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WAIALEA BAY HOME! Steps from a world class beach. AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,330 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This recently updated home is located on one of the best beaches on the island. The homes is steps from the sandy beach yet has mature vegetation to give you privacy from the public beach. The home is affectionately names Kolea (the Hawaiian name for the Pacific Golden Plover) are believed to have been migrating between Alaska and Hawaii for at least 120,000 years, returning to the same spot year after year. This is one of four homes in this family compound (see also Honu, Ehu Kai and Ulu Niu), Kolea itself represents continuity, with many families returning to it every year—for good reason: it is a rare find: a beachfront vacation home at an affordable rate. Set amid the cooling shade of a coconut palm collection that was once the largest in the state, Kolea’s grassy yard is nearly an acre in size—great for children. Steps away is the white sand beach of Waialea Bay, where you’ll swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe while enjoying the honu (sea turtles), manta rays and wintertime whale activity.

The three-bedroom, two-bath, two-story home, built in 1969 and recently renovated in 2017, offers comfortable beachside living with cool breezes, outdoor dining, ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Kolea is one of only a handful of vacation rentals available on Waialea Bay, a prized location for a Hawaii vacation.

TA and GE tax number 003-998-7200-01

Keywords: beach front house, Puako/Waialea Bay area,

oceanfront house, sandy beach, 3 bedroom beach house

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Fox
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Mary Fox

loha, 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 nearby 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 Fox chose Kamuela

A great family beach house with all the comforts of home, yet steps to the world class Waialea Bay.

What makes this house unique

This beach front home offers you one of the best locations to enjoy Waialea Bay. The home itself is cool and comfortable with AC in the bedrooms and ocean breezes throughout.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a wonderful family home. The home can accommodate 3 couples or a family with kids. The updates that were recently finished are exquisite. The whole downstairs is like new and has AC in all three bedrooms. The upstairs retains the charm of 'Old Hawaii' and has beautiful views of the ocean. The vegetation around the yard provides nice privacy from the pubic beach yet you are still close enough that you are steps from the white sandy beach. This will be my go to vacation rental on the Big Island from now on. Thank you so much to the Owners for providing such a comfortable and well stocked home and for 2Papayas for their attentiveness and impeccible service.
Jun 2017
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Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom adjacent to the bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs attached to the bedroom
  • There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse after a day on the beach
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs bedroom with attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with AC and adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Downstairs bedroom with AC with shared bathroom nearby
  • Each bedroom has an air conditioning unit. The home also has a pack and play (portable crib) with sheets.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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WAIALEA BAY HOME! Steps from a world class beach. AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 21 reviews

The best beach, remodel and management company!

  • 5 of 5

This review is a bit delayed but after looking at photos of our trip recently, we wanted to share the good news. This was our first time staying at a private home rather than a hotel, so we were a bit leery. However, 2 Papayas, the management company met us at the house to show us around, and familiarize us with the area, the beach and the appliances. The house had just undergone a remodel which was a lovely and comfortable blend of new modern house with the original beach house feel. The windows let in lots of breeze and sunlight; the AC was appreciated one warm night but the rest of the time, we had the windows open so the lovely ocean breezes could waft through the house. The owners have thought of every convenience from the outdoor shower to wash to salt and sand off after a day at the great beach, to king-size beds, fresh, crisp sheets and a kitchen stocked with everything we needed to enjoy meals on the covered ocean side lanai! Every day we swam in the bay more than once, often sighting turtles and manta rays. We will be back and recommend this highly to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We would love to have you and your family back anytime.
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Kamuela, Hawaii, USA

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for opening your home to our family. We have stayed in a lot of rentals and this is now one our families favorites on the Kohala Coast. The outdoor dining area was a great place to eat and hang out when we weren't on beach. We loved that we had a view of the ocean from the house yet the landscaping gave us privacy from the public beach. The beach is just beyond the yard, accessed from a little gate in the yard. The beach is nice and sandy with shady trees and wonderful snorkeling. I highly recommend this property for vacationers to the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and modern feeling home with oceanview

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay on the Big Island! Easy walking access to a beautiful white-sand beach right out front of the property. The house itself is charming, spacious and clean, with a great porch for dining outside. Close to shops and other great beaches! Would definitely stay here again! Wonderful place for family and friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 days in Paradise !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this home and had a wonderful family vacation. The home had everything we could wish for and more. Well stocked kitchen, lovely home, comfortable beds, air-conditioning in the bedrooms which we didn’t need, amazing sunsets and stunning views of Waialea Bay right from the lanai. Beautiful large yard with outdoor shower which we all enjoyed using and just a few steps from your private yard out to the shoreline and sandy beach! Amazing snorkeling, swimming just steps away. Nearby farmers market, fresh fish market, Puako General Store which had just about anything we needed. Thank you to 2 Papayas management . We will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our time on Waialea Bay at this home. We are very familiar with the Big Island and this has now become our favorite place to stay. The beach provides endless hours of fun, either just relaxing on the sand or snorkeling around. The bay was nice and calm so paddle boarding or kayaking is easy from the shore. The rental had everything we needed to make meals at home and even grill local fish from 'Da Fish House'. It really felt like home away from home. I am going to recommend this property to all of our friends and family. 2Papayas was also a pleasure to work with and made everything easy. We are looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly beach not so heavenly house management

  • 2 of 5

The beach is amazing, absolutely heavenly snorkeling. The home management company was condescending at best and really quite rude. They unfortunately manage quite a few homes on this beach but there are alternatives and we will seek them. As for the House the downstairs is dank and lots of bugs, the shower backs up. The upstairs is fine though (not fancy but not full of bugs and clean). Great breeze from the ocean where up the hill it will be hot at night it's not so here. Watch your things on the beach, lots of theft happening, don't leave anything valuable.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE: 7/2017 The house was recently updated throughout, including the downstairs where a third bedroom was added and AC is now included in each bedroom. The upgraded home offers guests a very comfortable experience inside and out. We look forward to hearing what current guests have to say and would love to have past guest return to enjoy the updated home. ORIGINAL RESPONSE: We are saddened and disappointed that this traveler had a less than stellar experience with the house and with us. Having received awards for "Best Property Managers" for three years, we pride ourselves in good customer relations with a friendly aloha attitude, but it sounds like we missed the mark with this guest. Interestingly, this review was posted in April 2016 with a check-in date of October 7, 2015 but upon reviewing our records we did not show a check-in on that day. We would love to have our mystery guest contact us so we can make this right. We are lucky enough to have vendors available to us at a moment's notice, or at least a day's notice, so we would hope that any guest who has an issue with anything, including plumbing or pests would contact us during their visit so we can correct any issues at hand. As for the "dank and buggy downstairs room"; Kolea will be remodeled this fall so everything will be bright and new. Look for photos of the remodel coming in 2017. Mahalo, the Management of 2 Papayas
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
numerous golf coursese
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Under the Bodhi Tree
Nearest Beach
Waialea Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Quotable rates are for planning purposes only and are NOT AN EXACT QUOTE due to seasonal pricing, number of people in your party and limitations by vrbo software. Please call or email us directly for an exact quote for your stay. We are a licensed Real Estate company in Hawaii managing this home on behalf of the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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