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WELCOME to our gorgeous three acre romantic and hidden hideaway with 3 private, enchanting and unique Honeymoon Vacation Cottages (separate small houses perfect for only two people) each.
The feeling here is lushly tropical and very much like the best Shangri-La paradise you could possibly imagine.
Most travelers would never find us as we are tucked away up a private road, being the last property at the end of the road and gated with no sign!
This is truly a hidden gem of a breathtaking and spectacular estate to make special memories of your honeymoon, anniversary or vacation.
Still going strong in our 15th year of business, we take mostly repeat and referral guests, but also love to have some new discerning guests throughout the year discover and share in our wonderful property...it's just too sweet for the two of us not to share.
Our location is in South Kona overlooking the City of Refuge, above the highway, up a hidden mountain road, approximately 18 miles south of Kailua-Kona town.
While some vacation rentals state they are in Captain Cook, as that's the post office where their mail emanates from, they are really physically located in Honaunau...as it's less known and harder to pronounce than Captain Cook! We simply state, YES, we are in Honaunau, (ho-now-now-) and it's the BEST place ever to live and for our guests to make as a base to explore this amazing island!
We chose this property as the original owners were outrageously rich, and the man was a contractor and this was to be their own dream home and property. He was a golfer and this property is unique in that it has gorgeous green grass, along with the most beautiful, tropical and botanical-garden quality mature landscaping, comparable only to the big pricey resorts way up north, in the Kohala Coast.
Everywhere you look out of every window of each Cottage you will see lovely manicured gardens filled with tropical plants and trees and fruits of all kinds, and flowers to die for! Not to mention the gorgeous ocean and sunset views.
Kailua-Kona is on the sunny side of the Big Island and has wonderful beaches running the entire length of the Kona side.
For those of you into Kona Coffee you are in for a fabulous treat! See, on the Island of Hawaii, there is really NO town called Kona. The actual town is called Kailua-Kona, and there is only a North and a South Kona district. These are the only two districts where coffee grown can be legally be called 'Kona' coffee. Any other coffee grown outside of these two districts in Hawaii must be called 'Hawaiian' coffee.
We do grow our own 100% Kona coffee here and we put on a roasting show for ONLY our guests that will blow your socks off! Da Bwana has really outdone himself in creating the most incredible roasting room and roasting experience that many guests say is the highlight of their trip! We promise you will never see anything else like it in the world!
Our elevation provides a lovely and pleasant 76 degree year round daytime temperature! At night during the winter months it does cool down by 20 or so degrees.
As mentioned before, are above the Mamalohoa Hwy, by 7/10ths of a mile and we and are a world away from the heat, humidity, tourists, non-stop noise and congested traffic of Kailua-Kona, especially along Alii Drive where tons of condos can be had for a pittance if that's the kind of experience you are looking for.
We are not the place for everybody; our guests are mostly professionals, business owners and/or very self-sufficient people who want to be left alone to enjoy their privacy and time. We have no rules or regulations except that you do not smoke inside any of the Cottages.
Although we are up this private hidden road, we ARE close to picturesque sandy beaches, and near by the Island’s BEST snorkeling, grocery & farmer's markets, restaurants and lots of neat gift shops.
Sit on your own private lanai or patio and enjoy a Pina Colada while watching the sunset. Yes, we have blenders in all the cottages. Cook fresh fish or throw a steak on your own private BBQ or in your kitchen.
Wake up to the lovely sound of bird songs, sit in the gardens and commune with nature. Watch the coffee beans grow, stroll the grounds with your camera and get some incredible pictures to make your memories last.
See the photo gallery and the picture of the gecko eating some papaya, contributed by one our repeat guests, you know who you are, thanks again for letting us post it.
Relax and rejuvenate in a truly one of a kind place...with your own kitchen you can cook what you want, when you want, have complete privacy and seclusion and most importantly, no common walls between you and your neighbors and no one on top of you either.
