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pet friendly farm lifestyle upcountry living in kona

Bedrooms Studio
Separate WC's2
Property type cabin



About the property

5 acre farm with separate cabins, awesome ocean and coast line views + sunsets!

Multiple cabins and home with camping options available on a 5 acre farm above kailua kona in a cool elevation away from the heat in town. These accommodations are simple and affordable with differing price ranges. The location is very conveniently located to the airport and town about 4 miles. Its very private an quite. There is a a stocked kitchen with farm produce and basic meal preparation ingredients. There are coastline views and the sunsets are amazing.

malachi prince
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About malachi prince

I have lived here in kona almost my whole life, i went to grade school through high school here. I enjoy living off the land eating as much from the farm as possible while recycling everything in effort to leave a small foot print on the earth. I love to body board when the waves are up and spend time at the beach on my spare time if I'm not to busy working on the farm.

malachi prince purchased this cabin in 2000

Why malachi prince chose Kona Coast

Its up the mountain where it is a lot cooler than town and it is agricultural land where i can grow things and have privacy from neighbors, its all so very quite and peaceful up here far enough away from the traffic. I have always loved this area while growing up and it is one of the most desirable places to live on the big island!

What makes this cabin unique

There is food from the farm for you to sample and eat here. Very close to town ,airport, shopping and the best beaches on the island are all about a ten minute drive away. There are spectacular sunset views here along with awesome ocean/coastline veiws


3.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

pet friendly farm lifestyle upcountry living in kona
average rating of 3.2727273 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Farm ...

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I booked this for ourselves and our 3 children to start of our family moon. Being that when we got there and the owner had no idea of who we were and what we wanted, we quickly figured it out and found that the owner had been gone for about 10 days and never got a reminder we were coming.? After arriving we went to our room which we could not sleep all 5 of us as stated before arriving, so we paid another $200.00 for the room up the stairs from us for our two older boys (14 & 9), after we slept through the first night we woke up and spent the entirety of our next day cleaning both of our rooms. Something I was Not informed I had to do myself. Not only that but the laundry wasn't even being done with detergent. We went about our time due to how Beautiful the grounds of this farm was, it was nice to wake up and go into the community kitchen and have coffee. The problem there was the fact that I don't think one thing had been properly cleaned nor put away, the whole kitchen was a drop zone for all misc. stuff, very uneasy on the eyes, and stomach when you think about eating in this kitchen. The next few days we just woke up and left immediately to try and enjoy the start of our trip, which we did! The location in Kona is pretty perfect. The shower is a joke, I am pretty sure that I can get more water pressure out of a water balloon with a small hole in it, and not only that but "hot water" really means take a shower at the hottest part of the day so you have some "warm" water. Around the 6th day the owner began to become Very Rude and with no care whom he did this in front of (my Children). This was when my husband and I chose that this was enough and we packed everything we had and moved to a hotel for the night.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had been very busy and forgot to check my calendar and was not prepared for these guests when they arrived, if you have reservations to stay here please call me a day before your arrival to discuss the time of your arrival is key just to make sure I'm here when you arrive. In this case as a result I admit that the room had not been cleaned and that I need to hire assistance to help make sure this is done before guests arrive. I have detergent available and I have a special magnetic laundry system in the washer that works by separating the magnets before you wash and your welcome to look this up on line. Most detergents are full of perfume to mask the smell of the still dirty laundry and are laced with chemicals that are unhealthy for our bodies. The magnetic laundry system truly gets laundry clean by pulling the dirt off. You may want to bring your own detergent that you prefer to use, we also have a dryer that tends to get things clean enough. Please put the dishes away when your done using them or after they dry,or I may do it for you if I have time and I may even wash your dishes in some cases,sometimes I there maybe dishes left from me or other guests also. Everyone has there own opinion of what clean is and as this is an outdoor kitchen things tend to get dusty and dirty on there own sitting on the shelf and if something doesn't look clean I just give it a once over under hot water as the water does get extremely hot here on sunny days with the solar system setup. I had explained to these guests before they arrived that I did not think that the room could accommodate 5 people and that they could make a decision on renting another room if they preferred and made sure it was available for them at a very reasonable rate of 200 hundred dollars a week. I try to accommodate all guests as much as I can, sometimes people can be very critical and rude to me and I can only put up with so much until I succumb to reacting to people's comments and judgement. When you come to Hawaii people who have lived here for a while genuinely show hospitality and aloha. Try and leave your troubles and bad attitudes at home as in is case these guests where out right mean and abusive towards me as there host as I guess this is normal behavior where they come from. The shower does not have as good pressure as the rest of the property as its up hill and it takes about 30 seconds for the hot water to travel there, also it's solar heated. It's like glamping here with a view
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No impressed

