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Mediterranean Villa 1 or 2 Family Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Located 2 miles from Hawi town in North Kohala our Mediterranean timber frame Villa combines old world charm with modern cozy comfort and convenience. The home is perfect for a small or large family or 2 families vacationing together that want a combination of privacy to do their own thing yet have the option to get together in the large living/dining area and lanai/courtyard.

The home (2800 square feet) can accommodate private family vacations or a group get away with 2 separate sections 'Main House' (2 bedrooms and loft) and 'Guest Wing' (2 bedrooms and pull out couch) the entire home comfortably sleeps up to ten people.

•Main House: 2 Bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), 2 full baths, loft with queen bed, large kitchen and living room with half bath, fireplace, laundry, (sleeps 6).

•Guest Wing: 2 bedrooms (1 queen & 2 twin), sleeping couch, 1 full bath, kitchen and living area, (Sleeps 5)

•Access from both sections: 400 square foot Lanai open to a 550 square foot courtyard with panoramic view of the ocean and Maui.

Located off the scenic Kohala Mountain Road, considered to be in the top 10 scenic roads in the USA, this elegant timber frame home on 2 acres overlooks sheep and cattle grazing in the foreground and the ocean with Maui view in the far ground. Whales can be seen from the courtyard during the migration season, December - May.

The Main House living room opens through a 12’ partition door to the Makai (ocean side) Lanai and courtyard where the BBQ grill and outdoor dining are set up. The Mauka (mountain) side of the house has a large yard with emu (pit for roasting the pig for a luau) and horse pasture. The house is located on a 2 acre lot in a spacious sub division yet it affords plenty of privacy for the optional outdoor shower surrounded by the scent of tropical flowers.


The town of Hawi is located in the historic and diverse northern part of the Big Island of Hawaii known as the district of North Kohala. It is a rural area rich in the history of old Hawaii. The birthplace of King Kamehameha I, North Kohala’s town of Hawi is the center of this previous sugar plantation community. Away from the crowds and traffic of the southern Kona coast. The area is a mix of fine art galleries and restaurants with entertainment of famous musicians as well as casual eateries, ice cream/coffee shops and cafes. Things get busier for a week in October when the Kohala fair and the Iron Man bike Race come to town.

With in a short drive from Hawi Town there is incredible sightseeing, hiking, beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing as well as vehicle and zip line tours and a small golf course. The magnificent Pololu Valley with its black sand beach is close by as well. It is a 25 minute drive to the white sand Resort beaches and world class golf courses of which Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach are in the top 10 in the world.

Within a few miles is the 8500 acre Kahua Ranch for horseback riding, wagon rides, and petting zoo as well as an evening of story telling, music, dancing, and BBQ at a working cattle ranch. Continuing along the mountain road brings you to the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Waimea/Kamuela, and it’s famous Parker Ranch (the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the country) as well as fine restaurants and shopping.

Beyond Waimea is the beautiful Hamakua Coast, with the rodeo in Honoka'a, the spectacular Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls, a coastal scenic drive with spectacular botanical gardens to Hilo Town, home of the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, in April.

Upon your arrival to the house, our manager will meet you and give you all the information you may need for your stay. If you need specialized amenities and assistance with your stay ... that can be arranged as well.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2017

About Reed

Anna was born and raised in Sweden and met Reed von Gal in California before they moved to Hilo in 1974 for her to attend nursing school. Since then they lived in Sweden and Vermont but are working on getting back to the Big Island and the best spot on the Island, Hawi. We purchased the 2 acre lot in Maliu Ridge subdivision in the year 2000 and collected building materials, furniture and art from the U.S. mainland, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and China. The construction of the timber frame started in 2005 and the house was completely finished in 2009. We split our time between Vermont and Hawaii and look forward to developing relationships with people who appreciate the beauty of our dream house and enjoy sharing it with us.

Reed purchased this house in 2005

Why Reed chose Hawi

Having lived on the big island and visiting the other Islands we are convinced that this is the best spot in the state and because we split our time between Hawi and the mainland we are able to share our home with others to cover some of the expenses.

What makes this house unique

The house has an elegance yet is very cozy. It can accommodate a big family or 2 separate families traveling together - while not feeling crowded. Families can spend time together in the large living room, prepare meals in the spacious kitchen and eat/entertain in the grand lanai/courtyard or have more private time in individual kitchen/living room areas. The property is located in an upscale and safe non-gated community. There are horses grazing in the back yard and a multitude of activities within minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for our stay at your home! The name "Mediterranean Villa" says it all; we really felt we had been transported to an Italian Villia... but with beautiful Hawaiian ocean views! Being that we had 9 people in our party, I was worried about finding a place to accomodate all of us and your home was perfect! We all had plenty of room and with 2 kitchens we never felt on top of one another. We had so much fun all hanging out in the living room or lanai, but then could retreat to our own space for much needed relaxation... the perfect vacation mix! We will definitely be back! With much appreciation and aloha, Sara
May 2015
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Hawi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sink, Two Shower Heads, Wheelchair accessable
    Master Wing Guest Bedroom Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Wing Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Master Wing Outdoor Shower Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
    Outdoor Shower Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Wing: Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom Wing: Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Wing: Master Bedroom
    Loft - 1 double , Main House Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Guest Wing: Guest Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom (California King size bed), Main House Guest Room (Queen size bed), Guest Wing Master Bedroom (Queen bed), Guest Wing Bedroom 2 (2 Twin Beds), Guest Wing Living Room (Sleep Sofa)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Mediterranean Villa 1 or 2 Family Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Massachusetts Vacationer celebrating granddaughter's first birthday

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well maintained, provided ample space, had all the modern conveniences and had a terrific view of the ocean. The owner was extremely willing to work with our needs and was very helpful in helping us plan for our stay. He provided directions, places to see, stores to shop at and useful information re: using the imu onsite and the hot tub. Overall, we all were quite pleased.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AZ Yoga Group

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful; comfortable, clean, private. The view is fantastic; loved the breezes. The owners are so helpful and considerate. What a great place; so glad we found it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation! We had so much fun staying in Hawi... plenty to do, but quiet enough where we really felt like we had a vacation. Your accomodations were perfect! We loved the characture of the house and the detail that went into decorating each room and not to mention all of the amentities... we loved having a drink on the lanai from the wine fridge, but enjoyed the comforts of the wi-fi and flat screen TV's :) Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
King Kamehameha Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 270
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bamboo in Hawi
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Ocean swiming close but Best white sand beaches
Car: necessary

Helicopter tours, Zip Line tours, Sport fishing for Marlin, Ahi and other, Eco tours, luaus, Submarine/glass Bottom Boat tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Reservation can be secured with $500 deposit and the first 50% payment is due 60 days before check and second 50% due 30 days before check in.

Contact for off season and longer term rentals depending on situation and number of people in the group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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