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Gingerhill Farm Retreat. Commune with Nature In South Kona.

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Large Suite with a View

Gingerhill Farm 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 and shops.

The Sunset Suite is a large room in the main house with private bathroom and shower. It has a queen and a twin bed. 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.

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Kealakekua Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Gingerhill Farm Retreat. Commune with Nature In South Kona.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

One of the best views on the island

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very special week at GingerHill in February. The room was clean, bright, and spacious. Despite being very close to town, the environment is quiet and reminiscent of old Hawaii. The best feature is sitting on the deck and gazing upon the distant ocean through gorgeous, gorgeous landscaping! Mayomi, Zach, and Lisa were particularly kind and friendly hosts. This will absolutely be our first choice when we return. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed to this peaceful setting by the owner. Our bedroom overlooked a beautiful setting and our shared kitchen was adequate for our needs. The private shower was hot and the bathroom was clean and functional. The owner was very gentle and provided us with pots and pans to fix our dinner and pleasant conversation and information. The isolated location provided privacy and the night sky was beautiful with no ambient light to interfere with star gazing. An enjoyable stay with adequate parking. Local farmers market nearby and a zen ambiance in effect at this rental. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique experience

  • 5 of 5

You get a large bedroom with a double bed and a single bed with a very nice bathroom. The room is attached to the house and some house noises come through. Looks right out onto the ocean from 1500 feet or so up. Chairs are available if you ask.

This is an active and beautiful 4 acre organic farm and for us much of the appeal came from chances to talk to the proprietors, interns and guests and to see some of the artwork of Mayumi Oda who founded the farm 15 years ago.

For an extra $40 per day you can participate in the program, which includes meditation, breakfast, work on the farm, yoga, and lunch. We didn't choose to do this, and it really is just another option for your stay.

Everyone was very friendly and the setting is wonderful.

It is close to all of the sights along the southern Kona coast, e.g. the Painted Church, Peace Garden and Place of Sanctuary.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel and Beth are wonderful people , they are calm and respectful. And always will be welcome in Gingerhill.
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely farm, quiet, peaceful, loved watching sunsets. Access to cooking facility might have been nice also. It was a little hard to find, maybe a sign on the gate to know we are there. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds, good room

  • 4 of 5

Staying on the farm was lovely. I would've given 5 stars except that the shower in the suite was clogged and quickly filled with water. Otherwise, the hosts were nice, easygoing, and helpful, and we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally was a wonderful guest. Independent, gracious, appreciative and polite. we would love to have them back on the farm again.
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Moss Beach, CA USA

Tranquil, peaceful, Big Island Farmstay - a Hawaiian vacation without the rush and the chaos.

  • 5 of 5

When my husband, my daughter and I planned our vacation to Hawaii we were searching for something special, something that did not make us feel like time-limited tourists. We found Big Island Farmstay to be that special place. The peace and quiet...the stars at the morning, the sound of Roosters crowing in the distance. Waking up to see the ocean peering through the tranquility of the lush vegetation made us feel like we slept in a botanical garden. Beautiful, tropical, and green. The owner most graciously offered us fruit from her garden...there is nothing like a banana or a papaya fresh picked. A good place for the soul and to experience the true meaning of Aloha.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to host Mary and her family at the farm. They were gracious and appreciative and we would love to have them again.
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owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

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 studio 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 studio 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.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 12pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.