Hale Hubner

Rates: $135 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.89 (from 191 reviews)
Hawaii Tax ID: 148-388-6592-01. Hawai'i County IDs: STVR 19-345382, NUC 19-287

Aloha! E komo mai. Nou ka hale. Welcome to our Big Island home, or hale (pronounced HA-LAY). Located in Volcano Village, and just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we invite you to make our fully permitted house your home away from home during your next visit.

Hale Hubner Treehouse Cottage is perfect for friends, couples, and small groups or families that wish to experience the Volcano lifestyle at its best. We also offer a wonderful retreat for Kama'aina looking to get away. Comfortably nestled in the lush hapu'u fern and ohia rainforest, you will find our location offers relaxing comfort and privacy all the while keeping you close to the variety nearby attractions the Big Island has to offer.

Our house is a cozy 750 sq ft studio-style custom-built 1 bed/1 bath that sleeps 2-4 people comfortably. The warm pine wood interior naturally juxtaposes the green views of lush vegetation visible from all the large picture windows throughout the house. A spacious sun deck greets you as you exit the house, and provides excellent views of the vibrant stars during the dark evenings.

A master bed area is walled off for your privacy, and a queen-size futon in the main living area folds out to provide a second bed for additional travelers. The main living/sleeping area is located on the second level of the house and is only accessible by stairs; therefore, we are unfortunately not accessible for visitors with disabilities that prevent the climbing of steps. For families looking to stay with us, we prefer there be at least one adult per child, if possible.

We strive to provide a warm and inviting stress-free yet affordable alternative to the big resorts. We hope you like what you see here and choose Hale Hubner Treehouse Cottage for you next visit to the Big Island. If this property is unavailable, or if you're looking for more space for your party, consider taking a look at our newest property at VRBO #1457205. Mahalo!

Keywords: Studio, Bungalow, Tree House, Hideaway, Refuge, Volcano Vacation Rental Registration Number: TA-148-388-6592-01,GE-148-388-6592-01

Hale Hubner Reviews

Trent C.
June 2023
We really enjoyed having a little home in Volcano. We spent the mornings at the park, and the afternoons exploring the rest of the island. The space was perfect for us and we had a wonderful vacation.

Michael N.
April 2023
Just a cool place.

Wendi P.
April 2023
Great experience at the treehouse. Exactly as we expected. Good communication and safe area. We will be back - when the lava is active :)

Laurie C.
April 2023
House had all amenities and was a beautiful property. Really enjoyed the stay.

Jeneva W.
April 2023
The treehouse was amazing! The surrounding rainforest made you feel like you were miles from anywhere. The host had thought of everything that you might need during your stay, including sunscreen. I would definitely book again.

Renita O.
March 2023
It is a beautiful house in the ferns.

David T.
March 2023
The Treehouse is perfectly located to enjoy the Hilo side of the island. The location feels like you are in the rain forest when out on the deck. The owners are responsive and helpful.

Hilary D.
March 2023
We wanted to be close to Volcano National Park and this place was a perfect spot! The house was just the neatest place! Great communication with the owner as well. Would highly recommend!

March 2023
Beautiful, cozy, tranquil property surrounded by a rain forest. Perfect getaway - wish we could have stayed longer.

Laurie A.
February 2023
Lovely little treehouse overlooking hapuu ferns and Ohia trees. The lanai was a perfect place to sit and listen to the birds when it was not raining. The electric fireplace kept the bedroom nice and warm. It is convenient to the park and Volcano Village. We especially enjoyed viewing the crater in the early morning before the crowds began to gather. Matt was very easy to communicate with and very helpful.

Deborah S.
January 2023
Our stay at the Tree House was amazing, everything we expected and more! It was actually quite easy to find and the location was perfect for us to go back and forth the Volcanos National Park for hiking and viewing Kīlauea. The property was beautiful, quite and serene and had all the modern amenities (and more) we needed for a comfortable stay. We did not have a chance to use the wood stove and found the electric mattress pad and electric heaters to be enough to keep us cozy. Only thing I really missed was seeing the incredible view of the stars that everyone talked about since we had cloud cover every night. We loved the Thai food from Aunty Pon's Food truck and Thai Thai restaurant. There were not a lot of places in that area that were open later so be sure to plan ahead. If we return to that area of the Big Island this will be the first place we look to stay! Thanks for having us at your home!

