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Reviewed 18 November 2011

We had a Sublime Time during our time at Art and Orchids. Our hosts, Marklyn and Jerry, provided remarkable hospitality throughout our 4 day stay. Our room was tastefully appointed with genuine South Pacific furniture and artworks, and decorated with stunning, fresh picked tropical floral arrangements.We were provided with a 2 page directory (produced by our hosts) of their favorite local sites and attractions, which provided us with many hours of touring enjoyment. The property is lush with tropical fruit trees and flowering plants, and guests are encouraged to pick and enjoy the ripe fruit, including Avocado, Starfruit, Passion fruit. Guava, Papaya, Lemons, and Oranges. The taste of the fresh-picked fruit is enough to inspire one to throw away their shoes and stay on the Big Island forever. (Did I mention that breakfast is served with fresh picked fruit ...) The drive into Art and Orchids is little surprising the first time, but the stay is remarkable. Anna & Paul from Maryland

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Art and Orchids is a gem, and we could not have been happier with our stay there. Though the drive in is a bit disconcerting, don't give up...your treasure awaits behind the mosaic covered columns at the end of the road. This place is clean, charming, and comfortable. We stayed in the Rainbow Room, which has a comfy bed and a little balcony overlooking the hot tub and koi pond. The room is large and has a HUGE closet and adorable bathroom with mosaic tile floor done by our hostess, Markie. Buffet-style breakfasts consisted of fresh egg dishes (with eggs from their chickens), breads, and wonderful fruit. Markie and Jerry posess a wealth of knowledge and information about the area and are happy to share it. The property is convenient to Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
A winner all around and I would recommend it to anyone wanting an off-the-beaten-path oasis.

Room Tip: They're all good :)
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank travelover1959
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Absolutely loved this B&B located in what's basically the middle of nowhere. Markie & Jerry and their dogs and cats are all super friendly, with tons of tips about nearby attractions. We stayed in the garden room which is downstairs, our first visit to the Big Island. The room is way bigger than you need for 2 people - excellent for a family. The fresh fruit, granola, and egg breakfast was a welcome sight to me, I find most 'usual' breakfasts way too heavy.

My only warning, which isn't A&O's fault at all, is there isn't a ton of space to maneuver our disastrously slow rental car, a Chevy Malibu. There isn't a real parking lot and 3 point turns in that nightmare of a car are near impossible, especially with other guests present. Just plan ahead and you should be fine.

Check out the stars at night from the hot tub. Awesome.

Room Tip: Garden room can easily sleep a family
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jenn S
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Art and Orchids is a wonderful B and B in a rainforest! Easy to access via rental car and provided directions. Markie was a really warm and welcoming hostess who takes the time to put in the little details that made our stay special. We loved that she served a variety of tropical fruits fresh from the garden for the buffet breakfast! Yum. She also made us a delicious To Go meal for our early departure, which was a super nice last taste of the island. Lots of rainforest night sounds (mainly a frog chorus) that added something unique to our stay (was not detrimental to sleeping). Rooms were clean, and great living room with lots of movies and books. Fun artwork abounds. Careful of bug bites if you go to the hot tub or pool in the evening! ;) Perfect location for exploring volcano, Puna, and Hilo side of the island. Highly recommended taste of Hawaiian living, thank you Markie!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank janaplim
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We absolutely loved our stay at Art & Orchids. The room and common space were beautiful, clean, airy and open. The tile work they have done is wonderful-- it felt like there were little surprises and gifts left for us to discover all around. The furnishings were also original, comfortable and beautiful, especially the wood used. My daughter loved the pool, especially the waterfall and the little cat foot prints on the bottom. Markie was a warm and thoughtful host, as well as a very good cook and an outstanding gardener. Grows her own fruit to serve with breakfast-- it doesn't get any better! We couldn't believe the gorgeous flowers and plants-- paradise couldn't be any more beautiful. We appreciated all the outdoor equipment they had laid out for guests to use. Also, great selection of books. Loved it!

Room Tip: Rainbow Room was great for us-- a couple and a child
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank lbernardrivas
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