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AS SEEN ON H G T V- Aloha Sweet Hale-Distinctively the Best- With New Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,220 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Aloha Sweet Hale - A Custom Built Cedar Log Home With 3 Bdrms/2 Baths, Private

Aloha Sweet Hale was featured on HGTV's new series-LOG CABIN LIVING. Come stay in paradise at a truly Hawaiian setting filmed by HGTV .

Our custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath cedar log house offers you a home away from home while vacationing on the Big Island.

The spirit of Aloha will touch your soul as you enter Aloha Sweet Hale. With skylights in every room you'll bask in Volcano's irresistible beauty. Unwind in the soothing hot tub or throw some shrimp on the BBQ , out on the expansive covered lanai. If your inner chef speaks to you, the full-sized kitchen is well equipped.

Free cable TV and wi-fi allow you to stay in touch while enjoying the tranquility of the lush rainforest.


Each bedroom is set up with comfy linens (flannel or Egyptian soft cotton) and comforters to keep you warm on cool nights. There is also a room heater in each bedroom.

There is a king bed in master bedroom, queen bedroom in guest room and 2 twins in 3rd room. Sleeps up to 6 people!

Each bathroom offers a towel warmer to keep your towels toasty warm until you need them. There is nothing better than a warm towel after a refreshing shower.

We now have a 2 night minimum stay so you may enjoy your vacation at this lovely home and Volcano Village! Please ask about our Hale Sweet Hale for only a 1 night stay!

Your stay at ALOHA SWEET HALE will be 'distinctively the best in paradise'.



* Because our cleaning team is on a tight schedule, guests who are not checked out by 11 AM will be changed a late fee of $50 for up to 15 minutes over check out time. If beyond 15 minutes, guest will be charged $150. Cleaning team needs to prepare the house for the next incoming guests so we really need your cooperation in adhering to the 11 AM check out time. Mahalo!

More Details

Merlenna Higby
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with Hawaii 40 years ago and always wanted our own little piece of paradise. Always traveling in Hawaii, we discovered things and features that characterized "Living in Paradise" and included them in the house so all of our guests would leave with the Spirit of Aloha in their hearts.

Aloha Sweet Hale is the "big sister" to Hale Sweet Hale, also located n Volcano Village. It is where your image of Hawaii comes alive with its lush tropical surroundings. Staying at Aloha Sweet Hale or Hale Sweet Hale captures paradise that is distinctively the best and unforgettable in Volcano Village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely loved this house! It was very clean, had a well stocked kitchen, and a wonderful jacuzzi on the deck. It is located in a secluded area on a large property. The location was perfect for visiting Volcanoes National Park. The house was spacious and decorated nicely. We will stay here again on future trips to The Big Island. Thank you so much for a great stay! It is a perfect location to visit Volcanoes National Park. The house was very clean and well stocked with dishes and supplies to cook for ourselves. The jacuzzi was wonderful. The beds were very comfortable. Thank you for supplying a hairdryer! We will stay here again when we come back to the Big Island. Thank you so much!
Jan 2017
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Volcano Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom glass mosaic tile, towel warmer, & granite counter
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower with towel warmer, custom tile and glass shower door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms offer comfy warm linens and a room heater. The skylights will let in the morning sun and evening stars and moonlight.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

AS SEEN ON H G T V- Aloha Sweet Hale-Distinctively the Best- With New Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 36 reviews
Palo Alto, CA

Five stars isn't enough!

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we were expecting and more. It's perfectly set up for relaxing and hanging out, and an ideal base for exploring the national park and the Hilo area. Lots of small touches like providing coffee, and plenty of comfy seating inside and out make the experience that much more special. Highly recommended! I'd suggest noting in the directions that it's a mile and a half or so off the main road. We thought it was near the main road so pulled into few wrong houses before finding it.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you totally enjoyed your stay at Aloha Sweet Hale and found it exceptional. Our goal is to show our guests the Aloha Spirit that can only be found in Hawaii. Special touches make vacations memorable. Hope you get the opportunity to return to Volcano. Aloha Sweet Hale will be awaiting your return visit. Mahalo
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Beautiful cozy home surrounded by amazing ginger rainforest.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Sweet Aloha Hale in Volcano. The house was perfect for our family of 5. It was in a great location close to the entrance to the Volcano National Park and Hilo. House was beautifully decorated in Aloha spirit and had all the amenities we needed. Our only regret is that we did not have time to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the surroundings of a lush rainforest with wonderful ginger plants. The house is located in a rainforest so it did rain every day with some exciting storms at night. It was a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home but DIRTY hot tub

