|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Hale Ke Aloha.. House of Love
Situated on 2 acres, this spacious 1 bedroom lovers cottage has recently been updated and sits on the top perch of a tropical fruit orchard. Walk out your front door and harvest the seasons sweetness including mango, lychee, banana, coconut, avocado, mangosteen, star fruit, sugarcane, pineapple, and many more. Whether in the sunroom with books and music or the screened lanai, enjoy the comfort and peace of birdsong and ever present tradewinds. This private cottage is perfect for a get-away feel, yet still close enough to walk to the quaint unspoiled town of Hawi. Come to be alone and take advantage of a slow pace of living, or bring the kids(or the kid in you!) and enjoy a variety of local adventures including zip lining, ATV rides, horsebackriding, mountain and road bike tours, hiking, 'flumin da ditch' and many more! We welcome children, and can provide books, games etc. Our home is your home- come and enjoy the simple satisfying life of the Big I.
Whether you want to relax and watch the sun set into the tropical trees, spend the day at the beach, or have an eco-adventure… there are many options to enjoy in this special preserved part of the island. Local living is just a short walk away to the quaint unspoiled historic town of Hawi. Feel the aloha in this slow paced welcoming North Kohala village. From homemade coconut lilikoi fudge and macadamia nut ice cream to an assortment of local farm grown produce, meats, and fish available at farmers markets ...savor the flavor of the tropics. We also recommend the many delicious restaurants and cafes, often including great live music... even on a Sunday morning while you sip your fine cafe, smoothie or tasty breakfast! Or browse the Hawaii inspired shops with everything from art and jewelry to shell inlaid toilet seat covers… something for everyone!
Just a 15-minute drive to the north end of the island. Park the car, take many breathtakingly beautiful photos, and then enjoy a 20-minute walk down to the Pololu Valley black sand beach (probably clicking photos at every turn!). A 25-minute drive south brings you to our favorite beaches on the island. Each one offering its unique qualities from reef snorkeling and diving to white sand sunbathing and surfing. You can stop 5 minutes sooner and sign up for many other activities including dolphin and whale watching, manta ray diving, scuba/snuba, dinner/sunset cruises, sport fishing, etc.
For yet a different climate head 20 minutes up the mountain road through 'paniolo' (Hawaiian cowboy) country to lookout at the Three Sisters: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai, as they meet the ocean and get a glimpse and visual of how our island was formed. Turn your head in the other direction to see their “brother”, Maui and the top of Haleakala Crater on a clear day. Hawi is also not far from many day trip possibilities to other parts of the island, with an 1 hour drive to Kona, or 1 ½ hours to Hilo, or keep going another ½ hour further to be at Volcano village.
Having lived on the islands for 20 years we are happy to offer tour advice or answer any questions to maximize your visit to Hawaii.
This spacious plantation house has great location for us, not too rainy like Hilo and not desert like Kona, perfect tropical twin sleepy towns have abundant history and vivid art community to spend as much time as you like beyond beaches and snorkel (nearest of which is 10 minutes away and can rival Maui). Owners took god care of everything you may need during your stay from child beach toys to videos and books. It is my pleasure to note that everything in this house was thought of, you really don't need to bring anything - it is already there. Geckos are friendly and seen often, birds and tropical fruits in the garden are plenty. Town has zip line and ditch canoe tour offices, and weekly farmer market.
A few minor things perhaps if you want to be picky - noisy gas powered lawn mowing was performed for some reason on Sunday during our lunch time, and not all provided fitted bed sheets truly fit to mattress size. We enjoyed our stay and can recommend it.
The Caretakers of the property, Leo and Jeannie-vie could not be nicer, but the cottage itself reminded me of an old, somewhat in need of upgrading, summer camp. The worst part was the kitchen, which has hardly any counter space and a 2 burner propane stovetop that, initially, burned with a dirty flame that turned everything black. I told Leo about it and he got right on it and got it working a bit better. Instead of doors on the cupboards there were old curtains on wooden rods that had a tendency to fall off the supports. On the plus side, the kitchen had lots of appliances and cooking utensils, the big issue was the stove and the minimal working area for meal preparation. As a result, we took most of our evening meals in town. The bed was old and the mattress sagged towards the middle which certainly promoted togetherness if not comfort. The screens were old with a few holes, but fortunately there did not seem to be many flies. All that said, the cottage was spacious and the screened-in lanai was nice for relaxing. The bathroom was very good, mostly.
