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Ma'ukele Lodge

12-84 Anuenue Wawae Road , Kaimu, HI 96778 USA (Show map)
32 Reviews
$135 - $165
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Ma'ukele Lodge, Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast by the Sea, has three bedrooms, Private Baths, King and Quenn sized beds. Stay in the Hawaiian Suite with Private entrance and Outdoor Garden Bathroom,thai shower,and Clawfoot tub. Enjoy the beauty of Kaimu with its changing beach and past. Arrange with us a complete tour of this once in a lifetime event of Lava flow, with a personal Hawaiian Guide sharing the history, special sites, and trails offered with your stay. Make this trip an unforgettable experience. E Komo Mai



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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5 on April 18, 2014

Ma'ukele lodge is a special place - spiritual and breathtakingly beautiful. Travelers will appreciate the location and generosity of the owner!

Kalapana Market

4.8 on March 30, 2014

We enjoyed our upper floor stay. The property is nicely landscaped and the blue ocean is only steps away. We selected this location as it is ocean front and about 1/2 mile from the Kalapana Wednesday night market (family friendly) that goes from 5pm to 9pm. If you haven't been to the Wednesday night market, this is a must do! Excellent Hawaiian music, hula, food vendors, jewelry / flower / souvenir / incense / and the vendor list goes on. The town of Pahoa (off the main road) is also special, especially the restaurants. We would definitely return and we enjoyed our hosts. The bed is very comfortable and the sheets are lovely. Our private bath was equally nice with hot water on demand. Our hosts provided snacks and water bottle in our room. In the morning we enjoyed coffee, papaya with berries, yoghurt and pancakes. Our hosts were relaxed, engaging and helpful. We look forward to returning.

A unique experience

5 on January 15, 2014

We were so fortunate to find the Ma'ukele Lodge near Kalapana on the Big Island. We stayed there for two weeks and felt very much welcomed and at home thanks to our hosts Raven and Mark. The lodge is in a quiet and beautiful setting with beautiful views of the ocean and a newly formed lava/black sand beach. The region is lush with greenery and fresh fruit is abundant. Every morning we were treated to a fabulous, healthy breakfast (provided by Raven, our lovely host) on a beautiful deck with ocean views. Raven and Mark went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and special. Raven's attention to detail was appreciated. Additionally, she is a fascinating person with a unique background. You won't find this local knowledge and attention at resort hotels or big B&Bs. Mark took us a on a few tours of the area including a generous drive up Mauna Kea (where we took the little hike to the peak and to the permafrost lake). We feel like we have made new friends and will definitely go back. If you want to explore the active volcano, this is a great place to stay. At Ma'ukele Lodge you can hike over lava flows into old Kalapana, visit the interesting Painted Church (on foot), explore the many sights to be had along route 137 (also good for runners and cyclists) and you are very close to the spectacular Pahoa town. Some people want to be closer to the highway, but we liked being a bit more isolated. It was a true getaway.


5 on December 25, 2013

I would just have one word to say: "WOW"! This place is so amazing, my only dream is to go back there. Let's start by the place: Ma'ukele Lodge is a lovely wooden blue house in the middle of cocounut trees and all kinds of exotic plants. The house is right next to the ocean, you just have to cross the beautiful garden and you arrive on lava fields where waves are crushing (it's too rough for swimming). And the room: you must have the Hawaiian Suite with its confortable beds and with its outdoor bathroom and shower. Being able to shower in the middle of exotic plants, birds singing and coqui frogs at night (but still with privacy) is a wonderful experience! We felt sooo relaxed at this place and so close to the nature, it was just perfect! And finally, but not least, the hosts, Raven, and Mark were so nice, welcoming and helpful. We sat with them on the deck watching the ocean and chatting. Mark told us everything there is to do around the island and told us great stories on Hawaiian people. Raven is a perfect host, cooking delicious breakfasts (indeed the banana pancakes are delicious) and leaving sweets and flowers in our room so that we felt even more welcome at their place. Every other place we slept on this and other islands in Hawaii after staying here felt so neutral then... Thank you Raven & Mark for sharing thie piece of paradise with us and others.

