Hale Lea is a lovely home with full amenities across the street from the ocean. It is on the second floor, to take advantage of the breeze and partial ocean views. (Downstairs is a caretaker studio apartment.) High vaulted ceilings, fans, lovely tile work in the kitchen and bathrooms, a pleasing aqua blue and earthtones color scheme, and the wonderful large front lanai make this among the friendliest houses on exclusive Puako Beach Drive. Puako has one of the best snorkeling and diving reefs in all the islands and is protected as a marine sanctuary.
Hale Lea is bright, airy, and comfortable, with a relaxing partial ocean view from the large covered front lanai, living room, and master bedroom. Wonderful sunsets are a part of the experience. From the rear lanai there is a scenic three-mountain vista (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai), and dramatic sunrise views. Boroadband wi-fi internet access, two TVs, two DVD players, and stereo CD player make for easy evenings. There is a dishwasher, microwave, washer/ dryer, and a portable crib for your convenience. In addition, there is a gas barbecue grill on the front lanai. The bedrooms are air conditioned!
Hale Lea accommodates up to six people comfortably (including children). The master bedroom has its own tiled bathroom and a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom has two twin beds.
All bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings, large fans, and air conditioning (helpful June through September). Quality linens are provided and beach towels are available too, so there is no need to bring anything except your own clothes and favorite books or music.
Hale Lea is within walking distance from the lovely Ritz Carlton Orchid and Mauni Lani Hotels and just a short drive from a variety of other world-class beaches and golf courses. The beach across the street is a wonderful mixture of lava tide pools and white sand and an abundance of green sea turtles!
Diving and snorkel is popular at Paniau Beach, which is just a short 3 minute walk to the end of the street.
Puako is the only private community on the entire Kohala coast. It is only 23 miles from the Kona airport and 30 miles north of the charming oceanfront town of Kailua-Kona.
Puako consists of one street, 2 miles long, which runs alongside the seashore. There is a nearby general store to supply you with the essentials.
Pick fresh papayas, mangos, grapefruit, plumeria, or hibiscus from our fresh garden. Explore the fascinating tidepools. Or just lie back and relax in the chaise as you listen to the surf...
Keywords: Vacation House, Ocean, snorkeling, diving, tropical yard, views
AlohaDebbie Properties (R), manages this property on behalf of the owners. We are a mother-daughter team (Debbie & Leilani) and we are here to assist you with the perfect Big Island vacation. We are local residents and live within a few minutes of this property, ready to assist you with any requests during your stay. Deborah D. Sharp (R) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and agent since 1981.
Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door.
Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive.
Puako Beach is a combination of tide pools and patches of coral sand, but there are several fabulous white sand beaches just a few minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding. There is great surfing spot called Paniau at the end of Puako Beach Drive. When the surf is not happening, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving will entertain you with beautiful green sea turtle, eagle rays, brightly colored tropical fish and one of the most glorious coral reefs in the world.
The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 30 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.
The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doors
Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.
Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.
The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!
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