Mango Sunset BnB Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms

73-4261 Mamalahoa Hwy. , Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA (Show map)

About

Four bright and cozy rooms; stunning ocean views; located on active family farm for Organic Kona Coffee Estate; very quiet; very interesting; 10 minutes from Kona town and airport at 2100 ft elevation (WE CAN SEE BUT NOT HEAR THE PLANES); 10 degrees cooler than Kona. Full hot breakfast in the Ocean View Gazebo included; Coffee Farm Tours by owner/operator Dr. Eckert with reservations. Outdoor BBQ Kitchen available to guests. Our Breakfast always includes our multiple award-winning 100% Organic Kona Coffee, teas, 100% fruit juices, tropical fruit and our famous hot farm-style breakfast. After comfortable and peaceful nights, enjoy the morning on your Lanai. There, overlooking our 3200 tree Kona Coffee farm, you can take in our spectacular ocean view while chatting with fellow guests or your hosts. In the morning, we all eat breakfast in the Ocean View Gazebo, munching your banana-macadamia nut pancakes and star fruit filled papaya boat. See miles of coast, check out the surf line, count the boats, or use our binoculars to watch the birds, among them wild turkeys and the endangered and regal Hawaiian Hawk (18 species have been counted on this farm). Then drive off to your day of diving or biking, Volcano watching or golfing, deep sea fishing or kayaking. Shop and dine in Kona, explore historical sites or quaint artist villages. Come back to "talk story", have a drink seated on your lanai chairs, and be awed by our miraculously colorful "Mango Sunsets".

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Beautiful breakfast views of coffee plantation

3.8 on August 05, 2016

Hans, the owner, is a bit grouchy but I found this amusing - as I expect he intended. The room was nice and I loved the private shower/bath. The road to reach the BnB is a bit challenging, especially for a non four wheel drive vehicle, but its pretty much normal for the big island do there's no fault there. The breakfast was delicious and prepared promptly on schedule. Being from an earlier time zone I would've like the breakfast even earlier so I could star other activities. Hans is very knowledgeable but be careful not to ask him something he hasn't documented already. That will definitely bring out his grouch (or go ahead if you're amused by his grouchiness like me).


Mango Sunset B & B a Great Place to Stay

5 on July 10, 2016

Mango Sunset is a great place to stay for a few days while on the island of Hawaii. The rooms were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with a nice variety and always great company. The access road was a challenge to find the first time but after that there were no concerns. The sunset view over the ocean was priceless.


Lovely Oasis High Above the Shore

4.4 on March 29, 2016

Our hosts, Hans and Marsha were gracious, enjoyable to chat with, and Hans makes an excellent breakfast! Mostly fresh ingredients picked right from their farm. Our room was cheerful and the back patio looked down to the seashore. Fresh breeze blew in the patio door and made for wonderful sleeping.


Interlude on a coffee farm

3.4 on February 20, 2016

We had a nice stay for a couple of days at Mango sunset B&B. The farm is located on the slope of the volcano, and there is a really nice view over the tops of the coffee trees, with the ocean down below and beyond which is visible from sliding doors on three of the four rooms, and from the outdoor breakfast seating.. We had one cloudy evening, but saw one very nice "mango sunset" as advertised! We were aware of some reviews from some people who didn't like the demeanor of our host, Hans. We found Hans to be charming and genuine- and believe he is a really good organic coffee farmer! It is an interesting and very convenient location.


Hawaiian gem

3.8 on February 05, 2016

A small B&B on a coffee farm. Quiet and restful with an accommodating staff. Beautiful view of Kona and the Pacific. A great place to base your day trips to the many amazing places on the big island.


