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Exotic Orchard on Ocean Cliff! Waterfall/ Ocean View Takes Your Breath Away!

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From the other side of the cliffs looking back

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio Cottage Sleeps 2-4

This studio cottage sleeps 2 up to 4 and has a kitchenette and one full bath. Sliding glass screened doors overlooking the exotic organic permaculture orchard, gardens and a wide expanse of open ocean, cliffs and waterfall(S) **If our Studio cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our 2 bedroom cottage and deluxe cottage's availability. Both are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Look up VRBO's property numbers #16876 (Private very popular Deluxe Cottage), and #499549 (Also 2 bedroom cottage). Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or for family reunions. If the calendar appears 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings that often occur through our website or by phone. Call 1-808-775-1701 or book on-line with all three cottages on VRBO's website. Book up to all 3 cottages for up to 12 or more people total. Discounts may apply.

Between 2012 and 2013 Hale Kukui has received lots of positive recognition. HGTV and Aloha Magazine did features on this unique property in 2013.The Lonely Planet travel guide said, 'These three tranquil and secluded rooms all have wonderful views and pleasing decor, but the perspective of Waipi'o from the detached cottage may make you forget your name.'

Southeby's international real estate magazine cover photo features the view from the property.

This magnificent 5 acre permaculture organic exotic orchard retreat sits back on 650' cliff above Waipio Valley, and looks to the ocean Southeast, North and Northwest up the undeveloped rugged coastline. Sometimes there are a multitude of waterfalls seen cascading down 1400' cliffs into the sea. Gaze at lush greenery, frequent rainbows, especially during the wet season (Winter/Spring). Epic views face 23 miles of these 1400' cliffs, backed up by undeveloped jungle. Whales jumping and breaching can be seen from the property during the winter/spring. Maui is visible on clear days. The area boasts a perfect climate of just enough rain to keep the streams going and the flowers blooming, cool trades off the ocean, and a daytime year-round temperature of between 70 and 82 degrees, with cooler nights.

The property is landscaped with a vast variety of exotic trees, ferns, orchids, palms, flowering shrubs and exotic fruits to pick. We are in the early stages of growing Vanilla, Cocoa, dragon fruit, black sapote (Chocolate pudding tree), Cashew and Macadamia nut trees. hamakua coast coffee, mangos, mangosteens, avocados, pommelo, Jackfruit, papaya, passion fruit, soursop, rambutan, lychee nuts, starfruit, Brazillian cherries, jaboticaba, cherymoya, mountain apples, true cinnamon, cloves, Miracle berries, a variety of citrus, bananas and much more grown on the property.

Walk along the cliff's edge/ocean path or explore the path through bamboo. Both short easy walks take you to an opening on the picturesque lawn going down to the cliff's edge. Take another short steep path (for sturdy feet only) past the Banyan tree and passion fruit vines into the gulch on our property.

Listen to the peaceful sounds of the Waiulili Stream and waterfall running through the property. Black Sand beach seen from the property. Ocean and waterfall views abound. Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own cottage complete with private outdoor soaking tubs to relax in and enjoy the stars.

Staying at Hale Kukui is an ecoadventure and an end destination in itself! It is also a great jump off point for other destinations! This epic property is unique for its historically important location, for its short paths, private nooks, exotic organic orchard, unmatched views and size/character of property.

Overview of the neighborhood: Old Hawaii with conveniences, safe, private, lush natural beauty and most of the comforts of home.

If you are able to pull yourself away to see other parts of the island, Hale Kukui is a great stepping stone to the whole island. 1.5 miles to the black sand beach down a 25% grade road (4x4 needed to drive) or 1/2 mile to Waipio lookout. Walk 1/4 mile to get ice cream and shop at the Art store. Its an easy 10 minute drive to the farmer's market in Honoka'a where there are several quaint shops, restaurants and basic groceries. Try local ride the rim, surfing,biking, ride the rim, helicopter tours of Waipio Valley, horseback, hiking, camping.

Drive to Hawaiian cowboy country in Waimea and you can smell eucalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in there in Waimea (Kamuela). Here there is more restaurants and shopping,fast food chains, a bigger hospital and some of the best fine food in the islands (only 30 minutes away). Go to Merriman's for the best seafood and Kailua pork quesadillas.

Drive on to the white sand beaches about 20 minutes from Waimea, the 5 star hotels and high end shopping of the west coast.