All Cottages are separated by space and landscaping. You will not see nor hear us nor the other guests. They are each a small house and are completely self-contained and free-standing Cottages, and a world unto themselves.
Designer decorated with tropical furnishings and art belonging to our collection that we've gathered in years past during our trips abroad.
All 3 of our Cottages are bright and airy with lots of windows and light. The Cottages have an old Hawaii ambiance and are decorated as if you actually lived in them. Nothing sterile, boring or white-washed here. Some of the bedding you will see in our Virtual Tours has been updated and new stills will be posted to this site soon!
All our Cottages have fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms: tubs & showers in the Tiki Hut and Jungle Cottage, with a shower only in the Banana Bungalow.
The Cottages are the what used to be called the old-fashioned 'studio' type arrangements, meaning they all are great rooms with living room areas, kitchens, eating areas and bedroom areas. The bathrooms are tucked off inside a corner, and you'll get either a private lanai or a patio with Gazebo (the Tiki Hut). Each Cottage has both indoor and outdoor dining areas
Luxury linens and towels, high quality Simmons BeautyRest firm mattresses, complimentary robes to wear during your stay: Cal King bed in the Banana Bungalow. Queen in both the Tiki Hut and Jungle Cottage.
Masks, snorkels, flips, cold coolers, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach bags are all included.
We have satellite TV with all premium-channels including satellite music and DVD players too. Small DVD and book library in each Cottage.
Upon your arrival enjoy our own BwanaBob’s 100% Kona coffee, your choice of med, med-dark or dark roast, a tropical flower arrangement and a lovely tropical fruit bowl with fruit right off our trees.
As mentioned earlier, landscaping and grounds are 5-star resort quality. Spectacular beauty with mature palm and coconut trees, giant pothos plants, rare tropical flowers like heliconia and blue ginger, hibicus the state flower, and antheriums that don't even look real, are just a few to mention here to whet your appetite; and a lovely views everywhere you look.
You’ll find rare and exotic tropical flowers and vines, plants, fruits, gardens, sitting areas, birds and beautiful statues. Tiki Hut guests will enjoy the gorgeous Koi pond with waterfall and fountain and their own gazebo.
This is the perfect romantic getaway for honeymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, romantic vacations or any occasion.
At BwanaBob's Hawaiian Vacation Cottages for Couples, we are truly a very special place far from the busy and noisy condos and hotels/resorts that most tourists to Hawaii choose. Mostly because they don't know that places like ours exist.
If you prefer to drink your delicious BwanaBob's 100% Kona coffee in bed, or on the lanai, without having to get dressed and go to a restaurant and wait, you can!
If you don't want to have to make small talk with strangers at certain set time, you don't have to!
And if you want to eat what you want, when you want it, you can!
And finally, if you want to feel like you are staying in your very own personal and secret vacation home in Hawaii, you can and have found the right place: BwanaBob's Hawaiian Vacation Cottages for Couples!
We are happy to be your hosts and share the abundance of our land and it's beauty with you!
