Holualoa Estate Rental Photos and Description
Large Open Lanais, Ocean Views, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Fully Appointed Kitchen.
Featured in the coffee table book, The Hawaiian House Now, the home is a historic 1895 structure, modified in the 1940s and retaining the charm of old Hawaii with architecture and furnishings of the day, while satisfying the needs and aesthetic of today's lifestyle.
Panoramic views of the ocean, Kona coast, tree canopy, landscaped yard, and surrounding pastures will amaze. The cool 1,200' elevation of Holualoa, the open lanais, spacious bedrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen are sure to please. Large established yard with old plantings of avocado, ulu (breadfruit,) fig, starfruit (carambola,) dragon fruit, pineapple, banana and lime trees is guaranteed to take you away from life's stresses and please the senses.
Four bedrooms to choose from, all with their own private bathroom and a private overflow room with a full-sized bed. One king, two queen, one single, and one full bed will accommodate eight. Two window seats can sleep children in the upstairs master suite. A wonderful fireplace on the main floor living area will warm you on chilly winter nights. Lower floor accesses the yard and outdoor cooking terrace through french doors and is the fourth bedroom (full-size bed) and family room/TV center.
A charming 1940-era guest cottage with an appealing screened-in lanai, full kitchen and bath, privately situated across the driveway, sleeps two in a queen bed, and allows parties of twelve to use the property. Please scroll down the page to Owner Information to view this additional VRBO listing.
A leisurely stroll on a walking path through a sixty year old coffee orchard leads guests from the front door to our coffee establishment, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee visitor center.
A fenced vegetable/herb garden is steps from the kitchen, and a large lawn just beyond for bocce, throwing a football or a frisbee will delight the outdoor appreciator. Comfortable seating area on lawn sports a fire pit, gas and BBQ grill, as well as a teak dining set, certain to entertain the outdoor dining enthusiast.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Lisa Twigg-Smith
Aloha. I am Lisa, a life-long resident of Hawaii, raised in Honolulu and Hilo, having lived here on this property for thirty years, raising our four children with my husband, Christian. I love to share my culture, our Islands' stories and history with all. Treasure my morning coffee, interesting and considerate people, walks in the upland forests, dogs at my feet, gardening, yard work, and getting in the ocean every week!
Lisa Twigg-Smith purchased this estate in 1945
Why Lisa Twigg-Smith chose Holualoa
Hale Akala is a special piece of Kona. Built in 1895 by Manuel Goularte, a Portuguese immigrant who raised his thirteen children here. It was utilized by cowboys of the neighboring Greenwell family's Palani Ranch, to re-supply and breakfast in the 1920 and 30s. It was abandoned and left to the elements before WWII, eventually being purchased by Christian's grandparents, William and Margaret of Honolulu, in 1945. Wanting to retire to Kona (where Margaret's great grandparents, Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston were part of the company of first Christian missionaries to the Islands, arriving in Kailua-Kona, the seat of Hawaii's ruling Kamehameha reign, in 1820, and raising their five children amongst Hawaiian ali`i), they chose the cool uplands of Holualoa. The home has been in the family for four generations. Cattle roam the surrounding ten acres of pasture and you'll hear an occasional bull bellowing from Palani Ranch in the quiet evening hours.
What makes this estate unique
The spacious nature of the property, old established landscaping, rock walls, pathways, fruit trees, flower beds, along with the home's architectural appeal will make you feel held and comforted.
Guestbook comments from the owner
From the moment we walked through the door, I felt all the tension just slide from my shoulders. We were surrounded by beauty, both inside and out. Our host, Lisa, thought of everything we could possibly have wanted: the freshest fruit, right from the garden/trees, books about the island, even Hawaiian music CDs...and the best coffee EVER. She is a wonderful resource about the property and the history of the island.
The house has lots of art and is tastefully appointed, but still feels like a place where you can relax. The animals are part of the welcome committee.
Lisa, mahalo for a wonderful visit. Aloha to you and Christian and Mariella, Hobbs, Maca and co. See you next year!