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Mango Suite with Ocean View on Quiet Coffee Farm overlooking Honaunau coastline

Bedrooms 2
Space 320 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath with Sitting area, Suite Apartment within 3-5min drive to beach

QUIET, sweet, relaxing, country getaway, approximately a 1 hour drive from the Kona International Airport, on a 10 acre coffee/fruit farm with panoramic coastline views from Kealakekua Bay to Honaunau. Swim with dolphins in a bay about 10 minutes away or join Highway 11 to travel anywhere around the Island. Immerse yourself in nature in our ocean view Mango Suite 1-2 bedroom apartment.

The Mango Suite is a one-bedroom apartment with a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom. It features a Queen-size bed and sitting area. Glass slider door opens onto a large, SHARED lanai (veranda) for dining and leisure. The 12 -14 ft. x 40 ft. lanai is shared with two other private room rentals located in another building.

For an additional $50.00 per night, the Mango Suite becomes a two-bedroom unit by including the adjacent Pineapple Room (a private room that shares one wall the length of the Mango Suite). The Pineapple Room has a King-size bed and its own separate entrances.

We’re located in South Kona between Captain Cook and Honaunau (approximately 50 minutes South from the Kona International Airport) and about a 30-40 minute drive to/from the city center of Kailua-Kona.

The farm is about a 10 minute drive to the National Historical Park of Pu'uhonua ‘O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), one of the best snorkeling spots at Two Step, another great snorkeling spot at Kealakekua Bay/Captain James Cook Monument, swimming at Ho'okena Beach Park, and within walking distance to St Benedict Roman Catholic Church aka "Painted Church", and tour of Paleaku Peace Sanctuary/Botanical Gardens. There are many bays and beaches along this wonderful coastline to swim, dive, snorkel or see turtles, dolphins, tropical fish, coral, etc. During whale season you can enjoy watching Humpback Whales from many of the close local areas as well.

We are a few minutes off Highway 11, the main highway around the island. To the South is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea, Hilo, Puna, etc. To the North you can travel to Mauna Loa or Mauna Kea, Waimea or the Kohala coastline, Hawi or the spectacular Waipio Valley or other wonderful sites.

Grocery, Restaurants, Farmers/Fruit Market

All within a 5-15 minute drive from our property—South Kona Fruit Stand, the Sunday Farmers’ Market, Cook Bounty Fruit Stand & Café, Menehune Coffee, ChoiceMart, Ke’ei Café, US Post Office, etc., etc.


Check-In—2:00pm HST local time

Check-Out—12:00 noon HST local time


NO CHECK-INS AFTER 8:00pm--We do make exceptions for travelers

from abroad or the East coast due to their circumstances


We will respond within 24 hours to any inquiry to provide details regarding our:

1) 50% Deposit/Payment Requirements in Advance

2) Cancellation Policy

3) Rental Agreement which incorporates the above two items and some basic House Rules

4) Rental Guidelines which outlines our House Rules

5) Directions to our Property

Please inquire as to our reasonably priced, daily, weekly, and monthly rates and cleaning fee.

The rental includes: Free parking for one vehicle, free Wi-Fi, fresh fruits and vegetables when available or in season, outdoor shower, shared use of the adjoining lanai, washer and dryer (laundry hours are from 8:00am to 7:00pm and laundry must be completed by 7:00pm). We also provide beach towels and snorkel equipment.

The farm has a total of 5 buildings including the 4 rental units. Our on-site property managers live in one of the buildings and are available to assist with questions, suggestions as well as directions to the local attractions. The owner’s cottage is just above the other buildings on a hill overlooking the farm.

All the buildings are in close quarters, so the emphasis is on "QUIET" and being mindful that sound carries.

"QUIET HOURS" are from 9:00pm to 8:00am for rooms, kitchens, and lanai--No kitchen, lanai, and outside activity after 9:00pm. If you are early risers and use the kitchen before 8:00am, please be mindful of clanking dishes or using the blender and coffee grinder.

From 7:00pm to 9:00pm please be as quiet as possible on the SHARED lanai and enjoy your stay. Please speak softly and refrain from using electronic devices—i.e., laptop computers, talking on cell phone, Skyping, playing music, videos, or movies—anywhere outside or on the lanai (veranda), unless used in your room, with headphones, or off property.

It is imperative to clean up after every meal to avoid attracting pests that thrive in our tropical climate. NO FOOD or BEVERAGES (except water) are allowed in your bedroom.

The farm is a SMOKE-FREE property, no recreational drugs and no pets. No business operations on the property except internet telecommuting. You may not sublet any room or have additional guests or visitors without the prior verbal or written approval of our managers.

