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Recent Hawi reviews

  • Intoxicating, this cocktail

    "Essence of Fijian bure; echo of Robinson Crusoe; whiff of Gilligan. Can you see the whales dance like luminous bubbles beneath the rainbow garnish? Can you feel the saffron finches tickle the frangipani? Can you hear Miles Davis performed on a washtub bass? Experience Marty and Linda's welcoming embrace and you may forsake job and shoes forever. Both the cottage and house are utterly charming."
    Guest: Cori D. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 31, 2015
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  • Wish we had stayed longer!

    "What a lovely little hideaway this is! Do you dream of living like the Big Island natives? Serendipitously chosen as our second rental during our 9-day, Big Island vacation, we were finally able to wind down and slow down enough to get a really good whiff of aloha. The pluses of staying here are almost too many to list. Our hosts served us a fabulous Puerto Rican Breakfast plate (tastes like ono loco moco, but without gravy and with savory beans instead) at the Saturday Farmer's market, where you can watch local life drift by as you enjoy your meal. Do you like all things organic? Hey...this is your place. We picked up some gluten free rosemary bread here that sent us directly to heaven with no stops in between...and organically grown Kona coffee beans. Yep...there's even a coffee grinder tucked away in your kitchen. If you grow concerned about only having a 1/2-bath, you'll also get equally unconcerned when you discover the secluded 3-way warm water shower in your front yard. Our hosts grow wonderful bananas; extra sweet and with a marvelous lemony tang; all free for the picking. Beautiful, little green birds pecked away at the top of a ripened papaya perched way overhead in a tree. One last peck, the morning of our departure, and the ripened papaya was ours. Oh my....what can I say...never had any papaya that tasted as wonderful as that one. If you are a sushi lover, then you must visit the Sushi Rock restaurant in Hawi...or...if East-West fusion is your thing, perhaps you should try the Bamboo restaurant voted the Big Islands' best several years in a row. Need some ice cream? Try the Tropical Dreams ice cream at the Coffee Mill in Hawi. We were wowed many times over. We hiked the Mo'olikini Heiau and King Kamehameha I birthplace and watched the waves crash along the North Shore, with whales spouting all the while. We saw the Pololu Valley lookout and walked 1/2-way down for an unspeakable view of the valley and North Shore cliffs. We had an incredible tour of Wai'pio Valley (took the Shuttle with Douglas) and had an amazing Vanilla Experience Luncheon and tour with Jim at the Hawaii Vanilla Co. We even caught the 8:00am Sea Quest boat out of Kailua Kona for 4 special hours of snorkeling and seeing the Kona coastline. And all of this from our "home" base in Hawi, this sweet little studio with the sweetest little family you'll ever meet this side of the Mississippi, right next door. Mahalo, Jim and Leah!"
    Guest: Happycamper Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
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  • What a lovely location!

    "We (4 adults) stayed at Kohala Lodge for two nights. We loved it! The location was perfect, a quiet spot with a beautiful view. Internet has been upgraded now that better service is available in this area so no problems there. The house is unique and the cedar wood was beautiful. Kohala Lodge is perfect for relaxing and sharing time with friends and family. The deck was a favorite spot throughout the day. This area of the island is beautiful and so much calmer than the Kona area. So, if you want some time in a quieter area this would be a good choice. Hawi and Kapaau both had good places to eat and wonderful galleries that would fit varying budgets."
    Guest: Ann m. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 6, 2014
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  • A Perfect Place To Unwind

    "My partner Connie and I had been on a hectic pace this past winter, and we were really ready for some RR. The Bamboo Cottage was the perfect place to totally unwind and relax. We stayed for a week, and then journeyed to the populous Kona area for a totally different experience. We have been going to the Big Island for the past six years, and we wanted a unique experience. As the pictures show, the accommodations are great. It also allowed us to exsplore some new areas and beaches. The Hawi merchants were welcoming. Jennifer and Jeff were the perfect hosts. Being VRBO owners, we appreciated Jennifer's quick responses and attention to detail. She is on top of her game."
    Guest: Thor Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
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