Hale Haumea Cottage


Kalapana, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States


Hale Haumea Cottage offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts Hale Haumea Cottage in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on Hale Haumea Cottage and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


This hotel uses no pesticides or fertilizers.

Pets aren't allowed at this hotel.


Hale Haumea Cottage is located on the sunny Puna Peninsula near all the volcanic features of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is surrounded by an organic garden and foliage on all sides, for a private retreat, with nothing but fresh air coming in through the screened-in lanai that faces the ocean. Unlike most hotels in Hawaii, Hale Haumea uses no pesticides or chemical cleaning agents or toiletries. They even provide non-chemical, fragrance-free sunscreen.

The linens, sheets and even the shower curtain are all 100% cotton and the W/D is supplied with Seventh Generation Free&Clear detergent. The rain catchment system provides all the water for the property, filtered through a UV system. The water heater is on a timer for energy saving, and the owners provide instructions on the reasons for using eco-safe products and practices. They are environmental journalists for the Big Island Weekly and strive to make their vacation rental as well as their island an example of "green living" for those that visit.

I live on the island, but have recently stayed at Hale Haumea when my neighbor was tenting their house and I needed to get away until the poisons dispersed from that neighborhood. What a welcome retreat it was.

December 2008

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