|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Come to Kalapana Seaview Estates for our Volcanic Vacation Special - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo!
This coastal cottage allows close proximity for seeing the fireworks created by the new lava flowing into the ocean by boat, hiking or, taking a helicopter ride. From our convenient location you can tour Volcanoes Ntl Park, luxuriate in nearby natural geothermal hot ponds, snorkel in lava rock tidepools, or dive into the waves to swim with wild dolphins or whale watch at spectacular Kehena black sand beach.
Yet, Hale Haumea cottage offers a private retreat, surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides with no other houses in view.
Hale Haumea is a comfortable one-bedroom, all designed with artistic flair, fully tiled throughout the house as well as on the screened-in lanai. There is a comfy Queen-sized bed and AC in the private bedroom, a futon couch/bed in the LR, and a full kitchen with new appliances. Stay cool with ceiling fans throughout the house and on the lanai. This is one of few rentals in the area to offer AC plus a private washer and dryer. We also provide Satellite TV with all premium movie channels, and Satellite WiFi.
Enjoy a Hawaiian Lomi or aqua massage at neighboring Kalani Oceanside Resort which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, Pilates and other rejuvenating practices (call for day use passes).
Dine at Kalani's buffet restaurant or Aloha roadside cafe, or in one of the variety of ethnic restaurants and health food bars in Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away. Or purchase from a wide variety of prepared food and stay for the local luau on Wednesday evenings at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar nearby. You can also purchase locally grown organic veggies there on Wed eve or Saturday morning at their Farmer's Market to cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen to eat on the comfortable screened-in lanai.
In Hilo Town, enjoy the fine restaurants, entertainment, cultural events and shopping opportunities afforded by this 2nd largest city in the Hawaiian islands. Just north of Hilo, explore mystical rainforests to view magical waterfalls and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.
There is truly something for everyone here in our slice of Paradise - come enjoy it with us.
The SeaView cottage is called 'Hale Haumea,' for the Earth Mother, Hawaiian Goddess Haumea, who protects the new land created by her daughter, Pele. She is associated with fertility and creativity. This cottage was built by an artist as her retreat and studio and we hope that the beauty and awesome nature surrounding it inspires you as well.
A writer and wannabe mermaid, I love this area for its soothing warm ponds and back-to-nature feel, not available in the more touristy parts of the islands.
Diane Koerner, owner purchased this house in 2006
Hale Haumea is a perfect vacation rental for those looking for a romantic getaway - you're near to everything, yet secluded, nestled in greenery on all sides of your home away from home. There is a complete kitchen with all necessary appliances, etc., to make fabulous meals at the cottage and dine on the screened-in lanai and watch the sky change with the sunrise and sunset. Enjoy the breeze and flow of ceiling fans in all rooms, AC in the bedroom, and satellite WiFi and TV with all the premium channels for your enjoyment.
Close to unique volcanic features of the Big Island - the new lava flow entering the ocean, Kehena black sand beach, geothermal hot ponds, lava rock tidepools for snorkeling, and Volcanoes Ntl Park, plus local Farmer's Markets and luau at Uncle Robert's just 5 miles away. Hilo, Hawaii's 2nd largest city, with everything from fine restaurants to numerous waterfalls and parks, is 38 miles away.
“Thank you for sharing your amazing Hawaii home with us. We really appreciated all of your activity suggestions and tried to do as many as we could with our limited amount of time. We loved the lava flow, the hot pond and the non-touristy escape Hale Haumea offered. We also ate as many likikoi that we could while there! They are our favorite. Mahalo!”
Our stay at Hale Haumea house was nothing short of fabulous. The owner overdid herself in providing us with everything that we needed for our vacation. First, the setting- Diane’s place is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Every morning, we were greeted with birds singing in the back yard and went to sleep with sounds of frogs doing their courtship croaks. The inside of the house was very clean and we found everything that we needed- a large fridge, coffee maker, microwave, necessary utensils and dishes as well as washing machine& dryer were all available for our stay. Moreover, the added bonus of screened Lanai and all-natural fragrance-free hair care products was a nice surprise.
Hale Haumea is located in a short driving distance to an amazing black sand beach in Kalapana. Every Wednesday& Friday, there is a farmer’s market near the parking lot for the beach- don’t miss that event!! This is what island of Hawaii is truly about- great local food, entertainment and the feel of being treated with true aloha warmth and friendliness.
The area of Pahoa is also a great starting point to explore one of the greatest National Parks in US- the Volcanoes National Park. We felt in love with this magical place where natural forces meet to create new land. We hiked most of the trails this park offers and we will definitely come back some day to explore it once again.
In summary, we are very pleased with Diane’s rental house and can recommend staying at Hale Haumea to anyone looking for a true Hawaiian atmosphere and surroundings.
