The Artist Cottage is a perfect getaway nestled among the Big Island's native Ohia trees and lush Hapu'u ferns, only minutes from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the summit of Mauna Loa where magic begins and the sky never ends. This charming vacation cottage features the art of Bonnie Layton, a local environmental painter whose studio and gallery are right across the street. Samples of her beautiful work can be found on every wall of the Artist Cottage, adding to the warmth and charm of this special place. You will fall peacefully to sleep as the rainforest embraces you and awaken refreshed to the sweet songs of our indigenous birds. Relax and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast of local fruits, cereal, tea or fresh Kona coffee. Lounge on the lanai or journey out to see the sights. Discover the absolutely unsurpassed beauty and stunning geographical contrasts this wonderful island has to offer.
700 sq. ft. Cottage rental all for you! 1 Bedroom with Queen bed! Private bathroom with shower and bath! Sitting area with large futon couch! Large, private front Lanai! TV / CD / DVD / Radio... Telephone, Outdoor Grill, 4 Garden Chairs ~ Hammock, Off Street Parking FULL kicthen including: Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Microwave, Toaster, Refrigerator/Freezer, 4 Burner Stove & Oven , Cooking Utensils! Washer / Dryer Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer Soaps & Shampoos! Rate is quoted for 2 guests, each additional guest up to 4 guest is 20.00 per extra guest above the age of 8yrs old.
Nightly Rate: $195/$185
4.8 on February 21, 2014
Nice place. Liked having our own little house. It was equipped with everything you could want. Fully stocked refrigerator, all the needed kitchen utensils, comfortable bed, and located in a very quiet neighborhood. Slept with the windows open and didn't wake up once due to noise. Inn keepers were very friendly and available if we needed them. Definitely would stay here again.
4.2 on January 25, 2013
Nice cozy place. It was just like your home away from home. Bonnie and Bob were great! The kitchen had everything we needed. The fridge and pantry were well stocked. The fresh fruit was awesome.
5 on November 15, 2012
We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed the location very much. Bob and Bonnie are great. We had last minute problems with our original travel dates and they gave us full credit on re-booking for later dates. No one else did that... Overall, a very convenient place to explore Hilo, Volcano and surroundings. Easy access. Easy to find. Quiet and private location. Best for singles or couples. Four adults will be crowded. As noted by one reviewer, the cottage is full of nick-knacks and such. That gives it a more personal feel but does border on cluttered. Definitely well stocked so don't shop until after you check in. Another reviewer said "no heat" but we had heat. Didn't really need it, but it was there. The cottage is 3500 ft above sea level and in the rain forest meaning it is damp and mornings are quite cool. My wife is sensitive to mold, but we had no problems in that sense. Bring a pair of long pants and a long-sleeve shirt and you'll be fine. Rain coats available at the cottage.
5 on August 25, 2012
The cottage is absolutely wonderful! My husband surprised me by booking it for our honeymoon and i couldnt be happier with his choice. I was so excited to be staying at such a charming place. The details that Bonnie and Bob cover make you feel so special too! Our names were written with a welcome note on the door, fresh towels when we came home from exploring the island (even little shells out on the towels too!), a full fridge for breakfast, and snacks ready to go! The cottage had everything and we couldnt have dreamed up more for a place to stay. If/when we go back to the big island we cant wait to stay there again!
4.6 on May 21, 2012
We were delighted that someone suggested us this very nice place at the last minute. Very clean house and nice people that provided us with several good suggestions for activities to do around. We have to agree with all the positive comments. Many thanks to Bonnie and Bob.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainforest, Mountains, Tropical, Village
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 30 miles
From Hilo Airport take Hwy. 11 toward Volcano Village. Just past the 25 mile marker make the first left on Nahelenani Street. The cottage is the third residence on the left. Look for the American flag flying from the pole in front of the cottage. It is an easy drive through some of the most lush landscapes on the Big Island.
Art Galleries, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Volcano Village, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Observatory Center, Hilo Town, Star Gazing, Volcano Golf & Country Club, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Park Ranger Programs, Nature Walks, Scenic Drives, Artist Studios, Cultural Center and Events, Star Gazing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
BBQ grill, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Washer/dryer , bottled water, outdoor firepit, coffee maker, cooking utensils, coffee grinder, toaster
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Park Ranger Programs, Nature Walks, Scenic Drives, Artist Studios, Cultural Center and Events, Star Gazing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bob & Bonnie
Gardening & Injoying Meeting New People from Around The World !