Ocean Vistas Farm Cottage S. Kona

House - Entire home/apt · Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704, United States

This nicely kept workers cottage is in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt, yet we grow delicious avocados, citrus, cacao, coffee and an assortment of citrus, al the while integrating it into the natural landscape. We use no pesticides ever.

The Space

Newer private fully appointed cabin awaits the chance to spoil you Hawaiian Style. In S. Kona near the best snorkeling spots in the islands. Plush king bed, full kitchen and "green" design.

This is a working farm as are the neighboring parcels. Visitors are invited to learn and participate in the farm activities as part of your stay We pay a nice wage or it can be credited to your account if you elect to join in. This is what we call Agricultural Tourism.

The ocean views here are spectacular and we are only less than two miles to the nearest and quite private beach, Kaohe aka Pebble Beach.

The cottage is nestled in forest and coffee plantation land and in season guests are free to pick fruit, avocados and bananas.

We have just added a LED TV and its gets the local channels. If you have a laptop and a HDMI video connection you can stream all kinds of movies and shows via our internet WIFI.

The kitchen is huge and with the full size stove one could even bake something BIG.

The well known beaches and diving snorkeling spots are 6 to 12 miles away. Dont leave here without snorkeling Honaunau Bay aka Two Step. Its is the best in the islands.

We are at 1500 feet and winter nights can be cool 60"s so come prepared.

The nearest convenience store is 7 miles aways and a full market 12 in Captain Cook.

Please read the cottage terms and become familiar with Air BNB terms and fees. In the BNB terms, please note "As a Guest, you are responsible for leaving the Accommodation in the condition it was in when you arrived" Knowledge will help make for a pleasant holiday. Aloha Kakou !!

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to hike around the farm and experience the integration of agriculture into the natural environment.

Interaction with Guests

I very much enjoy sharing Hawaii nei. I am happy to teach our guests the in and outs of farming in Hawaii as I am earner to get people out on the land to appreciate how unique agriculture is in the Islands.

The Neighborhood

The adjacent parcels are agriculture too, yet many natural forests and plants abound.

Getting around

A car is a must. Just please drive slow on our community road. There are some children and lots of wild birds.

Other Things to Note

Access to the ocean is nearby in several spots. Don't miss them.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $435 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Thank you Rick for being a great host. We had a great time on the Big Island and your cottage was a great base for all our activities. Your suggestions were appreciated, in particular about snorkeling at Two Step (which was the first time I had snorkeled in my life) - it was amazing. The cottage itself was really nice and we have absolutely no negative comments at all. We appreciated being out of town in such a tranquil location. It was especially nice to stay in such an eco-friendly dwelling to help lessen the environmental impact vacationing and travelling in general can have.

    March 2014
    Rick
    Response from Rick:

    You are most welcome. I am especially happy you go to see the underwater world of Hawaii. FYI Honaunau has the best reefs in the state. Return some day. I will point out some other great spots nearby. Aloha Rick

  • We loved our week at Ocean Vista Farm! It was quite except for the beautiful sounds of birds, turkeys, and roosters (in the mornings) The view was beautiful and the surroundings were very peaceful. We really didn't know what to expect being total off the GRID on vacation but we loved it. Owning a motor home we are used to conserving water but it was our first experience with a compost toilet it was perfectly normal after the first day of not having to flush :) Rick gave us all the information we needed to run the place and it all went off without a hitch. He was also kind enough to bring an extra set of snorkel gear which we used at local beaches. Great vacation and great place to stay I would highly recommend it to everyone that doesn't want to be in the rush of town or hear people all night. We will be back

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed staying at Ocean Vistas Farm Cottage. Rick is an excellent host, the cottage was clean and pleasant, and the view from the deck was exceptional! We didn't spend a lot of time at the cottage because we spent most of each day we were there snorkeling or diving, but if we had been more sedentary it would have been a great place to sit out on the deck, enjoying the view, and reading a good book! Next time.

    February 2014
  • The Oceans Vista Farm is a great place to spend a vacation. The off-grid theme makes for a naturally relaxing environment. Sunsets from the Lenai are not to be missed. We found the nights to be pleasantly cool, and the afternoon sun was great.

