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Hale Kawehi In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Property
house
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Hilo - Hale Kawehi

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 security deposit required and no cleaning fees, daily housecleaning. 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. HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION TAX CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION NO. W04912050-01

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Kawehi Cochran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016
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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 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 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Hale Kawehi In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
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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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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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wel decorated, awesome and peaceful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect choice, location, beautiful, spacious, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in VRBO units for several years but this is the first time I have taken the time to review one. This property is spectacular. Spacious, clean, beautifully appointed. Close to downtown HILO but virtually an oasis--this unit has EVERTHING you need--the host has touches throughout that are thoughtful luxuries for her guests. The coqui frogs are loud (but I loved the sweet sound--host has provided ear plugs if you have a problem) We did not use the AC unit because with the windows open and ceiling fan on, a delicious breeze lulls you to sleep. The house if full of Hawiian artifacts tastefully arranged. Full , cook's delight kitchen if you wish to cook in (we did because we wanted to enjoy our dinner on the wonderful outside gazebo/lanai). Plenty of space, comfortable seating. If we visit Hilo again--this is where I want to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Experience, Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at Hale Kawehi. The house was amazing. It felt like visiting a Hawaiian museum. The authentic artifacts were artistically displayed and amazing to see. The house has been featured in home shows and tours. The 2,000 sq ft home was spotless, beautiful, historical, contemporary, and included everything you would want in a home.

You felt comfortable and at ease the minute you entered the house. Kawehi Cochran was the perfect host. She baked croissants to start our visit, and went out of her way to give us suggestions of what to see and do, and provided background of the city and house. She is a strong and caring woman, with a pride in her city and heritage. She lived in the house since she was born, and thoroughly knew everything about Hilo and its history. Her grandfather was a Senator, and some of the collections displayed came from his travels.

It was more than a wonderful place to visit, but an experience in itself.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A real old Hawaiian, and an enchanting home

  • 5 of 5

I would have to agree with many of the other reviews, this house is an amazing place to stay. I loved everything about it, from the history that is in the house itself, to the person herself, Kawehi. You would go just to meet her, but a stay in that lovely old house, with its many visual treasures, is a rare treat in these "minimalist" days. Our stay was MUCH too short. It is hard to leave the house, so many corners are there to see, both inside and out.

I have to say, that we found the coqui frogs in the evening quite delightful. Along with the many wind chimes, they sound like tiny Tibetan flutes, and you fall asleep listening not to traffic noises, nor sirens, but to life in the tropics, in a charming old Hawaiian home.

There are many things to do in Hilo, among them dinner at Cafe Pesto, after a wonderful visit to the Lyman Gallery, for a view of another side of old Hawaii, the missionary side. Visit the many small villages along the coast line, walk in the lovely park along the bay in Hilo, watch the canoes practice in the late afternoon.

And then go home to Hale Kawehi, and enjoy this wonderful old house, imprinted with the history of Kawehi and her family, a true treasure. Thank you for sharing it, Kawehi.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 house in Hilo, Hilo District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Merrie Monarch
15 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£671
for 5 nights
From
£134
£939
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£112
for 1 night
From
£112
£706
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.41%

State and hotel taxes not included of 13.41% are not included in rate. East Hawaii has coqui frogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
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 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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

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