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Romantic Aloha Ohia Hale with Hot Tub!

Ohia Estates, Volcano, HI, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Romantic Aloha Ohia Hale with Hot Tub!

Romantic Aloha Ohia Hale with Hot Tub!

Escape, Rest, Relax & Unwind in total seclusion with the creature comforts of home!

Nestled in the heart of the Big Island's oldest Volcanic Rain forest, and atop the world's most active lava field, lies our volcano retreat of refuge, peace and comfort.

Enjoy the full comforts of home while relaxing under a covered lanai featuring a quiet sitting area and hot tub. Children under 12 years old not allowed.

Awaken to the cacophony of Native Hawaiian bird's, soft falling rains and warm sunlight breaking through the clouds.

Take a stroll through the forested neighborhood of Ohia Estates and the tropical surroundings of this serene home, that is secluded in a lush native Hawaiian Rain Forest located about 4 miles from the Hawaii National Park entrance and just 25 Miles South of Hilo, Hawai`i.

This inviting home is also a 5 minute drive to charming Volcano Village, which boasts one of the best local farmer's markets early Sunday morning, a skate-park and playground for the keiki and many small cafe's to choose from.

Relax and unwind ... be refreshed by the cool mountain air and embraced by the giant Hapu'u ferns, Ohia trees, fragrant ginger and wild orchids that creates a unique and lush contrast to the primordial volcanic landscape of Kilauea Volcano that is home.

Here is one of our reviews from our happy guest!

We had a wonderful and truly relaxing "staycation" in Ohia Estates. The house is comfortable and clean, and it has everything you need including a fully stocked kitchen. The shower.....I cannot say enough about this shower!!! It felt like I was bathing in a perfectly hot waterfall....so incredible. The hot tub with the view of ohia trees and hapu'u ferns was absolutely lovely. I definitely recommend this sweet little home.


Merlenna Higby

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
About Merlenna Higby

Aloha and welcome to my Big Island home! Ohia Estates is a magical place just four miles from Hawaii National Park. A perfect getaway for those wanting to hike the Kilauea trails and explore Volcano's Hawaii National Park. The guest room is fully furnished w/ a Queen size bed and ample closet space. The rental also includes one full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a covered lanai and a hot tub. The seclusion and solitude is perfect for those who need to get away from it all and detox from the stress of the city.

Merlenna Higby purchased this House in 2008

Why Merlenna Higby chose Ohia Estates

After living in L.A. and traveling the world for the past 10 years, I have been searching for my piece of Hawaii. I am originally from Honolulu and I didn't want to be in a city environment, so I chose the Big Island to call home. I was drawn to Volcano because of it's cooler temperature and it's proximity to Hawaii National Park. It's exciting living so close to one of the most active volcano's in the world. The earth is ALIVE here!

What makes this House unique

Spend the day exploring Volcano's Hawaii National Park, hiking the trails of Kilauea or playing golf at the Volcano Golf and Country Club then come home to a completely furnished home with a fully equipped kitchen. You and your special someone can prepare a gourmet meal then soak in the hot tub while sipping wine on the outdoor lanai. All the creature comforts of home in the serene tropical rain forest. Amenities include wireless internet, DirecTV Satellite Programming, and DVD/CD Surround Sound Stereo System.


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


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Bed in bedroom Sleep a 3rd guest on a single futon provided or the couch in the living room for $20/night. Children under 12 years old not allowed.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom with shower with many different settings
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Full bathroom

        Location Type

          • Golf Course Front
            Only 2 miles from Volcano Golf Course
          • Golf Course View
            Only 2 miles from Volcano Golf Course
          • Mountain View
            Surrounded by Hapu'u Ferns & Ohia Trees in Volcano Rain forest!
          • Village
            Near Volcano Village


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Heater can be provided upon request!
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                        gas firelplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            Rice cooker, toaster, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt pepper spices usually available coffee, tea, creamer and sweetener provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining Table seats 4 people. Outside patio table seats 4 on lanai!
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 3 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVD Collection


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Volcano Golf Course about 5 minute drive from house.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Very cozy and romantic 2 person hot tub on the back patio area!

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • playground
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • library
                                                      • museums
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • luaus
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • spelunking
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate!

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                        22 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Clean, cozy and beautiful cottage in the middle of the rainforest.

                                                                        Trisha H.

                                                                        We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable home in a beautiful setting! Although it felt remote, the proximity to the was amazing. We were really able to make the most of our entrance fee.

                                                                        EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS!

                                                                        sharon b.

                                                                        In all honesty - i booked this unit just because it was the only one in the location i wanted with the dates i needed that i could afford as we were planning Hawaii on just a few weeks notice. I arrived hoping not to be disappointed - indeed it was just the opposite! The unit is actually brighter and more welcoming that the pics led me to believe and we had a marvelous stay. The open floor plan made it feel very spacious, appliances were new and in perfect condition and the bed was super comfy. Hot tub worked great. Washer and dryer were much appreciated. And I don't have words to describe how much i loved the shower! The super soft bath towels exceed anything in any resort ever. We were told there was a housekeeper for the unit, and while she did not come at all during our stay, the unit was indeed spotless when we arrived. Vast selection of DVDs on hand, and a cool scrabble game in the bedroom closet. The only heat is a gas powered "log furnace" in the living area, which worked well, tho i don't think it can be set to run overnight, tho there were more than enough blankets on hand for us. The bedroom is a little small, but with a really big closet. (no dresser tho - and a dehumidifier in the bedroom would be my only suggestion )

                                                                        It is exactly 5 minutes from the entrance to VNP, and easy to find. My only disappointment is i did not get to see the cats! I would recommend this to any couple looking for a great location and a homey stay.

                                                                        Wonderful Place

                                                                        LESLIE H.Anchorage, Alaska

                                                                        This was an excellent place to stay the only negative is there wasn’t a chest of drawers to put things . We had to live out of suitcases for the 4 weeks of our stay. When we ran out of propane they were very prompt in getting it refilled. I would recommend them again.

                                                                        Clean, convince, perfect!

                                                                        Abigail H.

                                                                        This was a nice place to stay. I am very happy with all the accommodations and the cleanliness of everything. Thanks for everything :-)

                                                                        Great comfortable home.

                                                                        Susanna D.

                                                                        Loved having the hot tub to use after a long day of hiking. The bed is very comfortable. Home is clean and spacious. Would stay here again.

                                                                        Cozy home near Volcanoes National Park

                                                                        Dustin B.

                                                                        Great location for exploring Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding areas. The house is very well maintained and feels very private.


                                                                        Ohia Estates, Volcano, HI, USA

                                                                        We are just five minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. Hike across the floor of Kilauea-Iki crater or to Halema'u ma'u, home of the fire goddess Pele, or take a night hike to see the active lava flows. Your Volcano Village location puts you 40 minutes from Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, where you may see turtles nesting and swimming, one and a half hours from from the City of Refuge, and only 40 minutes from historic and beautiful downtown Hilo with restaurants, shops, museums and nearby snorkeling beaches. Amenities in the village include several diverse restaurants, 2 grocery stores, 2 gas stations, launderette, gift shops, art galleries, post office, a nearby local winery, 18-hole golf course and 'da' best Sunday morning farmer's market.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        $120/night based on double occupancy $55 cleaning fee, 13.416% tax $20/night/guest for additional guest. Children ages 12yrs and under not allowed. Stay 7 or more nights, and get the 7th night free!

                                                                        22 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent 4.5/5
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