Aside: How did this gorgeous, friendly B&B only get 21/2 stars with Travelocity? I did a little research but I was unable to discover the negative reviews. I don't understand why such knowledgeable friendly and helpful hosts with a clean and cosy B&B could possibly warrant such a low score. I definitely would give it a five out of five.
I stayed here July13-14th, 2012. It was perfect. I loved the beautiful private gardens in the middle of the rain forest. The huge screened in lanai was an exceptional way to enjoy the beauty of the area, and the night breezes, either chatting or reading a book, in the evening, without having to worry about pesky flying critters. I was able to see a
4 inch moth with huge "eyes" on the wings, clinging to the screen. Cool! The loud constant mating sounds of the tree frogs were a constant reminder that I wasn't in Portland but on an exotic island paradise. I really liked the idea of a bamboo floor in the bedroom, instead of carpet. It was cool to the touch and I didn't have to worry about what was growing in the carpet, as I had in a condo in Kona where I had just been for a week. Everything is clean and spotless. The towels were very plush and soft. The soft, and excellent quality bathrobe was one of a very few which actually fit my XL size. It was very comfortable indeed.
The small fridge and coffee maker were a plus for a little snack before an incredible dinner in Pahoa town.
I didn't realize that the pool wasn't available in the evening which was disappointing as I would have enjoyed a swim under the stars but I did fit in a swim before breakfast. How beautiful to come up out of the water and see all the unusual foliage everywhere.
Breakfast was very yummy. It was beautifully presented. We had a "Dutch" banana pancake, served in a skillet at tableside, with real maple sugar syrup available. Red dragon fruit and other unusual fruits were also served along with fresh squeezed orange juice and local Hawaiian coffee. Excellent indeed. Second breakfast was a delicious gourmet omelet. Cindy also had relaxing Hawaiian music playing during breakfast.
This is truly a special place to stay on the Big Island. We were given a little surprise gift, which was totally unexpected but definitely came in handy at the charming Paheo market.
Who knew that such a fantastic restaurant as Kuheo's would be in this little town! It is the best restaurant on the Big Island! Really. It had very fast service and 10% due to our Ohia House stay. Food was scrumptious and expertly presented by friendly staff.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ohia House Hawaii/Pahoa