We stayed in three places on the Big Island - Captain Cook, Hawi and Hawaiian Paradise Park near Hilo. The Hawi cottage was the most costly by far and provided the least value for money spent.
Hawi is the spot! For those of you tired of the “Californicated" version of Hawaii, this place is for you! Every morning we awoke to the birds chirping off the lanai and the warm trade winds blowing fresh tropical air through the lanai as we sipped on our local Kona roasted coffee. The cottage is cute and cozy, best suited for a couple or for a couple and two children. It has been the rainiest season there in many years and a small water leak happened after a massive down pour over the lanai. The owners, (Kristana and Shaun) are now replacing the whole roof which seems a bit excessive but it is an testament to their commitment to future guests comfort. Highly recommend and we will return next year!
My wife and I stayed at Hale Ke Aloha for 5 nights in July. As an avid traveler, I get to experience the road from many different angles and views. My wife and I have come to a place in our lives where we like to travel and experience a place from the eyes of a local. Needless to say, the days of the “Holiday Inn” travel experience are gone for us. Hale Ke Aloha was honestly a relief to find. There are not many places left where one can at the same time experience both a town and an accommodation that provides a real view into the authenticity of an area. Old Hawaii still exists. The town of Hawi might be the last place left to experience the real Hawaii. Hale Ke Aloha was such a perfect place for my wife and I to re-connect on a deep level and share in a place that we will revisit as often as possible. Highly recommend!
Our small family (a mom and two daughters 11 and 18 yo) stayed at this little house in late May 2016 for 3 nights and we absolutely loved it! During our visit, we stayed at three different parts of the Island, which all had their charms, but we fell in love with Hawi. In our opinion, this is the most beautiful part of the island. The house itself is very charming, clean, peaceful and secluded. The garden is beautiful. We loved fresh flowers that our wonderful hosts put in every room for our arrival and enjoyed waking up to the chorus of birds and light coming through the palm trees. One little aspect of the house that we actually quite enjoyed, but which, I imagine, can probably make some guests uneasy is that the house is a part of the surrounding garden and therefore, some wild creatures from outside occasionally wonder in. We have counted two kinds of lizards, geckos and anoles, which both were VERY cute and fun to watch, and we have seen an occasional arthropod with various numbers of legs wondering in. However, all of them were wild, inconspicuous and kept to themselves. If you happen to be one of these people who cannot stand creatures with more than 2 legs, you should probably check yourself into an air-conditioned hotel room in Kona, but if you love nature, you would love this place. Make sure to visit Pololu valley, which is only 9 miles to the east and in our opinion is even more beautiful that the famous Waipio Valley, which is also not far, and definitely worth the trip.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$115 + Tax|
Off Season Rates: $115 per night, $700 weekly rate, monthly rate depending on availability
Winter Rates: $160 per night, $1000 weekly rate
Rates based on 2 person occupancy, additional guests $10
Cleaning fees range from $115-$150 based on duration/season
$200 Refundable Security deposit
Hawaii State and Transient Taxes at 13.41 %
One time Cleaning Fee $125
60 day cancellation: full refund
30 day cancellation: 50% refund immediatiely and full if able to re-book
Less than 30 days: refund based solely on re-booking
All in North Kohala : Hiking, snorkling, diving, fishing, ziplining, ATVing, horseback riding, waterfalls, siteseeing tropical flora and fauna, sacred sites, farm tours, local music, great restaurants, whale watching, shopping, galleries, spa/massage, biking, surfing, golfing, tennis, recreation center, swimming pool, playground, skate park, local made tropical ice cream and fudge, farmers markets, live theater, music, yoga, dance and aikido classes.