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Big Views From this Hamakua Home

Honokaa, HI, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 2 Queen Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This private home on the lush Hamakua Coast is a beautiful blend of past and present. Located just a block from the overlook of the sacred Waipio Valley, the house allows visitors to commune with nature and history, while enjoying all the comforts of the 21st century.

We invite you to experience all the wonders of Pele’s home as you explore the Big Island, or simply relax on the lanai and enjoy the simple pleasure of quiet days in old Hawaii. Hiking, ATV tours, and horseback riding are within walking distance, and the historic town of Honoka’a is just a 10 minute drive away. A two minute walk will bring you to the overlook of the revered Waipio Valley, with its spectacular views, thundering waterfalls and black sand beach. Whales visit our islands each winter, and are visible from the deck.

This home is filled with glass art, blown by the owner. The open floor plan and cathedral ceilings invite interaction and community, while two bedrooms and two baths offer privacy for couples or families. Lots of windows and sliding doors allow you to enjoy the spectacular 180° ocean view, as well as the Waipio Valley and Maui in the distance. It is a serene place to relax, and a great base from which to explore the Big Island. Guidebooks are provided to speed you on your way.

Keywords: house, views


Marcie Miller

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
Why Marcie Miller chose Honokaa

We chose the Hamakua Coast because it gets just enough rain to be lush and green and enjoys lots of sun and amazing views. We chose to be near the Waipio Valley because we love the local people and their affinity for the 'aina, or land. For us, it is important to have our Hawaiian experience be one that honors both people and nature, and we fell in love with the true aloha spirit not always found in more populated areas.

What makes this House unique

Being on the northern tip of the Big Island, we enjoy the glorious colors at both sunrise and sunset. We love the spectacular views from nearly every room in our home, and learned to appreciate watching the changing colors of the ocean as the weather changes. The stars at night are spectacular!


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          180° ocean view! On clear days, you can see Maui across the channel. Whales can be seen from the deck in the winter!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking Off Street
                      The driveway can hold two cars.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free Wifi
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  We have a selection of books available for you to enjoy during your stay. Please take a book started during your stay, but leave our guidebooks and books on Hawaiian culture and history.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • cinemas
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf

                                                          36 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Peaceful Getaway

                                                          Scott P.Gig Harbor

                                                          The house was a perfect location for a relaxing getaway. The Waipio valley lookout is basically next door! The hike down to the beach is a rewarding workout with sand you don’t experience many places.

                                                          The house was beautiful

                                                          amber k.

                                                          The house has everything you need to feel at home. The home is so inviting, you'll never want to leave. The home was clean. The neighbors were quiet. The view was amazing.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Amber, we hope that you can return to visit us soon! We work hard to see that our guests feel at home, and we’re glad we succeeded! Our quiet neighborhood is a great place to come home to after a full day exploring paradise, and we’re glad you noticed!

                                                          Warmest Aloha!

                                                          unique experience

                                                          Terrence H.

                                                          We were looking for a different experience with this vacation. In the the past we stayed at resorts or hotels and we had no complaint with that experience. This time we wanted something different. What we got was a completely delightful stay in a true Hawaiian neighbor hood in the midst of a beautiful tropical forest, full of the sights and sounds that fills the senses. You can not miss with this home and it does feel like home after a couple days. This is not the resort experience, it is much better.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so glad you found our home a welcoming place! For some people, the resorts offer exactly what they need in the way of activities, but the real Hawaii is waiting in the hearts, homes and neighborhoods of local folks. It's why we moved where we did, and we are happy when our guests discover and appreciate it! Please come again and continue your discovery of the Big Island!

                                                          Wonderful time at the edge of Waipio Valley

                                                          Heather R.Chattanooga

                                                          Beautiful home very close to the valley. We hiked down for an entire day and appreciated the home being so close upon our return. Breathtaking views of the ocean and enjoyed watching the horses in the yard. The home is very comfortable.

                                                          Ocean-view retreat

                                                          MarilynNational City, California

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming home with a wonderful view out to the ocean. It was clean and had all the housekeeping items that were needed to make the 4 of us very comfortable. The neighborhood was very quiet and the proximity to the Waipi-o Valley overlook was nice. The closest little town was a fun place for coffee and shopping.

                                                          Slice of heaven

                                                          Linda S.Johnson City, TN

                                                          From the moment we set foot on this property, we felt a sense of peace. This wasn't just a rental house, it felt like our home! All was accurately depicted, it was extremely clean, and the pillows and bed linens smelled fresh. We chose the softer mattress in bedroom next to the kitchen. The chorus of frogs sang us to sleep at night. We lounged on the porch and watched the ocean for whale's spouting. We hiked to Waipio Valley, waded on the Black Sand beach, and loved feeling at one with God's creation. Victoria, the housekeeper, was available for any questions.

                                                          We ate breakfast, lunch, and supper several times at Waipio Cookhouse, an A++rating on quality, quantity, and service! Daily specials along with their regular menu of fresh fish, burgers, grilled eggplant, and local farm raised food.

                                                          We could easily live in this house forever, and hope to return soon.

                                                          Mahalo nui loa Marcie, and Victoria also!

                                                          Linda and Rick

                                                          Johnson City, TN


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