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Volcano Artist Cottage

19-3834 Old Volcano Rd. , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$129 - $129
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A lovingly restored private one bedroom redwood cottage set on a lush 3-acre artist's estate. Located one mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Tropical island-style breakfast provided.(smoke free environment).



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining3.9

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top-notch stay

4.6 on July 10, 2012

Upon entry, I know I've found the calm and peace in my vacation. It's a place that took all my cares away... a true vacation. I wish I could have stayed longer.

SOOOOO relaxing!!

4.6 on July 03, 2012

This cute private cottage is nestled in the trees and, from the moment we set foot inside, we felt our stresses fade away. Bright with natural light, we woke up each morning to sunshine filtering in and the sound of forest bird singing. Cozy with rustic decorations, warm heaters at night, and Ira's loving artist's touch, this retreat will recharge you mind, body, and spirit! We will absolutely be back!!

Nice, clean and quiet place

5 on May 21, 2012

We stayed two nights at this lovely, comfortable and very clean cottage. We enjoyed this very peaceful, quiet and charming place. When we were there in May, the temperature at night was less than 50 degrees. We didn’t have to worry about being cold since the place had a nice and efficient gas heater. We had a lovely time. We certainly recommend this place.

The Best Way to Visit Hawaii's Volcano

5 on August 31, 2010

My gf and I just got back from a fantastic stay on the big island of Hawaii, where we stayed two nights at Ira Ono's Artist Cottage. The cottage and grounds are both beautiful, in a garden setting with an art store on the premises that is run by the proprietor, Mr Ono, who also creates art pieces for sale there. It's a very relaxing environment, nestled among rainforest trees and affords a lot of privacy at night. During the day, it still affords privacy, but customers and visitors to the art shop may stroll around the garden grounds (although this did not bother us in the slightest since we were off exploring the national park). There is a cat and a goat, named Ernest, who live outside and add a lot of charm to the place. The room had a refrigerator, stove and BBQ (which we did not have a chance to use, sadly) and was stocked with fresh fruits, delicious home-baked bread and teas. There are also plenty of books to read, or DVDs to watch if you should care to. We preferred to be outside. Which leads me to speak of what I think is this place's greatest strength: it is within a rock's throw of Volcanos National Park, which makes it invaluable for exploring all that the park has to offer (definitely a multi-day visit). Many people do not realize that the park is open 24 hours a day, allowing visitors to come back at night and view the red glow from the lava. If you are staying in Hilo, or elsewhere, the drive from the park may dissuade you from viewing the lava at night. But staying at the Artist Cottage is so convenient that we were able to explore the park at day, come back and rest, then return for night-time lava viewing. In addition, there is a delicious cafe on the premises (behind the art store) where you can buy lunch (organic sandwiches, salads) or have one packed to go if you want to eat in the park (there are no restaurants or services in the park). I give this place a very high recommendation.

A really nice and relaxing place...

3.0 on August 14, 2010

It was more a cabin than a room. It was just us and the goat, nobody around, really peaceful. Ira is a real welcoming man. We just thought the breakfast would be provided (because it's a bed and breakfast), but besides that we had a little kitchen in the cabin and we totally recommend this place.

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Location Type

Volcanoes National Park, Island, Mountains, Tropical, Village


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 28 miles

Directions to property:

If arriving from Hilo: Hilo airport (ITO) is the closest airport to Kilauea Lodge and a short 27 mile scenic drive. Simply turn left upon leaving Hilo airport onto Highway 11. Follow 11 out of Hilo. After Hilo you will go through the small towns of Kea'au, Kurtistown and Mountain View. As you approach Volcano you will see the signs for Volcano Village. At the sign for Wright Road turn right. Turn right at the stop sign and pass dead end sign. Volcano Garden Arts and Artist Cottage will be a quarter mile down the road on your left hand side.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Sunday Farmers Market 6-10am Cooper Center, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

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On-site amenities

BBQ grill, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Wedding Facilities , Private Hot Tub, Kitchenette, Zen Bathroom, Queen Bed, Natural Foods Cafe on premises, 10% Gallery and Cafe Discount for guests

Room amenities

Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Service Animals Only

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of anticipated room rate to hold reservation.
  • Cancellations: All room rates are based on two adults. There is a $15 surcharge for each additional guest. If you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be returned minus a 15% processing fee if it is greater than 30 days from your original arrival date. Less than 30 days notice to cancel, but greater than 15 days , 50% of your deposit will be forfeited. For cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted for reservations for Merrie Monarch Festival and the Kilauea Wilderness Run. In Hawaii , transient accommodations are subject to a total tax of 11.41% consisting of TAT(Transient accommodation tax) of 7.25% plus GET(General Excise Tax) of 4.16%.



Ira Ono and Staff

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Resident Pets

one goat Others

About the innkeepers

Founder/Director of Volcano Garden Arts Gallery located on property.

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  • Time Served: Pre stocked in room
  • Serving Location: Kilauea Lodge, Volcano House, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , TakeOut Picnic Lunch

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19-3834 Old Volcano Rd. , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)

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