100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
amazing and an adventure!
a waterfall a 2 minute hike to the right, a black sand beach a 30 minute hike to the left - just wonderful! And a real adventure getting in - you do need a real Jeep - we counted 8 or 9 stream/river crossings to get there (or Sukimar can drive you in and out). Kristi and Sukimar were wonderful hosts and the Valley is spectacular!
Arriving near dark was an experience, but after settling in to this stunning setting our extended family had a memorable, fantastic stay in the Waipio Valley. Our group ranged from my 90 year old mother to teenage nephews who enjoyed the nearby waterfalls, walking to the black sand beach, hiking toward the Waimanu Valley and enjoying the fruits of the property. And thank you to Kristi and Sukumar for their attentiveness during our stay. We would love to come back.
This house is deep in Waipio Valley, providing you with a super unique experience of being away from everyone and spending time in a special place.
The house was beautiful as well as the grounds. The walk to the beach was more of a hike, so prepare accordingly. The waterfalls were awesome and wish we’d headed there sooner!
No light pollution back here, so be sure to stay up for the stars!
Check in and out was smooth, and communication was great. Our group of 9 was very pleased with our stay.
My family and I (13 of us in total) every age group from toddler to great grandma loved every bit of this stay. Secluded and beautiful. Our babies got sick and our hosts Brough is the medicine we needed ASAP. We were very well taken care of and look forward to returning again someday. Thank you for a memorable time that will never be forgotten.
Unbelievable opportunity for the right people
Waipio Valley is one of the most beautiful, magical places in the world--and I've seen a lot of nice places. I've been coming to Waipio since 1982, and until now there haven't been any but the most basic accommodations for visitors. What an awesome new lodging this place is! It's amazing! The house is comfortable and functional considering how far off the grid it is. It has plentiful water, power and internet. The kitchen & dining areas are great, beds are comfy, art is good, and the bathrooms are spotless. Sukumar and Kristi maintain it so well, and are beyond helpful. The grounds are nicer than most botanical gardens, with abundant fruit and flowers everywhere (planted years ago by a professor of botany from UH Hilo). It is *really* remote (No rental cars can make it, Sukumar will drive you in his 4WD truck), so you have to buy all your groceries in advance. However, it is all of 2 minutes walk to the big falls, and maybe 30 minutes to the beach. We used it as a base for the hike to Waimanu. The price may seem a bit steep, but keeping a place like this up in Waipio is wicked expensive, and renting it is absolutely worth it for anyone who loves adventure travel.
Thank you for your glowing review! :) We always love guests like you who are so appreciative :) I just wanted to clarify one point you made in your review. Actually, 90% of our guests rent their own 4wd vehicles, but you are correct if you meant AWD vehicles (all wheel drive) vehicles would not make it to Waipio Gardens property). You and your family were great guests and we hope you are "regular" guests for years to come! Mahalo Larry!
Sincerely, Kristi and Sukumar
A wet, 4-wheeling maze to reach a pair of isolated, gorgeous houses with magical bath
We stayed on site for 6 nights. The couple that plays host and sets you up is so nice. The path to the beach is a little touch and go, but so beautiful, unique and convenient. The screened in porch is great as is the lava stone custom bathroom and lofted bedrooms. We enjoyed music in the kitchen dining area and the gardens/orchard surrounding. A truly one of a kind stay.
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.