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Marla or Debbie

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese

September Special $225nt - First Class at the Top in Puako Beach!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Waimea Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Fantastic panoramic ocean views. You can see the whales splashing their tales in the winter from the lanai!

You can see the white sand at Hapuna Beach!

Gorgeous sunsets, too! Watch the sunset while you BBQ and dine outdoors.

This fabulous 3 bedroom/2 bath condo has just been completely remodeled! Beautiful, modern and impeccably clean. Hawaiian plantation style! Brand new floors, bathrooms, kitchen. Everything is brand new and gorgeous!

A perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of beach going. The best white sand beaches on the island are just a few minutes away by car. You can even walk across the street to enjoy a quiet spot on the sand and watch the kids play in the tide pools.

Snorkeling, kayaking, walking & biking are some of the fun activities that you can do in Puako. Whale watching and surfing in the winter months.

Come enjoy this fabulous first class condo!

Amenities Include: High Quality Ceiling fans, Wireless High Speed Internet, TV, DVD-Blu Ray, Microwave, Brand new Washer-Dryer and Kitchen appliances, Dishwasher, Beach Towels & gas BBQ.

Sleeps 6 - Queen, Queen, Queen.

Keywords: near beach, ocean view, walk to ocean, snorkeling, diving

HAWAII TAX I.D. NO. W30308208-01

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marla or Debbie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese

About Marla or Debbie

Island Beach Rentals LLC ® manages this property on behalf of the owners. We have a team to service our guests and properties. We are here to assist you with the perfect island vacation and any requests during your stay. Deborah D. Sharp ® (AlohaDebbie) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and a Hawaii resident for 40 years.

Our staff oversees all of the day to day operations: repairs, communications, arrivals and guest requests. We are on call every day for any emergency or guest need. We have numerous repeat guests. We have been managing Vacation Rentals in Paradise for over 21 years and we have lived in the Islands for all of our lives. We are here to assist you with your dream vacation!

Professional, but personal and friendly “aloha” style. We have been around a long time and we have reputation that we are proud of.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Why Marla or Debbie chose Kohala Coast

Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door.

Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive from Kohala.

Several fabulous beaches are minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.

The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 40 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.

What makes this condo unique

The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doorstep with crystal blue water that is 72-76 degrees year round.

Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.

Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.

The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Was the house (or condo) more or less than you expected?

It was more than expected. Wonderful!

Was the house (or condo) well equipped and well maintained?

Yes and the snorkel gear was a bonus!

Did you find everything you needed?

Yes. Everything was very well organized and pretty easy to find.

Were the directions adequate and the check in and check out instructions clear?

Yes very clear.

Was the staff at AlohaDebbie Properties friendly and professional?

Most helpful thank you. And the property manager on site was great too. We had a visit from a bunch of soldier beetles and she helped us out.

Were they responsive to your needs, concerns or special requests?


Do you have any comments about our confirmation policies?

No, all good.

Would you rent from us again?

Yes. I even recommended you to friends.

Do you like our website?

Yes works well.

How can we improve?

Any other comments?

Thank you for being so understanding when we had to leave early to be with my mom after her heart attack. We really appreciate the 6 day credit and are already looking at dates to use for next year. Mahalo!!
Mar 2015
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September Special $225nt - First Class at the Top in Puako Beach!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 11 reviews
Kirkland, WA

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. There was plenty of room for 6 adults. The condo was clean and well-kept. Would be happy to recommend this location to family and friends. The waether was a little warm at night but the property manager brought fans to help cool the unit. There were many things to do both locally - the beach was just a few minutes walk - as well as many activities on the island. We could easily have stayed for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Mellow location in Puako

  • 4 of 5

We loved this unit! For a low-key vacation the location is ideal, away from tourist areas and close to a local beach. The atmosphere in the complex is quiet, road noise is minimal, and you have the convenience of a general store right next door. The unit was very nicely decorated and well stocked with linens and kitchen essentials. Each of the bedrooms is large and has good closet space. The balcony is wide enough to eat on and the view is lovely. Beach gear included a lot of snorkel gear which saves the hassle and cost of renting it.

