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Staggering Waipio Valley and Ocean View

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10 with Ocean Views

Enjoy beautiful Waipio Valley in this 5 bedroom, 3 bath fully equipped home with incredible views. There are plenty of rooms and views for a family or group of friends to experience the lush and tropical valley. Hike or drive (4X4 needed to get to the valley but not the home) into the valley to see Hiilawe or other waterfalls. You can swim, surf, boggie board or picnic at the black sand beach. Alternatively you can see Maui, whales, dolphins and rainbows from your very private lanai or just fall asleep in the hammock to ocean sounds of waves below.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Honokaa on the Hamakua

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I, and an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii. Not only is 'The Valley of the Kings' an important site for Hawaiian history and culture, it's also a place of dramatic tropical beauty. This fertile valley is about one mile across and over five-miles deep, and surrounded by cliffs up to 2000-feet high. Waipio Valley was once the home of thousands of Native Hawaiians. Today, there are less than 100 residents living amongst the waterfalls, taro fields and rivers permeating the valley. Hawaii Island's tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls cascades down 1,300 feet in the back of Waipio. You can view the valley from the coastal Waipio Valley Overlook at the end of the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive, or you can take a guided van tour, hike, or horseback ride to explore the hidden wonders within. (Courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

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Staggering Waipio Valley and Ocean View
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

BEAUTIFUL home and view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The view is unbeatable. The home beautiful, clean and inviting. I wish I could rate this house with 10 stars. The pictures do not do it justice.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better the second stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away with this gorgeous home the first stay, May 2016. Daniel accommodated us, again, on short notice just this past week and we loved every minute being here. It's spacious and clean. The rooms are comfortable. The view is unbeatable. Don't bother seaching for other homes with the best view, this home has it all! Mahalo again and again!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waipio ridge house great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for the chance to stay at the Waipio ridge house. We had our 5 adult children along with 2 spouses. The space worked out well for all, it was enjoyable to be able to stay and eat together in a house with all the amenities. The view was amazing, especially from the outdoor shower! The kitchen had all we needed to cook and BBQ. We did get a bit tired of driving to and from, but to have the privacy and scenery was worth it for us. Appreciated the boogie boards and beach towels, and the beach umbrellas. Beds were comfy and nice bedding.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed Hawaiian home overlooking Waipio's black sand beach

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a beautiful, private, comfortable spot to use as your home in Hawaii, this is it! Yes, that picture of Waipio Valley is exactly the view from the lanai, the kitchen, the outdoor private shower (there are indoor showers too....but why inside when view is so great outside?), the backyard while BBQing and while lounging on lawn chairs etc. Bring your binoculars as the spinner dolphins are fun to watch from the house! One early morning, we hopped in with a local friend as he drove his truck down the 4WD only (but walkable) road to Waipio beach. It was awesome.

The home is so nicely furnished with all the kitchen accessories, wifi, landline telephone, comfortable beds and bedding, towels and indoor and lanai furnishings to add to our vacation's comfort. We made our own meals with local fare and used a provided soft sided cooler to carry lunch and snacks.

We stayed for 8 days to relax and base from as we visited some of the Big Island including HI Volcano National Park (rain day), North Kohala, Mauna Kea summit, Botanical Gardens, many waterfalls and two trips to Hapuna Beach to get in a perfect dose of ocean swimming.

It was wonderful to wave to the Waipio Valley Cultural officer as we drove down and to the left onto the private road leading to our home away from home.

Thank you Daniel and Janet for sharing this home. We miss it already and hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waipio valley

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and the house is very neat. Very well accommodation. We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable location: sacred, gorgeous, comfortable - olu olu!

  • 5 of 5

Had a blessed time with ohana and old friends. Thank you for sharing your magic spot and very enjoyable house. Weather was wonderful even with couple days in the cloud, good fun surf, amazing hiking. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Daniel Baber
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Daniel Baber

Married 30 years Dan and Janet bought the 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

Why Daniel Baber chose Honokaa

look at the picture!

What makes this house unique

No better view, and great central location.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Nov 2012
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
KOA and ITO both about 1 hr 15 min both < 60
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Black Sand Beach, Waipio Valley < 1

You can find some additional info about the area at waipio.net. 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 boogie boards and surfboards 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £178.1
Damage Deposit £356.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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