Paradise On An Organic Permaculture Exotic Fruit Orchard
Paula and Dan
About Paula and Dan
Hello. My name is Andy and I have a ten year old daughter named Hana. We love our paradise in nature and feel surrounded by serenity, beauty and an energy that is powerful and unique to our property. I have always had a passion for the ocean, exotic fruits and for gardening so this organic orchard on the ocean was the perfect find in 2009. I love adding new and more interesting specimen Palms, fruit trees, coffee, nuts, spices, cocoa and flowers such as vanilla bean orchids to the nearly 5 acre retreat. My latest interests are Dragon fruit, Hamakua coast coffee, rare orchids, Heliconias and spices like true cinnamon and cloves! I am also interested in the medicinal benefits of various botanical's and I have a background in science as a doctor of Osteopathy board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. We recently created a common room that may be available for people to receive massage (several therapists available) or do yoga. Consider organizing your own healing retreats here at Hale Kukui. Relax in the Hammock outside with ocean views, spectacular orchard, waterfall and cliff views to sooth the soul. I am most at home in nature. I am a world traveler and have never seen such beauty as I do at Hale Kukui and I have seen nature at its finest in Switzerland, Fiji, CA, New Zealand, Bali, Europe or Australia. I also love where I am from in New England. I grew up in Maine where people are down to earth like they are in this historic part of Hawaii.
Paula and Dan purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Paula and Dan chose Honokaa
I have never seen anything that compares to all that Hale Kukui has to offer and would prefer its charm to any BNB or 5 star hotel that I have ever stayed at in the past years of travel home and abroad.
What makes this Cottage unique
You will feel at home, but more relaxed than ever, not just as a guest but as an integral part of Hale Kukui's natural earthy beauty with ocean, cliff and waterfall views that are second to none. Caretakers Paula and Dan are eager to help with any questions or special needs during your stay and they live in a separate house on site.. Kitchens are fully equip in case you never want to leave as many people find themselves feeling very early into their stay.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Call for more information. Small groups
Outdoors only away from cottages.
Children must be accompanied by adults always!
Minimum age of primary renter:6
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a great time in Honoka'a. Paula was a great host, available if we needed anything but definitely left us alone. The property is a bit worn down but is very clean. We ended up driving around a lot as there is so much to see on the Big Island. I think next time we'll stay in another part of the island just for a change as Honoka'a is quite remote.
We really enjoyed our stay. This place was as advertised. Very relaxing, beautiful views. Paula was very nice and helpful. We will stay here again on our next trip. Our kids really enjoyed the place as well. Easy hike to Waipio Valley. We also enjoyed Honakaa, which is easy to drive into from the house. All in all a great experience.
To get away from it all
Beautiful location with a great overlook. My kids enjoyed the orchard, though not as much was growing this time around due to lack of rain fall. This property is older and a few things could be updated, but Paula was an incredibly kind host and made our stay wonderful. I would say a full fridge is needed, but otherwise we had an amazing stay.
Very peaceful cottage. We had everything we needed from a well organized kitchen to extra blankets. Great location for peaceful walks either for homemade ice cream or to the Waipoo valley outlook. I would highly recommend this Vrbo.
Quaint cottage in best area of Hilo
We didn’t know much about Reed’s Island but we found it to be just perfect - close enough to walk downtown but secluded in a quaint neighborhood where everyone stops to say hello. The property was a cute cottage with complete privacy. We didn’t have any trouble backing down the driveway, a backup camera helps! We enjoyed the open format and found the unit to have everything we needed (we cooked at home most nights). The kitchen table is beautiful and we found ourselves hanging out there. The beds were amazingly comfortable. While it isn’t air conditioned, there were plenty of fans available and we felt comfortable leaving all the windows open (they are screened). Note that this area of Hawaii has lots of mosquitos so remember to pack bug spray. And the best part: the gorgeous waterfall that you have a view of right from the living room and porch. A recent flood had wiped out the wooden staircase but there was a slightly steep but fully navigable path down (with handrail)! The area by the pool was completely wild, you felt you were in a private jungle. We wore our water shoes which made it easier to enter and exit. All the family (our 5 and 10 year olds) loved swimming to the waterfall. There is actually two cascading falls but we weren’t brave enough to climb up above. But we all did jump off the small rock cliff next to the falls - the pool is deep throughout. Best part of our visit here!
The view is amazing and located within a mile to a great hiking trail head and black beach location (to drive down to the beach it is required to have a 4 wheel drive and its super fun - hike is a 25% grade). It is a quaint duplex that is in a great location with all the great sounds you would expect from tropical stay. The host lady is very accommodating and very nice. If you have a family, plan efficiently the fridge and oven are dorm sized. It was a little different to have to go outside in the rain to the 2nd bedroom and dodge the tub on the deck but it makes this space memorable. Kids will enjoy the orchard and discovering the river/swimming hole. If you are into a view this location can't be beat!
Hale kukui's popular 2 bedroom cottage is perfectly situated as an vacation destination overlooking the ocean,cliffs, our own stream and the historic waipio valley. We are perfectly located in a paradise of exotic organic permaculture orchard with short paths, private nooks, soaking tubs on each private lanai overlooking a foreground of ocean, fruits, spice trees, ferns, palms, orchid/Helicon gardens and nut trees all on our nearly 5 acres of secluded property.
Hale kukui is also a central step off point to watersports, local surfing and swimming. 14,000 Mauna Kea's observatories, the charming town of honoka'a 9 miles with its restaurants, groceries and a hospital. White sand beaches on the other side of Waimea, known as cowboy country and known for some of the finest restaurants in Hawaii.
Enjoy local horseback riding, atvs with 'ride the rim,' famous botanical gardens, hiking and lots of nature locally in the lush part of the island.
Volcanoes national park, hot springs, Kona, Hilo and more are between 1 and 1.5 hour beautiful drives.
This popular 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 and possibly 6 using a queen size hide a bed,2 queen size beds. To get to the second bedroom you walk out on to the lanai a short distance , it and has one bath room. It has several glass screened doors overlooking the exotic organic permaculture orchard, gardens and a wide expanse of open ocean, cliffs and waterfall(s) if this open concept cottage is unavailable based on vrbo's calendar, then check our other 2 hale kukui cottages with vrbo and home away on the same ocean cliff exotic orchard 5 acre paradise through vrbo property #16876 (very popular deluxe cottage) and #499551 (beautiful studio cottage). Line with vrbo to book up to all 3 cottages for up to 12 or more people. Discounts may apply. If calendar is 'emptyish' then it may not be reflecting the bookings through our website or by phone.