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WAIALEA BAY~Steps to the sandy beach~Ocean views~

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

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

Simply built and lushly landscaped for beachside living, Honu offers a comfortable living/dining area and convenient kitchen with newer appliances at the center of the house, with two bedrooms and adjoining baths on opposite ends for privacy. Hardwood floors, expansive windows and ceiling fans throughout add to your comfort. All rooms have ocean views, as well as the covered lanai that overlooks the beautiful yard surrounded by bright purple bougainvillea and strikingly contrasting Royal Poinciana. Mature plantings include Singapore plumeria for lei-making, crown flowers that attract monarch butterflies, tiare gardenia, and fragrant pikake planted just outside the master bedroom.

The yard and plantings also serve to create privacy, while the garden walk gets you right to the beach, where you’ll swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe while enjoying the manta rays, wintertime whale activity, and of course the enchanting honu.

State of Hawaii TA and GE tax number 016-064-9216-01

Keywords: beach house, oceanfront house, cottage, Puako house, Waialea Bay house, beach cottage, seaside house

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely home. The view is the best. It is quiet and good for 2 couples. Very much appreciated the beach chairs, umbrella etc. We had a lovely stay.
Jan 2017
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

WAIALEA BAY~Steps to the sandy beach~Ocean views~
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
El Dorado Hills, CA

Perfect Location for Two Couples

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 nights at Honu House...two couples...and the house was situated perfectly with a central living area and kitchen, and the bedrooms at the opposite ends of the house. 2 Papayas staff was super-friendly and very easy to work with. The house is in Puako with a short trail to the beach and many places to wander, explore the coast, and do some snorkeling. It is close to Kona, Kailua, and Waimea...the perfect location. The highlight of our trip was driving north up the coast, not far from the property, we saw whales spouting and leaping out of the ocean. It was a beautiful sight and made for a memorable journey to the Big Island. We loved Honu House and will be staying there again when we return. My only recommendation would be cushions for the chairs on the lanai because everyone wants to sit out there for hours and cushions would make it comfortable enough to do so. Old bones can be so unforgiving...

Aloha and Mahalo for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the Honu House, celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The home was very clean, functional and fully stocked with all essentials! The path to the secluded beach was very short, and the beach itself was perfect - just what the doctor ordered! We would definately stay here again should we return to the Big Island! 2Papayas, the property management company, was wonderful and always responsive to questions - including those related to places to go and where to find the best local food, etc.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at HONA house in Puako. It took awhile to write this in that adequate words can not express our happiness in having done so.

Sorry to say we never got to use the kitchen table , son, daughter in law two grand kids and grandparents..not that we couldn't fit, but every meal was outside on the deck , breakfast and dinner, watching sun come up and sink into the sea at night. In between there was a short walk to our own private beach where snorkels were put on , underwater cameras tied to body and snorkeling and taking pictures with huge and I mean huge turtles. The house is laid out for sleeping and the open windows and fans made for natural cooling at night and waking of the birds in the morning.. Once back to California there were a lot of calls and texting going on between all individuals because we missed our being with each other in the HONA house in what the grand kids called Paradise. We all were ready to do a repeat. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay in a beautiful home and setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe AZ

Fantastic location by beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location with a short walk to the beach !!! And, the shade was fantastic since the sun was very hot

in July. The only thing that would have made it absolutely perfect would have been an air conditioner. House was very well appointed with kitchen utensils, linens, etc. They had everything we needed including beach chairs,

toys for the toddlers, snorkels, and towels. You could hear the waves from the patio !!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA USA

Heavenly Honu House

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Honu was 24/7 Aloha! My brother and his wife along with my husband and I stayed at Honu for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was wonderfully set up for two couples (and would be very good for a family of 4 or 5 as well) with bedrooms at opposite ends of the house and the common living area, kitchen, lanai in the middle. It is situated up a little bit from the beach so that you feel completely private (you can still hear the gentle waves) but is only a 100 steps (I counted!) to a wonderful, shaded bay with superb swimming and snorkeling for beginners and advanced alike. We walked down to the beach every night for wondrous sunsets and happened to be there for the new moon/Jupiter/Venus gathering over the Hawaii blue ocean in the western sky. We will always remember this magical sight. There is so much good stuff that I'm not mentioning but reading other reviews, will give you the full picture. One other very fun feature is the outdoor (very private) shower with hot and cold water. Luxury! We had excellent service, responsiveness and recommendations from 2 Papayas from the start and will happily return and refer this property and 2 Papayas to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, washington

Fantastic vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Honu house on Wailea Bay for another fantastic visit. We have rented various houses from 2 Papaya on Wailea Bay for over 15 years. The houses have always been well maintained, clean and allowed for wonderful visits. We have brought grown kids and grandchildren and friends. Every visit to Wailea Bay has been incredible. The Honu house is our very favorite place. We will return soon and often always to this incredible place.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
numerous golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
Waialea Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Waialea Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Car: necessary


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
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 14.17%

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.

Quotable rates are for planning only; they are NOT an exact quote due to limits in the vrbo program. 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. Cmas/NYs differ

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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