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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:
April 17, 2015
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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:
April 17, 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
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Serene Oceanfront Estate, All Bedrooms have Oceanviews, Pool, June is Available.
average rating of 5.0 based on 89 reviews
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.
San Diego, California
5

50th wedding anniversary celebration at Hula Moon

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate for a week our 50th anniversary. Our children and grandchildren had a GREAT time as well. The turtles were sitting on the rocks sunning themselves. Later in the week there were whales all over, some just outside the breaking waves. We could see them and at times the whales were slapping their tails. It was INCREDIBLE! The pool was fun. The home is perfect in every way. Hula Moon is well appointed. Each room has been carefully decorated with the ocean as a theme. It was a delight to cook in the kitchen and eat outside on the lanai. Our grandchildren loved the "turtle room" and the pool. The beds were super comfortable and the ocean waves lulled us to sleep each night. In other words, it was a DREAM vacation at Hula Moon. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanne, We are so happy that you both enjoyed your special celebration at our home. Thank you for all of the nice compliments posted here and in the guestbook. We appreciate it very much. The whales have been amazing this year. We would love to have you as a return guest, you took such good care of our home. Warmest aloha.
Walnut Creek, CA, USA
5

Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and a stellar location in Puako. We looked on-line at other houses in this area, but we felt very fortunate to have rented this one. This was the best of the best. Very satisfied. We're coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco
5

A beautiful home, a beautiful stay! A warm, inviting comfortable stay I will never forget.

  • 5 of 5

Hula Moon is a stunning house, excellently appointed, excellently maintained. The view from the lanai was breathtaking -- a beautiful lawn sweeping down to the ocean. Lava rock at low tide that the sea turtles climbed up on. Beautiful sunsets every night -- I even saw a green flash!

This was truly one of the best vacations I have ever had. The house is so airy and relaxing. Very comfortable. The beds were great -- and I'm very picky! It just calmed me being there. It had everything I could have possibly wanted. And what a cool, mellow neighborhood. Great snorkeling, and tons of beach choices. The beauty of the house and the setting were unequalled for me. I can't wait to go back there.

It was paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your high praise. I hope that you will consider us for your next vacation in the very near future. A green flash at sunset is very special. Warmest aloha.
Los Angeles
5

Milestone Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Lucky, Lucky me - I celebrated my 60th birthday with my family at Hula Moon!! The home is perfect - it has everything. Niki was incredibly helpful with directions, activities, and arrangements that included massages and even a chef who prepared my amazing birthday dinner.

Secluded, yet close to shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions. We are already planning our next stay at Hula Moon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Candice. We are so happy that you were able to celebrate at Hula Moon. We love guests like you and your family. Thank you for the compliments and come back if you can in the very near future. 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
 
High Season
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
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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