Pavillion overlooks infinity edged hot tub and view of ocean and downtown Kona.Sunset from the upper area of the property.
Magical Coffee Farm & Bioplantation

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Magical tropical escape and working coffee farm. Papa Kona Coffee farm produces delicious Kona coffee while also being a bio-plantation (botanical garden) that grows rare tropical plants and provides a home for local birds and wildlife.

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Magical tropical escape and working coffee farm. Papa Kona Coffee farm produces delicious Kona coffee while also being a bio-plantation (botanical garden) that grows rare tropical plants and provides a home for local birds and wildlife.

This rental is for people who want to escape, see something new, learn about coffee farming, and also be close enough to town for going out. Artist village of Holualoa is a short drive away (you could walk there, it's about a mile away, but it's a busy street so I discourage it) and downtown Kona is about a 15 minute drive.

Relax in infinity edged hot tub looking over breathtaking views over downtown Kona and Ocean. Meander around the property (careful, this is not an uber-manicured sterile hotel so there are slippy spots and bugs) as you explore and discover the many exotic tropical plants and hidden spaces.

Adorable airy home with large master bedroom, loft and two bathrooms. Master bedroom has a king size "green" Keeta mattress (super comfy!) and the master bathroom has a combo shower/tub. Master bedroom is large, airy and bright. Most of the windows in the master bedroom do not have shades (so if you require complete darkness to sleep, this is not the place for you). Master bedroom is on the second floor, so no issue with privacy.

There is a outdoor shower attached to the house as well.

The upstairs loft has a queen size futon.

While you'll be the only guests on the property, this is a working farm, so there could be workers coming and going and work being done.

Farm residents include wild turkeys, pheasants, chickens, frogs, roosters, the odd stray cat, and many small song birds. You'll likely see toads, geckos, and chameleons as well. There is one rooster in particular that has moved in and who thinks it's morning many times a day!

This is a place where someone can get away, unwind and enjoy incredible natural beauty while also being close enough to town to go out to dine or shop.

The home is clean, relaxing, cute and inviting (but not formal). Home is on the lower part of property (you can hear cars), and hot tub and two pavilions are on the upper (quiet and stunning!).

Farm manager lives next door, and will give you a tour of the property and can tell you about coffee farming if you'd like.

Three acres are devoted to the coffee trees, while the remaining acreage is landscaped primarily in rare and endangered tropical plants with the hope of encouraging their use in landscaping and thus saving the species. There is even a new species of avocado that was discovered on the property. These avocados are named Sallee avocados after Derek's mother.

Help yourself to any of the in seasonal tropical fruit growing on the property (bananas, mango, lychees, avocado, lilikoi, papaya, etc!).

Enjoy your coffee while you sit in one of the three pavilions, in the tree swing under a huge mango tree, in the sacred grove, in the secret meadow, or by the Buddha pond while you watch the frogs, fish and dragon-flys.

Papa Kona Coffee farm is settled near the small artist village of Holualoa. The town offers art galleries, spa (massage and yoga), and restaurants. There are wonderful art stores and quaint shops (less touristy then downtown Kona). There is even a shop that sells Ukeleles. Dine at Holukoa Cafe - one of our all time favorite restaurants that locally sources all their food. If you feel like some more shopping and action, downtown Kona is also a short drive away. Our property is off the Mamalahoa hwy, so it's easy to get around.

The temperature is usually a consistent 74F during the day. Afternoon showers are typical from 2 to 4pm. Evenings can get chilly (usually around 55F). These temperatures are pretty consistent throughout the year. Rainy season is from June to September (clear in the morning, rains in the afternoon, clear sunset). Dry season is from October to May. Dry season is when you may get a winter storm, but it's usually clear. Welcome to the tropics where there is no weather guarantees!

Guest access

Guests have access to entire property, but wander at their own risk. Guests have access to laundry area in garage, but we only ask that they stay out of the remaining garage working area.

Interaction with guests

Ray, the farm manager, lives next door and will be available if guests have any issues or needs. We live primarily on the mainland, but encourage communication via internet and phone.

Other things to note


The farm is in Holualoa (not on the beach) which is a approximately 15 minute drive up the mountain from downtown Kona. Temperatures are cooler than in Kona and it can get chilly in the evenings.

This is a farm, not a sterile hotel. Nature can be both charming and noisy.

We have a strict cancellation policy.

We have two rentals on AirBnB. This one and one in Tahoe. When reading the reviews, please be sure to check which rental it is for.

There is no TV.

Guests will have access to the house, the infinity hot tub, and are welcome to wander around the property, but ask that the stay to the smoothly paved areas.

