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

Bedrooms 1
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

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

More Details

Leslie Hess
Member since: 2007
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:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a magical place so close to Volcano National Park! The hostess has thought of everything to have an enjoyable stay with detailed directions, a beautiful place to stay and lots of helpful tips on what to do and see in the area. Such a cute place and very quiet, peaceful and relaxing.


Response from you: Just have to add part of your personal comment to me.... "Leslie, thank for sharing such a special place with us. It was our favorite place of our entire stay..... "
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Volcano Village in Volcano

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ONE NIGHT stays please DO NOT INSTANT BOOK but inquire first.. thank you. Read the first page(s) of the guestbook upon arrival
  • W/D is available for stays of 4nts or longer
  • Call us immediately if anything needs attention or some mishap, at it can require 'time' and distance for us to remedy.. for you or our next guest!
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Roomy Bathroom, Hotel style curved rod for shower/tub, Hairdryer, Soaps, Shampoo, Iron/Board
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Heated Bedding
  • King Bedroom, Queen Sofa bed in Living Room, Pack n Play for baby w/ notice
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • caves
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
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....


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Fanciful Volcano Cottage.. “Wow, ... Magical”
average rating of 4.8835616 based on 174 reviews

Great place to stay near the volcanoes

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family home...

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a restful spot

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and restful spot. So lovely to be welcomed back each time by a constant chorus of

birds. A perfect location for exploring this part of the island and everything we needed was right here. We would definitely

recommend this home from home to anyone visiting this area.

Denise and Fred

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We’ll-equipped spot for exploring the volcano area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a comfortable and nicely equipped spot for our two week stay. We cooked in the kitchen, enjoyed the gas fireplace for cool evenings , and the bed was comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles

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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Volcano Village, Puna District

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21
Cleaning fee £48.44
Tax Rate 14.42%


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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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