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HAWAII ECO-FRIENDLY COTTAGE NEAR KEHENA BEACH

Diane Koerner, owner

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Diane Koerner, owner

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014
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HAWAII ECO-FRIENDLY COTTAGE NEAR KEHENA BEACH

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kalapana House Rental Photos and Description

Your Home Away From Home on Big Island's Sunny Puna Peninsula

Come to Paradise for our Volcanic Vacation Special - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, all for $75/nt or $500/wk! This destination allows close proximity to Volcanoes Ntl Park, where you can hike through myriad trails and lava tubes and see the caldera glow, to luxuriating in nearby natural hot ponds and steam baths, snorkeling in lava rock tidepools, or diving into the waves to swim with wild dolphins at spectacular Kehena black sand beach.

This coastal cottage is close to all these attractions, yet offers a private retreat, surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides with no other houses in view. It's a comfortable one-bedroom with a brand new Queen-sized bed, designed with artistic flair, fully tiled throughout the house as well as on the screened-in lanai.

Imagine savoring your favorite morning beverage or tropical breakfast on the lanai as the rising sun's orange light soothes you with warm Aloha. Then travel less than a mile down the road to Kehena Beach where you may sunbathe on the fine black sand, frolic with the resident pod of dolphins, or watch breaching humpback whales. Our neighbor, renowned dolphin expert Naia Rae Fox, offers guided dolphin swims at half price to our guests!

Pack Hawaiian treats and a picnic lunch from one of the many popular farmer's markets in our area before driving to Volcanoes National Park, the soothing hot pond at Ahalanui State Park where geothermal springs heat the waters to nearly 90 degrees, or to snorkel among a teeming rainbow of tropical fish in the Kapoho tidepools, a Marine Conservation area.

In Hilo Town, enjoy the fine restaurants, entertainment, cultural events and shopping opportunities afforded by this 2nd largest city in the Hawaiian islands. Just north of Hilo, explore mystical rainforests to view magical waterfalls and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.

Enjoy a Hawaiian Lomi or aqua massage at neighboring Kalani Oceanside Resort (discounts to our guests) which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, Pilates and other rejuvenating practices.

Dine at Kalani's buffet restaurant or roadside cafe, or in one of the variety of ethnic restaurants and health food bars in Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away. Or purchase from a wide variety of prepared food and stay for the local luau on Wednesday evenings at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar nearby. You can also purchase locally grown organic veggies there on Wed eve or Saturday morning at their Farmer's Market to cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen to eat on the comfortable screened-in lanai.

There is truly something for everyone here in our slice of Paradise - come enjoy it with us. To care for this fragile ecosystem, we have created an eco-safe 'green' retreat, and provide fragrance-free toiletries and cleaning products and ask that you not smoke.

The Sea View cottage is called 'Hale Haumea,' for the Earth Mother, Hawaiian Goddess Haumea, who protects the new land created by her daughter Pele's lava. She is associated with fertility and creativity. This cottage was built by an artist as her retreat and studio and we hope that the beauty and awesome nature surrounding it inspires you as well.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diane Koerner, owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Diane Koerner, owner

A writer and wannabe mermaid, I love this area for its soothing warm ponds and back-to-nature feel, not available in the more touristy parts of the islands.

Diane Koerner, owner purchased this house in 2006

Why Diane Koerner, owner chose Kalapana

Hale Haumea is a perfect vacation rental for couples looking for a romantic getaway - you're near to everything, yet secluded, nestled in greenery on all sides of your home away from home. There is a complete kitchen with all necessary appliances, etc., to make fabulous meals at the cottage and dine on the screened-in lanai and watch the sky change with the sunrise and sunset.

