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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 157 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


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

Albert Holt
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

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,

Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Hōlualoa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Ocean View Coffee Farm Home
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 24 reviews
San Diego, CA

Wonderful house with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

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).

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

A well-appointed and nicely furnished home with a superb view of Kona coast from the lanais encircling the house. Appreciated the comfy beds, and fans in each room kept us perfectly comfortable. Appreciated the loaner beach towels/accessories. Mahalo for a wonderful home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coffee farm relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this fantastic house overlooking coffee plants and lush tropical vegetation. The view to the ocean is magnificent. Though it was a cloudy week, the bits of sunsets that we enjoyed from the lanai were amazing. Overall, we found the house exceeded the expectations we had based upon the things we saw and read on VRBO.

The house is clean and well maintained. It is an excellent floor plan with comfortable decor. Wifi worked well and easily. We were grateful to borrow snorkeling gear and beach chairs that they have for guest use. We grilled every night on the lanai.

We arrived at the house for the first time after dark and had no trouble at all finding it given the very detailed directions with photos that Albert provided.

It is a pleasure to drive along Mamalahoa Highway/Route 180 past coffee farms every day. Our Lonely Planet guidebook lists this as one of the top drives on the island, and staying here allows you to get to know it a bit.

One other thing we particularly appreciated was how comfortable it was to stay here during a partially rainy week. Day One we got back to the house mid-day, grilled some clams, ate on the lanai, and then read there all afternoon. The fact that it was pouring didn't matter at all. We were dry and comfortable and able to enjoy the sound of the rain.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The farm house setting and view was spectacular.

  • 4 of 5

The amenities were as listed with a well stocked kitchen and excellent quality cooking equiment. Everything you need for the beach is available. The only challenges were internet connectivity and no directions for use of remotes for the TVs. A welcome book would be helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to stay at Al’s Kona Coffee Vacation Rental by owner home. We say home because that is what it felt like to be in such a lovely environment. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and excellent appliances. We cooked many of our meals over the three weeks we stayed. The WiFi worked flawlessly and the TV and Netflix movies were great. We had a Super Bowl party and really enjoyed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history by the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons. We were centrally located to the North and South and East side of the Big Island. The views from the Coffee farm are scenic and serene. Our experience was made special because we were able to be part of the Spirit of the Island. When we met Kelly, the cleaning lady, she told us about how the units are kept clean by her and the garbage is taken to the dump. We collected all aluminum cans in a separate garbage sack and that is ok to do. We found all of the local contact around the Island to be welcoming and exciting. We would love to come back and experience the Aloha Spirit again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mansons Landing, British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful property and home.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very well furnished home with all the necessary amenities. The view from the lanai was outstanding.

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in the Hōlualoa, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$170.36
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$327.62
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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