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Best Beach House - White Sand Beach


Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Best Beach House - White Sand Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Puako House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

The much loved and well appointed Lalamilo Beach House is ideally located on the north end of Waialea Bay (Beach 69) which is known for its beautiful white sand beach and turquoise blue water.

Three bedrooms in the main house each have their own private bathroom and you can see the ocean and beach directly in front of you. It is the most ideal location!

The plantation-style, main house was designed for beach goers of all ages. It features an expansive great room, a fully-equipped kitchen with large central island and counter seating, a dining table with seating for up to 12 guests, a card/game table and a large hikiei for lounging in the traditional Hawaiian style. There is also a generous sun deck with an outdoor dining area and ample seating for sunbathers and stargazers alike. The long, shaded lanai leads to the home's three bedroom suites, each boasting stunning mauka and makai views as well as the sounds of the sea.

The separate, second story Ohana/Guest house has all the amenities of a second home. It offers its own lanai, full kitchen, living room and master suite, as well as mauka views of the world famous volcanoes - Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The Ohana Guest House sleeps 2 adults and 2 kids comfortably.

Note: all interior spaces are fully-screened protecting you and your little ones from any tropical insects.

Nearly one half acre of beautiful, mature, tropical landscaping. The plumerias are so plentiful, in fact, that guests can string together their own leis daily. The large, green lawn leads directly onto the beach and provides the perfect spot to play badminton, volleyball, store beach toys, or host a small gathering. There is also a hot water, outdoor shower that makes coming in from a long swim or snorkel truly pleasurable.

Catering, housekeeping and massage services can be made available throughout your stay for an additional charge.


Keywords: Beach Front House, Vacation Home, Oceanfront, White Sand, Puako, Beach 69, Wailea

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leilani (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Leilani

This amazing vacation home is owned and loved by five siblings and their families and managed by Leilani Shackelford (RA), a licensed real estate agent with AlohaDebbie Properties (R). Leilani proudly manages this premier rental on behalf of the owners and is here to ensure that you experience an amazing, Big Island vacation. Leilani is a local resident living within twenty minutes of the Lalamilo Beach House, and is available to assist you with any questions or requests you may have during your stay including the rental of kayaks, bicycles, paddle boards and/or other recreational equipment.

Leilani purchased this house in 1993

Why Leilani chose Puako

This vacation home was built in 1993 by five siblings on land that was acquired by their grandparents back in the 1930's. The house sits on one of the few natural sand beaches on the Big Island and is one of the best swimming and snorkeling in the world!

It 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.

What makes this house unique

The house is extremely well located and well equipped. All bedrooms offer their own ocean and mauka views, private baths and are accessed from a private lanai overlooking a large grass lawn that leads to the beach.

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.

Waialea Bay 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. This property offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.

The turquoise waters are extremely clear, so divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life. The Waialea Bay 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 during the winter. It is quite a sight!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I love being able to walk right down the beach and hearing the waves crashing and rolling at night. WE had an absolutely wonderful family stay with 11 people (4 kids and 7 adults). I definitely want to come back!!! One thing I think is amazing is all the nirds and geckos. Can't wait to come back!

Thank you so much,

Sierra (10 almost 11)
Jun 2012
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Best Beach House - White Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Pleasant, UT

Thanks again!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week on the big island, staying at the Lalmillo house. The house is so close, in fact literally on, a beautiful sandy beach, and right on Waielea bay where we were able to snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and play in the surf to our hearts content. The location truly makes this a unique location, as we were able to spend time on the beach, then run back to the house for lunch or naps, and then back to the beach when we felt like it. The sounds of birds and the waves were a wonderful backdrop when we were eating on the deck. Leilani was great and responsive in coordinating our stay and helping us plan our vacation. We would love to return.

Thanks again,

Clint and family

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Lalamilo Beach House was the perfect setting for our family vacation! Just pack a bathing suit and go now! Gracious space for sleeping and hanging out. The kitchen worked great for cooking for a crowd. We spent most of our time on the beach and the fabulous deck! The coral reef right out in front of the house hosts a treasure of tropical fish and the gear is provided. Leilani was delightful and so helpful. I highly recommend this piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Mrs G

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how heavenly this retreat is! Waking up and having a cup of coffee on the beach alone - priceless, a clean, well maintained property - priceless, a kitchen as well stocked as at home - priceless, management that is courteous, concerned, responsive while still allowing privacy - priceless! We have seen turtles, a whale, dolphins and enough memorable sunsets to last a lifetime, will certainly be back. If you are interested in a relaxing, rejuvenating, memorable experience - this is where it's at. Bring your family - you won't be disappointed. Blessings. Mrs. G

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manhattan Beach, CA

Great Place for Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I treated our entire family (grandchildren and all) to a week on the Big Island. We were fortunate enough to find the Lalamilo Beach House. It was a paradise, with all the amenities one could ask for. The Puako Beach was fantastic and the sunrise and sunsets to die for. We would recommend this vacation home to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Family of 12 enjoys December visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12, ranging in ages from 4 - 79, resident in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Sweden, after spending a full week at Lalamilo House, came home with a lifetime of wonderful memories. Snorkeling, swimming with porpoises and sea turtles, kayaking, boogie boarding, body surfing and beach-walking, offered something for everyone and delighted each of us during the day. Evenings were spent playing an array of games that we found in this wonderful house. We never ate a meal in a restaurant, as the wonderfully equipped kitchen and beautiful dining area suited us perfectly, with different family members sharing the cooking of meals, others cleaning up. It was a great family vacation together. We loved buying local seasonal foods at the farmer's open-air markets, and fish from a nearby fish market.

Arriving our first night late in the evening, Maria had given us good directions for a quick shop stop between the airport and the house--thank you for answering all our questions, making our arrival as easy as possible.

We went to the Hilo side to take an amazing 4-hour lava flow walk on the Kiluea system. The youngest ones in our family were not permitted on this walk, so they went to Volcano National Park and were just as pleased with their experience.

Our Swedish grandchildren have decided they will live in Hawaii when they are adults!

Thank you, thank you from all of us!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco

Approved For Recreation and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What else can you say about such a place other than; it was just right. Secluded home with trees and plants all around, which attract the singing birdies. The trees push past the property to the beach, where you’ll find both shade and sun, along with lots of families in a very serene coastal environment. The layout of the house was conducive to hanging out in the main area or quietly retiring to one of the four separated bedrooms (one of those bedrooms being its own condo in the back). The kitchen was spacious and equipped enough to handle dinner for twelve. With the lanai beds inside and Adirondack chairs on the deck, there was always some place to plop down and decompress from all the heavy duty beach time. Waialea Bay gives good harbor for all kinds water activities; snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, floating, swimming, boogie boarding. Hapuna Beach is just to the north, for that and more, with good surfing and body surfing in the winter. The property manager, Leilani, was both responsive and helpful, and couldn’t have been sweeter. Our family very much enjoyed our time here on our favorite island. Just right.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hapuna Prince
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hapuna Prince
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hapuna Prince
Nearest Beach
Your front door

Whale watching December-April


Rates & Availability

From $950 Per night

Puako House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Rate
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 10 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $550.00
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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