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Hawi Haven -- the Fun & Relaxing Place to Stay!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jan 2007
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Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove your shoes/slippahs before entering the house to prevent sand and dirt from accumulating. Mahalo!
  • It is the guest's responsibility to remove garbage, $25 fee applied if not removed. $25 fee for house key replacement for lost/missing key
  • Preferred Payment by echeck, bank draft or personal check. If using credit card, fees assessed will be deducted from the returned Security Deposit.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Easily onverts to king size, Baby Cribs (1) PaknPlay available
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
DVD & VCR library, Hair dryers, small book and board game library, Washer and Dryer, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Beach Chairs, Pac-n-Play available, No Smoking inside


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Hawi Haven -- the Fun & Relaxing Place to Stay!!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
Juneau, Alaska

We had a fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paul!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Hawi Haven and were able to use it as a base for day trips out to the other parts of the Island! We appreciate guests like you and hope to have you return! Mahalo!
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Charming House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was charming and filled with everything you could ever want. Obvious pride of ownership and excellent property manager as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Hawi Haven for years and continue to enjoy our time on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, neat, well-stocked!

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything! This home is extremely well stocked with everything you might need to enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We try to think of everything we'd like to have when we are there -- or anywhere! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hearing from you again when your travels take you back to the Big Island and lovely Hawi Town!!
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Beautiful house in charming location

  • 5 of 5

Hawi Haven is a true haven for anyone seeking relaxation. The house is beautifully restored, decorated and organized and it is very clear that the owners care a lot about taking good care of their house. The garden is a small oasis and there are many chicken and geckos to observe in a quiet neighborhood. The farmers' market is located just across the street as well as a few small shops and restaurants featuring amazing ice cream. There are lots of traveler's guide books and information about Hawaii in the house so you can just start exploring your surroundings comfortably without having to worry about anything. We would love to come back anytime.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like living at home in the tropics

  • 5 of 5

This was a repeat visit for my family. We enjoy the homey atmosphere that makes traveling with little ones easier. They had toys for the kids, and Internet and Cable for the adults. We enjoyed eating at Bamboo restaurant a few times but really liked cooking in that kitchen.

It is in a quiet neighborhood, but town is just a couple blocks away and on Saturday there is a Farmer's Market across the road that sells everything from produce to jewelry and local art. That is a great place to eat breakfast and listen to the local musicians sing Hawaiian music. It was a restful place and awaking to sounds of the birds and the hen and her chicks was a nice change from home.

I will definitely be staying here in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Island Eco Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Bamboo Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kohala Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Shave Ice
Nearest Point of Interest
Takata Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse Liquor
Nearest Point of Interest
Sushi Rock
Car: necessary

Rafting and ATVing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.26%

Preferred payment is by echeck or mailed personal check or bank draft. If payment by credit card is used, the guest pays the credit card fees on each transaction. Credit card transaction fees will be deducted from the amount refunded to the guest. Rental rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Missing keys will be assessed a $25 replacement fee. Removal of garbage accumulated during stay is the guest's responsibility; transfer station directions are in the information binder. Non-compliance will result in a $25 fee. Pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.