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Next to Ocean, Puako Beach Condo, a Sunny Beach Paradise!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, King, Queen, Twins, and Two full baths, Sleeps six.

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.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Glass enclosed tub and shower combination, decorated in Hawaiian theme decor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Comfortable, quality beds, with quality linens. King bedroom has view of lanai, with dining table and chairs, and private gas BBQ. All bedrooms have large closets, windows, ceiling fans, dressers, nightstands, chairs, and lamps, and all have Hawaiian theme decor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach umbrella, beach mats. beach chairs, coolers, and beach towels and some childrens beach toys for your use.


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Next to Ocean, Puako Beach Condo, a Sunny Beach Paradise!!!
average rating of 4.470588 based on 34 reviews
Cincinnati, OH


  • 5 of 5

When planning our trip, I did a lot of research on where to stay... Kona is of course very popular, but I felt that Puako seemed like a better location. I was really glad I made that choice, and this beach condo was just right for our needs. As other reviewers mention, it is nothing fancy - so if that's more what you are looking for you might be happier at Mauna Lani (where you will spend a LOT more $$). But I felt that with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, this condo was perfect for our family of 5 (2 parents and 3 older teens) and at a great price. No, it's not fancy, not new, and not beachfront, but it was very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, and the owner Karen was extremely communicative and helpful both before and during our stay. The lack of A/C was really not a big deal - there is a nice breeze when the windows are open, and there are fans in the closet that the kids used in their rooms at night. If you are someone who likes the A/C cranked up to meat-locker levels, then this place is not for you... but we were very comfortable. The little private beach mentioned in other reviews is a very short walk away, and we enjoyed heading down there with a bottle of wine in the evenings to take in the beautiful sunsets. Beach 69 (if you're a snorkeler) and Hapuna (if you're a boogie-boarder) are literally minutes away and were some of the best beaches we experienced on the island. The general store next door has plenty of essentials and some nice upscale food offerings if you are in need, but they are quite pricey so I would do the majority of your shopping at the Walmart or Costco in Kona after you leave the airport before you head up to Puako. Other convenient, nearby things worth mentioning: strolling through the Fishponds and Petroglyph Park at Mauna Lani; driving up Kohala Mtn Road (rt. 250... about an hour scenic drive - gorgeous!) and then east on 270 to the Pololu Valley Lookout (DO hike down to the beach if you are adventurous!); take in the Waipaio Valley Lookout and then drive the scenic Hamakua Coast Hwy; nighttime Manta Ray snorkel/dive with Blue Wilderness Dive Co. in Puako. And also there is a fabulous small fish market in Kawaihae about 10 minutes from the condo if you want fish fresh off the boat! We bought some Ahi tuna blocks, and at the fishmonger's suggestion dredged them in Fajita seasoning & pan-seared them a few minutes on each side (yes, it's supposed to be rare inside) - probably the best meal during our entire stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have our guests enjoy our "'special piece of Paradise'"in Puako Beach, as much as we do. We try to make it as comfortable and carefree as possible, so all you have to do is relax, and ENJOY! This family did just that, and we hope they will return again and again. Warm aloha, Karen
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Felt Right at Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear how much our guests enjoyed their stay in our condo. We do everything to make them comfortable, and have everything they will need for a wonderful vacation. Warm Aloha, Karen
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Chicago, IL

No Frills

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to please our guests by providing a clean, and comfortable environment for them. We also try to keep our rates very affordable for families to enjoy. All the beach equipment is provided for their use, and enjoyment, making it easy to go off to the beach without buying everything needed. All our guests appreciate this.
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good value. needs updating

  • 3 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a bargain in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have our guests have such a wonderful time in our condo. We have many guests that return year after year, because of all the extra little details we have for them. Always keeping things available that they enjoy. Warm aloha Karen
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Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Special Fall Rates: September, October, November: $ 139.00/night still have openings available, hurry!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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