Scott P.
January 2023
This was a great place for the outdoors lovers that don't want to be in the middle of all the Hussle and Bussel of tourist attractions and want to enjoy the outdoors, trails f Volcano NP to traveling to all parts of the island all while being away and to yourself great place Scott & Nika

Beatrix D.
December 2022
Close location to National Park. Very quiet - aside from birds singing. We’ll appointed house with love for details.

Craig D.
November 2022
This was an eclectic property, perfect for the two of us! It allowed us to explore the Volcano Nat'l Park features, and easily traverse the east side of the island.

B H.
November 2022
Perfect Treehouse cabin Hale in the fern forrest by Volcano village . Cozy & peaceful. Wonderful owners very responsive and thought of everything! Mahalo

Ken M.
August 2022
Convenient and comfy for visiting Volcanoes NP. Great light and authentic Hawaii rainforest experience. Perfect for 1 couple. Wifi very fast and secure. Google maps worked beautifully, as did Matt's map.

August 2022
Very nice property surrounded by beautiful dense jungle. Feels secluded even though it is not all that far from other houses. Some barking from a nearby dog in the evenings. Inside is nice but you must be into a little rustic feel, which is fine with us.

Maia B.
July 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at this adorable, private and quiet treehouse cottage so close to the park! Everything we needed was supplied and the lack of A/C was not an issue. My husband scoffed at the heated mattress pad and heaters supplied but we ended up using them, ha! The kids were very comfortable on the futon sleeper and were glad of the extra blankets in the cottage. We used the washer and dryer as well. We forgot to purchase paper towels and there weren't any, also we were confused about the recycling vs trash. All in all it was a fabulous place! Warning, if you like to have groceries on hand or food, buy it in Hilo - the store was closed on Tuesday and we were at the park all day on Wednesday so we had to commute both times to buy supplies.

Suzanna R.
July 2022
We have stayed at the tree house more than once and it never disappoints! Thank you for sharing this magical retreat and keeping it so special. S & N

Susan C.
June 2022
This was our second stay at Hale Hubner, and it was every bit as good as the first! The location is perfect: very close to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and on the edge of the town of Volcano, and yet in a secluded and private location. The feel really is of being in a tree house! My favorite part of the cabin is the large and well furnished lanai: the first time we were here it rained too much to use it, but this time we got enough sun to spend some time out there surrounded by the rain forest. Truly lovely, private, quiet and restful. I also think this place is an excellent value: I encourage other visitors to add time to their trip to Volcano: much less expensive here than most condos on the Kona side, with more privacy, and there is so much to see and do! Next time we plan to stay a week. There was lots of wood for the wood stove, which was nice to see, but it was warm enough Memorial Day weekend that we didn't bother: at night we just turned on the electric fireplace in the bedroom area. Only one real issue to keep in mind if you cook a lot: there is no dishwasher, and we found ourselves spending more time and water than we would have wanted doing dishes. However, there are excellent restaurants in Volcano, so that might be a good excuse for others to go out more. The other potential issue that turned out to be a non-issue: we wanted to visit the National Park at night to see the currently active lava lake/crater eruption (definitely a must do!) and we were both a little nervous about finding our way back to the cabin at night in the dark, and it does get dark at night!. The road to the cabin from the town of Volcano is paved the entire way, but it is one lane in places, without streetlights (a good thing for star gazing) and goes through a semi-rural area with lots of vegetation. However, there is a light you can leave on that is visible from the road, and as it turned out, it was not even a concern at all after we memorized a few landmarks along the way. I don't know why we were even worried, but given that landmarks helped, I do recommend coming for the first time during daylight hours if possible. If not, be sure you print out the instructions Matt will give you, they are excellent. (as is his communication in general). Once again, I recommend this place highly, especially for those looking for a lovely, comfortable cabin in the rain forest as opposed to a high end, luxury experience. Don't skip Volcano! Thank you Hale Hubner!

Tina G.
June 2022
The accommodations were amazing! We felt like we were staying in the tree tops! Loved the privacy, very nice accommodations. It had everything we needed and was so close to the state park.

Eileen M.
June 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful 4 days at Hale Hubner and we loved every second of it! Lots of space for the two of us and a fabulous deck surrounded by jungle, but still so close to Volcano Village and the National Park. Superb location and Matt was such a great host! We would love to come back! Mahalo Matt, for a perfect vacation!

