About this listing
Our most luxurious suite has inspired extraordinary romantic, dream-like experiences. Nestled in a lush jungle setting with ocean views, this suite features a king-size outdoor bed—with memory foam and 1200 thread count sheets, goose down pillows and comforter of course--with a mirrored canopy.
The bed and food preparation areas are screened-in under a pavilion roof—like a beautiful bird cage for people.
The other half of the suite is an adjoining indoor redwood room (separated by a shoji screen) with a queen-size futon, two-way access bathroom, dressers and entertainment center.
While the suite is a perfect secluded hideaway for a couple, some people enjoy sharing this exquisite experience with family or friends.
Outside, hidden by tropical vegetation for your privacy, is a shower and a romantic double bathtub sunken in lava.
A private round deck overlooks rock walls and gardens, a meadow and beyond to the white water of the bay at the ancient "Place of Refuge." You can step outside of time in this magical space
Here is more information on Dragonfly Ranch -
Voted #1 Big Island Hawaii Bed and Breakfast by readers of West Hawaii Today, this unique Big Island romantic eco-spa treehouse style Hawaii bed and breakfast offers Healthy Pleasures that include communing with friendly wild dolphins, snorkeling, diving, labyrinth, yoga space, organic garden, Hawaiian lomilomi massage, birding, hammock, flower essences, far infra red sauna, wireless high speed internet -- hosting weddings, honeymoons, families, workshops and individuals...
More than a Bed and Breakfast, this upscale SwissFamilyRobinson-style getaway caters to a kinder, gentler tourist looking for beauty, authenticity, good health, and heartfelt FUN.
Near the ancient Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) on the Big Island of Hawaii's sunny Kona Coast, this "spiritually correct country club" is a modern day sanctuary in the monkeypod trees.
The entire Bed and Breakfast encompasses three suites and two rooms (it accommodates at least 16 people comfortably). All rooms have their own private bathrooms, private entrances and private outdoor showers.
Every morning we serve a organic wholesome breakfast that is also gluten free!
You are invited to come and make yourself at home in this expansive, joy-filled "treehouse". Feel free to join our Ohana (family), allowing us to help make your Hawaiian experience wonderfully memorable, full of Healthy Pleasures.
Please feel free to ask if you have any additional questions about staying here! "E KOMO MAI" - Welcome!
If you want more on-line information just web search Dragonflyranch Kona and you will find our website
WE ARE DIFFERENT
There are certain guests who arrive at the Dragonfly and discover that this does not feel like"home" to them. Sometimes these guests end up spending the night, awakening to the birds, bathing in the outdoor showers or tub and absolutely loving this unusually natural lifestyle. Others are less able to adapt to the vast change. We hope by putting out the facts, you can determine in advance if you are not a Dragonflyer. Remember, "A Marriott we are not." Most people come here because they don't want to be in a sterile hotel. They love the homey feeling here, the natural surroundings and friendly atmosphere. Occasionally someone feels disappointed that we are not like a hotel.
NO POOL OR BAR
If you are looking for Mai Tais by the pool, this isn't the place. The ocean is two minutes away--with world class diving and snorkeling . If you wish to drink excessive amounts of alcohol, this is not the right place. We encourage a healthy lifestyle at the Dragonfly and find that people sometimes experience a "freedom" not desiring alcohol while they are here. Some of our guests like to have some light drinks that make them feel more relaxed and happy. That's fine with us. We find that excessive alcohol usage makes for fuzzy antennae. That doesn't fly well at the Dragonfly.
NO POISON SPRAY
We keep our guestrooms as clean as we can, but we are not hermeticly sealed. The Dragonfly is like a treehouse, with lots of natural open spaces. We live in harmony with nature, never spraying toxic poison. Remember, "It's a jungle out there." Harmless insects, such as spiders or the possibly prolific "bug of the week," sometimes come inside. You may also see a gecko, or hear it chirp. Mosquitoes are not usually bad but if you are especially tastey, we recommend that you bring with you a spray that works, applying it before coming on the property. One bite can be annoying to people who are allergic.
