Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

For a limited time boom 5 nights and pay just $99 a night plus fees!
Just south of Kona and centrally located for day trips to Volcanoes, we are minutes from two-step, turtles and amazing sunsets. Enjoy the tranquility of Hawaii off the beaten pah!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 14%


The space

You will fall in love with this spacious and sunny Ohana just minutes from snorkeling and South Kona beaches. Lovingly restored, this cottage features a 180 degree view surrounded by lush tropical flowers and looking out on an unforgettable sunset view.

We promise you will love this amazing bedroom with its picture windows looking out on lush tropical flowers and trees--it feels like you are in your own private Swiss Family Robinson but without sacrificing on amenities. The windows look out on acres of tropical flowers and fruits like mangos, papayas and plumeria.

The bedroom has a queen bed and separate sitting room that is perfect for curling up and reading about the fascinating history of this ancient part of the Big Island and its historic settlement by Captain Cook. In the distance is Kealakekua Bay, site of James Cook's first encounter with the people of Hawaii and later the place where he met his end. It is said that the bay is protected by the spirits of the alii, or chiefs, that led this proud nation prior to the arrival of the missionaries after Cook's discovery.

The bath in this cottage was practically built for royalty--it features a large jetted tub -and marble surround as well as a separate shower and dressing area. The tub peeks into the bedroom and out onto the property through two windows that allow for tons of natural light and a great cross-breeze on tradewind evenings.

The kitchenette is outfitted with a refrigerator, convection oven, two-burner hot plate, toaster, coffee maker, blender and microwave as well as a bar for two. The living room has a pullout couch that can provide additional sleeping space as well as a flat panel TV. The entire property features free wifi and additional services such as a dvd player are available upon request.

We are a quick five minute drive from the famed "two-step" for the best snorkeling the island has to offer. If you get down there bright and early you may be lucky enough to swim with the pod of dolphins that call these amazing beaches their home. Beach chairs and towels are available with the cottage.

The owners are onsite and we are always happy to help you plan or make recommendations so that you can make the most of your stay on the island. We offer free farm tours and provide a seasonal basket of our farm-fresh produce to help make your stay unique and special. We would be honored to have you as our guests and do everything we can to help make your trip to Hawaii the trip of a lifetime!

Guest access

The cottage overlooks the Macadamia Nut Orchard and guests are free to enjoy the spacious grounds. There is a private outdoor eating area with a gas grill and convenient parking. The shared washer and dryer is located near the shop space.

Interaction with guests

While we live onsite we do prefer to give you your space and privacy to enjoy your vacation getaway. We are always happy to answer questions and give you a tour of the farm (with advance notification).

The neighborhood

We are located in the heart of the Kona coffee belt in historic Captain Cook, just outside of Kailua Kona. Our grounds overlook Pu'uhonua o Honaunau and the famed Two-Step. Centrally located for day trips to Volcanoes National Park, Green Sand Beach and Hilo, we are still close enough to Kona to enjoy the restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Captain Cook and the surrounding neighborhoods will give you a more authentic Hawaiian experience without skimping on luxury and convenience.

Getting around

While there is a bus its schedule is limited. We strongly encourage all of our guests rent a vehicle to enjoy all the Big Island has to offer.

Other things to note

The Sunset Cottage is a private cottage but it is an Ohana, which is a Hawaiian cottage attached to another house. The two are separated by a breezeway and the cottage has its own parking and private entrance.

Recent update-we are currently experiencing a drought that, while it has minimized the threat of dengue fever, has the farm looking a little sunburnt. Thankfully it has only killed grasses and some more fragile plants and the grounds still have plenty of lush areas to enjoy. We are pleased to report that there are no existing cases of dengue and haven't had any in more than six weeks.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Quiet hours are 10pm-8am daily. We encourage you to make yourselves at home! Please bring your own laundry detergent for the onsite washer and dryer. We provide dish soap for the kitchen as well as an earth-friendly cleaner for light cleaning during your stay. You are not required to remove linens or clean upon departure, however, we do ask that you simply wash any dirty dishes so that we can put them away when we come in to clean.
We are very flexible with special requests and encourage you to ask if you have any questions or need anything that is not provided for you.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Summer User Profile
April 2017
This was a fun place to come and stay for a few days on our trip to the Big Island. We loved being able to walk around the farm, and were told we could pick whatever we wanted! We didn't actually pick anything, but we were so happy with the delicious avocados we were given! The kids loved the friendly kitties on the property. We had a great time, mahalo!

