|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 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. He built the homes for his wife and daughter. 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.
I enjoy farming Kona Coffee, swimming in the ocean and learning about 'old Hawaii.'
Mo Snell purchased this house in 1998
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.
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.
This space was a wonderful breath of fresh air. It's as good as the photos if not more so. The house is built to an exacting standard and the quality of the fittings are remarkable - something you notice almost immediately. It's a home: you'll find everything you need to cook and clean and experience the space as you would your own home. The view from the deck is astounding and something worth just sitting and staring at, weather permitting. Three things worth noting, which did not bother us at all... 1) there is another small cottage very nearby on the property that also is rented out so you may run into other guests, but once your front door is closed there's no impact, 2) Kona is in an elevated area where coffee is grown and as such the weather produces cool temps and frequent rain so don't be surprised if you don't have sunshine everyday (though it could be sunny down in town, when it's cloudy at the farm house), and 3) the roosters are real and make their presence felt in the early mornings, so if you're an easily disturbed sleeper, be sure to bring earplugs or a white noise machine. We had a wonderful time at this property and would easily consider staying here again. This is one of those VRBO homes that is possibly better than it appears on online. I highly recommend this property!
My husband and I stayed at the house for 4 nights. The view is absolutely stunning, and you get to see if from the entire house. The craftsmanship is beautiful-we have never stayed in a rental with this kind of quality. The driveway is a little tricky to find in the dark, and yes, the roosters will wake you early, but if you want to feel like a resident and not a tourist, book this house.
The home was beautiful, the property left us speechless, the view was just out of this world. My wife and I were married just down the road from this property last November at the Holualoa Inn, and we spent our first two nights as a married couple at this Coffee Farm House. It was simply perfect!! We had a few questions while we were there, called the owner, she always answered and was extremely helpful and courteous. I’d recommend this to anyone seeking an escape in Paradise.
My review is similar to Barbara V's previous review.
My wife and I stayed at this location on the second half of our honeymoon of August 2014.
The positives: An amazing house with an equally amazing view. The slidable doors throughout transforms the house into one big open space. The kitchen is fully updated, spacious and clean. Although we rarely used the television, we were impressed by its mechanics... it slides up from the cabinet with a remote. A few feet down the road, you can visit a Kona coffee farm where you can have your free cups of coffee and an educational tour of the farm.
The negatives: The weather. It was our first time staying in the Kona belt (our fifth in the Big Island) and we understand that in order to grow coffee beans, it needs cold and hot weather. So we decided to stay in one day and I assured my wife that the cold will eventually burn up during the afternoon. Well, it never came. Consequently, the pool which is not heated, was rendered useless. I actually did my ice bucket challenge in it. Fun times. We are aware that weather is something a home owner does not control but it should have been mentioned.
The cottage guest. The ad does mention a cottage but we had assumed that we had the entire house and grounds to ourselves. On the first night, we came home from a late dinner and a car immediately followed us into the parking area. A woman came out of the car and then a male counterpart, neither said hello/acknowledge us or even thank my wife while she held the screen gate. Confused and somewhat afraid (my wife), we called the owner and asked if someone else was staying in the grounds. We didn't hear from her until we called again in the morning to confirm. Not a great way to start a first night.
Overall, at the price we paid, we thoroughly enjoyed the house and its panoramic view but we should have been told about the cottage guest and weather up front. Hope future renters find this useful.
This is a beautiful property. The house is a work of art. We were very comfortable staying here. Everything you need for a nice vacation is here. It was nice being at a higher elevation because it cooled off in the evenings. The sunsets were breathtaking. It felt remote, yet stores and restaurants were within a 15 minute drive. Our only complaint was those roosters! We did not like being woken up at the crack of dawn. Bring earplugs.
Thank you so much for having the vision and putting so much of yourselves into building this incredible home AND being willing to share it. Your place made our vacation a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to come back. It was an honor to stay in your lovely space and we cannot thank you enough, Mo and Chris.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter Holiday rate
Nov 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.