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).
5 on March 25, 2016
What a beautiful, peaceful, cozy cottage to stay in near the volcano! Ira is a wonderful, thoughtful host, with lots of good suggestions! The Zen bathroom was a delight to look at! We had too much luggage for the limited space in the cottage, but made do. Delighted with the apapane bird (red and black Hawaiian songbird) that perched on our window and sang to us every morning! Enjoyed exploring the beautiful garden grounds, the hot tub and seeing Noble the rabbit. Very convenient to get to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--viewed the amazing glow from the crater at night, drove the Chain of Craters road all the way, hiked to the Petroglyphs, and saw rainbows and high surf at the end of the road. Amazing views!
4.8 on March 11, 2016
If you are looking for something that is very serene, created with lots of love and thoughtfulness about every detail – this is the place to be. There is a art gallery and cafeteria on the property, but at night you will be all by yourself at this very cute cottage in the middle of a mysterious garden. We were pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful flower bouquet, fruit basket and even freshly baked banana bread at our arrival. Then we continued discoveries of anything we could possible need or want: coffee, teas, yogurt and milk in the fridge, spices and oil in case if you decide to cook, toiletries, books (if a place has a Little Prince on the shelf – it speaks a volume to me!), old movies, flashlights, and the list goes on… Jacuzzi under the stars after long day at the Volcano National park – what can be better? I wish we could have a chance to meet with the owner artist (you can find his works at the gallery on the premises and Volcano Art Center as well) Ira Ono and thank him personally. Maybe next time…
5 on February 29, 2016
Got to the property about 3:30pm (check-in starts at 3pm), and were greeted at the gate by owner/host Ira Ono,what a gracious, nice guy!! The cottage is so cute, and sits off to the side of this working art store and eatery.....it is made private by strategically grown plants and shrubs. It feels like you are IN the rain forest, and we woke up each of our 2 mornings to peaceful birdsong and cool breezes. Fresh fruit, breakfast fixins, coffee and tea are stocked for you before you arrive, and we enjoyed each lovely morning. The hot tub behind the bedroom was a life-saver to soothe away the kinks and sore muscles after a day of hiking and exploring - - -decadent and divine!! After about 5:30pm, the property staff have all departed, and this cozy indulgence is private and inviting!!...we decided that a bottle of volcano wine partnered perfectly with the relaxing bubbles!! LOVED this peaceful retreat, and will DEFINITELY be back to visit again!!
4.8 on February 19, 2016
Stayed at Volcano Artist Cottage with my honey over Valentines weekend. LOVE this cute little one-bedroom place!! Woke up each morning to birdsong and sunshine. Nice mini-kitchen (small fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee maker) , stocked with fresh island fruit and healthy stuff. Variety of teas and coffee provided. FAB bathroom, with walk-in shower!...oh-so-relaxing private hot tub behind, was great with wine (bought at Volcano Winery) and water jets for unwinding! beautiful garden & grounds, with an amazing array of different plants! TOTALLY enjoyed our time there, will ABSOLUTELY return!!
5 on December 19, 2015
Beautiful grounds and the cafe and gift shop are the best. Ira Ono is such a gracious host and such a delight.
5 on July 18, 2015
If you are looking for semi-seclusion in a tropical rainforest with a hot tub, this is it. The gardens are like being in an enchanted rainforest. The art studio has a varied collection of local art. It also is very close to Volcano National Park and a fantastic Thai restaurant. We stayed 3 nights and would love to return on another trip. Ira and the staff were friendly and helpful as needed.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Volcanoes National Park, Island, Mountains, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 28 miles
If arriving from Kona: Kona airport (KOA) is about a 2 hour drive to Kilauea Lodge. After leaving the airport turn right onto Highway 11. Take 11 through the towns of Kailua Kona, Captain Cook, and down through South Point continuing on through Na'alehu, Honu'apo and Pahala. After awhile you will begin to see signs for Volcanoes National Park. You will go past the Park entrance and will immediately see a sign for Volcano Village. Continue past the sign and turn left onto Wright Road. 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.
Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Sunday Farmers Market 6-10am Cooper Center, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Private Hot Tub, Kitchenette, Zen Bathroom, Queen Bed, Natural Foods Cafe on premises, 10% Gallery and Cafe Discount for guests
Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , TakeOut Picnic Lunch