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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Albert Holt
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Albert,



This morning we checked out of the house and were sad to go. We will remember this visit for many reasons:



The house is great and the views are just awesome.

We enjoyed going down the steep narrow path leading to the house, even though the first time we had no idea what to expect.

We even liked the coqui frogs at night.

The geckos were very friendly.

The thunderstorm was the most impressive I've experienced in a very long time.

The Japanese couple living up the road were awesome too. I spoke to them briefly when I met them while walking up the path. I mentioned my daughter getting married in a couple of days and the next day they surprised us all with a beautiful bouquet picked from their garden as a present for my daughter.



So a big mahalo for the experience,

Rob
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Hōlualoa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 14
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 31 reviews
5

HOLUALOA NO KA 'OI!

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and secluded. Fantastic view. Every amenity you could want. We are already talking about returning in July! Please thank ALBERT HOLT for allowing us to experience the hospitality and comfort of his home. MAHALO NUI LOA!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

nature 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful proprty, excelent price, good location. Will come back .

I would like a little better cleaning service. The floor cleaningg, not just vacuming and closets, were dusty.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House with an Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Albert, Canada
5

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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

  • 5 of 5

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....

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alaska
4

Great property, but.......

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Holualoa
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Car: necessary

Coffee Farming

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in the Hōlualoa, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$194
AU$1,165
AU$4,659
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$175.25
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$337.02

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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