There is absolutely nothing spa-like about this place. It's similar to a micro-ranch. There are chickens, roosters, rabbits, two friendly cats, a goat, and a donkey, so watch where you step when walking. The donkey loudly brays any time day or night, but fortunately, not often.
There are two plywood kit-built cabins and a tree house. There may be a tent available for rent, but I didn't venture that far into the bush to investigate it. The tree house is basically a bed with mosquito netting in a rudimentary enclosure.
The cabins have a comfortable king-size bed, a kitchenette with small refrigerator, utensils, and microwave oven, and a toilet/sink separated from the rest by a plywood divider. Only cold water is supplied to the cabins. Warm—not hot--water is available in the bath house, which consists of an outdoor shower and a washroom with toilet. Wireless Internet access is usually reliable. The cabins have uninsulated corrugated-iron roofs, so when it rains, you hear it.
The three-acre facility is quite rustic and several miles from anything. It is in Orchidland Estates on 39th Avenue, which is unpaved. It is comparatively inexpensive if you want to lodge between Keaau and Pahoa, but expect “rustic,” and be sure to bring insect repellent, because an abundance of mosquitoes is in the air. The coqui frogs are very loud at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy spa treatments at this beautiful rainforest retreat. Upstairs one bedroom suite includes fully stocked indoor kitchen and bath. Also available is a private studio guest cottage in the Ohia rainforest with a view of Mauna Kea from the private deck. There is also a studio, all with queen size beds. ... more less
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