|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
'AI LANI ORCHARDS IS FIRST AND FOREMOST AN ORGANIC FARM! WE PROMOTE NATURE, A NATURAL LIFESTYLE, AND REAL ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES IN WHICH HUMANS SHARE THE WORLD WITH OTHER SPECIES AND THIS INCLUDES BUGS!
ARE YOU BIOPHOBIC OR BIOPHILLIC? TAKE THE TEST BELOW TO SEE!
Jonas Salk, the man who developed the polio vaccine, once said 'If all the insects on earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on earth would disappear. If all humans disappeared, within 50 years all species would flourish as never before.'
BIOPHILIA (love of life and living systems) TEST:
1. DO YOU VIEW ALL LIFE AS A LARGE INTERRELATED SYSTEM?
2. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE ROLE BUGS PLAY IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT?
3. DO YOU FEEL WONDERFUL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS?
4. DO YOU LOVE ANIMALS?
5. DO YOU EAT MOSTLY ORGANIC FOODS WHEN POSSIBLE?
6. ARE YOU AWED BY THE STARRY NIGHT SKY?
7. DO YOU ENJOY BEING PART OF THE LANIAKEA SUPERCLUSTER?
If you answered YES to most of these questions there is a good chance you lean more toward Biophilia than Biophobia. You would TRULY enjoy your stay here!
Our LARGE VACATION FARM HOUSES are located at 1700 feet elevation with perfect weather, usually about 75 degrees with a breeze. Our house boasts over 2200 (and 2400) square feet of private indoor living space, and 1600 sq feet of outdoor deck (lanai) with Upper Deck Ocean Views! Our HUGE family room ensures that we can sleep 12 in beds, and with 3 full private baths, we offer a unique setting for a serene and healthy organic family vacation, or small group retreat at a truly bargain rate designed for today's economy. WE ALSO INCLUDE AN ESPRESSO MAKER, COFFEE GRINDER AND REGULAR COFFEE MAKER FOR YOU TRUE COFFEE LOVERS!
Our 15 acre farm in the beautiful Waiohinu hills of Ka`u district on the South side of the Big Island is a gorgeous natural escape from city life, overlooking the last 80 miles of undeveloped coastline in the State of Hawaii. Tucked away, the house has easy access directly off of the main highway, the island belt road, highway 11 for convenience. Privacy and quiet is guaranteed as the vacation house is 7 acres up the 1,000 foot driveway on it's own private 5 acres of our Organic Estate.
THE BEST KA`U HAWAIIAN COFFEE, ORGANIC DEHYDRATED MACADAMIA NUTS, CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT BUTTERS, CITRUS, AVOCADOS, AND ORGANIC LAMB, IS ALL GROWN AND PROCESSED ON SITE AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR ON SITE FRUIT STAND!
Our FARM HOUSE has lovely double door entrance into to the large Great Room/living room with large windows that look onto the macadamia nut orchards, replete with frolicking lambs. This large room has four built-in full twin beds that can be use as lounging couches, or sleeping space, depending on your group size. This Great Room is separated from the rest of the house for privacy and fun. The upstairs offers one private bedroom and the Master suite with double sinks vanity and OCEAN VIEWS!
The location is serene, lovely, GREEN EVERYWHERE, with sheep roaming the orchards, wild turkey, chickens, and pheasants. A REAL NATURE LOVERS PARADISE!
In the neighborhood at ONLY twelve minutes drive lies Punalu'u BLACK SAND BEACH, rated 3rd best beach in Hawaii by the travel channel that offers tennis and golf as well as excellent swimming, boogey boarding, and snorkeling. About twelve miles down the nearby South Point Road lies the historical and pristine natural area known as KA LAE a sacred place for Native Hawaiians, where the first of Hawaii's people landed. Also down this road lies a rare GREEN SAND BEACH that takes a good 2.5 mile hike each way, or sturdy four wheel drive vehicle to access.
At fifteen minutes drive North lies the second longest lava tube in the world at KULA KAI CAVERNS--one of the best tours on the Island into this amazing 20 mile long (and still mapping) tube is offered by a local tour operator. All in all this a rare area full of exotic natural treasures.
Keywords: private, serene farm House on 5 acre organic orchard
We are Barney & Elizabeth, Sam & Gabe, owners of Ailani Orchards, a family owned and run organic orchard since 2001. We pride ourselves on offering truly healthy organic food including the NOW FAMOUS KA`U COFFEE!
We produce some of the best tasting and healthiest dehydrated organic macadamia nuts available on the Hawaiian Islands, and our coffee is ahhhhh...well... you'll have to taste this divine brew yourselves to see what we mean! We also invented and produce our own chocolate macadamia nut butters made with real dark and white Belgian chocolate and our own organic nuts. It is a delicacy not to be missed. We believe in an organic lifestyle as a basis for our teaching, both with kids and adults. Barney is Head Farmer and Orchard Master, and Elizabeth is an internationally bestselling author of three books on the Inkas of Peru. We are the Hawaii headquarters for the Wiraqocha Foundation for the Preservation of Indigenous Wisdom and offer programs on property.
