• Entire home
  • 320 ft² size
  • View
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking rooms

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Featuring a private beach area, a garden, and a terrace, Tropical Zen Bungalow provides accommodations in Pahoa with free Wifi and garden views. Guests benefit from a patio and a picnic area. The vacation home features 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a bath and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are provided in the vacation home. Fishing and hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Kehena Black Sand Beach is 1.6 miles from the vacation home, while Lava Tree State Monument is 17 miles away. The nearest airport is Hilo International Airport, 34 miles from Tropical Zen Bungalow.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Tropical Zen Bungalow has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 3, 2018

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Sweetwood
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location and the stars at night. It was quiet and good for couples to come together. Had everything you would need to live comfortably. The screened in sitting area was a highlight as well as the outside shower!
  • E
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Peaceful and restful stay off the beaten path. Wonderful!
  • Brewcation
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Adorable place to stay. Very secluded and quiet. A great location for star gazing.
  • Jacqueline
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Addies’s zen bungalow provided lots of privacy with beautiful plant life between lots in a well spaced out subdivision that was close to the ocean and other beautiful sites. Addie provided information about local spots/ activities to explore as...
  • Jimmy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was very cozy and comfortable and we felt very welcome there.
  • Doug
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    What an adorable and cozy little place this is! The owner put so many cute touches into it. She left mints, various hygiene products, eggs, oatmeal, teas and coffee, etc. The screened vestibule out front was amazing to sit and listen/watch the...
  • Sfrancesca
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The bungalow was exactly as described. I felt safe, comfortable, relaxed. I enjoyed my stay there immensely.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Nicely equipped small kitchen with fridge. Good vibe. Quiet location.
  • Joel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful little ohana in a quiet residential neighborhood. Great place to be alone with your partner. This is the funky side of the Big Island and we loved it for that reason.
  • Ryan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    it was very cute, had everything that was needed, and close to destinations we were seeking. I’ll definitely book again. Abbie was a great host that left Fresh garden fruit for us and it was amazing.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi Do you offer breakfast? ;)

    No, no breakfast offered, but there are local places within a few miles that offer food.
    Answered on 21 March 2022
  • How old do you need to be to rent in Hawaii? Also what are the Covid restrictions?

    At my property, at least 25 years old. I'm actually not sure of Covid restrictions re travel currently. Are you referring to traveling to Hawaii? or renting at a private property such as Airbnb?
    Answered on 30 June 2021
  • Do you serve breakfast ?

    No we don't serve breakfast.
    Answered on 21 March 2022
  • Are pets allowed ?

    no, sorry. No pets allowed.
    Answered on 21 March 2022
  • why are there different prices for the same dates if you are booking the entire house?

    Should be the same price. What dates are you looking to book?
    Answered on 27 May 2022

Hosted by Abbie Rabinowitz

Host Review Score

Abbie Rabinowitz
Tropical Zen Bungalow is a cozy and private 'ohana' on the Big Island of Hawaii. Enjoy a sense of seclusion where you can relax in comfort during your tropical retreat. The ohana is a separate cottage with its own driveway. It includes a full bath with tub, kitchenette, queen bed, covered lanai and a loft for sleeping or storage. French doors and windows look out to coconut palms, ferns and a tropical garden. We are located in a quiet beach community along the scenic Red Road on the coast of Hawaii, a short distance to Kehena black sand beach. Enjoy gazing at the palm trees, ferns, banana trees, and large Norfolk pines from your lanai. The walls and roof are well insulated so you'll feel protected even during a passing rain. Listen to the chorus of coqui frogs lull you to sleep at night and tropical bird songs by day. My art studio is nearby. You may well find some of my original watercolors and landscape paintings adorning your walls.
I visited the Big Island of Hawaii for many years before I finally moved here from California. I'm a fine artist painter and art teacher. The tropical beauty and raw nature of Hawaii inspires me and I am passionate about sharing that inspiration with others. I also love living where it's summer all year round! Being on an island reminds one to be conscious of the environment and to live in harmony with nature and others. I spend my time making art and gardening in my tropical garden. My art studio in on the property and you'll find my artwork adorning the walls of my home and the ohana. I offer art lessons to visitors if they're interested in exploring painting from nature There is so much here to inspire! I look forward to making your stay relaxed and as comfortable as possible. I welcome my visitors with true Aloha spirit.
My home is located in Pahoa, Hawaii. My neighborhood is a quiet beach community along the beautiful Red Road on the Hawaii coast. Kehena Beach: (1.5 miles away) a stunning black sand beach (clothing optional). On the right day, you might have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. You can drive or bike down the Red Road (Kalapana-Kapoho Rd) for about 5 miles to where the new lava flowed across the road to the ocean. Hike and explore the newest black sand beaches created by the 2018 eruption. Enjoy the magical tree tunnels and lookouts of the ocean along one of Hawaii's most beautiful coastal routes. Visit local markets for an abundant selection of tropical fruits and vegetables, as well as unique gift items. On Wednesday night enjoy live music & dancing at Uncle Robert's Night Market (4 miles) Pahoa town is a 20-minute drive. There are good restaurants, art galleries, and even a local museum. Daily yoga classes are just 2 blocks away. Ecstatic dance on weekends. Makuu Sunday market (25 mins) offers fresh produce, crafts, and food vendors. It's best to rent a car on the Big Island of Hawaii. The closest airport is in Hilo, a 50-minute drive.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French

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Amenities of Tropical Zen Bungalow
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Private beach area
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private beach area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Beach
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
  • Garden view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

House rules

Tropical Zen Bungalow takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 24

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Tropical Zen Bungalow of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Tropical Zen Bungalow

  • Tropical Zen Bungalow has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Tropical Zen Bungalow on this page.

  • Tropical Zen Bungalow can accommodate this group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Tropical Zen Bungalow is 5 miles from the center of Pahoa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Tropical Zen Bungalow offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Private beach area
    • Beach

  • The prices at Tropical Zen Bungalow may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Tropical Zen Bungalow is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.