"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
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
It is Enchanting, amazing and peaceful and romantic and close to everything on the Big Island. It has everything you will need.
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!!
Lovely home. Very comfortable and amazingly stocked with games, DVD's, guide books, and even kayaks (which we didn't get to use). Pleasant, helpful, and communicative hosts. We had a difficult time with the wood stove and we are wood stove users at our house. Perhaps the chimney needs cleaning?? The evenings are chilly at this time of year.
The accommodations were far more than we expected and the location was in a quiet neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the Volcano and it was extremely clean and well stocked.
If your planning to eat at Ohelo restaurant, just plan on having a pizza an salad.
We had a short stay but visited the park and loved the lava action at night. Great Thai food in volcano. Fun small farmers market. Walked into lava flow going into the ocean from the kalapana side. Even with rain we enjoyed it.
My husband and I spent 2 jammed packed nights here. Great central location to check out the volcano park, current lava flow and Hilo. This house is well stocked with anything you could possibly need. We only used the house to sleep in and unfortunately did not have the time to enjoy the beauty of this home. I would recommend staying here at least 3-4 nights to really enjoy it and the area. We did enjoy the very comfy bed and shower though. Mahalo Diana for your hospitality and quick response time.
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. It was a perfect place to explore Volcano National Park and the entire Hilo side of the island. The house was very comfortable and the grounds were lush - reminding you every day that you were in Hawaii! We loved being so close to the park making it easy to make multiple trips into the park to view Kilauea crater at night and spread hikes out. Seeing lava flow into the ocean and hiking to the lava flows were highlights. We also loved trips to the waterfalls, Botanical Garden, and the warm pools in Puna. They have bikes, cooler, and beach gear that were very convenient to use. The owners were very responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend staying here. Already can't wait for our next trip to Hawaii!
We ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!! Perfect in EVERYWAY.... it literally feels like OUR 2nd home. I would CONFIDENTLY say this is the BEST VRBO place out there...hands down!!!!! We will be back EVERY YEAR to celebrate our anniversary and my husband's birthday...we have many other islands that we have Not seen yet...but nothing will EVER keep us from going to OUR FAVORITE PLANTATION HOUSE IN THE RAINFOREST!!!!!!!!
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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If you are coming to stay at Hale Mauka within the next 60 days, ask about our last minute specials. Our Specials are for two or more nights.
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