|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.
We spent three weeks from mid-February into early March 2015. There were four of us (two couples) so we had lots of room and were very, very comfortable throughout our stay. We were told that the frequent, heavy evening and early morning rains this year were quite unusual. Hawi seems to be in the transition zone between the arid Kona side and wet north/east sides of the island. We only had to drive 5 miles back towards Kona for the sun to reappear. Hawi is a quaint,small town, which we were told by locals is in the midst of a lot of change with more and more tourists finding out about it. We purposely did not want to stay in the congested resorts/condos found along the Kona Coast. Hawi Haven was recommended to us by friends who've stayed there about 5 times in the past several years. Their recommendation proved to be a good one. The house is fully outfitted with just about anything you would ever need, right down to band aids and sunscreen. The kitchen has tons of room and storage, and all the appliances/cookware you could possibly need. Hawi is in the northeastern corner of the island so we took some very long day trips during our 3-week stay to visit sites we really wanted to get to (Hawaiian Volcanoes NP, Summit of Mauna Kea for sunset). We spaced these longer trips out over our stay so that the long days did not come one after the other. It was just so nice to return to Hawi Haven to kick back and relax. This kind of quieter island experience is probably not for everyone (like if you're looking to go out partying and dancing nightly) but we loved it and plan on returning! And no, three weeks didn't feel like too long a time. The owners were very responsive to our requests while making our arrangements, and clearly have pride in their property.
We loved our recent visit to Hawi Haven—a true getaway in a quieter part of the island that we really love.
The house: So clean, comfortable and well-stocked for all our needs. You could really tell that the owners take pride in their home and in the hospitality they extend to their guests. The kitchen had every conceivable gadget and amenity you would need, there were beach accessories galore, and each adorable bedroom was a haven away from the spacious and comfortable main living area. The large front and back lawns gave our son lots to explore, and we spent evenings and mornings on the deck overlooking it all.
The location: Located on a quiet side street, we were able to get away while still being able to walk to Hawi town for dinner, farmer’s market, shave ice, and groceries. There is lots to do on this side of the island—good hiking, fantastic whale watching, and not too far from some great beaches.
Don’t miss this gem off the beaten path!
My family and I, wife and two young children, stayed at the Hawi Haven for two weeks this past January. Lovely place, lovely, responsive owner and very kid friendly - lots of beach toys to play with. We love Hawi and truly enjoyed staying in the center of this bustling little town. There were no late party noises from town, just a quiet little slice of heaven at the end of the rainbow.
The "real Hawaii" that we treasure ... We are repeat customers, and always greatly appreciate the wonderful location (walking distance to Hawi and nice, family-oriented restaurants (recommend reservations), fruit markets, and quaint / authentic shops. The Hawi House is comfortable, spacious, and exudes a sense of tranquility... far from the rush of tourists in Kona. Drive to nearby spectacular parks and hikes. The folks in Hawi were friendly and laid back ... grocery store is nearby if you choose to eat meals at home. The house is well-stocked with guidebooks and information, plus snorkeling gear and bikes in the garage. We look forward to our next trip...
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.
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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.