Ma'ukele Lodge

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


The Ma’ukele Lodge consists of three unique bedrooms with private baths and King and Queen sized beds, in a late 1960’s Hawaiian and Bohemian styled beach house. 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 Kupaianaha vent of the Kilauea Volcano in 1990. It is fascinating to view the Lava flowing into the sea from the black sand beach that fronts the Lodge,when it is activel above ground. Through storms, Lava flows and high waves, the beach has changed its form, making one realize the dynamics and power of Nature that affects this still pristine coastline..Route 137, off of which Ma'ukele Lodge is located, has the unique feature of many hot springs and crystal clear snorkling spots with a large variety of fish, turtles, dolphins, and coral reefs. E komo mai..The lava viewing is spectacular from my beach!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Ein außergewöhliches Erlebnis

4.8 on May 13, 2016

Wir waren zuerst ein bisschen skeptisch aber was wir dann vorfanden und erlebten war wirklich außergewöhnlich. Angefangen von der Zimmereinrichtung über die Lage und nicht zuletzt die herausragende Freundlichkeit und den Superservice von Raven. Nichts, aber auch gar nichts fehlte. Raven erfüllte jeden Wunsch. Selbst wenn wir zum Frühstück Thunfisch essen wollten, wir hätten es nur vorher sagen müssen und sie hätte ihn frisch besorgt und zubereitet. Tolle Tipps für die Erkundung der Umgebung. Tolle Atmosphäre, alles offen, natürlich Türen und Fenster mit Fliegengitter zu. Keine Klimaanlage, was auch wirklich nicht nötig ist. Schon spannend abends die Natur zu erleben, den Regen prasseln zu hören, das Rauschen der Brandung. Auch das quaken der Frösche, was keineswegs störend ist. Wir sind trotzdem immer schnell eingeschlafen. Einfach naturnah und klasse. Wir können Raven und das Ma'ukele Lodge jedem nur wärmstens empfehlen. Wir waren zuerst ein 4 Tage auf der Kona Seite dann drei Tage bei Raven. Heute würden wir es umgekehrt machen und länger bei Raven bleiben. Bei Raven selbst sieht und spürt man noch, dass sie "ein Kind" der Flower Power Zeit ist.

Magical beach house stay with great hostess

4.8 on March 02, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Raven's place last week. She and Mark were amazing, warm, friendly and welcoming people who made us feel at home from the moment we stepped into the door, and had some great tips for us to explore the area. The house is right on the beach (although the now hardened lava flow took over most of the beach, but there is still some left to enjoy), surrounded by a lush tropical garden. I really loved Raven's decorating skills. The house feels very creative and bohemian. Every part of the house is thoughtfully decorated with an eclectic mix of colors, fabrics, and accessories brought from her travels, but still feels very balanced and put together. Raven was a great hostess. She made us yummy breakfasts in the morning, served on the lanai (deck), overlooking the garden and the ocean. We stayed in the Lava room, which was in the main house, so we shared the living space and deck with Raven and Mark, but had our own bathroom. If you prefer more privacy, ask for one of the other rooms. There's no airco (there's fans) or TV, but who needs that if you can watch the ocean :). Mahalo Raven, for a great stay! We will hopefully be back soon.

Hippie Paradise

4.6 on February 26, 2016

Raven was a fantastic host, and the room, including the outside shower and tub, were spotless and charming. Perhaps most dramatic was how a flow of pahoehoe lava went right down the beach beyond the back yard. It is a dramatic location.

A fun place in a fun area of Hawaii

5 on February 14, 2016

We loved our stay at the Ma’ukele Lodge. We stayed in the suite with our private entry and bath. The outdoor private tub and shower made for a truly tropical setting. The relatively secluded location near the “end of the road” made this an adventure. The dark starry nights, lava covered beach, and sounds of crashing waves were great. Raven’s breakfasts were delicious. She and Mark were wonderful hosts. Their interesting conversation and stories made for a unique stay. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Mahalo.

