Live 'Hawaii Style' in this large tropical and private one bedroom cottage with a huge covered lanai.
You can view the tropical landscape through the large picture windows in the main living area and feel comfortably in tune with nature, as the house was built with largely recycled materials and also makes use of the native Ohia logs.
This cabin is secluded in tropical landscaping and native forest but also hidden in the forest is a skylight opening to a vast underground network of lava tubes, so please stay within the cleared areas. Surveyed in the early 1990's, these tubes are believed to run all the way to the ocean. Let us know if you want more information on the lava tubes.
Some new things happening at Fern Grotto; a Hardwood floor in living room, tile in entry & kitchen area and new flooring in bathroom are just a few. We try to provide everything you need with fans in living area and bedroom, TV/ DVD player, WiFi, new large refrigerator, new stove/oven, coffee maker in the kitchen, gas BBQ grill on the lanai, washing machine & close line under house and little extras like cooking oil, salt/pepper, coffee sample/ creamer & sugar, glad wrap, paper towels, kleenex and complete linen set up. There are also beach towels, chairs and masks & snorkels for those beach excursions. We take care to make your stay special from having fresh tropical flower arrangements to candles and white Christmas lights on the lanai.
No Cleaning Fees! Free covered parking & WiFi. No extra charge for 3 or 4th person.
Fern Grotto Cottage, in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii, is centrally located between Hilo, Volcano National Park, and Pahoa (20 min each way). Just turn into Hawaiian Acres one mile north of Kirtistown onto Kuauli Rd.. We are 5 miles from the Volcano Hwy 11on a paved 8 Rd.
Something about the Puna district; it is spectacular, with ragged sea cliffs, black sand beaches, overgrown rainforests, flowing lava, and quaint little towns. Wander the Maku'u Market near the little village of Pahoa on Sundays, take in Volcano Village and the National Park, and don't miss the great snorkeling at the Kapoho tidepools . Most places you can see by car. But if you want to do a once in a life- time adventure check out lava ocean tours. They also go to Halape hawaii's most exclusive snorkel.
Roberts Hawaii does the big bus thing from grand circle island tour to Volcano and waterfalls tours.
Hawaii Volcanoes NP is still the states #1 attraction . Stop by the visitor center, walk the trails, trek through Thurston Lava Tube (although the ones at our cottage are nicer). A trip to the park at night is a must also as you can peer into the Halema'uma'u crater from the Jagger Museum along the Crater Rim Drive. Don't worry you get a map when entering the park. The fee is $10/vehicle and they are open 24 hours a day.
The public lava viewing area in Kalapana is at the end of Hwy 130. To get there from the cottage go to the right out of the driveway and follow the pavement down to Hwy 130.(7min.) Turn right and Pahoa is just 5 min up the road. We usually get Subway sandwiches for the trip which is only another 15min drive. The county lava viewing area is open 4-10pm daily. Listen to recorded updates as the lava is not always flowing and conditions may change daily .
We have snorkel gear at the cottage (no fins) for beach excursions. The Richardson's Beach Park in Hilo is a great beach to snorkel (our personal favorite). The tide pools at Kapoho are great too.
Don't forget to see the waterfalls. Akaka Falls State Park has a self- guided 0.4 mile loop trail that takes you past Kahuna Falls and the 442 ft Akaka Falls. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Scenic Drive is a must see. Trails, waterfalls, ocean vistas are a few of the things to see. Rainbow Falls and the Boiling pots in Hilo are also on my list (no swimming as there are dangerous under currents).
Hilo also has one of my favorite parks. The Lili'uokalani Gardens on Banyan Drive with views of Hilo Bay and Coconut Island. Also worth seeing is the Pana'ewa Rainforrest Zoo and Gardens. It is the only tropical rainforrest zoo in the United States with over 80 animals. Both these parks are free.
Email us for more information. Check the availability calendar below. The dates in green are available! Also ask us about our Kona condo on the west side of the Island. Get the best of both sides!
Hawaii Tax I.D. NO. W40937572-01 Hawaii State Taxes of 13.42% are added to rate.