(1 person, 5 night minimum stay)

The Banana Patch Cottage is a 12 x 12 one room, screened "miniature hale" (house) surrounded by a grove of banana trees. It is for one person. It is the Banana Patch Cottage. The resident hears and feels the wind, the rain dancing on the tin roof, the cascading leaves, the crickets and the coquis. The single occupant sleeps on a bamboo frame bed. There is a comfortable reading chair, a desk and chair, small library, lamps and wifi. Cell phone reception via wifi. There is an outdoor shower and flush toilet, as well as a kitchenette with gas stove, dishes, pots and pans, and an apartment size frig. The basics. These facilities are shared with 1-2 occupants of the Mango Tree Cottage hidden behind the bamboo, simple living, with the basics. The Banana Patch Cottage is part of a Buddhist Bed and Breakfast. There is zazen meditation practice M-F , 5:20-6:20 a.m. and Yoga practice M. and Th., 6:15-7:45 p.m. The spirit of peace and practice and gratitude prevail.

$65/night, plus tax , 5 night mininum. Discounts for week and monthly stays. Contact Akiko



A Time & Place for Personal Retreat

“Everyone benefits immeasurably from a personal retreat- a time and place for living simply, breathing deeply and letting go of all worry so understanding and compassion flower. I can happily recommend Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast located on the Big Island inWailea Village north of Hilo.

As you page thru Akiko’s lush and inviting website http://akikosbnb.com of Old Hawaii, imagine the songs of birds, the scent of flowers, the constant play of sun and showers, the bells of mindfulness ringing quietly to guide your breathing .

Garry Wyckoff , Seattle Washington

Simple, Supremely Natural