Deluxe platform queen with large windows and a/cAnother view of bedroom
Hale Kawehi in downtown Hilo No cleaning fee!
Hale Kawehi in downtown Hilo No cleaning fee!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Aloha and welcome to Hale Kawehi. This is a very special, spacious, vintage Polynesian guest house, with wrap around decking, and filled with many Hawaiian museum artifacts for guests to enjoy. Authentic, tropical, peaceful NO CLEANING FEE. ALL TAXES INCLUDED.

The space

This is a special, vintage kama'aina (local) , very open, airy, Polynesian guesthouse setting, 2,000 sq. ft., turn key , full amenities to include icemaker. " the enchanting Hale Kawehi" .... You will enjoy the many museum pieces displayed throughout the house. Lovey garden settings and very private AND COMFORTABLE. This guest house is very roomy; large living room, den, wet bar, designer kitchen, ice maker, two large covered decks, air conditioned bedroom for hot, sultry nights, deluxe queen bed, with bath and a half. There are stained glass windows and panels throughout the house AND KOA FURNITURE AND CABINETS. Free covered parking. Snorkel, fin, beach chairs.
Located in the downtown Hilo area featuring restaurants, shops, bus terminal, farmer's market. No cleaning fee and all taxes 14.41% included. I want to share this beautiful Hawaiian setting with my guests, including my local knowledge of Hilo. So come and enjoy.

This is a well-appointed, luxury retreat in downtown Hilo. One queen bedroom. Open kitchen with living room, den, wet bar. Decks and landscaped yards. Free parking.
Free wi fi. HD TV in den and bedroom.
Turn key....The house is fully equipped with all amenities.
Laundry service upon request. No cleaning fee
Guests will have access to all local attractions. Everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable. Host lives is separate cottage.

Self check-in.
Guest privacy is respected.
Host is available upon request..

All Hawaii sales and hotel taxes of 14.41% included.
Hawaii Transient Accommodation Certificate of Registration Tax ID No. W(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
This is a quiet and safe neighborhood. Police and fire are less than a mile away. Located in town and great launching point to many attractions.

Public transportation is available. The main bus terminal is in downtown area. The airport is 3 miles from property and easy to locate from airport.

Hilo is a nice town. Property is centrally located. Please see website. (website hidden). A great launch to tour entire island with day trips. Unpack once and tour all of the big island from this lovely cottage.

Guest access

Guests have complete access to entire house with full amenities, privacy, free wi fi, free covered parking, no cleaning fees, no security deposit, cable tv in den and bedroom, 2,000 sq feet of living area. air conditioned bedroom.
daily housecleaning. Valet laundry service provided. This is a family estate and host lives is separate cottage with separate entry so guests have complete privacy. However, host is always available to assist guests and make many suggestions on what to see/do and where to dine.

Interaction with guests

Guest privacy is respected. Host is always available to assist guests at their pleasure.

Other things to note

Hilo is a nice, friendly town. We have several public beaches that guests will enjoy. Lots of places to visit and, of course, the volcano and whale watching. W(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). No cleaning fee and all taxes 14.41% included. Hilo has coqui frogs that chirp at night ! They are part of our tropical environment. Earplugs provided to guests.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Air conditioning
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Hilo, Puna and Kona have coqui frogs that chirp at night. Laundry services upon request.. House manual provided when checking in. The police (911) and fire departments are located 0.5 miles from rental, and the hospital is 2 miles away. All Hawaii sales and hotel room taxes of 13.41% are included. Two guests maximum.
Smoking permitted on outside designated deck area.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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Christina User Profile
September 2017
The house was charming with a lot of character. We loved the ambiance and fun decor in all the rooms. Extremely spacious, Kawehi put a lot of personality into her home and it felt very much like you were staying at a friends house. She was extremely thoughtful in all her amenities with notes and clear instructions, towels, toiletries and freshly baked croissants. The bedroom was cozy and smelt like a garden of Hawaiian flowers. Guests with sensitivity to noise should know the birds are quite loud and sing all night but Kawhei did kindly provide a tube of ear plugs which came in handy. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the eastern part of Big Island, it was only 45 min north of Volcano National Park.

Max User Profile
September 2017
Kawehi's home is beautiful and full of incredible art and antiques. Kawehi herself is very thoughtful, when we arrived she had left out towels, coffee, soda, croissants, and many more complimentary treats. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. I highly recommend staying here!

Maia User Profile
September 2017
Kawehi was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Her thoughtfulness comes through in her wonderfully decorated guesthouse, where you'll find everything you need to feel right at home. It's very spacious and in a great location. Everything was clean and as described, and the bed was comfortable. We also enjoyed the coffee and freshly-baked pastries in the mornings. We hope to return again in the future!

Akhil User Profile
August 2017
Kawehi's place is truly unique! We were there for one night only, but wished we could have stayed longer. She has an amazing number of antiques and artifacts that add so much charm to the house. We could have sat all night in her lush green patio, listening to the sounds of the rain forest. The house is minutes from Rainbow Falls, main town center, and Hilo bay and parks. When we met, Kawehi was warm and friendly, and gave us some great recommendations for places to eat and visit, in and around Hilo. Will definitely try to stay there again if we are back in Hilo.

Tongyang User Profile
August 2017
Very lovely home!

Estyn User Profile
August 2017
Kawehi has a very magical place right near downtown Hilo! We loved exploring the space and seeing all the interesting items scattered around (I think we counted 15 clocks in one room!). It was the perfect place to sit on the porch and listen to the rain storms, to drive to all the sites near Hilo, and to relax and enjoy Hawaii. Thanks so much for opening up your home to travelers!

Susanne User Profile
August 2017
Charming guest house for two, close to Imiloa and other Hilo attractions. We loved it. It had several areas in which to relax, and it tempting to use stay in and enjoy the house and forget about what brought us to Hilo! Planning another trip to Hilo, longer, so we can really enjoy the cottage. Loved it.

Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Kawehi User ProfileKawehi is a superhost.

Aloha.. I am a kama'aina- indigenous Hawaiian, living in a tropical environment My residence is ideally located in the heart of Hilo with lots of authentic Hawaiian ambiance and charm. My yard is very lush with many tropical plants. I was born and raised in Hilo and this was my primary home growing up so this is a special place that I want to share with travelers. E Komo Mai (welcome) and allow me to pamper you and offer you what is truly Hawaiian. With all my local knowledge of this area, I can help make your visit memorable. You will be enchanted with Hale Kawehi.
I love traveling, hosting, cooking, entertaining, avid golfer, canoe paddler, hula, and truly enjoy the outdoors. Hawaii has 12 months of outdoor living. I believe staying here will be a very nice experience reminiscent of old HAWAII

Languages: English
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