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Check-out these reviews!! Hale Mahina Cottage- $135/double-Volcano Golf Course

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About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath (sleeps 5)

Hale Mahina, meaning house of the moon, is conveniently located about two miles south past the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the Volcano Golf Course and Country Club Division. It is nestled among the Ohia trees in one of the worlds most beautiful forests. Enjoy the crisp mountain air at the crest of the sunny side of Volcano.

This cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is built in the Plantation Cottage style with an open floor plan.

Rooms are large, comfortable and clean, and our fully equipped kitchen allows you to cook in. Area farmers markets daily in Hilo and Sundays Open Market at Volcano offer produce at its best along with island crafts. Think fresh papaya every morning. The Volcano Winery is 539 steps away from the house where you can view the vineyards and enjoy wine tastings. If you choose not to cook in, Volcano Village has several restaurants serving lunch and dinner and there are also two small country grocery stores. ATM's are available here.

The Volcano Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole course in the view of Mauna Loa (13,680') with the clubhouse restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers a visitors center to guide you through the vastness of this incredible National Park. Daily volcano activity is available here for day and night viewing. Tour by car or walk/hike the miles of trails while hearing the songs of the native forest birds. You will learn about our local active Volcano, Kilauea at Jagger Museum.

Sea Mountain Golf Course and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, where you might see Green sea turtles, is a beautiful 35 minute drive. Hilo is a 45 minute drive where you will find waterfalls, shopping, beaches and Botanical Gardens.

The area also has several exceptional art galleries which shouldn't be missed.

As cocktail hour approaches, watch from your lanai as the sun sets behind Mauna Loa, while the colorful neighborhood kalij pheasants scurry to their night time nests. As the cool night air descends upon the village, snuggle up to the warmth of the gas log fire place. Do venture out after dark to see the stars on our back deck or take a hike in the park to see the latest lava activity. You certainly won't be disappointed.

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Cheryl Nathaniel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Cheryl Nathaniel

Frank is originally from Hilo Hawaii and Cheryl from Minnesota. We purchased our home in Volcano 2007 and plan to use it as a retirement retreat in the future. We love the solitude of the area.

Cheryl Nathaniel purchased this house in 2007

Why Cheryl Nathaniel chose Puna District

Frank and I have lived in HOT climates all of our 40+ years of marriage and were looking for a mild climate where a jacket can be worn. We have lived in places where high 90's or triple digit temps aren't unusual. Volcano fits the bill exactly plus as a artist/quilter I find it a perfect place to create.

What makes this house unique

The peace and quiet of Hale Mahina Cottage and having a home to entertain our family and friends while we are visiting the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a review sent via our email in regards to our cottage -she asked me to post it for her.

"What a wonderful place to stay in Volcano for a week!!!. We wished we had been at Hale Mahina Cottage for a much longer time. But we'll come back for sure. Our son from Honolulu came over for a weekend. He was - as well as we were - fascinated by the amenities, above all the electric blankets and the good working fireplace. So nice to enjoy the cool nights and a cozy breakfast room in the morning. We loved to watch the apapane in the Ohia tree while having our meals.

All rooms were very well equipped and decorated and impeccably clean. We admired the wonderful quilts giving the house a unique Hawaiian touch

Another reason for a MUST - RETURN is the location. It's so quiet and only some minutes away from the Halemaumau crator. A must-see in the evening when glowing."
Feb 2013
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Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Also have a portacrib for small children
  • Main bedroom has a Queen size bed (1). The second bedroom has both a queen and a twin bed. All beds in both bedrooms have electric blankets and wall heaters for additional warmth in the winter. We have a portacrib, sleeper sofa. The sleeper sofa is in the living room of the cottage and is full size.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
We have installed a total house uv water filtration system making the water safe to drink anywhere in the Cottage.


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Check-out these reviews!! Hale Mahina Cottage- $135/double-Volcano Golf Course
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Always a wonderful experience...

