Lazy Lehua Cottage

Rates: $165 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: XQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 210 reviews)
Serenity and adventure await you at this private home nestled on a half acre of beautiful rainforest. Lazy Lehua Cottage is ideal for quiet or adventurous couples, small families, honeymooners, artists, poets, musicians and authors. If it's serenity you need, or adventure you crave, Lazy Lehua Cottage is the perfect place. The native birds will serenade you while you drink your early morning tea or coffee. Float suspended in a hammock chair on one of the 3 lanai's while gazing out to the abundant rainforest that hosts gigantic Hapu'u ferns, magnificent Lehua flowering Ohia trees and aromatic ginger. Many people visit Volcano National Park just to experience the Rainforests, so what better way to experience them than to spend the night at Lazy Lehua.

Lazy Lehua Cottage is located 2 miles from Volcano Village where restaurants, galleries, winery, golf course and Sunday Famers Market can all be found. Volcano is a beautiful little artist community and great resting spot for seeing the east side of the island with it's rainforest, orchid gardens, winery, hiking trails, waterfalls, black sand beaches and farmers markets -- it's simply an amazing place. World Famous Hawaii Volcano National Park is 3 miles away, a must for your trip to the Big Island.

The Big Island offers many unforgettable experiences. Volcano makes for a great place to stay to visit the surrounding area. In Hawaii Volcano National Park, you can walk through a giant lava tube, hike through unforgettable rain forests, steaming craters, or see what Kilauea Volcano is creating today; one of the only place's in the world you will experience new land being created. Check out Punalu’u beach, the Big Islands most famous black sand beach. Swim in the pristine waters where sea turtles swim, rest and lay their eggs in the beautiful black sand, a 30 minute drive. If coffee is what you crave, visit Ka'u Coffee Mill in Pahala and see coffee being grown and produced on the Island. Visit old historic downtown Hilo, only 30 minutes away. Walk through the beautiful Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, or to hike to the many waterfalls.

Awaiting you when you get back to the Lazy Lehua Cottage, your home away from home, is a serene cottage for you to catch your breath and rejuvenate. Soak your sore muscles in our 2 person master bedroom jetted tub over looking the beautiful rainforest just outside your window. Exactly what you need after your day of exploration on the Big Island. You'll be rejuvenated and ready for more adventures.

Lazy Lehua Cottage was lovingly built in 2004. The idea for Lazy Lehua Cottage was to make it a special place for guests to stay and relax. Focus was on putting as much character, charm and soul in to it and making it a whimsical, beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. Trees were hand cut and property cleared only enough to put Lazy Lehua Cottage in its perfect place. The beautiful Ohia trees that unfortunately had to be cut down were used for the posts on the lanais giving it, its whimsical cottage look that blends in well with the rain forest. In keeping in the spirit of whimsical, some of the furniture throughout the cottage was hand crafted; coffee table, bar top and headboard on bed all using local, exotic and native woods. Our property is unique as we use our home often and we visit frequently so it is kept in immaculate condition! We know you'll feel the magical spirit of the house when you stay here.

We have always been recognized for our cleanliness. Because your safety and comfortability are our top PRIORITIES, we have enhanced our cleaning and sanitizing procedures even more. We are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association) for cleaning and disinfecting to ensure a Safe Stay. We will continue to do what it takes to make sure that you remain confident with your choice to enjoy a relaxing and safe stay at Lazy Lehua Cottage.

County of Hawaii Licensed and Registered Transient Vacation Rental
TA-112-091-7504-01 Registration Number: GE-112-091-7504-01, TA-112-091-7504-01

Lazy Lehua Cottage Reviews

Frank K.
February 2024
Wonderful private location with everything you need for a stay in this more remote area of the Big Island. Comfortable and clean. Would book again.

Phyllis G.
February 2024
We were completely charmed by this amazing bungalow. It felt like we were living in a clean, chic treehouse in the jungle! It is beautifully appointed, and the host leaves a few items (and treats) to get us going. The kitchen is fully applianced and everything works as it should. We wish it had been warmer so we could have taken advantage of the front and back porches. The neighborhood is quiet and private, the owner and local contact are super responsive and the location near the Volcanoes National Park is super convenient. In short, we LOVED it!

Steve H.
January 2024
My family and I stayed here over new years. The property was exactly as presented - it's a clean, charming cottage tucked away in rainforest, with only one other neighbor visible from the property. Every morning we heard a variety of birds and saw a couple of passing pheasants. One the other side of the highway are a few restaurants, small grocery stores and a gas station. The cottage was very well stocked and clean. It worked well for two adults and two small children. As mentioned elsewhere it can be pretty cool but the fireplaces help, and there are thick blankets - it's not hard to get comfortable. It was one of the highlights of our stay on the Big Island.

Elyssa W.
January 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming cabin in the rainforest. It was clean, uniquely decorated & well appointed. Its location was ideal for our excursions to Volcano National Park and Hilo area. Would highly recommend!

