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Mediterranean Villa 1 or 2 Family Home

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Last updated: 06/20/2010

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located 2 miles from Hawi town in North Kohala our Mediterranean timber frame Villa combines old world charm with modern cozy comfort and convenience. The home is perfect for a small or large family or 2 families vacationing together that want a combination of privacy to do their own thing yet have the option to get together in the large living/dining area and lanai/courtyard.

The home (2800 square feet) can accommodate private family vacations or a group get away with 2 separate sections 'Main House' (2 bedrooms and loft) and 'Guest Wing' (2 bedrooms and pull out couch) the entire home comfortably sleeps up to ten people.

•Main House: 2 Bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), 2 full baths, loft with queen bed, large kitchen and living room with half bath, fireplace, laundry, (sleeps 6).
•Guest Wing: 2 bedrooms (1 queen & 2 twin), sleeping couch, 1 full bath, kitchen and living area, (Sleeps 5)
•Access from both sections: 400 square foot Lanai open to a 550 square foot courtyard with panoramic view of the ocean and Maui.

Located off the scenic Kohala Mountain Road, considered to be in the top 10 scenic roads in the USA, this elegant timber frame home on 2 acres overlooks sheep and cattle grazing in the foreground and the ocean with Maui view in the far ground. Whales can be seen from the courtyard during the migration season, December - May.

The Main House living room opens through a 12’ partition door to the Makai (ocean side) Lanai and courtyard where the BBQ grill and outdoor dining are set up. The Mauka (mountain) side of the house has a large yard with emu (pit for roasting the pig for a luau) and horse pasture. The house is located on a 2 acre lot in a spacious sub division yet it affords plenty of privacy for the optional outdoor shower surrounded by the scent of tropical flowers.

The town of Hawi is located in the historic and diverse northern part of the Big Island of Hawaii known as the district of North Kohala. It is a rural area rich in the history of old Hawaii. The birthplace of King Kamehameha I, North Kohala’s town of Hawi is the center of this previous sugar plantation community. Away from the crowds and traffic of the southern Kona coast. The area is a mix of fine art galleries and restaurants with entertainment of famous musicians as well as casual eateries, ice cream/coffee shops and cafes. Things get busier for a week in October when the Kohala fair and the Iron Man bike Race come to town.

With in a short drive from Hawi Town there is incredible sightseeing, hiking, beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing as well as vehicle and zip line tours and a small golf course. The magnificent Pololu Valley with its black sand beach is close by as well. It is a 25 minute drive to the white sand Resort beaches and world class golf courses of which Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach are in the top 10 in the world.

Within a few miles is the 8500 acre Kahua Ranch for horseback riding, wagon rides, and petting zoo as well as an evening of story telling, music, dancing, and BBQ at a working cattle ranch. Continuing along the mountain road brings you to the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Waimea/Kamuela, and it’s famous Parker Ranch (the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the country) as well as fine restaurants and shopping.

Beyond Waimea is the beautiful Hamakua Coast, with the rodeo in Honoka'a, the spectacular Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls, a coastal scenic drive with spectacular botanical gardens to Hilo Town, home of the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, in April.

Upon your arrival to the house, our manager will meet you and give you all the information you may need for your stay. If you need specialized amenities and assistance with your stay ... that can be arranged as well.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Crib and high chair available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One story plus a loft. Master Bath has an open floor 2 head shower and unencumbered toilet ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Guest Wing: Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom Wing: Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom Wing: Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double

    Main House Loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Guest Wing: Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Master Bedroom (California King size bed), Main House Guest Room (Queen size bed), Guest Wing Master Bedroom (Queen bed), Guest Wing Bedroom 2 (2 Twin Beds), Guest Wing Living Room (Sleep Sofa)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Double Sink, Two Shower Heads, Wheelchair accessable...moreless

  • Master Wing Guest Bedroom Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Guest Wing Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Main House Bathroom 4: toilet


