About this listing
This cozy, private room is located in the beautiful jungle and coffee hills above Kailua Kona. Surround yourself in nature and experience the true feel of Hawaii. 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. 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.
Antoinette is very friendly and warm. She took the time to show me around the space and make me welcome even though I arrived shortly before she went to bed. Despite her busy schedule, she makes herself easily accessible. She is very detailed and accurate with the description of the place.
Antoinette is a very helpful an nice person as her husband as well. Her direction are absolutely perfect so I could find this place pretty good.
The place is just awesome it is like living in the middle of paradise.
We spend 6 nights in the jungle room. Before our arrival antoinette provided us with a very detailed description on how to get to their place. Altough a bit hidden (but this makes it a great location), we managed to find it easily. If possible, try to get there before dark the first time. The room was very clean and gives you a lot of privacy. It is more or less separated from the house antoinette and her husband live in. We felt very welcome and antoinette took great care. This place is absolute value for money and i would definitely recommend it, especially if you love nature!
Friendly and welcoming hosts. The directions were perfect and got us to the house (&room) with ease. The accommodations were private, clean and comfortable. The outdoor bathroom was a great experience. There's also an excellent breakfast to be had at their lovely bakery in Kona. Thanks for hosting us!
Wir waren 2 Nächte bei Antoinette und uns hat es super gefallen. Antoinette und alle die da Leben sind super hilfsbereit und sehr sympartisch.
Das Zimmer ist sauber und die WC draußen ein Erlebniss.
Schön war auch die Terrasse wo man einen tollen Ausblick hat.
Wer ein leichten Schlaf hat...empfehlen wie Ohrstöpsel mitzubringen....das mit den lauten Tieren ist kein Witz :-)
Wir waren auch jeden Morgen zum Frühstück in dem Café von Antoinette, was wirklich ein sehr schön ist. und lecker war es auch,
Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.
Antoinette Thanks and best regards to Tatiana
The guest house was in a beautiful setting, very peaceful and quiet. The rooms were very clean, the showers were fun- outdoor shower room with hot water was great! Felt like we were in the jungle, yet still very comfortable! They were also very accommodating to our last minute booking and plans. We'll definitely be back!
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About the Host, Antoinette
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