Horizon Guest House – Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

Author: , October 15th, 2019

Horizon Guest House - Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

There is a uniqueness to Horizon Guest House not often found in other bed and breakfasts. If you are looking for a place to relax and take a deep breath, you’ve found it.

Set on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,100′, each of our suites has a 20 mile unobstructed view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean across miles of green pastures.

Surrounded by a working cattle ranch on all sides, there are no neighbors. Perched on the slope below the house is the double-edged infinity, solar heated swimming pool. There is also a jacuzzi built into the corner of the pool, adding to the tranquil and elegant setting.

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The Kimos’ Ohanas – Gay Owned Pahoa, Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 27th, 2019

The Kimos' Ohanas

Only 30 minutes outside of Hilo, come experience the sights and sounds of the Puna Rain Forest in Hawaii’s newest unique Bed and Breakfast. Our rooms/suites are located in comfortable, relaxing, private Ohanas (Cottages) which bring back those fond memories of summer camp that you enjoyed in your youth!

Your private space allows you to complete relax and come and go as you please without the worry of disturbing other guests.

A spacious lounge, located in a separate Ohana allows our guests to watch TV, play games, read a book, connect to WIFI or socialize with other guests is open 24 hours a day.

Our large screened in airy lanai is where our sumptuous breakfast is served and also has a TV, WIFI and is great for socializing.

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Hawaii Lalala – Big Island Gay Owned Clothing Optional Vacation Rentals

Author: , August 8th, 2019

Hawaii Lalala

Hawaii Lalala Gay Guest House – Voted ‘Best Value’ Gay Tropical Vacation rental.

Exotic Hawaii. Warm temperatures with tropical breezes keep Hawaii a 75 degree F, 24 degree C year around cool vacation paradise.

Private rooms with private or shared bath are available at Hawaii Lalala main guest house. All rooms have ceiling fans , 100% cotton luxury linens, towels and beach towels. In the common areas vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans keep the spacious living / dining room cool. Comfortable couches in the living room and den are perfect for lounging and meeting other guests. Hawaii Lalala Guest house has a fully stocked kitchen, coffee maker, vitamix blender, full size refrigerator with ice maker, and dishwasher. Prepare meals or snacks any time from your farmer’s market discoveries and from organic mango, avocado, passion fruit, papaya, jack fruit, macadamia nut, oranges, lemons on property. Enjoy clothing optional sunbathing on chaise lounges on our private sundeck. A BBQ grill, herb garden, and outdoor dining table create the perfect spot for dining or having a cocktail in sunshine, moonlight and starlight. Experience the bliss of warm water outdoor showers nestled in lush landscape with orchids and tropical plants.

Amenities include high speed internet, wifi, county water, electric, solar, cell service, and free off street parking.

If you prefer a more unique experience explore our ‘gay resort’ style oceanfront Bali hut. An imported bamboo hut with queen size bed, hot and cold water sink, cafe table and closet. On the ocean side the clear roof covered deck area with chaise lounges and outdoor table create awesome ocean view and wave sounds outdoor experience. Even the warm water outdoor shower, indoor bathroom sink and eco friendly composting toilet have delightful ocean views.

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Mermaid Manor – Kailua-Kona Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Author: , July 19th, 2018

Mermaid Manor - Kailua-Kona Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

The top floor boasts two oceanfront spacious master suites with private on-suites, large closets, and private decks perched above the ocean. The “mermaid room” features a spectacular outdoor shower and bath encased in a stained glass privacy screen. Newly decorated with “beach chic” furniture and accessories, the master suites are elegant and inviting. Each has a California king bed with luxury bedding. Both are air-conditioned and have large flat screen televisions.

The main floor offers an expansive kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. A comfortable eating bar seats six and louvered windows insure a constant cross breeze. A spacious open area living room offers comfortable seating with tasteful Hawaiian furniture, local original artwork, and a flat screen television.

The sofa doubles as a queen sleeper sofa to comfortably accommodate two extra guests. An additional powder room and fully equipped laundry room complete the main floor inside.

