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Beautiful home with hot tub in native rainforest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Mauna Loa Estates House Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous 3BR 2.5bA Sleeps 8 With Hot Tub Next To Volcanoes National Park

Picture yourself awakening to the songs of exotic birds and the comforting sounds of the rain forest. Feel the silken smoothness of hand-crafted exotic hardwood furniture under your fingertips. Imagine luxuriating in a huge hot tube surrounded by giant, primeval tree ferns, after a day hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

This is the Hale ‘Apapne experience. We invite you to join us in this beautiful, newly built home that will make your stay in Volcano enjoyable and comfortable.


A spacious living area with soaring cathedral ceilings, custom furniture, polished hardwood floors and natural ohia posts. All warmed up with a gas heater for our cool Volcano mornings. TV, DVD player and Bluetooth enabled stereo speakers in sitting area for entertainment.


Open kitchen area that is great for entertaining while you are cooking. Full electric stove. Full refrigerator. Includes dishwasher for easy cleanup. All the pots & pans that you need are available. Washer and dryer room off the kitchen.


Three bedrooms featuring high thread count sheets and thick comforters with locally themed print covers, artwork by local artist and windows overlooking the rainforest.

Master Suite: King-sized bed with en suite full bathroom with jacuzzi tub, his and her sinks and walk-in closet.

Bedroom one: Two full-sized beds w/shared full bathroom.

Bedroom two: Queen-sized bed w/shared full bathroom.

Downstairs toilet and sink.

All bathrooms have towels and hair dryers.


There are two large lanais (covered decks) that you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors - even when it's raining. There is a gas grill for barbecues, a four-person hot tube surrounded by native trees and tree ferns, and a large covered carport with high roof and basketball court, and swing in the yard.

TAT#: W32963412

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  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Adam Jacobstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Adam Jacobstein

I live in San Francisco, California, and love to visit the Big Island when I can. This home was built by my brother, also the manager of the property for his family in 2007.

Adam Jacobstein purchased this house in 2007

Why Adam Jacobstein chose Volcano

Hale Apapane was built by Adam Jacobstein, the owner's brother, and was his family's home for 6 years before they moved off of Hawaii Island. It has been very carefully designed to take advantage of the surrounding landscape, with large windows, and enough room for a big group to feel together in the open living space, but still have separate areas upstairs. The furniture is all high quality and it was decorated with a purpose in mind.

What makes this house unique

The house is large and open inside. It has special artwork from local artists and photographers. It hace hot tub, a swing in the yard, and a large covered carport for playing basketball or hanging out.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Beautiful home with hot tub in native rainforest
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful home with accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

Thought the house was gorgeous and I was really thrilled with Adam's willingness to work with us on our specific needs. We were too exhausted following a day of hiking to enjoy the hot tub, but everything was as described. My only suggestions for improvement would be to upgrade the bath towels to something larger and more absorbent, but certainly not a big deal. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Warm Home in Volcano, HI

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, well designed home, with many comforts and amenities. It is poised in a beautiful, serene setting, amidst giant ferns and tall Ohia trees, and it is very close to all that Volcano Village and Volcano National Park offers.

The manager was very clear and prompt in communication. We found the handmade furniture beautiful, comfortable, and unique. It is an efficient home as well, really a model for sustainable living- with rainwater catchment, solar hot water, photovoltaic energy, and good old rustic wood fire heating. When we stayed there, it looked like it was time for a very thorough spring cleaning inside and out. As the environment is ultra-humid it is understandable that mold and mildew would develop on surfaces periodically, and require more than the usual cleaning attention. The hot tub is a nice feature, although it seems to be a bit less than well- maintained and pristine, so we did not end up using it. Our family was very happy here, we highly recommend it, and would not hesitate to stay again! Our guess is: one of the top 3 vacation rentals in a 50 mile radius. New Thai food place nearby- Tuk Tuk Thai- excellent. Also must try: Ono Cafe - beautiful grounds, delicious food, excellent service.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! My sincerest apologies about the hot tub. We have since moved to a new set of chemicals to maintain the hot tub, which is difficult with so many guests coming in and out. Future guests should find it pristine.
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Beautiful, comfortable, clean, well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in October 2016. We had the entire home to ourselves. The quiet, cooler and very private setting was a welcome relief from the ocean side surf pounding stays we had the prior 6 nights on Oahu. We loved the beautiful use of various types and colors of wood - on the floor, the furniture and the staircase.

