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Private 3 BR Sanctuary near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sleeps 13

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Walk to Volcano Village-Lush Yard-Quiet-Covered Parking-Wood Stove Heating-WIFI

Nice Home, 1 Mile to Volcanoes Nat'l Park, Sleeps up to 13......This house is a great home away from home with comfortable beds, a 40-inch LCD TV with HD Cable and surround sound, three comfortable futon sofas that can double as beds for extra sleeping because this vacation house sleeps up to 13 guests. There are vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom. There’s a well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances- just bring up some groceries and you're ready to cook on the gas stove. The dining table seats eight with room for five more at the kitchen peninsula counter. A dishwasher makes for easy clean-up. Guests love having the washer/dryer and free high-speed internet access, which is a must for those who need to stay connected. Comfy outdoor furniture are outside for your enjoyment.

Sleep in cool comfort in the high-elevation of the Volcano rain forest, 3700 ft. We have high quality sheets, warm blankets and comforters and a wood burning stove that can warm the whole house on chilly nights. This house is insulated, unlike many others in the area, which can be too cold. The area is quiet and relaxing; you'll enjoy the native Hawaiian birdsong. Our lot is nearly a 1/2 acre and has many native Ohia trees with beautiful red blossoms. View the giant Hapu’u fern trees that grow to 30 feet tall, and tropical flowers from every window.

You'll love this house and there's a lot to do nearby, so you'll want to stay awhile. The entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is about a mile away, but if that makes you nervous, bear in mind the town of Volcano is upslope of the crater and safer from lava flows than other parts of the island. The volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983 and in 2008 a huge steam vent opened in Halemaumau Crater, which can be viewed from different angles at the Volcano House and the Jagger Museum. At the Visitor Center, there's an informative film and rangers can update you on the volcanic activity. There are also free ranger-guided hikes available to admire the impressive steaming caldera that once was a lake of lava. Exploring the park further you'll find sulfur banks, steam vents and a lava tube, which you can walk through. There are also many hiking trails. Visiting after dark you'll see a fiery glow from the steaming vent.

The quaint town of Volcano has a few markets, a gas station, a post office, even a skate park and is home to a Thai restaurant, the Lava Rock Cafe and the Kilauea Lodge Restaurant. A farmer's market with fresh produce, hot coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches is open every Sunday morning, from 6:30-9 a.m.

Drive the Mauna Loa Scenic Road to see tree molds, created when a lava flow encountered a damp tree truck hardening the lava around it. More tree molds are seen at the beginning of the Napau Crater Trail. There's also Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park), a 30-minute hike through an old growth of forest surrounded by newer lava flows. At the end of the scenic road is a trail head to Mauna Loa Trail, the place people start a multi-day trek to ascend the summit of Mauna Loa.

South of the Volcanoes National Park entrance near mile marker 38 is the Ka'u Desert Trail, which lead to footprints, most created during the explosion of 1790 and a few from an earlier explosion in the 1500s.

Volcano Golf & Country Club is a few minutes away at a 4,200 foot elevation. This is the Big Island's oldest golf course, dating back to the 1920s. The layout has stunning mountain views. You may see wild turkeys, Nene geese and Hawaiian hawks. Due to the elevation, expect extra distance on well-struck shots. A round of golf is $63. Pele's restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Clubs available for rent, as are gas and electric carts.

The Volcano Winery is a mile past the golf course, with several unusual wines and free wine tasting. We like the Volcano Red.

There are many exotic treasures to see in every direction by driving 30-45 minutes. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is popular with sea turtles that can be seen swimming nearby and resting onshore. Going another direction you'll find volcanically heated tide pools, including the popular Champagne Pond. There’s great snorkeling in this area and on the way there is the Lava Tree State Park, full of lava tree molds. Keep going around the flank of the mountain if you'd like to see where the lava is currently entering the ocean, best viewing is after dark & flashlights are needed.

Hilo is just a half-hour away and is home to Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens with petting zoo hours from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Rainbow Falls is beautiful and there’s also the World Botanical Gardens & Umauma Falls, a triple-tiered waterfall. The Lyman Museum has an incredible display of Hawaiian geology, plant, animal and fish life and there’s also the Pacific Tsunami Museum, many restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Keywords: house, home, retreat, Volcano, vacation rental, Hawaii, Big Island, Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Kona, Halemaumau Crater, Volcano Winery, Golf Coarse, Hwy 11, Hilo, UH Hilo, Hawaiian Air, hotel, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Thurston Lava Tube, Kipoho

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Greg


I'm a husband, father, jack of all trades, coach of all sports and owner/manager of 5 vacation rentals in Hawaii. I was raised in Hawaii from the age of 8 years old after my family moved here from the USA mainland. Hawaii has so much to offer and I hope you get the chance to visit and explore this amazing state.

Greg purchased this house in 2008

Why Greg chose Volcano

We love it in Volcano. You can experience 11 of the 14 climates in Volcano. The ever-changing historical beauty of the Volcano National Park is amazing. The small town feeling and tight community in Volcano is familiar since I grew up in a small town on Oahu.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the cooler temperatures at the higher elevation in Volcano. It can be over 90 degrees with 100% humidity on Oahu but in Volcano it will be a cool 75 degrees with very little humidity. And at night, the temperature cools down and reminds me of my college days on the mainland.

