Avocado Tree-House near Pahoa

House - Entire home/apt · Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States
Elvira And Hugh

Everyone loves the avocado tree house. The little reflection room up in the old avo tree, your own kitchen with organic breakfast fixins and a covered deck facing the sunrise. You will sleep well in your four post bed hand made in Bali. Come see!

Your host, Elvira And Hugh
25 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
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Everyone loves the avocado tree house. The little reflection room up in the old avo tree, your own kitchen with organic breakfast fixins and a covered deck facing the sunrise. You will sleep well in your four post bed hand made in Bali. Come see!

The Space

This cute abode is under and IN an old avocado tree! The main structure offers a hand made four post queen bed and a single loft. The Avocado House is perfect for a couple however the loft provides space for a child or friend (however not recommended for a toddler). The little front porch with its wooden shake roof is just right for kickin' back after a day at the coast or a hike across the crater. The upstairs is a magical little cubicle called the “Reflection Room” and is perched up in the tree. It sparkles with jewels, mirrors and stained glass. What a great place to read, meditate, star gaze and watch our magical sunrise! The Avocado Tree house features an ocean view complete with a full multilevel bath. It has an abundance of solar power, wireless internet, hand painted floors and features a cool collection of funky art. The little kitchen boasts a monkey pod table shaped like the Big Island as well as a covered deck for out door dining. The kitchen comes stocked with all condiments and organic breakfast fixins (eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, local honey, coffee and tea) so you can prepare your own breakfast at your convenience. Everyone who stays in the Avocado Tree House loves it!

Please search for Your Hawaiian Retreat, Pahoa, Hawaii to find more pictures and information about The Avocado Tree House, Elvira's Ohana House and the Mango House.

**********Please note there is an ADDITIONAL 13.4% HAWAII STATE TAX which will be collected upon arrival. ****************

Interaction with Guests

We will check you in at the time of your arrival and be available in our own house for any advice on sight seeing, requests, and questions you may have.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Location was very unique, and we loved being out in the middle of nature (the sounds of geckos and coqui frogs were great at night!).

    July 2014
  • Hugh and Elvira are great hosts. Very warm and friendly. Hugh was especially concerned about our arriving late in the evening from the Kona side and still met us as we pulled in very late. We started talking with Elvira on the day we were supposed to leave and were enjoying ourselves so much we almost missed our flight! They're both just very nice and fun people.

    At first, when we got to the avocado tree house we were a little like, "This is crazy. We're staying in an avocado tree house!" We quickly got over that and became very fond of the place. We loved showering outside with views of the trees. The view from the kitchen is fantastic. We spent very slow mornings there, up at 7 and not really leaving to do anything until noon. It's on a farm so be prepared for roosters and a lot of light, but we liked this. We got back into our natural circadian rhythms. Hugh and Elvira brought over some great breakfasts that they made themselves, like a chocolate yogurt smoothie and goat cheese on bread, from their own goat! It was also awesome to have the kitchen stocked and fresh fruit brought to us.

    You're in Hawaii and in the jungle so be prepared for bugs. But the geckos were great and we appreciated them eating all the bugs for us! Plus they and the Coqui frogs made cool jungle noises at night. They sound so much like birds! It's interesting!

    All the rooms are decorated with fun artwork and designs. The reflection room also has an amazing view higher up so you can see the ocean horizon. They also have great literature for you to read if you forgot a book, as well as some snorkeling gear and boogie boards.

    Warning: If you're in the reflection room and the sun is setting, you may want to turn off the lights. The bugs are attracted to the lights and there are no screens up there to keep them from coming in. (It's understandable because screens would ruin the great view.)

    Both Hugh and Elvira were very helpful about everything, and they provided a great map of all the best local things to check out. We didn't really have a plan for our trip, and I feel like they gave us a lot of great options to check out.

    Everything is close by! There's snorkeling nearby, and surfing, the volcano, volcano tree park, the tropical gardens, Akaka falls. You can go see a movie in the Hilo old-time theater. Pahoa is even closer with cool good restaurants. Get some great food at the farmers market on Sunday. Seriously, even though we didn't leave until noon to do stuff, it didn't matter because we were so close to stuff.

    Oh and if you're feeling lonely, the dogs will come say hello! And they had clothes lines to dry your clothes. We had a great time and would definitely go back!

    July 2014
    Elvira And Hugh
    Response from Elvira And Hugh:

    hi john, yes you should tell me if you run out of bread, eggs, coffee condiments ect. back door screen yes can do. however i hate to put screens as it restricts the air flow a little. i dont have screens on the upstairs of where i live as less bugs that high up. . always seems to let me know i am indoors. when no screens feels like you are really in the tree. thanks for the tip about my books on cd. i worked more in that tree house area than i have in a long time. you know i did not mean to be inconsiderate so please forgive me. i have guests in the tree house now and almost drove up to the goat barn with the radio blaring....so thanks for the tip. hard to stop listening to game of thrones as i am on book four now.
    your stay was long so forgive me on not checking your fridge. it is unusual that someone just stays on the farm and relaxes. so nice to see you guys enjoy yourselves with out having to be in the go all the time. hope you come again. thanks for the nice review in spite of a few hiccups. will make it up next time for sure. aloha, huge

    July 2014
  • If you are up for a really friendly, quiet and beautiful spot, stay with Elvira and Hugh. The sweetest and most lovely people, we meet on our ten day trip to big island.

