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

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The rugged Kohala coast as viewed from the hike down to Pololu

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

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.

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    We have many extras to help families with young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please arrange this in advance....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • This studio has a toilet and bathroom sink inside with an awesome 3 headed and private outdoor shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Over 300 to choose from...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Huge selection on the lanai....moreless

  • Music Library:

    I-Home, bring your I-pod...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    From the front of the property, above the driveway, you can see the ocean. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans and the trade winds, otherwise not needed at 800 foot elevation...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes line too...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    within the US....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Tropical sun by day, clean warm blankets by night, otherwise not needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed cable connected WIFI...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room area includes seating for 4. There is a T.V., DVD player and VCR along with a small library of videos. There is also a large (over 300) book library that includes a children's section....moreless

  • Parking:

    Uncovered in front of main house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For additional cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets of bath towels and some beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry is available between 8am and 4pm....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop and use our internet....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Counter top oven only. If you need a full size oven you can use ours in the main house....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic items provided: organic sugar, tea, salt, pepper, dish soap, foil, etc.,...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small size with limited freezer space....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner convection stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Located at Kamehameha Park. $10 play all day!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Completely set up for outdoor dining. This space is attached to the main house and we encourage our guest to enjoy it!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spectacular tropical garden along with organic vegetables, local fruit, and acres of macadamia nuts....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Located at Kamehameha Park....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 20 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$99
$690
Holiday
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$124
$850
Winter
Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$120
$780
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$98
$680

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
KOA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bamboo
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
King Kamehameha Park ($9 all day)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Historic and scenic Akoni Puli Hwy.
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bamboo, Sushi Rock, Kava Kafe, Lighthouse Deli
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea Summit (4x4 needed--- No lift)
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Swim at Mahukona or Pristine 69 Beach 20 mi. away

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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!

Why the Owner Chose Hawi, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • The rugged Kohala coast as viewed from the hike down to Pololu

    The rugged Kohala coast as viewed from the hike down to Pololu

  • A cozy queen bed and many different spaces for relaxing after adventuring.

    A cozy queen bed and many different spaces for relaxing after adventuring.

  • Open gables and a big ceiling fan to enhance the trade winds.

    Open gables and a big ceiling fan to enhance the trade winds.

  • Half-bath, plenty of linen and towels, an ihome and wifi to keep you connected.

    Half-bath, plenty of linen and towels, an ihome and wifi to keep you connected.

  • A short drive brings you here, the vista from the top of the Kohala mountains.

    A short drive brings you here, the vista from the top of the Kohala mountains.

  • Ask and you shall receive! Very few people know how to get to this unnamed beach

    Ask and you shall receive! Very few people know how to get to this unnamed beach

  • Over 300 books in our library, including books for young children and teens.

    Over 300 books in our library, including books for young children and teens.

  • Lush tropical gardens surround the property.

    Lush tropical gardens surround the property.

  • Guests frequently comment on how comfortable the beds feel.

    Guests frequently comment on how comfortable the beds feel.

  • You can open the large doors to let in the  morning light and bird songs.

    You can open the large doors to let in the morning light and bird songs.

  • No crowds on this beach! Hawi is a short distance from both Pololu and Waipio.

    No crowds on this beach! Hawi is a short distance from both Pololu and Waipio.

  • See the white dot?  That could be you.  Just ask how.

    See the white dot? That could be you. Just ask how.

  • The studio is located adjacent to the main house, roughly 60 feet away.

    The studio is located adjacent to the main house, roughly 60 feet away.

  • Everything you need except the groceries.

    Everything you need except the groceries.

  • A singe day bed with a trundle below to create a king or 2 separate twin beds.

    A singe day bed with a trundle below to create a king or 2 separate twin beds.

  • Be sure to snorkel the shipwreck at Mahukona; crystal clear water!

    Be sure to snorkel the shipwreck at Mahukona; crystal clear water!

  • Sunrise from the top of Mauna Kea.  Up at 2 a.m., home by lunch.

    Sunrise from the top of Mauna Kea. Up at 2 a.m., home by lunch.

  • Whale watching is awesome November through March.

    Whale watching is awesome November through March.

  • This lanai is attached to the main house, but please use it. Gas BBQ table for 6

    This lanai is attached to the main house, but please use it. Gas BBQ table for 6

  • Three headed outdoor shower.  Very Private!

    Three headed outdoor shower. Very Private!

  • The large bay doors can be closed for privacy or ...

    The large bay doors can be closed for privacy or ...

  • Light house with 10 foot faces. Look close at the surfer upside down in the air.

    Light house with 10 foot faces. Look close at the surfer upside down in the air.

  • Zen sculpture at Pololu valley.

    Zen sculpture at Pololu valley.

  • Aloha E Komo mai.  Malama 'aina.  Malama 'ohana.  Malama Hawaii.

    Aloha E Komo mai. Malama 'aina. Malama 'ohana. Malama Hawaii.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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