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

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.


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!


Welcoming and worth it

4.8 on May 11, 2015

Everything was excellent but I would single out Hans and Marsha as superlative. Clean and attractive rooms, we met some very nice people. The food was first rate and the mornings nicely cool. It also is very conveniently located. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.


Very interesting B&B and coffee farm

5 on March 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Mango Sunset and would love to return again some time.


Wonderful Time

4.0 on March 08, 2015

The most memorable part of this B&B is the owner Hans. He is a wonderful "Old School" guy with a wealth of knowledge and information and a desire to share it, but not your usual B&B host. He will greet and interrogate you when you arrive. The paperwork, rules, schedules, etiquette, farm and staff will be explained at that time (the rules twice). He will probably ask about some of your history too. He likes to know the guests employment, education, and experiences. Every morning he will "Hold Court " at breakfast. It's like being in school (raise your hand and ask permission to leave the table) with a delicious meal and spectacular view. His knowledge of the Island, and its history is extensive. We ran into some of the other guests on the Island after our stay at the Mango Sunset ended, and everyone of them referred to it as Hans' Place. They all enjoyed their stay there as much as we did.


Spectacular --- Great Fun

5 on February 04, 2015

Close to the Kailua airport. Great view from the elevation. Hans was a wonderful host. I'd go back anytime.


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4.6 on January 28, 2015

interesting, comfortable, friendly, delicious


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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 where we all eat breakfasts. There, we have a table, two comfortable chairs, foot stools and binoculars for you.

  • 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 where we all eat breakfasts. There, we have a table, two comfortable chairs, foot stools and binoculars for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • 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.

  • 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. Extra person $30, per night.

  • 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 76 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, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Iron Man World Championship, Mauna Kea Observatory / Star Gazing Tours, Parker Ranch, Volcanoes National Park, Lyman Mission House and Museum, Artists Colony Halualoa, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, 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, Fridge, 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: two nights - contact us for one-nighters
  • 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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