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Hawi peaceful, spacious Garden Cottage-your tropical home away from home

Bedrooms 1
Space 880 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom,1 bath, full kitchen,dining area, large living room & lanai, sleeps 2

Wonderful spacious, modern cottage with all the tropical Hawaii charm located on a 1 1/2 acre macadamia nut farm near Hawi Town.You will love the large open living area with high ceilings, bamboo floor and tasteful decor. Enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen with craftsman made cabinets, granite counter tops and gas cooktop in kitchen island. The Cottage has a 200 sq ft lanai with daybed for lazing around and enjoying the garden as well as a BBQ for your outdoor entertaining.

You will enjoy this beautiful retreat away from the hassle and bustle, yet only one mile above historic Hawi town and 10 minutes from North Kohala’s Beach Parks. A great place to rejuvenate, meditate and enjoy that off the beaten track old Hawaii feel.

If you have a larger family or group of friends we also have a lovely 2 bedroom,2 bath custom home available on the same property . We are on a 1 1/2 acres macadamia nut orchard and both places a situated so they have total privacy.See HomeAway #336353

Hawi area Info: Our cottage is located one mile above Hawi town in historical North Kohala - this is still wonderful “Old Hawaii” an off the ' beaten track' unique are. We are minutes from Kapaa, Mahukona and Keokea state beach parks as well as the black sand beach and hiking of Pololu Valley . You can easily take advantage of these parks and hiking trails, or you may want to have fun on an ATV Tour, Horseback Ride or a Zipline Adventure. There are also plenty of ”casual to gourmet “dining choices in town, plus a grocery store, deli and farmers market with locally grown , organic produce if you choose to cook.There is a 6 hole mini golf course with driving range and tennis courts in Kapaau town about 2 miles from the house.

Hawi Town has the Kohala Coffee Mill for Breakfast and lunch or a Tropical Dreams ice cream treat. Elements Jewelery store across the street offers a great selection of unique gifts and ' As Hawi Turns 'clothing and gift shop next door is also a 'must see'.

more area info: Don't miss the Kava Bar and Sushi Rock Restaurant in Hawi .

Kapaau has a Yoga Studio with daily classes you can participate in. There are some nice places for lunch in Kapaau as well: enjoy the culinary delights at Gill's Lanai Minnie's, Nanbu Courtyard Cafe and the Kings View Cafe' . There is much more, you will just have to go out and explore.......enjoy!

More Details

Kerstin Preyasi Exter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Kerstin Preyasi Exter

We sailed to Hawaii from the South Pacific in 1991 and the Island welcomed us so much that we are still here today! We love to travel and explore new places preferably from a nice , home-like base. We used our travel experiences to create a welcoming home away from home for you.

We are woodworkers by trade and have included our expertise as well as our love for detail and beauty into our properties.

We love local food and cooking so our kitchen is well equipped.

We support sustainability- we have solar power ( with electric back up), we compost and recycle, we have herbs, nuts and fruit in out garden that we are happy to share with you.

We both meditate and Kerstin practices yoga. When we are on island we are happy to share our Yoga and meditation shala with our guests.

Kerstin Preyasi Exter purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kerstin Preyasi Exter chose Kohala Coast

We got word about this Macadamia orchard from friends who live next door while we were traveling. Since we loved layed-back North Kohala and had lived and fallen in love with Hawi Town already we made an offer sight unseen and proceeded to design and build our little piece of paradise that we now share with travelers.

What makes this cottage unique

We offer you a unique, beautiful, safe and welcoming place to relax. This is not just a vacation rental, this is a home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful stay at the Hawi house - we enjoyed every aspect of it! The house really exceeded our expectations, it was super comfortable and felt like home right from the first day. I will definitely recommend it to friends and we will be back during our next trip to the island. I discovered so much more to see and do there - cant wait!
Nov 2012
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Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Glass door shower stall, spacious bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This cottage is best suited for couple sharing a bed , but can also work for two single persons. There is a comfy queen bed in the bedroom with quality mattress and 100%cotton sheets and comforter. There is a pull out futon couch in the living room as well should separate sleeping areas be desired.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a a coffee press , an espresso maker , a coffee grinder and a teapot for your morning brew. The kitchen has a stainless steel countertop convection oven that allows you to toast, broil, re-heat and convection bake and a microwave. Cooking is on a 4 burner gas stovetop. There is WiFi, please bring your own computer. We provide Dish Network TV and a blueray /DVD player.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Hawi peaceful, spacious Garden Cottage-your tropical home away from home
average rating of 4.883721 based on 45 reviews

