. Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway

Cabin - Entire home/apt · 38th Ave, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States

The Space

Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway
Beautiful custom vacation home on 2 private acres in a rainforest setting all for yourself with no one else around.

The house is romantic, peaceful and clean. Perfect for honeymooners, personal retreat, eco-travelers, yogis, adventurers, or anyone who just wants to get away from it all, but still be close enough to all that the Big Island has to offer.

We are centrally located in Puna, 15 miles south of Hilo, a few miles outside of the quaint town of Pahoa with all its restaurants and shops. Spend your days exploring the near by warm ponds, black sand beach, snorkeling, hiking, restaurants, waterfalls, Volcanoes National Park, current lava flows, Mauna Kea summit, museums, and much more.

You can relax on the over sized bamboo furniture in the large screened-in living room and hear the songs of the rainforests' birds and frogs as you look out onto the lush jungle landscape..

The bedroom has a comfortable queen size Sealy posture pedic mattress. High thread count organic linens are provided for your comfort. Hand crafted, custom double doors lead out onto the lanai.

The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove/oven, custom cabinets and tiles, pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, blender, plates, glasses, bowls, cutlery, coffee and coffee grinder, tea, condiments and spices. Sliding glass doors lead out onto the lanai.

There's a phone, internet, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, bar-B-que, boogie board, snorkel gear, tent, guidebooks and other thoughtfully provided special touches to make your stay very comfortable and relaxing.

The art nouveau inspired bathroom features an antique clawfoot bathtub and a pedestal sink. Fluffy towels and bubbles are provided.

Drive onto the property and experience the enchanting elegance of the lush Hawaiian garden filled with exotic tropical plants, flowers, palms and bamboo. Very private, this your own personal piece of old style Hawaiian paradise. There is a small orchard and guests are welcome to enjoy the harvest when in season.

This house inspires relaxation, come join us for the vacation you deserve.

Starting at $118 per night, $700 per week, $2,600 per month, depending on season, double occupancy, (4.16% GET & 9.25% TAT included) plus a $75.00 cleaning fee. Additional person $15 per night up to 4 people (children/ babies traveling with guests are considered additional occupants). Extra (air) bed available. Smoking permitted outside only. ****some terms do change for stays of 31 days or longer****

Hawaii Island, aka the Big Island, was ranked number 7 as the World's Best Island destinations in Travel and Leisure magazine, Winter 2012. Come explore one of the planets' most beautiful islands for yourself.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the house and the 2 acre property. There is a large, open cleared area surrounded by rainforest/jungle. The property is very private, set back from the road and no part of it is shared with anyone else.

Interaction with Guests

We will meet you at the house upon arrival to give you the keys and answer any questions you may have. After that we leave you on your own and most likely that will be the only time you see us. We are available for you 24 hours a day if you need us, but leave you on your own to enjoy your vacation.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2600 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a lovely stay here. Connie and Andrew met us with leis and chocolates, and made themselves completely available if needed.

    The cottage is charming and totally secluded thanks to the lush gardens. The kitchen was adequately equipped for preparing breakfasts and a special dinner in. The outdoor shower was a fun experience...now my husband wants one.

    This place definitely became home for a few days and we were sad to leave. Thanks, Connie and Andrew, for sharing your special corner of Hawaii.

    March 2014
  • We have stayed on the Kona side of the island several times and always make a day trip to Hilo. This time we decided that we would stay for a couple of nights and found the Enchanted Rainforest Hideaway on Airbnb. The only thing negative we have to say is that we loved it so much we had to force ourselves to leave to get out and see the sites! Fresh tropical flowers in every room, the sounds of frogs, birds and warm rain, an outdoor shower, every little extra toiletry you could possibly need.... all this in the middle of a beautiful tropical jungle. We can't wait to go back and plan to stay longer next time.

    March 2014
  • Such a beautiful home, property and experience. We loved it and never wanted to leave. Outdoor shower was awesome! The detail of this place make it shine! Hope to come back again. Thank you Connie and Andrew!

