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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 queen deluxe bedroom 1.5 bathrooms full kitchen, living, den, wet bar, wifi.

Aloha & Welcome to Hale Kawehi. We want to extend all of the warmth, charm and aloha that Hawaii has to offer by making your stay a memorable one. Located in the center of historic downtown Hilo, Hawaii, this is a well-appointed ,vintage, kama'aina guesthouse, very open, airy, Polynesian environment with many Hawaiian artifacts and other collectibles, whimsical decor. Koa furniture and cabinets and stained glass throughout the house 2,000, sq. ft., completely private with full amenities. This is a family estate; host lives on property in separate private cottage with separate private entrance. Free covered parking and free Wi Fi. Deluxe platform queen bed with air conditioning in bedroom.

Cable TV in den and bedroom, ice maker, designer kitchen, no cleaning fees, daily housecleaning, optional. How great is that!!!!!

Located l mile, walking distance to the old town featuring many restaurants, shops, bay front. A truly must stay oasis. 29 miles from active volcano and National Park. For golfers, the Hilo Municipal Golf course is just is 3 miles from rental. A perfect launch area for sightseeing . E Komo Mai...welcome. Hilo also coqui frogs. This is a house filled with many Hawaiian museum pieces which host wants to share. It is truly enchanting and a vintage Hawaiian residence.....check in is 3pm and check out is 11am. HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION TAX CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION NO. W04912050-01

More Details

Owner
Kawehi Cochran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Kawehi Cochran

Aloha. I am a kama'aina-indigenous Hawaiian, living in a tropical environment. My residence (hale) is ideally located in the heart of Hilo with lots of authentic Hawaiian artifacts and charm. My yard is lush with many tropicals, which I carefully planted. I was born and raised in Hilo, and this was my primary residence growing up so it is dear and special to me. I have lots of local knowledge and history of Hilo and its people. My grandfather was a senator and many of his senate bills that he introduced are still on the books today. I love traveling, hosting, cooking, entertaining, avid golfer, canoe paddler and hula. Hawaii has 12 months of outdoor weather. So come and enjoy my retreat. I believe staying here will be a very special experience reminiscent of old Hawaii. You will feel the mana....spiritual power.... E komo mai.....welcome.....

Kawehi Cochran purchased this guest house in 1938

Why Kawehi Cochran chose Hilo District

Host was born and raised on this property. This is an authentic Hawaiian property and in a special setting. Every guest loves the experience and leaves with special memories of their visit to Hilo.

What makes this guest house unique

Guests will be surrounded by the Hawaiian culture. It is close to everything. The hale is equipped with everything a guest could possible want or ask for. Warmth, charm, lots of Aloha, FULL AMENITIES. Daily housekeeping in public areas and laundry service upon request. Located 29 miles to active volcano, and the National Park. Minutes away from Imiloa Center, University of Hawaii and walking distance to the downtown area.

Three miles from the Hilo Muncipal Golf Course. Whale watching in Hilo Bay. It is very peaceful and in a tropical lush setting.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking is not permitted in the main house. There is a designated area outside in gazebo area where guests may smoke.
  • The house has many art collectibles and a veranda. It is not a home for for children.
  • Turn off fans and AC when not using or leaving guesthouse. Fire and safety concerns. keep screen doors closed. We have coqui frogs and mosquitoes.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom has tub and shower. Half has toilet/basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Very comfortable/deluxe queen bed, air conditioned bedroom for warm nights. also has ceiling and floor fan and large windows for fresh air.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A continental breakfast is included.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews
5

Wonderful, comfortable and great location to Old Town Hilo.

  • 5 of 5

A convenient location to a variety of venues. A warm, welcoming and a comfortable home away from home, with everything you need to make your stay pleasant. Great Host provided wonderful suggestions of restaurants, shops and sites to visit. Looking forward to a future return!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo.
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Not as described

  • 2 of 5

The amenities are very misleading! There is a tub,where you can stand to take a shower(no tub stopper) and owner seemed shocked you might want to use tub.The washer and dryer is the owners, for 5.00 she will do a load of laundry for you.Biggest shocker...owner appears at bedroom door ,after we had gone to bed,having let herself in from a door inside of rental(not front door)scared the heck out of us😳☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a demanding, disrespectful and contentious guest hoping for a refund and fabricated in trying to get a "freebee". My plumber had to make an emergency visit to check shower. The stopper was in closet. Guest was amply notified by email and three phone calls that we would be checking shower tub at 8 pm. Then she decided she did not need a tub. Only thing shocking was guest's behavior. I left an unsatisfactory review for this guest and would not recommend her to any VRBO host. This guest also demanded an early check in at 12 noon. She appeared on property at 11am . Check in is 3pm. The amenities which are over and above are accurately advertised. I would have considered a rebate but this guest was extremely difficult and I should have asked her to leave.
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5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a truly wonderful place to stay in Hilo! A unique,quirky and interesting home with loads of space and everything you need. The host goes out of her way to make you feel at home with chocolates,pastries,snacks and drinks always supplied. We often came home early from our days sight seeing so we could sit outside listening to the frogs and watching the birds and lizards.

We loved every day of our visit to Hilo and the Big Island and cannot recommend Hale Kawehi enough, it was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't imagine a better place to stay in Hilo. A real home filled with love

  • 5 of 5

Nothing left to be desired. Super comfortable in every way, meals in the garden, nothing lacking. Great location. Very private and secure. This is how I would set up my own house if I could. Highly recommended to anyone going to Hilo.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage perfect for exploring the area.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Slept like a baby after a long journey. Delicious croissants and coffee and plenty of fresh air in the house. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA
5

Real Hawaiian lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of attention to everything needed. Host was available but not intrusive. I loved the kitchen.

I'll come again .

Laurelyn

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo. You were a gem.
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Location

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in downtown area
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in downtown area
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coconut Island .... Moku Ola
Car: recommended

Located in the downtown area, walking distance. Close to Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park, Hilo Municipal Golf Course, Imiloa Astrology Center. A great launch to all tourist attractions. 30 miles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hale Kawehi is a very special kama'aina, very open Polynesian guest house in downtown Hilo featuring many Hawaiian museum/artifacts displayed throughout the house...... there are beautiful stained glass windows and panels and Koa furniture and cabinets. The setting is very private and tropical...a very special oasis in the center of Hilo and you will be coming to a very nice and quiet neighborhood. This guest house is large, 2,000 sq.ft., on a family estate, and very private. Host lives in a separate cottage. It is walking distance to the downtown area with the bus terminal, farmer's market, restaurants and shops. The Volcano district, Akaka Falls, Botanical Gardens, Imiloa, Liliuokalani Gardens are must see places. If you want to golf, there are 3 golf courses in the area. Hilo is, indeed, the sightseeing side of the Island. So come, relax and enjoy the enchanting Hale Kawehi.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Merrie Monarch
1 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£701
for 5 nights
From
£140
£982
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£114
for 1 night
From
£114
£789
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 13.41%

State and hotel taxes not included of 13.41% are not included in rate. East Hawaii has coqui frogs. Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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