Jason P.
December 2023
Everything about our stay was spot on! Well stocked, convenient location to Volcano National Park and super quite! It was one of the few places we have been on Vacation where I could have just lounged around in the rain forest. Communication with the owner was great and easy. We hope to be back some day!!! A+ VRBO experience!!!

Monika K.
December 2023
We loved the cottage. Everything was clean and fully equipped. The location was amazing. It was a perfect place to get rest after all day of exploring the Island. We loved the interior design and bedful rainforest scenery out of the window. We definitely recommend the place.

Andrea D.
December 2023
We loved staying here, it’s very quiet and relaxing, we had everything we could possibly need and the home is so lovely and clean

December 2023
Great place tucked away in the rainforest just a few miles away from Volcano National Park. Very comfy bed and windows all around the main bedroom for Stargazing.

Robert H.
November 2023
Very quiet, comfortable accommodations

Jeannine Z.
October 2023

Todd F.
August 2023
Loved how the amazing property nestled into its surroundings! Everything was top notch and our only request for improvements would be washer and drier. But believe me the positives WAY outweighed that slight inconvenience!!! Would stay here again ANYTIME in the volcano region!

Monika G.
August 2023
The cottage was just as lovely as in the pictures. It was super clean, and the upstairs and downstairs created some privacy. The space is thoughtfully laid out, and the location is excellent. It's a beautiful spot, and also very close to the national park.

Christian B.
August 2023
A jewel in the rainforest, built and decorated with a lot of love to every detail. Very clean and just amazing. Definitely the best place we stayed in Hawaii, and a recommendation. See you soon again.

Will J H.
August 2023
Beautiful place to stay very peaceful just nature to listen to. Great communication!!!

Kris S.
July 2023
We enjoyed our stay. The secluded cabin is close to Volcanoe National and very comfortable.

Karl K.
July 2023
The Lazy Lehua cottage was absolutely beautiful. It was very well stocked, extremely clean and a joy to spend a couple of days in. The cottage was nestled in the rainforest, surrounded by lush vegetation, which was home to a chorus of birds to sing you to sleep each night. It was probably the nicest place I have stayed in my travels over the years...a wonderful combination of rustic with beauty and comfort. We went for a walk a couple of times and found the neighbours very friendly. It was very well situated on the doorstep of Volcanoes National Park. Thank you Stacey!!

Sigrid E.
June 2023
We spent 3 days in this lovely place to explore the Volcanoes, and truly had the experience of a lifetime! On the morning of the second day (June 7), our host Stacey messaged that Kīlauea had begun erupting earlier in the morning. We left immediately and were at the overview around 6 am. What a sight! Only few people were around then and we got to chat with some locals who shared their knowledge of the volcano (and where to go to see it a night --which was truly amazing). The cottage is absolutely lovely, secluded and private yet minutes from the National Park. The kitchen has all the essentials and it is so nice that there were supplies of different spices, coffee filters etc. Because of the proximity to the park, we were able to hike the Kïlauea Iki Trail early in the morning, and were largely alone on the trail, another unique experience! Would stay again here anytime.

Kevin D.
May 2023
This was our first vacation to Hawai’i so we had premonitions but weren’t exactly sure what to expect. We arrived in the dark and although the directions were correct we somehow got a bit turned around. It was just so dark and secluded that we missed the our turn. The neighborhood was nothing like we’ve ever seen. It is so dark at night that it was hard to tell if it was at the right place when we arrived. It is so secluded and *quiet( human neighbors) that you would not even know there are people within miles. As for the non-human neighbors (birds) I was really surprised at how noisy they were in the evening and ALL night long. I was super glad that I had ear plugs. My wife didn’t but she didn’t have a problem sleeping through the sounds. The bird calls, although really loud, we’re pleasant. It was fun the hear the different sounds of the day-time birds in the morning and in the day. As for the cottage. It was clean, well kept and maintained had everything we could have hoped for. The photos understate how nice the place is. Every thing was as good or better than expected. Great communication with the owner but didn’t need to contact her for anything. We both wish we had more time here and would stay here again in a heartbeat! Mahalo Lazy Lehua!

Tracey M.
April 2023
Thank you for a fantastic stay. Spent 3 days here and it was just delightful. The property is very lash and tropical the cottage is very clean and well-appointed. A beautiful view out of every window and proximity to hiking and restaurants was wonderful. Very easy drive in the Kona. Viewing the stars at night was pretty spectacular.

Jon M.
March 2023
The location was perfect, the house was perfect, and the host was so responsive. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation rental!

Ben S.
February 2023
A lovely cottage in a secluded spot. All that we could have hoped for and more. Nestled in a tropical forest,Lazy Lahua offers a peaceful hide-away with easy access to Volcano National Park. What a treat to return to this enchanting cottage after a long day of hiking.

