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Lovely Oceanfront Cottage Near the End of the Street. Puako is a quiet ocean side community located on the Kohala Coast, just 30 minutes North of Kona. All of the island's best white sand beaches are just a few minutes away. Right in front of this peaceful property, you will find the clearest, most ideal water for snorkeling in the islands! You can swim with the turtles as the feed on seaweed. This is just one of the fun things to do while you are relaxing on your vacation.
This lovely cottage offers lots of activities for all to enjoy! Swimming pool, Private Tennis Court, Croquet, Horseshoes, Picnic Table & BBQ, Basketball Backboard & More.
Completely furnished one bedroom cottage. Bifold doors close off the king size bedroom. Trundle beds in the living room and a foldout mattress available for a fifth person. Darling island style furnishings add to the charm of this cute cottage. Spacious dining area with large glass sliders for full ocean views from everywhere in the house. A very charming place to be...old style Puako at it's best! Pick fruits while in season from the Mango, Papaya & Citrus tress on the property.
Amenities Included: Fully Equipped Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Cable TV, VCR, CD player, Ceiling Fans, Towels & Linens
Email us, or call, for availability and a reservation quote because we do not use the VRBO calendar.
Keywords: Vacation Home, Hawaii Oceanfront, Pool, Tennis
AlohaDebbie Properties (R), manages this property on behalf of the owners. We are a mother-daughter team (Debbie & Leilani) and we are here to assist you with the perfect Big Island vacation. We are local residents and live within a few minutes of this property, ready to assist you with any requests during your stay. Deborah D. Sharp (R) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and agent since 1981.
Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door.
Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive from Kohala.
Several fabulous beaches are minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.
The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 40 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.
The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doorstep with crystal blue water that is 72-76 degrees year round.
Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.
Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.
The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!
OMG!! Where do I start. We had the most amazing time at this cozy little place. The pictures are just what you get, very relaxing and amazing view. Sunsets are terrific!! Enjoyed the pool everyday. Walking along the tide pools was such fun and exciting to see the turtles and fish. WHALE watching was amazing!!!.
I know I used amazing a lot but that was the kind of trip we had at this beach house. Already planning for our next trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hale Malulani. The Pauko neighborhood was a nice quiet place with friendly people. The owners of the general store were helpful and friendly too (we did some shopping there but got most groceries from the nearby Foodland store). The house had everything as described in the listing, plus WiFi. My point of reference for many vacations is a cabin on a lake. This cottage was very much like that, except that is on the ocean. As with a lake cabin, location is key and this cottage has a great location. The sliding doors open with screens for 2/3 of the oceanfront side and you get wonderful breezes. We loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking to the sound of the birds.
We stayed there with our 5 year old daughter and it was perfect. She loved the pool and we enjoyed cooling off there most every afternoon. We also enjoyed the yard and the basketball and tennis court (they have paddle boards and tennis balls to use). We also used the bocce ball set, but didn't try the croquet. We also enjoyed walking out on the rocks at low tide.
They also have some beach chairs to bring to great beaches nearby (e.g. Hapuna). There were also some boogie boards and snorkel gear, but we didn't try them.
We definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a quiet neighborhood and great location. It worked for us with one child and it would easily work for two children, but not for toddlers since there is the swimming pool and it is oceanside. The cottage has comfortable bedding and furniture, with a well equipped and functional kitchen. The only odd thing was the bathroom mirror was not above the sink due a window in that location.
If you want privacy, comfort and a gorgeous view in Puako, but aren't looking for high-end finishes, this funky, charming, and very livable beach house fits the bill. It was the perfect property for us. We loved cooling off in the pool while looking through a frame of palm trees at the ocean, visiting the turtles in the tidepools among the lava rocks, and having dinner right on the ocean front each night. Snorkeling and scuba diving right off the shore was excellent (bring reef shoes or dive booties unless you have very tough feet- there are urchins and sharp rocks on the way into the water). We loved the house so much we are already saving up for a return trip (and dreaming that we live there!).
The entire front of the house opens up with large screened doors, so the breezes are fabulous and nature surrounds you. Watching the stars while floating in the pool each night was a treat before going to sleep in the comfy bed. As a couple, we felt that the home was the perfect size. Every evening we made lilikoi cocktails and relaxed in the lounge chairs in the yard to watch the sunset. Every morning we had breakfast at the picnic table and coffee on the lava rocks, watching the francolins waddle across the lawn and the turtles waking up and swimming out to sea.
The kitchen, while older, is very well equiped. We made almost all of our meals at home (loved Da Fish Shack nearby for buying super fresh fish to grill and heading the Kamuela for groceries) and found every cooking gadget or utensil we needed. We don't play tennis, but kids would love the tennis court, the basketball hoop and the croquet set for the wide lawn. We even found some ripe mangoes that had fallen from the trees.
If you want impersonal resort-style luxury with granite counters and a spa bathroom, this isn't the place for you. If you want nature, views, shabby-chic comfort and an old-time Hawaiian vibe, you will find this home charming and relaxing. The neighborhood is quiet, friendly, and great for walks or jogging (either on the road or on the lava beach).
The management company is wonderful and responsive. We had a plumbing problem on a Saturday evening and it was taken care of with complete friendliness and competence in time for us to have a late dinner. I can't say enough good things about Aloha Debbie and their helpfulness and good cheer.
Overall, a wonderful beach property!
Spectacular whale watching in the winter! Right out your front window!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$359 rate is for 7 nights or more.
$415 per night for 5-6 nights.
$450 per night for 3 nights.
3 night minimum
* Plus taxes and cleaning fee
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.