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Top to bottom Rainforest Views ** Hot Tub!** Quake Proof and Cozy!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

May 2018 memo:

Our hearts go out to our neighbors in Leilani Estates. May you all find peace and quiet soon.

There is no immediate danger to the Volcano Village area and its subdivisions where we are located. Traffic flow to and from Hilo and Kona are fine and passable. Please check with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for any possible closures that may affect your hiking plans. I will update here as needed.


USGS reports that it is safe to travel in and around Hawaii Island.


I just installed a brand new Hot Tub!

‘The house was nice and clean. Lots of extras which we appreciated borrowing: ice chest, flashlights, umbrellas, reusable tote bags. Loved the extra warm and cozy blankets'.

This house (Built in 2003) is located in one of the last high-altitude rain forests in the U.S. centrally located, near the village of Volcano (altitude approx. 3600 ft) four miles from the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the heart of the Big Island of Hawaii. Only 30 minutes from Hilo and 2 hours from Kona.

The house is decorated with island art and comfortable seating areas. Your every need will be met. Enjoy creating your meals in our well equipped, well-lit kitchen or dine out at one of the many restaurants in Volcano Village or inside the Volcanoes National Park. From fine dining to casual there's something for everyone's taste and budget. Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while gazing at the immense star-filled sky or the romantic outside lighted ferns from the floor to ceiling windows in the living room. Cuddle up in comfort in the living room & watch a movie using the Roku Streaming Player or listen to your own iPod or iPhone connected to the stereo system. Then enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in our luxurious beds. This is where you will find a truly peaceful, relaxing getaway.

In the morning have your coffee on the lanai (deck) while watching local birds feasting at the birdfeeder and playing in the surrounding fern forest while you consider your days adventure from the numerous list of options provided in our 10 page introduction email.

This house consists of a downstairs bedroom with queen size bed, spacious living room with cathedral ceiling and full size convertible sofa, complete kitchen and a tiled bathroom with a luxurious spa-size tub with private views into the forest.

This property is very private. You can not see any neighbors due to the very dense tropical rainforest.

There is a roomy upstairs bedroom with a Queen size iComfort Sleep System by Serta bed and a futon including 4 inches of full size memory foam to use anywhere you wish. The upstairs bedroom is accessed from the living room by way of a securely fastened ships ladder.

We are located only four miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park This is where you can view the steam vents and explore lava tubes. Some are located closer to Hilo which is all part of the same series of tubes carved out 500-700 years ago. I can provide you with information on visiting the best lava tubes on the island. For more volcano information click on the link to our website below.

In Volcano Village about three minutes away you can be enjoying one of our many charming restaurants, shops or art galleries. Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas have many beautiful hikes to choose from. Don’t forget to visit the Volcano Winery and take in a round of golf at the Volcano Golf & Country Club.

The Old Town of Hilo with its Historic Tsunami Museum and bay front shopping, glorious parks and waterfalls and snorkeling beaches are a short thirty-minute drive North of Volcano. Thirty minutes in the opposite direction heading South of Volcano is one of the Big Island of Hawaii's best beaches, Punalu'u Black Sand beach. It is known for its green sea turtles and beautiful black sand.

There is nowhere else you will find a community as charming and creative as Volcano Village. Hanging around the quaint Volcano Village restaurants and chatting with the locals is a great way to see and feel the Island aloha spirit. There is a mix of artists, musicians, writers and more. Be sure to make it to the local farmers market held every Sunday morning.

If you love orchids there is an orchid growing warehouse just down the highway called Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. They have some of the world’s rarest and most unusual orchids. A feast of color for the eyes. You may see them blooming in our gardens depending on the time of year.

At Richardson Bay, 30 minutes from the house in Hilo There are beaches with great snorkeling. This area is great for bringing the kids. There are a lot more things to do and see, there are waterfalls, botanical gardens, lava flows into the ocean (when active) and great restaurants.

I can provide you with more info on all that and much more when you book your stay with us. As an added bonus there are no mosquitoes in this area because of it's cooler climate.

