We invite you to enjoy beautiful Waiulililani, an organically inspired handcrafted, bamboo home build originally in Vietnam and reassembled in Kukuihaele, a picturesque plantation era village just minutes from the majestic Waipio Valley lookout.
The name, Waiulililani, means heavenly waters of the ulili bird, a reference to the tranquil stream running by the house which the ulili birds were known to drink from. The name also refers to the heavenly tranquility and beauty that surround the house.
Waiulililani is an exotic Polynesian inspired home completed in 2014. It sits elevated in a jungle canopy of jackfruit, avocado, macadamia nut, kukui nut, and banana tress next to the jubilant Waiulili Stream. This is one of only 3 streams in the United States that terminates in a waterfall into the ocean. The property also boasts coffee, coconut, mountain apple, pineapple, citrus, and other beautiful tropical flora.
The luxurious two story, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home showcases the efforts of skilled craftsmen working in the unique medium of bamboo throughout exposed interior framing and rafters, bamboo cabinets and doors. Both floors expand into spacious covered lanais facing stream and sea with vistas even to the cliffs of Waipio. A modern kitchen graces the bottom floor. The house is full of amenities including an air jet bathtub overlooking Waiulili Stream. An outdoor shower is the icing on the cake.
Guests have full use of the house and all amenities including washer and dryer, iron, blow dryer, WiFi, cable television, phone with unlimited US long distance calling, microwave, dishwasher, and all the dishes and cooking utensils needed.
Interaction with guests
Belinda Hodges, Property Vacation Manager of this amazing bamboo retreat, lives in Honokaa, HI and is available to assist you with any of your needs.
Other things to note
Hawaii Accommodation Tax of 13.42% and General Excise Tax of 4% will be collected upon arrival.
Additional services upon inquiry: licensed massage and yoga classes, catering and meal preparation for your gatherings, Cooking Hawaiian and local food class, walking tours of Honokaa, horseback riding in Kukuihaele @ Waipio. Let the manager know if you are interested in any of these services.
First and foremost we want our guests to thoroughly enjoy their stay. Please respect our house, feel free to enjoy everything at your disposal, and leave it in the same good condition that you found it in.
Smoking is only allowed in the driveway. No illegal drugs are permitted.
Upon booking, you will receive an agreement to complete, sign and return to the manager before arrival. Once received, you will then receive our welcome letter with detailed check in, check out, and driving instructions.
Please let our manager know immediately if something is not in working order or if you have needs that he can assist you with.
Comment from past guests:
Great place. Nice house. Nice rooms. Extra equipped kitchen. I feel sorry we stayed just two nights. - Gabriel
We were very lucky to stay at Waiulililani at Waipio Valley for a few days during our trip on Big Island. The house is amazing, we felt at home right away. The rooms are big, the beds are really comfy and the restrooms are luxurious. - Stephanie
Very beautiful house. Voted our vacation favorite by our group. Just down the street from the Waipio Valley overlook. - William
A perfect honeymoon! This home is one of a kind and the sound of the stream running next to the house created a truly romantic experience. It feels like your living in the trees as well because the house is surrounded by the jungle canopy. The house was immaculate and the spa tub was a treat! The kitchen was a dream with top of the line appliances and kitchenware. The house was much more spacious than we expected and very accommodating host, there was even a platter of delicious fruits waiting for us when we arrived! - Viliami
We had a wonderful stay! The house is perfect, spotless, and truly a unique experience. Walking distance to Waipio, one of the best spots on the island. Wish we could stay longer but will certainly be back! - Nicole