This is the view from the third floor to the gardens and ocean beyond.Another view of the gardens and grounds, and the ocean beyond.
Ocean Vista Suite Private Lanai View/Pool/Jacuzzi
Ocean Vista Suite Private Lanai View/Pool/Jacuzzi

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

For the dates from October 6th through October 22nd, there is a minimum stay of seven nights.
For the dates from December 15th through January 10th, there is a five night minimum.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $70
Security Deposit: $200
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The space

Ocean Vista Suite has several options and prices. The listed base price is for 2 people who share one bedroom. If you are 2 people and want both bedrooms, that is an additional $40 per night. If you are three people and want both bedrooms, then it is $60 extra per night, but if there are 4 people using two bedrooms, then the price is $80 per night above the base rate.
If you are looking for an incredibly peaceful and healing retreat where you can experience a sustainable community vibe and go home feeling completely revitalized, then Banyan Tree Sanctuary is your destination. Overlooking the Kailua Kona coast, you are on sacred grounds and will feel that as soon as you arrive.
We are a vacation rental/retreat center, located fifteen minutes northeast of the town of Kailua Kona. We have several unique spaces, some with shared baths and some with private baths. Our accommodations range from simple 'glamping' (glamorous camping) to beautiful rooms with their own private bath, kitchen, and exquisite west facing views of the ocean and sunsets. The Hawaii accommodations taxes are included in the price of the rooms.

Our Ocean Vista Suite, which is the entire third floor of the main house, is the very nicest space we have available for our guests on our magnificent property, with a beautiful lanai overlooking the gardens, the grounds, and the ocean beyond. There is one bedroom with a queen bed, a private kitchen and bathroom. You also have the option of using the second bedroom and having up to two additional guests, for an extra $80 per night. Of course, you also have an unobstructed view of our beautiful sunsets, and moon sets as well!

We are a vegan community, and we ask that while you stay here, your diet consists of all plant-based foods; fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and sprouts. We are also a NO SMOKING facility.

There is a salt charged pool, (no chlorine) an ozonated Jacuzzi, and an infrared sauna available for all guests, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mother Ship, which you can use for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out. It also has a flat screen TV and a great DVD collection (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime).

We encourage you to look at the photos and inquire about any questions you may have. Guests staying with us for two weeks get one night free.

The closest beaches are a 15 minute drive from our door, and are in the boat 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 4 miles north of the airport. We have a supply of snorkels, masks, and boogie boards that you are free to use on a first come, first serve basis.

We provide various healing modalities; massage therapy, meditation, dietary guidelines, etc. and we can set up your dolphin tour/manta ray night dive experience as well. We are long-time residents of the Big Island and know many special places that we can direct you to. We strongly encourage renting a car, as these beaches are not within walking distance.

We welcome children twelve years of age or older.

Come to Banyan Tree Sanctuary to experience a unique level of peacefulness on your next Hawaiian vacation!

Guest access

There is a lap pool that is salt-charged, (no chlorine) an ozonated hot tub (no chlorine) and an infra-red sauna 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.

Interaction with guests

We try our best and are usually present for our guests' check in. We offer as little or as much interaction as our guests would like.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

No public transportation, please rent a car for your visit.

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

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.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 7 - 21, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

50 Reviews

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Ellen User Profile
March 2017
Neat Place!
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo, you're welcome! ;-)
March 2017

Mark User Profile
February 2017
Great views, quiet location! The other reviews and description that we read matched our experience and expectations. Loved the fact that you could get fresh fruit daily there, right from their organic garden and grounds.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Thanks so much, Mark and Nikki. We enjoyed having you.
February 2017

Jazz User Profile
January 2017
Great little find. Perfect if you would like some space to yourself and the comforts of a vegan farm and friendly hosts! Not too far from a lovely beach and easy to travel around.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo to you and David, Jazz, we appreciated having you as our guests. Thanks for choosing Banyan Tree as your vacation rental.
January 2017

Marah And Chris User Profile
January 2017
It was a very relaxing stay at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary! Rae was very helpful and responsive whenever we had questions. The property itself is a great place to stay if you're looking to get away from the busyness and stresses of life. We loved exploring the grounds and enjoyed the fresh fruits that came from the garden! The views from our lanai were also a wonderful way to start and end the day (beautiful ocean and surrounding views & stunning sunsets). Thank you for a wonderful stay, and we hope to visit the Big Island again in the future!
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo for this lovely review, Marah, we very much enjoyed hosting you and do look forward to your visiting again in the future.
January 2017

Andrea User Profile
December 2016
If you're looking for a peaceful retreat on beautiful grounds away from the hustle and bustle, this place is for you. If you're more interested in nightlife, easy beach and restaurant access, I would consider staying closer to Kailua-Kona. A few things indicated in House Rules we wish to reiterate: There is no A/C or heat, quiet hours really do happen, and if you're on the top floor, there are a substantial amount of stairs. It's tough with luggage, and not well-lit at night. Again, if you're looking for a quiet zen getaway, this place is beautiful. If you're more interested in nightlife, consider staying down the hill in Kona town.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo for your review, we always like to be informed by our guests as to let them know exactly what to expect, we appreciate that very much.
December 2016

Sahar User Profile
December 2016
Amazing people in an amazing place! Be sure to get a massage from Maggie and Liz and use the sauna and hot tub. There was free and fresh fruit always. We stayed in the ocean suite above the house and had a beautiful view of the ocean and greenery but did find some discomfort in that the kitchen and bathroom are combined so they share the same sink and the toilet is right beside it. Otherwise we really enjoyed our time here and will return next time we are in Hawaii.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo for your very sweet review and also your suggestions. We always strive to do better, and appreciate the feedback.
December 2016

Michael User Profile
November 2016
I rented Rae' s place for three nights. It has everything you'll need; great view, outdoors pool, jacuzzi, sauna, free parking, snorkel gears to borrow, home theater area, free parking, complementary fruits and even a private cave. Rae was quick to respond and gave great directions. Things to note; this is a meditation resort so even though we don't practice the vegan diet and their lifestyle, being as quiet as possible is very important to not to for dirupt other people's peace. It is a little further out away from downtown Kona but not terribly far. However I loved staying here and would recommend it!
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo for your very nice review, Michael, we enjoyed meeting you and Ray.
November 2016

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Rae User Profile

I am managing several vacation rental houses besides my main residence, so please disregard any of the following comments unless you are going to stay at Banyan Tree Sanctuary. There are no dietary restrictions or requests for any of the other properties that I am managing.

I am the business manager of a beautiful piece of property in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, called Banyan Tree Sanctuary. I have traveled extensively in the US, and have spent time in every single state except for Alaska. I have also been to Canada, New Zealand and Fiji.
I am a compassionate vegan, and have been a massage therapist for over 30 years. I am a very strong advocate for compassion to all living things, and so choose not to inflict any suffering regarding my diet and lifestyle. Living on this property allows me to eat fresh ripe raw organic fruits and vegetables every single day, and I am incredibly grateful for that. To be able to go out in the morning and find ripe papayas, lilikoi, mango, and so much more, is a true gift. I am also a musician (percussion) and singer/songwriter. We have some drums and guitars at Banyan Tree Sanctuary, and our guests are always welcome to play these and join with any of our classes and events.
My motto is simple: love everyone, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Life is way too short to spend any time doing anything else!
This property is very special, and even with professional pictures, you can't get the full impact of this place without actually staying here. We currently have seven spaces available, from rooms on the first floor to a deluxe, complete suite with it's own private kitchen area, bathroom and lanai. We look forward to having you as our guests!

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