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Pele's Secret Garden~ Rain Forested Peace and Tranquility ~

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1000 ft wrap-around Lanai with 360 Views of Volcano's Tropical Lush Rain Forest!


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

~ Pele’s Secret Garden ~ an amazing experience!

Nestled in the heart of the Big Island's oldest Volcanic Rain forest, and atop world's most active lava field, lies our luxury hideaway of rest, peace and comfort. About 2 miles from the National Park entrance.

Take a stroll thru the forested neighborhood Estates and the tropical surroundings of this serene cottage home, that is secluded in a lush native Rain forest just 24 Miles South of Hilo, Hawaii, and adjacent to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, at a 3500 feet elevation above sea level, on the slopes of Kilauea, the most active volcano on in the US. Less than 1-hour drive from Hilo to both the Cottage home & Volcano Village.

Relax and unwind … be refreshed by the cool mountain air and embraced by the giant tree ferns, ohia trees and fragrant ginger that creates a lush contrast to the primordial volcanic landscape.
Enjoy... Long wrap around Lanais, and quiet sitting areas. Awaken to the Big Island’s cacophony of chirping exotic bird’s, soft rains and the Sunlight breaking thorough the clouds.

~ Pele's Secret Garden Accommodations ~
Our floor plan begins with 2 luxurious bedrooms, 2 full-baths, with guests enjoying our plush King & Queen-sized beds amidst a four-layer bedding, designed for absolute Comfort, plus Futon sleepers a Baby Crib and Highchair. Sleeps 2 to 6 Guests (example: 4 adults + 2 children).

We offer a spacious home with private bath, original art and furnishings, high ceilings, kitchen with energy efficient stainless appliances, granite counter tops and an exotic wood bar top, a wood-burning fireplace, private jetted tub in master bath, cable TV and video, Wi-Fi wireless internet, and a large 1000 ft wrap-around Lanai.

~ Pele's Secret Garden Cottage Home includes these Amenities for your Pleasure & Comfort:
• Our Signature Aloha Hospitality!
• Luxury, Private cottage Home, 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths
• Plush beds with 4-layer bedding
• Complementary Tropical Fresh Fruits, 100% pure
Hawaiian Coffee & Tea
• Jetted Tub in Master bath
• Wood-burning fireplace, logs provided
• Hawaiian Massage services, available in the local area
• Cable TV
DVD/Video Player
• Video & Music Library
• Full Kitchen (all Major appliances/utensils)
• Wireless Internet
• Gas BBQ Grill
• Great Restaurants in the Village area
• Flash lights & umbrellas provided

~ Volcano's Local Restaurants (recommend calling ahead for reservations):

• Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant

• Thai Thai Restaurant

. Ohelo Cafe Volcano Village's

~ The Must See Volcano & Hilo List ~ (Google it!)

* Volcano Winery - Complimentary Wine tasting, and select from 2 Guided Vineyard & Tea Farm Tours, includes Gift Pack!

* 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass - A unique Glass-blowing Art Studio tucked away in the Rain Forest on the slopes of Kilauea Volcano, at a 3000 feet elevation.

* Hilo Farmer's Market - Located on the corner next to Ruben's Restaurant, offers rows of vendors selling local/exotic fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, locally-made gifts, etc.

* Volcano Farmer's Market - Every Sunday morning at Cooper Center (opens 6 AM). One of the Best Farmer's markets on the Big Island.

~ Volcano Village is an outlying small township with a eclectic mix of scientists, artists and local entrepreneurs in a village-like community with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. The village and its surrounding inhabitants blend imperceptibly into the lush Native forested landscape. The whole area has been designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve and Historic Site.

Volcano Village - a 'World Heritage Site' with nice restaurants, galleries and only 1 mile from the unforgettable Volcanoes National Park. Our wonderful Cottage Home being adjacent to both Volcano Village & the Park, is a perfect getaway for Adventure, Romance or as a retreat getaway. Easily accessible from both Hilo and Kona airports on the Queen’s Highway 11. Driving distance from Kona Airport, with no stops, is approximately 2.5 to 3.0 hours; whereas from the Hilo Airport is approximately 45 minutes to our driveway; and another 5-minutes drive to Volcano Village proper, depending on weather conditions.

~ About the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ~
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, offers scientists insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.

Over half of the park is designated wilderness and provides unusual hiking and camping opportunities. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been honored as an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.

The National Park Web site provides up-to-date information on volcanic activity, safety, schedule of park lectures/presentations, tours and hiking trails.

