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Waipio Valley Two house botanical garden complex/ A slice of Historic Paradise

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two-house deluxe complex with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms situated on a 3 acre botanical garden with over 30 different types of exotic fruit trees and several hundred botanicals including many rare palms and other species—all labeled with their botanical names.


Situated in historic Waipio Valley, this unique property is known as “the place of first light” ka’o and provides unparalleled access to “The Valley of the Kings”.  The breathtaking landscape of the lush valley walls, traditional taro patches, palm and fruit trees, exotic fragrant flowers, and giant monkey pod trees transports you into another world. Walk two minutes to a sacred waterfall and bathe in it’s pure waters or stroll down an enchanting jungle canopy path to a secluded black sand beach. Or explore our dense botanical garden filled with unusual and exotic species and learn while having fun— our plant labels and descriptions will help you identify local and international botanicals. It’s all here for you and much more!

Enjoy all the comforts of home while surrounded by paradise in over 5000 sq. ft. of custom living space—with bamboo hardwood and natural slate floors, travertine bathrooms, granite counters, teak furniture, and our exotic lava-rock bath house—fully off-grid and fed by a waterfall. The two houses are connected by a breezeway that provides unusual privacy between the master suite in the lower house and the 6 bedrooms in the upper house making it ideal for two separate families vacationing together, or just great separation for members of the group.


Screened lanais and decks allow gentle Pacific breezes to pass through the houses while enjoying incredible views from the expansive bay windows and numerous skylights. Fabulous for star-gazing and bird watching, numerous streams and rivers run through the valley and create an unparalleled tropical adventure!


Our private guide will escort you into the valley and provide personalized insights into the rich history and lore of the valley and its traditions as well as the varied plant and animal life. Ask us for details.


Disclaimer: 95% of the time the road to the property is accessible, however there is a small chance of the road being inaccessible seasonally. Full refund available for dates property is inaccessible. Property owner not responsible for events associated with guests delayed arrival or departure due to extreme weather. We have been successful in getting all of our guests out of the valley in time for their flights with no delays. However, we do recommend guests arrange additional accommodations on the Island for a day at the end of their stay to ensure a smooth transition to the airport and alleviate the stress in catching flights on a timely basis.

Fruit tress in our botanical garden include:


mangosteen, brooks late mango, Rambutan, Lychee, Durian, Passionfruit, Cacao, Pomelo, Tangelo, Navel Orange, Pixi Tangerine, meyers lemon, persian lime, Avocado, White Sapote, Rolinia, Soursop, Cuban Red Banana, Peanut butter fruit, Coconut Palms, Sugarcane, Apple Banana, Indian Mulberry, Surinam Cherry, kaffir Lime, Edible Hibiscus, Guava, Jackfruit, Macadamia nut, Papaya, Pineapple, Star fruit, Curry leaf tree, Black Mulberry, Mango, Cacao Tree

More Details

Robbie Schmidt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathhouse - toilet , shower , 2 showers, 2 toilets, 2 sinks
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Accessible by spiral staircase
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , daybed in living room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , loft (accessible by spiral staircase and loft ladder)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Accessible by spiral staircase
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Waipio Valley Two house botanical garden complex/ A slice of Historic Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house located deep in Valley. A great escape for a family. What a treat to escape our crazy life. House manager and his family were extremely helpful and made sure we were settled into house.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place and very helpful guide in Sukumar to get to the remote location!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, Ca

Breathtaking experience

  • 5 of 5

One word, breathtaking, that's how I describe this place! It is absolute beautiful and serene. This is the Hawaii I love, away from the tourist traps, surrounded by nature and beauty! Looking for a beautiful getaway? This is the spot for you!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waipio Valley is truly a magical place.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the beautiful botanical garden retreat. It was so fun picking fresh fruit right outside the door for breakfast and snacks.

It is remote and very quiet, which makes it one of our favorite get a ways.

Thank you for sharing this tropical paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa CA

Waipio Valley Hawaii Botanical Gardens Houses

  • 5 of 5

This was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for me and my whole family, in this beautiful location. The two gorgeous houses easily accommodated eight adults and three small children. The botanical gardens are not only beautiful, but filled with delicious fruits to eat everyday. Our host, John, is an amazing person, who helped us in every way possible and showed sincere interest in us and our adventures. He brought us fruits, shared interesting historical and scientific facts with us, which made our stay so much more meaningful. I highly recommend this vacation accommodation to anyone wanting to explore the beauty of this paradise on Earth.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, California

The Beauty of Old Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

As we rode through Waipio Valley we felt that we were experiencing a very spiritual and ancient place, one that had kept its original beauty and peacefulness. The lush gardens of the property were beautiful, full of flowers and fruits. It's a magical place, where you can relax and commune with nature. The accommodations were excellent, meeting our every need and exceeding our expectations. The 5 of us, two couples and a girl friend walked along the marked trail to the water fall and swam in the pool one day and the next we walked through the Valley to the black sand beach. Our guide and property caretaker was very informative and shared many stories of the Hawaiian people and the history of the Valley. I have already recommended it to friends and would return to step back in time. People of all ages would enjoy a stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59.5 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Cafe il Mondo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waipio Valley Black Sand
Car: recommended

Waipio Valley is a sanctuary of Hawaii tradition with taro patches, indigenous fauna and flora, and an occasional greeting from one of the gentle wild horses that roam the valley. With a 20 minute walk to the black sand beach through lush rainforest, 5 minute walk to waterfall pools for swimming, or hiking the switchback trails up the majestic cliff side, there is adventure around every corner.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 120 days prior to arrival date.
50% refund if canceled at least 60 days prior arrival date.
Full refund if road to property is inaccessible due to weather.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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