A few Minutes From the House
A few Minutes From the HouseDoc's PlaceOcean View from Doc'sFabulous Living RoomLiving Room ViewDinning Room with View to Lawn and OceanMaster Bedroom with View to OceanPrivate Second BedroomPrivate Bath off Second BedroomStep out to Deck and Hot TubA Game of Pool After the BeachLooking Out From KitchenKitchen Looking to Dining RoomPool Table Looking to HammockImagine Yourself HereA New Hot TubA Hot Tub Just Steps AwayRomantic Evening at Hot TubYour Own Veggie GardenAll in a Day's Work at Hawi Farms
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
55-713 Kahei Rd, Hawi, HI 96719



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 4
Per night $125 - $150
Per week $875 - $1,000
Type: Home
Description of the Hawi vacation home rental

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 of historic Hawi Town, located in North Kohala, and best described as having stunning natural views in the northern most part of the Big Island of Hawaii.

The home is constructed with the finest attention to every detail. Floor to ceiling windows and doors bring the outside inside, in every room. The eight- inch tongue and groove custom milled redwood walls, and floor to ceiling stone fireplace creates an inviting living room, with views to the outside lanai, and extensive landscaping. This room is perfect for relaxing, watching the beautiful flat screen 50" TV, or just gazing out through the tall Norfolk pines to the ocean beyond.

There is a formal dining room, with floor to ceiling windows looking outside to grassy expanse and ocean view. Exquisitely furnished with a glass top table and comfortable chairs, this room is perfect for a formal family dinner.

The farm kitchen, complete with hanging pot rack, and plenty of counter space, looks out to the lanai,, with a casual dining spot consisting of a bar top and three bar stools. A wet bar, complete with sink, shelves, and countertop opens to the outside lanai for outdoor entertaining, perfect for a family and friends gathering.

The bedrooms are completely separate from each other, and private. Each has it's own bathroom, and beautiful floor to ceiling windows providing extraordinary views to the outside.

Outside provides views to the grassy lawns, tall trees, ocean and abundant tropical plants. A deck, with a hot tub, just a step outside the doors of the living room, kitchen, and second bedroom, beckons on the lovely, cool, North Kohala nights. Start your evening with a barbecue on the deck, and finish off enjoying the hot tub under the stars for a perfect ending to a perfect Hawaiian day.

Rita Osborn

Area Information
A place often missed by tourists, North Kohala is rich in natural history,being the birth place of King Kamahamaha. Free from the hustle and bustle of busy tourist towns, Hawi town doesn't even have a traffic light, and none of that Kona "vog" or Hilo rain.

Hawi town, the center of the sugar plantation community of years gone by, is within walking distance of Hawi Farms. Free from traffic, vog, crowds, and tourist traps, you will find yourself eating ice cream with the locals, and relaxing like never before, when you arrive in Hawi Town.

Your exploration of the area will take you to the works of local artisans, where you will find unique treasures, not found anywhere else. Great food and entertainment is available at your doorstep, in town, with expert chefs and world famous musicians.

From Hawi Town you have access to incredible sightseeing, beaches and tours. The magnificent Pololu Valley is minutes away. A hike down to the black sand beach, for a picnic is a must for most guests. A quiet stroll through nearby Kapau Town, and the many galleries takes a little less energy, and is also a must.

For a night filled with fun, plan on dinner at Kahua Ranch. It is a night filled with story telling, entertainment, music, dancing, and great food at a real working cattle ranch. They also offer horseback riding, wagon rides, and have a petting zoo for the kids. It is 8500 acres of beautiful ranch land, with panoramic views from the rain forest to the Kohala Coast line. You will never forget the dazzling sunsets from the ranch.

A half an hour drive over the mountain road takes you to the Paniolo Country of Waimea/Kamuela, and its famous Parker Ranch, the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the country.

Start your day in Waimea on Saturday morning at the incredible Farmers Market, (buy your fresh local grown produce and gourmet delights to stock your vacation kitchen).

On your way back to Hawi pick up your favorite wine at the brand new Lighthouse Liquor store in downtown Hawi, or save your purchases for the next day, and have dinner at the award winning Merriman's Restaurant. Beyond Waimea is the beautiful Hamakua Coast, and more of "old Hawaii".

