USA Hawaii The Big Island, Hawaii Volcano Listing #22730

Kahu 'lo - Guardian Hawk - Volcano, HI

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10 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Charming home w/ wood stove - 10 minutes to Hawaii Volcanoes Nat'l Park!

Your next volcano adventure awaits at this Big Island home, beautifully situated on a property filled with Ohia trees, Kahili ginger, and magnificent Hapu'u ferns. Offering a wood-burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, and fantastic proximity to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this home provides everything you need to relax and unwind in tropical fashion.

What's nearby:
This home is only 10 minutes by car from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, allowing you to hike across the floor of the Kilauea-Iki crater, trek to Halema'u ma'u, or take a night hike to see the active lava flows. You'll also be a 10-minute drive from popular restaurants, including 'Ōhelo Cafe and The Rim, and a 40-minute drive from the historic city of Hilo and the black sands of Punalu'u Beach.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (without a dishwasher)
*Please note that the home utilizes rainwater catchment and is not recommended for drinking. Guest is responsible for supplying their own drinking water. Please be mindful of water usage.

This rental is managed by Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii, LLC.
GE/TAT 071-491-7888-01

Stays over 28 nights may be eligible for a fee waiver.

County permit number: STVR 19-368323
County permit number: NUC 19-1972
Other permit number: TMK 311021147

State/province tax number: GE-071-491-7888-01
State/province tax number: TA-071-491-7888-01

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining





Internet : Other


Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

DVD player


Gas grill : Private




Enclosed yard

10 reviews

Kimberly M. Apr 2022
The house is clean and well stocked with everything from toiletries to cooking pans and utensils and even a washer and dryer. The layout is a bit quirky as the living room, kitchen and main bath/shower upstairs with the bedroom down stairs. It's easy enough to move around and the eaves keep you dry from the rain (remember it's a rainforest) as you move around the property.

The privacy is second to none as the house is tucked nicely into the jungle with only views of the roofs of neighboring homes.

If you're booking this place it is because you want to spend time at Hawaii Volcano National Park. It's a very short drive to the park, great hiking and great views. It is also very close to the wonderful restaurants in the town of Volcano. There are also a couple of minimart type stores there. However, the closest grocery store would be FoodLand in Keaau. Not a bad drive as you shouldn't have to run to a major store except once.

As long as you're okay with stairs and don't mind rain, the place is homey and a good place to stay.

The only problem we had was the gate code we were given was incorrect. A phone call got us into the emergency set of keys as they couldn't figure out the gate code either. We also called about getting a later checkout. I gave up after waiting on the phone for over 40 minutes for anyone to talk to. This isn't the owners fault by any means but a reflection on Vacasa itself. If they offer 24 hour contact, someone should answer the phone.
Manager response:
Thanks for sharing your feedback, Kimberly! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and sincerely apologize for any miscommunication and delay in the service you received. Please know that we are experiencing a higher than normal call and email volume at this time. We have since hired and trained many new team members to help maintain our standards of service. We hope to host you again soon!
Andrew J. Dec 2019
Close to National Park
Very Peaceful and Cozy
Kitchen Well Stocked
DAVID T. Aug 2019
Everything is great: location, weather, house, nature! You have to spend a couple of days, but not alone.
Andrew J. May 2019
Jungle atmosphere all around loved the Coqui Frogs at night!
Katherine R. Apr 2019
This was a great place to stay, quiet (except roosters and frogs, etc) and the fern forest was lovely. Not far from Hilo, Volcano and interesting sights (only about 30 minutes black sand beach Punaluu). The cool nights were great for sleeping. The house was comfortable, clean and spacious. The kitchen could use a sharp knife or two, and the poor outdoor lighting made getting in and out of the house and bath a bit tricky. Our family of four all slept in the main room and we did not use the separate lower bedroom at all - our little kids did not want to be so far away from parents. Overall very good and recommended!
Eugenia . Feb 2017
Great location near Volcano National Park, large lenai with beautiful views of the fern forest, idea for 2
Sandra . May 2016
This home is comfortable and compact. Be aware that the bedroom is not inside the main part of the house. The room has it's own entrance from the outside behind the garage area downstairs and is not accessible from inside the house. It is five miles from the few shops of Volcano so if you need any supplies make sure and bring them with you. There were some shortages of knives and coffee mugs but otherwise it was warm, secure and is in a beautiful setting among the large ferns. You will be secluded in a wonderland of nature.
Marianne . Apr 2016
This lovely home is private and tranquil on the outskirts of Volcano. Clean, professionally decorated, newer construction, laundry facilities, tons of porch space, comfortable sleeping, wood-burning fireplace, and an outdoor tub to unwind while listening to the abundance of animal sounds at night. It's truly spectacular...if you can embrace the feeling of being out in the "country" with a locking driveway gate, some low water pressure issues, a running toilet, lots of stairs, and solitude. Purchase all your grocery needs outside of Volcano and arrive during daylight hours to successfully find this property, unlock gate, and retrieve house key. If you arrive after sunset, you will need a flashlight to help. My family of 4 loved it!
Richard . Dec 2015
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 8 days and i wouldn't of wanted it to go any other way. The instructions to check in and out we're clear and easy. The house was way beyond expectations. Everything was clean and organized. We tried really hard to find one bad thingabout the experience with the place but we couldn't. I would book it again and highly recommend to anyone considering visiting the big island. Well done!
Susan . Nov 2014
I liked the location, a mile from the belt highway, 1/2 hour from the Hilo airport, & ten minutes away from the funky little town of Volcano & Hawaii Volcanos National Park. I loved that the house is so private & quiet. The living room is bright & sunny, the lanai is great, & the cell reception, TV, & wi-fi are excellent. I was glad that the yard is wild & not fussy. The downstairs bedroom set-up would be OK for a guy, but as a woman I chose to sleep upstairs on the queen size futon, which is very comfortable. I had to be a little creative with the lighting there, though. The wood burning fireplace & washer & dryer were real pluses.