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Ainani Jade Ohana Downstairs Unit- Sleeps 6!

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Ainani Jade Ohana Downstairs Unit- Sleeps 6!

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

We also have a fresh filtered drinking water spigot on the sink. Also three dehumidifiers to keep the air dry and free from any odor. Also a new 38" TV with many cable channels and dvd movies.

This listing (SLEEPS 6) is the "downstairs" of this vacation rental.

Please respect privacy of guests booked upstairs.

The downstairs unit has one huge bedroom, divided by a full height wall into two sleeping areas. One with two double/full sized beds, one with one double/full size bed. Sorry there are no doors to the bedrooms.

There is one bathroom, full kitchen, living room and cable TV and telephone.

Homeowners recently installed a HD 43" new TV downstairs & we have a list of the programs for them.

Brand new 4-burner propane BBQ to enjoy!

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 Anthuriums (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, our vacation rental cottages are less than a mile from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Our rental homes are 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.

Hawaii's Big Island is a place where you and your family can relax and enjoy your vacation. We provide the best Big Island accommodations with all the facilities you need to make your Hawaii holiday a memorable one.

Here is a review from one of our happy guests

“Very good location to explore the Volcano national park Excellent value for money - the apartment is very spacious, was very clean and has all the facilities we needed. Well worth the price".- Karen

Comments were made about the presence of musty air in our home, this was a bit upsetting and resulted in a thorough investigation and the hiring of a professional. We are happy to say this matter has been successfully dealt with and once again there is nothing but fresh, clean, nice smelling air, in our vacation rentals".

Cancellation Policy:

Made 30 days or more prior to arrival will receive a refund –less 15% cancellation fee.

Made 15-29 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund.

Made 7-14 days prior to arrival will receive a 25% refund.

Made less than one week prior to arrival will forfeit payment.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Merlenna Higby
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a lovely stay at this property. It is set in a very peaceful environment, yet well positioned to enjoy the Volcano National Park and surrounding areas. Close to Hilo and a good starting point to tour the island in either direction. The accommodation was clean and tidy with good facilities. We were travelling with two adult children and although it is really only one bedroom the room divider worked well in separating the sleeping areas. Definitely good value for money if you after family accommodation.
May 2016
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Ainani Jade Ohana Downstairs Unit- Sleeps 6!
average rating of 2.142857 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean and excellant accomodations. We enjoyed the proximity to Volcano National Park, gasoline and restaurants. Exceeded our expectations. It is very spacious. Humidifier and heaters made our stay comfy.

I would recommend this property to others, very affordable, and would stay again.

Excellant customer service.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Une maison à deux pas du Volcano National Park

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons eu la chance de passer une semaine à Volcano dans cette jolie maison.

Son plus grand atout ? Le fait qu'elle se trouve à 5 minutes en voiture du parc national du Kilauea. Nous avons eu le plaisir de pouvoir le parcourir de long en large, d'explorer tous ses sentiers et de voir le volcan sous toutes ses coutures... Le fait de devoir très peu rouler en fin de journée était donc une bénédiction.

La maison est assez grande, agréable.

A notre arrivée, nous avons été un peu empruntée devant les appareils américains, qui diffèrent grandement des modèles que l'on peut trouver en Suisse. Nous ne savions donc pas utiliser les plaques de cuissons, ni allumer le chauffage, ni nous servir de la machine à laver. Il aurait été grandement apprécié de trouver quelques parts une sorte de livret d'accueil avec ce type d'instructions. La propriétaire m'a dit qu'elle songerait à cette proposition.

Il y a trois grands lits... qui ne sont malheureusement pas vraiment isolés les uns des autres. Cela n'est pas très claire sur les photos qui vantent la maison... Pour l'intimité, sur une semaine, ce n'est pas forcément très agréable.

Vu que Volcano se trouve à 1200 m d'altitude, il y fait plutôt frais. Nous avions peur d'avoir froid, mais, honnêtement, ce ne fut pas le cas. Nous avons vraiment très bien dormi. Dans le cas où la nuit était un peu plus fraîche, une quantité de couverture était à notre disposition.

La salle de bain est plutôt bien équipée... A trois, par contre, le dernier se douchait souvent, malheureusement, à l'eau froide, le boiler n'étant pas assez grand.

Le jardin tout autour de la maison est très luxuriant et magnifique à regarder, avec toutes ces fleurs tropicales et ses oiseaux qui chantent. Nous avons bien profité de la terrasse... Je suggérerai tout de même aux propriétaires de penser, pourquoi pas, à l'avenir, à mieux équiper celle-ci. La végétation est magnifique, mais l'équipement pour en profiter (une table basse et deux chaises en métal) n'est franchement pas très "cosy".

Au vu de sa situation au coeur d'une forêt tropicale, la maison est très très humide... Pour y remédier, il suffit de faire fonctionner un moment les trois déshumidificateurs fournis. C'est très efficace.

