The property stops you in your tracks and you forget, for a moment, that the rest of the world is out there.
Some properties have a special feeling about them and this leasehold Big island farm is one of them. I brought a Hawaiian coffee farm consultant to see the property and he couldn’t stop talking about it—and this guy sees a lot of farms.
This farm is set on hillside which slopes down towards the ocean and looks out over one of Hawaii’s most sacred spots, pu’uhonua o honaunau or Place of Refuge (an ancient Hawaiian temple and now a National Park). It is easy to see why the Hawaiians chose this area for a temple. The seller named the farm “Sweet Spirit Farm” and you can learn the story behind the name at her website, www.sweetspiritfarms.com.
A newer home, built in 2004, with panoramic views sits at the top of the gently sloping property. A spacious lanai surrounded by lawn off the great room and master suite is the perfect place for watching whales, sunsets or star gazing. My favorite touch is a private outdoor lava rock enclosed shower off the master suite.
Next to the home is a state of the art coffee wet mill for processing the fresh coffee cherry. No expense was spared; concrete drying deck, stainless machinery and tanks, imported equipment. Nothing but the best for Sweet Spirit Farms.
The majority of the 10 plus acres is planted in coffee and a variety of gourmet mangos. Both the coffee and mango trees are all just coming into maturity. The land is fully irrigated and although county water is available a catchment system was installed to save on the water bill and provide irrigation. There are a few remaining acres which could be planted in coffee, mango or another crop that would thrive here such as dragon fruit.
Near the bottom of the property is a newly built workers’ cottage. This one bedroom cottage is off grid with solar and propane for power. It’s perfect for housing workers or family. The main home is on solar as well but is connected to the grid.
This is a leasehold farm. The majority of the coffee, fruit and flower farms in the Kona Coffee Belt are leasehold. The lease rent is relatively inexpensive and I’d be happy to explain the ins and out of leasehold.
Looking for a modern state of the art coffee farm, in a gorgeous location with a sweet spirit? This is it (MLS# 250053).