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Affordable leilani Rainforest Retreat Beautiful 2br Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4.Beautiful One Acre Property For Your Enjoyment,

Enjoy a stay in this Rainforest Hawaiian Home and experience the authentic island style living;

feel the tropical breeze, inhale the fragrant scents in the air and take in the songs of the numerous tropical birds that will greet you. We invite you to experience our style of living...experience Hawaii and feel our Aloha...

Aloha and welcome to our Rainforest Retreat! The moment you enter this truly Hawaiian home you will experience the Aloha. Our cozy two bedroom Home is on the windward side of the big island of Hawaii. Just 25 minutes south of Hilo International Airport, located in the beautiful Leilani Estates, which is considered one of the more upscale communities in the area. Our home is in a safe and friendly neighborhood, where you can walk, bike and enjoy the lush tropical rainforest setting. Excellent for a small family or perfect for a romantic getaway.

The home is surrounded by an acre of lush tropical flowers, native trees and fruit trees. You can pick avocados, pineapple, bananas, rollinia, lilikoi, soursop, papaya, Citrus

and mulberries and enjoy them when they're in season. All the comforts of home include a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, rice cooker and outdoor gas BBQ grill, plus a washer and dryer. For an added convenience, Rainforest Cottage has broadband internet, phone, a flat screen TV and DVD/CD player. The telephone allows unlimited calls anywhere in the USA, its territories and Canada. There are two bedrooms with new pillow top beds with 600 thread count cotton bed sheets and a private lanai off the master bedroom. NEW Outdoor Shower Installed!!

Once you're good and rested, you'll want to explore all of the wonderful local amenities. Start with Pahoa town, only 5 minute from the cottage with 11 multi-national restaurants to choose from and an extremely well stocked natural foods store. Expand to the surrounding Puna district and visit the world famous Kapoho snorkeling Tide Pools and Lava Tree State Park.

All along the coast in the rural Puna district, you will discover special places to explore from parks to sheltered coves. 15 minute from the cottage is the exotic Kehana Beach where palm and ironwood trees frame a lovely crescent of black sand. Two miles in the other direction is Mackenzie State Park, with steep lava cliffs and rugged, rocky shore. Mackenzie Park also has hiking trails and accessible lava tubes for spelunking. Five miles from the cottage is Ahalanui Park, which has a naturally heated fresh/salt-water swimming pond.

Take another day to discover old Hawaii. Visit Kalapana Village, only 15 minutes from the cottage, plant a coconut on Hawaii's newest Black Sand Beach created by lava flows in the 90's. Don't miss FREE live local hawaiian music outdoors here every Wednesday night and enjoy the local treats at the farmers market and the food stands, featuring a variety of items including vegan and vegetarian fare. On the way there you'll pass the historical star of the sea painted church. Down the coast you may be able to see a plume of steam rising where lava is flowing in to the ocean!

Don't forget the charming town of Hilo in your itinerary. Only 25 minutes from home, discover Hilo's unique history on Bay Front at the Pacific

Tsunami Museum. Down the street you will be among friendly people as you wander throughout

the stands of Hilo Farmer Market. Sample Hawaiian food, fresh hot tamales and Filipino dessert! You can purchase fresh fish, tropical flowers, organic produce and exotic seasonal fruit to enjoy. You will find yourself in lush botanical gardens, waterfalls and the largest Japanese Garden in the USA. Enjoy snorkeling at Richardson's Beach, Hilo's own black sand beach, watch the dolphins and whales and swim with the turtles.

Take a 45 minute drive or so and you could be at the lovely Volcano, situated near the rim of the Kilauea crater on your way to viewing the lava activity in Volcano National Park (ongoing 20 plus years!) If you ever feel need to leave the Puna district, there's plenty more: Wimea Town, social center of the famous Parker Ranch, Kailua-Kona and it's shopping centre, gorgeous scenery, arts, crafts and all that is has to offer. Don't forget the waterfalls, helicopter rides, parasailing, hiking, kayaking and Hamakua Coast...then come home to your own private retreat where you can rest up for your next island adventure!

Aloha, welcome to paradise!

More Details

Property Manager
Matt Mettalia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Indonesian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Matt Mettalia

Hello my name is Matt i was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California a small surfing beach town, I met my wife of twelve years on one of my trips to Bali Indonesia , we both love the beach and island life this is why we love Puna HI , the slow pace, Aloha and the local vibe this is the REAL Hawaii that we want our guest to experience .

Matt Mettalia purchased this house in 2013

Why Matt Mettalia chose Pahoa

Aloha! While you are here, we hope you will feel that Aina Lani is your Hawaiian home, my wife and i wanted to share the happiness and fun of Hawaii with others...ocean and beaches volcano and and cultural...island and markets the Big Island is a like a small continent--there is an enormous amount to experience here, come and enjoy its wonders.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful Outdoor Shower Just Build Island Style.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It's a very beautiful room here so i can relax! A Hawaiian flower was displayed on the table, and fruit was prepared for a refrigerator, and many beautiful towels were prepared for in a bathroom. WOW! it was totally wonderful like a resort hotel!!! And i liked the outdoor shower the most!!! There was fluffy friendly cats in a garden. We made the sightseeing base of Pahoa, Kalapana and Kilauea. What a beautiful starlit sky.I have never seen!

We want to stay here on the next time! MAHALO! from Japan
Sep 2015
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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pillow Top Mattress , 600 Thread count Linens , ceiling fan to keep you cool, back Lanai off master bedroom , full size dresser and closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Island Style Outdoor Shower!!!!


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Affordable leilani Rainforest Retreat Beautiful 2br Home
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, and private with fresh fruit on the trees in the yard. Slept better on the bed than I do on mine at home.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this property in Dec 2017 and felt it was an exceptional value. The home and grounds are very clean and well maintained. Everything you may need is there - kitchen tools, drinking water, towels, linens, beach toys, TV with DVDs, books, laundry, even fruit and avocado trees to try the local produce. Small town of Pahoa is a short drive away for groceries, shopping, and restaurants. The home is located in a neighborhood but given the lush garden surroundings it feels secluded and quiet. We had a great, relaxing time and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rainforest cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home away from home with all the amenities one could ask for. The kitchen has spices, summatra coffee grounds and more provided for use. We couldn't make the rain stop outside but if it had been sunny "Wow" would this have been the best ever. We enjoyed picking the fruit off the trees too. Thanks

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property! Matt was very nice and helpful ! We would definitely recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely private home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this home. Very private setting. Everything was very nice. Even the frogs at night! (kind of loud)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean, private and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We were only looking for an overnighter as we travelled from one part of the Big Island to another. What we found was far beyond our expectations. Lovely quality wood furnishings....very well appointed in all rooms. And absolute privacy in a lovely coifed jungle garden behind a gated property. Great sleep on comfy beds. This is a good quality offering.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
kaleo's Bar and Grill - Luquins Mexican Food
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kaleo's, Tin Shack Bakery, Luquins, Paolo's, L&L
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
kehena Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.