Ka Hale o Noelani Right at Waipio!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Waipio Road, Honokaa, HI 96727, United States

The Space

Ka Hale o Noelani is a sweet one bedroom unit located just 4 houses away from the Waipio Valley lookout. A spacious nicely decorated bedroom with comfortable queen size bed leads out onto the large lanai. A nice living and dining room has its own entrance and also had full access to the lanai with grill. A kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, toaster oven, and coffee maker is available to guests. A full bathroom completes the unit.

Not very many rentals are available right at the rim of this majestic valley, one of the most visited sites in Hawaii.

Free Wi-Fi and television can be enjoyed by guests.

Ka Hale o Noelani is located in the quaint village of Kukuihaele, once a thriving plantation town. It's a place at the end of the road where time has stood still. Kukuihaele is 9 miles from the historic town of Honokaa where there are restaurants and shops as well as churches and even a campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, home of the Heritage Center. Public transport runs from Kona and Hilo to Honokaa.

What makes Ka Hale o Noelani unique is that it is literally just 4 houses from the lookout of Waipio Valley, a perfect starting place for hiking into Waipio and Waimanu.

The published rate includes the 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $566 /week
Monthly Price: $2154 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The best thing about staying in the Waipio Valley was the horse riding with the Naalapa Stables - they are such great tour guides. The worst thing about the accommodation was getting an email to say it was double booked 2 weeks before our holiday (and 2 months after we booked it). After many frustrating emails, we did end up staying here. It is really convenient for accessing the valley, but the only cleaning at the apartment is by guests as they leave, using nothing but an outside sink with a cold tap.

    April 2014
  • It was a very nice experience staying with Jolene and Earl. Thanks to Steve, with whom we had a blast writing before we arrived, we could stay with them.

    The apartment is huge and consists of a big living room, a large bedroom, a bathroom and a room that can partly be used as a kitchen. It is well equipped and you'll find everything you need. There are facilities for cooking and washing the dishes outside in the pretty garden where you even have a barbecue grill.

    Jolene and Earl were very welcoming so we enjoyed talking to them. One day, Jolene even cooked a typical Hawaiian dish for us as her family is originally from Waipi'o Valley and has always lived in this beautiful region. It was delicious! Their dog Waima is also very cute and friendly.

    Another great advantage of the house is its location: When you go down the street, you're right at Waipi'o Lookout - a fantastic overview of beautiful Waipi'o Valley. Although it's pretty steep, it is absolutely worth hiking down there and exploring a bit.

    February 2014
  • Great location if you're looking to explore the Wipio Valley! We ended up walking down into the valley on two of the three days we were there to check out the waterfalls and the black sand beach. As other posters have mentioned, please note that there is not a full kitchen available (we made it work with what was provided), and the clean up sink is outdoors.

    February 2014
  • We missed our flight and lost a day, but Jolene graciously allowed us extra time to explore the area.,the Wai'pio Valley is stunning from above and down within.

    The apartment is similarly comfortable,with a somewhat limited kitchen but a superb Wolf grill on the lanai. We had a great stay and would come again assuming that we would not miss our flight a second time. to the Big Island. Steve, thanks for you help.

    Really, on ecan't hope for a better location above the valley.

    February 2014
  • The location is great visiting the valley and the bedroom and living room were quite comfortable. We missed not having a kitchen more than we thought we would as the nearest restaurants are 20 mins or so away.

    February 2014
  • Lovely location, and the unit itself is very comfortable. Definitely recommend hiking down to the valley itself as it's quite lovely. Jolene and Earl were great hosts, though I didn't see much of them as our schedules didn't really overlap. I really enjoyed having breakfast on the lanai and having Waima (their dog) drop by every morning.

    The kitchenette was a little awkward, as it is a walk-in closet/pantry with a variety of kitchen appliances. It met my needs, but may not work for you if you expect to do any significant meal preparation.

    January 2014
  • Had a great time at Ka Hale o Noelani. I am truely grateful for the chance experience East Hawaii. Waipio valley is for sure one of the most beautiful and impressive places I have ever seen. Steve and his family have been great hosts. Only wish I would have had more time! I will try to be at the conference next year, and then I will definitely add a long vacation.Highly recommend Steve, Ka Hale o Noelani and East Hawaii!

    January 2014
  • This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay. just steps away from the Waipio Valley, one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you visit the Waipio you will want to give yourself plenty of time to explore; visiting the black sand beach, exploring the Z Trail and hiking back to the twin water falls. Our two night stay allowed us to do all of that. Our hosts greeted us on arrival to answer questions and get us settled, and then left us to ourselves. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

    January 2014
  • Very Nice Stay.
    Easy access to Y.P.O valley. Very Pleasant Host for the house. Many conveniences come with house. Perfect stay for the area

    December 2013
  • Unfortunately, we mixed up the date of our departure flight and had to leave one night early, but from our one night there, Jolene and Steve were very friendly and helpful. The location is extremely close to the Waipio Overlook and has great views.

    December 2013
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Languages
Deutsch, English
School
Kohala High School/ University of Hawaii at Manoa
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North Hawaii Education and Research Center (UH Hilo), EDestiny Wellness, EDestiny Consulting, EDestiny Rentals
About
I grew up on the Island of Hawaii but left for many years after graduating from high school. I lived in Europe for 17 years. After returning I 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 6 grandkids. In addition to owning the hostel and vacation rental business, I own a Wellness business, and I work full time as the operations manager at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC), a branch of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. NHERC's Heritage Center might interest you if you want to learn more about the history of Hamakua and North Hawaii.
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