This cozy, clean room is immersed in the beautiful jungle and coffee hills above Kona. Enjoy modern wilderness in this unpretentious rustic retreat of a home.
Pueo~Owl Room. Comfy & Cozy. Entrance to the spacious sun room with ocean and garden view pictured at right.
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 co~hosts/caretakers that live in their own private studio on property 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 that live in the 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 staying 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!
We have several guest quarters in our home. It's somewhat of an upscale hostel/B&B with private rooms and bathrooms. :)
We kindly ask that from the hours of 10:00 pm to 8:00 am, voices are kept at a mellow volume. We want you to enjoy the sun room and back lanai as much as you like however the main house has rooms that are screened in and many guests leave windows open during their visit.
We do not allow cigarette/cigar smoking in any of the rooms, sun room or back lanai. If you wish to smoke cigarettes/cigars, please do so on the bottom parking area. It has a nice view too.
Please be conscious of food left out when you're gone for the day. Food, fruit and crumbs will attract flies and ants.
Please turn off all ceiling fans, lights and TV when you leave for the day.
Our house is on a catchment water system.
Use the purified bottled water (provided) to cook, brew coffee & drink.
Faucet water can be used for brushing teeth, showering, and bathing.
Please be conservative when using water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth) etc.
One of the coolest places Christina and I have stayed at. Antoinette and Johnny were more than welcoming and accommodating to our needs! Their space is a one of a kind oasis! Close enough to Kona to enjoy the city life and far enough to enjoy a jungle like setting listening to nature. If you're going to kona, this is the place to stay at! Thanks again!
Antoinette is a great host! The room was very comfortable and included a sitting area in a screened in porch plus an outdoor deck with an ocean view. There is also a fridge, hot plate, coffee pot and gas grill for your use. The location is wonderful - convenient to Kailua Kona but very private up in the coffee country. We love kitties and there are some very sweet ones to visit with if you are so inclined. Check out all of Antoinette's accommodation choices, there are several to choose from. All in all a great place to stay!
To stay at Antoinettes place is like coming home - with a lot of jungle around the house. We found everything we needed - and the cozy jungle room is like a house full of love. When we needed Antoinette, she was easy to contact, but we felt also very private. I would always choose the cozy jungle room again. Big THANKS for a great start of our Hawaiian journey to Antoinette and John!!!
This was a great place if you're on a budget-can't get anything for the price that is comfortable, has views to sit after the day and has a chill vibe. Definitely need a car, but the location is in between captain cook and Kona town, which is good. Also, like any jungle you get lots of animals-so I recommend the earplugs provided.;) Antoinettes bakery is a must in Kona! Thank you!
This was a great place to stay. It felt like a bit of old-style Hawai'i, up in the rainforest among the trees. It was a soothing relief from my days spent exploring the lava fields. There isn't really any sound-proofing, which didn't bother me, but if you are sensitive to noise, this would not be a good place to stay. And you really do need to have a car or be willing to hitch-hike, as the somewhat erratic bus service stops a long, long uphill walk from the house. That said, I loved this place and will stay here again when I can.
Antoinette is awesome, welcoming, enthusiastic and friendly host. You can't ask better we would say :) She responded immediately to every message. Dont be affraid of finding her place - we just placed Palekana Rd to GPS and from there very short way according to her description. Very clean bedroom, awesome outside shower in jungle and nice ocean view. We would definitely like to see her again! Highly recommended:) Petr and Barbora
Antoinette and her partner made us feel at home and were very accommodating. The location was beautiful and the spaces very unique. Very comfortable beds with a gorgeous view. We fell asleep and had a sliver of moon in our window over the ocean!
We highly recommend this listing!
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I'm Antoinette. Thank you for your interest in staying with us during your visit to the island of Hawaii.
My husband, Jonathan and our 15 year old daughter are originally from "The Land of Enchantment" (Taos, New Mexico) and have been living on this amazing island for 10 years. We came here after a 3 year adventure in Homer, Alaska.
In 2013, we were blessed by our hanai uncle who sold us his home which gives us the opportunity to share it with visitors from around the world!
After staying at a couple hostels in Alaska, I fell in love the "B&B", "Hostel" vibe. There is something really cool about sharing space with others in a "non hotel like" setting. You get to experience an interesting reality. We're really happy we get to create that here on the beautiful Big Island.
I love nature and am a passionate animal and earth lover. I love full moon nights, stargazing, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins.
I love writing, reading, and learning. I'm really fascinated by holistic health, wellness and spirituality.
I love stories about UFO and mermaid sightings and pretty much things super~natural.
Even though I love studying and learning about the spiritual worlds, I am definitely very grounded. :)
I'm also very much into the self discovery and self improvement realm.
Some of my favorite teachers are:
Don Miguel Ruiz, Louise Hay, Lucinda Bassett, Serge Kahili King, Deepak Chopra & Tony Robbins.
My next adventure is to become a therapist and facilitate healing and expansion retreats at our home.
My husband is very mellow and a bit on the introverted quiet side.
However once he gets comfortable, he enjoys chatting. He's one of the hardest working persons I've ever known. He used to be a longline fisherman in Alaska for 15 years and also did crab fishing in the Bering Sea. He's the main baker at our cafe. He enjoys SCUBA diving and working around the house.
Our 15 year old daughter is very sweet and an amazingly grounded teenager. I think it helps that she's been home schooled the last 5 years. She's very athletic and is a Big Island and State Champion 6 man canoe paddling racer.
She helps us at our cafe and runs the front of the house. When she's not working or paddling, this mermaid child loves spending as much time as she possibly can at the beach.
As a family, we love adventures, relaxing at home and doing home improvement projects. We are vegans for 3 years now and are solid and tight knit, just enjoying another day in paradise. Hope to meet you along the way.
With Warmest Aloha!
Antoinette, Johnny & Luna