|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||750 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Tropical|
Description from the owner
The perfect getaway to relax and enjoy.
Only minutes away from Hawaii Natl. Park and the summit of Mauna Loa where magic begins and the sky never ends. Nestled among the Big Island's native Ohia trees and lush Hapu'u ferns, an enchanting Hawaiian experience awaits you. The Artist Cottage is the perfect place for a short, romantic getaway, or an extended stay with the family. This charming vacation cottage features the art of Bonnie Layton. Samples of her work can be found on every wall of the Artist Cottage, adding to the warmth and charm of this special place. You fall peacefully to sleep as the rain forest embraces you and awaken refr...Read more
The Artist Cottage - Has Heart,Warmth & Charm!!
Additional Location Information
From Hilo Airport come up Hwy 11 to the 25 mile marker,take the next left turn on Nahelenani st.Go thru the stop sign down to the 3rd house on the left were the Flag Pole is.Green & White Cottage.There's a sign that says The Artist Cottage.Also Look for The Dolphins
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195||$195||$1,500||$0||1 night|
|Apr. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
Spring & Summer
|All Other Dates||$195||$195||$1,500||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- extra guest - $20 / day - Fee - Extra Guest fees apply to 10 yrs or older
Additional notes from owner
Hawaii State Tax not included,Please add 13.41%Tax,Additional Guest $20 each per night.Please contact innkeeper for exclusion from this rate
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 20, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Peter and Jenny
Relaxing and friendly
After arriving from chaos on the North Shore of Oahu it was heavenly to arrive at Bob and Bonnie's well appointed cabin. So clean and comfortable with everything you could need...and more. Bob and Bonnie have thought of everything and their special touches with candles and music as we returned from an outing for dinner was very romantic. Their cabin is in a perfect position to explore the Volcano National Park and Volcano Village provides numerous restaurants if you choose to go out but the kitchen in the cabin is well appointed and a BBQ is available if you decide to stay home and enjoy the ambience of the cottage. Bob and Bonnie are excellent hosts, always checking that we had everything we needed. E.g the milk was running low and when we came home there was more in the fridge. Bob is a very friendly, interesting and helpful person and Bonnie is a well known local artist. We will be recommending their place to anyone we know who plan on visiting Hawaii. Good on ya mate!
New York City, New York
It's like walking into your own home...
Bonnie and Bob are a " down to earth" couple living in the back of the property. They own both the "Artist Cottage" and "Country Cottage" ( which are across the street from each other ) We stayed in the "Artist Cottage". We walked in...there was Hawaiian music playing..lights on..fully stocked refrigerator..laptop available for use..etc. We really felt like we walked into someone's home ( not a hotel or condo ) until we realized this was all for us!
The artist Cottage is decorated with lovely artwork provided by the owners. Bonnie and Bob are one of a kind. The location is perfect for a visit to the Volanoes National Park and close to restaurants in Volcano Village. If you are planning a visit to the Park this is a perfect place to stay.
Christine & Jason
Response from Bob & Bonnie - 03/12/2013
Aloha's & Mahalo's to you folks for this nice review & please come back and visit us again ok.Warm Aloha's Allways,Bob & Bonnie
Charming accomodations, very hospitable owners
We stayed here for 2 nights to start our honeymoon and the owners, Bob & Bonnie, were very accommodating and helpful with answering all of our questions. The place feels like home and is located minutes away from the national park. It is at 3,500 feet and in the rainforest so plan accordingly.
I saw another review that says it was damp and they were sick from mold. We didn't experience any of this and there is a gas stove that can be used to heat the place, we didn't need it. My guess is the reviewers had no idea of where they were staying (i.e. a rainforest) and wanted something that had climate control, and should've done their homework if they have allergies to a damp environment. This cottage is very much like an authentic Hawaii experience, and if you want a luxurious resort, go to Kona, or better yet, Waikiki.
If you want a quaint, quiet, authentic place to stay in a rainforest in Hawaii, call Bob and you can't go wrong.
Response from Bob & Bonnie - 09/08/2012
Aloha's & Mahalo's Justin & Corie !! May your life together be Beautiful Blessing's Allways!! Warm Aloha's Allways & Please stay in touch with us and we hope that you can return on one your future anniversary ok.Blessing's Allway'''''''s Bob & Bonnie 808-967-8560 AnyTime!! ok.
The perfect place to stay when visiting Volcanoes National Park
The artist Cottage (11-3956 Nahelenani Street) is an awesome place to stay on the Big Island, if you want to visit the Volcano area. This Bed & Breakfast is on a private street, in the rainforest, but only about a five minute drive from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. The owners, Bonnie and Robert, are wonderful hosts and attended to our every need. They warmly greeted us when we arrived, had a nice glass of wine waiting for us in the cottage, and gave us excellent advice on places to visit (and avoid) in the area. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, and extremely well-kept. The owners provided breakfast items, assorted beverages and a variety of snacks, which was really convenient. The kitchen is updated, with new appliances, so cooking meals was very easy.
