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We loved staying on Nikki's farm. Nikki was warm and friendly and very welcoming to our family. She gave me a wonderful massage on the day we arrived. The house was spacious, clean and comfortable. We loved using the barbecue on the lanai. There is a great DVD selection of movies and a huge comfortable living room at the house. We chose this location because it is close to our favorite snorkeling spot on the island. We were also conveniently located close to the green sand beach on the southern part of the island and we were only an hour from Volcanoes National Park. Nikki provided coolers and beach chairs to use during our stay and offers snorkel gear for rent. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. It was great to stay in a place where environmental sustainability is a high priority. We are very much looking froward to another stay in this great accommodation on the big island in the future!
thank you Laura,
you and your family were awesome to have here...i appreciated your presence on the farm and i do hope you come back soon to enjoy those dolphins!
Awesome little of grid cabin very nice and private space with a nice ocean view on clear days! Has everything you could really need for the most part including access to wonderful organic fruits and veggies as well as friendly owner Nikki who can help you with the local a lot..
thank you John,
it has been wonderful having you here on the farm... i am so happy for you being able to purchase property right down the street! now you will be a permanent neighbor! i'm grateful....
Staying at nikkis place was great.. We had been going all around the Island and were happy to just stay calm at the farm. It's à good place for that. I thought it was in captain Cook but in fact It's 20 miles South of it.. In the middle of nowhere... Good to relax and enjoy wild beaches!
Mahalo Nikii for your wonderful hospitality. You think of everything!
We had a great stay at Nikki's Eco cottage. It was a convenient home base for exploring the west coast of big island, being right off the highway. Nikki was a good host, approachable and helpful. The lanai was a great space for relaxing outside and staying on a farm makes for an interesting travel experience. Clean and simple accommodations that I would recommend to others.
My wife and I and our two best friends thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at Nikki's wonderful home. Waking up to the sound of birds, surrounded by her organic garden of tropical plants was a rare treat. We dined every morning and evening on the Lanai and couldn't have been happier with our accommodation, our wonderful hostess and the area. We are recommending this accommodation to all our friends travelling to the Big Island.
This was a wonderful spot on our trip. My mother and I were traveling through and we felt right at home and succluded at the same time. I loved the garden, chickens, and all of the out door amenities. Nikki made sure we were set up and had all you could ever need for cooking in the kitchen.
The house at Nikki's eco-farm was very comfortable and I felt quite at home upon arrival. The house rules are very reasonable, the location is easy to find and it is relatively convenient to the places/activities we hoped to see. Highlights include: the covered deck overlooking the grove of fruit and avocado trees, the outdoor shower and the farm produce that Nikki offers for sale.
Nikki was very accommodating (leaving lights on for us and our late arrival) and welcoming when we met--it was like meeting an old friend. She also offers great advice on local sights to see. My only regret at this point is that we couldn't stay longer and enjoy the space more. Barring that, I look forward to coming back soon.
After spending three nights at this property, I have to say I'm genuinely surprised by the previous reviews. Quite rundown. It was a bit noisy cause it was right by the highway which made it not a peaceful experience.
Papalani farm is a beautiful place to stay! Nikki is an awesome host. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental.
Aloha! Come enjoy a beautiful stay on the Big Island of Hawaii!!
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Nikki and being a guest at the farm several times since 2001! Nikki has created a beautiful space both inside the home and outside as well, from the spacious lanai to the grounds with gardens and macadamia tree and avocado tree farm. Nikki pays wonderful attention to detail leaving you to enjoy a clean comfy enjoyable space. Nikki always has her finger on the pulse of new things happening on the island so have a nice chat with her to find out whats happening from outdoor events to meditation and and massage. Nikki has been a wonderful reliable friend these past 13 years and I would highly recommend getting to know her if you've got the time!
The surrounding area provides lots of fun and relaxing beach activities. Enjoy swimming with dolphins and snorkeling in pristine waters. The property is well located for a breezy drive to Kailua-Kona in one direction and Volcano in the other.
Enjoy your stay!!!
Founder, Life Centered Acupuncture Care, Oahu.
Papalani Farm is a fabulous place to stay. Nikki is a licensed massage therapist- wonderful treatments! Try the outdoor shower, marvelous! Wonderful orchards and gardens. Accomodations are very nice, clean, and full of aloha. Highly recommended!
Nikki is a great friend of mine. She has a beautiful space to stay, lots of land to roam and enjoy! She is so friendly and helpful. A joy to be around and spend time with!