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PUAKO! OCEAN FRONT! AC! Sandy beach in front/3 bedrooms/private baths

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

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. Set 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,

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The home was very clean and well stocked/furnished. It is perfect! The best part was the view! The layout and ease of access to the beach was also great. Thank you for sharing your view of the world!
Jun 2016
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 - toilet
  • There is also an outdoor shower to rinse off after a day on the beach
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Full rate 7+ day stays are offered one maid service a week courtesy of the owners


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

PUAKO! OCEAN FRONT! AC! Sandy beach in front/3 bedrooms/private baths
average rating of 4.904762 based on 23 reviews
Portland, OR

Wonderful house, Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whale's Tail with our group of 6 adults and 2 children, ages 4 and 7. This is a fabulous location for families with young kids as the bay is protected allowing for easy access throughout the day. We also rented kayaks and a standup paddle board from Lat 20 which allowed us to enjoy the bay even more. The house itself if well cared for and has an incredibly well stocked kitchen. We cooked every night and everything we needed as available, including a brand new grill. We will definitely rent the Whale's Tail again -- it's worth it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO, United States

Beautiful beach, spacious house, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our stay and well equipped. The air condition worked great for warm days and the bedrooms were spacious and clean. Beach access is as good as it gets with fantastic snorkeling out the front door. No complaints at all and would stay here again. The current construction next door wasn't a big deal with only some minor hammering and occasional sawing. For the price reduction they're currently offering due to the construction you can't beat this price and location!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland hills ca

Relax and enjoy the views on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time on Puako beach but first time at the Whales Tail. House was exactly what we wanted. Beach in front of house was so nice especially for young kids. Very well stocked with beach chairs, snorkels masks fins etc. 2 papayas were wonderful, made sure we had everything we needed or asked for. Another plus for the Whales Tail is the house has air conditioning. Would highly recommend this house for a great family vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Big Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

First the house: well equipped, with everything you would want, inside and out. The floating lounge chairs are great, snorkeling equipment great. The family kitchen area perfect for a large group. We were only five but we all had room to cook in the kitchen, eat, play games, do whatever we wanted to. Beach was very private, open the gate and boom, the beach. Management: 2papayas, excellent. They welcomed us when we arrived, they had a little welcome package plus some items we ordered. They walked us through the house, how to get in/out and all the things you would want to know about the house plus the Big Island. Great people! The location was perfect as a base camp for this Island. First, you are in the desert, so the weather is always beautiful. But within 20 minutes you are in lush green tropical forest, an hour you are 13,000ft high and 40 degrees. Day trips to the south side or East side are very easy. To be able to experience 11 out of 13 climate zones in one day is amazing. Summary: you cannot go wrong. This house is all equipped, bring you and your clothes and leave the rest and the worries behind. When I come back this is where I will be.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location....Great Amenities

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely well equipped rental from the kitchen to all of the available beach equipment. 2papayas provide excellent service when we needed it. We'd rent it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friday Harbor, WA USA

Three Weeks At The Whales Tail

  • 4 of 5

Nice, relatively secluded, location. Good swimming, snorkeling and views of the Humpback migration to Alaska.

Well equipped house and kitchen, and nicely furnished. Easy access to Puako General Store.

The road noise, especially early in the morning, is truly annoying.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • 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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Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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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

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.17%

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. We do not accept credit cards or ask you to wire funds.

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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