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Amazing VIEWS, Spacious, Farmstead Living, Hosts with Aloha

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Three stunning acres, 1400 sq. feet of living area, view of Maui, close to Hawi

Fantastic VIEWS, Spacious, Country Living, Hosts with Aloha

Private, Ocean and Maui Views on a three-acre farmstead

Executive Suite for the price of a studio * Enjoy the spirit of aloha in this private setting with fruit orchard and gorgeous ornamental and edible gardens.

The property is stunning offering magnificent views of the ocean and the nearby island of Maui and lovely sunsets from the Zen Pond. The view from the bedroom; gardens, rolling hills down to the sea with Maui in the distance. At night, enjoy the heavenly skies, by day beautiful scenery.

Accommodations include an over-sized bedroom, king bed, private bath and there is a delightful courtyard, BBQ Area. We converted our double garage, into a spacious, lovely kitchenette, and living area with a library. The Hula sitting room is adjacent to the accommodations. Garden setting, and outstanding views on the property.

We offer natural toiletries. Cable TV and Wi-Fi Internet. A welcome fruit basket is replenished daily during your stay. You are also invited to harvest whatever you can eat from our orchard and gardens during your stay.

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Property Manager
Donna Maltz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Donna Maltz

Aloha, from Donna and Kevin, the Host of Always In Season Farmstead. We have been coming to the island since 1984 and are finally full-time residence in our gorgeous farmstead location.

In the summer months, Kevin runs the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery & Café in Homer Alaska, a successful natural Bakery & Cafe since 1982. We also run a lovely eco-friendly vacation rental home in Homer AK called A Memorable Experience.

Always In Season Farmstead has enables us to combine our love for food, people, and the planet into one. This is an awesome place to rest, relax, rejuvenate, get married, renew your vows, have a farm to table meal, take a culinary class and have some fun.

I graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I have been trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on all my experience and this knowledge, I now enjoy teaching culinary classes, hosting wellness retreats, and coaching entrepreneurs and individuals choosing to make a change. I am also the Author of a book soon to release.

Donna Maltz purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Donna Maltz chose Kohala Coast

When we travel, we always look for the out of the way places for a unique experience. That is what you will find at Always In Season Farmstead Retreat. We also look for Value, and this upcountry Paradise offers you spectacular landscaped grounds and an Executive Country Suite with a kitchen, for the price of a Studio.

Always In Season Farmstead sits in a park-like setting with majestic views. This upcountry Eco-friendly property will take your breath away. We compost, recycle and are avid gardeners. At Always in Season, our home is powered by the sun. We are on three acres, yet if feels like 3000. Forest, pastures and ranch land surround us with a few other county homes in view.

We had been living in Hawaii for ten years before we bought this property. We choose it for the amazing view, cooler climate, and privacy.

You are close to town, to the best swimming on the island and to many great adventures.

If you are looking for beauty in a tropical setting, you will find it at Always In Season Farmstead. We love the fact that we can grow the best fruits and veggies here at this elevation. We also love the fact that there are very few bugs and so much beauty. We enjoy our guest!

Kevin and I have been professional chefs for over 30 years, and we offer our guests the opportunity to take a culinary class and or enjoy a Farm to Table Meal.

Always In Season is a perfect venue for a small intimate wedding or to renew your vows. We offer affordable wedding packages with a catered Farm to Table Meal.

We look forward to meeting you.

Aloha, Kevin and Donna Maltz

What makes this cottage unique

At Always in Season you can harvest from the gardens, cook in a great kitchenette, enjoy the majestic views, amazing sunsets, and experience the farmstead lifestyle in comfort.

Get a massage in your room, take a culinary class or enjoy a Farm to Table Meal.

The opportunities are endless… Take advantage of us... we know the secret spots on the Island, and we will gladly share them with you.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Amazing VIEWS, Spacious, Farmstead Living, Hosts with Aloha
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5
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A wonderful spot from which to explore the north and northwest areas of the island, away from resort-land. Donna was a gracious, easygoing host, quick to offer excellent advice about where to roam and where to eat. She was terrific with our toddler, who now keeps talking about wanting to go to "Donna's house." We had free rein to explore the property, pick fruit, and make our own fresh juice. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and extraordinarily quiet. The open-air living room/kitchen area were unusual but easy to get used to. And when we discovered we'd made an accident with our booking (short-changing ourselves a night), Donna was completely accommodating and set us up in her additional guest space, which featured an outdoor shower with hot water that we absolutely LOVED.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and peaceful getaway from the usual condo/beach stay.

