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Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway, on 2 Private Acres

Ainaloa, HI, USA
  • Cabin800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

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****


Connie and Andrew

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
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french, german, spanish, italian, greek
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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 a local yoga center.

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 Certificate of Excellence for consistently earning top ratings from our guests. Follow/ 'like' us on Facebook ~ Enchanting Rainforest Hideaway 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.


    • Internet
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, 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

      Location Type

        • Rural
          2 acres of dense jungle/ rainforest in an untouched, natural setting. There are many farms in the area. All surrounding properties are at least 2 acres.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      Covered car port
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      High thread count, organic linens are provided
                    • Living Room
                      Screened in living room, oversized bamboo furniture for lounging as you enjoy the sight and listen to the songs of the jungle.
                    • Parking
                      Parking is under a covered car port
                    • Telephone
                      There is a phone locate in the kitchen for local and incoming calls
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath, beach, hand towels and washcloths provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Liquid soap only


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker with timer and auto shut-off
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes, flatwear, pots, pans, sharp knives, serving bowls and platters, glassware, coffee/tea mugs,and many other items
                        • Kitchen
                          Full size kitchen with everything you need for cooking and baking
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, teas, most condiments and spices. There is a pantry area that usually has pasta, tuna, and other pantry type foods but there is no guarantee as to what exactly is there
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator and freezer
                        • Stove
                          Full size gas stove and oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is an outdoor table on the lanai and a table in the kitchen for dining/snacks
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Available upon request
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Wrap around deck/lanai Outdoor shower with hot and cold running water
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available for rental @ $35 per day
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large lawn area outside of the house with many exotic tropical plantings in the garden. There is a small orchard toward the front of the property and guests are welcome to the fruit when in season.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      B-B-Q provided. Please use on the cement slab or on the cinder.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Snorkel gear (fins, snorkel, mask) and boogie board provided


                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is allowed outside only

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • library
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • shelling
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Lovely stay

                                                              Lauraine E.SAN Francisco

                                                              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.

                                                              Perfect secluded cottage with everything you need

                                                              christine P.

                                                              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.

                                                              Beautiful, peaceful property!

                                                              Mark L.

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

                                                              Simply Enchanting

                                                              Jennifer G.Greenville

                                                              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.

                                                              Isolated and quiet seclusion with a great cabin feel without compromising luxury or comfort.

                                                              jim m.

                                                              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.

                                                              Absolutely wonderful!!!

                                                              Diane & Gord C.Pine Falls MB Canada

                                                              We spent a wonderful six nights at this truly relaxing, wonderful cottage! Connie and Andrew have provided us tourists to the Big Island with a gem! Everything we could ask for and even some extras! Fresh flowers, wine and chocolates to greet us on our arrival, made our 35th Anniversary truly memorable!! Great directions and tips on the sightseeing high lites of the area. This location was a perfect spot to come "home" to every evening after our day excursions! Close to the Volcano and all the sites this side of the island has! Great snorkelling spot at the hot ponds that Connie recommended. Having snorkel gear here was a plus! We enjoyed the outdoor shower and the place was well stocked with kitchen and bath supplies! Thank you Connie and Andrew for a truly magical, amazing stay!!


                                                              Ainaloa, HI, USA

                                                              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.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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

                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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