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Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The real meaning of Aloha is Love, Peace and Compassionate service. This is how we live---our hearts filled to the point of overflowing, so much so that others are influenced.

Yes, the Big Island does have a north shore, SHHHHHH! This unique spot on Hawaii is unspoiled by excessive tourism, traffic, and VOG (volcanic pollution). Come have an island experience the way locals enjoy it! Gaze across the channel at the island of Maui as you breathe in the clean clear air courtesy of the trade winds. Feel the aloha spirit in the quaint small town of Hawi which borders the tropical and dry sides of the island. The north shore of Hawaii is for people who want to go beyond the high priced hotel experience and enjoy the islands the way they have been enjoyed for generations.

From Hawi you can go ten minutes west to dry heat and swimming, fifteen minutes east to lush tropical jungle and the wild Pololu Valley, twenty minutes south to the summit views from the cool Kohala Mountain top or you can walk into Hawi town and enjoy a cup of coffee with the locals then get a massage or shop for locally made treasures in our artist filled community. After a fresh fish dinner at one of the local restaurants you may even be lucky enough to catch some live music by one of the many famous musicians living in our town.

Enjoy the benefits of a kama'aina (local) host, and use our years of island experience to help you get the most from your island stay. Having an on site host opens a vast potential of possibilities that most people never get to experience while visiting Hawaii.

Travelers who come to North Kohala should know that they are forgoing the hot dry heat and touristy areas to be out in the country. Most of North Kohala is very jungle like and therefore includes all animals and critters found in such locations. If geckos, pigs, spiders, mosquitoes, wild turkeys and roosters trouble you, then North Kohala is not for you.

If you need more information or would like a custom quote be sure to inquire about a stay with your contact information. Textorcalls to 8 zero eight 43 zero 729 zero is a good way to get more details about the North Kohala area and the home in general.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has deep roots in the Hawaiian Islands. While we certainly do not consider ourselves native Hawaiian, we can however, trace our family back to the early 1900s in Hawaii. Jim's mother grew up in hawaii and spent years in the entertainment industry on Oahu, singing and dancing for the early visitors to the islands.

The aloha spirit is very alive in our family as well as the town of Hawi where we chose to settle down. We invite you to join us and experience the warm hawaiian sun and an even warmer aloha!

The Owner purchased this studio in 2006

Why The Owner chose Hawi

It was amazing; we rounded the the tip of the island and went from rain-forest to desert. What had been a tropical deluge of over 3 inches per hour had given way to sunshine and an amazing rainbow. It was in the magic of that 5 minutes that we decided that the big island was the place we wanted to live. It was 3 months later when we became the owners our Hawi home.

What makes this studio unique

The greatest benefit of choosing to stay with us is called aloha. What do you want and need to make your stay special? Adventure ideas, a meal prepared, your shopping done prior to arrival, a ride somewhere, more privacy; you name it and we can get it done for you. It is our goal that you have a perfectly relaxed and enjoyable vacation and then come back to see us again next year!


Hawi Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This studio has a toilet and bathroom sink inside with an awesome 3 headed and private outdoor shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed converts to king or two twin beds, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-play is available for your little ones.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Don't miss the Saturday farmers market. and be sure to . . . Pick, husk and crack all the mac nuts you can eat on our organic Macadamia nut orchard.


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Soooooooo AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Girls getaway!!!

My three friends and I stayed in Jim and Leah's studio cabin for 3 nights and we loved, loved, loved our stay. It was raining hard when we arrived and Jim immediately greeted us with umbrellas and offered to unload our luggage. Their studio was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the location is located in a quiet neighborhood. Everything you need for cooking a meal at home is there. Our favorite part is the outdoor shower!!

To quote Jim, "You have to have Aloha (kindness) to see Aloha." We felt Jim and Leah's aloha during our entire stay.

We would stay here again!

Lynda (from Seattle)

p.s.: Be sure to schedule your stay through a Saturday so you can visit Hawi's farmers market and to eat Jim & Leah's yummy food at the Sol Kitchen. We ordered Leah's kombucha, their chicken salad and roasted pepper sandwich! Yum..yum...and good for you! So ono!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lynda, Every once in a while we have guests who actually slow down enough on their vacation to truly see what a paradise we have here. We are glad that you were among that group of people. It's truly not the physical beauty of the place (although that is a nice plus) that make it a paradise, it's the aloha. When I said to you that "one must have aloha to see aloha" I was not using the word in one of its many narrow forms. I was using it in its broadest form: Aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection. MAHALO FOR SEEING! THIS IS THE PARADISE WE HOPE ALL OUR GUESTS CAN SEE!
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  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay in Hawi! The studio had all of the comforts of home and such a cool, private outdoor shower. We felt a true Hawaiian Aloha spirit here. Close enough to branch out to other areas, but don't forget to ask James about the places to visit around Hawi as he was great to share his knowledge! What a magical area! The trail around the local airport led to some fantastic cliff views as well as the trail near the Hawaii Island Retreat. Thanks so very much for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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what a fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Jim and Leah's ranch! It is a great place with everything you need in a great setting surrounded by lush vegetation (what a cool shower!) We got plenty of good advice from Jim about places to visit and really felt welcome. Our kids (9 and 11) loved to play with their kids in the garden and enjoyed the company of the chickens and the friendly dog. Next time we will have to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely in all ways.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely studio for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Hawi is a great day-trip location and the family and locals so friendly and accommodating. We visited quiet beaches, the observatory, rode horses, snorkeled, flumed, cooked local ahi in the well-appointed kitchen complimented by fresh goods from the Farmer's Market. The outdoor shower was freedom after a day in the water and sun. Studio as advertised. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away in Hawi, close to the land and full of aloha

  • 5 of 5

This is not your average rental. We came as guests to this amazing paradise, and left as friends. There is so much aloha here, it is a vessel overflowing...

The space is clean, suitable for cooking tropical meals, great for children and families. The outdoor shower is beyond incredible! Leah and Jim are excellent, genuine hosts, who really wanted us to have fun and be comfortable in their space. Their kids are so welcoming and sweet!

Hawi town is a charming small town, away from the hustle and bustle.

My only hesitation in leaving a review is that I'd like to stay forever and keep it for myself!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful studio home in Hawi

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this home! Jim and Leah and their children are very welcoming and the space is beautifully unique, clean, comfortable and quiet. A diverse library was a great bonus too! Located in the country but walking distance to town. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
King Kamehameha Park ($9 all day)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Historic and scenic Akoni Puli Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bamboo, Sushi Rock, Kava Kafe, Lighthouse Deli
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Mauna Kea Summit (4x4 needed--- No lift)
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Swim at Mahukona or Pristine 69 Beach 20 mi. away
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Birth place of Kamehameha
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Kohala Zip lines, Kohala Ditch Adventure, Helicopter tours, Kayak adventures, Swimming,

Sport Fishing for ahi, marlin, wahoo, etc.,

Surfing, Boogie boarding, Whale Watching,

ATV Tours (All-Terrain Vehicle),

Dinner Cruises / Sunset Cruises,

Dolphin Encounters, Hiking / Eco Tours,

Horseback Riding,

Inter Island Tours,

Luaus, Massage, Parasailing, Romance,

Scuba Diving, Shark / Ray Encounters,

Shows / Entertainment, Sightseeing Tours,

Snorkeling / SnorkelCruises, Snuba Diving,

Submarine / Glassbottom Boat,

Volcano Tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

All bookings that include Christmas Day or New Years Day require a minimum booking of 6 nights or $1000.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.