For the dates from October 5th through October 18, there is a minimum stay of six nights.
The Parrot's Nest is a private bungalow overlooking the gardens, the lava cave area and the ocean beyond. There is a queen bed, a small table and chairs, and a small book shelf. There is also a clothes rack, a place to hang your clothes. The structure is part canvas and part wood, and two walls are screened to give it an indoor/outdoor feel. It is protected from the wind and rain, and is very safe and solid.
We have a healing sanctuary called Banyan Tree Sanctuary, and this is one of several structures on the property. You share a bath house with shower, sink and two flushing toilets, and a full kitchen in the community area. You are allowed to eat any fruit that grows on the property, within reason, and can purchase veggies from the organic gardens, if available, as well.
Our fee is $77 per night for 2 guests, and a $50 cleaning fee, plus 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax (due upon arrival). Extra guests are $35 per night, per person. We can accommodate up to two with futons on the floor and all bedding, linens.
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 anything in any part of Banyan Tree or on the grounds.
There is a pool that is salt charged (no chlorine) and an ozonated hot tub that you can use, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mother Ship that has a 70" big screen TV and a great DVD collection, (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime) and you can use it for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out.
We encourage you to look at the photos and inquire about any questions that you may have. Guests staying with us for two weeks get one free night's stay.
The closest beaches are a 15 minute drive from our door, and are in the yacht harbor area. One is a very nice snorkel beach, especially in the morning, the other is a turtle sanctuary with a broad expanse of white sand. One of the top ten beaches on the Big Island is only a 25 minute drive from our door, and that is Kua Bay, about 3 miles north of the airport. We have a limited supply of snorkels, masks, and boogie boards that you are free to use on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you rinse off the equipment with fresh water when you return from the beach, and if there are several guests staying here at the same time, to give everyone a chance to use the equipment.
We provide various healing modalities; many styles of massage therapy, yoga, meditation, dietary guidelines, etc. and we can set up your dolphin tour experience/manta ray night dive as well. We are long-time residents of the Big Island and know many special places that we can direct you to. We are only a 20 minute drive to the airport. We strongly encourage renting a car, as we are quite remote from any stores or beaches, and you would need to drive to get to those locations.
Because we are a healing sanctuary and retreat space, and many people come to us for the peace, quiet, healing and tranquility that we are able to offer our guests, we have chosen to limit the ages of children that visit us to 12 years or older. We are simply not set up to accommodate families with younger children, and we apologize for that.
Come to Banyan Tree Sanctuary to experience a different level of peacefulness on your next Hawaiian vacation!
The entire property, and the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, common areas, community kitchen, Mother Ship multi-purpose room with 70" screen TV; and with some guidance, areas beyond our property, such as the lava cave and enchanted forest.
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.
There is no public transportation in this area. A cab ride to the sanctuary is $45-50. Please plan on renting a car, and booking ahead, as they sometimes run out of vehicles.
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
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|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$539 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
Great little spot on this amazing property. Really warm conscious folks.
This is a very special sanctuary place to stay. They have various structures around the property and rooms in their main house, as well as a pool, spa, and sauna to be in. There is a full kitchen next to the pool and a separate building to meditate in or do yoga, whatever. The place is clean, comfortable, and the people are open and warm. We have been to some other "communal" type places that were not always well managed, but this place is quite the contrary - pleasant, organized, clean, and we felt very relaxed. We ate the fruit from the farm, and cooked our own meals with the food we brought and stored there. They had all the basic condiments and stuff that you would need.
The Banyan Tree Sanctuary was a fantastic place to be based while exploring the Kona side of Big Island.
We stayed in the Owl's Nest Tent, located in a quiet corner of the property with its own outdoor table and chairs, comfortable bed and plenty of space for our bags.
The bathroom and shared spaces were also great. We loved spending time in the lounge and using the well-equipped kitchen.
Raybo, Margaret and Benjamin were fantastic hosts, warm and friendly and I would certainly recommend Banyan to others.
Raybo's place is truly amazing. It's that perfect combination of character, relaxed atmosphere and luxury with pool and jacuzzi! We wish that we could have stayed longer and would not hesitate to return. Everything was immaculately clean. A very quiet place to relax!
Raybo was a great host, super helpful (thanks for helping organise the dive with the manta rays!)
The room was clean. The property was gorgeous! The pool and hot tub were superb. Raybo and Ben and the other staff were all very kind and welcoming. We had a great stay. One thing to note is that you cannot cook meat in the shared kitchen. If that's a problem for you then stay somewhere else. Other than that it was a pleasant stay.
This place is teeming with life and more visually stunning than the pictures reveal. The rooms are clean and well appointed. The folks at Banyan Tree really take good care of the land and home/ outbuildings here. I enjoyed the bird sounds and the fruit gown on site. The views are spectacular. The other guest I have met have been generous and open. If you are unwilling or unable to embrace the bugs and geckos of the jungle, you might choose another place to stay. I did not find the bugs to be an insurmountable obstacle. Once I learned how and when they appear and how to get rid of the more unsavory ones safely, it was no issue. Benjamin was lighthearted and a joy to be around, Margaret Amiracle, was like a shy cat and rarely was interacting, though very kind. Raybo was quickly able to be accommodating when a rare mega rain flooded the house and my room, I was relocated to the upper level of the house. I am headed back to Banyan Tree in a few days to spend the last couple of island nights there before I go home to Minnesota. Banyan was part of an unforgettable adventure. Maholo.
Mahalo for your kind words, Adeline. They are much appreciated.
I also want to comment and say that yes, we are in Hawaii, but no, we are not in the jungle. Believe me, the jungle is a VERY different experience, and the bugs and wildlife are MUCH more common than what we have here. As we live in a spacious shared community in which some rooms are partially open to the outside, we do have geckos (that virtually everyone is charmed by) and the occasional bug is just part of the landscape. I agree, that if someone is insect phobic, they should choose to stay in one of the resorts, and even there, there is no guarantee that they won't come across a bug or two. Since we are also a totally organic, pesticide-free facility, the few critters that you will likely see are the price we pay for not poisoning our aina. So thanks for mentioning that., as it gives me an opportunity to be clear about what we are and are not, and the people who choose organic, and poison and chlorine free facilities, will know what we have to offer. Mahalo!
We enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Banyan Tree Sanctuary a lot!! The sunset is outstanding, the fresh fruits and veggies are delicious, the room is cozy and clean, it is close to the airport and Kona, the people are lovely and delightful. We can highly recommend this wonderful and peaceful place!!! We really want to come back one day.
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