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Oceanfront Cottage in Scenic 'Old Hawaii'

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View from Front Porch. Amazing view of the ocean. No other rentals compare.

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Original Rainbow Dreams Cottage - with a spectacular view, the only one like it on the Old Red Road. 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 thru palms and rare ocean mahogany trees. Situated amid a tropical garden planted with rare trees, fruits and flowers, this cottage is simply the best rental in the area.

Inside the private and well-appointed cottage, you will find vintage koa and other furnishings. It is set up with everything you need - with a kitchen, 1 bath, an outside shower, and two bedrooms with closets. All rooms have ample windows to let the natural tradewinds in and their is a large patio in front with a small screened lanai on the side.

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. Hilo is the orchid growing capital of the world and is home to several magnificent botanical gardens, museums, galleries, and restaurants. The main attraction of the area is Volcanoes National Park, a 45-minute drive away, where you can see active lava flows and witness the formation of the newest land on the planet. The closest town to the cottage is relaxed Pahoa, a quick ten minute drive away, with several grocery stores, a large farmer's market, a health food store, banks, restaurants, and other conveniences.

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 frame 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. MacKenzie Park also has interesting hiking trails and accessible lava tubes for spelunking. Five miles from the cottage is Ahalanui State Park with a naturally heated fresh/salt-water swimming pond. And, a little further down the road is Kapoho Tide Pools for some of the best snorkeling on the east side of Hawaii.

Rainbow Dreams Cottage is the perfect eco-retreat, where you can really get away from it all. We have been proudly off the grid since 2000, operating with alternative energy - solar power and catchment from the rain for water. And, without any major resorts or condominium developments nearby, you'll find yourself surrounded by the beauty of old Hawaii and immersed in the splendor of tropical paradise.

Keywords: Cottage, ocean front, house, vacation rental, paradise, tropical, quiet, scenic, eco retreat, Puna, Ophihikao, Hawaii, Pahoa, Kehena, Red Road

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Eco Retreat, solar power, catchment water.

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The front of the cottage faces a ever changing view of the ocean thru a grove of rare trees....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    A stunning view of the ocean, thru an ancient grove of rare mahogany trees. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The view of the ocean from the cottage is one of the most amazing features of this place...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
 

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Jan 18 - Jan 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$125
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4 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.41%

Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Opihikao:
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. We have many repeat visitors, because people love coming back again and again to this special and very powerful place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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. But for those that need to be connected, it's just a short drive in either direction to access the web and cell service.


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Speaks: spanish

 

Photos

  • View from Front Porch. Amazing view of the ocean. No other rentals compare.

    View from Front Porch. Amazing view of the ocean. No other rentals compare.

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Left Bedroom

    Left Bedroom

  • Side lanai.

    Side lanai.

  • Small pond in center of yard.

    Small pond in center of yard.

  • Dramatic ocean view from front porch of cottage.

    Dramatic ocean view from front porch of cottage.

  • Typical day.

    Typical day.

  • Sunset sky.

    Sunset sky.

  • Side view from driveway.

    Side view from driveway.

  • View of front of Cottage, Porch.

    View of front of Cottage, Porch.

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Bathrooom

    Bathrooom

  • Yard is full of tropical fruits.

    Yard is full of tropical fruits.

  • Small one lane road in front of cottage, often painted by local artists.

    Small one lane road in front of cottage, often painted by local artists.

  • Waves in view from cliff front across small one-lane road.

    Waves in view from cliff front across small one-lane road.

  • Watching for whales, turtles and dolphins.

    Watching for whales, turtles and dolphins.

  • Map of area and location of cottage.

    Map of area and location of cottage.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/31/2015
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