About this listing
For the dates from October 1st through October 16th, there is a minimum stay of seven nights.
All prices subject to 13.42% Hawaii State Accommodations Tax (due upon arrival). Our nightly fee fluctuates, depending on season, from $117 to $147 per night for 2 guests who share one bed and room; there is an additional charge of $40 per night if you use the second bedroom, and an additional $40 charge per person above 2 people. So if there were 4 people sharing both bedrooms, the extra charge would be $80 above the daily listed price, PLUS 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax. There is a one time $70 cleaning fee, and during the Summer months, if you book for one week, you get one free day; stay for 7 nights, pay for 6.
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. Of course, you also have an unobstructed view of our beautiful sunsets, and moon sets as well!
We are a vegetarian community, and we ask that while you stay here, you refrain from cooking or eating any beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish 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.
The private space consists of one of two large bedrooms with queen-size beds. Both rooms are fully furnished. The lanai is 11.5' by 18', with a table and 4 chairs, a couch and several bar stools for your private viewing comfort. It is protected from the wind and rain, and fully opened on one side. Access is by two flights of stairs that go up along the outside of the building.
The nicely equipped, complete kitchen with a full size refrigerator, and full bathroom with a stall shower is all yours.
We are approximately 20 minutes from the Kailua Kona International Airport.
Because of our location, at 1100', we don't have the hot and muggy weather that you'd find in the downtown Kona area, it is about 10-15 degrees cooler up here, with a little more cloud cover, and much more comfortable than downtown. And yet the beaches are so close, it is easy to go to them if you really want to soak up some of the Hawaiian heat! ;-)
Your visit with us includes access to the fruit we grow year-round, and depending on the season, we will have several varieties of papayas, bananas, mangoes, avocados, figs, mysore raspberries, mulberries, various types of citrus (grapefruit, lemons, limes, tangelos) lilikoi (passion fruit), white sapote, pomegranate, lychee, Surinam cherry and ice cream bean. We also have a fully organic vegetable and herb garden, and for an additional fee you are welcome to partake in the veggies we have available.
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 12-sided structure 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 twenty 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!
Everything on the property is available, most at no extra cost.
The only things that are extra are the massages, prepared smoothies and other food items, and the organic vegetables from the garden.
There is no washer/dryer service on property grounds.
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as they would like.
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.
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.
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.
From Dec 20, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.