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Oceanfront Private Home | Turtle Sanctuary | Exceptional Snorkeling | Best Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Baths, 20 ft Direct Access to Ocean

Come enjoy Hawaii’s Big Island’s best-kept secret: the town of Puako.

Stay in our outstanding oceanfront home nestled less than ten minutes between the Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani resorts. Our property is protected by a seawall and has immediate access to the ocean with steps leading straight to the black sand shore and tide pools into the ocean right at your feet. Fully renovated and exquisitely decorated with an elegant island feel, our home offers 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, including a separate master suite and separate 2 bedroom pod. Conducive for indoor/outdoor dining for up to 12, with doors that fold entirely away creating the perfect open venue for entertaining and enjoying the spectacular sunsets and the sounds of the ocean waves. Comfortably Sleeps 10.


Puako is famed as Hawaii’s sunniest spot boasting its perfect year-round weather and unbeatable location. It is the only oceanfront community along the Kohala Coast with its original charm intact- where the new and old authentic flavor of the island stand true with the enchanting Pacific Ocean as its backdrop.


Water Sports: Snorkeling and Diving – experience one of the best, protected turtle sanctuary and coral reef formations Hawaii has to offer: boogie boarding, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking. There is some snorkeling gear at the house, but we recommend getting gear that is best suited for each individual.

Other in-house activities

Watch the Humpback whales from just 100 yards and witness their occasional breaching, tail slapping and other natural habits. Relax on the lanai while enjoying your coffee and the sunrise or your Mai Tai and the sunset. Soak in the hot tub, gaze upon the mystic stars and enjoy all of the aloha our Puako home has to offer.


Mauna Lani Resort

Nearby Attractions within 10 minutes:

• Beach 69, Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach Resort and Fairmont Orchid beach facilities are all only a short drive’s distance.

• Visit one of several farmers’ markets nearby or walk to the Local Puako store down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

Why Noelle chose Kohala Coast

The weather, the laid back atmosphere, the proximity to resorts minus the downsides of having to stay in one.

Just 20 feet from the ocean, This house encompasses it all. From the unbelievable sunsets, the moon and sunrises, to the spectacular shows of the sea, to the serene setting of the property, to the all-inclusive feel of it with it's close proximity to major high-end resorts and beaches, and golf courses and all sorts of water sports available onsite.

What makes this house unique

One of Hawaii's best, most pristine, turtle sanctuaries and Coral Reefs are just steps off our lanai. With the ocean literally at your feet, it provides guests unique experience of enjoying a multitude of water sports accessed directly from the property.

Walking distance to Mauni Lani Resorts and just a 10 minute drive to Mauna Kea Resort and Fairmont Orchid.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a great time, a group my wife works with may contact you about renting the house".
Jun 2013
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Luxurious soaking tub, with separate outdoor shower
    Master Bathroom 1 (Main House) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom 2 (Main House) - toilet , shower
    Shared Bathroom (Detached Pod) - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom (Main House) - toilet , shower , Gorgeous full guest bath with stunning details
  • 5 Full Bathrooms - Beach towels provided
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master Suite has separate yoga/toddler room and bathtub
    Master Bedroom 1 (Main House) - 1 king , With own private bath
    Master Bedroom 2 (Main House) - 1 king , With own private bath
    Bedroom 1 (Detached Pod) - 1 queen , With shared bath in separate pod
    Bedroom 2 (Detached Pod) - 1 queen , With shared bath in separate pod
  • 5 bedrooms: 3 King beds, 2 Queen beds, plus queen sizes lanai in TV room. Linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Enjoy the turtles that come visit you at your steps, almost daily, watch the occasional local net fisherman do their thing from the lanai - fascinating! Steps to ocean Beach Chairs Outdoor Grill Lanai Beach Towels Clothes lines 2 outside showers


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Private Home | Turtle Sanctuary | Exceptional Snorkeling | Best Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA

Great house. Very spacious. View is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. It was in a different area then we normally do so we visited different restaurants. We saw turtles and whales and visited a lot of beaches. It had plenty of parking.

If you have people who get up early and others that don't, you might want to put the late sleepers in the Master Bedroom or pod. The main two bedrooms not quiet in morning if your housemates use the kitchen or living room. Dawn was quite helpful and when I had car trouble immediately after getting the car asked the next door neighbor to help. The neighbor kindly helped. Noelle the manager was quite helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Serene house for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house is an amazing venue for family reunions. The rooms are located far enough in three buildings for privacy, and the dining/living room are open and bright as a central gathering spot.

The snorkeling in the ocean behind the house is one of the best spots in Big Island. We regularly see boats dropping snorklers near by and we can just walk into the water from the little beach next to the property.

The house is well stocked with high quality amenities. I was a little obsessed with one of the kitchen knifes in the property for cooking, and after coming home, I found the same knife in William Sonoma (for more than $100, in case you're wondering).

The owners of the property are kind and took time to answer many questions. We were glad to have found this house for the family reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious, clean, had spectacular views, and far exceeded my expectations. The ocean was practically at our fingertips. There was plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for a large family and/or entertaining. Pricing was very reasonable for our experience and location. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Puako!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We went with the whole family, in-laws, and a baby. Loved waking up to the ocean sounds, and watching the sunsets with a tropical cocktail. Our favorite part was sparking up the BBQ and sitting outside eating dinner with some music. After dinner we would sit on the sea wall and enjoy the amazingly clear sky full of stars. The house is close to numerous beaches for activities during the day. Great place to stay to unwind. Would recommend this house to others and certainly hope to go back one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Island Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely amazing vacation home on the big island! My family stayed for a week and we wished we could have stayed longer. This is a peaceful and private home with unbelievable snorkeling right out front, but with access to resorts, beaches and island life just minutes away. I cannot recommend this house enough. It was the PERFECT oasis.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property for a family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a special birthday celebration with the whole family: my husband and I, our 3 adult children and their partners, plus my elderly mother. It was perfect! The large well-appointed kitchen, dining areas (inside and out) plus gas grill were great for communal meals and great conversation. Bedrooms and bathrooms inside the house were luxurious (and accessible for my mother's limited mobility); separate 2 bedroom cottage was very comfortable (although hot during our visit - more fans would help). Spectacular sunsets, turtles basking on the shore, and some of the best snorkeling on the island right out front in Puako Bay! It's a little tricky getting into the water from the house, but several amazing beaches are right up the road for the less adventurous. We try to get to the Big Island every year and would definitely bring a large group to the Turtle House again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25.3 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Brown's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
In the front yard
Car: recommended

The property sits on a rare location, directly across from path of migrating whales and its close proximity to deep sea where an abundance of sea life can be witness regularly.

Thanks to the occasional perfect waves the ocean offers just out front the property, it's become known by top notch surfing locals as a 'true secret spot' to surf in Puako!

Puako, is famed as Hawaii’s sunniest spot boasting its perfect year-round weather and unbeatable location; The only oceanfront community along the Kohala Coast with its original charm intact, where the new and old authentic flavor of the island stand true with the enchanting Pacific Ocean as its backdrop.


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
Whale Watching Season
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Cleaning Fee (incl.) $1,200
Tax Rate 13.41%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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