We welcome guests that respect and appreciate our environment and we hope our rules are clearly understood so there is no misconception of what to expect during your stay with us. We provide two documents (1) Rates and Rental Agreement which requires a signature upon confirmation of reservation or at check-in, and (2) Rental Guidelines including the House Rules (a copy is provided in the suite bedroom).

More Details

Property Manager
Thomas and Janis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Thomas and Janis

Aloha Kakou (Hello to all)!

The owner, Marc, fell in love with the Big Island in 1982 and bought this coffee farm in 2009 after living in several locations around the island. He spends about 65% of his time here on this island paradise which he considers "home". The farm offers him and his guests, a peaceful, quiet, farm stay on aina (land) that is deeply rooted in the old Hawaiian traditions and ways of Aloha. He danced hula with Halau 'O KeikiAli'i and grows gourds for making Ipu Heke (gourd implements used by hula dancers). He starts most every day with a great swim at one of the many bays in South Kona.

Thomas and Janis purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Thomas and Janis chose Captain Cook

Paliuli Farm is a very special and spiritual place . Paliuli in the Hawai`ian language translates to "a legendary land of plenty and joy, said to be on Hawaii" . Great place to organically grow Kona coffee, open your Heart , and breathe in the aloha that abounds. It is a blessing to share in the experience.

What makes this apartment unique

Begin your morning swimming with dolphins and turtles. Enjoy your meals on the lanai (veranda) with fresh farm fruits or vegetables we share when seasonally available including mango, bananas, star fruit, oranges, tangerines, avocados,cacao, etc. We also sell our farm 100% pure Kona coffee in 10oz bags. This is authentic Hawai`i country living. From here you can explore the entire island, volcanoes, Waipio Valley and all the island has to offer.


Captain Cook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Pineapple Room - 1 king , Adjacent Private Room Optional for 2-Bedroom Suite
  • One Queen-size bed with a loveseat sitting area in bedroom
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are in the process of acquiring a vehicle as a rental. Will update as soon as available.


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Mango Suite with Ocean View on Quiet Coffee Farm overlooking Honaunau coastline
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Sublime views, lovely hosts, CLEAN accommodations..

  • 5 of 5

I found Paliuli Farm to be the perfect getaway for attending a nearby seminar at the Botanical Garden. The rooms were spotless, the site was lush and green, the view of the distant coast was striking, and the kitchen was very well-equipped. Tom bakes, so be ready to receive delicious cookies, cakes, breads.. whatever the treat of the day might be. Janis was very helpful whenever I needed more information or assistance. There are some very sweet pets onsite, but they mostly observe the new guests from afar, so no worries if you're not an "animal person." I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherilyn is a sweet and vibrant person. She was out most of the day during her entire stay, enjoying a seminar. She was very respectful of our house rules and left our accommodations in excellent order. Sherilyn was a perfect guest and we would welcome her back anytime. Mahalo Nui Loa! Thomas and Janis, Managers
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I normally don't leave reviews, but my wife and I really enjoyed this place. Quiet and scenic

  • 5 of 5

Thomas and Janis were the perfect hosts. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy and Patty are a very lovely and vibrant couple. They are perfect guests who have a respect for our accommodations and environment. We enjoyed having them stay with us and would gladly welcome them back anytime. Thank you for the glowing remarks, which we appreciate very much. Mahalo nui loa!
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Big Rapids MI

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

This is a pleasant little apartment. It is very clean and in excellent condition. The view from the veranda is terrific, looking down on the Kona Coast.

The hosts are very helpful. It is in a secluded location, and very quiet. There is no TV.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated having Richard and Charlotte stay with us. They are a very pleasant mature couple who were perfect guests. We would welcome them back anytime. Mahalo nui loa!
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Seattle, Washington

