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Ma'ukele Lodge

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12 - 84 Anuenue Wawae Road, Kaimu/Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
Ma'ukele Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay with Raven and Mark at Ma'ukele Lodge. The setting is lovely with a great view over the lava to the ocean. Whales were seen several times from the lava rock beach during our stay. The Hawaiian Suite room was very large and comfortable. Raven always made sure we had everything we needed. The private setting... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

As always, it is guests like yourselves that make this place so special. We experience the thrill of being here in this magical place through the eyes of other travelers, as well as learn what other amenities might make our guest's stay more perfect. Mahalo for sharing your fun. E como mai... with aloha, Raven and Mark. More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We only stayed one night but cannot say enough good things! Raven and Mark were wonderful hosts. They provided ice packs for a sore knee after the Iki trail hike, cold juice a beautiful comfy room with a great hot shower, a yummy breakfast on their lanai, great advice about everything local from market night to hot springs and great... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The downstairs room has everything you need (including a huge bed) and is lovely decorated. The Outdoor bathroom is just awesome!! Breakfast is the best and the ocean view incredible. The famous Village Cafe is just around the corner (10 min walk distance) and offers a farmers market (food and handicraft) and live music (only wednesday) Mark and Raven know... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

It was fun hosting you at my home on the Sea. I realize what a special place this is seen through your eyes. With each visitor, I become more attuned to the needs of all my special visitors, such as yourselves. Please come again. It enriches my life by meeting new friends and sharing the true Hawaiian cultural experience .... More 

Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I won a Trip to the Hilton Waikaloa Village and wanted to extend my stay (which included 4 nights and RT airfare), So I researched and saw the good reviews on this place, and it's location at the edge of the 91-93 Lava flow. I found out that the Lava covered a pristine white sand beach, but enlarged Raven's property... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

It was wonderful to share with you both the Aloha and specialties of a place left in its own time, amd changed by the whim of Pele, with a freguency that lets us know there is nothing but change in life. You were able to do su much in such a short time,, and were gifted with the ammenities of... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

How can I express my thanks to Raven and Mark for the best night of our lives? The outdoor bathroom with outdoor shower was lovely. You feel like you are living in the middle of the rainforest with the flowers and smells all around you. But then you walk 20 feet and you are on the desolation of the recent... More 

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you like interesting and beautiful people in a place unlike any you have seen, choose Raven's paradise. Please be good to this woman who carefully attends to your every need, and soak up the spirit of this place. I suggest three to four nights there as your first stop from the Hilo airport. Mark can give great advice about... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

Many people come through our home and share this special paradise. But there are some who are memorable and fun enough to want to continue this newly found connection. We loved having you both here and sharing meals and ideas as well. And Yesm, I do love to pamper my guests and anticipate their every whim. We are planning some... More 

Olean, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I were so fortunate to find the Ma'ukele Lodge near Kalapana on the Big Island. We stayed there for two weeks and felt very much welcomed and at home thanks to our hosts Raven and Mark. The lodge is in a quiet and beautiful setting with beautiful views of the ocean and a newly formed lava/black sand... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

The two weeks went by so quickly, but within the spans of time, I feel we have become great friends. You were like family to us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. It was my pleasure to add the details that would make your lives and time here in Paradise that much more special and memorable. The... More 

Carouge, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I would just have one word to say: "WOW"! This place is so amazing, my only dream is to go back there. Let's start by the place: Ma'ukele Lodge is a lovely wooden blue house in the middle of cocounut trees and all kinds of exotic plants. The house is right next to the ocean, you just have to cross... More 

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Ravenhood, Owner at Ma'ukele Lodge, responded to this review

I have read your review through many times, as it reminds me that all the details that I would wish for myself in an Inn or hotel, are not lost on guests such as yourself. I live in one of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world. This sharing of my home and the beauty, reminds all of... More 

Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights at this beautiful, eclectic home. We were lucky enough to arrive on Wednesday to enjoy the Kalapana farmers market at Uncle Roberts - a MUST DO! The tree frogs sang us to sleep at night, and Raven created a great atmosphere with thoughtful touches of flowers and chocolates on the bed in the... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent two nights at Ma'ukele Lodge September, 2013. Words cannot express the beauty of this tropical paradise on the lava rock shoreline. This is matched only by the graciousness and friendliness of Raven and Mark. The tree frogs sing as breezes blow and rain falls on the lush plants outside your window, serenading you to sleep at night. You... More 

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