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Mary Fox

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

~SPECIAL Rate~ September 2016 dates ONLY!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Aloha Guests, please note the rate of this lovely home is dependent on the number of people staying. Ulu Niu is a rare find: a beachfront three bedroom vacation property at an affordable rate. Lovingly hand constructed by the owner 20 years ago, this hideaway is set in a lush coconut grove that provides privacy and shade from the tropical sun. Yet just beyond the verdant plantings lies a white-sand beach on Waialea Bay: “perfect sand, gorgeous water, interesting shapes to photograph, a treasure trove of interesting shells and coral,” wrote one guest. This is one of the few natural sand beaches on the Big Island. Swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe on the beach right in front of the house—the perfect spot for children and adults alike.

Mature plantings, carefully situated, plus two-level design create a haven of comfort for enjoying beach living while capturing the best of the coastal breezes. Beautifully crafted with oak floors, redwood paneling and koa shelving, Ulu Niu is lovingly decorated with artwork by renowned local artists, all related to the owners. Casement windows with venetian blinds between the glass layers attest to the thoughtful design of this tropical home, carefully maintained by the original owner/builders.

The second floor contains the main living area with high beam ceiling, spacious open dining room and kitchen plus comfortable seating for reading or watching television. Just outside is the covered lanai, which offers open-air dining with cooling breezes, ocean views and Hawaii’s famed sunsets. The two bedrooms on this level include an oceanview bedroom and a full bath.

A large dorm-style bedroom on the ground floor, with a separate entrance, contains multiple beds for teens or younger children with a nanny. Also provided are a bathroom and shower plus a laundry room. The carport keeps your vehicles out of the sun for comfortable driving. GE and TA tax #003-998-7200-01

This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii.

Keywords: 3 bedroom house, oceanfront house, beach house, Puako house, Wailea Bay house

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Fox (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Mary Fox

Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Waialea Bay resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise....

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed at probably 12 different vrbo/2Papaya/airbnb houses on the islands over the last ten years. Each place has had its charms and I can't think of any of our stays that were disappointing.

The place was great mostly because of the location. It was also great because you folks made it so welcoming and the process so seamless. You are to be commended.

I think we will be back...although part of the adventure is in discovery so we might try another 2Papaya house.

In any event thanks for what and how you do what you do ... others could learn a thing or two from you.
Jul 2015
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based on 24 traveler reviews

~SPECIAL Rate~ September 2016 dates ONLY!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 28 reviews
Fort Collins, CO


  • 5 of 5

My family ( 2 daughters, son in law and two year old grandson) was on the big Island for a wedding. My daughter and her husband and toddler stayed in the lower apartment. The house was very clean and well stocked. We loved the house!! It was steps to the beach. The house had everything you would need to go to the beach, chairs etc. The property manager was very helpful. She had a few groceries delivered so we would be able to have breakfast in the morning. We will be definitely be coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In love with this house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very charming and the location is AMAZING! Steps to the beach! We stayed here as a family of 4 (2 adults, 11 year old and 14 year old) for 9 days. The house was very clean and had everything we needed including beach chairs, coolers, etc. The kitchen was fully equipped. We were here mid July - no AC - but, the breeze off the ocean was almost always enough air for us. The bathrooms could use updating but certainly weren't spending our time in the bathroom! When the guys would go diving, it was very safe and very easy for my daughter and I to just hang out on the beach and in the house. When our teenage son decided he would be lazy, he just stayed in the house and we were steps away loving the beach and water. We enjoyed the open concept kitchen and living area as a family and loved the lanai for meals and just relaxing. The location in Puako is amazing and the sandy beach was pretty quiet (on our end in front of the house) even though it is a public beach. Snorkeling and swimming, stand up paddle boarding were great right off the beach. The outdoor shower was a great feature, too. Parking, a clothes line for scuba stuff and towels, the list goes on with the details to make our life easy. I am a total snob about accommodations and I was in love with the charm of this house. It's not "fancy", but, it is awesome! I would stay here again in a heart beat! Also, the booking agent was beyond wonderful and friendly and helpful. If you get a chance to stay here, go for it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Ilu Niu

  • 5 of 5

Since 1950 I have visited Hawaii many times. My favorite will always be Puaco. We have enjoyed Honu, Kolea, and Ulu Niu. These homes are comfortable; clean and well stocked with what a family needs. The privacy and quiet surroundings are very special. The beach is more crowded than earlier visits, but still very wonderful. My thanks for your care of these homes. Being able to live so peacefully in a popular place like Hawaii is a real privilege.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Ulu Niu - Perfect

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was fine. Nothing special. Just a great rustic beach house. What was amazing was the location. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. The beach is small, with shade and a rope swing and a lovely little coral reef. So lovely to wake up first thing in the morning and go snorkeling. Not a lot of great food nearby. We ate at the taco & burger place a bunch, which was fine. And we cooked at Ulu Niu, which was also fine.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ulu Niu - The Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights at Ulu Niu and absolutely loved it. The semi-private beach, which feels more like your own private beach, is just steps away from the house and was perfect for morning and late afternoon swims. There were even beach towels, chairs and floats provided.

The house was extremely clean, well stocked and exactly as the photos show it to be. We ate breakfast and dinner every day out on the lanai and it felt like we were at a resort. A beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Would definitely stay here again.

You have to try the local food at Kaaloa’s Super Js in Captain Cook, south of Kona. Excellent pork lau lau with lomi lomi salmon, and a place you will not forget!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pueblo West, CO, USA

Ulu Niu -our adopted Hawaiian home!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 12th stay (one at Kolea and the rest at Ulu Niu). We feel like we are coming home each a wonderfully livable home, a fabulous beach, and amazing snorkeling. We have seen scads of fish, eels, turtles, manta rays...all in "our own bay"! We bring family and friends with us as newbies to the islands each time and find the location is convienient to all the wonderful sites like Volcanoes, Waipio Valley, Popolu Valley, and shopping/dining at the nearby resorts. We only wish we could stay longer and return more frequently! Best of all, our youngest daughter became engaged on the beach thus trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
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Hapuna Beach Park
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Waialea Bay
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Puako Boat Ramp
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Puako General Store
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
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Foodland Farms
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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July to September 2016
Jun 29 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
2015 Cmas/NY
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 5 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 14.17%

Rate varies from $500-$600 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 4 persons. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

Quotable rates are for planning only; they are NOT an exact quote due to limits in the vrbo program. We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Cmas/NYs differ

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ocean View Master bedroom - 1 king , Oceanview bedroom has a king-size bed
    Second Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Garden view upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds
  • King size beds (1) Oceanview bedroom has a king-size bed, Queen size Beds (1) Garden view upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed, Double Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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