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“Wonderful Waipio Wayside”
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Waipio Wayside B&B
Ranked #1 of 4 Honokaa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We were at the B&B for a week and wished we could have stayed longer. The house was beautiful and Jacqueline's knowledge of the island was an added perk. Breakfast was great: strong coffee, new fruits, good pancakes and great conversation. Can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: Try the moon room for longer stays.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

This B&B features charmingly decorated rooms and gourmet breakfasts of fresh-from-the-oven baked goods, several organic tropical fruits & smoothies along with local eggs and coffee every morning. My husband loves breakfast and Jackie excels at this beautifully presented meal.

Jackie is an experienced hostess (25 years!) and provides a warm and friendly atmosphere in her home as well as expert advice on touring and dining. The garden is filled with exotic mature trees whose branches are festooned with orchids; and there is a cozy deck to enjoy it all along with an ocean view. We spent 3 nights at the Wayside and we will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tony M M
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We usually travel to Hawaii twice a year and very much enjoyed our stay at the Waipio Wayside for four nights. Jacqueline, the proprietor, is a fascinating person with many interests. My husband, who is an artist, enjoyed talking to her about her photography and her vacations in Japan. She also knows all the restaurants in the area and recommened Allen's Table in Waimea for a wonderful dinner-and it was.

But back to the B&B, we had the Birdseye Room--a large, beautifully decorated room at the back of the house, right off the multi level lanai. The bed was comfortable and had a good reading light which was great since I like to read a little before drifting off to sleep to the song of the coqui frogs. Also loved the wonderful organic toiletries provided in the bathroom.

The breakfasts are delicious--always containing lovely tropical fruit and great coffee. And we enjoyed the lively conversation at the breakfast table. It's always nice to meet people from all over the US and world, for that matter, and learn about them and talk about their experience in Hawaii.

I'm sure we will return to Waipio Wayside in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank martym45
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is the most expensive B&B we stayed at, but it was not the best one. We had the upstairs room without a door between bedroom and bathroom. We knew that ahead of time. Couldn't really see why she doesn't put a door on. It would certainly be possible, though doors would clash if both room door and bathroom door were open at the same time. The room was a little dusty, but fine. The owner, as others have said, was rather aloof and unfriendly to us, though she seemed friendly enough to some of the other guests who were repeats. It may have been because we didn't take her advice about dinner as we really didn't feel like driving back to Waiamea.

Room Tip: If you like bathroom privacy, the upstairs room is not the room for you.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank rare1
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We liked the old sugar plantation house, the big deck in back, the location on the road to Waipio Valley and just outside Honoka'a, the coqui frogs chirping us to sleep at night. So it's a mystery that both my husband and I rate this B&B as just average or below among the 10 we stayed at on our 5-week trip to Hawaii. I think we just didn't make much connection with Jacqueline. Her passions, cats and gourmet cooking, aren't ours, and I guess we didn't feel she tried to get to know us. So probably this is an unfair rating, since I can't be more specific.

Room Tip: The Moon Room is the least expensive. We found it plenty roomy and pleasant. The mattress was good...
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Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Judy W
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

As with so many others, our stay at Waipio Wayside did much to contribute to our enjoyment of the Big Island. The plantation style home, lush greenery, and evening serenade of the coqui frogs combined to create a pleasurable tropical atmosphere. Add to that Jacqueline's gracious and knowledgeable proprietorship, and the convenient location, and you've got pretty much all you could want. We would certainly return for another visit.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
Thank BiblioWalker
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

At a B&B, your host can make all the difference, and Jacqueline is a perfect example. She was welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful, and fun to chat with over breakfast. We especially loved her restaurant recommendations. The breakfasts were fresh, healthy, and delicious. Our room was very comfortable and nicely furnished. The sound of the frogs in the evening was an added bonus.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank erinsy
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Additional Information about Waipio Wayside B&B

Address: 46-4226 Honokaa Waipio Rd, Box 840, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-7053
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Honokaa
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Honokaa
Price Range: £72 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast is a traditional B&B located along the stunning Hamakua coast. Minutes from Waipio Valley, the Hawaiian valley of the Kings. Waipio Wayside is a relaxing retreat for those of you looking for "old Hawaii." We are happy to offer 5 bedrooms all with private bathroom. A great organic breakfast all with local ingredients and a tea bar open all of the time. WIFI, Hawaiian Library & DVD library. ... more   less 
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