Come to Paradise for our Volcanic Vacation Special - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, all for $85/nt or $550/wk! Near all the Volcanic Features of the Big Island: Kehena Black Sand Beach for swimming, dolphin and whale watching; Waiopae Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling in lava pools, Geothermal ocean warm ponds; and Volcanoes Ntl Park, where for the first time in 30 years, lava is flooding the floor of Halemaumau Crater (providing exciting fireworks with no danger to people or property).
This coastal cottage is close to all these attractions, yet offers a private retreat, surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides with no other houses in view. It's a comfortable one-bedroom with a brand new Queen-sized bed, designed with artistic flair, fully tiled throughout the house as well as on the screened-in lanai.
Imagine savoring your favorite morning beverage or tropical breakfast on the lanai as the rising sun's orange light soothes you with warm Aloha. Then travel less than a mile down the road to Kehena Beach where you may sunbathe on the fine black sand or frolic with the resident pod of dolphins. Our neighbor, renowned dolphin expert Naia Rae Fox, offers guided dolphin swims at half price to our guests!
Pack Hawaiian treats and a picnic lunch from one of the many popular farmer's markets in our area before making the short drive to Volcanoes National Park, the soothing hot pond at Ahalanui State Park where geothermal springs heat the waters to nearly 90 degrees, or to snorkel among a teeming rainbow of tropical fish in the Kapoho tidepools, a Marine Conservation area.
In Hilo Town, enjoy the fine restaurants, entertainment, cultural events and shopping opportunities afforded by this 2nd largest city in the Hawaiian islands. Just north of Hilo, explore mystical rainforests to view magical waterfalls and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.
Enjoy a Hawaiian Lomi or aqua massage at neighboring Kalani Oceanside Resort (discounts to our guests) which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, Pilates and other rejuvenating practices.
Dine at Kalani's buffet restaurant or roadside cafe, or in one of the variety of ethnic restaurants and health food bars in Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away. Or purchase from a wide variety of prepared food and stay for the local luau on Wednesday evenings at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar nearby. You can also purchase locally grown organic veggies there on Wed eve or Saturday morning at their Farmer's Market to cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen to eat on the comfortable screened-in lanai.
There is truly something for everyone here in our slice of Paradise - come enjoy it with us. To care for this fragile ecosystem, we have created an eco-safe "green" retreat, and provide fragrance-free toiletries and cleaning products and ask that you not smoke.
The Sea View cottage is called "Hale Haumea," for the Earth Mother, Hawaiian Goddess Haumea, who protects the new land created by her daughter Pele's lava. She is associated with fertility and creativity. This cottage was built by an artist as her retreat and studio and we hope that the beauty and awesome nature surrounding it inspires you as well....Read more
Hawaii Volcanic Special Near Kehena Beach Kalapana, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
A private home-away-from home in lovely Kalapana Seaview Estates, a beautiful neighborhood close to Kehena black sand beach and one mile south of Kalani Oceanside Resort, where you can partake in yoga and cultural activities and enjoy their pool and spa facilities. Three warm ocean ponds and a Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling are 6 to 8 miles away, and Pahoa Town 13 miles away, and Hilo (the 2nd largest city in Hawaii) is 38 miles away. Hawaii's #1 tourist attraction, Volcanoes Ntl Park, is an hour's drive up to higher elevation. UPDATE: We recently added Satellite Internet WiFi for your convenience.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Hilo Airport, 38 miles Car is essential
Left on 03/31/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | rcoguillReviewed Mar 31, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
Three of us stayed at the cottage and had a fantastic stay on the island. The cottage is a perfect place to base your stay from. The location is convenient to Pahoa and all of the other communities and beaches in the area. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
Left on 01/16/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | kcbeefyReviewed Jan 16, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
My partner and I stayed at Hale Haumea for the entire month of December. The cottage is located in a very quiet area of Kalapana Seaview Estates. This is an ideal location to explore all the beautiful sights in the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were just a short drive to Kehena Beach where we saw spinner dolphins playing just off the black sand beach. Another favorite thing we did was snorkeling at the nearby Kopoho tidal pools. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is less than an hour away. Some of the best restaurants on the island are in the small town of Pahoa which is about 20 minutes away. Something not to be missed is the Wednesday night market at Uncle Roberts. It's an event for both locals and tourist to enjoy good music, great food and arts & crafts. The cottage was so comfortable and clean. It offers a full size kItchen wIth everything we needed. A big plus was having cable television and high speed internet. We really enjoyed the screened in lanai with a full size washer and dryer. The owners Diane and Roger are wonderful people, who made sure we had everything we needed to insure we had a fantastic stay. We would highly recommend Hale Haumea to anyone traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Left on 12/08/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | QuiltaholicReviewed Dec 8, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
The photos don't do this lovely cottage justice. We stayed for a month and didn't want to leave! Everything you need it right there. Very relaxing and comfortable; just what we needed. We enjoyed the various farmers' markets in the area. The fruits and veggies don't come any fresher. Black sand beaches, warm pools, whales and dolphins were our entertainment. Hale Haumea Cottage is located in a beautiful place. When we weren't sightseeing, I was sewing in the screened in area. It was perfect. The neighbors and very nice too. Diane is a very generous landlord. Mahalo!
Left on 06/07/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 7, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
Your cottage is a breath of pure fresh air. We enjoyed our stay so much! When we pulled up to your place we couldn't stop grinning at each other. It's the best place we have ever stayed (pictures don't capture it's charm and essence). There is not one thing we would change! (other than us living there all the time) The bed was so comfortable. We loved lying in bed and looking up into the night sky.
We never used the air conditioner, no need with the ceiling fans in every room. Lots of towels, bathroom products, dishes, pots and pans, TV, books and etc. The people in the community were so nice. We enjoyed the market at Space (delicious food and wonderful fresh fruit and veggies) the tidal pools, beaches, restaurants in Pahoa and Lilikoi jam (brought some home). We wished we had more time there as the days flew past.
We can't wait to return to your cottage. Booking with you was a pleasure and I will gladly recommend you to all of our friends.
Left on 05/30/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 30, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Wow - we never expected our trip to the Big Island to be so exciting! Lava started flowing again into the ocean just prior to our arrival (Pele had taken a break for several months and Kilauea Volcano was not spewing lava down the mountain). We were taken on a guided hike at sunset and between the flow of the lava creating fireworks and the billions of stars above us, it was breathtaking.
The days were also wonderful, from swimming on a black-sand beach with others brave enough to go bare, to snorkeling in a warm pond with two large and one baby turtle, to meeting the author of The Chakra Diaries for a yoga class at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center, and visiting three fabulous waterfalls in the Hilo area.
My husband loved the aqua massage he got from the owner's friend (at a great discount) and I loved my lomi massage - my skin is still soft from the coconut oil. The cottage had everything we needed to feel comfortable and right at home, but the people we met probably made the trip for us - from the owner and her friends, they made sure we didn't miss one special site or event happening nearby.
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