|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Relax into nature and all of the blessings of Hawaii at PapaLani (which means Heavenly Earth Mother in Hawaiian), 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 . 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 farm house...
-Spacious redwood home has a 24'x24' living room with 4 skylights and a large lanai overlooking the avocado field.
-Large country kitchen is loaded with everything you'll need.
-Full bathroom indoors and an outdoor garden shower (heavenly).
-Full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests.
-Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, noodles, umbrella, coolers, etc. available
-Snorkel equipment and Kayaks available for rent.
-Our water source is 100% rainwater stored in catchment tanks. Ten gallons of county water are made available to you in the kitchen for drinking; Refillable as needed.
-In December 2012 the eco-cottage was completed on the property. If you have a large group, you may want to rent both the farm home and cottage. The buildings are far enough away from each other for total privacy, yet close enough for families/friends to be together when you would like. If that is what you are looking for you can share 2 kitchens, 2 baths, 4 bedrooms with sleeping for 14 in beds. The eco-cottage reference is VRBO Listing # 434922
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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 house in 2003
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.
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.
I love this place! We loved walking around the property and each time we did we discovered new delights. The beauty and the abundance is intertwined in the best way. Papayas, bananas, macadamia nuts, avocadoes and much more are everywhere. Very comfortable too. Spacious. The kitchen is well supplied with everything a cook needs. And we enjoyed grilling out on the lanai. I highly recommend coming here to renew your sense of connection with the natural world.
The main farmhouse at Papalani Farms could not have been a better place for my spouse and I to spend the first week of our Big Island holiday tour with some close friends. Nikki was there to answer every question, put us in touch with local inexpensive tour guides, and direct us to the best beaches and hiking trails. When resting back on the farm, we were supplied daily with the best of avocados, mangos, passion fruit, bananas, lemons and squash one has ever tasted.
Our days began in fresh morning mountain air with a cup of coffee or tea and quiet contemplation on the lanai, overlooking the marvellous Hawaiian landscape. After relaxing sightseeing activities during the day, we were supplied at night with magnificent star gazing around an outdoor fire, with some local music even thrown in to complete the atmosphere. I have never had a more relaxing holiday experience, and the fascinating locals and fellow farm guests were a big reason why.
If generic tourist hotels far removed from meaningful interaction with locals are not your cup of tea, then this place is probably for you. We completed our vacation with a few days at Hilo and then the northern part of the island, providing a diversity of activities and climate regions that are simply not available on the other Hawaiian islands.
Papalani Farm's Farmhouse is a perfect vacation retreat for those seeking a rural rental away from Kailua Kona. The farmhouse has a beautiful lanai where you can enjoy fresh mountain air and hear native Hawaiian honeycreepers singing in the Ohia trees on the edges of the property while sipping your morning tea. Nikki is a warm and responsive host, and farm fresh fruit and vegetables complete the package.
We stayed two weeks at Papalani Farm and basked in the healing atmosphere of this cozy farmhouse. We had everything we needed and Nikki was a perfect hostess. We received healing energies from the expert massages (the best any of us had ever had) and the Infrared Sauna. We loved the outdoor shower too. The organic foods from the farm were delightful, and some days we just stayed "home" and enjoyed the books and sweet breeze from the open doors. Nikki told us where to find dolphins and we spent over two hours out in the bay swimming with 30-plus dolphins all around us! Lots of Fun - Lots of Sunshine - Lots of Healing - Lots of Love!
PS: Our favorite place to eat lunch was at Rebel's Kitchen in Captain Cook!
What a beautiful way to get a first impression of the Big Island! The farmhouse was a large open space, with plenty of light and fresh air from the many windows and big screened doors. The long lanai was the perfect space to start and end our days..in fact we lingered on the love seat many times each morning, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells surrounding the house. The house was spotless, private, and well supplied with everything we needed to prepare our meals. We enjoyed also enjoyed eggs, nuts and avocados, to name a few, fresh from the farm. Nikki was the perfect host, very friendly and knowledgeable about island highlights. The house is well situated to visit Volcano park, Captain Cook area, and an easy drive to grocery stores, restaurants etc. We will definitely come back if we visit again.
My husband and I had an amazing time at Papalani. The farm house was clean, accommodating, and made me feel super comfortable. Which I definitely needed when getting home sick at the end of the trip. I am SOO glad we did not choose to stay at a resort. Nothing beats waking up and eating fresh avocados, strawberries, and bananas from Nikki's garden. Nikki is such a wonderful person & my only regret is not having more time there to spend with her. [And get a massage :)]
Make sure you take advantage of the wonderful outdoor shower, I'm definitely missing it being back in cold Wisconsin.
Overall, the property is an amazing place for couples & families of all ages. Don't miss out on this gem.
We most definitely will be back to Papalani farm, hopefully sooner than later.
We miss you Nikki! Hope all is well
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning for 2||$100 + Tax|
|additional guest cleanin||$20 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
price for home based on amount of guests... above prices for 2 guests. additional $15/nite per extra guest and $20 for (1 time cleaning/linen fee for each extra guest)...no refunds after reservation is complete. thank you, Nikki