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Peaceful, Bedroom in Organic Farmhouse a Nature Retreat Spa Services Available

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Organic Farm and Spa Retreat

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 macadamia nut farm with an abundance of tropical fruit trees, veggies, herbs, flowers and berries.

*A perfect year round climate at 1600 feet above sea level on the side of MaunaLoa volcano

The green room:

*The green room located in Papalani’s main redwood farmhouse has its own private entrance. It features a king size bed, futon couch, dresser & closet. There is a small refrigerator, hot pot, microwave, few dishes and county water is provided for drinking. The bathroom is shared with the owner and the outdoor shower is shared with the ohana. please be respectful of each other‘s privacy. Guests are not allowed in owner’s bedroom, living room or kitchen. this is a place for people who are really just wanting a nice safe & quiet place to sleep... there are no cooking or dishwashing facilities available.

*In the wintertime it can get cool at this elevation morning and night. Be sure to bring heavy socks or slippers and a thick sweatshirt or fleece jacket.

*Everything is kept clean and tidy and expected to be that way upon your departure.

*A full range of discounted spa services are available on site for guests.

*Complementary beach chairs, towels and coolers are available

*Snorkel equipment available for $20 a week. Kayaks available $40 a day

*Our water source is 100% rain water cup from the roof of our home and stored in catchment tanks. County water is made available to you for drinking.

PapaLani Farm:

*There’s light hiking on the property where you can enjoy seeing all sorts of Hawaii’s wildlife in plans.

*Explore the 30+ varieties of fruit, nut trees and berries while at Papalani.. . Much of which is available for purchase during your visit.

*If you were interested you can learn how to become more sustainable. We practiced Vermaculture, Permaculture, Korean natural farming, composting, mulching, solar, water catchment, and more.

*Find a nice place to meditate on the property and relax.

*Nikki is the land owner who lives in the farmhouse with her dog Lakshmi and is happy to provide information about the farm, things to do, places to go etc.

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More Details

Nikki Spencer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Nikki Spencer

PapaLani has been my labor of love since 2003... i am so grateful to steward this land. I have been doing all kinds of body work since 1995 so have a large variety of offerings if you would like. i have been interested in all aspects of health & wellness & will be happy to share with you.

Nikki Spencer purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Nikki Spencer chose Captain Cook

I purchased this farm because i am interested in creating a sustainable life & peaceful country living. I love to know where my food is coming from and be involved in the process. I like being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the cycles of the moon. The farm is spacious and private and offers endless opportunities.

What makes this farmhouse unique

I enjoy the fruit trees, gardening, herbs, vermiculture, raising chickens, making mulch/compost, creating a beautiful and safe environment for people to explore themselves and their connection with nature.


Captain Cook Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *quiet and consideration of others is a must *use of green room & bathroom and outdoor shower only .. the rest of the house is off limits
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , with outdoor garden shower
  • 1 full bath indoors and outdoor garden shower. these are shared with nikki ... it is awesome showering in the sunshine :)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Green - 1 king , king bed and futon as a sofa
  • there is a hot pot, small refrig, microwave and 5 gallon water jug provided . futon couch & tv trays can be used for your computer.
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Snorkeling equipment available for $25/week rental. we have two 2 person kayak's available $40/day


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average rating of 4.7910447 based on 67 reviews

Incredible place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I really enjoyed our 5 night stay at Nikki’s farm. She is an incredible host. Nikki is very knowledgeable on everything organic on her farm and all the beaches around to find the dolphins. The Green Room we stayed in was perfect for our stay. We had no place to cook other than microwave and a fridge which was fine for what we needed for this trip. The room was clean, the king size bed was very comfortable and the room was light and airy. We both had awesome sleeps every night listening to the night creatures. We shall be back. I highly recommend Papalani Farm for a relaxing and educational stay!!! Thank you Nikki!!!😍?😍?😍?😊?😊?😊?

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable bed, clean room, quite and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful farm off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Nikki’s beautiful farm! We loved the secluded feel of it all. Hopfully we will be back soon! The avacados are amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Got to Papa and drove in past the Avocado trees and parked. Nikki came out right away and gave me a big hug. What an awesome greeting. I found exactly what I needed as a personal retreat for ten days. The green room is simple, clean, and cozy. It has a small fridge and some simple items, microwave, mugs, french press. Nikki left out a wonderful fruit plate and brought a couple yummy fresh avocados.. as I sat in my first and subsequent evenings I listened to the beautiful sounding birds, frogs, insects of the night and their sweet mesmerizing lullaby. I looked out the window and each time as the sun went down the lush forest breathed life all around me. A true retreat. A place for me to decompress and fill my mind with innovation and lucidity. I will be back ~ Cheers from the world

John Thornburn, MA

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  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pristine peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful Hawaiian experience at an affordable rate, stay at papalani farms! I stayed in one room with a microwave and hot plate, which was big enough for two, and I had the most peaceful sleep!!! It’s cold in the winter time, like 60, but it was very comfortable, spacious, and perfect for a place to rest my head... then head to green sands beach!!! I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in the Green Room at Papalani Farm

  • 5 of 5

The property is incredibly beautiful! There are SO MANY different plants, even beyond the fruit trees and macadamia nut orchard and Avocados... The Gardens are fascinating (several different types!) and well-kept by Nikki (and her farm-hands, when they are here.) And the dog that follows her around is the sweetest and quietest in all the land! The little fruit stand by the road here is kept stocked of Organic avocados and whatever else is in season that's been harvested, which local travelers love to stop for. I stayed in the Green Room, which was comfortable and quaint, and gave me plenty of room. Its furnished, so plenty of storage space for clothes and bags. I had access to the bathroom as well, which is simple, and kept clean. And a GREAT outdoor shower was available too! What's better than a refreshing shower under the open sky and over sweet little lava stones and colorful pebbles! For a smaller budget, this is a sweet little spot!! It's about 30 minutes to town for an incredible Farmers Market, food, yoga/meditation, and more! Lots of accessible and beautiful beaches nearby the property as well, with great snorkeling opportunity. Even a black sand beach. Mornings can be chilly in the winter, so I'm glad i had a couple layers, but the coqui frogs sang me to sleep each night, and the hot sun kept me going by day! Mahalo for the room and kindness, Nikki!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pizza Restaurant
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Thai Restaurant
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Coffee Shop
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
KOA Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Punaluu Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
OceanView or Captain Cook
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
3 miles down the mountain to Milolii.
Car: necessary

Some things you can enjoy in the area within a very short drive include:

swimming with the dolphins in 4 bays, hiking at Manuka State Park or on the property, Hiking to Honomolino Beach where Elvis made the movie 'girls, girls, girls' is only 4 miles drive away. There south point, green sand beach, black sand beach, golfing, snorkeling at the best spots in Hawaii, Kayaking, coffee farm tours & Kulakai Caverns where you can tour some super large lava tubes.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

price for room based on amount of guests... above prices for 1 or 2 guests. this is a peaceful setting so guest are asked to be respectful. quiet time after 9pm and before 8am. there is no dishwashing but there is a small refrig & microwave if you bring food in that can be warmed & eaten w/o washing dishes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund