From $130 / night

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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Cottage

Aloha from South Kona! We have TWO very adorable and very nicely appointed Cottages or "little houses" for Couples or any two people looking for a truly unique and off the beaten path experience. Both have awesome ocean views, and are surrounded by mature tropical vegetation, fruits,flowers, and privacy. We would love to share our little slice of heaven with you!

Enjoy either the cozy Jungle Cottage or the luxurious & spacious Banana Bungalow. We cater to couples on honeymoons, anniversaries, and any special occasion or just any regular vacation for 2 people per Cottage and also anyone who is into coffee and being on a coffee plantation...Read more

Call: (888) 950-7560


Honaunau, Hawaii

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Our "neighborhood" would be described as rural yet in 10 minutes you can be down our road and into civilization! It's so lovely and quiet up here on our little hill; filled with colorful gorgeous flowers and landscaping, and it's green year round. Yet we get less than half the rain that Hilo gets. We have the perfect year round temperature of approximately 76 degrees, while at the shoreline it can be 10 degrees hotter.

We are the last property up along the mountain side of Highway 11, ie, Mamalahoa Highway, just up the hill, before one would turn right to go to the City of Refuge. Our property is 7/10ths of a mile up a very bumpy with lots of twists and turns. We personally meet and guide you up upon arrival, no matter what time of day or night. We are gated and there is no sign nor looky-loos walking around looking for an office.

We have 3 acres and each of our 2 Cottages are separated by space and landscaping so each little house is very private and secluded. Our home is also here up at the very top of the property, however we cannot see nor hear you and visa versa. The views out of every window are of beautiful manicured lawns, palm and fruit trees, gorgeous tropical flowers, vines, and very tropical and mature landscaping. These are really upscale and resort quality accommodations!

Honaunau is a suburb of Kailua-Kona and is just 18 miles south of of town. We have several restaurants nearby, gas stations,a super market, fruit stands, farmer's markets, gift shops, art galleries, a collectibles mall, and are in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt, a 20 mile span where the coffee produced here is known as 100% Kona coffee. The parking for each of our 2 Cottages is separate and also there is no through traffic as we are the last house up on this road.

There really is no public transportation to speak of on this island so one must rent a car at the airport upon arrival. Near by is the famous City of Refuge and Two Step Snorkeling beach, and is the perfect location to take a day trip to the Volcano, Hilo, or the Hamakua Side of the island. Going north along the Mamalohoa Hwy one can visit Kailua-Kona, and go to many different kinds of beaches. Further up the western side of the island, the leeward side, or the Kona side as that is the Hawaiian word for the leeward side, the sunny side btw, are Hapuna Beach and Puako Cove.

Then up at the very north end of the island are the towns of Hawi and at the end of the road is the Pululo Lookout which is exquisite and one can also hike down into that ravine.

There is so much to see and do here that one week is simply not enough time! As a side note, if you have not been to the Hawaiian Islands before, ALL of the other islands, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, etc. would fit inside the Big Island of Hawaii more than 2 times over! Please plan your trip knowing that there is very much to see and do here but it is all spread out and does require more time than staying on any one of the other islands.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways

What's Nearby

Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water sports nearby

Nearest beach: Hookena Beach, 3.5 miles
Nearest shops, 2 miles

Getting There

Nearest airport: KOA, 26 miles
Car is essential


Last updated on November 16, 2012
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Rental fees

  • Cancellation Fee | $100 per stay | IF we are able to re-book the cancelled space we will refund your deposit less this fee. IF unable to re-book the cancelled time we prefer to have you re-schedule your time with us. If you cannot, then we reserve the right to keep the amount held. We are not a hotel and do not get walk-in business. Please consider buying trip insurance if you are concerned about a possibility of not being able to make your trip. Thank you.
  • Tax rate | 13.41% of rent
  • Hawaii State Taxes | 13.41% of rent | State of Hawaii TAT & GET taxes are 13.41% of the total, including the cleaning fee.
  • Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

The state of Hawaii taxes are 13.41% of the total of however many nights you are staying including the 100. exit cleaning charge.

To figure your weekly rent please take the amount as shown above under weekly rent, add in $100. for the Exit Cleaning charge, then take 13.41% of that total for the Hawaii State Taxes, and add that amount to the sub-total and you will have the total amount of your total stay.

For example, the JUNGLE COTTAGE one week rate(130. X 7 nights) is the 910.00 as shown above, plus 100. for exit cleaning = 1010. X 13.41% for the Hawaii State Taxes which comes to 135.+ 1010. = the ONE WEEK TOTAL OF 1145.00. The deposit is half, 572.50 now, and then 30 days prior to your arrival the balance is the same, 572.50.

And exactly the same thing for the BANANA BUNGALOW; the one week rate (150. X 7) of 1050.00 as shown above + 100. exit cleaning = 1150. X 13.41% Hawaii State Taxes which come to 154. + 1050. = so the ONE WEEK TOTAL OF 1304. The deposit is half, 652.00 now, and then 30 days prior to your arrival the balance is the same, 652.00.

If you are staying 5 or 6 or 8 nights, whatever, just please use this same formula to figure your total stay and deposit and final balance. It's not very complicated and anyone with basic math skills can do it. The above rates are definitely in EFFECT and CURRENT until the end of February 2014.

The FROM rate OF 120. a night that FlipKey is showing as our LOWEST rate is for the JUNGLE COTTAGE if you stay for 10 nights or longer. The LOWEST rate for the BANANA BUNGALOW IS 140. a night for 10 nights or longer.

The 130.a night rate is from FlipKey using our least expensive Jungle Cottage, not the Banana Bungalow. To see photos of our Banana Bungalow you should see our own web site: or Google BwanaBob's Hawaiian Vacation Cottages for Couples, thank you!

We do not raise our rate during the high season just because we can; we don't believe in gouging you due to the time of year! We are open year round and the weather is great year round!

Our rates are currently over 80.00 less per night than previously charged due to the state of our economy so it's never been a better time to come to affordable Hawaii!

We can't hold this rate indefinitely so book now and come on down! We'd love to have you stay and feel as if this is your home away from home on the Big Island.

We do not collect a security deposit nor a damage insurance fee. We like to think that if you break something you will let us know and work out a fair price for the broken item and let us replace it. If you break a glass no worries, accidents happen, but we need to know so we have time to replace it before our next guest arrives. We don't have many rules here; just no smoking inside, no going into another cottage without permission, cleaning all beach and snorkel gear you used for the next guests, and leaving the Cottage or Bungalow as clean as you can, with dishes and pots/pans all washed. We thank you for this courtesy.

We just ask that you treat our two Cottages as if they were your own. Don't ruin our sheets, upholstery, etc. and we're fine. If you lose our flips or masks we ask that you let us know ASAP and reimburse us for a portion of their cost. We know accidents happen but we don't want to be bean counters, hey we already are with our 100% Kona coffee beans!

Note: We do not use the FlipKey Calendar; so please EMAIL or call us AFTER 10AM HAWAII TIME to ask about our availability, thank you! We prefer to do things the old fashioned way...the personal way.


  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Secure parking space
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
  • Parking
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Stove or Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Grill
  • VCR
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Deck
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - no
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - ask
Living space
  • 425 square feet

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