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Waipio Valley Two house botanical garden complex/ A slice of Historic Paradise

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Two-house deluxe complex with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms situated on a 3 acre botanical garden with over 30 different types of exotic fruit trees and several hundred botanicals including many rare palms and other species—all labeled with their botanical names.

 

Situated in historic Waipio Valley, this unique property is known as “the place of first light” ka’o and provides unparalleled access to “The Valley of the Kings”.  The breathtaking landscape of the lush valley walls, traditional taro patches, palm and fruit trees, exotic fragrant flowers, and giant monkey pod trees transports you into another world. Walk two minutes to a sacred waterfall and bathe in it’s pure waters or stroll down an enchanting jungle canopy path to a secluded black sand beach. Or explore our dense botanical garden filled with unusual and exotic species and learn while having fun— our plant labels and descriptions will help you identify local and international botanicals. It’s all here for you and much more!

Enjoy all the comforts of home while surrounded by paradise in over 5000 sq. ft. of custom living space—with bamboo hardwood and natural slate floors, travertine bathrooms, granite counters, teak furniture, and our exotic lava-rock bath house—fully off-grid and fed by a waterfall. The two houses are connected by a breezeway that provides unusual privacy between the master suite in the lower house and the 6 bedrooms in the upper house making it ideal for two separate families vacationing together, or just great separation for members of the group.

 

Screened lanais and decks allow gentle Pacific breezes to pass through the houses while enjoying incredible views from the expansive bay windows and numerous skylights. Fabulous for star-gazing and bird watching, numerous streams and rivers run through the valley and create an unparalleled tropical adventure!

 

Our private guide will escort you into the valley and provide personalized insights into the rich history and lore of the valley and its traditions as well as the varied plant and animal life. Ask us for details.

 

Disclaimer: 95% of the time the road to the property is accessible, however there is a small chance of the road being inaccessible seasonally. Full refund available for dates property is inaccessible. Property owner not responsible for events associated with guests delayed arrival or departure due to extreme weather. We have been successful in getting all of our guests out of the valley in time for their flights with no delays. However, we do recommend guests arrange additional accommodations on the Island for a day at the end of their stay to ensure a smooth transition to the airport and alleviate the stress in catching flights on a timely basis.

Fruit tress in our botanical garden include:

 

mangosteen, brooks late mango, Rambutan, Lychee, Durian, Passionfruit, Cacao, Pomelo, Tangelo, Navel Orange, Pixi Tangerine, meyers lemon, persian lime, Avocado, White Sapote, Rolinia, Soursop, Cuban Red Banana, Peanut butter fruit, Coconut Palms, Sugarcane, Apple Banana, Indian Mulberry, Surinam Cherry, kaffir Lime, Edible Hibiscus, Guava, Jackfruit, Macadamia nut, Papaya, Pineapple, Star fruit, Curry leaf tree, Black Mulberry, Mango, Cacao Tree

More Details

Owner
Robbie Schmidt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Amenities

Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathhouse - toilet , shower , 2 showers, 2 toilets, 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Accessible by spiral staircase
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , daybed in living room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , loft (accessible by spiral staircase and loft ladder)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Accessible by spiral staircase
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Picturesque and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely stunning. My husband and I had the pleasure of hosting our wedding here and it was perfect. Some of our guests stayed in the second house, which worked out great. Every room was unique and had spectacular views of the valley. Everyone was blown away at the lush landscape and unique, beautiful homes we had the pleasure of staying in. The entire valley is very lush and the 30 minute hike to the beach or 2 minute walk to the waterfall are beautiful.

The owners are very accommodating and welcoming. They checked in several times to make sure we had everything we needed and everything was going well with the wedding. The house was very clean and well maintained. We couldn't have asked for better hosts. I wish we could have stayed longer. I could spend days exploring the valley on foot, visiting the beach, and relaxing in one of the many living areas of the houses.

You'd be hard pressed to replicate an experience like the one you'll get at this property. Skip the resort and come here. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our retreat. Amenities for those who are not into roughing it and totally off any beaten path so we could all disconnect. We were able to sink in and be fully present with one another, since we did not see another person the entire time. Beautiful, peaceful and plenty of games and books for those rainy valley days.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WAIPIO VALLEY HIDDEN OASIS!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly magical experience! From the first day of our arrival the property manager, Sukumar, gave us a warm welcome and showed everything we needed to know about the houses including how to pick the endless exotic fruit! We were mesmerized by all of the tropical plants and flowers on our way to the property and surrounding the house. Truly a piece of paradise. In fact my sister had wanted to visit the Botanical Gardens at nearby Akaka Falls but after staying here she said she didn't need too -- how could anything top this!?!?

You felt like you were on your own private oasis. The Big Island has always felt more special and authentic versus the other Hawaiian islands; this place solidified that even more! We felt as if we were visiting somewhere really far away like Ecuador or Costa Rica--all the lush foliage, the jungle animal sounds at night, and the incredible hikes just outside our door. The 2-minute walk to the nearby waterfall was beautiful but the longer walk to the beach was worth it too! On the way there, we would spot the wild horses-- some would even approach you and eat carrots out of your hand. The beach itself was wild and thrilling -- dark, black sand with fun waves to boogie board in.