  • 5 of 5

We recently had our third stay at Hale Mahina in the last year. Whenever we have visitors from the Mainland, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is always a "must see". Hale Mahina is very convenient to the National Park and the neighboring amenities, galleries, restaurants, the Saturday Farmers Market in Volcano. The accommodations are perfect for two couples; two bedrooms and two full baths. The open floor plan in the living area feels very spacious. And lastly, working with Cheryl is always a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners we ourselves love the Volcano area and are always looking forward to our next visit. Mahalo to all our guests who have 2nd and more stays at HMC
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The best place to stay in volcano!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here since I love lava.

It's 1/2 block away from the Volcano Winery and near the golf course.

There are 2 beds in bedroom 2 which makes it perfect for a family.

What I loved even more, was the perfect details of everything provided in Cheryl's home. Just a few examples:

1. 4 Flashlights for when you want to go thru the Thurston Lava tube

2. Plenty of beach towels and other towels to use

3. Beach chairs

4. Heated blankets on every bed with controls on the nightstand, if needed

5. Crib

6. Well stocked cups, plates, pots etc

7. Multioutlet power strips near each bed to plug in all of our electronic gadgets

8. Menus from nearby restaurants, information about hiking trails and past history of volcano

9. Games and DVDs

10. Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner dispenser in shower

11. Laundry soap for the washer

12. Loads of extra pillows, blankets, throws

13. A gas fireplace to keep warm

The only downside is that it's a 10 minute drive away from the town of volcano where the restaurants are. But on the upside, wine tasting and golf is a walk-able distance away.

We will stay here again the next time we visit volcano.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for Volcanoes National Park, just 5 minutes from the park. Clean, cozy and provided with all essentials. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Close to Volcano NP

  • 5 of 5

We loved, loved, loved staying in Cheryl & Frank's vacation home in Volcano. It was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable 3 night stay. We felt welcomed and relaxed as soon as we walked in the door and that speaks to the owner's attention to details. Although it did not rain while we were in Volcano, we noticed the umbrellas by the door in case in did rain. The cooler was great for when we wanted to pick up extra groceries in Keauu before heading out to see lava enter the ocean in Kalapana one evening. We enjoyed warming ourselves by the gas fireplace each morning. We appreciated the soap/shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the showers. The beds were comfortable. The washer/dryer was new. The house's proximity to Volcano NP allowed us to head in to see Kileaua after dinner on two of the three nights we were there. Moreover, after we checked out, I received a text from Cheryl letting me know the house cleaner found my daughter's shirt that we accidentally left behind and would be mailing it to us which we very much appreciate! Mahalo to our gracious hosts!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Hale Mahina at the end of our island-hopping trip was like coming home, but in a much more spectacular setting! The cottage is lovely and so well-equipped... The hosts really have thought of everything you might need. For us, the location was perfect - a short drive from the Volcano National Park so we could visit as often as we (or our young son) wanted! Plus a 3 minute walk to the Volcano Winery to enjoy wine tastings. But you are still close enough to visit Hilo & the East/South coast beaches (30-60 min drive away).

We loved our stay here and cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family stay 5 days

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 5 days an explored the area. The house met all our needs for family of 4. Little cooler in the area in the am so fireplace and heaters were nice. The yard is great for relaxing and coffee in the am. The house is well stocked with all that we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
golf course restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punalu'u black sand beach
Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is just a 3 mile drive from the House as well as Volcano Village Shops and restaurants. Punalu'u Black Sand Beach with occasional turtles, is a 35 minute drive from the house and 45 minute drive to Hilo, where you will find Beaches, shopping and Botanical Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Volcano House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

one night - cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 13.41%

We will rent for one night at the rate of $135 based on double occupancy with $15 per each additional person and a cleaning fee of $50.00 The cleaning fee applies only to a one night stay. No cleaning fee for two or more nights.

Payment is a deposit of $135 with a credit card or check (on U.S. bank) with the balance due two weeks prior to your stay. Our rate is based on double occupancy with $15 per each additional person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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