In Hawaii, the taxes
we apply to your accommodation are rated at 13.42%. While we
wish we didn’t have to charge this extra fee--we are required
to collect it for the state.
Payments on reservations canceled prior to two weeks of the arrival date will be refunded minus the first night room charges. Payments on reservations canceled within two weeks of arrival will be forfeited unless the room can be rented again. In that event, the full amount minus the first night room charges will be refunded.
To avoid any monetary
loss if your plans have to change, we suggest purchasing travel
soul proprietor of the Dragonfly Ranch, has been crafting this
“expansion mansion” since 1974. From a Virginia family
who hosted guests in the early 1900s, Barbara humbly welcomes
adventurous travelers to feel at home in her home. The Dragonfly Ranch is in the most "ideal" location
on the Big Island's Kona Coast. This area is known as "The
Playground of the Royalty." Forty five minutes south
of Keahole-Kona Airport (26 miles), this romantic getaway is
a half-hour drive (19 miles) from the town of Kailua-Kona. Near
the ocean on a lightly-traveled road, the Dragonfly is just 2 miles
above the ocean at Honaunau Bay with its historic healing
temple in the center of an ancient "Place
of Sanctuary." The Dragonfly Ranch is a modern
day sanctuary, blessed to be in the middle of the "Sacred
Healing Triangle" where Samoans and Tahitians of
ancient times sailed for healing purposes.
This beautiful country estate offers many scenic views of the
ocean. Without a house in sight as one looks down at the sea,
grazing land provides an idyllic buffer of privacy. On the dry,
sunny side of the Big Island, at an ideal elevation of 600 feet,
the temperature is usually about 72 degrees year round with little
wind and only moderate rainfall—enough to keep everything
green. It's a 3-minute drive to the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
National Historic Park, 10 minutes to Kealakekua
Underwater Sea Life Preserve, and 15 minutes to Ho'okena
Beach Park, a lovely sandy cove. These areas are famous
for an abundance of playful dolphins and the finest snorkeling in
all of Hawaii. For your convenience, The Dragonfly provides towels
and rents snorkel gear, wet suits and life vests. We offer guided tours for Dragonflyers
who often experience the indescribable joy of having friendly,
wild turtles and dolphins swim with them in these beautiful
you have special dietary needs, we can lend you an electric
wok, rice cooker, etc. Breakfast, of course, is supplied.
We grow tasty greens in our organic garden. In the spirit
of "Aloha Aina" we welcome you to give to the land
(weeding, watering, planting) and receive from the land.
Restaurants and supplies are within 10 minutes, along
with a fresh fish market, organic fruit stand and grocery
people who stay at the Dragonfly, living with nature is desirable.
Just remember: "It's a jungle out there."
We minimize the possibility of seeing these harmless insects
by using natural methods. Unless someone in your party has
a terrific phobia -- for example, fear of harmless spiders
-- there shouldn't be a problem. Our jungle spiders, while
harmless, can be quite large.
truly discover the ambience of this unique estate, we recommend
a stay of at least 3 days. Visitors with a week or more on
the Big Island find that establishing a base at he Dragonfly
and taking excursions--possibly with a mid-week overnight
on the wet side of the island (Waipio, Hilo or Volcano)--is
a fun way to see the Big Island with pretty certain sunny
Kona weather for enjoying ocean sports. (Kona gets 40 inches
of rain to Hilo’s annual 200 inches). Ask about
the exciting way to see the bright volcano glow, hiking in
early in the morning, allowing time seeing the red lava at
night before watching the sunrise. This memorable
experience leaves the whole day to explore the rest of the
island without having to move luggage or re-acclimate to
an unfamiliar setting. Most guests have found
that staying in one place is much more relaxing than packing,
moving luggage, relocating and unpacking.
abounds at The Dragonfly Ranch. Our competent Dragonfly team,
2 well-mannered Pomeranian dogs and 2 friendly outdoor cats,
enhance the Aloha we gladly extend to our guests/friends.
We look forward to talking with you on the phone, meeting
you in person, hosting you, and helping to make your Hawaii
vacation a memorable experience, rich with color and depth.
our WORKSHOPS AND PLAYSHOPS — educational and fun-filled
weeks that include food, lodging, transportation, educational
talks and entertainment. We are continually developing a variety
of retreats—see our upcoming schedule on our Retreats/Workshops page.
If you feel you want to make
reservations, first be sure to go to double check what
others have found objectionable about the Dragonfly by reading A
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We look forward to answering questions. Feel free to call
us on the other side of the planet--(checking Hawaiian
time first) 808 328 2159 Send us an email: reservations
@ dragonflyranch.com, We love providing hospitality,
sharing information about our beautiful island and having
our guests feel enriched by their experience with us.