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Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest one sees in the park.
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Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest one sees in the park.
Relax and unwind in the wide open floor plan featuring all wood interior and 20 ft vaulted ceiling Enjoy the clear nights and dark skies far from city lights.
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Hale Hubner rests in the heart of the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest one sees in the park.
Relax and unwind in the wide open floor plan featuring all wood interior and 20 ft vaulted ceiling
Enjoy the clear nights and dark skies far from city lights.
Watch for birds by day and stargaze at night on our huge lanai.  See Kilauea's glow on clear nights!
Take in the rainforest views while you cook from our fully stocked and spacious kitchen
Sleep peacefully on our queen size master bed featuring memory foam mattress and hotel bedding
Relax on the oversized futon, which folds out to become a second queen size bed with spring mattress
Cozy up on the cool nights by our wood burning stove
There are many interesting plants to see on our property, especially the hapu'u ferns
Enjoy the beautiful views from the nearby beaches all within a short drive from our house
Revel in the the magnificent hawaiian sunsets
Take a trip to Kalapana to witness Pele's power and watch the Big Island grow
Make the short 10-15 min drive from our house to see KIlauea's spectacular glow at night
Kilauea is just as spectacular in the daytime
Drive to Punaluu Beach to relax in the sun with the turtles
Take Mauna Loa drive to the overlook to see Kilauea from up on high
Explore and enjoy the numerous waterfalls of the east side of the island
Catch a glimpse of snow on Mauna Kea!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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KarlaMax
Salt Lake City
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A real gem! Great location, great home, and a bargain to boot!”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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To start off with, we often wonder when reading reviews if the person writing the review would have similar opinions to us; so here is a one line description of what we like - we travel extensively throughout the world doing a lot of adventure travel (hike/trek/bike) mixed with beach time, like immersing ourself in local culture as much as we can and seek out things "off the beaten path," but also like to be comfortable where we stay and to eat well.
Hale Hubner helped us meet all these goals. We have stayed at several VRBO rentals, and this is truly our favorite! The directions were exact - a good thing since we arrived in an incredible downpour which decreased visibility (Hurricane Ana was passing to the west of the island that day). It is in a neighborhood, but VERY private. Nice to have parking under the home, with said rain. Up a set of stairs to a wonderful balcony perfect for wine, meals, and reading that also had pots of fresh herbs to use for cooking. The home itself is a large open square with a bump out for the bed. The walls separating the bedroom go to about 8 feet, but not all the way to the vault of the roof line - so the bedroom and bath are "open air" to the main living area. the bathroom is in the bedroom enclosure. For the 2 of us, not a problem, but something of which to be aware of if more than one couple is staying. Bring an eye mask as the sun comes up at 6!
This is the best stocked place at which we have stayed - a well stocked kitchen both in cooking equipment/decent chopping knives (unusual to find in a rental!) and in condiments/spices, along with a gas grill on the patio. In addition, there are umbrellas and plastic rain ponchos (handy in a rain forest), snorkel fins and 2 of those grass woven beach pad things. There were also toddler toys, a port-a-crib, and past editions of several Hawaii guidebooks for use.
Probably the best thing, though, was how the owners emailed so much information about the area and were even in contact with us regarding the Hurricane and any possible upsets the weather may have brought to our visit (thankfully, there were none. After the rainy initial day and night rains, the days were wonderful for hiking in Volcano Park). Though we have been lucky to always work with good owners, we have not had an experience with so much available information to help us plan in addition to the "what to do if" email before the Hurricane passed, and their kindness was very much appreciated!

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Liked best: the location - very private but only a few miles outside of the Volcano
Liked least: the bed was a little uncomfortable, but not so much we wouldn't stay there again!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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toshirule...
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We had the best stay at Vulcano in this beautiful house”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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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.

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Brian P
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

Can't say enough great things about this place, secluded, beautiful, fully loaded with cable and wifi. Great location which is very private but still close to volcano national park and only 30 mins from Hilo. Matt was wonderful to deal with throughout the booking process and right up until after we checked out he made everything easy on us and we couldn't have possibly had a better experience. Our only complaint was that we didn't have more time there! Mahalo!

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christine...
Canada
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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The cottage is exactly as advertised. The moment we arrived, we loved the place! It is very evident the amount of care that is put into keeping the place amazing. The attention to all the small details ( instructions on using all the house amenities) were greatly appreciated. The wood stove was cozy at night. The area is very serene and crisp in the evenings! We felt very welcome in the house, as if it were our own. Loved the collection of books, DVDs, visitors map etc.

A very unique cottage in an amazing part of the big island!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lisa W
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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My partner and I stayed at Hale Hubner for 2 nights in March. We had never been to Volcano (or the Big Island) before and as we drove along the lane to the cottage we did wonder if we'd picked the right place. As soon as we arrived we knew we definitely had. Though we didn't cook (breakfast at Volcano House filled us up for the day) the kitchen is equipped with everything. Loved the layout of the cottage and the outside area, which we didn't get to try much due to the rain. Laying in bed at night with the sounds of the forest was a little unnerving at first but then I found myself standing outside at 3am looking at the millions of stars - beautiful. If I'm lucky enough to travel to Hawaii and Volcano again I'll be back at Hale Hubner.

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