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.
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.
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.
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. 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
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
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.