Volcano's Ohana House--Popular Rainforest Hideaway Special Px!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to Ohana House, your perfect home base when exploring the beautiful highlands of the Big Island of Hawaii. This large three bedroom home is just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, situated amidst the magical rainforest filled with wild ginger, native Ohia and towering fern trees.
The home is clean, bright and airy. As you enter you're greeted by views of the rainforest from the great room, complete with a TV and gas stove with remote control thermostat. The full kitchen includes a breakfast bar crafted from native ohia trees. The three bedrooms are furnished with Hawaiian quilts and abundant linens to ensure your comfort. Two full baths have plenty of towels, plus the Ohia room has its own vanity. Be sure to bring along your laptop--we offer free wireless internet so you can keep in touch with friends and family via email.
Perfect for one or two couples or a group of up to eight. The Paradise suite has a king-sized bed, the Tropical Sunrise room has a queen, the Ohia room has two twins (that can be converted to a King) and the loft has two cozy twins. Maid and shopping service can be made available upon request, we do provide a washer & dryer.
Ohana means the Gathering or Family house in the Hawaiian language, and you'll find the Ohana House to be the perfect gathering place for your time in Volcano. Ohana House is perfectly secluded, nestled next to national forest land, but easily accessible. This is a great vacation rental for families, couples or honeymooners. We welcome you to Ohana House, and we hope to make your stay perfect in every way.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
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AwesomeGuest comment entered by owner
The house was so handy to Volcano National Park. The house was very very clean and so toasty warm. We all recommend it highly! Fun toys for kids. The owner is so friendly and welcoming. Great place
- Guest Jill S
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/04/13
"Great House, Wonderful location"Guest comment entered by owner
"Great House, Wonderful location"
The house was clean and very comfortable. The use of a telephone to call home was a big plus. The location so near the National park made it easy to come "home" for lunch and a rest and then head back for another short hike or ranger talk. We also went back to the park at night for activities. Just remember to get groceries in town but getting to Volcano.
- Guest Betty
- Date of stay 02/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Fantastic Home away from Home near Volcano NationaGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic Home away from Home near Volcano Nationa
My wife and three children (8,6,2) just returned from our stay at Ohana House and it was more impressive than advertised. The attention to detail was incredible. The owners have great taste! The location is the absolute best for being near Volcano National Park. Would recommend everyone to stay at Ohana House if you are in the area.
- Guest William F
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Perfect Rainforest RetreatGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect Rainforest Retreat
The Ohana House is a little gem! After a long flight from Australia and four days of touristic madness on Oahu it was a sheer relief to drive down the long drive and find our little 'cottage in the rain forest' waiting for us. It was immaculately clean and well presented and amply equipped with all that the weary traveller could possibly require, including four large bedrooms, two bathrooms (each with a hair dryer) a well stocked pantry, a fridge, washing machine and dryer and a very helpful printed and illustrated Guidebook produced by the owner which explains in great detail all that you need to know about what to see and where to go on the Big Island generally and in and around Volcano in particular. We spent four idyllic days exploring the rain forest, the volcano and the surrounding coastline. We found the Ohana House to be an ideal base for hiking and trekking in the rain forest and the various restaurants in the nearby village of Volcano were all very welcoming to hungry hikers at the end of a long day and provided an interesting and varied range of fare. Overall the experience of staying in the Ohana House was better by far than anything we could possibly have hoped for and we will forever hold fond memories of our time there. We strongly recommend it to travellers and adventurers of all ages!
- Guest Peter and Wendy S
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
A little tired
A little tired
We enjoyed our visit to the Ohana House but felt the house was a little tired and worn down. On the positive side, the house is very close to Volcano National Park and it is very easy to travel to Volcano Village where the thai food is spectacular! It was also pretty easy to find the Ohana house. The directions were very good, as was the other area info the owners sent us. We appreciated that. On the downside, there was a musty smell as soon as we opened the door. The dishes must have been washed but not dried before being put away, as the bowls and pots had pools of water in them. The sheets on 2 of the beds obviously had not been changed, as there were long hairs on them. The furniture in the main room looks lovely in the photo but it is worn and tired looking in person. Overall, it was an average experience.
- Guest Susan G.
