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Hawi peaceful, spacious Garden Cottage-your tropical home away from home

Bedrooms 1
Space 885 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom,1 bath, full kitchen,dining area, large living room & lanai, sleeps 2

Wonderful spacious, modern cottage with all the tropical Hawaii charm located on a 1 1/2 acre macadamia nut farm near Hawi Town.You will love the large open living area with high ceilings, bamboo floor and tasteful decor. Enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen with craftsman made cabinets, granite counter tops and gas cooktop in kitchen island. The Cottage has a 200 sq ft lanai with daybed for lazing around and enjoying the garden as well as a BBQ for your outdoor entertaining.

You will enjoy this beautiful retreat away from the hassle and bustle, yet only one mile above historic Hawi town and 10 minutes from North Kohala’s Beach Parks. A great place to rejuvenate, meditate and enjoy that off the beaten track old Hawaii feel.

If you have a larger family or group of friends we also have a lovely 2 bedroom,2 bath custom home available on the same property . We are on a 1 1/2 acres macadamia nut orchard and both places a situated so they have total privacy.See HomeAway #336353

Hawi area Info: Our cottage is located one mile above Hawi town in historical North Kohala - this is still wonderful “Old Hawaii” an off the ' beaten track' unique are. We are minutes from Kapaa, Mahukona and Keokea state beach parks as well as the black sand beach and hiking of Pololu Valley . You can easily take advantage of these parks and hiking trails, or you may want to have fun on an ATV Tour, Horseback Ride or a Zipline Adventure. There are also plenty of ”casual to gourmet “dining choices in town, plus a grocery store, deli and farmers market with locally grown , organic produce if you choose to cook.There is a 6 hole mini golf course with driving range and tennis courts in Kapaau town about 2 miles from the house.

Hawi Town has the Kohala Coffee Mill for Breakfast and lunch or a Tropical Dreams ice cream treat. Elements Jewelery store across the street offers a great selection of unique gifts and ' As Hawi Turns 'clothing and gift shop next door is also a 'must see'.

more area info: Don't miss the Kava Bar and Sushi Rock Restaurant in Hawi .

Kapaau has a Yoga Studio with daily classes you can participate in. There are some nice places for lunch in Kapaau as well: enjoy the culinary delights at Gill's Lanai Minnie's, Nanbu Courtyard Cafe and the Kings View Cafe' . There is much more, you will just have to go out and explore.......enjoy!

More Details

Kerstin Preyasi Exter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Kerstin Preyasi Exter

We sailed to Hawaii from the South Pacific in 1991 and the Island welcomed us so much that we are still here today! We love to travel and explore new places preferably from a nice , home-like base. We used our travel experiences to create a welcoming home away from home for you.

We are woodworkers by trade and have included our expertise as well as our love for detail and beauty into our properties.

We love local food and cooking so our kitchen is well equipped.

We support sustainability- we have solar power ( with electric back up), we compost and recycle, we have herbs, nuts and fruit in out garden that we are happy to share with you.

We both meditate and Kerstin practices yoga. When we are on island we are happy to share our Yoga and meditation shala with our guests.

Kerstin Preyasi Exter purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kerstin Preyasi Exter chose Hawi

We got word about this Macadamia orchard from friends who live next door while we were traveling. Since we loved layed-back North Kohala and had lived and fallen in love with Hawi Town already we made an offer sight unseen and proceeded to design and build our little piece of paradise that we now share with travelers.

What makes this cottage unique

We offer you a unique, beautiful, safe and welcoming place to relax. This is not just a vacation rental, this is a home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful stay at the Hawi house - we enjoyed every aspect of it! The house really exceeded our expectations, it was super comfortable and felt like home right from the first day. I will definitely recommend it to friends and we will be back during our next trip to the island. I discovered so much more to see and do there - cant wait!
Nov 2012
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Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 885 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Glass door shower stall, spacious bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This cottage is best suited for couple sharing a bed , but can also work for two single persons. There is a comfy queen bed in the bedroom with quality mattress and 100%cotton sheets and comforter. There is a pull out futon couch in the living room as well should separate sleeping areas be desired.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a a drip machine, a coffee press , an espresso maker , a coffee grinder and a teapot for your morning brew. The kitchen has a countertop convection oven that allows you to toast, broil, re-heat and convection bake, an electric blender for smoothies, etc. and a microwave. Cooking is on a 4 burner gas stovetop. There is WiFi, please bring your own computer. We provide Dish Network TV and a blueray /DVD player.


