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Recent Waipio reviews

  • Nirvana!

    "Stayed at the Cliff House for 4 nights on our second stop during our 30th anniversary trip to the Big Island. I don't even know where to start. Everything about our stay was idyllic! I expected a rustic, simple cottage. The woodwork instead was just beautiful (what a ceiling!). The love and care that Kristan has put into every detail is quite evident - the art, the sculptures, the flowers - inside and out, just beautiful. The house is saturated in local culture. Books about the island and Hawaiian legend abound. And the view!!! Breathtaking, spectacular, awesome, amazing, holy - pick your favorite word and it still falls short. We really did feel like we were all alone in the Garden of Eden. Drinking wine on the lanai as the sun went down. Rocking on the swing in the garden. Simple delicious meals made in the well-equipped kitchen. Hot tubs watching the stars every night. Big comfortable bed with soft sheets and puffy pillows. I even loved the silky tropical curtains hanging from bamboo on the windows. Great road for jogging along the water too (don't be put off by the many friendly dogs who come out to say hi along the way). The house is minutes away from the Waipio Valley - a spectacular (but steep) hike down to a pristine black sand beach. You can also take a tour from the store just down the street. The quaint little town of Honokaa is just 10 minutes away with a few restaurants (Café Il Mondo was great for pizza and calzone. Also picked up a terrific CD of the local high school jazz band there!) Our very favorite beach was Hapuna Beach - gorgeous white sand beach great for swimming and snorkeling (drive to the left access area for shade and snorkeling). The restaurant at Hapuna Beach Prince resort was terrific for lunch. The beach at the Mauna Kea resort was also beautiful but the lot for public access fills up by around 8 am. The only other thing I can say is that I almost cried when we left. If you're looking for a romantic time with the one you love in paradise, look no further than the Cliff House."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • The Perfect Sacred Retreat

    "Our meditation group has been taking advantage of this magical property for years! Being so near to the sacred valley of Waipio (a place of great spiritual energy or "mana" where King Kamehameha was raised) there is no place like it on any of the other islands that we've explored. You're sure to love the boldly creative color scheme, the tropical swimming area and the quiet seclusion that Hale I'o (House of the Hawk) offers!"
    Guest: Lilyana M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • More than excellent experience

    "When we arrived we had no idea we were going to spend the best time of our honeymoon there. It was immediate that we realized this place was a complete gem. We were getting married in a few days, and had not picked a place yet. as soon as we talked to the owners we realized we wanted to get married by that excellent view of Waipio valley. We ended up having our ceremony there had our wedding pictures taken in the same place, then went to take pictures around the valley. Paula was more than accommodating and helpful on our special day. While we were there, we got to pick fruits from the orchard and eat them, as they were in season. We are so happy we picked this place, and so should you! if we ever go back to Hawaii we'll make sure to go back to this little gem in the pacific."
    Guest: Sara Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: November 7, 2014
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  • BREATHTAKING!

    "Don't read this if you're coming to use your new golf clubs, or plan to be seen with the elite at a five star resort. BUT, if you want to stay awhile in one of the world's most beautiful and private locations, don't miss the opportunity to come here. After you pass through electric gates and travel down the private lane, you'll pass grassy fields with several cows and a couple of horses belonging to the owner who lives in the only other home sequestered on this large property. You'll park your car in the garage containing a washer and dryer for your use and ascend a staircase that opens on a large deck with gorgeous views of the coast. We took all our meals on this deck and found it hard to leave. Entering the nicely decorated home you will find a number of surprises awaiting you; beautiful tropical flowers, tropical, fruit chocolate candy, Kona coffee beans, etc. The owner, Richard, is one of the most pleasant persons I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I could go on and on, but the two fingers I type with are growing tired. Give youself a real Hawaiian treat and come to this fantastic property. Robert Small"
    Guest: Robert S. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
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