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Stunning Puako Tropical Beach House Fabulous Sandy Beach, Heated Infinity Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms and media room 6.5 baths, sleeps 10 WE HAVE A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.

Hale Nana Kohola (Whale Watch House) Located in the heart of Puako, offers a tropical retreat that showcases the best of Hawaii and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Escape to the sunny Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's perfect year-round weather allows for your endless summer. Puako is one of the sunniest spots in all Hawaii. This tropical paradise meets the blue Pacific ocean. Hale Nana Kohola frames Haleakala, Maui's highest peak directly from the gorgeous lanais across the reflective HEATED infinity swimming pool.

You feel thoroughly at home, and completely at your best with every imaginable amenity. Designed to inspire, its beauty and connects you with the surrounding environment.

'Hale Nana Kohola' Villa is 4500 sq ft of architectural masterpiece on the beach in beautiful Puako. 3000 additional sq. ft. of lanais to lounge around on when you're not at the beach. Kayaking and snorkeling only steps away in pristine clear coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed.

We have a seven night minimum stay. The only reason it may show lesson seven nights is because the HomeAway calendar is very confusing.

This home offers 2 master suites, 2 guest bedrooms with their own baths, a media room with a bath, an open living, dining and gourmet kitchen area with cathedral ceilings that opens to a huge covered lanai adjacent to the 46' 360 degree infinity pool. Each bedroom, the living and media room, each have a large flat screen TV complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. (Bring your IPOD!) Great care was taken with the landscape, creating a beautiful palm tree oasis on the ocean side. This gorgeously designed home is topped off with a 3rd story 'whale watch' retreat that offers 360 degree view

We have a 7 night minimum stay. Even though it shows 1 night on HomeAway and VRBO. The reason for this is it was confusing our guests the way the calendar is written.

This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodation Hawaii Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 And general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01

On Island manager is Jodi Anderson 808-443-8934

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016

About The Owner

Jane is an artist and a designer and Ron is a contractor. They both have teamed up over the last forty years to build homes with balance and flow that they and visitors can enjoy. It is like creating a feeling that is appealing to the senses. Over the years with Jane’s visions and Ron’s construction ability and help from various architects, several of their homes have been awarded; have been in charity events for architectural walks and in publications.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Kohala Coast

When we found Puako we felt we were home. It reminded us of old Hawaii, a sleepy little street running along the Beautiful Kahoka Coast. It was not our intent while building to use it as a vacation rental. It just happened and we have been very fortunate to share this paradise with others.

What makes this house unique

No need to make arrangements and rent kayaks, stand up boards, swimming gear, beach chairs and other nominally not supplied amenities. Hale Nana Kohola Will save you hundreds of dollars in rental expenses and inconvenience supplying all necessary equipment. There are also many amenities in the house such as bicycle cruisers and of course high-speed Wi-Fi. There are many options of free movies and the sound system due out to play your favorite music. The swimming pool is a heated saltwater pool which normally does not irritate your eyes such as chlorinated pools. There is also a workout equipment on the upper floor to be able to watch the ocean and get some exercise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ron,

I will write more after our trip, but just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we are enjoying our vacation at your beautiful home on the Big Island. Your home is amazing, exquisite, and such a treat for our whole family-kids, parents, and grandparents included. The setting is idyllic and tranquil and offers so much for us all to do, whether relaxing on the lanai, by the pool, swimming in the pool or bay, snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding, exploring the tide pools, or walking the quaint community of Puako. I already know it will be hard to leave your little slice of paradise on Saturday.

And I also wanted to mention that Jodi has been so welcoming, helpful, and a true life saver! We had a rough trip to the Big Island on Friday. Our flight was delayed multiple times in Denver due to mechanical issues with two different planes. My parents, however, were on a different flight from Arizona and were on time. This was a problem since the plan was to meet up in Kona and drive up to Puako together. So as I sat in the airport while my parents were in the air, I started to panic and was texting Jodi to inform her that I wasn't sure when we would be able to get there. As the day wore on it became clear we were going to be at least several hours behind my parents. She called my nerves and graciously offered to stock the house with groceries for Friday night and Saturday breakfast, and even go out of her way to pick my parents up at the airport and bring them to your house. I was so, so thankful!! As it turned out, we were delayed almost 6 hours, so Jodi really saved the day for us!

Though we arrived to storms and heavy rain throughout the night, the weather cleared Saturday morning and has been gorgeous ever since.

We feel truly blessed to be able to spend special time with family in this special place. Thank you for sharing your little bit of heaven with us!! I am already trying to think of excuses to come back someday!

