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Enchanted Gardens

16-1436 39th Ave. HC 3 Box 4643, Keaau, HI 96749 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$79 - $99
per night

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A pleasant alternative to noisy hotels. Adorable upstairs private suite. A great location for exploring the extraordinary East side of Hawaii Island. Parking spot is right next to the stairs leading to your entrance. Less than an hours drive to the volcano, waterfalls, lava flow, wild beaches, warm thermal pools and more. Located in an actual rainforest on a beautifully landscaped, shared 3-acre property. Enjoy our lovely gardens, tropical exotic plants, trees and flowers. King sized bed, kitchenette, half-bath. Free wifi. Escape from city life and appreciate country living. Friendly farm animals with your host artist and author Sherri Carden, a modern day Beatrix Potter. Just a short drive to some of the best restaurants on the island. Located in Keaau, halfway between Hilo and Pahoa. Professionally licensed onsite spa facility specializing in warm stone massage. Ideal for unwinding after a day of adventure! Experience the simple joys of authentic living in our beautiful surroundings. There is pure magic here. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. We provide a complimentary continental Hawaiian self-catered breakfast. including coffee, tea, and fresh fruit, with banana bread, granola bars, cereal and yogurt. We will restock your supply every three days. Our check-in time is 3-5 p.m. Note: GPS DIRECTIONS ARE INCORRECT! Take Highway 130 towards Pahoa and turn right on Pohaku PLACE (located just past mile marker 4 between Pohaku DRIVE and Pohaku CIRCLE) at the end turn left, make the first right on Laniuma and go to 39th. Turn right and we are 16-1436 39th. If you are arriving after hours, drive around the house, past the red stairs and park near the green stairs. Your accommodation is up the stairs. Someone will usually be available early the following morning. Feel free to call us if you have any questions between 9-5 at (808) 990-6838. Best to arrive during daylight hours. We look forward to your visi

Rooms & Rates

King Room

King bed with private bathroom, mini-kitchenette and sitting area. Continental self-catered Hawaiian vegetarian breakfast (coffee, tea, breakfast bread, fruit) Enjoy visiting some of the nearby attractions less than an hour away... beautiful coastlines, warm thermal pools, volcano, waterfalls and beaches. We have many good restaurants in the area conveniently located nearby. We are in a secluded location and have only two guest accommodations on the property. Best for people who love and appreciate a natural environment.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $79-$99

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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.8

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Best part of our trip!

5 on April 03, 2014

We just loved this place! So many special touches, and we finally were able to relax after a hectic several weeks touring all the other islands. We wish we had come here first, and stayed longer. All the animals were so sweet and my gosh, the beautiful flowers and orchids were everywhere! We were so happy, and hope to be back next spring!

A cozy and comfortable visit.

5 on December 19, 2013

This was one of the most beautiful settings I have ever visited in my life. My wife and I were astonished at the magnificent trees, most of them growing fruit, most of which was available to us to eat. It was a gentle and peaceful feeling to be among friendly farm animals, seeing them out and about, and knowing they helped create the beautiful gardens which we photographed during our trip. I loved meeting the goat, also known as the "landscaping gourmet" and his best friend the donkey. We were very impressed with how comfortable the accommodation was, with all the nice and special touches. We especially liked the amount of privacy we had with our own suite: no adjoining walls. It was wonderful. We would recommend this place to anyone who loved nature and beauty.

Sweet and Serene

5 on November 08, 2013

This place was much more than what we expected for this price. We loved being serenaded at night by the rainforest symphony, and waking in the morning to the sounds of the country. It was truly refreshing, and close to all of the places we wanted to visit. Nice restaurants nearby. Nice setting. We enjoyed the "self-catered" breakfast provided to us with all the fresh fruits, coffee, tea and other goodies. It was nice to be at our own pace and have so much privacy. Loved being so close to nature! A magical and wonderful place to stay.

Sweet, Friendly and Serene

5 on November 07, 2013

This place exceeded our expectations. We are so used to noisey places, lots of people everywhere and ordinary-ness. This was truly a breath of fresh air. We loved the night time symphony! We also loved the wide selection of "self-catering" goodies for our breakfast, so we could get up as early or as late as we wished and prepare what we wanted at our leisure. This place had a very special, magical feel, and it was wonderful. We always took our time, and didn't rush. This was a great location for us to explore most of East Hawaii, as we were just a short drive to so many of the incredible places we wanted to visit. We did not expect it to be this nice for this price, but we were so very happy, and truly enjoyed the plants and animals on this property. So beautiful and so amazing and so unique. Very inspoirational, and we had all the privacy we wanted. Very nice.

Very Enchanting and Unique

5 on October 23, 2013

This was more than we expected, especially for the price. The grounds were absolutely beautiful, our bed was comfortable and cozy and the breakfast was delicious. We loved all the fresh exotic fruits, most grown on the property. We awoke to the sound of a happy little donkey and saw him grazing just below our window with his goat friend! We were glad we brought our computer and had a Netflix account, we watched some nice movies on the free wifi! The house wasn't fancy or modern, but clean, nicely decorated and quite lovely. Lots of books and maps too. We expecially loved all the flowers in bloom, and recommend this place for travellers who love nature and the outdoors. We saw so many stars, and were lulled to sleep by the musical sounds of the magical rainforest. We woke up feeling refreshed and grounded after a long plane ride. We will plan to stay longer on our next visit.

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Location Type



Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 12 miles

Directions to property:

When leaving the airport, turn left at the signal. Go towards Pahoa, we are located off highway 130.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Spa

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Professionally Licensed On Site Day Spa

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  • Check In:: 3-5 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Small service animals are accepted.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit. Usually $69-$89,
  • Cancellations: Full deposit is refundable with 30 days or more notice. If you are unable to keep your reservation your deposit can be applied to a future visit minus a $25 processing fee. If you are not rebooking, one night's fee will be deducted from your refund at the time of cancellation.



Sherri Cardin

Resident Pets

2 Cats , 1 Dog , donkey, goat, bunnies, chicken Others

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  • Time Served: self-catered
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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16-1436 39th Ave. , HC 3 Box 4643, Keaau, HI 96749 USA (Show map)

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