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Apapane Guesthouse Cottage, near park entrance, perfect for Birders and Hikers

Rainforest Views from your bed
Certificate of Excellence
49 reviews
Rainforest Views from your bed
Apapane (Ah-Pah-Pah-Nay) playing in the Hapu'u tree ferns in the garden area.
Kalij pheasants can occasionally be seen on the grounds, making soft 'booping' sounds.
Exotic flowers grow amongst the ferns and towering Ohia trees.
A night view of a lava flow - you never know what you might find.
Anthuriums grow brightly under the forest canopy.
Occasionally you'll see a group of Frankolin crossing the road.
Kilauea Crater in Volcanoes National Park is only minutes away.
The gardens contain a few secluded koi ponds for your enjoyment.
This lava gaurdian is actually where lava flowed around a tree in the park.
There are a few lava tubes in the area that you can easily explore - bring a flashlight!
Our beautiful garden paths walk you between the koi ponds and stands of bamboo through the forest.
Well lit graveled paths lead from the parking area.
Koi ponds and ferns along our garden paths.
The park has exotic beauty of many kinds and colors - and many miles of hiking trails.
Hawaii even gets snow in the winter, on the very peaks of the tallest volcanoes.
Kilauea is the active crater, the centerpiece of the park.
Lava sometimes breaks out and heads to the ocean.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Nestled among the Hapu'u tree ferns, towering Ohia trees, paths and koi ponds, our cottages cater to nature loving, quiet adults who want to be in the rainforest and near the Volcanoes National Park main entrance.

The ʻApapane Guesthouse Cottage is a completely detached cottage surrounded by lush rainforest views. There are views into the forest from every window, lighted paths, koi ponds, private off road parking, and a collection of books and dvd's inside.

Village stores and restaurants are close by, as is the charming Sunday morning Farmer's Market. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance is only minutes away.

For Birders:

Each of our cottages is named for a native bird species, and our website includes information on local birds, birding locations, species lists and more. If you bring your binoculars and sch...
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Listing #FKN3851715
About the Owner
Dale M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We live close to the rentals, but not on the grounds. We supply you with a number of methods to get in touch with us in the confirmation email. Though we may be hiking in the park ourselves in cel dead areas, we check for calls, texts, and email quite often. We enjoy answering questions about the park, suggesting hiking trails based on your needs, and of course, offer birding advice if wanted.
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The “Apapane” cottage in Dale and Cindy’s Enchanted Rainforest offered a wonderful combination of privacy, peacefulness, natural beauty and creature comforts. It was perfect for the four days we explored Hawai’i Volcanoes NP and adjacent areas. The attractive wood interior of the cabin is made...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This was such a wonderful experience for us! There’s really no better way to stay in the rainforest. You wake up, surrounded by lush green ferns and chirping birds in a beautifully arranged cottage. You really feel separated from the daily grind when you stay...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fantastically situated rainforest accommodation set amid lush, old-growth tree ferns, birdlife, and fish ponds. Cottages are beautifully built with native timber throughout and very well appointed. Stayed at the Apapane Cottage for 9 nites in early March. Well-outfitted kitchen enabled good bit of self-catering and...More

1  Thank SanJose914
Management response:Responded 22 March 2018

Thanks, Ed! It was a pleasure meeting you and taking you around for some birding - and thanks for taking such good care of our cottage... after 9 nights I could hardly tell you'd been there. You must leave a path of awed hosts along...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 880
R 11 277
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We have multiple cottages: The Guesthouse is normally $140/night + tax, 2 night minimum, the Hiker's Retreat is $85/night + tax, 3 night minimum. See our website ( www.erc-volcano.com ) for policies, specials, and LOTS of area information! NO CLEANING FEE! NO BOOKING FEES!
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About the neighbourhood
Volcano Village is just outside the Volcanoes National Park boundary, minutes from the visitor center. The Village has food, gas, atms, a number of fine restaurants, art galleries, and more, and is home to many artists, scientists, and those of a spiritual nature, a really open minded and friendly community.

The park entrance which is about 2 miles on down the highway. And speaking of weather, we get everything from sun to clouds to heavy fog and mist to rain... it's very unpredictable, so plan ahead.
Getting around
Though you can get to the village or park from the airport by bus, you really need a car or tour company to experience how large and varied the park really is.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Hilo International Airport (ITO): 42.0 km
The Apapane Guesthouse is in Volcano Village, just outside the park entrance. Actual driving time is about 5 to 10 minutes depending on route.

Hilo Airport (ITO) and the town are about 30 miles north of the park entrance, about a 45 minute drive.

Kona Airport (KOA) is over two hours away, so plan on enough daylight hours for travel if you are arriving there.

Hilo has all the usual mainland US stores, so it's easy to pick up supplies on the way.

Both airports have rental cars available, and it's best to book those at least a month before arrival, as they can sell out if there is a major event, such as the Merry Monarch Festival or New Years Eve.
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