Rainbow Plantation B&B
|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Romantic, Ocean, Rural, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Rainbow Plantation Bed & Breakfast is located on a 3 acre former macadamia and coffee plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii. South of Kailua-Kona between Captain Cook and Kealakekua on a cooler 1300 ft elevation with sweeping ocean view.
It is a natural, secluded and tropical retreat away from traffic and stress, surrounded by many varieties of tropical plants, flowers and organically grown fruit trees. This wild life sanctuary is a natural retreat for eco travelers, bird watchers, animal/nature lovers and guests, who seek a true Hawaiian, non-touristy, non toxic environment in which to relax and unwind.
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Rainbow Plantation B&B
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
We are located between Captain Cook and Kealakekua. Close to the Captain Cook monument hiking trail and only minutes from Kealakekua Bay with great kayaking and snorkeling, often with dolphins. Nearby other attractions are boat rides, manta ray snorkeling, diving, golf and an ancient Hawaiian village. There are plenty of restaurants nearby.
GPS position: +19° 29' 42.34", -155° 55' 16.08"
Directions to the Rainbow B&B;:
We are located at 81-6327 Mamalahoa Hwy, about 15 miles south of Kona. 20 from airport.
If coming from Kona, we are located after Kealakekua, but before Captain Cook and on the Right before the first road (Napoopoo) leading down to Kealakekua bay. There is a kayak rental just before and a Chevron station opposite our driveway.
If coming from the south, pass Napoopoo Rd and Chevron station on right.
From Hilo, drive through Captain Cook, pass an Aloha gas station on left, pass Napoopoo Rd, 200 ft later we are on the left.
There is a Chevron station almost opposite our driveway.
Drive down, we are 2nd driveway to the left down that narrow lane.
Location Type Ocean, Rural, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$89||$89||$495||$1,595||2 nights|
|All Dates||$89||$89||$495||$1,595||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $15 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Tax rate - 13.5% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
Room rates from $89 to $119. $89 for a queen bed room with private bath and deck. $109 for a superior newer room with king bed. $119 for a 2 story suite with 2 queen beds. All rooms also have a queen sofa sleeper bed, and sleep 4-6 people per room.
Stay 7 nights and pay for 6. Cash payment rebate 5%. Secure with card and pay at arrival.
Full payment is due at time of booking, unless paying with cash. Card is always required to secure reservation.
More than 30 days prior to arrival, full refund.
More than 1 week, 1 night will be charged.
Less than a week, 2 nights will be charged.
* If you need to check in after 7:00 pm please let us know and make arrangements.
* We reserve the right to make room changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
London, United Kingdom
Gorgeous setting, comfy & clean, friendly owner!
Christian and his lovely daughter live in a beautiful part of the big island - forest all around, and sea views! So it's very quiet and peaceful. Their house is gorgeous and we stayed in the Fern Room which is on the ground floor (Christian lives upstairs). Our room was clean with hot water for a shower, and the bed was comfortable. There was also a good flatscreen TV, which was an added luxury. Wifi was also freely available. The only negative aspect of the room, we found, was that the blinds provide very little privacy - if the light is on then anyone can see you from outside (although it's so quiet, there probably won't be anyone anyway).
The breakfasts were plentiful and yummy - fresh boiled eggs, coffee, teas, cereal, toast, avocado and fresh fruits, and cheeses. You have a chance to mingle with other guests over breakfasts - by doing so, we heard about manta ray snorkelling nearby, and upon asking Christian about it he immediately offered to call around the local tour companies to make a booking for us! And indeed he booked us 2 spots for that evening and it was simply excellent. He also chatted to us very warmly and openly about all the things we could do and places we could go nearby, including places to eat, as well as giving us an idea of the lifestyle on the Big Island! We certainly enjoyed his company and felt welcome.
This place is also great for animal lovers - there are two cats, one of which is particularly friendly, as well as some fish, chickens, peacocks and - a new addition while we were there - goats! And don't forget the wild pigs that wander around the area!
Last but not least, there is a very quirky outdoor kitchen which the guests have access to - although we did not use it ourselves it seems to have all the equipment and utensils you could need, and while we were there we saw other guests preparing their dinner so it clearly is all in working order.
If we ever return to Hawaii, we would be more than happy to pay another visit to Christian and his lovely B&B;.
Response from Christian - 04/10/2013
Thanks for your kind words ! Next time you come you will find all rooms renovated. We have been working for 3 weeks and they now have bamboo flooring, new furniture and new drapes ! All other areas will also get some upgrades and manicure, so when we open in May it will be like new. Without loosing our down to earth feeling and rustic ambience. Hope to see you here again !
Port Orange, Florida
A Little Rustic, But Authentic Hawaii
Every now and then you need a real get-a-way . . . . to truly relax and forget about llife in the big city. Rainbow Plantation may be the place. Why? -- because you'll be able to hang ten with wild chickens (which cook up very tasty), mina birds, a few cats, and Christian your host and his staff who really enjoy being a part of your vacation!.
