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Kona Coffee Estate in Holualoa

Bedrooms 1
Space 816 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Queen Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bathroom

Kona Coffee Estate Guest Apartment with Ocean and Garden Views

Our estate is situated on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are located just 15 minutes from the Kona Airport, 10 minutes from the quaint coastal town of Kailua-Kona, 10 minutes from the artists’ village of Holualoa, and also 10 minutes from Costco! We are at a comfortable 1500' elevation and have over 100 producing Kona Coffee trees that we will give you samples of to enjoy during your stay.

Separate from the main house on the estate and above the garage, we offer a private, peaceful, Hawaiian motif 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, and bamboo floors throughout. There is a 42” flat screen HDTV with multiple channels, free wireless high speed Internet , stereo, CD & DVD player.

There is a queen bed in the bedroom, and a Euro lounge sofa/bed that converts into a 46' x 78' bed (almost full size) in living room, with all linens supplied. The bathroom has a large walk-in tiled shower with plenty of bath and beach towels supplied for your use. The bedroom and kitchen have views overlooking the ocean.

The large sunny living room extends onto your large private lanai through 16' sliding glass doors overlooking the lush gardens & greenbelt. There is a gas BBQ, and table and chairs on the lanai. Watch the native birds and the occasional wild pigs stroll by!

The unit is perfect for 1 couple +, maximum 4 persons (check convertible bed size), but not suitable for small children. Overall square footage, including lanai is 816 sq. ft. It is not handicap accessible as there are stairs up to the apartment.

You are also welcome to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails in the gazebo overlooking the estate and Pacific Ocean.

There are coin-op laundry facilities available for your use in the apartment. Beach chairs, cooler, and umbrella are also available for your use.

Kailua-Kona has several world renowned events, including the Ironman Triathlon in October, and the International Billfishing Tournament in August, along with ongoing outdoor athletic events. There is lots to do on the Big Island. You can fish, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, swim with the dolphins, golf, see an active volcano, hike, bike, and star gaze at an observatory.

This accommodation is an extension of our estate’s pride of ownership. We want you to make yourselves at home and treat it with the respect you would your own home.

Hawaii Transient Accomodation Registration ID#W1795794-01.

Keywords: Apartment,cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Donna

We moved from California to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1986. We love the slower paced island lifestyle, weather, and water activities. We have traveled extensively and would love to share what we think is one of the most beautiful places in the world with you.

Donna purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Donna chose Kailua-Kona

Having lived at various other locations on the Kona Coast, we found our dream property 19 years ago and call it 'our final resting place'. Our 1 acre coffee estate is situated at a perfect elevation, which offers a bit cooler temperature than at sea level. It is in a rural, quieter area, yet still just minutes away from town and the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

On site owners/managers, private, peaceful, with all the comforts of home. Bird watching right from your own private lanai!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Martin, Jana, and baby Sophia were wonderful guests! They were friendly, communicative, and left the apartment in very clean condition. We would highly recommend them, and welcome them back again!
May 2016
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Kailua-Kona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in tiled shower with tiled bench.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) In bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 46' wide x 78' long convertible Euro lounge sofa/bed (almost full size) in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, chairs, umbrella, ice chest available.


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Kona Coffee Estate in Holualoa
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful Stay at the Kona Coffee Estate

