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$105/nt! - Hale Hubner - Private Cozy Rain Forest Cottage - Adjacent to Park

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Volcano Village - Hale Hubner

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hawaii Tax ID: W98695602-01

Aloha! E komo mai. Nou ka hale. Welcome to our Big Island home, or hale (pronounced HA-LAY). Located in Volcano Village, and just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we invite you to make our house your home away from home during your next visit.

Hale Hubner is perfect for friends, couples, and small groups or families that wish to experience the Puna lifestyle at its best. We also offer a wonderful retreat for Kama'aina looking to get away. Comfortably nestled in the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest, you will find our location offers relaxing comfort and privacy all the while keeping you close to the variety nearby attractions the Big Island has to offer.

Our house is a cozy 750 sq ft studio-style custom-built 1 bed/1 bath that sleeps 2-4 people comfortably. The warm pine wood interior naturally juxtaposes the green views of lush vegetation visible from all the large picture windows throughout the house. A spacious sun deck greets you as you exit the house, and provides excellent views of the vibrant stars during the dark evenings. On clear nights, the glow of Kilauea's Halema'uma'u crater is just visible through the tree line!

A master bed area is walled off for your privacy, and a queen-size futon in the main living area folds out to provide a second bed for additional travelers. The main living/sleeping area is located on the second level of the house and is only accessible by stairs; therefore, we are unfortunately not accessible for visitors with disabilities that prevent the climbing of steps. For families looking to stay with us, we prefer there be at least one adult per child, if possible.

We strive to provide a warm and inviting stress-free yet affordable alternative to the big resorts. We hope you like what you see here and choose Hale Hubner for you next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo!

Keywords: Studio, Bungalow, Tree House, Hideaway, Refuge, Volcano Vacation Rental

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Matt or Tara Hubner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Matt or Tara Hubner

We are Tara and Matt Hubner. We currently live in Texas, but our hearts reside on the Big Island. We purchased our house in 2011 in hopes that we will live there permanently one day. We try to return as often as possible, but gladly open our home to you when we cannot be there to enjoy it.

Matt or Tara Hubner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Matt or Tara Hubner chose Volcano

The National Park and the volcanoes of the Big Island hold a special place in our hearts. We love all that the park has to offer in its natural wonders. The town of Volcano is nicely situated adjacent to the park, but there is also so much more to do nearby that it makes for the perfect location to enjoy the Big Island. We love the beaches and the snorkeling/diving all within the distance of a short drive. We love the diverse nature of the people of the area and the aloha spirit that they truly share with those who don't try and bring the mainland go-go-go attitude with them. We love the nearby markets that you can find on a daily basis. We also enjoy the shops and modern amenities of the nearby towns and Hilo. It's hard to beat the cool weather at 4000 ft elevation. So whether you're interested outdoor activities, peace and relaxation, or restaurants and shopping; there's everything one needs within just a quick drive from here. All this plus the fact that there are little to no crowds makes it our favorite place in the world!

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favorite things to do is drive out at night to the Kilauea Crater overlook. It's only a 10-15 minute drive to the crater rim from our house, and the views of the glowing caldera are mesmerizing. We try to go out every night that we can, and often there are people playing music or dancing hula for Madame Pele, and this makes it quite an experience. We've found that on clear nights it is possible to see the glow from Kilauea from our lanai and from the back of our property. We enjoy ordering takeout from some of the nearby restaurants and dining on our lanai under the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review from TripAdvisor. "Wow! Our stay at Hale Hubner was amazing! It was more then what we expected. Unfortunately we only stayed there for 2 nights, it has everything for a long stay for 2 persons. The location is very private in the forest of Vulcano and the large windows showed this view in every room. The neighbourhood is very friendly with neightbourwatch. We loved everything. The friendly e-mails from the owners and personal touch with pictures of the family made us feel at home. Beautiful interieur with a relaxing sofa. Good wifi. The large balcony including a new gass bbq and easy chairs where very relaxing and convinient.The bed was soft with seperate electric blankets on the matras, for extra heating. Because I'm always cold I turned it on just a half an hour before jumping into bed, my husband liked it just the way it was. We didn't use the woodstove, but I can imagen the use of it is very cosy because it can be cold in the evening and night. The kitchen is fully suplied. If we ever return in the future we will definately stay here again. The town is small, but you have to visit Greg and Joyce with their kids at cafe Ohi'a to enjoy a delicious sandwich for lunch. Their kindness warmed our harts."
Jun 2014
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$105/nt! - Hale Hubner - Private Cozy Rain Forest Cottage - Adjacent to Park
average rating of 4.927419 based on 186 reviews

Lush jungle cottage with a great fireplace!

