Orchidland retreat in East Hawaii

House - Private room · 34th Avenue, Keaau, HI 96749, United States
Your host, Noel
22 Reviews
Response rate: 83%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space


I live in on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, in an area called Orchidland and yes there are wild orchids that grow everywhere - its lush and tropical. In between the towns of Keaau and Pahoa, this home is conveniently located to Volcano, Hilo, beach areas and other unique tourist destinations in East Hawaii and has all the modern ammenities you will need for a comfortable stay.

I have a spacious three bedroom contemporary tropical home, quiet and very comfortable. Two bedrooms are available to use in the home along with a shared bathroom. One room has queen size bed and another with an antique double bed with shared bath available.

Wireless internet is available, good cell phone coverage along with cable tv.

We are located 22 miles from Volcano National Park, 12 miles from the lava viewing area in Kalapana, and 11 miles from Hilo town. Closeby are Pahoa and Keaau town for shopping, dining, grocery and other convenience needs. Public transport is available but not frequent.

•Room type:Private rooms
•Bed type: one Double and one queen
•Accommodates:2 ea room
* You have to book the rooms separately through the system and not as additional persons except for couples sharing one room.

We enjoy interacting with guests and will do our best to make your trip to the Big Island a memorable event and suggest many places to discover on the East side.

There is alot of beautiful areas and natural wonders to see in our unspoiled area. For activity buffs there's also hiking, snorkeling, surfing, coral reef diving, whale watching, ziplines and helicopter tours on the Big Island.

Please note that we don't charge a “Security Deposit” or “Cleaning Fees” when figuring out your total cost.

Nearby attractions to Orchidland include HIlo town, Banyan drive and Coconut Island, Rainbow falls, Hilo farmers market, Panaewa zoo, Reed, Honolii beach and other local area beaches. Along the Puna coastline is Kehena Beach, the popular black sand clothing-optional beach where Spinner Dolphins often come to play, the Kapoho Tide Pools as well as other warm tidal pools where tropical fish swim at your feet, Lava Tree State Park, lava viewing. The Maku'u Farmer's Market which attracts 15,000 visitors every Sunday is just 4 miles from here.

A short drive is Volcano Village and Volcano National Park with Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, located about 22 miles away. Kilauea is currently experiencing some of the most active lava flows in recent history. Tour the thousands-of-years-old lava tubes which stretch for miles and gaze in awe at active lava flows.


The Neighborhood

A very quiet area but accessible to many parts of East Hawaii and close to the Highway to go to many places

Getting around

You need to rent a car, bus service is sporadic

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Noel was wonderful to chat to and was helpful in figuring out what to do. He has an awesome property that feels like you are in the middle of the jungle! The sound of the frogs at night was really neat. We had a great stay, thanks Noel!

    May 2014
  • Lovely place, room had antique furniture and the mattress was amazingly comfortable. The dirt road out is a bit rough and the windows in room didn't have curtains. There's no one to see in and no way they could through the trees anyway, but my husband did find it disconcerting. Noel (email hidden) who made excellent suggestions for local sights and restaurants.

    May 2014
  • I and my cousin enjoyed his house.
    He is helpful and very kind.


    April 2014
  • Right off the highway and easy to find (relatively: no obvious house #, maybe I missed it?) Road is rough, but hey--it's Hawai'i. Noel made it easy for us to get in, communicated with us well, and was super-nice. He was generous enough to give us free tickets to the Merrie Monarch Festival (thank you again).

    April 2014
  • Very nice stay. The house is in a green surrounding, realy nice. Noel is very helpful and had a lot of good and helpful advices.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I had the opportunity to stay with Noel for a week which was a very pleasant experience. We had our own bathroom with normal and beach towels: so relaxed and easy. Noel was a very nice and helpful host who offered a lot of useful tips for activities and shopping opportunities etc. All together: Thank you Noel for the great time and interesting conversations! :-)

    March 2014
    Response from Noel:

    Aw thanks so much you guys were fun to hosts, enjoy the French Alps!

    March 2014
  • Beautiful home, reasonable price. Coqui frogs at night, which we quickly got used to.

    February 2014
  • I had a most pleasant stay with Noel. He (email hidden), a nice guy and made my experience feel as though I was visiting a long-time friend. He has a lovely house, convenient and was first class in the handling of the transaction. He merits additional visits and referrals.

    July 2013
  • Noel has a really beautiful house, and the room was great. A perfect jumping off point to get to Volcano or Puna. Road to the house is unpaved, so go slow with the rental car.

    June 2013
  • The place is conveniently located close to most of east Big Island attractions. Noel is a very accommodating host and gave us some very helpful recommendations.

    June 2013
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Artist, Photographer, Writer and Blogger
Artist, photographer and writer I'm easy going and knowledgeable about places to visit in East Hawaii. I love to do photography, paint/draw and a variety of creative pursuits thats inspired by island living. My free time is spent playing volleyball, hiking photo tours, dancing hula and singing with a local performance group.
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