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Quiet, artsy, romantic eco-home on five acre farm in North Kohala

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Custom, colorful one bedroom eco-home on 5 acre farm in beautiful North Kohala

Looking for an authentic Hawaii experience? My home is a one bedroom custom cedar home on a 5-acre farm in North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property is private and peaceful, but is only a mile into town.The house is powered by the sun and serenaded by the soothing sound of the wind in the palm trees. When the moon is out, the dance of the moonlight in the palms is magical. Fruit trees—mango, lichee, jaboticaba, avocado, star fruit, custard apple and more—grace the property. Fully equipped kitchen and lots of counter space.

Visit the Farmers Market under the banyan trees on Saturday morning and bring some local fruits and veggies back to prepare your farm fresh meal. Don't want to cook? Enjoy one of our local coffee shops or restaurants about a mile up the road. The house has a wonderful outdoor shower and tub, and also an indoor shower and bathroom. Comfy California king size bed with a magical canopy of lights.There are many off the beaten track hikes in North Kohala and you can swim off Mahukona pier ten minutes down the road. The island's best beaches are a half hour drive, as are world class resorts and restaurants. The property is home to a native Hawaiian taro growing project—it is a real working farm with taro, pigs and chickens.

If you are a writer, reader, artist, enjoy meditation or just appreciate being in a natural setting you will find the quiet and privacy of my home to be a haven.

This is not your typical vacation rental, but is my wonderful home—a true home away from home. There is only one bedroom, so it is best suited to a couple, but younger children can be accommodated by setting up a futon bed in the living room.

There is also small cabin and tental (tent cabin) with a shared bathroom and kitchen on the property. This is also available for rent if you have additional family members, teenagers, or are looking for budget accommodations. Ask owner.

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Hawi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Indoor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Romantic outdoor shower and tub area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Quiet, artsy, romantic eco-home on five acre farm in North Kohala
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
Auburn, WA

Comfy, cozy stay in Hawi

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this comfy, cozy home. We had everything we needed, and if we had questions, our caretaker was readily available. The setting was lovely, and we awoke to the sounds of many birds. Convenient to all North Kohala has to offer. We'd stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo!
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  • 4 of 5

Beautiful private little off-grid house. Loved the outdoor shower. Great kitchen facilities.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and rustic.

  • 4 of 5

The residence is charming. The bed is quite comfortable. The linens are nice. The shower has good water pressure. There are no black out curtains, no tv, no microwave, no toaster, and no coffee pot. The owner is gracious. If you use too much electricity, you have to go start the generator. So be advised. If you don't mind the rustic, it is quiet and no one can see you. If you want to go see the goats and pig, etc, you are welcomed to. We meant to, but did not get around to it. If you stay here, you must go into town (Hawi) and have dinner at "Bamboo". We had the most fabulous island grown grass fed beef there.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in the country! To clarify for future guests: The house is on solar power. We do have a coffee cone that is used for making coffee, as an electric coffee maker draws too much power. The caretaker on the property is there to start the generator if it's cloudy for a day or so, so guests don't have to do that. The electricity will not ever go off with regular use (charging laptops, cell phone, lights, etc.) If you bring in other equipment (medical devices, toaster, coffee maker, etc..) it's best to check with us first.
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“Quiet, artsy, eco_home” is a perfect description.

  • 4 of 5

The house sits in the middle of verdant growth on a cooperative Hawaiian farm. It has everything needed for a comfortable stay although a little more tired than the pictures suggests. less than a mile away, is a fun town with are galleries and a few nice restaurants Andrea was very responsive on the phone and kindly mailed us an item we left.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cave Creek, AZ

Very Quaint and Private

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location. House is very cosy. Living off the grid was a great experience. Will return!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exploring North Kohala

  • 4 of 5

Andrea's House is set amid lush green foliage and is fairly secluded. We were attracted to the idea of being off the grid. There are several large windows and doors which serve as climate control. Hawi gets 70" of rain a year so the inside of the house stayed a tad damp. We loved the outdoor shower! We couldn't find all the snorkeling gear, but we really enjoyed watching the bike turnaround for the Ironman in the middle of Hawi.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andrea Dean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Andrea Dean

Aloha! I was born and raised in New York, but have lived in Hawaii for 25 years. You could say that I am a real island girl, since I was born on Long Island, but now reside on Hawaii Island. Becoming the steward of such an amazing property is a dream come true for me.

I am a storyteller and social entrepreneur.

My company is Sustainable Initiatives—I work on projects which support the growth of a local, sustainable economy…with a sweet spot for growing the local food system. My projects include work with traditional crops (breadfruit and taro) and the fostering of our community food system in North Kohala.

My writing has been published in many Hawaii-based magazines and blogs. I am currently working on a collection of personal essays and developing myself as a performance artist.

I am known for my personal educational projects, having embarked upon a number of “eat local” experiments and then reported to the public on my experience.

Here are 4 of my favorite things (I have 10, but the word limit!)

1. Chanting: Paramahansa Yogananda says “Chanting is half the battle.” Its true. Devotional chanting is such an easy, joyful shortcut to meditation. I lead kirtans and enjoy going to other people’s kirtans.

2. Dancing: Sweat your prayers, ecstatic dance, a night out with the girlfriends, right in my own living room. Any dance is a good dance.

3. Chocolate: I just heard that smiling releases 2,000 times the amount of endorphins than chocolate. I smile when I eat chocolate, so…

4. Champagne/Proseco: (often enjoyed with chocolate) My grandmother used to listen to Don Ho when I was growing up. I think the subliminal message of tiny bubbles may have brought me to Hawaii and instilled a lifelong love of the bubbly

Andrea Dean purchased this house in 2013

Why Andrea Dean chose Hawi

I have been dreaming of having a sustainable homestead for 25 years, and my dream just came true! It quiet, beautiful, plentiful with fruit.

What makes this house unique

This is not a sterile vacation rental. It is a cozy, colorful, artsy and comfortable Hawaiian farm home.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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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