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Gingerhill Farm Retreat. Commune with Nature In South Kona.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Studio with Fully-Equipped Kitchen. Charming Cottage with Ocean Views

Gingerhill Farm Retreat is located on five acres of organic orchards and gardens nestled just above famous Kealakekua Bay. We offer serenity and escape mere minutes away from local restaurants, cafes and shops.

Complete with bathroom, kitchen and outdoor shower, our Garden Cottage offers the independence of a cozy private dwelling situated just above the gardens. Relax on the deck in the evenings as you enjoy breathtaking images of the sun setting over the Pacific.

Take a stroll through our gardens and then marvel at the sunset from one of various scenic decks. Hike down to Kealakekua Bay and swim with the Dolphins. Gingerhill Farm offers an exotic escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living.

In our commitment to promoting transparency we would like to say that there is more to sustainable agriculture than whether you use chemical fertilizer or organic pellets. Here at Gingerhill Farm we heed our role as stewards of the land and commit to practices which improve the health of our acreage year after year. This means we spray no insecticides or herbicides. It also means that in Hawaii, a subtropical island, we experience intervals of mosquito or termite pressure. Resonant Coqui frogs, native to Puerto Rico sing at night and sound like crickets. We consider these players as part of our ecosystem, and strive to maintain a balance. Our grounds are beautiful and fertile, partly tamed and partly wild. We ask that guests understand these dynamics and book accordingly.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About owner/property manager

Iris and Zach, met on Iris's native island of 'Magic' in Brazil. It is their dream to one day teach people from all over the world how to live sustainably in community, a return to the village model. As co directors of Gingerhill Farm on the Big Island, they teach the Sustainable Living Course and host guests from all over the world who come to grow and cook the healthiest foods and practice yoga and meditation. Come and try the Gingerhill Farm lifestyle and see if it doesnt agree with you. Namastê.

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2000

Why owner/property manager chose Kealakekua

South Kona's "Greenbelt," has long been known for farming, especially coffee. Lush growth and farms, cute stores, antiques and cafes dot the road down to Historic Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook once "discovered" Hawaii and where tourists now swim with the Dolphins. We chose this property because of its deep volcanic soil, ideal elevation and breathtaking ocean views.

What makes this cottage unique

Now that the gardens and orchards are mature, we love being able to harvest a huge variety of nutrient-dense food from our land. Visitors are always blown away by our Garden of Eden-style food forests.


Kealakekua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Gingerhill Farm Retreat. Commune with Nature In South Kona.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Absolutely Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The setting of the cottage was just beautiful and the hosts are very friendly! My daughter and I felt extremely comfortable and welcomed! I would highly recommend staying on this property instead of a hotel! It is the best way to experience the tropical Hawaiian lifestyle! Such a pleasure that we are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting Mary and her daughter. We are so glad they enjoyed the farm and the Big island. We shared some meals together and enjoyed talking with them. We hope they come back soon.
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Gingerhill Farm is a charming, ecologically and ethically inspiring 5 acres of working farm.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is clean, light, and private, filled with art created by the painter Mayumi Oda, who started the farm seventeen years ago. We enjoyed the nightly symphonies of crickets and frogs and the daily songs from multitudes of birds, plus the great ocean view. We appreciated the tour of the grounds that Mayumi's son Zach gave us, showing us the many varieties of fruits and vegetables cultivated over the years. The family has built a unique, Zen-infused paradise, and we will surely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary. It was great host you.
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Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, private and peaceful. I've stayed at high end resorts, condos, well appointed homes and other cottages on the Big Island and in the future if I want to be anywhere near Kona this is where I'd definitely want to be.

Hosts are hands off but available for any questions or needs and made me feel welcome. This is a very low key, chill place in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just what we needed - to advance into nature, while retreating from urban distraction

  • 5 of 5

mahalo to gingerhill 'ohana. keeping it beautiful, serene, real. Love the aesthetics, love the view, the simple and elegent solutions, loved the shower! Sad about coqui, so much to learn, heading back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maile. Always good to see you. I glad that you enjoyed the cottage. See you soon
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Fantastic location - great host.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect retreat spot in an organic farm with amazing views. Fruit and avocado trees all around. Well appointed place - it had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Your are always welcome back.
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Very special and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Minimal and spare. This is not a beachfront condo. Lovely distant water view. The organic garden comes with frogs and birds and some mosquitos. The bed is really comfortable. Amenities are close by. It was a privilege to be able to stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty. We are so glad that you enjoyed it.
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Nearest Airport
21.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Manini Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 12pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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