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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hawaii Tax ID: W98695602-01

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

More Details

Owner
Matt or Tara Hubner
Member since: 2012
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:
August 17, 2018

About Matt or Tara Hubner

We are Tara and Matt Hubner. We come from Texas but currently reside in Colorado. However, 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.

Matt or Tara Hubner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Matt or Tara Hubner chose Volcano Village

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!

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favorite things to do is drive out at night to the Jaggar Museum 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review from TripAdvisor. "Wow! Our stay at Hale Hubner was amazing! It was more then what we expected. Unfortunately we only stayed there for 2 nights, it has everything for a long stay for 2 persons. The location is very private in the forest of Vulcano and the large windows showed this view in every room. The neighbourhood is very friendly with neightbourwatch. We loved everything. The friendly e-mails from the owners and personal touch with pictures of the family made us feel at home. Beautiful interieur with a relaxing sofa. Good wifi. The large balcony including a new gass bbq and easy chairs where very relaxing and convinient.The bed was soft with seperate electric blankets on the matras, for extra heating. Because I'm always cold I turned it on just a half an hour before jumping into bed, my husband liked it just the way it was. We didn't use the woodstove, but I can imagen the use of it is very cosy because it can be cold in the evening and night. The kitchen is fully suplied. If we ever return in the future we will definately stay here again. The town is small, but you have to visit Greg and Joyce with their kids at cafe Ohi'a to enjoy a delicious sandwich for lunch. Their kindness warmed our harts."
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Volcano Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size bathroom with shower/tub combo, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
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
Notes:
Hotel safe for valuables, iPad available for use by adult guests, one complementary bar of handcrafted homemade soap, complementary bottle of wine from Volcano Winery with week-long stay, Kilauea Nighttime View, Rainforest View

Reviews

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$105/nt! - Hale Hubner - Private Cozy Rain Forest Cottage - Adjacent to Park
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 266 reviews
5

Beautiful stay in the canopy

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location! You really feel like you are living in the rainforest. The surrounding area is so lush and beautiful, and the cabin is super cozy. The owners did a great job of posting signs and leaving information for you to read so you have a working knowledge of the house and the area. Its just down the road from the national park, which was closed at the time we went due to the volcanic activity, but if you are planning to visit the park you cant ask for a better location.Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A cute, spacious, clean and well stocked accommodation that was a welcome break from busy resorts. Very quiet area with Hawaiian character and charm. Earthquakes were an exciting experience. Impressive number and geographic diversity of visitors on the map in the home. Bring food as restaurants seem to not be fully operating due to VNP being closed and Volcano groceries have limited options and are not open late. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big island at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the cool forest tree house at Hale Hubner! Very comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. The sounds, cool breezes, and rain in the evening were quite a treat. Very clean and nicely decorated. Seemed like quite a drive first time in, but once we knew where we were going, we were glad to be in the private location! Thank you for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Keep Calm and Aloha Eh!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 11-13 Jul in order to visit Volcano National Park but VNP was still closed due to on going hazard.

We ended up spending one day at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Departure day at Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots and Hilo before checking into Kona.

A beautiful, secluded wood cabin surrounded by lush green tropical rainforest. The home really feels like a tree house as the rainforest is in close view from all the windows. Awesome deck for cold beer, BBQ and star gazing at night. I thought northern Ontario has stars but this place was amazing.

The owner had a well stocked kitchen, with all the basics you may need to cook. You have options by picking up groceries in Kona or Hilo before arriving or enjoy the many great eateries close by. They had a nice big cooler to borrow for your adventures.

WiFi works great and we did not use the Cable TV or the selection of DVD movies that was available.

Mahalo and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Matt was great. And our stay was perfect. We missed visiting the park, but our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were effected by the volcano activity.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Loved the cabin in Volcano Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Hale Hubner cabin. Warm days, cool nights, cozy cabin, lots of character, beautiful yard, big windows, quiet, great TV and cable, great fireplace, and no bugs!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Volcano Winery
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Thai Thai
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Richardson Beach Park - Hilo
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiopae Tidepools
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalapana Lava Viewing
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

All rates based on double occupancy; add $10 per additional person over age 2. One time $70.00 cleaning fee. Rate may not include General Excise Tax (4.166%) and Transient Accommodations Tax (10.25%).
Hawaii Tax ID: W98695602-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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