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PUAKO! CHRISTMAS DATES STILL AVAILABLE! Affordable 4 bedroom ocean front home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Hale Lihikai 'House at the Edge of the Sea' Four bedroom home, or two-2 bedroom duplexes. VRBO calendar may show blocked when one side is open, so call if you are interested in just two bedrooms as there may be availability.

This four-bedroom, three-bath home is located right on the water's edge and offers the dual delight of Puako sunsets (which you’ll share with the Honu—sea turtles—who sunbathe on the lava rocks) coupled with views of the summit of Mauna Kea. A well-loved home, where the owners raised their family, Hale Lihikai offers three options for a range of visitors: the Kona Side, the Kohala Side or the entire house, depending on your numbers and needs. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy your time spent amid unique surfing and Hawaiian décor, mature and lush landscaping lovingly planted over the years, and the shoreline of Puako Bay. If you need an additional bedroom for 5 rooms total there is a studio rental above the garage called Hale Lihikai in the Trees VRBO#624088 that can also be rented.

Enter this charming, private place via an arbor by a small pond festooned with water plants, including cabbage and heliotrope. Walk along a coral-lined path beside thick lau’ae ferns, tall bamboo, graceful palms, colorful crotons, huge bird-of-paradise plants and a giant flowering monkeypod tree. The tree is so large that the entire house is cooled by its majestic canopy, and the sea breezes and ceiling fans keep you comfortable whenever you choose to visit. The front porch offers a restful bench under trellises for viewing the plentiful gardens. This is the home’s main entrance, with a beautiful etched-glass door created by Gary Wagner.

The house is set well back from the street, with ample parking reached by passing through a porte-cochere of a separate structure that creates additional privacy from the road.

Hale Lihikai is the perfect vacation home for two families or a multi-generation extended family…with two kitchens (both with ocean views) and accommodations for eight. Rattan furniture throughout is designed for easy living and family life. This home provides quiet contemplation in the gardens, grassy yard, cozy spots for private breakfasts, sunny sand and shore, shaded hammocks, picnic tables on your personal beach …even a “lounging pool” (or wading pool for children) created by lava rocks in the shallows of the ocean!

You will be most likely to spend your time outside it! Hale Lihikai’s sandy “personal beach” is surrounded with Naupaka shrubs, on the other side of which lies the ocean with its lava-rock outcroppings—a favorite spot for Honu to sun themselves. You’ll be tempted to do the same in the natural ocean pool rimmed by rocks—with or without the kids. Your beach has a hammock and lounge chairs under tall, shady palms, picnic tables and a gas grill.

GE and TA tax number 186-467-1232-01

Need something smaller? You can rent each side of this duplex separately!

This home is managed on behalf of the owner by Mary Fox, R (B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Hawaii

Keywords: Oceanfront house, beach house, Puako vacation rental, 4 bedroom house, oceanfront house, 4 bedroom Puako house

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Fox
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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 Puako 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

The photos do not do justice. It is even better in real life. We loved being so close to the ocean. The house was very clean on arrival.
Nov 2014
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bathroom is located near master bedroom on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Attached to the second bedroom on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located off the kitchen on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The only bathroom on the Kona side
  • Several outdoor showers to rinse off after a day on the beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ocean View Master bedroom - 1 king , Located on the Kohala side
    Bedroom 2 on Kohala side - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The beds can be set up as two twin beds or a king bed.
    Bedroom 3 on the Kona side - 1 king , Garden view room on Kona side
    Bedroom 4 on Kona side - 1 double
  • King size beds (2) One king size bed in Kona side and one king size bed in Kohala side, Double Beds (1) Double(Full Bed) on Kona side , Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in Kohala side room/can be converted to a king with advance request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

PUAKO! CHRISTMAS DATES STILL AVAILABLE! Affordable 4 bedroom ocean front home
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 39 reviews

Family stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group here: 7 adults and an infant. Plenty of room, gorgeous views, wonderful decorations. the house was very clean with all the equipment needed for making most of our own meals. The weather was hotter than normal so the evenings were a little on the hot side for sleeping but with plenty of fans and an ocean breeze, even that did not deter from the lovely time we had. I would return in a heart beat. Snorkeling is wonderful, although a bit tricky getting out. We all enjoyed the tide pools. There is a small protected pool right in front of the house, nice for my granddaughter.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay, CA

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our group of seven in this beautifully located beach house - and hope to return again. The beds were comfortable, the kitchens were well stocked, and the appliances worked just fine. We mostly ate "at home" and had everything we needed to do that. The furniture was completely fine for a beach house. It was warm during our visit- but the ceiling fans (and extra fans) kept us basically comfortable. It's Hawaii. The property managers were very attentive to our requests. It is true that the property needs some "upkeep" - there were some issues with the ceiling and the house could use a real "spring cleaning" - not just "ready for the next renters" - maybe even fresh paint to cover some of the bug stains. But we thought the house was a great value and a terrific vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location but hot as h--- for our stay.

