|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Honey House is a finely finished piece of craftsmanship. It is a stand alone 480 square foot garden bungalow. Hardwoods and bamboo accent the living area. The full bath features a tiled shower, granite counter, and access to a garden lanai. There is a water filter at the kitchen sink and all kinds of cooking equipment.
Hikina House, is at the east corner of our one acre property. It is a 500sq ft private house with a deck and new bathroom with tub. There is a water filter at the kitchen sink and all kinds of cooking equipment. It is a large studio space with a small cozy private deck. The setting is tropical and lush with lawns, an organic orchard and gardens.
We offer plenty of fresh fruit from our orchards, whatever is in season. Bicycles are available by arrangement.
Regular rates on our vacation houses are $75 per night/ $75 cleaning fee/ taxes/ 3 night minimum/ extra charge for more than 2 guests, no charge for kids under 6.
One night drop-ins possible if we have an open unit.
We are located on a secluded clothing optional acre in Kehena Beach Estates. We are on the the Puna coastline, and most easily accessed from Hilo airport. Both houses are only 5 minutes walk from Kehena black sand beach yet surrounded by fruit trees, fragrant flowers, and edible gardens. The song of the frogs and toads have a delightful natural rhythym that puts us to sleep every night. We have house geckoes and sometimes wild pigs visit.
Hawaiian spinner dolphins often stop in for a visit to Kehena Bay, accessible from Kehena Beach, just down the street.
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More info available at our website: http://www.kehenahoneyhouse.com/
We bought this property back in '87 and have loved it ever since. The vacation rental unit was completed in 2009, we welcome our guests to come and enjoy.
While you stay we will share organic seasonal fruits from our orchard. Enjoy a serene setting in a rural coastal tropical paradise.
Wonderful experience.Dave is a 1st class host, friendly, informative and provides what you need.We went to sleep with the frogs, woke to the rain and enjoyed the beauty all around.An experience everyone should have.
We stayed at the Honey House in February and really loved our stay. The house is beautiful and the bathroom and tiling were awesome.
It was such a treat to meet such kind hosts and have a big basket of fruit waiting in the kitchen. The location was a great place to explore from and it was nice to enjoy the peace and beauty of the area. It was neat to see the brand new ducklings too!
Thanks Val for mailing us our camera battery back too! Hugely appreciated.
My wife and I decided to do our Honeymoon on the Big Island. We stayed in a few locations over the nine nights.. and we were very lucky to be able to spend a few nights at the Honeyhouse.
Val and Dave were great hosts. Very welcoming. The honeyhouse was very cute, fun and comfortable. The shower was a highlight as it opened into the jungle.. so much fun. There is also an outdoor shower on the property to be enjoyed. This property is located a few minute walk from Kehena beach, which is a magical place to spend some time. It's clothing optional which is great.. and one of the days we went down there was a group of dolphins doing flips and having fun right off shore.
A great place to go for dinner, breakfast or a massage is at the Kalani yoga retreat a short 3 min drive away.
The highlight of our visit was hiking in to see the lava flow into the ocean. It's only a few minute drive from Val's place to where you start the hike. Val was very nice in offering to take us on a morning hike. Up at 4:00 am, flashlights, hiking poles and cameras in hand. We hiked over lava fields for 60 minutes in the pitch black to get to lava. What an amazing adventure.. and for sure one of the coolest things we have ever done. Thanks Val!!
Our stay on the Big Island fell during December, plenty of Mele Kalikimaka and Aloha but I was very worried about the rain. Worry not - our vacation was wonderful!! We spent time exploring the entire island but I was so glad we decided to stay on the Hilo side as it proved to be a much more authentic and genuine taste of Hawaii.
Calling the Kehena Honey House "home" was easily one of the best decisions of the trip. Located in the lush jungles of the Puna district, the Honey House felt very much like we had gotten away from it all while surrounded by a beautiful neighborhood and friendly community right near a breath taking black sand beach.
Nestled in our own private corner of the beautiful garden, the house had every amenity of home. Large kitchen with stove and refrigerator as well as any kitchen appliance you might need on holiday and spacious bathroom with plenty of counter space, large tile shower with screen doors that (optionally) opened right out into the garden. The main living area of this spacious studio has a very comfortable king sized bed, large wooden table with 4 chairs and a sofa/futon for relaxing or can be converted into a comfortable spare bed for two. We stayed with friends during our trip and the Honey House provided more than enough room for four of us without ever feeling cramped! I was very impressed by the size of the main living area, it was even bigger than it seems in the photos and the large breezy windows made it feel like the house was a part of the exquisite landscape outside!
Our host, Dave, was incredibly gracious and more than willing to accomodate our needs. Dave brought us fresh fruit and vegetables every day that were right from the garden. I know the variety will depend on the season but I have to mention that we had an unforgettable 5 lb avocado during our stay! We also enjoyed delicious bananas and fresh coconut so sweet that we used the milk in our coffee. Each night we made a salad or sautéed delectable veggies that most of us had never heard of before. It was quite a treat. On one rainy day we opted to stay inside and relax and baked banana bread with fresh bananas from the garden. Dave gave us a tour of the garden and of the area taking us on a lava beach hike one evening that was a truly memorable and unique experience.
I would recommend the Honey House to a vacationing couple, family or close friends who want to turn an ordinary vacation into an very special and wonderful holiday! Mahalo!!
5 minute walk to clothing optional black sand swimming beach. 15 minute drive to warm spring pond, surfing and snorkling areas. Lava viewing in Kalapana by boat and walking tour when flows are happening, ask us. Hawaiian cultural activities, massage, dances and yoga available nearby.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Notes||$200 deposit confirms your reservation. Room charge, taxes and cleaning fee due upon or before check-in payable in cash, Paypal transaction, or by other arrangement with the owners.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.