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Gingerhill Farm Retreat

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Kealakekua Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Gingerhill Farm Retreat is located on five acres of organic orchards and gardens nestled just above famous Kealakekua Bay. We offer serenity and escape mere minutes away from local restaurants and shops. Yoga, Meditation and Farming are offered Mon-Fri for an extra fee.

Complete with bathroom, kitchen and outdoor shower, our Garden Cottage offers the independence of a cozy private dwelling situated just above the gardens. Relax on the deck in the evenings as you enjoy breathtaking images of the sun setting over the Pacific.

Mon-Fri at 6am is meditation practice. All guests are invited. Guests can sign up for a yoga class at 11am.

Take a stroll through our gardens and then marvel at the sunset from one of various scenic decks. Hike down to Kealakekua Bay and swim with the Dolphins. Gingerhill Farm offers an exotic escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

About owner/property manager

Iris and Zach, met on Iris's native island of 'Magic' in Brazil. It is their dream to one day teach people from all over the world how to live sustainably in community, a return to the village model. As co directors of Gingerhill Farm on the Big Island, they host guests from all over the world, grow & cook the healthiest foods & lead physical training, yoga & meditation groups on a daily basis. Come and try the Gingerhill Farm lifestyle and see if it doesnt agree with you. Namastê.

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2000


based on 4 traveler reviews

Gingerhill Farm Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

I chose this place based on the reviews that talked about farm tours, fresh fruit, yoga, etc. I didn't realize there was a significant cost to these options. In the cottage is a list of the charges, similar to the mini-bar upselling at an expensive retreat. Because of that I did not participate in these extras. Once I adjusted, however, that did not diminish my enjoyment of this lovely little place. The setting is magical! I loved the little geckos who sneaked around us! I loved the outdoor shower. It is an incredible setting, surrounded by beautiful flowers, birds, amazing sunsets. It was a wonderful place in which to relax at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, We are sorry you didn't care for our services. Had you partaken in lunch or a tour or a yoga class, I am sure you would have found that we offer fantastic value for the price. We were pleased to hear that you were still able to enjoy the farm and hope we get a chance in the near future to change your mind about our programs. Aloha
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Lovely Garden cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful organic garden setting. Somewhat rustic but very clean and easy to get to.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights at the cottage and were welcomed very warmly by our hosts Zac and Iris. This place is perfect to really wind down and offers everything one needs - loved the lanai and the outdoor shower! The hosts offer a farm program incl yoga classes and provided some organic fruit from their garden - delicious and thank you Iris for the fantastic yoga class! The location is also perfect to go see all the hotspots on the island (volcanos, Mauna kea, kohala bay, etc). We'll hopefully be back soon. Xxx

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julia and Chris are wonderful guests and we enjoyed them here at the farm. They seemed to really enjoy themselves and the island. They promised to come back and farm with us. Thank you. You are always welcome.
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful poetic living situation

Peaceful , a beautiful garden , farm paradise . white comfortable comforters and cotton sheets .

The cottage was clean and we loved the outdoors cooking and outdoor shower

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have guests who "get" what we do here. We enjoyed Sonja and her lovely family. They made themselves at home and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stay. It was a pleasure to host them and I hope they come back again for a longer visit.
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Nearest Airport
21.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Manini Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kealakekua Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 12pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kealakekua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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