CLIPPED COMMENTS-- I could not have even dreamed this place up // Beyond expectations // Top notch accommodations // Comfortable,warm,spotlessly clean // Charming // Lovely cottage in a truly one of kind setting // A special experience and memory // Wanted to move in and stay // Better than advertised // Very clean and beautifully maintained // Beautifully decorated with such a warm,cozy feel // Couldn't have asked for more // Just beautiful // Beds are soooo comfortable // charming // magical // amazing // LOVE IT! // We appreciated the quality, quiet, and all the little extras // Wonderful place in a wonderful setting // This cottage is a class act
GUEST GUIDE COMMENTS-- Guest Guide made our stay most enjoyable // guest book was so informative and such a big help to us as we planned our day- alot of work on your behalf and much appreciated // very grateful for the incredible Guest Guide // The Guest Guide was sooo helpful, we used it everyday // I wish I would have read your guest guide more
thoroughly when I got here-it's great! // Guest Guide was a bonus!
This Menehune Mansion is on a beautiful 1/2 acre, that is shared with another identical Mansion, but privately situated. Fireplace, King Bedroom, 1 roomy Bathroom, Full Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Living Room with Queen pull out sofa, Large Covered Lanai,and Carport. HIGH CHAIR AND PACK N PLAY available with notice. W/D available for stays of 4 or more nights.
OUR CUSTOM GUEST GUIDE offers 4 different day trips (could not do it ALL in 4 days) for you to chose your interests... each 'direction' lists many sites in the order you will come upon them, how to get there, descriptions... Also includes restaurant recommendations, detailed hike information, out of the way places and more. Local events and an ONGOING calendar for special things that happen in the area like Ranger led hikes, Hawaiiana events and the like. It's very common for the Park and Art Center to have events that are a real treat.
MENEHUNE [meh-neh-HOO-neh]-- Hawaii’s legendary mystical and shy forest dwellers are small in size at about two feet high, although some are only six inches high. They live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, far from the eyes of normal humans. According to legend they are very industrious master builders that use their great strength to accomplish mighty feats of engineering and construction overnight.
In that spirit, we welcome you to 'MENEHUNE MANSIONS'... which to the UNMYSTICAL HUMAN, would appear to be A VERY SWEET FOREST COTTAGE.
Minutes to Hawaii Volcano National Park and tucked away in the uniquely beautiful forest of desirable Volcano Village.... you will come home to a tropical, clean, fresh, warm and cozy hideaway... for a menehune mystical price
We have so enjoyed our second home and very well received vacation rental Maile Treehouse which is also in Volcano Village.
We thought we would like to offer a more budgeted alternative but with an upscale experience... It has been a true delight to help make a vacation special for people... we hope we can do that for even more travelers now....
Leslie Hess purchased this cottage in 2012
Oh... My... Gosh! What a lovely place. Everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay here. So quiet and homey. The binder you've made was great, so much time was put into it, and it was very helpful. So close to the park and a short drive
to Hilo. Our original honeymoon was cancelled because of hurricane Sandy- it was a blessing in disguise as we would have never gotten to experience this 'home away from home'.
Pompton Lakes, NJ
How do I describe this cottage in the rainforest? One word "wow!" We had a wonderful stay here! The little touches you have put into the place are awesome! Love the owl in the tree, all the little notes around, the decor is beautiful and the visitor
book was so helpful! We loved visiting the park w/ the hot spring pool of water. We would recommend this cottage to all our friends and we hope to return in the future! We had a very relaxing stay and wish we could stay forever! ps the bed was
Glenn and Anita
We absolutely loved our stay here. The cabin is sparkling clean. For us, it was 4 nights of rain forest heaven, only 5 minutes away from the entrance to Volcano National Park. We awoke to sunshine and the songs of rain forest birds. Hubby went nuts with his camera and binoculars. The cabin just feels so secluded and private. There's a covered patio outside the front door with a nice bench for taking off your shoes before entering the cabin. If it's raining when you're there, you'll really appreciate this. The full-sized kitchen is a dream for the do-it-yourself vacationer (excepting the knives, which needed sharpening). We enjoyed the comfy king-sized bed and the gas-log fireplace. The water supply here is filtered rain catchment, so we were encourage to conserve water as best we could. There is no garbage disposal, so one must be very careful not to put solids down the kitchen sink drain. We looked for, but didn't find any recycling system, so all our garbage went unsorted into a single bin. Perhaps the town of Volcano doesn't do recycling yet. The owner here has given such careful attention to comfort and convenience that it seems the visitor never lacks for anything. We wholeheartedly recommend this place!
The friendly helpful owner and caretaker make this clean and well outfitted cottage a visitor's sanctuary. Furnished with attention to comfort and convenience. There is a full cooking kitchen (stock-up with provisions in Hilo before you arrive), a helpful area guidebook created by the owner, a dehumidifier that keeps you warm and dry, hooks, drawers and closets for storage, nice outdoor furniture to enjoy birdwatching, reading or just soaking up the rain forest surroundings. This cottage is conveniently located just miles from the entrance to Volcanos National Park so you can avoid some of the crowds and get there early for a morning hike or stop in after dark to admire the glow from Kilauea's crater. Wonderfully clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend!
"We loved the cottage. Cute, clean and perfect size for us. The location was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
We loved this. Leslie, the owner, should work for all the major hotel chains. She is an expert in providing perfect accommodations. Wish I could give this 10 stars.
What a great place! My wife and I found the accommodations to be absolutely perfect. We particularly njoyed the little touches: books about the little people, the little bench, the little door outside. Magical and charming. Leslie also provided a wealth of information about the town: where to hike, restaurant recommendations, etc.
The quiet surroundings, the birds in the morning, the lovely porch formorning coffee all added to a great couple of days. We hiked, saw the lava glow, dinner at Lava Rock Cafe, and sandwiches from Cafe Ohia -all made for a great stay.
We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a 3-1/2 week stay to Big Island over the Xmas holidays. This is a beautiful cottage to use as a base for exploring the Volcanoes National Park. Spotless, nicely appointed kitchen, comfortable bed and pull out couch, lovely landscaping – nice lanai but a bit too cool to take advantage of in December! Electric blanket and cosy gas fireplace were greatly appreciated. Excellent value for such a high quality property. Location is unbeatable especially for Kilauea night viewing. Loved the little town with funky art studios and cafes. Be sure and have a meal at Volcano House in the Park.
We stayed at the cottage for two nights and it worked as a perfect home base as we checked out the volcano national park. We wish we would have had a bit more time to thoroughly enjoy it, but it was a great place to come home to after a long day of exploring. Very peaceful property and we loved listening to the birds in the forest.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Cleaning fee/ w tax||$52.08|
|Booking fee- rfnd echeck||$10|
Quote is for 1-2 guests
For BOOK IT, a separate payment request will be sent for additional guests
$10nt plus tax for 3 guests
$15nt plus tax for 4 guests
I am happy to accept deposit only payment now, with full payment due 2mo. prior to the reservation by either online credit card/echeck or by personal checks. Just email instead of BOOK IT if you prefer these options.
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