Hale Hubner Fern Cottage


Rates: $334 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QXQ (sleeps 5)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 107 reviews)
Hawaii State Tax ID: 148-388-6592-01. Hawai'i County IDs: STVR 19-345557, NUC 19-293

Aloha! E komo mai. Welcome to Fern Cottage. Located across from 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.

Like our other highly reviewed property (VRBO #403855), we have attempted to make Fern Cottage a perfect retreat for friends, couples, and small groups or families that wish to experience the peaceful 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 ʻōhi'a 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 but spacious 900 sq ft 2 bed/1 bath house that sleeps 2-5 people comfortably. The high vaulted pine ceiling and wood floors naturally juxtapose with the green views of lush vegetation visible from all the numerous large windows throughout the house. A spacious covered half wrap-around deck greets you as you exit the house, and provides an excellent location to take in the views of the surrounding forest on our half acre property.

Both bedrooms have high-quality comfortable queen-size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa is available to provide a third bed to accomodate your party's needs. The master bedroom has its own entry door to the covered porch. The main living/sleeping area 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.

As with our other property, 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 Fern Cottage for you next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo!

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Hideaway, Refuge, Volcano Vacation Rental Registration Number: TA-148-388-6592-01,+GE-148-388-6592-01

Hale Hubner Fern Cottage Reviews



Gary P.
February 2024
We had a fantastic stay at Ohia Estates. The home was comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. We appreciated the spaciousness of the kitchen and living room. I enjoyed the option to heat my side of the bed while my partner kept his side cool. Sitting on the deck enjoying the lush grounds and listening to the birds was so peaceful. We should have stayed here another day and would definitely return to this property. It's a great spot to stay while visiting Volcano National Park. Highly recommend staying here.


Jennifer K.
February 2024
My husband and 5 year old daughter were with me. This is a cute, convenient and private cabin very close to Volcano National Park and Volcano Village (market and food trucks). We had a wonderful stay here! I will forewarn anyone who stays anywhere in this area that it is much colder and damp than in Kona on the coast. With that being said this place had it all to make it cozy and warm! Heat pads for the beds, propane stove in living room, electric wall fireplaces in bedrooms, and hot water. They have it figured out to make the best of the conditions there! I would recommend this place for sure!


Arik T.
January 2024
Great location, wonderful property! Would definitely recommend.


P M.
January 2024
We found the property description accurate and felt that a lot of care and consideration had been put into outfitting and decorating the house. It is close to the park and the town of Volcano, and is located on a forested lot that provides good privacy. A good choice if you wish to visit the area.


lark l.
December 2023
Gorgeous, well-maintained cabin in lush woods near park entrance. Everything high quality—confy beds, good kitchen, grill on patio!


Garrett H.
December 2023
This is a great spot to stay in Volcano to see the sights.


Christopher S.
December 2023
My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The house is set back and very private. Close to volcano national park and a few good restaurants/shoppes. Would definitely stay again!


Frank A.
November 2023
The house had everything we needed. It was in a great location for the National park and not too far from other areas of interest. It did rain every day but that was the beauty of it. When you traveled a little farther away from the rainforest it was sunny. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting this area of the Big Island


Tom T.
October 2023
Everything you need for your stay in Volcano. Clean, comfortable, easy to get to, well stocked home, good instructions, nice w/d set up. Love the wrap around porch.


Bruce P.
October 2023
Staying at Hake Hubner Fern Cottage was a real treat. It is a beautiful, comfortable cottage and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other travellers. We made use of the beach towels and cooler for a trip to Green Sand Beach and Black Sand Beach (turtles!). And we went hiking in Volcanoes National Park which is just down the street.


Davis B.
October 2023
We enjoyed the stay. Matt was very informative. Location was perfect for our needs and we had everything we required for a comfortable stay.


Linda W.
October 2023
This is a lovely property with easy access to everything. In particular we noted how clean it was and no scent of mildew, which is almost impossible to achieve in Volcano. The TV/media set up is a bit challenging to use, but Wi-Fi was great. For some reason, the housekeeper didn’t have us on her schedule, but she very agilely switched gears and got the place ready for us. All in all this is a good family stay in Volcano.


David G.
October 2023
Roomy, comfortable and well-stocked property in an excellent location that would be suitable for short or longer stays. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.


Stefan H.
September 2023
the house is wonderful, just a few steps to volcano national park, in a quiet place with nice neighbourhood. The House is well equipped, clean, friendly host - everything was perfect.


