Exotic Orchard on Ocean Cliff! Waterfall/Ocean View Takes Your Breath Away!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Waipio cottage description
Comfortable and private 2 bedroom cottage on 5 acre permaculture organic orchard retreat on 750' cliff above mystical waipio valley with it's black sand beach. Look from cottage almost 180 degrees view of ocean, 20 miles of 1000'-1400' cliff/coastline. There is waiulili stream and a 650' year-round waterfall on property!
***link to hale kukui's facebook page with over 1800 'likes' for one of our photo albums with over 130 pictures: https://www.Facebook.Com/pages/hale-kukui/149499848545373
Between 2012 and 2013 hale kukui has received lots of positive media recognition. Hgtv and Aloha magazine did features on this unique property in 2013. Hgtv is planning to feature hale kukui in a show this fall.
The lonely planet travel guide said, 'these three tranquil and secluded cottage/units 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.
Organic permaculture orchard, 3 cottages and caretaker's house sits back on 750' 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 80 and 88 degrees, with cooler nights.
The property is fully landcaped with a vast variety of exotic trees, ferns, orchids, palms, flowering shrubs and exotic fruits to pick. We are in the early stages of growing vanilla, cocoa, a bubble gum, durian, wampi, acai berry, black sapote (chocolate pudding tree), cashew and macadamia nut trees. Try our fully mature hamakua coast coffee, mangoes, mangosteens, avocados, pomelo, jackfruit, mangos, papaya, passion fruit, soursop, breadfruit, 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 out to the point for one of the best views on the island.
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 fairly 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 and a waterfall running through the property and over a 650' cliff. Waipio lookout is 1/2 mile away. Black sand beach seen from the property is a mile away from the lookout. Ocean and waterfall views abound. Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own suite complete with private outdoor soaking tub.
Staying at hale kukui is an ecoadventure and end destination in itself! It is also a great central jumping off point for other destinations! This epic 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 2 bedroom cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our studio cottage and deluxe cottage's availability, both are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Look up vrbo's property numbers 16876 (deluxe 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. Walk or drive 1.5 miles to the black sand beach or 1/2 mile to waipio lookout. Walk 1/4 mile to get island made ice cream at artworks store in kukuihaele. Its an easy 10 minute drive to the farmer's market in honoka'a where there are restaurants, several quant shops with local made goods, a theater, gas and groceries. Try local ride the rim, surfing, horseback riding, hiking. Walk or drive to enjoy old world hawaii in waipio valley and the longest black sand beach in hawaii below the property.
Drive to hawaiian cowboy country in waimea with more shopping and great restaurants, then onto the white sand beaches, 5 star hotels and high end shopping of the southwest coast. Otherwise drive east along the lush hamakua coast, see 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.
Interaction with caretakers, paula and dan, can be as little or as much as visitors want.
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 to the waipio lookout only 1/2 mile away. The famous black sand beach in waipio valley is another mile down a steep winding 25% grade road and the beach is seen from the property. Explore the quaint town of honoka'a 10 minutes away with its theater, restaurants, 1 grocery store, outdoor farmers market and a hospital/clinic. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and surfing are all accessible between Kukuihaele, waipio valley and Honoka'a.
Find Akaka falls, the world famous botanical gardens and much more as you drive along the beautiful lush hamakua coast toward hilo 55 minutes away. In the other direction from Honoka'a, you will smell eukalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in Waimea (kamuela) which will have more shopping, a bigger hospital and some of the best food in the islands are only 30 minutes away. Go to merriman's for the best seafood and kailua pork quesadillas. White sand beaches, the larger hotels are a 50-70 minutes drive accross the northeast end of the island through hawaiian cowboy country. Close to waimea is an extinct volcano with some of the best astronomy telescopes/observatories in the world because of the clean air, altitude and dark starry nights. Mauna kea is 14,000 + feet above sea level where you can ski often in the winter. Mauna kea can be driven to the top and it is the tallest mountain in the world from the sea floor.
Hilo has a great outdoor market, shopping, surfing, etc. And it is a beautiful 1 hour drive along the hamakua coast. Another hour or so beyond is the must see volcanoes national park and swim in the hot springs in pahoa. Kona is about 1.5 hours away along very nice highways as are most places. Try hamakua coast coffee which many say is better than the world famous kona coffee served at the white house.
The whole island has so much to offer but you will definitely want to relax at hale kukui for its incredible views and natural private surroundings. Each unit or cottage has Internet, its own kitchen and bathroom. just in case you don't want to leave.
A $5 fee is included in your rate which makes you a member of the orchard as a visitor for 1 year so your stay complies with our mission to have you enjoy and learn a little about hawaiian permaculture farming on a small scale. Many of our trees are labelled so you may learn about the fruit, nuts, spices and from which part of the world they come.
