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Serene Oceanfront Estate, All Bedrooms have Oceanviews, Pool, June is Available.

Gail or Niki

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Gail or Niki

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Serene Oceanfront Estate, All Bedrooms have Oceanviews, Pool, June is Available.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Puako Estate Rental Photos and Description

Large House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 8 to 10

HOME OF THE HULA MOON

Stately and serene, HULA MOON sits on one of the most beautiful oceanfront properties in Puako. Each bedroom has a perfect ocean view. Located near the end of the road, you will enjoy year-round sunsets and privacy. As you enter through the gates, lush tropical plantings enhance the large courtyard swimming pool and generous lanai. Designed so that every room has a magnificent view of the ocean, you will love the open and airy feeling of this 5000 square foot contemporary home. Please view our VIRTUAL TOUR- just scroll down to find the link which is below the Rates and Calendar section.

HULA MOON was designed for gracious living in a relaxed atmosphere. Including the covered lanais you have almost 7000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space. The two-story Great Room is breezy and inviting with wonderful views of the ocean. The beautiful oceanside lanai has a dining table for 8, seating for an additional 12 guests, and a built-in wet bar. Enjoy watching the humpback whales in season, spinner dolphins and green sea turtles from everywhere in the house. The Puako reef offers some of the best snorkeling and walk-in scuba diving on the Big Island.

We have four large bedrooms located at opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy. The Kona and Kohala suites are on the main floor and both have stunning ocean views and doors that open onto the lanai. Each suite has been beautifully appointed with new King mattresses and linens. Both have large bathrooms with a separate dressing area and a large open-air shower filled with sculpture and tropical plants.

The two spacious upstairs bedrooms have expansive ocean views and a private lanai that runs the length of the house. The Aloha suite has a new King bed and two plantation chairs for relaxing. The Turtle suite has new Twin beds (that can be made into a King Bed) and a daybed 'trundle bed' that also has an additional lower twin mattress. The Turtle suite is a great room choice for the kids or for parents with a couple of children. Of course, it is also perfect for a couple or for several friends to share. Both upstairs bedrooms have private bathrooms with large walk-in showers.

Each bedroom has a TV/DVD player and an iPod speaker dock. There are 6 televisions with premium cable channels throughout the house. We do not have air conditioning because the home was designed to 'breathe' and to take advantage of the steady ocean breeze and the winds coming off the mountain. This provides excellent cross ventilation. There are ceiling fans and louvered windows in every room. It remains cool and comfortable and every bed has a blanket plus a quilt or comforter which guests usually need at night.

If you have business to attend to, we have a great Wi-Fi connection, and several work stations. The upstairs double office has a printer that you are welcome to use. And a punee (Hawaiian lounging bed) for relaxing.

Daily housekeeping, private yoga lessons, in-home massage, kayak rentals, and more can be arranged through our concierge. Just ask and we will do our best to help you make the arrangements for your perfect Puako experience!

HULA MOON is a welcoming home where visitors can feel like a local. Join our ohana of happy guests.

HULA MOON is professionally managed by the owner. This is our only property and it shows in our excellent professional staff and attention to details.

This property is compliant with Hawaii Tax Act 326. We collect and pay our Hawaii GET and TAT taxes. Our tax ID number is: 25465279-01.

Please include your PHONE NUMBER when making an inquiry. This is very important to us.

Welcome to the HOME OF THE HULA MOON.

Warmest Aloha

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail or Niki (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015

About Gail or Niki

I came to Puako 30 years ago. The homes are larger now, but the community retains its laid-back friendly atmosphere. There is something magical about the Big Island and if you spend a little while in Puako you will feel the 'mana' and aloha spirit of this special location.

Gail or Niki purchased this estate in 2010

Why Gail or Niki chose Puako

This is a beautiful home. Every bedroom and living space has a fabulous ocean view and we have excellent cross ventilation throughout. The pool area is protected so it is warm and sunny. We are not located near a public beach access so our house is very private and more secure.

What makes this estate unique

Puako has the finest sunny and dry climate year round. The reef is healthy and wonderful.

Our home was built so that every bedroom has a gorgeous ocean view. The home is perfect for four couples or for a large family group. There is almost 7000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living so you can always find a private place to relax. We enjoy year-round sunsets and quiet friendly neighbors.

We swim in front of the house with manta rays, and dolphins, and buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen at the nearby harbor. We get freshly baked bread and organic produce at the Waimea farmers' market and buy orchid plants and fresh papayas from a woman down the road.

Home of the Hula Moon will be your own private paradise during your visit to the Big Island. Join our ohana of happy guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We agree with all of the other comments in this book- a very special place in paradise! Just perfect for us and our two grandsons. Lots of magic in and around your lovely home. Best wishes to you-
Mar 2014
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Serene Oceanfront Estate, All Bedrooms have Oceanviews, Pool, June is Available.
average rating of 5.0 based on 93 reviews
Santa Barbara, California
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My Mother and I stayed at Hula Moon while vacationing in Hawaii, and I was so impressed with this amazing home. It was beautiful and fully stocked with everything we needed. The outdoor shower was just bliss. We loved walking the beach right outside our door and enjoyed snorkeling from just down the road. My room was upstairs and I slept so well, listening to the sound of the waves crashing. The home was spacious and the view was gorgeous. I was very impressed.. A+!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lottie. Thank you for your great review. We love having guests like you visit our home and the Big Island. I hope that you had a wonderful time, please visit again in the near future, if you come in January the whales will be breaching right in front!
Santa Barbara, California
5

A most enchanting home...................