Miranda G.
September 2023
The house was great for entertaining an infant, 12yo, and helping adults relax! Very lush and green surroundings and the perfect porch for grilling, hanging out, and relaxing.


Alissa G.
August 2023
Perfect quaint cottage for our one night stay after a long day in the park….great location, peaceful, loved the porch as the sounds came to life after sunset, grill made cooking dinner easy! My only suggestion would be a good fridge/freezer clean out (maybe some people eat other people’s food left behind?) and wipe down inside and out. Would stay here again!


Shelley M.
August 2023
We loved our short stay at this beautiful condo. It was a great size for our family of 5. Very conveniently located and even had to go cups for our morning coffee! Highly recommend.


Heather M.
August 2023
We had a great stay at the cottage. It's a cute cottage nestled in the rainforest. The beds were comfortable, and we didn't encounter any issues. We would definitely stay here again.


Anika D.
August 2023
Cottage well located if you want to go to Volcano National Park (less than 5 minutes). We had good time. Not much to do around at night time but that was not what we were there for… Nice cottage.


Ophelia C.
August 2023
we loved this sweet little cottage in the rainforest! it wa cozy, comfortable and had everything we neeeded. the tree frogs at night were magical and the whole experience was so unique and lovely! thanks for having us as your guests!


Carrie M.
July 2023
We had a great stay at Hale Hubner! The proximity of the location to the park and Volcano Village was excellent while also being very quiet and private. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. Perfect spot for families and was stocked with games and books that my daughter enjoyed. The kitchen was well equipped, including a dishwasher, which you don't always have when on catchment water. Heated mattress pads and faux fireplaces in the bedrooms were a nice touch!


mark r.
July 2023
The cottage has everything you could ever need. Perfectly located for visiting the Volcano National park. The owner provides comprehensive instructions on how to find the cottage


Tim C.
July 2023
Great location and access to national park


Sarah M.
June 2023
This was the perfect location and property! We enjoyed our time in Volcano.


Nick M.
June 2023
A very enjoyable stay in Volcano. Great location near the park. Very clean unit.


Katie L.
June 2023
We stayed at Matt’s cottage for two nights. We loved the private setting. Place was clean and instructions were easy to follow. Bathroom looked like it was remodeled recently. Beds were very comfortable. Lava was not flowing at the time of our visit which was disappointing but otherwise the trip was wonderful.


Jun M.
June 2023
Great location, quiet, clean!


Melissa F.
June 2023
We were in Hawaii for 14 days and visited 4 islands. This house was our absolute favorite of any place we stayed! It’s so charming and peaceful. The setting is beautiful, the house immaculate, and the owners provide anything you could possibly need. 10/10! We loved it!!!


Raina C.
May 2023
Beautiful property. Very well maintained and clean. It has a fabulous wrap around porch. I would definitely recommend this lace. It’s just 4 miles from Volcano Village!


Meagan P.
May 2023
We had a very relaxing stay while exploring Volcano National Park and the surrounding area. The house feels spatious and private. The kitchen has everything you need. The plentiful umbrellas were a nice and much appreciated touch as it rained during our stay. Note that the heat can take a bit to kick in but it didn't detract from our stay. We would definitely stay again!


Kerianne S.
May 2023
Cute , comfortable house nestled in the ferns and trees. We enjoyed our stay at this property. It was hard to get out of the house by the 10 am check out, though. Next time we would stay another night to have more time to relax. We would do a staycation there again!


Jason D.
April 2023
We came to see the volcanos, sadly they weren't erupting while we were here.... the property was great :-) Just remember it's going to rain here a lot! The location is excellent if you aren't planing to spend a lot of time in Kona. Volcano village has a few good places to eat, and very close by


Gavin S.
March 2023
The location was about ten minutes to the front gate of Volcano National Park. So, this was perfect. The house was clean and had a great porch that wrapped around the house with rocking chairs and tables for morning coffee. Close to a pizza place, tai food and a small store. We would stay again for sure.


Michael H.
March 2023
Easy checkin and clean house. Great location close to the Volcano park. Charming home. Thanks!


Michele C.
March 2023
It was so peaceful & lovely! We would stay again! So close & comfortable!


