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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 permaculture 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' 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), Cashew and Macadamia nut trees. Try our fully mature hamakua coast coffee beans, mangoes, mangosteens, avocados, pomelo, Jackfruit, papaya, passion fruit, soursop, breadfruit, rambutan, lychee nuts, starfruit, Brazilian cherries, jaboticaba, cherymoya, mountain apples, true cinnamon, cloves, Miracle berries, a variety of citrus, bananas 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. Black Sand beach can be seen from the property. 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.
No children under 6 Guest AccessThere are 3 cottages on property with lanais and all have outdoor soaking tubs.Our rates are between $199-$249per night. Tax of 13.42% is not included in the rate and will be an additional charge when you arrive.
Upon booking you are agreeing to pay the tax@ 13.42%when you arrive.
. The total amount will be listed at the end of your confirmation email and payment due upon arrival. Again, Hawaii accommodation tax is 13.42% and is not included in the published price.
Reserve for a full week and the 7th night is free. See you soon!
Safe easy access from airports in Hilo, Waimea or Kona.
Stocked kitchens, towels, linens and easy beautiful drives to anywhere they would want to go on the island from Volcanoes national park, to surf spots, black or white sand beaches, best shopping, famous Akaka falls and botanical gardens, great restaurants, farmers markets, horseback riding, hiking, biking, camping.. Interaction with GuestsInteraction with caretakers, Paula and Dan, can be as little or as much as visitors want. They are extremely hospitable and love their jobs. The NeighborhoodStaying 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 southwest 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. Getting AroundIf 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 to the Waipio Lookout only 1/2 mile away. The famous black Sand beach in Waipio Valley is another mile down a steep winding 25% grade road and the beach is seen from the property. Explore the quaint town of Honoka'a 10 minutes away with its theater, quaint shops, restaurants, grocery store, outdoor farmers market and a hospital/clinic. Hiking, Biking, horseback riding, camping, and surfing are all accessible between Kukuihaele, Waipio Valley and Honoka'a. Walk to the Artworks store in Kukuihaele for Island made ice cream and hand made gifts.
Find Akaka Falls, the world famous botanical gardens and much more as you drive along the beautiful lush Hamakua coast toward Hilo 55 minutes away. In the other direction from Honoka'a, you may smell eukalyptus on your way to the cooler climate in Waimea (Kamuela) which will have more shopping, a bigger hospital and some of the best food in the islands are only 30 minutes away. Go to Merriman's for delicious seafood and Kailua pork quesadillas. White sand beaches, the larger hotels are a 50-70 minutes drive accross the northeast end of the island through Hawaiian cowboy country. Close to Waimea is an extinct volcano with some of the best astronomy telescopes/observatories in the world because of the clean air, altitude and dark starry nights. Mauna Kea is 14,000 + feet above sea level where you can see snow in the winter. Mauna Kea can be driven to the top and it is the tallest mountain in the world from the sea floor.
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. Try Hamakua Coast coffee which many say is better than the world famous Kona coffee served at the White House.
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 a kitchen/kitchenette, private bathroom,wireless internet and much more to keep you comfortable in case you do not want to leave.