The cottage has internet access, and the owners provide a laptop for guests to use, which was a nice benefit. The place also has a flat screen TV and Satellite service, which our kids loved. We are a family of four (two adults, two teenage boys), and the cottage was a perfect size for us. We will stay at the artist Cottage on our next visit to the Big Island, and highly recommend the place.
Visitors to this part of the Big Island should be prepared for rain, as the Hilo area is one of the rainiest places in the United States (the area is called a “rainforest” for a reason). If you want constant sun, then go to the other side of the island. However, if you want a beautiful place to stay in the rain forest, close to Kilauea, then you should consider this cottage. Our entire stay was brilliant.
terrible, cold and damp, made us sick with allergies due to ?mol
Just to be sure which "artist cottage" we are reviewing, this one is located on 11-3956 Nahelenani Street in Volcano, hi. This is the rainy and cold part of Hawaii. The lack of heat, high level of dampness and condensation in the house were making us sick with symptoms suggestive of mold exposure and other possible allergens in the bedroom/bed (NB symptoms cleared after we moved to another hotel). Our clothes, sheets, shoes were always damp due to the high level of moisture and condensation in the house. We were freezing and told the owner but nothing was done. Consequently, we did not complete our pre-paid stay and an Expedia agent moved us to another location. The owners refused to give us a refund for the night we had to move to another hotel.
The positive ratings on the Trip advisor etc. do not reflect the poor conditions of the house that we encountered on our visit. The contrast between the positive ratings on Trip advisor and the reality that we encountered was shocking. The female owner complained to us about the male owner, and it appears that they were going through relationship problems that affected the operations of the rental. For example, she said that he refused to come and fix the heat in the house and she did not know how to fix it, leaving us to our own devices.
This is a bed and make-your-own breakfast; some food left for us in the house was edible (milk); however, there were open jars and leftovers from previous travelers that were left for us to eat-I wonder if there is any food inspector looking at this! The "juice" was 5% juice sugary drink. The papaya left for us was slightly rotten and the apple was old and shriveled. The fruit was not replaced after the first day of our stay and we were left with packaged and junk food. Garbage was not taken out and towels not replaced even though the owner stated that she would come to clean up. Internet and TV did not work. We paid over $310/night with taxes and additional fees for 2 kids. Certainly not worth it.
We fled the place to another hotel even though we pre-paid and the owner refused to refund us for the time we were not there. In all this trouble, the bright spot was Expedia- thank you Expedia for assisting us on your emergency line.
The owner made me feel welcome as if I were a guest in their home instead of client.
Response from Bob & Bonnie - 02/09/2012
Aloha's & Mahalo's Scott, You folks are welcome any time to come back and visit this wonderful Island of Hawaii.Thank You for staying with us!!Warm Aloha's Allways.Bob & Bonnie
A beautiful house close to Volcanoes National Park
The artist Cottage is in a beautiful spot close to Volcanoes National Park. The cottage is lovely, and the owners are wonderful, interesting people. I would definitely stay here again. The cottage was clean and very nicely furnished. It has everything you would ever want for a very comfortable stay. The owners have spent a lot of time on the details that make the cottage feel like a home.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
A magical cottage in the rain forest
The artist's Cottage is a most inviting, refreshing and magical place. Bob and Bonnie are wonderful hosts. They not only provide a warm and cozy place to stay, they ensure that your time on the Big Island is well spent with expert tips on where to go sight seeing and where to eat. The days we spent at the artist Cottage will always be a favorite memory of our Hawaiian vacation. The experience was so unexpected - with a warmth not often found. We definitely plan to stay here the next time we visit the Big Island.
A wonderful cottage to explore the volcano from
My husband and I stayed at The artist Cottage for a week in early June. Bob and Bonnie had thought of everything and the place was extremely well stocked with food, snacks, drinks, and toiletries (in fact my only slight criticism would be that the place is almost too well stocked - there's not a huge amount of space for your own things). The cottage comes with all you could need during your stay: a full kitchen, a washing machine and dryer, a fireplace and a hot tub. It's about 5-10 minutes drive from the volcanoes national park and is the perfect base to from which to explore the volcano and lava flows. Bob and Bonnie were incredibly warm and welcoming people and really gave you the sense that nothing would be too much to ask. I only wish we could have stayed longer to explore more of the Big Island.
San Francisco, California
Exceeded every expectation . . . and then some.
