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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo.

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Aloha...E Komo Mai (welcome)! Located in the center of historic Hilo, Hawaii. This is a very charming, secluded, well- appointed, authentic 1930's kama'aina (local) Polynesian style guest house, very open and airy, with lots of Hawaiian artifacts, and many other collectible treasures and whimsical decor.... air conditioned bedroom with queen bed ( 'The Ka'uhane Room') includes bath and a-half, beautiful open kitchen/ living room with icemaker, gazebo and veranda, approximately 2,000 sq ft......PRIVATE ENTRANCE, COMPLETELY PRIVATE LIVING AREA ...( entire house...) ALL YOURS EXCLUSIVELY, WITH FULL AMENITIES!!!!!! Host lives on estate with private separate entrance and separate cottage. Free covered parking; free wifi. Located 1.5 miles, walking distance to quaint, artsy, bay front ...Aloha...E Komo Mai (welcome)! Located in the center of historic Hilo, Hawaii. This is a very charming, secluded, well- appointed, authentic 1930's kama'aina (local) Polynesian style guest house, very open and airy, with lots of Hawaiian artifacts, and many other collectible treasures and whimsical decor.... air conditioned bedroom with queen bed ( 'The Ka'uhane Room') includes bath and a-half, beautiful open kitchen/ living room with icemaker, gazebo and veranda, approximately 2,000 sq ft......PRIVATE ENTRANCE, COMPLETELY PRIVATE LIVING AREA ...( entire house...) ALL YOURS EXCLUSIVELY, WITH FULL AMENITIES!!!!!! Host lives on estate with private separate entrance and separate cottage. Free covered parking; free wifi. Located 1.5 miles, walking distance to quaint, artsy, bay front downtown area featuring Wednesday and Saturday farmer's market and lots of restaurants/shops, post office, theater, pharmacy, hospital, police and fire departments. 1.2 miles to University of Hawaii, 0.9 mile to Imiloa Astrology Center and 3.2 miles to Hilo Municipal Golf Course, 28 miles to the Volcano Golf and Country Club. Visit the active volcano, 30 miles from rental, and a host of other attractions, 3.8 miles from Hilo International Airport. Free wifi, cable tv, parking, wet bar, full living,. kitchen, bath amenities and hair dryer. Daily housekeeping in pubic areas. Laundry service, upon request. Lots of curated artifacts...Not for the minimalist!! Laundry services, upon request, air conditioned bedroom. Organic, tropical garden/ yard to relax in with wind chimes, water features, wild bird feeders bringing peace and tranquility from your busy schedule. The host was raised in this lovely home so it is a very special property. A truly must see, must stay oasis in the downtown area. A very quiet, safe neighborhood. Looking forward to your visit. Malama Pono (take care)! The annual Merrie Monarch Festival is hosted every year in Hilo during the Easter week so make your booking now! Bookings during Merrie Monarch are a minimum 4 days. A useful travel guide book or smart phone application is 'Hawaii Revealed' Big Island. My website is halekawehi. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TA-116-694-8352-01More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Keep screen doors closed. It's tropical here. Kindly turn off fans ad AC when leaving guesthouse. Mahalo. Merrie Monarch week rate 5 night minimum, non refundable
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Kawehi C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
Host lives on estate and is available for consierge services. Guest privacy is respected.
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We’ve just had a great few nights staying here! Great, homely place and very comfortable (you get everything you see in these pics to yourself!). The owner is attached to the back but is very private, we never saw them coming and going. Kawehi is...More

Date of stay: March 2020
2  Thank Clarks0
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We stayed there for 3 nights. The house is very spacious and airy. Lots of knickknacks decorating the place. Owner has provided nearly everything you need in paradise. We would definitely return to this place.

Date of stay: March 2020
2  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 January 2020

This is our 3rd visit to Hale Kawehi, and we still love it. Classic Hawaii, with many collectibles and artifacts on display. It is relaxing and comfortable, especially the covered deck and tropical garden. Kawehi is a friendly and thoughtful hostess, and keeps the Hale...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Dinopomodoro
Reviewed 26 November 2019

Hale Kawehi is probably the most comfortable place we have ever stayed in over ten years of traveling to Hawai'i. Kawehi's hospitality and kindness can't be praised too highly. We always stay here when we come to Hilo.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank DavidEClement
Climber702636, VR Owner at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo., responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2019

Mahalo. It always is a pleasure.

Reviewed 4 January 2019

Hale Kawehi is a beautiful, very comfortable home with every amenity you find in your own home. The fresh baked croissants and fresh fruit on arrival was terrific. The cold water and beverages in the refrigerator were much appreciated. It is in a very nice...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Daniel G
Climber702636, VR Owner at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo., responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Nice hosting you

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We have been coming to the Big Island for 20 years, but never stayed in downtown Hilo. This was a great first time in an authentic Hawaiian style home. Several relaxing seating areas, both inside and out, with interesting collectibles all around the house. The...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Dinopomodoro
Management response:Responded 14 January 2018

Mahalo for your visit. I am looking forward to hosting you next year. A hui hou.

Reviewed 31 December 2017

This guesthouse provides what we believe is a perfect example of the real Hawaii - laid back, very inviting and beautiful. The property is very clean and comfortable. The owner is the definition of aloha - how to live with joy and respect. Mahalo Kawehi.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank joester5
Management response:Responded 1 January 2018

Aloha Joseph. It was a grest pleasure hosting you. I hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo Nui Loa.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

This was our fourth visit with Kawehi's. Obviously, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hilo. She's a wonderful host, her house is very comfortable and well equipped, with so many different options for lounging around. These visits always add a terrific dimension to our Big...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Canuckgreekophile
Management response:Responded 9 December 2017

Mahalo for your 4th visit with me, I always look forward to hosting you.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

The living space and kitchen are screened, open air to a great porch with table and a lush, enclosed garden. The bedroom has a small air conditioner that while noisy does keep it cool. The house is filled with Hawaiian memorabilia, which those who prefer...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank solo-denizen
Management response:Responded 3 December 2017

Aloha Stephanie. Sorry about your immune system but I’m glsd you rnjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our stay at Hale Kawehi was perfect and magical. Kawehi is the absolute perfect host and we only wish we had stayed here longer. Everything in the beautiful guesthouse is exactly as advertised…actually I have to say…it’s even better than advertised because you really need...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank ZachSF84
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Aloha from Hawaii. Please come and visit again!!! It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Hale Kawehi is conveniently located just minutes, walking distanace about a mile) from downtown Hilo, Hawaii where there are many sights, shops and restaurants to explore. Lovely setting, very open, airy, Polynesian setting. The house displays many Hawaiian artifacts/museum pieces for guests to enjoy. Guests have exclusive use of property. Host has separate quarters with separate entrance so no sharing of spaces. Complete privacy for guests and host. Free parking, wifi, cable tv, Very private and peaceful surroundings. Hilo also has coqui frogs. The public bus terminal is 1.5 miles from rental. The municipal golf course is just 3 miles from rental and the University of Hawaii within walking distance. This is a great launch location for all of the tourist attractions on this s...
Getting around
It is recommended to have rental car. we have limited bus service and Island is big.
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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo. is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo. has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo. has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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