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

74 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

~ 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 & an assortment of Tea's

and a complementary bottle of wine

• 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/Electric 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

. Cafe Ohi'a 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Volcano

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fabulous stay! things we loved about Pele's Secret Garden: being "home" from the National Park in minutes, TOTAL silence at night (and total darkness!), sleeping on the side of a volcano, the feeling of being in a fainforest/jungle but being in Hawaii, the pireplace on a chilly night, this beautifully furnished home with so many comforts and luxuries, the fresh flowers throughout the house....and so much more....
Jun 2008
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Pele's Secret Garden~ Rain Forested Peace and Tranquility ~
average rating of 4.972973 based on 77 reviews

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything you could hope for in a vacation rental! Quiet, private, relaxing, beautiful, etc. Thank you Peggy for sharing your home with us. We definitely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint-Lazare, Quebec

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved the comfort, beauty and peacefulness of this property. The owner had provided a fresh fruit basket as well as everything for a healthy breakfast, which was much appreciated. The location of Pele's Secret Garden is very close to the Volcanoes National Park, our main destination for our stay at this property. The place was spotless, lovely, filled with great reads on Hawaii, music. All of us would recommend this property in a heartbeat! Mahalo Mrs Kunewa!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental Property I've ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

This rental is above and beyond anything I've ever enjoyed previously! The house is beautiful with all the amenities and comforts of home. We had a lot of difficulty getting to Hawaii (airline delays that had some of our party arriving more than 24+ hours later than scheduled) so it was amazing to arrive at this home where there was a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, and eggs waiting for us. It literally helped the stress melt away. You don't get this type of attention in a 5 star hotel. I will certainly stay here again if I get the chance!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Peaceful home in the rain forest

  • 5 of 5

This was a very pleasant and unique house, 15 minutes from Volcanos National Park. Feels Hawaiian. Everything was provided as specified, plus the owner had graciously provided some fruit and wine for our stay. It is in a secluded area, and you do have to open and close a gate when entering or leaving the house. The many windows provide ample light. Very quiet. Wake up to birds chirping.

There was a heater in the bedroom, but could not find one in the main room, which would have helped take the chill out of the cool morning. However, there is a fireplace in the main room that worked well one evening. It does take a long time to get hot water due to the system used, but it was plentiful for our needs.

The master bedroom is a little cramped (had to store a suitcase in the hallway), but not really a problem for our two night stay.

Try Kilauea Lodge for a great meal.

We recommend this property highly. We were very satisfied with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I spent six nights here. Our experience was terrific. The house is exactly as advertised. It was lovely, private,clean and well appointed, with lots of thoughtful extra touches. We appreciated the eggs and fresh fruit for breakfast, well stocked pantry, fresh flowers, and wood and duralogs for the fireplace. For anyone who wants to grill, the grill worked beautifully. It was so peaceful and relaxing we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Emigrant, MT

Comfortable Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was a nice place to land after exploring Volcanoes National Park. The location is very convenient to the National Park and Volcano Village yet it is secluded. The fireplace was a nice touch -- because the nights were cooler it was comfortable to sit in front of the fire and read a book. The kitchen was well stocked (including fresh fruit and eggs) and the bottle of wine was a nice touch. My husband and I were very happy with this house as our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Volcano Golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Volcano Village
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mauna Kea (seasonal)
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Ohia Estates House Rental Rates

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Jul 15 2016 - Jul 31 2017
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

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

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Ohia Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • attached to each bedroom.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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

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