|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||720 square feet|
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|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Mountain, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
A beautiful brand new deluxe studio cottage nestled among a half acre rainforest alive with singing native birds. Located just 2 miles fro the Volcano National Park and 7 short blocks to Village Village, The Singing Forest is your a perfect base to explore and designed with relaxation, romance and luxury in mind. Complete with HOT TUB, King Bed, plush bedding, comfy cozy furniture to snuggle in while watching the toasty fire. A small modern kitchen adds to your dining in experience if you are in the mood just to stay and not to venture out...... Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and fully eqipped..... Wall mount flat screen...Read more
Volcano Singing Forest Cottage Hot tub & fireplace
Additional Location Information
Located just across the street from quaint Volcano Village this Cottage is conveniently located to Volcano National Park , the Village where several restaurants, stores, post office, a Sunday Market and Volcano Art center can be found.
Location Type Mountain, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$145||$145||$870||$3,200||1 night|
|All Dates||$145||$145||$870||$3,200||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 13.42% of rental - Tax - transient tax licence W40945414-01
- Damage deposit - $0 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $35 / stay - Other - 1 night stay 35.00 cleaning fee 2 or more nights no cleaning fee
- Additional guests - $0 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
1 night stays OK rate 145.00 per night but 35.00 cleaning fee
7 nights are more 75.00 cleaning fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
if only it had a bedroom!
A very good initial impression until you notice that a monstrously large bed, with even larger wooden surrounds, occupies the living area as there is no bedroom. Very good large kitchen, but no toaster. Superb bathroom. There's a hot tub on the balcony (where a bedroom could be) and it's very noisy all night. We turned it off on the power supply outside and put it on again when we left, with an apology left in the guest book. Dining table mainly occupied by large DVD. We removed it and cleaned the dusty table so we could use the table.
Internet link is cable, not WiFi, so tough if you've got a tablet or smartphone.
This place has the potential to be excellent as it's so convenient for Volcano national park and is has a stunning design in parts.
Bring food with you as local shops are minimalist.
Response from Brenda and Tommy carson - 01/04/2013
I was very surprised to read your review. I am sorry you were disappointed in Volcano Singing Forest. It is obvious it was not for you. I have other cottages suited for couples who want more rooms. My cottage is a vacation home for couples wanting a retreat and romance, hot tub, fireplace and a large bed... I have many photos on Flipkey and if you read my advertisement carefully and observed my photos you would have seen the large wooden king bed and everything was in one room. My cottage looks just like the photos and is advertised as a studio which means here in America, one room. I advertise a large plush king bed .
The DVD was issued by the cable company which is large(12"x8") but not as large as a person. The table sits 4..
However, I have requested from the cable company a smaller DVD.
My table is dusted before a guess check in so I guess the dust was under the DVD. A misfortunate overlook on my part..
I know the hot tub is a little noisy. I have no control over this.. Turning it off at night is want we recommend.,
I did heed your advice and have since then installed a router for wireless.
I have also included in my Confirmation letter that if you plan on doing extended cooking to purchase food items in Hilo and Kona before arriving in Volcano.
This is my business and I take all of this very serious. A review can cause potential guess lost and I feel people should think before they post a review. It should be based on things that can be improved not on personal preferences like wanting a bedroom unless the business misrepresented themselves...
In town, yet isolated and tranquil
The cottage was a great departure from the traditional hotel room in Hilo and other major centres - we were looking to get a bit closer to the volcano and this worked out great.
The hottub on the rear porch was good for soaking after a long march across the lava field at Kalapana. Definitely watch out for those door locks though - we locked ourselves out of the cottage in the middle of the night which was a bit of a worry given it was pouring rain and cold weather.
The bathroom is enormous and the large shower with pebbled floor and natural surrounds was wonderful.
The only downside was the lack of heating - it was chilly and damp when we stayed and we had a wood fire, but it was slow to get started, didn't throw a lot of heat and went out a couple of times. A portable heater would not have the charm, of course, but would have warmed us up a bit faster.
