About This Listing
Hawaiian Jungle Hut is the ohana next to Hawaiian Jungle Hangout with a separate entrance. Rustic and cute, the hut is perfect for a couple or single guest who need a home base while exploring the island. Having it's own full bathroom, living room, inside washer and dryer, and kitchenette with tiki bar. The hut is also wireless and cable connected. No phone and no stove. There is a shared outside gas grill.
Three miles from the ocean, and a mile from the main highway, Hawaiian Jungle Hut 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.
Price reflects the total price with state tax and local transient taxes--%13.416--and entry/exit cleaning fee already included.
No smoking in the house.
Liz was a great host and provided a lot of local information and she responded to all my questions promptly. The jungle hut is such a great place to stay! It is very spacious and has everything you need, even snorkeling gear. It is in a good location - close to shops and store and tidal ponds and beaches. It is also very private, so you wont hear traffic noise at all. The rain can however get loud over the bedroom. There is an additional rental agreement to sign and the door code is sent the day of check in. In my case, this was a bit stresfull because I was already on vacation and only had an international phone, but everything worked out in the end. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone!
The vacation rental is conveniently located if you plan to spend more time on volcanoes national park and warm pools. It is located at the east side of the island so it takes 2 hours to go to the west side of the island. We prefer the more tranquil east region of the Big Island so this vacation rental is just right for us. The house is very clean, you can even walk around with bare feet. The owner has even prepared a bottle of red wine and 3 gallons of water for us. The mattress is comfortable and sufficient for 2. If there is one thing I wish the owner can improve on is to install non-transparent curtain so the people won't be able to see through from the outside at night. Overall, we highly recommend Hawaiian Jungle Hut to everyone.
We had a great stay at the Jungle Hut! Liz was very communicative and provided a lot of information and suggestions about what to do in the area. Chocolates and wine were a nice touch on arrival. The hut is a little off the beaten bath, but convenient to get to Hilo (~20 minutes if I recall correctly) and Volcanoes national park (~45 minutes I think). Lots of cookware and utensils, but if you plan on preparing meals you'll need the little ingredients (oil, condiments, etc.). Definitely on the rainy side of the island, and it feels kind of damp inside - my girlfriend found this a little unpleasant but I didn't really notice. Bring earplugs if you want to sleep in - you're in the forest, lots of early morning birds!
We stayed in the HawaiianJungleHut for 3 days and enjoyed this quite place. Liz gave us suggestion about activities all over the island, that helped us a lot. If you're looking for a nice place in the jungle, this is it.
We got all needed information about the place and surroundings, so we're feeling like coming to the place we have known already.
We loved staying at the Jungle Hut! It was very secluded and peaceful. You could hear the birds during the day and tree frogs at night. You could also see a lot of stars since the neighborhood is in a rain forest. Liz was very responsive in answering our phone calls and made the whole process very easy. The house was clean and we got chocolates and wine upon arrival, which was a great house warming gift.
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About the Host, Liz
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.