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune to spend a few days at Hula Moon and I was blown away by how perfect this home is! First of all, everything is just top notch. The ocean front setting is enchanting and the design of the home is grand old island style but with a modern twist. The master suite and 3 guest suites are outfitted perfectlly. The baths are comodious with the 2 downstair suites encorporating grand outdoor showers. That was a favorite for me!! The sleeping quarters are spacious with fabulous views and decks for the 2 suites above and porches and beach access for the 2 downstairs suites. Everything is stocked and in place - ready for your every need. Beautifully appointed kitchen, dining and lounging inside and out, black bottomed pool for cooling off, so many places to just curl up and read a book. My daughter did not want to leave. We are definitely planning on coming

back. Soon, I hope! By the way, I tried to press the 5th blue star above, but all of them lit up.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having guests like you who enjoy the home and the surrounding area. I heard that you were an avid swimmer and that you went snorkeling every day. Puako reef is the best. Please come back soon, we often have dolphins passing by in the summer and that is a really fun swim. We look forward to hosting you again. Warmest aloha.
5

Glorious retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday in this gorgeous estate..it is so perfect we did not want to leave ...everything immaculate ..large pool..grassy backyard ..we can't wIt to tell all our friends about this special spot

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Heather. Thank you for your kind words. How wonderful to spend a couple of weeks with your daughter in beautiful Puako. We love hearing from guests like you! The cleaning crew gave you 5 stars for taking such good care of our home. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest aloha.
Walnut Creek, CA, USA
5

Hula Moon is even better this year.

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were returning home this time. Home of the Hula moon is such a great place. We loved coming back here for a quick get-away to the Big Island following our conference on Oahu. We hope to book a longer visit next year. We want to steal your housekeeper by the way. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us once again and next time my husband hopes to do the manta night dive you suggested. I'm good to just sit and look at the ocean. Mahalos.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Manny- And we hope that you keep coming back to Home of the Hula Moon please. We love guests like you. Thank you for the lovely orchids. Warmest aloha.
Seattle, WA
5

Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 couples started planning a surprise 60th birthday getaway almost one year ago. I immediately came across Home of the Hula Moon and thought it would meet our needs -- large home, on the water with private spaces to be alone when needed. We were not disappointed but rather quite impressed with the home, beautiful setting and the attention to EVERY detail. Photos online do not do the home and setting justice but in person it is that much more special. How do you like your coffee? Drip, Espresso, French Press? It is all here... very luxurious towels and linens, Chefs kitchen, bikes for exploring the area. Enough beach equipment for the entire crowd and the finishes in the home are top-notch. Nikki's list of recommended in-home Chefs (for the birthday dinner) and whale watching excursions were spot-on. Thank you so much! We hope to return SOON!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted and friends, Thank you for your very kind words. I am so happy that you loved The Home of the Hula Moon. Niki and the staff all gave you the "thumbs up" for being great guests, so that is high praise indeed. We hope that you do make it back in the very near future. Welcome to our ohana! Warmest aloha.
Columbus, OH
5

Surprise 60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This home should get 6 stars...Perfection.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love your review! What great friends you have to surprise you with a holiday trip to "The Home of the Hula Moon" in wonderful Puako. I am pleased that you had a good time at our home and we hope that you return in the near future. Welcome to our ohana of happy guests. Warmest aloha.

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mauna Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Hapuna, or Mauna Lani
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hapuna Prince, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea, Fairmont
Car: necessary

Puako is quite possibly the sunniest spot on the Big Island. Blessed with a dry climate and pristine water, Puako remains a top destination for travellers seeking a perfect beach location. The Puako reef is alive with fish, green sea turtles, eagle and manta rays, dolphins, and whales during the winter season. Early Polynesians considered it a spot with strong 'mana' or spirit, and carved numerous petroglyphs in the fields near our home. Surfers love the winter surf at nearby Paniau, a five minute walk from our home, and children will love the tide pools where the sea turtles rest each evening. Puako is a family neighborhood which was originally homesteaded in the 1950's. The Aloha Spirit is strong and you will love being part of this small friendly community. Puako is a short 25 minute drive north of the KONA Airport. Exclusive resorts with spas, restaurants, tennis and golf courses are a 10 minute drive from Puako. Relax or do everything!

Other Activities: Walk-in scuba diving is a 5 minute walk from our home.

Great snorkeling on the Puako Reef.

Hiking trails.

Lovely sandy beaches nearby.

Yoga/massage/spa services nearby.

Golf: Beautiful golf courses at the Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani and other nearby resorts that are a ten minute drive from here.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,500 Per night

Puako Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Low Season Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
High Season 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Low Season 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Low Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10,000 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Cleaning fee $885.11
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are subject to change until contract is signed. The number of guests on the signed contract cannot be exceeded without written permission from the owner. No events or gatherings of more than 14 people are allowed without written permission. Guests agree to let gardeners, maids, pool cleaners etc. do their work as scheduled, you may not turn them away from the property. No fireworks please

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Amenities

Puako Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Kohala bedroom - 1 king
    Kona Bedroom - 1 king
    Aloha Bedroom - 1 king
    Turtle Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 of the twins can be made into a King bed.
    Upstairs Office - 1 twin/ single , Office has no closing doors, but has a Hawaiian Punee bed
  • 3 bedrooms with new King mattresses. The 4th bedroom has two new twin beds or it can be made into a King bed. This bedroom also has a trundle bed for 2 more people. There is also a Hawaiian Punee (twin) in the upstairs office.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A large flat lawn that goes straight to the ocean, snorkeling fins and masks, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, pool toys, board games, DVD movies, full-sized pool in the private courtyard.

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