Fanciful Forest Cottage! 100/nt !!!! 'What a Find', 'Outstanding'
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
CLIPPED COMMENTS-- I could not have even dreamed this place up // Beyond expectations // Top notch accommodations // Comfortable,warm,spotlessly clean // Charming // Lovely cottage in a truly one of kind setting // A special experience and memory // Wanted to move in and stay // Better than advertised // Very clean and beautifully maintained // Beautifully decorated with such a warm,cozy feel // Couldn't have asked for more // Just beautiful // Beds are soooo comfortable // Outstanding // Charming // Magical // WOW! // Amazing // LOVE IT! // We appreciated the quality, quiet, and all the little extra amenities // Wonderful place in a wonderful setting // This cottage is a class act // Can't believe how lucky we were to find this little piece of paradise...........
GUEST GUIDE COMMENTS-- We loved the cottage and so appreciated the helpful tips in your beautifully made guest book // We were very grateful for the incredible guest guide, it was so helpful // The Guest Guide made our stay most enjoyable // The guest book was so informative and such a big help to us as we planned our day- alot of work on your behalf and much appreciated // Incredible Guest Guide // The Guest Guide was sooo helpful, we used it everyday // Guest Guide was a bonus! // I wish I would have read your guest guide more thoroughly when I got here- it's great!
OUR AMAZING GUEST GUIDE offers 4 different day trips (could not do it ALL in 4 days) for you to chose your interests... each 'direction' lists many sites in the order you will come upon them, how to get there, descriptions.... Also includes restaurant recommendations, detailed hike information, out of the way places and more. Local events and an ONGOING calendar for special things that happen in the area like Ranger led hikes, Hawaiiana events and the like. It's very common for the Park and Art Center to have events that are a real treat.
We would like to help you make the most of your time AND your money! You will love waking up, coming home to, or just spending time at this little hideaway!
This Menehune Mansion is on a beautiful 1/2 acre, that is shared with another identical Mansion, but privately situated ! Fireplace, King Bedroom, 1 roomy Full Bath, Full Kitchen with Breakfast Nook- Highchair available, Living Room with Queen pull out sofa, Pack n Play available, Large Covered Lanai, and Carport. W/D available stays of 4 or more nights.
MENEHUNE [meh-neh-HOO-neh]-- Hawaii’s legendary mystical and shy forest dwellers are small in size at about two feet high, although some are only six inches high. They live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, far from the eyes of normal humans. According to legend they are very industrious master builders that use their great strength to accomplish mighty feats of engineering and construction overnight.
In that spirit, we welcome you to 'MENEHUNE MANSIONS'... which to the UNMYSTICAL HUMAN, would appear to be A VERY SWEET FOREST COTTAGE.
Minutes to Hawaii Volcano National Park and tucked away in the beautiful forest of desirable Volcano Village.... you will come home to a tropical, clean, fresh, warm and cozy hideaway... for a menehune mystical price!
- 1 story
- 576 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
OUR AMAZING GUEST GUIDE offers 4 different day trips (could not do it ALL in 4 days) for you to chose your interests... each 'direction' lists many sites in the order you will come upon them, how to get there, descriptions, including restaurant recommendations, detailed hikes and some out of the way places. ALSO, I make monthly calendars for the current month for local events and an ONGOING calendar for special things that happen in the area like Ranger led hikes, Hawaiiana events and the like. We would like to help you make the most of your time AND your money! Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate... Pack n Play and Highchair available......morecollapse
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden
- Winery Tours
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK- one of the State's most visited attractions Museums, Trails, Art Gallery, Events, Visitors Center, Trail heads -- possible LAVA VIEWING.. much much more... most all in our Guest Guide... see Amenity Comment above VOLCANO WINERY-- VOLCANO GOLF COURSE -- ART GALLERIES -- LARGEST LAVA TUBE CAVE TOURS -- FLOWER NURSERIES AND BONSAI EXHIBIT -- Local events of THEATER AND CONCERTS HILO TOWN 35 minutes away our largest and seaside town with all a town has to offer-- ADDITIONALLY in that area are BEACH Parks, WATERFALLS, MUSEUMS, BOTANICAL GARDENS, ZOO, Astronomy Center, University of Hawaii-Hilo 30 MINUTES in the opposit direction is PUNALUU BLACK SAND BEACH,home to many Sea Turtles WARM WATER PONDS are about 45 minutes away, Lava Tree State Monument Park is along this route and STEAM Vent suana caves near that...morecollapse
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Most Inviting Place we Stayed...Guest comment entered by owner
Most Inviting Place we Stayed...
