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OCEAN VIEW HOME ON COFFEE FARM IN HONAUNAU

Steve Rowe

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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OCEAN VIEW HOME ON COFFEE FARM IN HONAUNAU

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Honaunau House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Our home is located on the Big Island of Hawaii about 16 miles south on HWY 11 from Kailua-Kona town. The road to the house is a somewhat graded/paved single lane road with turnouts and no street lights. We recommend that the guests schedule their arrival during daylite. The house is approximately 1 mile up the road and located mauka (uphill) off the road with a concrete parking pad in front of the elevated house. A rental car will be okay for the road provided the vehicle is driven with care. The house is 950 square feet with 2 bedrooms and a 3/4 bath (no tub). As can be seen in the photos, the kitchen, living room, and dining area are an open floor plan. The front lanai (deck) faces the southwest expansive ocean view as do the sliding glass doors for the living and dining rooms. All other rooms have views of the many producing coffee trees on the 5 acre farm. Our coffee is picked and sold to Greenwell Farms in Captain Cook. There are tours available at the facility. There are also producing (depending on the season) Papaya, Avacado, Loquat, Mulberry, and Banana trees. Feel free to pick the ripe fruit. The stove and water heater are run on propane. The pressurized fresh water system-shower, all faucets, and toilet are supplied with roof rainwater into above ground catchment tanks, so water conservation is very important. Clothes washing should be done with no other hot water in use.(there is drinking water supplied for your stay). We may be in Hawaii but we still have dry seasons. Because the house is our second home the kitchen is well supplemented with various condiments, dishware, cooking and baking ware. Please note there is no smoking in the house or lanais. The house is located in a semi-tropical area and there are various critters on the property that can be encountered. There is a 3 night minimum stay with no refund once the reservation is confirmed. Guests are to wash their dishware and return to cabinets upon departure, all furnishings should be in their original place upon departure. A mailing address is required for mailing of information packet and key.

In conclusion we hope you enjoy our house with fabulous oceans views, sunsets, crickets, chiriping birds and geckos, roosters, hens and most of all, lack of city noise. Check-in no earlier than 1:00 pm. Check-out no later than 11:00 am.

Keywords: Ocean view, tropical, open floor plan, coffee farm

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Rowe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Steve Rowe

We are semi-retired and enjoy upgrading small homes, traveling, and working in our giant 5 acre yard/coffee farm.

Steve Rowe purchased this house in 2004

Why Steve Rowe chose Honaunau

After spending 7 straight weeks of upgrading the house we became attached and decided to keep the property. The producing coffee farm with the various tropical plants, ocean view, and fruit was also a big influence on keeping the place for a home.

What makes this house unique

Picking the fresh fruit, ocean view sunsets ( some with a green flash), working in the field, close proximity to snorkeling and picnicing, and the warm temperate climate.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381474vb
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Honaunau Kona Coast
Northern California
5

tucked away in paradise...

  • 5 of 5
My wife and 2 young kids loved this tucked away, homey, gem of a spot. The rutty access road gave us a little worry as we made our way up the hill, but the pleasures that await are tremendous. It is not the Fairmont Orchid, but an adventurous family looking to be one with the Big Island can do no better than hiding away in Steve's place. The property is lush with tropical vegetation and pickable fresh fruit, not to mention coffee, birds, chickens, and koki frogs. The sunset views are astounding, the house is well stocked for daily living/cooking and the peacefulness you will find up here tops any you will find at any of the island resorts! We give it 5 stars for location/surroundings, family comforts and the view.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate Patrick's family as our guests and their wonderful complement of our house and farm. We are well aware of the road and have tried to do some repairs to make the drive more comfortable but as Patrick stated to drive is well worth our little paradise in the Pacific.
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381474vb
+1 -562-761-1854
Honaunau Kona Coast
Courtenay, BC, Canada
5

For us, this was the perfect base for exploring Kona.

  • 5 of 5
Other reviews give you give you great detail so not needed here. The pictures are 100% accurate. As to the road up to the house, yes it is rough. But it is an interesting 5 minute drive through 'rural' Hawaii and any passenger will see lots of birds. We had a subcompact car, I drove slowly and we had no problems. After too many days on Waikiki, the coffee farm was heaven. Among the perks, you are only an hour and a half from Volcano National Park. We got to explore the Thurston lava tube and no one else was there. Be early. Other than the day at the park we spent all our time in the Kona area. It is hard to tear yourself away from Place of Refuge, only ten minutes away and you can swim with the turtles and more. But there are other beaches and lots to do. In the area we found a farmer's market, an artisan bakery across from the ChoiceMart, a great pizza place next to the bakery, the Kona Living History Coffee Farm, breakfast at Tashima's ( on Hwy 11 at junction with 180) and tons of little shops and galleries along Hwy 11 for the curious shoppers. And local history sites span from Hawaiian kings to Captain Cook to Saint Damien. Then, you get to come home at night and have a beautiful sunset on the lanai. The Kona area is so much fun and the coffee farm almost makes you feel like a local.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
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Honaunau Kona Coast
4

