Mango Sunset BnB Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms

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

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Needed More Privacy

2.4 on March 26, 2018

My partner and I were hoping for a few days privacy in a serene setting. The room was clean and neat. Unfortunately, the lanai was open across all the four rooms and thus, there was NO privacy. If you have a group of folks who were all staying together this would work. We paid for three nights but LEFT AFTER THE FIRST. The hostess was not friendly to our feedback. The breakfast of cold, hard waffles was completely disappointing. The best part of breakfast was the sharing of stories with the travelers. Consider what you want first in a B and B before you book here.

Innkeeper Response
This is really something: The lanai for the first three rooms -- including their own -- has a door and the guests often sit outside to chat and watch the sunset. Then they go o the living room or to bed. On that one day there was no difference. I can only imagine that the guests went to bed early, were very tired or have a very light sleep. The waffles were definitely not cold, as we put them in the oven, after we make them. Hard? Hardly! So sorry that the guests left after such a short experience!

- Hans Eckert (innkeeper)


Relaxing Stay

4.2 on February 27, 2018

We stayed for three days in February and enjoyed our fellow guests and our hosts. We saw great sunsets, engaged in stimulating conversations and ate well with especially good coffee. The bedroom and bath were clean and comfortable. The location was good to explore the Kona side of Hawaii. All in all we had a very pleasant stay.


Lovely view, nice location, bountiful, sometimes strange breakfast.

2.4 on February 15, 2018

A friend suggested a coffee farm when we were looking for a place to stay in Hawaii. The coffee farm idea intrigued me even though I don't drink coffee. So I booked at Mango Sunset BnB at Lyman Farms for two weeks. We were unfamiliar with the road, so decided to leave Volcanoes early and, unfortunately, arrived around 2 pm. Marsha told us to come back at 5pm to check in. She also told us there was no bathroom available to use before leaving. I thought this was going to be a very long two week stay. The spectacular sunset from our room that greeted us upon return wiped out my initial misgivings. I also loved the sound of rooster crowing, wild turkey chortling, coquilles singing, and the sight of beautiful birds flitting though the bushes and frolicking in the rain catchment just below our veranda. We ended up staying in for five days to relax and enjoy the view before going out to explore the west coast of the Big Island; the location of the coffee farm is perfect for exploring the beaches and historic sites. Marsha and Hans were a fount of information on Hawaii and coffee production. I rather enjoyed the somewhat formal breakfast in the gazebo overlooking the farm and the ocean. It was a chance to meet Hans and Marsha and other guests and to exchange information. I also made use of the kitchen area to prepare lunch and dinner. I also appreciate the use of coolers when we went for a picnic or grocery shopping. Guests beware; we found several cockroaches in the common area and in our bathroom. Hans' overbearing treatment of Marsha made breakfast time rather awkward and uncomfortable. I also found the traffic noise from HWY 190 rather annoying. Please note that onsite dining is not available, but this website does not allow me to complete the review without entering a score on this issue.

Innkeeper Response
This is a very nice review. Except for the "Traffic Noise from Hwy 190": that Hwy is about 1/3 m. away, and nobody has ever complained about it. You made yourself some lunch and dinner in the Guest Kitchen; when you read the description of the BnB you'll see that it only says Breakfast -- as the title suggests. The roach problem was treated and resolved -- for now. There are always roaches in the general area -- it's tropical. Overall, we do not quite understand why the final grade was this low!

- Eckert (innkeeper)


Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on February 09, 2018

My husband and I spent 4 days and 3 nights at the Mango Bed and Breakfast. The owners were very accommodating. Would recommend this place.


Wonderful place to stay near Kona.

4.8 on February 02, 2018

This was a wonderful stay. Hans and Marsha were most gracious hosts.They joined us for wonderful breakfasts that they prepared. Marsha was especially interested in making sure the food she prepared fit the needs of her clientele Their B&B, set 2100 feet above see level offered incredible views of the ocean and sunsets. It was a great way to meet other travelers from around the world. Located on a coffee plantation, the morning coffee was wonderful. The room was very clean and roomy considering we had a roll away bed in the room for our grown daughter. We highly recommend this B&B and would not hesitate to rent it again if we ever return to the Big Island.


Love Coffee in Kona

3.0 on January 18, 2018

Very enjoyable stay - good people !!


Quiet place with a beautiful view at the top of town.

3.6 on December 12, 2017

Nice hosts, good food. We were just a bit nervous about our car getting up the road coming from the direction of the airport, luckily most of the time we took alternative routes and then the driveway was a bit steep as well, but it managed. (That is just Hawaii of course...lots of ups and downs, but may have felt better with 4WD. Room was nice, most rooms have a view to the ocean over the coffee trees. They were extremely accommodating on our final day when we had to head out before the usual breakfast time and provided some muffins or cereal in addition to the fruit and juices that are normally provided. We paid for the tour and the 1.5 hours became 2.5 hours and included history of Hawaii, their family and coffee along with a "tour" of the drying bed and processing. No tour of the rest of the farm like the coffee trees, but were encouraged to walk around when we had arrived. Overall a nice stay. $5/load of laundry, which had to stick between acceptable hours (totally understandable) because they are very loud machines near the bedrooms.


Our Stay at the B&B

3.8 on August 05, 2017

Rooms were small and damp. No A/C. Ceiling Fan worked. Privacy was good. Mosquitoes were terrible. Marsha was very friendly but we were surprised that she ate breakfast with us every morning. Coffee was excellent. .


Sunsets for the Relaxed Viewing

5 on June 13, 2017

Key details...hmmm! The coffee farm info and tour were excellent. The time spent relaxing on the patio was great. Early mornings were nice and cool and seems to go fast. Evenings were quiet and just plain great. Our hosts were great company and very courteous. It was a pleasant stay and we enjoyed our time there. I would definitely stay there again.


B&B on organic coffee farm

2.6 on April 19, 2017

The location is very good. The common kitchen use is very convenient. However the room is a bit cluttered with unneeded furniture, while no clothes hangers provided. The space for it can be easily organized. Also housekeeping use chemicals, which is not coming along with a practices of organic farming. The lecture and tour of organic coffee farm by the owner exceeded our expectations. It was very informative and we learned a lot.


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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). Private 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

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, 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, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, 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:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • 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

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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