I returned for my second visit two years after my first. It was still a wonderful b&b. cindy is a delight, and provided the best breakfasts cooked for my friend and I with fresh local produce.
The Ohia house is a lovely retreat outside of pahoa, essentially in a lush rain forest. This is not a 5 star hilton resort in Kona that is a contrived disney-like theme park with shopping malls and fake lava rocks for decoration.
The ohia house has real lava rocks and is a few blocks from the coast (and all kinds of interesting tide pools and black sand beaches), that you don't get at the resorts. It is one room, so you will be the only guest(s) at a time. Cindy, the propriator knows how to give just the right amount of caring service while maintaining a professional distance and privacy.
I arrived late and she was waiting right there to meet us, show me where to park and how everything worked. The room is a modest studio / lanai, well equipped with a sofa, decent bed, fine bedding, satellite tv, fast wireless internet connection, microwave, private bath with soap, and a pair of top quality snorkel gear, beach mats and umbrella. A bookshelf with books, including a new edition of hawaii revealed, a must have for the adventurous traveler to hawaii.
Cindy helped us plan local trips. She was very generous with her time and knowledge while respecting our time and privacy. If you want to see the authentic sites in the pahoa area, local knowledge like hers is priceless.
If you are looking for modest, comfortable, kind and complete accomodations I recommend the ohia house.
- 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