    We made fresh organic smoothie with fruits from the farm every morning (and we missed them the rest of our trip) together with the organic eggs, bread, butter and coffee, that Elvira put in the fridge for us.

    The spots by the ocean, that you can easily get to from the farm (a ten to fifteen minute drive) are really beautiful. Hugh well help you with a little partly hand drawn map.

    The little village Pahoa had everything we needed for lunch, cooking and eating out.

    If we should be so lucky to come back to Hawaii, we would for sure stay at the avocado tree house again! And we hope to see Elvira and Hugh in Copenhagen soon.

    June 2014
  • We just loved this place and our whole experience here! Aside from our stays with friends on the island, this was hands down our most delightful lodging on our tour of the island. Elvira and Hugh were perfect hosts-- very generous, funny, and genuine, and were magically available if we needed anything and gave us space as well to just enjoy hanging out there, which we really enjoyed doing. The entire property was very interesting-- the gardens, tropical fruit, beautiful eco-retreat, and view to the east of the Pacific. The avocado house was full of fine and quirky art, full of beauty and personality, but also really comfortable. Great bed and connected outdoor bathroom and a kitchen/dining space that was just fine, and also with a view. Supplied with fresh fruits and breakfast fixings. We lacked for nothing. Even had wi-fi. We are definitely coming back and staying longer. I am almost reluctant to give such a great review because we want to be able to book it on our next trip! We have already given high recommendations to our friends. For us, this made our experience in Pahoa inviting and nurturing, a great base camp to also explore the region.

    May 2014
  • We spent a whole month on the Big Island and enjoyed many areas of the Island. Staying at the Avacado Tree-House was definitely a high point in our trip. The location is perfect for a base for getting out and exploring the Puna district. Near Seaview, near tide pools for snorkeling, near that dynamic east coast of Hawaii. However, just being on the property makes it difficult to want to go sometimes! Upon arrival, we were met with immediate relaxation, and a huge basket of colorful fresh (grown on the property) fruit. Our hosts were so friendly, open and fun to be with. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer. We will return!

    April 2014
  • We had such a nice time at the Avocado House! This area of the island is absolutely gorgeous. So lush and tropical. The house was so charming. It has that outdoor living kind of feel. It was so nice to feel the breeze coming through the windows. And what a wonderful view from the kitchen porch and meditation room! Elvira and Hugh were great hosts. They were available for any questions we had and we were also given a wonderful tour of the property. This is a very special place and we hope to return again someday!

    April 2014
  • WOW~!!! This spot was everything we hoped it would be and more! We were torn because we wanted to go and see as much as we could but at the same time the tree house was so peaceful and relaxing that you could easily spend days there and never leave. Elvira and Hugh were very nice and welcoming.They provided us with maps and insider information that really helped us get the most of our time in Pahoa. As a drummer, I loved the Steel Drum in the Kitchen which I played for hours. You are welcome to roam their large property which is filled with artistic details. This is my first Air BnB experience and I couldn't be happier. If I could give 10 Stars I would. Thanks Elvira and Hugh! We will be telling our friends about you.

    April 2014
  • Everything was amazing!!! Hugh and Elvira are some of the most awesome people I've ever hung out with! They are so warm and friendly and SO accommodating! The avocado tree house is awesome! We spent 3 nights there and so much of it was in the reflecting room!!! Everything was easy and fun, next time we might do the Mango house just to experience everything on that property with is all so cool. We're definitely coming back with our kids! Thanks for everything!!!

    April 2014
  • Hugh and Elvira were such amazing people. Hugh gave us a great introduction to the tree house and HANDS DOWN this was our favorite place we stayed at while in Hawaii. Elvira took us on a wonderful tour of her fruit trees and we had a great local taste! Thank you and I hope we will be back again!

    April 2014
  • Avocado tree house! WOW! WOW! WOW!
    We had such a lovely time at your place! Unusual at first this series of mini houses, but so charming. This is were time seemed to stand still, where I finally relaxed,where we felt the pull of the islands.Our hosts were so generous with their kindness, information we needed and we got to say we adored their young goat Chocolate.
    If you want to let go of your hectic life, this is the place.
    My husband and I would go back there in a jiffy!
    Christiane and Richard

    March 2014
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The hosts and owners of Your Hawaiian Retreat are Hugh and Elvira Johnson. Hugh grows organic ginger and turmeric up the mountain and Elvira manages the retreat.
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