Affordable ecotourism. Family-friendly housekeeping cottages and apartments, a sustainable village in progress. Our cottage complex accommodates 1 to 35 guests. • Five minutes from National Park. • Books, toys, games, basketball hoop. • Frommer's choice for Volcano for 20 years • Bonnie and Alan, plus pets, to help, advise, share. • Simple breakfast and snack making available free 24/7. • Beautiful spa, water garden, 6 acres native forest, trails. • Line dried linens, solar assisted not water, low-impact comfort.
The bedroom, up a flight of beautiful Koa wood stairs, has Koa trimmed windows on four sides, with a queen and two twin beds. The windows themselves are antique, reclaimed from officer's quarters on Oahu. It's a magical room to wake up in. Downstairs, in the Great room is one more twin bed. The Cottage has the feel of an old-time Volcano summer cabin, complete with family antiques, hard wood furniture, and a short 50 year old tub/shower. Porch, TV, dvd, electric mattress pads, heater, full sized stove and fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster.
There's a queen bed in the bedroom and a twin bed in the living/kitchen room. It has beautiful antique maple floors, recycled from a 1910 warehouse in Oakland, California, refinished one piece at a time. We salvaged and reused beautiful 1940s windows from Diamond Head military housing that was being demolished in the 1970s. The spacious bedroom and bathroom were designed for wheelchairs. TV, dvd, electric mattress pads, heater, apartment sized stove and fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster.
The Twins are identical and share a large lanai between them. Each has a bedroom alcove with a queen bed that can be made private by closing a shade. In the spacious living room are two twin beds. The lavatory is through the large dressing room. The huge beautiful box windows are trimmed with redwood recycled from old Volcano water tanks; the sills are made of Ohia wood cut from trees cleared to build the cottages. Like Claudia's Place they are designed for wheelchair accessibility. TV, dvd, electric mattress pads, heater, apartment sized stove and fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster.
The Upstairs,is upstairs in our house, and has its own bathroom and dining/kitchenette. Every room has two windows looking out at the top of the forest. You enter through the front porch and our living room, but don't worry, you don't even have to knock. We sleep in the back of the house so you can come and go whenever. Both bedrooms have beautiful wood-lined dormers, and one has a built-in koa dressing table. Also a nice roomy tub/shower. TV, dvd, electric mattress pads, heater, apartment sized fridge (no stove), microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, rice cooker, and sink.
Bedroom One is cozy. It has two twin beds, with electric mattrress pads. Connected private tiled bath with oversize shower. Olapa House bedrooms share a living room and kitchen for snacks and beverages. Each has a private bath, wi-fi, and forest views.
Bedroom Two is bigger, with king size bed, toasty thick foam padding. Private bath adjacent, from the hall. Olapa House bedrooms share a living room and kitchen for snacks and beverages. Each has a private bath, wi-fi, and forest views.
Olapa BedroomThree is our biggest, with king size bed, toasty thick foam padding and lounge chair. Connected private bath with beautiful tiled tub/shower and floor and outdoor deck. Olapa House bedrooms share a living room and kitchen for snacks and beverages. Each has a private bath, wi-fi, and forest views.
In addition to its 3 bedrooms all with separate baths Akala has three twin beds in the loft living area. So 'Akala can sleep 8, and we have a couple futon as well for big gangs. It has a full kitchen and multiple lanai's. $150 + $20 per person over two. We do not rent individual rooms in 'Akala unless all rooms in 'Olapa are taken. We try to keep it available for families or groups.
Bedroom One has two twin beds, with electric mattrress pads, and a bay window. Connected private tiled bath with tub/shower.
Bedroom Two has one twin bed. Large private attached deck, and private bath with shower.
Bedroom Three is big, with king size bed, toasty thick foam padding. Private bath across the hall, with shower.
5 on January 07, 2012
we stayed late Oct'10 for three nights. we were very impressed with the room (king bed), the bathroom(plenty of hot water) and the breakfast of fruit,,,,bagels, breads, hot & cold cereals. Bonnie was a gem and a very good guide of the area. we would highly recommend and would stay here ourselves again. my wife and I are in our sixties on our vacation to four islands. glad we stopped here. lee w. 0
Active Volcano, High altitude tropical rainforest, Island, Mountains, Tropical, Village
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 30 miles
FROM NATIONAL PARK (2 miles), or Kona Airport (100 miles): Right on Jade (1st right after 26 mile marker) FROM HILO: Left on Jade (2nd left after 25 mile marker) THEN: Take the last left off Jade - Ala Ohia Street (just past 13th Street) Go down Ala Ohia until you pass the DEAD END sign - look on the right for the VOLCANO GUEST HOUSE sign.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hike through pristine high altitude rainforest, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Hot tub spa, skatepark, Birdwatching, botany studies., Shopping, Sight-seeing
BBQ grill, CD player, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
flashlights, Umbrellas, Large studio for events, popcorn, fruit, and breakfast essentials, Large meeting and breakfast Lanai, Baby stuff -crib, baby carrier, 6 acres maintained forest with trails
Bonnie Goodell and Alan Miller
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Gardening, designing and building low-impact communities and buildings.
Breakfast materials 24/7