Aloha! If you are looking to get away from it all and take a little tropical break then welcome to our cozy, clean, private, and peaceful little getaway deep in the Hawaiian rain forest. Majestic Palms is close enough to all the main sights of interest on the Eastern portion of Hawaii Island. We look forward to ensuring that your stay on the Big Island is a positive experience!
The space is a semi-modern studio apartment with a tropical style ambiance located at the end of a private road surrounded by rain forest and tall palms. The first floor studio is a total of 840 square feet which includes an attached bath/laundry room, covered lanai, and open air lanai. The studio apartment has its own private/separate entrance and guests have full access to the entire first floor portion of our home. The studio has a mini kitchenette (for simple meal preparation) with self contained plumbing, a convection oven, hot plate, and microwave for cooking. There is a hand press manual juicer as well. There is a closet with hangers, a queen size memory foam bed, a queen size pull out couch, a kitchen table with chairs, and a T.V. with a wide selection of DVDs to choose from.
WIFI internet is also available for your use and we will give you the password upon arrival. PLEASE NOTE: internet can be spotty sometimes as we are deep in the jungle, but on average it works just fine for checking emails or surfing the net. -No heavy downloading or streaming Netflix, however.
The bathroom offers a walk in shower and washer and dryer for your convenience There is a nice collection of Hawaii related books inside the studio for you to read. We can tell you about all the fun spots and places of interest to see in the area. Whether you're into surfing, hiking, biking, sight seeing or would like to go to the local pub and have a cold one we can point you in the right direction.
We will have beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler available for your stay should you decide to spend the day at the beach or find a nice spot for a picnic.
Guests will have access to the entire downstairs of the house, an area which includes the spacious studio apartment, 3/4 bathroom, and 2 lanais/decks- one is covered and the other is open air. We live upstairs. Both entrances are private and separate. We will be here to greet you upon arrival and give you your keys or give you instructions on how to enter the property and studio apartment.
Interaction with guests
We are available whenever you need anything at all. We also would love to socialize with all our guests and perhaps can show you some of the spots around town where you can hear some great live music venues and eat great food, but will give you complete privacy if you prefer.
Other things to note
We are on water catchment, therefore we ask our guest to be conscious about preserving water particularly if there are more than 2 guests staying at Majestic Palms. We can allow a maximum of three (3) guests.
We're located on the east side of the Big Island known as the windward side. The trade winds keep the island comfortable and cool most of the year round. Additionally, there are ceiling fans throughout the studio apartment that provide great airflow.
The East side of the Big Island is known for its black sand beaches, coves, lagoons, warm salt water springs, and its biggest attraction - live volcano action. If you want to experience stunningly rugged, raw, and lush new land far from all the big resorts then the East side of the Big Island is just that place.
Majestic Palms is located in the middle of a very lush rainforest. Please expect that there will be heavy down pours of rain at any given time often followed by sunny periods. It typically rains hard at night and may rain during the day off and on or remain gloriously sunny all day. Guests will experience the sound of the jungle at night including the infamous coqui frogs, the quiet clicking of the Hawaiian gecko, and the occasional hum of a cricket. Mornings will often greet you with stillness or a heavy down pour only to have the sun come out often after the rain has stopped. The palms and other plants will glisten in the sunlight while you sip your cup of coffee on the lanai.
Harmless critters as in geckos will show up on occasion as Majestic Palms is deep in the rainforest. We will always try our very best to leave the studio very clean and bug free, however. Our home is a solid double wall structure -so critters are generally kept at bay.
WIFI is available through Verizon hotspot. PLEASE NOTE: No heavy downloading or or live streaming. Perfect for checking emails and social media/internet surfing. We do our very best to ensure that our guests will have internet access. Due to our remote location in the jungle however, there may be times when the Internet is spotty. 95% of the time the internet is working -though. If you plan to be in Hawaii on a working vacation and will be primarily spending your time on the internet then please book an Airbnb in Hilo. Majestic Palms is deep in the rainforest and is for guests who desire to get away from it all-
*Absolutely no smoking in the studio apartment or anywhere on the property. This is a SMOKE FREE environment.
* You may request up to one (1) extra guests before booking. It is $15.00 per night for one extra guest.
*Must close and lock the front gate securely when entering and leaving the Majestic Palms. Must lock studio apartment upon leaving as well.
*Quiet hours are from 10pm until 8am.
*No unregistered guests/people allowed on the property without prior approval from hosts.
*To assist us in maintaining a low cleaning fee, we ask that you use the recycle and garbage receptacles we provide.
*Check in is between 3:00pm and 10pm, on day of arrival. However, early check in or late check in may be possible when requested.
*Check out is at 11:00am on day of departure. However, late checkout may be possible when requested.
*We love children, but Majestic Palms is not the most ideal setting for children. A special request can be made, however and you must get prior approval from host for booking with children 12 and under.
*Washer and dryer are available for any guests who are staying longer than 5 days. There is a limit to 2 washer/dryer loads per week due to being on water catchment.
*Your host may need to access washer & dryer with prior notice to guest.
Karen is from Vermont originally and is currently a director at a local non-profit organization here on the Big Island. When she isn't working she enjoys surfing, running, and hiking as well as playing music, cooking, and drawing David enjoys playing bass guitar, writing music, hiking, biking, skating and surfing. He is a carpenter who enjoys designing and building furniture as well.
We will be available any time you need anything. We look forward to meeting our guests and ensuring that they have an awesome, exciting, and relaxing vacation here on the Big Island!