Experience Old Style Hawai'I

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Experience "old Hawai'i" in this unique, plantation-style home named "Hale KupuKupu".

The word kupu simply means "to grow or sprout" and this house honors the kupukupu fern, one of the first plants to bring life back to the land after a devastating lava flow, initiating the coming of the forest. The Hawaiians believe that the kupukupu fern is symbolic of growth and new beginnings and that with each new frond comes new opportunity, new experiences, and a fresh start.

Hale KupuKupu is constructed from old growth redwood planks in the single wall design traditional to the islands during the plantation period of the 1930s and '40s. Louvered jalousie windows allow the trade winds and mountain breezes to keep the house cool during the day and a fire in the wood-burning stove can warm the evening chill that comes with the higher elevation.

Decorated in a style that honors the Island's blending of Hawaiian and Asian Cultures, the home has two cozy bedrooms and a Balianese daybed in the living room allowing it to sleep up to five people comfortably. Hale KupuKupu offers a quiet and tranquil experience, reminiscent of a lifestyle from an era gone-by. The outside surroundings of the house provide natural beauty and incredible privacy.

Hale KupuKupu is nestled in a manicured 1/2 acre of park-like settings, surrounded by the native Ohi'a and Hapu'u Forest and walking distance from Old Volcano Village. Amenities in the village include several diverse restaurants, 2 grocery stores, 2 gas stations, a launderette, a post office, a nearby local winery, an 18-hole golf course, gift shops, art galleries and "da" best Sunday morning farmer's market at Cooper Center located just blocks away.

The house is just five minutes from the entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Once in the park you can take a hike across the floor of Kilauea-Iki crater or to Halema'u ma'u, home of the fire goddess Pele or you can climb through the volcano's many lava tubes.

Hale KupuKupu's location puts you 40 minutes from Ka Lae (South Point) & Green Sand Beach and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach where you may see turtles nesting and swimming. You are also 40 minutes away from historic and beautiful downtown Hilo with restaurants, shops, museums and nearby snorkeling beaches.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    just minutes from Volcano Village cooper center and close to shopping and galleries...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa from village on clear days...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    covered carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    wood stove provides heat for the home. portable heaters if needed...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    in private driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea and sweetener provided. Other items such as oil, pancake syrup, and seasonings may be available from previous guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    park like setting, horseshoe pit, picnic table, ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkeling gear in Hilo and Kona...moreless



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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$954 $3,816

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Agent Fee $15 + tax
  • Cleaning $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lava Rock Cafe
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 11 belt loop
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kilauea Lodge
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

Car: Necessary


Manager info

Hawaii Volcano Vacations

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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