BREAK FREE FROM THE DOMINANT PARADIGM, AT LEAST FOR A WEEK!

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Sleeps4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BREAK FREE FROM THE DOMINANT PARADIGM, AT LEAST FOR A WEEK!

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Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Yes, the Big Island does have a north shore, SHHHHHH! This unique spot on Hawaii is unspoiled by excessive tourism, traffic, and VOG (volcanic pollution). Come have an island experience the way locals enjoy it! Gaze across the channel at the island of Maui as you breathe in the clean clear air courtesy of the trade winds. Feel the aloha spirit in the quaint small town of Hawi which borders the tropical and dry sides of the island. The north shore of Hawaii is for people who want to go beyond the high priced hotel experience and enjoy the islands the way they have been enjoyed for generations.

From Hawi you can go ten minutes west to dry heat and swimming, fifteen minutes east to lush tropical jungle and the wild Pololu Valley, twenty minutes south to the summit views from the cool Kohala Mountain top or you can walk into Hawi town and enjoy a cup of coffee with the locals then get a massage or shop for locally made treasures in our artist filled community. After a fresh fish dinner at one of the local restaurants you may even be lucky enough to catch some live music by one of the many famous musicians living in our town.

Enjoy the benefits of a kama'aina (local) host, and use our years of island experience to help you get the most from your island stay. Having an on site host opens a vast potential of possibilities that most people never get to experience while visiting Hawaii.

Travelers who come to North Kohala should know that they are forgoing the hot dry heat and touristy areas to be out in the country. Most of North Kohala is very jungle like and therefore includes all animals and critters found in such locations. If geckos, pigs, spiders, mosquitoes, wild turkeys and roosters trouble you, then North Kohala is not for you.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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Our family has deep roots in the Hawaiian Islands. While we certainly do not consider ourselves native Hawaiian, we can however, trace or family back to the early 1900s in Hawaii. Jim's mother grew up in hawaii and spent years in the entertainment industry on Oahu, singing and dancing for the early visitors to the islands.

The aloha spirit is very alive in our family as well as the town of Hawi where we chose to settle down. We invite you to join us and experience the warm hawaiian sun and an even warmer aloha!

The Owner purchased this studio in 2006

It was amazing; we rounded the the tip of the island and went from rain-forest to desert. What had been a tropical deluge of over 3 inches per hour had given way to sunshine and an amazing rainbow. It was in the magic of that 5 minutes that we decided that the big island was the place we wanted to live. It was 3 months later when we became the owners our Hawi home.

The greatest benefit of choosing to stay with us is called aloha. What do you need; adventure ideas, a meal prepared, your shopping done prior to arrival, a ride somewhere, more privacy? You name it and we can get it done for you. It is our goal that you have a perfectly relaxed and enjoyable vacation and then come back to see us again next year!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
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Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119829vb
(808) 889-5715 (Hawaii, USA)
Hawi Kohala Coast
Seattle
5

SOOOOOOOO AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Girls getaway!!!

My three friends and I stayed in Jim and Leah's studio cabin for 3 nights and we loved, loved, loved our stay. It was raining hard when we arrived and Jim immediately greeted us with umbrellas and offered to unload our luggage. Their studio was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the location is located in a quiet neighborhood. Everything you need for cooking a meal at home is there. Our favorite part is the outdoor shower!!

To quote Jim, "You have to have Aloha (kindness) to see Aloha." We felt Jim and Leah's aloha during our entire stay.

We would stay here again!

Lynda (from Seattle)

p.s.: Be sure to schedule your stay through a Saturday so you can visit Hawi's farmers market and to eat Jim & Leah's yummy food at the Sol Kitchen. We ordered Leah's kombucha, their chicken salad and roasted pepper sandwich! Yum..yum...and good for you! So ono!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lynda,

Every once in a while we have guests who actually slow down enough on their vacation to truly see what a paradise we have here. We are glad that you were among that group of people. It's truly not the physical beauty of the place (although that is a nice plus) that make it a paradise, it's the aloha.

When I said to you that "one must have aloha to see aloha" I was not using the word in one of its many narrow forms. I was using it in its broadest form: Aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection.

MAHALO FOR SEEING! THIS IS THE PARADISE WE HOPE ALL OUR GUESTS CAN SEE!
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Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119829vb
(808) 889-5715 (Hawaii, USA)
Hawi Kohala Coast
paauilo, hi
5

A HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME FOR SURE!

