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Near Waipio Valley with Gorgeous Ocean View!

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Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House


Last updated: 06/07/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Waipio house description

The Alegre Plantation House has been owned by the Alegre family for over 70 years and is now owned and run by an Alegre grandson. The Waipi’o Hostel in the downstairs of this gracious 100 year old home. The house is located in beautiful Kukuihaele just one mile from the majestic Waipio Valley. It is a 60 minute drive from Hilo and a 90 minute drive from Kona.

The hostel has 3 bedrooms- the Lehua Room has a full size bed, the Kai Room has a cozy king and the Aina Room has very comfortable a king waterbed. An open lanai with outdoor sinks, old style tables and benches, a grill with burner and a stunning view of the alluring Pacific Ocean is available to all guests.

Our guest rooms are called 'hostel style' but are really private rooms. The rooms are small and simple, yet nicely decorated, clean and with great beds. They share a simple common area with couches, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, wi-fi, patio with gas grill (with a burner or cooking) and table, and an open plantation style bathroom with deck flooring. Laundry facilities and non-toxic detergent are available upon request for an extra fee.

Tangerines, oranges, lemons, sweet guava, macadamia nuts, and mountain apples grow on the property and can be enjoyed by guests when in season. Down the pathway out back, guests can find bananas, coffee and avocados. In the village wild passion fruit grows for all to enjoy.

Hawaii means insects and other critters - geckos and a few cockroaches, a lot of coqui frogs. We do our best to keep them under control. So the disclaimer is: if you are not looking for total quiet and you don't mind an insect here or there, and love being in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.

We value our pristine environment and are a 'green' facility. In addition to using solar energy to produce our electricity, we provide environmentally friendly soap and shampoo in the bathroom, we clean with non-toxic cleaning products, and our linens and towels are laundered with non-toxic laundry detergent. We recycle and redeem. We use a compost bin and we don’t use toxic chemicals in our yard. Join us in our efforts to preserve our beautiful island.

Our rates are $40 per night for one person and $51 per night for 2 people sharing a room including Hawaii accommodation tax. Linens and towels are provided.There is no cleaning fee as long as you clean up after yourselves, follow our simple checkout instructions and leave the room and common areas in the same condition you found them when you arrived, with the exception of linens and towels.

If this rental isn't available please check out our other rentals in the Waipio Valley area:

Recent guest reviews:
Was just as described and offered an awesome access point for us to explore waipio valley! We were able to take our time driving from kona to the hostel and check ourselves in which made for a relaxing first day :) appreciated all the ease in the process!
March 2014

Steve was the best host in Hawaii. I have been traveling for almost three weeks and booking in different islands in Hawaii. I can say Waipio Hostel and the host was the best. He was so nice, he made me feel so comfortable like a family member.
March 2014

Steve is very welcoming. It is very pleasant to chat with him and he is willing to share with us stories and history about his family.
March 2014

Wonderful host. So kind and thoughtful! Steve is a true blessing to the airbnb community. I feel grateful to have been able to stay here!! Clean, secure, and priced right. Next time I would like to stay an extra night just to soak in the peacefulness.
January 2014

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Car Available
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Lehua Bedroom: 1 double


          • Kai bedroom: 1 king


          • Aina bedroom: 1 king

            This King bed is a waterbed....moreless

          • The Alegre Plantation House has 3 bedrooms and a pull out couch in the living room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            The bathroom is simple with shower, sink and toilet....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is spacious with lots of counter space and cabinets and wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean....moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining area is attached to the living room. There is also a dining table in the kitchen....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            comes with permanent filter - no paper filters needed...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped with dishes, utensils, pots and pans...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker...moreless

          • Stove:

            four burner electric stove with oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room:

            Living room is spacious and has a pull out couch, 2 easy chairs with ottoman, desk, TV...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is in the driveway and is uncovered. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Eco-friendly detergent is provided. ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We have a 4-wheel drive you can rent for trips into Waipio Valley or to the summit of Mauna Kea. Car rental companies do not allow you to take their 4 wheel drive vehicles off road. Book ATV or Horseback ride around the rim through us and receive a 10-15% discount. ...moreless


              • Books:

                The house has many interesting books - Hawaiian history, cowboy history, picture books, novels, some childrens' books....moreless

              • Television:

                Television is with Oceanic/Roadrunner with basic cable channels...moreless


                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lanai has two tables with benches and 2 sinks with cold water. A old style macadamia nut cracker and old style juicer are on the lanai for us by guests. The view of the Pacific Ocean is amazing....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Yard is mowed regularly and the garden has sweet guava, tangerines, pomelo, oranges, lemons, mountain apples, and macadamia nuts all for guests to enjoy. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    A municipal golf course can be found in Honokaa. Resort golf courses are on the west coast of the island. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Public tennis court is available in Honokaa, 9 miles away. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Grill with burner is available on lanai...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        The Alegre Plantation House sits perched above the cliffs of Waipio with a stunning view of the raw Pacific Ocean. From the kitchen or lanai, this view can be enjoyed without distraction. ...moreless


                      • Churches
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Spelunking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Basketball Court


                      Write a review 3.5
                      from 4 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $300 $1,150
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Tax Rate 13.42%


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                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo International Airport
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 19
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Waipio Valley
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Honokaa Sports Bar
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cafe il Mondo

                      Car: Necessary

                      The Waipio Hostel, located downstairs in the Alegre Plantation House is in the sleepy, former plantation town of Kukuihaele, just a stone's throw from the 2nd most visited attraction on the island - the majestic Waipio Valley, valley of the kings. It's a place where time has seemingly stood still and where guests get a taste of a bygone era. Waipio Valley is a 'must experience', preferably on foot, but horseback and van tours are available as well.

