Hale 'Io Waterfall Cabin

$75-80/night
1 Bedroom • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-3
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Unplug and escape for your own personal retreat in our charming balinese rooftop off grid cabins overlooking the narrows, a small waterfall and swimming hole on the Kikala Stream. The three cabins have an identical floor plan and feature lanais overlooking the rainforest, lofts and are walking distance to the community center where you will have access to bathroom and showers, wifi, laundry, communal kitchen facilities and the yoga and meditation hall. There is a daily Zazen meditation every weekday morning at 7:30, and a Vipassana meditation Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m in the meditation hall. Guests are welcome to drop in for the meditation. The cabins are a short walk down to the main waterfall and larger swimming hole.

Hale 'Io is named for the native Hawaiian Hawk, which makes itself at home in the forest along the Kikala Stream.

Just minutes from downtown Hilo, our charming cabins are situated alongside the Kikala Stream, with access to an amazing private waterfall with a midnight blue swimming hole and over a half mile of private riverfront nature preserve. Native birds and the Hawaiian hawk make their home here in the native forest. Let the sounds of the waterfall and the fresh tropical air rejuvenate you.

The tropical mountain beauty that will surround you here is unsurpassable, and the views are breathtaking. The most spectacular waterfall and swimming hole of the Kikala preserve is just a short walk from the cabins, and unlike other locations, the river runs right through the middle of our farm, so we can offer you access to over 1/2 mile of private stream front with incredible vistas that rival National Parks. The electricity-free cabins afford a deep restful sleep, with nothing but the sound of the river to lull you to sleep. They are the perfect space for a contemplative personal retreat. 

We also have a herd of friendly goats, fruit trees and meadows with wonderful outdoor spaces to relax. Please note that all outdoor spaces are shared. While our waterfall is private, meaning that it's entirely surrounded by 14 acres of pasture and jungle that we own, the waterfall is not for exclusive use of the guests. This is a hosted rental, meaning that the host lives on the property and is available to handle any issues for you. Other guests and residents also stay on the farm and have access to the river and waterfall.

Our farm is a working farm, with goats and fowl. You will hear the animals and may also meet members of our farm Ohana.

We live in a beautiful pastoral part of Hamakua Coast just North of Hilo at 1,600 feet elevation where the climate is perfect with incredibly pleasant balmy days and cool nights. You will be comfortable in shorts and T-shirt and you will not need AC. Even though we are only 15 minutes drive from lively downtown Hilo, you will feel like you are on a secluded retreat in the mountains overlooking the ocean, complete with waterfalls, swimming holes and nature preserve.

You will need a car to get around, there is no public transportation available in Hilo.

We are a 100% smoke-free farm. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

Our farm is situated at 1,600 feet elevation which tempers the tropical heat and provides an incredibly pleasant climate with a temperature range of 72-80F during the day and 66-70F at night. Expect a mix of sunshine, clouds and rain pretty much every day. This is a Cloudforest, so also expect a mix of sun and rain showers, and occasional midst.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00 %) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00 %) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

The cabins are true glamping cabins, with no electricity in the cabins themselves. The community center shared space has lighting, ceiling fans, WiFi, kitchens and bathrooms, and is 100% solar-powered and off-grid. Conservation of electricity usage is appreciated. There is also a laundry facility on-site.
Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Private Room
Bathroom: Shared with other guests
Common Areas: Shared with other guests
Check-In Host greets you
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Forest
  • Ocean View
  • River View
General
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Wifi
  • Free Internet
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kitchenette
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Bread Maker
  • Rice Maker
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Shared Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Shared Bathroom 2 – Shower, Toilet
Shared bathrooms. One bathroom entrance on outside of the community center building. Second bathroom entrance from inside community center hall.
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-3
  • Private Cabin – 1 Double bed, 1 Twin bed
Bedroom + Loft
Entertainment
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
Family
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
Outdoor
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Adventure
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Whale Watching
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Shared Spaces