Lisa S.
February 2023
We loved our stay here. It had everything we could possibly need, including big umbrellas to keep us dry in all the rain we got while we were there. The little gas fireplaces kept us cozy when it was chilly. We loved how you can see the stars at night through the high bedroom windows. The location is perfect for spending time at Volcanoes NP. Only a 10 minute drive to see the latest changes in Kilauea. The hammock on the lanai was so relaxing. So many birds singing in the trees. We'd love to come back again some day!

Marti H.
January 2023
We loved staying at this charming cottage near Hawaii Volcano National Park-8 min drive. It is well supplied with bath items, lotion, shampoo etc…and a starter supply of snacks, spices, and a few condiments in the well stocked kitchen. We used the gas fireplaces several times to take the morning chill off. There’s just something relaxing about the sound of rain while swinging on the lanai!

Krishna P.
January 2023
Gives good memory.

Carly H.
December 2022
What a beautiful property! The cottage had everything we wanted or needed. The communication regarding check-in and check-out and information we needed for our stay was very organized. We really enjoyed the lanais and privacy of the home, as well as the fireplaces that got used often in the cool, wet weather. The cottage was a perfect base for exploring the national park. We had a wonderful time, and it was hard to leave! We would definitely recommend and would come back in a heartbeat!

Chris T.
November 2022
Everything turned out as good as the reviews we read. Just a few minutes drive into the national park and tons of walking trails. Make sure you get up real early or stay very late at night and check out the lava glow. As far as the house, nothing was Wanting or missing. As far as the cottage.. Just a gorgeous building, well furnished. The sounds at night (birds, crickets, rain on the metal roof)will lull you fast to sleep. Will definitely be back!

Carla U.
October 2022
Staying here was like staying at a good friend's fantastic cottage in a rain forest. We had everything we needed. It was secluded and very quiet. We mainly heard the birds in the day and the frogs at night. But very close to the few restaurants in Volcano Village. And close to Volcano National Park. We could go from hiking a lava filled crater to our rain forest cottage. We certainly hope to go back some day.

John S.
October 2022
We adore HVNP & have vacationed in Volcano village 8 years now, staying in VRBO rentals every time. All were fine, but after discovering Lazy Lehua Cottage in 2017, we can't imagine staying anywhere else. We KNOW each week-plus visit will be as fantastic as the previous ones. The love for this home shown by the owner & the local support team is obvious. LLC is maintained meticulously, inside & out, and upgrades appear regularly. We can't wait to return in 2023. :-)

Roxanne K.
October 2022
Absolutely beautiful home and property. Everything we needed was there. Easy drive to wherever we wanted to go, the volcano park, shopping, restaurants, or beach. Perfect place to relax and enjoy😊

Tracy M.
September 2022
Beautiful setting, peaceful, secure

Patrick P.
August 2022
Loved this rainforest cottage! It was the most homey vrbo I have stayed in. They provide everything to make your stay enjoyable and the kitchen has everything you need. We loved sitting on the front porch enjoying the rainforest. Location is so close to the national park about a 10 minute drive. Would definitely stay here again if we return!

Michelle S.
August 2022
This place was incredible!

Catherine M.
August 2022
Clean, comfortable, & well stocked, we felt like we were staying in a cottage owned by family. Fantastic location for visiting Volcano National Park. Would definitely want stay there again.

Melissa T.
July 2022
Worth every penny. Wish it had washer and dryer.

Alicia J.
July 2022
This property is very well equipped and convenient to HVNP. I will book again well in advance for our next trip. Mahalo Lazy Lehua Cottage.

Oliver L.
July 2022
The perfect place to experience volcano national park. Secluded and quiet.

July 2022
Simply amazing! We travel a lot and this was one of the best places we've ever stayed in. Highly recommended.

Dressel F.
May 2022
Property was accurately described and very pleasant to stay at. It was very clean, well cared for and beautifully decorated. We didn’t utilize the comforts of cooking our own meals but had we wanted to, we could have… the kitchen was well stocked! Location was great too! If you’re thinking this might be the place to stay, it is! You won’t regret it.

Michelle L.
May 2022
We loved the property. Every detail was thought of and the location was so unique. The home was perfect in the rainforest. So peaceful and serene. This is a great place to stay and explore volcano national park, Hilo and puna area. We would highly recommend.

Bob S.
March 2022
Very neat and charming. Everything we needed was supplied. We'd be happy to recommend the cottage to anyone.

Teresa G.
March 2022
Very nice stay. Close to the National Park. Everything you need.

Dawn C.
February 2022
Great location - very private at the end of the subdivision. We had no problem finding it. Loved the trees and plants everywhere - it literally is in a rain forest! The house was comfortable with everything you need. We didn't cook but the kitchen looked well stocked. The bunk bed downstairs was perfect for our grandson. The bed upstairs was very cozy - the quilts and covers were perfect as it was a bit chilly! The bathroom downstairs has a shower. Upstairs it's a jetted tub - looked nice but we didn't use it. The house is conveniently located close to restaurants and the Volcano National Park, also not too long of a drive to Hilo. It was always nice to return to this wonderful oasis among the trees! Also - Stacey was very patient with us as my grandson left his phone in the house after we checked out and locked up. She helped us to get back in the house to retrieve it - thank you!

