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Fantastic Studio in Upscale Farming Community

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 340 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy this private guest suite in a luxury home on a 5 acre coffee plantation located far from the main road. A great place to relax after a day at the beach or trip to the many sites of the Big Island. Features King Bed, washer and dryer, compact fridge, high speed WiFi and 32” smart TV that can stream Netflix (sorry no cable TV). There is a garden hose next to the Lanai that can be used wash your beach toys or diving gear.

Enjoy the agricultural Tourism on Hawaii Island like:

Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboys) of Hawaii Island

Farmers' Markets on Hawaii Island

Family Fun on Hawaii Island

Coffee Plantations on Hawaii Island

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Hulihee Palace

Keauhou

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Name: Holualoa

What: Art enclave in the heart of Kona coffee country

Where: On the slopes above Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) and Keauhou

Java is the juice that powers Holualoa, the little village and art enclave in the heart of Kona coffee country. This is a great place to taste the rich flavors of 100% pure Kona coffee, a rare commodity exclusively grown in north and south Kona. Visit some of the great coffee mills abd sample their coffee like Blue Sky Coffee company.

More Details

Owner
Beth Jensen
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Beth Jensen

Hello, we are Roger and Beth we are originally from the Pacific Northwest, Roger is a Heavy Equipment Dealer and Beth is a Massage Therapist

Beth Jensen purchased this studio in 2014

Why Beth Jensen chose Kailua-Kona

Peaceful and a place that we can grow wonderful things.

Map

Lava Tube Cave
Hulihee Palace
Hiilawe Falls
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kailua-Kona International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Kailua Bay
Car: recommended

Holualoa Village has wonderful local art gallery's and the Coffee festivities. Don't forget to looking down on the coastline at this vantage point is amazing.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, mini washer dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
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Kona Koffee Plantation Adventure

  • 3 of 5

This studio apartment was much more spacious and neatly outfitted than it appeared in on-line photos. The location offered a beautiful view (from the driveway) of the coastline below, as well as manicured tropical plantations all around. Only 6 miles from downtown Kailoa-Kona and 2.5 from the retro feeling village of Holualoa. Many beautiful beaches and Farmer's Markets nearby. The bed was comfortable, the fan kept us cool enough.

There were the following Issues: The space is very humid and it smelled of mildew (no dehumidifier available).

We hadn't been told beforehand that the TV was only for Netflix and other streaming services, not for regular viewing (CBS, ABC, etc).

Three out of 4 devices available to cook food (hot plate, induction oven and toaster) all required a specially designed outlet, which was hidden from view on kitchen counter.

Nobody mentioned that wild turkeys roamed the property and had the disconcerting habit of pooping all over the lanai, including on its table and chairs; when I asked the owner about this, I was told to wave them away & not worry. She did NOT mention that there was a hose around side of house that we could use to wash away the voluminous bird droppings.

Other than that, we enjoyed out stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank very much for staying with us, we take our guests comments very seriously and strive for excellence that we could not achieve without your comments.
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5

Hawaiian Hideaway Amidst the Coffee Bean Groves

  • 5 of 5

First off, the property was easy to find and drive to from the airport (the advent of smart phones with map apps helps immensely). The property is located high in the hills above Kailua-Kona, and, again from the airport, Costco is on the way to it and a Safeway Grocery Store is nearby as well. It is secluded, away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy spots. The tranquility is lovely. It is amazing, however, how many birds are singing. At night all of nature comes alive with "noise" (bugs, birds, cows mooing, horses neighing). It is probably 10 degrees cooler than at the shore and it rains more, but that just means the area is lusher and greener. Very beautiful. The studio is well maintained with wi-fi and Netflix, which was fantastic. The closet is very spacious and all the amenities, such as a washer/dryer, are very nice. If you want to experience a more serene, authentic Hawaiian getaway instead of being with the visitors in the cookie cutter timeshares in Waikoloa or with all the confused tourists in cramped Kailua-Kona town, this is the place for you. Also, the price is outstanding.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! The best word to describe the coffee palace is quality because everything about it is like 5 star lodging. The requirements of a comfortable bed and a clean space are obviously there, but there is so much more. The kitchen equipment is superb quality and was perfect for preparing meals, I plan to upgrade some of my kitchen equipment to what I found here. The 4 qt. stainless steel triple clad pan/wok was great for making single pot meals. The flat bottom with high walls is a great design that I have never found in cookware, maybe because it was made in Brazil. The pyrex set with high quality silicone sealed gasket lids was perfect for taking leftovers in the cooler to the beach the next day, or baking a fritta in. The Breville convection toaster oven was the best I have ever used and will be upgrading mine to that brand/model. Every little detail was perfect all the way to the floor mat for standing on while doing the dishes, I never knew those could be so comfortable (now I need that kind at home also). To add to the new things I will be buying is a whole new line of personal care products. Discovering the “Personal Paradise” product line of shampoo and body lotion was something I never expected to find at vacation lodging, but was waiting for me to try here. The coconut fragrance is heavenly and all the ingredients are natural, no chemicals. Clearly everything about the owners Beth and Roger is of the highest quality and it shows in everything they have done for this place. The artwork, light fixtures, granite counter tops, bathroom fixtures and even the wood molding is just so tastefully done and much nicer than what I have at home, I was living like a millionaire (lol). And beyond all this the highlight of my vacation I found in a place I least expected, the porch/lanai right outside my door, which by the way had the nicest and most comfortable patio furniture I have ever seen. But, it was the acoustics of the place that made it for me. I explore places all over Utah and Arizona looking for canyons and coves to enhance the sound of my native american flute, I have never found anything close to the sound I found here. What a huge surprise! Thanks so much Beth and Roger for creating and sharing such an island paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Neat as a pin, had every amenity I could think of, quiet and peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Neat as a pin, had every amenity I could think of, quiet and peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Up Country Coffee Farm Studio

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Roger and Beth's Holualoa studio for two weeks. The studio is exactly as advertised. It suited our needs very well. Perfect for a single person or a couple. Beth was very responsive to the few questions we had.

If you are looking for a quiet place away from the tourist atmosphere of town, then this is the place for you. You will need a car, as it is a solid 20 minutes to Kona. This property is up country, so the weather is cooler than at sea level - be sure to pack a hoodie.

During our stay, we had work to complete, which required internet connectivity. The internet is very reliable with very good speeds.

The only slight downside is the small size of the refrigerator, a mini. We would have cooked many more meals at the studio if the refrigerator was bigger, but the small size made meal planning challenging. Otherwise, the kitchen (actually, the entire studio) is well stocked with everything you'll need during your stay. The washer/dryer is a welcomed convenience too.

Many extras for your use and convenience: beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, reuseable shopping bags, laundry detergent, paper towels, bathroom toiletries etc.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Beth and Roger's place for almost 2 months, and could not have been happier with the visit. Located on a beautiful coffee farm in the hills of Holualoa, we loved spending the mornings on the lanai enjoying the neighboring wildlife and the cool nights watching the sunsets. Inside, the place was fully stocked. Being an extended stay the only challenge we faced was the small refrigerator, but we managed and found that it really wasn't an issue. Tons of closet space, a great desk, beach chairs/snorkel gear/ coolers and the incredible bed also made for a great stay. Again, couldn't have been happier with the place. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

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