ROMANTIC GETAWAY WITH A MAGICAL AND REJUVENATING ATMOSPHERE

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Bedrooms 1
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ROMANTIC GETAWAY WITH A MAGICAL AND REJUVENATING ATMOSPHERE

Waipio Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Hamakua Hideaway Cliff House radiates charm and warmth. It is very restful and romantic. The spectacular views can be seen from every room. There is ultimate privacy. You probably won't see or hear another person. Instead, you will see flowers everywhere, birds, geckos and the magnificent Waipio cliffs, extending 12 miles to Pololu Point. You will hear the rushing water of the stream below and the gentle trade wind breezes passing through the bamboo.

The oceanfront bungalow is cozy with a full kitchen, king-size bed, fireplace and a jacuzzi bath tub in a screened lanai, overlooking the awesome view. There is an upstairs loft with an extra bed that can be made upon request. Free Wifi highspeed internet connection is available in the cabin.

Our home is .5 miles from the Waipio Valley overlook, an easy and scenic walk. Waipio Valley is the most sacred valley on the island and the 2nd most visited natural site after Volcano Natural Park, yet our home is a peaceful gem overlooking the ocean with whales right out front in the winter, rainbows and an ever changing and beautiful sky, both in the day and at night. You will not see more stars anywhere in the world than right from our own back yard.

We take pride in providing organic cotton sheets on all of our beds. We use no toxic cleaning products and we use natural farming methods in the large garden area. We are growing many exotic fruit trees and culinary/medicinal herbs.

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Quotes from our in-house diary:

'Outstanding. Priceless. Peaceful. Relaxing. Delightful. Awesome. Fragrant. In no particular order... A real gem. Mahalo!'

Ruth and Allen -- Juneau, Alaska

'One of, if not the most, magical places we've ever been to. Everything from the cliffs to the sunset has been absolutely perfect. So glad we found this place. It reflects love and good spirit from every detail, every corner. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of paradise!'

Tim and Inca -- PA and Germany

'Thank God for this place, creation at its most serene. And thank you, Kristan,for sharing your home with so many of us. Not only would we return here again, we'd live here. Certainly we both take potent changes back with us to our home so far away.

I especially loved to capture the beauty here in my photography - framing Waipio cliffs amongst the incredible flowers of your garden. My husband most loved the isolation, a place for him to recharge his batteries, to sort life's problems out, and to make plans for the future. Truly a thought provoking environment.

Tim and Linda -- Scotch Plains, New Jersey

'What a beautiful, serene spot! We saw whale spouts and rainbows while just sitting on the lanai. This was exactly the vacation we needed. We loved coming back here at the end of every day and some days, we just never left! Thanks for sharing this very magical place with us.'

Cynthis and Heather -- Culver City, CA

'I'd like to write a few pages describing all the reasons that the Hamakua Hideaway is the absolute best place we've ever stayed, but my husband summed it up best - UTTER PERFECTION! Mahalo! We'll be back.'

Cara and Stephen -- Victoria, BC

'Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful stay here at your Hideaway! The view is one of the most beautiful we've ever seen and the house has such unique character. We love the special touches - the pretty soft sheets, freah flowers, candles, landscaping, etc. We found ourselves on a circuitous route thru the house from the bed, to the Jacuzzi, to the massage table, (in-room massage from Rene Romano!)to the kitchen for food/drink, to the neat stone shower...and then back to be! What a rough day!'

Hilary and Wes -- Salem, VA

'Everything we dreamed it would be and more. We can honestly say this has been the best and most relaxing trip we have ever taken.'

Jim and Heidi -- Spring Hill, Kansas

'We have had an amazing few days here! My husband and I had planned to use this Hideaway as a starting point to explore the North of the island, but once we were here, we could barely tear ourseleves away! We spent most of our time enjoying this beautiful house. Your front porch was our big screen TV - we don't know how many hours we spent watching the light change on the cliffs. This has been the end of our honeymoon and we feel so rested and refreshed. Thanks for the beautiful and thoughtful little home.'