Ma'ukele Lodge

5 on December 18, 2013

Mark and Raven are the perfect hostesses! The room was fantastic- the view, the tropical surroundings, Awesome!! They are so nice, helpful and want to make your stay w/them perfect!

Ma'ukele Lodge- A true taste of island living!

5 on December 18, 2013

This was my first visit to Hawaii, my first experience in a B&B, my first night in authentic island living. It was SUPERB! Unforgettable!!! Highly Highly Recommend.

In the Middle of Lava

3.2 on December 12, 2013

Amazing Nature Contrast: Ocean, Lava, feel the power of nature....

Paradise and Renewal found at Maukele Lodge and the Volcano Kiluea

4.4 on September 16, 2013

My husband and I began our 10 day sojourn in Paradise at the Maukele Lodge (InnKaimu). Near Kohala. Our Renewal and revival of souls began almost the minute our feet landed in this peaceful place. Raven is an artistic eclectic decorator, and a very good cook and thoughtful hostess. She makes the inn special; we stayed in her best room for 3 nights and the outdoor, secluded tropical bathroom took us a little getting used to--at least 5 minutes (we especially enjoyed it at night under a Milky Way of millions of stars and the chorus of Coqui frogs). Breakfast on the spacious deck with full ocean view and tiny gecko companions was delicious, peaceful, and memorable....the Lava hiking and black sand beach, the beautiful abundance of tropical fruit, flowers, birds, and the Trade Winds blowing in regularly made it a very memorable and pleasant stay. It is also very near the newest vent where Lava empties into the ocean (via the world-famous shield volcano, Kiluea) and many Lava Tours are available. Very Nearby are snorkel beaches and a thermal pool--we swam it every morning...we plan to return soon.

Love the Ma'ukele Lodge

4.6 on August 30, 2013

Its a hippie eco friendly super loving place.I will return for sure. We love Raven and Mark. The room was just beautiful and the privet beach is something wonderful. A must on big island. If you want to enjoy the outdoors stay here!

Great place

4.6 on August 26, 2013

Luxurious combination of old Hawaiian decor and forestry shore environment; with modern conveniences and helpful interesting hosts.

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Location Type

On Kaimu Beach, Beachside, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Tropical, Village


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 22 miles

Area Attractions

Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, South Point- Green Sand Beach, Kehena Beach- clothing optional, Warm Thermal Ponds at Pohiki, Deep Sea Fishing from my beach, Kehena is 3 miles from Beach House, Follow my road-RR137- 12 miles, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Full Breakfast on Lanai, Special Meals Prepared on Request, Enjoy Cocktails on the Lanai -, New---Hot tub overlooking ocean

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Open Ocean Rafting, Swimming Pool In Pahoa Town, Can walk to Restaurant and Kava Bar-, Surfing, Instructor on site, Island Tour Guide on Site, Nature Walk / Learn Medicinal Plants, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm/or arranged
  • Check Out:: 12pm/ arranged
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Parents of children are liable for damage.
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Service can be contacted for their convienience.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Two kitties parole the area ,and say meow to furry visitors
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% must be received within 7 days after the reservation has been made. 14.7% Room and State
  • Cancellations: A Refund of a deposit minus a $25 Service Fee will be made provided the cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to the first day of arrival.



Raven Slaughter

Languages spoken

some french, some japanese, Japanese experience, English, Japanese

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

I am in class for Interior Design/ Architecture. My interests lie in the blending of cultural experiences by bringing people from all over the world through my doors. I live and work in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, and love activities that relate to the ocean and hospitality with Hawaiian Spirit.

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Home cooked with local produce

  • Time Served: At customer's request
  • Serving Location: Paolo's Bistro- Sicilian Food, On Ocean Front Lanai, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , upon request

Signature Dish

Vegetarian Frittata, French Toast
Monte Cristo French Toast with homemade breads, and local fruits and jams. Egg Frittata with local potatoes, tomatoes, cheeses, and organic local eggs. Banana Pancakes Crepes with local fruit exotic fruits of the season and Island


12-84 Anuenue Wawae Road , Kaimu, HI 96778 USA (Show map)

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