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Enjoy bird watching from your Lanai, amid the Ginger, Ferns, and Ohia Trees....
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Enjoy bird watching from your Lanai, amid the Ginger, Ferns, and Ohia Trees....
Arriving to Menehune Mansions Covered Parking and Walkway to your protected and very user friendly Lanai.. but come on in.......
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Enjoy bird watching from your Lanai, amid the Ginger, Ferns, and Ohia Trees....
Arriving to Menehune Mansions
Covered Parking and Walkway to your protected and very user friendly Lanai.. but come on in.......
(and the Menehune's own entrance!)
Living room with fireplace...  sister? snorer? little rug rats?  Sofa is a Queen sleeper...
Livingroom with TV, DVD's, CD's, Ipod/Ph Dock, WI FI, games, books... comfortable and cozy..,
Open floor plan makes this cozy cottage roomy and perfect for being together and ease with children
Breakfast noon with huge Hapuu ferns our our window
Full Kitchen, clean and bright...
King Bed with heated bedding, and birdwatching from your pillow!
Full beautiful dresser, full closet.. or 2 large luggage racks for easy suitcase use
Your gateway to your provided morning cup of coffee
Roomy Bathroom, curved out shower curtain, Hairdryer, soaps, shampoo... Iron/Board available too
Outside Mahana Mansion's Breakfast nook
Windows everywhere, looking out to the Ferns, Ginger, and Ohia Trees
Aloha Mahana!
Looking from Mahana's carport, Hune Mansion is ahead and the drive to the left
The Road out front of the Menehune Mansions
Driving out the Driveway to your next Adventure!
Hune, Mahana's sister cottage
From Hune's covered and protected lanai.. ginger, Hapuu ferns, Ohia Trees and songbirds
Hune's Livingroom with fold out Queen sleeper.. for that sister, snorer, or little rug rats!
Fireplace (gas with wall thermostat) ,dvd's,cd's,ipod/phone dock, WiFi, games, books
Open floor plan.. built to be warm and dry in the rainforest enviorment
Full Kitchen, Breakfast nook ( more seating there if needed), Highchair possible if requested..
Sleeper in action
Hune, King bedroom with heated bedding
Gateway to morning coffee, Hune style
Hune Mansion
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Smokyquar...
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“We loved it”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
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The Menehune Mansion was our nicest accommodation in Hawaii. It’s a small cottage with a carport and a lanai. It’s nicely decorated with a living room, eat-in kitchen, bedroom and large bath. It was very clean and comfortable--great bed!--and the owners provided lots of useful information about local resources. We had a delicious breakfast at the Kilauea Lodge and an elegant anniversary dinner at Volcano House thanks to their recommendations. The location is quiet and private, yet only a few minutes from the national park. It was nice to be close enough to visit Halema’uma’u in the morning and again at night to see the dramatic colors. Hawaii is full of surprises – I never imagined that a town perched on the rim of an active volcano could be so lush and tropical! We appreciated having wifi available. There’s a second little cottage on the property that we didn’t visit, but it might be fun for a larger group to reserve both buildings. The owners were easy to contact and helpful. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

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Liked best: The privacy and quiet - so nice to be able to enjoy Hawaii's beauty in such a peaceful place
Liked least: no complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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R_Seagle
New Bern, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Wonderful location and wonderful accommodations. I wish that our family could have stayed longer. The house is well kept and well maintained. I highly recommend this volcanic rainforest get away. 5 minutes and your at the main gate of Volcanoes National Park. This made it very convenient for our family to slip over to the park at bedtime and view the glow of the volcano crater up close from Jagger Museum.

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Karen S
Rancho Cucamonga CA
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow! Loved this place!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was exactly what I expected and more from the previous reviews. Cute, quaint, clean, feels like home, The drive through the rainforest is enchanting (glad we did it the first time during daylight). I wish we had been there during better weather to enjoy the outdoor furniture, but the dreary weather during our stay also enhanced the the inside experience with the cozy fireplace stove.

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Liked best: overall feel of the property
Liked least: not being able to use washer/dryer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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DavidB705...
Lindsay, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful Cottage in the rainforest”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed here for three wonderful nights. The cottage was perfect. It was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. It was an central location where we could visit the volcano, black sand beaches, Pahoa area and Hilo. The location was very private and quiet. We would definitely come back and would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the area. It is great value for your dollar!!

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Liked best: Beautiful quiet central location and exceptional value
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CapeCosmo...
Barnstable, Massachusetts
1 review
“The perfect tropical cottage - quiet, clean, lovely and comfortable!”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This cottage is excellent. From the outside design to the windows and bathroom, it is clean, modern, decorated nicely, and probably the most quiet place I have ever stayed in Hawaii. The contact, Leslie, is extremely helpful. The booklet she leaves in the cottage is helpful and detailed. The location is on a tropical back road about five minutes from the main entrance to Volcanoes National Park. Our stay was comfortable, private and a perfect get away. This is a great deal, and highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location and cleanliness.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jenniferk...
Kelowna
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“cottage close to the volcanoe”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in March 2013
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I along with my parents stayed at the cottage for one night. It was a bit of a journey to find the cottage as it is deep in the rain forest. Along the way and very close by on the same street there is a homeless community living in cars and the jungle surrounding. We found that to be a bit unnerving and didn't feel completely at ease because of it.
The cottage was well kept and clean.
When booking be sure to confirm your dates again in advance. I would also recommend taking pictures of every area in the cottage for your records to avoid being charged for damage that does not exist or that you did not do!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Mar 2014
Always happy to get true feed back as it is helpful for us as well as travelers, but would like to address the misleading and untruthful comments of this review...


The' Homeless Community living in cars and jungle...' she his referring to about 1mi down our road, is one man, one car, and he owns his lot. No community, no squaters, but that said... it really is a mess! He is eccentric, gentle, and for reasons, afforded much leniency by the community. I do understand a reaction to him and his place.. I now have note of him and his story at the house so no one will wonder or worry.


My housekeeper reported an incident from Jennifer's stay... my inquiry about it to Jennifer was cordial, easy, non accusatory... she answered, I thanked her for her getting back to me about it, apologized to have bothered her and refunded her deposit fully. I am STUNNED to have that exchange incur a comment so personally against my character that- I might charge for even non existent damage, recommending the protection of pictures everywhere in the cottage... Stunned, is all I will say.


Jennifer did not experience a problem with her one night reservation (a year ago) though it sounds like it. I did check on her reservation to correct conflicting info I had on my end. My 'system' was able to show me that well in advance.. With over 400 reservations we have never had any mix up with dates.. but welcome your confirming none the less.


I don't mean to be 'sensitive', but the nature of these comments deserve some defense.. I myself would be very leary of booking if another person had actually experienced what she warns of. I asked this site to request Jennifer re write her review to include only her actual experience and factual statements, but they said they could not and it meets their guidelines. I am very disappointed not to be supported here - almost speechless, but not quite ! :-)

Sincerely,
Leslie
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Toeternit...
Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay!”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is a wonderfull cottage to stay. Everything you need is there, it's clean, quiet and in a beautiful garden!
Very close to the NP of volcanos.(2km)
There was a very good book with with tips to do in the surrounding area. We also got very usefull infomation in the e-mail we got before our arrival. If you have a good physical condition you must do the "poke a stick tour". You really go to the lava and can poke a stick in to the red streaming lava! Awesome.

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Liked best: The overall surrounding
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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