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Sunny, Puako Hawaii Luxury Condo W/ View and Air Conditioning

Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie

Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Sunny, Puako Hawaii Luxury Condo W/ View and Air Conditioning

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Puako Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Aloha! Here is your rare opportunity to experience a well-appointed luxury condominium in the quaint Hawaiian village of Puako! The master bedroom has a private lanai and oceanview. This room is equipped with a California King Size bed and a Designer Englander II mattress to make your resting space replete.

Experience the gentle tropical breezes while sipping a cup of Kona coffee or enjoying a cool drink. Relax and enjoy the sunny splendor of Puako, the gem of the Big Island, where sounds of the surf or returning whales in the bay can lullaby you to sleep at night...

The second bedroom is set with a Queen size bed of equal comfort and is nestled against the backside of the condo with its own private entry door. Full closets and a tropical decor create a theme of relaxation and flat screen TV/DVD player is available for your enjoyment.

There are plenty of extra amenities that create the real ambience of Aloha in the Puako #303 condominium. This owner has traveled extensively and has brought into this lodging the 'small things' that make our time away from home either an 'okay' experience or an excellent one!

Unexpected travel items such as soaps, shampoos, sunblock, bandaids, coffee, teas, beachmats, island cookbooks, or 'Big Island Revealed', books are often available for your enjoyment. High speed internet access, flat screen TV/DVDs, and outdoor dining on the lanai for breathtaking sunsets are all options that set this accommodation apart from others.

The Paniolo Room doubles as an office when the queen size sofa bed is not in use. Give yourself a few private moments at the roomy desk to write a 'I wish you were here' postcard or 'you've got to come and join me!' to friends or loved ones...

Hospitality abounds in this home as it has clean and beautiful appliances, kitchenware and linens including six fluffy beach towels and also a selection of beach books for your trip to the beach. This condo has a view of the surf and coastline which is more readily available than others in the complex due to its location on the third floor.

Access to food and services are close by and without the Kona traffic jams! Five Star world-class resorts & hotels have chosen this region because it affords the proximity to some of the finest beaches in the world (Hapuna & Wailea).

Activities on the island can also include a wealth of things; golfing, horse backriding, diving, surfing, birding, visiting botanical gardens, fishing, snorkeling, boutique shopping, spas, sailing, hiking in lush tropical forests, helicopter rides, fine dining, spiritual retreats, or beachcombing. You may also choose to explore the petroglyphs at the Archeological Reserve, discovering the volcano by helicopter, visiting for the Ironman Triathalon in October, humpback whale watching (Dec.-May), viewing the stars at the Mauna Kea observatory or slipping off on a sunset sail...

A simple morning or evening stroll across the street from this Puako Condo #303 can afford you breathtaking sights of sea turtles in their natural habitat and an opportunity to snorkel or dive in pristine & protected waters and coral reefs. There is a swimming pool in the garden area of the complex for those who prefer exercising , sunning, or relaxing poolside. Pick a few seasonal oranges or bananas from the garden area and make a fresh juice smoothie to sip on while you relax!

If you are in need of a vacation getaway, privacy, refuge or renewal, eventing or romance, this could be your place! Look no further for an exceptional lodging opportunity. The Big Island of Hawaii is listed as one of the '1000 Places To See Before You Die' in the New York Times #1 BestSeller's Book List. Sorry, no smoking nor pets allowed.

Please call and ask for Puako Condo #303, or Sonja's Place! Contact information for your visit to the Big Island will be provided. Please note that interest for this property has been high, so please call and book your desired dates ahead (as soon as possible) Please scroll down if you are looking for photos and an email contact number

Keywords: Condominium

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

Why Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie chose Puako

Puako is the gem of the islands, has the least rain, the most sun, the least traffic, vog, nor hustle bustle. It has a very special rythym that is very much old Hawaii, plus there are so many things to do! For example, within minutes you can be Beaching, shopping, swimming, golfing, horseba

ck riding, surfing, diving, beach combing, whale watching, birding, snorkeling, hiking, or fine dining!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sonja,

We have enjoyed every minute of our time here! We have visited several historical sites, Volcano National Park, the "black sand" beach, in the south, the Bamboo Restaurant in Hawi, the deep valleys on the east as well as the Botanical Garden,-then the visitor's center observatory on Mauna Kea, Waimea Coffee Shop several times, and of course the beaches! We've learned so much about the Big Island and its welcoming people. Thank you for introducing us to ALL of it. We now understand why you LOVE to come here. We are rich in God's blessings and your gift of those days in #303 in honor of our retirement will be a memory for a lifetime. Mahalo!!