    February 2014
  • This was the first time I've ever used Airbnb, and I was a little nervous about it, but it was a wonderful experience. The home is so amazing and CLEAN! I am a bit of a germaphobe, so that was important to me. It is remote enough that you feel all alone in the jungle, but still very close to all the attractions you want to see--volcano, beaches, hot ponds, etc. The house itself is so lovely, and they have everything you need there--plates, spices, washer/dryer, grill, boogie board, towels. Also, their housekeeper let us in and she was SO welcoming and nice--a wonderful way to start the experience. If we find ourselves back on this island, we would stay here in a heartbeat!!

    February 2014
  • An amazing place to stay! Such a great homebase for activities in the Puna district, which includes fantastic snorkeling, swimming, volcanoes, hikes, caves, and the awesome little town of Pahoa. Highly recommended for those who want a retreat in the jungle, away from the touristy parts of the Big Island. Nothing but good things for Connie and Andrew's rainforest retreat!

    December 2013
  • This is a wonderful place to stay when in the Hilo area. Very serene and very comfortable. Connie and Andrew are lovely people and you can tell that they have taken great pride in providing such a lovely place to stay. Also they had soooo many body products to enhance your bath and outdoor shower experience. And little extras that always come in handy like advil, mosquito spray and muscle rub. And I can not go without a special mention of the outdoor shower. That was delightful. Thanks Connie and Andrew.

    November 2013
  • Imaginez une cabane au milieu d'une forêt avec le confort d'une vraie maison! Cette expérience est tout simplement magique... Au sein de la réserve de Puna, la cabane d'Andrew et Connie va ravir les voyageurs en quête de tranquillité et / ou spiritualité. Prendre une douche a l'extérieur ? Possible! Dormir avec le son des grenouilles qui vous entourent ? Possible! Se relaxer au soleil avec le bruit des oiseaux ? Possible! Cuisiner les fruits et légumes achetés au marché? Possible tellement la cuisine est bien équipée! Bref... Tout est possible dans cette cabane décorée avec beaucoup de goût et simplicité.

    Quant à nos hôtes, ponctuels, serviables extrêmement gentils et disponibles. Bref... Parfait ;-)

    Pour toutes ces raisons, je ne peux que recommander l'adresse!

    October 2013
  • It was a wonderful retreat for our Honeymoon! What a cool location and landscape! We loved the lush rain forest, coqui frogs (even if they are invasive), and outdoor shower. Be prepared for mosquitoes - it is a rainforest after all. We loved the whole experience.

    October 2013
  • Just as all the other reviews say, this place is fantastic. It's impeccably clean and stocked with anything you could need, as well as many things you didn't know you needed. The house is surrounded by rainforest full of fruit trees, flowers, birds and geckos. Although Andrew and Connie's place is just down the road if you should need them, you feel like you could be miles from anywhere. We also found the infamous coqui frogs to be relaxing, and slept very well. Having a hot shower outside in the rain was also a highlight. I would stay here rather than staying in a hotel in the city any day!

    September 2013
  • Andrew & Connie's house is lovely. It is located in the laid back Puna area. We enjoyed the local people and the relaxed atmosphere of the place. We only met Connie and she is a great host. She gave us very detailed directions to reach the house and communication with her was very good. She gave us some delicious passion fruits from her garden. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the items we needed for our dinners. We highly appreciated the BBQ. Washing machine and drier were very helpful for us. We also used the fins and the boogie board provided by Andrew & Connie. The thing that impressed us most was the house's cleanness. It was really spotless. We highly recommend Andrew & Connie's house to all Airbnb guests.

    September 2013
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Fun loving couple, semi retired from the entertainment business, now living in the jungles of east Hawaii. World travelers, we spend most our days organic farming and building our rammed earth house. We live up the road from the Rainforest Hideaway on a separate property. Our friendly and well behaved dogs, Jackson and Frankie, often join us to greet our guests upon arrival. Andrew, originally from Australia, is a FEO Officer and tanker driver for the Hawaiian Paradise Park Volunteer Fire Department and Connie is a yoga instructor at a local yoga retreat.
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