  • 5 of 5

Better than the pictures and everything worked!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great choice in Volcano

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent five nights at Hale Hubner in late September and had a wonderful time! The house (more like a cottage, really) is very cozy, beautiful, private, and comfortable. There is lots of natural light and beautiful views of rain forest foliage on all sides. The kitchen is well stocked in terms of dishes, pots and pans, etc., and there is plenty of room to move around. We cooked most nights and were happy to do so in such an nice environment.

As others have mentioned, the bath and bedroom area are enclosed, but don't have ceilings, so while there is visual privacy, you will hear noise from one room to the other....this wasn't any issue for us.

The deck is really lovely when the weather is nice, but it isn't covered, so we didn't get to use it as much as we'd have liked (it rained most evenings). It was a great place to relax with a beer after a hike on the days it wasn't raining! At night you could see the glow of the caldera from the deck and front entry area which was wonderful.

This was at least our fourth visit to Volcano, perhaps fifth, and this was my favorite of all the places I've stayed there. We plan another return visit before too long! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rain Forest Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our five night stay at Hale Hubner was a great experience. The house was comfortable and well organized. The instructions throughout the house were helpful. The deck is great and we wish we could have enjoyed it more. It's the perfect location for exploring Volcanoes National Park. Thank you for letting us enjoy your cozy rain forest cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home to Rhode Island from our stay on the Big Island. Our first week (9/7-9/11) was spent at Hale Hubner and it felt like we were staying at a friend's house that had it all set up for us. There was nothing that we wanted for, it was all there (do pick up paper towels and an extra roll of toilet paper, depending on how long you plan to stay). We stopped at KTA on our way to Volcano for provisions. Hale Hubner was very cozy, quiet and relaxing. Also, it was right outside of Volcano National Park which was perfect! There were great places to eat, very close by. We would HIGHLY recommend Hale Hubner for anyone planning to visit Volcano. Thanks, again, Matt and Tara, for sharing your Big Island home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and cozy house in the rainforest!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 6 nights for our honeymoon and it was soo nice and cozy and you can't beat the price! We did so many activities during the day and came back to the house to relax for the evening! If we ever come visit the Big Island again we will for sure stay here again! We absolutely loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed here for 6 nights on our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it!

It was a beautiful place, quiet and secluded. Everything was clean and organized and there was even an Ipad available for use. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Volcano Winery
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Thai Thai
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Richardson Beach Park - Hilo
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiopae Tidepools
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalapana Lava Viewing
Car: recommended

Enjoy Birdwatching, Stargazing, Lava Viewing, Photography, Cultural Activities, Farmers Markets, Iron Man Triathlon, Merrie Monarch Festival, Live Music, Whale Watching, and more! House is approximately 1.5 miles from Highway 11.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Volcano Village, Puna District

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning £53 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

All rates based on double occupancy; add $10 per additional person over age 2. One time $65.00 cleaning fee (1-2 guests); $80.00 (3-4 guests). Rate may not include General Excise Tax (4.166%) and Transient Accommodations Tax (9.25%).
Hawaii Tax ID: W98695602-01

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size bathroom with shower/tub combo, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen mattress is memory foam for maximum comfort., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib included for people travelling with young children. High chair included too., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon mattress has springs for extra support and no uncomfortable bars to disrupt your sleep.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hotel safe for valuables, iPad available for use by adult guests, one complementary bar of handcrafted homemade soap, complementary bottle of wine from Volcano Winery with week-long stay, Kilauea Nighttime View, Rainforest View

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