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Oceanfront Cottage in Scenic 'Old Hawaii' , the Original Rainbow Dreams Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Original Rainbow Dreams Cottage - with a spectacular oceanfront view, the only vacation rental so close to the ocean on the scenic Old Red Road (Rural Route 137). Our Cottage is situated on the beautiful Puna Coast of the Big Island. Set amidst a 150-year old 'kings' grove of coconut palms, the cottage directly faces the Pacific Ocean with stunning, 180 degree views framed thru palms and rare ocean mahogany trees. Situated amid a tropical garden planted with over 125 Palm Trees, exotic fruits and redolent with the fragrance of tropical flowers, this cottage is simply the best rental in the area.

Inside the private and well-appointed cottage, you will find vintage Koa, mahogany and bamboo furnishings. The cottage is set up with everything you need - a well-stocked kitchen, one full bath, an extra outside shower for washing off after the beach, and two bedrooms with closets. All rooms have windows to let the natural trade-winds in, and there is a small porch in front with a small screened lanai on the side to enjoy the balmy air.

Rainbow Dreams Cottage is the perfect eco-retreat, where you can really get away from it all. We are solar powered, so therefore there are limitations to this rental. Please read our reviews, since there is NO cell service, NO wi-fi, NO T.V. or even radio - just the beauty and the power of nature, the sound of the ocean and the ocean breezes. However, ALL of those services are just minutes away, up the road or in the nearby town of Pahoa.

With a direct view of the ocean, you may spend your whole vacation simply gazing at the waves, birds and sky, yet the cottage is the perfect base for exploring the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Big Island. All along the coast in the rural Puna District, you will discover special places to explore, from scenic parks to sheltered coves. Three miles from the cottage is exotic Kehena Beach, where palms and ironwood trees surround a lovely crescent of black sand. Two miles in the other direction is MacKenzie State Park, where steep lava cliffs form a rugged, rocky shore with dramatic crashing waves. Ahalanui State Park with a naturally-heated fresh/salt-water swimming pond is about five miles drive. This is a truly unique spot in one of the most beautiful areas of the Big Island in which to explore, enjoy and restore.

More Details

Owner
David Shaw
Member since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About David Shaw

We spend as much time as we can at this magical property and always find it to be transformational and rejuvenating. I grew up in New England, went to college in Philadelphia, and currently reside in San Francisco. I work for a nonprofit organization that supports the National Parks near the Golden Gate and helped to organize the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the recent installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz.

David Shaw purchased this cottage in 2000

Why David Shaw chose Puna District

We looked all over the State of Hawaii for our perfect place and found many areas that we loved, including Hanalei Bay on Kauai, and Hana, Maui, and this area reminded us of those areas, and we liked the nearness to Hilo, which is the second largest city in Hawaii after Honolulu. We especially liked the rugged quality of the Puna Coast and the primal feeling of the land in this area. Being "off the grid" and without cell service - turned out to be heaven. We have many repeat visitors, because people love coming back again and again to this very special and powerful place.

What makes this cottage unique

The Rainbow Dreams Cottage is extremely unique in its proximity to the ocean and its surroundings in an area that is entirely dominated by the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Also, the off-the-grid experience is becoming more and more unique as people need a place to unplug and get away from the daily bombardment of internet and email. For those that need to be connected, it's just a short drive from the cottage in either direction to access the web and cell service.

Amenities

Pahoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have a strict 4 person MAX rule due to limited parking, systems and water. No parties or guests please.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Eco Retreat, solar power, catchment water.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage in Scenic 'Old Hawaii' , the Original Rainbow Dreams Cottage
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
4

Gorgeous.

  • 4 of 5

You couldn't ask for a more ocean front experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

I would like to give a 4.75 review.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice. Pictures give a pretty good description. We were a bit concerned about the off grid, but we hardly even noticed once inside. That actually contributes to the charm. I never saw a TV, computer, phone, e-mail, or text the entire week. Never even heard any recorded music all week. It can't get any better than that. We explored all over the island, and the location was the only minor down side. We knew where it was located before booking and that did not detract from the pleasure of staying in the cottage. Close to the volcano, warm pool, tide pools, hiking, and plenty of other interesting places to explore. Pahoa is an interesting little town. We watched whales and visited with locals fishing right down the street. Would definitely love to come back again. Thank you for renting this great home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage,AK
5

Off the grid..

  • 5 of 5

No wifi no internet just heaven with frogs and surf singing you to sleep...sigh

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my BFF for a week - a fabulous week! I didn't get my review written due to the craziness of life upon my return. Now, in the heart of winter and ice storms, I am longing for those warm Hawaiian days at the cottage, sitting with my friend, listening to the waves crash and the frogs singing their evening songs. The location was perfect - secluded and private but within reasonable driving distance of so many wonderful adventures! The National Park, Zip lining (Umauma was amazing!), lava watching, snorkeling and some great people watching in Old Pahoa (as well as some great food! Luquins' was delish!) From the front porch and just across the street, we watched the dolphins and sea turtles frolicking in the waves and "watched" the sunsets on the other side of the island reflect in oranges and lavender off the clouds over the ocean on our side. There were countless stars in the night sky, balmy breezes and fresh rainstorms on a few of the evenings. The road in front of the cottage was a great place to walk - the plants were incredible! The cottage was lovely - safe, clean and very comfortable. We really enjoyed being off the grid too! This place was everything we hoped it would be and much more - We were not disappointed. Can't wait to return!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unsurpassed beauty!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. A constant view of the ocean and the surf are relaxing and serene. We loved being 'unplugged'! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Couldn't be more perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just returned last week from our stay at the cottage with my Husband and teenage Son. This place is AWESOME, words and pictures cannot describe.

I admit being a bit apprehensive about being off the grid, but once you are there it just doesn't matter. Rolling out of bed and watching incredible sunrises over the ocean was the best. It is an easy drive to the National Park, Hilo an everything you would want to explore in the area. We were lucky enough to be there at a time when lava was flowing and could be seen from short drive to the end of the road. Like the other reviews, just wish we were there longer.

Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Rare Hawaiian Bird Watching, Lava Viewing, Tropical Flora and Fauna, Turtle and Whale Watching, Dance and Hula Lessons Nearby at Kalani Honua, Snorkeling, Swimming at Warm Pond, Lava Tubes, Nature Preserve Malama Ki, Farmer's Markets, Organic Produce, State and National Parks, Zoo in Hilo

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Rates & Availability

Pahoa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 13.41%

There may be cancellation fees, charged by Credit Cards and VRBO that are NOT REFUNDABLE for ANY reason, or with any notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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