Sehr angenehmes B&B

3.8 on December 30, 2015

4 Meilen oberhalb des Zentrums von Kailua liegt die Farm auf etwa 550m über dem Meeresspiegel und bietet von der Terrasse des Gästehauses aus einen weiten Ausblick über die Kaffeepflanzungen hinweg zur Küste hinunter. Das saubere Zimmer ist gemütlich eingerichtet, die Nachmittagssonne lässt sich angenehm auf der überdachten Terrasse genießen. Beim morgendlichen Frühstück gemeinsam mit den Besitzern stammt nicht nur der Kaffee vom eigenen Anbau, sondern auch die von Hans oder Marsha kreativ zubereiteten Leckereien wie Eierpfannkuchen mit Cottage-cheese und Konfitüre, oder Omlett mit Lauchzwiebeln zum Toast, aus der eigenen Küche. Die Kaffee-Plantage kann bei Interesse besichtigt und mit Hans (sofern er die Zeit dafür hat) über die verschiedenen Kaffee-Qualitäten der weltweit unterschiedlichen Anbauregionen diskutiert werden. Sehr sympathisches Bed and Breakfast.


Nice Rooms, Great Views, Very Educational

3.8 on December 27, 2015

My wife and I stayed there during the week of the Iron Man championship this past October. We had a very nice time there. The rooms aren't super luxurious, but very nice, and clean. The farm is located just into the coffee growing region above the airport and is about a ten minute drive into town. Hans is very interesting to talk to and gets my vote for the world's most interesting man in the world! I also appreciate him answering the dozens of questions I had about the area, the local history and coffee farming. We would definitely stay there again. Also, according to Hans, this is one of only two truly organic coffee farms on the Big Island.


mango sunset

4.2 on December 08, 2015

Es war wie erwartet.


Early risers and history buffs, this is the place for you!

3.0 on June 15, 2015

First the good: clean rooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds, gorgeous plants, free computer access, fresh juice every morning, nice coffee interns, and lovely view. The not so good: Very noisy early in the morning (for example, laundry often started at 6:30 am), very limited choices for breakfast, weak coffee (not what one would expect on a coffee farm), and lengthy history lecture given during breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
I think the guest had his clock wrong, because the first time the laundry is permitted is after breakfast! Very limited choices for breakfast? We have coffee and tea, two types of fruit juices, a fruit salad, and one or two hot dishes. Weak coffee? That hurts: this is the first time this was mentioned by ANYBODY! Our coffee is very good, and brew-strength is just right. Perhaps they were used to "dark" roasted coffee, which we do not do? In Dark Roast you taste the roasting, but not the origin of coffee -- a waste for Kona. The "lengthy history lecture" during breakfast was likely a number of answers, to a number of questions from other guests.


Delightful

3.6 on June 02, 2015

Hans & Marsha are engaging & entertaining hosts. It was a delight to join them each morning in the gazebo on the lanai for their home cooked breakfast, that was not only filling, but delicious. My favorite was the egg white, mac nut pancakes with guava jelly!


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Rooms & Rates

Honu (Sea Turtle)

Room: Queen bed; in-suite bath. Terrific Ocean View! All doors & trim are mahogany and bamboo hard-wood floors; all rooms are insulated for sound; top quality mattresses & extra pillows; individual reading lamps; ceiling fan switch at bedside. Island-style furniture: teak and bamboo; rooms have a 6 foot sliding glass door to the tiled, covered lanai. There, we have a table, two comfortable chairs, foot stools and binoculars for you. We all eat breakfast in the Ocean View Gazebo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Kohola (Whale)

Room: 2 XL Twin beds;(easily pushed together). Bath down the hall. Terrific Ocean View! All doors & trim are mahogany and bamboo hard wood floors; all rooms are insulated for sound; top quality mattresses, extra pillows; individual reading lamps; ceiling fan switch at bedside. Island-style furniture: teak and bamboo; all rooms have a 6 foot sliding glass door to the tiled, covered lanai, and an Ocean View Gazebo where we all eat breakfasts. On the lanai, we have a table, two comfortable chairs, and foot stools for you. The Bathroom is reserved for only you, and is down the Hallway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Hahalua (Manta Ray)

