Rainforest Retreat Orchid Cottage

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Ala'Ili Road, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States
George And Barbara
Your host, George And Barbara
9 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Enjoy staying in the rainforest in the Lavender Orchid two-room suite. Complete with kitchenette and full bath. Only 3 miles from Pahoa and 15 minutes from beaches. One room has a four-poster king-size bed with a luxury pillowtop mattress and 500 thread count cotton sheets. The second room has two twin beds and a patio table which seats 4. The kitchenette is complete with cookware and some basic necessities. Enjoy your large deck on the front of the cottage for bird watching and soaking up rays on sunny days!
Our cottages are located on our 20 acre retreat surrounded by 100 acres of forest. Very peaceful and serene.
We now have free wireless internet - suitable for checking email. If you need a high-speed connection, there is an internet cafe in Pahoa. Visit funky Pahoa town, only 4 miles away for local restaurants, shops and markets. Lots to do and see here, and we are centrally located for your stay. Visit Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, the Ahalanui Beach Park with the warm ponds for swimming, Pohoiki Park for ocean swimming and surfing, the Lava Tree State Park, and many other sites to visit while here. Drive into Hilo (about 30 minutes away) and visit Imiloa Astronomy center and see the planetarium. Drive up the mountain to visit Hawaii Volcano National Park, about 30 minutes away. View the stars through telescopes at Mauna Kea Observatory, about 40 minuts away. Lots of local farmers markets with music, food and flowers. Lots to do and see here!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Even though George and Barbara were out of town, they communicated quickly via e-mail and made the stay very easy. We changed our travel schedule at
    The location is far away from city lights and we had an absolutely stunning starry night view from our deck.
    The rooms (1 bedroom, common area, kitchenette and bath) were all clean, spacious and well-appointed. Delicious fruit and coffee was provided.
    It's a little off the beaten path, but we expected that. And the jungle-type sounds at night along with the birds in the daytime made it feel like a very exotic retreat.

    June 2014
  • George responded within the hour of my request which by the way was last minute.

    June 2014
  • What a great place to stay! The cottage was roomy and clean, the beds were comfy, the surroundings peaceful. It was a short drive into Pahoa town for restaurants and a short drive towards the coast for tidepools, warm pools, cliffs, and beaches.

    April 2014
  • Extremely comforting place. Great space and beautiful setting inside and out. Not much cell phone service but good Wifi. Very fresh, clean, quiet, and private. We were very happy there and many extras were provided. Great communication too! Thank you guys!

    March 2014
  • après plus de 18 heures de voyages, arrivant a une heure tardive a Rain Forest, nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Barbara!
    Elle nous a apporte tout ce qu'il fallait pour un premier petit déjeuner!
    L'endroit est très calme, le bungalow très bien équipé et douillet Idéale pour un couple et 1 enfant
    Pour se ravitailler, on trouve tout ce qu'il faut a Pahoa.
    Tres bien situe pour faire la cote de Hilo jusqu ' a Kalapana.
    C’était la première fois que nous passions par Airbnb: vraiment très satisfait, très sérieux!

    February 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our 11-night stay in the Orchid cottage and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet out-of-the way retreat on the Big Island. It was a great base for exploration. Thanks very much to George and Barbara for being great hosts and supplying us not only with extra things we'd need for our stay but tips on what's best to see and do.

    January 2014
  • Awesome cute house! Very clean and well built home away from home. It was quiet & hidden from the road for privacy but still had some neighbors (3 other homes) for a small community feel. I would recommend each our friends renting one home next time so we have a village! The house had everything we needed for a week stay including a small freezer for our ice chest.
    Thanks George and Barbara!

    January 2014
  • A very nice cottage in what feels like the middle of a forest, there are however two other cottage nearby. Beware that there is limited cell phone connectivity in the area (which is actually rather relaxing) and the wifi doesn't really work that well when it rains.

    I'm definitely happy with my stay.

    December 2013
  • We booked George's cottage last minute, as our previous rental fell through unexpected, and he sure pulled through for us. He was quick to respond with an amazing little cottage for us. George was extremely helpful, nice and the cottage was spotless clean and beautiful. We had a wonderful time.

    December 2013
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Aloha, George and Barbara moved to Pahoa in 2008 to enjoy the peaceful rural Puna area. We enjoy hosting guests from other places and making new friends. We owned an award-winning B&B (2004 TripAdvisor Top Ten B&Bs in the USA) and are now managing four vacation rentals. We provide a kitchenette in each rental so you can cook your own meals. We provide coffee, tea, fruit and biscotti for your first morning with us. We think you will enjoy the central location of our property and will have easy access to the Puna beaches, Pahoa town, Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea Observatory Visitors' Center. Let us know if you would like to plan an event with a group.
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