About this listing
For the dates from December 21st through January 5th, there is a minimum stay of four nights.
A view of the main house with the extended common area to the right. We are powered by the sun, with solar panels on either side of the roof.
All prices subject to 13.42% Hawaii State Accommodations Tax (due upon arrival). Our nightly fee fluctuates, depending on season, from $599 to $799 per night for up to 15 guests PLUS 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax. There is a one time $300 cleaning fee, and during the Summer months, if you book for one week, you get one free day; stay for 7 nights, pay for 6.
Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a VEGETARIAN healing ohana on the Kona, or west coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. We ask that while you are our guest, you refrain from cooking or eating any meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, etc.) on the property. It is fine to eat and cook eggs, cheese, dairy, etc. We realize that although this will exclude some potential guests, it will also attract others who are comfortable with, or at least willing to try this type of lifestyle while staying with us, and we welcome you.
We enjoy year-round beautiful weather, with temperatures in the mid 70's to 80's, for the most part, with nighttime temps in the 60's. We have seven separate spaces (rooms & bungalows) that when added together is close to $1000 per night. The entire sanctuary can sleep 15 people if all the queen beds are shared by 2 people. If everyone needs their own bed, we have a total of 9 beds. Each person could have their own room or bungalow if there were 7 individuals, as 2 rooms have 2 beds in them.
Normally, there are 3 full time owners/residents who live here and manage the property, so technically, you don't get the 'whole' property, as we continue to live in our spaces. You get the entire 3rd floor upstairs, with 2 bedrooms, you get the 2 bungalows, the canopy tent, and you get 2 rooms on the first floor that each have two beds. You also get complete access to the Mothership, our 30' diameter 12-sided multi-purpose building. Also, we normally restrict the age of children to twelve or older, but if you rent the entire facility, there is no age restriction for children.
Please look at the pictures of the spaces available to see what is included.
We have a chlorine-free pool and Jacuzzi and an infrared sauna for our guests' use, and 3.3 acres of fruit trees, organic gardens, and many unique features, like a lava cave and sacred paths to walk on, as well as a nine hole Frisbee golf course. We are 15 minutes to downtown Kona with its restaurants, shops and nightlife, and 20 minutes to KOA, Kona International airport. Some of the best beaches on the island are less than 30 minutes away, including white and black sand beaches. Premier snorkeling spots and areas to see and swim with wild dolphins are less than an hour's drive from our door.
Everything on the property is available, most at no extra cost.
The only things that are extra are the massages, prepared smoothies and other food items, and the organic vegetables from the garden.
There is no washer/dryer service on property grounds.
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as they choose to interact with us.
This is an exceptionally beautiful part of the Kona side of the island, it is actually called Kona Heavens! We are in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood and we are the very last house on a dead end road, so we truly are a sanctuary. There are wonderful places to stroll right out of your door, and it is a very safe neighborhood.
No public transportation where we are, so please plan on renting a car.
Other Things to Note
At 1100', we are a little cooler than downtown, and get more rain, so bring an extra sweater and a poncho/umbrella. There is always sun to be found somewhere on the island, but it may not be right here. A headlamp/flashlight is also a good idea, although we have extras if you forget yours. Also a sturdy pair of shoes to walk on the paths is a great idea.
We are a small group of people sharing a very special and unique property on the Big Island of Hawaii. Since some of the areas are shared; i.e. the main kitchen, the dining area and some living areas, we ask that you respect any and all common areas and pick up after yourself. This includes, but is not restricted to: wet towels, shoes, backpack, laptops and other electronic devices, clothes, etc. Certain areas are available on a simple reservation basis, such as the Mother Ship, by putting your name and time of requested use on a little whiteboard by the door.
We are primarily a vegetarian community, and we ask that while you stay here, you refrain from cooking any beef, lamb, chicken, fish, turkey or pork products, including any type of bacon. We are also a NO SMOKING facility, so we ask that you please do not smoke in any part of Banyan Tree or on the grounds.
We have quiet time from 9pm to 8am, which means you are welcome to use the jacuzzi, pool, or common spaces after 9pm, as long as you are respectful and quiet in your movements. Although there is no requirement to do so, if you feel moved to spend some time in the gardens watering or weeding, we always welcome that kind of energy.
An ocean side view of the main house, near where you will share the community kitchen, blessed by a rainbow overhead.