Volcano Teapot Cottage
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... the Hard Lava Rock was good and quick. Greg and the girls all had chili with potato-mac salad and rice. They've all come to love the plate lunch where these things are just standard. I had a french dip - not very Hawaiian but I did have a salad with Lilikoi dressing. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be but worth trying and I ate most of the salad - and the girls ate the rest. We were happy to have a good meal. After ...
... sticks with us so that we could poke and play in the smaller lava flows. Just walking up to the flows was an unbelievable adventure. Picture an open oven on broil x 10. The heat was unexplainable. It felt as if your face might melt right off and your hair would combust into flames. We managed to get to a smaller flow and poke our sticks around collecting brand new earth. What an incredible experience and one you can get only in Hawaii. We sat on a tall ledge as the sun started ...
... was a little to the south of Kona and it was a lot cloudier here than at the resort to the north of Kona where we just came from.
This time I didn't really mind. We were going to walk through a lava field and that can get very hot and uncomfortable when the sun is shining.
The trail started with a walk through forest along the shore. There was a small extra loop, where there were petroglyphs. There were some cards that tried to explain the ...
... creme fillings. Me and my brother both chose strawberry, and Mama and Baba chose bravarian-creme. Next, we went to Akaka Falls State Park. We took a hike to see two waterfalls, Akaka Falls, and Kahuna Falls. When we arrived at Hilo, we went to downtown Hilo to look for something to eat. We ate crepes at Le Magic Pan. We finally arrived at the ...
... very friendly to me. I got to sample chocolate covered coffee beans and macadamia nuts. The adults sampled authentic Kona coffee. Ajji and Tata always add creamer and sugar…must be the Indian way.
Then we kept driving through barren lava fields and stopped at the Keck Visitor Center. This is where scientists from all over the world stay and conduct astronomy research without having ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Volcano Teapot Cottage
We could not have found a more charming accomodation than this little gem in Volcano. The gracious hosts of "Teapot Cottage", Antoinette and Bill, are two of the most generous and friendly individuals we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Their visits to check on our well-being and excellent advice on area attractions added a personal dimension to our stay. Antoinette has carefully planned every detail of the cottage and its grounds to provide maximum comfort and pleasure for her guests. Attractive decor include a mermaid collection in the bathroom, tea sets everywhere, Hawaian crafts and art, flower arrangements from the garden, fine books, videos and DVDs, music, a cozy stove, quilts, etc. all arranged beautifully. Guests are welcomed with gorgeous pastries baked by a friend and displayed on a tiered pastry plate. If you should go away for the day, a new supply of goodies will appear. The refrigerator is stocked with everything you could possibly desire to make a lovely breakfast: including sausage, eggs, tropical fruits, juices and yogurts, and of course, Hawaiian coffees. There was more than enough to use for a lunch and supper too. As if this were not enough, the gardens invite guests to follow paths through two acres of plantings and natural beauty. The "Fairy Circle", the secluded hot tub, and the benches for quiet reading are magical spots to soothe the soul. At every turn, Antoinette has hidden teapot treasures. Every minute detail is perfection. Because this is a cottage on its own separate property, it offers more privacy than the traditional Bed and Breakfast. This is a little piece of paradise which we felt was balm for the eyes, ear, and soul! -a place we wish we could return to frequently to escape our hectic "real" life. We cannot thank our hosts adequately for this special experience.
Enchanting...so warm and cozy..We LOVED it!!!!!!!
Enchanting......what more can I say. My husband and I came to Hawaii to celebrate my 50th birthday. We stayed at 4 places on the Big Island. This was our absolute favorate. Bill and Antoinette welcomed us with a warm hawaiian welcome. All details of comfort were given to us by our hosts. They shared great advise and wonderful breakfasts and TEAS. I wish this B & B was closer to home. I would return often. Thank you Bill and Antoinette...we will forever remember this cozy, warm cottage. Aloha!
My wife and I first came upon the Volcano Teapot about 7 years ago while vacationing in Volcano. We love the area and get over to the Big Island from Oahu 2 or 3 times a year. We were taken with the charm of the place and decided to stay there on our next trip to Volcano. In May of that year we attended a friend's wedding on the Big Island and spent two days at the Teapot. That trip turned into many. It has been our family tradition to spend Thanksgiving in Volcano and we returned to the Teapot with our two grown children. They loved it as much as we did. We have stayed at the Teapot a total of 14 times anywhere to 2 days to a week at a time and always 4 or 5 days at Thanksgiving.
Mention the Volcano Teapot Cottage, and I can be ready to go in an instant! As a matter of fact, I been there 4 times in the past 4 ½ years. Can't believe it took me over 25 years of vacationing in Hawaii to find it. Each time there-whether traveling with my husband (twice), an ill friend recovering from chemo and radiation treatments, or my 18 year old daughter-I have found the cottage to be as cozy and inviting as my morning cup of coffee and crossword.
