About this listing
Great location on the Kona Coast, not far from town but in the country. Near west side beaches, snorkeling and Spinner Dolphins, with access to the East side with our separate entry bedroom, shared bathroom central to Hilo, Pahoa, and Volcano.
A shack but not rustic! Comforts you need on a tropical isle. Private porch and patio. Includes Q bed luxe, nice bathrms, ample seats in LVR, Dine in kitchenette or take out. Location off of highway in upcountry Kona, west side Big island twenty minutes of downtown. A Cozy and restful perfection centrally located!
The Cute Hale Sugar Shack 2 is a furnished, 1/1 private, Kona coffee shack in country setting. Garden views with bamboo, jade vine, fruit trees. Queen bed, nice linens, hardwood floors, wireless internet, screen door liners, travertine bathroom, kitchenette with hot plate, micro-convection oven, refrig/freezer, Restful garden setting, outdoor fire pit and lovely rock and water feature, and carport.
At the Cute Hale Shack 2, you will have a nearby convenience store next door OR 2 miles north to larger grocery,(Choice Mart), Ace hardware store and post. We are 3 miles to Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O'Honaunau,(2-step) City of Refuge state park, and south 20 minutes the remote Ho'okena Beach.
Local eateries: Big Jakes Island BBQ, Mi's Italian Bistro for fine dining, Super J's Hawaiian Food; just south. Farmers Market, North 2 miles on Sundays. Fresh organic salad and a slice of handmade pizza at Patz Pies. Delicious Big Island Kombucha and islnd salads and baked breads at Oven and Butter just next door. Fresh French press: Here(we grow our own Kona coffee). Near by are couples massage, hot tubs at Mamalahoa Hot tubs, Hele-on Public service bus, check online for bus schedules.
*Hawaii State Transient and General Excise Tax
( 13.41% has already been applied to your rate)
See our other listing: Sugar Shack 3 in the Keei district. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39898
3 acre farm plot
Garden fruits and nuts, sometimes visiting pooches, a friendly kitty named PONG. Meli our female golden, Hansi, our Yorkie houdini, and Macnut, Hansi's son and 'best little brown dog' award for mellow favorite:)
We are on property part time. Full time tenant is onsite. Our phone is (phone number hidden), and (phone number hidden)
Coastal breezes in winter. 1300' elevation. Precipitation anytime in the afternoon primarily. Some ocean views through country fields of mac and coffee trees. 3 miles as the Crow flies 7 miles by car or bike to the ocean front~ at City of Refuge, Kealakekua Bay, and Manini beach.
Definitely rent a car. The 'Hele-On' bus schedules are found online, we are the south Kona area. Nearest stop coming south from Kailua Kona, is at the convenience store called Ohana Warehouse. (within 100 yards of us). Bikes and luggage or backpacks are $1 per piece.
Recycling and your trash can be brought out to refuse cans nearest roadway across driveway up past the wood shop in the cement cubby where you see the dark green trash cans. Food trash and compost (minus meat scraps) can be walked over via driveway to the larger compost heap just south of us. Either place it under the tree(the avocado tree likes to eat)! Or you may find a spot to empty your container in the larger heap! Watch your shoes, they will sink if recent rain.
When departing, communicate your intent arrival times or departure instructions and such. Please leave key and matters in the same order found. Mahalos!
Wireless internet, water toys, flippers, masks snorkels, boogie boards, chairs, cooler, towels, fire pit, friendly animals, farm fruits in season, walk about acreage. Fresh Kona coffee and Macadamia nuts grow here!
Interaction with Guests
Owners on property part time.
The Kona Coast has all the sunny side beaches and local restaurants. We are in upcountry Captain Cook. Approx 35 minutes south of the airport and 20 from town, up in elevation(cooler temps and gentle afternoon rains) in the Kona Coffee region. We are in the Kealakekua Bay region, and Ke'ei is the district. Our grounds are home to a few occasional dogs, and a cat named Pong.
Please note adjacent to the Shack 2 is another barn structure, a man cave, operational wood shop. (8am-5pm on occasion). We are also a working farm with laborers picking mac nuts and coffee when in season.
The houses are separate and situated across and down from one another. There is garden space and three acres to enjoy. Seasonal lemon, avocado, banana, papaya, passion fruit (lilikoi) pineapple, and others can be enjoyed and shared. Please inquire about picking and harvesting.
Rental car required. Inquire about our mountain bikes and helmets for local adventuring.
Other Things to Note
Or driveway has water curbs, like speed bumps. Swimming at nearby beaches: check the tides and weather for calm vs. rough waters. Drive to other side is 2 hours. Plan on 4-5 hrs. if circling the whole island.
Non-smoking inside unit. Noise restrictions 930pm-7am weekdays. Driveway is home to a cat, on occasion there are family dogs. Please proceed carefully.
No oil in driveway, no sunscreen on wood floors, damages may incur a fee.
Inside unit, please be sure to turn off unused lights and fans, save the planet from waste!
Please report broken or non-functional items by text or email within a day of notice, thanks, we appreciate this!
Infants and children inquire about safety and courtesy.
I absolutely loved staying at Kelly's Sugar Shack. The apartment itself was immaculately maintained and incredibly comfortable. The location was phenomenal -- served quite nicely as a home base as I spent most of my time hiking and exploring beaches further south, but still allowed quick access to the amenities offered closer to town. Kelly herself was a wonderful host: I accidentally locked myself out of the apartment, and she quickly found a solution to remedy my situation.