Alison and Andrew -- Hong Kong

'I sit here on the lanai, writing this as a rainbow arches over the lighted coast of Waipio Valley. This pretty much defines my experience here. Dawn and I loved this place. It feels like old Hawaii, back to nature and a connection to God. All the amenities were here, yet it felt like we were camping under the stars and surrounded by jungle. The Hideaway is certainly the most unique and pleasurable rental or B&B (and we've been to hundreds of them in our lifetime!) we have ever stayed in. Thank you (mahalo) for lending this experience to us. It's hard to leave.'

David and Dawn -- Cincinnati, OH

Keywords: Cottage, Honeymoon, Romantic, Retreat, Secluded, Beautiful, Awesome, Spectacular, View, Oceanfront

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Kristan

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Kristan is a 34 year resident of the Big island. She enjoys organic farming and growing medicinal herbs and edible flowers.

She has raised 3 sons and now has 5 grandchildren, all living on the Big Island.

She established the Hamakua Hideaway Cliffhouse in 1986 and has kept running and improving it ever since so that people from all over the world can come here and bask in the experience of this wonderful slice of paradise.

Kristan purchased this cabin in 1986

Kukuihaele has the best weather on the island. It is never too hot, too rainy, too windy or too cold. The air is clean and the volcanic sulfur rarely comes to this side of the island. The people in the village of Kukuihaele are friendly. The Hamakua Hideaway Cliff House is within walking distance to Waipio Valley, which is one of the most special places of this island and a wonderful hiking experience. Nature abounds. Beauty follows.

The Hamakua Hideaway Cliff House radiates charm and warmth. It is very restful and romantic. The spectacular views can be seen from every room. There is ultimate privacy. You probably won't see or hear another person. Instead, you will see flowers everywhere, birds, geckos and the magnificent Waipio cliffs with waterfalls. You will hear the rushing water of the stream below and the gentle tradewind breezes passing through the bamboo.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
business
Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114321vbi
(808) 896-8013 (Hawaii, USA)
Waipio Hamakua Coast
big island
5

SIMPLY PERFECTION....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Surely one of the most ENCHANTING places on the planet--the views alone are jaw droppingly gorgeous. The swinging bench in the garden, a portrait of tranquility. The fragrance of exotic blooms in the air....
And that's just the outside!! Inside you'll find an exceedingly CHARMING, COMFORTABLE & CLEAN cottage stocked with any and everything you could possibly want. FABULOUS VIEWS from everywhere---you will LOVE the screened in jacuzzi room. Excellent bed and bedding. Such thoughtful care to details is a rarity. So tastefully appointed--we loved the blooming orchids, interesting Collectibles and the good library. If it was possible to award 20 STARS, I would!!
Do yourself a huge favor and book this place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114321vbi
(808) 896-8013 (Hawaii, USA)
Waipio Hamakua Coast
Frenchtown, NJ
5

A Private Hawaiian Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Having recently spent a week at the Hamakua Hideaway I expected to see nothing but glowing reviews on here, because I personally can't imagine what anyone would say wrong about it, so I was shocked to find some negative comments. Thus, I feel compelled to give my two cents. This place is amazing. My fiancee and I stayed here for a week as a rest in the middle of a very active Hawaiian vacation. The view overlooking the Pacific and the rugged northwest coast of the Big Island (on clear days you can even make out Maui in the distance) is only the beginning. The secluded feel on this more remote part of the island, the garden of colorful flowers, a wonderful jacuzzi with screens all around to keep out the bugs but let the warm Hawaiian breezes in, a comfortable bed (that is perfectly clean and doesn't smell at all as others have suggested), and even a grill to cook our dinners on. What really made this place extra special though was the care that the owner clearly puts into it. The little trinkets, books, and music that you could tell were all carefully selected to give the guests a true Hawaiian experience. If you are looking for a resort stay where all the modern ammenaties are available, everything looks polished, and your food is served to you, this may not be your place. It is comfortable and has the general ammenaties you'd expect out of this kind of place, but no, it was not built yesterday. If you are looking for a secluded Hawaiian getaway and don't mind making your own meals or not having wifi (I don't know that to be true, just saw it in another review--I personally had no interest in trying as I was trying to get away from my email) and the like, I can't imagine a better place to stay. If we ever get a chance to return to Hawaii the Hamakua Hideaway will be at the top of the list of places to return to.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114321vbi
(808) 896-8013 (Hawaii, USA)
Waipio Hamakua Coast
Gaithersburg, Maryland
5

