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Staggering Waipio Valley and Ocean View

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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

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.

Property Manager
Daniel Baber
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Daniel Baber

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

Why Daniel Baber chose Hamakua Coast

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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Staggering Waipio Valley and Ocean View
average rating of 4.851852 based on 35 reviews

Great View. Great House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All that

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with a beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Depending on the weather it can be damp due to leaving the windows and doors open to enjoy the breeze and ocean sounds. We do use the a/c to dry out the place when closed up. I don't know where our guest would get the idea that the filters are not changed, other than some dates on the filter housing when updated. We have regular maintenance, as well as changing the filters every quarter. The UV light is changed every year, but is currently working. The filters were changed early after our guest complaint and there was little sign of dirt. We are in a place where we use water catchment, and thus a pump, so the water pressure is not as high as in most cities. There is no water line out to the Waipio Valley.
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The Heart of the Hamakua Coast

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A heavenly place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family of ten and stayed in 3 homes on the big island and this home was everyone's favorite. The view is refreshing and amazing...I hope heaven will be this inspiring. The home is like new. This is better than staying in a hotel. You have the seclusion, the frogs chirping, birds singing, the cool ocean breeze, beautiful plants along with the view. This would be a great honeymoon spot.The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, matching dinnerware, spices and everything you need. We all felt so at peace here. We hiked down to the beach and found hardly anyone there. It is a difficult one to 2 hour hike back up, but well worth it. If we return to the big island, it will be hard to not stay here again. The home was one of the highlights of our 14 day trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Honokaa, Hamakua Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Nov 2016 - 2 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £208 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £415
Tax Rate 13.41%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Honokaa on the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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)

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