About the property
- Studio1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 01, 2018
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!
Owner purchased this Studio in 2006
Why 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!
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Excellent feel for the real Hawaii
After a week in Kona, we moved up north to be with Jim and Leah. The outdoor shower is magnificent. The studio is quite comfortable. Their children are fun to be around and well-behaved. Farmers Market in Hawi on Saturdays is a must do. If you like getting away from the crowds and seeing local life this is where you want to be!!!!!!!
Wonderful hideaway in Hawi
Jim & Leah,
Thank you so much for the use of your studio, we truly enjoyed staying here, I think we both slept so deeply. Hawi is a special place on the planet, what a great place to be raising your family. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we both feel that being here added enormously to our experience.
We think that Hawi has some of the best places to eat on the island, we dined at Sushi Rock twice (and took Leah's advice about what to order), and at Bamboo. We also had lunch at Gill's, fish tacos rule.
I don't know if we're going home more relaxed but we certainly had a wonderful time, and will happily recommend your studio.
Dave & Rhonda
PS our houseplants are going to look so sad after having been here
Mahalo nui Dave and Rhonda,
We are so glad that you had a great experience here in Hawi. We are also sorry to hear that you made a mistake when clicking the star rating button. We are shocked to hear that VRBO/HomeAway will not let you change the rating to the 5 stars you intended. We are including the email you sent to us explaining the situation for future guests to see.
We have been using the VRBO/HomeAway platform for over a decade now and are completely shocked and dissatisfied by the changes they have made over this time. In the early days VRBO worked hard to allow guests to connect with home owners. Then after HomeAway bought VRBO everything started to go downhill. First they changed the pricing structure in order to take a percentage from renters and owners, then they made it hard for the homeowner to find the contact information for the guest, by using email service that is vetted through their server, and now they do not even let us communicate with guests directly until the booking is confirmed. This final act on the part of VRBO/HomeAway clearly demonstrates both their greed and hubris. They have even gone so far as to redact the telephone numbers of guests who write to us with specific questions. It appears they are in the business of disconnecting guests from renters with the sole purpose of enhancing their bottom line at the expense of what most of us value more, human connection. We believe this is just a small reflection of the corporatization of our world --- hence the title of our ad, "Break Free From The Dominant Paradigm - At Least For A Week." This is why we moved to Hawaii and gave up the rat race years ago.
FROM DAVE TO US ON 01/24/2018
Oh boy Jim – I am very sorry about this. It was an issue of using my notsosmartphone when I was too tired to be doing stuff like this. I spent some time earlier this morning trying to fix the problem for you. It looks as if I can’t change the review [Star Rating]. This is what I got on the VRBO site regarding reviews. “Both you and the property owner have 14 days to write your review. Once both of you have submitted your review or the 14 days are up, neither party will be able to edit what they have written.”. I was surprised to see this, I’m pretty sure you used to have the option to change the review.
If you have any sort of method for me to change that star rating I will gladly do it. We truly had a great experience at your home and I am truly sorry for my mistake.
Warm Family Affair
We are grateful for the time there in Hawi with a wonderful and caring family. Home is where the heart is, and this emanates from this darling Land-clan. We’re lucky to have caught their final market days with some of the tastiest and healthy grub served at Saturday Market.
Along with all the listed things to do there, make sure you:
check out the sunsets at Kapaa Beach Park; juice the local tangelos; have a great conversation with the family; walk the beautiful road strewn with windswept trees down to town; and enjoy fragrant, handmade Hawaiian soap in that outdoor shower!
—G & C, Upstate SC
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!
what a fabulous place!
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!
Lovely in all ways.
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
All bookings that include Christmas Day or New Years Day require a minimum booking of 6 nights or $1000.