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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House

Bedrooms 1
Space 728 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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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Halaula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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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Romantic One Bedroom Tropical Hideaway, Halawa House
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

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: September 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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Very Nice Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just had a wonderful stay at David's wonderful home. We especially enjoyed the enclosed Lanai. I could draw every morning without waking my wife and in the evening she could relax on the couch while I drew some more. We were off to the beaches or hikes for most of the day. We look forward to returning next year and escaping the Oregon Coast Rains.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Private location with beautiful foliage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this beautiful hide-away house. The space was large, the bed was comfortable, all kitchen appliances full size, the lani was so peaceful, plenty of towels and hot water. The outdoor shower was the best with lots of water pressure. We loved all the foliage around and the creek below hearing a bull frog and birds. It was a short drive to Pololu Valley (great hike early in the morning) and about 1/2 hour to beautiful beaches. This place is a hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank for the use of this wonderful gorgeous fabulous place. We would come back in a heartbeat. Everything was spot on (well, we'd love it if there were some glass wine glasses) and the site is magical. Between the bird songs in the morning and the fruit trees surrounding the property, pretty hard to beat this little slice of heaven.

Thanks for letting us enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We’d love to have you back any time. As for glass wine glasses, we’ve tried them many times but with concrete floors and countertops and a granite tabletop, they don’t last long. Then we deal with tiny slivers of glass that turn up in bare feet long after the glass is gone. I feel your pain....I hate plastic glasses too. Is there a better solution?
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Perfect Hawaii relaxed getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great host, great location, great set up. Its not the Fairmont but that's not why you are booking here! If you want to harvest fruit out your back door and have breakfast after a great morning hot tub (or save for after a day of hiking the Pololu Valley!).

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place in north Hawai‘i

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place in the rain forest of north Hawai‘i! David & Susan are gracious hosts and their place is roomy and very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting and looking at the beautiful gardens and fruit trees that surround this home. Of course this is the rainy side of Hawaii so expect rain most nights, which makes this side so lush and beautiful! Be aware of the fact that because you are in a rain forest, you must take care to clean up and store your food, if not the ants will have a heyday. All in all this was a special place and we are thankful for the opportunity to stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David and Susan
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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.


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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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