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Eco-Cottage on Organic Farm with Spa Services & Kayaks

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Relax into nature and all of the blessings of Hawaii at PapaLani Farm (which means Heavenly Earth Mother in Hawaiian). We are located 30 miles south of Kailua Kona…
• Serene 13+ acre organic avocado and macnut farm with an abundance of tropical fruit trees, veggies, herbs, flowers & berries.
• Perfect year-round climate, at 1600 ft. above sea level on the side of Mauna Loa Volcano (the most massive, active volcano on Planet Earth!).
• Savor the seclusion and quiet, away from the crowds and resorts.
• 4 miles from the closest place to jump in the ocean
• 15-minutes to Ho'okena Beach State Park for sunbathing and swimming with dolphins
• 20-minute drive brings you to the famous Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay where you can kayak to Captain Cook's monument and snorkel with an endless variety of tropical fish and sea turtles & dolphins.
• 65 miles from Madame Pele's live action at Volcanos National Park
• 12 miles from KulaKai Caverns and Manuka State Park.
• Light hiking on the property where you can enjoy seeing all sorts of Hawaii's wildlife and plants.
• Explore the 30+ variety of fruit, nut trees & berries while at PapaLani, much of which is available for purchase during your visit, as well as fresh eggs from the chickens.
• If interested, you can learn how to become more sustainable… We practice vermiculture (worms), raising chickens, permaculture, Korean Natural Farming, composting, mulching, solar, water catchment, and more.
• Find a nice place to meditate & relax.
• Nikki is the land owner who also lives in an ohana on the property. She fully respects your privacy. She is happy to provide info about the farm, things to do, places to go, etc.
• The farm is a working organic farm, therefore farm work may be occurring during your stay, but again, your privacy is fully respected.
The Eco-cottage was built December 2012, with a combination of in and outdoor living…
• Outdoor living
• Covered outdoor kitchen with necessities to cook meals (full fridge, 2 burner stove, sink, dishes, utensils, blender, coffee-maker)
• Covered outdoor bamboo walled shower with viewing space to gaze at the stars with an evening shower.
• Composting toilet.
• 2 large bedrooms with separate entrances so you can rent one space or both:
• One room has a queen bed
• One room has bunk bed with full and twin mattresses.
• Large lanai (covered porch) with an ocean and farm view.
• In the winter time it can get cool at this elevation morning and night. A propane heater is available, but be sure to bring heavy socks or slippers and a thick sweatshirt or fleece.
• Everything is kept clean and tidy although it is mostly outdoors so there are geckos, creepy crawlers, and insects around.
• High speed internet and long distance phone services are provided.
• Full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests. Check out for a full list of services.
• Beach chairs, towels, & coolers available.
• Snorkel equipment available for $25/week.
• Our water source is 100% rainwater caught from the roof of our home and stored in catchment tanks. County water is made available to you in the kitchen for drinking.
• We have solar panels which are hooked to the grid right now to provide some of the electric.

* for more information check out the farm website


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking allowed on property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    there are 2 cats in residence but they are not allowed in the bedrooms as a lot of guests are allergic to cats. Sweet Pea is the Eco-cottage greeter & loves to spend time with the guests.......moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    double & single bunk bed... sleeps 3 in this bedroom (Makai)...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    there are 2 fold out couches on the lanai...moreless

  • Mauka suite has a queen bed, Makai suite has a double/twin bunk bed, the lanai has 2 couches that fold out into double size beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • outdoor toilet and outdoor sink and shower

Other Amenities

  • Nikki is a certified massage therapist and provides spa services on site for guests... if you would like to book a massage just let her know. Nikki takes people on tours or swimming with the wild dolphins. if you are interested in booking a tour or a dolphin swim let her know....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    oceanview in the distance from the Lanai...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    is an eco-dryer (clothesline only) :)...moreless

