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Exotic Orchard on Ocean Cliff! Waterfall/Ocean View Takes Your Breath Away!

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The most memorable place to marry or honeymoon is at Hale Kukui !!

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Waipio cottage description

This popular deluxe cottage sleeps 2 and has one bath. A wall of all glass screened doors overlooking the exotic organic permaculture orchard, gardens and almost 180 degrees of open ocean, cliffs and waterfall(S) If this open concept cottage is unavailable based on VRBO's calendar, then check our other 2 Hale Kukui properties on the same ocean cliff exotic orchard 5 acre paradise through VRBO property numbers 499549 (2 bedroom cottage) and 499551 (Studio Cottage). Call 1-808-775-1701 to book up to all 3 cottages for up to 12 or more people. Discounts may apply.

Between 2012 and 2013 Hale Kukui has received lots of positive recognition. HGTV and Aloha Magazine did features on this unique property in 2013 (Aloha's slideshow is at: http://alohamagazine.com/vacation-rental/waipio_exotic_%20orchard_cottage/photo.html). The Lonely Planet travel guide said, 'These three tranquil and secluded rooms all have wonderful views and pleasing decor, but the perspective of Waipi'o from the detached cottage may make you forget your name.'

Southeby's international real estate magazine cover photo features the view from the property. See recommendations on Trip Adviser as well.

This magnificent 5 acre permaculture organic exotic orchard retreat sits back on 650' cliff above Waipio Valley, and looks to the ocean Southeast, North and Northwest up the undeveloped rugged coastline. Sometimes there are a multitude of waterfalls seen cascading down 1400' cliffs into the sea. Gaze at lush greenery, frequent rainbows, especially during the wet season (Winter/Spring). Epic views face 23 miles of these 1400' cliffs, backed up by undeveloped jungle. Whales jumping and breaching can be seen from the property during the winter/spring. Maui is visible on clear days. The area boasts a perfect climate of just enough rain to keep the streams going and the flowers blooming, cool trades off the ocean, and a daytime year-round temperature of between 70 and 81 degrees, with cooler nights.

The property is landscaped with a vast variety of exotic trees, ferns, orchids, orchids, heliconia, hibiscus, palms, other flowering shrubs/plants and exotic fruits to pick. We are in the early stages of growing Vanilla, Cocoa,dragon fruit, black sapote (Chocolate pudding tree), Cashew and Macadamia nut trees. Try our fully mature hamakua coast coffee, mangos, mangosteens, avocados, pomelo, Jackfruit,papaya, passion fruit, soursop, rambutan, lychee nuts, starfruit, Brazillian cherries, jaboticaba, cherymoya, mountain apples, true cinnamon, cloves, Miracle berries, a variety of citrus, bananas and much more grown on the property.

Walk along the cliff's edge/ocean path or explore the path through bamboo. Both short easy walks take you to an opening on the picturesque lawn going down to the cliff's edge. Take another short steep path (for sturdy feet only) past the Banyan tree and passion fruit vines into the gulch on our property.

Listen to the peaceful sounds of the Waiulili Stream running through the property. Black Sand beach seen from the property. Ocean and waterfall views abound. Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own suite complete with private outdoor soaking tubs to relax in and enjoy the stars.

Staying at Hale Kukui is an ecoadventure and an end destination in itself! It is also a great jump off point for other destinations! This uniquely stunning property is unique for its historically important location, for its short paths, private nooks, exotic organic orchard, unmatched views and size/character of property.

**If our deluxe cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our studio cottage and our 2 bedroom cottage's availability. All 3 cottages are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Look up VRBO's property #499549 (2 bedroom Cottage), and #499551 (Private Studio). Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or family reunions. If calendar is 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone.

Overview of the neighborhood: Old Hawaii meets modern conveniences, safe, private, lush natural beauty and most of the comforts of home.

****See 100+ facebook photos by copying and pasting this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.210994545729236.1073741831.149499848545373&type=3&uploaded=100

If you are able to pull yourself away to see other parts of the island, Hale Kukui is a great stepping stone to the whole island. Walk or drive 1.5 miles to the black sand beach below property and down a 25% grade road or 1/2 mile to Waipio lookout. Walk 1/4 mile to get island made ice cream at Kukuihaele's art store. Its an easy 10 minute drive to the farmer's market in Honoka'a where there are several quaint shops, restaurants and basic groceries. Try local ride the rim, surfing, biking, helicopter tours of Waipio Valley, horseback, hiking, camping and enjoy the longest black sand beach in Hawaii where a river meets the sea, surfing and sunbathing in historic Waipio.

Drive to Hawaiian cowboy country in Waimea and you can smell eukalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in Waimea (Kamuela). Here there is more shopping,fast food chains, a bigger hospital and some of the best fine food in the islands (only 20 minutes away). Go to Merriman's for the best seafood and Kailua pork quesadillas.