This was the cleanest most inviting place we stayed on our 14 day, 3 island tour. We loved it here.
- Guest Jen and Eric Golden CO
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/07/13
Just a sweet little place. Well manicured grounds, very responsive/invested owners. Very clean. Bed very comfortable. Well appointed interior. Excellent value for prices especially in Hawaii. We loved the Menehune theme! ALOHA from a couple of halau members of Kapio'o Ke Anuenue.
- Guest Theresa
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway.
What a fantastic spot!
What a fantastic spot!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage - touring Volcano National Park, going to the Sunday Farmers' Market and dining at Kilauea Lodge. The Guest Guide was great! We hope to be back...Karen & Jay, Hingham, MA
- Guest Karen & Jay
- Date of stay 03/03/13
- Review Submitted 04/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Having stayed in a half dozen locations....Guest comment entered by owner
Having stayed in a half dozen locations....
Aloha Lesie, I have submitted our review and it was apparently accepted. We enjoyed our stay and wish you luck with your future rentals. The reviews all sound accurate and in total, comprehensive. After having stayed in a half a dozen locations in Hawaii I can tell you this is not always the case. Sometimes you MUST read between the lines. What goes unsaid and assumed can be critical. I have learned not to set my expectations too high, sight unseen, and have a positive attitude. However, the Menehune was excellent! Mahalo, Richard
- Guest Richard
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
What a relaxing and beautiful spot to spend a few days! The cottage was very comfortable and super clean! We especially appreciated the tour trip in the guest book Leslie made.
- Guest Jim and Susie
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Amazing Hidden GemGuest comment entered by owner
Amazing Hidden Gem
DEC 23 Thanks for maintaining such a nice clean cozy cottage. We appreciated how communicative and helpful you were when we made our reservation. Honolulu DEC 13 Adam and Maria What an amazing hidden gem! Quiet, clean, and comfortable. Felt like home away from home. Mahalo DEC 26 Dhal shin, Joy, Ayan. San Francisco CAThank you for an amazing comfortable stay. It was. Warm, cozy and we felt like we were home. Best wishes DEC 7 Tim and Sandy In such a beautiful and amazing area, it has been lovely to come "home" each day to such comfort. Thank you. Pounds Rock UK JAN. 16 Jana and Helga Leslie, thank you for this lovely place to stay and taking care of us with this amazing book you have created. We also appreciated the small things in this wonderful lodge like the torchlights, the cd's (we recommend the 'Fun Mix') ... Mahalo JAN 28 Scott and Christopher Outstanding "hospitality". Delightfully organized, so much care to detail, quiet, and never to be forgotten! Especially when we return...
- Guest Honolulu to UK
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
An Amazing and Relaxing RetreatGuest comment entered by owner
An Amazing and Relaxing Retreat
This is such an amazing and relaxing retreat for us. It is very well located close to the National Park and Puna region. The cottage is really homey and well supplied with everything needed and more. The art and decor are lovely and made us feel at home. Thank you for giving such a a lovely accommodation which made our stay extremely comfortable. Mahalo!
- Guest Lee and Nayan Portland OR
- Date of stay 12/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
Hidden rain forest cottage
Hidden rain forest cottage
This was one of our favorite places. It is so very clean, quiet and comfortable I would have liked to spend more time there. Five days just was not enough! The owner was great to correspond with answering promptly. Volcano National Park is a very short drive away and Hilo is not far. The owner has provided info for everything you may need, this was so helpful. The carport was a real bonus. Plan on several days to check out the surrounding area hiking, sites or the orchid farm. Have a great stay, we sure did. If you are looking for a quiet get away, this is it!
- Guest plh
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 03/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wonderful Vacation Rental!
Wonderful Vacation Rental!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Menehune Mansion. It was spotlessly clean, well appointed, quiet, comfortable, and situated in a nice, tropical location. We were able to drive to the Volcano National Park easily and quickly from the cottage, and the drive to and from Hilo was pleasant as well. The owners were very nice and helpful to work with. We would highly recommend the cottage to others.
