Paradise! You've heard it said of Hawaii
before, but the magnificent site of seven landscaped acres of
botanical gardens surrounding My Island Bed and Breakfast Inn
will surely hammer it home. The lush and varied flora
elegantly frames this three-story house, built around 1886 on
the Big Island then subsequently improved upon with the
conversion of the bottom floor from carriage garage into
living room and kitchen in 1900 and the addition of the
library, bedroom and bath in 1916. The original owners lived
there through 1941, and upon their moving, the inn became a
storage facility for museum pieces for the next thirty years
until the Morses, born and raised in the islands, purchased it
in 1972 and lived there as their residence. In 1984, they
turned it into the B&B but still live here full time.
Their objective is to keep the basic home in as close to its
original condition as possible, but with some modern
There are many interior attractions to My
Island B&B Inn that become apparent from the moment you
walk through the doors including the beautiful hand poured
glass pane windows with stained glass, the "Edwina
Jackson" model fireplace crafted in New York City in
1867, the stairway rails made of natural, untreated koa
branches and the upstairs doors fashioned simply from boards
nailed together. Six very comfortable rooms reside at the inn
with three bedrooms in the main house, one of which acts as
dormitory with a queen and three single beds. The garden units
house the other three accommodation, each with private bath
and entrance; two of which share a covered patio and one with
kitchenette, color television and telephone.
Separate Guest House: A
three-bedroom, two-bath guest home is also available on the
estate offering a full kitchen, woodstove, color television
and VCR, telephone, washer and dryer, and complete privacy as
it is on its own acre lot. The house sleeps six people.
Breakfast is included in with the guest house.
Enjoy a night, week, or longer in this
century old missionary-style home nicknamed "Haleohu"
(house in the mist). My Island B&B Inn is a member of the
Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau; Hawaii Island B&B
Association; and the Professional Association of Innkeepers.,
Let the bird's morning chatter (many on the
endangered species list) be your alarm clock as you will want
to enjoy a huge "stuff yourself" continental
breakfast delightfully served family-style each day.
Recommended local restaurants for lunch and dinner are Lava
Rock Cafe, Kilauea Lodge, Thai Thai, and Kiawe Kitchen.
The real attraction here are the carefully
cultivated flower and tree gardens with over 150 varieties of
trees, shrubs, ferns, orchids, lilies, anthuriums, flowers and
more. Take your time strolling through the grounds relaxing in
the tropical yet temperate climate amidst all the wonderful
aromas. Once you pull yourself away from the grounds take a
one mile walk or bike ride to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
to see some more of mother nature's work.