4.2 on July 17, 2012
This is by far the best B&B!! The food was absolutely outstanding getting better with each passing day, saving the best til last with the most incredible French Toast. The hosts were very helpful in sharing things to do and places to go, while their own property is a virtual botanical wonder filled with flowers and plants of all colors and kinds, natural habitat for birds of many kinds making it a place to relax and enjoy. I highly recommend this B&B.
5 on January 18, 2012
I have fallen in love with this private B&B. The room was large and the closet was a walk in with a mini refridgerator and microwave (saved us from eating out every night). When I didn;'t want to go to the beach (which was SO close) I could lounge by the private, large pool. The setting was gorgeous, set back in the Ohias with the landscape acting as its own little botanical garden! We initialy intended to sleep in on most of the days of the trip but after that first breakfast I refused to miss another- delicious! Cindy and Rick were dead helpful with any questions we had about the surrounding area or the Big Island in general. I intend to return as soon as possible, thank you for the best vacation in years!
4.0 on November 07, 2011
My Boyfriend and I recently stayed in Pahoa, Hi at Ohia House BB. It was a very private one room B&B with great service and wonderful hosts. Cindy served a wonderful breakfast every morning, the fresh fruit was amazing. It was a very beautiful and private property. I will be coming back soon.
5 on October 31, 2011
I completely enjoyed my stay at the Ohia House B&B!! The room was SO relaxing and clean. The bed was luxurious to sleep in. There is a mini fridge, microwave, snorkel mask/snorkel, extra towels, coffee maker/tea available. The room has extra space with a couch and desk. The bathroom was very private and you can tell the owners of the Ohia house have excellent taste. The salt water pool is extremely inviting- I enjoyed swimming laps! The frogs and the rain were so soothing to listen to at night while sleeping. The huge screened in porch area is a great extension of the room where I enjoyed relaxing mosquito free, listening to rain storms, reading and eating AMAZING breakfasts! The fact that there is only one B&B accommodation means that you are spoiled rotten. Cindy knows just what to recommend when planning your day trips. She gave me excellent advice about visiting nearby volcano national park, the town of volcano for lunch and going back for a hike and nighttime viewing. She can direct you to the hot ponds, black sand beach with giant turtles, tide pools and a great surfing site (Rick will probably elaborate on this one!). They can also recommend great restaurants and local secrets! I will definitely be recommending Ohia B&B to all my friends and family. I can't wait for my next trip back to Ohia house.
5 on September 04, 2011
Cindy and Rick made me feel right at home and welcome, from the second I stepped into the lanai (my favorite part!). They were friendly, yet not overly present – very conscious of boundaries. They asked me questions about myself and made sure things were suitable. Which they were! The room was great! It had a comfortable bed, large closet, cozy couch and attached bathroom with robes! There was a book shelf with local books to read and even games to play (on the lanai) when I was not out and about. Most importantly, this room was CLEAN! I never hesitated to sleep in the bed, never thought about wearing sandals in the shower, or wondered who had been in here before me. It felt like I was at home. The lanai was, like I said, my favorite park. It was HUGE, and full of tables, chairs and informational brochures about fun things to do locally. I spent most of my time at Ohia House on this lanai and wish I had one of my own. It was screened in so even at night when I could hear the frogs; I was not worried that they (or the mosquitoes) would get me. The grounds are beautiful too, and though I walked around, I enjoyed observing them from the comfort of my chair. The breakfasts were incredible. I wrote down what Cindy gave out because I want to try and recreate them for myself later. Without listing complete recipes, they included but were not limited to: fresh fruit, mango, papaya, blueberries, bananas, muffins, yogurt, oatmeal and, Dutch cookies (not sure if this is the right name but it was still good!!). I could have eaten breakfast all day. They were great tasting and a good way to start my day. The friendly chit chat from the beginning of my stay came back to me in the form of GREAT, and on-point to my likings, recommendations. During my trip I saw an active volcano, a lava tube, a coffee plantation, botanical gardens and the local zoo. It was perfect, and a lot of it was free! I even got to see sea turtles at the bay in Hilo. It was incredible.
