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Merlenna Higby

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

AS SEEN ON HGTV-Unforgettable & Romantic- Hale Sweet Hale with New Hot Tub

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin

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Volcano Cabin Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hale Sweet Hale was just featured on HGTV's new series, "LOG CABIN LIVING". Come stay in paradise at a truly Hawaiian setting filmed by HGTV and feel the Aloha Spirit touch your soul.

Hale Sweet Hale is the "little sister" to Aloha Sweet Hale. It's location is like no where else. It is private, serene and in the heart of Volcano Village. Just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hale Sweet Hale fulfills your vision of Hawaii with lush green surroundings, Hawaiiana theme throughout the house and peaceful sounds of nature.The magnificent, towering hapu'u ferns, fragrant kahili giner, and blooming orchids are among the puffy hydrangeas.

The skylights will let in the sunshine during the day and the moonbeam and stars at night

A computer with DSL internet connection along with WiFi can keep you connected to friends and family. Bring your laptop if you'd like. An ipod docking station lets you enjoy your own favorite music.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has twin beds that can be arranged as a king size bed upon request. A Pack & Play is available for young travelers.

The first time you drive to Hale Sweet Hale you'll know why it is so private and unforgettable.

Some comments from recent guests-

'i enjoyed my stay at 'hale sweet hale' very much.

the house is a well appointed two bedroom,nestled

in the jungle. the peace and solitude it offers are wonderful,

yet it's just minutes from the volcano. i especially enjoyed reading out on the back lanai looking out over the lawn to the jungle.

''There is no small detail you did not provide for. Thank you for sharing you idyllic hideaway. I especially enjoyed the orchids in the trees.'

“After a long trip halfway around the world, we could have had no better place to relax.

Everything was more than we could have hoped for. We were greeted with a warm welcome message and fresh supplies of everything we needed to feel right at home.

If you are in need of a true 'get away from it' without being too far away from creature comforts, this is the place to stay.”

'Hale Sweet Hale is truly a haven in the rainforest! Love the smell of the cedar, and the skylights make this place truly airy and bright.'

“It was so convenient for our visit to Kilauea National Park, being only 5 minutes from the entrance. We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful setting, surrounded by lush green ferns and lovely hydrangeas. It seemed so removed from everything, but it was just a short distance from the main highway. The cottage was so sweet and beautiful, and comfortable. We just loved it! We definitely would like to go back and stay for a longer period of time to experience more of this peaceful retreat.”

Keywords: Cedar log house, romantic, private, lush tropical surroundings, lots of Hawaiiana charm

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Merlenna Higby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Merlenna Higby chose Volcano

We fell in love with Hawaii 40 years ago and always wanted our own little piece of paradise. We found Hale Sweet Hale and made it our own. Always traveling in Hawaii, we discovered things and features that characterized "Living in Paradise" and included them in the house so all of our guests would leave with the Spirit of Aloha in their hearts.

What makes this cabin unique

Staying at Hale Sweet Hale or Aloha Sweet Hale captures paradise that is unforgettable and distinctively the best in Volcano Village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“It was easy and a pleasure to stay at hale sweet hale. It was easy to get to the house & use it. The wee home met all of our expectations and more. The only thing disappointing... We decided to only stay for one night and not more. ”
Aug 2015
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based on 25 traveler reviews

AS SEEN ON HGTV-Unforgettable & Romantic- Hale Sweet Hale with New Hot Tub
average rating of 4.52 based on 69 reviews
Manchester, NH USA

Heaven in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more comfortable. The house was centrally located to everything we wanted to see and do in the area. It was beautifully furnished and we appreciated the special touch of coffee, creamers and condiments. We would have been happy to pick up the entire property and transport it back to our home in NH

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are perfect !! Since you can't transport Hale Sweet Hale to NH, you'll have to come back for another unforgettable stay. Mahalo !
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

Such a great cabin in a secluded location. We loved how close to the volcano we were.

Hot tub was amazing too! Thanks for everything!

By the way, we think the coffee maker is about to die.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hale Sweet Hale. Thank you for the heads up on the coffee maker. Will have it checked out.
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Gorgeous setting. Clean.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting in volcano village. Grill and hot tub a plus.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for couple or family of 4

  • 4 of 5

We arrived after dark and it was a bit scary as the roads began to go deeper into lush forest and bumpy gravel road into very dark and completely unlit neighborhood. To our surprise, Google navigation brought us straight to the driveway! We were so happy to see the lights were left on for us. The cabin is beautiful and Hawaii-rustic-upscale. All the wood is gorgeous and sturdy - the floors were spotless which made it nice to walk on. Everything as seen in picture - nice local artwork. We grilled fish (bought at a great grocery store on drive through Captain Cook area), sat in cute 2-person hot tub and built a fire in well stocked wood burning fireplace. It was PERFECT! Everything you need in the kitchen and fully stocked - from kitchen to laundry room - linen closest with plenty of towels. Lanai was lovely to sit and listen to birds, eat, or just hang out. The property has great garden features and circular drive to make coming and going easier. The location is perfect to explore the Volcano park, drive to Hilo for helicopter tour (which was great to see everything from the sky that we saw the day before by car/foot), and get to black sand beach. It was nice to be able to do laundry after a day of hiking and touring as we were going to Kona side of island for remainder of trip. The drive through middle of island was incredible with all climates represented. Get a convertible if possible. You won't regret it. From looks of the guest book, people have come from all over the world, stayed at this cabin and loved it like we did. The master bed was comfortable but could use a replacement mattress soon and a little WD-40 on the springs but we are used to sleeping on a very firm tempurpedic mattress. The cabin is super clean and we felt completely at home here. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and residence. So peaceful and enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

The directions that we got were accurate. Access to Hale Sweet Hale was very easy and laid out by the owner. The house has a fire place and a hot tub, what more do you really need?? We stayed over on Christmas eve and the location was very close to Volcano National Park which allowed us to sneak up and see the volcano...added bonus was the full moon and lunar rainbow! We only stayed one night so we didn't take full advantage of the kitchen and all the amenities, but the kitchen was fully stocked and the rooms were very comfortable and clean. We would definitely recommend this location to friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt dark and cozy

  • 3 of 5

For a last minute overnight get away, it worked just fine.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Volcano National Park
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is less than a mile away. Spend the day exploring all the unique sites of the park. Visit the Farmers' Market at Cooper Center- lots of local grown produce and handcrafted items. You can view turtles at Black Sands beach and hike out to Green Sands beach at South Point.


Rates & Availability

Volcano Cabin Rental Rates

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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

Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Stay 7 nights, get 1 night free!

No charge for children ages 2 and under!

$175 security dep. Returned after departure.

Upon departure, $75 fee hot tub cleaning fee if hot tub is left dirty. $50 extra cleaning fee if house is left dirty. $20/person/nt for extra guest not paid for.

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Volcano Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Unique copper sink set upon a custom bamboo countertop. Truly one of a kind. Nothing beats a warm towel after your shower so be sure to turn on the towel warmer. Warm up your clothes on a chilly morning
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1600 ct Egyptian cotton sheets insure sweet dreams.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flannel sheets and cozy down comforters keep you warm.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be converted to a king upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play for young travelers. Skylights let you enjoy the starry nights and romantic moonlight
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
iPod docking station is available so you can listen to your favorite music. A Pack&Play is available for young travelers. Flannel sheets and cozy down blankets keep you warm on chilly nights. Towel warmer keep the towels toasty.

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