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Step into Paradise when you enter the secluded sun drenched shores of Puako Beach. It's natural beauty is enriched by it's history of being an ancient Hawaiian Fishing Village. Our condo sits next to the ocean, and is the most affordable three bedroom, two full baths with all the amenities you will need to feel totally comfortable during your stay. The Village is made up of Million Dollar Luxury Beachfront Homes, our condo complex, and the General Store next door. There are seven beach access areas, where you will find incredible swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, or whatever makes you happy! You can stroll the coral reefs, find hundreds of tide pools, watch dolphins at play, and it's also home to the Green Sea Turtles, that bask in the sun along the shoreline. During the winter months you can watch the Whales migration.
Hidden away, between several major resorts, yet close to everything, Puako Beach is the 'Hidden Treasure'
of the gorgeous Kahala Coastline
Paradise awaits you as you enter Puako Beach!: This is the most affordable 3 bedroom two bath condo, next to ocean, with all the amenities needed,
in Puako Beach.
Puako is my idea of a perfect place to stay. It's small and charming, with a quaint country store and walkable streets. Why stay in a cookie cutter resort? This condo is typical of the time it was built, unpretentious and comfortable. Although unit is on the first floor, it is very quiet and the shrubs shield the lanai so it doesn't feel exposed (just ask the gekkos). Having 2 full bathrooms is a big plus. The small galley style kitchen is well equipped (I'd love to see a liquid measuring cup,but that's just me). The condo has a closet of assorted beach gear to use and lots of towels. The washer & dryer came in handy and we used the gas grill daily. Bedrooms all have ceiling fans. (NOTE: keeping sliding doors and entry door open allows air to flow freely and condo stays cool ) The condo bldg has a great pool or you could walk a few minutes to access Puako bay for swimming and snorkeling. The building has recycling bins (yeah!! - I love to recycle - feels like home) Bonus feature: building has its own lemon, lime, and grapefruit trees and we were lucky enough to get some of the fruit.
Puako is centrally located and we easily drove up and down the coast for touring , beaching (Hapuna and A' beach), and shopping. I highly recommend going to the local fish market in Kawaihae ( on Hgwy 270, about a 10 minute drive) and across the street from the fish market is Avenue Shave Ice, the BEST shave ice we found on the island.
The condo owner is very nice to work with and takes time to make sure instructions and everything are in order. She even called me by phone to answer my questions directly rather than play tag with email. It's chancey to rent off the web, but Karen is trustworthy.
I'm saving my pennies to go back there.
My husband and I really enjoyed staying in this Puako Beach Condo. Even though it was just the two of us we rented this three bedroom condo because it was the best deal we could find in the area. And it was so much more than just a great deal! Everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen is fairly well stocked and there are good beach items to borrow (boogie boards, umbrella...priceless! coolers)This is a great place to call home while you go play on the beautiful Big Island. Location, location, location.....right across the street and down one block is access to the ocean. We took a nightly stroll to watch the sunset and look for whales and turtles. There are many wonderful beaches very near that are the perfect place to spend the day. The owner is very easy to work with and the resident manager is a joy. I highly recommend this place if you want the to stay in the Kohala District but don't want the prices of the big resorts.
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at this Puako Beach Condo! It was clean and well-stocked with everything that we needed for our Big Island Vacation. Our family of four (my husband and our two elementary age boys) felt completely at home here. We ate most of our meals here and the kitchen had everything that we needed. The ceiling fans, fans, and the trade winds kept the condo cool and comfortable both in the day and for sleeping.
The nearest beach access was a short walk across the street and less than 25 yards down the road. The closet was well-stocked with beach toys, boogie boards, beach mats and chairs, and snorkel equipment. The nearest beach had a sandy area and had many interesting tide pools, which my boys loved. One day we even saw sea turtles. There were plenty of places to snorkel in the area and we especially enjoyed snorkeling and playing at Waimea Beach (Beach 69). The pool was perfect size for my two boys to enjoy.
The owner is easy to work with and the resident manager is very helpful and friendly. The grounds around the condo are beautiful and we were frequently able to enjoy fresh fruit and flowers from the garden around the complex.
We would definitely stay here again if we visited this side of the Big Island again and would recommend it to anyone staying in the area.
If you are looking for no frills, and a place to stay this is it. The unit is serviceable, but extremely dated. The kitchen counter is at an odd height, which makes it inconvenient for cooking. The bathrooms need a little updating, as does the living room furniture. That said, the beds are pretty comfortable, and she provides a lot of the extra stuff you might need, like boogie boards and the like. The location at the end of Puako is convenient. As I said, no frills, but adequate.
You can't beat the price and the location to the beach and ocean front. Puako and Wailea Bay are our favorite places to stay.
Pros: great price made a longer stay possible, 3 bedrooms, lots of beach gear, comfortable mattress (king), nice pool, beautiful grounds with lots of fruit and flowers, accomodating owner and manager answered our requests for better pots and pans (stainless), an extra cleaning and some natural fiber blankets.
Cons: bedding was disappointing (pillows and sheets - only the king had natural fiber sheets, foam pillows), living room is small with oversized furniture (old, large crumbling leather couch), balcony furniture and table were also too large, bathroom vanities were very dated (sinks abraded, lights not fully working and old, showerheads old and ablative), lack of decoration/style (but that is better than poor decoration), super low kitchen counter made meal prep difficult....not a gourmet kitchen...missing some basics. (colander, salad spinner, more good plates, more serving dishes). Could use an update in furnishings with a consistent style.
I think next time we will pay a little bit more for an updated condo on a higher floor with a view of the ocean. When you travel with children you tend to spend more time in your room/unit so you want it to be nice.
Where we're coming from: We are environmentally conscious and prefer natural and organic food and furnishings, with a Dwell style (natural, modern).
We had a great time at this condo. We've previously stayed in rental homes in Puako, but have become priced out of those options. This condo was just perfect for our group. Comfortable beds, 2 bathrooms, small but well-equipped kitchen, and best of all, a two minute walk to the beach. This is not a "fancy" place as others have noted, but it is clean, comfortable, and allowed us a lovely ten days in our favorite spot in Hawaii. The gear closet has what you need for a great beach day, and the location really cannot be beat. Friendly neighbors and a friendly vibe overall. We'll be back!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Special Fall Rates: September, October, November: $ 139.00/night still have openings available, hurry!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Puako Beach is about 30 miles from Kailua Kona, 25 miles from the Kona Airport, on the beautiful Kahala Coastline. The home of The Parker Ranch, the town of Waimea, is only 12 miles up the hill, where there are great restaurants, two major grocery stores, and many other shops and stores. From Waimea, go another 20 miles or so, and you can be at Waipio Valley, a breathtakingly beautiful tourist attraction, with waterfalls, and a Black sand beach. Hapuna Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world, is two miles away from Puako Beach. A day trip to the Volcano National Park, home of the most active volcano in the world, is about 100 miles from Puako
Beach. There are hundreds of excellent dining places both expensive and reasonable at any of the major resorts within a 10 mile drive, as well as world-class golf courses, luaus, and shopping.