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Luxury Villa with beautiful infinity heated pool on sandy beach


Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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Luxury Villa with beautiful infinity heated pool on sandy beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


Puako Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms and media room 6.5 baths, sleeps 10

Hale Nana Kohola (Whale Watch House) offers a tropical retreat that showcases the best of Hawaii and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Escape to the sunny Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's perfect year-round weather allows for your endless summer. Puako is one of the sunniest spots in all Hawaii. This tropical paradise meets the blue Pacific ocean. Hale Nana Kohola frames Haleakala, Maui's highest peak directly from the gorgeous lanais across the reflective HEATED infinity swimming pool.

You feel thoroughly at home, and completely at your best with every imaginable amenity. Designed to inspire, its beauty and connects you with the surrounding environment.

'Hale Nana Kohola' Villa is 4500 sq ft of architectural masterpiece on the beach in beautiful Puako. 3000 additional sq. ft. of lanais to lounge around on when you're not at the beach. Kayaking and snorkeling only steps away in pristine clear coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed.

This home offers 2 master suites, 2 guest bedrooms with their own baths, a media room with a bath, an open living, dining and gourmet kitchen area with cathedral ceilings that opens to a huge covered lanai adjacent to the 46' 360 degree infinity pool. Each bedroom, the living and media room, each have a large flat screen TV complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. (Bring your IPOD!) Great care was taken with the landscape, creating a beautiful palm tree oasis on the ocean side. This gorgeously designed home is topped off with a 3rd story 'whale watch' retreat that offers 360 degree view

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Owner

Jane is an artist and a designer and Ron is a contractor. They both have teamed up over the last forty years to build homes with balance and flow that they and visitors can enjoy. It is like creating a feeling that is appealing to the senses. Over the years with Jane’s visions and Ron’s construction ability and help from various architects, several of their homes have been awarded; have been in charity events for architectural walks and in publications.

Owner purchased this villa in 2007

Why Owner chose Puako

When we found Puako we felt we were home. It reminded us of old Hawaii, a sleepy little street running along the Beautiful Kahoka Coast. It was not our intent while building to use it as a vacation rental. It just happened and we have been very fortunate to share this paradise with others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wish to thank the Jenny Family for the use of their beautiful vacation home in Puako, Big Island Hawaii. Our time there will not soon be forgotten and was enjoyed by all who were privileged to experience it. The home was not only architecturally impressive, but also well-appointed, well staffed, and exceptionally maintained. Thanks for everything that was provided during our stay and all for the exceptional customer service that preceded it. Mahalo
Jul 2009
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights
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based on 38 traveler reviews

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Luxury Villa with beautiful infinity heated pool on sandy beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Oakland, CA

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful Hawaiian home - right on the ocean, with a wonderful beach to walk on, a lovely lawn area, a hammock between Palm trees, and the nicest Infiniti pool and deck! It is a lovely home, inside and out. We loved our meals on the lanai as we listened to teh roar of the ocean. The kitchen is fantastic! All the rooms are comfortable. We did not spend much time indoors, but the home is well furnished.

Puako is a lovely little town. The General Store has lots of supplies. We loved walking along the Main Street, visiting the little church, and walking along the Puako ocean front homes. The home is accommodating for a wheelchair person. A member of our party was able to enjoy a lovely room on the main level, and he loved sitting by the pool and in the lanai area. The owners have made the home accessible and enjoyable for the handicapped vacationer.

This is a beautiful home. It was perfect for our dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Mahalos for the wonderful review and kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am also working on improving the accessable amenities for your next stay, Aloha and Mahalo Ron

The one word that fits this home is AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing inside and out. Inside you are treated to amazing rooms, kitchen, movie room and entertainment. Outside your stay will include an amazing BBQ area, infinity pool, private beach and views like no other. You truly feel like you are all alone. There is also a great general store just across the street which is super convenient. It truly is amazing for young and old. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family are such great guests. We really appreciate you, your kind words and look forward to your next stay at our home.

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, this house was the perfect location for our family vacation.

The manager is friendly, helpful, well-informed. She welcomed us to the property and gave us a summary of how things work.

The house is as beautiful as it photographs. It has multiple living areas, so family members can drift off and have quieter moments when needed.

The house is perfectly situated, with a soft grass lawn, and sandy beach leading to tidal pools. Bring surf shoes to walk on the lava at the tide pools. There are crabs, fish, shellfish, sea urchins, turtles to marvel at in the tide pools. There are plenty of birds surrounding the house throughout the day.

The house faces relatively north, so as you sit and enjoy the wonderful view across the pool and the lawn to the ocean, you aren't necessarily fully in the sun, but there is plenty of deck space in the sun too.

The pool is heated, which is a great treat on the islands. It has a large flat area that is several inches deep, with steps leading down from this platform, so it's perfect for small children to play in as well. We had three nineteen-month old cousins there and they were able to enjoy the pool fully.

The house is well furnished and well stocked, you are truly staying in someone's home, not just a rental that someone has created. There are great recommendations in the house book regarding pretty much anything you could want to know about the house and the region.

There is plenty to do in the area, and around the island, but in a house this beautiful, we didn't feel a great urge to venture of for adventures. We had plenty right here, staying put.

