The Honey House, nestled in the garden....Honey House: tropical elegance
Kehena Honey House, beach bungalow

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

A charming, secluded garden studio. A fully equipped kitchen is provided. WiFi-enabled. Ground-level, with off street parking. Only a short walk to Kehena Beach. Easy access to Kalani resort and Uncle Robert's market events. Sleeps 5.Kids welcome.

The space

The Honey House got its name from our previous days of using it to process honey when we kept bees. It was completely renovated two years ago and a new kitchen and bathroom added on. The bath features a deluxe shower with sliding doors that open into the orchard. The Honey House entry is at ground level with off street parking right outside. It has lots of windows and fans for a cool breezy interior on hot days.

We offer two unique detached private garden cottages. They both have full equipped kitchens and lovely bathrooms. Both have unlimited filtered drinking water at the kitchen sink. We have WIFI. Both cottages are equipped with a king size bed and a fold out futon sofa for a 2nd bed if needed. We are situated on a lush rain forest acre of land a couple of blocks from the ocean. Our acre has mature fruit trees including oranges, avocados, coconuts, bananas, and exotics like jaboticaba and acerola. We share fruit with all our guests, whatever is in season. Delightful flowering plants like night blooming jasmine and mock orange send their heavenly scents into the air. Our gardens and land is all clothing optional and secluded.

The Hikina Studio is listed separately, but is on the same 1 acre property.

You can walk through the neighborhood and down a trail to nearby clothing-optional black sand beach, about a 5 minute walk. We also offer shared access to our outdoor solar shower, and our peaceful gardens. Kehena is a quiet neighborhood with lots of character and tropical lushness.

Within a few miles there are 2 great farmer's markets, one on Saturday morning and one Wednesday night, both are great for eating the local foods, take away food and all kinds of produce and gifts. Local dining also includes the Kalapana cafe, Kalani resort and plenty of restaurants in Pahoa town. We are 5 miles from the active Kilauea lava flows which can be seen by taking a hike or by boat, helicopter or plane. There is a warm spring swimming pond 10 miles down the rustic Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. There are also plenty of snorkeling opportunities nearby. Dolphins often frequent our beach. Humpback whales come through in the winter months.

Price includes Hawaii GE and TAT taxes and Airbnb surcharge.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 8%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Smoking limited to outdoor/lanai areas. Hawaii rules: footwear left at door.
Clothing optional garden. We compost, and ask that you do, too. Quiet time after 9pm.



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3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Judy User Profile
December 2016
It was such a great experience living in David' s place. He is super nice. We had a late check in but David waited for us. The place was so exotic and so "Hawaii"! The place was surrounded by all kinds of fruit trees. My daughter enjoyed waking up and playing with David's colorful ducks and one sweet and gentle cat who named Tusk. David also taught a lot of things to my daughter. We really enjoyed our stay in David's place. We've already missed there!! Best wishes David!! Judy

Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.
June 2015
David was there and available at check in. Place was nicer than pics. Comfortable bed and all we needed for our stay right there. Place is walking distance to the beach. Very satisfied. Would recommend and return!

Julia User Profile
April 2015
Val received us very warmly and showed us directly the way to the beach. We too a swim together and she gave us some nice tips about the island. It was like arriving in paradise! The garden was wonderful, with wonderful fruits and some very friendly ducks! We enjoyed our stay so much, were so impressed by the colors and the wonderful sweet smells around us. The honey house is probably the best stay we could have chosen on the island. Falling asleep (in very confortable beds!) and being surrounded by the birds singing and the very impressive sound of the rain. The area is perfect to reach interesting destinations on the island, and the beach is simply wonderful. We were so happy to stay there for some nights and will defenetly come back for a longer period of time! Thanks to Val, Dave (who we haven't met but we're sure he is as nice as Val is) and the nice neighbours we were surrounded by!

Dan User Profile
January 2015
David was an excellent host. His guest cabin was absolutely charming. The whole atmosphere was magical, fresh fruit growing in the yard, curious tame ducks and the cutest cat in the world. Mahalo, David

Sarah User Profile
February 2014
We had such a wonderful time at the Honey House. The place was quiet, clean and airy, and the open-air shower looking out on an orange tree was lovely. David and Val were great hosts - very friendly and available, and they even brought us treats from their garden - coconuts, papayas, and the best avocados we've ever eaten! :)

Jason User Profile
July 2013
If you want a feel for the real Hawaii, not the packaged, filtered glimpse you get from a resort hotel, then stay at the Kehena Honey House. This spacious studio/one bedroom detached apartment is in a beautiful, lush yard in the wonderful Hawaiian neighborhood of Kehena. Expect your stay to be more like staying with a friend than a B&B. You get fresh linens when you ask for them and an equipped kitchen, but it's up to you to clean up after yourself. It's comfortable, plenty of hot water and wifi. The yard features fresh fruit and tame, curious ducks wandering around. The host is usually available and very hospitable, providing whatever we asked for. There's no air conditioning, but that's typical for Hawaii -- you really won't need it. You will have to get used to geckos climbing around on the walls and ceilings, but they aren't a nuisance at all. Once the sun goes down all manner of critters start making noise, which is constant until the sun comes up. But this night music is quite soothing and part of the Hawaii experience you don't want to miss. The only reason we gave the Honey House four stars instead of five is there was insufficient privacy. Not all windows had curtains and the curtains we did have were quite sheer. Occasionally our host or his guests would wander past, sometimes making us uncomfortable. But other than that we had a wonderful stay and would recommend it to anyone who can tolerate the geckos and the night music.

Joanna User Profile
December 2012
David was a great host. Always bringing us freshly picked fruit and available for advice. Highly recommended

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Pahoa, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in September 2011
David User Profile

David lives next door to the rental units, available as needed. Val lives nearby, not on site. Both are organic farmers, cooks and lifelong ocean swimmers. They have lived in this locale in Hawaii for over 30 years. Dave is usually available if you need info or help. Your door will be unlocked when you arrive for ease of check-in. Our motto is - Enjoy!

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