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ARCHITECT'S PRIVATE KONA COFFEE FARM SMALL HOUSE

Motter Snell

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Motter Snell

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Calendar last updated:
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ARCHITECT'S PRIVATE KONA COFFEE FARM SMALL HOUSE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Holualoa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming small home with new Queen bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

The one-acre coffee orchard of four hundred trees surrounds two beautiful custom designed and built homes; the main house and a cottage.

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 Cottage has a spacious covered lanai and sliding glass doors that open completely to the out doors; bringing the “outside inside.”.

The property is terraced with lava rock, landscaped with a variety of tropical plants and very private. The Cottage has a gas-fired barbeque.

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 posts, framing and paneling. The homes are constructed by the best carpenters and craftsmen on island.

The doors and cabinet work are teak and the cottage has a copper roof that was formed to replicate the corrugated tin roofs seen on old coffee shacks. The homes are exquisite in every detail.

This a working farm and during coffee harvest from September to December, you can watch coffee picking and processing on the farm. The pickers will not disturbe your serentiy. It takes 2-4 hours to hand pick the coffee. They pick about every six weeks during harvest-time.

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.

Cottage:

The Cottage is uphill from the main house and surrounded by coffee trees, palms, and avocado trees for added privacy.

The architecture includes lava rock walls, hand milled Ohia trees for posts and boards for paneling, and woven lauhala panels. The vaulted ceilings is open to the copper roof exposing Ohia wood rafters and purlins.

The floor plan is a studio with one bath and walk in closet. The west facing sliders open to a covered lanai. A teak table, four chairs and a gas barbeque provide for fine outdoor dining.

The cozy kitchen has a Subzero two drawer refrigerator, deep sink, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, range, tea kettle, cook ware and utensils.

The bathroom has a wonderful shower with lava rock walls.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Motter Snell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014

About Motter Snell

I enjoy swimming in the ocean and learning about Old Hawaii.

Motter Snell purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Motter Snell chose Holualoa

The small house is a 10-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 galleries. Mamalahoa Highway is an historic road and runs through the heart of Kona Coffee Belt with many fascinating towns, galleries, farms and historical sites.

What makes this cottage unique

The small house is uphill from the main house and 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Small House
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
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Holualoa Kona Coast
Perryvale, Alberta, Canada
5

Exactly as promised!

  • 5 of 5
Very cool cottage. Great place to base our Big Island Adventures.
Living in the country at home, we didn't find the chickens or other wild critters on the property bothersome - and loved sleeping with the big, sliding doors open to let the breezes in.
Well equipped kitchen - everything you need.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Holualoa Kona Coast
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at many places on the Big Island and the other islands. This surpasses them all (although the big house is even more enticing!). Peaceful, soul soothing, just perfect (unless you don't like being awakened by bird song early in the morning - the roosters, turkeys and birds create quite a wonderful cacaphony, but if you are a light sleeper - be prepared to enjoy the sunrise or take ear plugs. Personally I thought it was a great way to begin the day, and my wife slept right through it so don't be put off by folks saying the roosters are too noisy). Holualoa is lovely, our favorite part of the big Island, and it is an easy drive down the hill to Costco, Kailua town, the Harbor, the airport and your right on the road north to Waimea, Parker Ranch, Hapuna Beach.... The highest recommendations! We're already planning our next visit.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Holualoa Kona Coast
4

Great Home...be prepared for noise!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the cottage for 10 days and really enjoyed the home itself. The layout is great for two adults, and the house comes with everything you need for your stay. We really have no complaints on the home itself.
One thing we wish we knew was how close the main house is to the cottage, in reading the description and other reviews we thought there was some more space between homes. The Cottage has a great patio with chairs and table, but right in front of that is the main house, so I suggest introducing yourself to the others who are staying there.
Our only complaint is the noise of the chickens/roosters! We took care of that problem after the first night with buying some earplugs at the ABC store; these chickens/roosters are up 24/7! It was nice once you've woken up in the morning and sitting on the patio with our morning coffee...but at 2:30AM...it's not so nice.
I don't know if this was a rare occasion but the neighbor’s dogs were barking like crazy! They have two golden retrievers and they were barking and howling like crazy! Which our wonderful earplugs did not help with. We went outside to see if there was anything particular they were barking at and there was nothing. It was really bad, and this was at 4:30AM! Not the way I want to start my days while on vacation.

If you have the little extra money I would highly suggest staying in the main house! This place is beyond beautiful and the view you get is crazy amazing! If I would have known about it before booking the cottage I would have booked the main home.

All in all...we had a wonderful stay. We were on our honeymoon so we really didn't spend too much time at the cottage, really just to sleep...which wasn't always so peaceful, but that's not the home or the owners fault. Mother Nature takes over.


Beautiful property, and we really enjoyed being on the Big Island!
Aloha!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha,
The chickens are jungle fowl and wander around the neighboring farms on my lane. I've am working on the farm for the month of May and have not seen any chickens on my farm. Occasionally I hear a rooster crow in the morning. The dogs are gone. All is quiet here on the farm. I am sorry you were not happy. Mahalo for the review.
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Holualoa Kona Coast
5

A True Gem

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the Snell cottage! The property exceeded our expectations: clean, well kept, and beautifully designed cottage and gorgeous gardens. We loved the natural materials of the building, the open floor plan, and the large glass walls that connected us to nature.

The kitchen was very functional and well appointed with everything we needed to make meals. We appreciated the boogie board and snorkle gear and the washer/dryer. We could have easily stayed another week here - the setting was so relaxing and beautiful. Exactly what we were looking for.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Holualoa Kona Coast
Victoria Canada
5

A perfect place to start our trip

  • 5 of 5
We were very happy with our decision to spend a few days here at the beginning of our trip to Hawaii. It is a beautifully designed and furnished cottage – perfect for two. We loved the gardens, especially the bountiful orange and avocado trees. We appreciated the fins and other beach gear that was provided. Finding the cottage late in the evening (in our first hour on the Big Island) made for a fun little adventure, but Motter’s directions were very good. (If you arrive after dark, be sure to heed her advice about bringing a good flashlight). Sorry we missed you, Motter, but thanks to Kelly, who had the place looking good, and generously advised on places to eat and shared her knowledge of various things Kona.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Small House
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+1 -808-238-5223
Holualoa Kona Coast
Seattle, Washington
5

Casual Elegance in the Coffee Forest

  • 5 of 5
This property is exactly as described. The architecture and decor is a beautiful balance of mountain cabin and modern, excellently appointed home. The vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, lava rock wall, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, lava rock patio, and charming bathroom / shower put us in a relaxed, vacation state of mind immediately. The landscaping was akin to a botany lesson each day! The jungle teems with every kind of life you can imagine right at your fingertips. Citrus and coffee trees, myna birds, papaya trees, hala trees, bamboo trees, and the ever-present wild chickens were our companions by day and the symphony of the jungle at night led by the mosquito-hunting geckos lulled us to sleep. Kailua-Kona is a few minutes drive away down the mountain, and all the wonders of the Big Island are within reach of an ambitious day trip. We saved so much money by making our breakfasts and a couple dinners at home that we were able to afford more of our favorite activities!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Keaohole Kona
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe and Garden Dining, farm to table
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Kahalu'u Beach Park
Car: necessary

Old Hawaii archeology and historical sites,

Coffee Farm Tours,

Volcano National Park,

Whale and dolphin watching

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Holualoa Cottage Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
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Amenities

Holualoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out futon for children.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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