Hans B.
February 2022
The place is wonderful. The bedroom with vaulted ceilings is marvelous and the downstairs is well equipped. Property maintained to a very high level.

Reba B.
February 2022
The Lazy Lehua Cottage was a perfect place to stay for exploring Volcanoes National Park. It’s less than 10 minutes to the park entrance and close to the town of Volcanoes. The house is very well equipped and has everything you need for your stay. The lenais were so peaceful to sit in and hear / see nature all around you. We can’t wait to come back!

Sherri w.
February 2022
The attention to detail is amazing. We would have stayed here even if the volcano wasn't just next door.

Thomas S.
February 2022
Very comfortable, well-provisioned, cozy forest retreat. Well organized cottage, lots of birds during the day and stars at night.

Ilan S.
January 2022
We loved this property. It is a charming cottage in the rainforest with prime location 1 mile from Volcanoes National Park. First the house: Lovely cottage with bunk beds on the main floor along with a well equipped kitchen, and large and very comfortable master bedroom upstairs. Bathrooms on both floors. Electric fireplaces on both floors for heating (and rustic ambience). Charming and whimsical wood constructing the railing on the patio and the master bed headboard. 3 lanais (patios/porches), 2 of them with hammocks. Dining table on front lanai, where we are all our meals surrounded by the lush foliage and serenaded by birds, frogs, and crickets. Many thoughtful touches go above and beyond. The setting: deep in a lush forest, surrounded by bamboo and ferns and dozens of beautiful trees we’ve never seen before. The location: 1 mile from Volcanoes National Park. Extremely convenient for multiple small trips to the park. Kīlauea (the active volcano) was starting and stopping in recent weeks, and so it was incredibly convenient to be so close to the park that we could rapidly mobilize early in the morning before dawn if there was activity On the USGS webcam. (That’s exactly what happened and we were rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience of seeing an erupting volcano against a black, starry sky.) Aside from Volcanoes NP, the location is conveniently situated between the black sands beach (must visit) and Hilo. Our family was very happy here and the kids said many times they wanted to live at Lazy Lehua Cottage forever!

Robyn B.
December 2021
We stayed 2 nights in this cute and welcoming cottage. It was a great spot for exploring Volcanoes National Park and we loved the rainforest experience for part of our week stay on the Big Island. This place was totally unique and so fun to stay at. The only comment I have is about the twin bunks...If you have very tall kids, they may not fit. The bottom bunk is longer than a normal twin so my 16 year old son (who is 6'5") was thankfully able to fit, but the top bunk space feels shorter than a regular twin due to the sloped roof line. My 14 year old daughter is 5'5" and only fit diagonally. She likes to sleep curled up so it worked out mostly. That being said, I think everyone would be happy to stay here again!

Jason P.
November 2021
Stacey's cottage was clean, well stocked, and we loved the secluded setting in the rainforest. It's the perfect base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park, and is only about 40 mins to Hilo. Would surely stay again!

Jane P.
November 2021
very nice

James M.
November 2021
We had a great experience staying at this property. It is gorgeous, well maintained, secluded, and the perfect spot to get away and just relax. The proximity to Volcano National Park allowed us to see the glow of Kilauea erupting with nobody else around. We took full advantage of the well stocked kitchen and the jacuzzi bathtub. We ate breakfast and dinner on the front deck while we listened to the gentle sounds of the jungle and were refreshed by the cool, fresh air. This is exactly what we imagined when we think fairy tale jungle cabin. Highly recommend.

Katherine P.
October 2021
We stayed here for 4 nights to go to the park anytime we wanted and it was great. Less than 10 minutes from the park entrance. The house itself is amazing and we spent mornings drinking coffee and reading on the lanais. The jacuzzi tub was a nice way to wind down at the end of the day.

margie b.
October 2021
Wonderful place to stay if exploring the volcano national park. Very comfortable and had everything we could have wanted. Beautiful setting in the rain forest! Expect rain!!! We would definitely stay here again if we get a chance to come back!

Matthew H.
August 2021
Lazy Lehuna is a beautiful cottage that is very well appointed & stocked. The grounds are lovely & the front lanai is a great place to eat dinner. The location is excellent for exploring the National Park. I would definitely recommend to anyone coming to this area!!

Kathryn H.
August 2021
We loved the cottage and the bed upstairs was the coziest fluffiest ever. Beautiful garden, loved the quirky style!

Michelle L.
July 2021
What a glorious place to stay in the rainforest! You are close to the National Park for lots of exploring and yet close to drive to many options around Hilo. We loved our stay!

Todd D.
July 2021
You really can't find a better place to stay than this. The cottage is almost perfect. Every little extra touch was noticed and made it that much better. The kitchen was stocked and almost anything you needed was available. You will only be about 5 minutes from the park and closer to a few restaurants and two markets. You will feel entirely secluded at the edge of this neighborhood south of Volcano. When we come back to this area we will surely stay here again. It would be perfect for two people or a couple/someone with one ore two kids. The bunk beds on the main level are adorable.

