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Merlenna Higby

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

Ainani Jade Ohana Home near Volcano!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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Ainani Jade Ohana 3 bed/2 bath upstairs with 2/2 downstairs!

Jade House is a lovely and spacious beautified house with vaulted ceilings, many windows overlooking tall Hapu'u ferns in a rainforest setting, with beautiful peaceful views awaiting you whether it is sunny, misty or rainy.

Fully furnished, nicely carpeted, included is a wood stove, Cable TV, DVD/VCR player, video library, highspeed wireless internet and full kitchen. Brand new water filter system to allow you to safely drink from the tap!

With three bedrooms, (four beds), two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room with wood stove & forced air gas heater, TV, VCR and wireless internet, this is the place to stay. Brand new 4-burner propane gas BBQ to enjoy!


Sleeps 5 comfortably or 8 total

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Number of Beds: 3 full beds & 1 kingsize bed

Number of Bathrooms: 2

Has a King bed, and 3 double beds in upstairs second level 3 bedroom/2 bath home.

Or if you have a large party, rent out the downstairs also to sleep up to 14 people, with an additional 3 beds & a full bathroom with a $25 cleaning fee

This is a very clean, very nice, very comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay.

While enjoying Kona coffee by the wood stove, you can look over the giant hapu'u tree ferns (12 feet high), exotic flowers of Ginger and Anthiriums (in season), and the dark Ohia trees with the red Lehua blossoms. A peaceful, serene escape from the 'daily grind'. Every window has a nice view.

Enjoy natural beauty and incredible privacy. Step out your door and into a quiet time and place. Stroll down the canopied lanes located less than a half-mile from the heart of the village or take in some of the many sights of the island easily accessible from here.

Located in the beautiful Volcano Village area on the Big Island of Hawaii, this vacation rental is only two miles from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is located on 'The Sacred Lands of Ola'a' which includes the Ola'a Forest Reserve, a gorgeous land of lush Hapu'u ferns and mature 'Ohi'a trees.

This home offers a completely private, self-sufficient, romantic setting for an especially memorable Hawaiian vacation getaway. They’re even perfect for families! This home is intended to be a smoke free environment. Jadehouse on Hawaii's Big Island is a place where you and your family can really relax and enjoy your vacation.

The Jadehouse home is a very affordable and nice rental right in Volcano. Close to everything this house has a great location. Just a short drive to the Village to the stores and restaurants and about two miles to the entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.



The Jade Studio Downstairs (SLEEPS 6) and is the 'downstairs' of this vacation rental. The downstairs unit has one huge bedroom, divided by a full height wall into two sleeping areas. One with two double sized beds,, one with one double size bed. There is one bathroom, full kitchen, living room and cable TV.

With a view from many windows overlooking tall Hapu'u ferns in a rainforest setting, very beautiful & peaceful whether it is sunny, misty or rainy. This is a very clean, very nice, very comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay & now toasty warm.

The JADEHOUSE, is at 11-3853 Jade Avenue. Only a little over two miles to the Volcano National Park. Turn onto Jade Avenue go down 8 blocks look for JADEHOUSE sign & there you are.

Jade House is located in the center of the East side

of the Big Island, an easy 30 minute drive

North (to Hilo), South (to Naalehu), or East (to the Ocean)

Here are some great reviews from our happy guests! (:

'The weather was perfect here. Cold enough to put on the fireplace. Very comfortable home and very quiet too! We enjoyed our stay very much.'

'We had an awesome 'stay-cation' in Volcano, just loved your house! We thoroughly enjoyed the snuggles in the warm blankets and the cool, crisp air! The house was very comfortable... very clean and inviting and accommodating... for a large family!'

Much Mahalo S. Family

'What a welcoming home! Such comfortable sleeping arrangements & electric blankets! Wow! Talk about sleeping well! Thank you for making Jadehouse feel like staying at a good friends house where we had everything we needed.' The L. Family

'This is a fantastic place. My parents and I really enjoyed the quiet retreat and proximity to Volcano National Park and to Hilo. It made it possible to relax and soak in the nature that surrounds us. We will definitely recommend to our family and friends.'