Good experience. Warm hospitality.

3.6 on January 25, 2016

It was hard to find the place at night. GPS does not show the place on the map. So we had a hard time finding the place on the first day. It was a bit far from everything else. The lady owner was warm and friendly and easy to talk to. The breakfast was delicious.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with me and appreciating the beauty of this unspoiled part of the Puna District of the Big Island. I will take photos of the 22mm sign and the street signs to make the route easier to navigate. It is my goal to share my experience as an ordinary local living in a simple beach house that survived the lava flows. We look over Kaimu Bay with extraordinary views. Each day I am filled with wonder at the brilliant colors that paint this landscape. Nature is my guide and inspiration.

Heaven on Earth! New Life/ Land right on the Water!

4.6 on January 12, 2016

This is the most special place we have ever stayed! Raven & Mark made us feel like family and went above & beyond to ensure our vacation was incredible. The grounds were spectacular, with the amazing waterfront a few steps away. The water is rough here, so not the place for swimming, but the PERFECT spot to take in incredible sunrises, and shooting stars at night! Mark gave us maps daily of insiders spots for snorkeling, swimming and sightseeing that was exactly what we were looking for. This place is a nature lovers dream! If you are looking for a resort type experience, this is not the place, its a regular house on incredible grounds-- the outside/nature is what makes place so special thhat we can't wait to go back!

Unique and Creative

5 on November 19, 2015

This is a B&B with character--a lot of thought and imagination has gone into the rooms, especially the Hawaiian Suite, where you feel like you're living in your own private jungle. We never slept better and felt transported into some kind of dream. Raven and Mark are warm, "real" hosts who get to know their guests as individuals and help them discover the things that fit their interests. It's a perfect place to really experience the wild Puna coast.

Excellent Choice!

5 on October 29, 2015

Raven and Mark were fantastic hosts. The food was delicious. Mark was full of interesting facts about the area. A great place to experience real Hawaii! Love the outdoor shower!!!!

Very Special Experience

4.8 on October 12, 2015

We stayed at Ma'ukele Lodge as part of our honeymoon. Raven and Mark did an amazing job to make us feel comfortable and welcome in their home. They were both so kind and caring. Raven's breakfasts were extremely delicious, and Mark made us a health-lovers smoothie. To truly experience this amazing lodge, you must stay at least 2 nights. This will give you time to truly take in everything- the outdoor shower/bath, black lava beach, Raven's book collection, the special treats and teas kept in your room, and so much more! Thank you so much for having us!

Glad I picked this

4.4 on September 20, 2015

There were quite a few places to stay for this trip. I am absolutely glad I picked to stay with Raven and Mark. They were awesome hosts, and I don't think I would have found better on the island. If you get a chance to visit, you are winning if you stay here. For the first time in all the travels that I've been on, I definitly plan to remain friends with them. Great job guys.

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Rooms & Rates

Hawaiian Suite

Spacious Suite with King sized, Queen sized, and full sofa futon. Private entrance. private outdoor garden bath with clawfoot tub, Shower.Microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator. The price listed is for 2 travelers, extra guest fees apply for parties larger than 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $145

Lava Room

Smaller Room with Kingsized bed and private blue tiled bath. Flat screen for movies and netflix. Very eclectic and cozy with birdseye view of Lava and sea .

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

Ravens Nest

Lovely Queen sized Mosquito Netted SLEIGH Bed , OPEN to the deck and PARTITIONED off of main living area withANTIQUE CHINESE TEMPLE CURTAIN. BEST VIEWS in the house..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

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Location Type

On Kaimu Beach, Countryside, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Rainforest, Tropical, Waterview


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 26 miles

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Movie library, Sports equipment rental, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, 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, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Turndown Service, Wired internet

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: Low Season- if cancelled within 30 days- 1 night kept as deposit, remainder can be refunded. otherwise no refund. High Season- No Refunds Allowed.



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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  • Time Served: At customer's request
  • Serving Location: 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