Beautiful jungle views and skylightsBlue Ginger Cottage
Rainforest Blue Ginger Cottage
Rainforest Blue Ginger Cottage
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Puna Rainforest Retreat Blue Ginger Cottage has a complete kitchen with all the amenities, a full bathroom, cozy queen size bed and queen futon. This colorful cottage is clean, comfortable and affordable! Enjoy the pool, rainforest trail and gated private retreat setting surrounded by forest reserve.

The space

The Blue Ginger Cottage is on a secluded 20 acre estate 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 Blue Ginger Cottage has a full kitchen with dishwasher, full bathroom, a queen size bed and queen futon accommodating up to 3 people. This cozy studio has everything you need for a relaxing stay. You are welcome to use the pool and wifi. Cell service works for most.

We use natural cleaning products, solar and geothermal power, non-toxic pest control and an advanced filtration system to offer excellent drinking water from rain catchment. 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. This is a great place to base your Big Island adventure. One mile from the highway on a paved road through rainforest the gated property has a long driveway and is surrounded by rainforest. There is a mile long trail through the jungle on the property featuring lava trees, 60 foot deep lava tube skylights, giant ferns, strawberry guava, passionfruit, orchids and native Ohia.

The Puna Rainforest Retreat includes the 4 bedroom lodge, swimming pool and four cottages; Green Bamboo, Blue Ginger, Lavender Orchid and Yellow Hibiscus. See listings below for more information.

The Retreat:

The main house has an open floor plan with very high ceilings and 4 bedrooms. The kitchen, living room, lanais and screened room are oversized to accommodate up to 21 people for events. There are two master bedrooms upstairs each with access to the upper lanai offering a view of the pool, meadow and ocean. 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 with 3 beds.

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

Blue Ginger ----------
Green Bamboo----
Blue Ginger and Green Bamboo each have a full kitchen with all the amenities, a full bathroom and a cozy queen size bed and a Futon. Both studios have lanais overlooking the meadow and ocean.

2 Room Cottages
Lavender Orchid--
Yellow Hibiscus---
Lavender Orchid has a kitchenette with all the amenities, a full bathroom, a king size bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the second bedroom.
Yellow Hibiscus is the same but has a queen in master bedroom. Both cottages 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, tomatoes, banana, soursop, guava and avocado.

Interaction with guests

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 you have any questions. The property is very private and quiet. The only other folks you'll see are guests.

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 seen at the retreat. Researchers continue to identify new species and there is ongoing collaboration to control invasives.

The Ohia Forest has giant ferns, diverse species of orchids, epiphytic plants, strawberry guava, 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.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 queen beds, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Maximum occupancy is 3 people. Smoking is okay outside.


108 Reviews

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Fay User Profile
September 2017
This is a true rain forest cottage! It is close to one of the volcanos so we were able to see spectacular dried volcano lava and the ocean rushing up against the coast line and black sand. Just amazing! The cottage is 40mins from the airport. So if you're wanting to see Kona it adds to drive home late at night! This is our miscalculation!

Simon User Profile
May 2016
The listing description was very accurate., and the property was lovely, and very comfortable. We did not meet Jacklynn.

Laura-Jane User Profile
May 2016
The blue cottage was idyllic for exploring Hilo, the hot springs, black sand beach and the Volcanoes National Park. The bed was so comfy and the surrounding nature calls so relaxing that some mornings it was hard to get out of bed and leave the cottage to go exploring!

Brandy User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time! Peaceful location! We even saw pigs on our hike around the property!!

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
Wow! It's trully wonderful! It's very quiet, we enjoyed grab some fruits and heard the coqui. We spent the afternoon at the pool, it was great! The hosts were very sympatic.

Swati User Profile
September 2017
Jacklynn has a beautiful cottage, orchid and estate. We loved being so close to nature - the moonlight in the house at night, fresh air and birds chirping in the morning making a perfect setting to enjoy our morning cup of coffee. The cottage is also fully equipped and is located very close to the lava viewing area and other attractions on the west side of the Island. Definitely recommend staying here on your next trip to Big Island!

Katie User Profile
September 2017
If you're looking for a quiet place close to the volcano, this is the place! We were able to spend some late nights checking out the lava without having to worry about a long trip home. And, after long days out in the sun, the cool nights here were a blessing! It's a fantastic retreat, I'm really looking forward to sharing this place with more friends and family!

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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