Room for All in Huge Home in Hawaii

House - Entire home/apt · 5th St, Volcano, HI 96785, United States

Enjoy a mountain adventure on Hawaii Island with your friends and family in a spacious island home near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the gamut of Hawaiian life in the rainforest, at black sand beaches, and quaint villages.

Your host, Mililani
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Enjoy a mountain adventure on Hawaii Island with your friends and family in a spacious island home near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the gamut of Hawaiian life in the rainforest, at black sand beaches, and quaint villages.

The Space

The Maluhia Guest House vacation rental 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.

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.

Guest Access

Enjoy the cool summer evening with a barbeque in the backyard. A Weber grill is available for guests to 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.

The Neighborhood

The Maluhia Guest House is located in the Mauna Loa Estates subdivision. It is a quiet neighborhood in a rainforest setting. The wide paved roads make travel or walking expeditions enjoyable.

Getting around

Visiting the island of Hawaii requires a car rental since there is so much to see and do. Our covered garage enables you to load and unload your vehicle without worrying about rain.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: $20 / night after 10 guests
Weekly Price: $2515 /week
Monthly Price: $5530 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Mililani and Don have a beautiful, comfortable home located just outside the national park. It is in a quiet neighborhood on several acres of wild forest and tidy garden. The profusion of anthurium was stunning, and many were in vases decorating the inside of the home. It was perfect for our family visit to the Big Island. Our hosts were super helpful, communicative, and available, but not overly so. If we had had more time we would have wanted to get to know them better than we did when they showed us the house. I highly recommend staying at their Maluhia Guest House!

    January 2014
    Response from Mililani:

    Mahalo to the Leeman Family for their kind words which were much appreciated. This is a case of mutual admiration of families and we enjoyed the visit of this family.

    January 2014
  • We were a group of 10 adults who came for a holiday to Hawaii. We stayed at this house for 2 nights. Even though we reached the house at around 230am, the hosts waited to receive us and show us around the house. They were so sweet that they left us bread and homemade guava jelly for the next day. We were all thoroughly impressed by their hospitality and kindness. Mililani and Don emailed us a list of things to do and places to eat in advance. Very easy to communicate over email. We recommend you stay at this house while you are near the volcano national park. You wont find such lovely hosts anywhere :)

    December 2013
    Response from Mililani:

    Mahalo Miloni and Friends for the very kind review. We hope that you will come and visit us again at the Maluhia Guest House. Thank you for introducing our guest house to your friends. Best wishes to you all. Mililani and Don Hughes. By the way, I told my friend that you enjoyed her homemade guava jelly and she was so happy.

    December 2013
  • Mahalo mahalo mahalo to Mililani and Don Hughes! We tremendously enjoyed our time at the Maluhia Guest House. Upon arrive the house was beautiful! Spacious, yet cozy, wonderful climate, and most importantly, very inviting and accomodating to our 18 people that traveled with us. Mililani and Don were even more accomodating and hospitable, reassuring us that if there is ANY problems or we need help with something at the house, for us to not hesitate to call them. True ALOHA SPIRIT these people. We were worried about the hot water for that many people. It was not at all a problem, if everyone took 10-15min baths, it was fine. I can go on and on about how beautiful, well kept and inviting this place was and it still wont do it justice. The best way to explain it is to say, "YOU MUST STAY HERE." It was a wonderful experience, one that my halau we always remember. Mahalo again Mililani and Don. Aloha nui!

    April 2013
    Response from Mililani:

    Mahalo nui loa e Robert no keia mana'o 'olu'olu. Thank you very much for your kind words. Your group was a classy bunch of people which is an excellent reflection on you as their kumu. It comes from the source. Best wishes to you all.

    April 2013
  • The Maluhia Guest House was without a question the right place for our family trip. Even the drive to and from the Hilo area was pleasant - no stop & go traffic, gradually transitioning from quaint residences to more greenery, solitude, serenity and cooler temperatures! I am so glad we chose your home, instead of a hotel. It allowed us to gather together as a family - sharing the kitchen, bathroom - things we have not done since our “younger” years! Lots of laughter and "around the dining room table" talks. Nearly everything we needed was in the house. The open architecture and decor added to the peacefulness of the entire experience.

    We especially appreciate your attention to our specific family needs. Your guidance and personal touches were invaluable to making our stay successful. I am already looking forward to my next trip back!

    July 2012
  • We spent a large amount of time finding just the right house that could hold the number of adults we were working with for our retreat. There were 11 in total. We finally settled on Maluhia and were pleased from the get go, weeks before we even got there! The Hughes were more than accomodating. We were able to contact them prior to our official start date and they even let us take a look at the house a week prior to aid in preparation! While we were there they stopped by just to make sure everything was okay.

    It was more than okay. The house was very spacious, even with all of us adults and our luggage and all the food we brought with us. The rooms were a perfect size, the house was warm and when it wasn’t we just had to turn on the gas “faux wood” stove in the livingroom. There was plenty of hot water for showering AND washing dishes and the beds, comforters and pillows were oh so comfortable.

    The street itself was so peaceful. No traffic at all. The only sounds we heard from outside were the beautiful calls of the birds in the early morning and throughout the day. So peaceful. So calming.

    We felt comfortable knowing that if there were any problems, we could call the Hughes though we didn’t need to. Overall the house lended to a great retreat experience and several of us are already planning our own family getaways there.

    April 2012
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Hawaii Community College, Retired!!
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.
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