(3) We have all TV channels that are available for viewing in Hawaii on Dish Network Satellite TV, including HBO, Showtime, etc. plus music channels with no commecials! Tons of genres too! Bring your own CDs or DVD's or MP3 players....moreless
Well, Kailua-Kona can hardly be called Downtown, but yes, it is only 18 miles a way..and the highway has trees wiith FLOWWERS on them! This is something we never saw in elsewhere on the mainland......moreless
Both Cottages also have mountain views too, surrounded by lush MATURE TROPICAL LANDSCAPING & GREEN LAWNS, which is rare find...Neither Cottags are visible to each other nor us = COMPLETE PRIVACY 4 YOU...moreless
The Jungle Cottage and Banana Bungalow each have BEAUTIFUL coastline, ocean, garden & sunset views. No houses, no telepone wires, just jungle vegetation and the GORGEOUS VIEW! It is spectacular especially at night when the stars come out, it's like being on Mt. Everest, totally awesome perk, as there are no skylights along the highway. ...moreless
YES, both rural & SECLUDED! ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER ocean views, coastline garden views; Just drive down the hill & you are there in civilization! Beaches, Eats, Gelato, Neat shopping in nearby too....moreless
100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, thick 100% Supima cotton towels. Also, beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach bags and cold cooler provided for each Cottage....moreless
Many couples over the years have gotten married in our gardens, and/or the ocean. We can provide a very nice wedding coordinator who will arrange caterers, photographers, flower bouquets, leis, etc....moreless
Everything you'll need to cook with and more plus a private BBQ for each Cottage. BBQ when you want, no waiting.Dishes, pots & pans, blenders, toasters, garbage disposals, cutlery and even electric ju...moreless
(3) Each Cottage has it's own lovely kitchen. The Banana Bungalow comes with an oven/gas range and dishwasher. The Tiki Hut has a built in electric 2 burner cooktop & the Jungle cottage has a built in gas 2 burner cooktop. Neither have a dishwashser. We provide basic condiments, spices & paper goods. Of course, coffee makers, coffee grinders and coffee makers and French Press upon request....moreless
(3) Full size refrigerator with freezer in the Banana Bungalow. Jungle Cottage has a smaller full size refrigerator with freezer and the Tiki Hut has a small apartment size refrigerators with freezer; with the Tiki Hut having the smallest it's a good thing a nice market is only 5 miles north of us!...moreless
(3) The Tiki Hut has a beautiful flagstone patio area and private Gazebo for their exclusive use; the Tiki Hut also comes with a beautiful Koi pond with a waterfall producing lovely water sounds. The Jungle Cottage is up on stilts with a lovely lanai (balcony) facing the ocean. The Banana Bungalow has it's own ocean-facing lanai also....moreless
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5 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $120 Nightly
Year Round - Banana Bungalow
Jan 1 - Dec 30
5 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $140 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
5 night min stay per Cottage; $100. Cleaning Fee... 13.41% Hawaii State Taxes & Cleaning Fees included below:
*5 NTS in TIKI HUT or JUNGLE COTTAGE = $850.00 Total
*5 NTS in BANANA BUNGALOW= $964.00 Total
*6 NTS: in TIKI or JUNGLE=$998. total
*6 NTS: in BANANA=$1134. Total
*7 NTS: in TIKI or JUNGLE=$1134. Total
*7 NTS: in BANANA=$1304.Total
*ALL TOTALS DO INCLUDE STATE TAXES & EXIT CLEANING FEES*
We have just lowered our rates to 130.00 per night for the Tiki Hut and the Jungle Cottage. And to 150.00 per night for the Banana Bungalow. We've lowered our 7 night minimum to 5 nights minimum to make ourselves more flexible for our guests! This is in effect as of 11/15/12 and will stay current for at least June 30, 2013. We take Visa or MC, Personal Checks, Money Orders, or cash.
50% deposit due upon making your reservation and then 30 days prior to your arrival we charge the balance of your stay. For stays more than 7 months in the future we will hold it for you with a $100.00 deposit, with balance of deposit due 4 months prior to arrival.
Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 60 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Please DO see our OWN web site for Virtual Tours and tons of still photos, the photo gallery of fauna and flora here. There is a link below; you will find LOTS more information too! We have lowered our rates by 40.00 a night so this is a great time to come to Hawaii as it is really affordable! We came here to get married and on a whim decided to spend ONE day looking at real estate; and we found this GEM of a property. It is on a very bumpy private road, and we are the last house at the end of it, and are gated with no sign. No one wandering around looking for an 'office'. Most of our guests are repeat or referral. And then of course the remainder are from the internet. Steve is a jack of all trades and is the coffee roaster for our small coffee plantation. He puts on a wicked and very amusing roasting extravaganza for our guests only! It's really a fun thing to watch. We grow and roast our own coffee here and you will get your choice of 100% Kona coffee, NOT a blend, in either med, med-dark or dark roast, a pound per week is included in your stay. Guaranteed you will never see anything like what he does when roasting coffee.
