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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
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......moreless
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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
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Opihikao: I love the primeval area. The people, the relaxed living and the climate where I am able to grow so many things.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: I enjoy range free eggs and fresh organic fruit.