Art and Orchids
16-1504 39th Avenue, HC3 Box 4629
Kea’au, HI, 96749, USA


Mahalo to all the people who have stayed here. We wish to give special thanks to those who have written in our guest book or posted a review on TripAdvisor.

From Our Guestbook

You've got a great place here and we had a special time. Didn't want to go! Avocados delicious. Hot tub's amazing. Thanks!!!

Garry & Janine, Toronto, Canada

This is a great place. Thanks for sharing your Aloha with us. The accommodations are perfect, the breakfast was spectacular and all at a very good value.

Bret & Cathy, Kay, Samantha & Anna

Thanks for letting us stay here. I was very comfortable and it was very comforting. I liked how the chickens would be by our door in the morning. Mahalo for teaching us how to make paper. Kay. Thank you for giving us a great place to stay. Love, Samantha. Thank you for giving us a nice place to stay.

Love, Anna

You offer so much to your guests; I felt that we didn't even have the time to take advantage of it all!! We appreciate so much your relationship to your beautiful land and home and that you share that with us. It is amazing to have breakfast from the back yard! Especially thanks for the homemade coffee—wow!! I also love that the place has so many practical and artful touches – the attention to detail – while still being simple and not overdone. We had a great stay and would certainly recommend you.

Mahalo from DeAnna & Jeff, Oakland, California

Thanks! We've spent 5 wonderful days in your B & B. The place is beautiful, the garden and the room is like a home, perfect if you are traveling with small kids! I won't forget your hospitality! We very much appreciated the turkey sandwich when we arrived and all the attention you gave us. The breakfast was SUPERB! Finally my son was eating! Thanks a lot, we do not know when we'll have the chance to be back in Big Island but we will talk about you in Italy.

Lorenta, Luce, Matteo & Anna, Bologna, Italy

We spent two weeks on the islands, and stayed at many different B & Bs. Couldn't help observing that your place is a much higher class than all the rest. You have paid attention to detail, and the hygiene here is impeccable. We are very impressed by the art work around the house; your DVD collection, books, games etc. made us feel at home! Breakfast was superb too! Thanks a million! We'll be back in a few years for sure.

Eva & Franco, Madison, Wisconsin

This is the best B & B we've stayed at in Hawaii and we mean it! You've add a lot of nice touches in the room, common areas and the breakfasts too! We'll definitely tell people about it, and we'll stay here again when we return in a couple of years. Another big plus is how quiet and peaceful it is. Thanks for your hospitality.

Susan & Michel, Palo Alto, Californi

Thanks a lot for your kind hospitality in your wonderful rainforest refuge located in an exciting volcanic environment. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope you can enjoy your future life without any major attacks of the nearby volcanoes!

All the best & Mahalo, Suzanne & Eckart, Munich, Germany

What a wonderful find! I was skeptical when my husband to be (now is) found your listing on the Web site. But pleasantly surprised with a beautiful host & hostess welcoming us into a lush forest, cool rains & warm clean beds. We will most definitely recommend this secret garden to our friends.

Clayton & Gay, Honolulu

Lovely area, rain on the roof becomes hypnotic. You have a great place here. Thanks for the extra guide help too.

Steve & Sue, Utah

Wonderful! You had everything we wanted and we will definitely see you again.

Zaire & Samantha

Thank you! We are in awe of your lifestyle. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa, Tony, Sam & Lauren

We spent a week and half at Art & Orchids, and we loved every minute of it. Your beautiful grounds and gardens are heavenly. The breakfasts are great, and we tried lots of fruits that we'd never even heard of before. We're definitely coming back for a future trip.

Marc & Dave, San Francisco

Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us!

Susan & Manuel

Thank you for a very relaxing and peaceful stay and thanks for your help with directions to our land. Best of luck with your place.

Marian, Greg & Ian

Thanks for the hospitality and all your help in getting our house. We won't forget you. Look forward to an invitation to our place when we get settled.

Mahalo & best wishes. Sandy & Tony

Many thanks for all your kindnesses during our two stays. We look forward to coming back in a year and seeing you again. We'll miss you both, and your pets too.

