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Aloha Spirit! Peaceful+ Beautiful Small Farm in Primo Location

57 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

IMAGINE unwinding completely in a quiet and private country setting 10 minutes from the best snorkeling reef on the island.

You're tucked away, well off the road, by an easily accessed lane that brings you to your tropical sanctuary complete with lush gardens and sounds of nature.

The ohana offers ocean views and feelings of expansiveness. Spotlessly clean and supremely comfortable, including new furnishings, a king size bed, and everything you'll need to relax and enjoy. Wi-fi is included when you want to be connected!

The bamboo and redwood hot/cold outdoor shower area surrounded by lush tropical plants that provide privacy and beauty is a treat to experience after a day of play. (There is a hot/cold shower within the unit also)

The 2.4 acre farm is nestled at an 800 foot elevation on the lush and breezy slopes between Kealakekua Bay and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park (City of Refuge)in the midst of the Kona coffee and farming belt. Our orchard includes 19 different varieties of fruit trees, as well as many unusual tropical plants and an organic vegetable garden. In true Hawaiian spirit, we love to share the fruits of the land as they are available.

We are located 30 minutes south of Kailua-Kona, through the mountain towns of Kainaliu, Kealakekua and Captain Cook in the up-country area of South Kona. A grocery store, favored by locals, is only 15 minutes up the hill. Restaurants, a natural food store and shopping are also close by.

They call it the BIG ISLAND for a reason! We are a couple of hours from Volcano National Park and a perfect base location for those who want to go exploring.

Check out our instagram @pukalanifarm for more photos of the vacation experience.

Tax ID 49974584-01

Keywords: Ohana with Separate Entrance

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stacey Himmel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Stacey Himmel

For over 30 years, I have felt deeply connected to the Hawaiian islands and Hawaiian culture and knew that South Kona was my true place. With a desire for a more sustainable lifestyle, I set about to relocate to the Big Island and find a farm where I could manifest my long held desires. I am an artist and farmer who enjoys swimming, yoga and listening to the incredible array of nature's sounds that abound on this property.

Stacey Himmel purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Stacey Himmel chose Kona Coast

The swimming and snorkeling spots closest to the property are some of the best on the island. On special occasions, I have swum with the spinner dolphin pods that visit those places.

What makes this apartment unique

The on-site art studio combined with the Hawaiian plant and animal life inspire a sense of creativity, reflection and well-being. I enjoy sharing the beauty, spirit and my knowledge of this area with our visitors who inevitably leave more relaxed, enriched and wanting to return!


based on 57 traveler reviews

Aloha Spirit! Peaceful+ Beautiful Small Farm in Primo Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

Special Serene Spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved coming here after we got married in Volcano. Our hostess Stacey was so kind and detailed-oriented, the place is so warm and inviting with all the amenities you need for a relaxing time. The location is one of my favorite areas on the island and this unit is uniquely tucked away for an added sense of serenity.

Christine K.

Seattle, WA

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Spent 8 days on the Big Island and loved it! A big part of this was the location. Stacey's property was peaceful and quiet. Stacey was a great host with fresh fruit offerings including papaya, bananas, mango, and pineapple. Location was perfect for access to snorkeling at Two-Step and Kealakekua Bay (spinner dolphins). Also easy access to Highway 11 South which takes you to green and black sand beaches as well as Volcanoes National Park. Wonderful space to enjoy Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

First trip to Hawaii ,came here to possibly move here in a couple years when I retire. I wanted a more local place instead of a hotel .. Found the perfect place on Stacys and Tony's property . Great location beaches and stores within a half hours drive . Very quiet setting ,neighbours very quiet turn out to be a very relaxing and non-stressful stay . Most of time I didn't know if anybody was even on the property . If I can find property half as nice as Stacy's and Tony's when I moved here in a couple years I'll be very happy five stars aloha

Bruce T

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Houston, TX

A truly fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful to Tony and Stacey for sharing their farm and creating wonderful memories that we will cherish for a life time.

Ohana is a lovely space to relax in after a full day of adventuring around the area. The apartment is beautifully decorated with everything you could need. In the morning we would enjoy fresh fruits from the farm, local Kona coffee and revitalize in the outdoor shower. The location is great for quickly being able to explore the area; the national park, coast line, plantations and local stores are all within 15 minute drive.

Coming home at the end of a day felt like you were returning to your own private part of paradise. The beautiful plants, trees and scented flowers were just lovely.

We were so lucky on our vacation to have had so many wonderful experiences but a highlight has to be the snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay. If the accessibility of the reef, the clear cool water and vivid colors we’re not enough the chance to swim with a pod of dolphins was amazing and unforgettable.

Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts. Tony your kindness and generosity made our stay so very special. Anthony & Christy

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lehigh Valley Pa.

Truly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Better than advertised. Beautiful property in a nice quiet and private secluded spot but yet it was very close to some of the best things to do on the island. The ohana was very clean and comfy. It had everything you could possibly need and it was very well maintained. Tony and Stacey thought of everything and they were the best owners we have meet yet. They are there if you need something but yet they gave us complete privacy. I asked them to show me around the farm and they were just amazing and wonderful. The fruit Tony gave us was plentiful, onoliscious and greatly appreciated . I also asked about stuff in the area and they were extremely helpful. They made us feel like Kamaaina. If we ever get back to the big island we would defiantly love to stay here again. The Aloha spirit is most certainly alive. Mahalo Nui Loa Tony and Stacey we are now ohana.

Me ka aloha pumehana.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing get away.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 3 days to celebrate our anniversary.

We live on the other side of the Big Island so it was an easy trip.

The fruit was amazing. The biggest mango I have ever seen.

Very, very clean place. Everything was there to meet our needs.

Tony was a generous and kind host.

Thanks so much with providing us a beautiful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kailua Kona
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Napoopoo Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Kealakekua Bay and Hounaunau
Car: necessary

Small Farm 30 Minutes South of Kailua-Kona.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season~April thru October
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season~ November thru Mar
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Offering Special Discounted Rates August 1, thru October 31, 2016 $125/night with minimum 3 night stay.

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Captain Cook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) New Serta Royal Comfort Plush
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
bamboo and redwood outdoor shower, chaise lounges, snorkeling gear, boogie board, beach chairs

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