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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo.

56 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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 °: W04912050-01More
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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 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

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.

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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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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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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