Mahalo The L. Family

'Great place to stay. Getting to the Volcano National Park was so easy and is one of the most exciting places you could ever see. Very good accommodations, would recommend to anyone.'

Aloha, The T. Family

'We so enjoyed our stay in your cozy home.'

'Thank you so much for great accommodations! We are having a great time in Hawaii and enjoyed your house very much' The H. Family

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Merlenna Higby (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Merlenna Higby

We love Hawaii, especially the weather, and the big island has everything big. Moved from Monterey California a beautiful area to an even more beautiful area.

And most exciting of all we live right next to an active volcano, how many people can say that.

Merlenna Higby purchased this house in 2006

Why Merlenna Higby chose Volcano

Up to lately a million visitors a year, thought this might be a rather interesting way to add income.

What makes this house unique

NOW WITH A FORCED AIR GAS HEATER, it's sooo cozy. Close to the Park entrance & easy to find, in the dark. With large windows & huge 15' Hapu'u ferns everywhere, so peaceful & nice. Full kitchen, woodstove, vaulted ceilings, fully carpeted... makes you want to stay longer

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thanks for leaving coffee as I forgot ours !!”
May 2015
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Ainani Jade Ohana Home near Volcano!
average rating of 4.580645 based on 54 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

It was great staying at this property. It was clean, tidy and close to the attractions, on a very quiet street.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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spacious and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much--the apartment was very large and kitchen was well-stocked!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Great communication, but very

  • 2 of 5

I can't rate this very high because although the place was clean, it was very "musty" smelling and one of our adult kids had an allergic reaction to something in the house. Now, with that being said, maybe because of the location and the environment, a lot of the homes may be kind of moldy smelling, but I do want to caution folks that might have allergies, etc. I wouldn't have stayed more than one night. The owner was very thoughtful and quick in my email questions and I hate leaving anything negative but do feel a need to be honest.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the house with all its amenities and electric blankets. Nice retreat in the woods and very convenient for Volcano. Everything worked very well.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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10 Year anniversary stay

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 3. Enjoyed your house and it's offerings. Very spacious, very clean. We loved the fire place and the cozy feel it had. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and utensils. The beds were comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Loved that the homeowners made it turn key accessible.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great place for a base of operations

  • 4 of 5

The Jade house was a very good place to stay on the Big Island. Volcano is fairly centrally located making it easy to take day tips to the different parts of the Big Island. The Jade house had everything a family needs. Very comfortable, good kitchen for cooking, Wifi, TV.. all the comforts. We liked the fact they let us take our dog.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lava Rock Cafe
Car: necessary

Golfing at only golf course on an active volcano in the world

Wine tasting at the Award Winning winery,

30 Minutes South is Black Sand Beach @ Naahelu,

40 Minutes to 'most beautiful drive' on Lava Coast road, with Warm Mineral Pond to swim in.


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Volcano House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 13.42%

$110/night New Low Rate! Based on double occupancy. $18/night/additional guest. $85 cleaning fee.
No charge for children ages 3 and under!
$25 cleaning fee for use of downstairs 2 bedroom/1 bath unit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 in hallway -
    Bathroom 1 in master bedroom -
  • Both bathrooms have a shower & bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • MASTER - 2 king , with foam topper
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Two double beds, sleeps two comfortably, four total
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , One double bed, sleeps one comfortably, two total
    Attached Downstairs 2 bedroom Unit - 3 double , Sleeps 3 comfortably, 6 persons total
  • Upstairs Sleeps 8 total when sharing beds. KING SIZE BED (1) Has 'Memory Foam Topper', electric blanket, separate controls, TV VCR player DOUBLE BEDS (3) 2 double/full beds in second bedroom 1 double bed in third bedroom All with electric blankets, bathroom in hallway
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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