About this listing
The eco-cottage completed in 2013 is for the more adventurous nature lovers with an outdoor toilet, shower & kitchen and 2 separate bedrooms with locking doors and windows with screens for your sleeping comfort. clean, peaceful and organic.
Relax into nature and all of the blessings of Hawaii at PapaLani Farm (which means Heavenly Earth Mother in Hawaiian). We are 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 who also lives in an ohana on the property. 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 Eco-cottage was built December 2012, with a combination of in and outdoor living…
•Covered outdoor kitchen with necessities to cook meals (full fridge, 2 burner stove, sink, dishes, utensils, blender, coffee-maker)
•Covered outdoor bamboo walled shower with viewing space to gaze at the stars with an evening shower.
•2 large bedrooms with separate entrances so you can rent one space or both:
•One room has a queen bed
•One room has bunk bed with full and twin mattresses.
•Large lanai (covered porch) with an ocean and farm view.
•In the winter time it can get cool at this elevation morning and night. A propane heater is available, but be sure to bring heavy socks or slippers and a thick sweatshirt or fleece.
•Everything is kept clean and tidy although it is mostly outdoors so there are geckos, creepy crawlers, and insects around.
• High speed internet and long distance phone services are provided.
•Full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests. Check out www.(URL HIDDEN) for a full list of services.
•Beach chairs, towels, & coolers available.
• Snorkel equipment available for $25/week.
•Our water source is 100% rainwater caught from the roof of our home and stored in catchment tanks. County water is made available to you in the kitchen for drinking.
•We have solar panels which are hooked to the grid right now to provide some of the electric.
guests have access to the eco-cottages kitchen, bath, shower, toilet, lanai and bedrooms that you are renting. There is a LOT to see on the farm with about 6 different featured gardens and over 100 of fruit & nut trees. You are free to walk the property just please respect others privacy while doing so. there are also 10 acres above the eco-cottage which are pretty wild in nature that you can explore & are part of the farm.
Interaction with Guests
i check the guests in and then let them be on their own... it is a working farm so i am around most of the time... i do not infringe on peoples privacy.. most of my guests are very friendly and like to talk a bit..the house is simple and there is a house manual with all the info such as wi-fi numbers, emergency trouble shooting, etc.
we are in the country with no visible neighbors... nearest neighbor is about a block away or more.
there is a bus that drives by a few times a day but i recommend a rental vehicle.... it will make your trip more enjoyable.
Other Things to Note
We are on catchment water so please do NOT drink water from the faucets... there is county drinking water available in dispenser for your drinking & cooking use. There are kayaks, snorkle gear available for rent as well as a full list of spa, vibrational medicine, massage, bodywork options. Fresh fruits, nuts, eggs, herbs & veggies are available from the farm... please let me know as much in advance as possible if you would like anything.
Hawaii State Sales tax of 13.41 % will need to be collected upon arrival
this is a working farm so it is a quiet, healthy, nature loving environment... so no parties, smoking, drugs or drama..we like to work with nature here so we try to be quiet and respectful of others always and are pretty early to bed/early to rise as a rule.... quiet hours between 9pm and 7am. No smoking on property. Veggies, nuts & fruit are available for purchase when available (just ask what is in season)... Mahalo