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Diana Varney

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

SPECIAL: (4 GUEST FOR THE PRICE OF 2) SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER (next to the park!)

145 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Overview

Mauna Loa Estates House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 bath (Sleeps 4-6)

'Volcano Hale Mauka' 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diana Varney (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Diana Varney

In 2004 we retired and moved to Hawaii to build our dream cottage. We found this amazing property in the rainforest, in the town of Volcano. 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 anytime you want! Cooking your own meals at home and having kayaks and bikes and snorkel gear you don't have to rent. It's all at your fingertips. We have it all!!

Reviews

5
based on 145 traveler reviews

SPECIAL: (4 GUEST FOR THE PRICE OF 2) SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER (next to the park!)
average rating of 4.986207 based on 145 reviews
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly as described and more!!! There was everything that you needed here. It was so relaxing with this get away tucked away in a rain forest. Once pulling up to the home it felt so welcoming. The cleanliness was impeccable.

The owners have so many helpful tips and sugestions for the island. Absolutely love and have no regrets staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The photos really do not do this place justice.

The house is really lovely and has been set up as the perfect vacation rental - everything you could possibly need is in the house. Highlights for us as a family:

- massive bath which husband started every day in

- lovely veranda with comfy seats to pass evening hours on

- useful tips everywhere .. From photo books of places to see to notes on how to use the utilities in house.

- well stocked larder of odds and sodds that make cooking a bit more home from home. Am sure this is just previous guests left overs so is subject to volatility but was really great.

- bongos! Who would have known that you needed these in Volcano!

Thanks to the hosts also for being amazingly responsive and helpful throughout the booking and stay

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Well-equipped and very private

  • 4 of 5

Staying in Volcano is like living in the jungle! There are all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers just outside the window. Diana's place was very comfortable. We used the kitchen quite a bit and it had everything we needed. It was great to have bikes to ride, although with only one speed those hills are quite a workout! The location was really ideal for visiting the volcano, and we had the great pleasure of seeing molten lava oozing from the ground right in front of us. It was a 5 mile hike from the end of Chain of Craters Road, and it wasn't a simple matter to find. It was about 4 miles on a gravel road and then another mile over old lava fields. But when we spotted a small crowd we knew we had found it. The lava may be easier to get to now as it advances towards the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise at Hale Mauka

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Diana and Rob Varney. Their home is a perfect place to stay when exploring the Volcano National Park area of the Big Island. The house is minutes from the park's entrance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Varney's home is beautiful and so comfortable. Everything you could possible need is there. We especially loved sipping coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on the beautiful porch. The availability of musical instruments was an unexpected treat. Diana and Rob's willingness to rent this beautiful home is a gift.

The property is spotless. Diana and Rob were just a phone call away to answer questions and provide advice regarding the area. Dinner at The Rim restaurant at Volcano House with views of the caldron was great. We also enjoyed breakfast at the Kilawea Lodge - delicious. I would highly recommend this property. I hope to return soon for a longer stay. Beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 nights at this lovey house- just a perfect location to explore Volcano National Park and the Hilo side of the island. The house literally had everything we could hope for and we loved the wood burning stove for cold evenings. Quiet and so peaceful. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the Volcano area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This lovely home exceeded all our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described and as in photos. For us the proximity to Volcano National Park was perfect. This property has everything you could ever need or want in a vacation home. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen and beautiful bathroom plus lots of extra's such as beach chairs, boogie boards, kayaks and a great movie collection to name a few. We highly recommend this vacation property.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Lava Tube Cave
Volcano
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo
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 the 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.

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Rates & Availability

Mauna Loa Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
$145
$950
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.25%

If you are coming to stay at Hale Mauka within the next 30 days, ask about our last minute specials.

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Amenities

Mauna Loa Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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
Notes:
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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