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Very private Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only

Overview

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About William Caudill

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

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.

Amenities

Pahoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
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+ one full bathroom near bedroom has tub, shower, toilet, and sink. Bathroom under cottage has shower and toilet but no sink. good for getting rid of sand. Plenty of hot water supplied by on demand propane.
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:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Very private Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
4

True off the grid living

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Comfortable & quiet!!

  • 3 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Pahoa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
$525
 

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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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo international
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa,
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kehena
Car: necessary

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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