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Hawaiian Paniolo Lodge... Exceeded Our Expectations!!! Un-Plug & Reconnect

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedrooms,(two are open bedrooms) 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Thank you for showing interest in Kohala Lodge. This Beautiful 2400 square ft craftsman-style Paniolo (cowboy) retreat sets on 3.5 acres located at the Northwest coast of the Big Island above Historic town of Hawi. FREE High Speed Wi-Fi

The Lodge House is fully furnished for families with toddlers to teens or couples looking for romance and privacy. The Lodge House has two baths and sleeps six comfortably. The second floor loft with two open bedrooms overlooks the great room with large fireplace and 30 foot ceilings. Make a cozy fire for those cool evenings ( fire wood provided )

The spacious Master bedroom is located on the main floor with private bathroom. The Lodge House is a unique timber-framed paniolo-style ranch home made of high quality large yellow cedar wood. Come enjoy paradise in this relaxing, beautiful home with spectacular ocean and sunset views from just about every room.

Relax on the expansive font deck overlooking the ocean / see the Whales spouting when they are migrating through Hawaii. Finish your day barbecuing on the grill and enjoy your food in our fully furnished kitchen.

Beach gear / Boogie Boards / Towels and Laundry are also available...

The Kohala Coast offers great restaurants, shopping, Hawaiian culture, nature, beaches, hiking, zip lining, exploring, adventure, and much more. Come feed the animals and experience Kohala Lodges Charm / for more info go to: The horses of Kohala Lodge. Create your own special memories that will last a lifetime... TA-096-879-8208-01

More Details

Chris Wej
Member since: 2003
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Chris Wej

We fell in love with this magical property on top of the hill and decided to build a unique dream house for our retirement. We are too young to retire so decided to share it with you and your family as a vacation rental.

Chris Wej purchased this house in 1997

Why Chris Wej chose Hawi

North Kohala is known as God's country. It is the richest part of the island in terms of natural beauty.

What makes this house unique

There are spectacular coastal views and You can see the chain of Hawaiian Island from the Lodge. There are moonbows on certain nights. Star gazing is perfect from this property.


Hawi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms are on the main level. One is located in the Master suite and the other is location in the common living area located at the bottom of the stairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Open loft bedroom with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Open loft bedroom with King Bed overlooking great room
  • Master bedroom with private bathroom. Bedroom 2 and 3 are upstairs in an open loft area with a room divider.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Reconnect with your family and friends. Enjoy this beautiful Lodge House that will add warmth to your vacation experience


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Hawaiian Paniolo Lodge... Exceeded Our Expectations!!! Un-Plug & Reconnect
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Best place in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely one of the best places in Hawaii. If you enjoy quiet serene landscape and beautiful sunsets, you will enjoy this experience. The owners of the property are some of the most down to earth and truly pleasant people you could ever hope to meet. They were more than accommodating, and they made the experience all that more enjoyable. We will definitely be coming back I the future for another dose of country quiet and peace.


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinsville, IN

Insanely beautiful and well cared for property - a very special place

  • 5 of 5

This property is just crazy beautiful and well maintained. The detail that went in to creating this special place is amazing. We were very impressed with the functionality of the paniolo/lodge type features of the house and how they made the home so comfortable and functional. The view is my favorite of all places in Hawaii. I have always preferred the windswept fields and rough swift shores of this coast and the sunsets here are incredible. This is the type of place I work at getting back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Perfect ending to our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lodge for the last 3 days of our 2 week family vacation. It was our favorite. The house and landscape is exquisitely cared for and has many interesting details to explore. The kids enjoyed feeding the horses and goats, and spent hours swinging on the tree out front. We explored the great food in Hawi, great hiking in Polulu Valley, and great horseback riding up on the ridge. Thanks Chris for a wonderful couple of days.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I normally stay at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) on the National Park when I visit the Big Island. Been there about ten times. Since the volcanic activities, I had to change my lodging. This is how I discovered the Kohala Lodge. This is the perfect vacation spot for the FAMILY. The description in VRBO is exact. Before I reserved the Kohala Lodge, I went through the reviews. ALL were 5 stars. Even one review with two negative remarks was still had 5 stars. The first negative comment was the phone reception was not great. I thought that was a plus personally because I made plans not to turn my phone on. However, that was fixed. WIFI has been added since that problem solved. The second negative comment was that there is no shopping near. That is not exactly true. If you want to buy tourist items made in China then you may need to drive an hour away to Kona, If you want local shopping, the market is a couple of miles down the road. Support the local economy in my opinion. If you are worried about the recent volcanic activity, this place is the safest spot on island. The lodge is on the northern part of the island while the volcanic action is in the southwest part of the island. To sum up my stay; PROS - Great view of Maui, perfect weather, very relaxing, Family oriented, horses and sheep, beautiful places to see near by, fireplace with the fire burning on the cool night, snorkel and beach items(cooler, towels, boogie boards) for use. Cons - My stay was only 6 days. I wished I could have stayed longer. I honestly can not think of any cons. Will I come again - YES!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is gorgeous and has a unique view of Maui and the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the house and a chance to sample the many diverse pleasures of the Big Island. We particularly liked spending time on the porch and watching the sunsets, with the horses and goats playing in the fields just below us. The town of Hawi is a special place with numerous good restaurants and interesting shops. Not too far away were good beaches and places to swim. Also a unique drive was the trip over the Kohala Mountain Road, with the frequent rainbows that came with the brief showers. The hosts were very accommodating and responsive. We look forward to going back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely bit of peace

  • 5 of 5

I brought my son, daughter-in-law and toddler here for a respite from a very stressful period. This lodge was just what we needed. It was clean, comfortable and beautiful, in fact, the beauty of the house and its surroundings stands out as unique in the area. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and listening to the birds and watching cardinals and egrets flit about. The setting was perfect for relaxing. It's also an easy place to stay with small children since there's so much for them to do and see.

The kitchen has everything we needed for cooking meals and there were also face-masks and flippers for snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bamboo Resturant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
route 250
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Hiking several Trails

Pololu Lookout and Trail

Pololu Black Sand Beach

Zipline Adventure

Hapuna Beach is 25 minute drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225

First payment non refundable / Any damages will be charged to your credit card on file

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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