  • 5 of 5
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My wife and I truly enjoyed a taste of "rural" Big Island living. We weren't there long enough but really appreciated the hospitality of our hosts. The bedroom and bath were very comfortable. The "kitchen/dining area" in the garage was a bit different but well supplied and worked very well.

We'd recommend staying here for a taste of more "real" Hawaii living and we plan to return. It's well situated to take in attractions of the north of the Big Island and still be close enough to the great beaches in the Kohala district.

Sushi Rock restaurant in Hawi was terrific.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We loved having you as our guest and look forward to sharing more time with you on your next visit. We especially enjoyed our in-depth conversations sharing like-minded views. Its guest like you that make Always In Season a joy to run. Big Love Donna & Kevin
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Absolutely Enjoyable Always In Season

  • 5 of 5
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We were very impressed with our stay at "Always In Season" and would highly recommend it to others. It was our first time on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were in Hawi for a wedding and spent four nights there. Donna and Kevin were very gracious hosts and attentive to our questions and needs. They checked in with us every day to provide suggestions for activities and ways to have an enjoyable time in the Hawi area. We loved the hiking ,snorkeling, and park suggestions. Having fresh fruit-oranges, grapefruit, lemons, bananas and papaya every day from their bounteous garden was a real treat! There was a fruit juicer and blender in the kitchen, so we were able to make our protein smoothies every day. We enjoyed eating the fruit without juicing as well as it was so sweet and juicy. We enjoyed having coffee outside in the morning, and a glass of wine in the evening with the wonderful view of the ocean, of their garden and sheep, and with the horses next door. The bedroom and bathroom were downright comfortable, and we had a lot of privacy. The views from the bedroom and bathroom of the garden area were lovely. The kitchen provided all the usual necessities and more. It had a sitting area and a view of the front yard if you wanted it. There was also another separate sitting room on the property to read or relax with views of the garden. All in all, we wish we had more time to spend there and will return to the wonderful Always in Season VRBO.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to write the wonderful review. We really enjoyed visiting with you both. Great conversations. We have been having steeler weather here the past few day after a real rainy period. Everything is lush and green. Wish you were here to enjoy. Look forward to your next visit. Cheers Donna & Kevin
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Always in Season. It's hard to decide which aspect was best. I think picking fresh citrus and squeezing fresh juice was among the top. The property was lovely and quiet. We were able to relax in the privacy of the yard. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. Donna and Kevin were lovely hosts, giving us great advice on where to go as we visited the area. I would highly recommend Always in Season and I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, great to get your PERFECT review. We really enjoyed meeting you guys so MUCH. We sure hope to get to spend more time with you next time. Still plugging away at my book... have my hands and brain full. Beautiful day here today... Just ate a grapefruit thinking of you enjoying it.
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Month stay - February 2016

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described on VRBO and the Always-in-Season Retreat personal site. A beautiful 3 acre property with varied vegetation including fruit bearing trees, a perfect site at 1500 feet elevation with views of the ocean and Maui across the channel, and comfortable evening temperatures. Our hosts Donna and Kevin were welcoming and friendly, and interesting conversationalists. We had a thoroughly relaxing month stay - the Kawi-North Kohala area has much of interest, and the 19 mile ride along the ridge to Waimea is worth doing more than once. This property is a good alternative to a resort or condo stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sam and Isabel, We truly miss you guys! thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Wish you were here this week to enjoy the lovely weather. Whales still breaching as they enjoy their last few weeks before heading off to Alaska. We just harvested another rack of banana;s, wish you were here to enjoy them.
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description of rental needs 'rewording'

  • 3 of 5
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The location is spectacular, but the view from the renter's quarters didn't have that view. From the window there was a water view. The sunsets weren't visible unless you walked through the grass & stood or brought a chair & sat in the middle of the lawn. I expected to watch the sunset from the comfort of an area inside or near the room - perhaps with a glass of wine.

The large bedroom/LR was musty-smelling & the couch fabric was worn-out/frayed in several places. It definitely is in need of some updating.

But the most disappointing of all was being shown the kitchen & dining/sitting area which is in the garage!!! They specially write about the kitchen in the description. Not my idea of a kitchen. I ate in the bedroom, as I found it positively skivvy to eat at a table with a placemat, in a garage with a washer/dryer, storage areas & a total lack of ambiance.

