Located 2 miles from Hawi town in North Kohala our Mediterranean timber frame Villa combines old world charm with modern cozy comfort and convenience. The home is perfect for a small or large family or 2 families vacationing together that want a combination of privacy to do their own thing yet have the option to get together in the large living/dining area and lanai/courtyard.
The home (2800 square feet) can accommodate private family vacations or a group get away with 2 separate sections 'Main House' (2 bedrooms and loft) and 'Guest Wing' (2 bedrooms and pull out couch) the entire home comfortably sleeps up to ten people.
•Main House: 2 Bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), 2 full baths, loft with queen bed, large kitchen and living room with half bath, fireplace, laundry, (sleeps 6).
•Guest Wing: 2 bedrooms (1 queen & 2 twin), sleeping couch, 1 full bath, kitchen and living area, (Sleeps 5)
•Access from both sections: 400 square foot Lanai open to a 550 square foot courtyard with panoramic view of the ocean and Maui.
Located off the scenic Kohala Mountain Road, considered to be in the top 10 scenic roads in the USA, this elegant timber frame home on 2 acres overlooks sheep and cattle grazing in the foreground and the ocean with Maui view in the far ground. Whales can be seen from the courtyard during the migration season, December - May.
The Main House living room opens through a 12’ partition door to the Makai (ocean side) Lanai and courtyard where the BBQ grill and outdoor dining are set up. The Mauka (mountain) side of the house has a large yard with emu (pit for roasting the pig for a luau) and horse pasture. The house is located on a 2 acre lot in a spacious sub division yet it affords plenty of privacy for the optional outdoor shower surrounded by the scent of tropical flowers.
The town of Hawi is located in the historic and diverse northern part of the Big Island of Hawaii known as the district of North Kohala. It is a rural area rich in the history of old Hawaii. The birthplace of King Kamehameha I, North Kohala’s town of Hawi is the center of this previous sugar plantation community. Away from the crowds and traffic of the southern Kona coast. The area is a mix of fine art galleries and restaurants with entertainment of famous musicians as well as casual eateries, ice cream/coffee shops and cafes. Things get busier for a week in October when the Kohala fair and the Iron Man bike Race come to town.
With in a short drive from Hawi Town there is incredible sightseeing, hiking, beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing as well as vehicle and zip line tours and a small golf course. The magnificent Pololu Valley with its black sand beach is close by as well. It is a 25 minute drive to the white sand Resort beaches and world class golf courses of which Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach are in the top 10 in the world.
Within a few miles is the 8500 acre Kahua Ranch for horseback riding, wagon rides, and petting zoo as well as an evening of story telling, music, dancing, and BBQ at a working cattle ranch. Continuing along the mountain road brings you to the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Waimea/Kamuela, and it’s famous Parker Ranch (the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the country) as well as fine restaurants and shopping.
Beyond Waimea is the beautiful Hamakua Coast, with the rodeo in Honoka'a, the spectacular Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls, a coastal scenic drive with spectacular botanical gardens to Hilo Town, home of the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, in April.
Upon your arrival to the house, our manager will meet you and give you all the information you may need for your stay. If you need specialized amenities and assistance with your stay ... that can be arranged as well.
Anna was born and raised in Sweden and met Reed von Gal in California before they moved to Hilo in 1974 for her to attend nursing school. Since then they lived in Sweden and Vermont but are working on getting back to the Big Island and the best spot on the Island, Hawi. We purchased the 2 acre lot in Maliu Ridge subdivision in the year 2000 and collected building materials, furniture and art from the U.S. mainland, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and China. The construction of the timber frame started in 2005 and the house was completely finished in 2009. We split our time between Vermont and Hawaii and look forward to developing relationships with people who appreciate the beauty of our dream house and enjoy sharing it with us.
Having lived on the big island and visiting the other Islands we are convinced that this is the best spot in the state and because we split our time between Hawi and the mainland we are able to share our home with others to cover some of the expenses.
The house has an elegance yet is very cozy. It can accommodate a big family or 2 separate families traveling together - while not feeling crowded. Families can spend time together in the large living room, prepare meals in the spacious kitchen and eat/entertain in the grand lanai/courtyard or have more private time in individual kitchen/living room areas. The property is located in an upscale and safe non-gated community. There are horses grazing in the back yard and a multitude of activities within minutes.