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Peaceful, Spacious Organic Farmhouse a Nature Retreat Spa Services Available

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large country kitchen with all the comforts of home


Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Organic Farm and Spa Retreat

Relax into nature and all of the blessings of Hawaii at PapaLani (which means Heavenly Earth Mother in Hawaiian), 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 . 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 farm house...

-Spacious redwood home has a 24'x24' living room with 4 skylights and a large lanai overlooking the avocado field.

-Fully furnished

-Large country kitchen is loaded with everything you'll need.

-Full bathroom indoors and an outdoor garden shower (heavenly).

-Full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests.

-Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, noodles, umbrella, coolers, etc. available

-Snorkel equipment and Kayaks available for rent.

-Our water source is 100% rainwater stored in catchment tanks. Ten gallons of county water are made available to you in the kitchen for drinking; Refillable as needed.

-In December 2012 the eco-cottage was completed on the property. If you have a large group, you may want to rent both the farm home and cottage. The buildings are far enough away from each other for total privacy, yet close enough for families/friends to be together when you would like. If that is what you are looking for you can share 2 kitchens, 2 baths, 4 bedrooms with sleeping for 14 in beds. The eco-cottage reference is VRBO Listing # 434922

Keywords: home, house, farm house, farm, organic farm, guest house, guesthouse, flat, retreat, groups


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking please!!!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • turquoise: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • futon couch in living room can be made into a double bed... then there are two other sofas... ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, outdoor shower

    with additional outdoor garden shower...moreless

  • 1 full bath and additional outdoor garden shower

Other Amenities

  • Snorkeling equipment available for $25/week rental. we have two 2 person kayak's available $40/day...moreless



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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

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
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Papalani is 1650 feet above the ocean. there are 4 wonderful places from 5 - 20 miles to get into the ocean and enjoy the coral reefs, fish, dolphins and in the winter time the whales. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    3 dining tables (one in kitchen, one on lanai and one in living room)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    in living room there are yoga mats/blocks and a small variety of things to use...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, blankets, bath& beach towels provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    24'x24' with 4 chairs, 3 sofas, dining area, 42" tv used with blue ray dvd player and 100's of dvd's to choose from ... books, games, etc...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    verizon phones work on property & some other carriers.. at&t doesn't seem to work...moreless

  • Parking:


  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    long distance to mainland and canada is free... outgoing calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A bath & beach towel is provided for each person....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    if you are here for more than a week you are welcome to use...let nikki explain how to use as it is a high efficiency front loader....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    fully furnished kitchen with more than what you will need (unless you are a gourmet chef)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    full frig/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    beautiful ocean view!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    I have 2 two person kayaks for rent at $40/day...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    many gardens and large lawn & farm to explore... fruit/veg/nut/eggs for purchase from the farm when available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • refundableDamageDeposit $250
  • cleaning for 2 $100 + tax
  • additional guest cleanin $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


price for home based on amount of guests... above prices for 2 guests. additional $15/nite per extra guest and $20 for (1 time cleaning/linen fee for each extra guest) refunds after reservation is complete. thank you, Nikki

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
KOA Kailua-Kona
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Punaluu Golf Course
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
OceanView or Captain Cook
3 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 tour some super large lava tubes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: PapaLani has been my labor of love since 2003... i am so grateful to steward this land. I have been doing all kinds of body work since 1995 so have a large variety of offerings if you would like. i have been interested in all aspects of health & wellness & will be happy to share with you.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
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 House:
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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • large country kitchen with all the comforts of home

    large country kitchen with all the comforts of home

  • farmhouse with avocado orchard

    farmhouse with avocado orchard

  • turquoise room with king size bed

    turquoise room with king size bed

  • aerial shot of papalani farm. main farmhouse is the lowest one in the frame

    aerial shot of papalani farm. main farmhouse is the lowest one in the frame

  • The Goddess Garden at the bottom of the macnut field

    The Goddess Garden at the bottom of the macnut field

  • QuanYin  to greet you
 with anthuriums.

    QuanYin to greet you with anthuriums.

  • Nikki and Lakshmi (your hosts)

    Nikki and Lakshmi (your hosts)

  • Indoor bathroom

    Indoor bathroom

  • Goddess garden

    Goddess garden

  • outdoor garden shower

    outdoor garden shower

  • kale in the garden

    kale in the garden

  • 24'x24'living room with skylights. 3 sofa's a dining table, 42" tv w/blue ray

    24'x24'living room with skylights. 3 sofa's a dining table, 42" tv w/blue ray

  • green room with queen size bed

    green room with queen size bed

  • Lanai with grill over looking the avo orchard

    Lanai with grill over looking the avo orchard

  • avocados- YUMMMY

    avocados- YUMMMY

  • gardenias....


  • apple banana trees on property

    apple banana trees on property

  • view from the lanai of the macnut orchard & ocean
from higher up on property

    view from the lanai of the macnut orchard & ocean from higher up on property

  • looking toward the ocean (farmhouse on the left)

    looking toward the ocean (farmhouse on the left)

  • farmsign at entrance of the property

    farmsign at entrance of the property

  • kombocha squash

    kombocha squash

VRBO #332327

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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