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Off the beaten path, 20 minutes from Waipio Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom spacious cottage, quiet and serene in front of a lily pond.

The cottage has one spacious bedroom with sitting area, a country style kitchen area, a dining room and a bathroom.

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

Rainbow Bee Farm Cottage is converted from the tour/education building of our once active honey farm where for the past 20 years we produced a world famous gourmet honey - Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey. (We recently retired from and sold the honey business.)

If you are interested in learning about bees, Richard ( 30 years a professional beekeeper) is happy to share with you his bee-keeping stories and experience.

More Details

Candice & Richard
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Honokaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath tub with lots of sky lights.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Off the beaten path, 20 minutes from Waipio Valley
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Great Rural Spot in the NE Corner of Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We loved the peaceful quiet and privacy of the cottage. Richard and Candice were very welcoming. They have attended to every detail to ensure an attractive and comfortable environment and generously provided organic coffee and delectable honey from their own bees. The location is excellent for exploring the whole north and northeast parts of the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, spacious, nice

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were went beyond our expectations. It's not everyone who stays in a former beekeeping education facility (retired beekeeper host) .

Was a bit chilly at night, but once I used the provided heaters, was fine.

It's nice to have more room than a hotel room. We've stayed at 5 star resorts on a beach that had been ranked #1. I enjoyed the space & quiet here more. We did miss the beaches, but they are less than an hour away. During our stay, storms made the beaches unusable anyway.

I don't want to compliment them too much, since we don't want the place to be sold out next time. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainbow cottage

  • 4 of 5

Secluded and comfortable. The owners have considered everything one might need and provided for it. Windy roads did not prevent us from finding local groceries or restaurants or exploring this part of the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So much aloha!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the Bee Cottage, we felt like we had "come home". The warm welcome we received from Candice and Richard, the spacious, comfortable and cozy cottage, the lovely gardens, the privacy and solitude, and all the extras, like coffee, tea, honey, great DVDs and books, and so much more, all made our stay here extraordinary! Having to leave after only 4 days was the only difficult part of our stay. Mahalo to Richard and Candice for your kindness, aloha and generous spirit. Laurie and Rusty

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property and cottage exceeded our expectations. The cottage was much larger than we thought it would be, well equipped for a comfortable stay and very clean. The owners are local, know the area well and can help with anything you may need to know. Location is central to seeing different areas of the island. Loved our stay there.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and Debra. We look forward to seeing you next month.
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wonderful, unique place

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we wanted. Relatively close to the attractions we were interested in, but off the beaten track. Quiet and peaceful.

Richard and Candice are the perfect hosts striking a great balance between privacy and openness. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeff and Deborah. It was lovely to meet you two and exchange stories. Hope to have you back again in the future. All the best to your new endeavor. Aloha, Candice & Richard
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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