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Volcano's Ohana House--Popular Rainforest Hideaway Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Ohana House, your perfect home base when exploring the beautiful highlands of the Big Island of Hawaii. This large three bedroom home is just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, situated amidst the magical rainforest filled with wild ginger, native Ohia and towering fern trees. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW THIS SECTION TO SEE A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR! Lic# W26108485-01

The home is clean, bright and airy. As you enter you're greeted by views of the rainforest from the great room, complete with a TV and gas stove with remote control thermostat. The full kitchen includes a breakfast bar crafted from native ohia trees. The three bedrooms are furnished with Hawaiian quilts and abundant linens to ensure your comfort. Two full baths have plenty of towels, plus the Ohia room has its own vanity. Be sure to bring along your laptop--we offer free wireless internet so you can keep in touch with friends and family via email.

Perfect for one or two couples or a group of up to eight. The Paradise suite has a king-sized bed, the Tropical Sunrise room has a queen, the Ohia room has two twins (that can be converted to a King) and the loft has two cozy twins. Maid and shopping service can be made available upon request, we do provide a washer & dryer.

Ohana means the Gathering or Family house in the Hawaiian language, and you'll find the Ohana House to be the perfect gathering place for your time in Volcano. Ohana House is perfectly secluded, nestled next to national forest land, but easily accessible. This is a great vacation rental for families, couples or honeymooners. We welcome you to Ohana House, and we hope to make your stay perfect in every way.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About The Owner

The owners: Becky and Barrow Emerson.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Volcano

My husband and I fell in love with the beauty of the Hawaiian highlands with its unique rainforest growing on the slopes of an active volcano and the magical properties of Hawaii's 'Healing Isle.' We've furnished Ohana house to be the perfect home base to explore this fascinating region. You'll find Ohana house has all the comforts of home - a world away!

What makes this house unique

The property is very secluded and quiet. You have views of the rainforest with its giant tree ferns, ohia trees and wild ginger right out your window. The house is roomy and bright with all the comforts of home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was so handy to Volcano National Park. The house was very very clean and so toasty warm. We all recommend it highly! Fun toys for kids.

The owner is so friendly and welcoming. Great place
Mar 2013
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Mauna Loa Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Volcano's Ohana House--Popular Rainforest Hideaway Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.3 based on 14 reviews
Hamilton, New Jersey

Beautiful home near Volcano National Park.

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in this home Feb 2014 and just getting around to the review. The home was very spacious with amply bedrooms and baths for a family of 5. There was a hiking trail out back and a very close drive to the park. The decor was charming and had a relaxing vibe. The owner was very helpful in suggesting places to shop. The kitchen was fully stocked as we cooked all of our dinners at home. The only problem was the dehumidifier had to run constantly in the master bedroom or the floor would get wet. Not sure why? All in all we very much enjoyed our stay and appreciate you opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fletcher, NC

Rain forest delight.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and comfortable house. Our family had a totally unique experience being in the rain forest and near the volcanoes. Owner provided enough of everything to make it comfortable and convenient. It felt like an oasis in the middle of the jungle. It is hard to think that a gas fireplace is needed in Hawaii but with the altitude and occasional rain it was a welcome extra in the AM and late in the evening. Great spot!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hawaii and Japan

Close but no cigar

  • 2 of 5

Red flags on this property!! Absentee owners may not have a cleaning service or local caretakers with their best interest in mind. Surface cleaning only. Carpets stained, kitchenware had a film so our first task was to empty all the cabinets and waged everything. We booked this property for five friends attending Merrie Monarch festivities. Fortunately we arrived before our friends to make property feel a little more welcoming. It's amazing, a few simple fresh flowers, Febreze to counter mildew smells and some island background music can give a warm welcome feeling. Ohana House could easily become a 5 star property with a little extra effort. Some deep cleaning (carpets professionally cleaned), upgrade old bedding (after 10 years you got your monies worth) pillows should've replaced every year. A broom to sweep porch might go on that list. I might add if you check out 11am, as published on your website owners might instruct their cleaning service that parking themselves on the front porch before 10am is bad form. What shouldbe obvious....if there are cars in the drive prior to 11am then guests are still present and it's more appropriate to come back after the checkout time. Seems obvious but common sense is very common... I think Mark Twain gets the credit for that little wisdom. Unfortunate we couldn't give this a 5 Star ... but not much Aloha here.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I'm so sorry we came up short in your estimation. I have hired a new cleaning crew, and I very much appreciate your alerting me to some issues I will have to address with them. There is no excuse for them to park in the driveway and make you feel uncomfortable before it is time for you to check out. I sincerely apologize for that. And of course, if everything was not spotless there is no excuse for that either. I wish there was a way to make it up to you, but again, I want to thank you for your input and we will certainly address your issues for our next guests. Mahalo, Becky
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  • 5 of 5

We appreciated Becky sharing her home with us! It was truly a "home away from home". We were able to do so much at HVNP because we were only 4 miles away. We did all the Day Hikes that the NP recommends and some extras. We enjoyed the Kilauea Iki Trail the most, including the Lava Tube. The most challenging was the Hilina Pali Trail to Ka'aha. It was easy to see the glowing caldera in the Kilauea Crater at night with such a short trip back to "home".

The kitchen is large and easy to use, so much storage area. We enjoyed the grill and having a washer & dryer convenient to use. The rooms are all separate enough to accommodate other couples or two or more families (four separate bedrooms). Everything worked out very well! We'd stay here again and recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent base camp for trips to Volcano National Park

  • 4 of 5

Ohana House is a great base camp for trips to Volcano National Park. We stayed just three nights and got to spend two full days exploring the Park. The house is at a great location - quiet but only 2-3 minutes from the main road. Nice rooms and comfy beds.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Excellant stay !!

  • 5 of 5

I was a little worried at first being inland, we've always rented on the beach. Boy was I surprised! This house is amazing! Every detail was thought of, from shampoo to spices. The house is in the middle of the rain forest. Now I'm no "newbie" to Hawaii, I have been to the rain forest before but never actually stayed there before. It was a little dis concerning the first night. It was black as tar, you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. The house is cozy and very comfortable so we stayed in. The morning broke and what a sight to see!! Ferns 20 feet tall! We were mesmerized. Then we stated to relax and enjoy our new forest home. I have never felt so relaxed. My body & head let go of everything. I was in bliss for the first time since I could remember. This place has something about it that captivates your heart. I could have stayed forever.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Just minutes from Volcano National Park, the Ohana House is perfectly situated in the highlands of the Big Island of Hawaii amidst thousands of acres of ancient rainforest. At 3,500 foot altitude, Volcano enjoys a temperate climate year-round and without the insects or heat of the coastal towns. The quaint village of Volcano has restaurants, galleries, a winery, golf course and shops for all your needs. A quick 30 minute drive takes you to Hilo, Hawaii's second largest city. Lava flows, waterfalls, black sand beaches, thermal-heated ponds and snorkeling are all less than an hour's drive away.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 13.42%

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