They're a very nice couple, but that does not diminish my disappointment in this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you can well imagine we were devastated to get this review. We wish the guest shared her feelings with us in person. We had several lovely conversations over her week stay and she never once mentioned any dissatisfaction. We even went out of my way to help her find real estate and shared our special places with her. Had we know she was felling this way we would have graciously offered to find other accommodations for her precious vacation time. Part of how we earn our living is doing our vacation rental, which we love to do! We enjoy our guests, even this one. As you can see by the other reviews, folks love our place. Reviews like this one can hurt business so we hope you take the time to read all the other positive reviews and consider staying with us. As far as the Sunset, in the middle of winter you can see the sunset from the Zen Pond and other places on the property just steps from the accommodations, with a glass of wine or not. I am sitting in the rental right now looking out at the beautiful view of the gardens, rolling hills and the ocean with Maui in the distance. Of course, all views depend on the weather. The other views on the property are spectacular and you are invited to enjoy them while strolling the lovely property anytime, as most of our guest do, enjoying the gardens and picking fruit. We converted a double garage into the kitchenette/living room, with a library and provide a washer and dryer for our guest which we use when the guests are not around. We do not store personal belongings in there. This space has been well received by our guest. It is decorated nicely and fully equipped for basic cooking. Very homey and comfortable with a lovely garden view. Our other guest have enjoy the lovely decorated, fully furnished area immensely. Many even commented doing something similar with their own garage. Guest are also welcome to take advantage of the lovely Hula room, an extra sitting room provide with a desk, couch and over sized comfortable chair. Many guest love to eat in there as well. The total accommodation space is 1400 sq. feet. Plenty of comfortable space to enjoy. We do have a new couch on order and agree it needed some updating but the one in there was a very nice couch all the same. We recognize this is precious vacation time and we wish to provide a wonderful place and service to our guests, never a disappointment. Give us a call anytime for more details Look forward to meeting you Much Aloha Donna and Kevin
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bamboo, Light House Deli
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Akoni Pule Hwy (Rt 270)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sushi Rock, Light House Deli, Kohala Coffee Mill,
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Hawi, is known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October, the best whale watching coastline, delicious eateries, brilliant artits and musicians, organic farming, unique shopping opportunities, wonderful alternative healers including massage therapists, acupuncture, naturopath’s, herbalists, yoga therapists and more .

This charming historic town is situated on the northern tip of the Big Island rich with rich history and culture.

The Climate is a bit cooler than the hot coastline and we get our share of refreshing, revitalizing wind, which keeps the air some of the cleanest in the world.

A few miles north of Hawi is the fun historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. Here you will find Kamehameha Park, which offers free use of great tennis courts, a public swimming pool and wonderful children’s playground. There is even a small user-friendly golf course for a nominal fee.

Continue driving east on Highway 270 and you’ll literally come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view and hike down to the valley. Keokea Beach Park is not to be missed as a wonderful place for picnic.

A few Miles south of Hawi are my favorite swimming and snorkeling spots on the Island. We will have to guide you to get to some of them. Mahukona Beach Park is my favorite place to whale watch and swim. If you want to fish, we can send you in the right direction. There are many historical sites and parks along the coastline to enjoy. Kawaihae is 17 miles away and offers great dinning and music at the Blue Dragon Restaurant, or you can enjoy Café Pesto’s cuisine. This is also where one of the islands most used harbor resides and where the old style Canoe teams launch their boats.

We have a great Farmers Market every Saturday under the majestic Banyan Tree. Terrific Art Galleries, excellent restaurants, and endless entertainment await you in the quaint villages of Hawi and Kapaau.

Guests can go on energizing hikes using the nearby trails. Kohala Zipline and other fun Eco Tours are 5-10 minutes away.

Mahukona Beach Park and spectacular Pololu Valley are just a 15 minute drive away.

Always In Season is a 1 hour drive from the Kona Airport and close to just about anything this magical Island has to offer. We love assisting our guests with their island vacation.

There are also wonderful class's and events at the Kohala Village Hub, Yoga in several places, Check at GoKohala website.


Rates & Availability

Hawi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season
Nov 20 2016 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

We look forward to assisting you to insure you have a memorable experience at Always In Season Farmstead and while visiting the Big Island. Feel free to give us a call. Plan to stay for a least a few days... so much to do and see around here... You are going to love it!
Culinary Classes and Farm to Table Meals are extra cost.
Aloha Donna & Kevin

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toiletries provided
  • Our bathroom includes a shower and bathtub with super soft organic towels and natural shampoos, soaps, and conditioners.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Based on double occupancy $25 for additional guest
  • A luxurious bedroom awaits with all the amenities you need including a TV, organic cotton bedding, a cozy couch and rocking chair, and a large closet. The bedroom is so peaceful looking out to our gardens and the magnificent ocean views. It is a great place to relax, read, nap, and hang out.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You have the option to take a culinary class and enjoy a farm to table meal. You are welcome to harvest from the gardens and fruit trees. Enjoy the art around the property and all the sitting areas. The Zen Pond is the perfect place to watch the sun set.

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