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Banyan Tree Sanctuary Guesthous

· Kailua, Hawaii
3 acres
3 sites
3 Lodging
We have been the stewards of this aina for over 20 years. When we purchased it in 2002, there were only several varieties of fruit, now there are over 30 and growing. We make our own soil, and have trucked in many hundreds of truckloads of mulch to do that, and constantly make soil with our composting efforts. We are on a dormant volcano, Hualalai, that last erupted in 1801. The weather is ideal for growing most types of tropical fruit and many varieties of vegetables.
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Kailua, Hawaii, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Rae G.Joined in July 2019
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 8 hours
16 ratings · 18 reviews
Jamie L.recommends
June 2, 2022
Kahuna Banyan View Private Bath
Truly a sanctuary
Our stay at Banyan was one of our favorite parts of our time in Hawaii. We adored the attention to detail in the space, which was beautiful and relaxing. There is an incredible view from the sanctuary and the lanai. The pool and common areas were pristine and welcoming, and we enjoyed wandering the grounds. Everyone there was so kind and accommodating. I hope we get the chance to visit again.
Micaela P.recommends
May 30, 2022
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Highlight of the trip!
The Manta Ray suite was perfect. It had everything you could want or need, and more. Including a hot tub, pool, sauna, spacious outdoor kitchen & living room, perfect balcony, and welcoming hosts. Even more so, it’s situated in a nice secluded road, surrounded by lovely people, houses, and environment.
Antoinette L.recommends
March 29, 2022
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Loved the ocean view and privacy from my lanai. Wonderful suite with a huge shower. Great amenities, salt water pool, spa and infrared sauna with the outdoor shower was awesome. Community kitchen and living spacious and everything you need. I will be coming back. Oh, the Farm Tour with Benjamin was fun, educational and tasty. Antoinette
Halley S.recommends
February 22, 2022
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Soul Replenishing ♥️
The moment we walked through the doors at the banyan tree sanctuary, our spirits were filled with peace and contentment! The beautiful bright colors filled our hearts with happiness. The other guests and residents (including the kitties) were welcoming and enhanced the environment. Benjamin played Beatles and Grateful Dead songs for is while we made meals in the refreshing and well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed mouth watering fresh fruit from the farm, cooled off in the pool during the day, and star glazed from the hot tub at night. We strolled around the farm and took in all the beauty. If you have the opportunity to stay here, don't pass it up!!
Freddie H.recommends
December 30, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a gem. It is quiet, peaceful, and homey. It is just 15 minutes away from the airport and yet we felt like we were deep into the province. We felt so at home. Rae and Ben were so welcoming from the moment we arrived. Will definitely stay again.
Marney C.recommends
December 24, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Tree Sanctuary - soul connecting
Our stay was short yet incredibly sweet! Exceptionally warm and welcoming hosts. Rae ensured all the details were in place for our late check in. Being this was our first time to Hawaii that was worth its weight in gold to help us feel secure! Our room was vintage style, clean and equipped with essentials of home away from home. Beach equipment was available to use on our outings which again so wonderful as we didn’t know where to rent. There was fresh coffee, fruit and veggies off the land and macadamI nuts to snack in-I’ve never eaten a banana so sweet and avocado so buttery! Some of the people we met are there for longer stays and helped welcome us also-Janice was so sweet and helpful 💕 The property was exceptional, from the view off our private lanai and from every spot you walked or sat in! The hot tub was perfect under the moon and stars. We didn’t have a chance to use the pool however it was lovely and clean. The atmosphere was peaceful, serene with amazingly good energy which was exactly what we needed after a long battle against COvid as a frontline worker. Lastly, Benjamin touched our hearts and souls when he sang and played his guitar during our last morning’s breakfast. Somehow he knew just what to sing which brought tears of joy and gratitude for both of us. Beautiful people beautiful property - soul correcting and connecting! Mahalo Benjamin, Rae and Maggie Dancer for the restoration and love the Tree Sanctuary brought to us 💕🙏
Micki S.recommends
November 13, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
This place is exceptional. Our stay wasn’t nearly long enough and I would definitely book here again. The property is amazing and fully stocked with everything you could need. Rae even popped by and shared some delicious fresh fruit from the property with us. I can’t recommend the Banyan Tree Sanctuary more highly.