I highly recommend this house; you cannot be disappointed. I hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at her home. Our manager gave us a wonderful report regarding how nice everyone kept it, like it was your own home. It would be great to have you back in the future, many Mahalos

The ONLY place I ever want to stay in Hawaii!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd stay at this home, and we are already booked for our 3rd. It is perfection! The location, the infinity pool, the outdoor hot shower, the 4 gorgeous bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, the fabulous music selection and speakers throughout the house, the "they've thought of everything" kitchen, and the insanely fabulous adjustable lighting - oh, and the views - spectacular! All of that and then the hard to explain pure MAGIC of the house itself. The design is 1000 on a scale of 1-10. I don't know the owners personally, but I am in awe of them for designing the perfect home...stunning to look at and practical in every way. Even the few hours that I had to work were made bearable by having easy to access internet, and views over the living room and out to the pool and the ocean. Speaking of ocean...we were in it every day, because the house comes with 3 awesome kayaks, and 4 paddleboards, and a phenomenal selection of snorkel equipment. Turtles aren't just in brochures either, they are everywhere, and beyond the tide pools is some of the best snorkeling in the world.

When we weren't in the water, or in the stunning living room, or taking an afternoon nap in the fabulously air conditioned bedrooms (yes, it IS nice to have air conditioning available if you want it), we were busy feeling like locals - using the great bikes to pop down to the Puako market, where you feel welcome after your first visit. ISLAND GOURMET grocery store is very convenient too, just down at the QUEEN's SHOPS-hard to explain, but Hale Nana Kohala is easy access to everything, yet feels remote and private while you are in it.

This review would not be complete without mentioning the pre-arrival. Jodi is AMAZING! She feels like a best friend before you arrive, and will do as little or as much as you like to advance your stay. She will stock the house with the hardest to find of items, or will open up the house, and let you feel like you are arriving at "your" own place. She is anticipatory, informational, and always only a call or just an email away. She masterfully schedules regular maintenance, lawn & housekeeping around your schedule, so that your privacy is never intruded upon.

In closing,I hesitated to write this review, because I didn't want too many people to find this gem, but that wouldn't be fair. The world would be a better place if more people got to experience this kind of a "hopefully not once in a lifetime" kind of magic! THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the great review. Our manager and my wife and I look very forward to you coming back next year. We will keep the tiki torch on, aloha until the next October.
Ventura, Calif

The Quintessential Hawaiian Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here. We loved it so much we had to come back. After traveling to many dreamy destinations we have decided we just adore Hawaii. We have been to all of the islands but the big island is our favorite and I think this house is the reason. We were here 5 years ago and were pleased to discover that this visit the house and grounds were just as meticulously clean and maintained as our first time here. I don't think the photos and description can accurately capture the awe-inspiring beauty of this luxurious home. I understand the owners designed this house and that it has been featured in Architectural Digest. It is spacious and beautifully decorated with Hawaiian touches everywhere. There is nothing like waking in a master suite to the sound and beauty of the pacific. This time we snorkeled in the very private lagoon and saw gorgeous unique fish not to mention the 5+ sea turtles who sunned and swam with us. I would definitely recommend the luau at the Mauna Kea. Gorgeous setting with delicious food and the story of the luau told through the beautiful Hawaiian music and dance. It was a smaller group as well so every seat had a great view. For a truly unique dining experience the Blue Dragon is a must. Amazing food. Both of these places are a 10 minute drive from the house. I can't wait to go back to Puako and this house. The owners are extremely easy to work with and their goal is to exceed your expectations. They have certainly done that for us, we are planning our family reunion here! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yuba City, CA

Our special Puako vacation

  • 5 of 5

Quite possibly the best vacation I've ever had. We are frequent visitors of the Hawaiian islands but never had accommodations quite like this. The pictures on the website did not embellish the home but accurately depicted the vacation rental. We were there for an anniversary celebration and we had our children and grandchildren there and it easily fit our needs. We all agreed that Puako had that "old Hawaii feel" which was unique to the other islands. The owner provided us with paddle boards, kayaks and other ocean related equipment which was greatly appreciated. Would definitely recommend to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful that the family can all get together and we really like to hear you've had a the best vacation ever. Your family is welcome back anytime, many Mahalos


Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Approximately 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Car: recommended

Between Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea 24 mi north of Kona airport

Other Activities: Kayaking, Turtles


Rates & Availability

From $2,400 Per night

Puako Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 19 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 20 2015
6 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Cleaning $700 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes We would recommend trip insurance.
Hawaii state Tax id 60876295-01

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Puako Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Media room bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bath - toilet
  • Both master suites are complete with two lavatories, tub, shower, separate toilet rooms with bidets and large walk-in closets. There is also personal safes in both master suites to store your valuables.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Media room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size air mattress
  • Master bedroom 1 and master bedroom 2 both have amazing ocean views. during whale season you cannot only spot whales, you can hear them summoning their mates. All the bedrooms have their own private bathrooms with fabulous showers.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large modern gourmet kitchen including a unique concrete countertop with fossil inlays and an integral sink, 2 Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, and top of the line appliances. Built-in BBQ and kitchen in lanai/patio area. Free Long Distance. Snorkeling gear. Chefs are available to interview for your stay contact management staff.

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