Make this hawaiian ranch style home, bordering serene Makuu Homestead, surrounded by an opulent tropical garden, your special retreat.
Three miles from the ocean, and a mile from the main highway, Hawaiian Jungle Hangout offers easy access to eastside highlights--20 minutes from Ahalanui Beach Park (a naturally warmed 95 degree seawater pond), 35 minutes from Volcano National Park, 20 minutes from Hilo airport, 10 minutes from Keaau town, and 10 minutes from Pahoa Village.
A full kitchen, two bedrooms, plus a den which has a sleeper sofa that opens to a queen round, in a comfortable home on a lush acre of tropical fruits and native plant. Pick fruits and explore the garden and its walkways which include a citrus grove, samoan mango, starfruit, macadamia, lychee, avocado, banana, papaya, noni, and mulberry tree, around lava rock flows.
Also just completed is the asian fused tropical Hawaiian Jungle Hut. Next to the main house with a separate entrance, the hut is perfect for a couple or single guest, having it's own full bathroom, living room, inside washer and dryer, and kitchenette with a tiki bar. The hut is also wireless and cable connected.
A memorable place to make your home during your vacation or business stay.
No wild parties please.
Wer die Ruhe am Ende einer Straße am Waldrand sucht wird sie hier finden!
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Our stay at the jungle hangout was really cool. It was like having a home away from home. It was extremely spacious and even though it was just my husband and I, we enjoyed the privacy and the awesome rainforest sounds. Having your own kitchen to cook breakfast and your own washer dryer makes life way easier on a trip. It's pretty close to the beach, you could even walk there if you wanted to walk about 30 minutes. It took us about 2 hours from Liz's place to the other side of the island. I recommend knowing exactly what you want to do so you can plan it out well so you don't spend too much time driving. You should definitely go to mauna kea. It's huge and amazing. Overall her place was kind of dated but had a family vibe to it and was very clean. Also felt safe. Would recommend.
Lots of space and we enjoyed having a kitchen (food is pretty expensive on the big island!). It was fun looking for fruit in the back yard, even if most of it was out of season. We loved the swings on the balcony. Word of warning: when we were there, there were local hens and roosters that were crowing all night every night. Hopefully they were just passing through! They were really loud.
This place is exactly how it's described, a jungle hang out! You will see chickens in the yard, geckos on the windows and when the sun goes down, a million birds and crickets and cicadas singing. If that's not your cup of tea then I definitely wouldn't recommend it. The place had all the modern conveniences we needed while being a rainforest experience, and it's fairly convenient to all the places you would want to visit on the hilo side of the island. All in all a good experience!
Dear Liz, thank you so much for this great experience! The Jungle Hangout is really great: spacious, calm and totally exciting with all the birds singing in the Jungle. We felt comfortable and would have loved to stay longer. Thanks for answering all our questions and emails so quickly. Mahalo!
We had a great time here and were sorry to leave. The house is so comfie and has everything one could need. Quiet country neighbourhood, very private, handy to visit the lava flow, Volcano Park, Hilo, and good snorkel beaches. Excellent value. All beach gear paraphernalia available to borrow. Only caveat is that the " Hawaiian Hut" rental is a separate wing of the building so if it was occupied there would not be as much privacy.
Thank you Liz for everything, your home was great, very comfortable and welcoming...we we're sad to leave...
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Since venturing to the Big Island 15 years ago, I've always been drawn to the volcano, warm springs, and rainforest. As a documentary photographer for over two decades, the 15 different microclimates delight in an ever changing offering of surreal landscapes, diversity of character and faces, exotic/colorful fauna, and island politics, gives a profuse array of visual opportunities and is a photographer's paradise. I feel fortunate to have a home located minutes from all my favorite sites and love having the opportunity to share the experience.