  • Heating:

    propane heater available if needed in the winter ... ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathtowels, BeachTowels, kitchen towels as well as all bedding provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Nikki can do a load of laundry for you (wash, dry & fold for $20) or the nearest laundry mat is 13 miles away....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    hopefully everything you would need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    that would be YOU!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    outdoor kitchen has everything you will need for cooking on stove, blender, coffee maker, toaster, refrig, pots/pans, dishes etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    2 burner propane stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    the one you see in the picture. general outdoor living space...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    therasauna far-infrared sauna available on property $10/use charge or free with spa services....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning per room $40 + tax
  • linen fee extra person $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


2 people can rent the whole cottage for $88/night or 2 people can rent just one of the rooms for only $66/night -with possible neighbor & share a kitchen/bath or rent the cottage for up to 4 people for $109 and additional people $20/night. christmas/ny week $20 extra/night.

please specify your preference in your request &/or call me if you are confused 808-328-0181 (Hawaii time zone).

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
KOA Kailua-Kona
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Punaluu Golf Course
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
OceanView or Captain Cook
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 miles down the mountain to Milolii.

Car: Necessary

Some things you can enjoy in the area within a very short drive include:

swimming with the dolphins in 4 bays, hiking at Manuka State Park or on the property, Hiking to Honomolino Beach where Elvis made the movie 'girls, girls, girls' is only 4 miles drive away. There south point, green sand beach, black sand beach, golfing, snorkeling at the best spots in Hawaii, Kayaking, coffee farm tours & Kulakai Caverns where you can go into some super large lava tubes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Aloha I'm Nikki. PapaLani Farms has been a labor of love since 2003 for me. We also have 2 cats (Sweet Pea and Whitey)and 17 chickens who live here. I have been doing body work since 1990 and have owned and operated spas ever since. If you would like to set up your stay as a retreat/cleanse just let me know in advance and we can make that happen.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
I purchased this farm because i am interested in creating a sustainable life & peaceful country living. I love to know where my food is coming from and be involved in the process. I like being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the cycles of the moon. The farm is spacious and private and offers endless opportunities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I enjoy the fruit trees, gardening, herbs, vermiculture, raising chickens, making mulch/compost, creating a beautiful and safe environment for people to explore themselves and their connection with nature.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Rainbow over the eco-cottage at sunset.

    Rainbow over the eco-cottage at sunset.

  • mauka bedroom with queen bed

    mauka bedroom with queen bed

  • front lanai/living area

    front lanai/living area

  • Outdoor shower & bathroom sink

    Outdoor shower & bathroom sink

  • looking down off the looking from lanai towards the ocean on a cloudy day

    looking down off the looking from lanai towards the ocean on a cloudy day

  • Lakshmi the farm dog! She's loving, gentle & happy to see new guests.

    Lakshmi the farm dog! She's loving, gentle & happy to see new guests.

  • Sweet Pea and Whitey our 2 farm kitties

    Sweet Pea and Whitey our 2 farm kitties

  • some pumpkin squash

    some pumpkin squash

  • east side yard.. the macnut field is more to the east, goddess garden background

    east side yard.. the macnut field is more to the east, goddess garden background

  • some garden kale

    some garden kale

  • Gardenia's....


  • Apple Bananas!

    Apple Bananas!

  • front of eco-cottage

    front of eco-cottage

  • Makai bedroom with a double/twin bunk bed.

    Makai bedroom with a double/twin bunk bed.

  • Outdoor Kitchen with propane cook stove

    Outdoor Kitchen with propane cook stove

  • Composting Toilet

    Composting Toilet

  • driveway up to the cottage past the gardens

    driveway up to the cottage past the gardens

  • some of the baby chicks who were born may 7 2013.. standing in their breakfast!

    some of the baby chicks who were born may 7 2013.. standing in their breakfast!

  • A couple of the chickens

    A couple of the chickens

  • a Banana Tree with the blue sky in the background

    a Banana Tree with the blue sky in the background

  • Avos... Yummm!

    Avos... Yummm!

  • Mayan cornfield planted 2015

    Mayan cornfield planted 2015

  • Sunflowers!


  • some great cloud action

    some great cloud action

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