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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.

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David and Susan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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.


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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful. Private Rainforest getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was exactly what we expected it to be thanks to the great pictures and reviews. It is a perfect place for a single person or a couple to get away from the rat race and enjoy the sound of the creek, birds and geckos. This is not a resort; this is old Hawaii. The air is very humid. There was no cell range for us but there was intermittent wifi. There is no TV. This was all a positive for us! A great opportunity to sit and read, and enjoy the solitude. The screened lanai is lovely. The cottage is decorated with neat items from antiques to Hawaiian memorabilia. The water is hot, the bed is comfortable, the outdoor shower is lovely. The cottage and grounds were very clean and tidy. There were fresh papaya and grapefruit on the trees in the yard. The hosts are lovely and since our flight left at 11pm that night and the cottage was not being rented the next day, we were told we could stay longer than out checkout time of 11am. We didn't see a soul from our cottage during the entire stay other than when the host stopped by the first morning to answer questions. The Hawi market on Saturday is a great place to buy local produce. The hike into Pololu Valley is amazing, and the hike up the other side with a view of the next valley is breathtaking. So much to say! So much attention to detail in the cottage itself. Yes we will stay again someday. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite the sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely treat. Far enough from town to feel true peace and quiet, close enough to enjoy the adventures and activities we love. Very accommodating hosts without being intrusive. It was like living in an aviary, only we were the ones caged in!! The pictures do not do justice to the beauty we experienced on our stay and how special a place this is for two people to enjoy. We will certainly be back and special thanks to the host for creating this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Halawa House was the perfect place to return to after a day of island exploration. Tropical plantings outside and creatively designed living space inside. Very comfortable and remote.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at David and Susans! We were in town for a wedding and as it happens, had some changes of plans and dates. David was always quick to respond and very accommodating! He even jumped our car when it died. During our three weeks on the islands, David was the only owner we met. We really appreciated him coming to meet us and have a chat about the area and history of his place. It's the perfect spot to get away from it all!

Thanks David and Susan!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious, restful lodging immersed in a stunning tropical garden

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days at Halawa House and wish that we had planned to stay longer. The house is spacious and has plenty of storage space, a comfortable bed, and a good shower. It has a very well-equipped kitchen and we cooked all of our meals. There is a large and pleasant screened porch with a couch and a table where we ate all of our meals. There are overhead fans in the bedroom and on the porch. The house is in a tropical forest and a nearby stream provides the soothing sound of running water. The extensive and very well-maintained garden is stunning--many different tropical flowers that we had never seen before, lime, mango, breadfruit, and papaya trees, banana plants, and spectacular ripe dragon fruit. It is a paradise for photographers. We ate papayas soaked in lime juice, both from the yard, and had our first taste of dragon fruit. David, the owner, was very helpful and he brought us gorgeous avocados from his yard. The house and yard were both so attractive that we abandoned some of our planned activities so that we could spend more time there. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainforest Gulch

  • 5 of 5

Halawa House was a wonderful place to stay! Very comfortable, great screened in porch, sounds of running stream...even evening pig crossing sounds(wish we had seen them!). We hiked down to the black beach at end of road (also great place for sunrise!), took a afternoon trip to Mauna Kea, went to the farmers market, had a tasty dinner at Bamboo, but also just relaxed! Would recommend highly!

Thanks David & Susan!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Halaula Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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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Halaula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 728 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Vanity sink
  • There is a two person soaking tub outside on the back deck.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is a comfortable Queen size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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

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