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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home

Hōlualoa, HI, USA
  • Farmhouse1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Nicely appointed main residence in the heart of the famous Kona Coffee region on the Big Island of Hawaii. For the discerning traveler looking for a true Hawaii experience with space to stretch out and relax. Experience life in the Kona Coffee region, with clear mountain air, panoramic ocean views, country quiet, yet close to everything including airport, beaches, shopping and sightseeing.

This is the main residence on the farm, modern yet maintains the charm of the region with mild Japanese influences and unique Kona Coffee region architectural style. Built in 1998 is it a charming house painted red with a green roof which is so typical for homes in this area. Exquisitely landscaped and lighted with hibiscus, bamboo, 9 types of palms and mango, papaya, pineapple, etc. Ocean views from every room and Lanai. 1350 square foot residence and 400 square foot wrap around lanai with teak table for 6 and gas barbecue. Sit back and enjoy after a day of Big Island adventure.

The not so feral chickens provide fresh eggs and the not so wild turkeys provide much aloha. For more pictures see the link a bit down the page under 'Links to More Information'.

Keywords: Coffee,Kona,Farm,Ocean View, Country, Ocean, House, Single Family Home,Single Family, Home

Owner

Albert Holt

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Albert Holt

Albert and Linda Holt moved to the Big Island after deciding they needed something to do after working in Silicon Valley for the past 30 years. A Kona Coffee farm seemed to be just the ticket. Having had vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas they were excited about being able to share the Kona Coffee farming experience, and the Big Island Hawaii experience with others, so they built a guest residence just for that purpose. Pictured here with the very first roasted and bagged coffee from our first year (2007) crop.

Albert Holt purchased this Farmhouse in 2006

Why Albert Holt chose Hōlualoa

Being away from the resorts and tourist hustle and bustle, yet close enough to everything in order to be able to experience the true Hawaii and Aloha.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Panoramic ocean views, 1400 feet above sea level where the air is clean and cool, wild turkeys and chickens, and the occasional pig wandering the property, night time nature sounds, calm no traffic lifestyle and plenty of property to stretch out in.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                Hualalai volcano to 8800' elevation
              • Ocean View
                Coastline and ocean to the horizon from 1400' elevation

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                        WiFi
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Free Long Distance
                        See Telephone details
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Wireless High Speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                        Telephone available for limited calling. Unlimited calls to toll free numbers. Calls to any US or Canada number allowed but may be limited based on usage.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Rice cooker, blender
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Additional dining area for 6 on lanai
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Assorted puzzles/games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Snorkels, boogie boards, coolers, fins, chairs, umbrellas, etc.

                                        Suitability

                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • luaus
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            Notes

                                                              • In-wall 50' LCD with 5.1 Surround sound, Warm interior with shoji style closet doors and accents in Mahogany, Bamboo, Poplar and Maple, Bamboo floors throughout, open beamed ceilings, ocean view from every room, teak, leather, cherry and wicker furniture.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                27 Reviews

                                                                Excellent4.7/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great House with an Ocean View

                                                                Lou P.

                                                                The house is spacious with all of the amenities one would want. The kitchen is large and fully equipped. We cooked most of our meals and used the gas grill on the deck. Everything worked well. The beds were very comfortable. The view is exceptional and looks down on Kailua and the ocean. Sunsets from the deck were amazing. Our host Albert did an excellent job providing directions to the house, but it would be challenging to find and navigate to in darkness. We also found Albert very available by email and phone. I recommend this house if one wants to be in the Kona district. It is upland from the town of Kailua at 1500 ft so one can enjoy the quiet and charm of living on a coffee farm away from the traffic near the ocean.

                                                                Simply the Best

                                                                Gregory H.St. Albert, Canada

                                                                It's been our good fortune to spend parts of 7 of the last 8 Canadian winters in Hawaii. Over that time we've stayed on 6 Islands at 17 different properties. Al's place is, without doubt, our favourite. It has become our home away from home, the only property we've found that ticks all the boxes. Location, amenities, cleanliness, comfort, and value, plus a responsive owner who addresses concerns in a timely manner.

                                                                Tucked away along the Holualoa Heritage Corridor, a few hundred feet makai of the Mamalahoa Hwy, Al's farm offers secluded tranquility without sacrificing close proximity to necessary convenience and recreational opportunity. Should you be lucky enough to find availability for your travel dates, don't hesitate to book. Looking forward to our seventh stay in 2019.

                                                                Words can't express how much we loved this spot of heaven on earth!

                                                                sue g.

                                                                As lovely as the pictures are, they can't do justice to the experience of staying in this home. We LOVED it.

                                                                First off -- the house itself is GORGEOUS. So spacious yet cozy, so clean and modern, so comfortable and beautiful. We had everything we needed, and then some. The bed is sooo comfortable. Looking in every direction when inside the house, you see nothing but beauty. Being "home" was so much more than just having a functional spot as a base. It was such pleasure to spend time in the house.

