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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Nicely appointed main residence in the heart of the famous Kona Coffee region on the Big Island of Hawaii. For the discerning traveler looking for a true Hawaii experience with space to stretch out and relax. Experience life in the Kona Coffee region, with clear mountain air, panoramic ocean views, country quiet, yet close to everything including airport, beaches, shopping and sightseeing.

This is the main residence on the farm, modern yet maintains the charm of the region with mild Japanese influences and unique Kona Coffee region architectural style. Built in 1998 is it a charming house painted red with a green roof which is so typical for homes in this area. Exquisitely landscaped and lighted with hibiscus, bamboo, 9 types of palms and mango, papaya, pineapple, etc. Ocean views from every room and Lanai. 1350 square foot residence and 400 square foot wrap around lanai with teak table for 6 and gas barbecue. Sit back and enjoy after a day of Big Island adventure.

The not so feral chickens provide fresh eggs and the not so wild turkeys provide much aloha. For more pictures see the link a bit down the page under 'Links to More Information'.

Keywords: Coffee,Kona,Farm,Ocean View, Country, Ocean, House, Single Family Home,Single Family, Home

More Details

Owner
Albert Holt
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Albert Holt

Albert and Linda Holt moved to the Big Island after deciding they needed something to do after working in Silicon Valley for the past 30 years. A Kona Coffee farm seemed to be just the ticket. Having had vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas they were excited about being able to share the Kona Coffee farming experience, and the Big Island Hawaii experience with others, so they built a guest residence just for that purpose. Pictured here with the very first roasted and bagged coffee from our first year (2007) crop.

Albert Holt purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Albert Holt chose Hōlualoa

Being away from the resorts and tourist hustle and bustle, yet close enough to everything in order to be able to experience the true Hawaii and Aloha.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Panoramic ocean views, 1400 feet above sea level where the air is clean and cool, wild turkeys and chickens, and the occasional pig wandering the property, night time nature sounds, calm no traffic lifestyle and plenty of property to stretch out in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Albert,



This morning we checked out of the house and were sad to go. We will remember this visit for many reasons:



The house is great and the views are just awesome.

We enjoyed going down the steep narrow path leading to the house, even though the first time we had no idea what to expect.

We even liked the coqui frogs at night.

The geckos were very friendly.

The thunderstorm was the most impressive I've experienced in a very long time.

The Japanese couple living up the road were awesome too. I spoke to them briefly when I met them while walking up the path. I mentioned my daughter getting married in a couple of days and the next day they surprised us all with a beautiful bouquet picked from their garden as a present for my daughter.



So a big mahalo for the experience,

Rob
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Hōlualoa Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 14
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In-wall 50' LCD with 5.1 Surround sound, Warm interior with shoji style closet doors and accents in Mahogany, Bamboo, Poplar and Maple, Bamboo floors throughout, open beamed ceilings, ocean view from every room, teak, leather, cherry and wicker furniture.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 26 reviews
4

Great property, but.......

  • 4 of 5

I really wanted to give this property all five stars. It is a beautiful, clean house with an amazing deck and view. It has comfortable furniture and beds. It is in a nice neighborhood conveniently located close to Kona town and the airport, but.......

This property suffers from an owner who does not live on island and has no provision for a local contact number. When we arrived, not one of the three TVs would work. The owner was slow to respond to my calls for this and other concerns and in one instance taking over 9 hours to respond. Since his response came in at dinner time, we mutually set up a time to talk about the ongoing tv problem at 9 o’clock the next morning. That took 2 reminder calls before I finally got a call back at 11am that day. By then we had given up waiting at the house and were on the road. We were told that somebody would come over to the house to fix the living room tv, bring batteries and look into the 2 non-working smoke alarms out of the 3 in the house. They never came. I don’t think we were the problem with the non-working tv as the renter downstairs told us that she never got her tv to work either. We bought batteries for the tv remotes in the bedrooms and since they were never programmed we easily did that and got those to work. For the living room tv we somehow managed to get the source, the sound system and the remote to function for a single instance but when it was turned off we could never get the stars to line up again. It was a complicated system made more difficult because of an old and worn remote that per the owners written directions needed to press the buttons very hard to use. This always left you wondering if the tv got the remotes signal.

