Big Island

Looking to Farm on the Big Island? Start Small

Ask any farmer on the Big Island what it’s like to grow crops in Hawaii, and you’ll likely hear the same response: “It’s rewarding, but it’s hard work.” So, if you’ve got the itch to grow your own [insert your favorite crop] and you’re new to farming, I suggest you start small.

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Our 5-bed, 3-bath listing offers privacy, ocean and mountain views, and a fully-fenced yard (MLS# 299892)

Noteworthy Features

Located in Captain Cook in the South Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii, this 2.2-acre property is a great option. When scanning the approximately 100 macadamia nut trees and 75 coffee trees, the opportunity is enticing but not overwhelming.


Macadamia nut trees and coffee trees cover a large portion of the 2.2-acre property

The current owners manage the harvest themselves and share it with friends and family. While they choose to keep the agricultural component low key, there’s plenty of potential to increase the harvest and take it to the next level. The property also includes beautiful coconut palm trees, plus lilikoi (passion fruit), banana, pineapple, and lime. And with a gentle slope to the land, there’s room to add more!


Relax on the lanai of the main house with cool breezes and views of Kealakekua Bay

Overlooking Kealakekua Bay, this acreage offers luxury features without the luxury price tag: privacy, ocean views, large lanais, a fully-fenced yard, a long driveway with gated entrance…and a detached guest quarters for friends and family. Plus, it’s a fee simple purchase (not leasehold), which can be hard to find in the South Kona district.


Well-maintained, the main house features redwood walls, oak flooring, and an open beam ceiling


Overhead view of 83-5652 Middle Keei Rd in Captain Cook on the Big Island of Hawaii

Other features include:

  • Photovoltaic power (owned, not leased)
  • Plenty of storage and/or workshop space on ground level of main house
  • Newer kitchen with island workstation
  • Approximately 900 square feet of lanai space
  • Newer exterior stairs and lanai railings

More Information

If you would like to learn more about this listing, contact me or Kristi Despard for more information…or for your own tour.

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Steve Brengel

May 11, 2017

Nice but out of my price range. Retired from NY looking to farm small scale on Big Island. Price range max is 375k.

Robert Day

October 14, 2017

Hello Mike,

This place looks beautiful. I am interested in moving to the big island and starting small farming Kona coffee. I definitely want to purchase fee simple and don’t want a leasehold. What elevation is this at? What is the price for the property? How much are annual property taxes estimated?


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