Hipcamp host Kelly R.,
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Goldilocks climate zone allows you to camp in our macadamia nut orchard. Gently rolling grassy areas with the macadamia trees for privacy. Panoramic ocean views in some areas of the property. The dark skies provide spectacular stargazing. Very near the southernmost point of the USA and Green Sand Beach. Indoor ½ bath, and outdoor shower with endless hot water make this a s

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Goldilocks climate zone allows you to camp in our macadamia nut orchard. Gently rolling grassy areas with the macadamia trees for privacy. Panoramic ocean views in some areas of the property. The dark skies provide spectacular stargazing. Very near the southernmost point of the USA and Green Sand Beach. Indoor ½ bath, and outdoor shower with endless hot water make this a safe and comfortable place to pitch your tent. High speed internet is available for free.

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Kelly a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hawaii Island's Best Campsite in Hawaii.

Forest

There are so many trees! Macadamia, papaya, banana, fig, orange, guava, avocado and more!

Mountainous

Located on the slopes of Mauna Loa the largest mountain on earth. We are in a unique zone with ridges on either side. There is ...Read more

Field

The orchard is more like a meadow in many ways.

Suburban

The orchard is our home so it is an 8 acre backyard.

Farm

We do actively grow and harvest macadamia nuts here. WE HAVE BEES. They are honey bees and not agressive however if you are all...Read more

Coastal

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Hipcamper Deepa

Beautiful stay but a few hiccups

Deepa R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 19th, 2022

The property is beautiful and the environment is pleasant and comfortable with stunning, unpolluted views of the stars. The host, Kelly, was present, accommodating, and upfront about the early stages of this stay as it transforms into a camping/glamping/mini-resort combo. At the moment, there is room for improvement regarding clarity of access and amenities between the categories (e.g., use of the lanai for campers vs. glampers), but this is known to Kelly and appropriate fixes are in the works.
Full disclosure: We had a major issue come up during our stay, but we are happy to report that we were able to work it out with our host. While we were away during the day, the big dogs broke through our tent and ripped both our sleeping bags, leaving us without our critical camping gear for the rest of our visit to the island. Kelly provided us for a room for that night and we worked out together how get compensated for the losses. While the likely scenario is that the friendly dogs (the newest being 1 year old) were playing nearby, landed on the tent busting through, and tore the sleeping bags in a panic getting out, it is an issue of concern for the safety of future campers. The dogs are indeed gentle and friendly, but their large sizes mean that mistakes can also be large. We would recommend this stay in the future contingent on the hosts implementing a plan that ensures that the dogs do not pose a hazard to camper property.

Hipcamper Jordan

Big island camping/glamping/resort

Jordan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 18th, 2022

Kelly was an excellent host and the location was great! The main resort is gorgeous with many amenities including a movie room, pool table, and big wraparound porch. The grounds have so many different kinds of fruit and nut trees which you are welcome to sample. Good location with proximity to volcanoes National park. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Bailey
Bailey D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 10th, 2022

Beautiful spot!! The land is dripping with fruit and macadamia nuts which are happily and readily shared with campers. The showers were hot and lovely It feels important to note that there is not a kitchen for campers use and the pool that is the main photo is not normally for campers use either. Just so you don't go expecting those things and being disappointed. There are 3 giant and super lovely dogs that protect the land as well. Would recommend!

Hipcamper Rich

Great place to camp with good mojo!

Rich L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 9th, 2022

Great place to camp with good mojo! Clean well kept and run! Did a great little known hike in The part of Volcano’s Nat park just a couple miles west. Good food close at Shaka’s also.

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Hipcamper Patrycja

Macadamias- good, damaged shoe- ugh

Patrycja M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 8th, 2022

Really liked the macadamia nut trees and it was great to see/eat the nuts. Very well maintained site. Could use some extra picnic tables.
one unfortunate thing was that my husband left his running sneakers outside our tent to dry and one of the dogs of the owner chewed up one damaging it somewhat (rip on the rear but still usable, sneaker was actually gone when we came back from daily activities and at first we had no idea what happened but thankfully turned up). We were glad to find it - so that's good b/c otherwise we would have to be buying new sneakers to run.

Hipcamper J.J.

Macadamia nut camping

J.J. P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 5th, 2022

Fantastic place to camp. We will definitely return. Hosts were 5 star!

Hipcamper Gilbert
Gilbert R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 5th, 2022

This campsite is the best option on the island! Strongly suggest the upgrade to the glancing plan! (REAL BEDS)! Thank you Kelly for making our stay as comfortable as possible! Mahalo!

Hipcamper Madison

Perfection

Madison H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 4th, 2022

Host was excellent! Beautiful property with easy parking. Thanks for letting us camp. This would be a perfect spot for a week getaway.

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Hipcamper Michael

Camping in a island orchard!

Michael H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 2nd, 2022

Spent a night in the orchard surrounded by Mac nut trees and singing birds. Unfortunately it rained the higher we were there but every si gel thing about the place was epic. We parked out jeep camper at the bottom of the property and complete solitude. The owner Kelly was an amazing host and told us about her entire property and the area. Showed us all the amenities. I don’t think I’ve ever had a camp shower that awesome before. Hot water and super clean. The main resort building had coffee for guests and campers alike. If you’re a dog person be prepared as the owner has three super well behaved dogs that greet everyone and love to be pet by guests. They roam around the area and make you feel very safe. You can sample macadamia nuts at the resort as well. Best 45 dollars ever spent on a campsite! Highly recommended.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Hawaii
2nd place
Property
Big Island's Best Campsites
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
$45/night
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