Well-appointed, spotless, comfortable, and peaceful accommodations, run by delightful owners.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many guest homes in the North Kohala area. All have been very nice and well maintained. But our recent stay here was exceptional. The vaulted ceiling and skylights added tremendous volume to the already spacious floor plan and maintained a comfortable interior temperature both day and night. We appreciated the fit and finish of every square inch of the interior, the beautiful cabinets, granite countertops, wood floors, and comfortable furnishings. The laundry room held full-size appliances and drying lines were available. The kitchen is well supplied with everything you need to make 3-course meals. If you prefer to eat breakfast in-house, there are several good restaurants and a coffee bar just a couple of minutes away in Hawi. We did not miss having a pool or hot tub, nor did we miss an ocean view. We prefer going to the beach, swimming in the ocean or walking on the shore. At the end of an active day outside we enjoyed returning to our luxurious retreat. We retired early, slept soundly, and arose to the crow of a rooster somewhere in this rural setting. We liked listening to the morning songs and watching the activity of birds while we had coffee and breakfast on the veranda. In short, we enjoyed all the comforts and cleanliness of home in a peaceful, quiet and private location on this beautiful island. Kerstin and Artulyo are very pleasant, worldly, amiable, and accommodating hosts. We look forward to our next visit and hope their cottage is available. Thank you,

J & S in California

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you and we are looking forward to having you stay with us again !
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Thoughtful, Peaceful, and Beautiful Hawi Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to our awesome hosts for a very peaceful and relaxing stay. What a beautiful space you have created.. It truly lacks nothing. Looking forward to staying here again soon! Mahalos and Aloha

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Kohala Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we had at your cottage. It was the most relaxing accommodation you can imagine. Location is excellent for enjoying the true beauty of Hawaii. Not only are there so many things to see and do in Kohala but just a very short drive to so many areas is easy from Hawi. Beaches, mountains, rain forest, Hamakua Coast, valleys, on and on. Your cottage is pristine with all the amenities required. Would absolutely stay with you again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Bit of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Hawi Cottage! The setting is unique, private and amazing. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary there and we couldn't have picked a better place. We had some rain and some good winds while we were there which made the cottage seem even more cozy! I really can't say enough about our stay. Thank you so much! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Stellar Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this beautiful cottage. We always find it clean and well appointed. There's a great big table for my vacation crafting (rubber stamp postcards and calligraphy practice) and Jim's computer. There's not only a French Press for coffee but also a stove top espresso machine. The on site waste receptacles allow one to keep the cottage fastidiously clean and therefore pestfree! The outdoor geckos are varied (we found 3 species) and one likes tiny bites of banana, please. The place is quiet and close to Hawi and its excellent everything (food, stores, real estate agent). There's laundry facilities, allowing one to pack less. Our dive equipment was easily maintained with the provided hose. The owners are available and responsive to any questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, comfortable home in good area of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

The home is comfortable, roomy, thoughtfully-designed and well-maintained. The property has lush landscaping and feels very private and quiet even though there are other homes nearby. The home is well-equipped with everything we might need to have a great stay. The owner and property manager were very easy to communicate with before and during our stay. The North Kohala region of the Big Island was a nice place to stay while we enjoyed beaches, hiking and exploring the area. Hawi is a friendly place. The zip line excursion was one of the highlights of our stay. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hapuna Beach Park
"Great beach for the whole family- nice boogie boarding too."
Waipio Valley Lookout
"One of the most beautiful views in the world!"
Mauna Kea Beach
"Ahhhh...paradise! lovely sandy beach and great swimming spot. "
Pololu Valley
"Just a 10 minute drive from our Hawi Garden Cottage. This is a nice lookout and a great spot..."
Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine & Musiquarium
"This is our favorite place to listen to live music and go dancing. Open Thursday through Sun..."
Bamboo Restaurant
"Enjoy the quaint Hawaiiana atmosphere at the Bamboo restaurant right downtown Hawi.Great for..."
Sushi Rock Restaurant
"Our favorite restaurant in Hawi !"
"special occasion?-this is a great place for a romantic dinner by the sea."
Kiholo Bay
"Great place for a whole day on the beach - turquoise blue lagoon."
Kings' Shops
"great shopping and dining spot half way between Keahole-Kona Airport and Hawi"
Waipio Valley
"a wonderful place! rent a 4 wheel drive or take the Waipio Shuttle down into the valley."
Queens' MarketPlace
"great shopping and dining half way between Hawi and Kailua-Kona"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
keahole airport,kailua-kona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sushi Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kapaau Golf Range
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bamboo, Sushi Rock, Lighthouse Deli
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Spencer Beach Park, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: ATV adventure tours, Zip- line adventures


Rates & Availability

Hawi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii tax ID:TA-137-398-4768-01, GE-137-398-68-01
monthly rates = 30 nights
one time cleaning fee $ 75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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