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Recent Hawi reviews

  • Peaceful relaxing home with wonderful hosts!

    "The drive up to the house is absolutely incredible. The house is peaceful and set back from the road. Distant views of the ocean and watching the sunset made this rental a gem! The hosts were very gracious and left us a basket of goodies including fresh fruit, homemade dried curried coconut and macadamia nuts. We were also allowed to pick fresh fruit from the trees next to the property. This home had everything we were looking for. Quiet, nice outdoor patio, open concept living area, unique feel to it, and private. The property is nearly surrounded by a fence as there are horses on the property. They added to the atmosphere and my husband and I loved watching them from the patio. Booking this rental was easy and hassle free and we received a quick response when inquiring. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a relaxing peaceful getaway with a unique touch. It is a little bit of a drive to get to the coastline as the Kohala area sits up high above the coastline, but the views are so incredible we did not mind one bit. The nearby Pololu Valley was our favorite beach/hike. I would stay here again if we ever get the chance to come back! Good value for the price."
    Guest: Joy K. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: December 18, 2014
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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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  • Wonderful Place to Stay

    "My husband and I, with 7 of our friends, spent two weeks at the Hawi Plantation House, and had the place all to ourselves. I had wanted to stay here for quite some time since I have a love of older historic homes and I love the village of Hawi. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The house was roomy and charming. The bedrooms were very comfortable, with lots of space. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for any meals we prepared, as well as having a charcoal grill that we used often. While most of the bathrooms were older styled, they were charming and very clean. There was also bathrooms for each person/couple as well as 2 1/2 baths and a laundry. The house was just a block away from restaurants and shops and 5 minutes from a small uncrowded beach park. Close by are zipline, horseback riding, & Polulu Valley and more. The pool, pool house and outdoor shower were a huge hit with all of us. There was a game room and exercise room, but none of us spent anytime in them. The house is right in town, but it was very quiet and felt very secluded with all the trees and plants. Breakfast was provided the first morning with lots of fresh fruits, yogurts, bagels & cereals. But since we were the only ones in the house for two weeks, we enjoyed them for several days. Desiree & Debbie made us feel very welcome, but also gave us our privacy. When a hurricane threatened to possibly cancel our flights home, they offered to let us stay at the house until we knew about our flight status and if need be, stay at the house until our flights were rescheduled. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) the storm did not affect our travel plans. The downside to staying at the Hawi Plantation house would have to be that it is a bit of a drive to sights around the island, as it is just about as far north on the island as you can get. But the location was one of the reasons we chose the house. I would recommend staying here for anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing stay away from the crowds. And I'm hoping that we will be back soon."
    Guest: Lori Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Luxurious upcountry living on the Big Island

    "This spacious home has everything you would ever want. The house is practically brand new. It is beautifully furnished, has all the communication amenities. The setting is unparalleled. Imagine living in a house on a beautifully landscaped 3 acres in a country setting only 25 minutes from some of Hawaii's best beaches. This is the antithesis of what other people experience in Hawaii (crowded condo living with little privacy in a highly commercial resort setting). The Hawi location is perfect. The town is a center for artisans, and has several outstanding restaurants, all in a quaint country environment. The property is very much a private home, managed by a hands on local property manager who is very responsive. It is not managed by a large disinterested rental property company. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more, and can't wait to get back."
    Guest: Charlie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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