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Merlenna Higby

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Ainani Jade Ohana Home near Volcano!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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Ainani Jade Ohana: 3 bed/2 bath upstairs with 3 bed/1 bath downstairs!

Jade Ohana is a spacious beautified home with vaulted ceilings and large windows overlooking 18' Hapu'u ferns in a rainforest setting, with serene peaceful views whether it is sunny, misty or rainy.

Although this is Hawaii at 4,000 foot elevation and being a rain forest it can get cool during the day and in the evenings. Our home is cozy and warm. It is fully carpeted, and nicely furnished, black leather couches with recliners a 50"TV, Cable, video library, wireless internet

Three bedrooms, one king and three full beds, two full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, large vaulted living/dining room. Water filtration system for drinking water.


Sleeps 5 comfortably or 8 total

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Number of Beds: 3 full beds & 1 kingsize bed

Number of Bathrooms: 2

Upstairs second level is 3 bedroom/2 bath home.

With a King bed, and 3 double beds

The downstairs, unit has 3 beds & a full bathroom

full kitchen and living/dining room

Together they are available to sleep up to 14 people

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

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.

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.

The JADEHOUSE, is at 11-3853 Jade Avenue.

Jade House is located in the center of the East side of the Big Island, with 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! (:

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
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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Ainani Jade Ohana Home near Volcano!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 56 reviews

Nice if you only need upstairs and nobody is downstairs

  • 3 of 5

We were glad to be there for just the one night and although the total bill was over $400 ($110 for cleaning fee) it was still less than many places in the area for our group of 8 people. Be aware even with the large cleaning fee signs indicated that we must leave the kitchen as we found it so we spend the morning washing our dishes, towel drying them and putting everything away! We aren't a messy bunch but for that price it seems we could have just left the dishes in the drying rack.

We were just there and being summer things were dry however the downstairs did have a strong odor (perhaps cleaner to cover the mold smell) which did cause breathing problems for some of us who were there. In Hawaii the musty smell is common and I am sure a challenge for owners! The house has some kind of motor that isn't well insulated combined with single pane windows, though it is in a box under the outside staircase, so the noise woke anyone on that side of the house at midnight, 2 am, 4 am and the house was up by 6 am.

The insulation between the upstairs and downstairs is lacking so if you were upstairs in a bathroom you could hear everything going on downstairs, this would have been terrible if we hadn't had both units! Also, downstairs every time someone walked barefoot across the floor it sounded like they were marching in boots.

The owners do have the place well stocked, nicely furnished and clean and were clear about the need to bring drinking water as the water there is not for drinking.

We enjoyed all the windows and opened them up to get a nice breeze throughout the unit, it was of course near 90 degrees that day but with all those windows we didn't miss having air conditioning. It was a nicely decorated unit with plenty of sleeping space, providing that someone can stay downstairs without allergic reaction and with earplugs to mute the sound of the motor outside the window.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Worked well for an overnight trip to Volcano National Park. All listed information proved true. Not fancy but serviceable - would recommend. :)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lava Rock Cafe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 11
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.


Rates & Availability

Volcano House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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 ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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