Your host is located near-by. Should you have any special needs or requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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More Details

Tracy Taylor
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Tracy Taylor

I've been a business owner for an ever growing Residential and Commercial cleaning company for the last 18 years. I have cleaned other owners vacation rentals during that time and decided that was where I needed to invest my savings. I'm adventurous and I love life!

Tracy Taylor purchased this house in 2008

Why Tracy Taylor chose Ohia Estates

I love this area of the Big Island. The temperature is perfect most of the time. The idea that the land around here is new and more land is being created all the time is fascinating to me. I could watch the lava flow for hours. I also can't get enough of snorkeling on the islands. The sea life here is absolutely amazing. I'm not sure which I love more.

Come and experience it for yourself. I will be happy to share the wonders of the Big Island with you so that you will go home knowing you have had the best vacation of your life.

What makes this house unique

I think the best thing I like about the house is the peace and quiet. The variety of birds and their songs are so beautiful. Listen for them at the end of the video. Mornings are the best sitting on the lanai drinking tea. The variety of plants and flowers will amaze you as they do me as I learn what will grow in this area! Something is always blooming. And the stargazing OMG the stargazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mahalo nui for sharing such a magnificent and inviting piece of your paradise with us! We found ourselves immediately comfortable and relaxed by all the amenities and the wonderful set up provided for us. We were able to completely soak in the entrancing beauty of the scenery so perfectly framed in the picture like windows throughout the house. Our stay here has been that of a fantasyland like vacation with explorations not only of our inner peace, but of the breathtaking views and the waters of South Point, the green sands, the fabulous tide pools of Kapoho. (Thanks for the map!) And the mesmerizing encounter between Pele and her water loving sister watching from Kalapana. Needless to say, our stay here has been perfect and we send a big mahalo to you both!
Mar 2009
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Ohia Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bath room is medium sized with a very large tub. This tub can fit to adults very comfortably.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One is in the downstairs bedroom and the other is in the upstairs roomy loft. Also in the loft are a twin futon and full sized mattress toppers that can make up another double bed. There is a full sized convertible couch in the living room and a Graco Baby Crib
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Rockin in the Rainforest

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here during the craziness of the volcano eruptions and earthquakes from May 2-6. The cottage itself was just like the pictures - cozy if a bit cluttered, and definitely nestled in the rain forest. A brand new hot tub on the deck was a welcome surprise - we used it 3 of the 4 nights, relaxing while the outdoor lights illuminated the foliage. Our last "soak" was interrupted by a jarring earthquake (the last of more than 20 or so over the last few days).

The location was convenient to the National Park and to the town of Volcano. We loved the Tuk Tuk food truck and Ohena Café. Not so great was Kilauea Lodge, which was more expensive and boring. When the National Park was evacuated, it was a great day trip to Punalu'u and South Point. We enjoyed the lively but small Farmer's Market on Sunday morning.

The cottage had a very private and secluded location. We drank our coffee and lingered over breakfast on the deck every morning. The kitchen was well enough equipped, we got by with mini frig and manual dishwashing. Put the coffee grinder to good use! Plenty of bottled drinking water was provided because the in-house water is from a catchment basin and not potable.

There were only 2 of us so we used the downstairs bedroom. Did not even venture up the ladder to see the 2nd floor loft - too many earthquakes to be climbing ladders!

Tracy the owner was easy to communicate with and responded immediately when we needed help with incoming directions. She also contacted us during the earthquakes and eruptions to be sure all was OK.

In short, and despite the craziness during our visit, we loved Volcanoes National Park, we loved the little town of Volcano, and would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage to visitors. And, there is much to see and do, so our 4 nights was more than justified.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rainforest hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six very much enjoyed this rainforest hideaway. We explored VNP and the Hilo side extensively and the location worked well-- very close to the Park but not too far from Hilo to make travel burdensome. Teens and preteen loved the spacious loft. Landscaping is incredible and the lanai a peaceful place to welcome the morning. Be aware that the kitchen is small and the fridge only a dorm-sized one with very limited freezer space, so plan your groceries accordingly.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Rare gem in a wonderful location!!

  • 5 of 5

As first time visitors in Hawaii we were blown away at how beautiful and well appointed this house was. Nestled in the middle of lush tropical settings, it was both private and peaceful. Nature abounds and the large patio is a great place to relax listening to the birds singing.

