About this listing
Beautiful 3 bdrm 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. 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. Our farm is an ideal environment for singles, couples and families who want to meet others interested in community and conscious living and taking advantage of some of our educational and therapeutic offerings. Our space is also great for hosting intimate retreats or those who just want a private spacious retreat to themselves.
The Guest House has 3 Bdrms, 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Double and a sleeper sofa with a Queen mattress in the living room. There is a yoga/meditation/bunkhouse just behind the house that can be added to your rental for an additional $50/night. The space can have 2 twins, 1 king or just be open space as desired. There are yoga mats and meditation cushions available. (see photos) We also have 2 trifold pads for kids if needed.
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
Farm to Table Tasting Tour - $65pp
Aloha Farm - includes the intro to permaculture class with a tasting picnic (add $80pp)
Aloha Wellness - includes a 1 hr massage or aromatherapy treatment, a 30 minute sauna and a 1 hr wellness class (add $120pp)
WELLNESS & SPA SERVICES:
Massage - 60min $65, 90 min $90
Infrared Sauna - 60min $15pp
Private Qigong Sessions - 60min $50, 90min $70
Tea Service - 90min+ $40pp 2 person min
Wellness Coaching - $50pp/hr
ORGANIC FARMING/PERMACULTURE CLASSES ($25pp/hr)
2 hr Intro to Permaculture/Sustainable Farming
**For additional Packages, Services or Classes please inquire prior to arrival so that we can ensure availability.
Guests are more then welcome to wander the farm and visit with the animals and community. We have milking goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, and rabbits as well as two loving dogs and 3 cats. Guests 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.
Interaction with Guests
We are very open to interacting with guests. We are more than happy to give you your space and also very open to saying hello and "talking story" as they say in Hawaii. We are not always available as we are rather busy with the farm, but always love to meet and greet when we are here.
The public transportation is poor here. The bus only loops the island on the main highway once or twice a day, so having a car is pretty essential for exploring and getting to the farm. Hitchhiking is not uncommon, but not ideal for reaching less traveled spots and getting about in a timely fashion, so we don't recommend it as your sole means of transportation.
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.
Steve gave us a warm welcome and gave us (especially the Kids) a tour of the farm.
Steve and Melinda have created a peaceful and restorative retreat in what I believe to be the best part of the Big Island. This is an organic, permaculture farm with a huge, lovely home featuring every comfort one could want. It even has an AMAZING library of fascinating books--so you don't even need to bring your own! Everything from permaculture to philosophy to fiction to political theory. Someone is well-read!
The decor is calm and inviting, with plenty of comfort and warmth. I loved the asian influences, and the warm paint colors that engender a feeling of peace and contentment.
I loved waking up early and watching the sun push the mountain's shadow further up the mountain, bathing the beaches below in warm light. Kealakekua Bay and the south Kona coast are absolutely beautiful, and the entire front of the house has windows and a balcony on which to relax on a very comfortable indo-style couch.
The kitchen is very well appointed, with cast-iron pans (not toxic non-stick), a gas range, full-sized fridge with freezer, and even a french press and coffee grinder for coffee. There are some shared items in the community pantry, and lovely house-made jams with exotic fruits to purchase. There is also a full-sized washer and dryer, so that you can bring fewer clothes with you.
Since no pesticides are used on the property, one can rest assured of being in a clean, eco-friendly haven. Not far from the South Kona Fruit Stand (don't miss!) and a grocery store that carries lots of organic food. South Kona has a strong organic consciousness, with many of the small farmers cultivating food in a sustainable way.
We loved the tasting tour that we took with Steve, and tasted fruit and veggies from far-flung reaches of the globe, all with medicinal or nutritional benefits that we'd never heard of! Also, if you take the tour (one of the offerings on their menu of services), make sure to ask if you can try a fresh macadamia nut. It will blow your mind. Our little one enjoyed the animals on the farm, especially the ducks and cats.
I can't wait to return to this tranquil retreat, that is so lovingly tended and thoughtfully appointed.
That's a really nice house on a hill. The farm is so cute that our kids and elders had 2 happy days here. The view is perfect.
This was a great place to stay. Spacious, everything you would expect in a modern home. Amenities like outdoor shower and fresh produce a nice bonus. Location great as a staging area for almost any activity on the island while having many great activities nearby.
Wow, this place was so serene. Steve and Melinda were thoughtful and accommodating hosts, they truly love their retreat and it is represented in the energy that is felt in the home. The wrap around balcony had stunning views of the ocean, the meditation room was a perfect space for a spiritual experience. We had the entire home and the space was luxurious. We were able to sample the macadamia nuts, drank some goat and sheeps milk, soooooo delicious.
Steve and the Team were very responsive hosts and passionately shared about the mission and vision of their lovely eco farm on The Big Island. Expect your stay to be full of adventure at this unique getaway.
We had a great time at the Honaunau EcoRetreat Farm. The hosts made us feel welcome. The place was clean and comfortable. My kids enjoyed playing with the cats. At night the frogs sing!
This is a great location for exploring South Kona area -- it is near "Two Step" some of the best snorkeling on the Island that you don't need a boat. The hosts recommended great near by coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants.
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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.