Elizabeth Jenkins purchased this farmhouse in 2002
We began as an organic farm and then added this vacation rental house to our property to offer people a unique opportunity to participate in a real working farm and see real life in Hawaii which adds to our farm charm.
Our vacation rental here on our farm allows you to stay in the place where the FAMOUS KA`U Hawaiian Coffee and macadamia nuts are grown and processed. Eat food from the land you are walking on! Your vacation rental experience is enhanced by our organic farm surroundings and the beauty and MANA of this pristine natural area of the Big Island.
Barney and Elizabeth your place is the bomb!
My family had a great time. My daughter could not get enough of talking with your sheep and your organic macadamia nuts are the best I have ever tasted!
We stayed here for three nights with four adults and five kids (ages 2-9). The house slept all of us very comfortably with plenty of beds for everyone. The setting on the farm is amazingly lush and beautiful. My kids loved walking around and watching the sheep, turkeys and other farm life. There were oranges and limes growing right outside the house and great avocados and macadamia nut products at the fruit stand on the property. The house is far enough away from the other buildings that it feels very private. We weren't there long enough to talk to the owners a lot, but they were nice and made sure we were okay. We enjoyed the black sand beach a couple of times as well as South Point and the very cute little town of Naalehu.
The only downside for me was that we did have cockroach confrontations every day. To be fair, the owners do mention this in the property description and we knew it going in. I understand that they don't spray chemicals on their organic farm. We were very diligent about putting food away and sweeping up crumbs, but it didn't seem to matter. I guess it just ended up bothering me more than I thought it would. We stayed in four different rental houses during our stay on the Big Island, and this was the only one with this problem.
Overall, great area if you like to get away from the touristy crowds. Nice house. Just some bugs. Mahalo!
We had a great stay here enjoying the private setting in a Mac nut and citrus orchard. Elizabeth and Barney are warm hosts that are up for making your stay a wonderful experience. We are looking forward to going back.
I was privledged to stay here with friends. The house is beautiful and very clean and comfortable. It is just off the highway but is so private and out of mainstream yet so accessible that you have the luxury of peacefulness mixed with convenience . The owners are amazing people who made us feel so at home that one does not want to leave. I feel as if I have made friends with them forever and would be honored to have them visit me at my home. I would recommend this to anyone I know.
We are a group of friends who wanted a place to get away from the rush of the city. This home filled the bill admirably. It is located away from the tourist hells on a beautiful organic farm. How can you not enjoy wandering out on the lanai to pick your own breakfast grapefruit?!
The property was fully as described - clean and comfortable. And large enough to allow the 5 of us to enjoy time together or each find our own corner as we wished. The onsite fruit/macadamia stand was awesome! And the coffee....oh the coffee...we are all full on ka'a converts now!
Elizabeth and Barney were really helpful when it came to ideas for places to go, and really made us feel like family when it came to a place to watch the Super Bowl - we had the privilege of being asked to a neighborhood fundraiser - way more fun than an anonymous bar.
If you are looking for the ultimate luxurious spa getaway, this is not your spot. If you want somewhere convenient to great hiking and away from the crowds, this is a must see. I know which I prefer and we'll be back for certain.
All I can say is RUN, RUN, RUN, the other direction. Most horrifying experience for my family of 8, we made it through the night with little sleep, and we have never packed up so fast and ran from somewhere. Whatever you do, do NOT give the owner Elizebeth cash or check, she will refuse to give it back, or make excuses and still try to cash the check, and than text you threatening messages. Things were not honest with this rental what so ever. The house was filthy, and the bedding smelled as if it had not been washed in a few years, and smelled like other peoples filth, on top of the hot tub not working because they said they did not want to deal with it.Roaches were crawling out of the couches, kids beds, and the beds upstairs. I grew up on the Big Island and am well aware of all the little creatures, but for the price she asked per night we found a 5 star luxury home with a pool. PLEASE take our warning and run.
We stayed at the other rental house owned by Barney and Elizabeth. It was just perfect for our party of 4 adults and 3 little kids. The farm is perfect for the kids, they loved the sheep and turkeys, running around in the huge yard and also collecting and cracking open the mac nuts. Even though there is a couple of houses on their property, every one of them is still very private and secluded.
Barney and Elizabeth are super nice hosts, always helpful and giving us tips for beaches, restaurants, etc. We had an awesome time, and hopefully will be back soon! Thank you so much for a great vacation!
FANTASTIC RURAL LOCATION FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD OF TOURISTS! If you LOVE NATURE then THIS IS YOUR PLACE! ONLY 2 miles from the new SOUTH ENTRANCE to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 12 miles from BLACK SAND BEACH with Green Sea Turtles, 18 miles from extremely rare GREEN SAND BEACH, 40 miles from most active Volcano in the world, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park alternate South Park entrance 3 miles from house, 10 miles from second longest lava tube in the world!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|cleaning fee||$200 + Tax|
|Notes||We have a 90-day cancellation policy during high season October-March. 60-day cancellation during regular season.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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