We've stayed in many VRBO homes and this was hands down the most well appointed we've ever found. You won't require a thing except sugar and cream for your morning coffee! At this time of year you'll definitely need warmer clothes as this area of the island is cool, however there are a ton of blankets and heaters provided to help.

The house was spotless and the beds were very comfortable.

This house is very close to Volcano National park so make sure to check that out while you're visiting - a binder in the house provides a ton of info for visitors. A great place to find huge sandwiches and breakfast bowls at an affordable price is the Eagle Lighthouse cafe in the town of Volcano. The food was delicious and handy before a day hike.

Overall we loved this place and would definitely stay again. Our only complaint was that the washing machine was broken when we came and we weren't advised ahead of time. It's a pain to find out at the last second that we needed to go to a laundromat to wash our clothes (with the high humidity clothes tend to get damp quickly).

I would recommend this property for your stay, just make sure to check on the status of the washing machine prior to booking if that's a concern.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing property - nestled in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property. It's beautifully located around Volcano Village which has a considerable amount of other vacation homes but this one in particular caught my eye from the very beginning. This is one of the best homes around in Volcano - located about 1 mile from Volcano National Park.

After having some trouble finding it (it shares a driveway so read the instructions BEFORE getting there) - it was an oasis after long hikes in Volcano National Park or checking out the waterfalls around the Hilo area. Watching the birds feed every morning was definitely one of the great joys here.

It rains almost every day so its something you have to get used to and its about 10 degrees cooler here than in Hilo but that's to be expected given Volcano is located @ 3000ft above sea level.

The house had everything you could think of using during a brief stay. Most homes such as this one do not have air-conditioning but once we got there - we realized that we didn't really need it. Some days we would actually use the heat lamps that were provided (super helpful).

Overall if you are looking at booking a vacation home in Volcano - I would book this one hands down.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Gorgeous Jungle Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 3 nights during our honeymoon so we could be near by the Volcano National Park. This house was perfect. The large floor to ceiling windows are really picturesque. One early morning while enjoying coffee there was a large bird, maybe a hawk, sitting on a branch right outside the window. It was so cool.

The house is well equipped, feels like your home away from home. Very private. I have to admit it was a bit tricky to find, its on a long tree lined street where you cannot really see any of the houses. They are all set back. This house is no different its down a little driveway and the address was different then what was posted out front. But we found it... and were happy with where we were.

The property is less then a 10min drive to the Volcano Park, and also very close to the town of Volcano. The town of Volcano is tiny. But we had dinner one night in town at the lodge and it was really great after a long hike over the lava fields.

Other fun to dos near by. The black sand beach is so pretty, we saw so many turtles. Also the little town of Pahao was a nice destination for lunch, we then went to Ahalanui Park for a swim.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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A Jungle Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying in the jungle here for a little over a week. Very private and quiet, Tracy and Annie were very quick to respond to questions. The kitchen was well stocked, and the bedroom was nicely furnished. Our son enjoyed the loft. We enjoyed the board games that were available and there were tons of books to read, too.

My favorite spot was on the porch. There's a neat bird feeder that you can fill up, then in about 5 minutes all sorts of birds show up. The volcano park is minutes away, there are restaurants and small stores nearby. The bath tub... super cool, and enough hot water to fill it up.

It's the jungle, so there's a lot of moisture.

I think it rained an inch or so in one afternoon... so expect some weather!

Its about 35 minutes or so to Hilo - super family friendly beach there, super neat farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Overall, this was well worth the money we spent. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Lava Tube Cave
Rainbow Falls
Hilo Farmers Market
Kahaluu Beach Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea Volcano
Hiilawe Falls
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Ken's House of Pancakes
Mauna Kea Observatory
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in the town of Volcano
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Hilo Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiawe Kitchen (808) 967-7711
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano Village Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Hilo Bay Cafe...Fantastic despite its location!
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilauea Lodge Restaurant 808-967-7366
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe (808) 967-8526
Nearest Point of Interest
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Car: necessary

Lava flow viewing when active, Steam vents, Lava tube exploring, Scenic drives, Rain forest, Thermal hot ponds


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $555
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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