Volcano's popular Ohana House rainforest vacation

The Great Room overlooks the rainforest
The Great Room overlooks the rainforestThe Paradise SuiteOhana House welcomes you
“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews

From $200 / night

113741 Ala'Ohia St, Volcano, HI 96778



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $200 - $250
Per week: $1,250
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Volcano vacation home rental
Just minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Ohana House is perfectly situated in the highlands of the Big Island of Hawaii amidst thousands of acres of beautiful rainforest with ohia trees, wild ginger and towering fern trees. Ohana House is perfectly secluded but accessible. This is a great vacation rental for families, couples or honeymooners.

Ohana House has three bedrooms and a loft, a fully equipped kitchen and an open and airy great room. The breakfast island has handcrafted posts from local wood, and the dining table has an uninterrupted view of the tropical rainforest. The Paradise Suite is spacious and very private with its own entrance. This room has a private bath w/full size tub/shower, a desk, ceiling fan and lots of light and windows looking out to the magical landscape. The Ohia Room has its own entrance, a large closet with sliding mirrored doors and private vanity. The Tropical Sunrise Room has a Queen-sized bed, closet with sliding mirrored doors, and beautiful views of the Ohia trees in the fern forest. The Loft is the perfect retreat with two twin beds and light, bright windows looking out on the tropical rainforest. All rooms have luxury cotton linens and tropical Hawaiian décor. There is a gas fireplace in the great room. Two bathrooms have full-sized tub/showers. The great room has a gas stove with remote controlled thermostat, CD and DVD player, TV with cable, free long distance and wireless Internet.
Area Information
At 3,500 foot altitude, Volcano enjoys a temperate climate year-round without the insects or heat of the coastal towns. The quaint village of Volcano has restaurants, art galleries, a winery, golf course and shops for all your needs. Outdoor adventures including walking, hiking, bird-watching and biking. Lava flows, waterfalls, black sand beaches, thermal-heated ponds and snorkeling are all less than an hour's drive away.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Becky Emerson

Becky Emerson

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    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 ...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 01 2016 Jun 15 2016 $200 $225 $1,250 - 2 Nights
May 01 2016 Nov 20 2016 $200 $225 $1,250 - 2 Nights
Jun 16 2016 Sep 30 2016 $225 $250 $1,250 - -
Nov 21 2016 Jan 31 2017 $225 $250 $1,250 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.41
Deposits: Payment in full upon reservation
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Rate is for up to four people. $30 per person after that. Maximum 8 people.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Lanai
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Ocean
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Beach
    (25 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The charming artist's and geologist's colony of Volcano is less than a mile away. Begin exploring one of the most spectacular National Parks in minutes. Birdwatching and walking in the rainforest right out your back door.

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii

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“ Excellent ”
4 reviews
Leang O'Brien

Leang O'Brien

Melbourne, Australia

A pleasure

April 14, 2015

Ohana house is in a perfect location for exploring Hilo and Volcanos National Park. It is a couple of miles away from Volcano village and 3 miles from the park, which makes it a great base to see the park in both daylight and at dusk when you can see the glow of the lava flow. We spend 2 nights but could have done with 3-4 as there is so much to see on this side of the Big Island. From enquiry to booking, Becky was so warm and obliging and the house is a reflection of Becky herself. It is beautifully furnished and stocked with all the amenities you require. Groceries are expensive in Volcano so if you plan to cook, buy them in Hilo. This house accommodated two families of 4 no problem. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The O'Briens and the Chims

Becky Emerson

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much! I'm glad you had a good trip to Volcano and the Ohana House was a good home away from home for you. Mahalo! Becky

Jeff Bloszies

Jeff Bloszies

Denver, CO

Wonderful House

July 21, 2011

Despite the rainy weather, we had a great time in this very nice house. Very comfortable and a great location for exploring the Volcano National Park. Great restaurants nearby as well. Tiny complaint would be that the BBQ at the house wasn't so great.

Ann Card

Ann Card

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

It rains in the Rainforest!

November 6, 2010

A beautiful, comfortable home with all amenities and conveniences in a lovely setting. Volcanoes National Park just up the road. Unfortunately we hit a very wet week (start of the winter season) - only 1 day of sunshine during which we realized just how beautiful the garden was too. Would be happy to return and recommend it as a place to stay for others.