While Kona is drier than other parts of the island, very sensitive noses may detect a hind of mildew or mold--especially during the rainier season (April to October).
If you wish to smoke in your room, this is the wrong place to stay. We ask smokers to use our designated smoking area.
NO WHITE GLOVE INSPECTION
We think of the Dragonfly as being a place for people who like to camp but want the comforts of home. We have high thread count 100% cotton sheets, goose down feather pillows and comforters, etc. Comfortable we are. Clean we are. Impeccably clean? It has been said that the Dragonfly is classy, "with a down home touch of Funk."
NOT TOTALLY SILENT
Sound travels more here than other places. You might hear a goat sneeze a block away on a silent night.--which is how the nights usually are. Sounds of the country can include roosters in the distance. Especially if the moon is full, this can happen at odd times. Cows moo and horses whinny across the way. A few fisherman drive to work prior to the sunrising on our nearby, lightly traveled highway. Neighborhood dogs bark at times and occasionally we hear the sounds of our neighbor's daily lives (such as their voices, a weed eater or saw, music or a TV). We provide earplugs that most people don't feel a need to use. But if you are extremely sound sensitive, we suggest you bring your favorite ear plugs--or consider staying somewhere else (remembering to check and ask how quiet it is before booking). While we are considered peaceful and quiet by many, some people are looking for silence--which we don't have except during most of the night.
Birds start singing early* and most people want to swim with the dolphins. There is no way to keep out the sounds of the song birds because most everything is open--with screens for walls. Not many people "sleep in" around the Dragonfly.*Usually the sounds of the birds is a highlight for our guests but we did have someone once leave who was very sensitive to sound and just wanted to sleep in.
COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY
To operate this place, we need a staff of lovely, caring people. You're welcome to use the shared kitchen for meal preparation. Some people come here to enjoy the beauty of the place and want only the company of each other. Interaction is most enjoyable but not required.
HANG LOOSE MONGOOSE LIFESTYLE...with house pets for friends. We are not anal retentive folks and have an easy lifestyle here, laughing, talking and enjoying our well- mannered pets. If you think dogs should never come in the house, then you would not appreciate our 2 loving little dogs who think they are human. We also have 3 cats so if your allergic to cats perhaps our living area is not suitable for you so sit and relax. All of our animals love people and are respectful. Our pets do not gravitate to people who do not want to love them.
We respectfully play music now and then. Occasionally we like to light a fire and do a drumming circle--inviting guests to join in (concluding the session at 9pm).
IF YOU THINK THIS IS THE WRONG PLACE, WE WILL GLADLY HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT PLACE.
Please feel free to call and discuss these details to ascertain if this is going to suit your needs for your well-earned vacation.
Prices at the Dragonfly are higher than rates in rainy areas. There are places that cost less in Kona. But nowhere else is there the Dragonfly magic.
Also, the added amenities of labyrinth, far infrared sauna, etc. are beyond what any other B&B or hotel offers.
The honeymoon suite is placed in a jungle canopy of mirrors, screens and tropical foliage that creates an edenic dream state during your stay The outdoor shower is surprisingly luxurious- the entire layout of the room immerses you in nature while protecting you from the elements. The bed- amazing in itself- needs a mast- it made me feel like marco polo as if I could set sail from it. My girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary breakfasts in the common area with its full buffet of organic nuts and oatmeals, exotic fruit jellies, freshly baked breads and the interesting conversation from the cast of eccentric and friendly characters staying and working at the ranch. We would definitely stay there again when on the Big Island.
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About the Host, Barbara
Barbara has studied with a number of respected kahunas who taught her Hawaiian lomilomi (a sacred rejuvenation treatment), ho’oponopono (a method of "setting things right") and Hawaiian healing herbs.
With the help of quality assistance from her Ohana (adopted family), three dogs and one cat, Barbara hosts fun loving travelers looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience, enjoying healthy pleasures.
Besides loving her life at the Dragonfly, Barbara’s present personal passion is to finish her screenplay called, “To Die Laughing”.