                                                                I looked forward to arriving back home at the end of each day! The traffic, congestion, and busyness of Kailua-Kona is fine..... but then when you're done with that, you take a short drive into the highland rainforest, and you're above it all, looking out at nothing but lush greenery and the endless expanse of ocean. It's incredibly peaceful, and being in the home allows you to soak that in. I've never before wanted to spend as much time in a lodging place as I did on this vacation. It was BEAUTIFUL just to relax on the lanai, gaze out at the trees and the wide-open ocean below, listen to the amazing sounds of all the wildlife around us, and just BE. We loved being just a mile down the road from the adorable artsy village of Holualoa. We loved driving through the woods of the highland. We loved driving past the chickens congregated on the same patch of roadway each morning. And more than anything -- we loved coming "home" at the end of the day. Oh, how I loved this place....

                                                                Great property, but.......

                                                                Holly V.Alaska

                                                                I really wanted to give this property all five stars. It is a beautiful, clean house with an amazing deck and view. It has comfortable furniture and beds. It is in a nice neighborhood conveniently located close to Kona town and the airport, but.......

                                                                This property suffers from an owner who does not live on island and has no provision for a local contact number. When we arrived, not one of the three TVs would work. The owner was slow to respond to my calls for this and other concerns and in one instance taking over 9 hours to respond. Since his response came in at dinner time, we mutually set up a time to talk about the ongoing tv problem at 9 o’clock the next morning. That took 2 reminder calls before I finally got a call back at 11am that day. By then we had given up waiting at the house and were on the road. We were told that somebody would come over to the house to fix the living room tv, bring batteries and look into the 2 non-working smoke alarms out of the 3 in the house. They never came. I don’t think we were the problem with the non-working tv as the renter downstairs told us that she never got her tv to work either. We bought batteries for the tv remotes in the bedrooms and since they were never programmed we easily did that and got those to work. For the living room tv we somehow managed to get the source, the sound system and the remote to function for a single instance but when it was turned off we could never get the stars to line up again. It was a complicated system made more difficult because of an old and worn remote that per the owners written directions needed to press the buttons very hard to use. This always left you wondering if the tv got the remotes signal.

                                                                I think that this could be a great property if a few simple changes were made such as simplifying the tv system, buying a new remote control, and contracting for a reliable and local property manager. If the owners want to have high end sound system for personal visits, then I suggest that they set that up for the duration of their visit.

                                                                this is a beautiful place to stay

                                                                Sarah M.

                                                                We got to this place in the middle of night, almost cannot find it. If he puts an arrow pointing down the steep slope with his #, that would be very helpful. The sheet was not changed and all trash cans were not emptied. We have to wash our sheet and pillow cases because there is only one king bed sheet to fit our bed. Other than this, this is a beautiful place to stay, coffee trees and other fruit trees, walk down the trail, cook the food you like. This house has everything you need to cook. We love this place and want to be here again.

                                                                Wonderful house with fantastic view

                                                                Karen C.San Diego, CA

                                                                Situated on a private 10 acre working coffee farm the main house has a fantastic view of Kona and the ocean from the hills above town.

                                                                PROS: These comments apply to the Main (upper level) House. (This property has two rental units. See below.) Privacy. Views. Nicely furnished. Good supply of local maps and guides. Enclosed parking in a garage (see below). Wild turkeys (the chickens are nowhere to be found). Newer washer dryer (neither of which we used).

                                                                CONS, FYI’s, and MISC TIPS: We arrived as darkness was falling and even with Al’s excellent directions, finding the private road / shared driveway and the actual driveway down (and I mean downhill) is a challenge the first time. Although we only found the upper, main house on VRBO and the description appears to imply the lower floor ‘ohana is not rented, the lower smaller unit is rented. We rarely saw and heard the guests in the unit below us, but they do share the washer/dryer and the garage parking. Garage parking, navigation, and driveway is tight and tricky. As long as each unit’s guest park on one side of the garage and all the way in (one side is shared with lawn mowers) it works. I recommend having one person always guide the driver in and out of the garage and up and down the driveway until onto the private drive. The private drive is a one lane, steep downhill. Watch for oncoming traffic (usually a coffee field worker). This is Hawaii and that means lots of bugs and this house is not an exception, but the level is manageable. Supplied kitchen equipment is average, but some of the non-stick pans are overly scratched. The gas range burners need adjustment and stay on high flame regardless of setting (we’ve cooked on gas for 20 years, so it’s not us).

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We had the next guests, who have stayed with us 5 times now, check all the cookware and they could find non lacking. But, anyway, we installed a complete new set of non stick cookware. The existing All Clad stainless cookware is still there as well. The cook top was checked by a technician and found to be correct. It is a top of the line GE profile unit and as such it's geared towards more professional use in the kitchen.....I know I love it!

                                                                Location

                                                                Hōlualoa, HI, USA

                                                                Coffee Farming

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $130
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $15
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                13.41%

                                                                The online pricing system is rigid so if you have any questions or would like a special request, please contact us! Bookings within 2 weeks of stay can receive a large discount, contact us for details.

                                                                $131avg/night
                                                                27 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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