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KOHALA'S GUEST HOUSE OFFERS AN IMMERSION OF ISLAND LIVING AT ITS FINEST.

Nani Hussey Svendsen

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Nani Hussey Svendsen

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014
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KOHALA'S GUEST HOUSE OFFERS AN IMMERSION OF ISLAND LIVING AT ITS FINEST.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Hawi House Rental Photos and Description

1-3 bedroom units with 1-2 bathrooms sleeps up to 6 people

Located in the secluded village of Niulii one can wake up to the sounds of country life, and experience authentic Hawaiian Hospitality The experience is of 'one that belongs' equal to all who inhabit the village. The homes are simple and reasonably priced for the budget traveler to relax and enjoy.

Hawaiian Style: Kohala's Guest House is the only Hawaiian owned and operated vacation rental in North Kohala. The rentals portray

the owners' humbleness ( ha'a ha'a) wisdom (na'auao) and the love for the Hawaiian lifestyle, that is simple and in balance with the life forces, its people, and the land.

Aloha Hawaiian Hospitality: Aloha in its generic term is often translated as hello, goodbye, and love. In Old Hawaii, aloha had a deeper meaning. The word breaks down into 'alo' meaning 'in the presence of' or 'to share' and 'ha' is the 'breath' which is the life energy, by Native Hawaiian terms it is a sacred word, which means, 'Sharing the Breath of Life.' The Aloha Spirit is a spirit of harmony, affection, and mutual respect and is reflected in the way we interact and treat others. Experience the essence of the the true Hawaiian Hospitality where 'Aloha' is not just hello or good bye. Here Aloha is a gift from the heart.

Birds, Bees and Bounty: If you sit on the lanai of Kohala's Guest House you will be entertained by the variety of birds that land and sing in the citrus trees that grow in the front yard. Oranges, Lemons, Limes, and Guava and Passion fruit when in season seem

to draw these birds on to the aina (land).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nani Hussey Svendsen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014

About Nani Hussey Svendsen

Nani in Hawaiian means "beautiful" or a "good thing." Nani Svendsen is active in the Kohala community, as a business woman and organizer of cultural celebrations. Nani's Hawaiian roots claim seven generations in Niulii Village.

Besides operating the guest houses and her volunteer work, Nani is a professional florist with over 30 years experience. She owns and operates He Nani Florist (it's beautiful) specializing in tropical floral designs for significant life events.

Don Svendsen came to Hawaii from a distant land and fell in love with Hawaii and Nani. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Don moved to Niulii in 1978 and learned to appreciate the multi-cultural lifestyle of the islands. A master finish carpenter by trade, he has built the guest houses and many of the homes in Kohala owned by friends he had made through the guest houses.

Nani and Don have hosted people from all walks of life at the guest houses: from old time Kohalans returning for reunions, to visitors from foreign lands. Kohala's Guest House welcomes all with a warm, "E komo mai....Aloha" Come in...Share the breath of life.

Why Nani Hussey Svendsen chose Hawi

We built Kohala's Guest House ourselves to welcome all of our guests to experience our wonderful village of Niulii in historic North Kohala.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
5

The highlight of our Hawaiian vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We met our friends here at Nani and Don's and enjoyed the very best of Hawaii. Comfortable fully equipped accommodation, a yard full of breakfast fruits to be enjoyed daily, the excitement of the nearby birth of an endangered Monk Seal (and our daily walk to check it's progress), spectacular vistas of the north coast, quaint and cute local small towns, and most of all the chance to see the history of old Hawaii through Nani's invitation. We were very lucky and pleased. You need a car, but it is worth it!
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa. I am delighted that you chose to stay with us. As hosts, its our kuleana (responsibility) to try to make ourselves available to our guests. I am glad that we did get to share some time together and show you how we live and interact in our village and community. When visitors choose to slow down to feel the heartbeat of North Kohala they get to find and experience the true gems that are hidden to those who continue to move with the pace from which they came from. The most beautiful thing in sharing is creating new friendships.
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
5

