spacious, secluded, charming and 'green' in every sense! Surrounded by lush jungle foliage, the home is sustainably built with many reclaimed, recycled and salvaged materials, including native ohia logs salvaged from cleared land. Because David is such an innovative craftsman, he was able to find use for so many items we found over the years and incorporate them so beautifully into our rental home. Many of the building materials were left over from houses he had built. Even shipping crates have been re-formed into various furnishings.

Children Welcome : The home is ideal for families. Children love the layout of the house! Lots of board games and dvd's for kids (of all ages)

-3 Bedrooms, 4 beds, sleeps up to 9.
-Covered carport, just a few steps from the main entrance
-Front walkway draped in beautiful mini lights--be sure to use them at night!
-Stainless Steel Restaurant Stove
-Stainless Steel Fridge
-Eco-washing machine, located in the spacious lower bathroom for your convenience
-Linens Provided; Luxurious bedding, beautiful bath and hand towels, beach towels also supplied.
-On site Lava tube (cave) tour available
-Secluded, nestled in 9 acres of native forest
-DVD Player and Large DVD library--something to please everyone
-Outdoor Grill in Hawaiian-style Barbecue area
-Snorkel Gear

Activities Include:
Spelunkin g
Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Sight Seeing

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, snorkel at Richardsons Beach Park, explore the on-site underground lava tube caverns, hike out to view the lava flow at Kalapana, take a day trip to Kailua Kona, view Hilo's beautiful waterfalls, shop at nearby natural foods store and farmers market, explore the State Parks, snorkel at the amazing Kapoho tidepools, enjoy the steam vents, and volcanic warm ponds, shop in the quaint village of Pahoa, or head to beautiful historic Hilo town. With everything to do and see, this stay at our beautiful cozy Hawaiian home will be a vacation to remember.

PLEASE NOTE: The vacation rental is located about 20 minutes drive towards Hilo, NOT in Volcano village.


Guest: Tucson traveller (Tucson)
Date of Stay: 05/31/12 Review Submitted: 06/06/12

Very spacious and clean and nicely decorated. You are in the midst of a rainforest with birds and frogs and beautiful flowers. The hosts were very helpful - great tips for Volcano and Puna. Awesome snorkeling in tide pools about 30 mins away.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

Guest: Paul (Detroit)
Date of Stay: 04/07/12 Review Submitted: 04/15/12

My wife and I had a great stay! The description of the home is very accurate - tons of space, private setting, artistically constructed and decorated. We really had everything we needed. The location is perfect home base for sightseeing on this side. David is very friendly and had a lot of good tips for us as newcomers to the Big Island. Highly Recommended!

Recommended for:Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

Guest: Steverino (Honolulu)
Date of Stay: 03/17/12 Review Submitted: 04/15/12

My girlfriend and I stayed for a week at this rental. We had a marvelous time. We were far away from the usual day-to-day life in Honolulu and enjoyably so. Our hosts were always there when we needed them but were very circumspect about leaving us our privacy. One of the highlights, though, of the trip was a trip to a series of lava tubes there on the property, led by the owner and his two young sons. Yes, it's a rainy location, but one needs the rain at times for cuddling, watching movies, sleeping deeply, and growing the great green rainforest all around. Highly recommended for those of you, like us, want to escape into a different world for a while.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

Guest: Cindy (Keaau, HI)
Date of Stay: 09/01/11 Review Submitted: 02/12/12

I am so blessed that my family and I had the opportunity to stay here. It was exactly what we needed. My favorite room was the master bedroom, waking up to pink hibiscus seen through the huge picture window, and the gentle cooling breeze. The location was perfect for getting around Puna too. It was right in the middle, so we could go up to Volcano National Park, and zip down to Pohoiki, the Hot Pond, Kehena Beach, the cliffs in HPP, and then go into Hilo for whatever we needed. Thank you Dave and Sharon for your hospitality, for showing us around, and for helping us adjust to life in Hawaii!

Recommended for:Adventure seekers.

Guest: Old J. C. (San Diego, CA )
Date of Stay: 11/04/11 Review Submitted: 01/23/12

I had the pleasure of staying at this rental for ten days this last November. The unit has a great location almost between Hilo and Volcano in addition to being very near the quaint village of Pahoa. It is also in close proximity to the following magnificent parks: Lava Tree, Isaac Hale and MacKenzie. For the really adventurous, the property actually has on premises access to a vast network of underground lava tubes that seem to go on forever. If you are looking for a cozy, comfortable place in a beautiful rustic and tranquil Hawaiian setting, this is the place for you. I plan to stay there whenever I am on the Hilo Side of the Big Island.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

Sharon David

Area Information
Our vacation home is in a forested, secluded rural community. Our property is 9 acres of native Hawaiian forest. You can look out the windows to see ferns, ohia trees, and many beautiful tropical flowers. Listen to the sounds of the birds during the day and the chirping frogs at night. It often rains at night and you can hear the patter of the rain on the corrugated tin roof.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 $115 $115 $625 $2,200 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: No Deposits Cleaning Fees or extra tax required -all fees are included in quoted price
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: None

Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii

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2 reviews
Jack Huberman

Jungle experience

Jack Huberman

Santa Fe, NM

Jungle experience

January 29, 2014

Just entering the driveway for this home you know you're in for a special experience...thick tropical foliage, fruits and flowers of all varieties. The house is rustic and spacious with many artistic touches. Lots of night jungle sounds through the screen windows. The lava tube tour provided by David was great....he is an excellent guide and host. We recommend this house!

Terri Ryan O'Brien

Relaxing Retreat - Wonderful!

Terri Ryan O'Brien

Verona, Wi

Relaxing Retreat - Wonderful!

September 2, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed - lots of space, great kitchen, away from the hustle and bustle of town but close to lots of sights (Volcano National Park, Kapoho Tide Pools, Hilo town). Personal Lava tube tour was awesome! Will definitely go back! Priced right!

Sharon David

Owner's reply:

Thanks Terri Ryan and 'ohana!
We so enjoyed hosting you and are glad you had such a great trip!
-Sharon David and kids

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the most fun thing to do at our rental?
A: Our guided lava tube tour--there is nothing like it!!!
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: If you love being surrounded by nature (tropical breezes, the sounds of birds and raindrops, tropical flowers) you will enjoy the open air feeling of our vacation home. If you consider yourself a gourmet cook, you will have fun preparing meals in our kitchen. Our home is also beautifully decorated and gloriously spacious and you can really spread out--perfect for larger groups--or even just two!
Q: What are the best activities nearby?
A: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, hiking to the lava flow, seeing the steam vents, snorkelling at the Kapoho tide pools and Richardson's Beach Park, Hiking Bird Park, and visiting the winery, Shipman Beach Hike, Champagne ponds...ask us for suggestions we are full of them!
Q: What kind of travelers like to stay in your vacation home?
A: The people who most enjoy staying in our vacation retreat most are adventurous, nature loving, earth conscious travelers looking to get away from it all. We are in the middle of a forest, but a close drive to almost anywhere you need to go!
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