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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 728 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

That's pronounced "Ha-La-Va". The letter "W" in Hawaiian is pronounced like the "V" in English. It means to hold and to carry. It's the Hawaiian name for the small valley where the cottage is situated.

This beautiful little cottage was custom built by the owners for the express purpose of sharing it with visitors from around the world. The setting is magical. With a Large screened lanai overlooking a flowing stream and tropical gardens, you'll never want to leave its peaceful environment. The fully equipped kitchen comes with everything you'll need for your culinary specialties. From the comfortable queen-sized bed you can step directly out onto the spacious, very private, open sun deck. There you'll find a romantic soaking tub for two, an outdoor shower and comfortable chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or tea.

You'll love the seclusion, but this doesn't mean you'll be isolated. The cottage is a quick 5 minute drive away from the small, but charming, towns of Kapaau and Hawi. These two towns are reminiscent of Old Hawaii and filled with lovely galleries, restaurants, a coffee shop in each and hospitable folks.

Travel three miles to the east of the cottage and you'll come literally to the end of the road. Here you'll encounter approximately 10 miles of deeply cut lush valleys that were once the breadbasket of the island and home to tens of thousands of Hawaiians. They're unpopulated now, and yours to explore. The first valley, Pololu, is a 15-20 minute hike down from the end of the highway to a spectacular rock-strewn black sand beach. Traveling west from the cottage, a 25-30 minute drive puts you at some of the finest, world class beaches of the South Kohala Coast.

The cottage has beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkels, masks and fins for your use. The immediate area has a variety of fun filled activities to enjoy. There are Eco-Adventure tours of the scenic valleys via zip-line or kayaks. Or if you prefer there's also all-terrain vehicle tours. A little farther away there are helicopter tours, horseback riding, golf, etc. We have it all!

The owners live just a mile and a half away and are ready to help make your stay perfect.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
David and Susan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About David and Susan

Builder and artist, world travelers, long-time residents of North Kohala. Now that we're semi-retired this cottage we've built brings world travelers to us. We've met some wonderful folks over the years.

David and Susan purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

This valley is unique in so many ways. It's a small intimate environment with a plethora of birds, lush tropical vegetation and a constantly flowing stream. The calmness of the surroundings melts away stress and makes a visitor not want to leave.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona
Car: necessary

Although we're officially in the Kappau district, we're also very close to the adjacent town of Hawi.

Amenities

Halaula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Vanity sink
  • There is a two person soaking tub outside on the back deck.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is a comfortable Queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
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A little slice of tropical paradise

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hawi. It was a great location for our exploring of the north side of the big island. The screened lanai was wonderful. We did find a couple of unwanted large bugs in the house, which can be expected. It was not quite as clean as the other three VRBOs that we stayed in on the big island.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that your stay with us was not 100% enjoyable. We thoroughly clean the cottage before each guest arrival, but over the course of a 3 or 4 day stay, the outside jungle will sift a very fine layer of dust over the table and ledges on the screened lanai. As for the bugs; we have a house information binder that we encourage guests to read which explains the bug situation. It states that the cottage is located in a lush jungle setting and any food or crumbs left out on the counters or table is a direct invitation to six-legged guests. If a bug free experience in Hawaii is desired, it’s best to stick to the resorts where they spray industrial pesticides daily.
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5

Gorgeous sheltered cabin surrounded by tropical forest and flowers and birds.

  • 5 of 5

Superb property. Beautiful, secluded surroundings near small towns, pristine beaches, fine restaurants. But we also loved sitting on the Lanai in sunny or rainy weather, eating, reading, listening to our music, barbequing ... Never even used outdoor soaking tub or shower. Great star-gazing at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique cottage in beautiful North Kohala

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great place! It exceeded our expectations in everyway. Although the photos and reviews promised a beautiful setting they did not do it justice...sitting on the screened-in lanai was like being in a tropical botanical garden! The house is very comfortable, well equipped, and beautifully hand built by the owners. David and Susan...thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place in a beautiful, private setting. Good mattress, plenty of hot water, well equipped kitchen... really everything you might need has been anticipated and provided by David and Susan. I honestly can't say I've ever booked a rental as thoughtfully kitted out as this one.

Wonderful! Thank you for your aloha, David and Susan.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. So glad you had a great stay on the Big Island.
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5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

David was an excellent host and has everything down to the detail. The house was clean, quiet, and in a wonderful location. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home....

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful month at this peaceful property. Everything just felt so comfortable . We enjoyed the garden ...and it's juiciest, tastiest grapefruits ever .. And the avocados from the stand down the road were sooooo goooood.

Little town of Hawi is charming. The coffee shop has really good ice cream. Beaches are less than half an hour away and for fresh fish, we'd stop at "Da Fish House" on the way back.

Would love to go back !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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