About the property
- House800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 or 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Office, Ocean Views on Large Private Wooded Lot
Hale 'Ukulele is a newly remodeled, Old Plantation Style, redwood cottage located half-way between Hawi Town and Kapa'au Town in North Kohala on the Big Island.
This sweet home has one queen bedroom and an extra queen bedroom (if needed - please let me know up front), one full bath, a small office, new kitchen, and an open living/dining room with new couches and a handcrafted mango-wood dining table.
A large lot surrounded on two sides by woods and a pasture with, affords privacy and a rural flavor to your stay. There is a gas grill for evening BBQs and beach chairs, coolers and beach umbrella for fun in the sun!
Peek-a-boo views of the ocean, Maui, and Haleakala can be seen from the house and property.
Hale 'Ukulele is off the highway on a private drive, walking distance to an ATM machine, post office, grocery store, and library and a short drive to restaurants, shops, beaches and a great community swimming pool and community center.
Not too big for one couple and plenty of room for two couples and can accommodate a family of three. No children under twelve please.
You will want to stay longer to enjoy this unique Kohala cottage. Rural, local, FUN!
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Carol Geertsema
We live part-time in eastern Washington state and part-time here in North Kohala. We have been coming to Hawaii and Kohala since the early 1980's. After retiring, selling our house in Seattle, and moving to our cabin in the mountains, we traveled the world to find a second home in a unique place with an interesting and vibrant community, warm weather, and ocean beaches. This was that place! We kept coming back to Kohala and finally found our Hawaiian retreat between Hawi Town and Kapa'au Town. We love to swim, snorkel, hike, bike, run, walk, play music, go to the library, eat out, shop the farmer's market and meet new friends. All of these things we can do right here and most of them not even having to get into the car! Kohala is the place for us and we hope you will enjoy our little piece of paradise and find your own adventures and fun.
Carol Geertsema purchased this House in 2011
Why Carol Geertsema chose Kapaau
Hale 'Ukulele is named for our love of playing the 'ukulele and from the inspiration of Old Hawaii seen in the Dietrich Varez prints we have purchased over the years and display throughout our home. We like being in town with good neighbors and lots of privacy. After clearing out the overgrown wooded lot behind the house, we now enjoy watching nature in our own backyard. Lots of birds! And if the weather is not so great we just take a short ride down the road to Mahukona or Mauna Kea Resort for a swim or go snorkeling and chill on the beach at 69 or Hapuna. How can you beat that?
What makes this House unique
People are just happier in Hawaii! The local food and fish are fresh, the air and water are clean, and we live in a rural, ethnically mixed, artsy community. You can cook at home (in our new kitchen) or have ono grindz out. You can lounge around the house and yard or head out for close-in adventures or walk to a Monday night concert or film at the library. It's all just so much fun!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home and location!
We had a wonderful stay that was all too short. We only could stay a couple of weeks. The home is wonderful and the yard has fresh oranges. The kitchen was the nicest stocked place we have had in our 23 years of VRBO. The yard was great and has a large specimen of a ponytail palm - nicer than most botanical gardens. Mahalo for sharing your home.
Lovely cottage close to highway.
Great space, plenty of kitchen items, and two private bedrooms. We will come back!
Convenient Location to Hawi and Kohala
Property well described. Conveniently located to Hawi and Kohala. Well provisioned with stated amenities. Owner was responsive to messages.
We enjoyed our stay while attending the Kohala Ukulele Workshop Retreat. Eat at the Kohala Hub Grill and take in the farmers market on Saturday morning if you can.
North Kohala Gem
We rented this house not knowing how close it was to family. It was the best place ever! Relaxing and equipped with everything you need. Post office, credit union, gas, and stores are all walking distance. Driving to the beach, sightseeing, and going to restaurants were not too far, but came home to a great house. Hale Ukulele...until we meet again. Mahalo!!
Nice private location and very clean
We had some guests stay here for a few weeks and it worked out perfectly. Clean and lots of privacy.
Great place to stay in North Kohala
This was a great place to stay in North Kohala. The house was easy to find and everything was as advertised. You can walk or take a short drive to many good restaurants in Kapa'au and Havi. Or if you want cook at home they have all the kitchen equipment to make a gourmet meal. Lots of privacy. Can highly recommend.
North Kohala is a beautiful, laid-back district with much local color and history. Kamehameha I was born here and spirited away to be raised in a valley beyond Pololu at the 'end of the road' (although some people say we are at the 'beginning of the road'!) His statue resides in downtown Kapa'au and the Kamehameha Day celebration in June is a highlight event in Kohala. We have a wonderful Farmer's Market in Hawi Town on Saturdays, excellent restaurants, a free swimming pool, zipline course, cafes, and shops. There are also hiking trails and back roads to explore Old Hawaii up close.
Rates & Availability
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