What makes this house unique

Close to unique volcanic features of the Big Island - Kehena black sand beach, geothermal hot ponds, natural steam baths, lava rock tidepools for snorkeling, and Volcanoes Ntl Park, plus local Farmer's Markets and luau at Uncle Robert's just 5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thank you for sharing your amazing Hawaii home with us. We really appreciated all of your activity suggestions and tried to do as many as we could with our limited amount of time. We loved the lava flow, the hot pond and the non-touristy escape Hale Haumea offered. We also ate as many likikoi that we could while there! They are our favorite. Mahalo!”
Dec 2009
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
average rating of 4.6585364 based on 46 reviews
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Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
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Kalapana Puna District
Brooklyn
5

Amazing location and great vacation house

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Hale Haumea house was nothing short of fabulous. The owner overdid herself in providing us with everything that we needed for our vacation. First, the setting- Diane’s place is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Every morning, we were greeted with birds singing in the back yard and went to sleep with sounds of frogs doing their courtship croaks. The inside of the house was very clean and we found everything that we needed- a large fridge, coffee maker, microwave, necessary utensils and dishes as well as washing machine& dryer were all available for our stay. Moreover, the added bonus of screened Lanai and all-natural fragrance-free hair care products was a nice surprise.
Hale Haumea is located in a short driving distance to an amazing black sand beach in Kalapana. Every Wednesday& Friday, there is a farmer’s market near the parking lot for the beach- don’t miss that event!! This is what island of Hawaii is truly about- great local food, entertainment and the feel of being treated with true aloha warmth and friendliness.
The area of Pahoa is also a great starting point to explore one of the greatest National Parks in US- the Volcanoes National Park. We felt in love with this magical place where natural forces meet to create new land. We hiked most of the trails this park offers and we will definitely come back some day to explore it once again.
In summary, we are very pleased with Diane’s rental house and can recommend staying at Hale Haumea to anyone looking for a true Hawaiian atmosphere and surroundings.
Thanks
Kamila&Marcin
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
-(808) 651-7988
Kalapana Puna District
Albany, NY, USA
4

Cozy cottage in a very scenic part of Hawaii

  • 4 of 5
Hale Haumena is a wonderfully cozy, comfortable, and clean cottage in one of the most ideal locations on the Big Island. The surrounding area is beautiful, virtually free of VOG, and not as populated as other spots. The strip along the coast is a small sunbelt and thus gets less rain than most other places on the Hilo side. We spent our days rotating between the gorgeous black sand beach, soaking in the relaxing and rejuvenating warm ponds, and snorkeling at the Kapoho Tide Pools. The cottage offers all the basic amenities, a visually pleasing atmosphere, and a screened-in lanai. Hale Haumena is the perfect place for anyone with allergies, asthma, migraines, or chemical sensitivities as fragranced products are not permitted. All the environmentally safe ones are provided for your use in addition to scent-free bedding. We enjoyed a Qi Gong class at Kalani, the nearby yoga resort, which offers a variety of programs and massage. The local community offers a very friendly ambiance. After enjoying the local culture and beauty for just a week, we decided to move here permanently! It's a very special area of Hawai'i.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
-(808) 651-7988
Kalapana Puna District
Powder Springs, Ga. USA
4

Nice cottage in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5
First let me say that our experience is clearly not the norm judging by the reviews submitted by previous guests. We were there at a time when the trade winds were nonexistent and right after a devastating hurricane had knocked out power for two weeks.

We rented the cottage for a month but delayed our stay, due to the hurricane and uncertainty about when power would be restored, and came down thirteen days late even though it meant paying for another VRBO rental during that time. Diane did offer to refund a weeks rent but I declined since she, most certainly, could not have foreseen a hurricane. The cottage was neat and organized but not as clean as we would have expected. We found tiny ants were thick on the counter tops. My wife and I did a through cleaning in an attempt to rid the house of ants the first evening we were there but were never able to rid the cabinets of ants. The ant problem should be taken care of for the following tenants as Diane said it would be a priority for her caretaker.

