At the Craters Edge

11-3802 12th St , Volcano, HI 96753 USA (Show map)

About

Newly built, architect designed timber and glass deck house tucked into a magical forest of giant tree ferns, and wild orchids. The luxury you'd expect at a resort hotel but more like a private vacation rental. Forest hot tub and fireplaces. Rooms stocked with tropical fruit bowl, coffee, teas and a baked bread to enjoy at your own leisure and schedule.Only one mile to the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and near a famous black sand beach.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Hawaii vacation

4.8 on May 14, 2016

Wonderful room, amenities and food. Room wide open to outside. May not suit you if you want more privacy but absolutely beautiful.


Lovely room in a beautiful setting

3.8 on December 14, 2015

The room was surrounded by beautiful trees and other vegetation; this in combination with multiple large windows gave us the feeling of being in a jungle. The furnishings were high quality, the bathroom was outstanding, and the items provided for breakfast and snacking were ample and healthy (especially the generous bowl of fresh fruit). Internet access was acceptable given the isolated setting.


Self Service

2.6 on May 16, 2015

Lovely setting, nicely furnished room, romantic fireplace ... very peaceful. We did enjoy our stay here despite the very low water pressure and inconsistent water temperature of the shower. Also the mattress seemed a bit saggy... and it would have been nice if someone could have greeted us when we arrived, rather than having to call the owner to find out how to access our room. There aren't any drawers to unpack and very little room to hang things up, so be prepared to live out of your suitcase. Breakfast is self serve from cereal boxes, oatmeal packages and a beautiful basket of fresh fruit in the room. This is a great location for visiting Volcano National Park. Onsite property manager was very nice and helpful.


Great place to stay.

3.4 on February 25, 2015

Beautiful, lush surroundings. The hot tub was nice to enjoy after a day's drive. Location is convenient to Volcano and the park. Snacks, coffee, and other beverages were a nice touch. Only negatives, over doing it with air fresheners, and the neighbor's have barking dogs.


Immersed in the Rain Forest

4.0 on December 17, 2014

We loved our stay At The Crater's Edge. We had a beautiful room looking into a picture-perfect rain forest and were treated to the sounds if rain on the roof each morning. The room had a fireplace and a great selection of breakfast and snacking items. We enjoyed a good soak in the outdoor jacuzzi after our hike into the caldera. I look forward to my next visit to The Big Island and would definitely like to stay here again.


Lovely B&B

5 on July 27, 2014

Very lovely B&B and beautiful room. Enjoyed the hot tub too!


A stay so wonderful, it made the rain go away!

4.4 on June 21, 2014

We stayed "At The Craters Edge" as the first part of our wedding trip. The room, the service and grounds were just wonderful. The welcome banana bread, the stocked (and free) snacks and fruits were unexpected and delicious. Our hosts were totally unobtrusive, but there if we had questions! Even though we had misty rain for our two days, between the lodging and the volcanos, we didn't notice! We unreservedly recommend "At The Craters Edge"!


Bed and ???

3.2 on October 17, 2013

Great room but no breakfast.


This was the best place we stayed in and value and comfort, far superior to other places of which we paid a lot more. Loved the rain on the roof; best sleep in three weeks. My niece who will be visiting in a few months already has our recommendation. Loved the cats.

5 on October 14, 2013

Only complaint, I travel with a fan so I did not need one and probably most people don't but if you are a freak like me, need one. Also, hot tub a little hot. But loved it so much!!!!


Lovely, Peacful,and Private!

4.4 on October 07, 2013

My husband and I stayed here while touring Volcano National Park. The location is excellent - less than a 10 minute drive to the park entrance. The room was lovely - it had basically two walls of windows overlooking the trees on one side and the heavily forested front of the property on the other side. It felt like we were practically outside. The 4 poster bed was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful - I wish I had had enough time to soak in the huge tub. The neighborhood is very quiet, as it's one of the last streets in Volcano. So although our room was in the front of the house and the front wall faced the street through quite a few trees, it really wasn't an issue for me (they have a similar room in the back if that bothers you, though). Folks should be aware that the caretakers (who were very nice and provided great advice on what to see when you checked in) don't serve you breakfast. But they leave some very yummy banana bread in the room, along with coffee, tea. milk, a variety of cereals, and a number of drinks. There's even some breakfast bars, chips, and some "emergency" ramen bowls. As there is a fridge if you want something else you should get it at the small local store. So although you aren't served breakfast, you get lots of privacy, and you can eat on your own schedule. There's also a hot tub out back, robes to wear to and from, and extra towels for the hot tub. All in all, it was wonderful from my perspective. Folks wanting more of a "front desk" presence at all times and a hot breakfast served may want to look elsewhere.


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The Haiku Garden is a romantic, private studio with intimate forest views, massive timbers, with an elegantly appointed King Canopy bed. A cozy fireplace warms the chill mountain air. The room is stocked with a tropical fruit bowl and other snacks as well as coffee and teas and an espresso maker. Enjoy the spa bathroom with deep Jacuzzi soaking tub with stone seperate shower and vessel sink. Your comfy bed is layered with Tommy Bahama tropical duvets & fine Italian linens . Inside the canopy are exceptional reading lamps ...get lost in your tropical palace. Additional amenities include: WIFI internet access Flat screen cable TV I-Pod alarm clock Thick bathrobes In-room Jacuzzi bathtub Separate stone shower Hairdryer and make up mirror

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nahelelani "Heavenly Forest"

The "Nahelelani" means "Heavenly Forest " in Hawaiian and the forest views from the walls of glass windows in this comfy studio. Your wrap around deck are indeed heavenly. Tastefully furnished with Chinese antiques and a contemporary hand carved Leaf canopy bed, Nahelelani fuses East and West. A cozy fireplace for chilly Volcano nights , an espresso and coffee maker, tropical fruit bowl and snacks. The elgant bath boasts a seperate jacuzzi tub and shower plus an unusual teak vessel sink. Enjoy cable TV, WIFI, and some Hawaiian music CDs, and a colelction of local books and magazines.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Volcano, Mountains

Airport

Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO)

Directions to property:

From Hwy 11 25 mile marker turn onto Jade Ave. Right on 12th St. First house on right side of 12th. Circular drive.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand beach/Turtle refuge, Historic Hilo, Thermal Ponds/snorkelling, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill , Fruit basket, chocolates, Infrared Sauna

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes only 1 child with parents in room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved pets allowed, cannot be left alone
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min for suites/week min for Deck House with kitchen
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% with reservation, balance 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • Cancellations: Must cancel 2 weeks prior for 90% refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melanie Boudar

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Melanie is a former diamond buyer who has travelled the globe, a skilled Chocolatier and tropical Master Gardener. She lives part-time at the Craters Edge and part-time in Maui and Oahu tending to her chocolate shops.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: self service
  • Serving Location: offsite nearby, Guest room