The Waipi'o Lodge is located in the quaint village of Kukuihaele, less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors are welcoming and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy the wonderful ocean view and many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the propert
The Waipi'o Lodge is located in the quaint village of Kukuihaele, less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors are welcoming and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy the wonderful ocean view and many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We enjoy the best weather on the island- not hot like Kona, not rainy like Hilo, not cold like Waimea… just perfect!! It’s also a central location for exploring the Hilo and Kona sides of the island. Just 10 minutes away is the lovely town of Honokaʻa, with farmers markets, antique shops, restaurants, and the coolest old movie theater in the world.
Our three guest rooms are simple, yet nicely decorated, clean, with great beds. Guests share a bathroom, outdoor patio and living room with high speed Wi-Fi, couches, cable TV, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and grill. Guests may also pick ripe fruit from the yard, when it's in season. (Tangerines, macadamia nuts, guava, avocados, bananas…) Our guests tend to be excellent company, usually visiting from Europe, the US Mainland, Asia, Australia and beyond.
The Waipiʻo Lodge Kai Room is bright and airy with a comfortable Queen size bed. The house itself is an authentic “plantation home” built in 1922 and oozing with character. These walls have stories to tell! My wife and I live upstairs with our 3 children as your hosts. So the disclaimer is: you can sometimes hear small footprints from upstairs. If you are not looking for total quiet and enjoy interacting with other travelers in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.
We run an outdoor education program for teenagers (Hawaii Outdoors Institute) and are very knowledgeable about hiking in Waipi’o, Waimanu and other outdoor adventures. Many people use the Waipi'o Lodge as a launching point for hiking trips.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Waipi'o Lodge- Kai Room in Hawaii.
The vibe at Waipi'o Lodge- Kai Room
Places to see near Waipi'o Lodge
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Greg was such an amazing and welcoming Host and made my first Hipcamp on the Big Island an incredible experience! The Kai room is one of three rooms in the lodge and it was private and spacious. The communal area (bathroom, living room, and outdoor kitchen) had everything I needed that I could not bring with me from the mainland. The directions were spot on and and it was easy to get to. The sleepy town of Honokaa is just down the road and had shops and a market to buy groceries. Highly recommend hiking down to Waipi'o Valley (bring lots of water and give yourself lots of time to enjoy the scenery going down and back). This is definitely a place to visit again and I will recommend to anyone I know going to the Big Island.
Views, amazing sleep, awesome host!
We had a wonderful stay at the Waipi'o Lodge! The beds and pillows were a fantastic way to welcome us to the island after a late flight. We slept soundly and enjoyed coffee in the morning while checking out the view of the water. Really peaceful place, and Greg was a great host. We also checked out nearby Waipi'o Valley which is only about a mile away- highly recommended! Thanks for the great experience!
The room and place was great. We especially loved the outdoor kitchen facing the ocean and seeing all the lizards crawling around. The bathroom and room were clean. Unfortunately we left a laptop and when my husband asked if he could ship it out Kona where we would be ending our trip he said no. We said we would of course pay the shipping cost. So my husband had to drive 2 hour there and 2 hours back to get the laptop which is why I’m deducting 2 Stars. Not sure I’d say here again.
Home away from home.
We had a delightful stay this Labor Day weekend at Waipi'o Lodge. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the host and family were friendly. The common kitchen is well supplied with pots, pans and other essentials. The available coffee and pancake mix to prepare was a nice touch. We live at the other end of the Big Island and expect to return to the Waipi'o Lodge in the future.