                      Kukuihaele is 9 miles from the historic town of Honokaa where guests can enjoy local and Italian cuisine, shop for groceries, gifts, fruits and vegetables. There is a post office, various banks and ATM machines, an incredibly beautifully remodeled historic theater where you can watch a movie or attend a live concert. One of the new additions to town is the Heritage Center at UH Hilo's campus at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center. Get a feel for the past of this beautiful area at the Heritage Center.

                      Kukuihaele is at the end of the road, the starting point of a hike into Waipio or even into Waimanu Valley, a days hike away with registered camping grounds. Although quite isolated for those seeking quiet and peace, it's only 1 hour from Hilo and 1 hour 20 minutes from Kailua-Kona. Both have international airports and the drive in both directions covers stunning and diverse landscapes. Mauna Kea, with it's snow capped top in winter can be seen from Honokaa town.

                      The ranching town of Waimea is just a 30 minute drive from the Alegre Plantation House where guests can visit the historic Parker Ranch, attend cultural events at the Kahilu Theater, or eat the restaurants of all price categories. From there, it's just a 15 minute jaunt to the warmth of the west side beaches.

                      Heading towards Hilo, it's worth stopping at the locally owned 50's Diner in Laupahoehoe. This little town is also home to the Laupahoehoe Train Museum where guests can learn about our history of railroad. Down the winding road to Laupahoehoe Point, visitors can also see the memorial to those who lost their lives to the tsunami of 1946.

                      While in Kukuihaele, guests can take an ATV ride around the rim of Waipio Valley and swim in waterfalls most never get to see. It's the same for the horseback ride around the rim with stunning views from the top and back of the valley.

                      In the valley, guests can take a horseback tour of the valley or a van tour. There is also a horse-drawn buggy ride. The most impressive visit is by foot. It's important, though to be respectful of the land and stay on public roads and trails as much of the valley is privately owned and considered sacred by the people of these lands.

                      My absolute favorite 'must do' while in Kukuihaele is to hike down to Waipio's beach and lay on the black sand and soak up the peace and serenity while listening to the wind and the roaring waves. It's absolutely energizing.

                      Fruit abounds in Kukuihaele and much of it is wild - passion fruit, guavas, avocados galore. Many residents are happy to share their tangerine, oranges and macadamia nuts when in season.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: I am the grandson of Florencio and Mikiyo Alegre who lived in the Alegre Plantation House for over 70 years. I was actually born in Grand Junction, Colorado where my Dad is from, but moved to Hawaii with my family when I was three years old. I grew up on the island of Oahu in Waianae, then from 7th grade in North Kohala (Hawi), where my grandparents first me and my Mom wa born. After graduating from high school, I went to Germany as an exchange student, a fact that would set the course of my young adult life. I ended up majoring in German Language and Literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and lived in Germany for 17 years together with my wife, Anuhea. All 5 of our biological kids were born there and grew up speaking German. After Anuhea passed away in 2006, my youngest son and I moved to Kukuihaele to take care of Grandma and Grandpa and then ended up buying the family house, now known as the Alegre Plantation House and Waipio Hostel. In addition to operating this and a few other vacation rentals together with my partner, I have a wellness business and I work as operations manager at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honokaa, home of the Heritage Center. Four of my children are grown. My partner and I are raising our teenage son and have adopted our sweet little girl.

                      Why the Owner Chose Waipio:
                      I have always loved Grandma and Grandpa's house and while living there taking care of them, the vision to open up their home to guests from all over the world kept growing. It has now become reality. I love for people to get a feel of the way life used to be in Hawaii with all of its charm, simplicity and surrounded by beauty.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The unique benefit of this home is that it is spacious and priced right so families can afford and enjoy a vacation in paradise. It's unique location in the quiet and quaint village of Kukuihaele and its proximity to the majestic Waipio Valey make it special.

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                      • Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House

                        Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House

                      • A beautiful view of Waipio Valley

                        A beautiful view of Waipio Valley

                      • Living room of the Alegre Plantation  House

                        Living room of the Alegre Plantation House

                      • Dining area of the Alegre Plantation House

                        Dining area of the Alegre Plantation House

                      • Second bedroom with cozy king size bed

                        Second bedroom with cozy king size bed

                      • View from the screened front porch

                        View from the screened front porch

                      • The Aina Room of Waipio Hostel

                        The Aina Room of Waipio Hostel

                      • The Kai Room at Waipio Hostel

                        The Kai Room at Waipio Hostel

                      • The Alegre Plantation House named in honor of Florencio Sevilla Alegre.

                        The Alegre Plantation House named in honor of Florencio Sevilla Alegre.

                      • Waipio Beach in the winter - an amazing place.

                        Waipio Beach in the winter - an amazing place.

                      • Comfortable king size bed in the Alegre Plantation House

                        Comfortable king size bed in the Alegre Plantation House

                      • Spacious kitchen in the Alegre Plantation House

                        Spacious kitchen in the Alegre Plantation House

                      • Bathroom of the Alegre Plantation House

                        Bathroom of the Alegre Plantation House

                      • Sitting area on the front porch

                        Sitting area on the front porch

                      • The Lehua Room at Waipio Hostel

                        The Lehua Room at Waipio Hostel

                      • Beautiful Waipio Valley

                        Beautiful Waipio Valley

                      VRBO #463022

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, July 19, 2014

                      $45 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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