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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Honokaa cabin description

Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is a perfect place to call home while you explore the hidden gems on the Hamakua Coast and artisan farms in the Ahualoa community.

Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is situated on a five-acre property that used to be a honey bee farm for twenty years. We recently sold the business and converted the education building into Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage.

The cottage has one spacious bedroom with sitting area, an old education room with a country style kitchen area, a dining room, a bathroom and a large open deck.

The bedroom itself is about 300 sq ft with a queen size bed, a pull out couch, a small table and chairs, and a TV & DVD player to enjoy a movie after a day of exploring. There is also wireless internet in the room.

Both the bedroom and dinning room has large glass sliding doors that open to a large deck and look out to a field. You can also see a few bee hives at a distance.

If you so desire, Richard (30 years a professional beekeeper) can provide you a 2 hour tour experiencing the workings inside a living beehive. Right outside your room. ($60

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

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          • The bedroom itself is about 300 sq ft with a queen size bed, a pull out couch, a small table and chairs, and a TV & DVD player to enjoy a movie after a day of exploring. There is also wireless and cable internet in the room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • The bathroom has a bath tub with lots of sky lights.

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Coin Laundry
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Ocean View:

            Distant view of the ocean on a clear day....moreless

          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Hiking
          • Surfing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining:

            To enjoy a relaxing breakfast or dinner, across the hall from the kitchen is a dining room. The dinning has a large glass sliding door that opens to the deck and overlooks the lily pond. ...moreless

          • Dining Area

          General

          • Fireplace:

            Electric fireplace inside the bedroom....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            High speed cable and wireless internet....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is about 100 feet from the cabin....moreless

          • Towels Provided

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            We provide fresh coffee beans and a coffee grinder so that you can enjoy fresh ground coffee from the Big Island....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            Country style kitchen, simple but functional. Full size fridge, 2-burner gas counter top stove, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee machine & coffee grinder...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, pepper, brown sugar, honey, olive oil, salad dressing, butter is provided....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size refrigerator....moreless

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
           

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          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $100
          $500 $1,400
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning fee $30 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
          • Tax Rate 13.42%

          Notes:

          No smoking and no pet allowed.


          Cancellation policy:

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          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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          Location

          • Cafe IL Mondo

            "Great pizzas and delicious calzones. Real Italian food with fresh ingredients. "

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          • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

            "A beautiful botanical garden with lots of tropical plants and trees. A nice walk through a ..."

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          • Laupāhoehoe Point

            "This is a beautiful spot to watch big waves. The drive down to the point is also beautiful...."

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          • Mauna Kea Tea

            "This is one of the few organic green tea farms on the Big Island. If you call ahead of time..."

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          • Honoka'a People's Theatre

            "This is a historic theater. Home for a lot of live performances, main stream movies as well..."

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          40 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Hilo Airport
          4 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Hamakua Sports Bar
          4 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Cafe Il Mundo
          15 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Waipio Valley black sand beach

          Car: Necessary

          Pondside Cottage is located in Ahualoa a bucolic country, farming and artisan community 3 miles from Honokaa, a quaint historic town on the North East side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Just 10 minutes to quaint Honokaa town and 20 minutes to the Waipio Valley Lookout, Ahualoa is a great destination to explore the hidden gems of Hamakua Coast with Honokaa main street shops offering a large variety of creations by local artists and artisans.

          Nearby activities include, horse back riding, hiking, surfing, caving, black sand beach, Waipio Valley Lookout, mule ride down the Waipio Valley Lookout, waterfalls, botanical gardens and zipline over beautiful valleys and waterfalls.

          You can also visit the different artists and artisanal farms in the neighborhood:

          ~ A five minute walk on our dead end road is the Motta Pottery where Gordon Motta turns out exquisite, internationally known ceramics.

          ~ A seven minute drive down the road and you can tour and sample locally grown green tea at the Mauna Kea Tea farm.

          ~ Fifteen minutes up a back road from our place you can visit, taste and purchase the national award winning goat cheese from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy.

          ~ Further up that same back road there is an estate grown coffee farm (Cloud Forest Coffee) and roasting facility producing some of the best coffee you have ever tasted.

          ~ And yet deeper onto that back road there is an alpaca farm. Wait till you see a baby alpaca.

          ~ Twelve minutes down the road you can visit an artistic glass blowing artist by appointment with Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross and their Ahualoa Glass Blowing studio or visit their store in Honokaa.

          Honokaa Town which is just 10 minutes away, has shops that offer a large variety of creations by local artists. There are several restaurants on the main street for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch, or dinner while chatting with locals.