Waipio wonder

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
I had been a bit concerned by one of the previous reviews but I must say that we had no complaints at all. Sitting on the sofa watching the view became the main part of our days here. The gardens are gorgeous too. We found everything to be perfectly clean. Despite our age and physical limitations we did manage to climb the ladder to the loft (and I'm afraid of heights) so saw no concern with that. We did go to the Waipio overlook but I could not manage the walk down into the valley. We were perfectly happy to return to the cottage and enjoy the view from there. The photos do give a good idea of the view and I'm glad to say that some of the more obtrusive vegetation has been tamed so the view is good. We enjoyed exploring nearby Honokaa and spent a day on the leeward side of the island, but didn't like it nearly as much. This was a delightful place to spend our last few days on Hawai'i Island and we would love to return one day. We would definitely recommend it to fellow travellers who are looking for individuality in their accommodations.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114321vbi
(808) 896-8013 (Hawaii, USA)
Waipio Hamakua Coast
North Vancouver, BC Canada
2

Gorgeous Views, Serene, and Private

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Hamakua Hideaway Cliff House. The cottage has a lot of charm and character and is totally private and located in a rural low-traffic area. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, the serenity is shared with lots of birds, geckos, and the odd mongoose and is only broken by the occasional crash of cantaloupe-sized avocados falling into the garden from the big tree up the hill behind.

The views are breathtaking and can be appreciated from every part of the cottage whether waking up in bed the morning, relaxing in the jacuzzi after a long day of hiking, eating dinner, or making a meal in the kitchen area.

There is a small barbecue which we used for every dinner as well as a large fridge and a decent stove. There is also a toaster/convection-oven which came in handy.

There are orchid plants in the cottage and there were nice fresh-cut flowers in the bathroom on our arrival.

The accommodation has a lot of character but is not brand new and I had a couple of small concerns that I took up with the owner. They were listened to and resolved quickly to my complete satisfaction.

There is an ethernet connection for internet access -- I'm conflicted over whether the lack if WiFi was a good thing or not (using my smartphone was my only internet device) but I'm sure I would have spent less time relaxing if I'd had the capability of connecting to my email. If you need to do some work during your stay though, I couldn't imagine a nicer place to hook up the laptop. There is a TV if you run out of books, although the cottage is well-stocked with interesting reading material.

The location is within a short walk to the Waipio Valley overlook. If you want to take a hike down the hill to the valley, beach, waterfalls, or make a hiking trip beyond into the Waimanu Valley there is no need to drive. We did a hike into the Waipio Valley but we also took a guided tour in a 4WD van with a great local guide by the name of Douglas -- book at the little store just around the corner and pick up some local ice cream for dessert while you're at it.

The neighborhood feels very authentic old-Hawai'ian, complete with plantation-era buildings and even a little country church that seems, from the sign out front, to include some Hawaiian language in the services.

We hope to return and recommend this rental if you want to relax in a comfy and bucolic setting with grandeur and beauty always in view
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/6
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Romantic Getaway with a Magical and Rejuvenating Atmosphere
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114321vbi
(808) 896-8013 (Hawaii, USA)
Waipio Hamakua Coast
Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
2

nature explorer

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed here for three nights, Nov. 17-20, 2011. The location is amazing, but it is very old and rundown. I don't usually review anything, but feel that people should be made aware as it is quite expensive for the condition that it is in. I will list pros and cons.
Pros
Incredible view
Nice jacuzzi tub in a screened room with that view!
Interesting art and collectibles
Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of dishes, and many food items
Beautiful sheets on the beds
Lots of fresh flowers inside
Grounds are lush and beautiful
Private! Never saw anyone.
Walk to Waipio Valley
Short drive across island to Kohala coast for sunshine

