About the Guest House

Relax on our deck with ocean and sunset views. We are at an 800ft elevation overlooking the ocean, about 5 minutes by car to the beach or less, and 5 minutes by car from the center of town as well as waterfront restaurants and stores.

The History

In the Hawaiian land district or Ahupua of La’a lao. In the Hawaiian language, la’a loa means “very sacred.” Take the Road to heaven (Ainanani) to the Kona Hawaii Guest House.

A Hawaiian God’s (LONO) Daughter is said, to make a local breeze of wind here when there is no wind elsewhere in Kona. The house was built right along the Old Kona Coffee Train Route, next to horse and cow herd pasture land, by a grandmother of 4 in 1981. It is also near the path of the Night Marchers, the ghost spirits of the ancient warriors of Hawaii who march on certain nights of the year to sacred locations like battlefields. This quiet local community makes for a home away from home.

The Grandmother sold it to a well known pair of dentists in the early 1990’s, a married couple, who champion philanthropy in Kona. They sold it to John in 2002. John has been studying tropical edible plants and trying to get them to grow at the house ever since.

An interesting thing about the property is the large lava tubes in the area, and the dreams people have here. Guests and local residents have dreams about the royal procession that walked down Paulina to Ainanani on their way to the Heiau. These dreams happened before anyone had shared anything about their dreams with each other.

The Local Hawaiians talk about Mana or the power of the ancient Hawaiian people, and their beliefs of living in harmony with nature. Which to them also means stewardship and protection of nature for the people and the Aina (the Sacred). A priestess of Pele (the goddess of the Volcano) has blessed the Land and shared the history of the area.

We have created a micro ecosystem to support life in the area. More than 57 truck loads of coffee and green mulch have been added to make an uncommon black soil here. The wild tropical edible habitat supports tropical birds, butterflys, dragonflys, peasants, turkeys, chickens, piggies, lizards, geckos and guests too. The Kona Hawaii Guest House takes being Green to the next level as we recycle everything we can (all regular plus toxic, metal, batteries, and more), and we take back or recycle greenwaste, coffee, paint, wood and other materials from off site. We reclaim water from the rain too. The butterflys and dragon flys spawn at our place.

About The InnKeeper

I am an herbalist, arborist, permaculturist, a structural and sports massage bodyworker. My work with world champions on peak performance has always been very rewarding. By Hawaiian Massage/ Lomi Lomi, I have been able to help many people with Pain issues and Accident injuries so they can continue to support their families and live better lives.

I get a kick out of introducing guests to the Sacred Aina [land] of Hawaii. Best of all I enjoy exposing folks to the fun, interesting and rare ecology of Hawaii. I love pointing out the many healing herbs and their accompanying practices. With 90 percent of the life here being unique to Hawaii there is much to explore. Did I mention there are hundreds of tropical fruit varieties to taste in each kind of fruit. Enjoy over a hundred kind of bananas, and that is just banana. There are hundreds of different kinds of fruit completely different to try.

Come and explore the Hidden Hawaii with us and expand the treasure of experiences of your life.