Kauai Sunnyside "Sustainable" Farm
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Ed Sindt

Kauai Sunnyside "Sustainable" Farm

4391 Ihu Road, Kalaheo , Hawaii 96741 - Kauai County
$1,595,000 2 Acres
Property ID 6407346


Kauai Sunnyside "Sustainable" Farm

Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, is home to Kauai Sunnyside Farm. Located outside Kalaheo on the southwest side of the island, the farm offers country living but within minutes of beaches, world-class golf, fishing, diving and all that make Hawaii special. It's not Honolulu or Maui with the "big city" entertainment or nightlife. Low key with plenty of sunshine, outdoor activities, locally grown food and aloha.

The property is on two acres and integrates a wide variety of fruit trees, a traditional garden and an aquaponics system capable of producing 120+ lbs of leafy vegetables a week. Sustainability is the keyword in the farm plan. Using a pair of Tesla Mod 2 Powerwall batteries fed by 36 solar panels, the farm is literally "off grid". Excess power is pumped back into the grid which the farm gets paid for. Water is supplied by local water dept and the farm is irrigated via drip, t-tape and micro sprinklers.

The farm is completely fenced to ward off 4 legged and some two-legged intruders. Two hi-tunnels houses the aquaponics media and DWC beds with the aquaponics fish tanks covered by an open shed. A 1200 sq ft metal garage houses the farm implements and all the "stuff" the farm can't live without.

Neighborhood orchards of mango, papaya, citrus, and avocado surround Sunnyside with other farms growing pineapple, sweet potato and traditional garden products. Kauai Coffee is our big Kahuna neighbor with over 3000 acres making up the coffee plantation. Horses, cattle, goats and sheep are inhabitants of the grasslands between properties.

The home was completed in 2013 and is 3400 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, laundry, pantry, a large two room office, an exercise room and spacious great room. The rear lanai features great ocean views including Niihau Island and spectacular sunsets every night.... weather permitting. The front lanai has mountain views of Kukuiolono. BTW, the 9 hole Kukuiolono golf course is a 4-minute drive away with spectacular views and a great short course to say nothing of the annual $176 membership fees. Best golf deal on the planet.

The farm has operated as both a "hobby" farm as well as commercial farm over the past 15 years. It is currently operated as commercial garden managed by a local west-side group focusing on bringing back traditional and sustainable practices to the west side of Kauai. The land is under a "20 year Agricultural Dedication" meaning that it receives a property tax reduction and reduced water rates. This benefit can be passed on if a buyer elects to continue commercial farm operations.


Energy independent with PV solar and 2 X Tesla Mod 2 Battery Backup

1200 Sq Ft Metal Garage with dual entry front and back

2 X 1500 sq ft greenhouses with poly and shade cloth coverings

Garden shed with cleaning facilities, refrigerators and storage

Aquaponics system with 2 X 1600 gal fish tanks, 4 ea 4' X 8' media beds and 4 ea 4' X 48' DWC grow beds

3400 sq ft home with expansive lanais and detached 2 car garage

Wide variety of fruit trees and stands of Hearts of Palm and Acai palms

Over 6000 Sq ft of terraced garden space both open and undercover

Separate 1500 sq ft trellised lilikoi patch serving local jam and pie business

Over 500 linear ft of lava rock walls surrounding yard/home (4 to 12 ft high.

2 ea Bee Hives with 3 supers on each

Also Included: 2004 Toyota Tacoma farm truck (80K, 4X4), 2015 John Deere Model 2520 tractor, 2010 John Deere Gator, stand-alone chipper shredder and assorted weed wackers, garden tools, compressors, power washers etc.

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