Welcome to the east side of Hawaii Island!
We live in a residential neighborhood just a couple of blocks from the main Puna highway 130.
Our garden zen room, with queen sized bed, is a stand-alone room-sized octagon building across our one acre property from our house. It has its own driveway, and is completely fenced in from the road. The zen room has an adjacent private rock-walled outdoor bathroom complete with toilet, hot shower and sink. Electricity is available, and there is a small refrigerator and coffee maker. Earplugs to block out ambient noise of neighborhood traffic are included.
I supply towels, shower accessories, and coffee or tea in the room. I have an extra futon, if needed for an additional guest or child.
Wireless internet is available, but not in the zen room.
We are located 25 miles from Volcano National Park, 5 miles from the town of Pahoa,12 miles from the lava viewing area in Kalapana, and about 10 miles from Hilo town. There is lots to do in Puna, including great snorkeling at the Kapoho tidepools, a very relaxing swim at the Ahalanui Hot Pond, and the famous Wednesday Night Market in Kaimu. Check out my Guide Book! It is best to have a rental car, as island public transportation is not convenient, and there are so many places to see! Beyond Puna, it's a short drive to waterfalls by and above Hilo. Mauna Kea summit can be accessed from Saddle Road. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to see the summit, but you can get to the Visitor's Center in a regular car, and enjoy a beautiful sunset and access to telescopes and a ranger talk about the stars. It's a heavenly sight!
We are located half way between the villages of Kea'au and Pahoa - each are five miles away in opposite directions. Grocery shopping is available in both villages, but the best restaurants are in Pahoa. Our favorite is called Kaleo's, and it's at the end of the Pahoa Village main street.
The district of Puna is a full of natural beauty, including wonderful pools for snorkeling, a large volcanically heated natural pond and one of the most scenic drives in the world, highway 137. Another spectacular phenomenon is the lava flow from Kilauea Volcano. I will let you know if the flow is active at the time of your visit.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Island of Hawaiʻi|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
This place was beautiful! The only negative thing I could possibly think of is that I didn't stay for more than 1 night. We arrived late (without issue because of Bryn's excellent directions), and Bryn came out to meet us and was very helpful showing us around. The room was precisely as pictured, and I can't describe in words how delightful the outdoor bathroom was (you MUST experience it). She made us a delicious breakfast and helped us make plans for our day in Puna, letting us borrow snorkel gear. It was just a great experience and I'd recommend it to anyone.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Zen Room. The room was very clean and it was nice seeing the chickens wandering around the yard. It was nice talking to Bryn and she makes some wonderful breakfasts.
Bryne was such a gracious host, We enjoyed our time there and especially loved the outdoor bathroom/shower that comes with the room.
We loved our stay at the Zen Garden Room. Bryn and Dan were very welcoming and made our stay feel like home. Plenty of room, fresh air and very clean.
Also enjoyed the fresh local breakfast cooked by Bryn. Delicious poached eggs from her chickens.
I spent 3 nights with Bryn and Danny. The Zen Garden Room was fantastic and a good place for exploring Hawai'i. Don't miss visiting the whole Puna District with a stop at Kaleo's Bar & Grill in Pahoa. Should I ever come back to Hawai'i I will definately try staying with Bryn & Danny again.
Our stay with Bryn and Dan was fantastic. They were helpful and provided excellent suggestions during our stay. Not only did Bryn pick us up and drop us off back at the airport, but Dan took time out of his day to give us a tour of the town and of a local surfboard maker - a particularly special treat for my partner who loves to surf.
The Zen room is peaceful and quiet. The outdoor bathroom is absolutely ridiculous, we were literally showering under the starry night. We actually ended up coming back and staying another night it was such a good experience! Definitely recommend staying here if you're in the area.
Zen Garden is the perfect name for this place. A very peaceful and relaxing experience aside from the noise from the road and morning roosters (they provide earplugs). We had some trouble with the given directions and couldn't get in touch with the host for a while. They were very hospitable and made us a nice big healthy and fresh breakfast. I loved the outdoor washroom!
We loved staying in the zen room and meeting Bryn and Danny. The room itself was very cozy, private and clean. Bryn thought of everything that we might need (wine glasses, snorkeling gear, flashlights, extra blankets, coffee machine, ear plugs, etc). The outside bathroom and shower were really amazing, we loved the experience! We loved having breakfast with Bryn (Danny had to work), which she prepared with fruits from the garden and eggs from her chickens! Bryn is super nice, thoughtful and very helpful in providing information, and also helping with anything we might need to make our stay more accommodating. We had great discussions and greatly appreciated the company! The location was great for us. We stayed 4 nights and visited Hilo, Puna, volcano park and Mauna Kea from here. We highly recommend staying here if you can!
This was my first airbnb stay, and I was a bit nervous about the whole thing...but we were so lucky to have stayed here! My husband and I only spent one night passing through Hilo, but Bryn and her husband welcomed us, gave us great tips on things to see off the beaten path, and made a delicious breakfast (Bryn even accommodated my dietary needs by making a smoothie which was really good!). Bryn was excellent as a host, and I hope to cross paths with her one day again. The outdoor bathroom was strange for me, especially at night when there are no lights, but it was actually pretty cool; my husband LOVED it. Our flight was cancelled the next day, and we were set up in a hotel in Hilo...and I kept thinking of how nice it would have been to spend another night at Bryn's instead. If it hadn't been the middle of the night, I would have booked another night there instead!
We very much enjoyed Bryn and Danny's hospitality and a delicious and healthy breakfast with fresh fruit from the garden every morning. You need to be at least a little dog-lover, because they will hug you whenever you're around. The climate is a little wet, so maybe not all clothes will dry off very well. The zen garden room is very nice and especially the outdoor bathroom was a new and great experience! During the night, be sure to use the provided earplugs if you tend to wake up from near traffic. We especially enjoyed the chats with Bryn and Danny during breakfast, some drinks, on the drive to Mauna Kea and whilst having a burger-dinner.