2023 Reviews

Amazing food!
Beautiful property with most accommodating host. Best part was definitely the food. Included breakfast’s were amazing and delicious three course meals. We also had dinner at the property one evening and it was most delicious and satisfying!


VRBO / HomeAway / January 2023

Three restful nights in Hawi

The 150 year old manor house is wonderful. The guest house behind the mansion was very quiet, peaceful and beautifully decorated. The breakfast was tasty and amazing. We recommend dinner. Kashi is a good cook and you can discover new vegan dishes. A great place to relax!

Everything was perfect!



Best place to stay in all of Big Island

Great Bed and Breakfast place, host Kasi is exceptional and courteous.  We really enjoyed our stay for 3 days at this hotel.  Quite, serene and absolutely gorgeous.  Clean and spacious rooms.


Google Review

The atmosphere of this hotel is unparalleled

You'll feel like you're living in a dream. The old history,  the style of the rooms, the healthy breakfast, and the surrounding beautiful atmosphere of tropical plants that surround you after waking up are truly unique. You can tell this place has been handled with a lot of care and the host even gave my mom a small gift on our departure which was a very kind gesture.


Google Review

Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

Absolutely beautiful property and grounds. The proprietor was super helpful and flexible with us as our arrival time & departure were not fixed. The vegan breakfast and homemade juices were amazing! It is a gorgeous property and perfect place for a quiet & relaxing stay.



Can’t wait to come back!

Beautiful plantation home and gardens. Truly excellent home made food.

Peter & Pam



Our stay at Kashi’s place was so relaxing and enjoyable. The breakfast was fabulous — so healthy and filling. We highly recommend staying here!




This property is simply wonderful. I felt like I was 'coming home' every time I came back from being out and about on the island. The town center of Hawi is literally a 3 minute walk up the street. Also, breakfast every day was amazing...and in such a restful atmosphere.



Ask for the Cottage!

Kashi walked us to a cottage that was spacious, beautifully decorated, and comfortable. It is her work of art. She prepares the vegan breakfasts and I have to admit, being my first time eating vegan meals for breakfast, they were very good. Her breads are excellent and she also makes juices to go for all the guests. We wanted to experience a quieter island experience - peaceful, remote, lots of chickens and roosters, fresh fruit, and island hospitality. If you book, ask for the cottage.



A Delightful Stay!

"Kashi was a lovely host! We enjoyed her attention to detail and admired the abundance of exuberantly healthy indoor plants and the bamboo meditation garden. We had an amazing nights sleep because the king size bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. All of this was topped off by the delicious vegan Chefs Dinner lovingly prepared by Kashi herself. Her mastery in the kitchen was displayed again at breakfast with the most incredible banana bread! It was fun to sample the variety of local coffees using the single serving French presses."

Susan & Steve

Royal King Suite

Wonderful chill place with a calming aura

The Vegan breakfast was fantastic and I am not Vegan



The Ultimate!

Truly peaceful, clear and clean atmosphere, rooms, grounds, food and drink. Kashi is a Divine host. Humble , beyond capable, kind and generous with her many talents. Life changing moments experienced in this environment created by Kashi and her team. I am grateful.



Kashi is a true gem. Lovely person, friendly and all around great to talk to. The place is big, clean and has so much charm. A must see if you’re in Hawi or passing by. The good is delicious and healthy, plenty of amenities to get you by.



Highly recommend!

We spent our last night on The Big Island at Kashi’s place and it was wonderful! The atmosphere and setting were great; the room was cozy and the bed was very comfortable; and the food was delicious! We ordered dinner and had the breakfast buffet the next morning and it was all great and filling. Kashi is wonderful and made sure we felt at home. Highly recommend!


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A stay at the Aloha Boutique Hotel was for us, an experience in learning that vegan eating can become a way of life. During our stay, Kashi introduced us to a number of vegan dishes at breakfast and dinner that were absolutely delicious and healthful. The breakfasts included our favorite vegan pastry, the berries and banana bread, several different fruits and juices, smoothies, waffles and creamy oatmeal among other vegan dishes. We highly recommend eating dinner at the Aloha Boutique Hotel and having Kashi cook vegan for you. We ate dinners at the hotel all three nights of our stay. Each dinner was delicious, and we learned that vegan is so much more than tofu. In fact, we never ate any tofu there. Instead, Kashi introduced us to other vegan foods that were delicious and satisfying. We highly recommend getting the Chef's Choice dinner where Kashi shows off her vegan chef's skills with her signature dishes. The Chef's Choice is truly out of this world. We'll go back to ABH!