A group of us jouneyed down from Waimea ( on the north end of the island) to Hilo for the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. What an additional suprise awaited us at the Volcano Teapot! It was truly stepping back in time Hawaiian style to this lovely original cottage right in Vocano village. The cottage was immaculate and furnished in a charming turn of the century style. Everything from maps, books, DVD's, and a fireplace to a full kitchen and heaters for those cold Volcano nights was there. The entire house and grounds were beautifully kept up and very clean. The hot tub housed on its own pavilion in the privacy of the garden was an unexpected treat! Everything was as we had planned for and all of us, although we live here on the island would definitly plan another trip down to Volcano, if only to stay here in this enchanting get-away!
Our favorite place to stay in Hawaii!
Aloha from the Big Island! We live at the north tip of Hawaii Island and come annually to Volcano for the cool air and the National Park but most of all to stay at the Teapot Cottage. If you want to experience real Hawaiian charm at a fair price this is for you. It really is a little piece of Heaven. The cottage and its grounds are always clean and inviting. The breakfast foods are scrumptious. Most of all it is a wonderful place to return to after a day of hiking at the park (or for just snuggling in when it rains!)
The owners by the way, try to conserve electricity as we all do here on the Big Island. That is why one is asked to turn off the hot tub lights at night. Our experience has always been nothing less than 5 stars there!
My husband and I first visited the Teapot Cottage for a weeks stay as part of a world trip. The strain of travel immediately disappeared on seeing this delightful wooden cottage and its beautiful garden. Inside the cottage were all the comforts of home from the slippers provided to the tea varieties in the kitchen. In the garden the hot tub beckoned our weary bones! All in all I cannot fault this cottage, I just wish I could transport it to Europe!
You will not find a more perfect place to call home in the Volcano Park area. The Teapot is a charming and cozy vintage cottage that is furnished not only with everything you need to be comfortable while exploring the area, but everything you could ever want as well. Lush robes to wear in the steamy relaxing Jacuzzi outside in the garden teahouse. A fully, and I mean fully equipped kitchen, complete with an endless variety of gourmet teas and coffees for you to enjoy. The living room features a koa wood rocker and a cozy couch to stretch out on, as well as a working gas fireplace for those occasional deliciously chilly Hawaiian nights. There is even a wonderful Victorian claw foot tub for solitary soaking. You are surrounded by a private garden of native tree ferns, palms, and exotic camellia bushes. The treats, breakfast breads, and fruit that appear each morning for your delight are the very best quality. No skimping here on anything at the Teapot Cottage. We have visited the Teapot twice now and we stayed for five nights on our last visit. It was booked or we would have stayed much longer. It is a place that we never wanted to leave, and we still visit it in our dreams. Don't be fooled by other so called "cottages" to rent in the area that say they are comfortable, cozy, and well equipped. Pictures posted on the web can be very deceiving. Nothing we have found has even come close to the Teapot. We have been very disappointed in the poor quality of other cottages we have rented in the Volcano Park area. Bill and Antoinette are the perfect hosts; they are very accommodating and thoughtful, always working to make sure the property looks its best for your stay. They couldn't be more kind, generous, and helpful. Anyone that does not have the best of times at the Teapot is simply living in an alternative universe.
Traveler Beware,Back in Nov. 02 my wife and I had the misfortune of staying at the tea pot cottage on the big island.We caught the owner peeking in our bedroom window at 1:00am.At the time we did not know that it was him, but had a good idea that it was him as I heard him mumble my first name. Needless to say we were very frightened, and upset as this was our honeymoon. At this point I started looking through the cottage for hidden cameras as he said they lived down the road. Just 30 minutes earlier my wife and I were in the hot tub doing what all honeymooners do and we kept hearin sounds coming from the trees on the side of the hot tub building. Now I think I know what those sounds were?! Before we went to the bed room I turned on the back poarch light for comfort reasons. The on and off button is located inside the house in the back utility room. The first indication that somthing was wrong was just as I was about to fall asleep, Inoticed that the light was now off. Then I heard foot steps outside our window. I then stood up on the bed and looked outside, I could not see a thing but knew someone was there as I saw a shadow pass on the wall in the bedroom of someone walking passed the walk way lights that light the pathway outside the bedroom. I stood up on the bed and looked out in fear to see a human form knelt down at the foot of our window at the bottom of the steps. I yelled at this person, and at this point he stood up,mumbled my name and ran away. He had to of come into the house with a key to turn off the back light!!! Lucky for him I did not have my hand gun!!! The next morning I called him to explain his behavior, and he began to yell so loud about his power bill, that my wife could hear him 5 ft. away through the phone. He said he was on his way home at 1:00am and thought he come in and turn our lights out for us because the power bill is so expensive.Good for us that we were not having sex when he invited himself at 1:00am to come inside and do us this favor. He was mad at us, can you believe it, and his wife was just as uncaring about the situation as he was,and neither one gave us a appology about the situation. They were not even going to refund our last nights money until I had to threaten to call the police. Needless to say they ruined our honeymoon that we saved so long for, and so many plans to do.
The Volcano Teapot Cottage is a great find. The cottage is cute, clean, and well-equiped. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. They had things like and extensive library of books and movies to enjoy and flashlights for using when viewing the lava at night in the Volcano National Park down the road. Wonderful pastries and fruits were left daily for breakfast. I can't say enough about the amazing tea supplies and the private outdoor hot tub after a day of hiking in the park. Great for a family as there are two bedrooms. I would love to go back.