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"LAST MINUTE SPECIAL" at Volcano Hale Mauka

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 bath (Sleeps 4-6)

"Volcano Hale Mauka" COME SEE THE LAVA!!

Is your own private (non-smoking) Hawaiian Plantation style rain forest cottage nestled within the giant Ohia and ancient Hapu'u fern trees. Beautiful 10 foot cedar tongue and groove ceilings through-out the cottage. Large windows in every room allow for beautiful rainforest views. Sit outside with a cup of Kona coffee on our beautiful lanai and listen to song birds welcome you here. This house is located 1.5 miles from the famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You are a step away from the many wonders it has to offer. View Lava flowing into the sea! A chance in a life time! Hike through the calderas and explore lava tubes and so much more.

Take our Kayaks to Hilo bay and explore coconut island. There is a nice golf course within 5 miles from the cottage. No need for golf clubs, Hale Mauka has a set. The bicycles here are yours to ride through the neighborhood and to the nearby Volcano village. We have two adult bike cruisers and two young children's bikes. Volcano Village is an artist community and there are art galleries to explore. On Sunday, the Farmers Market near the cottage is a fun place to check out. You can pick up fresh grown veggies for your stay. The town of Hilo has a wonderful "Must see Farmers Market" on Saturdays.

You will love cooking in this fully equipped kitchen! The cottage is set up on a whole house water filter system.

There are restaurants in the Village that offer everything from fine dining to cafe's with local fish and chips or a great hamburger. Eagles Lighthouse Cafe offers great sandwiches with homemade breads. In the National Park "Volcano House" offers tables with views of the caldera of Kilauea below. (make a reservation early for that window seating)

Hale Mauka has it all! masks and snorkels, fins and boggie boards to use to see the wonders of life under the sea. Richardson beach in Hilo has a great beach for laying around on the sand and swimming with turtles. The famous Black Sands Beach is only 20 minutes away from Hale Mauka where 9 out of 10 times you will see turtles. You might want to drive to the top of Mauna Kea (4-wheel drive required) to an elevation of almost 14,000 feet or check out Mauna Loa. They both have observatories, what a view! We are centrally located to see it all!!

Come home to soak and relax with a glass of wine in the 100 gallon Japanese style soaking tub while gazing out into your own private Rainforest. This bathroom offers a separate shower also.

Did I mention, A king size Tempur-Pedic mattress that will lull you away for the best sleep ever.

There is so much to do on the Big Island! Your stay here at "Volcano Hale Mauka" has it all for a wonderful adventure on the Big Island.

It's your own private cottage in the rain forest! We give you the privacy you deserve but we are always available to help and answer your questions. Come to Volcano Hale Mauka and ENJOY!! Everything in and at Hale Mauka is top of the line..

Keywords: Beautiful Cottage / House

More Details

Owner
Diana and Robert Varney
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Diana and Robert Varney

Rob and I retired and moved to Hawaii to build our dream cottage. We found this amazing property in the MIDDLE of the rainforest of Volcano. Our grandchildren love coming to visit, and so will yours! We created a private drive into the property so that we could build our cottage right in the middle of the huge fern trees. This is the only dwelling on this property and is very private. You can not see any other homes from the inside of the house or sitting out on the lanai. When we were building and creating Hale Mauka we focused on every detail. We made sure the deep soaking tub had a huge window for that rainforest view. The bedrooms have large windows to bring in the beauty of the rainforest. Hale Mauka was built with love and creativity. We love sharing our second home with guest from around the world! We Welcome you to our Hale Mauka.. We hope you enjoy our Hale as we do.. We are now building a second home in South Kona, so we are just moments away if you need help with anything.

Diana and Robert Varney purchased this house in 2004

Why Diana and Robert Varney chose Volcano

It is Enchanting, amazing and peaceful and romantic and close to everything on the Big Island. It has everything you will need.

What makes this house unique

The National Park is so close you can visit many times and anytime you want! Cooking your own meals at home and having the free use of kayaks and bikes and snorkel gear and golf clubs! You don't have to rent this stuff which makes this property perfect!. It's all at your fingertips. We have it all!!