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Hawi peaceful, spacious Garden Cottage-your tropical home away from home
average rating of 4.9 based on 52 reviews

Well-appointed, spotless, comfortable, and peaceful accommodations, run by delightful owners.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many guest homes in the North Kohala area. All have been very nice and well maintained. But our recent stay here was exceptional. The vaulted ceiling and skylights added tremendous volume to the already spacious floor plan and maintained a comfortable interior temperature both day and night. We appreciated the fit and finish of every square inch of the interior, the beautiful cabinets, granite countertops, wood floors, and comfortable furnishings. The laundry room held full-size appliances and drying lines were available. The kitchen is well supplied with everything you need to make 3-course meals. If you prefer to eat breakfast in-house, there are several good restaurants and a coffee bar just a couple of minutes away in Hawi. We did not miss having a pool or hot tub, nor did we miss an ocean view. We prefer going to the beach, swimming in the ocean or walking on the shore. At the end of an active day outside we enjoyed returning to our luxurious retreat. We retired early, slept soundly, and arose to the crow of a rooster somewhere in this rural setting. We liked listening to the morning songs and watching the activity of birds while we had coffee and breakfast on the veranda. In short, we enjoyed all the comforts and cleanliness of home in a peaceful, quiet and private location on this beautiful island. Kerstin and Artulyo are very pleasant, worldly, amiable, and accommodating hosts. We look forward to our next visit and hope their cottage is available. Thank you,

J & S in California

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you and we are looking forward to having you stay with us again !
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Has everything for a couple. Hawi is a lovely little town. Kirsten was extremely helpful and friendly. However, she couldn't fix the weather. Wind rain and surf warnings. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Kirsten and her husband were thoughtful, friendly and informative. It is clear that they both do their best to help you enjoy your stay. The cottage is well-designed and lovely. The cottage was also very clean. We were well-supplied with the basics and then some. The location was great for exploring the beauty of the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great mix of “Old Hawaii” with all the comforts of a new cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely private and convenient to the town of Hawi. Saw our host at arrival and never saw another human!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accommodation to explore the north corner of Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean well located property with everything we needed for our stay on this part of the island. Easy to get to the attractions and beaches in the north. We divided our two weeks among three properties in different parts of the island and this spot was ideal.

The house was clean and modern and had everything we needed. The owners saw to all of our needs and were very thoughtful and friendly. Good suggestions for things to do in the north.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

As advertised...lovely detail,super clean, very comfortable,spacious...

  • 5 of 5

We rate this 5* for its category. Beautifully built...floors,cabinets...terrific lanai..very jungly garden views with turkeys, chickens and wild pigs ( we didn’t see)...if you could catch them you’d have your own luau.

Owners very accommodating and friendly...we highly recommend this place and Sushi Rock in Hawi fo anybody’s who wants to go a little ‘native’ on the north shore....Hawi is a total opposite of the touristy parts of the island...we thought all the positive reviews were accurate and reflect this rental correctly.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
Great beach for the whole family- nice boogie boarding too.
Waipio Valley Lookout
One of the most beautiful views in the world!
Mauna Kea Beach
Ahhhh...paradise! lovely sandy beach and great swimming spot.
Pololu Valley
Just a 10 minute drive from our Hawi Garden Cottage. This is a nice lookout and a great spot...
Blue Dragon Restaurant and Spa
This is our favorite place to listen to live music and go dancing. Open Thursday through Sun...
Bamboo Restaurant
Enjoy the quaint Hawaiiana atmosphere at the Bamboo restaurant right downtown Hawi.Great for...
Sushi Rock Restaurant
Our favorite restaurant in Hawi !
Canoehouse at Mauna Lani Resort
special occasion?-this is a great place for a romantic dinner by the sea.
Kiholo Bay
Great place for a whole day on the beach - turquoise blue lagoon.
Kings' Shops
great shopping and dining spot half way between Keahole-Kona Airport and Hawi
Waipio Valley
a wonderful place! rent a 4 wheel drive or take the Waipio Shuttle down into the valley.
Queens' MarketPlace
great shopping and dining half way between Hawi and Kailua-Kona
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
keahole airport,kailua-kona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sushi Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kapaau Golf Range
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bamboo, Sushi Rock, Lighthouse Deli
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Spencer Beach Park, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: ATV adventure tours, Zip- line adventures


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii tax ID:TA-137-398-4768-01, GE-137-398-68-01
monthly rates = 30 nights
one time cleaning fee $ 75.00

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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