The studio cottage with exotic orchard. Unsurpassed spectacular views!
This 4.5 acre permaculture organic orchard retreat on 750' cliff above Waipio Valley's black sand beach looks to the open ocean and rugged coastline. Epic views of 1000' cliffs. There are 2 more rental cottages on property. Between 2012 and 2013 Hale Kukui has received lots of positive recognition. The Lonely Planet travel guide said, "These three tranquil and secluded cottages 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.We are new to Flip Key which is why you don't see a lot of reviews here or on airbnb for the same reason. Please read Aloha's remarkable review on Hale Kukui's facebook page where there are "well over 6,000 likes." See recommendations on Trip Adviser as well (over 20 reviews). Note that the Flip Key calendar may not be accurate so it is best to reference the calendar on (website: hidden) to check availability or simply call.
See reviews on Trip Adviser. New management in 2009.
This is an organic permaculture orchard with 3 cottages and a caretaker's house sitting back on a 750' cliff above Waipio Valley. It 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 tropical trees, flowers and enjoy short paths through the property. Stunning views face 23 miles of Waipio's 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 an average daytime year-round temperature of between 70 and 88 degrees, with cooler nights.
The property is landscaped with a vast variety of exotic trees, ferns, orchids, palms, flowering shrubs and 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, mangos, avocados, pomelo, Jackfruit, papaya, passion fruit, soursop, rambutan, lychee nuts, starfruit, Brazillian 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. short paths on property (for sturdy feet only near gulch or cliff's edge where it might be unstable too).
Listen to the peaceful sounds of the Waiulili Stream and its waterfall running through the property and over a 650' cliff. Waipio Lookout is 1/2 mile away. Black Sand beach can be seen from the property below. Enjoy the beach l.5 miles by 4 wheel drive or by sturdy feet down the steep road. 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 several small shops,theater,restaurants, outdoor farmers market and a hospital/clinic.
Staying at Hale Kukui is an ecoadventure and 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, organic orchard, unmatched views and size/character of property.
If you are able to pull yourself away, 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, 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 Art store in Kukuihaele for island made ice cream and gifts made by local artists.
A $5 fee is included in your rate which makes you a member of the orchard as a visitor for 1 year so your stay complies with our mission to have you enjoy and learn a little about Hawaiian permaculture farming on a small scale. Many of our trees are labelled so you may learn about the fruit, nuts, spices and from which part of the world they come.
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Cleaning fee $40 per stay
Tax rate 13.42% of rent tax rate Fees for additional guests may apply.
Published suggested donations include a $5 orchard membership fee for the year....Read more
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