An uninterrupted wall of windows insures that all rooms are bright and provide stunning ocean views. A large deck with outdoor dining for six and comfortable recliners are perched above the breaking waves.

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Volcano Men’s Retreat – Gay Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 20th, 2016

Volcano Men's Retreat

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Volcano Men’s Retreat is unique among the offerings on the Hawaiian Islands. Our property is nestled among eight acres of our private Ohia forest. This peaceful and intimate retreat is a Polynesian inspired design, but with all the amenities you have come to expect in a high end resort. Enjoy the tranquility of our property and the privacy afforded by having your own personal bungalow. Mingle with other quests in our common lounge and dining areas or in our 6-man spa, or choose to remain secluded on your own private porch while enjoying the sights and sounds of our tropical island.

Our 4 identical octagonal bungalows feature 16-foot high exposed bamboo ceilings and beams, a king-sized pillow-top bed with crisp 1800 thread-count Egyptian linens, flat-screen TV and fireplace, a mini-frig, robes and slippers, a modern private bathroom with walk-in shower, and a wrap-around lanai with private seating and dining areas.

Unlike other inns, retreats, and B&Bs in the area, we do not require a minimum stay of any kind. Everything is inclusive with your private bungalow, including complimentary wifi, beach chairs and umbrellas, morning coffee service on your private lanai, and the most amazing fresh and hot breakfast. There are NO HIDDEN FEES, such as resort fees, parking fees, cleaning fees, towel fees, internet/wifi fees, or destination fees. If you need to check-in early or check-out late, no problem and NO EXTRA FEES.

Volcano Men’s Retreat was built by your hosts, Robert and Scott. Planning and construction took over 2 years with the retreat being completed in October 2016. The mission of the retreat was to build a place that we could never find in our travels to the Islands over many years. We wanted to create a beautiful clothing-optional bed & breakfast for men. We wanted the structures to be beautiful and high quality and the property to be peaceful and secluded. So after two years working with the best materials and craftsmen on the island, Volcano Men’s Retreat was born. Robert and Scott pooled their many years of experience in management and engineering to provide for our guests what we ourselves could never find. Our dream and hope is: Build it and they will come.

Volcano Men’s Retreat is located in the “Goldilocks Zone” or the perfect temperature. The retreat is located at an elevation of 1,500 ft above sea level, up the side of Kilauea Volcano. Year-long day or night our temperatures stay between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You will never be too hot or too cold. The retreat is located in an Ohia rain-forest, which means you will be surrounded by the most beautiful trees, foliage, and birds. It is a rare natural environment, which guests find very soothing and relaxing. The retreat’s location is perfect. Use us as a base camp for exploration of this unique island. Experience all the beauty the island has to offer, and then return to your quiet oasis for a cocktail and soak in the spa.

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Mostly Sunny Hawaii – Dolly Travels

Author: , August 19th, 2016

Dolly in Kona

Aloha.

I am getting lazier by the day. Kat and Darrell are both busy all day long, and I either swim, read, take a walk or a nap. The lanai keeps beckoning me.

Sunday was a day when neither of them worked. We went to brunch in town at the Daylight Coffee Company, where we had some very good food, and just enjoyed the ambience of the sea nearby, the breezes and a little cooler weather.

The surf was fairly quiet at first, but the clouds coming off the mountain were pretty dark. Later, the surf did pick up. The waves, while not enormous, were foamy white and the sea became a grayish-blue.

There was a local man, fishing right below the deck of the restaurant. His catch was interesting.

Dolly - Kona

His catch: there is are 2 parrot fish, an octopus, several others of which I dont know the names, but they all looked, to me, like they belonged in an aquarium, not a skillet or barbecue. ( I think the striped fish are convict tangs, according to this fish book Darrell loaned me.)

Later, back at the house, as we relaxed on the lanai, it started to rain. I loved that! Sitting on a couch, nice and dry, watching the rain on the pool and coming down the chain rain gutters.

It was not cold at all; the air temperature did cool down for a short time, and felt very pleasant.

