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Just Listed – South Kona Mango & Coffee Farm with Spirit

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.

Location

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.

The Home

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.

Coffee Processing

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 Farm

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.

Worker’s Cottage

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).

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Heidi

January 19, 2012

Beautiful slice of Hawaii. Erik, I am so glad you ‘get it’ . So many people including Realtors miss what its all about! This area is among a few of Hawaii’s best kept secrets!

Heidi

January 19, 2012

Beautiful slice of Hawaii. Erik, I am so glad you ‘get it’ . So many people including Realtors miss what its all about! This area is among a few of Hawaii’s best kept secrets!

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 20, 2012

@Heidi. Yes its a great place and a “great lifestyle”. Just minutes from “Two Step” and some the best snorkeling in Hawaii too. Feels like another world yet shopping is only a few minutes away. I love it.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 20, 2012

@Heidi. Yes its a great place and a “great lifestyle”. Just minutes from “Two Step” and some the best snorkeling in Hawaii too. Feels like another world yet shopping is only a few minutes away. I love it.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

January 20, 2012

What a gorgeous property, Erik! Tell the truth, do you spend a “little extra time” at the property after a showing just to soak up a little more of the spirit of the place? 🙂

Katie Minkus, R(B)

January 20, 2012

What a gorgeous property, Erik! Tell the truth, do you spend a “little extra time” at the property after a showing just to soak up a little more of the spirit of the place? 🙂

Deb

January 20, 2012

Mahalo, Erik

As the owner of Sweet Spirit, I can tell you that it IS a very special and unique place and you can sense it as soon as you arrive. Sometimes it’s difficult to get family and guests to leave, so instead I just put them to work and we all enjoy it together. I’m not sure which is my favorite thing here. It’s probably a toss up of 3 things. 1. The sweet gardenia-like fragrance in the air after a beautiful blossoming of Kona coffee; 2. The beauty and taste of ripe, luscious, red and golden mangos (which is happening right now by the way); 3. Looking out over the property and seeing no neighbors, watching beautiful sunsets over the ocean, and gazing at the stars with no nearby lights to distract. OK, I guess that was more like 6 rather than 3. But you get the idea.

Deb

January 20, 2012

Mahalo, Erik

As the owner of Sweet Spirit, I can tell you that it IS a very special and unique place and you can sense it as soon as you arrive. Sometimes it’s difficult to get family and guests to leave, so instead I just put them to work and we all enjoy it together. I’m not sure which is my favorite thing here. It’s probably a toss up of 3 things. 1. The sweet gardenia-like fragrance in the air after a beautiful blossoming of Kona coffee; 2. The beauty and taste of ripe, luscious, red and golden mangos (which is happening right now by the way); 3. Looking out over the property and seeing no neighbors, watching beautiful sunsets over the ocean, and gazing at the stars with no nearby lights to distract. OK, I guess that was more like 6 rather than 3. But you get the idea.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 20, 2012

@ Katie Absolutely. Any excuse I can get especially this time of year with Kona Winds. Crystal clear.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 20, 2012

@ Katie Absolutely. Any excuse I can get especially this time of year with Kona Winds. Crystal clear.

Elin

January 23, 2012

I am Deb’s sister from a Colorado ranch. Sweet Spirit Farms is so peaceful for the mind and soul, and so healthful with the work of the farm and the amazing produce…from the best mango’s I’ve ever tasted, to jack fruit, rombuton’s, fig’s, bananas, pineapple, dragon fruit, star fruit, and more!
It is VERY private. Whoever purchases this farm will be very blessed by it.

Elin

January 23, 2012

I am Deb’s sister from a Colorado ranch. Sweet Spirit Farms is so peaceful for the mind and soul, and so healthful with the work of the farm and the amazing produce…from the best mango’s I’ve ever tasted, to jack fruit, rombuton’s, fig’s, bananas, pineapple, dragon fruit, star fruit, and more!
It is VERY private. Whoever purchases this farm will be very blessed by it.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

@Elin, I agree. Perfect elevation for growing tropical fruit.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

@Elin, I agree. Perfect elevation for growing tropical fruit.

Pat Strausse R(B)

January 23, 2012

Ok Erik -you’ve sold me on it! I actually have some mainland buyers looking for coffee farms now.
Will have to meet up with you to take a look – do you think you would be able to show me the whole property in just six hours? Or, maybe I need to schedule the whole day!

Pat Strausse R(B)

January 23, 2012

Ok Erik -you’ve sold me on it! I actually have some mainland buyers looking for coffee farms now.
Will have to meet up with you to take a look – do you think you would be able to show me the whole property in just six hours? Or, maybe I need to schedule the whole day!

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

@Pat. Whole day! I’ll bring lunch.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

January 23, 2012

@Erik @Pat – when? I’ll bring champagne. Hee.

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

@Pat. Whole day! I’ll bring lunch.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

January 23, 2012

@Erik @Pat – when? I’ll bring champagne. Hee.

Heidi

January 23, 2012

Now can I come along too? This sounds like something I cannot miss!

Heidi

January 23, 2012

Now can I come along too? This sounds like something I cannot miss!

Heidi

January 23, 2012

@Erik @Pat@ Katie, now this sounds like fun, can I come too!

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

Better hurry. I think this farm will sell fast. Its a dream.

Heidi

January 23, 2012

@Erik @Pat@ Katie, now this sounds like fun, can I come too!

