"If you're looking for a place to unplug (literally) and truly get away from it all, Rainbow Dreams Cottage is it. The cottage is lovely but completely secondary to the setting. Directly across a one-lane country road is the ocean. It's not a pretty little beach with gently lapping waves. It has the full power of nature behind it...powerful ocean currents and almost turquoise waves crashing violently against craggy rocks. The first morning, I walked over to the beach. I was about ten or fifteen feet away from the water when a wave hit the rocks I was standing on. Water exploded about 15 feet in the air, and it was loud. It took me off guard and frightened the (insert expletive here) out of me. It was unbelievable and glorious!
OK, the cottage...as I said, it's lovely. It's situated on a large lot covered with coconut trees and a ton of flowers and other vegetation. There are a few distant neighbors, but the cottage is very secluded. It's tastefully decorated, not tacky and kitschy lot a lot of vacation rentals. It's not huge, but it's plenty big for two couples. Two bedrooms, one bath, small kitchen, and a living area. There's a huge lanai where we spent all of our time. Only my husband and I stayed, and we had more than enough room.
Now on to practicalities. The cottage seems to be Eco-friendly. They capture rain water in a catch basin. While it's fine for bathing, it's not potable. You'll need to pick up a couple gallons of water. Also, the cottage is solar powered, so the lighting is very low. We initially thought that might be an issue, but we had no problem. As I said, we spent practically every waking moment outside. There's no AC, so if you're hot natured bring a fan. We picked one up at a local drug store.
Unplugging and getting away from it all...no tv, no cell service, no Internet. A bit of a challenge to wait until you get back into town, but again, it was fine.
If you've had a long day of traveling, and you arrive late, stop begore you get to the cottage for anything you might need the next morning (i.e. coffee). There's a French press and one of those little pour over things.
Finally, this place is out in the middle of no where. It takes ten to fifteen minutes to get there on a winding one-lane road. You'll drive through a dense forest that's practically primeval. Beautiful during the day; a little creepy at night.
So, all said, the extra little tasks and minor are completely worth it. Aloha!!!"
Guest: Lisa L.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 1, 2015