Upper Lanai for upstairs bedrooms and Lower Lanai dining areaLower Lanai dining area
Puna Rainforest Retreat
Hosted by Jacklynn
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8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Enjoy the peace and solitude of Hawaii's rainforest on a lovely 20 acre estate central to Puna's amazing attractions. This ocean view home is super clean, on gated private property and very comfortable for 2 to 8 guests. Enjoy rainforest sounds, starry skies and sunshine abound far from neighborhoods but only 4 miles from Pahoa. Swimming pool, rainforest trail and abundant fresh fruit.

The space

This 20 acre estate is surrounded by rainforest within the Puna Forest Reserve, 4 miles from Pahoa. The grounds are very peaceful with bananas, fruit orchard, avocados, palms, and many flowers. The house has an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, swimming pool, sweeping meadow and blue ocean views. Surrounded by rainforest sounds you will sleep peacefully and wake to a sunrise over the ocean from the two master bedrooms. This place is a slice of heaven!

There are two master bedrooms with one King and one Queen size bed upstairs each with access to the upper lanai offering a view of the pool, meadow and ocean. The King is a firm Tempur-pedic. There is a full bathroom with separate shower and claw foot tub. The spiral staircase leads downstairs to the main floor with two more bedrooms featuring a queen in one and two twin beds in the other. Large living room, kitchen and dining area and a separate 600 sq ft screened mutli-purpose room with seating and placements for 21 people. The house was designed to channel the trade winds and stays cool enough inside without air conditioning. The kitchen is very well equipped with a huge fridge,ice-maker, additional solar fridge and freezer, Vita-Mixer and all the amenities. Wifi internet and cell phones/ cell data work throughout the house and pool area.

Feel free to walk around the property and enjoy the abundance. The property is powered by geothermal grid and our solar energy system. We offer rainforest trail where you can experience the unique Ohia and Fern ecosystem up close as well as panoramic view of the ocean.

Nighttime temperatures are perfect for restful sleep. We value your privacy and don’t require interaction unless you want to say hi or have questions. This is a great place to base your Big Island adventures.

The Puna Rainforest Retreat includes the 4 bedroom house, swimming pool and four cottages; Green Bamboo, Blue Ginger, Lavender Orchid and Yellow Hibiscus. See listings below for more information. There is also a listing for the whole estate which sleeps 21 people.

The Four Cottages: (2 studios and (2) two bedroom cottages)

Blue Ginger----------https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6105638
Green Bamboo----https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6091637
Casa Azul and Green Bamboo each have a full kitchen with all the amenities, a full bathroom and a cozy queen bed and a Futon. Both studios have lanais overlooking the meadow and ocean.

2 Room Cottages
Lavender Orchid--https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6106370
Yellow Hibiscus---https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6106580
Lavender Orchid and Yellow Hibiscus have a kitchenette with all the amenities, a full bathroom, a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two twins (trundle) in the second bedroom. Each have lanais overlooking the meadow and ocean.

Guest access

There is a gate to access our property and you will receive the gate code when you make your reservation. We value your privacy and don’t require interaction for check in or checkout unless you want to say hello or have questions. Caretakers live next door and we are available if needed. The property is very private and quiet. The only other folks you'll see are guests.

Guests can use the pool, BBQ and 1.2 mile rainforest trail around the 20 acre property. Guests are also invited to eat fruit from the orchard including lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, banana, soursop, guava and avocado.

Interaction with guests

Owners Jacklynn and Elijah run Chilkat Environmental in Haines, Alaska. We spend the summers in Alaska and the winters at our delightful home in Hawaii. We are available, as is our housekeeper, Jenny who lives next door. We value your privacy and don’t require interaction for check in or checkout unless you want to say hi or have questions.

Other things to note

The 20 acre retreat is within the Puna Forest Reserve and our grounds are surrounded by rainforest that is part of the retreat. Hawaiian Natives own the non-private property within the reserve to protect the Native Ohia forest that is sacred to them. The reserve was acquired by the Trust for Public Lands and transferred to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The reserve is endangered species habitat for the Endangered Hawaiian Owl, Hawk, and Bat. While these species are otherwise very rare they are often observed here. Researchers continue to identify new species in this unique ecosystem and there is ongoing collaboration to control invasives. Extensive work is underway on the property to control invasive species and encourage native species.