Caution!! We don't recommend going near the cliff's edge which may be unstable or walking under coconut trees because the nuts occasionally fall and may be deadly. Only go into the gulch if you are physically fit even though it is a short path. See handout.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- There are 2 separate bedrooms (one is in the main part of the cottage) with open concept design, hardwood floors, high ceiling fans, several screened sliding glass doors spanning across the front/ocean side of the cottage. A sofa bed and/or air mattress may also be used to accommodate more than 4 people....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full private Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Ask questions or check into 2 other accommodations listed separately on vrbo with property numbers #16876 (very popular cottage with all sliding glass screened doors spanning the entire front, screens, looking over orchard and ocean) and #499551 (studio with similar views and amenities, but smaller kitchen). All cottages have private lanai's with hot soak tubs (no jets). See 'rental' agreement before arrival where you are donating to experience orchard life in hawaii and get a full 1 year membership to the orchard for $1 included in the suggested donation rates....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Beach View:
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Hale kukui's popular 2 bedroom cottage is perfectly situated as an end vacation destination overlooking the ocean,1400 ft cliffs, our own waterfall and stream and the historic waipio valley. We are perfectly located in a paradise of exotic organic permaculture orchard with short paths, private nooks, soaking tubs on a private lanai overlooking a foreground of ocean, fruits, spice trees, ferns, palms, orchid/heliconia gardens and nut trees all on our nearly 5 acres of secluded property. Hale kukui is also a central step off point to watersports, local surfing and swimming. 14,000 mauna kea's observatories (drive up and bike down at sunrise is a favorite activity for many), the charming town of honoka'a within 10 miles with its restaurants, groceries and a hospital, white sand beaches on the other side of waimea, known as cowboy country and known for some of the finest restaurants in hawaii. Enjoy local horseback riding, atvs with 'ride the rim,' famous botanical gardens, hiking and lots of nature locally in the lush part of the island. Volcanoes national park, hot springs, kona, hilo and more are between 1 and 1.5 hour beautiful drives. This popular 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 and possibly 6 to 7 and has one bath room. It has several glass screened doors overlooking the exotic organic permaculture orchard, gardens and a wide expanse 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 cottages with vrbo and home away on the same ocean cliff exotic orchard 5 acre paradise through vrbo property #16876 (very popular deluxe cottage) and #499551 (beautiful studio cottage). Line with vrbo to book up to all 3 cottages for up to 12 or more people. Discounts may apply. If calendar is 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone....moreless
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Beautiful Property and Wonderful Hosts!
Beautiful Property and Wonderful Hosts!
We have stayed at plenty of properties and in fact, have an oceanfront rental of our own on the Kona side so we have some background to make good judgements. Paula is one of the nicest, most generous hostesses you will ever encounter in a rental situation. She gave us a great tour of the orchard and property, offered us tropical fruit galore, and it that wasn't enough, sent us home with bags of fruit and a couple jars of her homemade preserves. I swear this woman is an angel. The property itself offered amazing views of the Waipio Coast and was relaxing, beautiful and enchanting. We enjoyed just staying on property for many hours. Dan also came down and told us about the walk into Waipio Valley and what we could expect. We had a great time down there with our kids playing in the waves and exploring the mile long beach. In summation, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hale Kukui and plan on returning many times as much for Paula and Dan as for the property itself. Just wonderful, you won't be disappointed! Mike, Jamie, Noa and Naia
- Guest Mike S. (-)
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Owner response: Mike & Jamie You and the kids were a treat to have stay here. It was a pleasure to see your family enjoying the orchard,eating fresh fruits and walking around the property. We were sad to see you leave. Thank you so much for all your kind words, I’m blushing! We very much look forward to seeing you all again. Many Thanks, Paula
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- cleaning fee: $40 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.5%
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- Nearest Airport: Kona 1.25 hour and Hilo 1 hour drives at 50 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Kukuihaele Road at Waipio
- Nearest Beach: Waipio's Famous Black Sand Beach below our cliff at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Honoka'a bar and several restaurants at 8 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mauna Kea sometimes in Winter-do it yourself at 80 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Honokaa at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Honoka'a at 8 Miles
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 never seen anything that compares to all that Hale Kukui has to offer and would prefer its charm 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 and they live in a separate house on site to be at your service if needed. Kitchens are fully equipt in case you never want to leave as many people find themselves feeling very early into their stay.
- Primary: Toll Free: (800) 444-7130
- Secondary: (808) 775-1701 (Hawaii, USA)
- Tertiary: +1 808-775-1701
One perspective view of several from our cliff edge.
Just a few of the many offerings our orchard has to give.
Hot soaking tub on Private lanai of the 2 bedroom cottage (No jets).
View from Waipio Lookout
Back of 2 bedroom Cottage
Bamboo Path to the ocean cliff and to the swimming hole, and 650' waterfall.
Aleutian Islands 6000 miles straight out looking to the north of our point!
2 bedroom cottage
Waipio's Famous black sand beach below our property
Native Hala tree next to the 2 bedroom cottage
Heliconia in the gardens. See the plumeria and many orchids including Vanilla bean orchids!
One of many orchids growing in trees such as this Koa
Yellow 'Popcorn' family orchid and a Formosan Koa
Cottage, VRBO property # 16876 - check for availability on its calendar
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