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Come see the Lava! Located next to the Park!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house

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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 Varney
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Diana Varney

In 2004 we retired and moved to Hawaii to build our dream cottage. We found this amazing property in the rainforest, in the town of Volcano. 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 Varney purchased this house in 2004

Why Diana 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 anytime you want! Cooking your own meals at home and having kayaks and bikes and snorkel gear you don't have to rent. It's all at your fingertips. We have it all!!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mauna Loa Estates, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • soap
  • 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 flask
  • 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 , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , 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.
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 - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(164 traveller reviews)

Come see the Lava! Located next to the Park!
average rating of 4.97561 based on 164 reviews
5

Amazing home in the forest with complete privacy!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home! The home was well stocked and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We were only a couple of minutes from the national park and also a few very good restaurants. Especially loved Thai Thai. We enjoyed the Bird Park Trail and it was only a 5 min drive. We followed the owners advice and swam with turtles at Richardson black sand beach. The home has windows everywhere for bird watching on the property. I also loved the soaker tub which was very nice on cooler nights. Kilauea was amazing at night. Our time here was incredible and we will definitely stay here again when we visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back again! You were amazing guests. Thank you for staying with us! Mahalo Diana and Rob
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4

Lovely home in the rainforest

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable home very close to Volcano National Park. Easy to get to. Very private. Lots of windows looking out into the rainforest. Nice furnishings. I would just suggest better silverware and more dishes. Other than that the stay was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have dishes and silverware for a party of 7. I will reavaluate our dishes and silverware. Thank you for letting us know it wasn't up to par. I want Hale Mauka to be perfect, so I will definitely fix this problem..
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5

Great home in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house very well equipped in the most lovely rain forest.

Close to the park and not a far drive from Hilo and other attractions.

Look forward to the our next visit!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic, Beautiful, Allergy-Friendly, Terrific Beds!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and I wish we had stayed more than three nights! The giant fern forest is right out of Jurassic Park - the birds and landscaping are so peaceful. The temperpedic mattress is the best night's sleep I had on the island. The kitchen is modern and well-stocked, the grill worked great and the little furnace fireplace warmed the entire house (including the bedrooms) quickly and efficiently.

I have to admit that, having really bad allergies, I was concerned about staying in the forest. So many other houses in this area received poor reviews because of mold or mildew caused by the constant damp air. I was so happy to find this house perfectly clean, no mold or mildew smell at all! The owners take excellent care of the house! It's amazing really. We have such terrific memories from our dinners and evenings spent here. It's also 10 minutes from the main park entrance and we were able to watch sunset over the boiling lava in the crater both nights while we were there. Terrific!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you stay at our cottage! You will be welcomed back anytime!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you had to say about our cottage in volcano. Hope to see you again! Mahalo Diana and Rob
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this great cottage was perfect! It had everything we needed and was so close to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which was the reason for our trip. The cottage is nestled in the rainforest and very private. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone traveling to the island!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful haven near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this beautiful home. The location is super convenient – just a couple of miles outside the park. The cottage is thoughtfully furnished with everything you might need. The beds are super comfortable. And we absolutely loved birdwatching from the front porch!

We also appreciated Diana's patience with all of our questions before we arrived.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 the 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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Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mauna Loa Estates, Hawaii

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A$190
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$98
Tax Rate 13.25%

If you are coming to stay at Hale Mauka within the next 60 days, ask about our last minute specials. Our Specials are for two or more nights.

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