About this listing
Magical tropical escape and working coffee farm. Papa Kona Coffee farm produces delicious Kona coffee while also being a bio-plantation 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) 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) 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 new king size "green" Keeta mattress (super comfy!) and the master bathroom has a combo shower/tub.
The upstairs loft has a queen size futon and a flat screen TV with Netflix available (no cable TV). An air mattress is also available for additional guests.
While this is a working farm, you would have the property almost all to yourself the majority of the time. Some of the other residents are wild turkeys, pheasants, chickens, 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. If you are interested in exotic rare tropical plants, we may be able to schedule a tour with our landscaper.
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.
Help yourself to any of the in seasonal tropical fruit growing on the property (bananas, mango, lychees, 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.
Charming artist village of Holualoa is a short drive or walk away. If you feel like some more shopping and action, downtown Kona is also a short drive away.
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!
* PLEASE NOTE:
The farm is in Holualoa (not on the beach) which is a approximate15 minute drive to downtown Kona.
This is a farm, not a sterile hotel. Nature can be both charming an 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.
Guests will have access to the house, the infinity hot tub, and are welcome to wander around the property. However, the stone paths can be slippery, so guests wander at their own risk.
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!
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 is even a shop that sells Ukeleles. Our property is off the Mamalahoa hwy, so it's easy to get around.
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 wild roosters (who crow a lot) have made themselves at home.
The house is near the road, so you will hear cars.
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). The ants do love a snack. So if you leave food out, they will come to visit.
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.
Alissa was super easy to work with, and her helper, Jerry was just a quick phone call away during our stay. The pictures don't do this place justice--such beautiful and well-kept grounds!!
This was the perfect hideaway for our vacation in hawaii. It was a nice secluded home with everything we could have asked for. We took advantage of everything on the property; the outside shower, the hot tub, the views were all fantastic. Bring earplugs if you can't handle roosters crowing at all hours of the night.
We LOVED Alissa and Derek's property! It was wonderful to be so close to town (only a ten minute drive) in a place that felt so peaceful and remote. We fell asleep every night to the sound of the coqui frogs, and woke up every morning to the roosters and songbirds. Although we went to the coast every day, we came back to Papa Kona by late afternoon because we couldn't think of anything we would rather do than enjoy the clouds and mist, the miles of vista, the spectacular landscaping, and the giant hot tub. Everything was perfect. The house was clean and well laid out, all of the directions were clear, and it was miraculous to have access to such a vast and spectacular property. It felt like living in an arboretum.
The property is amazing! The landscaping is beautiful and the hot tub is one of a kind. You have your own personal oasis while still only being about a 15 min drive into Kona. It was the perfect place for us to spend our honeymoon and hope to visit again!
What can I say to properly convey how spectacular this place is? We had high expectations, but were truly BLOWN AWAY when we got there. Of every place we visited in Hawaii, the ranch was the best by far. I couldn't possibly recommend this place more.
We truly loved our stay at Alissa's and Derek's farm. The house is very nice and clean and the landscaping on the property is absolutely fantastic. The views from the bedroom but especially from the upper level patios are stunning.
This was the first time we stayed at a private house and the experience was so much nicer than staying at a hotel. Close to the house is a tiny town with a restaurant and nice little galleries. Moving away from the coast and being surrounded by coffee plantation gave us a much more in depth experience of the island. We also enjoyed buying food at a local farmers market and having the fully equipped kitchen to prepare it.
Having an outdoor shower next to the house was smashing. What an experience to take a warm shower in the rain and have hanging flowers all around.
Last but not least, thank you to Ray for all the great tips he had for food and excursions. The snorkeling tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
We had a wonderful time at this place. Watching the sun set in the hot tub was just magical.We had such a great time we didn't want to leave. Alissa and Derek have created a tranquil space full of plant life.
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About the Host, Alissa & Derek
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!