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Spectacular-Breathtaking-Unforgettable Views on 43 Acres!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Aloha and Welcome to the Valley of the Kings.

This is the location where Water World was filmed featuring Kevin Costner. Kevin wanted to purchased the property but good thing we did not sell it to him!

The Waipi'o Valley is as beautiful a place as you will ever visit!

With unimaginably steep walls on the sides, waterfalls etching the perimeter, fields of taro and luscious mile long black sand beach, Waipi'o never fails to impress.

Walk to town and visit our gift shop or take a ATV Tour or a guided tour of the Valley.

We are featured in the famous Big Island Revealed guide book as a great place to stay.

Do you want a true Hawaiian experience and the privacy of your own Villa on a cliff.? Our CliffHouse, 2-Story Private Oceanfront Vacation Home is the place for you!

Take a deep breathe and immerse yourself in what the Cliffhouse has to offer!


More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Phone/Fax, Stereo/CD Player, Dish Network[HBO/SHOWTIME] Full Kitchen, Propane Gas Grill (BBQ), Telescope


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Spectacular-Breathtaking-Unforgettable Views on 43 Acres!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place is outstanding with unparalleled views and experience. Richard, the owner is very responsive and ensures you have everything you need. After a year of using VRBO for many vacation rentals this is now my favorite place. It's truly an unforgettable location and I will definitely return. Don't hesitate - just book it!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL


  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome, truly awe-some. If it's a unique Hawaiian experience with a fabulous view you're looking for, this is the place. Great place to relax. Richard, your host, is very gracious and provides you with both the essentials for the house and also some wonderful extras. It's not a "luxurious" experience--it's an authentic one. You'll think you're lost just before you arrive--but the view is unmistakable. I do believe it's the most beautiful view we've had anywhere. And my kids (and my husband and myself!) LOVED the cows! They were hysterical...would come running--faster than my dog!--to get some food. Great memory :). Hope to return--and next time, we'll stay for a month.

Mahalo nui loa.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

I know it might not seem possible but the Cliff House is actually BETTER than the pictures show. It is even better than the reviews can write. You can't capture this experience in a review! I am winding down a 20 day trip on the big Island. I’m writing this review from a resort in Kona. The Cliff House has no rival. It has no match. For your dollar the Cliff House could easily be the best place on the planet to stay.

The views are beyond breathtaking. We thought they were astounding and then a few days in to our trip the distant haze cleared up and we could see the towering mountain of Maui. I thought I was in a movie and someone had just repainted the back drop.

Richard (the owner and host) is everything you could ever want in a host. He is gracious, helpful, kind, and he asks questions about how he can make the Cliff House better. He goes above and beyond yet manages to do so without interfering. He is there but not there. He has been doing this so long he has fixed everything there is to fix. He has provided everything there is to provide. My 2 year-old daughter fed the cows, my mother caught some rays and my wife sang songs to our baby from the kitchen as she viewed 180 degrees of Majesty.

I could write on and on and on about this property. Part of me doesn't want to tell you guys about it because it may make my future booking more difficult. This place is at the edge of the world. You have the entire jungle to yourself. Cell phones don't work but Richard has provided a landline and wifi. DON'T TURN THE TV ON --- enjoy the trip -- enjoy eachother --- put your facebook down. Enjoy the freedom away from the chains of your normal life.

Come to the cliff house.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, And Thank you very much!! Richard Mastronardo
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Incredible setting, great views

  • 5 of 5

The Cliffhouse provides an incredible view like none other that we have experienced, the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean is literally within a few feet of the lanai. Being 800' above the water adds to visual impact. We found the Cliffhouse to be well stocked with provisions, especially the kitchen; you will want for nothing except the food that you need to bring with you (Foodland in Parker Ranch is recommended). It is incredibly private and very quiet at this location located on a 2-acre plot directly above the ocean. We have rented a number of vacation homes in the past so have benchmarks to compare against and the Cliffhouse will be the first rental that we have ever desired to return to. Simply a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, new Mexico

The Cliff House

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this place that hasn't been said before? As someone who is traveled all over the world, Cliff House is such a special place. The vista from the deck, the constantly changing tapestry of color, the sounds of the night. I told Richard, the wonderfully gracious owner, that if he would just put in a Thai restaurant downstairs in the carport and build a stairway to the beach below, I'd never leave the property. In spite of our good intentions to drive into Waimea for dinner, in two visits we've never been able to pull ourselves away from the lanai in the evening. This is the place for one seeking tranquility and a Hawaii vastly different than the usual experience. Like someone said, leave the gold clubs behind. Five thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A house with a best view! We loved the view and privacy that we didn't want to leave this home to explore the island. This home has pretty much everything you need for a relaxing time-off. We hiked down to Waipio valley and walking back home was fun. It was amazing to know that we lived for 12 days on top of Waipio valley cliff!! The owner Richard is very kind and prompt in communication. Because its private, you're further away from other attractions. So it requires at least 1 hour to 3:30 hours to go anywhere else in the island. Because of the distance, we skipped some of the attractions. So, I will not call this location as central in the island, but I'll say it will be the private home with best view and lots of privacy, well it comes with a price :) We loved feeding to the calves the owner had in the property. It was so lovely! In terms of kitchen, its well stocked with most of the basic spices and left-over items from previous guests. It does not have a dishwasher, if it may be a concern for anyone. The only negative comment, I could think was the geckos. But, its expected in the tropical though. Overall, we had best time in our first ever trip in Big Island. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Honokaa House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Extra person per night $35
Cleaning fee $75

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.
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