About this listing
Beautiful Guest House on 7 acre EcoRetreat Farm. Stunning views of Kealakekua Bay, lush tropical surroundings, fully outfitted kitchen, farm and wellness offerings, fantastic location for snorkeling, hiking, trip to volcano and historic sites.
Our Guest House provides a soothing and healing atmosphere where you can tailor your Hawaiian experience to exceed your expectations. It is an ideal environment for a singles, couples and families who want to meet others interested in community and conscious living.We have a beautiful 7 acre organic/sustainable farm that offers a full spectrum of opportunities. You can choose to stay here and enjoy our space as a launching point for your Hawaiian vacation or choose from a variety of products and packages that we offer here on the farm for a more specific experience.
In addition to all the farm offers, we are about 10 minutes from the ocean with great swimming, snorkeling and many other activities. We are located about 25 minutes south of Kailua Kona which has plentiful land and ocean based activities.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES OVERVIEW
Aloha Wellness Package
Aloha Farm Package
Live & Learn Package
Rejuvenation & Healing Package
WELLNESS & SPA SERVICES:
Private Qigong Sessions
Private Yoga Sessions
Organic Facial/Skincare Treatments
ORGANIC FARMING/PERMACULTURE CLASSES:
Intro to Permaculture/Sustainable Farming
Macadamia Nut Milk Making
Sustainable Agriculture Techniques
Food Preservation & Value Added Products
Traditional Fermenting with Whey
Animal Husbandry Basics w/ Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Chicken & Ducks
Humane Animal Harvesting & Butchering
Fruit Tree Care
Soil Building & Composting
**For additional Packages, Treatments, Services or Classes please inquire prior to arrival so that we can ensure availability.
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 cats. You are welcome to come along for morning or evening activities. These include but are certainly not limited to feeding the animals, milking the goats, making cheese, harvesting fruit, veggies or mac nuts. Please remember this is a working farm so there will be farm noises (i.e. roosters in the morning) and activity around.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING & AWARENESS
We ask that you are aware of the resources used while on the farm and encourage the use of organic, non-toxic and biodegradeable products.
QUIET HOURS: 10:00PM-8AM
We ask that you please keep the noise before 8am and after 10:00pm to a minimum.
If you are not renting the entire house the kitchen may be shared with other guests staying with us, so please be respectful of this space.
Cigarette smoking is discouraged on the farm.
The farm will not be held responsible for any injury or loss, resulting on the land to you. If you get injured you must have insurance, and pay for any medical and other costs involved. Everyone should be careful and act safely. Again, if you are injured, it will be your sole responsibility medically and financially.
Our stay at the farm was so lovely! I am truly grateful for the experience. Our host and the community were very welcoming and kind to share their homes with us for the week. The land is absolutely beautiful, it was nice to be a part of and to be surrounded by the diversity of life. There were so many different plants it was really amazing and fun to go around and check out, and we also got fresh fruit that were so delicious. The animals were adorable, I loved loved loved the goats and sheep - I definitely would recommend the goat and sheep milk too! We could not have been happier with the environment, it was beautiful and peaceful. The house and the view were stunning, I really enjoyed the meditation space. We were also fortunate to join in on a communal dinner which was quite the treat! The farm is in a great location, easy to get to places and good to retreat back to after a long day.
Overall, we had a very pleasant experience during our time on the farm and would definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Steve was very welcoming and kind to give us some suggestions as to what to do and where to go, and whenever we needed anything was able to help. We are happy with the time we spent here, we loved every minute, and plan on visiting again.
Steve and Melinda are kind and gracious hosts. You can be as involved as you like in farm activities and classes, or not, as you choose. The property was wonderful to walk, the house is excellent with great views. Nicely equipped kitchen - though bring your own spices. The pictures don't do it justice. It was great to watch fantastic sunsets from the spacious covered deck. The cool mountain breezes were wonderful for sleeping at night.
It is the perfect spot for access to some of the best sites south of Kona. You are 10 minutes to two of the most fantastic and special places on the island: Two Step beach is next to the second most sacred ancient Hawaiian site, The Place of Refuge, or Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and the bay there is great snorkeling with very good reef life and healthy coral. It is next to Kalekekua Bay which is a marine reserve, you will need to read up on access, but snorkel or kayak tours, or kayaking on your own are well worth it. Both bays are where Spinner Dolphins often come to sleep during the day. If you snorkel at Two Step and find the Dolphins, please let them decide to interact, respect their need for rest after hunting all night. It is a magical experience to be chosen by a dolphin for interaction, but do not pursue them.
Honaunau is 90 minutes from Volcano National park and is also an easy drive into Kailua-Kona. I highly recommend this wonderful sanctuary.
Great affordable place to stay with a wonderful view and cozy surroundings. I enjoyed interacting with the other guests and we even went out for breakfast together at the Coffee Shack which was a treat. Good location for exploring south Kona, especially Place of Refuge and 2 Step for snorkeling with the spinner dolphins.
We had a blast, as usual. There was fresh fruit in the kitchen from the farm upon our arrival, and I love lilikoi, tamarillo, oranges, and avocados. The farm is really interesting, particularly how they integrate the care of goats and sheep into the fertility the land. The milk is delicious! The view and sunsets, incredible. The hosts are dedicated to the health of the land, people and whole community around Honaunau, and it really shows. Also, the location can't be beat. It is near bunch of good restaurants, close to some of the best swimming and snorkeling on the Big Island, and just up the hill from important Hawaiian cultural sights and heiau. I've been three times and can't wait to visit again. You can have a lot of fun, learn so much, and enhance your health without ever leaving the farm and surrounding areas.
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.
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.
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.
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About the Host, Steve & Melinda
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.