- Date of stay 01/13/13
- Review Submitted 01/22/13
Owner response: I'm sorry that you were not thrilled with your stay at the Ohana House. We've been renting the house for five years and truly this is the first less-than-glowing review we've received and we take that quite seriously. Since we live on the mainland, we rely on our guests' comments to guide us in the management of the property. Thank you for letting us know where we can improve. If there has been one area that our guests consistently rave about it's the cleanliness of the home, so your issue of the "obviously unchanged beds" is a surprise. I will talk to our housekeeper and see if she perhaps used a substitute that day to get the house ready for your visit. Of course unmade beds are unacceptable! As you can imagine, all houses in the rainforest have to deal with moisture, and we take extra steps to ensure that the house is comfortable, dry and completely free of mold. I will also make sure that our de-humidifier is on and doing its job before guests arrive. This is the first comment we've received that the furniture is looking worn. Thanks you for alerting us. We continuously invest in the home to make it one of the best vacation rentals in Volcano, and it would seem that new furniture will be next on our list! In the past year we've purchased a new water tank, on-demand water heater, and new gas heater/fireplace to make our guests more comfortable. Thank you again for the input. Mahalo.
We felt we were living like locals in the rain forest. This property was a well maintained and clean accommodation in a very convenient location to Volcano National Park and local restaurants. The property had all of the amenities you needed, including a very well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed the view out the picture window and the nice large dining table. The sofa and love seat could have been more comfortable – but that only motivated us to get out and see the National Park. Great value for the money and we will plan on staying there again when visiting Volcano.
- Guest Hawkeye Traveler
- Date of stay 04/27/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Wonderful stay at Ohana House
Wonderful stay at Ohana House
We are four couples from Washington State who spent two nights in September at the Ohana House. The home is immaculate, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. A picture window beside the dining room table looks right out into the rain forest. It was also very well stocked with items we might need, including flashlights. (The owner says the flashlights tend to disappear, so bring your own as well.) We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others. Be sure to arrive at the house before dark because it would be hard to find at night for the first time. We ate one night at the Thai restaurant, which was very good. The other night we barbequed steaks at the house. Even though the grocery stores in Volcano are small, both of them had Big Island steaks in their freezer sections. And they were great. The other restaurants looked good too. Be sure to go back to the Jagger Overlook in the Park after dark to see the orange glow over the active portion of the crater. It was awesome. Take flashlights because there are no lights left on. We were advised to go after 8 so all the tour groups would be gone. We also drove to both ends of the Chain of Craters Road and really enjoyed seeing the vast expanses of various lava flows. Finally, the art gallery next to the visitor center features Big Island artists and is wonderful.
- Guest Pat
- Date of stay 09/28/11
- Review Submitted 10/21/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.
For 4 Guests .. $200/night (weeknights) .. $225/night (weekends) $30 per person per day over 4 people, maximum 8 guests total. 2 night minimum, $45 fee for one-night stay. Stay 6, get your 7 night free = $1250 for a week. Note: Rates increase during high season Nov 20- Jan 31. Contact owner for quote!
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: The owners: Becky and Barrow Emerson.
Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
My husband and I fell in love with the beauty of the Hawaiian highlands with its unique rainforest growing on the slopes of an active volcano and the magical properties of Hawaii's 'Healing Isle.' We've furnished Ohana house to be the perfect home base to explore this fascinating region. You'll find Ohana house has all the comforts of home - a world away!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is very secluded and quiet. You have views of the rainforest with its giant tree ferns, ohia trees and wild ginger right out your window. The house is roomy and bright with all the comforts of home.
- Primary: (619) 865-9328
The Great Room at the Ohana House has a beautiful view of the rainforest
Leave your worries at the door when you arrive at Ohana House
The Ohia Room has a vanity and separate entrance
The fountain welcomes you to Ohana House
The Tropical Sunrise room has a queen bed
Kilauea is the home of Pele who puts on a show for visitors
The Paradise Suite has a private bath
The breakfast bar in the kitchen is made from native Ohia trees
The loft can be a private sanctuary
Walk through your own private rainforest
Twin beds in the loft make for flexible sleeping arrangements
Akaka Falls is a short drive away
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