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Dream vacation on a cool, secluded 20-acre coffee plantation

Discover Mountain Thunder Retreat, a tranquil and serene get-away nestled on the cool slopes of dormant volcano, Hualalai.

This vintage-style plantation home is located on a 20-acre organic coffee farm. We are a quick 20-minute drive from the airport and are only 15 minutes from downtown Kona and multiple white-sand beaches.

The 4-bedroom home has been renovated to add modern luxuries including a gourmet kitchen with a brand-new double oven, Viking range, dishwasher and coffee/wine bar. The vintage charm hasn’t been lost, however, with 30-foot ceilings in the living area, detailed crown molding.

The property boasts 3 master bedrooms (2 California King and 1 Queen) and a playfully-decorated kid’s room. The huge covered lanai on the main level is equipped with rocking chairs, dining for 8, a gas grill and gas firepit so guests can enjoy our legendary sunsets. A second private lanai is located off of one of the upstairs master suites with views of our breathtaking coastline and organic coffee farm.

The temperatures are cool and comfortable year-round and heaters are located throughout for those chilly mornings. Be sure to pack a jacket! We are an easy walk from multiple hiking trails, including our own on-site Nature Trail full of tropical plants, wildlife and lava tubes. We even invite you to pick your own avocado, citrus, guava and bananas grown right here on our property in season.

Guests are welcomed in with a complimentary 4x4 tour of our 20-acre property upon arrival or at any time throughout their stay. Another benefit of staying on a privately-owned coffee farm? We will provide each booking with freshly roasted coffee to enjoy during your visit!

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basket of coffee and chocolate coffee beans

Your complimentary basket of assorted coffees, chocolates and local jams.

aerial view of house on property

Our property on the slopes of Hualalai.

aerial view of house on property

Enter into a grand living room.

kitchen with island

Enjoy full use of our gourmet kitchen.

rear lanai at back of house

Relax outside on one of two lanais with a view


Settle into one of our three master suites


Read below to see why our guests have rated us as “exceptional” with 100% 5-star reviews on Airbnb and VRBO…




 Fantastic location/ views and a roomy house! The private tour of the coffee farm was fantastic, we enjoyed learning from John and seeing the property. Loved staying here and will definitely come back!”

May, 2022


“We had a fantastic time at Mountain Thunder. Very pleased with the accommodations and it was a pleasure to retreat up away from the hustle and bustle. Very comfortable for eight adults and the coffee was great! John and the staff were wonderful and personable and the tour was interesting too.”

May, 2022 


Aloha everyone! What a fantastic property!! It easily accommodated our group of eight people for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We really appreciated the cool, evening temperatures that 3200’ of elevation bring. The drive into Kona town and other tourist attractions is easy especially when you know you’re going to be coming back to a nice, quiet respite on the mountain.

Make sure to take advantage of the plantation tour with John. That was easily one of the highlights of our trip! My wife wants to come back and work there now :)

By the way, the coffee is amazing! We especially liked the Black and Tan Private Reserve blend. A cup of that fine brew out on the lanai in the morning with the birds chirping eased me into the day just fine, I’ll tell you what.

April, 2022


“This home is a must-stay! Our family of 4 enjoyed the comfort, amenities, stocked kitchen and plenty of space this house provided, allowing for a relaxing getaway. The home is away from the hussle & bussle of downtown Kona but still close enough of a drive to get to beaches, stores, etc. It was a bit cooler than anticipated but it was February and you're up at 3000+ feet elevation. Plenty of space heaters and blankets inside and a cute fire pit table on the lanai to enjoy the sunsets. A highlight of our stay was our private ATV tour of the coffee plantation with John. All the staff at Mountain Thunder were friendly and helpful, especially Lynn, who was very responsive to all of our requests and easy to reach. We had a great experience and enjoyed every moment of our time at Mountain Thunder Retreat.”

February, 2022


“Lynn, our host, was awesome, great communication. The fresh fruit and coffee in the home and welcome sign started the stay out great. The tour of the coffee plantation and operation was a highlight of the trip, the owner John was a great tour guide! We enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning drinking really good coffee. 20% discount at the gift store next door. It was a short drive to beaches and town for restaurants and shopping. Really, we didn't have any issues or complaints, the kids loved it too. The home was well stocked, from the kitchen to the bathrooms, nothing ran out during our stay. We had two adults and four teenagers (15-19). Look forward to staying here again!”

April, 2022


Our every comfort was considered at Mountain Thunder Retreat, from the personalized welcome and fruit in the foyer to the basket of special reserve coffees and teas in the beautifully appointed kitchen. This is a beautiful, spacious, inviting home with restful aesthetic detail.”

January, 2022


We rented this beautiful, serene property for a surprise birthday party. We discovered an amazing house with many more amenities and extras than a typical rental house. From the complimentary coffee and fresh fruit to the free private tour and gift shop discount, we felt like VIPs. We all enjoyed the cooler weather up at altitude. Returning from the beach was a delight. Everything was as discribed and we enjoyed the spacious bedrooms, large dining table, and grand lanai with views of the (occasional) sunset.

Lynn was very responsive to our questions and allowed us to graciously check in early. Throughout our stay, she was available for questions and queries.

It was an amazing vacation and we will be booking this house the next time we head to the Big Island. Mahalo!”

November, 2022