Jinny & Dale S.

Mercer Island, WA
Oct 2010
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Sunny, Puako Hawaii Luxury Condo W/ View and Air Conditioning
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 47 reviews
Springville, Utah

Great Condo for a perfec stay!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was awesome, well kept. Owners have great communication and really want you to have a great experience. Close to great snorkeling, not far from shopping and other beaches. Beds were comfortable and plenty of room. Having boogey boards and beach chairs to use were great. I will definately stay hear again if I visit the big island.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adam, for your rave 5 star review of our Puako condo 303! We think it is an awesome experience, too! We are glad you noticed how we communicate well with our guests and want them to have a good time. We are grateful for your comments that our unit is well kept and would enjoy having you again as a vrbo guest. Thank you for your patronage and we are also happy to hear you got some good use out of those boogie boards! Alohas, Sonja & Steve

Easy Family Spring Break Week

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five (parents, two college kids, and one of their friends) stayed at this Puako condo for a fun spring break trip that didn't break the bank. The condo decor is island style without being kitschy and was very clean and comfortable. We did not use the AC and were comfortable with the sea breezes and the fans moving air through. For a group with different abilities and interests, the location is perfect. My husband and I liked to get up early while it was still cool and go for a walk or an early snorkel (the snorkelling at the end of Puako Beach Drive was amazing -- we saw turtles, a manta ray, and a multitude of varieties of coral and tropical fish). We would come back to the condo for breakfast and pack up a picnic lunch and head out to a sandy beach where the younger set could boogie board, etc. (Puako Bay is mostly lined with lava tide pools.) Hapuna, Beach 69 and Mauna Kea Beach all within 5-15 minutes drive. Beach towels, four folding beach chairs, a small cooler, four boogie boards, two beach hats were all provided by the condo, stored in the study. Sometimes we picked up sandwiches from the general store next door, which also had a used book exchange and good rental DVDs. One morning we walked along the beach trail that starts at the end of Puako Beach Drive and in fifteen minutes were eating breakfast at the outdoor restaurant at the Fairmount Orchid resort. The trail to the Petroglyphs is close by the same resort. One nonbeach day we drove to Waimea for lunch at Pau restaurant and then north along the Kohalo ridgeline and on to the end of the north shore road to hike down into the beautiful Eden-like Pohulu Valley. Shaved ice in Hawi on the way home along the coast. One evening we drove 10 minutes south to wander around the ancient Hawaiian fishponds on the Mauna Lani resort grounds and had a big splurge dinner at the Napua restaurant overlooking the beach there. A week sped by. We liked the condo option over staying at a fancy resort; it was more affordable, we could do our own cooking when we wanted to, and it felt more "real" to be in a small beach community. The large front bedroom with access to the lanai and ocean view is the best. The condo is delightful and we highly recommend it. We rented snorkel gear for the week from Snorkel Bob's at the Mauna Lani shopping area and did our main food shopping at the Foodland there; take the turn off Hwy 19 toward the Mauna Lani resort (the last turn before the Puako exit).

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anna Maria! Thank you for your five star review! We are so pleased to hear that you found our condo to be delightful, affordable, and well equipped for a family spring break getaway! We especially appreciate your attention to detail and sharing how great the view is from the lanai, and how much there is to do from Puako as your base. Examples such as where you had some great experiences with the beaches, snorkeling, tide-pooling, restaurants, walking, hiking, dining, exploring, and food shopping are so valuable! We recognize the abundance of things to do within walking distance from our condo, and this is one of the major reasons that we bought it. Puako is a highly desirable neighborhood due to its remarkable location, its aloha, and amazing island community. Thank you, also, for noticing how we take great care to ensure the condo's cleanliness and island style decor (without being kitschy). This is something we certainly pride ourselves in. The comfort and amenities you aptly described, such as beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, sun hats, beach books, and coolers are all extra touches we like to make sure our guests enjoy. One of our guests even mentioned we have an arsenal of spices in our kitchen! Mahalo and Aloha, Anna Maria, and we hope the next time your plans take you to the islands you will again return to Puako condo 303 as our guests. Until then, may you enjoy safe travels and gentle breezes...Sonja and Steve, Proprietors

