Ocean-facing west side of homeLiving room sofa with cable/internet equipped television
Honu Reef, 2 Bdrms w/Ocean Views
Hosted by Heather & Ian
Heather & Ian is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Say "Aloha" to wonderful ocean views & light breezes from the lanai of this South Kona home in the heart of coffee country. Located in a quaint & quiet neighborhood just 19 miles south of the airport & 15 minutes from downtown Kailua-Kona, you're in for a true Hawaiian delight!

The space

Honu reef is an upstairs, non-smoking property with an open floor plan of 880sf, 2 bedrooms, a living area with a large cable-equipped tv, free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen with microwave & oven/stove, a dining area & a fabulous covered lanai. We're located in the heart of Kona Coffee country @ 1200 ft elevation, where there are at least 10 different coffee farms in a 5-mile radius where you can sample some of the area's best brews! We also have a 1 bedroom version of the same exact space available to book for a lower nightly rate if you only require 1 bedroom (holidays/special events excluded). It is listed as Honu Reef 1 Bedroom With Ocean Views.

Guest access

In the garage closet there are straw beach mats, a beach bag, folding lawn chairs, snorkel equipment & a picnic cooler bag for those beach-perfect Hawaiian days.

Interaction with guests

Guests basically have the entire place to themselves, but if they'd like some detailed info on the area, we're more than happy to help them out.

Other things to note

The 40 ft of private road to Honu Reef is paved asphalt with a steep 15% grade. ANY car can get up & down it, no worries =)

Because the house is upstairs and has an open inner stairwell to the garage (washer & dryer location), families with small children are advised to exercise prudence before reserving our home. Additionally, any child over the age of 1 should be considered an extra guest for reservation purposes.

A late check-out of 4pm may be possible with advance notice at time of booking (which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis & may not be available for every stay) for an additional $25 cash payable at time of service. Any guests wishing to check-out after 4pm will be assessed another full night's charge, also payable in cash at time of service.

Unfortunately, due to our location on a small island in the middle of the Pacific & our 3-night minimum stay requirements, any late arrivals after the 1st day of your reservation or early departures before the last day of your reservation can not be refunded. W91901110-01

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Extra people $29 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $143 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

1) Additional guests beyond the number provided on the Airbnb reservation at check-in time can NOT stay overnight and must leave the premises between the hours of 9pm-7am.

2) Upon arrival, you will find our home neat, clean & in excellent condition. We expect it returned to us in a similar manner. So please show respect for our home and return it how you found it!

3) This is a family-oriented neighborhood of hard-working people, including the tenants downstairs, so please be considerate of others by not making loud noise during normal sleeping hours (ie 9p-7am). As a courtesy, please also refrain from doing laundry, washing dishes & conversing loudly during these same hours.

4) If anything breaks during your stay, PLEASE notify us of it immediately so that we: a) Can repair/replace it asap to make your stay more enjoyable, and b) Don't have to scramble after your check-out to repair/replace it before our next guests arrive.

5) Please be respectful of our home & Hawaiian culture by removing your shoes when inside the house.

6) Absolutely no parties, celebrations, gatherings, etc. permitted on premises at any time. The maximum # of guests on the property at any given time is limited to 6.

7) NO SMOKING or ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES on the property at any time. A forfeiture of your security deposit, an extra cleaning charge, & immediate expulsion from the property will result! No refund will be made available for any days left remaining on your reservation.

Failure to follow the above house rules at any time may result in your immediate eviction from Honu Reef without a refund. Mahalo!


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

68 Reviews

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Ron User Profile
March 2016
Thank you, Heather and Ian, for being such terrific hosts - friendly, helpful, flexible, and understanding without being intrusive. And thank you for sharing your lovely home and garden with its comfortable furnishings - clean and perfectly maintained with no surprises. The magnificent ocean views and watching the sunset from the lanai were a treat. We were pleasantly surprised to find the "extra" amenities that you provide - beach towels, mats, and chairs, snorkeling gear, cooler and freezer packs, full kitchen including a fridge with an ice maker - the list goes on. We loved the quiet, residential neighbourhood and homey (rather than hotel-y) feel, close to everything we wanted to do and see.

Chitra User Profile
December 2015
We stayed at Honu Reef over Christmas break from Dec 21-29, 2015 & it was amazing. The apt interior is tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. We arrived at 11 pm on Dec 21 and the hosts had the lights on and the door unlocked to welcome us. They graciously allowed us to use their beach gear and shared fruits (bananas) from their garden. Whether we were sipping our morning tea, eating breakfast, or viewing the sunset on the balcony with panoramic ocean views, we could not have picked a better place to spend our Hawaiian vacation. Thank you Heather & Ian for making our stay comfortable & memorable! Regards, Chitra, Ashok & Raj

Cheryll User Profile
December 2015
Heather & Ian's home was ideal for my 4 day stay with my mom in December. The home had everything we needed to prepare meals, relax after a long day out, and printed out recommendations for their favorite restaurants and activities. Their accommodations are above and beyond the typical Air BnB listing you see-even more welcoming than many hotels. There was a threat of Denge Fever on the island when we arrived and Heather left us a sweet hand written welcome note with a warning and some helpful tips on keeping us safe. Thank you both so much!

Carrie User Profile
September 2015
We love the house a lot! The home decoration and the view are terrific! The owners are very nice and responsive to our requests.

Savanna User Profile
September 2015
Honu Reef is everything in the pictures and more!!! Its is gorgeously decorated, and all the little details are there, from coffee and filters in the kitchen, to Aloe Gel in the bathroom for the accidental sunburn, along with a very nice list of activities and best restaurants to eat at. We ended up going to Mi's Italian Restaurant for dinner, deliscious!!!! Ceiling fans in every room helped make the temperature in the apartment perfect. Its in a very quiet neighborhood, the views are amazing. I would definitely book here again. Thank you Ian and Heather for sharing your peace of heaven in Honu Reef.

Pasha User Profile
August 2015
Welcoming atmosphere. Breathtaking 180 degree view. Spectacular sunsets. Well-equipped kitchen. Clear directions. Each time we met the host he always asked if we need anything more. There was a list of Important phone numbers and local eateries. Cons were the ants however, the host gave very clear instructions on how to avoid them. Spic and span interior. Would highly recommend

Joy User Profile
June 2015
Heather & Ian were wonderful hosts, very responsive and easy to communicate with. The listing provides an accurate description. The house is clean, spacious and has a beautiful view. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, which I loved. You just hear nature outside your window at night, so relaxing.

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Kealakekua, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Heather & Ian User Profile

I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area & Heather is originally from the Kansas City area. We really enjoy traveling & have been all over the U.S. and the Pacific Rim. I love fish tacos (& most seafood in general), she loves anything with cheese involved (typically the more the better), and we're both pretty laid back.

We work hard to provide excellent accommodations at a reasonable price on the Big Island with a spirit of "Aloha", and expect our guests to show us & our home the same respect in return =)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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