    Rick's interactions were helpful, and we knew we could get a hold of him at any point if a problem arose.

    I highly recommend Oceans Vista for those looking for a nice relaxing getaway. Great Place. I can't wait to stay there again!

    January 2014
  • We absolutely loved staying here. We got married while in Hawaii and spent our 18-day Honeymoon exploring the island and relaxing at the cottage. This is a truly beautiful place! We spent a lot of our time lazing about on the porch, enjoying views of the ocean (and amazing sunsets!). There is a comfy daybed out on the porch which is excellent for reading and relaxing. The house itself is really nice as well. Clean, lovely, and it had everything we needed. We loved getting to live off of the grid. It felt like home to us, we even baked our wedding cake here, etc. It was well-stocked and Rick kept us supplied with beautiful avocados, lemons, and other fruits growing on his land. So nice! The cottage is nice and private, up on a hill overlooking the ocean and the lush tropical landscape. It is also close enough that getting to a cafe, beautiful beaches, or a farmers market, etc, is really easy. It was a perfect location.

    We also really enjoyed getting to know Rick. He is a wonderful host and so fun to talk with. Also a great resource for exploring the island! And we loved that his dog Koa would come by for regular visits and would hang out with us on the deck. We would love to come back and already miss it there. :) Highly recommended!

    January 2014
    Rick
    Response from Rick:

    Mahalo Nui loa, Come back to Hawaii anytime
    A hui hou, rick

  • Very nice pleace to stay, beautiful terrace, breathtaking view, good pleace to relax, enjoy the silence and feel good. Rick is very friendly, gives good ideas, answered all our questions. We enjoyed the hospitality and we will keep the nice memories. Majdy and Antje from Germany.

    January 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay at Rick's cottage. His hospitality is bar none. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner and were really impressed by his love of Hawaii and the environment.

    The cottage was clean and quite roomy for us. We loved it and like that it is a green cottage with minimal impact on the environment.

    We look forward to coming back soon!!

    December 2013
    Rick
    Response from Rick:

    Mahalo nui loa Tom.
    Malama Pono, Rick

  • The cottage is really beautiful. Awesome view over tropical trees and the ocean. Rick looks really after this cottage and we think he's passionate about how eco-friendli he built it.
    When we first arrived Rick wasn't there and we've just seen some information about the solar energy and what we have and havn't to do and were a bit worried where we landed.
    But when Rick welcomed us some houers later he explained everything and it was easy for us...nothing special to do. So no worries there is really enough energy. We extremely enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It is a place, how we imagined to stay for our holidays in hawaii.

    December 2013
    Rick
    Response from Rick:

    Happy New year. I am glad it worked out without worries. After all vacations are for leaving worrying behind.

  • We stayed in Ricks cottage for one week and really appreciated the secluded location and it proved an excellent base for our exploration of the Big Island. We loved the lanai with its great sunsets and ocean view, a great place to wind down after a long day! The cottage is completely of "the grid" all rain water is collected for use and solar panels provides the electricity.
    We would really recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a place to stay in paradise!

    December 2013
    Rick
    Response from Rick:

    Mahalo Mikael, That is jus what I intended. I am so glad its appreciated as you did. Come back anytime.

    aloha oe, Rick

  • What a great spot! We loved the morning and afternoon parade of the turkeys thru the property, constant bird, insect or frog songs practically the only sounds on the isolated farm with great variety of beautiful plants and crops; perfectly clean, organized, large, elegant cottage, clear and reasonable instructions on use of solar-powered energy sources, composting toilet, propane stove - very amenable and helpful host to chat with - close by but available only if needed -location good for beaches and relatively easy driving distances to other prime tourist spots such as Black Sands Beach or the Volcano Park further east or to Captain Cook, Kona and beyond to the north/west - just be sure to be home in time for the wonderful sunset views on the wraparound deck high above the ocean horizon!

    November 2013
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I am a semi retired academic yet still working as a small farmer and consultant in the health and nutrition sciences. The Hawaiian culture and spirit is a blessing and inspiration. I love this life, the culture. Just wish I had a lovely Hawaiian wahine to share it with.
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