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Lush Tropical Hideaway - Perfect for Your Hawaiian Getaway!

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Our amazing view of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay


Last updated: 06/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lani Kai Gardens is a plantation-style farm and estate with beautiful and luxurious guest cottages designed to provide our guests with a unique glimpse into the more authentic side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Once travelers here ourselves, we understand the desire to see Hawaii 'off the beaten path' and want to give our guests a more personal way to experience the history and culture of the area.

We are a ten acre family farm with Macadamia Nuts, Avocados, Lemons, Limes and more! Our garden-like estate provides our guests with the opportunity to enjoy one of the most historic areas on the west coast of Hawaii. Just minutes from Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay we are close to the best snorkeling and kayaking on the island. We are located 14 miles south of Kailua-Kona--perfect for day trips to visit South Point, Green Sand Beach, Volcanoes National Park and Hilo.

Our guest cottages provide an opportunity to slow down and relax in luxury with newly remodeled cottages that take all the details into consideration. Our goal is to provide our guests with everything they need to enjoy their stay on this magical island--from 4x4 excursions to hidden beaches, advice on the best places to dine and shop and the gear to enjoy the best beaches in style, we are always here to help make your trip a success!

Join us for a long weekend or take advantage of our long-term rental rates--we are looking forward to helping you to create memories that last a lifetime!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome! We encourage you to bring anything you need to keep the kiddos comfortable. Please inquire ahead of time if you have questions regarding what to bring....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We encourage all of our guests to take advantage of the large deck out back for smoking so that we may keep the newly-renovated interior smoke-free for our non-smoking guests....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are animal lovers and consider pets on a case-by-case basis with an additional deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (1) with memory foam topper and organic cotton sheets, sofa pulls out into a queen-sized bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • The full bathroom was completely remodeled and features all new fixtures with a large tub and shower and spacious vanity. The separate linen closet provides plenty of storage for extra towels, beach towels and tons of extra storage space for everyone....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our guest cottages are located on a historic working Macadamia Nut and Avocado Farm. We offer complimentary farm tours as well as travel planning assistance at no additional charge. We have an onsite Divemaster and can assist our guests in planning snorkeling and diving adventures as well as offering 4x4 off-road trips to secluded beaches such as Green Sand Beach (additional charges apply). Once travelers ourselves, we understand the desire to see and experience more that just the resorts and at Lani Kai Gardens we are proud to offer you a perfect location to visit some of the truly breathtaking and humbling historic sites the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Includes free cable and wifi...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV has HDMI ports...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Our grounds look down onto Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site and the Place of Refuge. Beautiful sunsets!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    includes fresh sheets and towels as well as beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is available for up to two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Catering Available:

    There is an Event Manager onsite to assist with party planning at no additional costs including space rental, catering and decor...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a coffee grinder and coffee maker perfect for enjoying that Kona Coffee!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen features a refrigerator, counter-top oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender and gas grill with a burner...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    12' x 12' recycled plastic deck offers an outdoor space perfect for enjoying a morning cup of Kona Coffee or for grilling and entertaining in the evenings...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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$150 $165
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$900 $2,700
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  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


We are happy to accept payment via credit card or personal check.

Deposit of 50% must be made to secure reservation. Remaining balance can be due 30 days prior to your stay or paid up front depending on the reservation dates. We are happy to accept payment major credit card or check (eligibility requirements-please see owner for details).

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Last updated: 06/06/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua Kona
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and 'Two-Step'

Car: Necessary

We are located just outside of Captain Cook, 14 miles south of Kailua Kona. Nestled in the heart of the Kona coffee belt we are minutes from Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site and the famed 'Two-Step', home to some of the best and most accessible snorkeling on the island. We are close to the famous Painted Church, many small batch coffee farms and the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Museum as well as the Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay, reachable only via a strenuous hike or private kayak tour through the bay.

Our location puts us closer to Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and Green Sand Beach as well as South Point--the true 'Southernmost Point in the US'. Enjoy day trips to some of the most exciting and culturally rich sites on the island as well as trips to Hilo and Kona.

Our ten acre farm also offers plenty of rest and relaxation on our park-like grounds. You are welcome to experience the grounds yourself through self-guided walks or arrange for a tour of the farm and get a chance to see our Avocados, Macadamia Nuts and Citrus Orchard up close.

We are also happy to help in planning activities throughout the island as well as neighboring islands. Come make Lani Kai Gardens your home as you explore the Island of Hawaii.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We purchased Lani Kai Farm and Gardens in 2011 with a goal of working together to create something both sustainable and memorable. The first time we toured the property we knew we had found 'the one'. It is a labor of love to return the orchards to their former glory and lovingly restore the cottages, replacing old technology with new and creating an eco-friendly oasis for both ourselves and our guests. We love the peaceful tranquility of the beautiful and tropical grounds and know that you will fall in love with Lani Kai just as we have!

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
This 10.5 acre family farm commercially produces macadamia nuts, avocados and citrus as well as offering two luxurious and eco-friendly guest cottages. Join us and experience all that the Big Island has to offer...both on and off the beaten path.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our eco-friendly guest cottages are perfectly suited to enjoy all that the Big Island has to offer. We are centrally located about 20 miles South of Kailua-Kona and minutes from the legendary snorkeling at 'Two-Step' and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. From your cottage enjoy day trips to Green Sand Beach, Pu'unaluu and Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes National Park and Hilo. We are always here to help plan amazing adventures and to help make this the trip of a lifetime!

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  • Our amazing view of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay

    Our amazing view of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay

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