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Eco-Cottage on Organic Farm with Spa Services & Kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom with outdoor kitchen, bath & toilet (outhouse) with small ocean view

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 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 Eco-cottage was built December 2012, with a combination of in and outdoor living…

• Outdoor living

• Covered outdoor kitchen with necessities to cook meals (full fridge, 2 burner stove, sink, dishes, utensils, blender, coffee-maker)

• Covered outdoor bamboo walled shower with viewing space to gaze at the stars with an evening shower.

• Composting toilet.

• 2 large bedrooms with separate entrances so you can rent one space or both:

• One room has a queen bed

• One room has bunk bed with full and twin mattresses.

• Large lanai (covered porch) with an ocean and farm view.

• In the winter time it can get cool at this elevation morning and night. A propane heater is available, but be sure to bring heavy socks or slippers and a thick sweatshirt or fleece.

• Everything is kept clean and tidy although it is mostly outdoors so there are geckos, creepy crawlers, and insects around.

• High speed internet and long distance phone services are provided.

• Full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests.

• Beach chairs, towels, & coolers available.

• Snorkel equipment available for $25/week.

• Our water source is 100% rainwater caught from the roof of our home and stored in catchment tanks. County water is made available to you in the kitchen for drinking.

• We have solar panels which are hooked to the grid right now to provide some of the electric.

More Details

Nikki Spencer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Nikki Spencer

Aloha I'm Nikki. PapaLani Farms has been a labor of love since 2003 for me. I have been doing body work since 1990 and have owned and operated spas ever since. If you would like to set up your stay as a retreat/cleanse just let me know in advance and we can make that happen.

Nikki Spencer purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Nikki Spencer chose Kona Coast

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 cottage 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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • outdoor toilet and outdoor sink and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , double & single bunk bed... sleeps 3 in this bedroom (Makai)
    Sleeping Porch - 2 sleep sofa /futon , there are 2 fold out couches on the lanai
  • Mauka suite has a queen bed, Makai suite has a double/twin bunk bed, the lanai has 2 couches that fold out into double size beds.
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nikki is a certified massage therapist and provides spa services on site for guests... if you would like to book a massage just let her know. Nikki takes people on tours or swimming with the wild dolphins. if you are interested in booking a tour or a dolphin swim let her know.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Eco-Cottage on Organic Farm with Spa Services & Kayaks
average rating of 4.787234 based on 47 reviews

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Nikki was the most awesome host, she let my wife and son feel as if the were the farmers, harvesting avocados and bananas!! The cabin was excellent, I especially loved the open air kitchen and shower!!!!

Can't wait to return!!! MAHALO Nikki !

David and family!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at the Eco-Cottage is a great experience

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. It is a rustic experience as all the spaces are outdoors except for the bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes. The out house is the best I have ever experienced as it is well aired.

Quiet and peaceful environment. Two-Step beach is about 30 minutes away and kayak landing to the Captain Cook statue is about 40 minutes away. We recommend getting your groceries on your way to the cottage as groceries are at least 30 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha.... there are 3 grocery stores 12 miles to the south in addition to the one that is 20 miles to the north...sounds like you didn't know about that... sorry...for future guests there is a list of the nearest grocery, restaurants, gas stations, beaches etc in the house manual....mahalo! :)
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slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Papalani farm is "Earth Mother Heaven" as the name states. there are a multitude of tropical trees, plants, and birds, The cottage is well maintained, clean and has everything one would need. I love the indoor safety while sleeping and the outdoor nature for the rest of the time. It is wel stationed between Kailua-Kona and Volcano and very close to the 4 best snorkel spots on the island. i highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful farm in the forest!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Papalani Farm was the best choice we made in our trip. If you don't like crowds and want solitude, this is for you. Great location: not too far from Volcanoes National Park, close to Captain Cook. What a delight to wake up to birds singing. We booked the Eco cottage to ourselves and it made it more romantic as it gave us privacy.

Loved everything about it. Especially the outdoor shower looking out to the forest!

Would return anytime!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I've only just left Papalani Farm, but am already thinking of a way to get back. The place is gorgeous. Wake up to birds chirping and take a short ride to the beach! Wonderful place to relax and decompress. Wifi, outdoor showers, and a kitchen were included with our room. Just an overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to be

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Papalani. It is clean and private with everything you need for your stay. We would certainly recommend this place to our friends.

It might not be great for high-maintenance kids, there is not a lot to do on the property...but if you are looking at places like this you are not interested in the resort chaos of vacationing.

Make sure you have some avocado, they will put mainland avos to shame.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
KOA Kailua-Kona
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Punaluu Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
OceanView or Captain Cook
Nearest Beach
4 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 go into some super large lava tubes.


Rates & Availability

Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

linen fee extra person $20 + Tax
cleaning per room $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 13.41%

2 people can rent the whole cottage for $88/night or 2 people can rent just one of the rooms for only $66/night -with possible neighbor & share a kitchen/bath or rent the cottage for up to 4 people for $109 and additional people $20/night. christmas/ny week $20 extra/night.
please specify your preference in your request &/or call me if you are confused 808-328-0181 (Hawaii time zone).

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