The rodeo in Honoka'a, the spectacular Waipio Valley, a day at the Volcano and Akaka Falls, a visit to the Vanilla Factory and Farm in Paauilo, and a trip to Hilo Town, home of the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, in April, are all within easy reach from Hawi Town.

Don't miss a thing, it's Hawaii at its very best! No huge, glitzy hotels, loud tour guides, or phony trinkets. This is the real, authentic Hawaii.

Yes, this is the best, perhaps in all of Hawaii. The property itself is steeped in history dating back to the early plantation days of the 1950's. A quiet, secluded Hawaiian home awaits your visit.

Aloha, and " E KOMO MAI, NOU KA HALE", which is a traditional Hawaiian greeting welcoming you to, "Come inside, the house is yours."


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 14 2016 $125 $125 $875 $2,600 3 Nights
Dec 15 2016 Dec 31 2016 $150 $150 $1,000 $3,000 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: 20% down, $100.00 cleaning fee $100.00 Refundable Security Deposit
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Winter High Season Rates are Dec. 14, 2011 to January 15, 2012 are $145.00 per night.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Hawi, Big Island, Hawaii

Reva Lee Katz Pierce

Reva Lee Katz Pierce

Anchorage, Alaska

Beautiful grounds, spacious home, relaxing hottub

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!

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Reva. We are so happy when people enjoy Hawi Farms, and appreciate your description of the property. Glad the little critters were dead on arrival. Hawaii is such a beautiful place, and it is most especially true of North Kohala and the little town of Hawi. Aloha, Rita and Rick.

Carol Tuynman

Carol Tuynman


High on Hawi Farm

February 10, 2013

From the moment I turned the front door knob and entered the small, slightly skewed foyer a-glow with natural light, I realized we were entering a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired domicile. It was a delightful refuge, each room comfortably appointed and accessible from the courtyard. Coming from Alaska, land of year-round saunas and hot tub devotees, we especially enjoyed watching the full moon through the silhouetted royal palm that gracefully bows over the hot tub. Hawi Farms was the lodging high point of our month on the Big Island.

Owner's reply:

So happy you had a good time. We think Hawi Farms is very special.

Nene Webb

Nene Webb


Elegant comfortable beautiful countryside home

January 7, 2013

Perfection. We had the most wonderful time, stunning landscaping surrounding an elegant well loved older home set amidst acres of macadamia trees and Norfolk pine trees. We felt hushed and humbled by the beauty of the place. It was living like country gentry, we shopped for groceries in Waimea and had coffee at Waimea coffee company and just relaxed at home. Great hot tub, forests to walk through and views of pastures and the ocean. What a gorgeous place. Thank you! This was absolutely the best of all vacations.

Owner's reply:

So glad that you enjoyed our beautiful property. Your words reflect our feelings exactly. Thank you for staying, and come back again. Aloha Hui Hou!

David Penkower

David Penkower

Philadelphia, PA

The real beauty of Hawaii (not Kona!)

November 23, 2012

This property is absolutely beautiful--over an acre of well-landscaped grounds surrounded by tall trees ensuring full privacy. It's slightly rustic, but with everything you could want including a well-stocked kitchen and a very large flat screen TV. We took advantage of the spacious hot tub at least twice a day--very relaxing after a day of hiking or swimming. Even though the house is in a very secluded area, it is only a couple of minutes drive from both Hawi and Kapaau, funky, charming small towns with plenty of excellent restaurants (multiple cuisines of all price ranges), art galleries, and even a farmers' market. It's a bit further to the grand Kohala beaches, but if you want a quick swim there are a couple of spots about 10 minutes away. Our only suggestion for improvement would be a larger bed in the master bedroom, given that there is plenty of room to accommodate it. Dealing with the owner was smooth and easy in all aspects of the rental. She responded immediately when we had some trouble connecting to the internet even though she was traveling in St Louis at the time. I doubt very much you could find another place this nice for the amount being charged. We wholeheartedly recommend it.

Owner's reply:

I am so glad you loved your stay at our home in Hawi. Thank you for the review, and please come back and visit again.

Ruby Slaughter

Ruby Slaughter

Springfield, MO


September 20, 2012

What a beautiful place in paradise! Quiet, gorgeous scenery and grounds with a view of the ocean, very tastefully decorated and quite large with everything anyone needs to enjoy a great vacation. The wild turkeys entertained us each morning as they searched for food on the front lawn and watched us watch them! I highly recommend this charming cottage, the quaint town of Hawi and great restaurants and shops as a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Mahalo to Rita Osborn, the owner, for her caring hospitality.

