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Early holiday? available until December 26!

Puako, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled comfortably within the graceful curve of Puako Bay, this home site is protected by a whale’s tail-shaped lava outcropping. A light and airy house with cathedral ceilings, it offers peaceful comfort, spectacular views and the gentle sounds of water lapping on the shore. Located well back from Puako Beach Drive, next door to the tiny historic Hokuloa Church, the Whale’s Tail is a surprise delight: nothing from the street side prepares you for the landscaped yard, large and sunny patio, covered lanai…right next to the sandy beach and quiet waters of the Pacific Ocean. Configured to sleep eight in three bedrooms with three baths, the Whale’s Tail offers views of the bay, Maui and its volcanic mountain Haleakala, and our own Kohala Mountains

Combine the sandy beach next to your back yard with the thoughtfully placed windows that give you excellent views from nearly every spot in the house—upstairs and down—and you’ll love the Whale’s Tail for you Hawaii vacation. Not only is the entire ocean-facing wall built with windows, but also an additional row of large clerestory windows above them ensures that the second- floor loft space and bedrooms have ocean and sunset views. The décor throughout the home echoes the beach, ocean, sky and mountain environment: clean white walls, sandy shades of upholstery, blue-gray cabinetry and tiles of sand and sea colors. Original, local artwork—even in the bathrooms—adds to your sense of place in this very special corner of paradise. GE and TAX #097-892-3520-01

Keywords: 3 bedroom home, beach house, Puako beachfront home, oceanfront house, seaside house,

Property Manager

Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

Member Since 2005
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

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 local 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....

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Puako

Puako is a special place to spend your time. It is a quiet ocean front community nestled among some of the worlds best beaches and resorts. This particular home is located on one of the few sandy shorelines in Puako, giving you the perfect place to snorkel, paddle board or kayak.

What makes this House unique

Steps from the property is the sandy beach and easy ocean access.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Upstairs master bedroom
        1 king, with attached full bathroom
      • Second upstairs bedroom
        2 queen, attached full bathroom
      • Downstairs Bedroom
        1 king, Attached full bathroom
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom attached to Master bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks
      • Attached to second upstairs bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sink
      • Attached to downstairs bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks
      • Bathroom off living room
      • There is also an outdoor shower to rinse off after a day on the beach

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Stunning beach and ocean views from the home
        • Beachfront
          one of the few sandy Puako beaches is steps from the property
        • Near The Ocean
          If you want to try other beaches out then Hapuna, Waialea Bay and several other world class beaches are a short car ride away
        • Ocean View
          Beautiful ocean views from the home
        • Oceanfront
          An ideal location to the ocean and sand, steps away


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Large living room with couches and TV
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Fully air conditioned home
                    • Garage
                      2 car garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      detergent also provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          We have a list of private chefs for hire
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Soap also provided
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Beautiful ocean view kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee grinder and filters also provided
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt and pepper. Other various oils and spices may be at the rental as well.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Indoor table can accommodate up to 8 people and outdoor dining table can accommodation up to 6.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen TV in living room. There is a TV in the downstairs bedroom as well.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      with dining table and lounge chairs
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Private yard with lounge chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • jetted tub

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Full rate 7+ day stays are offered one maid service a week courtesy of the owners

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  27 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Ryan A.Seattle WA

                                                                  Property is exactly as described. Well taken care of, spacious and comfortable. Steps away from an incredible beach. Property managers were very friendly and accommodating. Could not have asked for more! Highly recommended.

                                                                  Excellent Property

                                                                  John R.

                                                                  The house was wonderful (great layout) and having the water right off the rear yard was awesome. The Puako Road location makes it easy to get anywhere. The reef right behind the house is loaded with turtles, rays, and a wide variety of colorful fish. We had never snorkeled before but it became one of our daily rituals at this home. A very relaxing environment.

                                                                  As nice as it looks

                                                                  Ron G.

                                                                  I hate to say this because I would like to keep this place a secret, but it really is every bit as nice as it looks in the photos.

                                                                  Beautiful setting right on a sandy beach at Puako Bay

                                                                  Jo S.

                                                                  Very nice property! The house is located in Puako, a little village right on Puako Bay. The rooms are all light and roomy. The kitchen is fully equipped, the mattresses are very comfortable and you have a gorgeous view at the bay and a real sand beach for your enjoyment.

                                                                  Although the property is not located in the “thick of things” you are not very far from some good dining choices , but most of all you are at a very comfortable house in a beautifull setting just screaming at you to relax. However, if you have to do something you will find masks, snorkel and fins in the garage along with some beach toys that allow you to explore marine life right off your beach.

                                                                  AMAZING home on a STUNNING beach

                                                                  Marley T.

                                                                  Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The home had everything we needed and if there was anything we desired then the property management company quickly helped us. The beach in front of this house is nice and sandy and even seems more protected from the elements. I recommend this home for anyone interested in the Puako area.

                                                                  We had a great time and the house was great (better then great)

                                                                  Larry C.

                                                                  The house was laid out really well. The view from our bedroom was more then any one would have expected. We walked out to the beach (just a few steps) and watched the gentle wave hit the lava rock out in the bay.


                                                                  Puako, HI, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Quotable rates are for planning purposes only & are NOT AN EXACT QUOTE due to limitations in the vrbo programming & price differences for the number of people staying. Please call or email us for an exact quote. We are a local, professional real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the homeowner.

                                                                  27 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 318026vb