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Architect's Kona Coffee Farm House

Mo Snell

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Architect's Kona Coffee Farm House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Holualoa House Rental Photos and Description

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 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.

Please visit VRBO.com/236336 to view the small house also located on my farm.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mo Snell (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

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 Holualoa

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.

Why HomeAway

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

4.7
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Architect's Kona Coffee Farm House
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
belmont shore
5

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect and the view is to die for. What a great place. Tranquil, peaceful, relaxing and the view was breathtaking. Close enough to Kona and great beaches that it was a pleasant short drive.

Personally, I could have just stayed right there the whole 4 days (which was definetly not long enough)

and been perfectly content. I had to meet up with friends and family each day and do the whole tourist thing, but it was such a pleasure to return to the beautiful, quiet Farmhouse and just relax. I love this place and will definetly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi aloha, I feel the same as you. I love the farm house for its architectural beauty, detail and the view is amazing! It is a refuge from the mainland hustle. I recharge my heart and soul there. Come back again!
Camano Island, WA, USA
5

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful... Great place to start the day! Great place to end the day! We stayed 11 nights and are so glad we did. The fabulous architecture and details such as stacked huge windows that open to make the outdoors come in are stunning. Amazing attention to detail. We highly highly recommend the Snell Farmhouse. Serenity!! The accommodations are extremely nice, well appointed, and well thought out. This is a very special tropical setting. The grounds are well taken care of and a pleasure to look at. We bought fresh fruit down the road at a local produce stand and had a marvelous dinner at Holoaloa Cafe. We ate papayas and passion fruit on the lanai every morning- what a treat! Every evening we rushed home to see the sunset. We felt like a local. Went coffee tasting at Hula Daddy. We did a lot of driving, but I wouldn't change our location in the farmhouse with it's great view and wonderful infinity pool. Pictures don't do this place justice. Blankets are available if you get chilly. Everything yo need is there. We did bring ear plugs based on a previous review. (Yes, we did use them. No worries) The advantage of this place: We were not cooped up in a condo elbow to elbow with other people. Great view. We were able to "get away" and really relax.

Thank you Mo for sharing your treasure!! Ramona and Bill

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brooklyn, NY
5

Exceptional Space and Location... and that view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City, NY
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Amazing House and View, but...

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, The farm is at the 1200 foot level on the slopes Hualalai, a volcanic mountain. Yes, during the winter it can be cold and overcast. During those days, I head to the beach. The pool is heated by solar, so if no sun, then the water is not heated. The pool is for house guests only. The cottage and house are very private. They share the same drive way and parking area. Most guest enjoy meeting each other as they come and go. Kindly remember your stay was on a farm in the Kona Coffee Belt. The weather, jungle, critters and neighbors are all part of the up-country experience. Thank you for your review and congratulations on your marriage.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Keohola - Kona Airport

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Holualoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Winter Holiday rate
Nov 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Cancellation Policy

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

Holualoa 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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