Green Bamboo is one of four cottages at Puna Rainforest Retreat. It has a full kitchen and full bathroom. This studio has a comfy queen bed and a futon. Our cottage all has a full lanai with an amazing ocean view. We offer free wireless internet and use of a BBQ grill. We are centrally located for your stay. Visit Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, the Ahalanui Beach Park with the warm ponds for swimming, Pohoiki Park for ocean swimming and surfing, the Lava Tree State Park, and many other sites to visit while here. Visit Makuu Farmers Market Sunday mornings until 2:00 pm, Seaview's Space Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and Uncle Roberts evening market on Wednesday nights in Kalapana. Visit funky Pahoa town, only 3 miles away for local restaurants, shops and markets. Drive to Hilo (30 minutes away) for Hilo Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, and visit Imiloa Center in Hilo for a great planetarium and cultural center and restaurant.
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Beautiful Studio with Ocean View
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, We are happy to take reservations in any language.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
Owners Jacklynn and Elijah also run Chilkat Environmental in Haines, Alaska. Elijah is an environmental engineer and Jacklynn is a biologist. With our team of scientists we are fortunate to work throughout Alaska and the Aleutian Islands for Alaska Tribes. We have been visiting the Big Island for the past 15 years and have always dreamed of having a place in Hawaii to call home. We have never felt as happy or as healthy as we do when we are on the Island. Currently, we spend the summers in Alaska and the winters at our delightful home in Hawaii.
Jacklynn purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Jacklynn chose Pahoa
Our property and surrounding area is native Ohia forest sacred to Hawaiians. Efforts to support the native ecosystem are underway and include controlling invasive Albezia trees, mongoose and pigs. The jungle is home to; Hawaiian Owl and Hawk, Koa, Screw pine, Guava, Passion fruit Gold Dust Day gecko, Green Anole, songbirds, Praying Mantis, diverse ferns and flowering plants. You will enjoy the bamboo outside your cottage along with the bananas, fruit orchard, flowers and palm trees in your fully equipped private cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
We use natural cleaning products, solar-power and water catchment. Pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers have not been used here. Our nighttime temperatures are perfect for restful sleep. We value your privacy and don’t require interaction for check in or checkout unless you want to say hi or have questions. Puna Rainforest Retreat is a great place to base your Big Island adventures.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Puna Rainforest Retreat
The unit was clean and accurately portrayed. Enjoyed the quietness of the property, starry nights, birds singing, and frogs croaking (even though they are invasive). The owners are putting in a lot of work to rid invasives and are in the process of adding a 1 mile hiking trail through the rainforest which was fun to walk. The unit is powered totally from solar, nice to be off the grid. We plan to stay again.
August 11-15 stay
This was a beautiful little place tucked away in a secluded part of the big island. The cabin was well stocked and well maintained--it had everything we needed. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much Robert! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
We are centrally located with many attractions within a short distance. The retreat is quiet and has no light pollution at night for unbelievable skies. Neighboring properties include La’akea Permaculture Farm and rainforest. Opihakao Road, only 1 mile away, is a world-class skateboarding hill and one of the best downhills and climbs for road bikes on the island. Cycling is ideal here because of the short distances between attractions. Natural steam vents are close by and funky Pahoa is 4 miles away offering fantastic organic food and supplies leaving little reason to leave Puna. The Ahalanui Beach Park and Pohiki Bay are 8 miles away and offer paddleboarding, surfing, body boarding, swimming and hot springs. Kalapana and the new Kaimu Black Sand Beach are about 7 miles away near Uncle Robert’s kava bar and Sunday farmers market. A recent addition to Kalapana is the UFO landing pad and star visitor sanctuary created by the Reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii. The best snorkeling on the island is 10 miles away at Wai’opea tidepools near Green Lake and the heated ocean pools at Champagne Ponds. Also near Kapoho is the Ancient Mango Grove leading to intertidal swimming pools.