My wife and stayed here for a night and just loved the place. Only regret we had was not staying longer! The place gets booked really fast, so you must reserve several months in advance. Steve and Nancy are great hosts. I called them from the pay phone at Waipio Lookout, and Steve came and escorted us to the property. The Pupu's appetizers were really delicious that they provided at arrival, and while my wife and I were really tried from a long drive and in the need of some coffee, Nancy and Steve were kind enough to brew us some fresh coffee, which was very much appreciated. The location is just amazing, overlooking the picture perfect Waipio Valley, while hearing the sounds of the Pacific ocean. As you sit in your room, you can hear the ocean, which is just so relaxing. The room is very clean, nicely decorated, with a good amount of air circulation and windows all around. The wall facing the ocean (in front of the bed) has a large glass door with screens, which is just great as you can hear the ocean all night, feel the air, and look outside from your room. The shower in the bathroom even has a view of the ocean, which is something! They even keep all sort of things handy that you might need for a trip into down into the valley to the beach, ie sunscreen, bug repellent, flashlights, beach bag, etc.. Breakfast is just delicious, huge Belgian waffles with banana syrup, fresh mangoes, and fresh coffee. Steve was able to provide us with some good tips on going down to the Waipio Valley, some hikes down there, and the waterfalls there. After a long day of hiking and spending time on the black sand beach when we we returned tired, Nancy was kind enough to provide us with some fruit smoothies, which were so delicious and thoughtful! My wife and I were really sad when we left this place, its one of those places you just don't want to leave. The location, surroundings, vibe, decor, and as important Steve and Nancy's hospitality made our stay at the Rim an amazing experience.
- Also Known As:
- Waipio Rim Hotel Honokaa
- Waipio Rim Hotel
- Waipio Rim Honokaa, Hawaii
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waipio Rim is the only B&B with a dropaway view directly into historic Waipio Valley. Built in 2009 as a private upstairs studio separate from the main residence. Enjoy sunsets, welcome wine and pupus on your private deck. Breakfast is served with a view that includes the black sand beach of Waipio Valley, taro patches, whales in the winter, and Maui on a clear day. Stay a fifth night free after four consecutive nights! ... more less