This spacious 2 BR house is at the end of the road in a subdivision close to Volcano Village. Located on an 3 acre lot, and surrounded by the forest, you will not see or hear any neighbor. Being at the end of the road, there is no passing cars either. If you are looking for seclusion in the middle of the rain forest, you've found it.
The house is spacious and well laid out. Bedrooms are good sized, bright and airy, and each has an en-suite. The beds are comfy, and there are plenty of pillows and quilts.
The house is well maintained, and contains an eclectic and interesting collection of the owner's books and artifacts. We noted some unfinished trim-work, which is just fine for a cabin in the woods, and does not detract from the stay at all. Everything works in the house, including a substantial collection of kitchen appliances.
The owner had thoughtfully provided for lots of little things (a spare razor, for eg, or boogie board and fins) so you'd be sure to have everything that you might need for your stay. This is probably the most well equipped rental that we have been to over the years.
Dan (the owner) is super hospitable. We did appreciate the bottle of wine and fresh fruit on check-in, and the goodies he brought to the house the next morning. He is friendly and super easy to deal with, and since he live the next lot over, would be readily available to deal with any problems. (Not that we encountered any.)
The wood fired hot-tub is a novelty. It is actually quite relaxing soaking in the middle of the forest after dark, although you do have to work a little to heat the water.
One thing of note to new visitors of Volcano: This area is up in 3000', and the temperature is usually some 10-15 degrees lower than in Hilo. (A plus in the hot summer.) It is a good idea to bring something warmer when visiting. The house has a wood fired heater/fireplace, which does a good job taking the chill out in the evenings. (You will need a bit of fire-starting skill, although I am sure Dan will pop by any time you need a hand.) There are plenty of blankets and quilts to keep you warm at night. (That was NOT the case in some of the places we stayed at before, so thanks Dan for providing that.)
All in all a very pleasant stay at this forest retreat. You have seclusion, yet are close enough to much of the Hilo side to use this as a base for exploring. Hope to be back again.