Heather M.
July 2021
LLC is a charming house nestled in the rainforest just a couple of miles from Volcano National Park. The master suite on the second floor is spectacular! My kids and I loved all the special touches, the jet tub and the porch swings. There is not a huge selection of nearby restaurants serving dinner on some weeknights - so plan ahead. The Lava Rock Cafe (not open Monday) was a huge hit with my kids.

Srikanth S.
July 2021
It was a very unique setup. The property is so secluded yet in a neighborhood. It was Serene and felt like living in the woods. Loved the place. Would definitely rent it again. Must saty here to checkout volcano national park and all things at the southern tip of big island and also Hilo.

Elizabeth B.
June 2021
Wow. This was a real highlight of our 2 1/2 week trip to the islands. My 10 year old wanted to know if we could stay at the cottage for the rest of our vacation, and my 15 year old said he could definitely imagine living there permanently. The location near the park was outstanding, it felt very private and quiet (except for the wildlife, which croaked all night -- ha!), it was incredibly charming, and relaxing with the jacuzzi, hammocks, balconies. It was very well stocked in the kitchen, and incredibly clean. We are just in love with this cottage. It's the perfect spot for a family with two kids. Can't rave enough!

val e.
June 2021
This home is a treasure. It is tucked into plush rainforest in a neighborhood where you don't believe there are neighbors. The home is decorated for comfort and extreme natural beauty.

William G.
June 2021
We loved, loved , loved our stay in this magical story book cottage. Every single detail is lovely----if you like the cottages in Carmel, California you'll feel right at home. It's really much better than the photos, This was the best VRBO we have ever had.

Rina A.
June 2021
This cottage was absolutely beautiful, I would stay here again. Simply amazing!

Katie G.
June 2021
This was a well appointed, excellent place to stay near volcano national park. Stacy thought of everything. We did the hike to green sand beach but started late and there were even flashlights available that put our minds at ease. The bed/bedding may have been the most comfortable setup I've slept in. And the recommendation for the volcano farmers market was AMAZING. we got stuff for breakfast from a booth selling delicious Ukrainian food and picked up breakfast stuff for the next day so we could cook. Was so delicious. We were blown away with the big island and our jungle accommodations added to the experience. Would absolutely stay again.

Ray & Erlinda E.
March 2020
Very enjoyable, would stay here again.

Heather M.
February 2020
Super cute cottage in a quiet area of Volcano. Only a few minutes away from Volcano National Park, which was good for our visits there. The place was spotless and well equipped. We couldn't have asked for a better rental and would definitely stay there again. We just wish we could have stayed longer.

Hao F.
February 2020
This is one of the best vacation properties we rented, with a quiet location, clean interior, pretty garden and well-stocked kitchen. Our kids have been impressed at the first sight!

Jerzy B.
February 2020
This is an enchanting property. Spotless and fully equipped but what sets it apart are all the small details which makes it so cozy that you don't want to leave!

Zenab L.
February 2020
Stacey has thought of everything in making this an unforgettable stay. The place is immaculate, has pretty much everything you may need on a vacation and super romantic. Pictures don't do justice!

Michael D.
February 2020
It is a the best rental house we ever had!

Paul B.
January 2020
Lazy Lehua is a fantastic and nice place to stay for a visit on Big Island. All is very clean and well equiped. The atmosphere of the property is in one word ALOHA

Stacy W.
January 2020
We loved our stay at the Lazy Lehua Cottage and wished it could have been longer! The house was full of thoughtful touches, and exactly as pictured and described. Such a quiet area, the only sounds were those of nature. Waking up to birdsong in the tree ferns was such a treat! Even the thrum of rain on the rooftop made the experience great.

Karthikeyan S.
December 2019
My family had a great time and enjoyed the stay in the Lazy Lehua cottage. The environment was calm and beautiful. The amenities provided were nice.

michael d.
December 2019
Adorable cottage situated in the lush Volcano rain forest. The pictures do not do it justice. You will be amazed at the details of this property! From the fully stocked kitchen, to the comfortable bed in the loft upstairs, every inch of this home is perfection. We fell asleep to the peaceful sound of rainfall on the roof, and awoke to the sound of birds singing. It is very relaxing and quite the treat for a quiet getaway from busy city life. The Lazy Lahua Cottage is a MUST book, and we will certainly do just that upon our next return to Hilo.

December 2019
Very unique and beautiful place to stay! Also incredibly relaxing and peaceful.

March 2019
We loved this cottage so much. It’s magical. Usually the photos are better than the property itself, but in this case, the property exceeded the photos. It had every amenity imaginable, was wonderfully decorated, And the linens and towels were high quality. We were so comfortable and didn’t want to leave.

