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Fanciful Volcano Cottage.. “Wow, ... Magical”

Volcano Village, Volcano, HI, USA
  • Cottage576 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum StayNone

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


Leslie Hess

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Heated Bedding
      • King Bedroom, Queen Sofa bed in Living Room, Pack n Play for baby w/ notice


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Roomy Bathroom, Hotel style curved rod for shower/tub, Hairdryer, Soaps, Shampoo, Iron/Board

      Location Type

        • Village
          Uniquely picturesque Artist Community, 26 miles from Hilo and at the Volcanoes National Park entrance.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Added amenity for stays of 4nt or longer
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Fireplace
                      Pretty cast iron freestanding log/gas fireplace. Instant heat w/ thermostat control
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Free standing black cast iron, log/flame, easy wall thermostat control
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Fireplace and Heated Bedding
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Added amenity to stays of 4nts or longer
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Highchair possible
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Volcano Golf Course 10min away
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      carpeted, very protected and user friendly
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Small Cooler


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          one story, no steps from carport along cement sidewalk to lanai and front door.


                                            • live theater
                                            • caves
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • 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


                                                            • 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....

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              148 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Nice and private

                                                              Nicole B.Edmonton, AB

                                                              So enjoyed the quiet. Cozy with plenty of room and amenities, nice and private. Would return.

                                                              Nicole and Jim

                                                              Beautiful, Peaceful Stay

                                                              Shelly S.

                                                              We are kama’aina who just wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We spent two nights here and enjoyed every minute of it! The house was perfect for what we needed, well kept, clean and quaint! We appreciated the peaceful area and absolutely loved just being caught up in all the sounds of nature around us. We spent the majority of our time sitting out on the lanai, listening to the birds and getting caught up without our electronics. We left the house only once as we just wanted to relax and recharge our bodies and minds. Thank you Leslie! We will definitely be back again when we feel the need for a staycation!

                                                              Great place to stay near the volcanoes

                                                              Christopher W.

                                                              A wonderful stay with our family! We had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. Beautiful, surroundings. Very green and lush. The cottage was very well appointed and bed was comfortable. Internet and Netflix worked great.

                                                              Perfect family home...

                                                              Praveen s.

                                                              February 23-25

                                                              Celebrating our 10th marriage anniversary in Big Island, had a good stay here. Love this little home especially all the Hawaiian Decor and all the dancing dolls. Perfect for our little family and the best part, it is so near the National Park. Thank you for making our stay comfortable, Mahalo!


                                                              Seattle Washington


                                                              Diane J.

                                                              On our recent visit to the Big Island we decided to divide our time between the east and west side of the island as there are many great places to visit around Volcano and Hilo as well as Kona. We loved staying at this lovely cozy and charming cottage. It has everything you could possibly need. Immaculately maintained accommodation with full kitchen, very comfortable bed, and so peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed reading about the menehune's as well.

                                                              Great location

                                                              Nancy O.Michigan

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay!


                                                              Volcano Village, Volcano, HI, USA

                                                              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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                                                              IF THIS SHOWS BOOKED, OUR OTHER IDENTICAL COTTAGE MAY BE AVAILABLE.. PLEASE INQUIRE 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 SENIORS MILITARY KAMA'AINA

                                                              148 Reviews
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