Great Location. Neat & Clean Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on the Big Island was our favorite part of our Hawaii vacation. Puako is off the beaten path which is what we were looking for. The snorkeling at the end of the road was the best we experienced anywhere. The beach access just across the road from the condo had turtles in abundance. We did travel around the Big Island and the location is a reasonable drive to popular attractions. The front bedrooms could use a little more A/C airflow, but the fan provided helped with that.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Our Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

Since we are planning to eventually move to the Big Island after retirement, we've been there several times and have stayed at various condos. Overall, I would say this was the best. We had not stayed in Puako before and really enjoyed this quiet village. It's quite scenic and relaxing. The little general store next door pretty much has everything you would need.

As for the condo, it's very well-stocked and very comfortable. The master bedroom and living room has an air conditioner although you really don't need it. The balcony has a great view of the ocean. It's on the third floor and there's an elevator.

The only drawback is no dishwasher but even this was not a big problem. We have teenagers we were able to put to work!

Overall, I would give this condo a hearty two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your rating of 5 out of 5 stars for our Puako Condo! We especially appreciate your comments that this is the best condo you have ever stayed at during the many previous experiences you have had on the Big Island! We pride ourselves in our condos cleanliness, comfort, view, and we are sensitive to our extraordinary environment in this pristine place. Thank you for noticing and sharing with our other guests! We hope you will return again and visit our condo again soon. Be sure to stop in and say hello when you move over to the Big Island! We would enjoy being neighbors...! Mahalos, from the proprietors S and S

Mele Kalikimaka destination getaway

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful throughout the process. When I expressed interest and had questions prior to booking. Owners called me to answer questions about the area. They were very easy to work with.

Upon arrival, the condo was better than pictures and a very pleasant surprise. There was enough room for our family of five (with three teenagers) to be able to have some space, so much better than a hotel. The condo was clean and neat upon arrival. We felt like the listing was accurate in describing the amenities. Opening the windows at night we could here the soothing ocean waves.

Terrific location!! Puako is a quiet oceanfront community that is close enough to amenities to not feel isolated, but separated enough to be quiet and relaxing. In the mornings, several options were available for the family to do different activities without getting in the car including strolling or running on Puako Road, snorkeling, sun bathing on the beach, cycling, swimming in the pool, or quietly reading on the balcony. From there, our adventures were not far away. Our favorite beach on the Big Island, Hapuna, is 5 minutes away. We would go in the morning when they opened, stay for a few hours before the crowds came, go and do other activities throughout the day, and then come back at about 4 when the crowds were leaving. The surf was high while we were there and the. Boogie Boarding was excellent. Other amenities including groceries, shopping, farmers market and restaurants are only about 10 minutes away. In a pinch, the Puako General Store is right next door.

Truly a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Puako condo is a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a wonderful time in this fabulous Puako condo. Loved hearing the ocean at night and sitting on the Lanai. The kitchen is small but has everything that you need to cook. We walked across the street for sunsets and watched the turtles in Puako Bay. Very much appreciated having lots of extras ( boogie boards, cooler, mats, hats etc) that made our beach time so easy. The condominium property is very well maintained and people are extremely friendly. Sonja was very attentive to our needs; we needed help opening the lanai so Sonja had a neighbor come over to show us how to do it.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and many Mahalos for your 5 Star review! We pride ourselves in maintaining a high quality unit with furnishings that are also 5 star! Thank you for noticing the cleanliness, ease of access to the beaches, how delightful it is to see & listen to the ocean from the lanai! We hope you will visit us again soon, we are pleased you enjoyed the island hospitality of Puako...warmest regards, s & s


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Car: necessary

Golfing, Beachcombing, Whalewatching, Birding, near world class spas, world class golfing

We have a 5 night minimum stay requirement


Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Puako Condo Rental Rates

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Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
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Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning (!), High Speed & wireless Internet, Local Cell phone Range to Mainland (for many providers), Ceiling Fans, Grill (BBQ), a 60 second walk to the shoreline! No Smoking, No Pets

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