December 2018
Stacey's cottage is absolutely fabulous. Large, beautiful, impeccably clean comfortable and private. Two floors, two bathrooms, a jacuzzi tub, a beautiful lanai plus 2 more decks in back and upstairs. So many wonderful details in the decor and the many amenities provided. The weather was pretty rainy most of the time, but you could be perfectly happy just relaxing in this amazing little rainforest retreat.

James M.
October 2017
The dwelling was as described with added touches only a thoughtful homeowner would provide. Stacey was responsive when we had a question. We found the volcano fascinating and were happy to spend several days days alternately exploring it and relaxing at the cottage.

Tammy Y.
October 2017
If you ever come across my airbnb profile, you'll see that I've stayed in 50+ vacation rentals over the past 5 years both in the US and abroad. The Lazy Lehua Cottage was, by far, my favorite vacation rental of ALL TIME. When we arrived, we were caught in a rain storm. It was really dark but Stacey's directions were so clear, finding the cottage was a breeze! The pitter patter of the rain hitting the roof made the experience all the more cozy and enjoyable. Stacey's cottage is beautifully appointed with a full kitchen, great coffee, a shower downstairs with bunkbeds and sitting area, and the most wonderful loft bedroom upstairs with a jacuzzi spa tub. The decorations throughout are wonderful, and I appreciated the various forms of entertainment (books, DVDs, etc.) that were available to choose from. Two gas fireplace heaters kept us warm and cozy all night long. The bed in the upstairs loft is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on (and we have a top-of-the-line tempurpedic back at home). We have never had such a refreshing night of sleep. The numerous decks and outdoor sitting/eating areas, the koa slab counters and table, the cute hammock chairs, the sounds of nature and the feeling of being in the jungle, the natural wood used to construct the balconies/shelving......there are too many great things to list! Stacey definitely had a strong vision she executed on beautifully - there isn't a single detail she overlooked! The location from the cottage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was the icing on the cake. Since the park is open all night, staying so close to the park is the only way you can easily check out that view of the crater near Jaggar after dark! I was disappointed with another rental on our 8-day trip to the island and I tried to re-book the Lazy Lehua Cottage but it was unavailable! :( I CANNOT WAIT to stay here again and will tell all of my friends about this little gem! It is my dream to have a cottage like this someday so Stacey, if you ever plan to sell this beauty, PLEASE let me know!!!!!!

Martha S.
September 2017
We loved Lazy Lehua! The cottage had everything we needed and felt like we were home! The cottage is well taken care of and beautifully decorated. The master suite is roomy and comfortable and very bright during the day. Loved all the could lay in bed at night and see the stars through every window. Wish we had more time to spend there. The location is within a few miles of Volcano National Park. We would definitely recommend Lazy Lehua and would love to stay here again during our next visit!

Kelley B.
September 2017
We stayed in 4 different VRBO homes during our Hawaii vacation and this cottage was our favorite. The location was perfect for visiting Volcanoes National Park and a treat to come back to at the end of a long day of hiking. The grounds are beautiful and we loved reading our books on the sunny lanai. The interior of the cottage was cozy, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Information and directions from the owner were very helpful. We can't wait to visit again!

Sarah Q.
September 2017
Absolutely gorgeous, I wish we had stayed longer just so I could spend more time at the cottage! Everything is as described and pictured, actually even better. It is very private and surrounded by beautiful, lush flora. The 3 lanais made it easy to enjoy being outside even if it was raining. The upstairs lanai was my favorite spot to read while sitting in the hammock. The inside space is very well utilized, with plenty of seating and lounging downstairs and a huge, bright master upstairs. Having a bathroom on both floors was nice too. Everything from the linens, dishes and décor to the furniture, appliances and woodwork was high quality and very well taken care of. One of my favorite things were the little notes around the cottage; they were unobtrusive but super helpful when looking for something or using light switches. The kitchen was well equipped and we found everything easy to use (freshly ground coffee – yum!). There were lots of beach supplies (chairs, boogie boards, coolers) although we weren’t there long enough to get to the beach. You can tell a lot of thought and care was put into everything at the cottage and it’s easy to feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as you arrive. This place was a perfect little nature retreat with plenty of amenities. I dream of owning a place just like this someday!

Sue M.
September 2017
We really enjoyed being surrounded by nature and Lazy Lehau was a lovely, peaceful retreat. The kitchen was well equipped for self catering and the gas fires were effective in keeping us cosy on chillier mornings/evenings. However, most mornings it was sunny enough to enjoy breakfast out on the deck - perfect. It was great to be so close to the Volcano National park, so that we could visit there in the evening too. We had quite a busy few days sightseeing but the cottage was so lovely we wish we had spent more time just relaxing there. Highly recommended.

Jill S.
August 2017
Aloha, this has to be one of our favorite finds ever! So peaceful. Thank you very much!