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2022 Reviews

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5 Stars

Can’t recommend this place highly enough. We loved that Kashi has preserved the original charm of this historic building- such a different vibe from the more commercial and generic feeling you get at nearby resorts. And the food was fantastic- brunch was delicious, but we especially appreciated the refrigerator Kashi kept full with homemade snacks and fresh squeezed juices. Be sure to try her baked breads!




5 Stars

Kashi’s place was a lovely stop on my island journey. The lovely breakfast and sitting areas gave me the opportunity to catch up in my journal and leisurely enjoy the architecture of the beautiful home.




5 Stars

We where so impressedwhen we walked in. It was so well done. I felt like I had step back to another time and got to experience the ambiance and pace of that time. Everything was impeccable. It was our last night before leaving for the mainland. We had stayed in the Captain Cook area, Kona, Hilo with our adult children and friends, for the last 2 weeks. This was our the first time in 2 weeks that it was just us. Kashi’s hospitality was out standing. The breakfast spread was amazing. What a variety. I think I might have to ask for the recipe for the mango peach bread. Awesome! I only wish I could have spent a month here.




5 Stars

Incredible property in a magical place. The rooms are comfortable and the space inviting. The breakfast was delicious and satisfying and the selection of coffees and teas great. Our only regret is that we only got to stay for one night, next time we will stay for longer!



Had a great time staying at the Hawi Plantation!

Kashi was super nice, and the house is lovely, as is the location and the cute little town.
The banana bread is also, as noted, excellent.


Google Review

Such beautiful grounds and thoughtfully cared for home. The owner is kind and hospitable – and she cooks the most amazing treats. Cannot recommend enough – we especially loved getting to know Hawi, which is a beautiful welcoming community with an adorable downtown.


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I absolutely fell in love with this boutique hotel.

From booking to arriving the Host Kashi had kept in touch with us to make sure our arrival and experience would be unforgettable. We were greeted in the driveway and given a full tour of the beautiful plantation estate. The common rooms are cozy, inviting and the kitchen is a beautiful and easy to navigate chef kitchen. Each guest room is unique and decorated with elegance and charm. The saline pool is is available 24 hours for swimming and is beautiful and clean. In the morning Kashi bakes a variety of gluten free and vegan banana breads. They are AMAZING ! I genuinely want the recipe. We had the blackberry banana bread.
I loved the town of Hawi, and the drive up from Hilo is gorgeous. Knowing I can stay at the Hawi boutique hotel has given me more incentive to come back sooner.
Mahalo no kou ho`okipa


Google Review

5 Stars

Kashi Was a great host, she did above and beyond to accommodate our special needs. Her vegan breakfast was the best I’ve ever experienced. With so many choices it was a delight. The grounds had a great Mana ( energy) and there were many extra little amenities and added value to the experience. Mahalo

April 2022



5 Stars

We had such a wonderful stay! Excellent hospitality, super clean and Kashi is an excellent Vegan Gluten Free Chef. Would definitely go again if traveling that area. She accommodated us and our little dogs so grateful for the warmth and kindness through our stay.

May 2022



We wanted a relaxing, quiet, non touristy place and this was it!
An 1800s plantation mansion is so unique and the historic and whimsical decor was beautiful.
The vegan meals were outstanding also…We’ll be back for sure!
May 2022



5 Stars

We are so glad we got the chance to stay at Kashi’s place. We had scheduled a UTV tour in Hawi (highly recommend) and decided we would book Kashi’s place for the night before heading for the Hilo area. This was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast and we were not disappointed. Kashi was easy to communicate with during the booking process and greeted us upon our arrival. If you are looking for a relaxing and unique experience this is a great place to start. The entire property is very nice and the room was comfortable and spacious. The entire building has the windows open in the downstairs area which lets the cool relaxing breezes flow through the wonderful shared spaces in the downstairs areas and throughout the upstairs where the rooms are. We thoroughly enjoyed the breezes and slept with our windows open. It was so relaxing and therapeutic. There is more than enough room in the main building shared spaces to enjoy quiet moments or your beautifully prepared breakfast. Breakfast was excellent. It is vegan and gluten free which was wonderful since my wife is gluten free. My wife was impressed with the vegan options and the tasty sweet treats that she rarely gets to eat. I don’t have any food restrictions and do not regularly eat gluten free or vegan. I found Kashi’s breakfast to be absolutely delicious! We were only here for the one night but truly enjoyed our experience. Definitely read Kashi’s description of her property and all of the amenities available. Hawi is a beautiful area with very friendly people. We are glad we were able to visit even though it was for one night. Thank you Kashi for a great stay and experience!


Jonathan & Heidi


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