Mahana House Country Inn

Mahana House Country Inn

29-3825 Pueo Ihi Road, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
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Mahana House is a Big Island guest house that provides welcoming, peaceful and restorative accommodations. Located on the Hamakua Coast on a quiet fruit farm, Mahana House offers a calm and rural retreat with new, purpose built suites as part of an inviting guest house. Mahana House is conveniently located 15 miles north of Hilo. Nestled at a comfortable 500 foot elevation on the lush Hamakua Coast, we offer an expansive ocean view from our warm and breezy lanais.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Shared kitchen
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WackaMacka wrote a review Jun 2022
Arlington, VA, United States19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to begin? We stayed six nights in the Corner Guest Suite and used Mahana House as our base to explore the Big Island. The room was pristine in cleanliness, It had everything we needed: coffee pot, tea pot, toaster, microwave, etc. The bed was comfortable. There were guidebooks on the table, which we used. The bathroom was well stocked, including bath robes. We really loved this room. We did use the big kitchen in the common area to make dinner one night and it worked out well. We spent as much time on our lanai as we could, especially in the mornings when the breezes were blowing. There are several very friendly cats on the property and they are hilarious. They definitely added to the ambience! We bumped into Randy, the owner, a couple of times and his recommendations were always spot on. He was helpful, friendly and fun. We took advantage of the beach towels and umbrella stored in the laundry room for guest use (they also have coolers, chairs, etc. for use). The main kitchen is well stocked with cookware. If i have a complaint, it is that a lot of the spices folks have left behind could not be used because they are stuck in their bottle (it is very humid here). So maybe clean out the leftovers a little better. But this is a total nitpick, b/c we found everything else perfect. We loved the common area room and lanai, as well. We used the grill outside and it worked fine. We took advantage of a game in the game pile the night we ate there and hung out. By the end of the week, we felt so at home here and we are now missing it everyday. This place is a treasure. An absolute treasure. If we return to the Big Island, we will absolutely stay here. We cannot recommend it highly enogh.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you can, get the corner suite in the main house. For the best ocean views, get one of the...
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Noni0789 wrote a review Jan 2021
Missoula, Montana165 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a lovely place to stay and I am so happy we came across it! The rooms are spacious with a large King size bed and walk in shower. The rooms have their own sink with dishes and a toaster, microwave, fridge etc. but if you want to cook, you can go into the main house to use the big kitchen.

With COVID, we were happy to be able to just go straight to our room and not have to go through a main area before.

