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Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

SUMMER SPECIAL! August and October 2016 dates only!

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


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

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 number W 00480306-01

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
SUMMER SPECIAL! August and October 2016 dates only!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 19 reviews

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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Prior Lake

Wonderful family home, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Between the waves next door at Hapuna Beach and the wonderful snorkeling right out back, Whale's Tail was everything we had hoped for. We needed a vacation that was relaxing and we don't like to eat out. The kitchen was amazing. It was so nice to have a beautiful home to enjoy along with the recreational activities so close.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three generation family vacation -

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house in a gorgeous water front location for a family of eight. A week of fun... sunset views each evening, snorkeling daily. The kitchen is very well equipped and conducive to excellent meal preparation. Good amenities in lovely house.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Whale's Tale was a perfect place for a relaxing get away. Three spacious bedroom suites with attached baths provided privacy. The common areas are beautifully decorated. The sandy beach, a rarity in Puako, makes enjoying the ocean easy.

Sea life was abundant. We even saw a seahorse!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This beachside bungalow was everything we hoped for in a Hawaii vacation rental! Every aspect of this well equipped home is just as described and pictured. We comfortably accommodated eight people for part of our stay. This cottage is in a quiet location just steps from the beach in Puako. If you're looking for something away from the crowds in Kona or the resort areas, this place is perfect! The reef right off the house provided excellent snorkeling opportunities, and sea turtles were all around. The best part for us, though, was the ability to view whales just about any moment one looked out! Definitely bring a pair of binoculars for viewing from the house or lanai, and I highly recommend renting a kayak or two and paddling out into the calm waters of Puako Bay for up close whale encounters!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 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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Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Special July to September 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Cmas/NY
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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.

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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