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Ginger Farm Zen House on 3 Acres

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Aloha,

Please note that the Ginger Farm is an ongoing farm in development. A workshop is currently being built with a future farm dwelling and a barn is planned in the future.

Also, occasionally we have farm workers living in a unit below the house, whom you will hardly notice to help on the farm.

Our future goals are a Nursey, farm shop, eco tours and farm weddings. We want to help locals with developing their own backyard gardens. We are a certified Blue Zone farm.

If you would like an up to date photo of the back of farm of what is in progress, please inquire.

Mahalo,

Kahiwa & Deanna

The Ginger farm is home to Waimea’s famous Cherry Blossom festival. During this time our home is opened up for a Japanese Home Tour, tea tasting, and Japanese craft making. For the remainder of the year we open up our home for guests to rent.

I have 3 miniature goats and two Kune Kune pigs that you get to feed and pet during your stay.

We are located five minutes from Waimea town and only 15 minutes from some of the most pristine beaches on the island, Hapuna and Puako. The house is on a three acre farm overlooking a babbling steam with an avocado tree and a panoramic view of Mauna Kea. Just down the road every Tuesday and Friday is a local farmer’s market where the freshest fruits and vegetables can be found. Another farmer’s market can also be found one block away only on Saturdays.

With temperatures on average a bit cooler compared to the rest of the Island, our home has a fireplace that allows for a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

In addition to the best farmer’s markets, hikes, and beaches minutes away, you will easily reach other exciting destinations. Kona and Hilo are both an hour’s drive away and the entrance on Saddle Road for the 'Mauna Kea Summit' is 30 minutes away. Another 30 minutes away is Honokaa Village leading you to Waipio Valley, and 45 minutes away is Pololu Valley in Hawi. From Hilo it's only 26 more miles to Volcano park.

The town of Wiamea has plenty to offer with its art galleries, boutiques, Parker Ranch, spas, golf, playgrounds, astronomy at the KECK observatory, the Anna Ranch Museum, and a great selection of local restaurants. As stated by one restaurant critic 'For a town of 8,500, little Waimea is turning into a culinary mecca. That may have something to do with the fact that it sits amid some of the state's best farms and ranches. Waimea is all about locally sourced food.' Just see for yourself and visit one of our many farmer's markets.

More Details

Owner
Deanna Olivier
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Deanna Olivier

Welcome to the Ginger Farm. Deanna, the owner restored this 1938 farm house who is an interior designer.

The name Ginger Farm came to the owners when smelling all the glorious wild ginger flowers on the 3 acres. The ginger farm is a work in progress and soon edible ginger will be planted to replace the current wild variety. The owners have many plans for their farm which they hope will be a place for all the community to enjoy in the future.

Deanna Olivier purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Deanna Olivier chose Kamuela

Waimea is the loveliest spot on the island. The Ginger Farm is in the the center of it all.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is also a perfect location for mountain bikers, triathlon trainers, and any type of sports or science enthusiast. Bikes can be delivered to our home. We also recommend a stroll down the beautiful and fragrant Mudlane located just five minutes from our house.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Kamuela, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please feed the animals once a day! Mahalo.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1) Jacuzzi tub in master bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Piano/organ.

Reviews

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Ginger Farm Zen House on 3 Acres
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 9 reviews
Seattle, WA
4

Beautiful home base in Waimea

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the the beautiful furnishings and views of Mauna Kea from this home. Waimea was a great location from which to explore the Kohala Coast and North Kohala, and I really liked the climate of high-elevation Waimea. There is a very friendly cat on site, and of course the three goats and two pigs were a big hit with my 11-year-old daughter! Be prepared to get muddy when you feed them! The only downside to this property is the relatively close proximity to the road - you can't see the cars passing by as there are banana trees screening the road, but the traffic is noticeable on the deck. We did however get used to this quickly, and the noise of passing cars certainly did not prevent us from sleeping or otherwise enjoying our stay. A beautiful farm experience!

