|Minimum Stay||3 - 10 nights|
Welcome to our Ohana. Ohana in Hawaiian means family. When you stay with us, you’re family. Help yourself to all of the extras in this unit: beach towels, snorkel equipment, coolers, beach chairs, beach bags, boogie boards, and maybe even some umbrellas and hats and sunscreen! The only thing you need to do is book your ticket, rent the car and get here.
Our unit has 2 beautiful lanais (with a BBQ) that encourage a cross breeze in the evenings, naturally cooling the space (and ceiling fans in each room help, too). June 2014 included a full update for the kitchen and bathrooms. They are fully stocked with everything you need to feel at home and dive into the rest and relaxation of the aloha spirit.
The main attraction: the BEACH – right across the street. It’s perfect for snorkeling and is home to many honu (sea turtles). Wake up for the sunrise over Mauna Kea and see all of the turtles sunning themselves on the rocks. Just 200 yards from your lanai. And, in the same spot, is the best sunset on the island. It’s magical.
Close by (.5 miles) is beach 69, one of our favorites. Great for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing if the weather is right. Further up the road is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Pull up to the security gate and ask for a beach pass. Then set up your spot and head to the beach bar for the islands best Mai Tai. All just minutes from the condo.
Best part of the day is coming back from the beach and jumping in the pool! It’s refreshing and always sparkling. Our friends' kids love the wading pool, perfect for the little ones still learning to swim.
The grounds are impeccable with tropical flowers and fruit trees. The friendly, family owned Puako General Store is right next door for everything you might need. You will be right at home at this lovely location!
3 bedroom, 2 bath
Luxurious linens and towels
Big closets and dressers for unpacking
Cozy sitting areas on lanais and living room for privacy or family time
White ceramic tile floors in kitchen, hall, entry hall and bathrooms. New carpet in bedrooms. Ceiling fans in each room, TV, DVD, Wifi,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave.
One of the most affordable places to stay in Puako!
Sleeps 6 - King, Queen, 2 Twins.
Keywords: Condominium, Puako Beach
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!
Nice updates to the condo! We've stayed there several times with family, my girlfriends, hubby's golf buddies. It's a perfect location out of the bustle of the resort developments, but a short drive to all their amenities like dining, shopping and golf. Beach access right across the street, and minutes to the Big Island's top-rated beaches. And you cannot beat the rate! We feel at home the moment we walk in the door. This nice unit provides everything we need. The grounds are beautifully tended and the cute general store next door is well-stocked and friendly.
This unit is such a fantastic deal... not to mention that it now has a new kitchen and baths !!!
The convenience of this unit is unmatched for unloading and going back and forth to the beach without a lot of hassle up and down stairs.
The pool and outside areas are kept immaculate and the people are very nice and friendly.
The Puako store is the best... amazingly has almost anything you need in a pinch.
Condo was neat, clean, well furnished with good instructions on what was expected in caring for the condo. Many booklets and brochures on activities/dining/shopping on the island were available. Lots of beach accessories were provided. One small problem with TV remote was taken care of on a timely basis. We had no problem with the Wi-Fi. Overall, our 3 week stay was very enjoyable.
Our second time at the condo, and it's worked for us both times. Fantastic location (3 minute drive to 69 beach, and 3 minute walk to the Puako reef to watch the sunset) and right next door to the general store (love the owner). Kitchen is well applianced and stocked with plates, cups, silverware, etc., the grill works, the beds were comfortable, plenty of towels, nice TV with DVD player. Comfortable lanai. Was also very happy that there's recycling and compost at the condo complex - the only time I've seen that on he big island. Only bummer was no phone and unable to connect to the wifi network (the password they gave us didn't work) but neither was a big deal. It's not the Ritz, but it's not priced like the Ritz. For the money, it's a good deal. Will definitely stay there again.
We stayed at this condo at the end of a 3 week trip to Hawaii. It was a wonderful location and we were very pleased to be in this area and located on this dead end street with homes and beach/turtles and snorkeling nearby. Perfect location! BUT this condo that we stayed in was not maintain as it should have been or was represented in the photos on the web sites. The lanais were dirty; there was a missing seat covered by a loose cushion that one of our party sat thru! No kitchen towels and than the property manager brought some "washcloths" to the door and quickly left! We had called and asked for someone to stop by and talk to us but that did not happen. The place needed some tender loving care. Lamps that didn't work; no phone but one was listed as available; Just a general lack of good cleaning and preparation for guests. I would recommend this location but I would certainly warn a friend or relative about Puako Condos. It seemed as if this condo just needed some good maintenance. Everyone we met there was very nice and we felt that this condo just was not kept up as it should have been if you are going to rent it to vacationers.
We had an awesome time! We loved having the General Store just a few steps away; we all walked over for ice cream or something else every day – outstandingly friendly folks! The whole family loved exploring the tide pools a five minute walk from the door (we must have seen a hundred turtles!) It was extremely convenient to have a hose for rinsing off before coming in, and having a washer & dryer was absolutely essential – so glad we chose a condo over a hotel!! The grounds were lovely – gorgeous flowers everywhere and my husband had a fresh-picked banana from outside our condo each morning. The Puako location was perfect for accessing both Kona and the Kohala beaches, and we loved some of the restaurants just up the highway. We’ll be back!
Whale watching and other ocean activities
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Notes||House Rule Agreement required.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.