|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ohana Retreat is the perfect spot for a large family to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. We offer an immaculate island-style home with spacious bedroom suites. Each with private bath, wet bar, refrigerator and private deck. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with large decks and rooms for group gatherings plus private spaces for quiet times. Our immense home is nestled amid acres of tropical gardens laden with an abundance of exotic fruits, Kona Coffee and flowers. Guests are welcome to stroll through the lush grounds and pick our wide array of fruits and flowers. Plants are labeled. Relax at our garden gazebo and browse through our booklet that details all the unique fruits we grow. See how we process our cacao into dark chocolate. Roast some of our own Kona Coffee. We have pool, tennis court and a full array of amenities and recreation gear. Walk to beach. We comfortably accommodate 16 people and have options for larger families.
All we can say is "WOW!" We just had the pleasure of returning from Hawaii a week ago, and I can not say enough about the Kona plantation (Ohana Retreat). It is so beautiful all around. The house was immaculate when we arrived and we were welcomed by Randell who showed us around the grounds with a fantastic tour. He is full of information! I was fortunate enough to have my wedding here and it was more than I could ever have imagined. Everything was perfect, especially having all the gear and equipment accessible to us during our stay, the lush tropical feel of all the plants and palms and having the beach so close. It is the best of both worlds! We are planning a trip back to Kona solely so that we can enjoy another week in the house! Thanks again Carolyn and Randell!
We had our wedding at Ohana Retreat in May 2016, and the experience can only be described as fabulous! Before arriving, Carolyn was very responsive to questions and helpful with our planning. Upon arrival, the property managers (Ariana and Miguel) were wonderful - the house was immaculate, and all the details were taken care of. The amenities were great - we were happy to have a selection of bikes, toys for the pool, beach towels, and the list goes on! The property is even more beautiful than the pictures depict. Our guests were in love with the plantation, and the tropical paradise of this property, which is well-removed from the busy Ali'i Drive but still convenient to walk to the beach. We highly recommend this property for a family get-together or a small wedding.
Ohana Retreat was a real treat! It is as advertised. We were a group of 11 and used seven of the eight bedrooms in the house. It is a large and well-appointed house that is very functional, very well designed but not luxurious. Amenities were pretty amazing though: a plantation with many varieties of fresh fruits available to guests, including coffee and cacao bushes. The owners provided samples of coffee and cacao harvested and processed on site! Ariana and Miguel are the resident managers and were pretty much available all the time and eager to please.
There is a large swimming pool, tennis court, shuffle board court, large grassy area for playing croquet, many sheds with bikes, boogie boards, snorkeling gear and the like. It's a great place for a large group. There is an adjacent house which also has eight bedrooms (which I didn't see).
Each floor of each house has a large great room with kitchen, dining and living plus an adjacent deck for dining. Two bedrooms on each level open into the great room. They have private baths and decks. Two more bedrooms on each level open onto a deck which then connects to the great room. These rooms also have another deck and minimal kitchen facilities.
Kitchens were stocked with basics. The only oddity was that the only stove was in the upstairs kitchen. So we cooked upstairs and ate either upstairs (outside on the deck) or downstairs (inside at a fairly large dining table).
There is also a large pavilion nearby that we used one night. It has grilling and cooking facilities, tables and chairs, little glittery lights, and Tiki lights, and a small pond and waterfall. In other words, it provides for a nice party atmosphere.
The Ohana Retreat is inside a gated community and there are only a few properties there. It is close to Black Sands Beach (for surfing) south of Kona just off Ali'i Drive around mile marker 3.5. Another mile or so south is a park which is a really excellent snorkeling beach. So it's out of town but a great location for beach activities and a short car drive away for restaurants, shopping, etc. There is no ocean view.
We would recommend this property to other groups.
I can't speak highly enough of our entire experience at Ohana Retreat. We chose the location to hold our wedding, which was earlier this December, based on the beautiful pictures and availability to accommodate holding our family and close friends. The owner, Carolyn, was extremely responsive and helpful in communication and even picked up an item at Safeway prior to our arrival because she knew it may not be there by the time we arrived for the wedding. We rented both houses and it was like owning our own resort for a week. We had a diverse group from babies to grandparents and every single person had an amazing time. The setting for our wedding and reception was gorgeous and holding it on the grounds there helped keep things really simple. When we arrived everyone agreed that the pictures really don't do it justice - the grounds are absolutely breathtaking and the homes were spacious, clean, and relaxing. The house manager, Arianna, and her husband, Miguel, were extremely kind and knowledgeable of the grounds. They went well out of their way to make our experience special from the initial tour to providing various fruits on different days and manning the outdoor pizza oven. They are gems! Some of our guests were adventurists and used the property as a home base while others stayed put around the pool and tennis court for most days, but we all tended to meet up around the pool in the early evenings to grill and hang out in paradise together. I couldn't have asked for a better setting and really hope to go back!
I half expected a man in a white suit to greet us upon our arrival. I am so happy we picked this place to stay and have our daughter's wedding. I could have spent more money for a lavish wedding that would last a few hours, but for less, we rented this wonderful place for a week to enjoy the island and had a very beautiful wedding on the grounds. I only wish I could post pictures here to show how beautiful the wedding turned out.
The caretakers, Miguel and Adriana, were terrific and attentive to our every need. They made sure we made the most out of our stay there. The Ohana Retreat is located in a prime area of Kona, close to most shops and restaurants, but is off a private road surrounded by grand palms and lush vegetation making one feel you are isolated from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowd. In fact, some of our party, did not want to leave the property to visit the island sights. They chose to stay, enjoy the pool, and just relax. Did I mention the great orchard they have there as well? My wife loved picking the star fruit and having it fresh and chilled every morning. Their Kona coffee is the best I have had so far. I took a couple pounds of it home with me. I highly recommend this place for your family stay on the Big Island.
I loved every aspect of the Ohana Retreat! We rented the lower house and stayed for a full week for my daughter's Kona beach wedding. After our arrival everyone agreed this place was so beautiful that a wedding held on the grounds would be just as lovely as the pictures don't begin to do the grounds justice. Upon arrival the smells of the fragrant plumeria trees and flowers was intoxicating!
Yes the home was immaculate! Each bedroom was so spacious and plenty of room for a crib or a roll away for the grandchildren. We stayed in the lower house and had plenty of privacy from the guests staying in the upper house. There was so much room and kitchens were equipped with everything (just like home) to cook onsite for our large group. The patios for outdoor gatherings, large main living room space, the grounds and the pool area and the amenities were wonderful! I was amazed with the beauty and serenity!! I really had no desire to travel long distances to see the spectacular sights on the island when there were so much to enjoy right on the plantation and so many options close by.
We held a family wedding dinner at the pavilion. The plantation offered tables, table cloths, and loads of extras left behind from previous guests for our use!
We really appreciated the managers, they are really nice and exceptional to work with!
I have already began telling family members about this lovely rental property.
We used the boogie boards, the beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, baseball mitts and ball, bicycles, children play toys, water shoes, beach umbrella, coolers....gosh putting a price tag on those extras makes this place an even better deal, very complete!
I hope you enjoy the Ohana Retreat as much as I did! Mahalo!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$500 security deposit