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"Be Enchanted" and STAY at Volcano Hale Mauka

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Diana Varney
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Diana Varney

In 2004 Rob and I retired and moved to Hawaii to build our dream cottage. We found this amazing property in the rainforest, in the town of Volcano. Our grandchildren love coming to visit, and so will yours! 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 many times and anytime you want! Cooking your own meals at home and having kayaks and bikes and snorkel gear that you don't have to rent makes this property perfect!. It's all at your fingertips. We have it all!!


Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 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. toilet, sink, mirror
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


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"Be Enchanted" and STAY at Volcano Hale Mauka
average rating of 4.980676 based on 207 reviews
Sartell, MN

Quaint Jungle cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic. It was perfect for our family of four while we were touring Volcanos National Park and Hilo Area. It is perfectly clean and has everything you could ever need. These owners clearly know what they are doing! We had zero trouble with booking or any part of our stay. We had such a nice relaxing time we wish we had stayed one extra day just to feel at home in this adorable jungle cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie and family, Thank you for staying in our rainforest cottage in Volcano. Please come back again! Aloha Diana and Rob
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North Tonawanda


  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot for visiting Volcano National Park! Just a few miles from the park entrance. It has everything you could possibly need. It’s so homey and with the chill at night the fireplace was a really nice touch. Hilo is 35 minutes up the road and green beach, and black beach are also an hour away. We visited the Orchid greenhouses and they were breathtaking. We will be back for sure. Thank you Diana and Robert for sharing this amazing house with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, secluded, close to Volcano NP

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house. It has a nice layout. It is well stocked with things you might need, like flashlights for exploring the lava tube. It is really dark at night since there is so much vegetation and you are spaced from your neighbors. We found night lights in a drawer and they were very helpful.

It was cool and rainy during our visit so we were glad to have warm clothes and rain gear and umbrellas.

It is great that the house is so close to Volcanoes National Park and the caldera. We ended up stopping at the Jagger observatory 4 times and it was different each time. Sometimes we could see lava spurts and other times we couldn’t (either too rainy or it wasn’t very active). Being so close made it easy to stop by if the first visit didn’t work out.

It is also an easy drive to Punaluu black sand beach where my son had fun standing on the edge of the beach getting wet as the waves crashed in.

The house was a great place to stay. We appreciated the in house laundry and thoughtful touches like blankets for covering up when resting on the couch. A beautiful and well cared for home.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd trip as great as the first

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Hale Mauka a second time! Beautiful house, excellent amenities in a gorgeous surrounding.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

Stay 2 nights! So relaxing!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, NJ

Beautiful home just 2.5 miles from the Park

  • 5 of 5

2 BR, with on-Site washer/dryer. There is 1.5 bath and a roomy kitchen. The feeling is that of a home and not just a place to stay. It is in a cozy clearing away from the street. For those interested there is a deep bath tub that would be great for relaxing and soaking. We would put this on the top of our list for a return to Hawaii VRBO.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooper Center
Hilo Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Honi Wai Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kurtistown Cafe
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
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 Volcano 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
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 Special right now is for December 2017 and are for two or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund