|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||576 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Away from it all, Tropical, Village|
Description from the owner
Welcome to "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 // Outstanding // Charming // Magical // WOW! // Amazing // LOVE IT! // We appreciated the quality, quiet, and all the little extra ame...Read more
Volcano Cottage $100/nt !!!
Additional Location Information
We are next to the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in a desirable part of Volcano Village, a beautiful, quaint, and renown Artist Community.
Location Type Away from it all, Tropical, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$100||$100||$650||$2,500||1 night|
|Aug. 15 2012 - Aug. 22 2013
Amazing rate- 2 guests
|All Other Dates||$100||$100||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
$10 nt --- 1 additional guest
$15 nt --- 2 additional guests
$38 Cleaning Fee
9.25% Transiet Accommodation Tax on Room Charges
4.166% General Excise Tax on Room Charges and Cleaning fee
$10 service fee (WAIVED for payments by personal check)
THE AVAILABLITY CALENDAR should be correct, feel free to check if dates show booked
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
great cottage hidden in the jungle
My wife and I stayed in one of the cottages from March 28-30, 2013. It was very clean and well kept. We had a full kitchen in which to prepare meals, and the location was excellent for exploring the Volcano area as well as the east side of the island. We never met the owner since everything was taken care of via email or phone.
Mark, Leslie, April
Elk Grove, CA
Beautiful cottage in the jungle
The Menehunue Mansion is the best. It's clean and well
maintained. Everything seemed new. Beautiful place to stay in the middle of the Volcano jungle. It was a great place to be with a 5 year old. Thanks for the fabulous
accommodations! We will stay there again and highly
recommend it. :) Beautiful place.
Just a sweet little place. Well manicured grounds, very responsive/invested owners. Very clean. Bed very comfortable.
Well appointed interior. Excellent value for prices especially in Hawaii. We loved the Menehune theme! Just a sweet little place.
Karen & Jay
What a fantastic spot!
We throughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage - touring Volcano National Park, going to the Sunday Farmers' Market and dining at Kilauea Lodge. The Guest Guide was great!
Ideal Location for Volcano NP
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Menehune Mansion.
It was spotlessly clean, well appointed, quiet, comfortable,
and situated in a nice, tropical location. We were able to
drive to the Volcano National Park easily and quickly from
the cottage, and the drive to and from Hilo was pleasant as
well. The owners were very nice and helpful to work with.
We would highly recommend the cottage to others.
Richard albuquerque, NM
Ph & Dh
Cute cottage get away
This was one of our favorite places. It is so very clean, quiet and comfortable I would have liked to spend more time there. Five days just was not enough! The owner was great to correspond with answering promptly. Volcano National Park is a very short dirve away and Hilo is not far. The owner has provided info for everything you may need, this was so helpful. The carport was a real bonus. Plan on several days to check out the surrounding area hiking, sites or the orchid farm. have a great stay, we sure did. If you are looking for a quiet get away, this is it!
Fond du Lac, WI
This place was amazing. It was by far the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. Awesome location about 2 minutes from Volcanos National Park entrance. They have a great guide book to help you decide what to do, where to eat and such. Everything we didn't think to bring with us (umbrellas, etc.) they had there for our use. Electric blanket on the super comfy king sized bed. Stuff for kiddies and/or babies if you needed it. Do yourself a favor and stay here, you won't regret it.
As far as down below and my recommendations on who I would recommend this property to, I feel that even someone who is completey disabled, but traveling with someone to help them carry bags and or help them in and out of the tub would be fine. As far as luxury minded travelers, this is a very nice, very clean place. If you need a bunch of bells and wistles to make you happy you should probably be staying at a resort that will wait on you hand and foot.
Response from Leslie and Michael - 03/04/2013
Our intention with these cottages is to offer an extremely reasonable rate, with out the guest having to put up with 'less than' quality or conditions and in beautiful surroundings. However, if you do want ALL the bells and whistles, please consider our home Maile Treehouse- also listed on this site.
Pleased Retired Couple
Indian Land, SC
Heavenly Lodging... the very best!!!
F - fabulous lodging for access to Volcano Park and tranquility
a - Amenities are superb
N - Not easy to find the 1st night we arrived in the dark and the fog
T - tastefully decorated ad totally comfortable
a - atmosphere is heavenly
S - so sorry we couldn't stay longer
I - Terrific time spent in and around Hilo
C - Can't remember ever staying in a nicer place!!
Thanks for allowing us to stay in your piece of heaven
Katie and Adrian
Comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mahana Mansion. We loved hearing the birds singing all day, and we appreciated the cooler temperatures at that elevation and the lush surroundings. We liked being able to cook for ourselves. The cottage was so comfortable. It was a perfect home base for us to explore Volcanoes National Park (and we went there a lot), and the rest of the island. We did so many wonderful things - saw the phenomenal Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden north of Hilo and the gorgeous black sand beach (and three giant sea turtles) at Punalu'u, and we went in the Kapoho tidepools and the ahalanui thermal pool in the Puna area. We even took a ukulele lesson at the Volcano art Center. Brilliant! What an amazing place.
We loved our stay at Mahana Mansion, and we would gladly stay there again.
What a beautiful corner of the earth! We really enjoyed our time on the Big Island and in Volcano National Park.
Menehune Mansion is a cozy abode from which to base your explorations of this part of the Big Island and Leslie was a helpful and responsive host!
Bob and Carol
Salt Lake City
Beautiful jungle surroundings and place to stay. The house was so very cute,cozy and well decorated. Our time there was most enjoyable.
Salt Lake City, Utah
This was an amazing and comfortable stay. Great comfortable, warm and cozy home that absolutely felt like a home away from home! Its stacked with amenities that we loved and the setting was so peaceful and serene. Also the location, 10 minutes drive from Volcano was a great perk as we were driving around with a not-so-car-loving infant! Will definitely return if we are back on Big Island!
Terrific value for Money
Our party of four had a very pleasant 3 day stay -- wish we had booked for a full week. Quality visitor accommodation with personable touches: very clean and thoughtfully equipped. The owner also supplied a notebook of articles and information about things to do in the area. Easy drive to visit Hilo museums and planetarium and farmers market. The Wednesday morning Hawaiiana show at Hilo's 1920's Palace Theatre was the cultural highlight of our month on the Big Island. And whether coming in tired from an all day hike across the lava fields in Volcano Park, or just returning from a walk around the neighborhood's bird rich tree fern and Ohi'a forests, it was always a treat to open the door and be" back home".
Guthrie Family, Fairbanks alaska
Wonderful little casita!
Menehune Mansions is the perfect hideaway for honeymooners, or other couples on vacation. We spent the first two nights of our honeymoon in the Hune Mansion and found it to be cozy, comfortable and perfect to meet all of our needs! Leslie was a joy to work with and wisely suggested we stay two nights instead of one to visit the Volcano area. We found everything we needed in the Mansion and found the bed to be very comfortable. We would highly recommend this vacation rental to others who are looking to stay off the beaten path, but near Volcanoes National Park.
Perfect Cozy Home away From Home
Our stay was amazing! The cottage was just so perfectly cute, cozy, and warm, we didn't want to leave. We loved all the little touches. It had a splash of island without being over the top. This was the perfect home away from home, a great place to call our own for three nights!
Stephanie and Stuart
Simi Valley, California
Cleanliness and loving attention to details
What a delightful and peaceful sanctuary for the travel-weary feet! The Menehune Mansion was truly a home away from home. Thank you so much for the clean and comfortable place and also putting together the insightful guest guide. We went out on an adventure at 8 p.m. based on the information from the guidebook, and it was memorable. If we are going to return to the Big Island in the future, we will definitely stay there again.
La Jolla, California
This Is the Place to Stay in Volcano Village
Wow! What a lovely place! The bathrooms were very clean, the bedrooms comfy and relaxing, and the kitchen was big enough so we can cook our own meals. A truly wonderful place they have there and probably the best of our entire trip. Everything down to the smallest detail was noticed. I should add, it was also very reasonably priced. This property comes with our highest recommendation.
Menehune Mansions rock!
Fantastic! We're amazed at this place. In fact, ever since we found the listing on the net and booked we've been looking forward to staying. The reality far outweighs the anticipation! Absolutely a wonderful place to stay- so quiet, so near the National Park and sooo much attention to the little things that make a stay something to remember. Will certainly tell our friends and family about the Menehune Mansions! Many thanks Leslie!
We had 3 fabulous days at Volcano! We loved Menehune Mansion- such a lovely cottage full of aloha! Will definately recommend to friends! We have enjoyed Volcano National Park alot and can recommend the chain of craters drive, the Kilauea Iki Trail is a 'must do'- don't miss it! The Halema'auma'u Crater lava lake is also not to be missed! We hope to be back soon to Volcano and the Menehune Mansion!
I want to live there!
What a cute, private, cozy little place with much aloha. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail can only say that they strive to make their guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. Amenities were really great. Loved our little Menehunes. Cottage was very clean and neat, better than any hotel. Just the drive alone to the cottage was amazing with Giant Hapu'u Ferns and 'Ohi'a Lehua trees. We had a great time as there were things to do nearby like the volcano (day & night was amazing!), the winery, and the Volcano Village has Kilauea Lodge with an incredible restaurant. The drive down to Hilo was easy and straight, and Pahoa was incredible. I love Volcano and want to live there! Mahalo (Thank you) Sandee and Joanie
Menehune Mansions was perfect!