Nice country house on nut farm at base of mountains

  • 4 of 5
This is a nice house located at the base of a hill dominated by macadamia nut trees. So depending on the season you go, there are plenty of nut trees and a few other fruit trees that may be ripe that one can pick if you have something to reach them. The banana and papaya trees are very tall and you need a pole to reach the fruit to knock it down. There is a nice small grass front yard but no backyard, just trees. The description given in the listing is accurate and the house is very clean and tidy. There are a friendly group of chickens and a rooster that one can feed in the morning and Coqui frogs singing at night. Typical country noises for Hawaii. The frogs can be distracting when trying to sleep but they are not too loud and don't go all night talking. The house is a nice 2 bed/one bath with an additional outdoor hot/cold shower. It has cable TV and WIFI and plenty of reference books on things to do while on the island. It has a king bed with a foam top layer making for a nice comfortable nights sleep. It's about a 25 minute drive north to the city/region of Kona and about 10 minutes south of the local grocery store. Grocery products can be much more expensive then mainland items, especially milk ($9 for a gallon). The water for the house is on a rain catchment system, so the owner provide 5 gallon jugs of water for drinking. There are plenty of fans and windows to quickly cool down the house at the end of the day, plus the 1000 ft elevation helps keep things cool at night. The property is easy to find, but be aware of the very rough, pothole filled road getting there. There are scattered spots of relatively paved sections of the road, but a lot of the road is rough, especially for a regular car. Fortunately it's not a long road, but it's something to keep in mind. The turn off from Hwy 11 onto the road is at the edge of a 35 MPH curve, so it is easy to miss and a little disconcerting exiting it onto the highway. The house overlooks the ocean below and on a clear evening one can watch the sun set. It is also about a 5 minute drive to a very good beach/snorkeling area nicknamed "the City of Refugee". All in all I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the area, just be cautious driving on the road up to the property and go very slow so you don't puncture a tire or wreck the front bumper.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the very positive response. Yes, the road is rough. As we state in the description the road should be driven with care and first time arrivals should be in daylight. There are no street lights and it can be very dark. I have provided a fruit picker under the lanai for the hard to reach fruit. We are glad that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do.
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381474vb
+1 -562-761-1854
Honaunau Kona Coast
5

Perfect family vacation and nice owner

  • 5 of 5
we stayed 3 days here. It is quiet and private. I love all the fruit trees, especially some trees I had never seen before: papaya, mango, avocado and bananas! It is close to the "place of refuge", which is a wonderful snorkeling place. The most important thing is the owner of the property was so nice to provide information we needed. By the way, if you want to buy some 100% Kona coffee, you can go up to the hill and find some real home-farm made coffee from Ro-Jo coffee farm.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381474vb
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Honaunau Kona Coast
Roswell, Georgia, USA
5

Hidden Gem on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5
This cozy cottage is not the usual resort experience, and that's a good thing. Nestled on a working coffee farm surrounded by fruit and nut trees, orchids clustered around the front steps and a veranda that affords an amazing view, this former farm house is an unexpected delight. The inside of the cottage is rustic and comfy with open beams and a large farm kitchen. Though we were well stocked for our two-week stay, every glorious morning we went out and collected avocados and mangoes as big as ostrich eggs! The road leading to the farm traverses a beautiful mountain that is an adventure all it's own. Once settled into the cottage, you can just enjoy the seclusion, the sea, the amazing birds and the peaceful quiet. It is one of the most relaxing vacations I've every had in the islands.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean View Home on Coffee Farm in Honaunau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381474vb
+1 -562-761-1854
Honaunau Kona Coast
Eugene, Oregon
5

Relaxing and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
Our family has stayed at this home on two different trips to Hawaii. We love the location and felt like residents instead of tourists. The fresh fruit and avocados were a wonderful addition to our stay and we enjoyed walking the property. Although the road to the home is windy and narrow, it is well worth the drive. There are beautiful geckos in and around the home which adds to the Hawaiian experience. We enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai, the short drive to Refuge for swimming and snorkeling, and apple turnovers from the bakery in Captain Cook. We will return to enjoy this home again on our next trip to Hawaii.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Kona Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ho'okena Beach County Park
Car: necessary

Because Hawaii is an island most of the activities are located within a 100 mile radius. The water activites such as snorkeling are located within a 4 mile radius. Hawaii Island has excellent snorkeling due to very little dirt surface runoff.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Honaunau House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$110
$672
$2,580
 

Additional information about rental rates

Open, close 7+days $200
Open, clean 3-6 days $150
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes The deposit will be returned upon return of the house key and the house has been inspected for check-out cleanleness and condition. The rates are; $110.00/night/couple, $15.00/night/additional guest;$675.00/wk, $70.00/wk/additional guest. There is a 3 night minimum stay. $100.00 for cleaning, opening and, closing. Other than linens and towels all dishware will be washed and put away.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Honaunau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The 3/4 bath has pressure fed hot and cold water. There is also an outside hot and cold shower at the rear of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fresh fruit when in season-bananas, papayas, loquat, avacado, mountain apples, and jabotacaba. There is a picker available under the lanai. House is located on 5 acres with 3,000 coffee trees and tropical plants surrounding and on the property. There are various critters on the property that are common to the state of Hawaii.

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