Hale Haumena is a wonderfully cozy, comfortable, and clean cottage in one of the most ideal locations on the Big Island. The surrounding area is beautiful, virtually free of VOG, and not as populated as other spots. The strip along the coast is a small sunbelt and thus gets less rain than most other places on the Hilo side. We spent our days rotating between the gorgeous black sand beach, soaking in the relaxing and rejuvenating warm ponds, and snorkeling at the Kapoho Tide Pools. The cottage offers all the basic amenities, a visually pleasing atmosphere, and a screened-in lanai. Hale Haumena is the perfect place for anyone with allergies, asthma, migraines, or chemical sensitivities as fragranced products are not permitted. All the environmentally safe ones are provided for your use in addition to scent-free bedding. We enjoyed a Qi Gong class at Kalani, the nearby yoga resort, which offers a variety of programs and massage. The local community offers a very friendly ambiance. After enjoying the local culture and beauty for just a week, we decided to move here permanently! It's a very special area of Hawai'i.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Hale Haumea cottage. Diane, the owner, was very helpful & timely in answering our questions during the booking process & called us the first morning after our arrival at the cottage to make sure all of our needs were met. The cottage was nicely furnished. All floors are tiled, including the bedroom, and I experienced no problems with my allergies or asthma while staying at the cottage. The bed linens and pillows smelled amazingly fresh with no mustiness. The bed was extremely comfortable & mattress in excellent condition. There is an air conditioner for the bedroom, which we used each night as I have a low tolerance for humidity. The A/C worked well and cooled the bedroom down after about 2 hours. The bathroom has a tiled tub/shower surround & linen closet, furnished with an adequate supply of hand, bath, and beach towels. There were only 4 small wash cloths, however, so I might suggest that Diane purchase a few more of these (or if you have a longer stay at the cottage to pack your own). The kitchen is nicely furnished with all appliances (refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, dishwasher) and has a beautiful set of stoneware dishes (tropical design). The only items missing were a pizza pan and dish cloths. (We popped a frozen pizza in the oven one night and had to use a round iron griddle to pull it out of the oven.) There is a sponge for washing dishes and wiping counters, but Diane might consider adding a couple of dish cloths. We had no problem with ants during our stay and kept all of our food in the refrigerator, including any open cereal or snacks. We did have visits from several friendly lizards (geckos), but they were very timid & kept there distance from us. On our last night of our visit, we did have about 20 small flying beetles congregate on the ceiling near the lights. Not sure how they found their way into the cottage as we did not have them the five previous nights. We found the vacuum in the closet in the kitchen & the beetles were quickly sucked up with no additional ones found the next morning.
We ate at Kaleo's Bar and Grill in Pahoa and had an excellent meal with excellent service. Huge pancakes at the Hawaiian Style Cafe in Hilo (two 10" pancakes - ask for a 1/2 order). Enjoyed Volcanoes Nat. Park, Waipio Valley Lookout, Lava Tree State Park, Mauna Kea Summit, Rainbow Falls, Coconut Island, and the Liliokalani Gardens in Hilo. 45 min. drive from Hilo to cottage.
This is a very special place to be able to stay on the Puna peninsula. Off the beaten track and away from most tourist sites, one has the illusion of being away from everything in a tropical jungle setting. This is Hawaii at its best. If you are looking for a resort setting, this is not for you. If you want to feel you are in a tropical paradise this is for you.
I hope we can come back here for a longer stay. In the meantime, I recommend it to all who seek a Hawaiian adventure setting.
Thank You Diane.
We were very disappointed with this accommodation. We would not stay here again and wouldn't recommend this accommodation to anyone.
Despite all our efforts and following the instructions given we were unable to win the battle with the ants. No amount of quick cleanup and attention to food storage and waste and keeping surfaces dry made any difference. Ants were ever present in the stained sinks, on the counters, the floor in the kitchen area, on the rusted toaster oven, on the microwave oven and in a lesser amount on the lanai table where we ate.
The furnishings and appliances are old, cheap and long overdue for replacement. There isn't a comfortable place to sit in the whole place but as the cabin is for sale I don't know if any changes will be made. The old lounge on the lanai came apart and after putting it back together three times we didn't use it again. Even the strainer plug in the sink came apart when we used it.
The unit appears clean but the owner should check the water reservoir on the coffee maker and the burner trays on the electric stove as well as the futon cover.
Initial issues with the wifi were resolved satisfactorily although the owner should advise people before renting of the extra cost if more than minimal internet access is required.
We enjoyed the area and the local markets especially Uncle Roberts on Wednesday evening. Snorkelling was good at the Kapoho Tide Pools. Hopefully in the future we will be able to visit this area again.
Near all the Volcanic Features of the Big Island: Kehena Black Sand Beach for swimming, dolphin and whale watching; County Lava Viewing area to hike in or boat in to see the fireworks as lava enters the ocean; Waiopae Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling in lava pools; geothermal ocean warm ponds; and Volcanoes Ntl Park, where you can hike myriad trails, enter lava tubes, feel the steam vents, and watch the glow from Halemaumau Crater. Pahoa Town, 12 miles away, offers shopping, restaurants and all necessary amenities. Hilo, Hawaii's 2nd largest city, is 38 miles away, with waterfalls galore, plus shopping centers, theaters, museums, art galleries, and numerous restaurants, clubs and cultural events.
VISIT A VOLCANO
About an hour’s drive from the cottage, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes and 150 miles of hiking trails. You can walk through a fern forest into a cavernous lava tube or stare at a steaming caldera (volcanic crater) create fireworks at dusk.
SIP LOCAL COFFEE
En route to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park via the Volcano Highway, you’ll pass Hilo Coffee Mill. Stop in to sample a variety of rich brews from nearby farms at the tasting bar or buy a batch of beans.
SWIM WITH TROPICAL FISH
If you head 8 miles up the coastal Kalapana-Kapoho Road from the cottage, you’ll reach Wai’opae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District, considered one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii for its colorful fish and coral. Snorkel in warm waters at Champagne Pond or Ahalanui Hot Pond just one mile further. Snorkels and flippers are at the cottage for your use.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 21 2016 - Mar 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
If cancellation occurs 45 days prior to arrival date, the security deposit will be returned, less any booking fees charged by VRBO/HomeAway.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.