An amazing getaway just moments from Hawaii Volcanoes NP!
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My wife and I stayed in Kipuka Cottage for several days during our Hawaii honeymoon. If you plan on exploring Hawaii Volcanoes NP or anything on the Hilo side of the Big Island, there is no better location than Kipuka Cottage. The beautiful timber framing of the cottage, ample natural light from all of the windows, and private rainforest setting all contribute to the ambience of this unique home. The house was filled with eclectic touches of art and decoration and you're in for a surprise at every turn! Unlike most vacation rentals, Kipuka Cottage truly reflects the character of both the location and the owners. We absolutely LOVED the wood stove, and made good use of it to warm up on those chilly rainforest evenings. Bill was a consummate host, and was very communicative before our visit to make sure we knew everything we needed to know about the home. The cottage is just a few short minutes from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes NP, which made it easy to return "home" throughout our days at the park to rest and relax in between sightseeing. Kilauea was putting on quite a show when we visited, I highly recommend visiting the Jagger Museum overlook of Halema'uma'u Crater after dark to view the glow (and perhaps lava fountains) of the lava lake! Amazing!