Aloha Happy Place

19-3870 Old Volcano Road , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)

About

Come and experience true "Aloha" hospitality at its finest! No where else will you find such luxurious accommodations and ambience of old Hawaii. Aloha Happy Place predates 1928 and is filled with Polynesian antiquities and other relics. We pride ourselves with the ability to be 85% self-sufficient raising and growing our own food naturally. Our "Aina" (Land) is very important and we like to share our concept with all those who stay with us.

Reviews

Overall
3.8

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service3.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.2

Aloha Happy Place, a place where you can feel at home!

5 on June 08, 2016

We just stayed one night, but we immediately felt at home. The Location is perfect to explore the Volcano park. Our host was super friendly and the breackfast was simply amazing! We can only recommend Aloha Happy Place!


Good value for money for the area

4.2 on April 19, 2016

Aloha Happy Place is extremely well situated for anyone looking to roam around Volcano National Park and keeping in mind its proximity to the park, the price is relatively low. Although the beds aren't too comfortable (and quite short), the overall atmosphere and the friendliness of the inn keeper easily make up for it. The warm breakfast she provides every morning is very tasty and she can provide you with anything you might need during your stay (like an umbrella, a flashlight or even a jacket for those surprised by the colder temperatures). We would definitely recommend to stay here.


It was Great!!

5 on February 29, 2016

Joan did a great job with great breakfasts and the place is spotless clean. It is a great value stay and we would highly recommend it to anyone. We will stay there again when we return in future.


great historical b&b

4.6 on December 07, 2015

We stayed here one night and were very happy with our stay. Beautiful historic house with a beautiful large fireplace in the downstairs sitting room. Lovely antiques throughout the home. Comfortable rooms, we were worried at first about being cold overnight since it was cool and rainy out, but we were warm. The bathroom had been modernized but there wasn't hot water. They were working on a plumbing issue when we arrived, so it may have been related to that. We didn't mention it to the staff since we didn't really need it for our short stay. They were very gracious and offered umbrellas and rain coats for our visit to the national park. we would stay here again!


Jeff Ootholt

4.8 on May 31, 2015

Great location for VNP. Charming home, nice, helpful owner and staff. Great value. Breakfast is very good.


Warm, friendly, and organic

3.8 on April 21, 2015

I loved my stay here. Yes, the house is old and has its quirks, but that's more than made up for by the love in the room and in the paddocks. You get a very strong sense of a live lived well and sustainably. I'd stay here again any day. The only issue I had was that the dining room can be pretty dark and gloomy on a sunny morning. An unexpected joy, however, was Joan's book and music collection, which demonstrate great taste.... it's been a while since I've given Tanika Tikaram a spin....


Odious

3.0 on April 07, 2015

Lovely house, nicely decorated/ furnished. I rented whole house for family of 7. Paniolo room had a very bad odor???. Happily My mom and daughters didn't mind. I could've stayed in it. Papaya served in morning also seemed past its age or it was of a variety less palatable. Slept peacefully plenty of blankets. It was a really cool old house. Ideal location near Volcano Park . Pleasant hosts


Enjoyed the stay

3.8 on March 23, 2015

Very convenient place to stay to visit Volcano National Park when you have a rental car. Easy to find and abundant parking. Room was clean and spacious. Fresh breakfast with toast, fresh fruit, coffee/juices.


Hawaiian Hospitality on Kiluea's edge

4.6 on March 02, 2015

We loved our stay at Aloha Happy Place. We felt steeped in Hawaiian history viewing the photos on the wall and the books in the library. A comfortable bed with a lush duvet gave us a great night's sleep. Great homemade breakfast. Joan the owner is a delight. We'd stay there again anytime!


