ARCHITECT'S PRIVATE KONA COFFEE FARM COTTAGE

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Motter Snell

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ARCHITECT'S PRIVATE KONA COFFEE FARM COTTAGE

Holualoa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, studio 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

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

Motter Snell purchased this cottage in 1999

The cottage 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.

The cottage 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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
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Holualoa Kona Coast
4

Great Home...be prepared for noise!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha,
The chickens are jungle fowl and wander around the farms on my lane.
Sounds like it's time for me to call the chicken trapper. I will be on the farm next week and will get this problem resolved. Regarding the dogs, I never had this complaint before. I will talk with my neighbor, dog owner, and ask him to manage them and respect my visitors' solitude.
Mahalo for the review.
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
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+1 808-238-5223
Holualoa Kona Coast
5

A True Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236336vbi
+1 808-238-5223
Holualoa Kona Coast
Victoria Canada
5

A perfect place to start our trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236336vbi
+1 808-238-5223
Holualoa Kona Coast
Seattle, Washington
5

Casual Elegance in the Coffee Forest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Architect's Private Kona Coffee Farm Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236336vbi
+1 808-238-5223
Holualoa Kona Coast
Brooklyn
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I concur with previous reviews that the photographs really don't do this place justice. The house is a gem, a little work of art, but not an ostentatious one, the kind of artwork you'd actually like to live in. Holualoa is a great little community, coffee farms everywhere, gorgeous views, laid back vibe. Can't recommend this place enough, especially given the price.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi, I will get some new photos posted after my next visit!
I'm happy you had a restful vacation. Thank you for reviewing.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Keaohole Kona
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe and Garden Dining, farm to table
Car: necessary

Old Hawaii archeology and historical sites,

Coffee Farm Tours,

Volcano National Park,

Whale and dolphin watching

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Availability & Rates

Holualoa Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 9.75%
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Amenities

Holualoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • 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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
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