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Architect's Kona Coffee Farm House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)

Snell Kona Coffee Farm is located on the historic Mamalahoa Highway in the Kona Coffee Belt area.

The half-acre coffee orchard of four hundred trees surrounds two beautiful custom designed and built homes; the farm house and a cottage. The cottage is not for rent, so the farm house is very private.

The farm is 1200 feet above sea-level on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano (dormant) with breath-taking views of Kona and the vast Pacific Ocean. The farm house has a spacious covered lanai and sliding glass doors that open completely onto the lanai with unobstructed 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. A 4 foot deep lap pool adjoins the lanai.

The property is terraced with lava rock, landscaped with a variety of tropical plants and very private.

The homes were designed by renown Seattle architect, Chris Snell. The architecture mimics traditional Hawaiian hale (homes) and Japanese farm houses.

The building materials are unique to the Kona-area. He incorporated lava rock walls, hand milled Ohia trees for framing and paneling. The homes are constructed by the best carpenters and craftsmen on island.

The farm house is built of hand milled Ohia wood. The slider doors are teak. The kitchen cabinets are bamboo with black granite counters. The roof is galvanized metal and exposed on the interior of the home. The roof replicates the corrugated tin roofs seen on old coffee shacks. The home is exquisite in every detail. The bed room looks over the lap pool into the coffee orchard.

This a working farm and during coffee harvest from September to December, you can watch coffee picking and processing on the farm.

Snell Kona Coffee Farm is only a ten minute drive down the mountain to Kona Town for shopping, and beautiful white sand beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Holualoa is a quaint town located 3 miles south of the farm.

The town is an artist-community and home to numerous art galleries. Mamalahoa Highway is a historic road, the High Road, and runs through the heart of Kona Coffee Belt with many fascinating towns, galleries, farms and historical sites.

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Owner
Mo Snell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Mo Snell

I enjoy farming Kona Coffee, swimming in the ocean and learning about 'old Hawaii.'

Mo Snell purchased this house in 1998

Why Mo Snell chose Kona Coast

The farm is a 15 minute drive down the mountain to Kailua-Kona for shopping and beautiful white sand beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Holualoa is a quaint town located 3 miles south of the farm. It is an artists' community and features numerous art galleries. Mamalahoa Highway is an historice road and runs through the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt with many fascinating towns, galleries, farms and historical sites.

What makes this house unique

The farm house is surrounded by coffee trees, palm trees, avocado and other fruit trees for privacy. The quiet beauty of the surrounding jungle, the tropical song birds and the verdant coffee orchard imbue health and serenity.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Architect's Kona Coffee Farm House
average rating of 4.75 based on 52 reviews
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Epic

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. The view was incredible. The house is beautiful and very clean. The sliding walls offered us a unique experience, great for outdoor/indoor experience. Loved the orange trees in the front, great for a snack!

Make sure to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper- sounds of the Kona country side were welcomed however :) Also eye mask as there are no curtains/blinds.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

I was tempted to give a lower rating to this property so that other people don't find it and book it out for the next time we plan to come to Kona. But, fairness prevailed... this is a gem of a house. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises and even pouring rain had a magical charm. Completely lives up to the description and photos.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to visit Hawaii and the Farm House, but these accommodations blew past any expectations we had. Absolutely beautiful, from the home's design to the landscaping and views, this place did not disappoint. Many of your recommendations were taken...all wonderful. We welcomed the night sounds as a lullaby and found humor with the house gecko. Will definitely recommend to all friends and family. Thank you for allowing us this stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could stay at this house every day of my life ! Swimming in the pool, keeping the walls wide open for the view and breeze. What a great area. Thank you Mo for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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It's truly heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Lived in maui 11 years and have seen a lot of beautiful spots..this by far is the most tranquil peaceful amazing house we ever had the pleasure of staying in..each time we came back "home" we would gasp in awe of this serreal place and didn't want to leave it..the open concept lets the outside in in a way that will soothe your soul more than you could imagine! So close to the real world yet far enough away from it all..it is truly heaven on earth!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Tranquil getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house and especially the lanai. The views were great and the property was the perfect getaway. The location is great to see the towns/villages in the kona belt. We loved going to the local restaurants. I also went diving in Kailua-Kona and the drive was 20 min or so. I would recommend the property if you're looking for something a little different in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We love the coffee towns located along Mamalahoa Highway, too. We are lucky that the coffee belt road provides a look back into the history of Kona Coffee. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Keohola - Kona Airport

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large soaking tub, shower with view of coast line.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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