Otherwise drive east along the lush Hamakua coast, see Akaka falls, the world famous botanical gardens, Hilo, Volcanoes National park, Natural hot springs in Pahoa. Take the saddle road between Hilo and Waimea and drive to the 14,000 top of Mauna Kea along the way (many countries have their space observatories there). Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world from the sea floor.

Visit Kona and see if you think the preferred coffee of the white house is really as good as the lesser locally known rich tasting Hamakua coast coffee. Hale Kukui grows small amounts of its own and while we don't dry and roast it, you are welcome to try.

Hilo has a great outdoor market, shopping, surfing, etc. and it is a beautiful 1 hour drive along the Hamakua coast. Another hour or so beyond is the must see Volcanoes National Park and swim in the hot springs in Pahoa. Kona is about 1.5 hours away along very nice highways as are most places.
The whole island has so much to offer but you will definitely want to relax at Hale Kukui for its incredible views and natural private surroundings. Each cottage has its own kitchen/kitchenette, private bathroom, lanai space and soaking tub on lanai. WiFi internet.You may not want to leave.
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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No children under 6 years old. Supervision and Maturity level important for children around the cliffs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only away from cottages...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • studio: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • This is an open concept cottage with private deck, outdoor soaking tub, kitchenette and 4sliding glass doors across so you wake to ocean and cliff views. 11 waterfalls counted March of 2014. Additional charge for guests over 2....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • private full bathroom

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Television:

    Basic Cable channels with Oceanic TWC...moreless

  • Video Library:

    several DVD's to choose from or RedBox rentals in Honokaa...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Waipio's famous black sand beach below property...moreless

  • Downtown:

    The Quaint town of Honoka'a 10 minutes drive or Waimea 20 minutes drive offer nearly everything you might need....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Look out at about 180 degrees of ocean and 1000'-1400' cliffs....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Expansive...moreless

  • Rural:

    Village of Kukuihaele with 1 store. Hospital, groceries and several restaurants in Honoka'a 8 miles away....moreless

  • Village:

    Kukuihaele is a charming village with Hale Kukui Orchard privately secluded within....moreless

  • Water View:

    Expansive...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional dining table on private lanai with electric grill and soaking tub....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    space heaters rarely needed but are available for some chilly nights...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet is available for free....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open concept cottage with private full bath and lanai...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipt but smaller than in other cottages. Hotplate Microwave, Coffee maker, teas coffee and some basic supplies stocked....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    toaster oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, sugar, , silverware, dishes, coffee and tea....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    mini with small freezer compartment ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Availability may depend....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nearby in Honokaa...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    almost 5 acres of flower gardens, organic permaculture fruits, nuts and spices (many different species)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    complimentary snorkel gear when available...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$199
$1,194 $4,776

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

3 cottages available (Studio, 2 bedroom and orchard cottage) ranging from $199-$249/night, seventh night free. $40 cleaning fee and 13.42% accomodation tax not included.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

25.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Waimea (25), Hilo (48), Kona (67)
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Honoka'a
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Honoka'a
Honokaa, HI, USA
Nearest Motorway
Kukuihaele Road, rt 240 and 19
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cook house 1/4 mile. Many others in Honokaa
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Waipio's mile long black sand beach

Car: Recommended

Hale Kukui's Studio cottage is perfectly situated as a vacation destination overlooking the ocean,1400 ft cliffs and the historic Waipio Valley. We are perfectly situated in a paradise of exotic organic permaculture orchard with short paths, private nooks, soaking tubs on a private lanai overlooking a foreground of ocean, fruits, spice trees, orchid, Heliconia, antherium, exotic ferns and nut trees all on our nearly 5 acres of secluded property.

Hale Kukui is also a central step off point to water sports, local surfing and swimming. 14,000 Mauna Kea(tallest mountain in the world measured from the sea floor and 14k above sea level sometime with snow at the top. drive up for sunset and star gazing.The charming town of Honoka'a, White sand beaches on the other side of Waimea, known as cowboy country and known for some of the finest restaurants in Hawaii.

Local horseback riding, ATVs with 'ride the rim,'hiking and nature locally in the lush part of the island.

Hale Kukui is a great central jump off point to Waipio, Volcanoes National Park, hot springs, Kona, Hilo, Waimea, .Wapio Valley's black sand beach is 1 1/4 mile from the property.The road down is a single lane at 25% grade. To drive you must have a 4x4.

