Welcome to Kahawai Hale! This brand new home is located just 5 miles from downtown Hilo on the gorgeous Onomea scenic route where some of the area's finest exotic gardens are located. The huge grassy yard provides plenty of space, and is bordered by a gulch with a flowing stream. Follow the path of hand-laid stepping stones to a picnic table where you can relax and enjoy the stream, waterfall and pond up close. It's like living in your own private botanical garden!
When you turn off the scenic drive and pull up the paved driveway to the yard and house, you'll love the combination of the lush green plants and the bright blue ocean in the distance. When you step out of your car, you'll be welcomed by the sound of the babbling stream and the caress of gentle trade winds.
Going up the stone walkway, under cover of one of the lanais, you'll find a sitting area and a picnic table on the shady lanai. As you enter into the large open area of the great room, Kahawai Hale's vaulted ceilings, wide open and spacious floor plan, and abundant windows make the home bright, comfortable and inviting.
A beautiful, sparkling new kitchen with high end appliances and granite counter tops is the perfect place for preparing fresh island foods. The open design allows everyone to relax together and talk story while dinner is being prepared. If you get stuck doing dishes after, don't worry, because the kitchen has a nice ocean view! The dining table has seating for six and looks out through French doors to the ocean as well.
The living room is off to the left of the kitchen and dining room. The new, comfy, overstuffed couch and loveseat invite you to gather for chatting, watching TV or just relaxing. Cable TV, high speed internet and wifi are all provided.
The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom is a delight. French doors open out to your own private lanai where you can hear the stream below and enjoy the gentle breezes. The spacious room has a king size bed with luxurious linens and a nest of pillows. A large walk-in closet with built-in dresser provides plenty of storage space. The bathroom has a huge tiled walk-in shower, two sinks and plenty of fluffy towels.
The two guest bedrooms, located off the hallway to the guest bathroom, have Queen beds with pretty linens and large closets with built-in shelving and plenty of room for your belongings. A second full bathroom near these bedrooms includes tiled shower over tub combination, granite counter tops and again, an ample supply of fluffy towels.
When you are ready to explore, just follow the beautiful scenic route as it twists and turns along the jungle lined streams and waterfalls. A short way past Kahawai Hale you will find yourself at Onomea Bay. Once a fishing village, Onomea Bay is now home to the world famous Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden with over 25,000 tropical plants. Other must-see landmarks are also a short distance away - just 5-10 minutes from Hilo, the famous Rainbow Falls and the international airport; just 10 minutes from the Akaka Falls State Park, a 422 feet (129 m) tall waterfall; just 25-30 minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea State Park.
This simply stunning location is perfect for enjoying the dream of old Hawaii in one of the most beautiful places on the islands.