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very interesting house on a growing farm next to the highway

  • 4 of 5

I had the impression from the Google map that the house was farther away from the highway than it was. It is, as the owner said in response to a previous review, about 30 feet away. With all the doors and windows closed I didn't find the noise very distracting. But we did find conversation on the lanai difficult at times. I live in a quiet suburb. Perhaps folks who live in a city might be used to constant background noise. I'm not.

Otherwise our stay was good. The house was comfortable and dramatically Japanese down to the smallest detail. The farm is a work in progress. We enjoyed communing with the kuny kuny pigs and the goats and Fee Fee the cat. Deanna the owner was there to greet us and show us around. It's close in to Waimea and not far from the coast. Lots of positives.

I have to say though that if I return to the Waimea area I'll look for somewhere else to stay. Somewhere farther from the highway.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property with a great deck. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and unique experience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home and property close to Waimea stores/restaurants as well as Kohala beaches. There was some road noise during the day, but it was fairly quiet at night. The home is beautifully decorated. The owner lives at the house when it is not rented out. This means that the kitchen is really well stocked but there is somewhat limited space to put things away in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Be prepared to get a little muddy taking care of the pigs and goats every day. The owner was very responsive and helpful. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant property but disappointing in that it is just feet from a road with heavy traffic

  • 3 of 5

Very pleasant property but feet from a road with major traffic.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique home with significant issues

  • 1 of 5

Pros:

The kitchen is large, and well suited for cooking meals. There is a good selection of pots, pans and utensils.

The view of Mauna Kea out back is quite nice.

Cons:

With the house perhaps 15 feet away from the major highway through town, the road noise is inescapable. It’s present in every single room of the house, even with all windows and doors closed, and it’s present at all times of the day and night. We found the lanai/veranda unusable due to the excessive noise.

The 3rd "bedroom" is a study/office with a small mattress against a wall that is best suited for children or perhaps teens.

Of the two bathrooms, only 1 has a shower. Neither of the bathrooms has a sink with a mirror above it, nor a toilet roll holder near the toilet.

The living room, at least during our stay, had a strong smell of smoke from the indoor fireplace that would not go away. We did not light the fireplace at any point in time.

The backyard, while it does have a lovely view of Mauna Kea, is overgrown and unmaintained in large parts and is a construction zone in others (as of December 2017). Do request a photo of it before you book.

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For future renters, The house is located 30 feet not 15 feet, it does show on your VRBO map. There is a two Lane Highway not a major highway. We have a new regular twin size bed, which this person called a child's bed. The second bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub that has a shower head attached to it and the toilet paper rolls are in Zen baskets next to the toilet. We have mirrors in the bathroom on both walls to use, they are just not above the sink, which instead we have windows above the sink to see the beautiful view. I have never heard of anyone complain about this before and never thought of it as an issue. The backyard is a working farm and says so in the contract and in the detailed description. If it concerns you we can definitely send you a photo. All of our other guests have had a great time at the Ginger Farm, wishing they could bring a goat home with them.
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Location

Car: necessary

We are located five minutes from Waimea town and only 15 minutes from some of the most pristine beaches on the island, Hapuna and Puako.The house is on a three acre farm overlooking a babbling steam with an avocado tree and a panoramic view of Mauna Kea. Just down the road every Tuesday and Friday is a local farmer’s market where the freshest fruits and vegetables can be found. Another farmer’s market can be found one block away only on Saturdays.

In addition to the best farmer’s markets, hikes, and beaches minutes away, you will easily reach other exciting destinations. Kona and Hilo are both an hour’s drive away and the entrance on Saddle Road for the 'Mauna Kea Summit' is 30 minutes away. Another 30 minutes away is Honokaa Village leading you to Waipio Valley, and 45 minutes away is Pololu Valley in Hawi. From Hilo it's only 26 more miles to Volcano park.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Kamuela, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.11 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$224.77 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$642.2
Tax Rate 13.41%

As part of staying on the Ginger Farm, if not a problem with you, I will have you do a daily feeding for my goats and pigs.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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