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

Ohia Estates, Volcano, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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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About 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.

Owner purchased this House in 2007

Why Owner chose Ohia Estates

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.

What makes this House unique

Our Reviews speak for themselves and keep us striving to make it your best possible visit.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • 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.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • attached to each bedroom.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Quality Large Capacity Stackable Dryer
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Domestic and Long Distance calls are Free (Including Canada)
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Wall mounted heating in each bedroom & on kitchen island.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      on the property
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Quality Large Capacity Washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Great Service!
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Wood burning fireplace featuring a mosaic Honu (turtle) migration. Logs and wood available for warm romantic fireside relaxing.


                        • 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.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          8 cup coffee maker and coffee press.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Top of the line stainless equip with extra power jet and silent!
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          You should find most everything you need.
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel two door refrigerator with convenient bottom drawer slid out freezer.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Bamboo Dining table with glass table top.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  book library
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD included in living room
                                • Games
                                  assortment of board games and puzzles
                                • Music Library
                                  Variety of CD's featuring local artist and popular Hawaiian Musicians
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) 3 TV's includes 1000 channels, movies and local programing.
                                • Stereo
                                  speaker system available to plug in your computer or smart phone to enjoy your own music or my favorite 'Pandora'.
                                • Television
                                  HD television with Boise sound system.
                                • Video Library
                                  Many Video's to choose from including, music, drama, comedy and documentary.


                                    • 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!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      professional lawn service.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill

                                      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.


                                            • cinemas
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • luaus
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          105 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful secret hideaway!

                                                          Sandy T.

                                                          We absolutely loved our stay at Pele's Secret Garden. Being just a few minutes drive to Volcano National Park was great with the advantage of being surrounded by a rainforest. The house is beautifully decorated inside and had every amenity needed. It was perfect for our family of four. In fact, it was so perfect that my family preferred to stay at the house as opposed to exploring more of the park. The wrap around porch was so relaxing to sit on and enjoy the tranquility. Sunday morning market in Volcano Village was fun and if you're looking to grab a fast bite, there is an amazing Thai food truck called "Tuk Tuk" located in the Cooper Centre parking lot.

                                                          Thanks Peggy for sharing your beautiful home and your generous hospitality.


                                                          Sandy and family :)

                                                          Comfortable and cozy

                                                          Julie P.

                                                          We spent two nights at Pele's Secret Garden and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay close to Volcano National Park. It was like staying at a friend's house - everything we needed in a super comfortable setting. It was a bit chilly in the house, but the heaters helped. Tip - There isn't much for groceries in the area, so stock up before you arrive!



                                                          This home is absolutely amazing! We were welcomed with fresh fruits, coffee, tea, eggs, English muffins and fully stocked condiments. The garden surrounding the cottage is beautiful you are truly in the rainforest. It is less than fifteen minutes to Volcanoes National Park. So quiet and peaceful. We highly recommend a stay here.

                                                          Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway

                                                          Bill T.

                                                          My wife and I loved Pele’s Secret Garden as a venue to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival we were delighted with a beautiful centerpiece of fresh flowers, a tray of local tropical fruit and a refrigerator stocked with canned beverages and breakfast items. The home is beautifully decorated in a homey Hawaiian motif and well furnished for preparing whatever meals we chose to have at “home”. The wrap-around deck is a great place to enjoy the sounds of the rainforest at any hour of the day or evening.

                                                          Our primary interest in visiting the Big Island of Hawaii was the Volcanos National Park, which is just a 10 minute drive from the cottage. The nearby Village of Volcano offers great dining options and good convenience shopping. Other attractions less than an hour away are a coffee plantation, a winery and a macadamia nut plantation/processing facility. The city of Hilo, with good shopping, dining and tourism venues is only 30 minutes away.

                                                          Very calm, quiet, serene, and refreshing. Loved both the remoteness and easy access to stores/park.

                                                          SALLY M.

                                                          This was a great cross-island getaway for our family. Our host, Peggy, was fully prepared with a well decorated and stocked home. Living in Kailua-Kona, we also get a lot company and know what it takes to stay prepared all the time. We couldn't have done what she did better ourselves. Overall we loved it and hope to make it an annual trip.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Mahalo for your kind works. It's guests like you that keep me doing what I do. We look forward to having you come stay again.



                                                          Perfect location for a visit to Volcano National Park

                                                          Caroline H.

                                                          Peggy's House is just beautiful and also the area around the house is great.

                                                          We found everything in the house you would need and the torches came very handy for the nighttime visit to the park.

                                                          The house was very clean and is nicely decorated. We would greatly recommend this lodging and would love to stay there again! Mahalo Peggy for letting us stay in your great home!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Totally my pleasure hosting you and so happy to hear how you enjoyed your stay.

                                                          Please come back and stay again.




                                                          Ohia Estates, Volcano, HI, USA

                                                          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. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/


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

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