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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse in quaint downtown Hilo. No Cleaning Fee

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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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 Wednes... Read more
Listing #FKN2586804
About the Owner
Kawehi C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
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 January 13, 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 January 14, 2018

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

Reviewed December 31, 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 January 1, 2018

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

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Reviewed December 7, 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 December 9, 2017

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Keep screen doors closed. It's tropical here. Kindly turn off fans ad AC when leaving guesthouse. Mahalo.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Queen
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
Apr 12, 2020 -
Apr 19, 2020
Merrie Monarch Week
5 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • security deposit: $100 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Taxes include Hawaii sales tax and hotel room tax.
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About the neighborhood
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Downtown area. walking distance
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.5 mi.
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