Interior of Fig Heaven bungalow.Another angle of the front entrance.
Fig Heaven Bungalow Oceanview Pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna
Hosted by Rae
Rae is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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For the dates from October 6th through October 22nd, there is a minimum stay of seven nights.
For the dates from December 15th through January 10th, there is a five night minimum.

The space

We are a Vegetarian community, and we ask that while you stay here, your diet consists of all plant-based foods; fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and sprouts. Please, no meat, fowl or fish. Dairy and eggs are allowed. Mahalo. We are also a NO SMOKING facility.

If you are looking for an incredibly peaceful and audaciously creative retreat where you can experience a sustainable community vibe and go home feeling completely revitalized, then Banyan Tree Sanctuary is the place. Overlooking the shoreline of Kailua Kona coast, you are on sacred grounds and will feel that as soon as you arrive.

We are Banyan Tree Sanctuary, a vacation rental retreat center, located fifteen minutes northeast of the town of Kailua Kona. We have several unique spaces, some with shared baths and some with private baths, to fit most people's budgets. Our accommodations range from simple 'glamping' (glamorous camping) to beautiful rooms with their own private bathroom, kitchen, and exquisite west facing views of the ocean, sunsets, etc. The Hawaii accommodations taxes are included in the price of the rooms.

Fig Heaven is a private bungalow overlooking the fig orchard, the gardens, and the ocean beyond. There is a queen sized bed, a twin bed set up like a couch, some shelving, and a table with 2 chairs. There is also a clothes rack, a place to hang your clothes. The structure is designed so that two walls are solid and two walls are screened to give it an indoor/outdoor feel. It is protected from the wind and rain, and has roll down shades for privacy. It shares a bath house with 2 flush toilets, shower & sink, and electricity and on demand hot water as well as the community kitchen.

We have a healing sanctuary called Banyan Tree Sanctuary, and this is one of several structures on the property. You share a bath house with shower, sink and two flushing toilets, and a full kitchen in the community area. You are allowed to eat any fruit that grows on the property, within reason, and can purchase veggies from the organic gardens, if available, as well.

We are a vegan community, and we ask that while you stay here, you refrain from cooking or eating any animal products, which include beef, lamb, chicken, fish, turkey or pork products, including any type of bacon; all forms of dairy (milk, half and half, butter, yogurt, cheese) and eggs. We are also a NO SMOKING facility, so we ask that you please do not smoke in any part of Banyan Tree or on the grounds. If you feel unable to abide by this request, please don't book a space here. This is ahimsa, (in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain tradition) the principle of nonviolence toward all living things. We preach and practice compassion, and we welcome you to try to live that way, even if it's for a few days. You may be surprised how incredible it feels.

There is a lap pool that is salt-charged, (no chlorine) an ozonated hot tub (no chlorine) and an infra-red sauna that you can use, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mother Ship that has a 70" big screen TV and a great DVD collection, (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime) and you can use it for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out.

We encourage you to look at the photos and inquire about any questions that you may have. Guests staying with us for two weeks get one free night's stay.

The closest beaches are a 15 minute drive from our door, and are in the yacht harbor area. One is a very nice snorkel beach, especially in the morning, the other is a turtle sanctuary with a broad expanse of white sand. One of the top ten beaches on the Big Island is only a 25 minute drive from our door, and that is Kua Bay, about 4.5 miles north of the airport. We have a limited supply of snorkels, masks, and boogie boards that you are free to use on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you rinse off the equipment with fresh water when you return from the beach, and if there are several guests staying here at the same time, to give everyone a chance to use the equipment.

We provide various healing modalities; many styles of massage therapy, yoga, meditation, dietary guidelines, etc. and we can set up your dolphin tour experience/manta ray night dive as well. We are long-time residents of the Big Island and know many special places that we can direct you to. We are only a 20 minute drive to the airport. We strongly encourage renting a car, as we are quite remote from any stores or beaches, and you would need to drive to get to those locations. Taxi fees are prohibitive; if you are unable to rent a car, it's probably best that you choose another location.

Because we are a healing sanctuary and retreat space, and many people come to us for the peace, quiet, healing and tranquility that we are able to offer our guests, we have chosen to limit the ages of children that visit us to 12 years or older. We are simply not set up to accommodate families with younger children, and we apologize for that.

Come to Banyan Tree Sanctuary to experience a different level of peacefulness on your next Hawaiian vacation!

Guest access

There is a lap pool that is salt-charged, (no chlorine) an ozonated hot tub (no chlorine) and an infra-red sauna that you can use, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mother Ship that has a 70" big screen TV and a great DVD collection, (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime) and you can use it for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out.

We encourage you to look at the photos and inquire about any questions that you may have. Guests staying with us for two weeks get one free night's stay.

Interaction with guests

We try our best and are usually present for our guests' check in. We offer as little or as much interaction as our guests would like.

Other things to note

At 1100', we are a little cooler than downtown, and get more rain, so bring an extra sweater and a poncho/umbrella. There is always sun to be found somewhere on the island, but it may not be right here.
A headlamp/flashlight is also a good idea, although we have extras if you forget yours. Also a sturdy pair of shoes to walk on the paths is a great idea.


Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Prices
Extra people £23 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £39
Security Deposit £116
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

We are a small group of people sharing a very special and unique property on the Big Island of Hawaii. Since some of the areas are shared; i.e. the main kitchen, the dining area and some living areas, we ask that you respect any and all common areas and pick up after yourself. This includes, but is not restricted to: wet towels, shoes, backpack, laptops and other electronic devices, clothes, etc. Certain areas are available on a simple reservation basis, such as the Mother Ship, by putting your name and time of requested use on a little whiteboard by the door.
We are a vegetarian community, and we ask that while you stay here, you refrain from cooking any beef, lamb, chicken, fish, turkey or pork products, including any type of bacon. We are also a NO SMOKING facility, so we ask that you please do not smoke in any part of Banyan Tree or on the grounds.
We have quiet time from 9pm to 8am, which means you are welcome to use the Jacuzzi, pool, sauna or common spaces after 9pm, as long as you are respectful and quiet in your movements. Although there is no requirement to do so, if you feel moved to spend some time in the gardens watering or weeding, we always welcome that kind of energy.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - One outdoor cat
Some spaces are shared - Bath house, community kitchen

Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 7 - 21, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Etain User Profile
February 2012
I stayed at the Banyan Tree for three nights when I first arrived on the Big Island and I can honestly say that the welcome I received was second to none. Raybo went above and beyond the call of duty as a host, and I felt spoiled each and every day I was there. Everyone was wonderfully friendly and generous, and the scenery was stunning! The tent is beautifully situated, nestled among the trees in a secluded corner of the property, with a super comfortable bed, and the facilities not only met all my needs but exceeded all my expectations. If you are visiting Kona you MUST stay here! And if you plan to rent a car and head out each day for the beach or sightseeing, make sure you also make time to stay on the property for part of your trip so you can take in the beautiful garden, visit the lava cave, do some yoga in the Mothership, book a session of Acrosage with Benjamin, and enjoy watching the night sky full of stars from the comfort of the hot tub. If you want a magical, relaxing experience, this is the place for you.

John User Profile
September 2017
Amazing spot, wonderful people and a must do on the Kona side. Flat our great.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo, John, it was very sweet meeting you and Jo.
September 2017

Myles User Profile
August 2017
If you stay here with an open mind and open heart this place will change you. As amazing as the space is , the people that run it are its' true beauty. We will be back.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
We really appreciated meeting you as well, and look forward to the next time our paths cross.
August 2017

Katie User Profile
July 2017
Paradise on Earth! The Banyon Tree Sanctuary truly is a sanctuary. The moment I arrived I felt at home and so warmly welcomed by Rae. The pictures are beautiful, but do not do the majesty of this place justice. It was hard to leave every day to go explore the island because everything I wanted was right there. Perfect for a solo retreat or romantic getaway. I stayed in Fig Heaven, which was lovely with fresh air and lovely views and a very comfortable bed. I highly recommend a night swim and doing spiritual practices (yoga, meditation, etc) in the Mothership. I also recommend getting a fantastic massage soon after arrival as it really helps to acclimate you to the island. Rae is a wonderful, accommodating, knowledgable, and very kind host. I will certainly be back!
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
What a wonderful review, thank you so much, Sivani. It was my pleasure serving you and giving you a massage. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
July 2017

Ralph User Profile
May 2017
The sanctuary was a relaxing and energizing place to stay. I highly recommend it.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo Ralph, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
May 2017

Sia User ProfileSia is a superhost.
December 2016
Everyone was very friendly and the space was amazing! Would definitely stay here again, Thanks!
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo, Sia, we enjoyed hosting you and Hanna.
December 2016

Rob User Profile
November 2015
I enjoyed my stay at Banyan Tree Sanctuary. The property is very peaceful and has everything one could need -- it was exactly what I was looking for. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Rae User Profile
Response from Rae:
Mahalo, Rob, we enjoyed having you as our guest. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you.
November 2015

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Rae User Profile

I am managing several vacation rental houses besides my main residence, so please disregard any of the following comments unless you are going to stay at Banyan Tree Sanctuary. There are no dietary restrictions or requests for any of the other properties that I am managing.

I am the business manager of a beautiful piece of property in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, called Banyan Tree Sanctuary. I have traveled extensively in the US, and have spent time in every single state except for Alaska. I have also been to Canada, New Zealand and Fiji.
I am a compassionate vegan, and have been a massage therapist for over 30 years. I am a very strong advocate for compassion to all living things, and so choose not to inflict any suffering regarding my diet and lifestyle. Living on this property allows me to eat fresh ripe raw organic fruits and vegetables every single day, and I am incredibly grateful for that. To be able to go out in the morning and find ripe papayas, lilikoi, mango, and so much more, is a true gift. I am also a musician (percussion) and singer/songwriter. We have some drums and guitars at Banyan Tree Sanctuary, and our guests are always welcome to play these and join with any of our classes and events.
My motto is simple: love everyone, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Life is way too short to spend any time doing anything else!
This property is very special, and even with professional pictures, you can't get the full impact of this place without actually staying here. We currently have seven spaces available, from rooms on the first floor to a deluxe, complete suite with it's own private kitchen area, bathroom and lanai. We look forward to having you as our guests!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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