Being seniors in our seventies in not the best physical condition, we had planned spending a lot of time just relaxing in the cottage and, with a month to stay, only venturing out when the mood struck. However we found that the cottage was too hot to spend time there comfortably. There was seldom a breeze due to the lack of trade winds. The lanai was extremely hot during the day. The cottage did cool off at night and we never felt the need to run the AC unit in the bedroom.

This cottage is for younger folks that want to spend their days on the beach, hiking or some of the many other activities available.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
-(808) 651-7988
Kalapana Puna District
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
We love everything about the house. Comfortable, clean, quiet location, serene, safe, and very greens. Look outside the bedroom window from our pillow to see beautiful trees each night. We spent 5 nights and we don't want to leave. Thank you to create a wonderful setting and very clear communication. Suggestion about arrival after dark, we GPS the exact address, we don't have to worry about looking for the place in the dark. It was so wonderful of the owner to give us Champagne pond access. Folder that owner left in the house with hawaii guidebook is very helpful for our stay. We had the best time.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
-(808) 651-7988
Kalapana Puna District
Perth, Ontario. Canada
5

Amazing Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazing time staying at this cottage during our week on the Big Island. The cottage offers all of the comforts of home and more. We loved the neighborhood and enjoyed exploring the Space farmers market. A really wonderful place to relax! Thanks Again.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90588vb
-(808) 651-7988
Kalapana Puna District
Eugene
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The two things that influenced my selection of Hale Haumea for my destination were the eco-friendly position, and the "dolphin lady". I must say that all of these far exceeded my expectations. The descriptions of the cottage were exact, and I had no trouble identifying it from the photos in the listing, and it was clean and comfortably furnished. The owner was great to deal with, and answered all of my questions promptly and directly. The cottage is perfectly located for seeing the best of the east side, including the volcano, black sand beaches, the Hilo farmer's market, and the waterfalls!

I would stay here again in a heart beat, and definitely recommend this to anyone who wanted a leisurely visit to the east side of the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

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Lava Ocean Adventures
"Take a sunrise or sunset boat trip to view the lava flow into the ocean, creating fireworks ..."
Lava Tree State Monument
"Talk a scenic walk through this beautiful other-worldly park where trees were covered by the..."
Kalapana Cultural Tours (LAVA Boat & Hike)
"If you want a guide to hike out to the lava flow, this family of Hawaiian heritage will prov..."
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
"Just one mile from the cottage, it offers a roadside cafe for all, a buffet restaurant, pool..."
Uncle Robert's Kava Bar
"Great to sit local-style under the twinkly lights at the bar and enjoy local kava or beer/wi..."
SPACE
"The best Farmer's Market on the island occurs every Saturday morning in Seaview just 2 block..."
Kehena Beach
"Just one mile from our cottage, a scenic black sand beach often frequented by wild dolphins...."
Ahalanui Hot Pond
"Enjoy warm ocean water heated by underground geothermal springs. This county park offers saf..."
Crater Rim Trail
"One of the many exciting trails in Volcanoes National Park, where you can see both extinct a..."
Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary
"Best spot for snorkeling on the east side of the island, in lava pools filled with tropical ..."
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
"A gourmet restaurant featuring Hawaiian and Asian-Tropical cuisine, perfect for celebrating ..."
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Uncle Robert's Awa Bar
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 137
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kalani
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kehena Beach
Car: necessary

Kehena Black Sand Beach is just 1 miles south for swimming, dolphin and whale watching; Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling in lava pools and geothermal ocean warm ponds just 6-7 miles away; Kalani Oceanside Resort one mile north offers a cliff-side meditation lookout, and day use of an olympic size pool, sauna, hot tubs and massage services (ask us about discounted massages for our guests).

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Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Kalapana House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
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$500
$1,500
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$75
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes If cancellation occurs 45 days prior to arrival date, the security deposit will be returned.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kalapana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Organic, fragrance-free toiletries and towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Private bedroom with new queen-size bed plus a Living Room futon that opens to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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