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Fanciful Cottage! $115/nt!!! 'WOW', 'What a Find' , 'Magical''

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About the property

Cottage, 1 K.Bdrm, 1 Q.sofabed, Pack n Play, 1Full Bath, Sleeps 4+ baby

Menehune Mansions

CLIPPED COMMENTS-- I could not have even dreamed this place up // Beyond expectations // Top notch accommodations // Comfortable,warm,spotlessly clean // Charming // Lovely cottage in a truly one of kind setting // A special experience and memory // Wanted to move in and stay // Better than advertised // Very clean and beautifully maintained // Beautifully decorated with such a warm,cozy feel // Couldn't have asked for more // Just beautiful // Beds are soooo comfortable // charming // magical // amazing // LOVE IT! // We appreciated the quality, quiet, and all the little extras // Wonderful place in a wonderful setting // This cottage is a class act

GUEST GUIDE COMMENTS-- Guest Guide made our stay most enjoyable // guest book was so informative and such a big help to us as we planned our day- alot of work on your behalf and much appreciated // very grateful for the incredible Guest Guide // The Guest Guide was sooo helpful, we used it everyday // I wish I would have read your guest guide more

thoroughly when I got here-it's great! // Guest Guide was a bonus!

This Menehune Mansion is on a beautiful 1/2 acre, that is shared with another identical Mansion, but privately situated. Fireplace, King Bedroom, 1 roomy Bathroom, Full Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Living Room with Queen pull out sofa, Large Covered Lanai,and Carport. HIGH CHAIR AND PACK N PLAY available with notice. W/D available for stays of 4 or more nights.

OUR CUSTOM GUEST GUIDE offers 4 different day trips (could not do it ALL in 4 days) for you to chose your interests... each 'direction' lists many sites in the order you will come upon them, how to get there, descriptions... Also includes restaurant recommendations, detailed hike information, out of the way places and more. Local events and an ONGOING calendar for special things that happen in the area like Ranger led hikes, Hawaiiana events and the like. It's very common for the Park and Art Center to have events that are a real treat.

MENEHUNE [meh-neh-HOO-neh]-- Hawaii’s legendary mystical and shy forest dwellers are small in size at about two feet high, although some are only six inches high. They live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, far from the eyes of normal humans. According to legend they are very industrious master builders that use their great strength to accomplish mighty feats of engineering and construction overnight.

In that spirit, we welcome you to 'MENEHUNE MANSIONS'... which to the UNMYSTICAL HUMAN, would appear to be A VERY SWEET FOREST COTTAGE.

Minutes to Hawaii Volcano National Park and tucked away in the uniquely beautiful forest of desirable Volcano Village.... you will come home to a tropical, clean, fresh, warm and cozy hideaway... for a menehune mystical price

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Owner
Leslie Hess
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Leslie Hess

We have so enjoyed our second home and very well received vacation rental Maile Treehouse which is also in Volcano Village.

We thought we would like to offer a more budgeted alternative but with an upscale experience... It has been a true delight to help make a vacation special for people... we hope we can do that for even more travelers now....

Leslie Hess purchased this cottage in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sept. 23

Oh... My... Gosh! What a lovely place. Everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay here. So quiet and homey. The binder you've made was great, so much time was put into it, and it was very helpful. So close to the park and a short drive

to Hilo. Our original honeymoon was cancelled because of hurricane Sandy- it was a blessing in disguise as we would have never gotten to experience this 'home away from home'.



Pompton Lakes, NJ



Oct. 24

How do I describe this cottage in the rainforest?  One word "wow!"  We had a wonderful stay here!  The little touches you have put into the place are awesome! Love the owl in the tree, all the little notes around, the decor is beautiful and the visitor

book was so helpful!  We loved visiting the park w/ the hot spring pool of water.  We would recommend this cottage to all our friends and we hope to return in the future!  We had a very relaxing stay and wish we could stay forever! ps the bed was

very comfortable!

Glenn and Anita
Sep 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fanciful Cottage! $115/nt!!! 'WOW', 'What a Find' , 'Magical''
average rating of 4.885965 based on 141 reviews
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Lovely place to stay while exploring Volcanos National Park!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in Menehune Mansions, and it is by far our favorite place to stay in Volcano. We love having the full kitchen! The apartment is extremely comfortable in every way.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to stay for a visit to Volcano Village and the National Park

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 3-night stay at this unit. The appliances were in good condition, and the apartment was clean, well furnished and nicely decorated. The fireplace was pretty to look at and warmed the unit very nicely. Great information on the local area and eateries. Umbrellas, towels and lanai furniture were appreciated. There was a fragrant Christmas wreath that gave off a lovely pine order once the unit was warmed up. There could perhaps have been a few more kitchen supplies, such as cooking oils and spices. When we arrived the unit had a slight damp feel, but there had been an unusual amount of rain in the month we stayed. The unit has a dehumidifier which is a very nice solution to this problem.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted the stay was enjoyed... and that the dehumidifier took care of the damp. We usually have that going for you arrival if its dampish- sorry about that... to keep it dry inside (and musty free!) is a big priority at our cottages!
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A home away from home! Very nice, clean, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely well-kept place to stay in! Truly a home away from home! Was very nice, clean, and comfortable! Very cozy! Leslie is a wonderful host! Great communication and very helpful with information on the surrounding area!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay here over Thanksgiving. It is a perfect hideaway from the bustle of Honolulu. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely get away near Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely, comfortable and very well maintained. The internet was a bit sketchy, though, so if this is important during your visit I would check with them. It's located very close to the park so access was easy. The town of Volcano is very quiet and rolls up early, so we cooked at the house 2 of 3 nights.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: just a note... - our wifi is typically strong, but island wide we can occasionally have server issues, we also have two modem possibilities in case we have an issue on our end. - my favorite restaurant in the Village seats nightly till 9:30pm, 7 days a week.. two others till 9:00, and two more at 8:30. One closes earlier on Sundays. After that you would need to plan to eat in.
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Cute cottage close to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here! The place was very comfortable and had basically everything you could need, including kitchen and clothes washer and dryer. It was very clean and well-maintained as well. We never saw or directly interacted with the property owner, but the directions to the place and instructions for using it were easy to follow and very clear.

The location is really great, too. It is less than a 10 minute drive to the main park entrance, so if you are doing a lot of things there, this place will work well for you. There are not a lot of restaurants in the area, but let's face it - if you come to this area of Hawaii, you are not doing it for the restaurants. That being said, we enjoyed the Thai Thai restaurant, and had a fun, tasty breakfast at the Lava Rock Cafe, both in Volcano.

If you are wanting a nice, private house to stay in close to the park, I'd definitely recommend you consider staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo

Menehune Mansions is in beautiful Volcano Village - 1 mile to the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and 26miles from Hilo and Hilo International Airport!

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Rates & Availability

Volcano Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $67
Tax Rate 13.42%

As our own gesture of Aloha, we keep our rate as low as possible all year long... never raising it over weekends, busy season, or even the holidays..

For 2 guests we can offer discounts for
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Volcano Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Roomy Bathroom, Hotel style curved rod for shower/tub, Hairdryer, Soaps, Shampoo, Iron/Board
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Heated Bedding
  • King Bedroom, Queen Sofa bed in Living Room, Pack n Play for baby w/ notice
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
Notes:
Washer/ Dryer is available for stays of 4nts or longer. We say low allergen as people with ashma and allergies have been very pleased regarding no mold, cleanliness, dehumidifier etc....

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