Say "Aloha" to wonderful ocean views & light breezes from the lanai of this South Kona home in the heart of coffee country. Located in a quaint & quiet neighborhood just 19 miles south of the airport & 15 minutes from downtown Kailua-Kona, you're in for a true Hawaiian delight!
Honu reef is an upstairs, non-smoking property with an open floor plan of 880sf, 2 bedrooms, a living area with a large cable-equipped tv, free Wi-Fi, a dining area & a fabulous covered lanai. We're located in the heart of Kona Coffee country @ 1200 ft elevation, where there are at least 10 different coffee farms in a 5-mile radius where you can sample some of the area's best brews!
In the garage closet there are straw beach mats, a beach bag, folding lawn chairs, snorkel equipment & a picnic cooler bag for those beach-perfect Hawaiian days.
Guests basically have the entire place to themselves, but if they'd like some detailed info on the area, we're more than happy to help them out.
Great family neighborhood on a private road.
There is a bus stop near the McDonald's where Ke'e Ke'e St & Hwy 11 intersect, but bus service is VERY limited. Having a rental car is much more convenient.
The 30 ft of private road to Honu Reef is paved asphalt with a steep 30% grade.
Because the house is upstairs and has an open inner stairwell, families with small children are advised to exercise prudence before reserving our home. Additionally, any child over the age of 1 should be considered an extra guest for reservation purposes.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Maybe the best airbnb accomodation we had so far! Ian and his wife is a great host, a very welcoming and a nice person to discuss with.
He knows very well big island and had nice details to share with us.
He and his wife Heather have set a wonderfull place to live in. Really well decorated, the view is just outstanding, perfect for sunset with a cocktail or for breakfast during the morning.
The house is perfectly clean, well equiped and you'll feel at home from the instant you'll pass the front door untill your departure (kind of hard to leave then).
You have anything you need to stay there as long as you want. Small supermarkets are really close from the house, bigger mall is 10min driving... Closest Snorkeling and surfing spots are 10-15min driving...Lot of coffee farms around (free coffee from 8.30 am at the greenwell farm 1miles from the house).
So really a nice spot to explore the island and to avoid crowds and traffic of Kona area.
Definitly recommended and 5 stars review!!!
Superbe location, sans doute notre meilleure expérience sur airbnb a ce jour.
Tout est propre, parfaitement équipé, neuf. La maison est située dans un quartier calme a une grosse demi heure de route de l’aéroport.
La vue est juste parfaite pour apprécier le petit déjeuner au calme ou les superbes couchers de soleil avec une bière locale, comme la big wave, bien fraîche...
Ian et sa femme sont super accueillant avec plein de petites attentions pour leurs invités et toujours disponibles pour répondre aux questions que vous pourriez avoir sur l'ile ou sur les commodités disponibles dans les environs.
Les spots de surf et d'apnée les plus proches sont a 10-15min de voitures, petits supermarchés a cinq et centre commercial a 10min.
Plusieurs fermes de café dans les environs, dont greenwell qui offre la tasse de café gratuit à partir de 8.30am juste à cinq min au sud de la maison. Vous pouvez également ramasser des avocats et des oranges sur le chemin...Pas besoin de les payer au prix fort!
Une superbe expérience donc et une location définitivement recommandée pour prendre le temps de découvrir tranquillement big island qui est vraiment une des îles hawaïennes qu'il ne faut pas rater!
A great place to stay. In may ways similar to an upscale hotel only better (no crowd). It was quiet and comfortable with a great view. One day it rained but because of this space we were stilled very comfortable. We would stay here again
Ian was great to work with, very responsive and helpful, always going the extra mile to make us feel welcome and at home. Honu Reef was absolutely perfect in every way—spacious enough for two couples, convenient location, quiet, beautiful sunset view from the lanai, and clean beyond words. We all were happy as could be with Honu Reef. Ian supplied everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. I really couldn't ask for nicer accommodations.
Ian was a great host. He greeted me when I arrived and answered all my questions. The house had nice furniture, definitely a step up from the condos I have rented in the past, and the kitchen had nice pots and pans and utensils. We really felt at home. Thanks Ian!
It is the paradise on earth! Ian was a great host. The apartment is nice, very clean and cozy. It has everything you need even cable tv and snorkeling equipment. Sitting on the balcony and enjoying the sunset really felt like a happy end in a movie. We would definitely book it again and again and again:-)
Ian and Heather were fantastic hosts! The apartment was spacious, immaculate, and comfortable. Everything looks brand new and is high-end. They had everything you could ever need. We loved the kitchen and the lanai overlooking the ocean. We borrowed their cooler and snorkel gear too. Perfect check-in instructions, easy to find. Great location in a neighborhood close to Kealakekua Bay. Very helpful hosts. We hope we can stay with them again someday. Highly recommend!
This place great as a home base to explore the east side of the island, with prime beaches just 10-15 min away. It's a bit high up, with a priceless view from the patio. The place was very look, and all looks pretty new, with all modern confort. The place was ok for our two little ones, but it's more a romantic gettaway kind of place than a place to crash with a large family (I would suggest one of those toddler doors/gates for the stairs down). We could borrow Ian and Heathers snorkel and beach gear, thanks!
The Honu Reef was the perfect base for bouncing around the Kona Coast and even to Volcano. The flat was spotless, seemed newly renovated, and was comfortably equipped with everything we might have needed. The view to the ocean was unbelievable, and we enjoyed having front row seats to sunsets every evening. Though conveniently located in the heart of Kealakekua, the residential neighborhood was quiet and tranquil. The perfect combination! I would happily stay here again on my next trip to Big Island. Thanks, Ian and Heather!
We loved staying at Ian & Heather's place. They were responsive, helpful & flexible throughout the booking process & the stay itself, and the flat was just as described: clean, spacious, bright & peaceful, a great place to relax & an excellent base for the sights & activities around Kona.
Some thoughtful extras are provided: snorkel sets, beach towels, a cooler bag, the superb "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" guidebook (Wizard Publications), and Netflix (which I'm already missing now back in Australia).
Ian & Heather's suggestions for nearby restaurants & activities were useful too: Annie's Burgers & the snorkelling near the Captain Cook Monument were particularly (website hidden)'ei Cafe is also worth a visit. Shops, restaurants, supermarkets & services are a short drive away.
We would gladly stay here again.
Ian was very responsive to all inquires an other correspondence, which made booking and updating the reservation easy. The property was in spectacular condition when we arrived, and the view out the lanai down to the ocean was just perfect. Ian and Heather provided a great guidebook for the Big Island as well as some recommended local eateries and activity ideas. This is a perfect place if you are looking to get someplace quiet and away from the noise of the more popular areas of Kailua-Kona. I would highly recommend to friends and if I head back to the Big Island would stay there again.