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Lava Lava Beach Club – Anaeho’omalu Bay, Hawaii

Lava Lava Beach Club – Anaeho’omalu Bay, Hawaii

Cost: 4 cottages that range from $450 to $500/night Website: http://lavalavabeachclub.com/stay-play/ Contact: 808-769-LAVA (5282) (Before booking online, please call management for prior approval of your dog) August 2, 2013 Review: An air-conditioned (YES! MAHALO!), tiled 576 square foot beachfront cottage where your dog(s) will receive dog treats, a fluffy dog bed pillow, and a coconut shell water bowl (for the smaller dogs).  Hale Moana is the 2nd cottage over from the restaurant and is the one available pet-friendly unit since it is the only all-tile floor cottage.  It is also ADA-compliant, which we found to our benefit since it also included a protective sturdy railing along the edge of the lanai where we could easily secure the dogs’ leashes while we were on the lanai enjoying the live music (starts around 5 p.m. and is the perfect volume for us to listen while being able to have our own conversation).  By the way, they deliver complimentary pupus (delicious Ahi Poke on a crisp rice shell during our stay) and Mai Tais to...

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Kilauea Volcano Cottage or Kahili Ginger Estate – Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano Cottage or Kahili Ginger Estate – Volcano, Hawaii

Accommodations: House, 2-bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1.5 baths (Sleeps 8) Website: http://www.vrbo.com/235107 Contact: tel:(808)-896-7174 Pet Policy: Pets are welcome. Pet fee: $100 (not refundable). Fence: No (although the property is surrounded by lush rain forest foliage and lava tubes that the dogs were intrigued with…Be careful) Yard: 2 acres of rain forest, about half of it is grassy that the dogs loved to romp in Wireless Broadband: Yes We brought our two Labs here in February 2013 for 4 days of very rainy weather (typical for Volcano, especially during the winter). There’s a huge 2-car covered carport, but our truck didn’t fit, so we parked in the mud near the front door. Upon arrival, the dogs bolted into the yard, and I could tell they found a scent. I discovered later that the groundskeepers feed the large pheasants who tend to hang out in the open yard area. If you have hunting type dogs, I advise keeping an eye on your dogs or keep them on leash.  Large water/mud...

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Pele’s Secret Garden – Volcano, Hawaii

Pele’s Secret Garden – Volcano, Hawaii

Accommodations: House, 2-bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 baths (Sleeps 4-6) Website: http://www.vrbo.com/150406 Contact: (808) 937-3991 (Peggy) Pet policy: Pets considered on an individual basis. Additional pet fee. Fence: No (although the lush rain forest foliage provides a nice barrier) Wireless Broadband: Yes My review: My husband and I stayed here for our 1-year anniversary with our young Labrador Retriever (Kimo) who loved the cold weather and sleeping on the beautiful bamboo floor. Although it rained most of the time, it provided the perfect opportunity to do nothing and just enjoy the wrap-around lanai with the hammock, the patio chairs, playing guitar, or sitting inside by the fire…sipping the wide variety of teas, Kona coffees, and indulging in the warm socks and tropical fruits that Peggy (the owner) provided. The house was spotless both inside and out, and Kimo and I spent much time snooping around the yard to check out the interesting foliage, much of it being native Hawaii plants. Peggy was fantastic about answering all my questions right...

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Hale Hubner – Volcano Village

Hale Hubner – Volcano Village

  Accommodations: House, 1-bedroom + Queen size futon, 1 bath (Sleeps 4) Rates: $99 per night (2 night minimum stay); 1-time $65 cleaning fee (1-2 guests); $80 (3-4 guests) Website: http://www.vrbo.com/403855; http://www.halehubner.com Contact: tel: (281)-944-LAVA (5282); Central Time Pet Policy: Pets allowed with prior authorization from owner. Pet fee: $50 per pet (not refundable). Pets not permitted on furniture. Fence: No (although there’s a fence along the back and an access gate in the front. Property is surrounded by lush rain forest foliage). Yard: Small grass lawn near the staircase Wireless Broadband: Yes Suitable for Disabled Canines/People: No (Staircase to access) February 2014 – Mahalo to owners Matt and Tara Hubner for allowing us to bring Kimo and Pepper to check out and review Hale Hubner, an affordable pet-friendly vacation rental that we just discovered.  Located off the beaten path, but only 15 minutes away from Volcanoes National Park, this elevated house is a cozy 750 square foot studio-style with a vaulted ceiling and large picture windows.  There’s covered...

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Kealakekua Bungalow Hideaway

Accommodations: House, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 7), completely tiled, located at the end of a quiet road. Base Rate: $150-$160 per night (5 night minimum); $15 per person additional over 2 persons. Website: http://www.vrbo.com/46166 Contact: tel: (808)-322-8888 Pet Policy: Pets considered upon approval by owner. Pet fee: Extra deposit required. Fence: Not sure, but there is a screened-in tiled lanai which provides a nice containment area. Yard: Not much yard area, but slate areas with private hot tub that is surrounded by lush, tropical plants. Wireless Broadband:...

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La Capanna (Cabin) – Volcano Village

La Capanna (Cabin) – Volcano Village

Accommodations: 1,600 square foot cabin/cottage, 3-bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 6-8) Base Rate: $125 per night (2 night minimum); $15 per person additional over 2 persons. Website: http://www.vrbo.com/379250 Contact: tel: (808)-987-6543 (Donna Herbst – property manager) Pet Policy: Pets considered upon approval by owner. Pet fee: I spoke with the owner on 10/17/13 who said she will charge a pet fee depending on how much time your dog remains indoors (understandably, the more dog hair to clean up, the more time they spend cleaning). No fee will be charged if your dog remains outside.  However, we were not charged a fee during our stay in 2017, so this might have changed. Fence: YES, completely fenced! The owner brings her Brittany dogs there.  The yard is approximately 1/2 acre. Yard: Large grassy yard with native plants and trees and plenty of shade, including a large covered patio Wireless Broadband: Yes February 18 – 20, 2017 Review: We were excited to finally try out this vacation rental that has a fully-fenced yard (I’d estimate 1/2 acre). The...

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