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Danny Miller

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Puna District Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy Your Own 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Farmhouse On 2.3 Acre Organic Farm

With a 5 STAR RATING, the Jungle Farmhouse provides a unique Hawaiian experience where you can enjoy nature and seasonal fruit from our farm -- including fresh avocados, tangerines, passion fruit, pineapple, lemons, papaya, jackfruit and bananas. We also provide you with farm fresh eggs from our free range chickens and ducks. Ferdinand and Franz, our two baby goats were born in November 2013 and we now have a working bee hive for natural pollination and fresh honey. The farm incorporates the lush rainforest with towering trees and we grow our food using the natural surroundings and permaculture techniques.

The location is great too! We are just minutes from Pahoa Village with great places to eat and shop, and close to Black Sand Beaches, Snorkeling, and Warm Ponds. Nearby farmer's markets provide more local

produce and locally crafted products.

The plantation style home has lots of windows and views of the natural surroundings, a washer and dryer, and covered parking. Two lanai (porches) on the front of the house and a huge screened lanai on the back of the house provides wonderful views of the tropical forest, gardens and farm. The lower patio features a dining table and gas grill and smoker too.

Built in 1970, it is a classic solid redwood home designed by the famous home builder Harold E. Hicks and features his signature design elements that include Clear Heart Redwood Interior and Exterior Single Walls. Oak Flooring was another key wood standardized design feature and offered durability and comfort as the lighter color of the oak complimented the redwood walls. Jalousie windows were a standard design feature to maximize the trade winds and, once again, the comfort of the homeowners.

The Living and Dining areas furnished with a great collection of antiques, are a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Oriental rugs compliment the oak floors and the windows allow for great filtered lighting and cool breezes.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need

and includes a great collection of vintage dishes, gas stove and oven, microwave, large fridge, mixer, toaster, and coffee maker and a bar and counter with stools.

The three bedrooms offer sleeping for 6 in beds and we

can provide extra futons so the house can sleep up to

eight or ten if you use the couches! Two of the bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open to the lanai and one features a half bath and walk in closet. Towels and linens are provided, along with beach towels too.

The main indoor bath features a tub and shower and sink and has slate tile and redwood trim. There is also a outdoor shower overlooking the garden with hot water too! Our hot water is heated by the sun, using solar panels when possible and when its cloudy our electric heater kicks in.

We also provide:

Secure High Speed Wireless Internet

Cable TV, DVD/CD Player, A good collection of board games, CD's, records and DVD's and Snorkeling gear

REVIEWS: Read our great reviews using the link below to our website!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Danny Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Danny Miller

Your Hosts, Danny and Matthew, who also own and operate the Hilo Bay Hale Bed and Breakfast in Hilo, opened the Jungle Farmhouse vacation rental in Sept. 2011 and live part time in a cottage next to the Farmhouse.

Danny, who moved to Hawaii in 2004, is also a documentary filmmaker producing films for PBS Hawaii about protecting Hawaii's unique cultural and natural resources. His most recent film, SEEDS OF HOPE tells the story of how Hawaii is returning to traditional and local ways of producing food.

Matthew has lived and worked around the world, opening

and managing BORDER book stores in many different countries, including on the Big Island where he has lived for over 15 years. He also has lived and studied in Western Africa and Europe.

Danny Miller purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Danny Miller chose Puna District

The property is very unique, with the house perched on a small hill overlooking the jungle, providing views of the forest canopy and farm. When we purchased the property it was already planted with

mature coffee, avocado, anthurium, tangerine, banana, mango, and jack fruit. And it is surrounded by lush jungle, including pockets of native forests that are home to native birds, including the Io - the Hawaiian Hawk.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The location is great because while you have lots of privacy you are just minutes from Pahoa village.


2 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

An excellent stay. Beautiful, natural setting. Danny and Mathew were most helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a fabulous trip to Hawaii. A first for us, and a special 80th birthday celebration for our mother. So... there were 5 adult family members sharing the Junglefarm for a week. We arrived after dark and were greeted by Danny who gave us a quick tour of the place and very generously answered our questions and spent time giving us ideas for places to eat, shop and visit. There was a bowl of fresh chicken eggs and papayas waiting for us from their garden. The next morning we were treated to a tour of the farm. It was a truly vibrant jungle of anthuriums, bananas, and a host of other plants I have seen in small indoor pots, but never many feet tall in the jungle. Danny and Matthew were accommodating and the place was more beautiful than the photos. I could go on and on. The five of us had plenty of room, and felt at home. We cooked most of our meals in the kitchen -- and the kitchen was very well stocked except for a couple items... Large coffee mugs (as we were all heavy coffee drinkers) and sheet pans for the oven (we had to us a stove pot in the oven to heat our pastries). We were close to Hilo and the Volcanoes, and the little town of Pahoa had everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable. The nature sounds made us feel that we were far from the beaten path. The frogs and roosters were noisy, but I found that relaxing and enjoyable. There are cats, dogs, goats, chickens, one potbelly pig named Wilbur who made a couple cameo appearances and a menagerie of greenery. I found the place filled with aloha (although I am still trying to understand the exact nature of that special word ) and peace. I can't wait to return! Mahalo Danny and Matthew

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 132
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Great Location in the heart of the district of Puna -- famous for its geological wonders and natural beauty. The farm is less than a mile to historic and charming Pahoa town with great places to eat and shop, including farmers markets, natural food store, bakery, public swimming pool, supermarkets, drug store, post office and live entertainment. And we are just 20 minutes to Warm Ponds for swimming, Tide Pools for snorkeling, Kehena Black Sand Beach, Lava Flows, Boat ramp, surfing areas, beach parks, and 45 minutes from the

Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea and 25 minutes from Hilo -- Hawaii's second largest city.


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puna District Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice bath with sink and mirror with slate tile.
    Half Bath - toilet , Nice half bath in master bedroom with sink and mirror too
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Enjoy the out door shower with heated water.
  • Main bath features slate tile, redwood trim, sink, tub and shower with window. 1/2 Bath is in King's room There is also a optional outdoor heated shower!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen's Room - 1 queen , Dresser, desk, closet and sliding glass doors to lanai
    Iki Room (smaller bedroom) - 1 double , Library of books, desk, closet, board games
    Captain's Room - 1 queen , With 1/2 bath, walk in closet, dresser, sliding door to lana
  • All of our beds feature, fans, fine linens and 2 of the bedrooms feature sliding glass doors to large porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Many people come to Hawaii and are in search of a real Hawaiian experience. That is why our guests love the Jungle Farmhouse!

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