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Oceanfront, Magical, Breathtaking

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Pets Considered:

            case by case basis...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 7
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          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


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


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill


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

              Location & 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

              • Mountain View


              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Mountaineering
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Parasailing
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Medical Services
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Luaus
              • Cycling
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Walking
              • Kayaking


              Write a review 5
              from 38 traveler reviews
              $5000+tx/wk 1wk min,add'l nights$750+tx/nt,$550 cleaning fee,periodic access req'd
              8 holiday WEEKS observed-Xmas,NewY,PresWeek,Easter,Memorial,July4th,Labor,Tgiving 
              20%SURCHARGE during any holiday WEEK, 2 wk MIN Xmas,$550 cleaning fee
              10% deposit at booking,min $1000, non-refundable 60 days out  NO DISCOUNTS OFFERED
              10% security deposit, minimum $1000 - if no damage,returned 1 week after stay
              Non-refundable 100% payment of all fees/deposits by 60 days out
              Cancellations fine, but no refunds after 60 days out
              Strongly suggest trip insurance. Hawaii GET 4.1666%, Hawaii TAT 9.25%

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 08/25/2014
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              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo, Hi
              35 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Kona side
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Honokaa, Hi

              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.

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              Speaks: english


              • 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


              • 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 - Monday, August 18, 2014


              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 08/25/14
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              Speaks: english
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