Big Island

9.2 Acre Mango & Macadamia Honaunau LH Farm

Manako Farm is a 9.2 acre KSBE Leasehold farm located on Manako Rd., a private Leasehold road off of Middle Ke’Ei Rd, in lush Honaunau, South Kona. Enjoy ocean views, sunsets, ideal weather, and growing conditions year round at this elevation of 900’.

Lionel view of home and pali

Looking up at the main home with the Kealakekua pali in the background (MLS# )

The main house is a 3 bed/2 bath 1,272 sq.ft. HPM home.

Lionel lanai mango farm

Private and shaded by mature growth and a large mango tree

The home was more than doubled in living space by adding 1,700 sq.ft. of a covered open deck in 2005.

Lionel lanai expanse

A huge lanai to enjoy outdoor living

The master bedroom opens through French doors to the lanai, to overlook the property’s higher acres and tree canopy silhouetted against the Pacific Ocean.

Lionel Master BR

Ocean views from the lanai

This property is 9.2 acres. The Lease requires 7.2 acres to be in Ag production.

Lionel Mangos and Bananas

There are 45 common mango trees and 8 stands of bananas

There are two macadamia nut harvests per year yielding 100 bags or 10k lbs (an approximate total).

Lionel macs and mangos rd thru farm

Approximately 144 macadamia nut trees on 4.5 acres

There are two mountain apple of unusually large and sweet fruit.

Lionel mountain apple blossom

The lovely and unique mountain apple blossom

Farm Cottages

The home is very privately screened from Manako Rd. by the ohana cottages. Thick “walls” of multiple layers of vegetation, a yard, and a carport create privacy between the main house and farm cottages.

Manako Farm 334_5_6Enhancer (Large)

Vegetation screen which creates privacy between main home and coffee shacks

The farm cottages are 2 separate units. One is 3 bed/1 bath 864 sq.ft. interior living space and the other is 2 bed/1 bath 600 sq.ft. These units share a 3-car carport. The roof was replaced over the living areas in the spring of 2013, as well as some interior upgrades have been made to both units. The cottages, combined with outdoor living space, are 3,300 sq.ft. under the roof.

Lionel shack parking

Original 1956 Coffee Shacks

Other agriculture on this farm are 9 avocados of different varieties and 1 Kona lime; the fruit of which looks like a tangerine, 1 sweet orange and room to plant additional trees, build a greenhouse, or raised garden beds.

County water and HELCO!

Lionel Manako Farm sign

Property Farm Sign

This is a Kamehameha School Bishop Estate agricultural Leasehold farm with 9 years left on the Lease.

More Information

Follow this link to read another blog I wrote about ​the difference between a Fee Simple and Leasehold property as well as the purchase process.

If you have any questions about this farm or any others, feel free to contact me.

The best advice I can offer regarding purchasing a Leasehold property is to hire a Realtor that has experience and is knowledgeable of the KSBE LH transaction process.

I live in South Kona. I do not live on Leasehold land, but I am surrounded by it. I appreciate the privacy of having a 10-acre macadamia farm behind me and two 12-acre coffee farms in front. I enjoy gorgeous South Kona coastline and sunset views.

I’m an ISA Certified Arborist and a UH Master Gardener. I specialize in real estate from Kona to Ka’u, with a focus on GREEN and sustainable property.

Let me know how I can help make your dream of living on the Big Island a reality.

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Jessie Kolaczynski

January 29, 2018

My Aunts grew up on Maui. As a child I remember visiting my grandmother on Maui in the ’50s. She had a huge old what we called a ‘common mango tree’ that they used to make preserved mango seed each August. I was wondering do you know what kind of variety this tree could have been? I know it as ‘common’ mango tree. The fruits were plentiful and small.

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