About this listing
Enjoy modern wilderness in this unpretentious rustic retreat of a home.
This cozy, private room is located in the beautiful jungle and coffee hills above Kailua Kona. Surround yourself in nature and experience the feeling of living in rural Hawaii while still being close to town and having all the modern conveniences of today. Wifi, hot tub, 2 outdoor lanais, tropical foliage and the occasional wild animal spotting (hawks, turkeys, pigs, chickens & birds galore).
We are located on 1.5 private acres in famous Kona Coffee Country. This room has its own private bathroom and shares a really relaxing sunroom with guests in the room next door (if there are any guests at the time).
This room has a very cozy and relaxing vibe.
The main window looks out to the beautiful tropical garden. Bamboo trees, Palm trees and flowers.
Please note: We are in nature. There are wild chickens, an occasional rooster (rarely near the home) and singing tree frogs on the rainy nights. Birds salute the sunrise in a beautiful orchestra.
There is a spacious screened in sunroom.
It has a nice, designated sitting area, coffee table, apartment size fridge, hot plate, coffee pot, microwave and electric tea kettle.
Step outside the sunroom onto the outdoor lanai (deck) where you can enjoy a meal, a board game or just relax and take in the ocean and tropical views. Stargaze and relax to the light of flickering tiki torches off your lanai.
We have high speed wifi available via two networks (cable and phone) so your can connect to the outside world.
Guests have access to the adjacent sun room. This sun room has a really nice view of the pacific ocean and tropical jungle. Banana trees, large birds of paradise, heliconia, Lilikoi, plumeria and more.
The sun room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, toaster, microwave and induction hot plate for simple cooking.
It's easy to enjoy fruit breakfasts, toast, cereal, oatmeal, eggs, rice, etc.
Just outside the screened in sunroom is a cozy outdoor deck. This has a table with 4 chairs and is a great spot for breakfast, tea, dinner or even yoga overlooking the ocean.
This room also has access to a nice "Mauka" (facing the mountain) lanai (back deck). This area has a teak patio table with chairs and umbrella, a BBQ grill and sink for washing dishes, cups, etc.
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to the day when we will have at the luxury of being full time airbnb hosts. In addition to our vacation home adventure, we own and run a small bakery and cafe in downtown know so we're busy bees.
We do however, have very friendly caretakers that live in their own private studio on property and are available to answer any questions you might have.
We also do invite you to visit our cafe and say hello and have a coffee and organic homemade bagel on the house!
Our home is nested on 1.5 private in a beautiful, desirable area in the hills just minutes from Kona town. In fact if you're at the Kailua Kona pier and you look south, you can see our areas perched on the mountainside from there.
We've had many people visit our property (even long time locals) that have said "wow! This spot is amazing!
Driving down the road you'll see coffee farms, banana trees and macadamia nut groves and lush tropical foliage. Our neighbors are mostly coffee growers and farmers. You don't see any other houses from our home (even though we do have neighbors on adjacent properties), yet we are conveniently located minutes from Keauhou Resort and Kailua Kona where you'll find all the modern conveniences of shopping, dining, movie theaters, entertainment, grocery stores and of course wonderful beaches, snorkeling spots and amazing island adventures.
The historic Keauhou Store is located just under a mile from our home. This adorable country/vintage store sells all kinds of snacks, drinks and even has a small lunch menu. It's a great place to sit on their porch, relax and watch life go by. Oh! And the owner, Thea, makes amazing fresh baked cookies!
Palekana road (the road our home is on) is a great road for a morning run or evening walk. You can easily walk to an award winning coffee farm called "Heavenly Hawaiian".
One of our neighbor's farms is a distant learning sight for Kamehameha Schools so sometimes you can hear the kids chanting in Hawaiian as they work on the land. It's amazing.
On certain nights if you're sitting outside on the lanai (deck), the beats of the Tahitian drums from the luau at the Sheraton Resort travel up the mountain. It is so cool. Makes one feel like you're in ancient Hawaii!
The big island can fit all the other Hawaiian islands within its area. With so much to see and do, we recommend hiring/renting a car.
Our home is approximately 25 minutes south of the Kona airport and approximately 10 to 25 minutes from many of the popular beaches and snorkel spots.
Riding a bike is really not a realistic sort of transportation to our home as we are located uphill from Kona town. The old highway that leads to our house is also windy and there is no shoulder to ride on.
There is a local bus however it only runs a couple times a day and drops off/picks up about a mile from the house.
Other Things to Note
We have 3 dogs. They live in a separate fenced in courtyard. They're very sweet dogs and pretty much hang out in the courtyard and play. They rarely bark. If they do, it's short and usually only when a new guest arrives or they don't like the sound of a particular vehicle.
We live in Kona Coffee Country and are surrounded by nature and animal sounds. The area (and pretty much all of rural Hawaii) has it's share of wild turkeys, pheasants, coqui frogs during the rainy season (spring) and of course we can't forget Hawaii's official alarm clock, the wild rooster.
We do provide you with complementary ear plugs however if you are a particularly light sleeper you might want to consider your stay here.
NOTE: The roosters seldom crow near the house. You can mostly hear them from a distance.
A little info on the chickens of Hawaii:
One thing that you might find interesting is the number of wild chickens on the Hawaiian islands, although they don't resemble any chickens you've ever seen. These are the Hawaiian Moa (Ornamental Red Jungle Fowl) now considered a protected state bird introduced to the island centuries ago by the Polynesians on their travels across the pacific - although since that time these birds have been intentionally and unintentionally cross bred with many other species of chicken, from fighting birds to wild fowl.
They are the same birds you will see on Tahiti and would have meet on the other Hawaiian islands before mongoose were introduced to keep the numbers of chickens and rabbits down.
These chickens are strange birds indeed: take their habit of flying into the tree tops to eat bananas, or on to the roof of your car to just escape from predators like you. Brightly colored they 'strut their stuff' day and night, followed or preceded by mom and her chicks running through parking lots, backyards, roads, jungles, gas stations and golf courses. The roosters are usually a beautiful red color, occasionally speckled with white spots. They do not always cock-a-doodle-doo just at first light, but often at irregular times during the day & night, and seem most confused by a full moon. Some people love them, others just hate their obtrusive early morning alarm calls, or the habit they seem to have acquired of unpacking your bags on the beach looking for snacks while you swim. Either way, they are a part of the islands that you'll never forget!
Please no cigarette or cigar smoking in any of the homes or decks.
Our house is like a mini villa with separate living spaces however are separated enough where you rarely see or hear other guests. However, we kindly request that from the hours of 10:00 pm to 8:00 am we are all extra conscious of our neighbors. (Conversations, TV's, phone conversations, etc at a lower volume.)
Hot Tub: Hours of use are 7:00 am to 10:00.
We don't have a washer and dryer on site. There is a laundromat (we use it too) in Kona called J & K Wash & Go.
Turn off all fans and lights when you leave for the day.
Cover and/or refrigerate food when not In use: Any food left out is a dream for ants, geckos (we actually like the geckos), and fruit flies.
Because we catch our water from the rain, please be conservative when using water (brushing teeth, showering, washing dishes).
Step out into your outdoor bathroom. There is a screen and curtain that separates the bathroom from the bedroom.