Amenities

Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , This has a 100 gallon soaking tub for 2 and seperate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd bathroom is sink and toilet and mirror and counter top
  • Our second bathroom is in the laundry area. toilet, sink, mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1. King size bed is A Tempur-Pedic Mattress will give you the best sleep ever! quality bed sheets and pillows. 2. Queen size Bed is A pillow top mattress for comfort, with quality bedsheets and pillows. 3. Double Bed Hale Mauka has a queen blow up mattress and 2 twin size futons. 4. The dining area can be used as a third sleeping area. private with sliding door and curtains. These futons are the kind you lay on the floor. 5. Baby Cribs, We have a pack and play playpen and highchair
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our kitchen is what you need to cook any wonderful meal that you might desire! Plus we have a few spices and some condiments and more. We have toilet paper and shampoos and conditioner and bath soaps and so much more! There is just too much to mention. If you need something, you will probably find it at Hale Mauka. Boogie boards, Kayaks, snorkel gear, adult and children's bikes, golf clubs, etc. etc etc.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9812207 based on 213 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful home, comfy and cozy!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, husband, and I stayed here for almost a week. We actually came to experience the incredible Merry Monarch competition. We were extremely pleased with EVERYTHING! Diana our host contacted us almost immediately with our inquiry. All communication with her was clear and concise, making our check-in and departure very easy. We really loved the house and where it was situated. Every window in the house has a beautiful view of the stunning red lehua blossoms and all the exquisite green ferns. Listening and seeing the variety of birds visiting in the morning was a treat too. The beds were so comfortable that even my mom exclaimed how great she was sleeping at night, literally straight through like a baby. The kitchen was stocked well with all we needed to invent some tasty meals. My husband appreciated the grill provided on the serene deck as did our tummies😋. I on the other hand, appreciated the 100 gallon soaking tub every night! I didn’t get the chance to light the candle fixtures placed next to the tub, but it sure was a nice touch (maybe next time😉). The temperature in the house was perfect as well, got to enjoy the fireplace on several nights! The location is very ideal too. In a short 30 minute drive, we were in downtown Hilo and could enjoy all the craft fairs and farmer’s markets. But the highlight (besides Merry Monarch of course) was the proximity of this house to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! It’s literally 2.5 miles or a 6 minute drive to the entrance of the park! There’s nothing quite like the experience of seeing Pele’s splendor in action! We went many times, during the day and night since it was so close. The GLOW in the night with the lava bubbling in the Halemaumau Crater was spectacular! With a short little drive in the pitch dark, black sky you could already see what appeared like a massive red cloud coming from the Crater. We would’ve never experienced this had our home not been so close to the Volcano Park. We would STRONGLY RECOMMEND this AMAZING home to anyone who wants to have the PERFECT VACATION! We are so grateful to Diana for allowing us to stay in her well thought out and designed home. It all helped in creating heartfelt memories that will NEVER be forgotten! Blessings to you Diana and all those who are enriched by the opportunity that you provide with the best accommodations around!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marin County, CA USA
5

Great cottage to stay while visiting Volcano

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well-equipped cottage.

Beautiful setting and very convenient to go to the National Park and surrounding areas.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC
5

Book this lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is perfect. My family of four loved it. We spent two nights and even that was not enough to get in all the sites. After a slightly raining afternoon of snorkeling it was a joy to “go home” to a cozy fireplace. Our 15 and 10 yr old kids found their own corners and all were content. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

Loved it here. Wish we could have stayed longer. Beautifully decorated. Felt like old Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at your place. Perfect for our family of 4

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandview
5

Wonderful property in a Rain forest close to the Volcano Nationanal park.

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice property in a neighborhood that leaves you feeling secluded by the peaceful surrounding rain forest. The hosts are excellent and provide many details that make the property even more special like kayaks, snorkeling gear, coffee and more than you normally get in a vacation rental. My family loved our time here and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel We look forward to your return..
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Map

Lava Tube Cave
Volcano
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
volcano village and inside the National Park
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Volcano Country Club and Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Volcano Village
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
punaluu' black sand beach
Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers free guided tours through the park and Lava tubes. There is so much to do and see in the National Park. We have two kayaks, and there is a great place in Hilo to Kayak. There is a beautiful Natural soothing Volcanically heated pool 35 minutes from Hale Mauka. Five minutes from the heated pool is a vast area of interconnected tide-pools for endless snorkeling possibilities. There are many Waterfalls in the Hilo area. Walk to view the Lava flowing into the sea. Volcano also has Birdwatching--There are 6+ restaurantes in Volcano, From Fine dining to Thai (which is also fine!!) The Park often has live Theater or Concerts, as well as weekly 'After Dark in the Park' talks. Sunday's we have our "renown" Farmer's Market. This Artist Community also offers presentations, workshops, and open studios's. Within 30-45 min there is swimming, fishing and a zoo, bike rentals, shopping, movie theaters, more museums, and wonderful beaches.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 14.41%

If you are coming to stay at Hale Mauka within the next 60 days, ask about our last minute specials. Our Special right now is for July and August, 2 or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund