The ‘Ohana (family guest cottage) which adjoins our home is a newly constructed large studio with 2 private entrances, and it's own deck. The living space is open and fills with sunlight. It features a romantic four post teak bed, a kitchenette area with everything you will need to cook and enjoy a lovely meal, a spacious bathroom with slate floors, granite counters, a walk-in shower big enough for two, and a lounge area with a "peek-a-boo view" of the ocean. A stroll through the back yard puts you right at the cliffs edge, with expansive views of the ocean, the valley cliffs and even Maui, on a clear day. It’s quiet, peaceful, and intimate; the perfect place to come home to after your adventures and explorations of the Big Island. Use ‘Waipio Valley Nanea’ as your base for day hikes into Waipio Valley, or for more adventurous travelers, camping trips into Waimanu Valley. A hot shower and cozy bed will always await you upon your return.
Nanea (Na-nay-ah) means tranquility, relaxing, enjoyable, and fascinating; that is exactly what this location is. Our property sits on the 1000 foot cliffs leading to the historic Waipio Valley, or Valley Of the Kings, where many of the ancient Hawaiian ali’i (kings) once resided. This is a very sacred place steeped in Hawaiian history. The stunningly beautiful Waipio Valley is verdant and lush, teaming with waterfalls, fishponds, hiking trails and rivers that lead to a pristine mile long black sand beach.
Our rates are $130 per night. This includes the 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax. We only take advantage of Airbnb's deposit if something is missing, broken, or damaged.
Check our site: waipiovalleynanea
We share the backyard with our guests.
Interaction with Guests
We hope to give our guests as much privacy as possible. We live on the property and are available should our guests need any special attention or have any questions about the area or their stay with us.
*Must Be Dog Friendly, we have two sweet doggies.*
Mahalo : )
There are public buses that circle the Island, but they do not pass our property. The nearest Bus transit stop is in Honokaa, about 10 miles from us.
Taxis are few and very expensive.
It is in our opinion best to rent a fuel efficient car while visiting the Big Island. It is indeed a "Big" Island.
You can hike down into Waipio Valley, or schedule a tour that takes you down. If you wish to drive down yourself you will need to rent a true 4X4 to access the Valley. (No AWD)
Other Things to Note
We book up to and 3 months out only. I know this can be troublesome for the conscientious travel planners, I apologize. But I can pencil you in and we can keep in contact if you like, so once we get closer to your dates I can let you know.
Cleaning fee of $35
2 People Max, No Additional Guests Allowed.
No Smoking on or in the property please.
No Shoes worn in the 'ohana please.
Must Be Dog Friendly, we have two sweet doggies.
This property is not child safe.
Mahalo : )
Kendyll was very nice and made sure she would be there to greet us upon arrival. Her place is clean and spacious, highly recommend!
Kendyll and Flip offered outstanding accommodations next to Waipio Valley. The room was spacious, nicely decorated, with a nice deck and views. The hosts were very friendly and provided helpful recommendations. This was an excellent experience!
Kendyll was such a warm welcoming host and the property was everything we expected. The room was very clean, comfy and had everything we needed. The location of this property and the views are what make this property a great vacation stay.
The place is very nice. Clean, comfortable and very new. Hosts are welcoming and responsive. The view is very nice, sad that you can see only tiny bit from your private deck, but you can always walk to the edge of the cliff on the property for more.
Beautiful space right next to the magnificent Waipio Valley. A peaceful and private spot.
Space is: fresh and clean, tastefully decorated, beautiful bed, light filled.
Hosts were perfect: responsive and organized, knowledgeable about the area and friendly.
Kendyll's little apartment was great for our trip, the views are unparalleled and really special. The apartment was well equipped with everything we might need.
Our host Kendyll was very welcoming, friendly, helpful and informative.
The description of the home was true and accurate. It was nicer than the pictures.