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Floor to Ceiling Rainforest ViewsClose to Volcano Park Entrance. Quiet & Clean!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

'The house was nice and clean. Lots of extras which we appreciated borrowing: ice chest, flashlights, umbrellas, re-usable 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 any number of music channels from the satellite TV or 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) with the sounds of the local birds 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 sized 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 rain forest.

There is a roomy upstairs bedroom with a Queen sized iComfort Sleep System by Serta bed and a futon including 4 inches of full size memory foam to use any where 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 are 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 web site 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 no where 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 water falls, 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Tracy Taylor

I've been a business owner for an ever growing Residential and Commercial cleaning company for the last 15 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
  • 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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Floor to Ceiling Rainforest ViewsClose to Volcano Park Entrance. Quiet & Clean!
average rating of 4.6271186 based on 68 reviews
Münster, Germany

Very nice home in the quiet, beautiful, Hawai'ian mountain rainforest

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much - ample space, a panorama view of the forest from the large living room windows, just a 10min drive to the Volcanoes National Park entrance, basic shopping and gas nearby (5 mins; 35mins to Hilo), superb day hikes to fill a week, all the amenities you could ask for (like, a full kitchen; a washer and dryer that get the job done; small library; birds visiting the porch, and while I can't promise it - we had a Hawai'ian Falcon (I'o) visiting for breakfast two days in a row, no kidding). Should you have a concern about the water coming from collected rain, don't - drinking water is provided, the water smells fresh, and having a shower rarely has been so nice to the skin. We'll be there the next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the middle of the Rainforest

  • 4 of 5

The volcano house is nearby the Volcano village and the Volcano National Park but yet feels like you're in the jungle.

The house was very clean with plenty of room for our family of 5. The owner description is fairly good representation of what you get. Very special experience.

We had had a great time on trails at Volcano National Park, enjoy the pond snorkeling suggested in the owners book and really loved Hawaii botanical garden and Akaka falls.

Suggest you make restaurant reservation if you plan on dining in Volcano, we waited for an hour before we were seated.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Immaculate and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Super clean, perfectly equipped and the frogs chirping at night were so peaceful. Use of HomeAway app to communicate all the necessary details was very convenient and thorough

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cute house in the rainforest near the national park.

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a neat location right in the rainforest. It is 5 minutes to the National Park which is convenient for daytime and nighttime visits. Second bedroom is a neat loft for kids who can climb the ladder. The owner stocked the house with lots of extras like umbrellas, flashlights, and coolers. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Great cottage, private & beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Less than 5 minutes from the volcano 🌋? park but no crowds! This is our second time in the home and it was just as great. Very clean and well kept. Plenty of towels and blankets for those chilly nights- and bathrobes! Surrounded by greenery- even out the full size windows in the shower! Tracy was easily accessible with questions.

Mahalo again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful, clean, everything you need! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! I wish we lived there! Furnished with everything we needed, clean, close to Volcano National Park. Perfect! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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 $250
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.