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OCEANFRONT, MAGICAL, BREATHTAKING

Eileen Levin

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

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Eileen Levin

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2014
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OCEANFRONT, MAGICAL, BREATHTAKING

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

Overview

Overview

Waipio House Rental Photos and Description

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

Keywords: 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

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Eileen Levin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking
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Waipio Hamakua Coast
CARMEL
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Waipio Hamakua Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Waipio Hamakua Coast
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
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Ogden Canyon , Utah / USA
5

Upon arrival, we thought we died and landed in Heaven...!!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in Kona late evening and drove to the house. We heard this Hawaiian music as we approached the entry door. I slowly opened the door, all the lights were on. I stood there laughing, it was incredible. As my friends came into the place I watched their eyes grow bigger and their smiles become bigger than their faces. We gathered and strolled thru the grand entry area towards the Lani and it was just incredible. The furniture, the decorations, the warmth and beauty of each and every aspect of this home was beyond anything I have had the opportunity to have previously enjoyed.

That evening we did not know what to expect for the views as it was already after 10pm, and when we all awoke in the morning there we bigger smiles than there were when we arrived. The views are stupendous, beyond anything imaginable. The photos are nice and all but to stand in the yard and look out is beyond words, we went out to the deck and it just got better, this home is a must for any vacationer on the big island.

Then I found out that the land was previously owned by King Kamaha IV...so I would always answer the phone "King Kamaha Junior" and Eileen (our host who was the only one that called) would just laugh.

We also went on the ATV tour that Eileen runs just down the road. I never rode one of them things before, but was blown away at how much fun that was up in the mountains. Here workers did safety talks and individual instructions to assist our group and we all had one adventure of a lifetime up in the woods on the side of Waipio Valley. This adventure is a MUST for anyone in the area as well.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Waipio Hamakua Coast
Dallas, TX
5

Best rental ever and one of the best views on earth!

  • 5 of 5
I can only say ditto to everything the other reviewers have said. There were 8 in our party and we all loved the house. Eileen was a great hostess. We enjoyed the close access to the Waipio Valley and the views from down there were also incredible, plus wild horses! The views from the veranda are indescribable. We did everything on Eileen's list of activities and had a wonderful vacation. Her recommendations are perfect and I would advise you to follow them.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Island
5

Magnificant and Magical

  • 5 of 5
I have lived on the Big Island for 20 years and visited Waipio Vally, with friends and family, but only to the lookout... or the "hike" down to the beach. I have never had the opportunity to stay in such an amazing and magical home as this one! I fell in love with every aspect of the home. From the moment you walk in, you will be in awe. The pictures are all excellent and accurate, but the essence of the magic of the home can be felt- the minute you walk through the front gates!!! You have views that you could not see from anywhere else, Maui in the distance, waterfalls down the side of the mountain and if you are out on the landing deck you feel as if you are on the edge of the world looking out over the amazing ocean. I did not want to leave. Every room was beautifully decorated with thoughtfulness to every aspect of your comforts. Loved the private outdoor shower off of our bathroom. Take the time too look around at all of the beautiful artwork, sit in comfy alcoves, bask in the sun by the pool, or just read a book on the comfortable couch overlooking the valley. If you want an extremely fun tour, try the Ride The Rim ATV adventure. The guides were so helpful and we had a blast, at first we were kind of nervous because we had never ridden one, but they were extremely patient in teaching us all how to operate and safely ride, we did a test course first, so we all felt comfortable before going out on the 4 mile trail-which ends up at an amazing waterfall where we swam and cooled off. We stopped for breathtaking views along the way and again I was so blessed as to see parts of the valley I never have, even as an islander...
If you are looking for the memory of a life time, I highly recommend this as it! Eileen was so wonderful, funny and helpful, you will really enjoy meeting her, she is truly the spirit of aloha! Thanks so much for everything, huge hugs! Karen
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From $5,000 Per week

Waipio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Christmas-NewYears
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
14 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $550 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Security deposit is $1000 OR 10% of base rent, whichever is greater. I charge by the night and rent by the week with a discounted charge. Additional days are $750 standard and $900 holiday, but is not reflected in the VRBO quote provided as VRBO charges the average rate for add'l nights. Owner reserves the right to change rates from the VRBO quote provided. Owner is flexible and VRBO robot is not.
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Amenities

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
  • 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, remote, 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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