|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 cottage is not for rent, so the farm house is very private.
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. 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.
Fabulous property. Much different from the usual hotel scene in a very good way. The pool is very relaxing.
Don't forget to play with the ukulele while watching the ocean even if you have never touched one before. Makes me want to learn and move to Hawaii!
Beautiful and truly unique property. Gorgeous views. Well appointed and extremely clean. Well advised of the rooster, frog, and other noises. Excellent information from owner on local attractions/restuarants/activities. Excellent and timely communications from the caretaker.
A couple of points that would have been nice to know prior to renting. The pool is not heated and a bit chilly for our January visit, the cabin is open air to the outside (leading to wide temperature swings), and the location/privacy of the property.
The first two issues were completely understandable and easy to deal with (just would have been nice to know beforehand). The third issue is the reason for my 4 star rating.
From the photos and the description of the coffee plantation setting/presence of a caretaker house we were under the impression that we would be in a bit more private setting. In deciding to book, privacy was an acceptable tradeoff for being away from the ocean. As it turns out, it was pretty tight quarters with the caretaker cabin. Tight turn from the main road into the access road with a youth hostile property located in close proximity to the house. Not being snobby, just wasn't expecting the presence of the youth hostile. The caretaker cabin is literally next door to the residence and shares the parking area with a big 4 wheel drive truck. It is also necessary to close the blinds in the bedroom as the caretaker cabin porch is easily visible and literally 60 feet from the bed.
We had an awesome stay in Kona. Seeing the lava flow into the ocean on the Hilo side of the island and snorkeling with the giant manta rays were definitely in my top 10 things that I have done/experienced in my life. However the privacy issues above would definitely have influenced my decision to rent this property and is the reason I cannot give this property my highest rating.
This property was amazing. The view was incredible. The house is beautiful and very clean. The sliding walls offered us a unique experience, great for outdoor/indoor experience. Loved the orange trees in the front, great for a snack!
Make sure to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper- sounds of the Kona country side were welcomed however :) Also eye mask as there are no curtains/blinds.
This place is awesome. The architecture is amazing...let's you feel like you're totally outside while enjoying all the comforts of an indoor home. The views are spectacular, including the sunset. We loved being up the hill with the locals and just far enough away from the touristy hustle and bustle to get there quickly. Mo made coordination super easy and smooth.
I was tempted to give a lower rating to this property so that other people don't find it and book it out for the next time we plan to come to Kona. But, fairness prevailed... this is a gem of a house. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises and even pouring rain had a magical charm. Completely lives up to the description and photos.
We were excited to visit Hawaii and the Farm House, but these accommodations blew past any expectations we had. Absolutely beautiful, from the home's design to the landscaping and views, this place did not disappoint. Many of your recommendations were taken...all wonderful. We welcomed the night sounds as a lullaby and found humor with the house gecko. Will definitely recommend to all friends and family. Thank you for allowing us this stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|