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

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
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

William Caudill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About William Caudill

I am 73 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 Pahoa

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.


Pahoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in living room
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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'... lava tube warm ponds for swimming All the Ocean activities, like snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing...


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Very private Cottage Located on 12 Acre Tropical Fruit Orchard Near Sea.
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

Very quaint

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice and will be even nicer when finished. It is a bit hard to find so make sure you get there during the day as there is no cell reception of any kind. The fruit from the orchard was fantastic and the owner is incredibly gracious and hospitable. Just be sure you like the geckos as there are everywhere, check your bags for stow aways.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill was a great host and we loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Bill was a very warm host! He recommended us to arrive at his house before it gets too dark since there's no light at night and it's in the jungle but we trusted our Garmin gps so much and arrived there after dark. And what happened? We couldn't find his place. It was in the jungle and it was very hard to find the entrance with vehicle headlights. My kids were getting afraid because we have never been in such darkness but after a few try, we luckily found the entrance and Bill rushed outside to greet us and escorted us to the cottage which was a separate structure. He showed us around inside the place. It was a bit challenging to meet bugs and geckos at our first night because we're from Seoul which is a BIG city so we've never encountered such an environment but after our first or second nights, we got used to it and my kids tried to find geckos on walls and ceilings after our trip outside. It gets so dark at night so we enjoyed star gazing at night. I think it was better than the one on Mouna Kea with such a pitch-black night. Bill provided us many things like free tropical fruits, some we have never tried before and eggs from his farm and good guide books called ' Big island revealed' which was very helpful in finding places to visit in the Big island. There were water activitiy equipments as well which we enjoyed. It was a 40 to 50 min drive to Hilo but close to many good places like Ahalanui county beach park which was a warm pond heated by lava flow underneath where my kids loved so much so we visited there three times during our 5 night stay and Kehena black sand beach(clothing optional beach so not so good for kids but black sand itself was the better than any other black sand beaches in the island but access was little tough but worth visiting) and many more good spots to visit. We took some towels Bill provided us when we left for our second place to stay in Captain cook without our knowledge so we asked Bill if he can charge them on my credit card but he just told us to keep them as souvenirs. What a nice host! If we visit Hilo side again, we won't hesitate to stay at Bill's cottage. Oh and he remined us local places not to be missed like Makuu Farmers market on Sunday and Kalapana night market on Wednesday night through email on those days which my family enjoyed a LOT!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage in Orchard

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days in this secluded off grid cottage and enjoyed the quiet surroundings with all the tropical fruit you can imagine or eat. Bill is excited to take you through his orchard and explain what all the fruit, avocado and spice trees are on this property. He also has free range chickens and gave us eggs to enjoy while we were three. A wonderful lanai around half of the cottage which gives you the feel of being in an eagle's nest above the trees.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Our own, private tropical oasis!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to decompress and get away from the day to day rat race. Bill was great. Always helpful in answering all our questions, what to do and where to visit. We enjoyed the fresh picked fruit and eggs from his chickens. The tour of the orchard was interesting and informative. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice in Ohanas and would definitely recommend it to others! Mahalo Bill!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainbow cottage and orchards

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow cottage, managed by proprietor Bill Caudill, is a lovely space set amongst a beautiful tropical orchard in the Puna district of the Big Island. The 1 bedroom cottage, which offers all the amenities one could wish for, i.e. snorkel equipment, beach towels, spices, and coffee(!) to name but a few, is centrally located to all of the delights the Puna district has to offer. You are close to the delightful Kapoho tide pools for snorkeling adventures, within easy access of Pahoa town for groceries and eating out (and people watching!), and of course, the warm and inviting Champagne thermal ponds. Oh, and something that we did, which was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, was to take an early morning lava boat tour to see madame pele work her magic, it was truly awe-inspiring! Finally, Bill was kind enough to give us a tour of his orchards with it's overwhelming variety of fruits: mangoes, bananas, and much more.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill'S cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few day'S in the cottage on the orchard. A great location to explore Puna and south area. Loved Bill'S fruit and fresh flowers. Highly recommend this accommodation. Sue and Colin

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo international
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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