Hi, I'm Rita!
I moved to Hawaii 27 years ago, but my husband is a Kamaaina, and was born in Honolulu, then moved to this property in 1947, when his father, who was the plantation doctor for the sugar company, purchased the land. Since our retirement, we spend time here enjoying the community, and our wonderful farm, just relaxing, and pursuing our hobbies. My husband's art is included at the North Kohala Artists Cooperative Gallery nearby, and I enjoy gardening and working on my first book. My husband graduated from Oregon State, (GO BEAVERS! )with a degree in agriculture. After years of working for the sugar plantation on the north shore of Oahu, his retirement to Hawi gives him time for his true passion, farming his own land. He is an expert on plant life, and is enjoying bringing the orchard and surrounding fruit trees to their full potential. His love of the land, and his passion for this place is evidenced by the flowers in bloom, and trees bearing guava, lemons, limes, lychee, oranges and avocado's's; all yours to pick and enjoy when you are our guests. My architectural, landscape and interior design experience, gained from 30 years as a resort home builder has given me the tools necessary to restore this home to an old Hawaii plantation style farmhouse.
So, if you are looking for a vacation experience that provides relaxation, away from stress and the obligations of your daily life, this is the place for you. An artists dream, a writers inspiration, a place of reflection, Hawi Farms is all these things and more. The birds awake you in the morning, and the large stand of bamboo whispers to you as the sun sets. Cooler than other parts of the island, the light night breezes give you a nights rest you haven't had in years. Our visitors never want to leave, and describe their stay as the best vacation they have ever experienced. We agree with them, and are blessed to have this wonderful home on the beautiful Kohala Coast.