E komo mai to the Maluhia Guest House.  Welcome to the Maluhia Guest House.The propane fireplace will keep the living room warm and toasty.
Maluhia Guest House Welcomes Large Groups
Hosted by Mililani
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12 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

Indoor fireplace

Extra people $20 / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Dec 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

39 Reviews

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James User Profile
May 2017
If you're looking for a quiet, secluded getaway with all the amenities of a relaxing home... look no further. Having booked with numerous vacation rentals 2-3 times a year over the last 15 years on the islands, I would put this home at the top of my list.

Karthi User Profile
January 2017
Great hosts! Place is cozy and clean. Communication was excellent and hosts made us feel home. House is in a excellent location, close to two good restaurants and within couple miles to volcano national park.
Mililani User ProfileMililani is a superhost.
Response from Mililani:
Enjoyed having you and your charming children at our guest house.
January 2017

Janice User Profile
December 2016
My extended family of 10 stayed here over the Christmas holiday. The rooms were many and all were spacious. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, utensils and basic condiments; they even had laundry detergent available in the laundry room (which I didn't expect to need, but I was messy!). This is a great place to stay for access to Volcano National Park; but if you're looking for a wild nightlife, this isn't the town to be in. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of this residential neighborhood and spent a lot of time in the park which was about 2 miles away. There are several good restaurants nearby but nothing is within walking distance. Downtown Hilo has lots to do, but it is about an hour away. The house is easy to get to from the airport - about 35 minutes away with only a few turns. Mililani and Don met us at the house at 9:30 pm (!) to walk us through the house, showing where things were etc. They were friendly and helpful. It rains ALOT in Volcano, so be sure to bring rain jackets! Mahalo!
Mililani User ProfileMililani is a superhost.
Response from Mililani:
Happy to have hosted you and your family at our guest house. Thank you for your kind consideration as guests.
December 2016

Melissa User Profile
December 2016
Loved staying at Mililani's beds were comfortable, kitchen well equipped, really hot water for showers. We would stay here again
Mililani User ProfileMililani is a superhost.
Response from Mililani:
Thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all. Thanks for choosing the Maluhia Guest House. Come again.
December 2016

Rosie User Profile
November 2016
Our group was comprised of 5 couples and this house fit our needs perfectly to provide beds for all. The grounds and greenery were breathtaking and we loved being cozily tucked in to the rainforest in our peaceful hideaway. We came over from a neighboring island to do some long runs and hikes in the park and to check out the lava flows (AMAZING!!!). The kitchen was perfectly equipped for us to cook our own meals and we spent many hours lounging in front of the fireplace warming up after long days of exploring in the rain. The home was incredibly clean and the beds and linens were warm for the cold nights. Most importantly, the nights and mornings were QUIET. Having stayed in many places on the Big Isle I can happily say not a coqui frog was heard nor rooster or other early morning pest :) Mililani and her husband were such a pleasant and warm hosts. They met us at at home and had the fireplace roaring and and ready for us to arrive. Prior to our arrival, they sent us helpful tips and reminders. We can’t thank you enough for sharing for your lovely retreat! Rosie from Oahu
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Response from Mililani:
We love making people feel welcomed in our home. We make it a point to provide the comforts of home for our guests and we are so happy to hear that Rosie and her guests were able to enjoy the house and our community to the fullest. Come and visit us again.
November 2016

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
Mililani was very welcoming to our group and accommodated our requests and needs. We appreciate her kindness and loved the location!
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Response from Mililani:
Great group to host! Please visit us again. Don and Mililani Hughes
September 2016

Blake User Profile
August 2016
What a pleasant stay! Our party of 8 included an infant, and Mililani set up a little crib with blankets from her daughter's childhood. The homemade marmalade, fresh flowers, a lovely breeze and beautiful natural surroundings gave a peaceful air to the place. The wifi worked well, and the house is well stocked with more than what we needed. We were comfortable and happy during our stay. Mahalo!
Mililani User ProfileMililani is a superhost.
Response from Mililani:
Loved having your family stay at our guest house. Please come and visit us again. Don and Mililani Hughes, Maluhia Guest House, Volcano, Hawaii
August 2016

Volcano, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Mililani User ProfileMililani is a superhost.

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.

Languages: Español, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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