Today I got a lesson in coffee bean sorting. Darrell and his worker, Francisco, had picked a small batch of beans yesterday. After the beans had soaked overnight, the hulls separated from the beans. Fransisco very patiently explained the process to me as he sorted. Of course, I had to get my hands in there.

Francisco, from Honduras, is an expert on coffee beans. He told me that when he lived there, he picked 400 to 500 pounds of coffee a day for plantation owners. He also explained that the coffee sorter we were using here was very small, but workable for small batches of beans. I am certainly glad I dont have to do that every day, but it was fun for an hour.

Francisco also builds rock walls, digs trenches for electrical cables, or does landscaping; he seems to be a jack of many trades and is a personable, gentle, good person.

Now it is gorgeous outside. The pool is calling. I shall say Aloha and I will return on another day.

Dolly

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Relaxing in Kona – Dolly Travels

Author: , August 17th, 2016

Kona

Aloha!

Yes, I have been relaxing (one might interpret that as lazy, actually). I flew into Kona last Tuesday evening. Of course, it was dark, it was late, so I did not see much that night. My brother, Darrell, and his wife, Kat, picked me up from the airport. After getting here to the house, we relaxed on the lanai, caught up with news from home, then off to bed.

In the morning, I walked out of my room to the backyard, to a gorgeous view.

Darrell and Kat were both busy when I made my way out to the kitchen. Breakfast is in the frig, I was told. I took out a bowl of fresh mango, topped it with some yogurt, a small apple banana. Filled my cup with coffee from the farm here. I sat on the lanai, taking in the view while eating my breakfast, all of which came was grown here, except the yogurt.

Then I put on my walking shoes and did a tour of the property, and walked as far as I could go.

On my walk, I went through the orchard. Lemon trees, several different types of mango, limes, oranges, tangerines, even an allspice tree. I had never seen one of those before.

I frightened a mongoose, who was eating a mango that had fallen to the ground. I was too startled to get a picture of the furry animal, and he didnt stick around long enough to pose for me.

After my walk, of course I had to get into the pool. By that time, Kat had returned to the house and was doing exercises in the pool. I joined her for a short time, which was just long enough to get a bit of sunburn. I learned then that I need to use stronger sunscreen.

That evening, Mama Cat and I walked to the edge of the pool to watch the sunset.

Mama Cat didnt even look at the sunset. I did, though, then returned to my chair on the lanai and watched the darkness cover the landscape.

For some reason, the sunset picture does not want to appear in this blog post, so I promise to take another one and send it later.

For now, I will have to say Aloha! As we are going out for brunch. Food and relaxing seem to be the priorities for me, every day.

I will write more later and hopefully, have a sunset picture.

Aloha,
Dolly

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Hale KupuKupu – Gay Volcano Vacation Rental

Author: , June 10th, 2016

Hale KupuKupu

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Hale KupuKupu is constructed from old growth redwood planks in the single wall design traditional to the islands during the plantation period of the 1930s and 40’s.

Hale KupuKupu offers a quiet and tranquil experience, reminiscent of a lifestyle from an era gone-by. The outside surroundings of the house provide natural beauty and unmatched privacy.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Hale Mohalu, Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii

Author: , September 17th, 2015

Hale Mohalu

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Located on the rugged and picturesque Puna Coast of the Big Island, Hale Mohalu, the House of Rest and Relaxation, is situated on 22 landscaped acres in the lush and verdant District of Puna. The designer appointed main residence commands sweeping views to the east, where the sun rises from the Pacific Ocean.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Living Kohala Coast, Kamuela, Big Island, Hawaii

Author: , September 6th, 2015

Living Kohala Coast

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Meet John and Ric. Then come and share the adventure of “Living Kohala Coast!” John and Ric offer bed ‘n breakfast accommodations for gay men, who seek vacation in an atmosphere of quiet, peaceful retreat. We welcome single men and/or couples into our spacious, four-bedroom home.All guests have full access to public areas of our home: upstairs and downstairs living rooms; kitchen access; upstairs and downstairs lanais with 1700 square feet of outdoor area under roof; free wi-fi internet access; cable television; and hot tub.

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