A lovely place to stay-true Volcano Village feel

4.0 on January 01, 2015

We stayed at Aloha Happy Place late December, 2014. It was a quick trip to Volcano, Hi, but our hard-working host Joan made sure we felt welcome and comfortable. The room was bright, airy and clean, with vintage touches and a large, vintage bathroom. The property is large, with goats, chickens, and cats we could watch from our room. It was quiet. The weather was cool and foggy, but the beds were warm and comfortable. A wonderful trip. A delicious breakfast featuring local fruits was served.


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Rooms & Rates

Bamboo Room

Deluxe room with two twin beds located on the second floor. Accommodation includes private secure entrance, private full bath with amenities, hair dryer, plush warm robes, iron and ironing board, dehumidifier, desk, beverage setup, coffee/tea service and welcome candies. Free high speed internet service is available in the lobby and WIFI for your privacy. Accommodates a maximum of two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Paniolo Room

Spacious room located on the second floor with both a double and twin bed. Accommodation includes private entrance, a sky light in bathroom, desk, private full bath with amenities, hair dryer, plush warm robes, dehumidifier, iron and ironing board, beverage setup, coffee/tea service, and welcome candies. Free high speed internet service is available in the lobby and WIFI for your privacy. Accommodates a maximum of three guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Ali'i Room

Elegantly appointed room located on the second floor. Accommodation includes private secure entrance, queen bed, loveseat, private full bath with amenities, hair dryer, plush warm robes, dehumidifier, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan, beverage setup, coffee/tea service and welcome candies. Free high speed internet service is available in the lobby and WIFI for your privacy. Accommodates a maximum of two guests.

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

$125 - $125

Aloha Hula Hut

Private deluxe studio kitchenette with queen bed and private lanai. Accommodation includes sitting area, private full bath with amenities, hair dryer, plush warm robes, ceiling fan, skylights, iron and ironing board, beverage setup, refrigerator, coffee/tea service, microwave oven, toaster, bottled water dispenser, stovetop, dining table with chairs, cooking utensils, beverage glassware, table service for four and welcome candies. FREE unlimited high speed internet service and WIFI are provided for your privacy. Lanai includes table with chairs, charcoal grill and coolers. Accommodates a maximum of two guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

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Location

Location Type

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Countryside, Island, Rainforest, Rural, Tropical

Airport

Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 26 miles

Directions to property:

Travel South from Hilo on Highway #11 to Volcano, approximately 45 minutes driving time. At the 26 mile marker turn right onto Pearl Avenue, proceed to the stop sign and turn right onto Old Volcano Road and turn left at 19-3870 Old Volcano Road. Travel from Kona on Highway #11 to Volcano, approx. 3-4 hrs. driving time depending on traffic. At the 27 mile marker turn left onto Pearl Avenue and proceed to the stop sign, turn right onto Old Volcano Road and turn left at 19-3870 Old Volcano Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Art Center, Akatsuka Orchids, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Lyman Mission House and Museum, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos , Flashlites provided for your evening lava viewing., FREE onsite parking., Coolers provided for your daily outings., FREE Internet Service 24/7!, FREE use of beach gear., Microwave/Refrigerator provided in lobby.

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Lava Viewing An Active Volcano!, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Observatories - See the Stars!, Art Galleries Galore, Do nothing, sit back and just relax!, Hawaii Botanical Gardens- Flora and Fauna, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30-5 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Guests occupying the 'Aloha Hula Hut' are allowed pets.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are confirmed with a deposit equal to 100% of your stay payable by credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations prior to 30 days of the arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 29 to 15 days prior to the arrival date will receive a 50% refund less a $25 re-booking fee. All other cancellations, NO SHOWS, and early departures will be charged the entire amount of stay without exceptions.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joan Prescott-Lighter

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Sharing how we live a self-sustaining way of life is the mission of Aloha Happy Place. It does not take a lot of land but a lot of hard work and ingenuity along with an understanding of your surroundings. Living on an island in a rainforest and next to an active volcano surely has its challenges, but the experience is well worth the effort!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7am-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Aloha Papaya Boat
Wonderfully ripe papaya filled with golden juicy pineapple and topped with our very own strawberries!


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