Eco-Friendly Cottage and Spa on Avocado Farm on Big Island, Hawaii

Captain Cook, Hawaii (United States)
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1 unit
5 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

This rental is part of a shared eco-cottage, which was just completed in December of 2012. It is mostly outdoor living so it is for the adventurous at heart. The cottage is designed to let guests enjoy a natural setting. Relax and take in the nature that surrounds the property. This private rental comes with a bunk bed with full and twin mattresses. In the wintertime, it can get cool at this elevation and the home is single wall construction so it can get chilly at night.

There is a large lanai with an ocean view, an outdoor kitchen with a full refrigerator, two burner stove, sink, dishes, and all basics guests will need for the kitchen, as well as an outdoor grill. There is a bamboo-walled outdoor shower and bathroom with an outhouse. Everything is kept clean and tidy although it is mostly outdoors so there are geckos, creepy crawlers, and bugs all around (if guests are allergic to these things they may want to check into a hotel instead).

If guests have a larger group, there is also a farmhouse that they can rent. The spacious redwood home has a 24'x24' living room with four skylights and a large lanai overlooking the avocado field. The home is fully furnished and the large country kitchen is loaded with everything guests will need. There is a full bath indoors but if guests have never had an outdoor rainwater shower they are in for a treat with the heavenly outdoor garden shower. There is a Far-Infrared TheraSauna on the property and available for adult use at a very low rate or complimentary with a therapeutic massage.

High-speed internet and long distance phone services are provided. There is also a full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests. Everything is provided for guests to take to the beach like lawn chairs, towels, and coolers. Snorkel equipment is available for $25/week. Organic fruits and veggies are available for purchase from the gardens and land.

The water source is 100% rainwater caught from the roof of the home and stored in catchment tanks. County water is made available to guests in the kitchen for drinking. Solar panels, which are hooked to the grid right now, provide some of the electricity. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Cell service
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fridge
  • Hot plate
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Dining table
  • Tea kettle
  • Kitchen equipment

The owner, lives on the property in the ohana which is about 50 yards away from the cottage. If guests would like, she would be happy to give a farm tour and share her knowledge of Natural Farming.

She will also help guests with things to do, places to go and local happenings. Guests who prefer to have 100% privacy, she will accommodate this as well. The farm is a working, organic, natural property with 17 chickens, two friendly outdoor cats, plants, trees, and gardens; therefore, she will also be around tending to the farm.

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Guest Services

  • Laundry service

The host, Nikki, is a certified massage therapist and provides spa services on site for guests. If guests would like to book a massage just let her know. Nikki takes people on tours or swimming with the wild dolphins. If glampers are interested in booking a tour or a dolphin swim, let her know.

Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, noodles, umbrella, coolers are available. High-speed internet and long distance phone services are provided. There is also a full range of discounted spa services available on site for guests. Everything is provided for you to take to the beach like lawn chairs, towels and coolers. Snorkel equipment available for $25/week. Organic fruits and veggies are available for purchase from the gardens and land. Snorkel equipment and kayaks are available for rent. Read More

Location + Surroundings

Those looking for a nature getaway with an eco-friendly atmosphere, can come stay in Hawaii on this serene, 13-acre organic avocado and farm. With an abundance of tropical fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, flowers and berries, this mini paradise is located 30 miles south of Kailua-Kona and has a perfect year-round climate. This property is 1,600 feet above sea level and set on the side of the Mauna Loa Volcano - the most massive, active volcano on planet earth.

Savor the total seclusion and quiet at this authentic Hawaiian glamping site, unspoiled by crowds and resorts. it is a great location that gives many options for experiencing the Big Island's natural diversity. This property is four miles from the closest place to jump in the ocean and 15-minutes to Ho'okena Beach State Park for sunbathing and swimming with dolphins. A 20-minute drive brings guests to the famous Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay where you glampers can kayak to Captain Cook's monument and snorkel with an endless variety of tropical fish and sea turtles and dolphins. Read More

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4

Some things guests can enjoy in the area within a very short drive include swimming with the dolphins in the four bays, hiking at Manuka State Park, on the property itself or to Honomolino Beach, where Elvis made the movie 'Girls, Girls, Girls', which is only four miles drive away. There are coffee farm tours and Kulakai Caverns where glampers can go into some super large lava tubes.

It is only 65 miles from Madame Pele's live action at Volcanoes National Park, 12 miles from KulaKai Caverns and Manuka State Park. There is also light hiking on the property where guests can enjoy seeing all sorts of Hawaii's wildlife and plants. Feel free to explore the 30+ varieties of fruit, nut trees and berries. The commercial organic veggie garden may have produce available for purchase, as fresh eggs and nuts.

On the property, learn how to become more sustainable while by seeing how to implement vermiculture (worms) and raise chickens. Gain knowledge about permaculture, Korean Natural Farming, composting, mulching, solar, and catching rainwater from the roofs for all water usage for the property, etc. Guests are welcome to roam the property and find a nice place to meditate and relax.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
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Additional Information

Check-in is after 3 p.m.

This property is a working farm. No parties. The quiet hours are from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

There is a $125 refundable security deposit that can be paid at the time of arrival in cash and will be refunded the day after departure through PayPal friends and family.

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