Hale Kukui-Epic views!!Ocean Studio

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Private room in cabin hosted by Hale Kukui

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 0 beds, 1 private bath
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This magnificent 4.5 acre organic orchard retreat sits back on 750' cliff above Waipio Valley, and looks to the ocean and rugged coastline. Epic views of 1000-2000' cliffs. 3 cottages to choose from. The Studio and 2 bedroom are a connected building, like a side by side duplex.


There are geckos on property and they go in and outside of the cottages. you may see them inside the cottage. They are harmless.

No children under 6.

The space
**Click on the small picture to the right to see more photos!!

Between 2012 and 2013 Hale Kukui has received lots of positive recognition. The Lonely Planet travel guide said, 'These three tranquil and secluded cottage/units all have wonderful views and pleasing decor, but the perspective of Waipi'o from the detached cottage may make you forget your name.'

Southeby's international real estate magazine cover photo features the view from the property.

HGTV and Aloha Magazine did features on this unique property as well in 2013.

See recommendations on Trip Adviser as well.

Organic orchard, 3 cottages and caretaker's house sits back on 750' cliff above Waipio Valley, and looks to the ocean Southeast, North and Northwest up the undeveloped rugged coastline. Sometimes there are a multitude of waterfalls seen cascading down 1000-2000' cliffs into the sea. Gaze at lush greenery, frequent rainbows, especially during the wet season (Winter/Spring). Epic views face 23 miles of these 1000' cliffs, backed up by undeveloped jungle. Whales jumping and breaching can be seen from the property during the winter/spring. Maui is visible on clear days. The area boasts a perfect climate of just enough rain to keep the streams going and the flowers blooming, cool trades off the ocean, and a daytime year-round temperature of between 70 and 85 degrees, with cooler nights.

The property is landscaped with a vast variety of exotic trees, ferns, orchids, palms, flowering shrubs and exotic fruits to pick. We are in the early stages of growing Vanilla, Cocoa, black sapote (Chocolate pudding tree), Macadamia nut trees. Try our fully mature hamakua coast coffee beans, mangoes, avocados, pomelo, Jackfruit, papaya, passion fruit, soursop, rambutan, lychee nuts, starfruit, Brazilian cherries, jaboticaba, cherymoya, mountain apples, true cinnamon, cloves, Miracle berries, a variety of citrus, bananas(when in season) and much more grown on the property.

Walk out to the point for one of the best views on the island.

Walk along the cliff's edge/ocean path or explore the path through bamboo. Both short easy walks take you to an opening on the picturesque lawn going down to the cliff's edge. Take another short steep path (for sturdy feet only) past the Banyan tree and passion fruit vines into the gulch on our property.

Listen to the peaceful sounds of the Waiulili Stream and our waterfall running through the property and then over a 650' cliff. Waipio Lookout is 1/2 mile away. Ocean and waterfall views abound. Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own suite complete with private outdoor soak tubs.

Explore the quaint town of Honoka'a 10 minutes away with theater, restaurants,several quaint shops featuring locally made goods, outdoor farmers market, gas, groceries and a hospital/clinic.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Honokaa, Hawaii, United States

Staying at Hale Kukui is an ecoadventure and an end destination in itself! It is also a great jump off point for other destinations! This epic property is unique for its historically important location, for its short paths, private nooks, exotic organic orchard, unmatched views and size/character of property.

Overview of the neighborhood: Old Hawaii meets modern conveniences, safe, private, lush natural beauty and most of the comforts of home.

If you are able to pull yourself away to see other parts of the island, Hale Kukui is a great stepping stone to the whole island. Walk or drive 1.5 miles to the black sand beach down a 25% grade road or 1/2 mile to Waipio lookout. Walk 1/4 mile to get island made ice cream at the Art Store. Its an easy 10 minute drive to the farmer's market in Honoka'a where there are restaurants, several quaint shops featuring locally made goods and Malama Market for groceries. Try local ride the rim, surfing, biking,helicopter tours of Waipio Valley, horseback, hiking, camping and enjoy the longest black sand beach in Hawaii below the property.

Drive to Hawaiian cowboy country in Waimea and you may smell eucalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in Waimea (Kamuela). Here there is more shopping,fast food chains, a bigger hospital and some of the best food in the islands is here (only 30 minutes away).Several restaurants to choose from Go to Merriman's for the best seafood and Kailua pork quesadillas.

Drive over to the white sand beaches about 35minutes from Waimea, the 5 star hotels and high end shopping of the west coast.

Otherwise drive east along the lush Hamakua coast, see Akaka falls, the world famous botanical gardens, Hilo, Volcanoes National park, Natural hot springs in Pahoa. Take the saddle road between Hilo and Waimea and drive to the 14,000 top of Mauna Kea along the way (many countries have their space observatories there). Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world from the sea floor.

Visit Kona and see if you think the preferred coffee of the white house is really as good as the lesser locally known rich tasting Hamakua coast coffee. Hale Kukui grows small amounts of its own and while we don't dry and roast it, you are welcome to try.

Hilo has a great outdoor market, shopping, surfing, etc. and it is a beautiful 1 hour drive along the Hamakua coast. Another hour or so beyond is the must see Volcanoes National Park and swim in the hot springs in Pahoa.. Kona is about 1.5 hours away along very nice highways as are most places.
The whole island has so much to offer but you will definitely want to relax at Hale Kukui for its incredible views and natural private surroundings. Each cottage has its own kitchen/kitchenette, internet and full bathroom.

Hosted by Hale Kukui

  1. Joined in July 2013
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I am a physician double board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. I also trained as an osteopathic physician. My whole life I have had a passion for exotic fruit, gardening in general, orchids and palms. Finally I am lucky enough to help create a permaculture farm in paradise overlooking Waipio's black sand beach. Set back on an ocean cliff you may see waterfalls, rainbows, whales jumping (Jan-March) and incredible (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) ft. cliffs back up soothing ocean views out to Maui in the Northwest. See all the way down to the southeast with nothing but vast ocean. Enjoy fruit and spice picking for free. Relax on this epic property unparalleled anywhere. My favorite places traveled to include Hale Kukui in Kukuihaele (Waipio and Honoka'a), Zealand, Alaska, Switzerland, Bali and Thailand's island of Cosamui. I love nature, surfing, swimming, skiing, easy hikes, great food, travel, great conversations, trying or experiencing something new and different. My nine year old daughter means the world to me. Hale Kukui is a vacation destination and a home, but also a great stepping stone for the whole Big Island. HGTV, Sotheby's International real estate magazine, Lonely planet travel guide, Trip Adviser and Aloha Magazine have all recognized Hale Kukui this year! Book at the website, Hale (Website hidden by Airbnb) or (Hidden by Airbnb) (click the Big Island on the map, then Hamakua coast (light green on the map) to see more and reserve time. Red flower in the window with ocean view is Hale Kukui. Suggested donation $199-$249/night. Stay the seventh night for free! All cottages have WIFi wireless internet and phone is available for local calls. All units have a kitchen or kitchenette in the studio with just about anything you would need to make nice meals and some condiments including salt and pepper, coffee, teas,ceiling fans, towels, linens. Each unit/cottage has a private deck/lanai with a soaking tub with great views to the ocean/cliffs.
I am a physician double board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. I also trained as an osteopathic physician. My whole life I have had a passion for exotic fruit…

During your stay

Interaction with our caretaker, Dan, can be as little or as much as visitors want. He is extremely hospitable and loves his job.

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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

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