Why the Owner Chose Honaunau:
We fell in love with this property and house as it was built by very wealthy people, the man happening to be a contractor. This was to be their own house and the grounds were gorgeous but without any color, just green. It even had a lawn, which one rarely sees in Kona. We didn't realize it was the best location until we had lived here a year. By that time we had seen all the other areas and were thrilled we had ended up here in Honaunau! We love that it's naturally tropical, with tons of banana and other fruit trees, mac nuts too. We liked that it was on the sunny side of the island and just a little bit away from town. The pace is slower down here yet we're not far from civilization. We liked the ocean, sunset, garden and mountain views out of all our windows and the Cottages have the same views. We didn't like the Hilo side nor it's constant rain. We didn't like the lower elevations because they were too hot and the vegetation was 'scrubby'. We didn't like Waimea because it looked like pasture land that could be anywhere in the America; with no ocean views no beach access. We didn't care for the south part of the island as it was too remote. So in the end we chose the perfect location, elevation, and side of the island to live on! How lucky is that?
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We believe we are in the perfect location for a romantic or private get-a-way. We are a gated property and are the last house on a private road. There is no office, and no people will be coming around looking into your Cottage or looking for an office. We do not have a sign and most of our guests are repeat, referrals and from our internet and Hawaii Magazine advertising. The area is basically rural and there is no through traffic being that we are the last house at the end of the road. Most of our guests are self-sufficient, independent travelers who are looking for privacy and quiet not to mention that they are the kind of guests who care about ambiance and color. We are in the Kona coffee growing belt, up above the highway, and enjoy daytime temperatures of approximately 76 degrees year round. Our landscaping is mature and the grounds are manicured and beautiful. The Cottages are well-maintained and clean. If you want some action, just hop in your car, drive down the private road and you'll be at the highway and near beaches and other activities. We feel we have created a very private, serene, and gorgeous place to just relax! If you've beento this island before even better; now you can go out one day stay in one day. Each Cottage is unique and different. They are all filled with things we have brought back from our years of traveling together. It's a very eclectic mixture and the sounds of the birds and the pond (pond near Tiki Hut) are just wonderful to wake up to. All Cottages have Al Fresco, outside, dining areas! We check you in, and then stay out of your way...no one cares if you wear pj's all day, no one is around to even see you! We cater to couples that are very self-sufficient and just want to be alone There is not communal table for eating. You cook what you want when you want in your own space and time. If you are a plant person, well, you will be in heaven!
Banana Bungalow; big lanai, dishwasher, oven/range & about 800 sq feet! It's
Tiki Hut; flagstone patio is behind me along w/sliding glass doors Kit by stools
Tiki Hut patio, gazebo is to the left. We have new teak chaises lounges .
Jungle Cottage Lanai/View to ocean-we have nicer tablecloth, umbrella. Gorgeous!
Jade vine; turquoise & periwinkle blue, blooms throughout year; hangs 2 feet ea!
View from inside the Tiki Hut Gazebo. We have table/chairs in there & beach gear
THE real gecko! they make silly laughing noises & are everywhere. They eat bugs!
Pond outside Tiki Hut; Gazebo is behind the 2 palms trees; has same color roof.
Banana Bungalow- we have new bedspread now. Bathroom is to the left; very airy!
Tiki Hut-app 525 sq feet.Taken from kitchen,decorated 50's style Hawaiiana look!
Jungle -not really round; Have bigger couch now! approx. 425 sq ft; seems bigger
Jungle Cottage Entrance-big scary dragon mask; bamboo trim, & flowers now too.
Easter Island Tiki-the path to Jungle Cottage; there are some steps to navigate.
Jackson Chameleons Love. Fell from tree w/Steve was trimming it; male has horns!
Tiki Hut Gazebo: pix doesn't do it justice! We have lights on the poles at night
4 mile Scenic Drive not to be missed! Beaches are only on Kona side though. Nice
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