|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Ho'onanea Ranch is nestled in a quiet lush valley just 10 minutes from Hilo. The private guest suite has a ocean view lanai where you can enjoy a slow morning before heading off on your island adventures. The amenities include an enclosed outdoor shower, spacious bedroom and bath, kitchette and sitting area and a swimming hole with waterfall. This quiet retreat will feel like your home away from home as you take in all the Big Island has to offer.
I am an adventurous, life loving person. I spend my time caring for my 4 horses, 2 dogs and teaching riding instruction, cooking, hiking and writing.
My home is my masterpiece and a dream realized. It is filled with luxurious finishes that will leave you feeling pampered.
I look forward to welcoming you into my home.
Kate Johnson purchased this cottage in 2007
We can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect,peaceful and beautiful. 5/2-5/6
The guest house was the perfect place to stay. This place is a great location - close enough to Hilo to go into town for restaurants or shopping, but far enough away to be serene. The property is beautiful - very green and lush. Kate was very knowledgeable about the island and always willing to provide information if asked. She is a great hostess. We were looking for something peaceful and beautiful. That is what we got - and more! We would definitely recommend this property! We loved our stay here!
We had a wonderful 3 nights at Kate's place. The location was great to see everything on the Hilo side and the dogs always welcomed us back after our adventures during the day! Kate was very accommodating and responded promptly when we had questions. Everything was very neat and clean, and we loved the outdoor shower. Wish we could have stayed longer so I could get to know Kate and the horses more!
Kate is an excellent host. It felt like we were visiting with family. Everything stated in her posting was available and more ! In addition, she is more than a person offering trail rides. Kate is a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of horsemanship, and is more than willing to share. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and would highly recommend staying he Really!
Thank you Kate for a lovely stay in your home! We stayed here for 3 nights while on the Hilo side and really enjoyed that the studio was brand new and very clean and well maintained, since there tends to be more older accommodations on the Hilo side from my research of other accommodations. It was nice to enjoy our breakfast outside on the patio and grill food on the large gas bbq in the evenings. We had fun feeding the goats that were a minute down the ranch and watching the horses, as well enjoy fruits from the trees. I initially would've preferred an indoor shower but I actually really enjoyed the experience of the outdoor shower especially with a great water temperature and pressure. The toilet and sink was inside.. The added touch of the robes provided and nice toiletries were really appreciated too. Wifi access was great! There's no TV but we never watch TV on vacation anyways so that wasn't an issue at all, plus there's so much to do on the Hilo side that we really didn't have time. We also loved the company of the dogs, The home is set in a beautiful picturesque setting and about 10 minutes north of Hilo, so we based ourselves here to explore Volcano Park, Mauna Kea, Waterfalls, and Hilo. Make sure to see the Volcano crater at sunset and do the Crater Rim Drive, and make arrangements with a tour or rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle (not just a small SUV) so that you can go all the way up to the summit of Mauna Kea.
A little piece of heaven! Spacious 1 bedroom cottage with an incredible view on 23 acre ranch. Loved the daily visits by Prince Albert (Jack Russell Terrier) who enjoyed snuggling with us. Very friendly and welcoming owners and ranch staff.
Dbl up on draperies for more privacy
Change to a larger bed (room could handle it)
A TV would have been nice
Add motion light outside cottage (very dark at night)
Add blow dryer
Add small iron and board
What a great place to stay. Close to everything. Beautiful setting, and Kirk and Kate are the best host ever. Love you guys. MO and Albert are awesome dogs, I will miss them. The horses are beautiful to.
|Cleaning||£41 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|