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Hale Hapu'u Luxury Home, Fireplace on 5 Acres/Forest Reserve

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Volcano Village - Hale Hapu'u

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Come enjoy peace and privacy on 5 acres bordering hundreds of acres of Rain Forest Reserve lands on a property that is in Volcano Village just a mile or two from the shops and restaurants of Volcano. The Hale Hapu'u is a stunning, renovated home with two large king rooms and sleeping space for two additional teens or children in the large double living room. There are three full bathrooms and a kitchen with every major (and most minor) appliance including microwave and dishwasher. The large back deck has a table for eating or smoking, a hammock...

And your stay now includes a relaxing four person soft tub on the back deck.

High def tv with premium satellite channels is included and there is a high def tv in the living room as well as a new high def tv in the forest room.

The entire property can be booked as a two bedroom/three bathroom which includes the main house and Forest Room suite. Or in low season the main house can be booked (king bedroom, living room sleeping and two bathrooms, kitchen, etc.) without the Forest Room for a $100/night rate reduction - in this case you will still have private use of the property.

This home features cathedral ceilings, central wood burning fireplace, a custom gourmet kitchen with Koa cabinets, granite counters, etched glass, and many antiques throughout.

You will love the extra large, luxurious custom bathrooms - they are gorgeous with roomy tiled showers and exquisite forest views - except the third bathroom off the living room which has less views and a tub/shower combo. The main house upstairs suite bathroom has two pedestal sinks and the forest room bathroom has Koa cabinets and granite counters.

Other exceptional features include a massive covered deck with four person soft tub and table and chairs overlooking the lawn and the forest that blankets you in true serenity.

This property is located in Volcano Village in the fabulous Cymbidium Acres neighborhood. It is about a mile from the shops and restaurants of Volcano Village and less than five miles from the Volcanoes National Park. The lovely Volcano Golf and Country Club is just over five minutes away along with the Volcano Winery.

We are under 30 miles from the Hilo Airport.

Please no parties or events at this home.

Keywords: retreat, full kitchen, rain forest view, private hot tub, quiet, privacy

More Details
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Krish Renauer
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Krish Renauer

I am a Realtor/Broker and Artist and have lived in Volcano over 10 years now. I have also lived on Maui, Oahu and spent much time on Kauai so I can help you plan your trip throughout the islands.

My family is very active and love the local activities - our favorites are hiking Kilauea-Iki and picnicking at Bird Park.

Why Krish Renauer chose Volcano

Volcano is one of the most magical places on earth. The tropical rain forest - the only one of its kind in the U.S., the active Volcano and the amazing beauty of this area are all part of why I fell in love with Volcano.

The weather here is just about perfect - especially if you like rain!

If you spend time here you will come to believe in the power and magic of Pele.

What makes this house unique

The Hale Hapu'u is just a minute from the fabulous early Sunday Volcano Farmer's Market at the Cooper Center/playground/skatepark. Another minute and you are in Volcano Village with wonderful restaurants, shops and our intimate post office.

Just another minute down the road and you are at the entrance to the Volcanoes National Park.

Another minute and you pass the Volcano Golf Course, Country Club and Winery.

And just one minute more and you pass Mauna Loa Road which takes you to the enchanting Bird Park with picnic areas and more...


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Hale Hapu'u Luxury Home, Fireplace on 5 Acres/Forest Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Serene and luxurious home in Volcano

  • 5 of 5

We just spent three nights at Hale Hapu'u for our visit to Volcano National Park. We loved everything about the house and grounds: the open layout of the house, the comfortable lounge areas and the welcoming back deck to relax and to listen to the sounds of the rainforest. The kitchen was extremely well stocked for a rental house; we found everything we were looking for. As for location and proximity to VNP, Hale Hapu'u could not be beat; we were in the park within 10 minutes. This made it easy to go to the park in the morning to explore and hike, take a midday rest and then return in the evening to view the caldera glow and hike to the lava flow. We would absolutely recommend this property and Krish was a pleasure to work with. Mahalo Krish!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well maintained and comfortable, with beautiful rooms and spectacular furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and fabulous property that was well maintained and Zen like in the experience of being in a tropical rainforest. The proximal location to the volcano national part was great and Krish was very helpful about suggesting grocery stores on the way in given the distant location from Hilo. We made it to the lava flow viewing area as well which was a real treat. I would come back in a heartbeat and hike some more in the park! Five stars for sure!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! Your group was a pleasure to host! Thank you for being world class guests! We hope you can return for another visit to Volcano soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of those rare times where the reality was better than the pictures online. Our family of 5 had a fantastic time at this peaceful and beautiful home in a magical rainforest setting. Every detail was outstanding, from the glass-walled walk-in showers to the hot tub on the deck to the well-appointed kitchen, I could go on and on. We appreciated the local fruit and coffee left for us by the owner. It was a perfect location for exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The owner is extremely responsive and provided wonderful suggestions of restaurants, hikes, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! And thank you for being excellent guests! We hope you can return for another visit soon!
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South Waipake, Kauai