Staying at Rainbow is an experience in self-direction; do as little or as much as you wish. Crack Macadamia Nuts, open coconuts, make your own lunch and dinner in the outdoor kitchen (fridge, stove, coffee maker, and all the spices and condiments you'll need). Even connect to WiFi in any suite or while your dinner is cooking
You will need a vehicle (plenty of free parking), because Rainbow is south of Kealakekua by a few more miles than you'd want to walk . . . . although the adventurous can hike down a path to Captain Cook Monument and Park. And Christian provides free use of kayaks, life jackets, fins, and most anything else you might need durting your visit.
Breakfasts are wonderful: featuring fruits picked right on the plantation. fresh-laid eggs, home-made muesceli. Accomodations are currently in a state of upgrade -- including new draperies, shades, and even some furniture to replace the older things that came with the place. All-in-all, since my wife and I are not the type who who think the Waldorf-Astoria is not classy enough, we found Rainbow to be a fine home-spun Hawaiian experience.
San Diego, CA
Charming Rainbow Plantation B&B; in the heart of Kona coffee cou
We like to visit the Big Island of Hawaii each year and we normally stay in a hotel. This year we tried something entirely different with a stay at the Rainbow Plantation B&B.; The proprietor was quite accommodating in sharing his knowledge of the area, and with a generous Hawaiian style breakfast each morning including local grown fruits and Kona coffee. We enjoyed hiking down a mountain trail and along the rugged lava coastline by the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay.
We enjoyed meeting guests from other countries staying at Rainbow Plantation B&B; during our stay.
Rainbow Plantation B&B; was recommended by friends and we liked it so much that we have already booked to return next year. We liked it better than staying in a hotel.
Response from Christian - 01/25/2013
Thanks ! Much appreciated and glad you liked it here. Returning guests get a 10% rebate on the already lowest prices in the area !
Wort Experience ever
My husband and I arrived around 11pm (due to a late flight). Christian knew this ahead of time. He told us to just walk into our room, that he'd leave the door unlocked. Surprise! People were staying in our room.
It took 2 hours to find Christian. Between calling every emergency number on the posted list and honking in front of Christian's home (he has a fence around it), he finally woke up. When he did, he told us that the guests wanted to stay longer, so he allowed them to do so. He the informed us that the only vacancy left was an abandoned boat on the property.
Since it was 1:00 am, we didn't have much choice. The boat was mildewy and the sheets had a thick layer of dust and leaves on them. My husband and I slept on a couch in the 'deck' part of the boat, as it was screened and smelled less of mildew. It was a long night.
In the morning, we arrived at the breakfast area to a crowd of people. There was very little food -- each of us received 1 egg, 1 slice of marble cheese, and a slice of pineapple. When we asked for another hard-boiled egg, Christian said one per person.
We went to complain to Christian after breakfast. He again, with no apology, told us that the guests in the room wanted to stay longer, ad eh had told them that they could do so. We told him that we were very unhappy and would be looking for another room. He was adamant, and quite rude, that the boat was fine.
Furthermore, there are no plants or animals on this supposed farm! There are two lovely kitties, but the horses, pigs, and other advertised animals are gone. The only thing growing was lillikoi. We did not see fruit trees of any other kind.
When we were packing, Christian arrived with a bottle of wine (from Walmart, no less!) and tried to make amends. We informed him that we'd found another place to stay during our vacation. We asked him how much money he'd like to receive to clean our "room." He said $50; eager to begin our vacation, we agreed.
The next day, $179.88 was charged to my credit card. I disputed it immediately.
Do not stay here. There are lovely places to stay in the vicinity.
Response from Christian - 01/10/2013
A rude and incorrect guest. Some facts are outright lies.
Told me they arrive at 9pm. Instead they show up at 1 am in night, after sightseeing up to the mountain, got into my house (no gate) and yelled. Woke other guests and me up ! I told them they had to stay first night in another room and then move in the morning. Man said OK. I was first not going to charge for it. They wanted to come 1 night earlier than first booked, I had said yes, but could not give them same room first night. Yes a room in a converted boat, but CLEAN. Dust and leaves ? Not true. In the morning, this woman did not even come up for breakfast so what she writes is a lie. Our breakfast buffet is plentiful. Large by most standards. Banana pancakes ! ONLY husband came up to complain and then took all eggs and demanded even more, then left without sitting down. I apologized to him several times for that they could not get the original room, allthough I had never promised it to them for that additional night. We quickly got the room ready so they could move in but they instead went away for the day after I again apologized and gave them a bottle of wine. Walmart, does it matter where its bought ? Not good enough ? Never told me they were not going to stay here. Came back in afternoon and told me they are leaving. Wanted to pay $20 for 2 nights, I offered $50 cash. Man DID NOT AGREE, but gave me card, I told him then its full charge for 2 nights. FYI, We have plenty of fruit trees here, we have animals, some are in paddocks, Cannot have horses run around free... (pig died, sorry for that) Maybe if the woman would have walked around or stayed here would she have seen AND enjoyed it all as most of our guests do. We have lots of good reviews in our books, and on other booking sites, but most happy guests dont write reviews. Complainers and unhappy people often do.