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Ruby. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Doc's Place. Our home is simple, but charming, and as you said a great place to relax and get away from the busy lives we all seem to live. Please come back again. Aloha, Rita




Great vacation home

June 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed in Doc's Place at Hawi Farms in early May 2012. This is our 5th time to the Hawaiian islands (second time to the Big Island) and by far our best accommodation. The house is very comfortable with a large flat screen TV and two nice bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked for a gourmet cook to enjoy and there are grocery stores nearby. The house is very private and secluded with a great yard including a patio, grill, hammock, and hot tub -beautifully surrounded by a large yard, trees and orchard. It is great to come up a little in elevation to the cool breezes after a day on the beach. The house is about 1.5 miles from the town of Hawi. The town itself is very comfortable. We had a great lunch at the Bamboo Restaurant and excellent ice cream at a shop across the street called Tropical Dreams. There are also really nice shops for gifts in Kapaau (about 1-2 miles east of Hawi on highway 270. Continuing east on 270 all the way to the end of the road, you come to an overlook of beautiful beach. It's about a 20 minute hike down to the beach. It's not really a swimming beach, but it has nice shade from tall trees, a great place to have a picnic. We spent most of our "beach" time at Mau'umae Beach which you can access through the main entrance to the Mauna Kea Resort - about a 30 minute drive. Although there are only 10 parking places, we never had trouble getting a place. (Mauna Kea beach is also great, but more crowded and the public parking for Mauna Kea beach is usually full by about 8:30 am.) We loved Mau'umae Beach. It was quiet - with just a few other people each day. It's a very nice place to swim and snorkel. There are many other fun places to see nearby, like Waemea, the Mauna Kea observatory, and the east side of the island. We are looking forward to going back. Also the owner - Rita is very caring and accommodating and really helped to make our vacation special. We recommend this rental as top notch for anyone who likes a spacious, comfortable, and well equipped, private accommodation for a VERY FAIR price.

Owner's reply:

So happy that you enjoyed yourselves. The information you provided is really helpful to future guests. Thank you so much. Hawi Farms is a very special place, and we love sharing it with caring guests like you, who appreciate it so much. Please come back. Aloha Hui Hou!

Cynthia Amar

Cynthia Amar

Hayward, CA

"Beautiful - Kohala"

May 10, 2012

Beautiful property

Annette Stimac

Annette Stimac

Port Washington, WI


May 23, 2011

You won't want to leave! Our stay at Hawi Farms was outstanding! The property is just as described. It was clean and well maintained with many nice extras. We stayed here while we took day trips to the beaches and we always were glad to come "home", cook a delicious meal, and relax in the hot tub. Hawi is charming and we even got to enjoy the local farmers market where we stocked up on Mangoes. Best vacation rental ever!

kim misick

kim misick

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Doc's Place Hawi Farms

April 8, 2011

We loved our stay in Hawi at "Doc's Place" - Hawi Farms!! The yard and area was quiet and away from the hustle and bustle after a long day in the sun and waves! The house had everything you could possibly need to make our stay feel "homey". We enjoyed the hot tub and played a few games of pool on a cozy rainy evening, here and there. We picked up a few groceries and enjoyed a relaxed breakfast and coffee at home, at our own pace; and bbq'd supper, as we felt we wanted to. Hawi offers great sandwich delis, ice cream shop, yoga classes close by, souvenirs, etc etc etc!!!!! We have only been home for a day and already we miss the yard that was a-buzz with every beautiful bird chirping that you could imagine!! Would definitely stay again!!

Donna Wakefield

Donna Wakefield


Doc's Place

March 18, 2011

We spent 2-1/2 months at Doc's Place in Hawi Farms and would have gladly stayed longer if not for family and reality at home. Hawi Farms and Hawi Town is a true aloha experience. We especially enjoyed feasting on the fruit grown on the farm: Valencia oranges, Meyers lemons the size of a grapefruit, and huge beautiful avacodos, as well as the little vegetable garden. Star gazing in the immaculate hot tub and waking up to birdsong in the morning is perfect. We have stayed at the resorts in Waikoloha in past years as well as a short stay in Waimea but we very much prefer the Aloha we found in Hawi. It's a magic place. We look forward to another stay in the future.

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