It just doesn't seem real....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Hale Hapu'u and it certainly won't be our last! The kitchen is amazingly well-stocked with everything you'll need to prepare the food that you get in nearby Volcano Village....Sunday Farmer's Market...roadside fruit stands. The fireplace in the middle of the massive cabin is amazing - plenty of dry, split wood to keep make a magical cabin even more magical! Huge fern trees, bamboo, peace, and quiet. Just a short hop to the amazing Volcanos Park. You will love it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to you and your group for being fantastic guests! It was a real pleasure to host you and we hope you can come back again very soon!
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Great House Next to Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house, just as advertised.

It is very close to the National Park entrance making it easy to pop in and out of the park. And it is right on the edge of the little village of Volcano so you have easy access to the restaurants etc.

The owner was very responsive when we we were planning our trip and helped us out right away while we were there.

If you are looking for a place to relax this is it! Great kitchen, beautiful space, loved the fireplace!

Few traveller recommendations:

- Definitely do the longer hike in the park that takes you across the crater -- amazing!

- The Thai restaurant is great (and this is coming from a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand)

- Stop in Hilo and stock up on groceries (barely anything in Volcano) -- the owner recommended the KTA supermarket and it was great with lots of local Hawaiian fare.

- A side trip to snorkel in at the thermal pools in Pahao was totally worth it.

Enjoy! You'll be really glad you rented this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

I think there are probably a lot of nice places to stay around Hilo, but we don't have any interest in finding them. Hale Hapu'U is where we stay in Hilo. Period. Having spent three nights there, we felt SOOO comfortable. It took us a full day to stop yammering to each other about how awesome the place is and just start enjoying it.

Cosmetically, it's really nice to look at. Plenty of natural wood, koa, bamboo, etc. Granite counter tops. Nicely lit; good control of the lighting, etc. Seating options are plentiful and comfortable. The kitchen is well provisioned should you decide to do some cooking. Showers are amazing - with glass exterior walls (don't worry, they're frosted, and the grounds are private) so you can almost feel like you're outside. The forset room, which we also rented, is on the opposite side of the place from the other bedroom making it ideal for privacy.

But the best (and most central) feature is the 360 degree fireplace. We built a fire one evening and enjoyed the warmth and glow all evening.

The grounds are quite private and quiet; nice for enjoying the hot tub in the evening, and for sleeping.

Krish took excellent care of us. His attention to detail is awesome. Little things, like putting clear instructions for using the WiFi in the drawer under the modem on the kitchen counter. Everything was like that. There was fruit and danish for us to eat upon arrival. Coffee for the morning. The hot tub was clean and set to go. The place was so clean; we later found out that Krish had stopped by before we got there, and cleaned it again because he wasn't satisfied with how clean it already was!

Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend there.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Volcano House
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kileaua Lodge, Thai Thai, Lava Rock Cafe
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Richardson's (not really a sand beach, good swim)
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Farmers Market, Volcano Winery, wonderful hiking, picnicking, bird park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Volcano Village, Puna District

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
cleaning £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

If you don't see a posted rate for the house in a one bedroom configuration (no Forest Room included) then the rate is $100 less than the posted rate for the whole property for that date.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Volcano Village in Puna District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The Forest Room has a California King bed and the main house upstairs suite has an extra wide king bed(1) The intersecting living room built in banquettes sleep two singles - preferably kids or teens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis
Huge lawn bordered by five private acres of rain forest adjacent to hundreds of acres of Forest Reserve lands. Drive about ten minutes to see the active volcano at the Jagger Museum: Halemaumau! Talk to the manager about a tour to the lava flows.

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