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The Artist Cottage at Volcano Garden Arts

19-3834 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
The Artist Cottage at Volcano Garden Arts

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My now wife and I arrived here after a long wedding day, long flight and long drive. We were met by Ira and instantly felt like we were at home. Great host and gave us a nice introduction to the cottage and property. The cottage was lovely and cozy. If you have too many bags it could get a bit... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The tiny cottage, with spacious bathroom addition, had everything we needed-even breakfast supplies. We loved having the garden all to ourselves in the evenings. We enjoyed exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and then coming home to soak in the hot tub under the big tree and the stars.

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Honolulu
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This cottage is owned and operated by gifted Hawaii artist Ira Ono. It is so very special to be able to stay in this amazing rainforest just outside of the park. A host of wonderful attributes include: yummy homemade treats for brekey and fresh grown island fruits, a new outdoor hot tub, a huge playful bathroom, complete kitchen, space heater... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the banana loaf waiting for us, to the cosy dressing gowns for the chilly mornings and the elegant flowers filling every vase, this was an ideal place to stay. We had three nights here and used it as a base for exploring the nearby sights around the volcano. Comfortable, if slightly rustic and glad we didn't have any big... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved every minute of our stay at Volcano Artist Cottage. The setting is serene, lush and beautiful. The landscaping is artistic and inspired. It's such a pleasure to wander through the gardens, which are tropical and very art-inspired. Owner (an artist himself) Ira Ono is an expert at making one feel at home. The cottage is cozy and comfy... More 

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cottage within Volcano Garden arts is truly enchanting. The cottage is as cute and cozy as can be with a galley kitchen, dining area, queen size bed and oversize bathroom (great shower) and hot tub. My husband and I spent 1 night in early July. Breakfast was provided, homemade banana bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, granola, everything you need... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights here over Christmas and had a wonderful time. The cottage itself is quite small (although the bathroom & shower are gorgeous and huge) but the setting is beautiful. The grounds are a work of art themselves with a tree-enclosed "room" and several meditation areas (and a rescued goat!). The works of art for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Bob and Bonnie were VERY gracious hosts!!! The extras they provided made our dream vacation relaxed and stress free. We especially appreciated their input on excursions dinner locations and other "must see" options. It's so nice to know that innkeepers really care!! They made it obvious. Aloha!! Couldn't say it any better!!!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I could probably write a book about this place, but I'll try to keep it informative. All the reviews you have read about this place (and I've read most of them) are pretty true. I'll start with the bedroom. Where the bed is the size of, well, the size of the bed. The bed is in an alcove and against... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My sense of how much you will enjoy this cottage will depend upon how long you stay and how the weather is when you are there. The good: The location is perfect for day trips to the Park - and go after dark to see the glow of Pele! The grounds and the gallery are wonderful. Waking up to the... More 

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VolcanoGardenArts, Owner at The Artist Cottage at Volcano Garden Arts, responded to this review

In response to this review I would like to explain that this is a historic property built in 1908 and lovingly restored to bring it up to date. This cottage was the original caretaker’s cottage and I wanted to keep the original charm while retrofitting with modern conveniences such as the Zen bath and modern kitchenette. For guests staying more... More 

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