We had such a wonderful time at the Honey House. The place was quiet, clean and airy, and the open-air shower looking out on an orange tree was lovely. David and Val were great hosts - very friendly and available, and they even brought us treats from their garden - coconuts, papayas, and the best avocados we've ever eaten! :)
If you want a feel for the real Hawaii, not the packaged, filtered glimpse you get from a resort hotel, then stay at the Kehena Honey House. This spacious studio/one bedroom detached apartment is in a beautiful, lush yard in the wonderful Hawaiian neighborhood of Kehena. Expect your stay to be more like staying with a friend than a B&B. You get fresh linens when you ask for them and an equipped kitchen, but it's up to you to clean up after yourself. It's comfortable, plenty of hot water and wifi. The yard features fresh fruit and tame, curious ducks wandering around. The host is usually available and very hospitable, providing whatever we asked for. There's no air conditioning, but that's typical for Hawaii -- you really won't need it. You will have to get used to geckos climbing around on the walls and ceilings, but they aren't a nuisance at all. Once the sun goes down all manner of critters start making noise, which is constant until the sun comes up. But this night music is quite soothing and part of the Hawaii experience you don't want to miss. The only reason we gave the Honey House four stars instead of five is there was insufficient privacy. Not all windows had curtains and the curtains we did have were quite sheer. Occasionally our host or his guests would wander past, sometimes making us uncomfortable. But other than that we had a wonderful stay and would recommend it to anyone who can tolerate the geckos and the night music.
David was a great host. Always bringing us freshly picked fruit and available for advice. Highly recommended