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Fanciful Volcano Cottage.. “Wow, ... Magical”

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 K.Bdrm, 1 Q.sofabed, Pack n Play, 1Full Bath, Sleeps 4+ baby

Menehune Mansions

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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 // charming // magical // amazing // LOVE IT! // We appreciated the quality, quiet, and all the little extras // Wonderful place in a wonderful setting // This cottage is a class act

GUEST GUIDE COMMENTS-- Guest Guide made our stay most enjoyable // 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 // very grateful for the incredible Guest Guide // The Guest Guide was sooo helpful, we used it everyday // I wish I would have read your guest guide more

thoroughly when I got here-it's great! // Guest Guide was a bonus!

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 Bathroom, Full Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Living Room with Queen pull out sofa, Large Covered Lanai,and Carport. HIGH CHAIR AND PACK N PLAY available with notice. W/D available for stays of 4 or more nights.

OUR CUSTOM 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.

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 uniquely beautiful forest of desirable Volcano Village.... you will come home to a tropical, clean, fresh, warm and cozy hideaway... for a menehune mystical price

More Details

Owner
Leslie Hess
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Leslie Hess

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....

Leslie Hess purchased this cottage in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sept. 23

Oh... My... Gosh! What a lovely place. Everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay here. So quiet and homey. The binder you've made was great, so much time was put into it, and it was very helpful. So close to the park and a short drive

to Hilo. Our original honeymoon was cancelled because of hurricane Sandy- it was a blessing in disguise as we would have never gotten to experience this 'home away from home'.



Pompton Lakes, NJ



Oct. 24

How do I describe this cottage in the rainforest?  One word "wow!"  We had a wonderful stay here!  The little touches you have put into the place are awesome! Love the owl in the tree, all the little notes around, the decor is beautiful and the visitor

book was so helpful!  We loved visiting the park w/ the hot spring pool of water.  We would recommend this cottage to all our friends and we hope to return in the future!  We had a very relaxing stay and wish we could stay forever! ps the bed was

very comfortable!

Glenn and Anita
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Volcano Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ONE NIGHT stays please DO NOT INSTANT BOOK but inquire first.. thank you. Read the first page(s) of the guestbook upon arrival
  • W/D is available for stays of 4nts or longer
  • Call us immediately if anything needs attention or some mishap, at it can require 'time' and distance for us to remedy.. for you or our next guest!
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Roomy Bathroom, Hotel style curved rod for shower/tub, Hairdryer, Soaps, Shampoo, Iron/Board
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Heated Bedding
  • King Bedroom, Queen Sofa bed in Living Room, Pack n Play for baby w/ notice
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
Notes:
Washer/ Dryer is available for stays of 4nts or longer. We say low allergen as people with ashma and allergies have been very pleased regarding no mold, cleanliness, dehumidifier etc....

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fanciful Volcano Cottage.. “Wow, ... Magical”
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5

Enjoyed the peaceful and quiet setting. Very clean

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious and modern with all the amenities which make our stay enjoyable. Good cable channels and wifi as well. No negatives.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our second stay in your Menehune Mansions! Having our son & future daughter-in-law stay in one and us in the other was perfect. We spent the days exploring together and could go to our respective mansions at night to chill and regroup.

The location worked great for us. Five minutes to Volcanoes National Park and about 40 minutes to the perfect Punaluu beach with nesting green turtles. Touring the Kau coffee plantation was a fun activity. We explored the Waipio Valley, watched the sun set on Mauna Kea, and dined on some of the best poke we’ve eaten at Suisan in Hilo. We also enjoyed dinner at the Hilo Bay Cafe and mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen.

We’re new grandparents and so enjoyed reading Ten Little Menehunes and Meet the Hawaiian Menehunes that I got online and bought books. Can’t wait to read them to our grandson Liam and bring him to Hawaii when he’s older.

We’re already looking forward to our next stay in the Menehune Mansions.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tualatin
4

Comfortable and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as expected. It was comfortable and quiet. The owner had decorated with cute little touches for the Christmas holiday. The only issue was the WiFi. It was intermittent getting on the internet in the evenings. It kept failing while trying to watch Netflix on the TV or the computer. It was also an unsecured network. If that is not important to you, then I would definitely stay here. Suggestions to future guests: buy your food before leaving Kona or Hilo, if you want to go to Oleo restaurant get reservations, and if you are a quilter/crafter visit Kwuilting Kreations.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cottage. Stayed Dec. 2017.

  • 5 of 5

If you're going to visit Volcanoes National Park this is a wonderful place to stay. It has everything you could ever want and more. The kitchen has what you need to feel at home away from home and everything is very clean and well kept. The electric blankets are great and the bed is extremely comfortable. The rainforest setting is beautiful and very quiet. We will be returning to the area in the future and we hope to stay at Menehune Mansions again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, HI
5

cozy hideaway in volcano

  • 5 of 5

As 40-year Hawaii residents, we have visited the Big Island many times and have stayed in a dozen different rentals in Volcano Village. This is our favorite. This is our third time staying here, and we hope to stay here again next year. It's perfect for a couple. The cottage is clean, comfy, well equipped, quiet, and surrounded by foliage. The owner is lovely. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place and fun weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and would absolutely stay here again. The bed was comfortable, location great and had all the comforts of home:). Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo

Menehune Mansions is in beautiful Volcano Village - 1 mile to the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and 26miles from Hilo and Hilo International Airport!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $67.08
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 14.42%

IF THIS SHOWS BOOKED, OUR OTHER IDENTICAL COTTAGE MAY BE AVAILABLE.. PLEASE INQUIRE

As our own gesture of Aloha, we keep our rate as low as possible all year long... never raising it over weekends, busy season, or even the holidays..

For 2 guests we can offer discounts for
SENIORS
MILITARY
KAMA'IANA

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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