Linda M.
August 2017
Lazy Lehua Cottage was everything I hoped it would be. Very clean, quaint, & secluded. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Best rental during our recent stay on the island- Only wish we had more time there - intended to stay 3 nights but it booked for the third night before we could grab it. So my advice is to book early. Easy access to the National Park which was wonderful and a time saver. My only suggestion is that the bar stools were difficult to sit in when dining inside at the kitchen bar. Maybe something with a higher footrest would help but that truly was insignificant given the comfort everywhere else. LOVED the bed upstairs-so very comfortable -and view of the stars from the windows above the bed before sunrise was an unexpected treat! Thank you.

Helen M.
July 2017
This is a terrific property! It's fully appointed kitchen makes cooking a breeze. There is even a grill you can use to keep the temps low inside. The cottage is beautifully decorated and with 2 hammocks (1 upstairs and 1 down), there was never a fight over who got to relax in the afternoon light. It's only 5 minutes from the entrance to Volcano National Park where we spent most of our time. But we also made excursion trips to Hilo (35minutes) and Puna (45minutes) to enjoy the local sites outside of the park. It was great to come back to the cottage at night, knowing we could soak in the spa tub if we needed to soothe some aches and pains! And my son loved the bunk beds and running his own "hotel" downstairs.

Amanda P.
July 2017
Stacy's cottage is wonderful - cozy, peaceful, all the amenities you could need, and minutes from Volcanoes NP. My husband loved it so much he hasn't stopped talking about he could recreate the house on some Texas land. We will definitely stay here again if and when we return to the Big Island!

Ashley F.
May 2012
My husband and I began our honeymoon at the Lazy Lehua Cottage, and we could not be more blown away. We wanted to begin our honeymoon in Volcano, HI away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, and this vacation rental was a dream come true. The cottage itself is warm and inviting with THREE different lanais to enjoy. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker (both electric drip as well as a small french press), coffee grinder, toaster, all major appliances and EVEN SPICES to help with the money saving cooking you can do. We loved the board games and cd's in the downstairs cabinet. We made the long (and worthwhile) trip out the Mauna Kea, and we were so tickled to have so many music options. We even left our Adele 21 album for the guests who follow... The master bedroom is perfection. Comfortable bed, with lots of extra blankets for the nighttime cool down, a closet with hangers if you so desire, a flat screen television and dvd player if you want, and most importantly, a indoor jetted bathtub for two. Perhaps what set this rental from Excellent to OUT OF THIS WORLD for us was the personal touch. We walked in to a hand written note welcoming my husband and me. Inside the fridge, we found a gorgeous, handmade lei resting around a bottle of champagne. There were even two Hershey's kisses on the pillow of the bed. It is obvious that the owner Joyce and the caretaker Rebecca care deeply about this property. The reservation process was painless, the stay has been marvelous and the only downside was leaving. I never imagined I would be disappointed to be heading to Maui! We will most definitely be coming back to the LLC when we come back to Hawaii!

Greg J.
March 2012
This was a fun stay in an interesting stand alone cottage. It was as though you were on your own with no sign of life around you other than the surrounding rain forest. A great base to explore the volcano, Puna coast and Hilo. We really enjoyed our four nights in this unique lodging. There are several nice restaurants in the area as well. We especially enjoyed Thai Thai right in Volcano. The winery was fun too. Snorkeling at the tidepools was great as well. The cottage is well equipped and the rental experience was very professionally handled. We would return with no hesitation.

Jane G.
December 2011
Thanks so much for our lovely stay!! This cottage has everything I would ever need! We loved the extra luxurious little touches like fresh flowers, fresh papaya with lime, and pretty cloth napkins on the table! We had a lot of rainy weather, so we got ample time to enjoy the wonderful music, game, and movie collection. The sun poked its head out on our last morning and my children built fairy homes in the dreamy front yard. Thank you for an amazing experience. We hope to come back!!!

Kevin S.
December 2011
The Lazy Lehua Cottage was absolutely amazing! The cottage has everything that you could need while visiting the Volcano area. The outdoor are was very peaceful and the hammocks were nice touches. When we had a small issue, the house caretaker fixed the issue promptly. Volcano Village and the National Park are both minutes away. This is a perfect location for seeing the south / east part of the island. Highly recommended, I cannot say enough good things about our time at the cottage.

Laura D.
November 2011
Recently returned from our trip to the Big Island. We stayed 3 nights at the Lazy Lehua and wished our stay was a little longer. The cottage is well maintained and very peaceful. You can see all the love that went into the cottage. Lots of nice touches everywhere. The fern forest is very dense and you really can't see any of the neighbors although I did hear a dog barking for a little bit one morning. Nice and quiet, but has everything you might need. Bathroom stocked with all kinds of shampoos, lotions, etc. Kitchen had everything too. We prepared several meals here during our stay. Fresh fruit and flowers were left for us, which was a very nice touch! After staying in Kona, we enjoyed the peace and quiet of this area. The VNP is very close by and we made a few trips over there during our stay. Seeing the crater glowing at night was very interesting. If you happen to get a cloud free night, go outside and look up at the stars!! I was amazed at all of the stars and could clearly see the milky way!! The bed was very comfortable and piled with lots of blankets to keep you warm. The gas stoves on each level help keep the chill out once the sun goes down. The jacuzzi tub was very relaxing after a day hiking around VNP. My only wish is that we had another day to spend at the cottage being truly lazy. It's so peaceful here and with multiple lanais it's hard to decide which one was the best. The owner, Joyce, was very easy to work with. Even provided us with a muffin pan for making breakfast after my request!! We would certainly stay here again when we return to the volcano area. Mahalo Joyce for allowing us to share your treasure!

October 2011
This was the best place we stayed on the Island. It was cozy, clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again!

October 2011
This place is one of the top 5 places I've ever stayed! I kept saying to my husband "I can't believe we have this whole beautiful house for this price!". It is VERY well-stocked (we used the kitchen every morning and night) and they have a stash of extra bathroom supplies. The place is new, clean, soooo cute, and well taken care of. Be sure to bring a jacket/sweatshirt - it's up at elevation in a cool forest. Wonderful change from hot Pahoa/Hilo area. There are fireplaces and room heaters though so you're fine inside.

Anna W.
August 2011
We (family of four, boys 6 and 7) loved our time at the Lazy Lehua Cottage. We cooked in a lot and the kitchen had everything we needed. The tub was a wonderful extra...and even the basketball and hoop got good use by our crew. We loved being able to see all the stars, light pollution free from the deck and the morning light in the upstairs room was amazing. It was great to be able to explore Volcanoes National Park, come back to the cottage to clean up and eat and head back in to watch and hear Pele's night show in the crater. The Puna coast shouldn't be missed! When we return, we'll be sure to spend more time at the cottage! Three nights wasn't enough.

Karl K.
June 2011
Lazy Lehua was even more charming and artistic than advertised. The stay in the rain forest was a welcome break from the beaches. Volcano is a great little town, and access to the National Park couldn't have been easier. Our only complaint was that we didn't rent it for a longer period of time. All of the logistics went like clockwork, and we highly recommend this place.

October 2010
My husband and I just returned from our 1st anniversary trip to the Big Island during which we stayed the entire time at the Lazy Lehua. The house was everything I thought it would be and really exceeded our expectations! The decor was beautiful, the entire place was very clean, and the owner thought of every little detail, so we didn't find ourselves running to the store for things. Best of all, the price was incredibly reasonable considering all the perks (privacy, a full kitchen, free fruit and coffee, the jacuzzi tub, etc). We really enjoyed having coffee out on the lanai each morning. And the bed was incredibly comfy and warm! During our stay (October) the weather was very comfortable. It only rained a few times during the night and the temperature was ranged from the 70s during the day to the 50s at night. When it did get a bit chilly, the propane fireplaces warmed the whole place right up. My only suggestion would be to supply a few more towels for guests staying for an extended period. We found that things tended to stay quite damp because of the surrounding jungle (although we did utilize the drying rack and fan upstairs to speed up the drying process). As for suggestions in the area, we recommed guests drive to South Point and hike out to the Green Sand Beach. It was just beautiful and totally worth the hike! Be warned though, we definitely need 4 wheel drive to get there and plenty of water. For food in the Volcano area, we highly suggest the Kilauea Lodge for breakfast and Kiawe Kitchen for dinner. Thanks for providing such a lovely place! We hope to return one day! :-)

September 2010
We would highly recommend the LL - if you are traveling to the Big Island, find a way to make a visit here fit into your schedule. This was truly one of the nicest properties we have ever rented. The owners have provided every little touch that makes it a wonderful place to feel like you are at home - only better! The decor is funky, unique, and fun, but not overdone. We stayed here with our 2 daughters (12 & 14) on a 3-day visit to Volcano. We wished we had more time, so we could take a day just to relax at the cottage. I did a great training run in the early morning around the neighborhood. The kitchen is well-appointed, and we prepared several meals here; however the Thai restaurant and the little bakery in town are fantastic. The cottage is immaculate and description and photos are accurate. The owner sent us lots of information in advance to help us plan our visit. We explored HVNP and did some great hikes - do not miss the dark side of the Thurston Lava Tube (but don't forget headlamps!). On the way to Hilo, we went to the tide pools and that was amazing! Our favorite things we did on the Big Island were snorkeling on the Kona side (esp Place of Refuge and at Hapuna Beach), and our time in Volcano. We loved the Hilo farmers market and the walk down the steep road into the Waipio Valley. If you head up that way, be sure to stop in Honokaa for lunch. If you are planning on snorkeling a lot, rather than renting just go to Walmart and buy your snorkel set - then you don't have to worry about turning it in at a certain time and you can explore the beaches spontaneously. We loved the resident kitty at Lazy Lehua and called her "Mahalo"!

Stephan K.
August 2010
We loved our short stay at Lazy Lehua Cottage. It was very quiet and relaxing. The place was clean, very nicely decorated and perfectly situated near Volcanoes National Park. We all enjoyed the spa with a view into the rain forest. We would definitely recommend this property. Mahalo! Stephan and family

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