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105/nt! - Hale Hubner - Private Cozy Rain Forest Cottage - Adjacent to Park

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Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush fern rainforest of Volcano Village

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Volcano cottage description

Aloha! E komo mai. Nou ka hale. Welcome to our Big Island home, or hale (pronounced HA-LAY). Located in Volcano Village, and just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we invite you to make our house your home away from home during your next visit.

Hale Hubner is perfect for friends, couples, and small groups or families that wish to experience the Puna lifestyle at its best. We also offer a wonderful retreat for Kama'aina looking to get away. Comfortably nestled in the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest, you will find our location offers relaxing comfort and privacy all the while keeping you close to the variety nearby attractions the Big Island has to offer.

Our house is a cozy 750 sq ft studio-style custom-built 1 bed/1 bath that sleeps 2-4 people comfortably. The warm pine wood interior naturally juxtaposes the green views of lush vegetation visible from all the large picture windows throughout the house. A spacious sun deck greets you as you exit the house, and provides excellent views of the vibrant stars during the dark evenings. On clear nights, the glow of Kilauea's Halema'uma'u crater is just visible through the tree line!

A master bed area is walled off for your privacy, and a queen-size futon in the main living area folds out to provide a second bed for additional travelers. The main living/sleeping area is located on the second level of the house and is only accessible by stairs; therefore, we are unfortunately not accessible for visitors with disabilities that prevent the climbing of steps. For families looking to stay with us, we prefer there be at least one adult per child, if possible.

We strive to provide a warm and inviting stress-free yet affordable alternative to the big resorts. We hope you like what you see here and choose Hale Hubner for you next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo!


Keywords: Studio, Bungalow, Tree House, Hideaway, Refuge, Volcano Vacation Rental

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 760 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We do not rent individuals under 25 without parental guidance or expressed approval by owner....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have collapsible crib, high chair, and baby swing available for infants. Children must be supervised as house is elevated and may present a fall danger....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets allowed with prior authorization from owner. $50 USD per pet fee. Pets not permitted on furniture. House does not have a fence....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen mattress is memory foam for maximum comfort., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib included for people travelling with young children. High chair included too., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon mattress has springs for extra support and no uncomfortable bars to disrupt your sleep....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Full-size bathroom with shower/tub combo, toilet and sink.

          Other Amenities

              • One complementary bar of handcrafted homemade soap, complementary bottle of wine from Volcano Winery with week-long stay, Kilauea Nighttime View, Rainforest View...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Local guides and books available...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Blu Ray player with Netflix streaming capability (must have your own Netflix account)....moreless

              • Games:

                Various board games, puzzles, and childrens' toys....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Digital cable with over 300 available channels...moreless

              • Television:

                Bedroom television has DVD player but is not connected to cable box....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining area adjacent to kitchen with table to seat 4....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    Parking under house available for smaller vehicles...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Electric fireplace/heater in the master bed area....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free calls nationwide. International calls not included....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Dual controlled electric mattress pad on master bed, and extra single controlled electric mattress pad for futon available....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Hotel quality sheets, blankets, comforters, and pillows provided for both beds. ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Digital phone service with free nation-wide service. International coverage not included....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath and kitchen towels provided. Beach towels are not included....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Time Warner Roadrunner service with up to 15 mbps available for free....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood stove provides heat on the cool nights. Wood not provided....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Wood and kindling not provided. Renters must read and comply with stove instructions....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All the cooking utensils a fully stocked kitchen would need and more!...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Complete set of dishes, glassware, and utensils to serve 8. Plastic dish ware and utensils for children also available....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Spice rack with some general spice staples (not guaranteed to be fully stocked)....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full size refrigerator for all your groceries....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove with four burners....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Open elevated lanai provides excellent sunning deck on clear days and excellent star watching on clear nights....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Small open lawn with surrounding fern rainforest jungle....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill available for guest use....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Carteblanche
                  • Discover
                  • Eurocard
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $105
                  $660

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • One time cleaning $65 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 13.416%

                  Notes:

                  All rates based on double occupancy; add $10 per additional person over age 2. One time $65.00 cleaning fee (1-2 guests); $80.00 (3-4 guests). Rate may not include General Excise Tax (4.166%) and Transient Accommodations Tax (9.25%).

                  Hawaii Tax ID: W98695602-01


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                  Location

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International Airport
                  5.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Volcano Winery
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 11
                  1.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Thai Thai
                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Richardson Beach Park - Hilo

                  Car: Recommended

                  Enjoy Birdwatching, Stargazing, Lava Viewing, Photography, Cultural Activities, Farmers Markets, Iron Man Triathlon, Merrie Monarch Festival, Live Music, Whale Watching, and more! House is approximately 1.5 miles from Highway 11.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We are Tara and Matt Hubner. We currently live in Texas, but our hearts reside on the Big Island. We purchased our house in 2011 in hopes that we will live there permanently one day. We try to return as often as possible, but gladly open our home to you when we cannot be there to enjoy it.

