This charming accommodation is a separate hale (building) with Koi theme decor on an eco-friendly 34 acre ranch less than two miles to downtown scenic Hawi, Hawaii. Features extensive ocean views, ultra-comfortable queen bed, private travertine bathroom and shower, satellite television, ceiling fan, skylight, washing machine access and clothesline. It is not uncommon to see whales breaching from December through April. Also included are a full breakfast with a selection of our farm-fresh organic eggs, local fruit, organic fruit, coffee and teas, served in our bamboo barn. French press, electric tea kettle and filtered water pitcher are also available. Breakfast is cooked and served Monday thru Saturday mornings. A self-cater basket of breakfast foods is offered on Sunday mornings.
Property is off-grid luxury and we NOW have satellite WIFI in our breakfast room. Our ranch has with many unusual green building design and landscaping items such as natural clay plaster walls, aquaponic gardens and a large bamboo barn. The property was featured on the Kona-Kohala Grand Green Homes Tour and has been in several magazines. It is a one hour drive from the Kona airport on the northern tip of Hawai'i Island. No smoking on premises.
We are six miles north of Mahukona, a special place to hike, swim and snorkel. Zipline, ATV and kayak tours are within five miles. Local resturants and shops are two to four miles away. Major resorts with public access are about 40 minutes drive from here.
Guests have access to washer, clothesline, outdoor shower garden, rocking chair lanai, and bamboo swing lanai, Bamboo barn with WIFI when not in community use. WiFi available from 8am - 6pm.
Interaction with Guests
We serve and eat breakfast with guests in Koi Hale. We encourage questions and conversation.
North Kohala is known for its clean water and air, trade winds and value of sustainability.
A car is needed to get to our property and see all Kohala has to offer.
Other Things to Note
We have a three night maximum since the space is small and not appropriate for long stays.
We welcome all respectful people regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation.
Smoking not permitted on premises. Our accommodations are limited to two guests per stay. We have a three night maximum since the space is small and not appropriate for long stays. Please mind the gates.
The animals get special organic food so please don't feed them. Koi guest Hale accommodations include access to bamboo workshop if not otherwise occupied. Access to barn lower level and other buildings is not included. Please see our other accommodations (Eco-friendly Cocopalms Hale, and Puako bliss by the sea) if cooking and food storage are desired.
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Beautiful and quiet location close to Hawi town and well positioned to explore the island. Loved the outdoor shower and gentle breezes throughout. Fantastic breakfast each morning. Hosts Holly and Elia very helpful and enjoyable. They have a very special Eco space! The bonus is their sweet dogs, cats and chickens
The dream of air bnb is discovering places like this. An alternative sustainable life style coupled with a great location in Hawi made this stay one I will always remember. I was made to feel very welcome despite making a mistake with my check in time and was surprised with a great breakfast that kept me full til 5pm. The room was cosy but plenty room
enough for me on my own and the bathroom a step outside was great. It was all very clean. You are in the country so expect some natural noises like the cockerel and wind but this just added to my appreciation of the project. If you are really lucky on a sunday you may get to hear the african drumming group!
This was exactly what we hoped for: a beautiful, Eco-friendly living showcase guided by two very personable, welcoming, and hospitable hosts. Holly and Eila are amazing and our only regret of the visit was that we arrived later than planned and were exhausted so we didn't get to spend more time with them on their amazing and sustainable property. They were very patient with our changing schedule.
We did get to share a little time and it was well worth the visit alone. Breakfast was a real treat and the conversation was enlightening as well as thoughtful and engaging. It was great to connect with our host on such a level while discussing various real topics and issues.
As for the guest house itself: The shower and bathroom in general is filled with orchids, the furniture and decor was earth-conscious as well as classy, and the most important part here is the connection you will feel with a space with something truly special occurring there that cannot be overstated or overvalued. Walking around at sunrise was a true breath of fresh air in a place that just seems magical and emanates good and clean energy.
The animals were all so friendly and added to the milieu of this welcoming green-friendly Mecca. You could see how the collective parts of this farm equate to a whole that was construed by individuals working to not just provide guests with an inspiring stay in paradise but to make people think about our effects and impact on the ecosystems we visit while on vacation. Basically, this is luxury living in a smart, caring, natural, and low-impact space. You feel good about staying here and walk away more than satisfied. Leaving is hard to do.
All in all, Holly and Eila are wonderful people doing great things in this world and their B and B is just a glimpse into this reality. We would stay here again and are already recommending to others.
Holly and Eila were gracious hosts. Their breakfast consisting of eggs & toast, local fruits, and coffee was delicious. The room was clean as was the bathroom. Would stay again and would recommend.
This is a must see place in Hawi. What Holly and her partner have done on this piece of land is a testament to commitment to living ecologically. The guest room is beautiful ... by far the most beautiful space we stayed in while in Hawai'i. They welcomed us warmly, were kind and warm, served the most delicious breakfast and even showed us the local swimming spot. I was sorry that we had only booked for one night - the visit felt way too short. The clouds broke as we were leaving so we could look across to Maui. Exceptional beauty on the raw north edge of the Island, this stay is definitely one to add to your list of must dos. If you do not know ecological systems, they have many in place at their home - wind energy, aquaculture, water conservation, off grid electricity, gardens that produce incredible food etc. Living off grid does not have to mean sacrifice. They live in luxury, comfort and beauty.
A lovely and peaceful room set on a spacious property with views to the ocean. Holly and Aila were very welcoming, and I loved chatting with them over breakfast. Thanks Holly and Aila!
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Aloha, I am Holly and I live full time on the georgeous island of Hawai'i. My partner Eila and I have created a sustainable oasis on the northern tip of the island. Our buildlngs are made of environmentally friendly materials and we create all our own electric energy. We raise organic chickens, bananas, herbs and vegetables and have planted over 500 coconut and other trees on our land. I am also a professional facilitator, organization effectivenss and sustainability consultant and volunteeer mediator. We want to share our healthy and beautiful space with others. We currently host African drumming and dance at our bamboo barn on most Sundays. I am also a licensed realtor and would love to help you find your dream Hawaii home.