We felt well taken care of, not only through Adam's quick responses and professional approach, but also because the owner had provided a welcome book and printed instructions from everything on how to light the wood stove to how to use the hot tub.

There was one bathroom downstairs along with the kitchen, dining and living area. The bedrooms and other bathrooms were upstairs. Beds were comfortable. Portable heaters were provided in case you got cold at night. Soaps and shampoos were provided, along with a nice basket of native fruits on the kitchen island.

Everything worked. The location made it easy and quick to navigate to the park - easy access to the highway.

The listing description and pictures are up to date and reflect the current beauty of this well cared for home.

We stayed in 4 different homes during our island journey and this was our favorite.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous retreat in the rainforest!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights and loved the space and comfort of an entire house. It's a really beautiful house. It had everything we needed although we could have done with more teaspoons, bowls & mugs, plus we couldn't find a DVD player?! There wasn't a jacuzzi tub in the master ensuite either, as stated in the house details, although this isn't actually required as it has a superb hot tub instead! The water temperature of this was HOT, so we had to turn it down a little. But it was great to be able to sit in this whilst the kids played basketball! That was a real hit. Avoid dusk though as the mosquitos bite! The fire was superb and we used it every evening to take the chill out of the air. Lots of firewood was supplied. It really made the house welcoming and cosy after a busy day out exploring the sights of the east coast and Volcano NP. The wifi was excellent and the washer and dryer were great too.

All in all if you are looking to stay a few nights in the rainforest and where you can easily access the Volcano NP, then this house is for you. It really is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our house! We love our hot tub and the basketball court as well. We do have a DVD player, it is in the side of the TV. We'll put a label on it for future use. There is a jacuzzi tub in the master suite, but we'll change the listing as it hardly gets used because of the hot tub. Thanks for the feedback about the silverware and mugs, they occasionally need to be replenished.
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Very Nice place near volcano state park.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious house perfect for touring Volcano Nat'l Park

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 2 nights in this lovely home while we visited the park. The woodwork is gorgeous and was done by the owner. The home is very spacious and comfortable and is in a very wooded and secluded area. The decor is exactly as pictured, and reservations and communications with Adam were easy and timely. We really enjoyed being so close to the park and having this quiet retreat to come home to. My kids loved the swings in the backyard and it was nice to be able to send them outside without worrying about them getting in to trouble. Plenty of space for them to play in the yard and you have a good view of them from all the windows and the back deck. Was great to have a BBQ to use and the kitchen was well equipped. Beds were very comfortable. Linens were clean and plentiful. There was coffee and fruit for us on arrival which was a very nice touch. My only issue with the house was that it had a strange smell which a little vinegar-like. Not sure where the smell was coming from, but it was not a huge issue and opening the windows handled it. House was clean, but the baseboards and walls have some scuff marks on them that could use a little attention. The only reason I mention it is that the house is otherwise so beautiful and well kept, that a little attention to that detail would make the house absolutely perfect. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We will of course take care of the scuff marks on the walls. So many guests in and out of a house with suitcases means some scuff marks happen.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HIghway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located one mile from Volcanoes National Park and . 5 miles from charming Volcano Village. Restaurants, art galleries, and a farmer's market are all nearby.

Rates & Availability

Mauna Loa Estates House Rental Rates

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Wine Break 2016-17
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 13.14%

Additional $20 per person per day over 2 people.
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Mauna Loa Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • A portable crib is provided in the master closet. The master bedroom also has a folding futon in the closet. A second folding futon is available by request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • forests
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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