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Big Views From this Hamakua Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Queen Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This private home on the lush Hamakua Coast is a beautiful blend of past and present. Located just a block from the overlook of the sacred Waipio Valley, the house allows visitors to commune with nature and history, while enjoying all the comforts of the 21st century.

We invite you to experience all the wonders of Pele’s home as you explore the Big Island, or simply relax on the lanai and enjoy the simple pleasure of quiet days in old Hawaii. Hiking, ATV tours, and horseback riding are within walking distance, and the historic town of Honoka’a is just a 10 minute drive away. A two minute walk will bring you to the overlook of the revered Waipio Valley, with its spectacular views, thundering waterfalls and black sand beach. Whales visit our islands each winter, and are visible from the deck.

This home is filled with glass art, blown by the owner. The open floor plan and cathedral ceilings invite interaction and community, while two bedrooms and two baths offer privacy for couples or families. Lots of windows and sliding doors allow you to enjoy the spectacular 180° ocean view, as well as the Waipio Valley and Maui in the distance. It is a serene place to relax, and a great base from which to explore the Big Island. Guidebooks are provided to speed you on your way.

Keywords: house, views

More Details

Marcie Miller
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Why Marcie Miller chose Honokaa

We chose the Hamakua Coast because it gets just enough rain to be lush and green and enjoys lots of sun and amazing views. We chose to be near the Waipio Valley because we love the local people and their affinity for the 'aina, or land. For us, it is important to have our Hawaiian experience be one that honors both people and nature, and we fell in love with the true aloha spirit not always found in more populated areas.

What makes this house unique

Being on the northern tip of the Big Island, we enjoy the glorious colors at both sunrise and sunset. We love the spectacular views from nearly every room in our home, and learned to appreciate watching the changing colors of the ocean as the weather changes. The stars at night are spectacular!


Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Big Views From this Hamakua Home
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

The house was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need to feel at home. The home is so inviting, you'll never want to leave. The home was clean. The neighbors were quiet. The view was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber, we hope that you can return to visit us soon! We work hard to see that our guests feel at home, and we’re glad we succeeded! Our quiet neighborhood is a great place to come home to after a full day exploring paradise, and we’re glad you noticed! Warmest Aloha!
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unique experience

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a different experience with this vacation. In the the past we stayed at resorts or hotels and we had no complaint with that experience. This time we wanted something different. What we got was a completely delightful stay in a true Hawaiian neighbor hood in the midst of a beautiful tropical forest, full of the sights and sounds that fills the senses. You can not miss with this home and it does feel like home after a couple days. This is not the resort experience, it is much better.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found our home a welcoming place! For some people, the resorts offer exactly what they need in the way of activities, but the real Hawaii is waiting in the hearts, homes and neighborhoods of local folks. It's why we moved where we did, and we are happy when our guests discover and appreciate it! Please come again and continue your discovery of the Big Island!
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Wonderful time at the edge of Waipio Valley

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home very close to the valley. We hiked down for an entire day and appreciated the home being so close upon our return. Breathtaking views of the ocean and enjoyed watching the horses in the yard. The home is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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National City, California

Ocean-view retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming home with a wonderful view out to the ocean. It was clean and had all the housekeeping items that were needed to make the 4 of us very comfortable. The neighborhood was very quiet and the proximity to the Waipi-o Valley overlook was nice. The closest little town was a fun place for coffee and shopping.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnson City, TN

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we set foot on this property, we felt a sense of peace. This wasn't just a rental house, it felt like our home! All was accurately depicted, it was extremely clean, and the pillows and bed linens smelled fresh. We chose the softer mattress in bedroom next to the kitchen. The chorus of frogs sang us to sleep at night. We lounged on the porch and watched the ocean for whale's spouting. We hiked to Waipio Valley, waded on the Black Sand beach, and loved feeling at one with God's creation. Victoria, the housekeeper, was available for any questions.

We ate breakfast, lunch, and supper several times at Waipio Cookhouse, an A++rating on quality, quantity, and service! Daily specials along with their regular menu of fresh fish, burgers, grilled eggplant, and local farm raised food.

We could easily live in this house forever, and hope to return soon.

Mahalo nui loa Marcie, and Victoria also!

Linda and Rick

Johnson City, TN

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg, KS

Excellent! The location, ocean view and the home!

  • 5 of 5

The view and the location are as presented. It is 486 walking steps to the Waipio Lookout. You will be nestled in pure aloha and very comfortable. Marcie is very organized. Communication is easy and informative. Arrival and departure information is thorough and helpful. All aspects of the house are well cared for and clean with beautiful hot water for a super bath or shower. Breakfast on the lanai was a dream. And! We did see whales! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hilo or Kona
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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