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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.

Property Manager
Daniel Baber
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

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 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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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Honokaa on the Hawaii County

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)


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Staggering Waipio Valley and Ocean View
average rating of 4.861111 based on 44 reviews

Waipio valley

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A breathtaking view from a beautiful house! Everything you could want(towels, umbrellas and beach gear and a fully stocked kitchen) is provided. There were six in our group and we cooked breakfast and supper together many days. It is off the beaten path which adds to the atmosphere of being a true hawaiiin and not a tourist. The town and stores are close by and offer all you could want. Hawaii is beautiful but this is a piece of heaven . We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the Big Island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults and three young kids had a marvelous ten days in this beautiful home. The beds are comfortable, the furniture is comfortable, the kitchen functions very well, the house is clean and bug-free. So it was a great place to lounge and meditate upon the unbelievable view.

It is remote, as one reviewer mentioned, but as the Big Island's sites are quite distant from one another, it doesn't really matter where you stay, you still have to drive a lot. But when you drag yourself back in the evening, exhausted, there is the lovely lanai and the sound of surf awaiting you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My fiance (now wife) and I traveled with our parents to this vacation rental as part of our grand tour of the Big Island of Hawaii. Last time I visited the island I stopped at the lookout for all of 5 minutes, and I vowed I would return one day to further explore the beauty Waipio has to offer. After looking at all other vacation rentals around the area, this one best suited my needs (at least 4 beds, ocean view, and private) with ease.

When we arrived at the rental everything was perfect, and the property description was spot on. The management is very good a communicating. The pictures speak for themselves; it truly is paradise. The home is located on a private road and it is the second last property before the road dead ends (the last house being a long term residents of the area whom are very friendly), so this property is VERY private. The home is well appointed with natural and neutral colors though out. The kitchen is higher end (when compared to most vacation rentals) with above average dishware and cutlery, which is a very nice touch when contrasted against the usual "cottage rated" kitchen accessories other owners use. The beds were comfortable and there is a neat outdoor shower on the patio off the master, which I used every day during my stay while I peered into the valley.

Overall, we spent a lot of time on the balcony (which is only accessible by walking through the house). From there you can watch the whales breach in the water and the odd surfer catching a wave. We spent little to no time in the lower level (which is the studio walkout and a VERY large garage). It is worth noting that the lower level studio is not directly accessible from the main house, it has its own entrance with no internal stairways connecting the two.

I plan to return one day, and I would recommend for anyone to stay here. If you have an appetite for secluded nature with the comforts that come from a lavish home such as this one I would highly encourage you to stay at this rental, regardless of your party size.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a family Christmas a little bit early in this wonderful home overlooking the Waipio Valley. It was definitely memorable to have this view and the tropical "jungle" sounds as our own. My son's family with 6 month old baby were in the little apartment downstairs. My husband and I, another son, daughter, their spouses and 2 more grandchildren were in the 4 bedrooms upstairs. We were quite comfortable and could enjoy time together, or apart. The kitchen was well supplied and we made use of the barbecue on the patio under the lanai. The owner had a little artificial tree with lights for us that added to the festivities. We explored various places from this location: west coast beaches, Botanical Gardens, Volcanoes National Park (bit of a drive for little people), and the van ride down into Waipio Valley. Magical with small children! The lanai is amazing and large. The grandkids ate out there and worked on crafts. Adults enjoyed the hammock and other comfortable seating while taking in the incredible surroundings. This home and location were just a very nice place to be! We won't forget this Christmas. Our grandson, 7, wants to know if we are coming here again next year!!! Can't blame him for wanting to make this a tradition!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have your grandson and family back again. Ohana, family, is very important to Hawaiians and to us as well. We love to hear of the special family times. Aloha Dan
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Honokaa, Big Island Hawaii

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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22 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
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24 Nov 2017 - 2 Feb 2018
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12 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
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10 Apr 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £378.6
cleaning £189.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.41%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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