Hale kukui is fairly central to Kona, Hilo, Volcanoes National Park, Hot Springs, the entire lush Hamakua coast starting at Waipio and its black sand beach where wild horse sometimes are seen. A beautiful drive to the top of Mauna Kea with its observatories, winter snow skiing/no lifts (tallest mountain in the world measured from the sea floor and 14,000 ft above sea level). Drive on to the white sand beaches about 20 minutes from Waimea, the 5 star hotels and high end shopping of the southwest coast.

Driving east along the lush Hamakua coast, see Akaka falls, the world famous botanical gardens, Hilo, Volcanoes National park, Natural hot springs in Pahoa. Take the saddle road between Hilo and Waimea and drive to the 14,000 top of Mauna Kea along the way (many countries have their space observatories there).

Visit Kona and see if you think the preferred coffee of the white house is really as good as the lesser locally known rich tasting Hamakua coast coffee. Hale Kukui grows small amounts of its own and while we don't dry and roast it, you are welcome to try.

Hilo and Honoka'a have great outdoor markets and shopping. Nearby surfing and boating is possible of course. and it is a beautiful 1 hour drive along the Hamakua coast. Must see Volcanoes National Park and swim in the hot springs in Pahoa. Kona is about 1hr 20 minutes away along very nice highways as are most places.
The whole island has so much to offer but you will definitely want to relax at Hale Kukui for its unmatched epic views and natural private surroundings. Each unit or cottage has its own kitchen ready to cook, private lanai, soak tub outdoors and full bathroom. You may not want to leave.



Keywords: Waipio, Volcanoes, Cottages/Other Accommodations/Waipio/Hamakua coast

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            6 years or older...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • One full bathroom per cottage.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven:

            except studio which has a 2 burner hot plate, mini refrigerator, dishes, utensils, condiments, etc...moreless

          • Stove:

            apartment size 4 burner gas stove...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            coffee and teas...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basics...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Caretakers Paula and Dan are on site to answer questions and they may offer help with certain needs. Above it requires us to pick one of three choices such as 'vacation rental.' Instead of 'rent,' we prefer asking for a 'suggested donation' for your staying in and experiencing our orchard and Hawaiian culture. Outdoor private soak tubs, horseback riding, surfing, biking, hiking, surrounded by epic views and nature at its best. Exotic orchard, rainbows Views to Maui, cliffs and waterfalls ...moreless

              Entertainment

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Internet signal is not always reliable. It can fade in and out....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Private Soaking tubs on each lanai...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Extensive 4.5 acres of organic permaculture fruits, nuts, spices. Cliff edge may be unstable so we recommend staying back at least 10 Ft or more- not appropriate for unsupervised children....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    All units have lanai's (decks) with soaking tubs...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Rental or charters possible 45 minutes away...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Private lanai with soaking tubs...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Kukuihaele is a small village town with a General store with delicious island made ice cream within a 1/8-1/4 mile short walk. Honoka'a and its quaint artsy atmosphere is only 10 minutes away....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Property comes up to cliff's edge and looks about 180 degrees out to sea or down to the black sand beach in Waipio valley!...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    650' cliffs meet the pacific ocean on the property with a few paths to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of paradise!...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Spectacular view through a wide spance of screened sliding glass doors across the front of the cottages....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Lush rural private atmosphere 1/2 mile to Waipio Lookout. Shopping and other amenities nearby....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Cliffs seen from cottages. Mountains seen in Waipio Valley....moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Medical Services
                  • Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cinemas
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Luaus
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $249
                  $1,494 $5,976
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $40 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Kamuela (Waimea), Hilo, Kona
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 280
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Black Sand beach
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Honoka'a
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mauna Kea-sometimes do it yourself
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Honokaa
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Honoka'a-several. Hamakua coast, Hilo and Waimea

                  Car: Recommended

                  Hale Kukui, in the village of Kukuihaele, is a great stepping stone and a majestic destination itself on the Hamakua coast. Walk or drive 1/2 mile to the Waipio lookout. Travel another mile down the side of a mountain/cliff on a narrow roadway to the longest Black sand beach in Hawaii. Enjoy remote camping or hiking in Waipio valley and the valleys beyond.

                  Embark on horseback riding, surfing, hiking, camping and much more locally from our village, Kukuihaele. Hale Kukui is a short easy walk to Kukuihaele's Art store with island made ice cream and a place to meet for getaways into Waipio Valley.

                  A 10 minute drive to Honoka'a offers a weekly farmers market and a few great places to dine. Check out this quaint village's shops. Here is a small hospital/clinic as well.

