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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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michaelma...
Langen, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“absolutly perfect”
Reviewed February 12, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

mahalo again for the great stay at your cute location and especialy the host kawhei.
the accomodation was very comfortable and clean,equipped for a complete group and every seats and sofas to relax.
the town hilo is a great stay to explore the whole island and you can get there everything you need.take a look at the farmers market.

and the main reason for the stay is kawehei with her wonderful tips and her familiar behavior.
(we realy liked the lau lau)
we enjoyed our honeymoon vacation over all and shall be back,not soon but we will!!!
mahalo,gaby +mika maixner
germany

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Liked best: the host
Liked least: koqui frogs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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LeslieHit...
Winona, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We Loved the House”
Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We got much more than we bargained for. This was our first "vacation rental" (other than a hotel room) and we didn't expect the initial supplies in the refrigerator or anticipate the fresh croissants every couple of days. fresh linens, a full supply of kitchen utensils, delightful decorating, and the privacy of a Hawaiian garden all contributed to our vacation experience.

We also appreciated Kawehi's excellent tourist destination and restaurant suggestions.

We will be back!

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Liked best: The lanai off the kitchen
Liked least: It's hard to say. Perhaps the twin beds. They were very comfortable, but we are used to a queen bed.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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annette c
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“warm, gracious and wonderful hawaii hospitality”
Reviewed December 22, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

wished we could have spent our entire Hilo vacation here. Ten days were too short. Felt we rented an entire house for the price of a studio. Will be back soon! kawehi was a wonderful resource for all things Hawaii. Definitely the best vacation experience!

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Liked best: Kawehi the hostess
Liked least: nothing to complain about
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cheryl W
Hagensborg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Hilo Hideaway”
Reviewed December 1, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Hale Kawehi surprised with very spacious accommodations and lacked nothing in amenities. The property is a delight of Hawaiian charm and that goes for the hostess, Kawehi. Private, comfortable bed, a kitchen with everything and ideally located very close to downtown Hilo or for launching in other directions to go exploring. Biggest challenge will be which special space to claim as your own in this welcoming hale.

Traveling group: Solo
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Canuckgre...
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Second Visit. Excellent.”
Reviewed November 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We’re just back from our second visit to Hale Kawehi in Hilo. Obviously we wouldn’t have booked it again unless we really liked it, and we were not disappointed. As we said in our previous review: ‘This was a wonderful base for exploring the Hilo area. The house is spacious and very well-equipped. It is very well set up for spending lots of time on the spacious and private lanai, which is just outside the kitchen doors and surrounded by Kawehi’s lovely garden. (There’s also a lovely verendah around the side of the house, with lots of comfie chairs.)We like good places to read at night, and there were several here, including a marvellous chair built for two. It has the feel of what it is, a family home that is full of many interesting historical objects. But as others have noted, the best thing about this rental is Kawehi herself. She is warm, engaging, and very generous.’ Thanks so much, Kawehi; we hope to be back for visit number 3 before too long.

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Liked best: The owner
Liked least: A bit too much stuff in the house.
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STEPHANE...
CARNON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed November 7, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We spent 4 nights and feeled at home.
Had a wonderful diner with Kawehi with whom we shared a coq-au-vin.
Kawehi is very kind and she gave us a lot of useful information about Big Island.
Nice place to stay and to rest.
Stéphane and Marc

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Liked best: The kindness of Kawehi.
Liked least: I missed a tv channel in French but we had a great choice of programs on the 2 tv sets.
Traveling group: Friends
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mildred_i...
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“Hale Kawehi is like a home away from home.”
Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We chose Hale Kawehi because of its location and I used to live in the neighborhood when I lived in Hawaii. The location is excellent--close to restaurants, shopping, airport, etc. Kawehi is an excellent hostess with warm Hawaiian hospitality. The house is comfortable and well furnished with a Hawaiian atmosphere.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Oct 3, 2014
Aloha Mildred. It was a pleasure hosting you. You and Diane were wonderful guests. Hopefully, you will return to Hilo again. Keep healthy and a hui hou!!!
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