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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking

Eileen Levin

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Eileen Levin

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Waipio House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) NO MORE THAN THAT

Keywords:

THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL RENTAL ONLY. NO FUNCTIONS OF ANY SORT ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.

High on a bluff 600 ft above Waipio Bay, on property once owned by King Kamehameha IV, sits Hale 'Io. Magical sunsets and sunrises without the glare or heat, Maui on the horizon, gentle nightime rains to lull you to sleep (and make the rainbows) and a quiet and peacefulness so hard to find - this is the magic of Hale 'Io. Lush surroundings, sexy pool with concealed rock slide and waterfall and views that never quit, never. Watch whales from the lanai or ocean deck, awaken to the birds, listen to the wind - it really speaks to you here.

Owner-built, architect designed, custom home for laid back family living. Lush grounds, organic fruit orchard, ample parking, sexy beach-entry pool, magnificent kitchen - 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves, 2 ovens, warming drawer - fit for the accomplished cook. Color abounds to reflect the natural hues of Hawaii. The house is the color of the ocean, both deep and shallow water and inside is a rainbow cacophony that no photos can do justice. Simply stunning for the non color-phobes! Many exotic woods and finishes, but truly designed for in and out living and a laid back lifestyle. You can sleep a lot more than 10 here, but need

to believe that the comfy sofa, futons and pune' on the lanai are OK for overnights (they are not). Don't worry, you'll believe, as that is where you'll nap! Bring the kids, but they have to sign the contract about the cliff, the pool, the sliding hill and the fort ;-) - which means they must be at least the age of reason and capable of understanding the danger. Pool is completely fenced, cliff is not.

Five bedrooms, 3 with ensuite bathrooms, one with 'across the hall' bathroom and one without. Two lush outdoor showers. Secret room.....if you can find it, you can sleep there.

**Pronounced Hah-Lay EE Oh

Please note that the quotable rates by Vrbo are inaccurate by a small amount. Correct quote can be obtained upon inquiry.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Eileen Levin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Eileen Levin

Physician/business woman who retired to Hawaii in 2005. Built this house for family and has thoroughly enjoyed living here. Returning to another home owned in the neighborhood as children have moved on a bit.

Eileen Levin purchased this house in 2007

Why Eileen Levin chose Waipio

This was our home. If you could build a luxury home in Yosemite, you would, right? This property is simply magical. The ocean views are stunning.

What makes this house unique

Nature abounds in many forms and that is what we have enjoyed the most. Hard to beat watching whales from the lanai.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Golden Eagle , Il
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our Bi-annual family vacation, where I get all my grown children from around the states, all together for quality time! The reason I chose this property, was from all the great reviews & pictures!!

It is exactly as the reviewers have stated in previous reviews!! It is just perfect in every way!! & what a great location !!

The owner herself is such a delight & gracious host!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City
5

This is THE place!

  • 5 of 5

The entrance to this beautifully stunning property is just the precursor to the spectacular views that await from just behind the front doors. Once inside the home your breath will be taken away and your eyes will open wide. Stunning from beginning to end, perfectly perched above the sacred Waipio Valley you are treated to the sounds of waves below and the sights of nearby waterfall that dive from the cliffs to meet the ocean. Every day at this home brought new and exciting sights, sounds, and experiences; truly paradise.

Eileen is a gracious and attentive host who has maintained this tranquil property meticulously! I have been a frequent guest of VRBO properties all over the world for several years and I can say without exception THIS is the finest property and vacation experience I have had to date. If you can secure a reservation DO NOT HESITATE !!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anoka, MN 55303 USA
5

Flesner L.

  • 5 of 5

People get away for different reasons. Ours was to heal from an event no parent should have to endure. We found solace and comfort in a true treasure of a home. It was everything others have described and more. We found something magical about this place, with the sky full of stars and the sounds of the ocean to soothe us. The sprawling indoor, outdoor areas allowed us each to grieve and celebrate alone or gather together.

We would recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The Perfect Sacred Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our meditation group has been taking advantage of this magical property for years! Being so near to the sacred valley of Waipio (a place of great spiritual energy or "mana" where King Kamehameha was raised) there is no place like it on any of the other islands that we've explored. You're sure to love the boldly creative color scheme, the tropical swimming area and the quiet seclusion that Hale I'o (House of the Hawk) offers!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Paradise on earth--Really!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures just don't do justice to this cliffside retreat! Like some others, we arrived after dark to soft lights, Hawaiian music, and gentle breezes blowing through the house. As we explored the house, we were constantly in awe, and that was magnified in the light of day as we explored the rest of the property the next morning.

Even in August, temperatures were always comfortable. In fact, a couple of mornings were in the low 50's! The pool and hot tub were wonderful for cooling off and warming up, depending on what you need. The pool looks small, but it offers plenty of deep water for divers, and the slide is a delight for the more adventurous!

If you're looking for a retreat from today's hurry-scurry lifestyle, this is it. Or, if you want to explore the island in the daytime and retreat at night, it's still perfect. Waimea, Mauna Kea, and Kona are just an hour or so west, and Hilo and the Volcanoes park are an hour or so south. Even closer are the Waipio Valley and Honokaa. This "senior" made it on foot down to the Waipio Valley floor and back up. Spectacular black sand beach (also visible from the deck at the house), and we even saw a wild horse. The village of Honokaa is delightful--not a chain store in sight. And everyone is so friendly.

Eileen is the perfect hostess. She's provided everything you might need for a large group or small. She's available if you need her, but otherwise leaves you alone to enjoy this gorgeous location. If, for any reason, you can't book this location now, be sure to put it on your bucket list. It truly is an experience you will never forget!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Simply the best. The other reviewers capture the essence of the place very well.

One piece of advise. The beach at Waipio is fantastic (though challenging for swimmers who aren't confident). If you want to visit it regularly, you should rent a 4WD from a local Hawaiian rental car company. The large national companies prohibit driving down into the valley. Or you can hike down to the valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilo, Hi
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Honokaa, Hi
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Kona side
Car: necessary

Chilling, napping, REALLY getting away from it all, reading. Walking on the longest black sand beach in the state. Surfing at Waipio. Learning to cook 'whatever'. A list of island activities is supplied prior to your arrival by owner

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Rates & Availability

From $5,775 Per week

Waipio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Christmas-NewYears
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
14 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 20 2016 - Apr 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$825
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200.00
cleaning fee $600.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Security deposit is $1200 OR 10% of base rent, whichever is greater. I charge by the night and rent by the week with a discounted weekly charge, though this is not reflected in the VRBO quote provided. Additional days are $825 standard and $950 holiday. Owner reserves the right to change rates from the VRBO quote provided, almost always downward. Owner is flexible and VRBO robot is not.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Waipio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No AC or heat, just gentle breezes. Technology purposefully kept to a minimum. Mango and Coconut cabinetry throughout. Elegant stained concrete floors, remotely located, yet not too far away - only Verizon reaches us, exceptionally private site. 1.5 mi long black sand beach just below the property, watch surfers from the deck.

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