Most sincerely,

Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Stunning Puako Tropical Beach House Fabulous Sandy Beach, Heated Infinity Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Perfect location for our big island vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time on our recent vacation to the big island... and we loved staying at the Jenny's house! Our party included my husband and me, our three young children and my parents. The home is meticulously decorated and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. We loved the fabulous bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, the huge sliding doors, and the swimming pool. But best of all was the location... it was such a peaceful and quiet spot that mostly we felt like we were on our own private beach. The water right in front of the house is very calm and great for kids to swim in and poke around. Every day we saw beautiful sea turtles lounging in the waters there and whales dancing out on the horizon. This is exactly what we were looking for... the relaxation of a beautiful home instead of a busy resort. We had some great adventures during our stay-- a fabulous tour of Volcano National Park (we used the Lavaland tour company), a trip up to the top of Mauna Kea, a boat trip, etc, dinner and some very delicious shave ice at the Blue Dragon. But my favorite part of our time on the big island was honestly just hanging out the house. Hopefully we will be able to return before too long!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Mahalos for taking the time to review our home. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful that the children were able to swim in the ocean safely in the protected area and also were able to spend a lot of time in the swimming pool. Our staff so much enjoyed your family visit and we will all welcome you back with open arms.
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As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at this home on beautiful Puako Rd. I especially recommend it to you if you prefer to stay out of a resort. Puako Road is a very pleasant and low-key location and a great one for a morning jog. It is also in an area between two resorts, so it's very convenient for shopping and restaurants. Some of the highlights of the home for me were: the art and style of the home, the awesome kitchen, the location on a point with great snorkeling nearby, the infinity pool, the sound system with great music, the master bedrooms. Note that if you travel with small children, all bedrooms are in separate buildings and accessible "from outside". Thank you to the owners for sharing such a well-equipped, well-designed home. This was one of our most relaxing vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is a one of a kind! It has absolutely everything you need and everything is neatly labeled and easy to find. With 3 little kids in tow we have been renting houses all over for the past 5 years and this is top rated in our family. The location is amazing, the house is gorgeous and clean! We hired a chef for dinner and ended up hiring him for almost every night because there was clearly no better spot on the island with comparable views.

My kids are already asking when we can go back to the hawaii house!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We heard from our staff and neighbors, what a wonderful time your children had in the pool and what great parents you are. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and will be thrilled to have your family back to our home in Hawaii. Many Mahalos Ron
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Graceful, clean, well maintained and appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Accurate description of this spectacular property provided on web site. Stayed in using SUP's, kayaks, snokeling gear, games, beach and pool. Perfect for our family of ages 10 mo to 65+. Highly recommend and we will return. Quiet, relaxing, plenty of space for everyone. Played golf at Mauna Kea, walked to Petroglyphs close to Mauna Lani. Loved the turtles in the bay in front of the house. Wish I was there right now.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your family enjoyed their stay. Love to have you all back, and Mahaol for the kind words.
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Great property.

  • 5 of 5

This has been our 5th trip to Hawaii staying at this property. It is perfectly located on Puako Beach. It has 4 (5 with the media room) master bedrooms for a fantastic family vacation. Family dinners/BBQ on the deck at sunset is unparalleled. We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and I so greatly appreciate your family returning to our home in Puako Beach. Our on island staff, Jody, Peter, and the cleaning crew also very much love having your family as return guests in our home. You are always welcome. Many Mahalos, Ron
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful Hawaiian home - right on the ocean, with a wonderful beach to walk on, a lovely lawn area, a hammock between Palm trees, and the nicest Infiniti pool and deck! It is a lovely home, inside and out. We loved our meals on the lanai as we listened to teh roar of the ocean. The kitchen is fantastic! All the rooms are comfortable. We did not spend much time indoors, but the home is well furnished.

Puako is a lovely little town. The General Store has lots of supplies. We loved walking along the Main Street, visiting the little church, and walking along the Puako ocean front homes. The home is accommodating for a wheelchair person. A member of our party was able to enjoy a lovely room on the main level, and he loved sitting by the pool and in the lanai area. The owners have made the home accessible and enjoyable for the handicapped vacationer.

This is a beautiful home. It was perfect for our dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Mahalos for the wonderful review and kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am also working on improving the accessable amenities for your next stay, Aloha and Mahalo Ron
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Approximately 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Car: recommended

Between Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea 24 mi north of Kona airport

Other Activities: Kayaking, Turtles

Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Best Whale Watching 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec. 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Best Whale Watching 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $700 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

There is a 7 night minimum stay. I changed this to one night because the calendar was confusing our guests with what dates are available.
We would recommend trip insurance.
Hawaii accommodation Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 and general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01
Jodi Anderson On Island Manager

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Media room bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bath - toilet
  • Both master suites are complete with two lavatories, tub, shower, separate toilet rooms with bidets and large walk-in closets. There is also personal safes in both master suites to store your valuables.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Media room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size air mattress
  • Master bedroom 1 and master bedroom 2 both have amazing ocean views. during whale season you cannot only spot whales, you can hear them summoning their mates. All the bedrooms have their own private bathrooms with fabulous showers.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large modern gourmet kitchen including a unique concrete countertop with fossil inlays and an integral sink, 2 Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, and top of the line appliances. Built-in BBQ and kitchen in lanai/patio area. Free Long Distance. Snorkeling gear. Chefs are available to interview for your stay contact management staff.

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