Enjoy a spacious island home for your mountain adventure on Hawaii Island with your friends and family near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the gamut of Hawaiian life in the rainforest and quaint village of Volcano.
The Maluhia Guest House vacation rental is a huge house with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enough beds to sleep 12 people. Specializing in hosting large groups, this rental is made to let our guests enjoy the whole house, its complete kitchen and spacious landscaped yard. It is located in a native 'ohia forest in a quiet neighborhood in Volcano on the island of Hawaii.
Located on the slopes of Kilauea, it is within a five minutes drive to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Volcano Art Center Gallery, the Kilauea Military Camp and Recreation Area, the Volcano Golf course, and the Volcano village with its many restaurants and shops. Visit the National Park. Take a hike or two. Play a round of golf. Enjoy some great food. Explore the little village of Volcano. Travel down to Ka'u to see black sand beaches and turtles basking on the sand or travel to Hilo and swim in fresh water spring fed beaches.
Nature abounds with giant tree ferns (hapu'u and ama'u), native trees ('ohi'a), and shrubs. Birdwatchers can see many native birds right from the bedroom windows. Enjoy the quiet of the evenings and watch the moon rise from among the native forest. There are many things to do if that is your choice or you can relax and enjoy the quiet of the environment.
Spacious is an appropriate descriptor for this newly renovated house that has many amenities. European accommodations with five large bedrooms with queen or king beds. There is enough sleeping space for more than 12 people. The open concept floor plan for the main floor makes this house a great gathering place. There is a large living room complete with a propane fireplace, a reading room, dining room, huge kitchen, and a laundry room. There is a full basement with room for two cars. There are three bathrooms. This lodging is a non-smoking facility for the health and comfort of all.
We love to host educational groups and have additional bedding: foam mattresses and sleeping bags to accommodate guests willing to sleep on the carpeted floors in the living room. The maximum number of guests we can house using these extras will be 19.
There is also in-house catering available for guests. This facility is also available for meetings, gatherings, and retreats.
The hosts, Don and Mililani Hughes, have lived in Volcano since 1981. Former educators, they love sharing this home with visitors. They take pride in their motto: Maluhia Guest House: Where Hawaiian hospitality is alive and well.
Enjoy the cool summer evening with a barbeque in the backyard. A Weber grill is available for guests to use. The yard is grassy and welcomes children at play. A croquet set and Frisbee golf equipment is available for guest use.
Interaction with guests
We welcome all guests with a tour of the house and its amenities. We are also available to provide suggestions, recommendations, and tips on things to do and see. We like to provide guests with the freedom to create their own adventures. We try to make sure that we remain available for questions throughout the stay via phone or email contact.
No smoking in the house.
Guests may be charged should there be willful damage to the house or its contents or missing items from the Maluhia Guest House.
If guests wish to check out later than the set time, they must contact the hosts ahead of time to make the arrangements.
Please do remove shoes inside the house per local Hawaiian custom.
Water conservation is a must.
From Jun 1 - Dec 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Mililani and Don Hughes are the hosts of the Maluhia Guest House. Both are retired teachers and school administrators. Don is a rancher in Volcano with a small operation offering grass fed beef. They have lived in Volcano since 1981 and are well known in the community for their volunteer work.
They love to share the island with visitors. Mililani is a poet and writer who is very interested in Hawaiian culture. She is a hula student. Don is a science teacher who is interested in physiology and anatomy. His current interest besides cattle ranching is enlarging his biodiesel production.
Both have traveled to continental USA, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, and France. They like to travel and learn more about the lifestyles of the everyday people. As hosts, they would like to show guests what the aloha spirit is like outside of the Waikiki stereotype.