My family really enjoys the volcanic changes that go on at the Volcano National Park. With the park being only one mile away, it's easy to take a drive after dinner through the park to see the glow of the lava. And every time we visit, we go to the Sunday Farmers Market in Volcano Village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came here for the Volcano Run. We each ran & completed the 10 mile run! We enjoyed the home like warmth of the house and all of the accommodations. The wood burning stove is a great touch! Thanks for everything! Mahalo & Aloha
Jul 2008
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Mauna Loa Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Vanity Sinks
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, Shampoo, Bar Soap and Toilet Paper are included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Vaulted Ceiling-Desk/Chair-Lounge/Ottoman
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Four Post Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two trundle beds equals 4 twin beds
    Living Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 3 convertible futon sofabeds for sleeping 5 more guests
  • Vaulted Ceilings, Desk & Chair, Lounge Chair & Ottoman, Large Closet, Patio French Doors, Plenty of Windows for a beautiful forest view, Four Post Bed, Trundle Beds, Dressers, Night Stands, Radio/Alarm Clocks, High Quality Linens and Hawaiian Quilt Comforters
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wall and Ceiling Insulation(VERY IMPORTANT...most Volcano houses have none and are freezing), I have Plug in Space Heaters, Area Rugs, Wood Floors, Beach towels, Hair Dryer, Firewood, Dining Table seating for 8 guests, 5 more at the bar, Bacteria Killing UV Water Filter on the Water Supply, House Dehumidifier, Rain Jackets & Sweaters, Laundry Basket, Vacuum, Broom, Mop, Paper Towels, Cleaners, Trash Bags, Detergents, Soaps and Shampoo


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Private 3 BR Sanctuary near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sleeps 13
average rating of 4.804348 based on 54 reviews

Volcano retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation and enjoyed staying at the Mauna Loa Estates. It is a beautiful 3 BR house and it was perfect for our family. We saw the volcano erupt at night. We enjoyed many hikes and we were glad to come home to this house to relax.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home to stay one night during our visit to Volcano National Park. The location is very close to the park, yet tucked away in a tropical back drop. The house was represented as listed on line and offers a "cabin like" feel. We used the spacious kitchen, the grill and the wood burning stove. We appreciated that wood was available for the wood stove since we arrived later in the evening after spending the day at the National Park and were unfamiliar with the area. Since the temperature drops at night, the wood stove helped to keep the main living space comfortable, yet the bedrooms do stay cool. The large dining table was a plus, as well as the open plan family room.

We drove from Kailua Kona to visit the park and it was worth the trip! Our group of five adults enjoyed hiking and viewing the volcano at dusk. In addition, we were in awe at how the sky lit up at night. When we arrived at the house, we got out of our cars and looked up and saw more stars than we have ever seen before. The next day we stumbled upon the Thai Thai Restaurant and it was one of the best meals I had on the entire trip. We continued on to Hilo and stopped by Rainbow Falls before heading back to Kailua Kona via Saddle Road. It was later in the afternoon when we started back, but the drive was another cool experience. At one point we were driving through the clouds and as dusk approached, the sky became a mix of pink and blue hues above puffy clouds.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kaneohe, HI

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 3 kids and 4 adults and roomy enough for even more! They had thought of pretty much everything, so after a trip to Costco (we forgot coffee though!), we were set for our stay.

It felt like home and we were very conveniently located to Volcanoes Park and were able to do a lava boat tour (highly recommended!) and relax at the house afterwards. Neighborhood is very quiet and secluded - a great getaway!

If you are staying here or anywhere in the Volcano area, keep in mind that cell service is spotty and between that and GPS eating up your phone battery, you might find yourselves in trouble if you're depending on your phones. Print off a copy of the house info so you have that handy. We arrived late at night and were fortunate to have one phone still able to text and call the owner.

He was very responsive and helpful - as is all the information you are sent after booking - the owners take good care of their property!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point CA

Lovely house, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was easy to locate and very comfortable for a large group. We were only there long enough for a few hours of sleep but I hope we can come back some day and rent it again. Minor complaint - the internet was not working and we were not able to get it to work despite the owner suggesting a possible flipped breaker switch. Minor inconvenience, I'm sure had we been there longer Greg would have come over and taken care of it. All in all a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect hale for any group or family needing space, large kitchen, comfort and fun!!!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Gregg,

Your VRBO was a perfect choice for one of the homes that I selected for our halau Volcano performance sleep over. This house was exactly what I needed for a base during our stay. The kitchen and garage was great for preparing meals for three different houses. We used the huge garage for rehearsals and changing room for costumes. The back yard was perfect for some volleyball fun where all houses joined to play here! The rooms set up worked out perfect for all. During down time the kids enjoyed the entertainment center, games, cards, WiFi etc...

We are thankful for your checking on our arrival and making sure all was well. We are Halau Waiau from Waimea, HI and I truly recommend this hale to any family or group! Your hale helped make our performance and Halau huaka'i an awesome experience! Mahalo nui, Kumu Liana Aveiro Halau Waiau, Waimea Hawaii

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Randy K.

  • 5 of 5

We live in Kaneohe, Hawaii and was doing a staycation in Volcano. Great place to use as base for family events and hiking. Very convenient, comfortable and well maintained. Will definitely return to Greg's wonderful house for our annual family trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crater Rim Trail
"You'll need at least 3 days of exploring the Volcano National Park to see most of the "must ..."
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Volcano Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Kilauea Lodge Restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand beach
Car: recommended

Halemaumau Crater Viewing, Lava going into the Sea, Under Ground Lava Tubes, Sulfur Steam Vents, Volcano Winery Wine Tasting, Black & Green sand beaches, Helicopter and Boat Tours to see the Lava, Swim at the Kapoho Thermal Heated Tide Pools, Mauna Loa Observatory at the 14,000 foot elevation, Drive to Kona through the old lava fields, Volcano Farmers Market on Sunday


Rates & Availability

Mauna Loa Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Last Minute Special
Apr 24 2017 - May 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy-A full refund is given(less a $250 cancellation fee)if cancelled with more than 45 days before check-in. If cancelled with 45 days or less before check-in, a refund(less a $250 cancellation fee)is only given for those days I can re-book with other guests.

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