They've done a great job of lending some privacy on the lanai's and they were such a great spot to just sit and enjoy the view and a nice beverage. We also walked around the farm which was fun to see the different fruits growing and got some delicious tangerines and lemons! We wish we would have stayed a few more days, highly recommmend!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Randy Simpson, General Manager at Mahana House Country Inn
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Thank you for staying with us!
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Paul G wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 4 (including two teenagers) were in two adjoining rooms at Mahana House for two nights in mid-April 2022. We should have booked another as none of us were ready to depart. We drove up from Volcano House to do waterfalls, botanical gardens, long walks and the Umauma Experience. It was the perfect spot for our family before we went to the west side of Island and we fell in love with area and can't say enough nice things about our hosts, including the cats. The recommendations of our hosts in the material we received before arriving were spot on in every respect. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the drive from Hilo was stunning and the Umauma Zipline is one of best my kids have done (according to them). Our walk over the pedestrian bridge at the Highway down to the river and beach (about 5 miles both ways going downhill and then back up hill) was nothing short of a "blast". Laundry was super easy. The shared spaces and rooms are beautiful. Make sure you stop in Hilo to get food as there is very little to none for miles, but do recommend the country store and cafe in Paapaloa about 7 miles north on the Highway--Pizza was very good. Just about every direction to a place is about mile markers so pay attention to them on highway. We can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Kevin wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Cottage we booked for our 4 night stay was spacious, private, clean and comfortable beyond our expectations. Each of the three Cottages boasts an efficiency kitchen space with mini fridge/freezer, tableware, cooking in utensils a toaster and coffee/tea makers. We made use of the fresh daily produce offered from the property that included mandarins, mini bananas, avocados, passion fruit, longan, and ginger! The views of the Pacific from the Cottage decks were spectacular (pictured below). We made use of the laundry at the end of our visit and there is a full kitchen and eating/entertainment area for guests use in the main building.
Consider staying at the Mahana House if you want to unwind in a private natural setting on the Big Island!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Convenient to The Hawaiian Tropical Bioreserve, Lauahoehoe Point, Akaka Falls and the Tuesday...
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Bob Porter wrote a review Apr 2024
Squamish, Canada329 contributions126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are great with their own lanai to sit on and enjoy the quiet and view while sipping a drink or just reading.
Or a game of Scrabble.
Rooms all have a large bathroom, mini-fridge, microwave and sink.
Complete with full set of dishes, etc.
Everything you might think you would need is there. Including bathrobes.
3 cottages above the main building that has 3 connected units.
All are spacious living areas.
The main area has a large fridge and stove for more in depth cooking.
You can keep your own food items in the fridge with most condiments you require there already.
Plenty of local eggs for your enjoyment, also. Not to mention some of the local fruit trees for the picking.
We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere here.
Drive into Hilo is not that bad but best to buy your food items before you come and save yourself the drive later.
Coffee makers, kettles, toasters, etc., are all there. Pots and pans in the main kitchen plus a large dinning area for bigger groups.
Rooms have a small table with 2 chairs that will meet most people's needs.
No small children here.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: unit 4 is farthest from kitchen area and has extra end unit windows. Also, has washer and dryers...
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CMGar wrote a review Dec 2022
San Francisco, California20 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend this place for a stay! We loved every minute of our vacation here. Randy was extremely helpful and prompt to any and all questions. Rooms were modern and very clean. The property common space has any and all things needed for guests to borrow during their stay (beach chairs, coolers, ice packs, etc.). Plus fresh fruit every morning from the property! Book a cottage if available. They are all ocean view with a wonderful balcony. Location was perfect for those who plan to grocery shop vs eating out for all meals as it’s not super close to restaurants. Hilo is about 20 mins down the road. We felt so relaxed and at home here during our stay— we hope to get to go back soon!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mgtnjm wrote a review Oct 2021
Morgantown, West Virginia255 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Country inn is the best choice if you want to relax in comfort and enjoy the the natural beauty of the Big Island. We stayed in one of the new cottages that was just awesome!! You have a lanai that looks out at the ocean and you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise. The adjustable bed was so comfortable. The mini kitchen provides you with just about anything you can think of except a stove, which you have access to in the main house if you would like. We enjoyed walking around outside around the grounds and even saw a couple of wild boars. The property and our cottage was very clean.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Randy Simpson, General Manager at Mahana House Country Inn
Responded Oct 7, 2021
thank you for staying with us!
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Ron G wrote a review Nov 2023
Mountain View, California7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Randy and Alison have done an amazing job of making a really comfortable country inn. We stayed in one of the cottages, which are new and well-appointed, with a large lanai for relaxing with nice views of the ocean. The rooms have all needed amenities, plus you are in the middle of fruit trees and lush countryside. A very relaxing and peaceful place to stay on the east side of Hawaii.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This is not a resort (no pool, self-service), it is very well-run inn, so come here for...
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Caitlin wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I stayed at Mahana House for three nights while exploring the Hilo side of Hawaii, and we're so happy we did! The inn was small with only a few other people staying there, and the rooms were spacious, clean, and bright. At night you can hear the sounds of the rain forest which is such a peaceful, special experience. Randy and Alison were helpful and kind, and kept the kitchen well stocked with plenty of coffee, milk, eggs, bread, ice, and other basic items. It was the perfect place to return to after a long day exploring Volcanoes National Park or other local parks, and equally great for a lazy morning to sip coffee on the lanai. We highly recommend this for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing stay in the Hilo area!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Seokjae Y wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was such a neat and beautiful place! we stayed for four nights for our honeymoon and the place was very spacious, clean and very nicely decorated! i loved how the owners let us use their netflix account, the laundry machine and the kitchen and all. The view in the morning is amazing too!(see the photos attached and u will know what i mean). Very tropical and colorful plants all around us with just the perfect amount of breeze ❤️ A cup of coffee outside on the outdoor bench made our start of the day perfect. Thank you!! :)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bob Porter wrote a tip Apr 2024
Squamish, Canada329 contributions126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"unit 4 is farthest from kitchen area and has extra end unit windows. Also, has washer and dryers for guest useage."
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BA_Lars wrote a tip Apr 2024
San Francisco, California79 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shopping and dining are 25 minutes away by car. If you're cooking for yourself, shop in Hilo or Kamuela before coming to the property. "
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Kevin wrote a tip Feb 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Convenient to The Hawaiian Tropical Bioreserve, Lauahoehoe Point, Akaka Falls and the Tuesday Farmers Market."
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Ron G wrote a tip Nov 2023
Mountain View, California7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is not a resort (no pool, self-service), it is very well-run inn, so come here for relaxation and a slower-paced experience."
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WackaMacka wrote a tip Jun 2022
Arlington, VA, United States19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can, get the corner suite in the main house. For the best ocean views, get one of the cottages."
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PRICE RANGE
$243 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHakalau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahana House Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Mahana House Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include Honomu Goat Dairy (1.7 miles), Akaka Falls State Park (2.3 miles), and Mauna Kea Cacao (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahana House Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Mahana House Country Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mahana House Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahana House Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mahana House Country Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include What's Shakin', Mr. Ed's Bakery, and The Hive.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mahana House Country Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.