PUAKO - ACROSS FROM OCEAN - WELL APPOINTED, COMFORTABLE & KID FRIENDLY CONDO

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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PUAKO - ACROSS FROM OCEAN - WELL APPOINTED, COMFORTABLE & KID FRIENDLY CONDO

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

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Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Hawaiian-Style, Well Appointed Beach Condo. This unit is equipped with all appliances, accoutrements and amenities. We Love Puako!!! - and we have tried to make it so this condo will enable you to have a great and easy stay here. It was chosen and remodeled with Kids and Parents in mind; with a flat screen TV and DVD player (and family DVD rentals right next door), great Broadband and WiFi, and beds are firm, designed for people who have not been gentle to their backs.

The waters around Puako are great - they are very clean, and three of the islands' largest and nicest white sand beaches (Waikoloa, Hapuna & Mauna Kea) are in adjacent coves within two miles of the condo. For those times in between visits to the beach, the condo has a nice, gated pair of pools. One is small and shallow, ideal for kids under 3. The other is larger but by no means a lap pool.

Puako is a relaxed, beachfront community, and this unit is ideally located to make your life easy and relaxed. We are next door to the quaint and funky Puako General Store - a reasonably priced and incredibly convenient place with supplies for everything from breakfast to dinner to cocktail fixings and a DVD for the kids. If you stay for a few weeks, you may want to do one stock-up trip into Kona (30 minute away with Costco, Safeway, etc...) or Waimea (western style town, home of the Parker Ranch, about 15-20 minutes away, and with a gigantic western style wooden play structure to make the trip fun) and you can spend the rest of the trip being mellow on the beach.

We have a map of all the best locations for activities ranging from a hand-built sheltered rock tide-pool for your toddler to play in, to romantic beaches on which to watch a sunset. Toss the cooler in the car, and enjoy a different sunset beach within a 5 minute drive each night. 3 large world class beaches and one that we don't like quite as much are all really near by. Pick the beach that has the combination of sand, surf & snorkeling that suits your fancy on each day. During the winter Hapuna has great body surfing - with regular nice sized waves every day. Wailea Bay has lots of trees right next to the ocean - it is a great beach to enjoy some shade but with your toes in the sand. It is hard to go wrong! There are also lots of smaller beaches directly off of Puako road, accessible through pretty well marked signs, with walks to the beach typically being less that 50 feet. The nearest access is a great one - it is just a block away (and fine to walk), with a sheltered lava-rock pool for the kids, and decent entry for a nice, early morning scuba dive.

If you want to go out for meals, both modest and fancy restaurants are within a 10-15 minute drive, ranging from the resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and the Hapuna Prince to the nearby town of Kawaihae, home of excellent shave ice and complete with an open-daily Farmer's Market - our best source for papaya, vegetables and sweet cane rice sticks. Slightly upcountry is Hawi, a lovely artist community with the best ice cream on the island. We have a list of restaurants we have personally tried, plus a list of other places that have been well recommended.

If you want to stay home, you can sit on the Lanai and enjoy the ocean breeze, and use the renovated kitchen (designed by me - someone who really likes to cook).

We welcome you to Hale Hanu (Turtle House) in our delightful little community here in Puako.

All the best, Kimberley and Alan

Keywords: Condo, Kids, Scuba, Hapuna, Puako

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english

About The Owner

The owners live in Washington State, and enjoy the wonderful contrast of living in the Pacific Northwest coupled with having access to warmth and waves whenever we get away. We're both in technology - hence the high speed internet. We've got a seven year old who grew up going to Hale Hanu and wants to return as often as she can (as do we...). We very much enjoy sharing our home with friends and family.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why The Owner chose Puako

We love it here - plain and simple. The people are lovely, the environment is quiet and unpretentious, and with the Puako General Store right next door you are never completely out of luck when cooking a meal and needing a surprise ingredient. The beaches are the best - and having a nearby option with lots of shade is great when you've got little kids. Nothing happens here. We like that a lot.

