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).
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. 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!
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.
I really enjoyed staying at Antoniette's place. The room was very spacious and clean, I love the outdoor bathroom, that was so cool. There's also a little back area where there's a sofa and a little kitchen( that you share with the room next door) but that was never a problem since everyone gets up and get on their way to explore the island.
Antoniette and Johnny also own a bakery where everything is made from scratch and everything is so good ( I had the best banana and macadamia turnover that I ever had )
I like the location only a few minutes away from the main highway 11 that circles the island.
I wish I had stay there longer but I would definitely stay there again in a future visit to the Big Island.
Experiencia muy buena. La casa muy original, tanto en decoración como en localización, casi en plena selva. La habitación espaciosa, con la cama muy cómoda. Un estar/cocina que se comparte, pero a la vez es independiente, donde están todos los utensilios de cocina neesarios; además hay otra cocina más grande al aire libre. En esa especie de salita hay un sofá muy cómodo. Una terraza con unas vistas buenísimas donde se desayuna de maravilla. Nos gustó mucho el alojamiento, tiene un encanto especial. Los anfitriones muy agradables, les consultamos un problema y nos ayudaron bastante. Todo muy bien.
Everything was good. Antoinette is really helpful. The place is gorgeous, but Mosquitos are everywhere, there isnt a door for the outside bathroom, just a curtain to keep them out, we checked out early because we arent use to the mosquitos. We checked into the wrong room when we first arrived, the place is huge with many rooms so its easy to get confused. Its really a beautiful sight, the bathroom is so cute. There is a really relaxing jacuzzi. Antoinette is super nice and responded to whatever we needed. I had a lot of questions. Everything was super clean, which we appreciated. And you could cook on the hot top, and there was a fridge for food.
Aloha Evie. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay here. Sorry you found the mosquitos to be a bother. They definitely are attracted to some people more than others and it can be tricky all together avoiding them on the island.
Thanks again and we hope you had a wonderful visit to Hawaii.
Such an awesome place ran by great people. Antoinette and Johnny were very helpful and great at recommending places on the island to check out.
There bakery have the best blueberry turnovers I ever had, enjoyed my stay very much.
Expérience unique, on a vraiment l'impression d'être dans le fin fond de la jungle! Bien situé pour découvrir Kona, ainsi que le nord et le sud de cette côte. Autre point fort, il y a le nécessaire pour se faire des petits repas simples. Points à améliorer, je dirais l'accueil pour commencer. Nous sommes arrivés vers 19:30 et il faisait vraiment noir, on a eu du mal à trouver notre chambre et il y avait deux rottweiler qui nous jappaient après (ils sont derrière une clôture mais ça peut faire peur pareil). Finalement c'est un autre client Airbnb qui nous a expliquez un peut le fonctionnement de la place. Antoinette et son mari sont très gentils mais disponible plutôt par email. Leur petit café vaut vraiment le détour, ils font de bons bagels!
The cozy jungle room in a great place to visit.
Its up off of hwy 180 in coffee growing region so its cool in the evenings but not to far from town. The house is old but busy, full of life. Cats lie about and dogs guard the place from the pigs that invade the gardens. At night the coqui frogs are loud.
The place is a real Jungle experience highly recommended.
A nice place to hang out in general.
I had a great stay. It was great to stay at a place outside of town secluded. There are a lot of pets around.
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About the Host, Antoinette
Thank you for your interest in staying with us!
Along with my husband Johnny and our 16 year young daughter Luna, we really enjoy sharing this unique home with guests who want to experience life and adventure on the beautiful island of Hawaii.
We are a friendly, respectful, (busy) yet very mellow family who live the Aloha Spirit.
In addition to hosting you as our guests, we invite you to visit us at our popular bakery & cafe called "Evolution" in downtown Kona. We are also getting ready to open our small 100% plant based cafe right next door to our bakery (Aug 13, 2015).
We love good food, nature, animals.
We are passionate about the planet, the environment, health, wellness and happiness.
We hope to see you and share with your our little piece of paradise on your journey here!