Ka Hale o Noelani is a sweet one bedroom unit located just 4 houses away from the Waipio Valley lookout. This is a spacious nicely decorated one bedroom suite with comfortable queen size bed. A private entrance leads into a spacious living area with two couches and a futon bed and a dining area. The kitchenette includes a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, rice cooker and coffee maker and other amenities for your use. A full bathroom completes the unit. Outside in the garden there is a large private lanai for you, the guest, with a gas grill, a gas stovetop and oven and a sink for washing.
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.
There are 4x4 shuttle tours, as well as, wagon and horseback rides into the valley. Also, ATV and horseback rides are available along the top of the rim of Waipio. Feel free to inquire with us about information on all the tours.
The published rate includes the 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax.
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The main house rule is that guests enjoy themselves. Other than that, common sense and courtesy rule.
Smoking is allowed on the lanai or outdoors. Pets are allowed on the lanai. No illegal drugs or activities allowed.
My husband and I had a wonderful time during our stay here in Waipio. We didn't realize how incredibly close were to the Waipio Falls, literally two houses down and you're there! Everything in the Big Island is quite a distance away (about an hour), but it was so great to stay in a nature sanctuary surrounded by the sounds of local animal life and the amazing smell of plumeria's. Absolutely beautiful and wonderfully relaxing, everything we were looking for in a vacation to Hawaii.
It's clear that the hosts invested time and money to make this a very comfortable place for guests. We stayed in the first floor flat with a private entrance, and the family lives on the second floor. We liked the overall set-up of the flat. The decor and added touches made it real homey. The house was equipped with many books (local folk tales and information books) and games (Chinese checkers, bingo, chess). My girls loved playing outside with their dog, Waima, that stopped by to say hi in her gentle way (we never heard her bark). There's not a kitchenette, but there is a full refrigerator and a pantry full of useful things like a coffee maker, microwave, utensils, etc. Also, we brought some food to grill and Jolene and Earl set up the outdoor grill for us to make our meal. It really is a few doors down from the Waipio Lookout, and we walked from the house right down the road to the valley floor to explore the beach. We also went horseback riding the next day which was a blast.
The house is really in good location, just beside valley. We arrived too late in the night, so it took us some time to find it. But when we wake up in the next morning, WOW, the view is incredible. The owner is very nice, provided us a lot of private room welcome us with some local fruit. I have to say, my first time airbnb experience is perfect.
Jolene's place is well located for exploring the Waipio Valley. The beds are comfortable, the cooking arrangements are funky but workable. The views are spectacular, and Jolene is helpful to her guests.
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.
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.
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.
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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.