What makes this condo unique

The quiet, the birds, the wild turkeys, quail and finches that abound, the fresh fruit from the garden, amazing beaches right across the street, tide pooling, turtles and a gentle breeze to keep things cool. Puako is a great location from which to get just about anywhere on the island - either upcountry or around the horn to Hilo. South is easy too.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283640vb
-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
Los Angeles, CA
5

Greatest base for accomplishing many things

  • 5 of 5
Let's face it, the Big Island is a big big island...so there's really no central spot that is convenient everything. But if anything is close to that, I recommend Puako and this condo in particular. The luxury resorts are nearby - and that's where the rich people in our party stayed so we could still be 'close' - the drives most other destinations were all on the order of an hour or so, and that covers from Mauna Kea summit to Waipio Valley to Pololu Beach to Hilo and botanical gardens.
Arrangements for this condo could not have been easier and we're handled ny the owners with promptness and care. The 3 rooms were all quite comfortable and there was an abundance of things already in the condo so all one really needed was food and a good attitude.
Having the convenience of a market next door is great (closes at 7p though). We really appreciated the access to a string of beaches on the Puako Road as well. I was told Neil Young lives down there somewhere, too.
I give this a top recommendation!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283640vb
-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
Utah
5

Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5
This Condo had everything we needed. Plenty of beach equipment for our family of 5. Kitchen well equipped. Just a couple of minute drive from our favorite beach, Hapuna. Easy to come and go for lunch. Would choose this condo again. Very quiet complex to stay in.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that people use the condo just as we do - easy to come and go, comfortable and complete when at home. We would welcome this family again and hope they will return!
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283640vb
-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
5

Love Puako

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time of being able to stay in the condo. It is an extremely well equipped, well managed vacation condo very close to wonderful beaches and places worth exploring. We enjoyed everything the condo had to offer with the pool , the beach across the street, watching the turtles, and a little market right next door. The furnishings were comfortable, the kitchen fully supplied and plenty of snorkel gear, beach chairs, sand toys and other assorted outdoor supplies. Sara is the manager and she works so hard to keep the flowers and fruit trees in beautiful condition. We always enjoy chatting with her when we get there and she is always available for any questions. The fruit trees are wonderful, we had bananas off the tree for breakfast. I can't wait to go back soon!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have return guests - and this family loves it here as much as we do. The comfort level we try to provide is just that - "comfortable." Not fancy or elegant but really a place you can call home as you adventure hither and yon. These are great guests who make our home their own - just as we intended.
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283640vb
-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
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3

Too little space

  • 3 of 5
It's wonderful being in Hawaii; however, a few things.....
although there are 3 bedrooms, there is not enough general living space. We were 6 people, but we could not all sit down to eat together; there is only space for 4. Balcony space is also limited, as is closet space. We felt very cramped. There were also many ants, which we know is a problem there, but Terro liquid ant traps may help.
We paid our bill promptly. However, we returned home from there on June 27th. We did not receive our security deposit back until August 20th, and then only after I sent a reminder email.
Not much can spoil Hawaii, but I will look elsewhere for accommodations in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We often pull in the smaller chairs from the lanai to accomodate 6 at the glass dining table. In fact, we did a full Thanksgiving dinner there last year but it is definitely more comfortable for 4. The gear does take up a lot of space, but is there for our guests convenience. It is costly to rent that stuff - so we provide it as a matter of course. The ants are always an issue, and I've never tried this type of trap. We've normally used what our exterminator sets out, but I will forward the suggestion. And the damage deposit was late, for which I apologized. We had a family illness and I was quite preoccupied for a bit. Hopefully this won't happen again.
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
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-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
Louisville, CO
3

Great location but...

