Last year before the Jade Vine took over on the trellisSunset. Sh2, Lvrm and kitchenette

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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, City of Refuge National Park, Captain Cooks Monument Trail head, Hookena Beach 5 miles south.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $85
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $105 / night
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The space

A shack but not rustic! Stay a week or a month. Bring home some delicious coffee from our farm! We have all the comforts you need on a tropical isle. Private porch and patio. Includes Q bed luxe, nice bathrm, 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. On site daylight hours, small wood shop (occasionally in operation). Working farm, unobtrusive farm laborers, Macadamia trees, and Kona Coffee trees on site. Nearby convenience store just south is within walking. Several well-reviewed eateries nearby. A Cozy and restful perfection away from tourists but 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.

*Please prepare in advance upon arrival to pay our state *Hawaii State Transient and General Excise Tax(occupancy tax) 13.24% to your total stay. If staying for greater than 10 days, void this. Please make arrangements by text or phone. Cash preferred, but also credit card, square cash or paypal etc.

More info: At the Cute Hale Shack 2, you will have a nearby convenience store next door (Ohana Warehouse), 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: 'Taps' is next door (near Ohana Warehouse). He makes fresh what ever the guest wants and he has on hand. 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. Manny's Mexican just across the fire station is north 2 miles. Fresh French press: Get it 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. See our other listing: Sugar Shack 3 in the Keei district. Same property!

Wireless Internet
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!

Guest access

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 neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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. Add a sleep over east side or volcano area (if hiking volcano or kalapana to view lava)!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

5 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Trina User Profile
January 2017
Great place to stay. Kelly and Kim were great hosts and were quick to help and answer questions which will be rarely needed. My husband and I had a great stay and really enjoyed our trip. Thank you.
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
Thank you both! You were quiet as mice and twice as nice. I will find a good home for your little items..LOL. Cheers in the New Year 2017!
January 2017

Ven User Profile
December 2016
The Sugar Shack was an amazing place to stay on Big Island, located conveniently 15 minutes away from the airport. Driving there and settling in was smooth and easy thanks to Kelly's great directions and communication before the trip. The location is just perfect if you are looking to explore Big Island, as it is a nice scenic drive to any attraction on the island, while still remaining a private and peaceful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful farm on the property and the nature within walking distance.

Sally User Profile
November 2016
We love the fountain with all the beautiful birds in the morning. Also we were fairly close to good beaches for swimming and snorkling

Ljuba User Profile
October 2016
The little shack is well equipped, lovingly decorated, and neat and clean. Kelly was readily available to answer my questions. Since I didn't do much research before booking, I assumed that Captain Cook, being on the West side of the island, would be mostly sunny. I found out that it is mostly cloudy and raining in the afternoon ... which makes the lush, beautiful greenery possible.
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
Mahalo Ljuba:) glad you found us! Thank you for leaving the place spotless!! Yes we learned that in the El Niño year that it meant drier weather(if you live in the mainland)! However, in the tropics, the pattern is opposite. Our annual rain fall amounts vary greatly within a 1/2 mile. 12 microclimates exist here:)! The Hilo side gets double or triple whatever falls in Kona :0. The South Kona region is the coffee belt and has afternoon showers May-Oct. that wash and feed the cherries. North of us 30 miles, is the Kohala Coast. A typically dry, barren patch of lava and with a quick drive, the shores are always inviting and balmy! We hope you enjoyed the birdie bath with all the feathered friends each morning! Please come again! Kelly and Kim
October 2016

Kevin User Profile
September 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. We enjoyed our stay, far enough away from all of the resorts. The Sugar shack was very clean, well appointed, with an extremely comfortable bed (best of our Hawaii vacation). This is right off of Route 11, maybe 75 feet from the road. Only hear the traffic in the morning as this is a sleepy island where everything closes around 8pm. Thankfully Taps was open till 8 just down the road to get food one night. Close enough to walk but the road is narrow and not lit well so I would not recommend the 600' walk in the dark. There is also a small convenience store there as well for drinks and snacks. The covered carport is flat but the driveway is very steep (poured concrete) with drainage diverters that me be tricky for some 2 wheel drive cars. Our jeep worked great. The living area was very comfortable with a large flat screen TV and Satellite channels. There is a very nice garden area with a fountain and fire pit. Directly across from the carport is a neighbor that at night, I would turn my lights off prior to backing into the space so as not to shine the lights into their apartment. This location is very close to many Kona Coffee plantations and some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island. We paid lots of money to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay but 2 Step at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is free except for parking. We would definitely stay here again. The owner was away so they simply emailed us the key code (through Air B&B) to a lock box where the door key is kept and you return after opening the door each time. Some people may not be comfortable with not ever seeing or meeting the host but we were fine with it.

Zachary User Profile
January 2016
Our stay at the Sugar Shack was great!

Christy User Profile
December 2015
We loved our experience at the Sugar Shack! The fresh papayas, avocados, passion fruit and macadamia nuts were so delicious. Kelly was very responsive and helpful when we asked to check-in early. Pong, the friendly neighbor cat, greeted us every morning and the location was ideal. We would definitely recommend staying at the Sugar Shack.
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
So glad you made to the time and enjoyed a home cooked meal! Thanks about the heads up regarding the smoke alarm, I will have the hubby replace the batteries! We appreciate your concern, hoping all the best in 2016 awaits! Happy New Year!
December 2015

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Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.

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 28+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!

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