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Luxury Rainforest Getaway Near Volcanoes National Park

Bedrooms Studio
Space 52 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Aloha and welcome to the Hot Lava Retreat Cottages. These brand new hand crafted cottages are conveniently located just minutes from Hawaii's iconic Volcanoes National Park. These cottages offer an intimate and luxurious accommodation perfect for anyone who would like to experience an idyllic rain forest lifestyle. We invite you to make the Hot Lava Cottages your home during your next stay in Volcano.

These cottages were designed with Eco-tourism in mind because they are built in one of the most magical ecosystems in the world. The “Mauna Kea” Cottage sleeps two people comfortably in a king size bed. It offers a gas fireplace with luxurious linens that will keep you cozy after a long day of adventuring. You will appreciate the attention to detail of the woodworking, local art and beautiful furniture while you relax in front of the fireplace.

We take pride in providing you with a clean and comfortable place to stay that will make you feel right at home. Whether you are a local looking for a quick weekend getaway, a world traveler or anyone in-between we welcome you to enjoy your stay at the Hot Lava Cottages in Volcano. Mahalo!

More Details

Derek Scherer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Volcano, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Large Studio - 1 king
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
Outdoor gas barbecue and picnic area.


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Luxury Rainforest Getaway Near Volcanoes National Park
average rating of 4.7260275 based on 73 reviews
Grass Valley, California

Rain Forest Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have had the absolute privilege to stay at the Hot Lava Retreat's "Mauna Kea" studio cottage recently, and are still buzzing over our experience. Brilliantly hand-crafted by Derek and his father and brother, this tropical getaway was perfect for us in so many ways--the attention to detail (fresh whole coffee beans to grind, a gorgeous vase of flowers, sumptuous linens), the tranquil rain forest neighborhood setting, and the proximity to wonderful Volcano Village amenities and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--it is hard to imagine finding a more charming place to fit our vacation rental needs. Our impression of the Hot Lava Retreat is that is has been created with absolute intention to serve many purposes--intentionally media-free, creating a Zen-like environment, while still offering blazing Internet speeds for those requiring global connectivity. Proximity to the national park and fabulous food and art in the village is disguised by the park-like setting of the Retreat's location. Visiting in January, we were treated to tropical rains at night that enhanced the vibrance of the surrounding forest, but thanks to the beautifully-manteled gas fireplace, kept cozy and warm while curled up on the elegantly-appointed furniture. We supplied ourselves in Hilo, about a 30-minute drive away, and were delighted to find more than one delicious Thai food offering just moments from the studio. For a couple such as ourselves, seeking the unique and desiring to honor the alternative, the Volcano Hot Lava Retreat was the perfect choice for our Hawaiian volcano experience.

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okotoks, AB

Perfect little home base

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this beautiful little cabin, which was a perfect home-base for 5 days of hiking in Volcano National Park. It was terrific to be so near the park entrance, as we popped over most nights to see the glowing crater. One night, we were lucky enough to see lava bubbling from the lava lake, which rose considerably over the course of our stay.

The cabin was very clean and in great condition. The kitchen, though tiny, was stocked with the basics, and we had no difficulty cooking meals for the duration of our stay. The general stores in nearby Volcano Village made it easy to restock our little fridge as needed. We had a few days of intense rain, which was no problem, as we simply drove south to the Black Sand beach to enjoy the sun, the massive waves and the basking sea turtles one day, and poked around the nearby galleries and the Volcano Winery the other. Coming home, curling up by the fireplace and listening to the singing birds and the rain on the metal roof was pure heaven!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable, beautifully furnished and everything you need. Private, beautiful surroundings. Easy to find, close to Volcano National Park. I have stayed there twice and it's my first choice for staying in Hilo or Volcano area. Love it!

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 4 of 5

This was a really nice location right outside Volcano National Park. The bed was comfortable and shower had really nice pressure and very hot. The place was very well maintained. It would be nice to have some chairs out on the balcony so we could sip a glass of wine at end of day looking at the gorgeous scenery. A beautiful place.

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quaint

  • 5 of 5

This was an anniversary gift for my parents. They said they really enjoyed there stay and the place was really quaint and clean. It fit all there needs for two people. My mom did say she wished there had been a tub for taking a bath. They loved the fire place! It was so nice and quite (they were fourtuate tho to have no one staying next door) also they really like how central it was for visiting the national park and restaurants. They said they would diffinetly stay there again :)

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size for a couple, clean and comfy. Would stay here again! Cooler temps are a change from typical beachfront Hawaii.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Volcano, Hawaii

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$51.25
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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