What more to say... A review of Art and Orchids
Thanks to other TripAdvisors out there who provided enough info for what to expect. Indeed, everything is true, so not much more to add that hasn't already been said.
Jerry and Markie are great hosts, and provided excellent recommendations both around Puna and Kona for local aquatic activities, B&B tips, restaurants. The time staying out in Orchidland made the Big Island and Volcanoes NP enjoyable; nice place, nice garden, nice room, nice breakfast...I wouldn't know what else could have made it better. I travel a lot internationally due to business (4/5 star) and this was a much more relaxing experience. (I'd go so far to say anyone who doesn't give A&O a great review has unrealistic expectations.)
My only worthwhile tip to add here: follow the instructions closely getting there from Hwy. 130 if you're a cityfolk like me renting a 2WD; Pohaku Drive is not a good short-cut to 39th Ave. from Hilo due to potholes and other rural road conditions. (Orchidland Dr...or, use Pohaku Place --> 35th --> Laniuma are both fine). Enjoy your time in the rainforest.