The Waipiʻo 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 Waipiʻo 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 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 Waipʻo Lodge Lehua Room is a cute room with a Queen size bed. Itʻs also equipped with a sink with hot and cold water. 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: 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 hostel 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.
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Cozy & clean in countryside setting
Was a great cozy spot for us! I loved the back yard with the ocean view. Greg allowed us to harvest some avocados, macadamia nuts and citrus. We would have liked to stay longer if time permitted. It has a hostel vibe where you can connect with other travelers. Only downside was that one of the roomies' alarms kept going off every 5 minutes at 5am! Comes with the hostel vibe, I guess. All in all, it was a lovely experience. Thanks Greg for all your hospitality!
Full disclosure, I work in the tourism field with small operators:
Greg has a great gig going for him. The whole place is visually pleasing to the eye. Nice coffee cups to nice towels.
Where I found it failed was the noise level coming from upstairs. There is no sound insulation between rooms or even worse between upstairs and the basement rooms are. I would say a few minor adjustments are in order to making this a 5/5 versus a 3/5. Furthermore, checking in with guests to see if they had questions or any needs would be very helpful.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with booking here if you bring ear plugs and realize it is a 3 bedroom basement suite with a shared bathroom.
A beautiful place with tons of charme in great surroundings! We loved the outdoor kitchen and that we could help ourselves to some fruit in the garden. Greg greeted us on our arrival and was around to answer questions. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed super comfy. The only - and really only - drawback was that the house is quite old (hence, charming!) and therefore not soundproof, so you can hear the family upstairs sometimes quite a bit.