The Ohia Forest has giant ferns, diverse orchids, epiphytic plants, strawberry guava, moss, passion fruit, geckos, praying mantis and songbirds. The rainforest is very dense and so we ask guests to remain on the grounds for their safety unless we discuss the specific hazards. The retreat property surrounding the grounds feature many skylights into lava tubes as well as lava trees and caves. The Puna Rainforest is invigorating to see, taste, hear and feel. the property has a 1.2 mile private trail through the rainforest for guests.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wheelchair accessible
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch, 1 crib, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please keep counters and floors clean to deter insects.
Wash the dishes that you use very well.
Max occupancy is 8 people.
Smoking is okay outside.
Please do not use the fireplace.


70 Reviews

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Tracey User Profile
January 2017
Fabulous home in a private setting. Was enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children. Very well equipped and clean and tidy. Great pool. Would visit again and highly recommended

Calvin User Profile
September 2017
Upon check in we soon found out that the owners lived on property. They made it a point to introduce themselves which I appreciated . However we soon realized that the owner would be by everyday of our visit, to the extent that their family would even use the pool that was located at our rental when our family/ children were in it. When we arrive the house was in good condition. The day before check out we were asked to clean the home as the owner had expressed that she no longer had a cleaner for this home. We were never offered a discount on the cleaning fee that we had already paid ($135) . Being on vacation I found this completly unacceptable however I felt bad and spent most of my last day cleaning the 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. The home is nice, the land that the home sits on is beautiful, the kitchen is well stocked and comes with everything you could possibly need. The wifi is crap and you will get no cell signal in this area. That being said, the fact that you are given zero privacy will prevent our family from returning.

Justin User Profile
August 2017
If you truly want to experience the Big Island, this is the place to stay. Jacklynn provided us with everything we needed. Snorkeling gear, body boards, cooking utensils, tons of towels, the list can go on. Beds were very comfortable and night time was fresh. The little black book was a great source to look at for nearby recommendations. So much to do and so much to see. Although there were no ripe bananas we did get to try much of the other fruits on the property. Beaches are close by and live lava flowing into the ocean is very close as well. After speaking with many locals we were able to hike to a gorgeous water fall that was about a 45 min drive from our stay. Hilo is also very close. We also went to the local flea market on Sunday and tried a bunch of different foods as well. I could keep on going about this place but I'd end up writing a book lol. Once again thank you Jacklynn for blessing us with such an amazing stay.

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful house in the middle of mother nature. Self Check-in and out was very, very easy. It's a wonderful house, more than spacious and well equipped. Jacklynn is the perfect host. We loved the pool and cat Oscar! In the night you can watch millions of stars in the sky and listen to the animal-djungle-music. We had a guided night walk to the Volcano NP lava fields, which was awesome! We absolutely recommend Jacklynn and her superb house. Mahalo!
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Response from Jacklynn:
Thank you for a great review! So glad you enjoyed!
August 2017

Anthony User Profile
August 2017
This is such a beautiful place to stay at! Jacklynn was very great with us. Kept in touch with us the whole time. The house is very nice. Clean on the inside and outside. Very spacious rooms with great airflow. If you are looking for a nice place to stay at, I highly recommend it! My stay was a 10 out of 10! Thank you Jacklynn for having us as your guest!
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Response from Jacklynn:
Thanks so much Anthony!
August 2017

Colby User Profile
August 2017
We were so happy with our stay!

Mike User Profile
July 2017
The description is accurate and the property is truly special. I highly recommend it!

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Haines, Alaska, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Jacklynn User ProfileJacklynn is a superhost.
Elijah and I live in Haines, Alaska with our 2 daughters. We run our company Chilkat Environmental where we work for Tribes helping them clean up contamination on their lands. We try to spend as much time in Hawaii as we can. While we are in Alaska our neighbors take care of th…
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