Hugs, Dusty & Danny

Great place, great breakfasts, great hideaway place, treated like royalty. Thanks for everything. Will recommend this place to others.

Wanda & Mark, Maryfield, Canada

Thanks so much for a wonderful visit. You have a lovely spot here with such amazing plants and animals. Loved the goats. We also enjoyed the hot tub and the great breakfasts.

Shelley & Murray, Saskatoon, Canada

This is such a lovely spot. I hope we can come again and stay longer! Thanks for everything!

Sylvia & Rick, Warren, Pennsylvania

You truly have a fantastic home. Everything from the fresh fruit and coffee, to the directions for sightseeing, to our wonderful morning conversations, was fantastic. We will be sure to stay here when we return to Hawaii and recommend Art & Orchids to anyone we know traveling here as well. You two definitely live a lifestyle in which to envy and dream about.

Thanks again, Steve & Christine

Wonderful home, thanks so much – we enjoyed visiting & also the serene privacy. We will be referring.

Keith & Fabi

What a wonderful experience! I truly enjoyed my stay in your home. My favorite memory will be the breakfasts & stories shared among friends. Thanks too for the great tips on where to go & what to do. Great place!


This place will hold some of my best memories. Thank you.


Thanks so much for your attention to detail – both in how you created this amazing sanctuary and in how you took care of me during my stay. Your home is beautiful and was perfect for this trip. Highly recommended – I hope to come back soon.

Brad, Vermont

Thanks for such kind hospitality! So much beautiful stuff to see and do, we've had a truly memorable trip!

Adam and Lisa, Menlo Park, California

Enjoyed ourselves to the max. All your suggestions were right on. Wish we had a couple of days more. We'll come again when you get your self-sufficient room build out back.

Aloha, Judy & Chuck, Studio City, California

Thank you for such a great time. The tide pools were great!!! Your baking was a wonderful way to wake up in the morning. We enjoyed our talks together, and thanks for all the helpful information. Hope to see you again soon. Wow!!! MAHALO Many thanks for all the both of you do, everything was perfect. We really needed some time together in the jungle, with such great accommodations you provided. We'll see you next time.


Thanks for your warmth & hospitality. We loved the house & surroundings. Wish we could stay longer.

Best, Ruth, Nell & Eve, New York City

Thanks for everything! You have a great place here, and all the information was very helpful!

Garrett & Krisann, Ottawa, Canada

Thank you very much for the good food, good sleep & sharing your piece of paradise with us!

Ellen, Erin & Tara, St Onge, South Dakota

Thank you for the superb hospitality and a great time.

Lakshan & Vinu, Austin Texas

Enjoyed your hospitality and our little chats on the porch.

Thanks for everything, Pam, Oahu

C'est un endroit charmant dans une ile magnifique. La pluie nous a mené la vie dure mais ne nous a pas areté! C'est avec beaucap de plaisir que nous avons découvert Big Island. Nous vous remercions pour votre accueil et vous souhaitons bonne continuation.

Hélène et Nicolas

Thank you for the delightful experience. The food was great and the surroundings beautiful. The hospitality was great as well. Hope to see you again.

Richard & Cynthia, Oahu

Thanks very much. This is a lovely spot with such wonderful accommodations. We enjoyed cooking and eating it amongst the rainforest canopy.

Mahalo! Ellie & Frank

Thank you so much for your rainforest heaven – we loved it! What an awesome drive Jerry gave us to do – we saw sea turtles and LAVA!!! We'll be back!

Nikki & Aaron , Kansas City

We enjoyed our time here on the Big Island and at your place. Your home is absolutely lovely! This was our first time to Hawaii and it was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of NYC. We'll definitely stop by the next time we're in the area. Thank you for your hospitality.

Elaine & Adi, New York

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We really love your place – it is a nice change from loud Honolulu. We look forward to seeing you next year when we come again to run in the Volcano Wilderness Run.