Also, while it will feel like you have the entire 5 acres all to yourself, it is a working farm, so go naked at your own risk! Workers do come on the property.

We encourage you to have coffee and relax by sitting by the pond, in one of the three pavilions, or at the top of the property enjoying the view. Guests may use the hot tub.

Our farm manager Ray lives next door if you need anything. However, we encourage communication with us as well, so don't hesitate to call or email!

The best way to get around is to rent a car! You will want to be able to drive to go shopping and out and about. While the property is close enough to Holualoa that you could walk to town, it is a small town. The big island has a diverse and beautiful climates and fauna. We encourage you to explore.

The property is on the Mamalahoa highway. On most of the property you only hear nature, on the lower party (where the house is) you can hear cars.

While we love and welcome children, the property could be dangerous for wee ones. There are stairs in the house and a hot tub up above. Also, we do not have any children specific bedding or beds. For their own safety, if children do accompany you we require that they be supervised at all times.

This is not a property to stay at if you are a light sleeper! Nature can be noisy, and some coqui frogs and and one particular deranged wild rooster (who crows a lot) have made themselves at home.

Also, there are bugs on the property, so if spiders completely freak you out, I would not recommend walking around the property (the little crab spiders like to drape their webs across the pathways). Personally, I think they are beautiful. Gorgeous colors!

We do have the house sprayed for insects, but try to keep chemicals to a minimum and this is the tropics. The ants do love a snack. So if you leave food out, they will come to visit.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $500
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking anywhere on the property!

No glass around the property (please use one of our plastic cups), especially near or in the hot tub!

Please understand that this is a working farm, so walking around the property is at one's own risk! We require an email from guests saying that they understand this and that they accept all responsibility for anything that may happen on the property.

Please respect our home and our neighbors. No loud music late at night. Please feel free to use the washer and dryer, but we ask that you not use anything else in the garage.


3 nights minimum stay

99 Reviews

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Orna User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is exactly as the host describes, so there are no surprises. We loved it from start to finish.

Freja User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the coffee plantation. Communication was good and the condo was great. We really enjoyed our time, and the coffee is really good!

Mark & Beth User Profile
July 2017
By far my favorite Airbnb ever. BY FAR. Those pictures look amazing, don't they? Well they're even better in person. When you pull into the property and begin to explore the house, the spa, the coffee farm, and especially the lava rock trails leading to hidden gardens and vistas, you will be absolutely blown away at the beauty and majesty of the Big Island. And did I mention the nighttime soothing sounds of coqui frogs? And Ray, the wonderful friendly and helpful caretaker? Forget the fancy resorts and beach hotels, because this is a Hawaiian experience unlike any other.

Emily User Profile
June 2017
We stayed here for part of our honeymoon and it was incredible! The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The property is stunning and so well cared for. We really enjoyed speaking with Ray, the farm manager, during our stay and exploring the property to photograph the wildlife. The hot tub is a real treat! Alissa and Derek thoughtfully contacted us in advance with recommendations on things to do and places to eat during our stay, which was really helpful.

Ashley User Profile
June 2017
This place is paradise! Comfortable home with unbelievable natural beauty and an ocean view. We would stay here again. I miss it already!

Richard User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary, we absolutely loved it. Very secluded and the gardens are beautiful. Having the jacuzzi was wonderful in the early evenings watching the sunsets. The property is up on the hill above Kona so you are about 10 to 15 minutes away from the crowds, which is something my wife and I really enjoyed. Be warned, if you are a light sleeper you will need earplugs, the frogs are very noisy at night and they don't stop until it gets light out. We will stay at this place again the next time we come to the big island. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!

Sam User Profile
May 2017
A beautiful farm! The spa is incredible - and the home was perfectly stocked and ready to go. The mango trees and other greenery were also a delight! We visited in May, outside of coffee season, so the farm was relatively quiet with just a few folks maintaining the gardens and grounds around us - most days we didn't see anyone! Would love to stay again!

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Alissa & Derek User ProfileAlissa & Derek is a superhost.

We are an easy going, health conscience, friendly couple who feel fortunate to enjoy and be able to share the beauty of California and Hawaii.

In our free time we enjoy skiing, yoga, hiking, dancing, and general exploring (so much to discover). Derek is currently learning to play the bass, while I (Alissa) am working on my healthy cooking skills.

Papa Kona Coffee Farm and Bio-Plantation was a dream that originated with Derek's father. In 2010 we made it a reality. Check out the web site by googling Papa Kona Coffee!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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