  • 3 of 5

We loved the house, the deck, the grounds and the location. And while the gate was an inconvenience, (having to get out of car to open and shut every time we left or arrived) the BIG disappointment was the disgustingly dirty hot tub. When we called to complain, all that happened was that some guy came over and put clean water in the tub without getting rid of the dirty, brown, foamy, disgusting water. Needless to say , it was still unusable. in addition, even if it was clean, it was too cold as it was set at 95 degrees and guests are not able to change the temp. it should be set between 99/100 and 102 degrees. I have owned various hot tubs over the past 20 years and we were so looking forward to using it after our long hike. I suggest not advertising that there is a hot tub if you're not going to maintain it properly. Otherwise, the house was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for helping us keep the wild pigs out by closing the gate each time you entered and left the property. If any pigs get in, they act like roto tillers and dig up the yard in no time. Although we lock the hot tub temperature at 102 degrees, sometimes a guest will randomly press buttons and unknowingly lock the temperature ti a different temp. Our hot tub person did attend to the hot tub water after your call and the water was reported clear when she left. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Hideaway in Volcano

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay when visiting Volcano National Park. Our family of 5 (two adults, two kids, one senior) found it perfect for all of our needs. You are 5 minutes from the park, and about 50 minutes from Hilo. We also used this as a base for a lava tour near Pahoa. It is in a very quiet, very lush location and is well maintained, and creatively decorated. Awesome retreat after a humid 6 days in Kona!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

One of the best in the neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We were only there for two nights, but this secluded retreat was cozy, clean, remodeled, and overall very pleasant to rest in. Surrounding garden and Forrest have a very tropical feel. Night time gets chilly, so the house is equipped with a nice wood fireplace with plenty of wood to use. The open floor design kitchen is user friendly, and the bedroom set ups are conducive to families of various needs. My only negative comment is a heavy musty smell when we first checked in that took a while to clear with all the windows open. Don't know if it's pesticide that was sprayed right before we arrived, or just part of having a house in humid Hilo. But we thought overall is was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rainforest hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to find this tranquil home hidden away in the rainforest. So happy we decided to spend 3 nights in volcano village to explore the volcano and nearby Hilo sights. Beautiful home with very comfortable beds and upscale amenities. Incredible privacy as we sat on the lanai and enjoyed the birds and watching the forest sights. The management was very responsive and everything was as we expected and true to the photos. We hope to be back someday soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Volcano National Park
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Volcano Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Old Volcano Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Aloha Sweet Hale is located in the heart of Volcano Village. Volcano Village offers magnificent sights of giant hapu'u ferns, towering ohia trees, and an abundant of kahiili ginger like no other place. The Volcanoes National Park is just a stone's throw away. You can visit the park as many times as you'd like because Aloha Sweet Hale is so conveniently located.


Rates & Availability

Volcano Village Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 13.42%

Aloha Sweet Hale now has 2 night minimum stay!
Please ask about our Hale Sweet Hale for a 1 night stay!

No charge for children ages 2 and under!

$200 security dep. Returned after departure
Upon departure, $75 fee hot tub cleaning fee if hot tub is left dirty. $65 extra cleaning fee if house is left dirty. $20/person/nt for extra guest not paid for.

* Because our cleaning team is on a tight schedule, guests who are not checked out by 11 AM will be changed a late fee of $50 for up to 15 minutes over check out time. If beyond 15 minutes, guest will be charged $150. Cleaning team needs to prepare the house for the next incoming guests so we really need your cooperation in adhering to the 11 AM check out time. Thank you


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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