Christine C.
March 2023
We stayed here for 2 nights do we could do Volcano National Park. The location was perfect. The house had everything you would need. Even umbrellas!! It does rain. We had one question and it was answered immediately. I would recommend this house


Judy H.
March 2023
We really enjoyed our stay! It is in such a peaceful setting. We enjoyed coffee on the beautiful porch. So nice that it is so close to Volcano National Park and Volcano Village. We took advantage of this great location.


jim W.
March 2023
Loved the privacy and quietness, looking outside into the rainforest was beautiful! The cottage was well stocked and organized with everything that was needed. Owner’s dining and things to do were very helpful! We would not hesitate to stay and spend more time here!!!! Jim & Pamm W.9 A


Cheryl G.
March 2023
This was a delightful and cozy house in Volcano. The property owner was very helpful and communicative ahead of the stay, and I felt that I had all the information I needed for check-in and throughout the duration of the stay. The house itself is so cute and had everything my family of 3 needed. The pictures don't do justice to how cute the space is. weather was particularly rainy, so we enjoyed the board games and DVDs when we needed a break from the rain. I appreciated the washer/dryer that was available to guests, as we had very wet hiking gear that we were able to dry before heading back to the trails. Most importantly, the house was very clean. The sheets/blankets/towels were all clean and of good quality. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed for meals in the house. Really easy stay and we will absolutely stay again. I've already recommended to a friend! Thanks for sharing your house with my family.


Dave L.
February 2023
This cottage is settled in a tropical forest. Very quiet. Close to Hawaii Volcano National Park. Everything worked as expected, well organized instructions with local interest. Menus can be updated. Driveway is narrow but private Matt and Tara were easy to communicate with, when needed. .


Mike M.
February 2023
This house was only minutes from Volcano National Park. All of us were so impressed with how clean everything was. Communication was excellent. We would stay here again & we definitely recommend it to others.


Rick D.
January 2023
Great location for launching into the National Park!


Jennifer B.
January 2023
Great location, well equipped, owner was great at communicating. It was perfect for our family!


Paula M.
January 2023
Beautiful cottage, located in a mini jungle. The place was nice and clean, plenty room for a family of 4. Very close to the volcano national park. We had a great time here.


Teresa F.
December 2022
We loved the place! Very clean,quiet and everything you need to feel at home! There is also a washer and dryer there too! We can not wait to stay again! The owner is great with communication also.


Edwin B.
December 2022
Outstanding property very peaceful and relaxing.


Kathy B.
October 2022
Location and amenities were wonderful!


Eunha C.
October 2022
Great


Chuck B.
October 2022
A beautiful hideaway set an a lush fern forest. Close enough to everything yet feels like you’re far away from the crowds.


Keith E.
October 2022
Great communication with owner. Breakfast and dinner prepared in our the full kitchen and enjoyed on balcony nestled in rain forest atmosphere. Laundry facilities at rear of rental were a nice perk. Would rent here again.


Erin B.
September 2022
We loved the location of this property. The house was clean and had everything we needed. Matt provided a lot of helpful information about the property and neighborhood and was easy to communicate with.


Elizabeth B.
September 2022
Great stay - wonderful location! We enjoyed many trips to Volcano NP and visited the black sands beach.


Gary J.
September 2022
Property was as advertised and was an enjoyable place to stay. We enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs on the outside covered patio to relax and look at the private and lush yard. Owner quickly responded to my questions on a couple items -- for example, front door lock was not working, but the side door worked fine. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking.


EMMANUEL P.
August 2022
Great place to stay in the middle of the forest


Elizabeth N.
August 2022
We stayed at Hale Huber for 2 nights in August. It was, in a word, perfect. Everything we wondered how to do was in the host binder and our little questions were promptly answered by Matt. We'd definitely stay again.


Kate R.
August 2022
The property was very close to the park and made it easy to go back and forth throughout the day! The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable.


Charles T.
July 2022
Cottage was exactly as described. All needed amenities were available. Excellent location to explore Volcano National Park. Thanks for the wonderful stay.


Louise V.
June 2022
This place was great! Much better than the pictures. Location is perfect wanting if visiting volcano park.


Laurie A.
June 2022
Wonderful cabin in the rain forest surrounded by ferns. We stayed a week as our home base to explore Volcano National Park, the Hilo area, the Puna area, and Kau district. The cabin had everything we needed for the week from being able to make a few meals to throwing in a load of laundry. All the beds were very comfortable after a full day exploring. We had a few minor questions and Matt was very prompt getting back to us. We really enjoyed having some board games to play at night to the sound of a few croqui frogs.


Barry B.
June 2022
Bring food from Hilo or Kona to stock fridge and kitchen as there are no markets nearby and not much choice in dining or takeout.


