NEWER COTTAGE LOCATED ON 12 ACRE TROPICAL FRUIT ORCHARD NEAR SEA.

William Caudill

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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William Caudill

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NEWER COTTAGE LOCATED ON 12 ACRE TROPICAL FRUIT ORCHARD NEAR SEA.

Opihikao Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Opihikao was a beautiful old Hawaii settlement and it has retained an exotic aura. There is jungle all around and few houses. From the cottage you can walk to the ocean and check out the tide ponds and the powerful Ocean waves crashing on the lava rocks. The historic Opihikao Church ( 1823)with a local congregation is just a few blocks away. You are also only a few miles to a black sand beach, and so many other natural wonders, too numerous to list. Best snorkeling this side of the Island.

The Cottage itself has an open beam plan with enclosed bed and bathroom. The bedroom has access to the Lanai which sits high over the orchard of beautiful tropical views. You can pick your own fruits every day and eat them with your favorite beverage on the small table with chairs outside on the Lanai. Bananas and Papayas are year round, and there are always other fruits depending on season. Mangos, White pineapples, Citrus, etc.

The Orchard has too many varieties of tropical fruits, nuts and spices to list . Have you ever eaten a Rambutan? there are over 200 Rambutan trees!!!

The kitchen has Silestone countertops and a full size stove and refrigerator for preparing any kind and size meals. The cottage is solar powered with a backup generator located far away. And so it is quiet when running.

All appliances and lights are energy efficient. NOT PERMITTED : hair dryers, hot plates, irons or other high wattage appliances as these drain the batteries. Otherwise there is plenty of power for fridge, water pump and other electrical appliances in the cottage.

Hot water and stove are on propane.

This is a place to relax, enjoy nature, and come away refreshed and invigorated. Pahoa town is not far away for restaurants and shopping. And now cottage has high speed internet connection for your laptop or other Wifi connections

Keywords: Cottage is located just off Kamaili Road at Rainbow Orchards with over 45 varieties of tropical fruits, nuts and spices. Pick your own fruit in season. Walk to Ocean

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle

William Caudill

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I am 69 years young, and now retired in Hawaii developing my Tropical Orchard.

I love it here. I am finally able to have chickens too. Also have three dogs, Occasionally there are wild pigs.

On the mainland I worked as the 1st Urban Forester of Pasadena, California for 11 years and another 10 years in Glendale, California as their Urban Forester. I was a Peace corps volunteer in Chile in 1968-70 and the Horticulturist of Raleigh , North Carolina before moving to California in 1978. I am happy to show guests around the orchard and help them with their vacation plans.

William Caudill purchased this cottage in 2010

I love the primeval area. The people, the relaxed living and the climate where I am able to grow so many things.

I enjoy range free eggs and fresh organic fruit.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
Ontario, Canada
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR A QUIET AND RELAXING STAY OFF THE BEATEN PATH

  • 5 of 5
Staying at this cottage was one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii. The cottage was nicely decorated and well-appointed, with the added bonuses of a bounty of fresh fruit and eggs from the orchard/farm. Fresh flowers from the property were also abundant in and around the cottage. We enjoyed the quietness of the cottage and found the location to be perfect for exploring Volcanoes National Park, the Hilo area, and Mauna Kea. Bill was very helpful, providing information about local happenings and travel times to other locations around the island. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour of the various fruit plants he has on the property and learning about how he has managed to run a property off the grid. The macadamia nut samples he left on our pillows the first night were also savoured. Thank you, Bill, for providing us with a comfortable stay and a most enjoyable visit to the Big Island. We dream of returning!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
El Paso, TX
5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX

  • 5 of 5
Great accommodations. The cottage had every thing you would want in a quiet relaxing vacation. Bill went out of his way to help us find his place, including driving 20 miles from the cottage in the rain so we wouldn't get lost. Fresh fruits and eggs were in abundance. We can't say enough good things about our time there.
C and M
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT HOST!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were thrilled to arrive at Bill's tropical hideaway where we stepped away from the crush of tourists and activities, and we could finally unwind on Hawaiian time.

The house, grounds, and area are what you would expect from old Hawaii. The house is located a few miles off the main highway in a lush tropical area. You might feel a little lost after you turn off the highway, but that's just part of the grind fading away and the peace taking over.

We stayed in a spacious flower filled cottage with a quiet master bedroom. Evenings brought millions of stars along with the coqui frogs that would serenade us to sleep. Between the "heavenly" bedding and the gentle sound of a cross breeze or light rain, getting out of bed was tough each morning. Thoughts of sampling the fresh fruit from Bill's garden helped us make our way from the bedroom to start our day.

We hope to return sooner rather than later. Mahalo nui loa for an amazing, restful Hawaiian vacation and your generous ho`okipa (hospitality)!

Me ka `oia`i`o, J & R
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
Houston
5

A GOOD BEGINNING FOR A TRIP TO THE BIG ISLAND!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for making our first stay on the Big Island a pleasant one. Like many of the other reviewers, there is much to do and explore on this side of the island in the Puna District. We definitely enjoyed the fresh fruit offering upon our arrival. My wife couldn't stop eating the papaya. It was so fresh. It is private and fairly easy to get around the area on the roads. My wife went snorkeling and we explored the black sand beach as well. This was a welcome stay for our first trip to Hawaii!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
Mayo, Yukon, Canada
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Bill was an excellent host. When we got there he had supplied us with fresh fruit from his garden and fresh eggs from his chickens as well as beautiful floral arrangements. The cottage was very clean and well appointed. It has a great stove/kitchen and some good seating nooks. The wifi signal is good, you will want to use your skype as cell phone service is not great here, but you can get it not far away toward Kapalana. This spot is a great place for exploring this side of the island, it is not too far from Hilo (great museums) or the Volcano park. But mostly, I'd stay just in this area, there is so much to see and do...the farmer's markets at Space and in Pahoa are excellent, Wed night at Uncle Roberts not to be missed and Friday is good too. The highlight of our trip was the sunrise boat tour from a park not 3 miles away from the cottage to see the lava fall into the ocean, then back for a swim in the warm ponds all before 7:30 am. Don't miss the tide pools near Kapoho or a trip into Champagne pond if you have 4 wheel drive. Bill has some great guide books for your use to help make these choices easier. The cottage is private, with it's own drive and gate, separate from Bill's space and very enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339269vb
808-936-2240
Opihikao Puna District
Houston
5

PEDRO AND SANDRA- TEXAS

  • 5 of 5
We really had a great time at Bill's cottage, Bill was an excellent host, the cottage was clean and had everything that we needed, Its was secluded and quiet, Just a perfect quiet gateaway vacation, Bill gave us excellent direction to the snorkling, beach and great farmer market. Would definatly go back to the cottage on our next trip to the big island.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo international
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kehena
Car: necessary

short drive to lava viewing in Kalapana, local farmers market on Saturday just 4 miles away in seaview, huge farmers market near Pahoa every Sunday. And a huge

night market in Kalapana every Wednesday night with live entertainment, not to be missed

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Opihikao Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $1.00
a $95.00 reservation deposit is required to insure your stay. full payment balance on arrival. Payment by cash, check, money order, or paypal.
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Amenities

Opihikao Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in living room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
The volcano and its lava flow attract many guests. Good local farmers markets with local entertainment. Then there is a nearby 'clothes optional beach'... All the Ocean activities, like snorkeling, fishing...
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