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THE JUNGLE FARMHOUSE - Come See the Lava Flowing into the Ocean!

Pahoa, HI, USA
  • Farmhouse1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

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 NOW is a great time to stay at the Jungle Farmhouse. In July 0f 2016 a New LAVA Flow began flowing and it is currently flowing into the Ocean! And the farmhouse is just 15 minutes from the free lava viewing parking. And we can help arrange tours, bike rentals and provide maps, flashlights and headlamps so you can safely view the lava.

Our farm is a great place to experience and learn how food can be grown in a sustainable and organic way. 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!


Matthew Potts

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Matthew Potts

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.

Matthew Potts purchased this Farmhouse in 2007

Why Matthew Potts chose Pahoa

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.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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!

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Just minutes away from the beautiful PUNA coastline with black sand beaches, warm ponds and snorkeling!
        • Rural
          Enjoy beautiful views of the jungle, gardens and forest canopy from your large screened lanai (porch) and front yard.
        • Village
          We are just a mile from historic Pahoa Village where there are great places for shopping, a public pool, bars, and great places to eat!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Gas dryer and clothes line too
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      High Speed and Wireless with password
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Fine cotton linens on all beds 3-400 thread count
                    • Living Room
                      Living room has two large couches, rocker and lots of room for relaxing
                    • Parking
                      Covered parking attached to covered patio and kitchen door.
                    • Telephone
                      Phone for outgoing calls to mainland and local areas
                    • Towels Provided
                      Fluffy cotton towels for the house and large beach towels for the beach too!
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large capacity washer


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Enjoy making fresh Kona and Ka`u Coffee with grinder and coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Wonderful collection of antique and new dishes, glasses and utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with a great collection of antique dishes, blender, toaster, new gas stove, fridge, coffee maker, spices, paper towels, foil, recycling bin, and bar with stools!
                        • Microwave
                          Large Microwave for convenience
                        • Oven
                          New Large Oven for baking
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices, some condiments, foil, plastic wrap, broom, dust pan
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large refrigerator and freezer
                        • Stove
                          New Gas Stove and Oven
                        • Toaster
                          New toaster for toast and bagels


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large dining table seats 8 with views of gardens
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Extensive Hawaiian Guides and Cook books and Novels and Classics too
                                • DVD Player
                                  Enjoy our collection of films about Hawaii
                                • Games
                                  Classic Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, dominoes, cards and more
                                • Music Library
                                  Great collection of Hawaiian Records and CD's
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  CD / DVD / TV stereo system with rear speakers
                                • Television
                                  Large Flat Screen TV watchable from kitchen and living rooms
                                • Toys
                                  Drum and music instrument collection in living room
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD collection of Hawaiian documentaries


                                    • Bicycles
                                      We can provide on request
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat and sailing tours nearby
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Huge Lanai (screened in porch) and a nice front porch too and a lower patio with grill too
                                    • Golf
                                      25 minutes away in Hilo
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals available in Hilo
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      This is our favorite room -- 30 feet by 10 feet! With great views of the farm and jungle
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Extensive lawn and gardens and open pasture and trails in forest to explore.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Gas Grill and Smoker too! Great for local grass fed beef and fish
                                    • Tennis
                                      Ten minutes away in Pahoa
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We have a collection of diving masks, fins and snorkels, beach matts, coolers


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • live theater
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  5 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great house!

                                                                  Lisa W.Goffstown, NH

                                                                  It made our Hawaiian adventure! The pics online don't do it justice. The animals are cute.. especially Wilbur the pig. It was close to stores, the volcano park and tidal pools! Our Host Paul was very attentive to our needs. The fresh eggs were delicious. The 3 beds were huge for our family of 4. We really enjoyed our stay. We will be back!

                                                                  ultimate Hawaiian get away experience

                                                                  kathleen K.Monrovia, California

                                                                  We wished we had booked several more nights at the jungle farmhouse! The nearby town very cute, with restaurants, shops, a local bar and a kava house. Very laid back and low key. The house was near so many beautiful locations. We especially enjoyed the snorkling and black sand beach, and of course viewing the lava flow. That's all we had time for in one day! We were also just a short drive to Hilo. The house itself was full of character, a beautiful blend of eclectic antiques and luxury touches. The host left fresh eggs and fruit on the counter for our arrival. The beds were so comfortable with high cotton count white sheets and also soft white towels were provided. If we were there long enough to make some meals, the kitchen was adorable and fully equipped. The outdoor shower in the rain forrest was a real treat. Our host was gracious and full of information about the area. We highly recommend this house for a true hawaiian rainforest experience.

                                                                  Fantastic jungle farm experience

                                                                  Anu K.

                                                                  It was a perfect experience. Property was clean, stylish and well maintained. Owner take a good care of our company. Unfortunately we stayed only overnight. I would recommend the property to my friends.


                                                                  Dandurand D.

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

                                                                  I'm still smiling!

                                                                  Kristine J.-

                                                                  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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We really enjoyed hosting you and hope you will return soon!


                                                                  Pahoa, HI, USA

                                                                  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.


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