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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Waipio house description

Keywords: High on a bluff 600 ft above Waipio Bay, on property once owned by King Kamehameha IV, sits Hale 'Io. Magical sunsets and sunrises without the glare or heat, Maui on the horizon, gentle nightime rains to lull you to sleep (and make the rainbows) and a quiet and peacefulness so hard to find - this is the magic of Hale 'Io. Lush surroundings, sexy pool with concealed rock slide and waterfall and views that never quit, never. Watch whales from the lanai or ocean deck, awaken to the birds, listen to the wind - it really speaks to you here.
Owner-built, architect designed, custom home for laid back family living. Lush grounds, organic fruit orchard, ample parking, sexy beach-entry pool, magnificent kitchen - 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves, 2 ovens, warming drawer - fit for the accomplished cook. Color abounds to reflect the natural hues of Hawaii. The house is the color of the ocean, both deep and shallow water and inside is a rainbow cacophony that no photos can do justice. Simply stunning for the non color-phobes! Many exotic woods and finishes, but truly designed for in and out living and a laid back lifestyle. You can sleep a lot more than 10 here, but need
to believe that the comfy sofa, futons and pune' on the lanai are OK for overnights (they are not). Don't worry, you'll believe, as that is where you'll nap! Bring the kids, but they have to sign the contract about the cliff, the pool, the sliding hill and the fort ;-) - which means they must be at least the age of reason and capable of understanding the danger. Pool is completely fenced, cliff is not.
Five bedrooms, 3 with ensuite bathrooms, one with 'across the hall' bathroom and one without. Two lush outdoor showers. Secret room.....if you can find it, you can sleep there.
**Pronounced Hah-Lay EE Oh
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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                See body of text. Would not have a non-swimming child here at all....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Must sign 'kid contract' which we do with great flourish to get their attention. This property is inherently dangerous to small kids and they will need CONSTANT attention...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                case by case basis...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Must come down some stairs to enter. Very few. Once in, all level and OK. No hand rails anywhere....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • No AC or heat, just gentle breezes. Technology purposefully kept to a minimum. Mango and Coconut cabinetry throughout. Elegant stained concrete floors, remote, yet not too far away - only Verizon reaches us, exceptionally private site. 1.5 mi long black sand beach just below the property, watch surfers from the deck. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Luaus
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Oceanfront:

                    On a 600 ft cliff overlooking Waipio Bay where the battle to unite the islands took place. Historic property once owned by King Kamehameha IV, it was clearly strategic to Waipio Valley and Waipio Bay in Ancient Hawaii....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Indoor dining and dining outside on Lanai...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    Cable...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    2 dishwashers...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    double oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lush landscaping...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 41 traveler reviews
                  Awesome view from the dining table on the lanai. 09/06/2014

                  VRBO Bear stayed here:


                  The sun was setting on Waipio Bay in a hundred different shades of pink and purple. Tree frogs were singing to one another all around us as a cool breeze blew through the house from a multitude of screened windows and doors as the VRBO Bear and his family arrived at our vacation rental Hale Io. The house was filled with traditional Hawaiian music.

                  Of course, since we are a family of bears, we immediately had to check out the beds! We roved excitedly all around the house and found that every room has a queen bed or bigger, each with plump pillows and a gorgeous view to wake up to. This house sleeps 10 in comfort and splendor. You have no idea how stunned you will be when you wake up in the middle of the night and see thousands of stars twinkling in the night sky!

                  We found the kitchen amply stocked with high quality pots, pans, utensils, dishes and knives. The pantry was stuffed with spices and the big butcher block counter invited us to make meals there. As a bonus, the grounds will provide (when in season) fresh guava, lilikoi, coconut, and grapefruit to add local flavor to your meals. But if you’re not the cook-it-yourself type, no worries! Honokaa is a 10-minute drive away and offers some great little restaurants. Whether it’s the peaceful lanai and organic ingredients at Green Market and Café or karaoke by talented locals at The Landing, the town has a little something for everyone.