**If our Studio cottage calendar appears booked, then check into our 2 bedroom cottage #499549 and deluxe cottage's#16876 availability, both are situated on the same 5 acre property with similar views. Look up VRBO's property numbers #16876 (Private very popular Deluxe Cottage), and #499549 2 bedroom cottage). Consider staying in all 3 for larger groups, small weddings, cycling, photography or hiking groups or for family reunions. If the calendar appears 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Hello. My name is Andy and I have a ten year old daughter named Hana. We love our paradise in nature and feel surrounded by serenity, beauty and an energy that is powerful and unique to our property. I have always had a passion for the ocean, exotic fruits and for gardening so this organic orchard on the ocean was the perfect find in 2009. I love adding new and more interesting specimen Palms, fruit trees, coffee, nuts, spices, cocoa and flowers such as vanilla bean orchids to the nearly 5 acre retreat. My latest interests are Dragon fruit, Hamakua coast coffee, rare orchids, heliconias and spices like true cinnamon and cloves! I am also interested in the medicinal benefits of various botanicals and I have a background in science as a doctor of Osteopathy board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. We recently created a common room(check with Paula for availability) for people to meet from around the world, to talk, read, meditate, receive massage (several therapists available) or do yoga. This is the 'Zen Space.' Consider organizing your own healing retreats here at Hale kukui ) I am most at home in nature. I am a world traveler and have never seen such beauty as I do at Hale Kukui and I have seen nature at its finest in Switzerland, Fiji, CA, New Zealand, Bali, Europe or Australia. I also love where I am from in New England. I grew up in Maine where people are down to earth like they are in this historic part of Hawaii.

Why the Owner Chose Honokaa, HI, USA:
I have never seen anything that compares to all that Hale Kukui has to offer and would prefer its charm to any BNB or 5 star hotel that I have ever stayed at in the past years of travel home and abroad.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You will feel at home, but more relaxed than ever, not just as a guest but as an integral part of Hale Kukui's natural earthy beauty with ocean, cliff and waterfall views that are second to none. Caretakers Paula and Dan are eager to help with any questions or special needs during your stay and they live in on site. Many of our guests are return visitors or were recommended by our past guests.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • From the other side of the cliffs looking back

    From the other side of the cliffs looking back

  • Waipio Valley Lookout

    Waipio Valley Lookout

  • Hammock next to 'Zen space' check availibity for meetting,massage, meditation

    Hammock next to 'Zen space' check availibity for meetting,massage, meditation

  • Waipio's Famous Black sand beach.

    Waipio's Famous Black sand beach.

  • Check out the view as you enter

    Check out the view as you enter

  • Hale Kukui is centrally located and a short beautiful drive to anywhere on HI!

    Hale Kukui is centrally located and a short beautiful drive to anywhere on HI!

  • Studio interior futon has been replaced with love seat hide a bed

    Studio interior futon has been replaced with love seat hide a bed

  • Studio interior, futon has been replaced with love seat hide a bed. Kitch behind

    Studio interior, futon has been replaced with love seat hide a bed. Kitch behind

  • yummy fruits to pick whatever is in season

    yummy fruits to pick whatever is in season

  • Relax Hale Kukui Style!

    Relax Hale Kukui Style!

  • Tangerines and bougainvilla at Hale Kukui

    Tangerines and bougainvilla at Hale Kukui

  • Waipio Valley in the foreground and Maui often seen in the background.

    Waipio Valley in the foreground and Maui often seen in the background.

  • Our bluff/cliff's edge. Hear waves crash, see waterfalls and whales breach.

    Our bluff/cliff's edge. Hear waves crash, see waterfalls and whales breach.

  • Hale Kukui is a great place to marry or honeymoon as this couple learned!

    Hale Kukui is a great place to marry or honeymoon as this couple learned!

  • Hale Kukui is near to the Waipio Lookout on the Nothwest Hamakua Coast-Oceanside

    Hale Kukui is near to the Waipio Lookout on the Nothwest Hamakua Coast-Oceanside

  • Comfortable King size bed

    Comfortable King size bed

  • comfortable dining space

    comfortable dining space

  • sit out on the lanai

    sit out on the lanai

  • A great spot for a cup of coffee or glass of wine

    A great spot for a cup of coffee or glass of wine

  • short path between orchard and manicured front lawn by cliff's edge.

    short path between orchard and manicured front lawn by cliff's edge.

VRBO #499551

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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