|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Come and enjoy the serenity and sacredness of beautiful Waipio Valley in this 5 bedroom, 3 bath fully equipped home with breathtaking views. This home provides the perfect private space for a family or group of friends to experience the lush and historic valley. Hike or drive (4X4) into the valley to see its 1200ft Hiilawe Waterfall, swim or picnic at the black sand beach, view Maui and whale watch from the lanai or just fall asleep in the hammock to the sounds of the ocean waves below.
Married 27 years Dan and Janet bought property with Dan's brother John and wife Lori. Dan sold a home on Kauai at a golf course for this property with a view.
Daniel Baber purchased this house in 2013
look at the picture!
No better view, and great central location.
From the minute we drove up to the house we were in love. As you pull into the driveway you have a spectacular view of the waipio valley and it only gets better when you get into the house. The house is fantastic, nothing has been overlooked. The lanai is the place to relax, enjoy the view and listen to the surf, although you can do this from inside as well. The furnishings were first class. The master bedroom is huge, the bed was super comfortable, and the sliders to the lanai (with great outdoor shower) was perfect. The master also has a huge walk in closet and bath with jacuzzi tub. The main part of the house was very warm ,with dining, living and kitchen(fully stocked) all in one area - plenty of room. As there were only 2 of us we didn't even go into the other wing, but the rooms were all large and nicely appointed. Everything is new and I can't say enough about how nice this house is and how much we felt at home there. There is also a great in-law suite downstairs. Ron - the property manager, was available for our few questions. Thanks Ron! The town of honokaa has a nice grocery store,gas stations, restaurants, and shops to poke around in, about 10-15min. drive. Lastly, the biggest draw for this home is the valley itself. It is truly a sacred place. I never tired of looking at the view - you can see from all over the house. You can explore by walking down, or driving if you dare. If you have a chance, stay in this house, you'll be happy you did.
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This house is clean, comfortable, well stocked (including beach umbrellas!), quiet, and has a view of one of the most beautiful spots on the big island.
Please know it is isolated and a 30 min drive to Waimea. We enjoyed the drive - it was beautiful paaaing the fields and farm animals.
It is also on the wet side. We had fantastic weather but it can rain every day. It is also in a jungle. There are frogs that sing every night which we loved but certainly made a background noise. There are also centipedes and mosquitos- both managed fairly easily.
I really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anyone. The owner was great to work with.
The outdoor shower is divine!
The View is breathtaking. The house is wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped. Danelle the property manger is very nice and very helpful.
You can start the Waipio Valley trail right from the doorstep.
After I got married here a year and a half ago, I find myself searching for reasons to return. This time I shared the beauty of the home and spectacular view of Waipio with my associates for our Annual Christmas appreciation event, I hope to continue returning.
What a great house. The first thing you see is a fabulous view. Then as you explore the house it is amazing. It has a lot of space. We had plenty of room for our group. I especially loved the outdoor shower. How cool - taking a shower enjoying the sound of the waves and the open air view of the ocean. The porch is perfect - lots of seating and a hammock. The plants around the house are very lush - we picked some avocados, limes and passion fruit. Highly recommend. I really enjoyed the bag of pancake mix and syrup. It was raining one day and we decided to stay in and the pancakes made it possible - nice touch.
Overall, we were pleased with our experience. With this rental, you are primarily paying for an awesome view. The house itself was pretty musty and damp when we arrived (it's in a rainforest, afterall!) and the water pressure was very low. The indoor shower faucet needs a good dip in CLR or needs to be replaced. Currently, it leaks terribly when you pull the pin to switch to shower and the result is a pitiful trickle of water. Also, the water filters and UV light had not been changed in several years - the water from the tap was a slightly yellow color with a funny smell. We decided not to risk drinking it - no big deal but it would have been nice if there was a note or something from the property manager. Alternatively, a small undersink RO system and UV light might have been nice.
We didn't have any real complaints, we just didn't like this particular house as well as some of the others we stayed in, all in roughly the same price range. I think a little extra effort on the part of the local property manager (e.g. getting the A/C or dehumidifiers turned on before guest arrival, maybe a little welcome basket, etc.) and some minor plumbing maintenance would go a long way.
P.s. We loved visiting Tex's Drive-In on our way out-and-about in the mornings for fresh malasadas!
A great place. Has it all.
This home is very welcoming and provided an atmosphere of peace due to its privacy, fantastic view of the open ocean and Waipio's valley majestic vertical walls. You can see the ponds, streams and giant trees. At dawn the birds will serenade you.
Its proximity to Hawaii's Premier Historical site cannot be beat!
This home has open air vaulted ceilings, decor balanced, large fully equipped kitchen, and a beautiful 10 seat dining table. The beds are comfortable and bedrooms with views! too. Bathroom amenities left us wanting for nothing. It is well maintained inside and out, with ample parking in the garage and out.
The yard is large and the patio is next to it but elevated. We enjoyed our time on the large lanai located upstairs, with singing, foot and hand massages and 'talking story' as the locals say.
More than once we acknowledged how blessed we were to be here. A group of 10 ppl-meeting again since high school! If the opportunity arises again, we will return.
You can find some additional info about the area at dannat.net/waipio. An intro video shows how easy it is to get to the house.
There are two different horseback groups in the valley and both go through streams and are more relaxed and free with your use of the horses. A favorite of my girls.
There are boggy boards and a surfboard if you want to try the waves, an intermediate wave beach but favorite of locals.
Local guided tours of the valley can be arranged. Multiple trails so be sure and bring your hiking shoes, water shoes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 25 2016 - Feb 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.