  • 5 of 5
we enjoyed our 2nd stay in this lovely, spacious ohana---my 7 yr old says he loves it because it is "quite, calm, clean & organized" (with an amazing library, i would add!) & a sink big enough for a bath! we highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119829vb
(808) 889-5715 (Hawaii, USA)
Hawi Kohala Coast
Petaluma
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
The welcoming and comfortable Ohana cottage was exactly what I needed for my summer getaway. Upon arrival I was greeted by Jim and Leah, who gave me a tour of not only the house, but the surrounding property and gardens as well. Their hospitality continued throughout my trip with helpful swimming and sightseeing suggestions (Mahukona will forever be my favorite swim spot) as well as a delicious meal from their booth at the local farmer's market (Get the chicken egg-in-the-hole, it's to die for!).

I would highly recommend the Ohana to anyone looking to stay in the Hawi area. Thanks so much Jim and Leah, I'll be back soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119829vb
(808) 889-5715 (Hawaii, USA)
Hawi Kohala Coast
5

QUIET, LUSH SETTING AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

  • 5 of 5
We love the Hawi area and while this studio is close to town it offers the quiet of a country setting. It is clean, spacious and has all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay. We appreciated the fact that Jim and Leah make a point of composting and recycling, have on-demand hot water and are a basically chemical-free environment. That mirrors our lifestyle and we appreciate enjoying it when we vacation. Jim, Leah and their "littles" are warm, welcoming and available while not being intrusive. The outdoor shower is wonderful and I loved visiting with their chooks and porch kitty. Great place to stay while enjoying the north end of Big Island!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119829vb
(808) 889-5715 (Hawaii, USA)
Hawi Kohala Coast
5

JUST WHAT WE NEEDED

  • 5 of 5
Our stay with Leah and Jim was awesome for us. From the outdoor shower to the cozy studio and tropical surroundings which allowed us to feel at home. They were there if we needed them and they respected our privacy as well. Lots of terrific tips and suggestions on places to eat and visit. The accommodations were delightful. Please note, you are in a rural setting, and there are dogs, birds, cats, frogs, roosters on the loose, so if you need sirens and truck noise, this place is not for you! Thanks Jim, Leah, Bob, Karen, Ava, Mae and Nell, for just what we needed, Kymmothy & Kirk Krueger, Milton, Ont. Canada
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Break Free from the Dominant Paradigm, at least for a Week!
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Hawi Kohala Coast
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4

ALOHA ON THE NORTH SHORE

  • 4 of 5
We stayed with James and Leah and their sweet kids in January and had a great time. The Studio is cozy and comfortable, just as described and pictured and has everything you need. The outdoor shower is great! There is a lot to do on the North Shore, again as described here. Our favorite adventure was the hike from Pololu to the third valley (see the cover pic above). It's a great hike if you're in shape and after the overlook bench, will probably have the trail and beaches to yourself. Thanks James and Leah, and if you ever make it to Alaska visit us on the Kenai Peninsula VRBO/150525
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
KOA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Historic and scenic Akoni Puli Hwy.
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Swim at Mahukona or Pristine 69 Beach 20 mi. away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lighthouse Pub
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Mauna Kea Summit (4x4 needed--- No lift)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
King Kamehameha Park ($9 all day)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bamboo, Sushi Rock, Kava Kafe, Lighthouse Deli
Car: recommended

Kohala Zip lines, Kohala Ditch Adventure, Helicopter tours, Kayak adventures, Swimming,

Sport Fishing for ahi, marlin, wahoo, etc.,

Surfing, Boogie boarding, Whale Watching,

ATV Tours (All-Terrain Vehicle),

Dinner Cruises / Sunset Cruises,

Dolphin Encounters, Hiking / Eco Tours,

Horseback Riding,

Inter Island Tours,

Luaus, Massage, Parasailing, Romance,

Scuba Diving, Shark / Ray Encounters,

Shows / Entertainment, Sightseeing Tours,

Snorkeling / SnorkelCruises, Snuba Diving,

Submarine / Glassbottom Boat,

Volcano Tours

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Availability & Rates

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Hawi Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$630
$2,550
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Jan 15
2 night minimum stay
$120
$805
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes All rates subject to Hawaii GE/TAT Tax plus $100 cleaning fee.
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Amenities

Hawi Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This studio has a toilet and bathroom sink inside with an awesome 3 headed and private outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed converts to king or two twin beds, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-play is available for your little ones.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Don't miss the Saturday farmers market. and be sure to . . . Pick, husk and crack all the mac nuts you can eat on our organic Macadamia nut orchard.
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