About Our Property Manager Ute!
is our very conscientious concierge and property manager! With her fastidious German heritage wrapped in the spirit of Hawaiian Aloha, she is on task with a loving smile to make sure you have all you need to enjoy your stay!! She has been our manager since day one and knows everything about the hale and the island! (especially great surfing and beach spots!) And her hubby, Steve, is our cool pool guy too!
She is available to help make your vacation exceed your expectations and for a little extra luxury (at special rates) she offers personalized check-ins, arrival groceries, housekeeping needs, and chef or catering services. German and Japanese language translation can also be accommodated.
About the Owners
Hale Hina is owned by
two sisters, Sallie Haws and Amy Haws Peck who grew up in the San
Francisco Bay area.
Sallie worked for 26 years at the family company,
Haws Corporation, a drinking fountain and emergency
equipment manufacturer that was sold to the cousins in 2011. Sallie now
manages our private Haws Family LLC office and oversees the operations of Hale Hina with her great business sense as well as a excellent eye for decor & comfort!
Jim Bowers, is a professional photographer, with a specialty for photographing architectural interiors and landscapes! He gets the credit for all the great photos on the websites and the walls! Sallie, Jim, and her
two children Marquise and Terry Van Tassel live in Las Vegas, Nv.
Amy and her husband Dennis Peck live in Escondido,
CA. Amy is an artist and photographer and owns and operates The Goddess Studio that helps empower women
through dance and ceremony (www.Goddess-Studio.com). She also is experienced in graphic design and we have her to thank for our website and all the instruction notes around Hale Hina! And Dennis is our engineer and our go-to handyman and he keeps Hale Hina functioning!
The Haws Family has
loved the Big Island for many years. Our parents spent 2-4 weeks a year
at the Kona Village Resort for over 30 years until it was closed due to
the 2011 Tsunami. Amy and Dennis spent their
honeymoon at Kona Village as well. Sallie and Jim traveled to Kona
every other year with the kids for the last 10 years. And now we are all continuing to enjoy the island almost two months of every year at Hale Hina!
We picked Hale Hina for its single story, 3 bedroom layout, it's amazing view and the fact that it had air conditioning and a hot tub. We realized that we didn't need to be on the ocean, we just wanted to SEE the ocean. The house was owned and built by a couple who lived there as their primary residence and therefore put great energy and many special touches into their dream home.
And now we are having a great time decorating and enhancing Hale Hina at our every visit to add those further touches that keep the hale happy and beckoning us and our guests to RETURN and RETURN!!
See you soon!
Sallie & Jim and Amy & Dennis
and Terry & Jackie Haws