  • 1 of 5

I had booked our stay here a few months ago for one night as our flights changed and we had to arrive a day sooner. When I booked we were given information on how to get here. I explained we would arrive around 11pm and we're told it was fine and just to come and we'll be shown around. When we arrived we were greated by two dogs, we walked around in the dark with a flashlight and couldn't find any lights on or anyone here. We called out and went to each hut and nothing. We left and found a hotel room. When we got to the hotel we saw we had an email saying to call when we arrived unfortunately being on vacation and not from the US we had no phones or email to call. Had we been given this information prior to leaving and coming we may have been able to make arrangements. We're now out the money we paid for a one night stay that we didn't even stay at and had to fork over more money to stay at a hotel. Overall very bad experience and have yet to hear back from the owner. If you need a place to stay for the night just book a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Take this as advice to all future guests please call me a day or two before your arrival. communication is key to using the vrbo website. Especially with late arrival after 10p.m.,remember we are people who own these homes not hotels with concierge. You could even call when you are leaving your previuos accommodations or the airport just to give a heads up. If you arrive and no one is around we have internet to go online to find my number also. Lots of people show up late from late flights and waiting for there rental cars. I would suggest keeping my number handy and if you are traveling from another country try get access to making international call while you are staying here,just saying.
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Holualoa Vacation Cottage

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the place, a working farm. Malachi the owner was great host , good stories, plan on returning? Yes

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property has good potenial but it is a junkyard. The room was surrounded by junk & garbage

  • 1 of 5

I would not go there again or refer it to anyone. I didn't stay around there & only just slept there because I had paid the amount & couldn't get it back. It is not a place I would recommend. The location was good but not what I was told it was not in the area I was told but 5 miles from it which in Kona is more than you think. The pictures were of the rooms but did not give much of a picture of the surroundings. The cleanliness & facilities of the place was also very much to be desired extremely poor. Sure could use a cleaning. The owner was nice but had to clean the room more before I could move into the room. The bed I don't think was even changed because it was dirty & only the bottom sheet not both sheets. There is so much more to say but don't stay there. This site is not working because I would not even give it a star.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest seemed to be upset about something else before her arrival. Keep in mind it is a farm here and we recycle everything and hesitate to throw things away,as the next day you need it. I will admit i should have a yard sale and just get rid of some stuff. Most of the junk she is referring to are farm related items. If you need an extra sheet or any thing else just let me know and i will provide it for you.
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Loved it! Ki is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Let's just say, I've missed it since we left. We will definitely be back! Great host, Malachi (Ki). Very accommodating, comfy cabin and bed. Everyone enjoyed it. Fresh fruit, sweet little animals and good company. It isn't for everyone I know, but if you like simple life, glamping, camping and Mother Earth--you will love it. Met another super nice guy there, Christian who was working and staying there. Very positive experience. If my sweet hubby wouldn't have messed up and rented another place with no refund--we would have stayed. We preferred it to the touristy Kona location. We will see you soon hopefully Ki!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are pleasant to be around as they truly enjoyed being here on the farm and did not complain about anything. Thank you for your wonderful review and you all are invited to return when ever you please.
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Great time in Kona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in a great bungalo up in one of the most beautiful parts of Kona here. We got to be part of the island, close to downtown but far enough away that we felt like we were really seeing Hawaii not just a hotel or resort. The property is right at the beginning of the coffee growing region and is near many awesome coffee plantations. The owner, Malachi, is a really nice, knowledgeable person who will be happy to give you fresh organic fruit grown on his farm. We had a great time and defInitely recommend it to anyone looking to have an awesome vacation in Kona.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay here
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
keahole kailua kona
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
swing zone
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
mamalahoa highway,palani rd.,hina lani st
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: not necessary

From the airport go left and look for hina Lani at is the second light about two miles away turn left there go to the top and make a right then immediate left at junction of mamalahoa high way and palani go down about a quarter mile past the free standing rock chimney there is a black mailbox on a white pole and I have a black gate code is 4175 if you get to hula daddy coffee as a big clock on the building you went to far turn around and over again from the junction Go slow as it's not far from the junction. If your coming from town go up palani rd 4 miles to towards holualoa there is a big green sighs that says holualoa 5 miles turn right and go slow till you see the chimney my drive way is a stone throw away on the right side


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hōlualoa, Kona Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40 + Tax
cleaning fee £40 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
airport pick up £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

there are different size cabins ranging from 50$ to 125$ a night please contact me to discuss this

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Hōlualoa in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , these are composting toilets
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , composting toilet
  • I have two composting toilet rooms and one out door shower room
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , purple jacaranda room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , small orange colored room, ocean gypsy
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen size air beds no electricity
  • all bedrooms are actually separate cabins
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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