My wife and I cannot say enough good things about the artists Cottage in Volcano. Bob and Bonnie were the perfect hosts. Bob greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a quick tour of the place. He was engaged but unobtrusive. When he found out it was our 24th wedding anniversary, he immediately opened a bottle of wine and drank a toast to us. On our second night, he and Bonnie left us a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket with two glasses and a note. Additionally, the cottage provided everything we needed. We didn't even have to go out to dine on the first night. There was plenty of food and drink. The bathroom and bedroom were exceptionally well-stocked. There was a hot tub, plenty of reading material on the area, a fireplace and so many other amenities that we just didn't have the time to take advantage of all of them. If you're going to the volcano, I wouldn't bother with any other place, particularly if you are looking for a comfortable and private accommodation with all the comforts of home.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
All The Comforts of Home
Want to relax? This is your home. Bob and Bonnie have made sure that you will relax and enjoy your visit to the Volcanoes/Hilo area. Within a short drive to everything on the east coast of The Big Island or you can just kick back and enjoy the quiet of their little piece of paradise. Don't worry about anything. The house is stocked with anything and everything. This will be the only place we stay on our trips to the east coast of the Big Island. A big aloha and Mahalo to Bob and Bonnie. Thanks for the memories.
Couln't ask for any place better!!!
We had a wonderful time at The artist Cottage. It is the perfect place to stay if you plan on spending lots of time in the national park. As soon as we returned, I highly recommended it to all my friends on Facebook.
walnut creek, california
Perfect for our needs...
Recently stayed at the artist Cottage in Volcano, Hawaii. Hosts Bob and Bonnie were great, helpful if you need any directions, suggestions, restaurants, etc. Located 5 minutes from Volcanoes National Park entrance ($10/week pass) less to the Village restaurants (Kiawe Kitchen is great food but sometimes wait to get in). One bedroom & bath cottage with WiFi internet access. Updated appliances, fully stocked with fresh fruit, cereals/canned goods, coffee, refrig was full for those who may want to cook-in. Covered parking and a lanai where one can have a drink, smoke a cigar and yak with Bob, if one wants to. Artist Cottage (Bonnie the artist) is busy with knick knacks, paintings, menus, books. Perfect for us, will go back in the future.
Our stay at The Cottage when visiting the Volcano on the Big Isl
The hostess Bonnie was very friendly. The one thing that was most suprising to us, however, was that we were actually staying at a cottage that was not necessarily only a rental property, but someone's regular place of residence. The closet in the bedroom did not have any room for us to hang up our own clothes and there were many things in the house that belonged to the owners, so we did not really have a place to put our stuff during our stay; consequently, we kept our clothes in our suitcases. The hostess left a lot of snack type food for us, and she brought us fresh fruit every day - that was nice. We had our privacy and it was a nice place for us, as it was close to the attractions that we wanted to visit on The Big Island. Renters just need to be aware that they are staying at someone's "house" so it is very different than a hotel or a rental condo.
Response from Bob & Bonnie - 10/24/2010
Thank You for your review,We just want to say that the Warm jackets and sweaters and rain gear hanging in the closet are for guest that might not have brought for the Cool nights and rain that we get up here in the rainforest.Warm Aloha's Bob & Bonnie
RCH and MH
Warmest hosts provide every amenity!
If you're looking for a great spot to relax while exploring Hawai'i's Volcano National Park, look no further! Bob and Bonnie provide a homey environment with 5 star amenities like plush robes and towels, high thread-count sheets, a stocked kitchen, and stellar artwork (painted by Bonnie herself!)
As newlyweds, my husband and I were looking for comfort and convenience as we hiked around the park. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and showed the way inside to the cottage. Wine and chocolates were waiting for us as were a number of other foodstuffs. A computer and internet allowed for us to do lots of planning for the days we were there. Most of all we were very touched by the warmth shown to us by the hosts. Bob and Bonnie worked hard to make our experience very special and they are both caring and down to Earth individuals. Stay here, you won't be disappointed!
Wow! What s find! A gorgeous, cozy, comfortable little hideaway in the rainforest! There was every eventuality thought of - laptop with wireless access, food and drink a-plenty, the most delightful bathroom spa, with a multitude of towels and products........... Truly a dream come true in paradise. Bob and Bonnie are so very welcoming and made us feel very at ease and at home. Awesome job at the highest level of hospitality. There's nothing to NOT like! Mahalo!!!
Paul and Laurel
Twain Harte, California
This cottage is more charming than the pictures can show. Bob and Bonnie, our hosts, were most welcoming and attentive. They have provided luxurious bed and bath linens and the kitchen is fully equipped with fine cookware, tableware and glassware. One could easily spend many days at this cottage in comfort. There are excellent restaurants nearby and of course Volcano park is very special! The birding and hiking is awesome, not to mention the lava flow. We intend to stay here again.
Wonderful & well stocked
Cute, cozy, well maintained little house close to Volcano National Park. Stocked with so many food and sundry goodies (candy, wine, crackers, fruit juices, aromatic candles, bathroom sundries) you will be amazed (better than my home!). The proprietors are very welcoming and enthusiastic when you arrive, and then leave you alone to enjoy (but are close by if you need them).