Pam A.
May 2022
Very secluded rainforest setting. Great access to Volcanoes National Park; worth seeing Kilauea both day and night.


Jesse P.
May 2022
My wife and I spent a few nights at the place in Volcano and we had a blast. The temperature was a little cold in the evening but there are several heating systems including heated mattresses which helped a lot. The kitchen was great, there was a ton of cookware and supplies, so we enjoyed making a few breakfasts, dinners, and morning coffee’s during the time we had. The secluded home, the lush surrounding nature, the large porch, and the big windows made the house really unique and cozy. Would love to stay again if we every make it back to the area


Scott & Patti H.
April 2022
Really neat house tucked in the rainforest. Very close to the park


Cheryl R.
February 2022
What a great location for spending time at Volcano National Park and surrounding area! Our host was easy to get a hold of, had lots of information on his property and shared his wonderful homey cottage. It was very private and comfortable. Wonderful!


David F.
January 2022
We’ve stayed in dozen’s of houses around the world and Mat’s house was the most organized and best supplied we’d ever seen. It had everything. We had a hiccup the first night in that the gas had been turned off so we could turn on the stove (and it is cold!) but Mat figured out the problem the next morning. This is house perfect for a chill holiday. However, we wouldn’t recommend it for anyone working remotely. This is because the internet is about 500 kbps so video calls or streaming is not realistic. Normally, we would have deferred to a hotspot off our cellphone for wifi but the coverage is weak at the house at so it’s not any better than the wifi. We ended up having to reschedule most meetings or go to the park where the cellphone coverage is better.


Ann S.
January 2022
We enjoyed staying at this cozy cottage very much. It had everything we needed, but we especially enjoyed the front porch rockers and the comfortable beds. With such close proximity to VNP, we were able to get up at 4:45am and be close to the action. What a beautiful and clean place.! The owners have instructions on everything, including how to get there, and it was very helpful. Thank you!


Clara M.
January 2022
Super cute and comfortable house right near Volcano National Park. The kitchen is well stocked, and the owners are very responsive!


Brett R.
September 2021
The property is lovely and very secluded. We highly recommend staying here as it’s very close to the front gate of volcano national park. The house has everything you need to cook food and enjoy a much needed chilly night in Hawaii.


Nancy S.
September 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fern Cottage. This was our first experience of spending time in a tropical rain forest, and we really enjoyed it. The cottage was clean, comfortable and unique.


Gary P.
September 2021
Second time staying at this property a perfect weekend getaway for us.


Brooks G.
August 2021
Great location for visiting VNP. We loved the deck and the sounds of nature.


Dave S.
August 2021
This is a cute and humble little house in a beautiful jungle setting, and priced right for what you get. There is a little bit of "off grid" going on here but that posed no issues or inconveniences. The owner is organized, hasn't overpriced it, and the house was clean and has everything you need for a perfect stay near the volcano. We were a little concerned about staying in Hawaii in the Summer with no air/conditioning but the climate is more like summer in the mountains than Summer in the jungle. We used the gas-fired stove at night and did not need A/C in the day. Of course the National Park is only a few minutes away and Hilo, even though a 4o minute drive away, made for a great day-trip of eating, shopping and visiting waterfalls.. Really a great house in a great location. We really loved it. Thanks.


Paul L.
August 2021
We really enjoyed this house situated right in the middle of the jungle. The house is very close to all Volcano attractions. The house has everything you need inside for a great vacation. We had a bit of troubles with the dishwasher but I believe the owners will fix it. We’ll return to the house next time. We reccomend it!


Farrah U.
June 2021
We had such a wonderful stay! The owner has thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible! My husband and I have such stressful jobs, and right away we were able to relax and decompress. Excellent beds, beautiful surroundings, the coqui frogs and rain gently falling at night just made our stay so nice. We’ve never slept better! The weather was absolutely perfect! Our kids (2 and 4) loved the toys and games and everything at the cottage as well. We wish we would have booked a longer stay our time went too fast! Time flies when you’re having fun! It wa so great to get up early and enjoy the Volcano National Park before most of the visitors arrived. We hope to return again!


Jason S.
June 2021
We wished we had stayed longer. It was wonderful to be in the middle of of the rain forest and everything about the property was welcoming!


Benson D.
January 2020
Wonderful house and we had a great time. The neighborhood is incredibly peaceful and quiet and we enjoyed being so close to the village of Volcano and also to the National Park. Matt was very responsive when we had questions. I would love to stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone.


