BEAUTIFUL property. friendly people, adventurous excursions, and peaceful retreat!
I was looking to visit somewhere during my boyfriend and I's Hawaii trip that was more rural and away from the main tourist hubs, and I couldn't have found a better place than this. I was drawn to the property rental when I saw it on HomeAway, and trust me, it's better in person! My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and were so taken by this beautiful, 25 acre property. We were warmly greeted upon arrival by the homeowner, Peggy, and her sweet, friendly dog, Jackie. Peggy took the the time to give us recommendations and kept in touch with us upon request throughout our stay to help us find things to do and navigate the area. She knew of several great outoor excursions, like hiking, ziplining, and canoeing. Unfortunately the rain wouldn't let up during our short stay, so while we couldn't partake, we still had a great time exploring the town and enjoying the property. Even though it's a small town, it offers more than meets the eye. We enjoyed delicious sushi at a Japanese fusion restaurant, fresh local Poke bowls, and a farm to table breakfast at a restaurant/rec center that also hosts things like yoga and dancing. There are small artisan shops, clothing stores, and art galleries to peak in and out of. We also drove about an hour out of town to go Horseback riding in Honokaa (highly recommend!) The guest house we stayed in is right off the main house with it's own private entrance. It's a comfortably sized space with a full size bed, desk, tv, lounge chair, dining table for 2, kitchenette, and bathroom. The bathroom and kitchen were stocked with all basic necessities. Very clean with beautiful views. Peggy also dropped off fresh fruit, fresh milk, and cookies during our stay to keep us satisfied! Right next to guest house front door is a fairytale-like archway leading to the "front yard". By yard, I mean a large green expanse, with fruit trees, a hammock hanging from palm trees, and down a sloped path is a gulch surrounded by bamboo and tropical forest. We had the freedom to roam about this area. We were also interested in seeing the back of the property, which is their pasture where they farm and raise chickens, sheep, goats, cattle, and horses. Peggy was so kind to take the time to take us through the pasture, talk to us about their farm, and introduce us to all the animals! We already have our minds set on coming back to the farm and staying longer next time. I hope others will enjoy this home and this part of the island, too! Aloha!
Tranquil cottage in peaceful Kohala farm setting