David Stewart

David Stewart

Marietta, GA USA

Peace and Quiet

June 7, 2010

If you like sleeping in peace, quiet, dark surroundings with the sound of rain gently falling on your roof, this is the place for you! Days were beautiful (EASY access to the National Park), then in the evening the clouds and rain enveloped you and the sleeping was grand. The house was clean, the rooms were spacious, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well stocked with plenty of plates, cups, cooking utensils and basic necessary items. We felt like we were in a little cocoon of rain forest heaven. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was that the timer on the water heater had gotten knocked off the time clock and we had minimal hot water the first morning. It was easily and quickly fixed and the rest of our stay we had PLENTY of hot water. This was a beautiful home and we would definitely stay here again.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is not the resort side of the Big Island. If you are looking for predictable sunny days and beaches, then go to the other side. If on the other hand you have an adventurous spirit and want to explore the natural beauty of the east side of the Big island, then Ohana house is a nice base for you and family. The house is in a good location near the park and in the natural wonder of the rainforest. It is located just outside of town in a dispersed residential /vacation rental houses. The house is clean, light, and well kept. It is not glamorous (but that is not what this side of the island is about) but more like a country cottage. Our family of 5 had a great adventure and would stay here again.

In November 2009 we enjoyed two nights at the Ohana House in Volcano, Hawaii. A perfect retreat for relaxing after a long day exploring Volcanoes National Park, the house was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. With 2 bathrooms and three bedrooms plus a loft, we had more space than we needed but it gave our twin 8-year old daughters room for imaginative play and us space to relax. The kitchen had everything we needed for breakfast and lunch, but we ate out each night because mom and dad don't cook on vacation, even in a house with a kitchen. The rainforest outside was magical and the location so quiet we could hear a gecko sneeze. The property was like a different world. The best thing about Ohana House was the location - conveniently remote, authentic and local. The next best thing was the bed in the master - it was so comfortable that we longed for it when we arrived at our luxury oceanfront condo at Mauna Lani. Seriously! The best mattresses, sheets and pillows on Hawaii are in the master bedroom at Ohana House, and we know because we stay at the Four Seasons at Hualalai. The worst thing was the damp air inside and outside of the house. There's just no getting dry anywhere, but that must be what it's like to live in a rainforest. We were surprised by the constant state of mustiness and it was colder than we expected, though there was a wood burning stove that we did not attempt to use. Still, the wetness did add to the experience and it was a wonderful place to spend some time in Volcano.

"Nice, roomy and very clean home near the Volcano"
Our visit to Volcano's Ohana exceeded our expectations and was a great place to stay while visiting the volcano. The home was very clean and spacious and it was fun walking around the neighborhood seeing the tropical foliage. The cut flowers on the table was a really nice touch, and the availability of a few staples in the kitchen was greatly appreciated. My opinion is that it could comfortably sleep more than the 6 people that the advertising says. Becky was very helpful in answering a question about the wireless. A+

We had a wonderfully peaceful and comfortable stay with everything we needed at our fingertips. We appreciated how clean it was and the attention to detail. We had great Thai food one night and pizza another night in Volcano Village just minutes away. We were also minutes from Volcano National Park which was one of the reasons for our visit. We plan to return to Ohana House again some day soon.

We spent 3 nights at Ohana house in September, 09. There were 3 of us: myself and my two sons (in their 20s) but the house could have held several more people easily. The house was just great. It was large (4 bedrooms) and very nicely equipped (kitchen, bathrooms, sheets, etc). We did lots of cooking although there is supposed to be a good pizza restaurant in Volcano village. The furnishings were great as was the decor. It was quiet and peaceful (well, as peaceful as could be with 2 20-somethings). Don't miss the wonderful mini-rain forest in the back yard. This is one the nicest rental properties I've ever stayed in. Highly recommended. The house is very close to the National Park entrance and it was exciting to see the active eruption within the major crater of the park that had been dormant when I last visited 2 years ago. And check to see the status of lava flow viewing from Kalapana (about a 1 hour drive, run by the County, not the National Park). With a short walk over the lava, we were able to see lava flowing into the ocean about 1/2 mile away (bring binoculars). It was especially spectacular after dark but if you go before sunset, you can see it both in the day and night)

My family and I just want to thank you for sharing the Ohana House with us. Personally, it was my favorite of the 3 vacation rentals we stayed in during our time on the Big Island . The location is amazing and the house was well-maintained, clean, and had all the essentials for a relaxing and memorable vacation. Also, very convenient as a jump-off to Volcano National Park!

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Becky Emerson

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  • About:

    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 ...
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