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.

Here is my property:

Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Sleeps:4
Type:Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
 
Pets allowed:No
Internet:Yes

GREAT RATES AVAILABLE NOW! A PERFECT PLACE FOR SNOWBIRD'S- DOC'S PLACE at Hawi Farms is privately located on eight acres of lushly landscaped grounds, with ocean views and five acres of macadamia nuts This beautifully designed, custom built farmhouse, is within walking distance...

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Beautiful grounds, spacious home, relaxing hottub

“ Excellent ”
March 24, 2013
From the moment we turned onto the property we were amazed. The grounds with the Bird of Paradise in bloom! And the wild turkeys that would strut around every day. The back patio with hottub, plenty of opportunity to lounge, the orchids and ancient lava rocks and tools. The house itself is so spacious and beautifully furnished. We felt like plantation owners. The kitchen had everything we needed to create meals and smacks. There is a wonderful gas grill on the patio, with a pass-through to the kitchen for ease! The dining room is so beautifully decorated we found ourselves eating there instead of the kitchen bar. Wreless internet for our iPad and iPhone and TV reception was very good (Dish) on a modern TV, with comfortable sofa and chairs in living room - plenty to read, too. Master bedroom and bath had elegant linens which we enjoyed, and a large window onto the front grounds. You are totally secluded and private, no passersby, no one can view you here from the road or even the other home on the estate. The second bedroom overlooks e back patio and is furnished in a sea glass green, very Hawaiian, very romantic - would also be great for a girl or teen. All the rooms had lots of windows and good screens. We were able to enjoy the trade winds and the smells of the tropical gardens without flies or mosquitoes. Only suggestion I can make is bring an alarm clock if you will need to get ip for a flight or appointment - we didn't find one in the house. We went into Hawi every day (5 minute trip) to the shops, restaurants, market, and had an amazing time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Don't forget to drive up the coast to the tip - spectacular ocean view. And drive the mountain road into town as we did to view one of the island's oldest volcanoes. You're minutes from Waimea and from good snorkeling. Took us about 1 hr to Kona airport. We were able to relax so easily here and enjoyed our stay so much, it was hard to leave. Yes, there were a few tree roaches and one centipede that we discovered during our stay - but the house must have a great pest control program because they were already dead when we found them. So please don't let any fears of bugs stop you from enjoying this beautifully built, gracious estate home. We will definitely be back, and soon, and for a much longer stay! Thank you, Rita!
Reva Lee Katz Pierce, Anchorage, Alaska

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Rita Osborn
Rita Osborn
Member since June, 2010