If you're looking for an escape (and can keep a fire lit!), you couldn't do better than this place - it's on a small block in a town when you look at Google Maps, but the reality is that the surrounding bushland and ferns all around the house means you can't see anyone, and they can't see you.
Escape To an absolutely Tranquil and Comforting Retreat
I loved it here! It is the best place I have stayed in the 26 years since moving to Big Island. It is beautiful, clean, new and has everything you need for a weekend or longer. Quiet village with hikes, biking, star gazing, music, great food, yoga, unique and special. Watch the volcano glow at night and catch up on all the reading you have been missing.
You can't beat the price or seclusion. The deep soaking tub was the perfect touch. I hate to say so many good things, I may not get the reservation I want in the future, but it is worth the time. I would stay here and visit Hilo for shopping or Palace theatre, Mexican food at Reubens, it is superior to any hotels in Hilo town and a 30 min drive.
North Pole, Alaska
Quiet, Romantic, and only a couple of miles from Volcanoes Nat
My husband and I visited the Big Island to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and chose this lovely cottage near Volcanoes National Park to spend the first four days of our trip. The cottage is exactly as shown in the photos: clean, well-appointed, and tastefully decorated.
The full kitchen made it possible for us to enjoy meals in, which is perfect for budget-conscious travelers. There are a couple of restaurants within a short distance of the cottage, but one was already closed for the season, and another was very expensive. The third was a bar/grill type establishment, which wasn't bad, but not a place we'd want to have all our meals. Having kitchen facilities allowed my husband and I to prepare meals at *home*. (There is no good grocery store nearby, so you'll need to pick up food stuff in Kona or Hilo)
The bathroom was beautiful, with a large stone shower, a soaking tub, plenty of towels, candles, and a few small samples of shampoo and soap. (You will need your own toiletries, as this is not a hotel and these items are not replenished) The only thing missing was a blow dryer, but fortunately my hair dries quickly. I would have appreciated the blow dryer for the one night we dined at the fancier restaurant, however.
The cottage advertises that there is a DVD player, and there were a few Dvds available near the TV, but we searched high and low and could not find the DVD player. This was a disappointment as my husband purchased a DVD about the volcanoes and we had to watch it on his laptop. There is high speed internet, via ethernet cable to the router, but wireless would have been more convenient so that we could both use the internet at the same time. Not a big deal - we only used it to check our emails each morning and to research things to see and do in the area.
Although the cottage is located in a neighborhood, it is sufficiently hidden away in the trees which made us feel that we were in the middle of a rainforest, totally alone. The singing birds woke us each morning, as did a daily light rain shower. The lanai was a perfect place to enjoy coffee in the morning. After the short rain shower each morning, the sun would come out and warm the air. It was lovely!
The close proximity of the cottage to Volcanoes Park Entrance, made visits to the park after dark (to see the glowing caldera) easy, and we took advantage of that.
All in all, I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to be close to the park, enjoys solitude, and prefers a home environment rather than a hotel experience. And it's romantic too! :)
If our travels bring us back to the Big Island, I would most definitely book the Singing Forest Cottage again!
Response from Brenda and Tommy carson - 10/26/2012
Thank you for your review. After your stay and request for a blow dryer I did buy one. I have also replaced a DVD player as I think it found a new home.
Thank you for staying with us.
A Hawaiian holiday
My husband and I spent a week at this house and it was wonderful. It was quiet and private and out of the way. We slept in and stayed up late and were not disturbed nor felt like we were disturbing.
The weather was unable to be helped but we made the best of it. Also, this being our first time to the Big Island, we were not aware of the traveling milage to see other sites but since we were near many sites (the volcanos!!) it all balanced out perfectly!!
Thank you so very much!!
Scott and Judy Gaston
Peaceful Elegant hideaway
We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend at the Singing Forest Cottage. You guys did a beautiful job on construction and decorating. Elegant, cozy and so peaceful. Loved the fire, soaking tub, comfy bed and the birds singing. A wonderful place to reflect and relax. Thank you again!