Honaunau EcoRetreat Farm - Queen

House - Private room · Honaunau School Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, United States
Steve & Melinda
Your host, Steve & Melinda
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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 (website hidden) FARMING/PERMACULTURE CLASSES
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 (email hidden) 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 (email hidden) 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
  • Steve and Melinda's Farm was the best place we stayed during our stay in Hawaii. Beautiful views, farm, and comfortable sleeping. It would be my first choice to stay there if we decide to visit the island again.

    January 2014
  • Very nice place, and very unusual. The hosts are nice, and everything is well kept. It's a very tucked-away place, however, and not findable by my GPS, so one tip is to get there before dark (it's harder to find after dark).

    January 2014
  • The pictures don't do justice to how beautiful and relaxing Steve and Melinda's place really is. They accommodated us at short notice and even upgraded us for the Christmas holiday. We did not have the opportunity to meet them, but their farm crew made sure we had everything we needed and showed us around the farm. This is a great Eco friendly place to stay in a beautiful location!

    December 2013
  • Wow! What a magical spot! I highly recommend staying with Steve and Melinda at their retreat! A beautiful, clean home with sensational sunsets over the ocean can be admired on the porch, super cozy bedroom with a great sense of artful design,and a great kitchen with homemade organic food available from their farm. We were impressed and inspired by their wholesome lifestyle, and made friends with the other like minded travellers who are attracted to this kind of experience. A true Hawaiian sanctuary!

    December 2013
  • We spend 3 delightful nights at Steve and melinda's eco-resort. We shared their 3 bedroom guest house with various interesting and thoughtful guests, even an informal party one evening. Views are spectacular, beds comfortable, kitchen adequate for cooking meals, and farm and animals a delight. Steve and his workers on the farm were interesting and helpful. Location is excellent for seeing south Kona area. Be sure to arrive in the daylight as it is tucked away on a lush hillside and would be tricky to find at night.

    December 2013
  • This is the third time we've visited the farm. It is a really beautiful piece of land in a gorgeous region of the island. The view from the lanai is incredible. The hosts are very calm and healthy people and quickly respond to requests. I want to go back again already. It is also conveniently located near some of the greatest swimming areas of the island, good healthy restaurants, and adventures in every direction. I highly recommend a stay here for anyone interested in sustainable approaches to living.

    November 2013
  • Nette kleine Farm etwas außerhalb und oberhalb von Captain Cook. Zimmer (Queen) Recht klein aber ok für ein paar Tage; allerdings hätte alles etwas sauberer sein können: auf den ersten Blick alles ok, aber man schaut besser nicht genau in die Ecken (Zimmer, Bad, Küche)
    Schöne Lanai mit super Ausblick, sowie netter Wohn-/Essbereich. Dank sehr guter Wegbeschreibung auch im Dunkeln gut gefunden, Melinda & Steve gaben wir nur kurz gesehen, da sie nicht im gleichen Haus wohnen.

    Leider sind die Frösche nachts sehr laut und man kann das Zimmer auch nicht komplett verdunkeln, wer also empfindlich ist: Oropax und Augenmaske mitnehmen!

    November 2013
  • Steve and Melinda's Eco retreat B&B at Honaunau was simply amazing, unique, peaceful and memorable. The house was slightly up the mountain in a beautiful area just south of Kona. Just far enough away from the touristy hustle and bustle of Kona but still close enough. We didn't get to meet Melinda but Steve was an awesome nice guy who runs an Eco farm and small B&B. The house was good size, very clean and felt like a home. Have to admit we got lucky cuz nobody else was there so we had the whole house to ourselves! Our favorite parts was the outdoor shower, beautiful large lanai & seclusion. So, if you don't need the pampering resort or five star hotel feel this place is definitely for u!

    November 2013
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Humboldt State University
Sustainability Consultant
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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