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This studio cottage sleeps 2 up to 4 and has a kitchenette and one full bath. Sliding glass screened doors overlooking the exotic organic permaculture orchard, gardens and a wide expanse of open ocean, cliffs and waterfall(S) **If our Studio cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our 2 bedroom 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 (Private very popular Deluxe Cottage), and #499549 (Also very popular and private 2 bedroom cottage). Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or for family reunions. If the calendar appears 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings that often occur through our website or by phone. Call 1-808-775-1701 or book on-line with all three cottages on VRBO's website. Book up to all 3 cottages for up to 14 or more people total. 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 (See Aloha magazine's slideshow 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 82 degrees, with cooler nights.
The property is landscaped 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, 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 and waterfall 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 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.
Overview of the neighborhood: Old Hawaii meets modern conveniences, safe, private, lush natural beauty and most of the comforts of home.
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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 down a 25% grade road or 1/2 mile to Waipio lookout. Walk 1/4 mile to get ice cream and shop at the 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, ride the rim, helicopter tours of Waipio Valley, horseback, hiking, camping and enjoy the longest black sand beach in Hawaii below the property.
Drive to Hawaiian cowboy country in Waimea and you can smell eukalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in there in Waimea (Kamuela). Here there is more restaurants and shopping,fast food chains, a bigger hospital and some of the best fine food in the islands (only 30 minutes away). Go to Merriman's for the best seafood and Kailua pork quesadillas.
Drive on to the white sand beaches about 20 minutes from Waimea, the 5 star hotels and high end shopping of the southwest coast.
Otherwise drive 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). Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world from the sea floor.
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 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. 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 cottage has its own kitchen/kitchenette, private bathroom, nice lanai space and soaking tub on lanai. WiFi internet.You may not want to leave.
This is an open concept cottage with private deck, outdoor soaking tub, kitchenette and 4sliding glass doors across so you wake to ocean and cliff views. 11 waterfalls counted March of 2014....moreless
We don't have a true spa but there is a community room-'Zen space' for yoga retreats, great views. massage, accupuncture, energy balancing, meditation, etc. Truly epic stunning views, comfortable, Quite, Relaxing and Peaceful. Save money by cooking your own meals with the orchard to draw from and to use creativity. Nice central location to all of the best tourist sites but you won't want to leave!...moreless
almost 5 acres of flower gardens, organic permaculture fruits, nuts and spices (many different species)....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
Drive up and ski down from the top of Mauna Kea on occassion in the winter months. Summit is about 14,000 feet above sea level and occasionally the top has enough snow to allow for skiing for 2-3k fee...moreless
Water Sports Gear:
complimentary snorkel gear when available and proper fit exist together. We have some....moreless
Pool / Spa
Soaking tub personal private outdoors on your lanai (no jets)....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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cleaning$40 + tax
3 cottages available (Studio, 2 bedroom and orchard cottage) ranging from $199-$249/night, seventh night free. $40 cleaning fee and 13.42% accomodation tax not included.
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Hale Kukui's Studio cottage is perfectly situated as a vacation destination overlooking the ocean,1400 ft cliffs and the historic Waipio Valley. We are perfectly situated 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, orchid, Heliconia, antherium, exotic ferns 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(tallest mountain in the world measured from the sea floor and 14k above sea level sometime with snow at the top. observatories drive up for sunset and star gazing.The charming town of Honoka'a, White sand beaches on the other side of Waimea, known as cowboy country and known for some of the finest restaurants in Hawaii.
Local horseback riding, ATVs with 'ride the rim,' famous botanical gardens, hiking and nature locally in the lush part of the island.
Hale Kukui is a great central jump off point to Waipio, Volcanoes National Park, hot springs, Kona, Hilo, Waimea, white sand beaches, the longest black sand beach in Hawaii (below the property) are beautiful drives.
**If our Studio cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our 2 bedroom cottage #499549 and deluxe cottage's#16876 availability, both are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Look up VRBO's property numbers #16876 (Private very popular Deluxe Cottage), and #499549 (Also very popular and private 2 bedroom cottage). Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or for family reunions. If the calendar appears 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Hello. My name is Andy and I have a ten year old daughter named Hana. 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 ocean, 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, coffee, nuts, spices, cocoa and flowers such as vanilla bean orchids to the nearly 5 acre retreat. My latest interests are Dragon fruit, Hamakua coast coffee, rare orchids, heliconias 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 as a doctor of Osteopathy board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. We recently created a common room for people to meet from around the world, to talk, read, meditate, receive massage (several therapists available) or do yoga. This is the 'Zen Space.' Consider organizing your own healing retreats here at Hale kukui. Relax in the Hammock outside with ocean views, spectacular orchard, waterfall and cliff views to sooth the soul.
I am most at home in nature. I am a world traveler and have never seen such beauty as I do at Hale Kukui and I have seen nature at its finest in Switzerland, Fiji, CA, New Zealand, Bali, Europe or Australia. I also love where I am from in New England. I grew up in Maine where people are down to earth like they are in this historic part of Hawaii.
Why the Owner Chose Honokaa: 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.
Many of our guests are return visitors or were recommended by our past guests.