We had a wonderful stay here! Two lovely days and nights in Hilo, Volcano and the park. The house is beautiful. Our son loved the teddies- he was waiting for 3 weeks to come here to see them! The kids slept well on the sofa bed and we were all comfortable. We enjoyed beautiful weather a the park today! We highly recommend this house. It is perfectly located for visiting the volcano, Hilo and more! It was wonderful Mahalo! The house is perfect-- just the right size for 4 people, clean, beautifully decorated, and comfortable.
Amazing place to be!
The Menehune Mansions was everything we expected and
much more. Leslie has fixed this house with such attention
to detail, cleanliness, and with the traveler's needs in mind.
Her communications were clear/prompt and directions/how
to's were accurate. The book she has compiled has so
much information for everyone's possible level of adventure
from museums to snorkeling - candy to hiking. We spent
three nights at this this property and used it as a launching
point for adventures to Volcano's National Park, Puna, Hilo
and Mauna Kea. How refreshing to have a place to call
home. We will be sharing about this property to all of our
friends because we highly recommend a stay at Menehune
- you will not be disappointed! Thank you Leslie!
Kawaihae Village, Hawaii
Menehune Mansions is amazing. This house is beautiful, clean, and relaxing. What a wonderful Father's Day weekend. My husband and kids along with myself played, hiked, and relaxed in such a 'cool climate'-compared to Kawaihae. We'll be sure to recommend to all our friends and clients here on the Big Island.
Sanctuary near Volcano National Park
Unbelievable find, worth far more than the rate Leslie is charging. The minute you walk in the serenity of her decor sets the tone for a very peaceful stay. It is private, down a one lane road but only 10 min. or 15 min. to the park. It was easy to pop over to the Jagger museum at night to see the glow from Kilauea's caldera. The propane stove in the corner made the rainy nights very cozy. She has lots of materials available to help guests find attractions. I am telling everyone about our experience, what a wonderful place!
Great location, pleasant stay
We stayed at the Menehune Mansions in end-May 2012. Everything was great, the kitchen was well equipped, the distance to the volcano National Park was very short (several minutes by car). There is a shop not far away from the house, we could buy milk for our toddler and cook our dinner in the house. We ate the dinner outside in the patio, watching tropical rain falling on trees and big flowers in the garden. Very calm, very peaceful place to get rest after a day of explorations at the Volcano N. P. !
Leo and Steph
Travelling with a 7 month old
Leslie made us feel so special by providing all kinds of baby stuff which really helped cut down on our luggage! We loved sharing our place with the Menhune! The home is beautifully decorated ~ it was hard to leave. We loved living in the middle of a rain forest and coming back to a toasty fireplace after a long day at the Volcano National Park. It was extremely relaxing. The bed was super comfy too!
We would recommend stocking up on all food & supplies in Hilo as the closest store has limited resources.
What a great place to stay in Volcano
This rental was amazing. It's big, comfortable, pretty, and it has everything; the most comfortable bed in the world, a full kitchen and pleasant sitting room, great bathroom. Best of all, Leslie's thought of every little thing you might need, from a very comprehensive guest guide to flashlights in the drawer. It was really a fabulous find, and beautifully clean and well-maintained (also a bargain).
Great little escape!
I enjoyed my stay. Leslie was great to work with on all of the details and planning. The house was comfortable, nicely decorated, and clean. The location was very quiet and remote, and surrounded with lush rain forest, which made for nice bird watching from the comfort of the cottage. Yet, it was just at the edge of Volcano, which provided very convenient, nearby access to Volcano National Park. The guest guide book offered excellent recommendation for local sights and restaurants.
It gets surprisingly chilly in this region at night, so the fireplace and electric blankets were very welcomed amenities. It took a little while to warm the place up, but then it was a very cozy cottage.
We loved our stay at the Menehune Mansions. These cottages were in excellent shape (they appear to be quite new). The owners have put a lot of thought into the amenities. The cottage was extremely clean. I have written positive and negative reviews about cleanliness as I am particular about it, but this place was excellent. We tipped the cleaning person as a result. The location is quiet in a garden setting only a few miles from the entrance to the national park. We were able to drive back at night to see the glowing lava lake. I would highly recommend this accommodation!
The owners also provided a lot of useful information on what to see along the drive to the "mansions" as well as what to do in the area. Very well thought out and helpful.
Rochester, New York
Home away from home
The cottage was one of the nicest place I've stayed and the close proximity to the park was excellent (I kept dashing into the park to capture a photo of Kilauea glowing in the night-time). The area reminded me so much of backpacking in the adirondacks Mountains back in NYS.
