A 1200 sq. ft. Private, Intimate, Romantic & Creative Volcano Mountain Cottage
Why Richard Hamilton chose Volcano
Why this property? I enjoy hosting guests from all over the world. I try to treat folks as I would like to be treated while traveling. In Volcano this means in part providing 'comfort' and a home like environment for folks that rivals their own homes conveniences and furnishings. Warm heated beds, gas fireplace, heavy robes, flannel sheets, fresh coffee beans, waffles in the morning and such. Volcano can get chilly (no cold) at times and building in these creature comforts for guests is a common sense pleasure to provide. The cottage is creative,even a bit eccentric and filled with an interesting blend of antiques and worldly curiosities. It is a cozy and fun cottage to spend time in after exploring and it does know how to provide an environment of privacy, intimacy and creature comforts.
What makes this Cottage unique
I pride myself on good, even great linens. The beds are heated and covered with heavy weight flannel sheets when the season dictates and of course wonderful high grade Kassatex towels and robes. One must above all else in Volcano, be cozy and warm and well fed. The cottage does this with ease and a smile.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:23
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a very quiet place with lots of space! Enjoyed the equipment supplied for the kitchen.
The owner has a wealth of knowledge of the island and many secret places to go. I recommend them all.
The cottage has plenty of room, you will not be stepping over each other!
Very nice place to stay!
Thank you very much for being such good, neat and communicative guests.
( your estimated tie of arrival was very much appreciated )
I hope you had some grande adventures at Green Sand Beach and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach areas.
To have such wonderful places to visit within a short drive of the cottage is very special.
You did catch some wonderful weather And the earthquakes had just subsided at your arrival time in Volcano.
Hopefully, the Park will open again soon and Volcano Village can start normalizing once again.
Thank you again for choosing my Volcano cottage to host your vacation time.
I am very glad that you found comfort and enjoyment and adventures during your visit.
It truly is ( in my opinion ) a wonderful place to base Big Island touring from.
Plus you get to come "home" to our wonderful cool mountain air.
Aloha and with my genuine thanks,
Such a fun quirky cabin!
My twin brother and our loved ones had a beautiful relaxing time in this home. We enjoyed the quick drive to the National Park to gaze at the glow of Halema’uma’u. Then when it began raining, we had an amazing time doing puzzles, listening to music, and making lots of delicious food. The waffle maker was awesome! And Richard was a kind and courteous host. We loved it!
Wonderfully eclectic and inspiring
A beautiful cabin with upstairs bedrooms, that is packed with fascinating old photos, books, sculptures, and knick nacks. Worth spending a couple of days just to read and see everything that it has to offer, while the well-appointed kitchen allows you to cook just about anything that comes to mind. Situated in a quiet, lushly forested part of town.
Great location and acomodations
I recommend this rental. It’s a great location. It’s quirky and fun. Richard is very nice and super helpful.
It’s also easy to get to with simple directions.
A Gem in Hawaii
This cottage is amazing! All of the art. antiques, photos and the best equipped kitchen. Richard the host shows you around, gives complete instructions and then is gone, not to be seen or heard from unless you need help. Very close to the park and several less used beaches. Two nights does not cut it. Next time it will be for a week. Thanks Richard.
Aloha Edgar and Judy,
Thank you for choosing to stay in my Volcano cottage.
Also for the generosity of your time to write a kind review.
It was fun and a pleasure to have you both be guests.
Your love of "old things" was evident to me in the first moments that you walked in the front door.
You both seemed like perfect fits for our little Volcano Village.
I do hope that on your next trip over to Hawaii you will stay with us again.
There is always a free and complimentary night offered to your family from mine.
It would be our pleasure.
As you discovered on your visit that Volcano while rural and off the beaten path is a great location to explore a lot of the different areas of the island from.
I am glad also that you took the time to venture down to Punalu'u and the South Point areas to explore the coastlines in that special undeveloped part of the island.
These areas are perhaps not the best for swimming as the ocean is a bit rough but it is extra special in this day and age to have so much untouched amazing Hawaii Coastline to explore while having it pretty much to yourselves.
I am glad you made that early morning effort.
The National Park area is quite large as you discovered and is indeed worth spending additional days seeking out all the great hikes and sights it offers.
While hot and sunny Hilo and Kona certainly do have their own great attributes and attractions they do not have Volcano's special ever cool and fresh mountain air to relax in.
Hot weather is nice but the cool mountain air of Volcano is for me personally the ideal.
So glad you had a wonderful visit.
Aloha with thanks and my best wishes to you both.....Richard
Wonderful stay in Volcano
We wish we could have stayed longer than the two nights at Richard's rental in Volcano. He had so many interesting antiques, photos, books, puzzles, etc. that we just didn't have the time to enjoy. He was an excellent host, welcoming us when we arrived, and checking in on us during our stay. His house was very well equipped and comfortable with many thoughtful extra touches, such as battery powered lights on the staircase to light our way more completely. The fireplace gave a warm glow on a chilly evening. The proximity to the national park allowed us to see Pele's handiwork glowing after dark. I heartily recommend staying at Richard's property, and our family hopes to return on our next trip to the island.
Aloha K and family.
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave a few kind words about your visit to the Volcano Village cottage.
This is very much appreciated.
We enjoyed very much having your family as guests.
You were all genuinely gracious and charming.
I feel I have once again been blessed with wonderful guests.
Please remember that there is an open invitation to your family for a free complimentary night in the cottage when you visit your daughter in Hawaii once again.
We would love to have you.
Till then and when,
Aloha, with my best regards, thanks and good wishes to you all.
Old Town Volcano Village is the original historic section of Volcano,
It is located about 5 minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park.
I personally feel the Village is an ideal base to explore the entire island from.
I especially like to come back to the cooler mountain air after visiting some of the Hotter sea level areas of Hilo or Kona.
Volcano is at the 4000 foot elevation of Mauna Loa which rises 13, 500 above sea level.
From the Volcano area one can spend wonderful time exploring the National Park and night time volcano viewing is just a short drive. If one wants to go to the sea level beaches in Hilo or the Punalu'u and South Point areas these too are very easy, convenient and short drives.