4.6 on June 14, 2011
Just returned from a 2 night 3 day stay at the Ohia house. Although I live on island, this place is always a refreshing peaceful getaway. Private, quiet and serene. The back space with the pool and gardens are the perfect place for spending an afternoon basking and reading all alone with only the sounds of nature. Close enough to the village of Pahoa to go out to a nice place (Kaleo's) for good food and live music (Jazz with Maggie) then return to your room to crash on the most comfy bed listening to the night sounds in the jungle as you drift off. I thoroughly enjoy staying at the Ohia house. Thank you Cindy and Rick.
4.6 on June 03, 2011
4 day stay ,Cindy provided full course breakfasts ,something different each day with fresh fruit, juice&tea or coffee. The bedroom is a good size with full bath,walk in closet,microwave &small fridge. Their house is centrally located in the Puna district,10 minutes from Pahoa with it's restaurants. [Cindy & Rick's recommendations were all good.] 10 minutes to hot ponds and vacationlands snorkeling . also a short drive to the volcano or Hilo. J&l mckenzie SK. Canada
4.4 on April 29, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay - would definitely stay here again when in the area. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Cindy prepared a wonderful breakfast!
5 on January 25, 2011
The stay at the Ohia was one of the most of the best vacations that we had ever had. Rick and Cindy and really great host and give you special attention to make your stay at there B&B really great
5 on November 16, 2010
Cindy and Rick go all out to make your stay perfect, offering you a beautiful space with your own huge screened lanai and open porch, use of beach mats, umbrellas (handy for passing showers) and ponchos (perfect for hiking in Volcano NP!), masks and snorkels (reef and turtle viewing musts), and the most gorgeous and delicious breakfasts you can (or can't!) imagine, featuring lots of (mostly organic) tropical fruits and other gourmet dishes. With only one guest unit, Ohia House gives you the idyllic "Private villa in the Hawai'ian jungle" experience, with night serenades of frogs, insects, birds and rain-showers, tree-filtered sunrise light and much more. And their travel/tour advice is well researched and spot on. NOTE: If you want to experience lava flow up close, this is the perfect base for doing a walking tour from End of the Road; our November 2010 experience was that of a lifetime!
5 on September 23, 2010
I loved everything about this place! We stayed for five nights in early September. The breakfasts are amazing.... I am in the food business and I would love to have some of Cindy's recipes. A number of the fruits or other ingredients came frome Cindy's garden or green house. And she really enjoys featuring local fruits that you may not see at home. Their hospitality is top-notch. They are very nice people, but the also give you space to enjoy their place. Relaxation starts the minute you drive onto the nicely landscaped property. Our room was spacious, nicely appointed and very clean, but the private lanai became my favorite place to lounge around reading a book or chatting with my family who came over to visit us. I didn't even feel my usual obsessive need to avail myself of their wi-fi. It is off the beaten path, but with a short drive you can enjoy many of the Big Island's attractions.... the beach, the volcano, zip lining and the hot ponds. There are several nice restaurants within easy reach. I don't think I've ever stayed at a more enjoyable B&B. I would recommend it to anyone.
4.6 on September 17, 2010
Beautiful house surrounded by nature. The owners are fantastic and very knowledgeable. Looked forward to every breakfast. Each day was a new masterpiece. If I am back in the area, I will stay here again.
5 on June 23, 2010
Cindy and Rick were very welcoming and helpful. They gave us great recommendations and specific directions to all the cool sites in the area. I couldn't have asked for a better lodging experience. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
4.8 on June 21, 2010
Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing, and delicious. Stay here if you want to get away from it all, yet close to many interesting places. Cindy's breakfasts are 5 star plus! Everything lived up to our expectations and then some. Only wish we could have stayed longer. GO! NOW!!
