You will enjoy the sacred Bamboo planted outside your cottage along with the banana, flowers and Palm trees in your fully equipped studio cottage with a queen bed. Rainforest Retreat Green Bamboo is one of four cottages at PunaRainforest Retreat.
Come and stay with us! You will enjoy the sacred Bamboo planted outside your cottage along with the banana, flowers and palm trees in your fully equipped studio cottage. Enjoy a luxury pillowtop queen bed with a Hawaiian quilt, bistro dining table, loveseat and large deck in front to soak up the rays! A twin bed can be added to the room upon request. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for use. There is a shared gas BBQ outside for your use as well.
We now have free wireless internet!
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 minutes away. Lots of local farmers markets with music, food and flowers. Lots to do and see here!
We have 4 cottages on our 20 acre property - Rainforest Retreat Green Bamboo, Rainforest Retreat Casa Azul, Rainforest Retreat Lavender Orchid Cottage and Rainforest Retreat Yellow Hibiscus Cottage.
We have a shared Gas BBQ Grill in front of the Pink supply cabin.
Interaction with Guests
We are open for business and we live here. We are now totally off-grid with solar panels and propane stoves and paloma hot water heaters. We have satellite internet and our own water system. We invite you to stay here on our 20 acre estate with us!
We welcome our guests with a fruit plate, coffee, tea, biscotti and aloha! We live on the 20 acre estate so we are available to answer questions or give tips.
We are surrounded by 100 acres of ohia forest. We are located on Ala'ili Road about four miles south of Pahoa.
We have 4 cottages on our 20 acre property - Airbnb (phone number hidden), and (phone number hidden) are suites, two are studios.
Best to have a car here. We have free parking. We have solar energy, hot water and a solar freezer and are off-grid. You can check the status of the lava flow by searching Hawaii County Civil Defense Alerts and USGS Kilauea.
Other Things to Note
We just upgraded our satellite internet service to a faster speed, but it is still not high-speed service. You should be able to check email, look at websites, etc. Cell phone service is also spotty and texting works best! Our cell is (phone number hidden) and we get texts on this phone. Email works as well! House phone is (phone number hidden)
Smoking is allowed only outside. We have the best guests!
We had reserved a two night stay, but needed a place to stay a day earlier. The Leonards responded quickly to our request in the early evening, and accommodated us right away (greatly appreciated). The place is more geographically isolated than I expected, and has minimal or no cell service (this was described). The wifi was fairly weak and unreliable in our cabin (too far from the router?). The cabin is essentially a small but complete bathroom and a larger room with a comfortable bed, table and 2 chairs, and kitchenette. It was very clean and comfortable, but not well lit outside, in the dark (off the electric grid, also known). Friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Perfect little cabin in the jungle. Beautifully kept and well thought out. Everything and more than we expected.
This was my second stay at the Green Bamboo. It is well appointed and comfy.
Very nice location -- extremely quiet. The cabin was excellent, and the location convenient for east-coast activities.
The dogs were very friendly, and no trouble. I thought there might be mosquitos, but there were none.
If you ever wish to stay at The Ritz of Pahoa be sure to book this place! No kidding, George and Barbara have built and beautifully decorated this quality spacious cabin with all of the modern conveniences of a classy hotel. From the granite countertops to the pillow top mattress...we were very impressed and VERY comfortable here. As this is a sustainable, eco-oriented Ritz, saving water and energy are part of the program. That's a good thing! Mahalo George and Barbara for a most memorable stay at a super fair price!
Staying at the Rainforest Green Bamboo Studio was wonderful! George and Barbara thought of everything and more in terms of what would be offered at a hotel or resort. The fresh fruit was delicious and I appreciated that they even supplied shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom. We stayed here three night and then one night in a hotel in Kona and I preferred George and Barbara's studio way more! It was cleaner, more homey, and more comfortable. It was also awesome to have a kitchen that included cooking supplies and even some simple ingredients. I simply loved it! The location was a tad farther out than I thought it'd be, but on the Big Island you end up doing a lot of driving anyway so it doesn't make much of a difference in the end.
The cottage was exactly as pictured - clean, well appointed and beautifully situated in a rainforest. What a lovely property and a great base to explore the east coast of the island and the volcano.
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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.
We recently purchased a second home in Gulfport, Florida near St. Pete Beach and wish to share the apartment in the back with our guests! Come visit us in Sunny Florida as well as in Hawaii!