- Guest Albuquerque Couple
- Date of stay 01/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Stay here, you will not regret it
Stay here, you will not regret it
I can not say enough great stuff about this place. It was amazingly clean, in fact no where else we stayed was as spotless as this place upon arrival. I am extremely ocd about taking bathes in tubs I haven''t cleaned, but I forgot my tub cleaner so I was resign to not having a relaxing bath on the trip. I found tub cleaner under the sink, but the place was SO clean I felt no need to reclean it. This NEVER happens. I walked around barefoot with no qualms what-so-ever. Very good location for Volcanos National Park, literally 2 minutes away. Close to all Volcano dining. The guest book is spot on with her suggestions concerning area resturants. They have thought of everything that should reasonably be supplied: coffee, teas, creamer, sugar, butter. They even have umbrella, as it rains frequently in that area (not for long, so don't let that turn you off of visiting this part of the island. Usually only a few minutes while we were there.) I seriously cannot think of anything bad to say about this place. After we had left to go to Kona, we contacted Leslie to inquire if I had left my glases there. She had to contact the housekeeper to ask her and still got back to me in les than a half hour. I have every intention of going back to the Big Island in a couple years and I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. I would say if you found anything wrong with this place, your problem is you, not this cottage or it's owners. After looking at the bottom and who I would recommend this property for, I feel if you aren't disabled to the point where you couldn't see the local attractions and aren't traveling alone this place would totally be ok for you. I hope that makes sense. I guess I would say even if you are wheelchair bound, if you have someone to carry your bags in and possibly help you in and out of the tub you should be ok. If you have any questions, contact Leslie, she is awesome about emailing back promptly!
- Guest Mel
- Date of stay 02/18/13
- Review Submitted 03/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
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1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$100 nt is for 2 guests...
an additional charge will be invoiced for extra guests.
10nt + tax for 3rd guest
15nt + tax for 4 guests
- cleaning fee: $40
- booking fee (refunded for e check payments): $10
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $100
- Tax Rate 13.42%
QUOTE GIVEN IS FOR TWO GUESTS, Additional guests will be additionally invoiced 10nt + tax for 3rd guest 15nt + tax for 4 guests Payment is refundable up to 2mo prior to Reservation, minus the $75 cancellation fee. Refer to Reservation Agreement for further detail. BOOK IT BUTTON will charge upon our acceptance of your reservation. If you prefer, we are happy to invoice for deposit only now, with payment in full 2mo prior to stay.. or by invoice for personal check payments and I will hold your deposit check uncashed... just email me, instead of 'book it' if you want these other options.
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- Nearest Airport: Hilo International Airport at 26 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We have so enjoyed our second home and very well received vacation rental Maile Treehouse which is also in Volcano Village. We thought we would like to offer a more budgeted alternative but with an upscale experience... It has been a true delight to help make a vacation special for people... we hope we can do that for even more travelers now....
- Primary: (808) 987-0417 (Hawaii, USA)
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You may never go anywhere.. ginger, tree ferns, ohia's, native birds- all there
Mahana Living room, with fold out Queen, for that snoring 'someone' or others
Mahana's full kitchen with cozy nook, extra seating is there if needed.
King bed with heated bedding.. birdwatch from your pillow in the morning!
Roomy... Bumped out Hotel Type Shower Rod/Curtain, Hairdryer, Iron/Board
Sister cottage, HUNE w/ Queen Sofa sleeper, and a truly comfortable couch!
Full Kithen with breakfast nook.. additional seating isn't shown, but available
The Queen fold out... for the snorer, kids or extra guest(s)
gateway to your morning coffee.. Hune style
Road in front of property and not viewable from your Mansion
Driveway as you head out for your days Adventure!
Welcome to Menehune Mansions (this being the Menehune entrance)
Come on in...
Mahana Living Room, FP, DVD's,CD's, ipod/ph station, WI-FI, games,books...
Mahana's open floor plan great for cozy togetherness and ease with little ones
Gateway to your morning cup of coffee
You will enjoy waking up at, spending time in, and coming home to.. your mansion
FP, TV, DVD's, CD's incl. beautiful Hawaiian Music, WiFi, Ipod/Phone dock....
Airy, bright , dry, warm and cleeeaan. Nice roomy open floor plan.
King Bed with heated bedding, full dresser, full closet, 2 large luggage racks
Protected lanai to enjoy the ginger, ohia trees, hapuu ferns, and songbirds!
View of cottage behind from the carport... can only be seen from the bath window
Thank you for stopping by, we hope Menehune Mansions ends up in your plans!
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