I think that this could be a great property if a few simple changes were made such as simplifying the tv system, buying a new remote control, and contracting for a reliable and local property manager. If the owners want to have high end sound system for personal visits, then I suggest that they set that up for the duration of their visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

this is a beautiful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We got to this place in the middle of night, almost cannot find it. If he puts an arrow pointing down the steep slope with his #, that would be very helpful. The sheet was not changed and all trash cans were not emptied. We have to wash our sheet and pillow cases because there is only one king bed sheet to fit our bed. Other than this, this is a beautiful place to stay, coffee trees and other fruit trees, walk down the trail, cook the food you like. This house has everything you need to cook. We love this place and want to be here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Situated on a private 10 acre working coffee farm the main house has a fantastic view of Kona and the ocean from the hills above town.

PROS: These comments apply to the Main (upper level) House. (This property has two rental units. See below.) Privacy. Views. Nicely furnished. Good supply of local maps and guides. Enclosed parking in a garage (see below). Wild turkeys (the chickens are nowhere to be found). Newer washer dryer (neither of which we used).

CONS, FYI’s, and MISC TIPS: We arrived as darkness was falling and even with Al’s excellent directions, finding the private road / shared driveway and the actual driveway down (and I mean downhill) is a challenge the first time. Although we only found the upper, main house on VRBO and the description appears to imply the lower floor ‘ohana is not rented, the lower smaller unit is rented. We rarely saw and heard the guests in the unit below us, but they do share the washer/dryer and the garage parking. Garage parking, navigation, and driveway is tight and tricky. As long as each unit’s guest park on one side of the garage and all the way in (one side is shared with lawn mowers) it works. I recommend having one person always guide the driver in and out of the garage and up and down the driveway until onto the private drive. The private drive is a one lane, steep downhill. Watch for oncoming traffic (usually a coffee field worker). This is Hawaii and that means lots of bugs and this house is not an exception, but the level is manageable. Supplied kitchen equipment is average, but some of the non-stick pans are overly scratched. The gas range burners need adjustment and stay on high flame regardless of setting (we’ve cooked on gas for 20 years, so it’s not us).

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home, gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

A well-appointed and nicely furnished home with a superb view of Kona coast from the lanais encircling the house. Appreciated the comfy beds, and fans in each room kept us perfectly comfortable. Appreciated the loaner beach towels/accessories. Mahalo for a wonderful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Coffee farm relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this fantastic house overlooking coffee plants and lush tropical vegetation. The view to the ocean is magnificent. Though it was a cloudy week, the bits of sunsets that we enjoyed from the lanai were amazing. Overall, we found the house exceeded the expectations we had based upon the things we saw and read on VRBO.

The house is clean and well maintained. It is an excellent floor plan with comfortable decor. Wifi worked well and easily. We were grateful to borrow snorkeling gear and beach chairs that they have for guest use. We grilled every night on the lanai.

We arrived at the house for the first time after dark and had no trouble at all finding it given the very detailed directions with photos that Albert provided.

It is a pleasure to drive along Mamalahoa Highway/Route 180 past coffee farms every day. Our Lonely Planet guidebook lists this as one of the top drives on the island, and staying here allows you to get to know it a bit.

One other thing we particularly appreciated was how comfortable it was to stay here during a partially rainy week. Day One we got back to the house mid-day, grilled some clams, ate on the lanai, and then read there all afternoon. The fact that it was pouring didn't matter at all. We were dry and comfortable and able to enjoy the sound of the rain.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The farm house setting and view was spectacular.

  • 4 of 5

The amenities were as listed with a well stocked kitchen and excellent quality cooking equiment. Everything you need for the beach is available. The only challenges were internet connectivity and no directions for use of remotes for the TVs. A welcome book would be helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Holualoa
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Car: necessary

Coffee Farming

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.41%

The online pricing system is rigid so if you have any questions or would like a special request, please contact us! Bookings within 2 weeks of stay can receive a large discount, contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.