|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Hale Lihikai 'House at the Edge of the Sea' Four bedroom home, or two-2 bedroom duplexes. VRBO calendar may show blocked when one side is open, so call if you are interested in just two bedrooms as there may be availability.
This four-bedroom, three-bath home is located right on the water's edge and offers the dual delight of Puako sunsets (which you’ll share with the Honu—sea turtles—who sunbathe on the lava rocks) coupled with views of the summit of Mauna Kea. A well-loved home, where the owners raised their family, Hale Lihikai offers three options for a range of visitors: the Kona Side, the Kohala Side or the entire house, depending on your numbers and needs. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy your time spent amid unique surfing and Hawaiian décor, mature and lush landscaping lovingly planted over the years, and the shoreline of Puako Bay.
Enter this charming, private place via an arbor by a small pond festooned with water plants, including cabbage and heliotrope. Walk along a coral-lined path beside thick lau’ae ferns, tall bamboo, graceful palms, colorful crotons, huge bird-of-paradise plants and a giant flowering monkeypod tree. The tree is so large that the entire house is cooled by its majestic canopy, and the sea breezes and ceiling fans keep you comfortable whenever you choose to visit. The front porch offers a restful bench under trellises for viewing the plentiful gardens. This is the home’s main entrance, with a beautiful etched-glass door created by Gary Wagner.
The house is set well back from the street, with ample parking reached by passing through a porte-cochere of a separate structure that creates additional privacy from the road.
Hale Lihikai is the perfect vacation home for two families or a multi-generation extended family…with two kitchens (both with ocean views) and accommodations for eight. Rattan furniture throughout is designed for easy living and family life. This home provides quiet contemplation in the gardens, grassy yard, cozy spots for private breakfasts, sunny sand and shore, shaded hammocks, picnic tables on your personal beach …even a “lounging pool” (or wading pool for children) created by lava rocks in the shallows of the ocean!
You will be most likely to spend your time outside it! Hale Lihikai’s sandy “personal beach” is surrounded with Naupaka shrubs, on the other side of which lies the ocean with its lava-rock outcroppings—a favorite spot for Honu to sun themselves. You’ll be tempted to do the same in the natural ocean pool rimmed by rocks—with or without the kids. Your beach has a hammock and lounge chairs under tall, shady palms, picnic tables and a gas grill.
GE and TA tax number W 00452730-01
Need something smaller? You can rent each side of this duplex separately!
This home is managed on behalf of the owner by Mary Fox, R (B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Hawaii
Keywords: Oceanfront house, beach house, Puako vacation rental, 4 bedroom house, oceanfront house, 4 bedroom Puako house
The photos do not do justice. It is even better in real life. We loved being so close to the ocean. The house was very clean on arrival.
This is our second stay in the Kona side of this property. Still in love with the location, right on the water in Puako with turtles sunbathing on the rocks! It has a great 3 mile run to the surf spot & back, snorkeling if the weather allows, and a charming well-stocked general store an easy walk. Great rental company, always friendly & leave helpful info & tips. If you're concerned about privacy from the other condo, no worries - it's very thoughtfully screened & fenced so that you hardly notice that you have neighbors.
The house itself is getting pretty tired in spots, definitely deteriorated from out last visit 2 years ago. The older bathroom is a bit grimey but the shower still has great hot water & great water pressure. The beds and sheets are soft & comfy (master is a good size, but the second bedroom is pretty tight - think Europe). The living room is average - furniture is worn and not too comfortable but has a great view of the water. The kitchen was our main complaint - it is sorely in need of an appliance & supply update. The dishwasher would not turn on (front panel was also missing), the little mini-range was probably just above the level of piece-of-junk brand new and now the temperature knob spins like the wheel-of-fortune leaving you guessing. The toaster burns one corner of your bread black and leaves the other corner raw. The knives cut about as well as a spoon & the silverware is pretty rusted.
In short: if you're looking to spend very little time indoors, want to be on the water, and only care about the water pressure, the bed, and the view it's a perfect spot. If you're planning on spending any time lounging in the living room or cooking, look elsewhere.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Puako. The house is right on the beach; clean, comfortable, full of charming memorabilia and antiques. The bed in the beachfront Kohala bedroom was super comfortable, and the numerous fans kept us cool at night. The kitchen had all the equipment and gadgets needed for meal prep, and because of the warm days, we mostly cooked outside on the grill. The neighborhood General Store was well stocked with REAL food (not just snacks) and the proprietors were gracious and friendly. We had to make a supreme effort to put on shirts & shoes to leave the house and the beach tide pools and the turtles, to make a short drive south to glamorous resort shops; or North to the artsy village of Hawi; or East to the cool, misty hill town of Waimea for the Farmers' Market. Some of the best snorkeling we've enjoyed anywhere was at the end of Puako Beach Road. There was so much to do, so close the house, that we'll have to stay twice as long next visit! Thank you for sharing this delightful property with us. Aloha!
We had a great time at this lovely home. It had everything we needed. We were a party of 8 with two active young boys. The boogie boards, towels, and chairs made beach time easy. The porches and outdoor spaces and hammocks were just what we needed. Loved the beaches at Mauna Kea and Beach 69. Everyone is asking when we can go again. Aloha!
We absolutely LOVED our recent stay at this beachfront home. As always, Mary and her staff are top notch and very attentive to any needs you might have. Beds were super comfortable and the location is to die for! TONS, tons, tons of turtles and the tide pools in the morning held LOTS of surprises! We would certainly stay here again.
We really enjoyed our stay here and 2 papayas was great to work with and very professional. The beds were all very comfortable, the view and tide pooling fantastic. The house had all sorts of helpful amenities (fans, toys for kids, beach chairs) and is located right on fantastic snorkeling and diving. Two of the three bathrooms are a bit dated but everything is very clean and well maintained and we would definitely return...was a great spot for our family with young children.
We stayed on the Kohala half of this oceanfront home. If it had been any closer to the ocean, we'd have been wet. Much larger than we expected, extremely comfortable. My wife loved the enclosed indoor/outdoor shower with a view of the water and we each had an entire bathroom to ourselves. The kitchen had everything. The furnishing theme of the house was Hawaiiana with some genuinely wonderful articles, not the "plastic" sorts of things you'd find in a condo. The hammock area is ideal for whale watching (we saw a LOT) and turtle watching, and the tidal pools are great for young and old alike. Lots of great restaurants within 15 minutes, but it was hard to pull ourselves away from this wonderful haven.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$300.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
Rate varies from $275- $600 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for a full house of 8 persons. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.
We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.