Aloha! If you're looking for an authentic Hawaiian ohana (family) experience, look no further. We're located on 1.5 acres in famous Kona Coffee country, surrounded by lush jungle, wildlife, ocean views and a peaceful environment yet just a short drive to Kona town.
Please know we aren't always able to give the personal experience some guests seek. However we're easy to reach & happy to share our beloved sanctuary with you while you're on this amazing island.
Great for self sufficient travelers!
Thank you for your interest in staying with us. We know that a trip to Hawaii is for many, a once in a lifetime adventure and we want to be part of a wonderful and memorable experience. On that note, please take a moment to read the following info so you know exactly what we have to offer you.
1. Guest Interaction. In addition to our home vacation rental we run a bakery & cafe business in downtown Kona. It is RARE we get to meet our guests. This vacation home is designed for self sufficient travelers. We are a SELF CHECK IN guest home. If you are expecting to be personally greeted when you arrive and have us knock on your door to check on you during your stay, you will be disappointed. We ARE available via text or message thread to answer any questions you might have. We also host work volunteers that are on property until 2 pm every day that can assist you with questions.
2. We are located in the country just 10 to 15 minute south of downtown Kona. If you want to experience the sounds of nature such as pheasants, wild pigs snorting around (on occasion), coqui tree frogs serenading you to sleep, rainforest sounds, roosters, chickens and occasional barking of dogs, you'll be in heaven. Note that pretty much anywhere you stay in the jungle environment on the Big Island there will be coqui frogs, roosters and chickens. If you are a light sleeper, you will not want to stay here. Noises don't happen nighty and this is a very peaceful place but nature sounds CAN and DO happen.
3. ATTENTION Honeymooners or those seeking a "Private" experience. Our home is not built with insulated walls like a hotel or condo. Although you do have privacy please understand that this is a HOME and not a hotel. This is not a place to party.
We DO have and enforce our quiet hours (10:00 pm to 8:00 am) so please don't be disappointed if you hear neighbor guests watching tv, having a conversation or walking about during normal hours.
There is snorkel gear and body boards that are available to all our guests on a first come first serve basis.
Guests also have access to the back lanai where another patio table is located and access to our private hot tub.
NOTE ON HOT TUB: This is our family's hot tub that we are happy to share with our guest. It's not included as an amenity so please don't make the hot tub a top reason for booking. On RARE occasions it can be out of service so we wont want our guest to book expecting the hot tub to be available and then be disappointed if for some reason it's not working during your stay.
Interaction with guests
Our vacation home set us is for self sufficient travelers. It's similar to a tranquil, private hostel.
In addition to our vacation home business, we own and run a small bakery and cafe in downtown Kona so we're a very busy family and not always available to meet and have personal interaction with our guests.
We do our very best to provide you with lots of information to make your stay here smooth and are available via the airbnb message center, text message or "What's App" application.
We also host amazing work volunteers from around the world who help us with assisting our guests with basic needs and questions daily from 9 am until 2:00 pm.
Other things to note
The studio is accessible via an exterior, covered stairwell. If stairs pose a challenge for you, you'll find this to not be a suitable place.
We live on 1.5 acres in Kona Coffee country. We are surrounded by nature. If you're a light sleeper, this might not be the best option for you. When it's the rainy season in Kona, the coqui frogs come from burrowing and chirp a symphony all night long. Sometimes wild pigs are in the area and squeal late at night followed by our dogs barking at them. Wild hens sing their egg laying song during the day. Roosters crow early in the morning and sometimes in the middle of the night if the moon is getting full.
Many guests have stayed with us and have enjoyed their time here. We just want you to know that these sounds of nature are possible.
1). No smoking.
2). Quiet time in effect from 10 pm to 8:00 am.
3). Turn off all lights and fans when you're not in the room.
4). Keep all food and perishable items in the refrigerator so bugs are not attracted.
5). Hot tub use is from 8 am to 10 pm.
6). No partying.
7). Only registered guests allowed on property.
8). We catch our water from the rain and during the dry season pay for water to be delivered to our home. PLEASE be conservative with water. Turn off faucet when brushing teeth, shaving, etc.
Mahalo~Thank you for your interest in staying at our guest house during your visit to the Big Island of Hawaii ~ Moku o Keawe.
Our family has been living here on the island since 2004 and absolutely love it. We're originally from Taos, New Mexico and lived in Alaska for 3 amazing years before moving to the island.
We are entrepreneurs and in addition to hosting visitors from all over the world we own and run a small bakery & cafe in downtown Kona called Evolution.
We hope to share with you our little piece of paradise on your adventure here!