Pali'uli Farm - Single Rooms

  • 5 of 5

In addition to the Cottage pictured in this listing, Pali'uli Farms has two guest rooms with their own shared bath and kitchen available to travelers on a daily, weekly, or monthly (and might I add, very affordable ($210/wk)) rate. I stayed for 2 weeks in one of these guest rooms. I've been to Hawaii before as a traveling ER nurse and I've stayed in apartments, o'hanas, houses and hotels, but nothing compares with this! This place is not for the tourist looking for white sandy beaches in front of glamorous hotel pools and short walks to souvenir shops or fine dining. Nor is it for tourists hoping to remain anonymous in large crowds while they people watch on a boardwalk by day or in a jumping club by night. I'm wouldn't say this place is for someone seeking to be a "tourist" at all. This place is for travelers, for citizens of the world, for someone who wants to really LIVE aloha. I think you'd have to be dead not to wake up here and immediately feel the pulse of heart of real hawaiian living. From the minute I walked out of my room the land invited me to play. A few steps out my door and I was offered a choice of mango, lilikoi (passion fruit), avocado, or banana. And not by someone trying to convince me how my every need would be attended to, no, by the trees and vines surrounding me. How ripe did I want my banana? The choice was entirely mine as the numerous trees were covered in bananas from green to speckled brown (and about a dozen adorable gold dust day geckos who shared in the bounty but moved quickly out of my way as if not wanting to deny me the riches either). Even the managers (whose names I'm not allowed to put on here) feel like old friends from the moment you meet them. And they are a wealth of knowledge about the area (and so many other countries they've lived in that I can't even remember them all) with tips about where to snorkel reefs, play on a sandy beach, and how to understand the behavior of the local dolphins and turtles so as to keep them happy and healthy. I'm not very high-maintenance but the managers were right on any need I had (and some I didn' clean sheets). Still, they really let me have my space and never entered my room...which allowed me privacy in an otherwise communal environment. Everything in my room and the bathroom was like new, from the mattress to the walls, and still it maintained a wonderful rustic, tropical feel. I will recommend this place to friends/family; even hope to bring them here myself.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to have you here with us and it is always hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful guest. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here on our little piece of paradise and it has been a joy to get to know you and show you the beauty of this amazing island we are lucky to call home. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and wish you all the best in your travels.
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Munic, Germany

A place that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The place is just the way we like it - staying there feels less like being a tourist but has the flavour of living there. Very warm welcome and support with anything we needed during our time. A real family feeling. In the rooms we rented (Plumeria and Jacaranda) we felt like home. We loved the rooms and the bathroom with its open walls protected by mosquito grids. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed.

Since we had wet season, we had a lot of mosquitos which kept us from using the terrace as often as we would have liked, - especiall in the evenings.

You need a car when you stay there. Next beach (TWO STEPS) with great snorkeling opportunities is only 6 minutes by car. Opportunities to see dolphins. Most sightseeing places including the wonderful beaches in the north-west coast can be reached by car in 45 - 150 minutes.

Don´t miss to visit the botanic garden close by - 5 minutes walk and the Painted Church also in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed having you here on our farm. Mahalo for all the wonderful memories we were able to share with you! We apologize that our mosquitoes did not cooperate and allow you peaceful moments on the lanai, however we are working on trying to find ways to provide more protection in the wet season against those pesky little guys. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Kona (KOA)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Various (Kailua-Kona)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway 11 and Junction 160
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Between Mile Marker 106-110 Honaunau-Capt Cook
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Honaunau Bay, Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach
Car: necessary

Centrally located near the National Historical Park Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park (Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay and the Captain James Cook Monument. Great location for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Get lucky to swim and interact with friendly pods of dolphins as well as other sea life including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. During whale season you can spend your days watching the Humpback whales playing in the ocean. Ho'okena Beach Park is approximately a 20min drive away. It has a sandy, good swimming beach as well as restrooms, parking lot, and pavilion for picnicking. Within 2mins drive to St. Benedict Catholic Church aka "Painted Church" and Paleaku Peace Santuary/Botanical Gardens.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

We welcome guests that respect and appreciate our environment and we hope our rules are clearly understood so there is no misconception of what to expect during your stay with us. We provide two documents (1) Rates and Rental Agreement which requires a signature upon confirmation of reservation or at check-in, and (2) Rental Guidelines including the House Rules, (a copy is provided in the Suite bedroom). The farm is a NON-SMOKING property, and emphasis is on quiet. Our "QUIET HOURS" are from 9:00PM to 8:00AM for rooms, kitchens, and lanai--NO Kitchen, lanai, and outside activity after 9:00PM From 7:00PM to 9:00PM, please be as quiet as possible on the shared lanai (veranda) and enjoy your stay. Please speak softly and refrain from using electronic devices--i.e., laptop computers, talking on cell phone, Skyping, playing music, videos, or movies--anywhere outside or on the lanai, unless used in your room, with headphones, or off property.

When your reservation request is accepted, VRBO will send you a Reservation Payment Request outlining the two tier payment schedule. The first payment is our Advance 50% Deposit and includes VRBO's Service Fee. Separate payment is made directly to VRBO for their Service Fee. Then later you will receive an invoice from us for the Advance 50% Deposit which you pay by credit card or bank draft directly to PayPros, our online merchant payment service. After we verify the advance deposit is in our bank account, we will send you a Rental Agreement and Rental Guidelines for your review and signature. The second payment is the balance of the rental fee that is due and payable to us at check-in on your arrival day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.