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Lovely Home Great Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful and welcoming home with all the conveniences of your home.

Waipio's Piko Hale has all the comforts of home. It has a master bedroom with king sized bed, a queen sized bed and two twin sized daybeds on a screened sleeping porch. An additional studio unit ('ohana) with queen bed, kitchenette and bathroom is available for larger parties at an additional cost. The fully equipped kitchen has a beautiful lanai (porch) with a BBQ grill and ocean view. The house has high speed wireless internet and cable TV. The garden has an abundance of tropical flowers and fruit trees. Honokaa town has amazing weather and is about a one minute walk from the house where you can enjoy many different restaurants, coffee shops along with a historic movie theatre. The famous and beautiful Waipio Valley is about a 10 minute drive from the home as well.

Jennifer Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Jennifer Rice

Craig and Jennifer have been in Hawaii for many years and on the Hamakua Coast for the past 5 years. We truly enjoy hosting people in our home from all over the world.

Jennifer Rice purchased this house in 2014

Why Jennifer Rice chose Hamakua Coast

Honokaa is a wonderful town filled with amazing history and lovely people. Waipio is an incredibly spiritual place and one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house because of its surrounding beauty and tranquility. It is a great location for a vacation as it is set back from the road and still very close and within walking distance to everything Honokaa (dining, shopping, movie theatre, etc.)


Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All supplies - just like home!
  • Studio with additional bathroom may be available for larger parties. Contact owner if you have questions or would like to rent the studio unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Screened Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Amazing Open-air Sleeping
    Separate Studio Unit (if available) - 1 king , The attached efficiency may be rented if it is availale
  • Our studio is clean, comfortable and very welcoming. It is attached to our home so you will share parking and outside common areas and some noise may be heard via the common wall. Our studio rental has an additional bathroom, kitchenette and may be accessed via the kitchen or via it's own private entrance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Waipio's Piko Hale is a one minute walk to the quaint downtown area where you will find great restaurants and shopping; our small town even has a historic movie theatre. Piko Hale is situated in a more rural part of Hawaii and you may experience natural noises from coqui frogs and sometimes roosters in the neighborhood.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Lovely Home Great Location
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Lacey, WA USA (formerly Olympia)

Welcoming Spot in a Walkable Town

  • 5 of 5

You immediately feel at home here. The owner has generously supplied cooking oils, many herbs and spices, and other pantry items that aid meal preparation. The house is quiet and attractive, and very comfortable. The back deck looks over a green yard and foliage to the water far down the slope. A movie theater, the library (with a shelf of second-hand books for 25 cents each), and grocery stores are within a short walking distance. Within a short drive one can reach the Waipi'o Valley. Waimea is a bit further. We liked choosing Honokaa as one of the three places we stayed during our visit, to minimize driving time and maximize our exploration of different environments.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our time in Honokaa

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little place to spend our vacation. A very comfy place that the owner has provided many extras to make the place as close to the amenities of home as possible. Like the description says, if the attached studio is rented then you will hear your neighbors but this was a small downside outweighed by everything else the place has to offer. The owner is incredibly accommodating and quick to respond to anything you may need, you won't find a more responsive and accommodating owner. Thank you Jennifer for such a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. It is in a beautiful private setting in the midst of a quaint town. The back porch was especially wonderful. Jennifer is very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

roomy...ocean side-walking distance to everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Aloha!
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Comfy in a weathered and webbed sort of way

  • 3 of 5

Nice to have a VRBO where we could relax, cook and do our laundry. Beds were comfortable.

House is rather worn throughout. But we felt comfortable and at home there.

Being in town was nice (Not loud)

Just a walk across street to the grocery store and 2 minutes more to quaint down town with some nice shops and Grandma's Cafe! yum.!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, spacious cottage with the most wonderful screened in sitting room and a full kitchen

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a rustic, spacious cottage with the most wonderful screened in sitting room and a full kitchen, you have come to the right place. It could easily sleep 6. The super market and downtown are 1 block away. Café il Mondo had great pizza and salads with a local flair. The theater is run by the ER doc from the hospital—a labor of love. The Hamakua Jodo Buddhist Temple is up the hill. The memorial to Katsu Goto who was killed for advocating for sugar cane workers is at the beginning of the town. The Northern Hawaiian Education and Research Center is in town with a highly informed anthropology woman professor and a photo collection of cowboy families. Waipio Valley is a short drive. Take a wonderful day trip to Kapa’au, Kamehamela’s statue, Pololu Valley Lookout, and great local fish meals (at Gill’s Lanai). Don’t miss the incredible Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on your drive up from Hilo.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Honokaa House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

The Ohana studio is an additional $50 per night along with an additional cleaning fee of $50.00. The studio sleeps 2 people and has it's own entrance, bath and kitchenette.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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