The owners have done an excellent job in compiling the guide book it was very helpful in deciding what trails
to go on and where to eat in volcano. The village of Volcano is very much like Lake Placid also in the adirondacks.
Menehune mansion is very much a "home away from home" and with a garage for the rental car.
Loyd and Joyce
This cottage is a class act!
This cottge is a class act! We really appreciated the quality, quiet and all the little extra amenities. I wanted to just move in and stay! The Sunday Market and local stores were great. We enjoyed the proximity of the night viewing of the volcano too. We will definitely recommend!
Mahana Mansion is awesome!
What a beautiful, fabulous place. They have done a great job there. We are already planning our next trip back. The information in the guest guide was amazing. There are places we've never heard of that we are now wanting to explore. As for the house itself, it is cozy and charming, all the comforts of home. We can tell the owners put lots of thought and care into it. Great job! Love the rainforest setting. Cindy and Doug Maui, Hi
Regina Beach, Canada
Wow... what a wonderful, quiet, and laid back area. We loved the cottage and the location and so close to the Park, Pahoa area and even Hilo. The hiking was great. We especially loved Kilauea Iki. Their guest guide was sooo helpful and we used it everyday. Big mahalo. We will definately recommend this cottage to others. Cathy and Ken Ludwig Regina Beach SK Canada
A big Mahalo to Leslie for the "last minute" reservations
while house hunting! The property was truly a beautiful
place, well maintained and so clean. We've stayed in a lot
of vacation rentals and I highly recommend this place and
how can you beat the price? Truly a place for newlyweds
and romantic getaways. Again Leslie, thank you for making
our stay more enjoyable. We'll soon be calling the Big Island
Brilliant place to recharge during a wonderful holiday!
What a magical place they have created, I could not even have dreamed up this place... it is perfect here. I arrived at the cottage very frazzled and right away began letting go of the pressure. The care put into creating a real home in this amazing location is so appreciated, making for a special experience and memory. I love the menehunes in the cottage! It will be great to come back. Shellee Cunnington ~ Seattle Wa (Mahana Mansion)
Eileen & Bob
Couldn't have asked for more ~ Just Beautiful!!!
We stayed in the Hune cottage and couldn't have been more pleased. The setting in the rain forest was beautiful and felt so remote even though the town of Volcano was only 5 minutes away and Volcano National Park just a couple of minutes further. The porch setting was a real surprise with its welcoming decor. Upon stepping inside the cottage, we knew the right choice had been made, everything was so clean and beautifully decorated and it had such a warm, cozy feel. Leslie, the owner, certainly has a talent for making her guests feel relaxed and at home. We felt so much respect and appreciation for the love and attention to detail the owners have put into their vacation rentals. When we return to the Big Island, we'll definitely want to stay at Menehune Mansions again.
R & M
After a long travel day, we were so pleased when we arrived at cozy Mahana. Such a great location and equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. We were very grateful for the incredible Guest Guide, it was so helpful! We hope to return.
A Beautiful Retreat
We loved our short get away & throughly enjoyed staying at Hune. A comfortable, warm, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated home. We also loved the attention to detail, the art work, the local flare & the menehune placed all through the house- "so cute". Their guest book was so informative and such a big help to us as we planned our day, alot of work on their behalf and much appreciated by us. Next time we come visit we'll rent both places and bring our children and mo'opuna with us. Mahalo for your hospitality. Fred and Debbie 3/9-3/11
This is a great place for a base when exploring the volcano side
We stayed three nights in the one bedroom cabin in February while exploring the national park that was only two miles away. The cabin, one of two, was immaculate with the tidy quality of caring owners evident throughout. When we arrived after six days in Kona, we spent our first half hour just sitting in the wicker chairs on the porch and listening to the bird calls, but most of our days were spent hiking the park. If you want a clean,convenient refuge for enjoying the south and southeast side of the island, this will work well. There is a small community in walking distance providing staples and a restaurant, but otherwise you will need transportation. Hilo is forty minutes away.
Great stay at Volcano
Friends and I rented both units for only one night and would have loved to have stayed longer. The mansions were better than advertised and were very visitor friendly. All the little details in the finishing shows the owners wish to provide top notch accommodation for their guests. Everything you need is there, and is of excellent quality as well. The only negative for both couples were the beds, a little hard for our liking, but the units are still a great place to stay, and good value.
Response from Leslie and Michael - 02/25/2012
So delighted to get our first review as we have just opened Feb.... and that our efforts to offer a higher end stay for the price is appreciated. AND in response to 'a little hard for our liking' feedback... we have a NEW high end CUSH KING BED on the way!!!! We ourselves (and the couple others I asked) liked the original bed..., but we have added an amazing topper to it so now it is firm AND soft and I must say, quite yummy!