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“Quiet Country Escape near Volcano National Park”
5.0 of 5 bubbles
24 reviews | other travelers have booked this property
Rental Home 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6 Pets not allowed Save
Pukeawe Cottage
Pukeawe Cottage
From the front door entry
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room--cozy wood burning stove
Dining Room
Kitchen--all modern appliances
Kitchen
Laundry Room
Downstairs Bedroom #1--Twin
Downstairs #1--roll top desk
Downstairs Bedroom #2--Queen
Upstairs Master Bedroom--King
Master
Master--sitting area
Master
Side yard patio
Patio
Meditation garden
Meditation garden
Bamboo
Bird Haven
Path to side yard
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Glee2544
Calgary AB
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94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
Quiet Country Escape near Volcano National Park
1
person found this review helpful

Spacious cottage had everything we needed and more. Kitchen and pantry were stocked with lots of extra spices and condiments plus flashlights and umbrellas needed for trekking into Volcano Park. So close to the park and very convenient to go back to Jaggar Museum at night to view the volcano then.

It was decorated in such a way that it felt like coming home at the end of the day; well, maybe better than home because it was so clean! Beds were comfortable, couch was great for watching a movie, and the wood stove was used every evening. Outside space is great for either soaking in the sun on a quiet bench, eating at the picnic table, or taking a leisurely stroll.

Joan at Country Goose provided a delicious breakfast each morning. She was hospitable, funny, and a wealth of knowledge. Mahalo for a great experience!

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Comfortable beds
Liked least: Stereo didn't work and had to turn off Wi-fi before it worked.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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CeciliaTr...
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
Charming, clean, and fully stocked Pukeawe cottage with breakfast
1
person found this review helpful

My family (elderly parents, husband, brother and his wife), all stayed recently at Pukeawe cottage. It was immaculate and well stocked. Not only was it spacious enough for three couples to have their privacy in their own rooms, it was well laid out so that we could gather in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen was very handy as there are limited restaurant options and quite pricier than we see at home.

Our family is particularly discerning, but we found the cottage charming, thoughtfully stocked, very clean, with quality amenities. The property is well cared for and maintained. There was hardwood floors throughout the common area and low-pile carpets in the bedrooms. The plumbing all worked well, and provided plenty of flow, with an on-site water purifier.

There were many throws, blankets, towels, and quality sheets, but even with the chilly evenings, we didn't need to use the extras. The kitchen had quality appliances and utensils. The pantry was well stocked with things you wouldn't think of purchasing (like spices, soy sauce, dish washing soap, laundry soap etc.

There was a complete library of up-to-date DVDs (though after our full days, we were too bushed to watch any), travel guides, etc. We made use of the flashlights (for night volcano viewing), bandages (my father fell during an outing), and the oh-so-handy washing/drying machines.

Joan's daily breakfast was completely filling with fruit (usually apple banana and papaya), pancakes / french toast / waffles with whipped cream and homemade preserves, scrambled eggs, sausages.

The cottage is well situated close to the volcano (don't forget to go at night or before sunrise to see the red glow), coffee and macadamia plantations, gardens, black beach, turtles, etc.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it's a complete wonder that Joan has the energy to feed and host so many cottages at the COuntry Goose.

We'd highly recommend this vacation rental. One thing I found a little disconcerting at other vacation rental places was that they expected a full deposit up front - which I don't like if I've never stayed there. Except for one night deposit - which I thought was reasonable, Joan treated the payment options like any reputable hotel would (ie credit card for one night deposit). She also accommodated an early morning check-in - which was very much appreciated, as the flights come in at 7AM to Hilo.

Everyone enjoyed our stay, and it kicked off a marvelous 2 week trip to Hawaii.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Very well stocked - and spacious rooms
Liked least: One of the room only had a twin bed - although there were futons which we could have set up to augment that
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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MI
Reviewed March 3, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
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Older travelers
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Honolulu
Reviewed January 4, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
5
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5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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1jk
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: La decoracion
Liked least: Nada , la casa es perfecta
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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