Edmund S.
January 2020
This was a great place to stay while visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is clean, quiet and had everything we needed.


Laurie W.
November 2019
This home away from home was just perfect for the first part of our trip. We wanted to be close to Volcano National park as we had planned on exploring this area with our daughter. House was very comfortable with everything we needed. Would definitely stay again. Loved the jungle vibe with all the ferns trees.


Susan A.
October 2019
I didn't receive an email that contained the driving instructions or the entry codes. Matt was responsive when I requested this information but due to the time difference of where he lives, at one point, he was no longer responding to my messages. The email that I printed off from VRBO had the address incorrect so that confused my GPS. Once we got inside & settled in - everything seemed fine. Until I opened one of the kitchen drawers and got a blast of mold in my face! This happened every time I opened one of the lower kitchen cabinets or drawers. It was very strong and I would recommend the owner put mold mitigating packets in each drawer & cupboard. I realize that this is a situation that most homes in Volcano deal with but it's offensive. With the use of your dehumidifier, have the housekeeper open all the drawers / cupboards under the counter & leave them open until someone is going to check-in as that may help. The "electronics" were a bit of an issue because the "one remote" did not turn on the cable box as indicated. Catchment tank needed a filter change so when we turned on the shower faucet-brown water came out. I realize this was stirred up from the bottom of the tank & it cleared up fairly quickly but it might have made sense to have the local person meet the guy there so that she could turn on the water in the house to clear this as visitors would have been put off. The furnishings were comfortable, although a larger lamp on the end table (instead of the decorative hula lamp) would have made reading easier and a coffee table would have been nice. I read most of the reviews before renting and was aware that some people didn't sleep well on the beds but I figured that's a personal preference. We slept in the bedroom on the right side of the hall and I have to say, I did not sleep well on that mattress. It was like a rock for me. A king bed would have been nice. While the wall fireplaces are pretty, I would rather have a TV & baseboard heat that is set on low. The heated mattress pads were nice. I would also recommend putting a shade of some kind on the doorway entrance in the other bedroom. I hung my pareo up there because found it creepy that someone could look in at night. The front porch w/rocking chairs was delightful and having the little table & chairs to eat at was nice. What I really appreciated was being able to bring my little pup with us. Overall - good place!


Christiaan B.
October 2019
This house has everything you need. A big kitchen (although going out for diner in Volcano is no punishment either), a beautiful terrace and garden, nice beds and comfy sleeping rooms. The house is nice and quite and had a overall finish with great eye for detail. Especially all the electronic equipment, from dish washer to laundry facilities is an asset to your stay. We would definitely come back on a next visit. Thanks for everything Mike & Tara!


Natasha W.
September 2019
This was a great place to stay. So well stocked- especially for kids- books, toys and even a stool so the taps could be reached. Guest book was really informative. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen (even an Esky for day trips) like a home away from home. Thanks for the amazing experience.


Becky B.
August 2019
This home was the perfect way to experience the tropical side of the island. We loved the setting-super secluded and quiet. Falling asleep to the sound of rain and frogs was such a treat. It is the perfect location from which to explore the park and the coast. The house had everything we needed and was just the right size for our family of four. There were some great touches with some special high tech features, games for kids, and a wonderful wrap around porch. Our only issue was the porch light that is on a sensor so it stayed on all night while it was raining. There needs to be a way to control the light so someone sleeping on the sofa bed is able to sleep without interruption.


Lisa W.
August 2019
This house is conveniently located outside of Volcanos National Park. It is very clean, and updated. We really enjoyed the quiet location. The surrounding area is so pretty with the huge ferns and lush vegetation! It had everything we needed to enjoy a short stay with our family of 4.


Dallas B.
August 2019
The tidy house on a verdant lot had everything our family with small kids needed & wanted for our stay on the Big Island. It's extremely convenient to Volcanoes National Park, as well as to Hilo and the black sand & green sand beaches along the south shore of the island. Matt was extraordinarily responsive to the couple of questions we did have. Our only complaint during the stay was that a hurricane skirted by while we were there, bringing rain & clouds -- but even then the toys & DVDs in the house made our washout morning still fun, and we had plenty of space to get the wiggles out.


Robin R.
June 2019
This was the perfect home for our visit to Volcano National Park. The house was beautiful and well stocked with everything you need. We hope to stay here again when we return to the Big Island.

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