Ma'ukele Lodge

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Ma'ukele Lodge

3.5 star property
Waterfront B&B in Pahoa

9.6/10 Exceptional

61 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
12-84 Anuenue Wawae Road, Kaimu, Pahoa, HI, 96778
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Washer/dryer
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO) - 47 min drive

About this property

Ma'ukele Lodge

Situated by the ocean, Ma'ukele Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Pahoa. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily. Other highlights include free bike rentals, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers love the breakfast and comfortable guestrooms.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1960
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Washer and dryer
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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10/10 Exceptional

Raven is a sweet and phenomenal host, and the property is beautiful! Gorgeous views, private beach access to watch the sunrise. I loved the outdoor shower, and the beds were really comfy!
Rianna, 3-night family trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Ma'ukele Lodge is a very unique place. The grounds and beach are gorgeous. The lava flow is right between the house and the ocean, and walking to the beach was an amazing and beautiful experience. The breakfast was great and so was sharing it with the geckos.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jessica, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is a B&B, Raven & Mark’s home (not a hotel). We loved the location in Pahoa which was impacted by the lava flow in May 2018. Raven makes the best breakfast to get your day started. Mark has all these great stories, and tells you where to visit and what trails to do at the Hawaii Volcano State Park. The backyard of their home is just breathtaking, and you’ll never see this anywhere else!! We stayed in the Hawaiian Suite which had 3 big beds, a microwave and a mini-refrigerator stocked with drinks, fruit and chocolates. There was an outdoor shower (wonderful to use) or tub, and a backyard to take in the island feel. We are in Kona now and it’s so touristy, crowded with people and cars. Wish we could be at Raven & Mark’s oasis.
2-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Uniquely quirky lodge with authentic Hawaiian flair. In the Hawaiian suite, you’re showering outdoors under a canopy of tropical plants in a lush garden, enveloped by the chirping of hundreds of coqui frogs and the distant rumbling of waves crashing onto the rugged lava coast. The hosts are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and prepare an amazing breakfast that you can eat on the terrace with ocean view. Definitely not the typical hotel experience but so much more memorable.
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

If you looking for an true Hawaiian experience. This is the place.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay, amazing hosts!
We stayed 2 nights there, amazing stay in a peaceful area. Wonderful hosts, great advice from Mark, delicious breakfasts (homemade by Raven, with fresh products from the garden), and direct access to the Ocean. We strongly recommend this place, looking forward to a next visit :) Denis & Odile.
Denis, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This property and it’s caregivers, Ravin and Mark are all a hidden gem in this area. I would take this beautiful, detailed property any day over corporate owned resorts, if you want the true Hawaiian experience I recommend visiting Ma’ukele Lodge in Kalapana. If you are lucky enough to catch Mark on a nom work day ask him for a tour of the area, he is very knowledgeable and will share secrets of this magical place.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I agree with the previous reviews. This was the first time we’ve ever done a BNB and I was very happy with the balance of privacy and also feeling like I was visiting a relative. Raven and Mark are both super wonderful people full of aloha and care. Location was perfect for us to do all of the things we wanted to do on the eastside of the island and the weather was amazing! Definitely would book again!!
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review