                  The house sits on sprawling grounds with amazing views of the Waipio Bay, the black sand beach at the foot of the Waipio Valley, and Maui in the distance. Since bears are nature lovers, we hiked down to the Waipio Valley and spent a gorgeous morning on the beach. You can enjoy sitting on the beach listening to the surf, or you can go clambering over rocks to secluded overlooks. If you’re not a strong enough swimmer to brave the complex current where the river meets the ocean, you can just soak in the cool river a little upstream. It looks swifter than it is, and I can attest that sitting up to your neck in the cool river water and laying your head back on the sand is absolute bliss. The hike back to the top was tough, but there are paid shuttle vans that do the round-trip down and up from a little art gallery near Hale Io.

                  Hale Io genuinely feels like a home, with art on the walls and good books on the shelves and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The house has books and board games, a comfy pune’ to nap on, a luxurious pool and a hot tub to soak in. There are towels to take with you to the beach, bocce balls and beanbag toss games to play in the back yard, a waterslide, and outdoor showers.

                  Honokaa town has everything you need - a supermarket, a farmer’s market, a butcher shop, a friendly pharmacy, and a handful each of bars, restaurants and shops. We were impressed with how friendly everyone in town is, and how they all know each other by name. This town is the true essence of Aloha. It’s an hour or less to Hilo, Akaka Falls, or Kona! The Big Island is not that big, really, so Hale Io is just far enough away that you’re not living in the tourist mainstream bustle, but close enough that you can still easily get to all the sights and activities.

                  The VRBO Bear
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Easter
                  Apr 1 - Apr 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,000
                  Memorial Day
                  May 23 - May 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,000
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,000
                  Christmas-NewYears
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
                  14 night min stay

                  $6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $550 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Security deposit is $1000 OR 10% of base rent, whichever is greater. I charge by the night and rent by the week with a discounted charge. Additional days are $750 standard and $900 holiday, but is not reflected in the VRBO quote provided as VRBO charges the average rate for add'l nights. Owner reserves the right to change rates from the VRBO quote provided. Owner is flexible and VRBO robot is not.


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                  Last updated: 12/25/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo, Hi
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Honokaa, Hi
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Kona side

                  Car: Necessary

                  Chilling, napping, REALLY getting away from it all, reading. Walking on the longest black sand beach in the state. Surfing at Waipio. Learning to cook 'whatever'. A list of island activities is supplied prior to your arrival by owner

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Physician/business woman who retired to Hawaii in 2005. Built this house for family and has thoroughly enjoyed living here. Returning to another home owned in the neighborhood as children have moved on a bit.

                  Why the Owner Chose Waipio:
                  This was our home. If you could build a luxury home in Yosemite, you would, right? This property is simply magical. The ocean views are stunning.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Nature abounds in many forms and that is what we have enjoyed the most. Hard to beat watching whales from the lanai.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Sunset, base of Maui in distance

                    Sunset, base of Maui in distance

                  • Simply stunning, 11 miles of pristine coastline, protected FOREVER.

                    Simply stunning, 11 miles of pristine coastline, protected FOREVER.

                  • Oceanfront deck about 10oclock. Cliffs are magnificent!

                    Oceanfront deck about 10oclock. Cliffs are magnificent!

                  • Pool Gazebo

                    Pool Gazebo

                  • Lanai and Outside Dining
See that Whale Breaching!!

                    Lanai and Outside Dining See that Whale Breaching!!

                  • Dining/living room

                    Dining/living room

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Office in Master Suite

                    Office in Master Suite

                  • Blue Bedroom- Queen

                    Blue Bedroom- Queen

                  • Secret Room - Queen

                    Secret Room - Queen

                  • Entranceway in a 180 wide view.

                    Entranceway in a 180 wide view.

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Aerial, Looking back from cliff

                    Aerial, Looking back from cliff

                  • Verdant surroundings

                    Verdant surroundings

                  • Sexy tropical pool

                    Sexy tropical pool

                  • Hours of FUN!!

                    Hours of FUN!!

                  • Kitchen outside in.

                    Kitchen outside in.

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • One of 2 outdoor showers
Master Boudoir

                    One of 2 outdoor showers Master Boudoir

                  • Green Bedroom - Queen

                    Green Bedroom - Queen

                  • Pool bedroom - Queen

                    Pool bedroom - Queen

                  • Dishes are "NO PROBLEM MON" here.

                    Dishes are "NO PROBLEM MON" here.

                  • TV room panorama

                    TV room panorama

                  VRBO #381655

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                  $5,000 - $6,000 per week (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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