More about Volcano Teapot Cottage
A Perfect Place to Spend a Few Days
My wife and I spent five nights at the Volcano Teapot Cottage and loved every minute of it. It is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful and secluded setting - very close to Volcano National Park for hiking and sightseeing, but also a place you will enjoy just relaxing. Bill and Antionette have furnished the cottage with everything you might need. The refrigerator had lots to eat and each day Antoinette brought us fruit and baked goods. Near the cottage is a lovely hot tub as well as little paths to wander along among the 2+ acres. The cottage has everything - flashlights for hiking at night to the lava flows, board games if you have a rainy day, a croquet set for the lawn, lots of videos for viewing, and a kitchen nicely stocked for light cooking.
The cottage is decorated with the theme being "things related to tea." There are many teapots around the house as well as lots of teas to sample.
We have stayed in many B&Bs, but this one had a personal touch and a beauty to it that we will long remember.
A Place of Enchantment
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to" - These words are on a plaque in the bathroom of the Volcano Teapot Cottage. How perfectly they decribe the feeling on returning to this cottage after a long day of hiking. In this Island of spiritual renewal and earthly wonders, you can almost believe the fairies are dancing in the beautiful garden when the moon is bright. Antoinette and Bill go out of the way to give you all the comforts (and more) of home. The cottage is so comfortable and cozy, and lovingly decorated, right down to the slippers and robes. The fridge is generously stocked with bread, milk, juice, eggs, etc, and each day a selection of fresh pastries and fresh fruit magically appear. There is variety of breakfast cereals and a wonderful selection of teas and coffee. There is a lovely secluded and sheltered hot tub down the garden, complete with candles for relaxation and romance (you are never too old), and peaceful places to sit throughout the winding pathway that meanders through the lush foliage. I only wish we had more time to enjoy it, our 5 night stay was not enough.
Jan 21-26, 05
We loved the Teapot Cottage!
We found the Volcano Teapot Cottage tucked in a beautiful, secluded lot in the rain forest on Kileuea. What a sweet place! The photos on the internet made it look so nice and we weren't disappointed. Since I make functional porcelain pottery, I was delighted to see teapots everywhere I looked. The owner even had a real Christmas tree in the main living area (we were there in early Jan., 2005), which was full of tea cups and teapots. There were even teapots in the gardens and walkways.
I suppose that quaint is the most apt desription of the cottage. The cozy kitchen had everything we needed and more. The owner had left 3 loaves of homemade banana bread that was out of this world and didn't last long. There were plates of halved papaya, bagels, jams, eggs, sausage, juices and a big selection of Kona coffees. We had a wonderful breakfast each morning, our table decorated with a beautiful bouquet of fresh Hawaiian flowers.
In the evenings, we enjoyed the wonderful hot tub, which is housed in a very cool, handmade cedar structure. It was so great to sit and listen to the wildlife. We also found drawers full of video tapes, so were able to enjoy movies that we'd always wanted to see.
Truly, we couldn't have had a nicer time.
A charming cottage in a quaint setting. Spotlessly clean and authentically Hawaiian. The kitchen was overstocked with great food and the bed was uncommonly comfortable. We will surely return.
What an Incredible slice of magic
We had an incredible stay at this lovely cottage. We both live on the west side of the Big Island, and occaisionally like to have a weekend getaway to Volcano just for some rest and relaxation. We found this place to be pure magic. The Cottage itself is an amazing thing, decorated very nicely, with a great clawfoot tub in the bathroom for a long relaxing soak. We had plenty of homemade pastries and breads to choose from, and eggs, sausage, milk, coffee, and of course lots and lots of tea.
Aside from the cottage is an awesome hot tub located outside nestled in the heart of a small forest of ferns and wildlife. It is so relaxing both in the daytime and at night. Beware of serious pruning as you may find yourself so happy to stay in for way too long!! This was truly gorgeous.
One more very important mention is the small trail that takes you on a wonderful and magical walk through the forest, with all sorts of wonderful little surprises around every turn. This was such a truly awesome, relaxing, calm, comfortable walk and should definantly not be missed.
If your looking for the best place to stay in Volcano, we recommend this place wholeheartedly. And believe me we have stayed at quite a few. This one really rates as one of the very best. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!!!! Its worth it.
Great place to stay when exploring volcanoes park
We stayed at the Teapot Cottage at the end of Feb for 3 nights on our honeymoon. Though we did not spend a lot of time there, we found the Cottage charming and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in volcano village.
The cottage is situated close to the main strip of restaurants and to the highway in Volcano Village. Bill (the owner) called us shortly after arrival and gave us lots of useful tourist tips, he is very friendly and nice to talk to.
The interior of the cottage was very cozy - the couch is very comfortable, and they have a nice collection of dvds and vcr tapes to watch. The place was very clean and well maintained. The landscaping around the cottage is great, really adds charm to the place. Our favorite part was the super-comfortable master bed, I wish our bed at home was that comfortable! Made it very easy to sleep after long days at the park. It was chilly and rainy while we stayed there, but we did take advantage of the hot tub one night and that was nice to have.
The kitchen was stocked with food and the owners leave you nice breakfast snacks every day. There is not a disposal in the kitchen sink (at least I didn't see one), so keep that in mind if you plan on cooking.
In summary we really liked staying at the cottage and it was a great place to stay when visiting the park.
Loved the Teapot Cottage B&B!!!
It is such a charming cozy cottage! We loved the high four-poster bed, the home-baked pastries, the tea pot theme, the completely private outdoor spa, and the lovely extensive garden behind the spa with tea pots and cups tucked in odd places! And the owners were friendly and helpful.
We'd strongly recommend it to anyone!
And staying in the town of Volcano is itself a treat - far from the crowds of Kona, comfortable weather and near many wonderful hiking trails (not to mention Kilauea itself)
Quaint Charming and Romantic
If you are looking for a romantic getaway in a magical place with your sweetheart or even if your looking for a place to stay while exploring Volcano with the family this is the place! We LOVED the cottage and no detail was left undone. From the WONDERFUL tea and coffee selection to the fresh fruit and banana bread (YUM!) to the GREAT spa in the rainforest, I cannot say enough about this place. My only regret is that we did not stay long enough. The owner Bill was very friendly and offered up all of the info we needed in getting acquainted with Volcano. I give the cottage a THUMBS UP and DEFINITELY enjoy the SPA it is great after hiking ALL DAY!!
Paradise in the Rainforest
Our three nights in Volcano Teapot Cottage were magical. Peaceful, quite, wam and cozy despite cooler temperatures than we were used to--having come from a week in Kona. Bill and Antoinette have thought of everything. And if there is something more one needs they are eager to provide. The refrigerator is stocked with delicious fruits, juices, yogurt and other breakfast foods. Fresh baked goods magically appear for the next day's breakfast. Numerous teas fill a shelf and at least 12 different coffees were in the freezer. Something for everyone. Take the time to look around. It wasn't until the final day we discovered the paths through the rainforest and found evidence of fairies tea parties. Charming. And an hour before we departed we located the drawers full of DVDs and video tapes under the TV! Oh well--next time. We're thinking about a week!!! I had a small concern before we got there that Teapot Cottage might be a little too cutesy. Not so. Tasteful and charming while in keeping with it's theme. We'll be back!
I spent a weekend at this wonderful spot tucked away from all the cares of the world with friends. We all agreed that our every need was met for our every comfort and convenience. Hard to say what we enjoyed the most...the aloha spirit of the owners Bill and Antionette, the hot tub, the trails on the property with a little suprise tucked around every corner or just the lovely little cottage itself.
I would recommend this special spot to anyone.