Susan H.
April 2022
This cottage is comfortable, clean, and relaxing, with magical views of the tree fern forest. Easy to reach the volcano area and beaches. The furniture is really cool and fits the cabin style. I personally slept on the futon and found it really comfortable – much more sturdy and comfortable than a typical futon. We hope to be back someday. Mahalo.

silvia g.
April 2022
We could off not pick a better place for our family! We were able to go exploring the volcano national park just 5 minute drive away and come back to enjoy a nice meal at home; games and cozying it up by the fire with the family surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Being abs to Feel the rawness Hawaii! The beauty of creation! The peace and calm of the forest quiet noises. We had an unforgettable experience! 💕.

Blair D.
March 2022
Once again we had a wonderful time. We love staying here. Thank you

joan L.
March 2022
The place is really cool, certainly reminds you of being in a modern tree house! It was super clean and comfortable. Loved all the huge ferns and tropical plants that surround the home. Proximity to Hawaii Volcano National Park is great 2-3 miles. Wonderful Thai food restaurant very close too.

Laura L.
February 2022
This was a fantastic place to find when visiting the Big Island! When researching where to stay for my three days exploring the Hilo side of the island, I am so glad I chose to stay in Volcano Village! Getting to VNP early was vital to how well our time was spent at the Volcano and we were literally 8 minutes from the entrance here. Hilo itself wasn't far and we spent the day checking out the local waterfalls close by Hilo, just a gorgeous place. This rental is very charming! The patio is large and the stars are amazing from it! The place is full of windows and there are labels for what everything is and does everywhere, which as a hyper organized person, I loved. Matt was great to communicate with, very easy to get ahold of, and there were no issues at all. There was also a ton of information at the house for all the activities close by. I was worried we wouldn't have restaurants but there was actually great places to eat in Volcano for as small as it was! The local Thai food was unbelievable!!!! Overall this was such a charming, fun, beautiful place to visit and I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone.

Jennifer K.
January 2022
Such a lovely property! Thank you Matt for sharing your home with us. It is exactly as shown in the pictures. Great location for exploring Volcano National Park. Everything you could think of is supplied. Thanks again!

Brady F.
November 2021
We had a wonderful time staying at this property, which was an excellent base for visiting Volcanoes National Park (just a few minutes away). The property was awesome--a true treehouse-like experience in a very secluded, jungle-y environment. The unit was well-stocked and we had everything needed for a fantastic time on the Hilo side of the island. A special thank you to the property owner, Matt, who graciously provided some extra flexibility due to COVID-related events that occurred before our trip. We are so thankful that it worked out to stay at this property--highly recommended!

Steven G.
November 2021
The house was clean, beautiful and in the middle of a tropical rain forest. If you're looking for seclusion, this is the place. Though secluded, it is close to some great restaurants, Volcano National Park and a short distance from Hilo. The owners are very responsive to all inquiries. I highly recommend this beautiful house.

Cheryl O.
October 2021
Cute, cozy, clean hale in the forest. Great location to explore the national park. Great communication with the owner. Would definitely stay there again.

Pam S.
August 2021
The house was great and Matt went out of his way to provide a ton of information to make our check-in and stay easy. The location to Volcano National Park was great. Any closer and we would have been inside the park. The home had all we needed and made our trip to the park very convenient. I’d definitely stay here again. It was beautiful and really does make it feel like you’re staying in the rainforest trees!

heather p.
August 2021
The house was perfect for our family of 3. It was cozy, tucked away in the native forest where you could sit out on the deck and watch many of the Hawaiian Honeycreepers. The National Park is just minutes away. We spent our days hiking, returning to Hale Hubner for a relaxing night sitting around the wood burning stove. Perfect house for anyone needing to escape!

Jennifer A.
June 2021
After having to cancel our trip last year due to Covid, Matt was really easy to work with on rescheduling our trip a year later. The property is so unique and was everything we could have hoped for. Minutes away from Volcano NP made our National Park days easy. Wish we booked our stay here longer. I highly recommend this VRBO especially if you want something different than the hotel experience.

Drew K.
June 2021
Definitely would stay here again.

March 2020
Beautiful and quiet surroundings, close to many activities and attractions. Communication with host was excellent.

November 2019
It was in the rain forest. Nice to hear the rain on the roof. As we were there in November it was cool in the evenings and mornings. The main source of heat was the wood stove but we didn’t use it. The electric mattress/blanket was great. Matt(owner) takes pride in his place and it showed with his thorough information

November 2019
In the heart of volcano park , the house has all you need for a great stay and is superbly situated amount the trees.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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