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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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:bank draft/personal check. If using creditcard, fees are deducted from refunded Security Deposit. Contact Linda for info. 5107178758
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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(41 traveler reviews)

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Hawi Haven -- the Fun & Relaxing Place to Stay!!
average rating of 4.97561 based on 42 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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Salem, Oregon, USA

Well equipped, clean, homey and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been here five or six times and will keep on coming! Large and comfortable (but not super-fancy) house with everything you need. Responsive and helpful house manager and owners. Located within a short walk of “downtown” Hawi with several restaurants, cafes and shops. Hawi is a bit out of the way from the more touristy and busy areas of Kona, Hilo, and Waimea, but that’s what adds to its appeal!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Alex! We love the appeal of Hawi being away from the touristy areas, too! Looking forward to your return when your travels take you back to the Big Island!
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Great for a family or group; one of our favorite VRBO's.

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are great. An easy walk to town; plenty of privacy and ideal for a family or group. We were two parents, two adult sons and one girlfriend and were quite comfortable. The house had plenty of room; and was nicely furnished and well-equipped. We travel a lot; have stayed in numerous VRBO's (this was one of the best) and much prefer that experience to resorts and cruises. A car is a must and drives to beaches, restaurants, and various sights can take some time. We ate in a few times but mostly went to restaurants. and consumed lots of fresh fish. In Hawi, we had coffee everyday at Kohala Coffee Mill and excellent sushi at Sushi Rock. In Waimea we went to Big Island Brewhaus twice for good beers and mexican food. Also went to the Seafood Bar in Kawaihae twice; lousy view but excellent food and drinks, esp. at Happy hour. Ventures to resort restaurants resulted in high prices and average food. Kailua-Kona is great if you like crowds of tourists., long waits and watery drinks. Favorite beaches were at Hapuna and Mauna Kea resort. Polulu Valley; mountain roads; Hilo; Kilauea; and snorkeling were high on our list. The weather is mostly sunny but unpredictable and changes from moment to moment and town to town. A memorable vacation made better by Hawi Haven.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, Jake and Lee Ann! We are so glad you could enjoy some great family time together during your stay! And thank you for adding your favorite spots and experiences! We hope you can return to Hawi Haven when your travels bring you back to the Big Island! Aloha!
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Johnstown, CO

Excellent property right in town

  • 5 of 5

This property is very well stocked and is adorable. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Arlene! Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you stay again when your travels bring you back to North Kohala on The Big Island!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy! We are glad you could stay and that you enjoyed yourselves! Please keep us in mind for your next trip to the Big Island! Mahalo!
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Juneau Alaska

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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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




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.

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