Quiet, homey, will stay again

  • 5 of 5
Escape the busy condo and resorts scenes in this home away from home. Quiet and comfortable in a residential area, pick your own fruit from the yard. Watched a mom and baby monk seal at the park just down the road, nice unique shops in the area, great hiking. It's an easy drive to Hapuna Beach, and even to the Hilo side. Owners are well respected culture keepers and will share the aloha! My favorite place to stay on the Island.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your nice review. We appreciate knowing that guests can truly get a sense of Hawaiian culture in action. I often ask those who get to spend time with me on our aina to use their senses, and trust their naau (gut) in what they are experiencing as they connect physically, mentally and spiritually. The island is a wonderful place to practice connecting to every element possible, A hui hou!
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
Ashland, OR
5

Beautiful, Comfortable, Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is perfect. Nani has filled the space with comfortable furnishings, lovely artwork, and informative and interesting reading materials. The HUGE bed was like sleeping on a cloud. The washer and dryer are a wonderful plus. I especially loved the hibiscus, lilikoi, and plumeria, in the yard and wore a flower in my hair every day! And, wonderful citrus from the yard as well. The drive there takes you to another world. Plus there is so much to do in the area! If I ever make it back to North Kohala, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am a great supporter of visitors who can appreciate the Hawaiian culture. When I come across such guests i am moved to share my experiences and my aloha.
Mahalo nui for staying with us.
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
Tucson, AZ
5

Couldn't ask for more

Couldn't ask for more
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had spent many working summers in North Kohala back in the 1970s and were returning for a much delayed visit. We couldn't have picked a better place to bring back fond memories. The Guest House was beautiful, comfortable, quiet, relaxing, what more can I say? We'd wake up before dawn and sit out on the lanai with coffee and watch the night sky slowly open up to day. The house is fully stocked with everything you need to make a home; there's a washer and dryer too. We're already trying to figure out how to come back and spend more time!! Thank you, Don and Nani, for working us into your own vacation schedule, and letting us enjoy your place.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui for choosing to stay with us in our little village. It has been a mission of ours to provide a quiet place that enables our guest to experience what we get to live each day as an islander and not just as a tourist. I am glad that you got to relive some of your Kohala experiences and know that the essences of sweetness and the connection to the aloha spirit is still thriving.
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
Kapaa'u
5

Amazing Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5
This is a great secluded location in Kapaau, the 10 minute drive from Hawi is amazing. Close to the Pololu Valley/ Black Sand beach. Some of the best beaches on the island are only 25 minutes away(Hapuna & Mauna Kea) Very clean and comfortable with amazing views. We didn't want to leave. You couldn't ask for better hospitality from the owners.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Serving families is something that Don and I truly believe in. Ohana (family) is most important in our culture which includes everyone. I am happy that our accommodations suited your needs. Aloha no!
business
Kohala's Guest House offers an immersion of island living at its finest.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377260
+1 -808 895-2963
Hawi Kohala Coast
sherwood park ab canada
5

Second Visit

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit and was even more enjolable than our first visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Car: necessary

Kohalas Guest House is within walking distance to Keokea Beach Park. The park has a fresh water stream flowing into the ocean almost all year round. Keokea Park is a surfing spot used by the islanders and is great for picnicking or whale watching during the winter months. Niulii Village is a hikers paradise as Pololu Valley is less than two miles away. Guests usually pack a lunch and spend a day hiking down into the valley and bask in the sweet breath of Kohalas kamakani (wind).

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Rates & Availability

Hawi House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes

  • $85-$140/nt - $525-$700/wk
  • one bedroom & one bath with full kitchen, dining & living room, lanai, & carport priced at 85.00 per night
    two bedrooms & one bath with full kitchen, dining & living room, lanai, & carport priced at 105.00 per night
    two bedrooms & two baths with full kitchen, dining & living room, lanai, & carport priced at 125.00 per night
    three bedrooms & two baths with full kitchen, dining & living room, lanai and carport priced at 140.00per night

    Hema Hale extra person add 10.00 per nite

    *Two Minimum night stay
  • weekly rate for one bedroom & one bath with all the above is 525.00
    weekly rate for two bedrooms and two baths with all the above is 625.00
    weekly rate for entire three bedroom house with all the above is 700.00
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Amenities

Hawi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Verizon subscribers broadband cell signal available for internet.

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