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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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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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
average rating of 4.9086294 based on 259 reviews
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

A perfect retreat in the lush forest, Hale Hubner has everything you need. Fully equipped with everything you need, super cozy and welcoming. An easy 5 minute drive takes you to Volcano for breakfast, dinner, etc and a further 5 minutes and you're in the park. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and spacious treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this house. It was in a nice, remote location with easy access to the National Park and local area. All amenities were provided and we were able to enjoy our stay in the peaceful surroundings. The outdoor area was nice for meals, though rain limited our use. Great stay, many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary
5

Loved our Volcano Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great spot for anyone exploring the park. It was well set up and provisioned and we really enjoyed our stay. Being so close to the park made for great access to evening and pre dawn volcano viewing.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anchorage, Ak and Gig Harbor, Wa
5

Fun Fun and more Fun

  • 5 of 5

We relay enjoyed your cabin with us. The wood stove works great on cold nights. We have been in down-town Kona for a month so it doesn't take much. Your cabin was very clean and the parking is great since it rained and rained. Loved to lay in bed and listen to it. Mahalo John & Candi

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA, USA
5

Birder's paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hale Huber was like living in a tree house with all the comforts of home. The upstairs cottage put you at eye level with some of the forest birds. Clean and comfortable accommodations. The overhanging eaves and garage made it possible to photograph these birds, even in the rain. I recommend picking up sandwiches at Eagle's Lighthouse Cafe, in Volcano, before going to Volcanoes Nat'l Park. I especially love the cranberry macadamia bread they get from Hilo. We also loved our lunch at Thai Thai Bistro. If you can make reservations, in advance, dinner at the Rim Restaurant in Volcano Lodge was fabulous. All seats have a view of the crater, that can put on quite a show during your dinner. We would gladly return to Hale Huber, when we visit the area, again. A truly delightful home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, father, and I spent 4 nights at Hale Hubner in March of 2018. First of all, Matt and Tara were wonderful to work with - they were super responsive and dealt with any and all questions I had immediately. Our stay was so unique - it was like waking up in a rain forest every morning (the vegetation and birds are spectacular), and you could see the glow from Kilaeua from the deck at night (along with more stars than I have ever seen). We would definitely return.

The cottage has everything you will need, is clean, and comfortable. The location is also fantastic - it takes less than 10 minutes to drive into Volcano National Park.

There are several good choices to eat out around, but I do recommend getting groceries on your way from the airport if you plan to cook as it's a bit of a trek to a real grocery store; there are several good general stores in Volcano if you need staples at any given time though, so it's not a problem at all. We highly recommend the Lava Rock Cafe, especially if you have anyone with dietary restrictions.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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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
£241
for 2 nights
From
£90
£629
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning £52.7 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.58
Pet Fee £37.64 + Tax

All rates based on double occupancy; add $10 per additional person over age 2. One time $70.00 cleaning fee. Rate may not include General Excise Tax (4.166%) and Transient Accommodations Tax (10.25%).
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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