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“Best b&B ever!”
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Waipio Rim
Ranked #1 of 5 Honokaa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Best b&B ever!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have stayed at many B&Bs, but the Waipio Rim rates at the top. Steve and Nancy made us feel like honored guests in their home rather than customers. Every detail from the decore to the delicious breakfast was carefully thought out and presented with a sense of style and beauty.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank HRP2287
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Honokaa, Hawaii
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We recently held our wedding on the Rim and cannot get over how amazing the location was. Steve and Nancy are so helpful and offer the best hospitality, really showing their guest what the "Aloha Spirit" is all about. Breakfast and the 1st nights "Pupu's" (appetizer's) were beyond delicious!!! The area is like no other! It was so nice to drive down the road (we live in Honokaa) to a quiet and serene place. Steve and Nancy helped make our day so perfect and one we will never forget!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The location is spectacular and Steve and Nancy are wonderful hosts! Thank you very much once again for sharing your fantastic home with us and for the great breakfast we could enjoy every morning.
The price is high but justifiable 100% for what you get...

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank levartravel
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this B&B in Sept 2012. It has, by far, one of the greatest views you will ever see when staying in a room. Eating breakfast on the porch and looking down into the Waipio Valley is something I will never forget. Nancy and Steve are gracious hosts. The breakfasts were fantastic. I still rave about the breakfasts that were served to us there. If you can definitely rent a 4X4 and drive down into the valley. Exploring the valley in a Jeep and by foot was the highlight of our trip to the Big Island.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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brooklyn, ny
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

By far the most spectacular view you will ever have when you wake up in the morning. But aside from the unbelievable setting, the room itself is lovely and Nancy and Steve provide everything you could need for your stay. Don't miss staying here--it will probably be one of the most memorable parts of your trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank seronq
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a truly magnificent studio that overlooks Waipio Valley. Steve and Nancy greeting us with fresh, local pupus allowed us to settle in properly. They are genuinely gracious hosts, who took care of every detail and made this mini vacation special. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning in a few months.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Waipio Rim

Property: Waipio Rim
Address: 48-5561 Honokaa-Waipio Rd., Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Honokaa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Honokaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 1
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 
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Waipio Rim Honokaa, Hawaii

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