About This Listing
Located in the Waipi'o Hostel on the ground floor of the historic Alegre Plantation House, the ʻĀina Room is a cozy room with warm colors and modern waterbed.
The `Aina Room is a cozy, nicely decorated room with a very comfy king size bed. This room is a part of the Waipi'o Hostel.
Waipi'o Hostel is located in beautiful Kukuihaele just one mile from the majestic Waipio Valley. It is a 60 minute drive from Hilo and a 90 minute drive from Kona. The hostel is in a rustic plantation house that was owned and inhabited by my grandparents for 75 years. You will enjoy the wonderful ocean view and the many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We are a "green" facility which is cleaned with non-toxic cleaning products. Our linens and towels are laundered with nontoxic laundry detergent.
Our guest rooms are called "hostel style" but are really private rooms. The rooms are small and simple, yet nicely decorated, clean and with great beds. They share a simple common area with couches, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, wi-fi, patio with gas grill (with a burner for cooking) and table, and a rustic plantation style bathroom.
Hawaii means insects and other critters - geckos and a few cockroaches, a lot of cocqui frogs. We do our best to keep them under control. So the disclaimer is: if you are not looking for total quiet and you don't mind an insect here or there, and love being in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.
Comment from past guests:
•“Thanks for the coffee- that was very thoughtful. The place is beautiful! We especially like how the bathroom is designed. Lots of nice touches everywhere.” Sean
•“We have had a great and beautiful stay at the Waipi‘o Hostel. Our room had a nice king size bed with plenty of privacy. Even better, we have spent a lot of time in the garden just enjoying the views, the fruits, the smell of nature and the orchestra of the amazing birdlife! The hikes to be done in the Waipi‘o valley were astonishing and very rewarding, this place is just minutes away from the valley. Steve was a great host, fully respecting our privacy and very open and extremely assisting and friendly at the same time. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who would actually want to learn a bit about what living on Big Island has meant in the past and what it means today.” Julia
""Due to the nature of the hostel business, owner reserves the right to assign an alternate room of equal quality in the event the requested room is not available""
Guests have access to a living area, a covered lanai with stunning view and all fruits and flowers in the yard.
Interaction with Guests
We love interacting with our guests and try to be available as much as possible.
Other Things to Note
Additional services upon inquiry: licensed massage and yoga classes, Cooking Hawaiian and local food class, walking tours of Honokaa, Kukuihaele, and Waipio.. Let the manager know if you are interested in any of these services.
Smoking only in designated area
No illegal substances
Quiet time from 11 PM to 6 AM
Main thing: enjoy!
Stephen upgraded our stay from the Waipio hostel to the Miller Plantation house. Stephen was really good at communicating us the instructions for the house. The house is well located extremely near the waipio valley. The house is very well maintained and has an orchard. Though we never got a chance to meet Stephen, he left us a delicious ripe mango to enjoy.
We were very pleased with this accommodation! Clean and comfortable, we felt right at home. Stephen and his friend Chris were both friendly and helpful. The house is in walking distance to the Waipio Valley overlook and steep, but gorgeous hike. Wish we could have spent more than one night here, would definitely stay again!
Stephen was great! We had a late check in due to some mix ups with activities in Kona and he graciously greeted us and gave us the tour. The room was awesome with a bed that kept us there long after we had planned to get up! This was all topped of with one of the coolest bathroom set ups I have ever seen! I took notes for when I build my house. I would definitely recommend any if Stephen's properties for anyone in Honoka'a area!
We stayed for 2 nights in the Millare Plantation House, Kukuihaele.
It was very clean, easy to find through Steves instructions and just a wonderful house.
The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds were nice and tidy, bathroom new and clean. The living room had TV, Guitar and Ukulele, Books and nice couches. The whole house is designed in Hawaiian style and full of history. Many old photos show the family and the area. Just a lovely place to experience the real Hawaii.
Steve is such a nice guy, he gave me detailed information and answered any questions within a few hours.
He even came by to see if everything was ok. He is well traveled and open minded and easy to talk to.
The best thing was breakfast on the terrace with ocean view! It is a quiet area, but still close to Honokaa town (with all the important Stores).
The only bad thing was, that we did not stay longer.
This was my first experience with airbnb and I couldnt have had a better one. Stephen's place was just so beautifull!! It had the perfect location about 5 minute drive from the Waipio Valley. Also the place itself was amazing. There was a really pretty backgarden with a ocean view. And the bed was probably one of the best beds i have ever slept in: a firm waterbed with the softest sheets ever!! I would defenitly recommend this place!
OMG this place is definitely amazing!!! The water bed is the most comfortable one I have ever slept on! They have 2 cute small dogs who would love you so soon. I even used their laundry machine, very helpful! You can even follow the trail from their backyard into the cliff to see the Waipi`o valley and the black sand beach. Super recommend!
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About the Host, Stephen
I grew up on the Island of Hawaii. After graduating from high school I lived in Europe for 17 years. I returned to Hawaii and bought my grandparents' sweet plantation house in Kukuihaele above the majestic Waipio Valley and love living here surrounded by peace and beauty.
I am a "local" of Japanese, Filipino, and Caucasian descent. I am the father of 6 beautiful children (4 of them grown) and 8 grandkids.
In addition to owning the hostel and vacation rental business, I own a wellness business, and a consulting business specializing in strategic planning facilitation, leadership and fund development. I also own a real estate investing company.
My interests include travel, preparing and eating good tasting, locally grown, healthy food, music, meeting interesting people, languages, and God.