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"My husband and I spent the last two nights of our 11 day trip to the Big Island here at the Hideaway. After driving down the long driveway and turning into the carport we were blown away by the view before us. Easily the best view on the island (or any island for that matter). The house itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved falling asleep to the sound of frogs, although earplugs did come in handy at one point as we slept with all the windows open. It was amazing to wake up early and just sit up in bed to see the view. The house is about 9 miles from town so while it's not too far it may be easier for some to get food and eat meals at the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen (although no microwave) that would make it convenient to prepare meals. We did that our second night and had a great time sitting in the yard and looking at the view while having dinner. The house is about 1/2 mile from the Waipio Valley lookout and it was a very easy walk to the lookout and then a not so easy (but definitely recommended) walk to the beach below.
In addition, we loved meeting Lani the dog. We were missing our two dogs at home and to have Lani come around often was a nice touch. She spent an entire afternoon hanging out with us in the yard and even fell asleep on the porch when we went to bed. When we awoke she was wagging her tail at the door about 2 minutes later. She is a super sweet dog who isn't a fan of bananas, but really loves malasadas and pizza crust. :-)
I would highly recommend this wonderful property!"
Guest: Sarah O.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 2015
"Absolutely amazing home, property and owner. Eight members of my family (ages 21 to 78) just returned from spending 7 days on the Big Island and stayed in Hale 'Io (the house and property) for the entire week. This area of the Big Island is breathtaking, and Hale 'Io even more so. From the time we first made our way down the driveway to our very last view of the ocean and cliffs as we were leaving, we all lived in a perpetual state of awe and wonder.
This was our second trip to the Big Island and we did some sightseeing that we hadn't been able to squeeze in the first time, but Hale 'Io was what made this trip special and the most memorable. As all reviewers have mentioned, the views are breathtaking and the home is simply perfect. The area feels secluded (in a very good way) but is close enough to Honokaa (6 miles) for groceries, dining (don't miss the acai bowls at Hina Rae's Cafe!), a little shopping, etc. ... and the Island's other "must experience" activities are not difficult to get to by car (and the scenery is beautiful). The locals are very friendly and helpful.
Eileen, the home's owner, went out of her way to make us feel welcome from the moment we first walked in the door. The home was open and welcoming, exquisitely decorated, and perfectly stocked for cooking and eating in-home. We had the pleasure of visiting with Eileen for a bit while we were there; she is a warm and lively person with a great sense of humor.
My family has been on some great vacations, but we all agreed that hands-down, this was the best ... and all because of Hale 'Io. We spent a lot of our time just hanging out together on the outside patio, which is such a plus for us since we are all kind of scattered about. Another bonus: If you are in good physical shape, you can get a great daily workout hiking from the Waipio Valley Lookout (about 1/4 mile away) down to a black sand beach, and then back up.
My family has never wanted to stay in the same place twice, but we are all already working on dates we can return to the paradise that is Hale 'Io."
Guest: Russell H.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015
"What can I say about this place that hasn't been said before? As someone who is traveled all over the world, Cliff House is such a special place. The vista from the deck, the constantly changing tapestry of color, the sounds of the night. I told Richard, the wonderfully gracious owner, that if he would just put in a Thai restaurant downstairs in the carport and build a stairway to the beach below, I'd never leave the property. In spite of our good intentions to drive into Waimea for dinner, in two visits we've never been able to pull ourselves away from the lanai in the evening. This is the place for one seeking tranquility and a Hawaii vastly different than the usual experience. Like someone said, leave the gold clubs behind. Five thumbs up!!"
Guest: LeyakDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
"My wife and I spend the first 3 nights of our honeymoon here and it was the perfect way to start. The location is great! It's far enough off the beaten path that we had plenty of privacy and quiet but also in a great location for exploring so much of the island. We didn't spend much time at the house because we were out exploring but the time we did spend was exactly what we wanted. The views are amazing and the cottage and property are very well kept. We loved picking fresh fruit from the orchard in the morning for our breakfast and Paula and Dan were great hosts. If you're into hiking there's no better place than Waipio Valley and you can walk there from your front door. We did this on our first full day and were lucky enough to see wild horses on the beach. It was an amazing trip from start to finish!"
Guest: Greg B.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 24, 2015