Guest Reviews


We truly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. The lush green outdoors to all the special touches you’ve done indoors. We all enjoyed the welcome gifts of fruits, bread and drink along with the fresh eggs and pancake treat.

Thanks for being so accommodating. We couldn’t ask for anything more.

Date of Arrival: June 12 – 14, 2018



Review #22177264 “No Cleaning Fees, Privacy with a Hot Tub & Fireplace at Lava Tube Hale”

Very clean and cozy renovated home—very comfortable and such a unique location!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great little cottage! Renovated, clean, all the amenities. A private oasis in a gorgeous setting. Bernie took excellent care of us—very responsive, and she went above and beyond to communicate during the weeks leading up to the recent activity with the volcano. Nothing to be concerned about with recent steam/ash plumes, and it’s nowhere near the lava activity 20 miles to the south. Go and visit and see old Hawaii at its finest. Loved Volcano Village. Beds were very comfy, loved the nice touch of sweet bread and fresh fruit. Bernie has thought of everything. Highly recommend Lava Tube Hale!
Reviewer location
Date of arrival
May 23, 2018




Review #2215291 “ Hot Tub, Fireplace, Privacy & No Cleaning Fees – 2.7 miles from National Park”

Lovely escape at the Volcano
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Ohia Plantation House is the most welcoming vacation rentals we’ve ever been to. Bernadette goes way beyond expectations to create an oasis of relaxation. Hot tub, sweet Punalu’u bread, fresh fruit and so many little ways to say aloha. We just loved every minute!

We arrived 2 weeks after the new lava activities. Bernadette kept us updated about what was happening via email. Rather than stating her own opinion, she send us to USGS links and local residents talking about the situation. She offered to let us break the contract with a full refund. She provided ash masks and so much good information. We were committed to coming and we had an absolutely amazing time. We never felt in any danger. There was no ash fall. Bernadette’s ongoing updates made us confident the trip would be safe.

Reviewer location
Date of arrival
May 27, 2018




We truly enjoyed your beautiful home. The peaceful setting was a relaxing change from our week in Honolulu.

It was a disappointment to not be able to visit the park, but it gives us a reason to come back. Thank you for all of the special touches that has made us feel at home.

Date of Arrival: May 25, 2018

Elizabethton, Tennessee



First off… most comfy master bedroom ever! A beautiful tropical setting we never get to see in dry San Diego.

Kilauea is active right now. We saw some steam and ash driving past the caldrea on Hwy. 11, pretty incredible. Now headed over to the east rift zone to try and see the live lava flows. Why not People? This is a once in a lifetime stuff and we all need stories to tell. 

Go live your lives, take chances and enjoy everything around you!!

Date of Arrival: May 21, 2018

San Diego, California



Mahalo for your kindness and generosity!! My Ohana truly enjoyed your beautiful home.

I felt so spoiled by the real ALOHA SPIRIT that is present here. This is such s wonderful memory for my ohana and myself

Date of Arrival: May 14, 2018

Oahu, Hawaii


Ohia Paniolo Cottage

Date of Arrival: April 20, 2016

Everything you could ask for and even more!

This vacation rental was such a wonderful and generous surprise – a beautiful impeccably furnished and totally stocked living quarters you have to love!
After hiking trails and getting drenched by rains, we were exhausted and ready to just crash when we found ourselves here and amazed! Fresh fruits, a loaf of bread and wine, a hot tub and 2 soft beds with beautiful Hawaiian quilts, a great bathroom and shower, and a gas fireplace for the chilly night, and we wished we’d booked a whole week here! Not to mention the gift of a FedEx packageful of brochures to whet our appetite for our trip that arrived a few weeks before we left; along with a notebook full of information about at the house and almost everything we’d want to visit on The Big Island – we felt well-informed and more appreciative of the variety of possibilities Hawaii has to offer! We absolutely experienced the radiance of the Aloha Spirit that so made us fall in love with Hawaii! Thank you so much for one of the best stays ever!!!



I didn’t want to leave Ohia Plantation House our Volcano vacation rental home!

My family and I adored Bernie’s house. It was so cozy and Bernie provided all sorts of little touches (fresh eggs, bath salts, fresh fruit, bath robes) which made us feel very at home. Being a mile from the National Park was what influenced our selection of the Ohia Plantation House, but the house itself turned into it’s own attraction! We used the fireplace every night, washed up our travel clothes, and ate in as often as possible. The house has windows everywhere and they were open at all times to enjoy the wonderful breezes. Truly delightful – thank you, Bernie for your hospitality. We will be back!

Date Of Arrival: March 22, 2016

Cliff and I enjoy providing our guests with a place that they can feel like it’s home. We hope that we have made their dream vacation a reality. Volcano Vacations Hawaii works hard to accomplish our guests needs.