About This Listing
The Dragonfly Room is part of the main house, which is shaded by the canopy of a giant monkey-pod tree.
The bedroom is located up 3 stairs to the right of the kitchen. It has a queen-sized bed and a full bath with tub inside--as well as a beautiful private outdoor shower.
Room guests are welcome to use the main house kitchen. Having an ohana (family) feeling, the main house is a community space for all to enjoy.
There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas for sharing food and fun with other delightful guests.
In addition, there is a large private sun deck under a beautiful monkey pod tree canopy.
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.
We tend to adhere to a 3 night minimum but please still inquire if will not be able to stay a full 3 nights.
Every morning we serve a very 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
Is Dragonfly right for you?
WE ARE DIFFERENT
There are certain people who arrive at the Dragonfly and discover that this does not feel like"home" to them. Sometimes these people 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 Pomeranians who think they live here with us (because they do). We also have one cat who is told to stay outside for the sake of cat allergic people. 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.
The Hawaii Business and Convention Bureau rates a $250 a night room as "moderate" in price. So all rates in Hawaii may seem high, comparitively speaking.
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.
In Hawaii, the taxes we apply to your accommodation are rated at 13.42%. While we wish we didn't have to charge this extra fee--we are required to collect it for the state.
At Dragonfly we work hard not to disappoint customers by turning them away. We charge the full amount in advance to hold your booking. In the event that you do have to cancel, please let us know promptly. This may enable us to resell the space and reduce the cost to you. We apply a one-night charge to cancellations made outside of 14 days while cancellations within 14 days are subject to the full charge. However, if we do resell the space, we will refund your payment less a one night charge.
To avoid any monetary loss if your plans have to change, we suggest purchasing travel insurance
PLEASE READ THE ABOVE CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE A DRAGONFLYER BEFORE COMMITING!
This is a beautiful room in a beautiful area! The staff were wonderful and cooked us a delicious, healthy breakfast the morning. We sat outside overlooking the bay with fresh coffee and snuggled with their very lovable dogs and cats. An evening shower under a magnificent tree and beneath the moonlight was a huge perk! Plus, you're about 3 minutes away from Two Step - easily one of the best snorkeling places on the island. We swam with hundreds of dolphins for a couple of hours there. Magic all around - I highly recommend staying here!
Had a wonderful time staying at Holly's. She is very cool and laid back and has great knowledge of the area and even offered to join us in an outing. Great host and a very good guide for finding fun things to do in the area!
The accommodations were very comfy and cool location in a nice neighborhood! We loved the home made treats!
After many years of travelling, I have never been made to feel as welcome as I did at The dragonfly ranch. I feel as though I now have a home to return to in Hawaii. Everyone there goes out of their way to help.
Its wonderful to live so close to nature and I loved the outdoor shower in my room. This is my favourite area on the big island, with great snorkling down the road at two step beach.
We started our Big Island vacation at the upscale and luxurious Mauna Lani resort (for a conference) and after driving around the island ended our stay at the Dragonfly Lomilomi room. While we appreciated the resort, we actually preferred the natural relaxing comforts of Barbara's bnb and the amazing snorkeling at Two Steps! Highly recommended!
Wonderful four days at the Dragonfly ranch. Highly recommended location for anyone willing to experience Hawaii in a very relaxed yet involving tune. Not only the ranch itself is "inspiring", to say the least, the warmth provided by the hosts and their guest is an added value difficult to match. Definitely looking forward coming back next time I'll be in 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”.