Peter User Profile
March 2017
I highly recommend this place. It had everything our family of 3 needed, including internet access and beach supplies! There is also a gas grill that we used often. Occasionally, you will get a wake-up call from the birds on the property but that was not a problem for us. We like to get our day started early!

Chris User Profile
March 2017
We felt like we had our own hide-away in one of the most beautiful areas on earth -- very private & quiet, yet not far at all from the beaten path. That and mac nuts for the gathering. Mandi was an excellent host and was able to answer all of our questions about exploring the area. We hope to return!

Jeffrey User Profile
February 2017
This cottage is located on a beautiful, peaceful 10 acre farm that we fully enjoyed for our one week stay on the Big Island. It's a short drive to amazing beaches and snorkeling spots, groceries & restaurants. We strolled around the avocado and macadamia nut orchards (and other fruit trees) and enjoyed many quiet evenings at this great spot. Thank you!

Jörn User Profile
February 2017
If you are looking for a place away from busy Kona this one is right. A lush orchard, quiet and the perfect location to start your day tours north, south or east.

Kimberly User Profile
August 2016
It was such a pleasure staying here that we are extending our stay! It is so nice to find a child friendly place to stay! The farm is beautiful the energy is greats and the hosts couldn't be sweeter. Extremely happy and grateful!

Linseed User Profile
July 2016
We had such an amazing stay at Lani Kai. It was my favorite part of our Kona experience. It was such a breath of fresh air getting out of the hub of tourism that exists in Kona and retreating back to this sanctuary. It really feels like an authentic hawaiian cottage in paradise. The view from our bed was breathtakingly beautiful, the ocean, the mac nut orchard, mango trees. The cottage itself was light, breezy, open, zen. Randy was the only one we interacted with. He was very kind and helpful. He welcomed us to any fruit in the orchard and offered to be of service if we needed him for anything. We saw one of the most beautiful sunsets either of us had ever seen from the mac nut grove. The location is amazing as well. Tucked enough off the road to where you feel secluded.. but close enough to town too. Juts minutes away from two-step ( Also the best snorkeling either of us had ever experienced) Just pure beauty and deep gratitude for Lani Kai. We will definitely stay here again!! Mahalo!

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States · Joined in July 2012
Lani Kai Gardens User ProfileLani Kai Gardens is a superhost.

My name is Mandi, and I am a part of the team that lives and works here at Lani Kai Farm and Gardens. Together with my husband, Chad, and my parents, Randy and Ruth. we started Lani Kai Gardens in an effort to simplify our lives, combining our talents and time to living closer to the land and enjoying and caring for this amazing piece of paradise.

When we found this property in 2010 we could see its beauty and potential but it needed help. The farm had not been worked in many years and the cottages had not been updated in some time. We have since cleaned up the orchards, returned the farm to a good working order and begun working toward adding to and diversifying our crop selection. We have also thoroughly renovated and updated three cottages which we now rent as vacation rentals.

Through all of our renovations both in the cottages and on the farm we have focused on using renewable, sustainable materials whenever possible. In 2012 we were fortunate to be able to add a very large solar installation that has enabled us to generate more than 70% of the electricity we use and are working on plans to supplement with small scale solar hot water projects.

Our location offers us and our guests a more authentic stay on a beautiful island rich with history and culture. We offer a lush tropical setting that is quiet and peaceful, encouraging a deeper connection to your surroundings and the ability to truly connect with the land. Our property overlooks Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site and Kealakekua Bay--close to "Two-Step" and the Captain Cook Monument and the best snorkeling on the island. We have two gray sand beaches close by, one with a quiet cove and keiki pond perfect for little ones. We can see the whales in the winter and spring and have spinner dolphins in the bay that come to visit the snorkelers in the early morning hours.
We are also closer to Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand Beach at Punalu'u and Green Sand Beach. some of the "must-see" sites for visitors.
We are always here to help in planning and to answer any questions you may have. We were once travelers here ourselves and are ready to help you make the most of your Hawaiian getaway!

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