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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 purpose and genuine pleasure to make you comfortable at home and to make sure your needs are met (or exceeded) while for the most part remaining invisible unless requested.
I will mention that there are NO "Additional Surcharges or Cleaning Fees" beyond State Tax.
This practice of "additional fees & such" has become somewhat of the norm these days. (but not here ! )
What you see is what you get, no surprises.
Intimate, eclectic,
romantic and whimsical,
Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Upcountry Mauna Loa rainforest getaway cottage at the 4,000 foot elevation
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 easy to operate electric fireplace, nice thick Terri Cloth robes, heated beds, and Heavy 200 gram flannel sheets to insure comfortable evenings on the mountain.
What else could one possibly want for ? ... Candlelight ? .... we got candle light ..... Popcorn, music or a movie? .... we got that too.
If we don't have something we will try our sincere best to provide it for you.
A creative, private and unusual mountain haven.
The cottage offers 1200 square feet of quiet and private, room to roam open space with a high vaulted open living room clear story ceiling.
The Living Room has a Sony/Google 36" Internet Connected T.V. (Netflix, Music,Web)
The Upstairs Master bedroom sports a cushy memory foam topped Cal King bed individually heated on both sides with exceptional linens and an abundance of pillows and shams.
The master bedroom also has a 22" Internet Connected T.V. (Netflix, Music, Web)
The second and smaller bedroom is a very comfortable, bright light and airey space.
This room has a Heated Full size memory foam topped bed.
This bedroom also has a 24" Internet Connected T.V. (Netflix, Music, Web)
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.
There is a full bathroom/tub/shower on the lower floor in addition to the water closet (toilet & sink) upstairs.

Inside the cottage is a non smoking environment. (smoking is not a problem on the deck area)
There is a light daily house cleaning
WiFi & Ethernet internet access are provided.
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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 are always provided for guests.
There are always plenty of rices, spices and oils on hand for guests in the cottage.
No need to buy more for your stay.
A private open air deck equipped with two Zero Gravity 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.
The cottage is vintage 1940's Hawaii and has been further endowed with an eclectic, creative blend of materials in a peculiar mix of Victorian / Deco style / Hawaiian Cane House influences.
Located in the original historic section of Old Town Volcano Village, the cottage is about one mile from the entry to Volcanoes National Park.
One could easily spend three full days exploring this very large & wonderful park and still have much more to see on a future visit to Volcano.
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.
In its very own way Volcano is ideally centrally located for entire island touring.


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. 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.
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Rising gradually to more than 4 km above sea level (13,678 feet) / 2.6 Miles High), Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on our planet.
Its long submarine flanks descend to the sea floor an additional 5 km, (9km / 29,528 feet / 5.6 miles High) and the sea floor in turn is depressed by Mauna Loa's great mass another 8 km.
This makes the volcano's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft / 10.6 Miles High) above its base!
The Mauna Loa volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai`i and by itself amounts to about 85 percent of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined.

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N.P.S. - Pre Dawn Forest Bird Song Awakening Kipuka Ki - 39 minutes sound track of Native Hawaiian Birds Greeting Their Day !