Sugar Shack 3 in the Ke'ei District

House - Entire home/apt · Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook, HI 96704, United States

A quaint new construction one bedroom shack with lots of room and great location for your non-tourist get-away.

Your host, Kelly
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A quaint new construction one bedroom shack with lots of room and great location for your non-tourist get-away.

The Space

Tropically furnished coffee shack on working coffee and mac nut farm. Part-time wood shop open early on occasion; (Someones gotta make the firewood)! A well appointed, cozy one bedroom, one bath, cabin in a country setting. Fruit trees, garden view, queen bed, hardwood floors, wireless internet on property, travertine bathroom. Full kitchen, propane stove and oven, small micro, refrig/freezer. Nice dining porch. Garden setting, outdoor fire pit. Friendly kitty and pooches on occasion. 2 miles to grocery and post, and Amy Greenwell Botanical garden. 7 miles to Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O'Honaunau,(2-step) City of Refuge State park, 4 miles north, Manini Beach. 20 minutes south to remote Ho'okena Beach. 12 miles north to Keauhou Bay. 1.5 hours to Volcano. 2 (website hidden) Hilo town. Grab the guide book new or used called, 'The Big Island Revealed,' a resource that is essential for fun on the Big Island! Local eateries: The Coffee Shack for breakfast and lunch, (1/2 m north), Pats Pies at Paparoni's for fresh vegie pizza, (2m n)Mi's Italian Bistro for fine dining(N 5 miles), Super J's Hawaiian food, (1 mile south). Manago Hotel, for a back in time experience, old Hawaii(2 miles N). The "Hele-On" bus takes you down town Kailua Kona,(check schedules online) and can drop off one block south of us at the Ohana Warehouse convenience store within walking. South Kona Farmers Green Market is N 2 miles on Sundays(at Amy Greenwells Botanical Garden parking lot. Fresh French press: enjoy right here! (We grow our own Kona coffee, yours is in the refrig:) Owners are part time off-site.
(Hawaii State Transient and General Excise Tax 13.41%has already been applied to your rate).

Guest Access

Wireless internet, country views, farm grounds, garden space, fruit trees, vegetables and fruits.

Interaction with Guests

On occasion when on site. We do not reside on property full time.

The Neighborhood

Cooler up country temps, rainbow colored sunsets, lots of forest

Getting around

Hele On Bus, $1 for each luggage or bike

Other Things to Note

Convenience store within walking

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Oh we REALLY enjoyed our time at Sugar Shack 3!!! What's not to like? Your up in the mountains, you have mac nut trees off the patio, fresh fruit trees to pick from, wonderful Kona coffee, local restaurants and fruit stands up and down the highway. What we wanted was to get away and it was the perfect get-away.
    Already planning a trip back next year!

    March 2014
    Response from Kelly:

    Yippee..! Well alright! New plumbing helps too...

    Thank-you for your kindness. Look forward to our REAL visit. BBQ!!!

    March 2014
  • Kelly's Sugar Shack was the most charming place I've stayed on the Big Island. Very convenient to all the attractions on the Kona side of the Island. It was very private with the sounds of the birds and frogs to enhance the feeling of being surrounded by nature. The cabin was beautifully finished and decorated and I especially loved the outdoor eating lanai. The queen bed was extremely comfortable and perfect for great sleeping. All the equipment for the beach was provided including fluffy beach towels, snorkeling gear, chairs, and coolers. What else could you ask for in Hawaii?

    March 2014
    Response from Kelly:

    Thank-you Colleen for noticing all the wonder of our spot. We really appreciate your attention to the details. Look forward to seeing you on a future visit to our islands. Aloha, KK

    March 2014
  • this wonderful little house does really not deserve being called just a "shack"! it is a completely modernized accommodation, very clean, very cosy and beautifully and tastefully furnished. all household ware is of high quality and no cheapo stuff. big flatscreen in the living room and a beautiful bathroom. there is even a dishwasher! we also loved the dining porch and sitting outside in front of the house. delicious papayas, mac nuts and avocados are just nearby in the garden. and once you tried kelly and kim's self-grown coffee, you will never want to drink any other coffee anymore!

    conveniently located just next to the highway (not noisy at all!), all sights, snorkel spots and nearby places can be reached fast and easily. kona is just 25 mins away. kelly and kim have been wonderful hosts and very responsive in person or via email with everything we needed.

    don't waste your time looking for any other place - go for the shack and you will definitely enjoy your stay in this wonderful little paradise!

    March 2014
  • The sugar shack is a good choice if you're looking for a neighborhood island experience far removed from downtown Kona & big resorts. Captain Cook is a beautiful area. Kelly is very responsive to your emails and phone calls and will get right back to you.

    January 2014
    Response from Kelly:

    Thank you both. Let us know again your mailing! We are doing another coffee roast coming up, Mahalos, KKC

    January 2014
  • It was such a pleasure to stay at the Sugar Shack 3! Kelly and Kim were amazing hosts; super friendly, helpful and very responsive to any needs. The "shack" was clean and the perfect size. It sits on a working coffee and mac nut farm, and tons of fruit trees as well. We got to sample all of it, and it was incredible!
    We loved the South Kona location - amazing for snorkeling, hiking, and sunning. We would definitely stay here again. A week in paradise!