Le cadre est calme et très sympathique. Un bémol pour l'isolation phonique de la maison qui est plutôt faible, ce qui fait que l'on s'entend un peu trop, entre voisins.

Dans l'ensemble, une belle expérience. Je recommande donc volontiers cette location...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okay for price

  • 2 of 5

As the other reviews state, the furnishings and cooking utensils need upgraded. The damp and musty smell was better when we ran the dehumidifier. Really could use queen beds. The television issue was resolved while we were there. The price is lower than most rentals in the Volcano area, and the location was ideal for us. With a few upgrades, this could be a very nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waikoloa, HI


  • 1 of 5

I for one can NOT complaint about the fact that this a basement conversion that is damp and musky, has a lack of doors/privacy, substandard HOT water and cheap/thrift store furniture.

The reason I can NOT complaint about this is that: THE OWNER TOOK MY MONEY, NEVER GAVE CLEAR DIRECTIONS WHERE TO FIND THIS PLACE AND . . . AFTER I EMAILING TWICE, AND CALLING BOTH THE 808# (manger?) AND THE 707# (owner?) I STILL HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ANYONE . . . NOT THAT NIGHT OR MORE THAN A WEEK LATER! I know that the phone number I gave them was working because I used it both to call out and I received calls while in Volcano.

I did find a nice place to stay . . . after seven P.M., when it was dark, cold and raining. When asked about what went wrong the second B&B owner’s remarked that there were “A LOT OF AMATEURS” on the VRBO site that made it difficult for the professionals.

AND the owner and manager (who ever that is) can NOT say that I should have called! These people should get OUT OF A BUSINESS THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Musty and damp

  • 1 of 5

We chose this property because it was close to the National Park. We definitely did not think it was worth the $$. We booked for three nights but only managed one! It smelt so bad that we had to go find somewhere else for our family to stay! The beds were really small for two people and the furnishings very old and basic! Initially we couldn't even find the key to get in and then the WIFI had no password supplied. The owner was really hard to reach and we had to find a payphone ( from Australia) and make many calls and waste money trying to get answers! We couldn't get the TV to work and the owners couldn't help with this.

We rent out a cottage at home so had certain basic expectations which were not met by this property. We ended up staying in Hilo which is an easy drive to the park and much more pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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For extreme bargain hunters only

  • 1 of 5

Unwilling to pay the crazy high prices for most rentals near Volcanoes Nat'l Park, I found this little bargain. Read the description and look at the photos carefully. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. This rental is the furnished basement of a larger home. As one reviewer noted, and is clear from the floor plan, there is only a partial wall that separates one bed from the other two. Also note that the beds are FULL size beds, not queen and definitely not king. If you're over 6 ft, your feet will dangle off the bed!

The unit is clean, but musty and damp. It's close to the road so you hear any cars driving by. The furniture and furnishings are what you would find in a second hand store or in your grandparent's home if they haven't updated anything since the 70's. Only enough hot water for one shower. Bring your own soap. There were bottles of shampoo and conditioner but I suspect they were left behind by a previous visitor.

A new flat screen TV has replaced the old one in the photo, but no cable TV, just local channels. There are no instructions to finding them so here you go. Enter the channel you want using the numerical buttons on the remote. The channel up/down buttons on the remote or the TV yields nothing but snow. I discovered this after I had called the owner, whose response was "I don't know what to say about that". Nice guy but clueless. Offered to let us use the TV upstairs but we had already started a game of cards against humanity. That was definitely not provided, we brought it and no, we didn't leave it behind for you.

I would rate the unit higher if it wasn't for the owner. The mix matched furniture and small beds are easily forgiven, but an owner that clearly doesn't care for the comfort of his guests is not. Soap and hot water are the bare minimum for any host. There are great owners on VRBO who go above and beyond to ensure a great stay for their guests. You won't find that here, so take your business elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Good reviews can certainly enhance a businesses success, therefore we are surprised by your review, and wish you would have contacted us directly so we can address these issues and concerns for the comfortable stays of our future guests. Also we tried to be as descriptive as possible in the fact that this home is shared with upstairs guests, as we are just now making it open as another rental vs just one guest renting the whole home, and just using the top unit. There are wall partitions between the rooms as shown in the description. Perhaps we should list it as a studio? We will think about this idea. And yes Shampoo/conditioner, towels and linens are always provided for our guests, as well as the contact information of our on-call housecleaner which is always available to assist guests with anything they need, as how to work the TV etc. We will also take to heart and do appreciate the improvements you have suggested and I will pass them on to the housecleaner and homeowners. Mahalo, Merlenna Reservations
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lava Roc Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Volcano golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keawe Kitchen
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mauna Loa Estates, Puna District

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Cleaning Fee £49
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mauna Loa Estates in Puna District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Double Bed
  • 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. Sorry there are no doors to the rooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming

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