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Aloha and Welcome to Hale O Manu Mele!
Hale O Manu Mele is a spacious 3 bedroom and 2 bath, 2-story home situated amidst the tropical landscape of Volcano Village. In this peaceful and charming location you can experience the true beauty of Volcano. From this stunning location you can enjoy picturesque views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and the spectacular plumes of Halemaumau.
Hale O Manu Mele (or House of the Singing Birds) offers all the comforts of home in style. From the beautiful bamboo floors to the vaulted ceilings, skylight and Mission-style windows, the architecture of this home is pleasing to all who come to visit. The master bedroom is furnished with a California King bed, and mango wood furnishings. The second bedroom/office is furnished with Queen bed, built in desk, and Tiffany lamp.
Located in Volcano Village, we are nearby the general store, restaurants and art galleries, only 5 minutes away from Volcano National Park and 30 minutes from Hilo.
We booked this VRBO expecting a 3 bedroom unit for 2 nights of our 8 night Hawaii vacation. The positives is that the upstairs bedrooms were good. There was plenty of room for 4. The views from the deck are great. The fact that you are in the middle of a Rain Forest is a wonderful experience. The negative is the downstairs room and the preparation for our stay. The unit was not ready for our visit. The power was off for the downstairs. We had to search for the electric box and flip the switch. The switch included the running of a dehumidifier. The fact that the dehumidifier was not running made the downstairs bedroom smell like a moldy mess. The windows were closed tight and buggy. Later we found out the hot water heater was off. We had to light the hot water pilot and wait an hour for hot water. There was also dirty towels on the floor of the downstairs bedroom. The bedding and pillows smelled like moldy cheese. This is not a room that you can people sleep within. I promise I am not a picky person. This is just over the top gross.
We were very lucky that we had another rental house a mile away and were able to put the grandparents, who were scheduled to stay in the bad room, into that location instead of in the mold smelling room. This caused an inconvenience on the second family, but everything worked out in the end.
I would like to warn potential renters that you should not expect to stay in this downstairs room. This is really a good 2BD establishment. The cost should be lower to reflect that the unit can sleep only 4. I would not stay here again.
My husband and I and our son and his family stayed in this home for four nights in late December 2013/early January 2014. The home was beautifully built and is in a quiet location in the rainforest, but it has some serious problems. First, it’s several minutes outside of Volcano Village, down a single track road, and fairly remote. The upside is that it’s very quiet, the view out the back is pastoral, and we even had a view of the reflection of the lava off the steam of the volcano. However, one of the bedrooms, with en suite bath, is located on the lower level of the house and is only accessible from the outside of the house, not from within the house. It is clear that this house is not being properly cared for and that the amount of rain and high humidity are taking a high toll. The downstairs reeked of mildew when we arrived and was very difficult to sleep in due to the odor. The lower bedroom does come with a dehumidifier, which we left running the entire time we stayed in the house, and we emptied it several times a day and during the night. We sprayed Lysol everywhere, including the bed frame, the insides of the cupboards and closet, the fabric- covered chair, etc., which helped tremendously, but you shouldn’t have to go to all that work when you’re paying this much to stay somewhere!! We live in an extremely rainy area of southeast Alaska, and we know how to handle very high humidity and this isn’t it. Even upstairs in the house, there is mold beginning to grow in the master bath and in the master bedroom closet because the high humidity in the house isn’t being managed. It’s a shame, because this home was very well built with expensive materials, and it won’t last long at this rate.
We just returned from spring break, March 20-24, 2010 from this Volcano house. This has to be handsdown the best vacation rental in Volcano. I'm from Oahu and I've stayed at others in Volcano, but this is the best. The house is more beautiful than it looks in the picture; and it is clean, modern, well maintained with all the amenities. The wood fireplace is wonderful. The upstairs shower looks like it belongs in a luxury hotel room. The beds were huge and more comfortable than our beds at home. It is quiet, peaceful and we saw animals from the back porch everyday. Back porch looks into pasture/ranch land. Lots of native Hawaiian birds chirping and singing. It's very close to Vocanoes National Park and all the spectacular sights within the Park. I give this the highest recommendation for the price category. Ken Wong
We had a lovely stay here in October 2009. The
house is actually nicer than it appears in the photos
-- good taste, nice decor. Great view out the
balcony. Incredibly lush foliage everywhere. Good
toys for the kids. Japanese garden on the property.
The approach to the house can be a little daunting
-- it's up a fairly long road that feels a little
claustrophobic due to the dense vegetation that
accompanies the climate. But once you arrive, you
realize that it's a lovely spot. Do realize that the
SO2 levels in this area fluctuate due to volcanic
emissions - check NPS website. you need to bring
your own water in this area since they operate on
catchment water which is contaminated with SO2.
When we were there was surface lava flow at
Kapalani (1 hour away), but the national park itself
(3 minutes away) was fantastic as well.
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2 night minimum stay
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