We're originally from "The Land Of Enchantment" Taos, New Mexico and moved to Hawaii 9 years ago after living in Alaska for 3 years.
My husband Jonathan and I have been married for 15 years and have an awesome 14 year old daughter, Luna.
Our family is very entrepreneurial & non conventional. We live a very passionate life on the edge, to the fullest and are very passionate about experiencing the new and unknown. We are risk takers and entrepreneurial. Our friends are (never) amazed that we're creating something new, working on a new project, running around like crazies, expanding, remodeling.....pretty much DOING.
We love being able to share lots of time together and work for ourselves while living on this amazing island.
We own a popular bakery & cafe called "Evolution" located in the heart of downtown Kailua Kona. We are known for creating delicious, healthy meals, juices and smoothies as well as having the most AWESOME pastry case in all of Kona. We use all organic ingredients in our baking and lots of local, organic and Non-GMO ingredients in our offerings. Our family is Vegan so we also offer lots of vegan options and Gluten Free items too!
We also have a contemporary ceramics business called "Pele's Paint Your Own Pottery" (named after Hawaii's Volcano Goddess). This fun business give us the opportunity to create art projects with children at one of the most beautiful golf and beach clubs in the world.
We just embarked on the vacation rental business after moving into our dream home/property last year. After the experience of staying in some really neat Hostels and vacation homes in Alaska, we thought it would be neat to be able to have a space to offer that experience ourselves one day. And here we are.
We've been LOVING the experience and have made some great friends through this really fun business adventure.
Jon and I are very casual and conscious hosts. We want you to feel comfortable while staying at our home and are super easy to communicate with. Because of our super busy lives, we can be on the go quite a bit, however we're very easy to reach via cell phone, email or bakery number if needed.
While it's been a while since we've traveled, we LOVE exploring new places and plan to travel abroad very soon. Jon traveled to different places in Europe years ago. I've yet had the opportunity to go there. Top of the dream list is England, Scotland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Egypt and an African Safari.
Jon is a certified diver and we have a 21' Ali'i Kai fishing boat. He was a commercial fisherman in Alaska for over 15 years and also a building contractor for many years.
Our 14 year old daughter is "unschooled". She's really mellow, loves animals and sports. She runs the front of the house at our café and can make a mean latte or Americano! She can easily handle a line out the door with calamity and ease. She recently hired a personal trainer and is in the process herself of becoming a certified trainer. She also paddles and races with her canoe racing team several times a week, is a certified SCUBA diver, certified in CPR and is also in a year long, Hawaiian Studies Canoe Sailing program called "Na Pe'a".
So that's the story of the Sharfin's in a nutshell.
If you're looking for a beautiful home to stay in with people who are really mellow and real. Check us out!