Cons
Very bad smell coming from mattress or bookshelf next to bed!
Upstairs loft was very nice, but dangerous to use ladder during the night
Leak under kitchen sink so that all lower cabinets smelled terrible
Couch is very old
Shower is very tiny
Woke up one morning to a hundred flies in the jacuzzi room, so could no longer use it
Clutter!!! There is so much collectible stuff everywhere that there's very little space to set down your own things

Well, there it is. If I was still a twenty something hippie, I might have appreciated this more, but definitely not at this price. If the owners renovate it, then it will be spectacular!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review, however I find it to be unfair. I have a couple of points I'd like to clear up.

1) The flies and smell were due to a meat package that was subsequently put outside in the grill by these guests. After searching the house for any kind of a smell, we were taken aback when we lifted the BBQ lid. The smell was quite powerful. I can only assume that her husband put it out there on the following morning and didn't tell her. (he slept in the loft; she downstairs) I still don't understand how the flies got in, except that maybe the door was left slightly ajar.

2) The bed does not smell and I am mindful of keeping everything clean and fresh smelling.
The smell that she was referring to was the meat package that they had probably initially been placed in the kitchen trash can.

3) There is in fact no leak under the sink, but there must have been some kind of oily spill there that stained the wood and now gives the appearance of a water leak. (I have thought about staining the rest of the wood) The cabinets are kept fresh and do not smell musty or moldy.

4) The shower is average size, and not "very tiny." The couch is very comfortable. It is an antique rattan couch with new, clean cushion covers.

5) The ladder going up to the loft is big and safe. So long as you take your time and use both hands, there should be no danger. My grandchildren run up and down it. It is secured to the loft and cannot move.

6) There were perhaps a bit too many things lying around that are meant to be decor, and so we have made efforts to provide more room for guests to put their own things.

7) To call the Cliffhouse rundown is a bit extreme. Yes, the house was built many years ago, but there have been many additions and improvements over the 25 years that we have been in this business. It is made of wood and is a darling, cozy, romantic bungalow. We have received many compliments on it.


Now that I've gone over the cons listed by this reviewer, I do appreciate the many pros that were listed. Surely they are worthy of more than 2 stars.
Helpful votes: 6/7
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Honoka'a and our 'village' of Kukuihaele are charming, historical plantation communities with access to hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATV rides along the rim of Waipio Valley or wagon, horse and shuttle tours in the valley.

Your home is .5 miles from the Waipio Valley overlook, an easy and scenic walk. You can also drive into Waipio Valley and beach (with 4WD) or you can hike to the back of the valley which has the 2nd highest waterfall in the USA. If you are looking for more adventure, there is additional hiking into the next valley (Waimanu) which has THE highest waterfall in the USA. Waipio also has a mile long black sand beach with a clear water stream flowing into it. Waipio Valley is the most sacred valley on the island and the 2nd most visited natural site after Volcano Natural Park.

Honoka'a town is a charming one street town with cafes, gift and antique shops as well as a historic movie theater which offers traditional and artistic films as well as local and upscale musical events. It is the only theater between Hilo and Kona and simply a jewel. Check out the Honoka'a People's Theater website for current and upcoming events.

There is a grocery store and farmer's market in Honoka'a and another wonderful market where they sell amazing grass fed beef from the Big Island. We also have a new health food store/cafe. There are farmer's markets all over the Big Island. There are macadamia nut farms on the road to our location and you can often stop and buy right from the farmers when they have stands along the road, as well as folks selling their excess produce from their front yards for a nominal fee.

There are two gifts shops right in Kukuihaele as well as a small cafe and homemade ice cream.

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Waipio Cabin Rental Rates

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A 50% deposit is required to hold all reservations, with the balance due two weeks prior to arrival.

Deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Waipio Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) On the floor in the loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
Notes:
Seclusion, privacy and beauty everywhere you look. Very serene, romantic and quiet. Wonderful hiking in Waipio Valley.
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