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Merlenna Higby

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Romantic Aloha Ohia Hale with Hot Tub!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Overview

Ohia Estates House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Merlenna Higby (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 Volcano

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Total cozy, great features, you can stay super there, perfectly earlier excursions into the National Park."-
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)
Romantic Aloha Ohia Hale with Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews
4

private and quiet

  • 4 of 5

very plain.....no landscaping...from the outside but inside was fine....everything anyone could need...and coffee ! a big t.v with cable...a small gas fireplace which did not work one day. All told, we would stay there again. private and quiet.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice property, recommended.

  • 4 of 5

Well located property (close to Volacano National Park). Clean, easy check-in. Nice living room area. Well stocked full kitchen. Outdoor jacuzzi. note: Counted over 10 cats wandering outside the propery and adjacent house. Fine if you're a cat lover (but there is some cat smell throughout the grounds). Overall, would recommend the area for close proximity to excellent hiking and quick night viewing of Kilauea.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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4

Very relaxing and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Perfect for 2 people

  • 4 of 5

Very charming place and lovely house but not for 3 people, the third person has to sleep on the sofas

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lava Roc Cafe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Old Volcano Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Ohia Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$120
$720
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Tax Rate 13.42%

$120/night
$55 cleaning fee, 13.416% tax

7th night free / 10% kama'aina & senior discount for stays of 2 nights or more!
Other specials may be available, please inquire with us!

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Amenities

Ohia Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with shower with many different settings - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate!

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