                  Great shopping and some of the best restaurants in all of Hawaii are in the old Hawaiian cowboy town of Waimea (Kamuela) about 20 minutes away. Here is a community hospital as well.

                  Hilo also is a beautiful 50-60 minute drive along the Hamakua coast and has all of the amenities you might want.

                  White sand beaches, 5 star hotels with high-end outlet shopping, botanical gardens and Akaka falls are all within an hour drive.

                  Kona with great scuba, snorkeling, shopping and of course its coffee is about a 90 minute drive.

                  Volcanoes National park and natural hotsprings are about 2 hours away.

                  Also not far out of Waimea, you can drive to the top of the world's tallest mountain from the sea floor, Mauna Kea (14,000+ ft above sea level). Play or ski in snow at the top in the winter months.

                  **If our deluxe cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our studio cottage #499551 and our 2 bedroom cottage's #499549availability. All 3 cottages are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or family reunions. If calendar is 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: Hello. My name is Andy and I have a nine year old daughter named Hana named for Hana Maui. We love our paradise in nature and feel surrounded by serenity, beauty and an energy that is powerful and unique to our property. I have always had a passion for the exotic fruits and for gardening so this organic orchard on the ocean was the perfect find in 2009. I love adding new and more interesting specimen Palms, fruit trees and flowers to the nearly 5 acre retreat. My latest interests are Dragon fruit, Hamakua coast coffee, Cocoa and Vanilla bean growing among other orchids, fruits, nuts and spices like true cinnamon and cloves! I am also interested in the medicinal benefits of various botanicals and I have a background in science. I work also as an osteopathic Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine physician but I am most at home in nature. I am a world traveler and have never seen such beauty as I do here compared to Switzerland, Fiji, CA, New Zealand, Bali, Europe or Australia. I also love where I am from in New England where I grew up in Maine.

                  Why the Owner Chose Waipio:
                  I have traveled the world and haven't seen any property that matches the tranquil solitude and beauty seen here. It is nicely located to explore the best attractions on the island, but you might not want to leave the 5 acre botanical paradise over-looking the sea.I would prefer the charm of Hale Kukui to any BNB or 5 star hotel that I have ever stayed at in the past years of travel home and abroad.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  You will feel at home, but more relaxed than ever, not just as a guest but as an integral part of Hale Kukui's natural earthy beauty with ocean, cliff and waterfall views that are second to none. Caretakers Paula and Dan are eager to help with any questions or special needs during your stay - they live in a separate house on site to be at your service if needed. Kitchens are equipt in case you never want to leave as many people find themselves feeling very early into their stay.You will feel in awe of your natural surroundings, wake to seeing the ocean and have so much to explore. Hawaiian permaculture organic orchard with fascinating and delicious exotic botanicals. You will not want to leave and you will definitely come back!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The most memorable place to marry or honeymoon is at Hale Kukui !!

                    The most memorable place to marry or honeymoon is at Hale Kukui !!

                  • another view from the property

                    another view from the property

                  • The Cottage tucked away among Ironwoods

                    The Cottage tucked away among Ironwoods

                  • comfortable furniture. bathroom behind couch through blue door

                    comfortable furniture. bathroom behind couch through blue door

                  • wall of windows to take in the view

                    wall of windows to take in the view

                  • comfortable King size bed

                    comfortable King size bed

                  • Sunset with Maui in the distance and orchard in foreground. Cottage behind/Left.

                    Sunset with Maui in the distance and orchard in foreground. Cottage behind/Left.

                  • Waipio's famous black sand beach below Hale Kukui

                    Waipio's famous black sand beach below Hale Kukui

                  • lower front lawn a great picnic spot

                    lower front lawn a great picnic spot

                  • One of several ocean views on the property

                    One of several ocean views on the property

                  • Nearby is the famous Akaka falls

                    Nearby is the famous Akaka falls

                  • Chilaxing Hale Kukui style

                    Chilaxing Hale Kukui style

                  • Less than average Orchard and ocean view from one of the units

                    Less than average Orchard and ocean view from one of the units

                  • kitchen area as you enter

                    kitchen area as you enter

                  • relax in comfort. bathroom behind couch

                    relax in comfort. bathroom behind couch

                  • nice comfortable living space

                    nice comfortable living space

                  • cottage private soaking tub (no jets).A great place to star gaze!

                    cottage private soaking tub (no jets).A great place to star gaze!

                  • Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine while taking in the view.

                    Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine while taking in the view.

                  • Aerial view of Waipio Valley & Beach

                    Aerial view of Waipio Valley & Beach

                  • A year round stream with a 650' waterfall on edge of property.

                    A year round stream with a 650' waterfall on edge of property.

                  • yummy fruits

                    yummy fruits

                  VRBO #16876

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                  $249 per night (USD)
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                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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