|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Come and enjoy the serenity and sacredness of beautiful Waipio Valley in this 5 bedroom, 3 bath fully equipped home with breathtaking views. This home provides the perfect private space for a family or group of friends to experience the lush and historic valley. Hike or drive (4X4) into the valley to see its 1200ft Hiilawe Waterfall, swim or picnic at the black sand beach, view Maui and whale watch from the lanai or just fall asleep in the hammock to the sounds of the ocean waves below.
Married 27 years Dan and Janet bought property with Dan's brother John and wife Lori. Dan sold a home on Kauai at a golf course for this property with a view.
Daniel Baber purchased this house in 2013
look at the picture!
No better view, and great central location.
From the minute we drove up to the house we were in love. As you pull into the driveway you have a spectacular view of the waipio valley and it only gets better when you get into the house. The house is fantastic, nothing has been overlooked. The lanai is the place to relax, enjoy the view and listen to the surf, although you can do this from inside as well. The furnishings were first class. The master bedroom is huge, the bed was super comfortable, and the sliders to the lanai (with great outdoor shower) was perfect. The master also has a huge walk in closet and bath with jacuzzi tub. The main part of the house was very warm ,with dining, living and kitchen(fully stocked) all in one area - plenty of room. As there were only 2 of us we didn't even go into the other wing, but the rooms were all large and nicely appointed. Everything is new and I can't say enough about how nice this house is and how much we felt at home there. There is also a great in-law suite downstairs. Ron - the property manager, was available for our few questions. Thanks Ron! The town of honokaa has a nice grocery store,gas stations, restaurants, and shops to poke around in, about 10-15min. drive. Lastly, the biggest draw for this home is the valley itself. It is truly a sacred place. I never tired of looking at the view - you can see from all over the house. You can explore by walking down, or driving if you dare. If you have a chance, stay in this house, you'll be happy you did.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This was our first trip to Hawaii. We enjoyed our stay right on top of Wapio Valley. The view is breathtaking, the house is comfortable and has everything the vacationers need. The manager is very nice and helpful.
We stayed at Waipio valley for three weeks in December. The place is just as staggering as it looks in the photos, if not moreso. The view took my breath away every time I saw it...when I woke up, at my morning coffee, or when showering in the world's most scenic shower. The house is spacious, modern, well kept and gorgeous. There was plenty of room for our party of seven. Danelle had decorated the house with Hawaii appropriate Christmas decorations, and was available whenever we needed her. The groundskeeper Rhavi was very knowledgable about the area, the island, it's produce and it's culture. With his advice we prepared an island style Christmas Eve dinner with crockpot kalua pork, taro and lau laus. The hike down the valley is pretty steep but worth it, we went down every other day to see the creek, the beach, the waves. We bought grocer in honokaa which had everything we could need, including good options for food sensitivities. For beach days, we drove 60 mins to the Kohala coast. The Volcano Park was only an hour and a half away, so we were able to spend multiple days exploring craters and lava fields. We had an amazing stay at the property, with lovely surprises around each corner. Dan was quick to be in contact as well. Recommended! We hope to go back someday, to let the serenity of that valley touch our souls again!
Wow....Wow....Wow. The only possible reason to say anything negative about this place would be to try and ensure availability when we want to come back. Most places don't live up to their pictures and reputation but this place truly does and even exceeds expectations. The only thing that didn't live up to its reputation was the road down to the beach, which is probably a good thing. It is very steep and uneven but, with a proper vehicle, is well within the capabilities of almost all drivers. So don't let the road scare you away from enjoying the valley.
The house was great and had all that one would need, but no coffee!!! on our stay we had a fire happen that had us packup and get ready to leva if it came to that!!! The fire was undercontrold and we did not hjave to evacquate and we got to pack back in!!! the TV did not work and when we talk to the care taker he told us he would report it and nothing happen. No TV for te Week end!!!
This Vacation Rental is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, and spacious enough for a large family. The lanai alone is bigger than most condos you could rent. Waking up to that view every morning, and being serenaded every night by ...I think they were "coqui" tree frogs...provides an unforgettable setting for a vacation in Hawaii.
It is even better in person than the pictures suggest. The island is very large, so you are going to do some driving if you want to see other areas, but it is actually not that far from the house to Hilo (Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls) Wailea (ranchlands, Ponolu) or to the other side (Kona). If you visit this island and don't spend any time on the tropical (east) side where this home is located, then you are definitely missing out.
The kitchen is well-equipped, and there is a gorgeous, large dining table inside, as well as a dining area on the lanai. The home is very spacious and comfortable, and yes, the view IS spectacular...we miss it already!
There is a great grocery store in Honokaa town, and "Gramma's" is a wonderful restaurant that has something for everyone.
I live here on the Big Island and with the high cost of flying my family & I take "stay-cations" and I have to say this house made this staycation the BEST one yet. The view is just breath taking and the fact you get to enjoy it all to yourselves morning, noon and night just awesome.
The cost is unbeatable when comparing to other vacation rentals and much more in expensive when comparing it to N. Kona resorts. We felt like we had the pent house sweet of a 5 star resort minus the hassle you encounter with resorts--parking issues, room keys non-operable, crowds, hearing neighbors noises, et et. Here park right next to your front door without having to wait for the valet!
Booking, checking-in and out super easy and not complicated... Having a 4WD is best so you can get down in the Valley to take advantage of the swimming in both the river and the ocean--as long as the sea is not too rough. Our first day the swell was huge so we swam and played in the river. The second and third day my children (ages 3.5 & 7) boogie boarding for HOURS in the shore break. The front lawn is gorgeous, but yes it is pretty exposed; we made a rule the kids could ONLY play on the grass with an adult--just to be safe & sound...
Hands down this vacation rental is the cleanest, nicest, most spacious and BEST view I have yet to encounter! Yes, we will be back--you CANNOT go wrong with this vacation rental. Pictures do not do it justice; it was truly an experience of a lifetime! Mahalo & Aloha :) Hope to be back soon!
You can find some additional info about the area at dannat.net/waipio. An intro video shows how easy it is to get to the house.
There are two different horseback groups in the valley and both go through streams and are more relaxed and free with your use of the horses. A favorite of my girls.
There are boggy boards and a surfboard if you want to try the waves, an intermediate wave beach but favorite of locals.
Local guided tours of the valley can be arranged. Multiple trails so be sure and bring your hiking shoes, water shoes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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