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Chris Wej

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Panoramic Ocean and Sunset Views - 3.5 acre Retreat

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Hawi Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedrooms,(two are open bedrooms) 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Thank you for showing interest in Kohala Lodge. This Beautiful 2400 square ft craftsman-style Paniolo (cowboy) retreat sets on 3.5 acers located at the Northwest coast of the Big Island above Historic town of Hawi. Wi-Fi available

The Lodge House has three bedrooms two baths and sleeps six comfortably. The second floor loft bedrooms overlooks the great room with large fireplace and 30 foot ceilings. Make a cozy fire for those cool evenings ( fire wood provided )

The spacious Master bedroom is located on the main floor with private bathroom. The Lodge House is a unique timber-framed paniolo-style ranch home made of high quality large yellow cedar wood. Come enjoy paradise in this relaxing, beautiful home with spectacular ocean and sunset views from just about every room.

Relax on the expansive font deck overlooking the ocean / see the Whales spouting when they are migrating through Hawaii. Finish your day barbequing on the grill and enjoy your food in our fully furnished kitchen.

Beach gear / Boogy boards / Towels and Laundry are also available...

The Kohala Coast offers great restaurants, shopping, Hawaiian culture, nature, beaches, hiking, zip lining, exploring, adventure, and much more. Come feed the animals and experience Kohala Lodges Charm / for more info go to: The horses of Kohala Lodge. Create your own special memories that will last a lifetime...

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Wej (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chris Wej

We fell in love with this magical property on top of the hill and decided to build a unique dream house for our retirement. We are too young to retire so decided to share it with you and your family as a vacation rental.

Chris Wej purchased this lodge in 1997

Why Chris Wej chose Kohala Coast

North Kohala is known as God's country. It is the richest part of the island in terms of natural beauty.

What makes this lodge unique

There are spectacular coastal views and You can see the chain of Hawaiian Island from the Lodge. There are moonbows on certain nights. Star gazing is perfect from this property.

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean and Sunset Views - 3.5 acre Retreat
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
5

Idillic setting and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this fantastic property. When we drove up, we all had our jaws drop. It is even lovelier than the pictures. The house sits high up the hill from the little town of Hawi and overlooks the ocean. When the clouds move out of the way, you can see Maui across the channel. The house is a beautiful lodge home that really fits the character of the area (the Parker Ranch/Waimea area horse properties). The owners live in a house screened by trees down the hill. You'd never know they were there unless you had a question or needed something, and then they were right there to ask. They have horses and sheep in the pasture just below the house and treats to feed them. My kids were in heaven waking up every day to an awesome tree swing, hammock in the trees, huge lawn, and animals to interact with. We loved sitting out on the huge front porch and watching the sunsets and stars. The house was well appointed and beds were comfortable. The town of Hawi has several really good restaurants and some of the best ice cream on the Island. There's a farmer's market and good grocery store, and fun artisan shops to browse through. Great beaches are a short drive away and they have boogie boards, towels, chairs and umbrella ready for you. If you are looking for a great place to get away from it all, this is it. We all wanted to move in and were really sad to leave. Thanks for an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint-Lazare, Quebec
5

Pure magic

  • 5 of 5

It was love at first sight online and the feeling was just as strong in situ. Peaceful location, 30 minutes from the beaches. The ranch-style house felt very authentic, comfortable, beautifully decorated. The horses and goats came to greet us when offered treats. Garden is gorgeous. It was like stepping in a dream... peaceful, blissful, wonderful! I highly recommend this place and would go back in a jiffy!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

MAGICAL IN HAWI BIG ISLAND KOHALA LODGE

  • 5 of 5

Do not look any further, I have stayed in many short term rentals and this is by far the best place to stay on the Big Island. The Kohala Lodge is so charming. A big bonus is viewing the animals at the Lodge and meeting Chris himself. If you want to get a sense of The Big Island, look no further. This place is SO SPECIAL, you will not want to leave. Book Now, before your dates are gone! Hopefully you can stay at this amazing place. There is nothing else like it on the Big Island!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenatchee, WA
5

Beautiful, peaceful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kohala Lodge. Our flight came in at 9pm and we had no problem getting to the house and settling in. Everything was just as described, if not better. The next day we were able to shop at Costco in Kona for supplies/groceries and then hit the beach in the afternoon (Hapuna is just 30 minutes or so from the house). We eventually caught up with Chris and chatted a bit about the history of the property while being entertained by his 10 day old lamb! The view from the porch is amazing and refreshing. We really didn't want to leave! If you'd like to get away from the chaos of the beaches and experience a truly restful vacation, this is the spot for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful view, authentically appointed paniolo style Hawaiian lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent Christmas at the Kohala lodge and it was wonderful! Sunrise and sunset views of the ocean, a fireplace for cool evenings, and a 15-25 minute drive to private coves or world-class beaches during the day. The home is wonderfully appointed with an old paniolo cowboy-style feel and sits on the hillside overlooking pastures with horses and sheep. Light showers flow in and out of the area so the grass between the gravel driveway and the front porch was quite muddy and there’s no way around it. A stepping stone or gravel pathway would be the only suggestion I could make to the owners to help with this transition from car to porch. Other than this, our stay was wonderful and we would happily return to the Kohala Lodge again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

Lovely getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect spot for a getaway. So serene, amazing views, and a completely different perspective from elsewhere on the island. We brought our kids (2 and 5) and they loved the area though we were thankful for a few DVDs and toys that were in the lodge to entertain them. The kitchen had most of what we needed. Hawi is a short drive (under 10 minutes) for grocery shopping and restaurants (Sushi Rock was great, even for the kids.)

The lodge looks exactly like the photos, even down to the cowboy boots. We loved sitting on the porch with a tea or coffee and enjoying the views and watching the animals. We drove to Pololu Valley and did the short hike down to the black sand beach and up again (even our 5 year old did it -- the 2 year old had to be carried up.) Not too far from Waimea which has a GREAT kids playground, fun farmers market. We also hit Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea beach (go early, like before 9am, to the latter if you want parking) and stopped at Anuenue Shave Ice on the way back. Only about 30 minutes away. The laundry facilities were much appreciated.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bamboo Resturant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
route 250
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bamboo
Car: necessary

Hiking several Trails

Pololu Lookout and Trail

Pololu Black Sand Beach

Zipline Adventure

Hapuna Beach is 25 minute drive

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Rates & Availability

Hawi Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$299
$2,093
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

First payment non refundable / Any damages will be charged to your credit card on file

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hawi Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms are on the main level. One is located in the Master suite and the other is location in the common living area located at the bottom of the stairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Open loft bedroom with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Open loft bedroom with King Bed overlooking great room
  • Master bedroom with private bathroom. Bedroom 2 and 3 are upstairs in an open loft area with a room divider.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Reconnect with your family and friends. Enjoy this beautiful Lodge that will add warmth to your vacation experience

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