Arrival was simple, backdoor open, key on the counter, which gave us immediate access and time to arrive and unwind at our leisure. The private garden was lush and beautiful. The location is great, 30 minutes south from the airport in Kailua Kona, and driving distance to Volcanoes Nat'l Park and Hilo. Spectacular area in the immediate vicinity. Of note is the busy road Mamalahoa Hwy just above it and a workshop just across the driveway. We adjusted to both but they were a surprise. Kelly was a great host, we had a nice visit and then we were left to enjoy ourselves. Lovely bed and beautiful floors.
We loved staying in the sugar shack! It's the perfect size for two people, has everything you could possibly need including cable TV and wifi, and is completely lovely inside (it looks even nicer in real life than in the pictures!). The garden is beautiful and full of fruit trees (avocado and macadamia nut!) and the sweetest cat named Pong. Kelly and Kim are super nice and helpful, and gave us great suggestions on hikes, golf courses, and restaurants. We loved the location, near excellent snorkeling spots. Definitely recommend it.
Kelly welcomed us warmly to the Sugar Shack, and before we even arrived had given us good directions and the lay of the land so we could find anything we needed locally. Our hosts gave us lots of space, but were almost immediately available if we needed anything at all. The hale was clean, comfortable, and exactly as pictured on the site. It was a great place to eat our breakfast on the lanai (while watching the local birds play in the water fountain!) and a great place to come home to at the end of our daily adventures. Beach towels were provided, and chairs and snorkel gear were available (but we didn't need them). We had a very restful stay. Just be sure to bring earplugs for the invasive coqui frogs (found everywhere on the Big Island) which like to sing loudly through the night! Would definitely recommend and come again!
We were so pleased with the Ke'ei Sugar Shack 2. It was a beautifully built structure with fine touches. The floors were gorgeous! The cottage was comfortable and cozy with the elegance of the travertine bathroom. The garden areas were (website hidden) welcomed us and upon further inspection there was a yummy loaf of banana bread in the refrigerator as well as a jar of their very own Kona coffee beans and a grinder. All our dealings with Kelly were timely, professional yet full of aloha. We enjoyed meeting her and chatting since she was formerly from California and we shared many experiences.
The "shack" had all the necessary supplies in the kitchen, with the washer and dryer and for water fun. So well-equipped.
We will definitely come back when we return to the Big Island. The location was so great as it was out of the Kona environment and in a country setting yet close to the good snorkeling spots. Aloha Kelly and Kim.
We had a great time in the sugar shack. It looks just like in the pictures. It was located a bit further south than we expected, but when we got to know the area we were very pleased. There is a lot of stores and sights in the area, but a car is needed to get there.
It feels like a home and good place to relax away from the the areas with most tourists.
We did not meet our host as they were out of town, but we had very good contact via mail. Based on that I would say Kelly was a great host. We got a long welcome mail a day or two before our arrival with info, driving directions etc. She also left beach equipment for us to borrow.
We had a great time and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for something else than big resorts.
Kelly and Kim were terrific hosts! They were very responsive and recommended great tips that made our trip so easy and very enjoyable but also gave us all the space we wanted. It was so enjoyable getting to know them, what good people! -wish I had more time visiting. They were so gracious and even left us a box of delicious goodies from the farm. I would return to their property in a heartbeat.
The cabin looks like the pictures - very charming, comfortable, updated, and was perfect for two people. We loved having the kitchenette as it saved a lot of money and had everything we needed to cook daily meals. It was a little snug but included a full size refrigerator and a nice big, deep sink . In searching for a place I'd notice other pictures showed sinks that looked like mini sinks or there were mini frig's and once our week got started I REALLY appreciated having the normal size appliances. On the two-burner, I wasn't sure how well I'd do with it but it was really easy.
Location was really good. We were away from the touristy spots, about a 20-30 min drive, and it was a really nice relief to leave them and come "home" to peaceful surroundings. But we were close enough to everything we wanted to do - snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. ... The farm itself was lovely and full of delicious fruit, nuts, and coffee, and so much more.
Any heads-ups? Loved the serenity of the cabin and it's setting, however, it got the run of the mill cabin smell if closed up for too long (when we were gone all day). Road noise can be heard really easily if the front windows are open. But close them and it was like you were in your own world again. The only other heads up are the speed bumps in the driveway. If you're busy admiring the surroundings and not paying attention it's easy to trip over them because there are no markings and they blend right in so well you forget to pick up your feet higher than usual in spots. Of course, almost "biting it" is also a good way to train your eye to watch out for them! ;-)
All in all, this was a great experience for us ESPECIALLY since this was only my second time using ABNB and my first time handling all the arrangements from start to finish and traveling with my teen without another adult. I give the Sugar Shack and Kelly and Kim a big thumbs up!
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About the Host, Kelly
My husband and I are in our mid-50's. We grow our own label 100% Kona coffee August-Jan. We've been building soil over time, and apply the good stuff to our farmland. There is a small wood shop where we use hardwoods and craft custom wood flooring. On occasion, you will see us in the garden when not attending our children and farm animals. Husband+Wife of 26+ yrs, parents of 3 children. We share our love of communication and hospitality, and welcome world travelers. This is the 'Land of Tropical Waters, Plentiful Fruits, Fragrant Flowers, and Funny Animals.' Come and join us!