|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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.
Overall, we were pleased with our experience. With this rental, you are primarily paying for an awesome view. The house itself was pretty musty and damp when we arrived (it's in a rainforest, afterall!) and the water pressure was very low. The indoor shower faucet needs a good dip in CLR or needs to be replaced. Currently, it leaks terribly when you pull the pin to switch to shower and the result is a pitiful trickle of water. Also, the water filters and UV light had not been changed in several years - the water from the tap was a slightly yellow color with a funny smell. We decided not to risk drinking it - no big deal but it would have been nice if there was a note or something from the property manager. Alternatively, a small undersink RO system and UV light might have been nice.
We didn't have any real complaints, we just didn't like this particular house as well as some of the others we stayed in, all in roughly the same price range. I think a little extra effort on the part of the local property manager (e.g. getting the A/C or dehumidifiers turned on before guest arrival, maybe a little welcome basket, etc.) and some minor plumbing maintenance would go a long way.
P.s. We loved visiting Tex's Drive-In on our way out-and-about in the mornings for fresh malasadas!
A great place. Has it all.
This home is very welcoming and provided an atmosphere of peace due to its privacy, fantastic view of the open ocean and Waipio's valley majestic vertical walls. You can see the ponds, streams and giant trees. At dawn the birds will serenade you.
Its proximity to Hawaii's Premier Historical site cannot be beat!
This home has open air vaulted ceilings, decor balanced, large fully equipped kitchen, and a beautiful 10 seat dining table. The beds are comfortable and bedrooms with views! too. Bathroom amenities left us wanting for nothing. It is well maintained inside and out, with ample parking in the garage and out.
The yard is large and the patio is next to it but elevated. We enjoyed our time on the large lanai located upstairs, with singing, foot and hand massages and 'talking story' as the locals say.
More than once we acknowledged how blessed we were to be here. A group of 10 ppl-meeting again since high school! If the opportunity arises again, we will return.
I brought my family of ten and stayed in 3 homes on the big island and this home was everyone's favorite. The view is refreshing and amazing...I hope heaven will be this inspiring. The home is like new. This is better than staying in a hotel. You have the seclusion, the frogs chirping, birds singing, the cool ocean breeze, beautiful plants along with the view. This would be a great honeymoon spot.The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, matching dinnerware, spices and everything you need. We all felt so at peace here. We hiked down to the beach and found hardly anyone there. It is a difficult one to 2 hour hike back up, but well worth it. If we return to the big island, it will be hard to not stay here again. The home was one of the highlights of our 14 day trip.
We stayed in four homes during our time in the Hawaiian Islands and this home had, by far, the most amazing view. We stayed for four nights in this house, which was well equipped for cooking and laundry, and nicely and simply furnished. We felt lucky to have access to a long range, high-up view of the Waipio Valley from the house. It was gorgeous, and we spent a lot of time on the lanai, drinking coffee and playing cards. When we went down into the valley on an organized bus tour, we realized how unique our location was.
We had a great time staying here! The house itself is very nice, clean, and updated. The beds were comfortable, and the outdoor shower was so cool. We appreciated the dining table which fit all 8 of us, and we enjoyed making meals in the kitchen every night. The view from the house is amazing, and there was plenty of seating on the lanai for us all to relax and enjoy it. If you are physically able to handle it, you must do the walk down into the Valley - it's hard but worth it! And don't forget to put on bug spray! The only (very small) negative thing I can say is that we had trouble determining which house was the right one because the address isn't posted on the house, but I called Danelle to ask about it, and he answered right away and gave us the info we needed.
Perfect vacation venue with your families, accommodating 10-12 people, with a breathtaking view of Waipio valley and ocean.
Super clean, stylish, convenient and warm.
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|
Nov 25 2016 - Feb 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
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.