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Kohala Village Hub Pub

Kohala Village Hub Pub

55-514 Hawi Rd Hawi, Hawaii  96719 (808) 889-0404 Open Wed – Sat  8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Website: http://kohalavillagehub.com/eat/cafe and on Facebook Review Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 (breakfast) After taking Margie to Kapa’au Vet this morning, I drove over to Hawi Farmers’ Market (no dogs allowed) to buy some homemade dog treats from Sarah Doyle who operates Blue Dragon Farms.  She uses fruits and vegetables from the farm for the dog treats, so I know they are fresh and healthy for my dogs.  She suggested I check out dog-friendly Kohala Village Hub Pub, so I walked next door and through the open doorway of this beautifully decorated building and was greeted by staff.  It is very open and airy, all shaded, with cool, tile floors, and very spacious…so unbelievably perfect for dogs!  I walked up to the counter and was impressed to see a “Pet Policy” sign on the wall (They also have Kohala Village Inn, a pet-friendly hotel!).  The board above listed...

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The Poolhouse (Waikoloa Village)

The Poolhouse (Waikoloa Village)

Accommodations: 1-bedroom 1-story studio unit (accommodates 2 people) with full kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower (and outdoor shower) in Waikoloa Village (in walking distance of Waikoloa Elementary School) and a large POOL for you and your dogs’ use! Cost: $155 to $165/night (2 night minimum stay) + $75 cleaning fee. Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1714262 Contact: Kelsey through the above Air BnB link. Fence:  YES…completely fenced-in!  Since there is a pool, County code requires a fence with latching gate.  From the parking area, you will walk through a gate and walk down two flights of outdoors patio stairs to the pool deck where The Poolhouse is located.  NOTE: If you have an elderly dog who cannot navigate stairs, you will have to carry him/her down the stairs.  Once you reach the pool deck at the bottom of the stairs, then it will be easy for any dog to move around. September 2 – 4, 2016 Review: The homeowner, Kelsey, lives on the property in a separate house with her very friendly, social...

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Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse

Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse

Al’s Kona Coffee Ocean View Farmhouse is actually TWO separate vacation rentals: one upstairs and one downstairs, but both are dog-friendly and AMAZING!  The ocean view is incredible, and we highly recommend this lovely, modern “farmhouse” in the heart of Kona coffee country. TOP FLOOR Accommodations: House, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 4), laminate wood and tile floors.  Cool and breezy, perfect for long/thick-haired pooches. Base Rate: $132 per night (4 to 5 night minimum). Website: https://www.vrbo.com/370929 Contact: tel: (831)-277-7270 Pet Policy: Pets considered upon approval by owner. Pet fee: Not listed Fence: None Yard: There’s a very nice grassy lawn plus the whole coffee orchard.  Ample room to run and play! WARNING: There is a lot of wildlife in the area: chickens, turkeys, and pigs at night feeding on the mac nuts, so we cannot recommend this rental to anyone with dogs who have a prey drive. BOTTOM FLOOR Accommodations: House, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (Sleeps 2), laminate wood and tile floors.  Cool and breezy, perfect for long/thick-haired pooches. Base Rate: $108 per night (3 to...

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Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Hualalai Pets Stay With Guests “Welcome to the Four Seasons Hualalai. We are delighted to have you and your pet as our guests. To ensure a comfortable stay for yourself and fellow guests, we would appreciate it if you would please observe the following guidelines: a) The hotel is prepared to accommodate your pet in the room provided that your pet is less than 15 lbs. and fully trained, appropriately restrained by you and your pet complies with local legislation requirements. b) Your pet must be kept on a leash when it is on property unless it is in your room. c) Please do not leave your pet unattended. If you require a pet-sitter or pet supplies, please contact the Concierge with advance notice, at extension. d) We regret that pets are not allowed in any food and beverage outlets, Spa/Fitness Center and Pool areas of the property. This exclusion does not apply to guide dogs. e) You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet on...

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Hawaii Island Retreat (trail) – Kapa’au

Hawaii Island Retreat (trail) – Kapa’au

Directions: As you enter Kapa’au and pass Fig’s Mixed Plate on your left, drive past the guard rails and turn left at Maluhia Road.  It is a gravel road, and there will be a “Shoreline Public Access” and “Hawaii Island Retreat” signs.  Follow these signs.  Turn left at the “T” through the tunnel of trees, and turn right. Address: 54-250 Lokahi Road, Kapa’au, HI  96755 Website: http://www.hawaiiislandretreat.com/ About: Hawaii Island Retreat’s “50 acres of needled grove and valley trails include legendary council stones and native trees, planted generations ago by a Hawaiian kahuna and his beloved wife.”  The owners of Hawaii Island Retreat have graciously allowed LEASHED dogs and their owners to use their hiking and jogging trails.  The one time I visited, I was unable to locate any type of trail, but I’m sure it’s somewhere here, and it’s such a beautiful location, it’s nice to just stroll around.  KEEP IN MIND: Visitors come here for meditation and a healthy living retreat, so I suggest bringing only your quietest,...

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Kohala Ranch Oceanview (2 rentals)

Kohala Ranch Oceanview (2 rentals)

Accommodations: On the same property, the owners rent out two very nice places: 1-bedroom, 1 bath guest house cottage; and a 2-bedroom apartment w/ hot tub Cost: $149/night (depending on time of year) + cleaning fee. The 2-bedroom apartment is $186/night (depending on time of year) + cleaning fee. Website: https://www.vrbo.com/402623 and https://www.vrbo.com/383020 Contact: Deborah and John at (808) 987-0277 Fence:  YES!  Beautifully, fully-fenced grassy yard immediately adjacent to where horses are kept, so keep this in mind! **Please note that since my review in 2015, it appears that the owner has made some improvements (including adding a hot tub!) to these units, so there may be some slight differences from the photos below.  I believe that the unit featured below has been turned into the 2-bedroom apartment with the hot tub. My Review: My friends from the mainland stayed here with their Golden Retriever, “Toko,” for 6 weeks in February 2015 and absolutely loved it.  I stopped by one afternoon to check it out and instantly fell in love with the apartment...

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