When planning a Big Island vacation, I recommend you include a two or three night stay in the village of Volcano. This village is adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so it makes a great base for exploring the park as well as the eastside of Hawaii’s Big Island. (See more advice for where to stay on the Big Island.)
On our most recent visit to the Big Island, we planned in a two night stay at the Volcano Teapot Cottage before heading over to the Kohala Coast. We were very, very pleased with our stay at the Teapot Cottage.
The Teapot Cottage provides all the amenities and conveniences of a bed and breakfast, but with the added benefits of privacy and seclusion – perfect for a romantic stay. When you’re a guest at the cottage, you have the whole place to yourself. You aren’t’ sharing space with your hosts and other guests.
With a well stocked kitchen with an amazing selection of every variety of tea known to man, we felt spoiled. We were so impressed with all the options, we took a photo of the kitchen shelving. The tea selection paired well with the supply of freshly baked goodies and locally-grown tropical fruit. The fridge was extremely well stocked, too, and yes, we also took a photo of the fridge. (We’re so nerdy like that.)
I’d describe the decor as a very tasteful blend of Hawaiiana meets teapot. It was very comfortable and welcoming. I don’t know if this cottage has ever been featured in a cottage decor book or magazine, but it should.
I’ll let you take a look at the full list of amenities here, but I do want to highlight a few that we particularly liked about this two-bedroom cottage:
- private hot tub nestled in a forest garden
- fireplace for taking the chill off Volcano’s crisp mornings
- full kitchen
- gorgeous, luxury bath with claw-footed tub and separate shower
- internet access
- laundry room
The hosts, Bill and Antoinette, were so helpful. They anticipated our needs and desires like mind readers. Just after we had booked the cottage, they mailed us a packet of brochures of what to see, do, and where to dine in the area. During our stay, they gave us oodles of great advice for seeing the volcano activity.and making sure that we didn’t miss out on the excellent After Dark in the Park series. We could tell that they sincerely want visitors to make the most of their stay in Volcano.
We paid the going rate for this cottage — $195 per night plus taxes. That’s a tad on the high side of area B&B’s, but you definitely get more for your money here. Plus, the privacy was invaluable.
I would definitely recommend the Teapot Cottage. I really hope that Andy and I can return there someday.