Small older cottage serves very compatible group best. Fronts white sandy beach. Coconut trees, hammocks, lounge chairs. Excellent swimming and snorkeling. Very private. Very residential. Near world class hotels, restaurants, golf and tennis resorts yet feels remote 'old Hawaiian.' Turn-key furnished with Internet,TV,DVD, appliances, linens, BBQ, kayaks. Clean but rustic, friendly but not luxurious, good beds, full kitchen. Relaxing. Easy upkeep. Great vacation.
Puako Beach Drive: PUAKO is a quiet residential area, one street only, houses on oceanside and across the street.
Puako is on the renowned Kohala Coast, between the Mauna Lani Bay Resort and the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, among the highest rated places to stay on the Big Island. Sunny ,quiet weather; Safe swimming/snorkeling water, 360degrees of views, ease of driving, peacefulness, security, and privacy are among the allures of this area.
WAIPUNALEI (Puako Beach Drive): Waipunalei means 'fresh water spring surrounded by a lei of foliage. This describes #82 Puako. It has a natural fresh water spring on half the property with a variety of fish and birds. One must cross a footbridge from the car parking area to the cottage.
This means a cooler, cleaner property, as the water flushes itself . Fish or birds devour any bugs as the tides alter the depth of the pond. Native Milo,Coconut,and Hala trees (coveted island woods) grow softly around the outlines of the pond, adding shade, greenery without a heavily landscaped yard, and nests for native birds.
The greatest vacation place on the planet if you know how to entertain yourself and enjoy nature. House had everything needed to cook, clean up, relax, romance or remind your muscles how to move. I'll be back!
Island Family beach house
Offers a special oceanfrontage, white sandy beach, year round sunsets, and we think the best snorkeling of the entire coast. Cottage is simple, old Hawaii style, romantic, private, peaceful.
Puako is on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It fronts the sheltered, white sand beach area of the island, near the Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani Bay Hotels and Hapuna Beach State Park. It is down a quiet (dead-end) residential road and is a small rural community of some 100 oceanfront homes. The land and location is very valuable, as are some of the new homes. Others are older beach houses, but deeply loved and cared for.
Puako offers the best snorkeling in this peaceful, romantic,heavenly place
Other Activities: Snorkeling,kayaking, relaxing,swimming, reading, classy restaurants or at-home cooking. Sunsets from your deck, romantic evenings under palms and stars... or perhaps walking the beach and exploring the colorful tidal pools with their variety of creatures. You need no outfitters or rented equipment, and expect no exterior noises from party-goers. Puako remains a Hawaiian place where you make your own entertainment or drive the short distances to activities, cultural attractions and music.
Golf: Designed and Reported to be among the best golf courses in the world, each hotel striving to make their course the best-loved and maintained.