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“Highly recommended for couples”
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The Ohia House
Ranked #1 of 17 Pahoa B&B and Inns
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“Highly recommended for couples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Ohia House has just one room available, and it's much more than just a typical B&B accommodation. The room itself is very large, and there is also a large screened-in porch for your private use (and where Cindy serves you breakfast, with a helping of friendly chat, every morning). The breakfast may not be gourmet fare, but it's fresh, tasty, and very generous. The grounds are lovely, with lush tropical plants everywhere. Price is very reasonable.

Drawback: The noisy frogs may keep you awake until you get used to them (or get fed-up enough to close the window).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had never stayed at a B&B before, so we were not sure what to expect. This place was exceptional and we were very happy we chose to stay there. There is one room, which is attached to the main house where the owners live, so you get personal attention every day. The room was a good size with a TV, Dresser, Bed, and Sofa. There was a giant closet with snorkel gear, mini fridge, microwave, beach towels, and coffeepot. The bathroom was very clean and well kept. There is a giant screened in Lanai where breakfast was served every morning. Ah.....breakfast. This was the BEST part of the stay! Instead of looking forward to our travel plans for the day, I just looked forward to breakfast! There was fresh fruit with a flower on the plate, fresh warm croissants, eggs and sausage or a french toast bake. The food itself could have come from an upscale restaurant. It was absolutely fantastic. There was so much to eat that we were skipping lunch everyday, being so full after breakfast! Cindy was an extremely friendly and knowledeable host. Every morning she would ask our plans and recommend additional things to see and restaurants to try. She had a great book to use as a resource that told us about new things we never would have found. Everything we could have needed was provided right down to the beach chairs, beach mats, and umbrellas for rain. The B&B is located in a nice subdivision on the rainforest side of the island. The yard is beautiful with all sorts of tropical flowers and trees and you really feel secluded. Some of the other reviews complain about the noise of the frogs in the forest, but we didnt find them to be a problem at all. It was similar to the noise of crickets that you would find where we live. I would recommend this B&B for anyone looking for a wonderful clean place to stay with generous hosts and spectacular breakfasts! We would definitely stay here again. It was a great value for the price we paid.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great food, nice clean room. Best spot is the screened-in lanai where breakfast is served, and you can spend relaxed evenings listening to the coqui. Hosts are very welcoming and have lots of information.

The location is secluded, surrounded by forest, but in something like a Hawaiian suburb - a bit odd to drive through. Very central on the island and nice to be out of the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

You are the only guest at the lovely Ohia House B&B so the owners give you personalized attention. Their kindness and helpfulness let you get the most out of your stay in Pahoa and the surrounding areas like Volcanoes National Park. It is a unique and secluded property surrounded by Ohia trees. The home-cooked breakfasts are presented with beautiful flower garnishes. All in all, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed with Rick and Cindy for 2 nights when travelling around the Big Island in March'13 and we really enjoed staying in their very nice and cosy Ohia House.
One of the great things is that you are the only guests in this house - feels really exclusive!
On top of that the house itself is secluded by lush forest of huge and old Ohia trees - feels like private Jurassic Park luckily without dinosaurus except invisible numerous cute little frogs who sing their beautiful lullaby songs at night and their pleasant sound stays in our memories forever.
The room has a nice touch of decoration, is spacious enough and has all you need. The bed is very comfortable and we had our best sleeps there.
And you have a huge private lanai where each morning a very delicious customized breakfast was served and where in the evening we were drinking wine with candles listening to those frogs' songs - it's just unforgettable.
The room and lanai were protected with mosquito screens, so no troubles with that at all.
WiFi was working perfectly.
The owners Rick and Cindy are really great people - very hospitable, attentive and respecting guests' privacy.
The house is convenietly located from Lava Flow (we saw it taking a guided tour), Scenic drives along the Historic Hawaiian road, Pahoa town and Hilo.
When we are there next time - no doubt that we will stay with them!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is the first time we have stayed in a bed and breakfast. It was a wonderful experience. CIndy and Rick are so welcoming. They were very willing to share information based on our needs and many questions about the area. In our experience they truly know how to personalize the stay to the desires of their guests. I have found that what makes a trip memorable is the people you meet as you travel. This will be a memory we keep dear to our hearts. In addition, the breakfast was unique, beautifully presented and delicious and Cindy was so willing to accomodate any special food needs. It was so nice to have the screened in lanai to relax on while enjoying the tropical surrounding and the pool. Cindy thought of the little extra comforts like making sure she dried our wet clothes after we took the amazing not to be missed boat ride to see the lava. Recommendations on restaurants (Kaleo's is the best) and actives were sopt on. Aloha spirit is alive and well at The Ohia House B & B. Malaho, Cindy and RIck

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed three nights at the Ohia House. The room was attractive and spacious. The B & B has only one room almost completely separate from the main house, which we found perfect. We had the benefit of an adjoining Lanai which led directly to our car. The Lanai was also the location of a private morning breakfast. Each breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Our hosts were helpful, gracious, informative, and very accommodating. The price was reasonable. There was only one drawback, limited available days. As the late Chicago Mayor Daley always said, vote early and often. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

Dwaine and Sharon Albers

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Ohia House
Address: 13-3357 Hookupu St, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-8407
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Pahoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ohia House 3*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ohia House, a private, warm, intimate Bed and Breakfast located in Pahoa, Hawaii serving up aloha the way it has always been meant to be experienced. We blend luxury, serenity and personal service, to give you a true feeling of seclusion and serenity so you may truly enjoy your vacation. Our Hawaii accommodations are set back off the road in the tropical rainforest in Leilani Estates, we have only one well-appointed suite, and you are our only guest, no sharing the common areas with other guests! Come let Ohia House B & B be your private retreat on the Island. We are a permitted B & B by the state of Hawaii, the perfect centrally located home base for your Big Island vacation. Located between Hilo International Airport and Volcanoes National Park, just minutes from the quaint village of Pahoa, where you will find numerous restaurants and shops. Whatever your pleasure, whatever your special need, you will be pampered so your visit will be full of true aloha, we're waiting for you. One room, your private screened lanai, & a private pool. Enjoy a great Island breakfast each morning to meet your special dietary needs. We look forward to your visit! Ohia House is waiting. Aloha, Cindy & Rick ... more   less 
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