We are a Native Hawaiian family on a 5 acre organic farm growing Kona coffee, macnuts, avocados, bananas, guava, figs, pineapples, papayas, lemons, oranges, and more. We live sustainable aloha to educate and inspire.
Come and experience the real beauty of Honomalino, South Kona! Ho'oli provides a private apartment for a farm stay. We are located just south of Captain Cook, in the upland Hawaiian forest approximately 2000 feet above sea level.
The peaceful accommodation is a fully furnished apartment, featuring a private entrance, equipped kitchen, one bedroom with a queen size bed, living room with a single bed, and a full bathroom. Also included is a wonderful outdoor shower, labyrinth, wifi, tv, security gated entrance, and grill.
Please know that we are a working organic farm with chickens, geese, ducks, dogs, and cats.
Black sand and green sand beach nearby.
Check in Time: After 4pm
Check out time: by 11am
Manono, Kirsty, and Patrick
You are welcome to pick fruits in season and enjoy all the fruits, nuts, and herbs on the farm. Vegetables from our garden can be harvested upon request.
Extra amenities for a small fee (cash or credit card):
Ho' oli Farm Eco-Experience: $20 per person. Just ask and we will share our wisdom with you on an extended farm tour that lasts approximately one hour.
Organic Ho' oli Kona Coffee-$13 for half pound
Organic Ho' oli Honey-$4/8
Ho' oli Happy Hens' Eggs- $6 per dozen or $3 for 6 eggs. Duck and goose eggs often available as well.
Firepit: Available on request.
Interaction with Guests
We offer a cultural experience that includes sharing of arts and crafts, native plants and the meaning of sustainable aloha. Interaction available based on guests interests.
We are located in the upland Hawaiian forest approximately 2000 feet above sea level.
Other Things to Note
Extended rates (up to 28 days), are available upon request. A $50 cleaning fee will be charged for stays 7 days or longer.
Absolutely no smoking or drug use anywhere on the property. Quiet time is 9pm to 6am. This is a farm, we sleep and rise early. Please remove shoes/slippers before entering apartment. We practice conservation of water and power. Please shut off lights when leaving the room and turn off any outside lights before going to sleep for the night. Recycling and composting bins are available for use.
Our stay at Home 'O Nani was more than we expected. The landscape was peaceful and quiet and filled with beautiful, many edible, plants. I would recommend the tour of the farm with Manono if you have the opportunity. She shared a lot of great information about the uses of the plants grown on the farm. We spent most of our days at the ocean and were back home by dinner. The house was cool yet very comfortable. The coolness was welcomed after a long hot day in the sun. The kitchen was well stocked and the home was clean and comfortable. Both beds were very comfortable. Our favorite perks of the home were the lanai overlooking the ocean, the labyrinth, and the outdoor shower. Though it was conveniently located close to beaches and grocery, it was quiet and felt off the beaten path. Manono was a wonderful host and helped us out with anything we needed. She contacted us a few days ahead of our arrival with directions to the property which helped with a smooth arrival. I would highly recommend staying at Home 'O Nani.
Staying at Home O'Nani was a great way to unwind for the first part of our vacation. Patrick and Kirsty were very welcoming hosts and helpful tour guides in answering our questions as first-time visitors to Hawaii. They also introduced us to the many unusual fruits found in a tropical paradise. The farm had a natural symphony with crickets that lulled us to sleep at night and birds awaken with the sun each morning. It was a great place to reconnect and recharge.
Our stay at Home'O Nani was wonderful. Kirsty and Patrick welcomed us. Manono gave us a tour of her beautiful property. My husband (the gardener) and I enjoyed hearing her talk about her land and the fruits she grows with much love. And the surprise treat is that we ran into her by chance at the farmers' market and had another chat about the plants in Big Island. The apartment was very spacious with a view of the ocean. Real paradise! Thank you Manono for giving us the opportunity to stay there.
Upon arriving we were greeted warmly by our hosts and an invitation to enjoy the fire pit. There was fresh picked fruit, on the table that we greatly enjoyed the next morning for breakfast. We didn't spend too much of the day on the property, but at sunset we toke a stroll around, and it was truly beautiful. Our stay was peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts were very accommodating, and there if we needed anything. During our stay we enjoyed cooking in the big kitchen and eating our dinner on the screened in porch. We would have loved to spend another night here and explore during the day.
We spent two great nights on the farm. Those were two last nights of our vacation, and I must say, it was really hard to leave.
When we first entered the apartment, we found a plate of delicious fresh fruit waiting for us. The place was spotlessly clean and quite spacious. We were shown around by Patrick and Kirsty, who were very warm and helpful. Picking ripe guava and papaia from the trees, feeding geese, petting the dogs, having dinner on the patio, listening to stories about the local plants and the history of Hawaiians - those things were a great way to end our trip to the Big Island.
The farm is conveniently located, and the hosts are very happy to recommend best places to swim or try local food. I really hope to be back one day.
Our accommodations were better than our expectations. We had a warm informative reception from our hosts upon arrival which helped us to settle in nicely. Each time we had questions, we were assisted in a timely way. The fruit farm was quiet, well kept and entertaining at the same time, just as we were wanting. Peaceful surroundings!!!
Patrick and Kirsty were great hosts and the property and guest house is amazing. The made sure we had directions a few days before we arrived, greeted us when we drove up, and had fresh fruits waiting for us inside.
Unfortunately, it was a little chilly/rainy while we were there so we didn't use the outside shower or fire pits, but we still had a great time. The property is great to wander around and we enjoyed sipping on coffee and picking fresh fruit one morning. They also have bee hives and delicious honey - we bought some to bring home as gifts.
It's a bit far from town, but not too bad. Make sure you take the time to head south as well, less than a mile down the road you'll find a zebra, donkey, watusi, and buffalo by the side of the road.