Bianca B.recommends
October 3, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Beautiful sanctuary
A beautiful sanctuary with everything you could ever need. We felt so much balance and peace here. This place inspired us to live a more conscious life and we wish we could have stayed longer.
Scott R.recommends
June 7, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Relaxing natural sanctuary
The Manta Ray Suite at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay during our time in Kona. The property is gorgeous, as is the room. Everyone we met on the property was kind and welcoming. A few minor notes for future guests - 1. Ubers have a hard time finding the property, we often had to walk out a bit from the sanctuary to meet up with them 2. While there is no air conditioning in the room, the fans and windows provided comfortable temperatures in the room pretty much all day. 3. The suite does have windows which overlook onto community spaces, so if the blinds are not drawn there's not too much privacy in the room. We didn't have any problems with privacy during our stay, but were a bit surprised to find windows where they were when we first arrived.
Jessica R.recommends
May 12, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Our stay at Banyan Tree was excellent! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing stay on the Big Island.
William S.recommends
January 8, 2021
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Quiet and secluded oasis near Kona
We felt very welcome, quiet, and relaxed- stayed only two nights in the Manta Ray room, very clean with private bath and queen bed with a nook off to the side with a small twin bed and mini fridge. Loved waking to the start of the day in the hot tub and swim in the pool. Fresh fruit was generously provided from their organic gardens, and we purchased some veggies to eat. Full kitchen for guest use. What a great atmosphere they generate with artistic touches everywhere, beautiful end of road spacious property, aloha and holistic energies... we would be happy to come back again and again. Mahalo to Ray for making sure we felt well cared for!
David I.recommends
March 20, 2020
Sunset Suite 2bdrm Pool Sundeck
Nice little oasis everything you need there, will be back!
Ash M.recommends
March 17, 2020
Fig Heaven Bungalow PoolJacuzziSaun
Magical stay in restful space
Fantastic place! Rae, and Benjamynn are fantastic hosts. The guest house, grounds, and area are simply beautiful and relaxing. It's clear they've spent 18 years pouring a lot of heart and soul into the spaces. Our kitchen pantry and fridge spaces were well organized, and there were lots of spices to cook with in the open air kitchen. There was always fresh fruit. Rae even helped me to gather fresh aloe for my sunburn, Bejamynn helped me find items I had misplaced in the kitchen, and sang us songs. The room was peaceful and the bed comfy. We would absolutely stay again.
David H.recommends
January 20, 2020
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Even better then the photos.
Shelly B.recommends
January 17, 2020
Manta Ray Suite Private Bath Lanai
Better than the pictures!
Better than the pictures.! They really put a lot of love and care into the property. The room had everything we needed (and extra sunscreen and aloe just in case) We were able to borrow beach equipment like snorkel gear and boards. They provided beach towels so you dont have to waste space with your own when you pack. Fresh food from the grounds every day! 10 out of 10.
Michelle K.recommends
January 7, 2020
Fig Heaven Bungalow PoolJacuzziSaun
The property and room were very beautiful! The location is close to resturants and stores while being very quiet and surrounded by nature. It's a great place to stay if you're exploring the area near Kona!
Jason C.recommends
December 29, 2019
Kahuna Banyan View Private Bath
It is so amazing here! The people are fantastic and so genuine and sweet. We were gifted an upgrade because of a misunderstanding online. Rae was 100% accomodating and more than fair! We spent our first Christmas away here and it was truly special. We will never forget it and I would love to stay again! Recommend to anyone!
Grace B.recommends
December 11, 2019
Fig Heaven Bungalow PoolJacuzziSaun
Beautiful sanctuary! Friendly staff
Beautiful property. Relaxing stay, fresh fruit available in the kitchen, beautiful pool to enjoy after using the jacuzzi. Suite was very clean and comfortable. Would absolutely recommend. Pleasure meeting Jacob and Rae!
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