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Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway, on 2 Private Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very private, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Spacious, Well Equipped Cabin

The Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway is a custom vacation home which stands alone on 2 private acres surrounded by a lush rainforest which gives you the experience of old Hawaiian style simple elegance.

The Hideaway is north of the current eruptions, on the opposite side of the riff. We are in a safe zone and not effected by gasses or flow. We have guests stay without any inconvenience. We are close enough to Pahoa and ocean to where you can see the red glow, fountains and witness Pele's magnificent display from a safe distance

.Watch the Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway on "Tiny House Hunting" FYI channel, season 2, episode 17, currently streaming.

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, 5 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, BBQ, 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.

From $125.00 per night, $800 per week, $3,000 per month, depending on season, double occupancy, plus a $75.00 cleaning fee. 14% Hawaiian Transient Accommodation Tax is additional. Extra person $15 per night up to 4 people (children/ babies traveling with guests are considered additional occupants). Extra (air) bed and bedding available. Smoking permitted outside only. ****some terms do change for stays of 31 days or longer****

More Details

Connie and Andrew
Member since: 2013
Speaks french, german, spanish, italian, greek
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Connie and Andrew

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, designs and builds custom homes and is a FEO Officer and tanker driver for the local Volunteer Fire Department. Connie is a wardrobe stylist and yoga instructor at her own yoga studio in Pahoa.

Connie and Andrew purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Connie and Andrew chose Ainaloa

The Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway is a unique and very private property. Located in a rare old growth jungle/rainforest area of Puna with many native and exotic plants and trees, yet still just a mile from the highway, 200 ft. off a paved road. (unpaved road is maintained and fine for rental cars) The perfect location to get away from it all but still be close enough to all the sights, restaurants and activites. Many other places you share the house or property with others, but not here. This is 2 acres all to yourself, beautifully landscaped with many extra touches to make your stay more relaxing and enjoyable.

What makes this cabin unique

Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway has been awarded 2014, 15,16, 17 Certificate of Excellence and Super host status for consistently earning top ratings from our guests.

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Hawaii Island, aka the Big Island, was ranked number 7 as the World's Best Island destinations in Travel and Leisure magazine, Winter 2015. Come explore one of the planets' most beautiful islands for yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The rainforest hideaway was everything I wanted and then some! Andrew and Connie greeted me and made sure I had everything I needed before leaving me to total privacy. I loved the outdoor shower but couldn't resist the claw foot a few times. Four weeks in the Hideaway was four weeks in paradise! Thanks Condrew! Five stars from this happy guest!
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Ainaloa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Art nouveau inspired bathroom. Large clawfoot soaking tub, bubbles, epsom salts and fluffy towels are provided. Pedestal sink and basket unit full of towels, toiletries and other essentials
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Comfortable, queen size Sealy posture pedic mattress with mattress topper. High thread count linens. Extra air bed, comforters, blankets, sleeping bags. Armoire, closet, and drawers for storage. Mosquito net over the bed. Custom double doors open out onto the lanai and garden.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway, on 2 Private Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
midhurst, ontario, canada

Garden of eden in the rain forest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days to explore VNP and Puna. The cabin is extremely well appointed and supplied with no detail left untouched. Taking an outdoor shower in the rain is a sensation we thought never to experience. On any other vacation daily rain would be a disaster but not here the frog serenade is a bit disconcerting until you get used to it......then it becomes white noise

Highly recommend for a memorable experience

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SAN Francisco

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, beautiful property. There is everything you need provided to meet all of your needs. Book this home, you will not be disappointed. Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect secluded cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The Enchanting Forest Hideaway reminded us of “Froggy Cabin” (from the quirky TV series “The Guest Book”) and is a beautiful hideaway with total seclusion (something important to us) and the constant presence of nature in the form of birds and frogs singing pretty much all the time. Although the owner supplies earplugs for anyone bothered by the sound, neither of us found nature’s symphony to be disturbing and slept well once we realized that it gets chilly at night as a result of the screened in front room which does not have windows. However, a warm comforter is provided so that once we were aware of the situation, there was no problem.

The unit is well maintained and supplied and Connie was attentive and friendly, meeting us with starfruit from her orchard, but once she got us settled was never intrusive.

The roads are a bit bumpy, but that adds to the feeling of seclusion and being off the beaten track. A perfect place for a true get away from the hotel scene, with easy access to Hilo, the Lava Tree State Park (free!), zip lining and volcano experience.

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained. Connie and Andrew have everything you could possibly need in the home. Just a spectacular vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

The Rainforest Hideaway is simply enchanting. There is a great big world to explore so we rarely return to a place we’ve visited. I’m not sure we can resist the pull to come back here... nor should we want to. The cottage is completely private and has pretty much anything you’d need. There are so many things to do in Pahoa and in the Puna district. We only spent 4 nights but wish it would have been for the full 7 that we visited the island. You can pack less too. Our luggage was lost on our flight there and we didn’t really need anything while awaiting it’s arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Isolated and quiet seclusion with a great cabin feel without compromising luxury or comfort.

  • 5 of 5

Very close to good food and ammenities without being busy. Very secluded and private. Connie and Andrew were excellent and welcoming but didn't intrude. Very helpful. Amazing luxury cabin and clean and tidy and organized. This was everything we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located close to Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana where the active lava flows down the volcano and meets the ocean. This is one of the world's most active volcanoes and viewing is quite easy and accessable. The park is other worldly and the flows are fantastic. You can view by helicopter, boat, car or my favorite, on foot. Local guides available and recommended. Not to be missed, a real bucket list experience.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.09
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.56

Strict Cancellation policy- 50% refund up until 1 month prior to arrival, except fees. No refund if cancellation is 1 month or less before arrival. (subject to owners discretion) Additional guests - $15 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
All reservations are subject to a $75 cleaning fee. 9.25% Hawaiian Transient Accomadation Tax not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made