Honaunau EcoRetreat Farm - Queen

House - Private room · Honaunau School Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, United States

The Space

Are you looking for a more authentic travel experience during your time on the islands? And looking for something more organic and retreat like without paying a small fortune? Then we may have the perfect spot for you. We have a beautiful 7 acre organic/sustainable farm that offers a full spectrum experience from farm activities, fresh organic food, and wellness/spa offerings. We have three lovely guest rooms in our main house, the KING ROOM w/king bed and private bath ($99) and the QUEEN ROOM w/queen bed and shared bath ($79) and the DOUBLE ROOM w/ a double bed, private entrance and shared bath (available only with whole house rental). We have an outdoor shower and infrared sauna area. The main house has a communal kitchen, living and dining room and wrap around lani. We also have a private 14x28 COTTAGE ($109) just a short walk down a lovely path next door to the main house with a king size bed, a beautiful private deck w/ a kitchenette and amazing view of the ocean. It shares the use of the outdoor shower/sink and the indoor bathroom with the main house. You can find all rooms on airbnb as well as the cottage and whole house as separate listings.

I am sure you will enjoy our beautiful landscape and panoramic views of Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau City of Refuge and the vast pacific ocean. In addition to all the farm offers, we are about 10 minutes from the ocean with great swimming, snorkeling and other fun water activities...like swimming with the dolphins! We have a double kayak available for rent if interested.

Some spa/wellness offerings you may want to partake in during your stay…

You can schedule any of the following services during your stay.
Infrared Sauna
Private Qigong Sessions
Tea Service

We can upon prior arrangement and cook availability prepare a delicious farm fresh breakfast for you.

We can upon prior arrangement offer classes in various aspects of the farm.
Intro to Permaculture/Sustainable Farming
Intro to Cheese Making
Mac Nut Milk Making
Humane Chicken Harvesting & Butchering
Other classes may be available depending on season, so inquire if interested.
Classes are generally $25 per hr per person

If you enjoy animals you will love hanging out with our milking goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, and rabbits as well as our two loving dogs and kitty's. If you really want a true farm experience you are welcome to come along for morning or evening activities...which could include feeding the animals, milking the goats, making cheese, harvesting fruit, veggies or mac nuts and who knows what else. Please remember this is a working farm so there will be farm noises (e.i. roosters in the morning) and activity around.

We feel our farm is an ideal environment for a single traveler or couples who want to meet others interested in community and conscious living and see what life in paradise is really like aside of the tourist scene. We love meeting new people and hosting good folks.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • From the moment we entered the front gate and wound up the driveway past citrus and welcoming ducks, we happy to be at home. Steve was a friendly host who gave us space to make the place ours for the time. It is a beautiful Asian-inspired home, open, airy and relaxed. We loved hanging out on the sheltered porch and comfortable living room. The kitchen is well-organized and equipped with plenty of space for refrigerated and dry foods and we enjoyed the fruits the hosts provided for sampling. I never used the indoor shower as the outdoor one is spacious and has a beautiful view up the hill and into plants. The bed was easy to sleep in with plenty of fresh air and ceiling fan. We loved our time on the farm.

    February 2014
  • If you're interested in activities in the South Kona region of Hawaii, or just establishing the area as your home base for exploring other parts of the island, this is a beautiful place to stay. This farm on a hillside offers gorgeous panoramic views of the bay below. The guest house is beautifully furnished with ample space for cooking and dining. My only disappointment was not getting to meet the hosts (I met Melinda as I was checking out) or getting an opportunity to learn more about their farm.

    February 2014
  • Paul & I had an amazing time at Steve & Melinda's farm. Their place is absolutely beautiful. It's hard to put into words! The view from the farm in the morning and at dusk is breathtaking. Some of our most memorable moments on the island were spent with all the little critters on the farm! Steve and Melinda were both so welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of. One of our favorite spots on the farm was definitely their outdoor shower. We don't get to take many of those back here in Seattle!!!! It was so refreshing being underneath the warm water and out in the fresh air. It is also very special to us because Paul proposed in the outdoor shower! Such a romantic setting and very unforgettable for the both of us. We loved Honaunau Farm and would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to the Big Island.

    November 2012
  • Great view, wonderful farm, and friendly people. We had a very nice, comfortable stay.

    October 2012
  • This place was a perfect place to land in the evenings after spending all day exploring the island. It's close to amazing snorkeling, and you can head out and return here for a quiet, relaxing stay. Booked a massage with Melinda, and it was wonderful!! The farm was everything I hoped it would be! I look forward to returning to Kona and would definitely stay at Honaunau Farm again. Mahalo Steve and Melinda.

    October 2012
  • Steve and company were very accommodating, and the pictures and description do not do justice when describing how immaculate and wonderful the farm turned out to be.

    If you're looking for a true getaway and a host with a warm personality, I'd highly recommend taking advantage of the Farm/Eco-Stay.

    September 2012
  • Wonderful location. A short drive down the hill is a wonderful place to kayak and snorkel. I went snorkeling near '2 step' with dolphins playing around. Captian Cook monument is a great place to kayak and snorkel.

    Good coffee places near by.
    The fruit and mac nuts on farm were good.

    September 2012
  • Steve & Melinda's farm is a great place to stay! If you're looking for an exotic alternative to big resorts and crowds that may be your place. Their place is very charming and super clean! And the deck with ocean view perfect for sunsets with a glass of wine!
    We didn't get to see much of the hosts, but the room had a little folder with plenty of recommendations for food and attractions. Perfect to start exploring the Big Island!

    September 2012
  • Steve and Melinda's farm/home up in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island was a peaceful and lovely stay. We arrived late and Steve and Melinda were gone for the other night of our stay so we didn't get to chat much, but when we did they were warm and super informative in helping us plan our days. Their farm is lush and full of chicken and kitties, a great peek into sustainable living in a tropical paradise. The room we stayed in, the Trumpet Room, was clean and well-decorated, with plenty of hangers and closet space too. We had a shared bathroom that was also very clean and pleasant. Their home has amazing views of the Kona coast and wish we could have explored their property a bit more.

    June 2012
  • A lovely working organic farm with a great view of the ocean. We had an awesome breakfast prepared by Stephen, not the owner, who we happend to know from his being the chef at one of our favorite LA restaurants. Talk about farm fresh gourmet breakfast, it was amazing. Highly recommend it. The farm is a super laid back working farm staffed by happy young WWOOFERs. (website hidden) them. There is one small down side to this property though. Its noisy. You may want to consider ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. The night noise are the frogs, the 4am noise are the roosters. This is in no way a deal breaker, it is just the reality of a farm in Hawaii. The upside is that you get to hang out on a super cool farm. We never met Steve and Melinda, they seem to have been away. We were happily attended to by the other farm staff, who were lovely. There are great places for coffee and snacks just at the bottom of the road. There is very nice snorkeling and diving just 15 minutes away. I would recommend staying here. Two thumbs up!

    June 2012
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Humboldt State University
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Our holistic farm and retreat is a place where we can engage with people and share in the abundance of a co-creative conscious lifestyle. We love meeting people from all over the world right here in our home. We enjoy engaging conversation about travel, spirituality, holistic living, healthy food and current affairs. We find people who use airbnb to be great guests and it is a pleasure to be a host in Hawaii because we have the opportunity to extend the magic and beauty of the island to all of them in unique ways. We love our life and we love to share it.
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