Erik Hinshaw, R(S)

January 23, 2012

Better hurry. I think this farm will sell fast. Its a dream.

Sharon Brown R(S)

January 24, 2012

I want in too! Looks like a fabulous property Erik – best of luck (not that you will need it).

Sharon Brown R(S)

January 24, 2012

I want in too! Looks like a fabulous property Erik – best of luck (not that you will need it).

Kathy Awai, R(S)

January 25, 2012

Tremendous property Erik; definately an “old Hawaii” feel…..just from the photos alone but I’m certain this is better when your feet are on the soil. The mangos alone say something for the richness and perfect climate of the property.

Kathy Awai, R(S)

January 25, 2012

Tremendous property Erik; definately an “old Hawaii” feel…..just from the photos alone but I’m certain this is better when your feet are on the soil. The mangos alone say something for the richness and perfect climate of the property.

Warren

March 11, 2012

I’m Deb’s cousin from Kansas, and we’ve visited Sweet Spirit Farms a few times. It is without a doubt one of the most peaceful, beautiful places to be on the islands. We absolutely love it there. Whoever buys this will have an amazing treasure that has been so carefully cared for, and will have a special amazing part of our beloved Hawaii.

Warren

March 11, 2012

I’m Deb’s cousin from Kansas, and we’ve visited Sweet Spirit Farms a few times. It is without a doubt one of the most peaceful, beautiful places to be on the islands. We absolutely love it there. Whoever buys this will have an amazing treasure that has been so carefully cared for, and will have a special amazing part of our beloved Hawaii.

Margaret

June 22, 2012

Great Property!

erik

June 22, 2012

@Margaret Thanks. I agree. Its really special.

Margaret

June 22, 2012

Great Property!

erik

June 22, 2012

@Margaret Thanks. I agree. Its really special.

Robert Wilkinson, R(S)

August 1, 2012

Wow, Very nice and well priced!

Robert Wilkinson, R(S)

August 1, 2012

Wow, Very nice and well priced!

Erik Hinshaw R(S)

August 1, 2012

Thanks Robert. It is and was. Happy to say it has sold for very close to its asking price and very quickly in only 38 days which might be a record for a leasehold farms. I have a couple of other great farms available if you have any clients looking right now.

Erik Hinshaw R(S)

August 1, 2012

Thanks Robert. It is and was. Happy to say it has sold for very close to its asking price and very quickly in only 38 days which might be a record for a leasehold farms. I have a couple of other great farms available if you have any clients looking right now.

Steven Hill

March 13, 2013

I’m interested in seeing pictures any ocean view properties in northwest area of Big Island for under $450,000. Thank you.

Steven Hill

March 13, 2013

I’m interested in seeing pictures any ocean view properties in northwest area of Big Island for under $450,000. Thank you.

Boubacar DOUMBIA

May 30, 2014

Sir,
We are an association of the farmers and the breeders of the village named Tomodo-Koumakra ( AAETK). This village is situated in 108 km from Bamako the capital of the Republic of Mali on the main road of Bamako and the Republic of Guinea. Our village owns an area of ​​over 2,000 hectares of cultivable land. We occupy now 123 hectares.
We would occupy more space in conjunction with a donor, an International NGO or agricultural foundation. We would do a lot productions, but we lack technical assistance and equipments.
We received twenty micro-projects of young villagers including, inter alia:
– Planting of mango, jujube, lemon and other
– Cereal crop
– Breeding
– gardening
Before anything else, we look for the technical support for the training of our young people (Agents, organizers, farmers) on the new methods of the agriculture(farming), the plantation, the fishing, the poultry farming and others.
We want to work closely with an organization similar in your country or a large planter mango. Please put us in touch with this service. We would like to plant 10,000 mango trees season 2014. Which kind of mango is good and more productive now?
We invite solemnly a member of your service to visit our village to make a feasibility study on our projects.
Looking forward to a favorable continuation, please accept Sir, the expression of our kind regards.
The General Secretary
Boubacar DOUMBIA
Tomodo-Koumakra
Mali – Western Africa
Contact: 00223-73921564
Mail : info.aaetk@yahoo.com

Boubacar DOUMBIA

May 30, 2014

Sir,
We are an association of the farmers and the breeders of the village named Tomodo-Koumakra ( AAETK). This village is situated in 108 km from Bamako the capital of the Republic of Mali on the main road of Bamako and the Republic of Guinea. Our village owns an area of ​​over 2,000 hectares of cultivable land. We occupy now 123 hectares.
We would occupy more space in conjunction with a donor, an International NGO or agricultural foundation. We would do a lot productions, but we lack technical assistance and equipments.
We received twenty micro-projects of young villagers including, inter alia:
– Planting of mango, jujube, lemon and other
– Cereal crop
– Breeding
– gardening
Before anything else, we look for the technical support for the training of our young people (Agents, organizers, farmers) on the new methods of the agriculture(farming), the plantation, the fishing, the poultry farming and others.
We want to work closely with an organization similar in your country or a large planter mango. Please put us in touch with this service. We would like to plant 10,000 mango trees season 2014. Which kind of mango is good and more productive now?
We invite solemnly a member of your service to visit our village to make a feasibility study on our projects.
Looking forward to a favorable continuation, please accept Sir, the expression of our kind regards.
The General Secretary
Boubacar DOUMBIA
Tomodo-Koumakra
Mali – Western Africa
Contact: 00223-73921564
Mail : info.aaetk@yahoo.com

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