4.4 on June 14, 2010
Cindy was very friendly & gave us good tips on where to go & a good restaurant in the area. They thoughtfully provided beach mats, towels & snorkel gear. Sleeping to the sound of Coquis was wonderful. We will return.
5 on March 29, 2010
We spent three weeks on the Big Island. The most enjoyable were the 3 days we spent at the Ohia House. Cindy and Rick make you feel very welcome. Cindy's breakfast's were outstanding.The Ohia House has all the amenities one would need-from snorkling equipment to umbrellas to you name it. We couldn't recommend any place any higher than this. A real gem. Ted and Mary Lou from Santa Rosa
5 on March 15, 2010
We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary but at the Ohia House felt like we were on our honeymoon! The photo album pictures do not do it justice. Secluded house on tropical landscape with exotic birds everywhere. Incredible, large room with queen bed, couch/tv, microwave, fridge. Beautiful bathroom. Plush linens. Every morning, Cindy served a scrumptious breakfast. We were there a week and never had the same breakfast twice. Eggs, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon, cream cheese, bagels, toast, mini muffins, yogurt, fresh tropical fruit/juices, coffee (and real half and half), tea. Who cooks like this???? Served on our private, screened lani. Beautiful swimming pool/deck. Rick and Cindy gave us tips on local happenings (farmer markets, restaurants, surfing areas) and provided us with umbrellas, binoculars, even bug spray! They were available when we needed them but left alone when we wanted privacy. THIS IS A FIND!
4.0 on February 23, 2010
We found this a beautiful space and the breakfasts are truly magnificent. Recommend to anyone.
Thank you so much for submitting a review, we do appreciate it and hope to see you back!
5 on February 21, 2010
Stayed for 10 days in Feb 2010 and could not have picked a more perfect place. The location, the room, the lanai, the pool, the service and breakfast, oh so fabulous! Recommend to all and will be back when I can!
5 on October 24, 2009
My husband and I stayed at this B&B last December, and had a great time. We'll definitely come back again. Rick and Cindy are very nice. The guest house is separate from the main house, and with only one room to rent, the service is great. It's close to the thermal pools (love, love, love) and the active volcano (so breath taking at night). Cindy knows all the best restaurants (from $ to $$$). It's such a lovely island and the town of Pahoa is cute with a great flea market. Plenty to do, without all the tourists to deal with.
4.4 on October 24, 2009
Wonderful place to stay. Beautiful landscaping with Private Pool ! Close to all yet remote, quiet and tucked away. Very friendly and helpful. thoroughly enjoyed myself!! Thank you C.
4.4 on October 19, 2009
We stayed here around October 16. This location is amazing because the volcano national park is just 20 miles away, the lava viewing area and the tide pools were within 7 miles and Hilo is about 40 min. We came to this island for a short time and primarily for the volcano so location-wise this place was perfect for us. The breakfasts were sumptuous. Cindy is a darling and made for us, croissants, dutch baby (bakery delicacy haha) and also served really awesome variety of fruits.. She is an encyclopedia of big island, so we chatted with her every morning before heading off and she and her books (The big island revealed) were quite informative. Really if you are staying here, you wont need snorkeling gear or heavy duty flashlights or umbrellas... or a guidebook. She's got it all. The rooms were fine. No AC (trust me..one is not needed)..and no microwave (but that she will fix). Beautiful lanai. Soft music and exquisite collection of orchids, mellow aloha music, tall Ohia trees, chirping birds and the smell of freshly baked goodies is what you can expect on any beautiful morning at Rick and Cindy's B&B.
5 on August 24, 2009
Stayed at The Ohia House for 2 wks in Aug, room was spacious, private, and clean. Breakfast was fantastic every morning, close to everything I wanted to do. Host's very helpful in giving directions and helping me plan my day. Pool, was clean and refreshing. Will come back next year.
5 on July 16, 2009
What a great place! large screened lanni, private and prefect location, and it was awesome having the all to ourselves! we will be back!!!!