Mo Snell's Kona Coffee Farm is located on the historic Mamalahoa Highway on the Kona Coffee Belt. TA 071-312-1792-01
The half-acre coffee orchard of four hundred trees surrounds two beautiful custom designed and built structures: the one bedroom farm house and a studio.
The farm is 1200 feet above sea-level on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano (dormant) with breath-taking views of Kona and the vast Pacific Ocean.
The higher elevation is cooler than beach side and is welcome after a day in the sun and surf.
The farm is above the hustle and bustle of Kona town.
The farm house has a spacious covered lanai and sliding teak/ glass doors between the living room and lanai that open completely onto the lanai with unobstructed 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. A 4 foot deep salt water lap pool adjoins the lanai. It is heated by solar. On cloudy days the water will be cool.
The property is terraced with lava rock, landscaped with a variety of tropical plants and very private.
The home was designed by renown Seattle architect, Chris Snell. The architecture mimics traditional Hawaiian hale (homes) and Japanese farm houses.
The building materials are unique to the Kona-area. He incorporated lava rock walls, hand milled Ohia trees for framing and paneling. The home is constructed by the best carpenters and craftsmen on island.
The farm house is built of hand milled Ohia wood. The slider doors are teak. The kitchen cabinets are bamboo with black granite counters. The roof is galvanized metal and exposed on the interior of the home. The roof replicates the corrugated tin roofs seen on old coffee shacks. The home is exquisite in every detail. The bed room looks over the lap pool into the coffee orchard. There is a ceiling fan. The west facing slider opens onto the pool deck.
The farm is completely organic: no pesticides, nor herbicides are used.
The property is maintained by a gardener two days per month.
The propert is only a ten minute drive down the mountain to Kona Town for shopping, and beautiful white sand beaches for swimming and snorkeling.
Holualoa is a quaint town located 3 miles south of the farm.
The best farm to table restaurant on the island is the Holuakoa Garden Cafe in Holualoa Town.
The town of Holualoa is an artist-community and home to numerous art galleries. Mamalahoa Highway is a historic road, the High Road, and runs through the heart of Kona Coffee Belt with many fascinating towns, galleries, farms and historical sites.