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Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
William Caudill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About William Caudill

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

Why William Caudill chose Puna District

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

What makes this cottage unique

I enjoy range free eggs and fresh organic fruit.

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Newer Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Comfortable, quiet, and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Spot

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, good value, I'll be back

  • 5 of 5

was fortunate to have spent a week in early October at Rainbow Orchards. This is one of those location, location, location situations. I’ve visited Puna six times over the last three years. IMHO, Bill Cauldill, the owner, chose the absolutely most idyllic spot on the island when he established his orchard and guest house over a decade ago. The cottage is easily accessible from Kamaili road, yet tucked back enough for privacy. It’s perched about 20 feet off the ground to take advantage of the breezes that come off the ocean, about 1/4 mile away. This is rural Hawaii, with no stores, bars, movie theaters, restaurants or golf courses for tens of miles. You have papaya groves, dramatic coast line, black sand beaches and a spring fed salt water warm pond instead. It’s 15 minutes up the hill to town for supplies, restaurants, etc. and a tough uphill slog without a motor transportation. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and am looking forward to booking another week for myself in the spring.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Mesa, CA
5

The Real Hawaii Awaits Here

  • 5 of 5

Bill and his cute and friendly dog Bear welcomed us to their property where we had the chance to feel truly relaxed surrounded by greenery, birds singing, free range chickens, fruit trees and a really welcomed lack of crowds, just locals and the real Hawaii live there. Bill was very welcoming, informative, generous and accommodating, and Bear was always smiling and wagging his tail like a happy dog living in paradise. There are plenty of things to do on this side of the island and all the activities are just a short drive from Bill's comfy cottage.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Really lovely cottage and area

  • 5 of 5

Bill's cottage was absolutely perfect for our visit to the Big Island. All the other reviews seem to mention that it's really well designed and appointed, and it's true. The property is not an industrial agriculture type of orchard with rows of trees, but more of a 12-acre garden... which I think is a reflection of the nature of the whole Puna region; quite natural and a little wild, and very beautiful.

The cottage is a 40-minute drive to Hilo, and is close enough to be convenient for exploring, and far enough away to be a good escape from the city. We used it as our home base and from there visited Hilo, Kona, the Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (be sure to stay until after dark so you can see the amazing glow of the caldera), Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, as well as attractions closer to home like Uncle Robert's (RIP, Uncle Robert), the geothermally heated beach, and walks to lots of pretty spots just minutes from the door of the cottage.

The eggs and fruit Bill supplied were an added bonus. Now that I'm home, I keep buying papayas in the grocery store, but there is just no comparison.

I was sad to leave (even if it was to spend the rest of our vacation on Oahu... it's just not as relaxed as the Big Island), and I'd be happy to return anytime!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Romantic serenity in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Really charming delightfully designed and decorated house. So tastefully done with the most

comfortable furniture and beds. To be surrounded with such beauty was so nurturing and the

produce was delicious. A few minute walk on the most peaceful road through the jungle to the

ocean where the whales were breaching. I mean really. What a treat!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Map

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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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $1

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pahoa 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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Kilauea Volcano National Park and its active lava attract many guests. Now you can view the recent lava flow in Pahoa about 10 miles away. Good local farmers markets with local entertainment. Then there is a nearby 'clothes optional beach'... All the Ocean activities, like snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing...

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