Room: Queen bed; in-suite bath; Terrific Ocean View! All doors & trim are mahogany and bamboo hard wood floors; all rooms are insulated for sound; top quality mattresses, extra pillows; individual reading lamps; ceiling fan switch at bedside. Island-style furniture: teak and bamboo; rooms have a 6 foot sliding glass door to the tiled, covered lanai where we have a table, two comfortable chairs, foot stools and binoculars for you. We all have breakfast in the Ocean View Gazebo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Naia Dolphin)

good size room with one Queen bed; space for roll-away (3rd person); In-suite bath, Mountain/Garden View, private Lanai, closet, private entrance. Ideal for parents and child or 3 people traveling together with much luggage. The extra Bed is put in upon request, for an extra charge -- extra person $30, per night. Breakfast for all is in the Ocean View Gazebo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

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Location

Location Type

in 2100 ft elevation on Kona Coffee farm, temp. in mid 70s year 'round, On the slopes of Hualalai Volcano, Part of the Kona Coffee Belt, Countryside, Island, Mountains, Oceanview, Small town, Tropical

Airport

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (KOA-Keahole) 5 miles

Directions to property:

See also interactive map on our own Home Page. From Kona Town: Leave town going EAST (uphill) on Palani Drive (that's the continuation of Ali'i Drive). Stay on Palani Drive (Hwy 11) for about 5 miles, until you pass Matsuyama Store and the well lit Gas Station (the only one on the road). Then turn Right into our driveway, as described below.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Iron Man World Championship, Mauna Kea Observatory / Star Gazing Tours, Parker Ranch, Volcanoes National Park, Lyman Mission House and Museum, Artists Colony Halualoa, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Coffee Eco Tour by reservation (see website), Guest Kitchenette, free Wi-Fi and guest computer, Bar-B-Q kitchen w/sink and lights, Lanai and Gazebo w/ ocean view seating

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Organic Kona Coffee Estate Farm Tour (reservation), Volcano hiking and watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Surfing and Boogie Boarding, Whale, Dolphin and Turtle watching, SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-8:30; late
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No no nicotene anywhere on the premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes with responsible parental supervision
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No our three pets (2 cats, one puppy) never enter the BnB
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: three nights - contact us for less
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $400.00 or two days price, on your Credit Card, via secure website at booking. The balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: We will refund your deposit (or full payment if made) in full, minus a $50.00 handling charge per room, provided we have received your written cancellation notice 45 days prior to your arrival date. Between 44 days and seven days prior, you lose 3/4 (75%) of your deposit; within seven days of your planned arrival you lose your whole deposit.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Hans and Marsha Eckert, Karen (10)

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , No animals EVER in BnB!

About the innkeepers

When, after 20 years of visits, we decided to settle in Hawaii, we named our 8 acre Kona Coffee farm after Marsha's ancestors, The Lymans, who came to the island as Missionaries in 1832. We cleared the virgin land, planted 3200 coffee trees, and built the BnB, barn, and our own house. We are enthusiastic divers, love to bike, hike, & be one with nature whenever we can (and are not sitting behind our computers or on the tractor). Our 9 year old daughter Karen is in 5th grade.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30-8:30 (or so)
  • Serving Location: Ocean View Gazebo for all guests with host, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian lactose free, no pork, no beef; even vagan (not for all guests)


Signature Dish

Mango Sunset French Toast or Cheese Blintzes
Hawaiian Sweet bread French Toast with Mango puree; European style macademia nut pancrepes, covered with strawberry-yogurt-honey sauce. Home fries w/red + yellow peppers, onions, fresh herbs and mushrooms, served with bacon, saussage or scrambled eggs. Always with fruit juice, and 100 % Kona Coffee, tea, or milk.


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Deals

Hot Deal

7 nights for the price of 5 - private bath (for 2)

Regular Rate: $700 now $500 (29% Savings:)

Between now and January 6, 2005, we will only charge you five days of our regular room rate if you book seven consecutive days with us; rates for single person are less. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8083250909 to redeem this deal.

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