  • 2 of 5

Would heartily agree that the "Kona" side is getting dated and in need of a refurb....including a window ac in the small "garden" bedroom" with a view of a fishnet draped wall and no ventilation is a needed improvement. Had to spend a night sleeping on a lawnchair where I was devoured by mosquitoes, then 2 nights on the sofa because it was too hot to sleep in the tiny airless Kona br. With the addition of bedroom acs for those hot nights in July this could be a delightful place.We offered to buy a window unit at Costco but were only offered a fan and no response from the rental agent. Ultimately we had to move into an ac hotel for the rest of our stay. The rest of the family toughed out a family reunion in the nicer and airier Kohala side. There was a wedding tent city erected in the adjacent property with some 20 vehicles, though they were not unduly loud. Overall would not return in July.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Tisbury, MA

Lovely location & manager, house a bit tired

  • 4 of 5

This is our second stay in the Kona side of this property. Still in love with the location, right on the water in Puako with turtles sunbathing on the rocks! It has a great 3 mile run to the surf spot & back, snorkeling if the weather allows, and a charming well-stocked general store an easy walk. Great rental company, always friendly & leave helpful info & tips. If you're concerned about privacy from the other condo, no worries - it's very thoughtfully screened & fenced so that you hardly notice that you have neighbors.

The house itself is getting pretty tired in spots, definitely deteriorated from out last visit 2 years ago. The older bathroom is a bit grimey but the shower still has great hot water & great water pressure. The beds and sheets are soft & comfy (master is a good size, but the second bedroom is pretty tight - think Europe). The living room is average - furniture is worn and not too comfortable but has a great view of the water. The kitchen was our main complaint - it is sorely in need of an appliance & supply update. The dishwasher would not turn on (front panel was also missing), the little mini-range was probably just above the level of piece-of-junk brand new and now the temperature knob spins like the wheel-of-fortune leaving you guessing. The toaster burns one corner of your bread black and leaves the other corner raw. The knives cut about as well as a spoon & the silverware is pretty rusted.

In short: if you're looking to spend very little time indoors, want to be on the water, and only care about the water pressure, the bed, and the view it's a perfect spot. If you're planning on spending any time lounging in the living room or cooking, look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Puako. The house is right on the beach; clean, comfortable, full of charming memorabilia and antiques. The bed in the beachfront Kohala bedroom was super comfortable, and the numerous fans kept us cool at night. The kitchen had all the equipment and gadgets needed for meal prep, and because of the warm days, we mostly cooked outside on the grill. The neighborhood General Store was well stocked with REAL food (not just snacks) and the proprietors were gracious and friendly. We had to make a supreme effort to put on shirts & shoes to leave the house and the beach tide pools and the turtles, to make a short drive south to glamorous resort shops; or North to the artsy village of Hawi; or East to the cool, misty hill town of Waimea for the Farmers' Market. Some of the best snorkeling we've enjoyed anywhere was at the end of Puako Beach Road. There was so much to do, so close the house, that we'll have to stay twice as long next visit! Thank you for sharing this delightful property with us. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely home. It had everything we needed. We were a party of 8 with two active young boys. The boogie boards, towels, and chairs made beach time easy. The porches and outdoor spaces and hammocks were just what we needed. Loved the beaches at Mauna Kea and Beach 69. Everyone is asking when we can go again. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Cmas/NY
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.17%

Rate varies from $275- $600 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for a full house of 8 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.

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. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.

Manager'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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M's Puako General Store
Hapuna Beach Park
"Consistently voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world."
Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine & Musiquarium
Waialea Bay
"Locally known as "Beach 69" this sandy beach is great for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathin..."
Mauna Kea Beach
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
19 (Queen Ka'ahumanu)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hapuna State Park
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Hapuna Prince Hotel
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Hapuna Beach Park
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Waialea Bay
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Puako General Store
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
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