|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Hawi Haven! Come away for a time of rest and rejuvenation at our lovingly restored plantation cottage. Our comfortable home consists of three bedrooms, two and a half baths and is hidden away on a quiet lot, complete with many tropical flowers and fruit trees. We are only a short stroll to historic Hawi and a brief drive to many of the Big Island's most beautiful beaches and historic sights. Please visit our website to see more photos and learn more information about our cottage.
Far away never felt so close to home!
Keywords: Plantation Cottage
Dates: January 4-11, 2007
Barbara and Joe Baldwin, Palo Alto, California
Wayne Olival, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
Kevin Olival, Kailua, New York, New York
Dan and Asa Kalish, San Francisco, California
HAWI HAVEN was a PERFECT vantage point from which to enjoy surprise 80th birthday party for Aunty Dixie Kinoshita, visit graves of Barbara's grandparents who came from Hiroshima to work the cane fields, see remains of the old company store near abandoned mill, whale watch at Kapaa Park, see world's BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST RAINBOWS, hear and see John and Hope Keawe's guitar and hula, browse Jan and Frank Morgan's splendid bookstore in Kapaau, shop the Takata store, enjoy fresh fish at Aunty's and fabulous Lilikoi margarita at Bamboo. Web site understates the totality of amenities in this wonderful home.
I wanted to thank you – we had an unbelievable time on the island, and being able to stay at Hawi Haven was truly a huge part of that experience. The house was more than we could have hoped for and more than what any big name resort could ever offer; it was comfortable, quiet, the interior was really well done – truly a place you could come home to. We passed through Kailua on the way back to North Kohala , and were overwhelmed by all the tourists and all the establishments catering to them – it made us even more grateful that we were able to find our own little tucked away spot in Hawi. Thank you again for such a wonderful house!
We've been back now 3 or 4 times. It's walkable to stores and restaurants in Hawi and a short drive to a few more places to eat and shop in the Kohala area. Even though it's basically almost in the middle of Hawi town it's fairly quiet. The house is not super-luxury but it's well appointed and very comfy and has everything you need, and the caretaker Giovanna is easy to reach if you need help.
Mahalo nui loa for a perfect family place to stay during our recent trip to Hawi. We attended a surprise birthday party for our Aunty and besides the great location, it was a quiet place for my father (who wasn't feeling well) to rest. Because we lived there in the 60's, it was a great time for my father and his children to share stories and relive memories with the next generation of our family. The house was more than we ever expected!!!!! It was so comfortable, the décor gave us a few ideas for our own house, the kitchen area AMAZING with everything and more we needed! We rode bikes to the farmer's market right across the street and gathered all fresh ingredients for our smoothies....as well as many local favorites. We are so grateful for the hospitality and aloha from the owners as well as the caretaker. We have told many people about Hawi Haven and we will certainly be back to enjoy this home. Mahalo nui loa.
This house was a dream for the nearly two weeks we stayed in it. Everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable on the Big Island was provided. Since my wife & I lived just a few houses up Hawi Road from Hawi Haven in 1971 & 1972, it was like coming home for us, except in much more luxuriant accommodations! We truly loved the house which was beautifully furnished down to the smallest detail. Because we are "chronologically advantaged", we did not use any sports equipment or the grill, although it appeared everything you would need for an energetic adventure was available. We loved hearing all the roosters crowing in the morning--reminded me of my grandparents farm in PA when I was a kid. The house was our base for exploring Hawi, Kona, Hilo, and many of the great sights and scenery in between those places. The Kamehameha Day Celebration in Kapa'au was a highlight of our stay. We have no complaints and would not hesitate to stay at Hawi Haven again. (The only tiny negative for us was no air-conditioning. Sometimes the sun really heated up the livingroom area. But with a fan and the door open, we did quite well. This would NOT keep us from staying here again.)
Last month (May, 2014) was our third stay at Hawi Haven, and as usual we had a great time and very comfortable stay. The house was clean, well set up with everything we needed, and located so conveniently to groceries, lattes and ice cream and other shopping in Hawi Town. We ate at Sushi Rock in Hawi, which we liked a lot. We mostly spent time with family, but drove to the Volcano one day, saw a lot of interesting things and had a great lunch at the newly renovated Volcano
We'll certainly continue to stay at Hawi Haven!
We spent a week here and we wanted to stay longer! Having the location walking distance to town was perfect - Kohala Coffee Mill has the best coffee and smoothies, Health in Motion relaxed me with a much-needed massage and we got to try out local vegetables and fruits we found at the Farmer's Market. I'm a runner so I enjoyed running from Hawi to Kapaau and the other quiet side roads along the way. After visiting other parts of the island such as Kona, we were happy to be in Hawi where it's quieter, slower and super laid back. The house itself was perfect for the four of us with plenty of room. We appreciated how well-stocked the kitchen was with everything we needed to cook meals - even wooden skewers! - and a gas grill outside. Having access to their beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards was wonderful! They provide everything, even beach towels and sunblock. All you have to do is put on your swimsuits and decide which beach to go! Our boys appreciated the Netflix access on the main TV, my husband and I were so grateful for the speedy wi-fi, and we were really impressed with Giovanni, who manages the property, with her quick response and help. The owners were also quick in communication and genuinely interested in making our stay comfortable. We plan to visit again since we felt so well taken care of. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation in your beautiful home!!
Rafting and ATVing
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3 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 14 nights or more: $147 Nightly|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.