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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
I am 72 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.
We had such a relaxing stay at the cottage. Farmer Bill was a great host. We really appreciated his tips about things to do in the area. It was nice being able to cook our own food and walk around the grounds. It would be great to return and stay here again!
We stayed at this rental for 3 nights in March, and found the place to be charming. We were treated with yummy fruits, croaking frogs at night and bright green geckos. Though the house is showing signs of age, but our stay was comfortable throughout with all our basic needs covered. Bill was also gracious to give a tour of his orchard. Place is well located within several points of interests such as the lava viewing site.
I loved the house. It was secluded but hidden right off the road. Quite and private. We felt like we were sleeping in the tree tops. We could hear the roar of the waves on the rocks and the Coqui frogs sung us to sleep.
Rainbow Orchards Cottage is spacious, surrounded by lush vegetation with easy access to the road. Bill was welcoming and helpful providing information and advice on areas to visit. Fresh fruit from the orchard was a real treat!! Because this is a rural setting in a jungle environment, it is a little difficult to wander in the orchard and yes, the colorful geckos have free roam of the house. The Puna coast is a beautiful place to visit!!
We loved staying at Bill's Rainbow Orchards Cottage. It was so comfortable, spacious, and surrounded by such lush and colorful vegetation it made you feel like you were in a magical treehouse. Bill left us delicious eggs from his chickens and an array of ripe fruit to enjoy. He was friendly and helpful and provided advice and everything else we needed. I loved sitting on the deck in the morning with my coffee and watching the geckos. I fell in love with the geckos! The Puna coast is a gorgeous part of the island, especially if you love getting away from the tourist crowds and being immersed in a jungle atmosphere. The snorkeling at the tide poos was great, especially for the coral, and the lava heated pools were really amazing. Check out the black sand beach down the road for swimming.
Our family of four had a very pleasant stay here. Bill was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. The house was well equipped, comfortable, and close to many of the places we wanted to frequent. We would definitely stay here again.
Short drive to lava viewing in Kalapana. And a local , enormous farmers market near Pahoa every Sunday which sells everything, and has many food vendors and entertainment. Also there is a huge night market in Kalapana every Wednesday night with live entertainment, food, and much more. Not to be missed. 8 miles away. There is also an eco retreat called Kalani , 4 miles away, which has activities such as yoga, dance, and cultural activities.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
a $95.00 reservation deposit is required to insure your stay. full payment balance on arrival. Payment by cash, check, money order, or paypal.