Roxanne & Cave, Honolulu

We have had some really nice days on the Big Island and at your Bed & Breakfast. The garden tour was interesting, guided by Jerry. We enjoyed the nature around – completely different than in NC and in Berlin. Thanks for the great hospitality, we would love to stop by again. We wish you all the best (that the lava will stay away!)

Aloha, Sabine, Andreas, Annika, Max & Luisa, North Carolina & Berlin

I really would like to thank you for everything, I felt like at home here. The place in which you live is really fantastic. I hope to come back here again one day. Breakfast was always so good, I don't have a breakfast like that, not even at home! You gave me a lot of interesting information to visit the best parts of the island.

Marzia, Italy

Thank you so much! We had a lovely stay. (only wish we could stay longer.)

Aloha, Hannah & Cory, Santa Cruz, California

We had so much fun, but our visit was too short! I would have loved doing art projects – mosaics, flower pressing – all of it! Breakfast was awesome and the farm tour here was so educational – when we move out here, we'll definitely need your advice. Thanks for a wonderful 2 nights, and we'll stay in touch.

Katie, Vin & Theo, Pueblo, Colorado (and Waimea)

Thanks for your hospitality. All your advice on places to see nearby was very helpful. You have beautiful accommodations and your food & company was great.

Joan & Ray, London, Ontario, Canada

You both have been so wonderful. Thank you so much for your hospitality! We loved coming to such a clean place. Your décor is lovely and if you ever visit the Portland area come by and visit us. We love the peaceful environment you have here! You will do great with this place! Keep smiling.

Jubie & James, Beaverton, Oregon ps We'll be back when our family can make it (We'll have at least 2 keikis by then.)

Wonderful to see the other side of the island, and your B & B is great!

Matt, Kailua Kona

Thanks for the good time in this wonderful place. Wir haben uns während unseres leider nur kurzen Aufenthalt sehr wohl gefühlt. Es ist ein schönes Gefühl so freundlich aufgenommen zu warden. Vielen Dank für alles, besonders für die netten Gespräche in Deutsch. We wish you a lot of interesting guests from all over the world.

Claudia & Alfred, Münster, Germany

We enjoyed your lovely B & B, however our stay was short since we bought a house past Pahoa! I will recommend your place to others who make their way to Hilo.

Pam & Mike

Thank you for a wonderful stay on your beautiful property. We will be back!

Robert & Bara

We can't tell you how nice it was to arrive exhausted from the airport to find Art & Orchids spotlessly clean, welcoming, and with all the comforts of home. You have obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to provide everything your guests could possibly need or want. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and letting us share your home.

Linda & Mike, Annapolis Maryland

Thank you very much for your hospitality. We enjoyed all your special touches. The art work and orchids are a great touch. Thank you for all your baking & food preparations. We could feel the love in your place as soon as we walked in. P.S. Will thanks you for the Birthday Gift & French Toast, too!

Donna & Will from New Jersey

We'll be back. You have a great space here and are the most welcoming and friendly hosts (not to mention going out of your way to help us out).

Thanks ever so much Monique & Gord from Winnipeg

Everything was lovely!

Kim, Jerry, Jeremy from Honolulu

THANKS!!! The place is awesome, very tastefully arranged. The food was great. You really have a little piece of paradise. It just made us want to move sooner! Best of luck with your B & B. Best of everything for such nice people.

Laura & Joel from Berkeley

What a BEAUTIFUL place! This was our first time at a B & B and what a treat it was. The hospitality was wonderful and the surroundings were warm and inviting. We loved all the special touches you have put into this place. As I mentioned, my friends will be visiting the Big Island in May. I will be sure to "highly" recommend your place if they make it over this way. Thank you for everything!

Jim, Miyoki & John from San Diego

Thank you for letting us pet your dogs Koko & Ipo. I had fun doing Chinese brushstrokes and painting Samantha. The beds were comfy and the breakfasts were good. I had a great time. I really enjoyed playing with Koco and Ipo. Also, I had a good time picking up eggs. I hope we meet again sometime.

Two California guests (age 10 and 12)