|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||3 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
The Maâ€™ukele Lodge consists of three unique bedrooms with private baths, and King and Queen sized beds. Enjoy the warm tropical breeze and the sound of the ocean after the dayâ€™s adventures while you relax on the ocean fronted lanai sipping some tropical concoction, and watch the dolphins and whales frolic. We offer fresh local grown coffees and a sumptuous full breakfast served on the lanai overlooking the beautiful black sand beach.
It is an idyllic place to relax beside the sea - just minutes away from where the Kilauea volcano enters the Pacific. Trade Winds blow a constant breeze amongst coconut trees along the...Read more
Additional Location Information
Kaimu literally means gathering (at the) sea (to watch surfing) or silent sea.
It was a small town in the Puna district that is still designated as the most famous and photographed black sand beach in Hawaii.
The beach, several great surf sites, and park were completely destroyed by an eruptive flow of the Kupai anaha vent of the Kilauea Volcano in 1990.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$135||$135||$0||$0||1 night|
|Nov. 19 2012 - Feb. 28 2013
|All Other Dates||$135||$135||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $40 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
rates vary according to season and amount of days booked.
Senior and Military discounts available.
Rates are subject to state and transient taxes.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful place, amazing hosts
Loved the outdoor shower, bathroom and soaker tub set amidst tropical flora and fauna. You will see many little geckos around the property and they will visit you during breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean. Falling asleep to the sounds of the coqui frogs and crashing waves is amazing. Hosts Raven and Mark went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable, providing organic/local/eco-friendly products (toothpaste, soaps, food). Raven's breakfast was delicious and fresh. Decor is eclectic and warm. Location is within a 20 minute drive to beautiful black sand beaches and tidepools that were amazing for snorkeling. Walk to Uncle Roberts awa with live music, food and drinks. We were lucky enough to be taken out hiking to see the lava with Mark. The sights here are unreal. Raven and Mark are sooo cool and do everything to make your stay wonderful. Very laid back and generous hosts--you will have a great time with them. Oh, and the bed is super comfy and gigantic!
A wonderful, relaxing get-away
If you are looking for a truly unique experience, here it is - eclectic decor; falling asleep in a canopy bed with mosquito netting with tree frogs croaking; taking an outdoor shower in the jungle canopy, geckos around the breakfast table on the lanai who will come up and have a taste of fruit from your hand, watching lava flow down to the sea. I could go on and on.
Beyond the location, the wonderful, attentive hosts are really what make this b&b; a treat. We loved the wonderful breakfasts Raven made and appreciated the map Mark drew for us, pointing out the wonderful sites of this area of the Big Island.
Little slice of paradise
Awesome place! Gorgeous little B&B.; The downstairs bedroom was great...big comfy bed, and a cool outdoor, but private bathroom with a shower in the ferns and orchids. Breakfast was super yummy and the list of spots they gave us to check out was spot on. Even though it was a little cloudy and there was a full moon, we were still able to see the glow of the volcano from the beachfront back yard. Cant wait to go back to Pahoa and stay here again!
Washington DC, District of Columbia
If you are looking for a unique experience, stay here. It was a
First, the attention to detail that Raven has is remarkable. She will pick fresh flowers and lay them all around the property, and on your freshly made bed. In the morning my boyfriend and I would head up to the patio for breakfast with the geckos. These little guys are delightful, fun, and love to sample the fresh fruit that is prepared for you. It was quite an experience to see them lick the fruit juice off of your fingertips.
Raven's husband Mark was so informative on the best places to visit on the Big Island. He sent us to places off the beaten path and we were amazed by the sights. It was like having our own personal tour guide who hand drew us maps with amazing accuracy.
We stayed in the downstairs suite that has an outdoor bathroom. Although I was a bit wierded out by it at first, it grew on me. It also helped to ease my apprehensions when Sabrina the cat would greet me there in the afternoon, as she lounged in her favorite chair by the sink.
In the evenings, we would walk along the private beach and could see the lava flows glowing bright red, off in the distance. You can not put a price on that! We also had a BBQ with Raven, Mark, and the other guests that was a lot of fun.
If you are looking for a unique and relaxing experience, I would highly recommend that you stay at Ma'ukele Lodge. It is the best place to avoid the resort atmosphere and receive personalized attention.
A destination unto itself
My husband and I stayed at the Ma'ukele Lodge for three days and absolutely loved it! Raven is a wonderful host - friendly, kind and caring. We met several of her friends (including a trained botanist!) and the experience could not have been better. The idea of the outdoor bathroom takes some getting used to but in practice, it's wonderful - and totally private. The four post bed made for a very comfortable night's rest. Breakfast each day included Hawaiian coffee, juice, and half of a papaya filled with fruit salad and yogurt on the side. From the stove came an omelet, banana pancakes (my favorite!), and scrambled eggs with ham and cheese. I could have easily spent a whole day at the Ma'ukele Lodge, walking along the beach and watching geckos run around the lanai (veranda). The view is amazing! There's a great selection of books, music, and movies to borrow. We have recommended this place to everyone, friends and strangers alike. Would definitely stay there again!
Ocean Front Whale watching and Lava Viewing, lovely hostess!
We stayed in the "Honey Moon" suite with its own entrance and private garden that included a delightful clawed foot bathtub and outdoor shower. "Slippas" for in and out of the garden bathroom are provided. Our Lovely Hostess, "Raven" informed us that the 4-poster bed was an original from the famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The sleep and mattress was comfortable and adorned with high quality linens. We were only two, but noticed a comfortable futon bed for those travelling in a small group or family - could sleep 4 in the spacious room. Yes you heard me right - there is whale whatching and often Lava viewing from the ocean-front "beach". It is walking distance to a cute little restaurant and "Uncle Robert's" homestead that features an awa(hawaiian herbal drink)bar and fresh coconuts honey, crafts and more extensive Lava Tours. There is swimming in a large "hot pond" that I enjoyed after hearing about in a video of Joseph Campbell (Follow Your Bliss)Short drive down the fabulous "Red Road."