When we weren't exploring the gorgeous scenery outside we had a peaceful, downtime inside. The home was spacious with tall vaulted ceilings and lots of places to enjoy yourself. We made the Lanai "adults only" so while our kiddos/their cousins enjoyed a big table inside to themselves we had cocktails and civilized conversation on the screened in porch. There were also lots of board games and drawing paper. We played many games of Uno, Clue, Monopoly, Candy land and more with the kids.

We will always remember and cherish our family vacation here. Some of the best memories we've ever made together! My niece said it best: "I wish we didn't ever have to leave. I wish this was our home and we could just live here forever."

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oasis & Adventure in the Tropics

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly magical experience! From the first day of our arrival the property manager, Sukamar, gave us a warm welcome and showed everything we needed to know about the houses including how to pick the fruit! We were mesmerized by all of the tropical plants and flowers on our way to the home. Truly a piece of paradise. In fact my sister had wanted to visit the Botanical Gardens near Akaka Falls but after staying here she said she didn't need too -- how could anything top this!?!?

You felt like you were on your own private oasis. The Big Island has always felt more special and authentic vs the other Hawaiian islands; this place solidified that even more! We felt as if we were visiting somewhere really far away like Ecuador or Costa Rica--all the lush foliage, the jungle animal sounds at night, and the incredible hikes just outside our door. The walk to the waterfall was beautiful but the longer walk to the beach was worth it too! On the way there, we would spot the wild horses-- some would even approach you and eat carrots out of your hand. The beach itself was wild and thrilling -- dark, black sand with fun waves to boogie board in.

When we weren't exploring the gorgeous scenery outside we had a peaceful, downtime inside. The home was spacious with tall vaulted ceilings and lots of places to enjoy yourself. We made the Lanai "adults only" so while our kiddos/their cousins enjoyed a big table inside to themselves we had cocktails and civilized conversation on the screened in porch. There were also lots of board games and drawing paper. We played many games of Uno, Risk, Monopoly, Candy land and more with the kids.

We will always remember and cherish our family vacation here. Some of the best memories we've ever made together! My niece said it best: "I wish we didn't ever have to leave. I wish this was our home and we could just live here forever."

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jeremy, Thank you very much, we are so happy that you and your family discovered the magic Waipio Gardens holds. Your last line brought tears to my eyes. Mahalo Nui Loa Jeremy, We hope to see you and your family again someday. Sincerely, Kristi and Sukumar
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house located deep in Valley. A great escape for a family. What a treat to escape our crazy life. House manager and his family were extremely helpful and made sure we were settled into house.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place and very helpful guide in Sukumar to get to the remote location!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Waipi?o Valley Lookout
Waipi`o Cookhouse
The Fish & The Hog
Barbecue Restaurant
James Angelo's Underground Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Earl's
Takeout Restaurant
Big Island Brewhaus
Brewpub
Dan-o's Doner
Original Big Island Shave Ice Co, Inc
Dessert Shop
Jade Palace
Chinese Restaurant
Aka Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Manuela Malasada Co
Luna Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Yong's Kal-Bi
Korean Restaurant
Noodle Club
Noodle Shop
L&L
Hawaiian Restaurant
Los Tres Mex
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Don's Chinese Kitchen
Chinese Restaurant
Village Burger Waimea
Hamburger Restaurant
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Village Burger Kamuela
Hamburger Restaurant
Parker Ranch Center
Paniolo Country Inn
Lilikoi Cafe
Sandwich Shop
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Cafe
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Pau
Pizza Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Gramma's Kitchen
Simply Natural
Hina Rae's Café
Fudge'n Coffee Cafe
Cafe
Cafe IL Mondo
Pizza Restaurant
Blane's Drive Inn
Fast Food Restaurant
Aulani Cafe
Cocktail Bar
The Landing Restaurant And Bar
American Restaurant
Fujino Shaved ice
Fish & Poi Co
Tex Drive-In
Hawaiian Restaurant
Hamakua Country Club
Keokea Beach Park
Kings View Cafe
Cafe
Kawaihae Kandyz
Cafe
L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Nanbu Courtyard
Coffee Shop
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Gill's Lanai
Minnie's Ohana Lim Style
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
59.5 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Cafe il Mondo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waipio Valley Black Sand
Car: recommended

Waipio Valley is a sanctuary of Hawaii tradition with taro patches, indigenous fauna and flora, and an occasional greeting from one of the gentle wild horses that roam the valley. With a 20 minute walk to the black sand beach through lush rainforest, 5 minute walk to waterfall pools for swimming, or hiking the switchback trails up the majestic cliff side, there is adventure around every corner.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning (add'l for 4+) $500
Driver (per 4 persons) $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 120 days prior to arrival date.
50% refund if canceled at least 60 days prior arrival date.
Full refund if road to property is inaccessible due to weather.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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