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited the Big Island in March and we stayed five night's at the Kona Coffee Estate. Flying in from the east coast, we arrived late (10pm) and were greeted by Charlie the cat who made us feel quite at home! He kept us company during our stay, joining us on the lanai for morning coffee or at the gazebo in the evening for wine and cheese hour. He is quite the cat! Donna and Robbie's home is the perfect quiet retreat, with beautiful views and wonderful sounds of birds in the morning and frogs at night. The location is perfect, as it's close to town, but above the snarl of the Rt 19 traffic. Being on the "upper road" provides easy access to other parts of the island. We visited a number of beaches (Hapuna, Kua, Makalawena) and the beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler came in quite handy. The house is immaculate and well-stocked and we really enjoyed the Evett's homegrown coffee in the morning! Donna and Robbie are gracious hosts and we can't thank them enough for inviting us into their home. We highly recommend the Kona Coffee Estate and can't wait to return someday in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a lovely place. We had everything we needed. I liked getting away from the lower Kona snarl.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the hills above Kona. It is a coffee plantation. It is close to a cute little town that has many art galleries and nice shops. There was also a great restaurant that had, as you might expect, great coffee. It also had a desert or pastery almost everyday that was wonderful. A couple of times I was there when the pastery chef brought them into the case. They were really delicious. The owners of the coffee plantation were really nice and helpful but not at all invasive. We felt we had complete privacy. I would defiantly stay there again. The road is a bit scary at first. It is curvy and narrow in places but we got used to it and felt comfortable driving. If you like quiet and solitude this place is it. The whole area is very lush. It was enjoyable sitting on the large lanai and reading surronded by the tropical footage. The kitchen was well stocked.I wasn't into major cooking but we had everything we needed for making simple meals. There was a dishwasher and garbage disposal as well as all the appliances for a complete kitchen. I enjoyed the cool evenings and mornings and the warm mid-days. A great little spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn! You and Karen were great guests! We hope you’ll come back again. A hui hou!
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Plantation getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful, modern furnished apartment this was! Set up the hill from Kona where the air was cooler, it was a great place to escape the tourist ships and busy city below. We loved the large deck where we ate our meals and ventured down to the lookout to view the sunset. Our hosts thought of everything, including comfortable beach chairs, umbrella and cooler to make easy picnics. We loved it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great change from staying down Kailua area!

  • 5 of 5

IIRC this was our 7th trip to the Big Island, first time staying here (2/6-2/15/16) instead of down ocean front. Very nice change of pace. The apartment is very well built, nicely and tastefully decorated and apportioned. Didn't use it but appreciated seeing a gas not electric range in the amply supplied kitchen!

Agree with other review directions detailed and accurate but finding the left turn up the drive was a challenge the first night in the dark (and rain!) but after that piece of cake.

Only real niggle (mild complaint) would be no bathroom fan just window. Turns into a sauna totally steaming up mirror and walls etc. taking showers lol. Wouldn't stop us from staying here again.

Great ocean views from kitchen and bedroom, would have been nice if apartment had been built "flipped" 180 so lanai was ocean side but knew that going in. Short walk down the stairs and across the parking to Gazebo great ocean views as described. No not like staying feet above the waves as had been our norm, but excellent panoramic view. And a fair trade from staying close in the hustle and bustle in a condo crowded with neighbors and noise etc. Except for the wildlife noises here of course, which personally I enjoy. (Even the rooster early in the mornings :-)

All in all a quality home away from home at a fair price.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quiet little corner in Big Island paradise

  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly as described in the listing. It was very spacious and comfortable for our party of two travelers. Very clean, lovely and cozy, coming back at the end of each day's adventures felt like coming home. The property is conveniently located close to the airport, activities and the bustle of the commercial areas, but it is off the beaten path enough to feel you are in a quiet and peaceful corner of the island. Donna and Rob were very communicative and responsive. We thank them for sharing this gem!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Rental with Oceanviews

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this rental for 4 nights. The location is just perfect for those wanting to be away from the tourists but not so far where it is inconvenient. Being on the mountain, you could enjoy the cool mountain breezes while looking at the ocean from afar. The rental itself was clean and good sized with all the amenities you would need. It was also very private even though the unit was over the garage at the main house. My only complaint if I had any was the wildlife can get quite loud at night... like the coqui frogs or sometimes wild roosters. Overall I would definitely recommend this rental to couples or individuals that can climb stairs as the unit is on the second floor.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Active volcano viewing, star gazing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Not handicap accessible. Not suitable for small children. Rates subject to change until booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.