  • 3 of 5
The condo itself was nice and roomy and very stocked with beach stuff- to the point that we had to move stuff around to hang something long in any closet. We had a bug issue in the kitchen. Whoever cleaned the kitchen counter before us clearly did not move the toaster as there were a whole load of ants under it feasting on crumbs. The tiny ants continued to be an unfortunate issue from then on. I also want to mention there is no air conditioning. This might not have been a serious issue since there usually is a nice breeze but the screaming baby (he screamed for hours and that is no exageration) in the unit next door made our nights pretty miserable. It is sad to feel so tired on vacation because we couldn't sleep well. I know this baby is not the owner of our unit's fault but it really was a problem. We loved the little pool, the general store next door, the interesting beaches across the street but mostly that Hapuna Beach was so close. Our kids boogie boarded there every day! We have mixed feelings about our recent stay, not sure we would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always glad to get feedback when something isn't quite up to snuff. I've already had a conversation with my cleaning lady who will be talking to her staff about taking extra care. Ants are always there - only the monthly pest control people keep them at bay, and boy are we thankful for them! It's very true we have a lot of beach gear - chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and snorkeling gear for kids and adults. It's part of what we offer instead of having guests have to rent or bring their own from home. I wish it took less room too! I'm very glad the kids got to boogie board Hapuna. When the surf is up - it is the best beach ever! And the baby - well, ours was once a baby too and is now thankfully considerably less noisy. I am sorry that it interrupted our guests' sleep. That's no fun for anyone. Hopefully the baby has moved on to other locations now!
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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283640vb
-(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Puako Kohala Coast
Canada
5

Everything you need for a great stay in Puako

  • 5 of 5
We usually try to avoid condos because we are light sleepers, and condos and hotels usually mean noise. Not at this Puako condo- it is very well maintained and the people there are very kind and considerate. No late-night partiers or roving bands of teenagers.

The condo itself has everything - beach chairs, towels, snorkel gear, which is a huge plus, in addition to the well-stocked kitchen. The owner even accommodated our arrival on Easter Sunday, and was easy to reach by email at all times.

Finally, I can't say enough about Puako itself- what an amazing place! Across the street and to the right of the condo is public beach access to a small sandy beach which was perfect for watching the amazing sunsets, and across the street to the left are tidal pools full of Pacific Green Sea turtles. We saw 9 of them there the morning that we left. It's worth the short drive on the Old Puako road north to Hapuna beach and Beach 69. Whales jumping out of the water and great waves.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were so fortunate that this couple was willing to be flexible on arrival, especially since Easter is a very special time for many people on the island. We were thankful that our amazing caretaker was able to get Hale Honu ready for new guests, and equally thankful that our departing family had a 9am flight! Holiday crossovers are tricky, and I am so glad that everyone had a lovely time.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen K Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Four Seasons Orchid
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street!
Nearest Point of Interest
Wailea Bay aka Beach 69
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Queens Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Paniau - one of the best dive spots!
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Kea Beach

Fantastic Shore Diving & Body Surfing, Yet with beaches and pools gentle enough for toddlers! Nearby beach regularly voted #1 on the Big Island. Puako reef is one of the nicest in the islands, and this unit is within 200 yards of a good shore entry for scuba divers, and within 1 mile of one of the best shore dive locations on the Islands. Tank rental/refills, Gear Rental and Boat Dives available in nearby Kawaihae (10 minutes away). Fantastic Body Surfing at Hapuna Beach (mostly during the winter months), but still gentle enough for the little ones. Great Beaches within minutes for all ages. Our daughter loved these beaches from the time she could walk!

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Availability & Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes With permission, wee are happy to provide you with a late check-out if available for an additional half-day rate ($75.00).
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Amenities

Amenities

Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both baths have a full-size tub and nice shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Unit Remodeled in 2009/2010 with continual updates as needed since then. We completely re-did the kitchen with new Appliances, Kitchenware, etc. Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, Hairdryer, Two Pools, Secure Pool for Adults and Toddler Wading Pool(shared), Grounds with grapefruit, citrus and banana (in Season), Beach chairs, mats & umbrella, Beach Towels and Cooler. Boogie board, Snorkel equipment, Gas BBQ, Private Lanai.
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