  • Master Wing Outdoor Shower Bathroom 5: outdoor shower


  • Outdoor Shower Bathroom 6: outdoor shower



  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games & puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    3 miles to ocean and view of Maui...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Main House has large table that seats 12. Guest wing has a dining table that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading electric...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Main House has wood fireplace in the livingroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 couches, large screen TV, surround sound system and fully equipped office...moreless

  • Parking:

    Both off and on street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full front loading washer & dryer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Both Kitchens...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Both Kitchens are fully equiped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both kitchens are fully equiped...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Main Kitchen has quiet design...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in Main House, kitchen in Guest Wing including full size sink, Stove/range, refrigerator and microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Both kitchens have full size microwaves...moreless

  • Oven:

    Main Kitchen convection oven, guest wing kitchen electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main kitchen: Oversize with freezer, ice maker and filtered water. Guest kitchen: standard refrigerator with top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Main Kitchen: Dual fuel with 6 burner LP gas range and convection oven. Guest Kitchen: electric stove & oven ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Both Kitchens...moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Table and chairs to seat 8 and out door speakers/sound system...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Banana, orange, lemon, lime, papaya and avocado trees producing on occasion as well as palm and flowering trees and plantings. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber Genisis...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lawn Chairs, snorkeling equipment and boogy boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Town pool with changing room and showers approximately 3 miles ...moreless



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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
King Kamehameha Park
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 270
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bamboo in Hawi
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean swiming close but Best white sand beaches

Car: Necessary

Helicopter tours, Zip Line tours, Sport fishing for Marlin, Ahi and other, Eco tours, luaus, Submarine/glass Bottom Boat tours


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Anna was born and raised in Sweden and met Reed von Gal in California before they moved to Hilo in 1974 for her to attend nursing school. Since then they lived in Sweden and Vermont but are working on getting back to the Big Island and the best spot on the Island, Hawi. We purchased the 2 acre lot in Maliu Ridge subdivision in the year 2000 and collected building materials, furniture and art from the U.S. mainland, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and China. The construction of the timber frame started in 2005 and the house was completely finished in 2009. We split our time between Vermont and Hawaii and look forward to developing relationships with people who appreciate the beauty of our dream house and enjoy sharing it with us.

Why the Owner Chose Hawi:
Having lived on the big island and visiting the other Islands we are convinced that this is the best spot in the state and because we split our time between Hawi and the mainland we are able to share our home with others to cover some of the expenses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has an elegance yet is very cozy. It can accommodate a big family or 2 separate families traveling together - while not feeling crowded. Families can spend time together in the large living room, prepare meals in the spacious kitchen and eat/entertain in the grand lanai/courtyard or have more private time in individual kitchen/living room areas. The property is located in an upscale and safe non-gated community. There are horses grazing in the back yard and a multitude of activities within minutes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of House with Ocean View

    Front of House with Ocean View

  • Back of house toward Ocean with  Lanai & Courtyard Leading to Main House Living

    Back of house toward Ocean with Lanai & Courtyard Leading to Main House Living

  • from guest wing onto the lanai and court yard

    from guest wing onto the lanai and court yard

  • Main House Living Room from Loft

    Main House Living Room from Loft

  • Master Bedroom in Main House

    Master Bedroom in Main House

  • Guest Bedroom in Main House

    Guest Bedroom in Main House

  • Loft with full size bed

    Loft with full size bed

  • Mauna Kea Beach. One of several white sand beaches south of Hawi

    Mauna Kea Beach. One of several white sand beaches south of Hawi

  • View from Street on the ocean side

    View from Street on the ocean side

  • Lanai with 12' door open to living room

    Lanai with 12' door open to living room

  • Living Room with spiral stairs to the loft

    Living Room with spiral stairs to the loft

  • Kitchen in Main House

    Kitchen in Main House

  • Master Bedroom in  Guest Wing Bedroom (1 of 2)

    Master Bedroom in Guest Wing Bedroom (1 of 2)

  • 2nd Bedroom in Guest Wing

    2nd Bedroom in Guest Wing

  • Guest Wing Kitchen

    Guest Wing Kitchen

VRBO #260381

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