                  Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
                  The National Park and the volcanoes of the Big Island hold a special place in our hearts. We love all that the park has to offer in its natural wonders. The town of Volcano is nicely situated adjacent to the park, but there is also so much more to do nearby that it makes for the perfect location to enjoy the Big Island. We love the beaches and the snorkeling/diving all within the distance of a short drive. We love the diverse nature of the people of the area and the aloha spirit that they truly share with those who don't try and bring the mainland go-go-go attitude with them. We love the nearby markets that you can find on a daily basis. We also enjoy the shops and modern amenities of the nearby towns and Hilo. It's hard to beat the cool weather at 4000 ft elevation. So whether you're interested outdoor activities, peace and relaxation, or restaurants and shopping; there's everything one needs within just a quick drive from here. All this plus the fact that there are little to no crowds makes it our favorite place in the world!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  One of our favorite things to do is drive out at night to the Kilauea Crater overlook. It's only a 10-15 minute drive to the crater rim from our house, and the views of the glowing caldera are mesmerizing. We try to go out every night that we can, and often there are people playing music or dancing hula for Madame Pele, and this makes it quite an experience. We've found that on clear nights it is possible to see the glow from Kilauea from our lanai and from the back of our property. We enjoy ordering takeout from some of the nearby restaurants and dining on our lanai under the stars.


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                  • Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush fern rainforest of Volcano Village

                    Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush fern rainforest of Volcano Village

                  • Sleep peacefully on comfortable memory foam mattress with hotel quality bedding

                    Sleep peacefully on comfortable memory foam mattress with hotel quality bedding

                  • Enjoy rainforest views and a spacious kitchen with plenty of countertop space

                    Enjoy rainforest views and a spacious kitchen with plenty of countertop space

                  • Soak in a hot bath or shower after a long day of exploring the national park

                    Soak in a hot bath or shower after a long day of exploring the national park

                  • After the sun goes down, the night lights up. Kilauea's glow through the trees

                    After the sun goes down, the night lights up. Kilauea's glow through the trees

                  • Take the short trail to the back of our property for a view of Kilauea's glow

                    Take the short trail to the back of our property for a view of Kilauea's glow

                  • Stroll up the stairs to the lanai and living/sleeping areas.

                    Stroll up the stairs to the lanai and living/sleeping areas.

                  • A view of our cottage from the lanai.

                    A view of our cottage from the lanai.

                  • Enjoy the many varieties of beautiful plants and flowers on our property.

                    Enjoy the many varieties of beautiful plants and flowers on our property.

                  • A brief night drive to Kilauea crater overlook provides spectacular night views

                    A brief night drive to Kilauea crater overlook provides spectacular night views

                  • Take a short drive down to Punaluu black sand beach and relax with the turtles

                    Take a short drive down to Punaluu black sand beach and relax with the turtles

                  • The east side of the Big Island has many waterfalls for you to discover!

                    The east side of the Big Island has many waterfalls for you to discover!

                  • Enjoy the pine wood features and open floorplan with 20ft high vaulted ceilings

                    Enjoy the pine wood features and open floorplan with 20ft high vaulted ceilings

                  • Futon with comfortable queen size spring mattress provides additional sleep area

                    Futon with comfortable queen size spring mattress provides additional sleep area

                  • Savor your morning coffee and relish the singing birds from our spacious lanai

                    Savor your morning coffee and relish the singing birds from our spacious lanai

                  • Cozy up on the cool Volcano nights by our wood burning stove

                    Cozy up on the cool Volcano nights by our wood burning stove

                  • Clouds fly by revealing the beautiful clear evening skies.

                    Clouds fly by revealing the beautiful clear evening skies.

                  • Enitre living area located on the upper level; carports and laundry below

                    Enitre living area located on the upper level; carports and laundry below

                  • Enjoy a full moon from the lanai.

                    Enjoy a full moon from the lanai.

                  • We are located in a lush lot in Volcano Village which affords complete privacy.

                    We are located in a lush lot in Volcano Village which affords complete privacy.

                  • With our fully-stocked kitchen, you can take advantage of all the Island markets

                    With our fully-stocked kitchen, you can take advantage of all the Island markets

                  • Daytime views of Kilauea are equally as spectacular as they are at night

                    Daytime views of Kilauea are equally as spectacular as they are at night

                  • Take another short drive to the Waiopae tidepools for excellent snorkelling

                    Take another short drive to the Waiopae tidepools for excellent snorkelling

                  • Snow on Mauna Kea; this is truly the land of fire and ice!

                    Snow on Mauna Kea; this is truly the land of fire and ice!

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                  Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 10/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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