Keywords: Beautiful! Eco-Friendly, cozy, clean, fully loaded with the comforts of home.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    We are Flexible with Children but please consider first that our home is not child proof and contains many valubles including hardwoods and glass....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Cigarettes or Cigars Please!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Comfy California King Bed that can be converted to two twin bed., Queen size Beds (1) Very cozy four Poster Teak Queen size bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds available when King Bed is not in use., Baby Cribs (1) New Portable Playpen can be used for sleeping. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Games:

    assortment of board games and puzzles ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Variety of CD's featuring local artist and popular Hawaiian Musicians...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 3 TV's includes 1000 channels, movies and local programing. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    speaker system available to plug in your computer or smart phone to enjoy your own music or my favorite 'Pandora'....moreless

  • Television:

    HD television with Boise sound system....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many Video's to choose from including, music, drama, comedy and documentary. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Bamboo Dining table with glass table top....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quality Large Capacity Stackable Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic and Long Distance calls are Free (Including Canada)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall mounted heating in each bedroom & on kitchen island....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Quality Large Capacity Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Great Service!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace featuring a mosaic Honu (turtle) migration. Logs and wood available for warm romantic fireside relaxing. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    8 cup coffee maker and coffee press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You should find most everything you need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Top of the line stainless equip with extra power jet and silent!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Top of the line stainless appliances, granite counter top with a beautiful exotic wood bar top. Bamboo six seat dining table with glass tabletop, place mats and setting; including a highchair for the little one, if needed....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    stocked ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel two door refrigerator with convenient bottom drawer slid out freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    1000 foot Wrap-around Deck, with fully extended Cantilever Roof. Sipping on a cup of 100% Island (Kona or Ka'u) Coffee and select island teas and stargazing at Night!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Private Jacuzzi Tub in a candlelit moment to yourself and unwind and relax in our Personal Jetted Tub in Master Bath. Open the sliding door and feel the cool breeze coming from the lush fern forest. Therapeutic and aromatherapy sea salts to enhance your indulgences and sooth your soul....moreless



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Jul 15 - Jul 31, 2017
2 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Standard rates of $200/nt apply over a two night stay. Minimum 2 night stay @ $250/nt.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Volcano Village
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Golf course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 11
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Volcano Village
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea (seasonal)
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Punalu'u (Black Sands or Turtle Beach)

Car: Necessary

Located within the 'Kilauea' area, one of the most Active Volcano in the US; with two eruption and most recent located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park of Halema'umau as the molten lava continues to reach the top of the crater floor. Pu'u Oo continues to rumble and flow, often times visible entering the Pacific Ocean. Come feel the pulse.

Visit the USGS Hawaii Volcano website for current updates and webcam.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I so enjoy sharing my little piece of this treasured rainforest with people from all over the world and so appreciate their positive feedback.

Why the Owner Chose Ohia Estates, Volcano, HI, USA:
Our Luxury home was featured in Hawaiian Style Magazines 2008 Eco-Issue ~ built in 2007 with full awareness of environmental impact and the adaptability of the structure to the landscape. Complete with Solar Powered water heating system supplied by UV filtered rainwater working in Harmony with Nature and is less wasteful and Environmentally Friendly.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our Reviews speak for themselves and keep us striving to make it your best possible visit.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 1000 ft wrap-around Lanai with 360 Views of Volcano's Tropical Lush Rain Forest!

    1000 ft wrap-around Lanai with 360 Views of Volcano's Tropical Lush Rain Forest!

  • enchanted home in the rainforest

    enchanted home in the rainforest

  • Inside Dining and enjoying the outdoors

    Inside Dining and enjoying the outdoors

  • fully loaded kitchen

    fully loaded kitchen

  • living room

    living room

  • outdoor dining on the lanai or relaxing in the hammock

    outdoor dining on the lanai or relaxing in the hammock

  • fish-eye view

    fish-eye view

  • formal dining

    formal dining

  • Vaulted Ceilings

    Vaulted Ceilings

  • Fresh Island Fruit

    Fresh Island Fruit

  • Mahalo for Making Your stay at Pele's Secret Garden ~ Please Come Back again....

    Mahalo for Making Your stay at Pele's Secret Garden ~ Please Come Back again....

  • complementary bottle of wine

    complementary bottle of wine

  • spacious setting

    spacious setting

  • view from the entrance

    view from the entrance

  • fish-eye view

    fish-eye view

  • king bed that can be separated into two twins

    king bed that can be separated into two twins

  • welcome


  • granite counter tops

    granite counter tops

  • a warm and romantic fire

    a warm and romantic fire

VRBO #150406

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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