About this listing
A fully equipped 1B/1b Sugar Shack with lots of room and great location for your non-tourist get-away. Out of the downtown but not far from grocery, beaches, snorkeling, cooler elevation and country views.
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. (Check out our other listing at end of this detail). Fruit trees, garden view, queen bed, hardwood floors, wireless internet on property, travertine bathroom. Full kitchen, propane stove and oven, small micro, full size 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). See our other listing: Cute Hale Sugar Shack 2-
*Also check out your access to an east side accommodation for an overnight near Hilo, Volcano, Pahoa. Tidepools etc. A separate entry private bedroom w shared bathroom.
Wireless internet, country views, farm grounds, garden space, fruit trees, vegetables and fruits.
Area in along a rocky ravine, 3 acre farm plot.
Interaction with Guests
Owners on property part time, on occasion dogs, kitty named Pong.
Cooler up country temps, rainbow colored sunsets, lots of forest, nearby Kealakekua Bay. City of Refuge, famous snorkel and diving spot.
Near by with in walking is the Ohana Warehouse convenience store, short drive -Super J's Hawaiian Food, -Da Poke Shack, -Big Island Jakes BBQ, just north a mile is The Coffee Shack(brkfst, lunch)
Definitely rent a car. If wanting to catch the island bus, go online for schedule. 'Hele On' Bus, $1 for each luggage or bike. Stops at Ohana Warehouse(100 yrds south of shacks). Heads north early early am!
Other Things to Note
Convenience store within walking. Fresh fruit on property that is ripe and within your area are for your consumption. Enjoy!
Family sleep overs~no extra fee for one family member up to 3 days. After 3 days, party will pay $35 per day per person. This fee does not pertain to babies, infants, and children 10yrs and younger in Shack 3. Futon available, plastic sheet avail.
No leaving fire pit unattended, Please share the wood pile
Oil from car on driveway will incur fees
Broken, chipped or missing household ware will incur fees of replacement, To avoid a bad review and a surprised host: Please report accidents promptly~to remain a desirable guest! Thank-you for your consideration!
Please turn off fans and lights when not in use
Please No hair color, dyes, and makeup on towels
No candles inside, no flames unattended
The Sugar Shack 3 was wonderful! My husband and I stayed for 10 days, and we didn't want to leave. It's clean, private, and quiet. The frogs sing all night, and Pong the cat visited every morning. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking needs, including some spices.
There are Mosquitos, but a little Off spray and they left us alone.
This place is about a half hour from Kona, so it's not real touristy, which makes it a nice retreat. There is a grocery store about 5 minutes away.
I would definitely stay here again.
The shack was excellent, it was a perfect location. in the perfect setting. It was very well equipped: fully-equipped kitchen, washer machine, beach gear.
Kelly responded very promptly to our messages, and was really nice.
I would definitely come back to the shack!
This place is amazing in so many ways! My husband and I wanted to try out Airbnb and were looking for the kind of accommodations that allowed us to get away from the city back home and just breathe. We definitely found our relief at the "Sugar Shack 3". From the moment we pulled up we just felt we had found the right place. Their very sweet kitty, "Pong" greeted us upon arrival and every morning for our entire stay. The interior is tastefully decorated, the bed was very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and it was nice to be able to do a load of laundry when needed allowing us to pack light. Based on previous reviews we thought the coqui frogs would maybe keep us up at night so I brought earplugs. Didn't end up needing them. We actually enjoyed their chirping in the evenings and didn't find falling asleep difficult even with the windows open. That said, earplugs may be necessary if you're a light sleeper. Both Kelly and Kim were such gracious hosts. Good people who are willing to do what it takes to make your stay enjoyable. We loved listening to their stories on how they ended up in Hawaii and left feeling inspired to move to Hawaii ourselves! You never know! In any case, the Sugar Shack 3 is a real gem and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again on a future visit! Mahalo K&K!! (say aloha to Pong for me;)
The Sugar Shack was the perfect fit for us on our mother/daughter trip! The space is PERFECT for two people. We had breakfast outside each morning, which was wonderful. This would be an excellent option for longer term stays, as there is a nicely stocked kitchen. The floors and ceiling are stunning (Kim is a woodworker, so he gets some great finds!) and the entire cottage is decorated in a warm and inviting way. Kelly & Kim were awesome hosts and helped whenever we needed something. Kim even popped over to share some jerky and a beer with us! If only we could have stayed longer! You will not be disappointed!
The sugar shack was fantastic, great location and great setting! Kelly and Kim were extremely generous and helpful hosts and we felt so welcome. The house and their farm were charming, surrounded by tropical trees and full of life. Geckos and mongoose, tree frogs and birds trilling at night, the sweetest little cat wandering the grounds and their lovely dogs when they are on property.
The location was great, removed from the main tourist hub and very close to some of the best snorkeling at Two Step and Captain Cook and a good variety of both fine dining and inexpensive local eateries. For cooking at home the kitchen was well stocked with implements plus a grill and full grocery only 2 miles away. The bed was comfortable, the hardwood floors were beautiful, the shower is lovely. Clean and spacious accommodations for 2.
If you are looking for somewhere less touristy and full of character and charm I can't recommend it enough. There is another similar rental on the property and the people we met were repeat visitors, as we will be next time we are on the big island!
Our little family had a great time at the sugar shack. You have nice restaurants around, grocery stores are nearby and it is not too far to the beaches (you need a car!). The cottage is well equipped to have home made meals and you can enjoy them on a wonderful terrace surrounded by trees. We dont like big hotels and too touristy sites. That is why this was a perfect, private place for us for a really good price. Kelly and Kim are very gentle and welcoming people and fun to talk to. They even provided us with a wonderful baby bed for our little one and with fresh fruits and vegetables from their farm. Delicious!
Just be prepared to stay at a working farm and only 200 m from Hwy 11. So there is some noise but which wasnt too bothering for us.
We had a wonderful time!
This is the best place we've stayed at in a dozen Airbnb experiences. Kelly and Kim were great hosts and the space had all the right amenities. Location provided easy access to great snorkeling. We'd definitely stay here again!
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About the Host, Kelly
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!