Halana Hale Vacation Rental

19-4789 Amaumau Road , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)
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Halana Hale is a unique vacation rental property. Various bedrooms to suit your taste. There is a large living room, complete kitchen, family room, covered lanai, hot tub, and dining room. All rooms are located on one floor. Or you can choose to relax in your own little hide away cottage, complete with private bath, kitchen and living and dining area and covered deck area. We are 4 miles from Volcano Village and 5 miles from Volcanoes National Park. There are two different viewing areas to watch the Volcano and lava flow. The property is on 30 acres and features a large lawn, fruit orchard and a fern rain forest for hiking. If you like to relax in serenity and privacy, Halana is perfect.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great location to visit the Volcano National Park

3.0 on January 27, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in this very convenient, budget minded location with a beautiful secluded surrounding in the rain forest. The accommodations are basic and all amenities are shared which can be a bit crowded in the kitchen and the TV sitting area. The hot tub was broken during our stay but it would provide a lovely relaxation on a nice deck if operational, we missed that. Assistance by the manager was very friendly and especially informative that provided some great help with selecting the things to see. We stayed for 7 days and were able to drive to most of the highlights around the island from this affordable B&B. We also enjoyed the delicious fruit provided by the manager to greatly add to our self provided breakfasts. We especially enjoyed the living room fireplace with ample wood provided for our romantic evenings while we were alone in the house. A great place for self sufficient travellers on a budget to see it all.

Innkeeper Response
We made an exception for this group as they had especially requested to use our home. Since we are on an island it has been harder to get parts for our HotTub, but the repair person did come before they arrived and was still waiting for the needed parts. It is our rule not to have as many people as this special group.

- M Snell (innkeeper)

Avoid if you can

1.0 on January 07, 2016

We wanted to stay for one night at this bed and breakfast to visit the volcano. Our guest said she would put an extra fee of 25 dollars for staying just one night. We agreed with that, but we were very badly surprised when we arrived. First, no welcome, our host was not here and we had to settle by ourselves. Second , when we arrived in the room, there was no babycrib, whereas she was supposed to settle one. The room was VERY humid ans smelled bad. The bathroom was no so clean (remaining hair on the floor), so we were angry to have to pay for an extra fee for cleansing for an already unclean place ! Then, the breakfast was suppsed to be included. When we woke up, we waited from 8:30 am to 9 am, the lady did not come. We wanted not to loose some time, so we decided to go and take it somewhere else. When I asked her to remove it from the price, she said it was an extra with no additional fee !! There was another familly with us who told us that there were some days were she didn't come, and that the breakfast was a very "light" breakfast when she would brought it. There is a real lack of professionalism with this bed and breakfast and we recommend that you should no go there, there are plenty of other much better to go. And above all, it is very expansive for what it is.

Innkeeper Response
We do have a 2 night minimum, especially in our busy Christmas season, but this guest pleaded with the manager to allow the 1 night stay accepting the additional cleaning fee. and even saying that it would not be necessary to add the crib for the baby as they had 5 persons in a 4 person room. Check in time is from 3-6pm, they arrived after 8:30, but it was arranged for them to enter and settle for the night. the breakfast was a little late but breakfast was available for them to fix if desired and was ready for others by 9 before they set off on their day. This guest was asked to wait a few minutes so that their credit card could be swiped, but they left anyway and the card they had on file was not valid. When called to get a valid card number they threatened to post a bad review unless the extra cleaning fee was dropped.

- Halana manager (innkeeper)

Great Family Vacation Time

4.6 on September 04, 2015

We had 4 of our grandchildren join us at Halana Hale this summer and had a great time with them. We enjoyed meeting other guests from Italy, Japan, China, and Belgium! The weather was beautiful! It was so refreshing to return to the cool 4500 ft. elevation after touring the beaches, waterfalls, etc. at sea level. Each room had its own ensuite bath and the family room with Cable TV & fireplace and living room with fireplace were great for playing games and making Somemores. Having use of the kitchen was a plus! The girls enjoyed the porch swing where they could watch native birds. There were even 3 little wild pigs that visited the back yard! The boys stayed in the Halakea Hale cottage as the main house had other guests. They enjoyed the free Wifi and cable TV there. In fact, the free Wifi at the main house was important for the girls too to be able to text their friends.

Nice place close to Volcano National Park

3.4 on April 04, 2015

The directions given to find the place were good. Our host was quite helpful in suggesting sites to visit and things to do. She had tips for where to buy food in Volcano. We had a nice stay in a beautiful out-of-the-way place.

Always a delight, highly recommend

4.8 on February 20, 2015

This was our fourth stay at Halana Lodge on our annual visit to the Big Island. We always look forward to staying here and enjoy the spacious house out in the country near Volcano. We made Halana our base for a week while exploring the Eastern side of the island. It was such a great place to come back to each night and relax. Mahi is a superb host! Excellent local and knowledge of the island, she is always willing to share that knowledge so guests have the best experience during their stay. Comfortable, relaxing, quiet oasis, my wife and I will definitely be back next year!

