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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Matt or Tara Hubner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Matt or Tara Hubner

We are Tara and Matt Hubner. We come from Texas but currently reside in Colorado. However, 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 Village

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 Jaggar Museum 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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Location

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
South Point
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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size bathroom with shower/tub combo, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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$105/nt! - Hale Hubner - Private Cozy Rain Forest Cottage - Adjacent to Park
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4

Cabin in the forest

  • 4 of 5

House is lifted like a tree house feel, with windows that invite the forest in. We're here with it being about mid 50s in the mornings and beautiful days till the mid afternoon. Exceptional stay, like that we had some technology to keep us busy when it did rain.

I would stay again and also recommend this place to our friends and family

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cerrito, CA
5

Rain forest cabin

  • 5 of 5

Hale Hubner is a jewel of a space, with its gorgeous wood interior and tasteful furnishings. Windows on all sides look out on beautiful rain forest foliage, yet there's space enough around the cabin to permit light to come in. Most important, though, is the feeling of warmth and trust that Matt and Tara have created through words of welcome on the fridge, family photos here and there, a collection of books on Big Island sights and wildllife, and books and toys for children. In addition, this sweet, quiet place is immaculate. Besides Volcano National Park, we loved our visit to the Tropical Botanical Garden and a spectacular sunset boat ride to see lava flowing into the sea. We hope to return to Hale Hubner. Thanks, Matt and Tara!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay while in Volcano! This house in the trees has many HUGE windows so you feel like you are in the jungle. The home is clean, well maintained, and the kitchen is better stocked than any we have rented. There is a beautiful deck among the ferns that makes for a romantic dinner under the stars.

Two words of advice for visitors. If you are cooking get your supplies before arriving. Only camp general stores are in "town" and the prices reflect limited supply and high demand.

Second STAY IN VOLCANO, there is nothing that compares to seeing the volcano at night. It is a mere 5 minute drive, plus you'll enjoy the park without the tour buses.

This is a beautiful, peaceful house. Don't miss it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tree-house fun

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for two nights, but enjoyed our visit and wished we could have stayed longer. The house was clean and comfortable and withing 10 or 15 minutes of the National Park. The night temperature was a cool 59F, but there is a fireplace (we didn't use or need) if you get too cold. The house seems isolated, but is actually very close to neighbors--you just can't see them because of the tropical jungle. There is a flight of steps and people with mobility issues might have a problem. Also, as per the house plan, you need to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom which might be a slight problem if you have a third person staying on the futon. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston Texas
5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, it's like being a tree house with lots of charm.Good location for everything around here.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
4

Great place to stay on Big Island

  • 4 of 5

Rental is as advertised. It is well maintained and very close to Volcano National Park. Elevation of Volcano means nice cool nights for sleeping. Restaurants in Volcano are great and food is fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Volcano Village, Puna District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£234
for 2 nights
From
£89
£617
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning £48.8 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.54 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.16
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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