          Beautiful Waipio Valley Lookout, the most visited place on Big Island, second only to Volcano. Waipio Valley itself is accessible by 4-wheel drive or shuttle bus from the Waipio Valley Lookout. Down in the valley there is a black sand beach with a stream flowing across the beach out to the ocean. Waipio is a great surfing spot and has a couple hiking trails. One of the trails winds its way back to a waterfall. Another trail is a challenging day hike or can be expanded to a backpacking hike that takes you into another valley with a wilderness campground.

          There are plenty of options to tour in and above this beautiful valley - a mule drawn wagon tour, horseback riding tour or ATV tour for those looking for more adventure. For the energetic visitors, you can also hike down into the valley which is not difficult. The challenge is coming back up from the bottom.

          A scenic drive down the Hamakua Coast gives you views of beautiful waterfalls and coastline. Historic Hilo town is 43 miles down the Hamakua Coast. Hilo is a beautiful old town that still has centuries old wooden storefronts – many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

          A stroll down the Hilo's Banyen Drive is not to be missed. This majestic, banyan tree-lined street at the shoreline of Hilo Bay is known as the 'Hilo Walk of Fame' for the banyan trees planted by celebrities, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard & Pat Nixon, Amelia Earhart, and many other important individuals, including religious leaders and politicians both from Hawaii and around the world. These trees have withstood several tsunamis and spread their broad canopies near the edge of the shoreline. It is a pleasant walk under the shade and incredible beauty of these trees and view of the ocean. your stroll can continue into classic example of an authentic Japanese garden that is enjoyed by both locals and visitors.

          About 26 miles in the other direction (northwest) towards Kona is Hapuna Beach, one of the most beautiful and accessible beaches on the island.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 15

          About the owner: Candice and Richard are your hosts at Pondside Cottage. Candice born in Hong Kong and a Canadian citizen has been a CPA and a business manager. Richard born in New Jersey has been a lawyer, mediator and creator of an award winning gourmet honey. Candice loves hiking and dancing and is passionate about health and diet. Richard loves writing, hiking and wood working and is passionate about helping to make this world a better place. In our recent past we were the creators and owners of a small artisan apiary in Hawaii and produced award winning gourmet organic honey, Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey.

          Why the Owner Chose Honokaa:
          Ahualoa is at 2200 feet elevation. Summer is the most gorgeous season in Ahualoa. There are lots of sunshine but never too hot.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          If you like to travel off the beaten path, Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is a perfect place to call home while you travel on the Big Island. At the North East end of the island, half way between Hilo and Kona, It is a central location to explore both the East and West side of the island.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, Chinese

           

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          • Beautiful property where Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is

            Beautiful property where Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is

          • Sitting area in bedroom.

            Sitting area in bedroom.

          • Kitchen area with fridge, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker & blender

            Kitchen area with fridge, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker & blender

          • Lounge chairs on large open deck to enjoy surrounding nature.

            Lounge chairs on large open deck to enjoy surrounding nature.

          • Distance view of a few bee hives.  True country style living!

            Distance view of a few bee hives. True country style living!

          • Front view of Pondside Cottage.

            Front view of Pondside Cottage.

          • Gorgeous view at Waipio Lookout, just 20 minutes away.

            Gorgeous view at Waipio Lookout, just 20 minutes away.

          • Banyan trees on Banyan Road in Hilo.

            Banyan trees on Banyan Road in Hilo.

          • Spacious bedroom with two large sliding glass doors and plenty of sky lights.

            Spacious bedroom with two large sliding glass doors and plenty of sky lights.

          • Small table in bedroom for reading or writing.

            Small table in bedroom for reading or writing.

          • View of lily pond from bedroom with ocean view at far distance.

            View of lily pond from bedroom with ocean view at far distance.

          • Dining room also overlooking lily pond.

            Dining room also overlooking lily pond.

          • Enjoy your morning coffee on the open deck and listen to morning song birds.

            Enjoy your morning coffee on the open deck and listen to morning song birds.

          • Double rainbow rising from ocean at sunset.  Truly magical view at the cottage.

            Double rainbow rising from ocean at sunset. Truly magical view at the cottage.

          • Adorable alpaca in nearby alpaca farm.  Tour can be arranged with advance notice

            Adorable alpaca in nearby alpaca farm. Tour can be arranged with advance notice

          • Majestic banyan tree at nearby park.

            Majestic banyan tree at nearby park.

          $100 per night (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 2

          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Speaks: english, Chinese
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          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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