Kehena Honey House
Kehena Beach Hawaii Vacation Rentals, near Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Tristan, Johnny and Wilder
2:15 AM on March 7, 2016
Thank you so much for providing us with a place full of health, beauty and inspiration during our stay at the honey house. It was everything we hoped for. It was wonderful to make a new friend! Take care till we may meet again in this life.
11:01 PM on April 1, 2013
We stayed at the Honey House in February and really loved our stay. The house is beautiful and the bathroom and tiling were awesome.
It was such a treat to meet such kind hosts and have a big basket of fruit waiting in the kitchen. The location was a great place to explore from and it was nice to enjoy the peace and beauty of the area.
Thanks Val for mailing us our camera battery back too! Hugely appreciated.
2:31 PM on March 30, 2013
My wife and I decided to do our Honeymoon on the Big Island. We stayed in a few locations over the nine nights.. and we were very lucky to be able to spend a few nights at the Honeyhouse. Val and Dave were great hosts. Very welcoming. The honeyhouse was very cute, fun and comfortable.
The shower was a highlight as it opened into the jungle.. so much fun. There is also an outdoor shower on the property to be enjoyed.
This property is located a few minute walk from Kehena beach, which is a magical place to spend some time. It's clothing optional which is great.. and one of the days we went down there was a group of dolphins doing flips and having fun right off shore.
A great place to go for dinner, breakfast or a massage is at the Kalani yoga retreat a short 3 min drive away.
The highlight of our visit was hiking in to see the lava flow into the ocean. It's only a few minute drive from Val's place to where you start the hike. Val was very nice in offering to take us on a morning hike. Up at 4:00 am, flashlights, hiking poles and cameras in hand. We hiked over lava fields for 60 minutes in the pitch black to get to lava. What an amazing adventure.. and for sure one of the coolest things we have ever done.
John and Debbie Dhyne
12:40 PM on November 19, 2012
The Honey House is a perfect get away. The house is set up to feel cozy but it is very roomy. The large kitchen area was great to cook in and to enjoy the wonderful fruit that was delivered by Dave. We have never eaten papayas, oranges, bananas or avocadoes that tasted so wonderful. The avocadoes were the size of small footballs. Dave introduced us to star fruit. We have never eaten star fruit but it was added to our daily menu while we stayed at the Honey House. The open air shower was fun and a necessity after swimming at the beaches or the warm pond so we did not have to wear wet sandy clothes into the house. We can still hear the sound of the frogs and the ocean hitting the sea wall. After leaving the Honey House it was hard to go to sleep because we missed the sound of the frogs, thank goodness they were recorded. The locals made us feel welcome and we enjoyed breakfast and swimming with them. The party, Wednesday night, at the end of the road was a gift and very enjoyable. We walked out to the beach with Dave and we were able to see the lava flowing down the mountain side and it was awe inspiring. Dave you were a great host and hopefully we will be back someday.
John and Debbie Dhyne
Bridget & Martin Voeck-Santacruz
4:28 PM on February 4, 2012
What a spectacular week we spent on the Big Island and were honored to call The Honey House "home"! Starting each morning with a fresh coconut and bringing a different type of fruit or vegetable by during the day, our host Dave made us feel more than welcome sharing his island wisdom and Aloha as well as the fruits of his wonderful garden! We spent our time on the Big Island exploring destinations that were more than likely off the beaten path and not over crowded with tourists, Dave was especially helpful in suggesting sights and routes that helped us to feel more like locals which made our vacation truly special and memorable.
The Honey House feels very much a natural part of its surroundings, with big windows in the main living space, long and open floor-plan and shower (with optional privacy curtain) that opens right up to the outdoors, it was easy to feel as though you were simply a part of the beautiful surrounding nature.
The kitchen is very spacious and open with lots of counter space for everything from making a beautiful salad from the garden to mixing cocktails in the blender. During our stay Dave had an abundance of ripe (delicious) bananas on the property and were even able to bake banana bread. As our vacation fell during the rainest of months, we even opted to stay indoors reading and relaxing a few nights, we were able to utilize the included wi-fi for posting pictures or staying in touch with the "real world" while we were at play. The long kitchen also had plenty of room to store our gear on our way in and out - packing coolers, unpacking snorkel equipment all were done effortlessly and without taking room away from counter space for food preparation and the oh-so-important coffee maker!
The main living area in this studio/loft style house was super spacious. My partner and I stayed with another couple who are close friends and we had plenty of room for the four of us with ease. We stayed on the spare futon couch/bed which was very comfortable and the other couple had the large King sized bed. The area also had a very nice, large wooden table with 4 chairs which was nice both for relaxing, eating meals together and computing which we did more of on vacation than I'd like to admit but the included wi-fi made connecting a breeze. The spacious layout of the honey house is completely ideal for a family or close friends, the furniture was of very good quality and exceptionally comfortable. We never felt "on top of" each other but rather felt like we all had plenty of space while feeling very much at home.
Our experience at the honey house was a wonderfully relaxing, quiet get away - far enough to feel away from it all but without having to sacrifice on amenities. The local wildlife were so much fun to observe from the geckos who adorned the palm and banana trees throughout the day, the flock of ducks on the property that were friendly enough to come up and say hello but were generally keen on their own social calendar amongst the group, to the coqui frogs who sang us to sleep every night. Staying on the Big Island and in the Honey House itself was a truly magical experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to turn an ordinary vacation into a romantic adventure in paradise.
Regan and Louie Colburn
1:26 PM on January 5, 2012
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound! Memories of our one week stay at the honey house prompt images of tame wildlife, morning showers, and dancing sunlight in our hidden villa. The funny ducks' early morning chatter provided the most unique and comforting "alarm clock" imaginable. We quickly became friends with Dave, an affable and generous person who provided us with an abundance of fresh fruit throughout our stay. I can hear the sound of the waves calling for my return!
gary and carmen
11:33 PM on November 27, 2010
A great place to stay! Thanks Dave and Val for all your hospatality . Our stay with you was a great begining to our relocation to hawaii. Thanks for the tastes of local fruits from your garden,and the sample of your honey. Excelent! Gary & Carmen Albuqureque N.M.
7:54 PM on September 14, 2010
A wonderful, quiet, and alternative place to be! The gardens are fabulous, and fresh, delicious food often falls from the trees onto your lap. The owners are accommodating and hip, and I felt well taken care of during my stay. I would highly reccommend this house to all green minded folks that want to leave a minimal footprint on the aina, and live in an Eden-like setting. Beautiful!