Our Second Stay in this Paradise

4.6 on February 22, 2014

This is the second year we have stayed here on our annual visit to the Big Island. This year we brought our mothers who are in their 80's. I mention this because they found this special place to be as inviting and comfortable as my wife and I. Mahi is a first rate host and is very informative about the local area, attractions and events. The house is spacious and comfortable, the sleeping rooms as well. We enjoy the quiet 'country' feel of the property and the surroundings, yet it is close by to many of the things we enjoy doing on this part of the Big Island. Next year we are going to extend our stay to several rather than a couple of nights and make the easy drives to points north and south from here, as well as the National Park. We highly recommend this as a quality place to stay, you wont be disappointed!

A perfect retreat to the country!

4.8 on February 11, 2014

Our next visit to the big island will include a week here. It's such an inviting house with spacious rooms and ample common area to relax inside, or out on the big deck. We like the solitude, yet it's so close to Volcano National Park, Hilo and southern beaches. The small village of Volcano has many great places to eat. The hospitality here is top notch and the wealth of local knowledge makes guiding guests to a great vacation experience a certainty! This was our second stay here, it won't be our last, highly, highly recommend!

Met people from opposite ends of the world!

3.2 on January 10, 2014

The great thing about staying here is meeting people from all over the world! This time we met people from Sweden and Singapore. We traded Christmas traditions and shared places to explore and visit in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. January happened to be "Volcanoes Awareness Month" with special events at the Visitor Center.

A quiet gem

4.4 on August 01, 2013

We visited from the UK in December 2012 (it takes me a long time to get around to reviewing). After an initial misunderstanding over our arrival date, our host couldn't have been more welcoming. The lodge is very peaceful and was a couple of miles out of the National Park. Accommodation was very comfortable, and facilities excellent. An added bonus was the local knowledge and recommendations (dispensed over breakfast) of what places we shouldn't miss on Big Island during our stay: star-gazing from Mauna Kea with experts from the observatories was amazing, and not in our guide books.

Great place

4.4 on March 14, 2013

We had a great stay at the Halana Lodge. It is very peaceful and Mahi was eager to share her knowledge of local attractions. Concerns were addressed immediately. We certainly won't hesitate to stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Lokelani Room

1 King and 1 Twin bed. Bathroom with shower is shared with the Kilauea room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Mauna Loa Room

1King and 1 Twin bed, private bath with tub/shower combo!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Blue Hawaii Room

King Bed, window seat sleep space for small child, private bath with shower!

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

Keaau Room

The Kea'au Room is furnished with a Queen bed, two twin beds, a window seat, and private bathroom with a shower. The view from the window seat looks out over the fruit orchard. The padded window seat may be used for additional sleeping for a smaller guest at no charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Mauna Kea

The Mauna Kea Room is furnished with two twin beds and private bathroom with a shower. The view from the window seat looks out over the fruit orchard. The padded window seat may be used for additional sleeping for a smaller guest at no charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Hale Halakea

A serene and cozy cottage in a garden setting. Furnished with queen bedroom and den with twin punee. Makes a perfect hide-away retreat. The kitchen is equipped with full sized fridge, coffee-maker, microwave, toaster oven and full placed settings for your convenience. Listen to melodies of Hawaii's unique birds and view the flowers from the dining room or sit back and relax in the comfy Living room with games or TV. Lounge on the delightful deck to enjoy the sun, Native birds and beauty of the rainforest. Wheelchair accessible facility.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $265

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Location Type

Countryside, Island, Mountains, Tropical


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 27 miles

Directions to property:

From Hilo airport, take Highway 11 (Volcano Road) south. You will pass through several small towns;Just past the 26 mile marker are 2 blue signs indicating food, gas & lodging. Turn right onto Wright Road just after the second blue sign. Go 2.6 miles. After the road doglegs 90 degrees left, turn right onto Ama'uma'u Road & drive for 1.4 miles near the end of the road where you see the Halana Hale sign on your left. Drive up the driveway to the Lodge.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Volcanoes National Park, Orchid Farm, Skate Board Park, Farmers' Market, 18 hole golf course, Casual Dining, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi , Hiking trail, Cable TV Emperor's Suite, Full Size Refrigerator, Ironing Board and Iron, Microwave, Cook top, Double Wall Oven, 8 person hot tub

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Lava viewing at active volcano, Imiloa Astronomy Center, Mauna Kea Observatory, Old Town Hilo, Tsunami Museum, Akaka and Rainbow Falls, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:30AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights or 2 rooms
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Two night's rent
  • Cancellations: 100% refund for cancellation more than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.
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Mahealani Snell and/or Lana Jones

Languages spoken

Chinese, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Hosts: Mahealani Snell Mahi grew up in the area is very knowledgeable about the best sights and can suggest the best times to visit the various attractions. She can also recommend various cafes and restaurants and other activities.

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Guests make their own breakfast

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Special meal options

local restaurants, nearby

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