    January 2014
    Response from Kelly:

    Thank-you Kim! Its quality not quantity in life right?! Enjoyed the both of you as well, thanks for you note:). All the best and keep in touch, aloha, KK

    January 2014
  • We are artists and were looking for a unique place to stay on the Big Island. Well we found it at the Sugar Shack 3, it was exactly the kind of place we'd hoped to find. Like a Geode, which doesn't look like much at first glance, is actually a beautiful gem. We had a wonderful holiday, driving to local beaches and various other parts of the Island as well as hanging out with "Ping and Pong" the resident cats! We very much hope to return one day!

    January 2014
    Response from Kelly:

    Thanks Bridget (and Kim), Look forward to hearing of your future travel fun! Keep in touch!!!KK

    January 2014
  • For the price, Sugar Shack #3 was a great deal, maybe the best on the island. My wife and I loved staying here, and our hosts were very professional and friendly. The location was perfect for us too (we did not want to be too close to Kona). The sugar shack had everything we needed and more: blender, microwave, guidebooks, tv, washer/dryer, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels and loads of fresh fruit, veggies and mac nuts growing on site. We would come back in a heartbeat.

    December 2013
    Response from Kelly:

    Yay! Thank-you..we will note your comment and get to that wish!!! All the Best in 2014 and beyond! KK

    December 2013
  • The "shack" is awesome - great full kitchen with clean, solid appliances; awesome bathroom with good water pressure and temp, comfy bed, etc. Perfect place to come back to after a full day of getting dirty, sweaty, and salty exploring the island. The washer and dryer enabled us to pack lightly, which was nice as well.

    Kelly was very responsive and helpful. If (WHEN!) we come back to the Big Island, we'll be sure to look this place up again.

    October 2013
    Response from Kelly:

    Thank-you both, We will be ready for your next chapter of island adventure time!
    Aloha, Kelly and Kim

    October 2013
  • Ignore the fact that it has "shack" in the name. It is a very well kept guest house, with gorgeous floors, and a great layout. You'll sit on the porch and enjoy breakfast, sit around the firepit at night, or just spend some cuddle time indoors in the cool evenings. I hooked my laptop (HDMI) to the big TV and we watched Netflix after a day at the beach. The farm setting is swarming with Macadamia Nut trees, fresh fruit of all kinds, and the most gorgeous flowers you will ever see.

    It was so close to the City of Refuge I spent just about every morning there. Easily the best snorkel spot on the big island. Just a few miles north is Kona if you need anything, but an easy walk up the driveway takes you to a local grocery story with lots of supplies AND a local food joint call Guy's Grinds which is delicious and affordable.

    Our hosts were helpful, communicative, and very willing to share info with us about attractions and beaches.

    My vacation was perfect. Thanks KELLY & KIM!

    October 2013
    Response from Kelly:

    Thank-you for your kind words and fun spirit Nathan. You and beau and friends
    are welcome anytime, It was fun bumping into you! Hope you find us in this sea of blue again. Cheers! Kelly and Kim

    October 2013
  • No amount of pictures can do this place justice! The property is absolutely beautiful and is in such a convenient location right off the highway! Kelly and Kim were extremely responsive and were always available when we had issues or questions about local spots. The Shacks themselves are beautiful and are very well appointed, and during one of our talks with Kim we found that they are made almost entirely from salvaged wood - which is amazing because they are absolutely stunning! The Lanai was our favorite thing about this shack, and we spent many mornings and evening just relaxing in the chairs and listening and looking out at the stunning surroundings. Sometimes we'd even get some company, as the two cats on the property, Ping and Pong were VERY friendly! The dog greeted us almost every morning, and was suuuuch a sweetheart. Farmer Adam and the other workers on the property were so friendly and brought us fresh fruit from around the grounds.
    We had booked our rental car through them, but unfortunately it had been in an accident the week prior to our visit. They let us know with plenty of time in advance so that we were able to secure another rental car, and promptly refunded our deposit.
    We haven't stopped talking about this place since we got back, and have recommended it to all of our friends who are interested in going to the Big Island.
    As a side note, Kim gave us the recommendation to go to Patz Pies... DEFINITELY GO! I don't think we've stopped thinking about those salads and pizza since we got back to the mainland.

    September 2013
    Response from Kelly:

    Haha, so great! Thank-you both! I am laughing because we live too far to get to Patz Pies once a week! (and I do think about that pizza/salad combo a lot)! The delicious homemade vegie pesto and homegrown salads from Kea'ola Farms!~AHHHH! We heard there is a new property owner which will certainly get the ball rolling for upgrades. I'm down for that bathroom remodel. Hope to see you next year! Thanks for passing us along to friends and family! We will let Adam and friends know your appreciation! OX

    September 2013
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Newport Harbor High/Orange County CA. Fashion Institute Design and Merchandising/San Francisco. College of the Redwoods
Hospitality, and Own label Kona Coffee
My husband and I are in our mid-50's. We grow our own label 100% Kona coffee August-Jan. We've been building soil over time, and apply the good stuff to our farmland. There is a small wood shop where we use hardwoods and craft custom wood flooring. On occasion, you will see us in the garden when not attending our children and farm animals. Husband+Wife of 26+ yrs, parents of 3 children. We share our love of communication and hospitality, and welcome world travelers. This is the 'Land of Tropical Waters, Plentiful Fruits, Fragrant Flowers, and Funny Animals.' Come and join us!
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