The location is remote and any nightlife requires a significant drive, so this is a good spot for those who like to cook at home. All in all, we were very happy with our stay and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We LOVE this condo, too! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in our accommodations! We wished you had called us about night life! Our Welcome Book suggests activities and fun things to do nearby. There is dinner and dancing and music at the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae, about 4 miles away. There is night life at the Hapuna Prince, about 2 miles away...and the Mauna Lani, about 3 miles away. The 5 star resorts offer lots of activities and amenities and they are only 5-10 minutes by car. We hope you come back again and enjoy all of the nearby restaurants: Cafe Pesto, Seafood Bar, Blue Dragon and the Plantation Grill in Kawaihae, 4 miles away. There is also a food court and lots of restaurants at the Queen Shops, the King Shops and the Shops at Mauna Lani, as well as, the Hotel restaurants. Mahalo for staying with us!
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Nova Scotia Canada

Beautiful 4th floor Unit with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ward and Jo,

Tonights is our last night and we are really reluctant to leave. Tomorrow we return to the cold and snow flurries in NOva Scotia, CAN. How strange it must be for you to share your home with people you may never meet. We have loved your condo. The renovations are wonderful. Really everything was perfect!! You are very thoughtful hosts and we appreciate all the special touches. We would love to return. My husband and I love Hawaii and last year discovered Puako. We stayed in Hale Aloha a little cottage on the ocean and were enchanted by this very special neighborhood. This year we decided to invite our son & daughter to experience the magic of Hawaii. Your 3 bedroom condo was just what we needed. Lost of space for everyone. We have had a wonderful two weeks together. We were very impressed with the cleaning staff who prepared the condo for our visit. it was immaculate. We will send a stellar review for the website & Trip advisor.

Thanks- wherever you are. Regards & Thanks Diana Maclean & Family

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you found our little corner of paradise. Puako Condo 405 is such a beautiful unit and I am glad that you had everything you needed for your family. We hope you come again!
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  • 4 of 5

The view from the 4th floor is spectacular. Photos accurate of condo size. Plenty of sitting room in living area. Property could have been cleaner, floors/carpet/couch. Kitchen is very small but equipped with the basics. The manager of condo is superb, very helpful, property exceptionally neat. Excellent location for walking next to ocean, sunsets, next door to fully stocked community grocery. Tenants and other visitors very friendly. Extras in condo for beach; chairs, snorkeling gear. Twin beds should be updated.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommendations. This condo has been completely remodeled and updated. We also changed cleaners! We hope you come again and enjoy all the new upgrades! Mahalo for staying with us!
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United States

A great value in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

For a group of people this is an ideal place to stay... plenty of space, close to beaches, centrally located on the kohala coast. Whenever we have friends visiting the islands we tell them to stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little slice of paradise!
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Laguna Niguel CA/ Mammoth Lakews CA

Needs updating

  • 3 of 5

Wonderful view, plenty of room for our family of five, 4 adults, one teenager. Unit needs TLC, and a much better cleaning service.Large carpet stain in the living room when we arrived, came right up with a little Resolve and a paper towel. Insufficient supplies, no extra toilet paper, no spices, even salt and pepper

Cheap mirror on the back of the bedroom door broke into a million pieces when the door slammed when a gust of wind came through. This could have caused serious injury. We spent an hour cleaning up all the little pieces, vacumning etc.

Lots of little things broken, drawer pulls in back bedroom, small appliances that did not work in the kitchen. Unit has lots of potential, it just needs some owner care. We own a vacation rental ourselves and know that it takes constant care, providing the customer with the basics and a good management team.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tom, Thank you for your helpful comments. We appreciate you bringing such things to our attention so that we can take care of them and better serve our future guests. I have forwarded your comments to our cleaning staff so that they will pay better attention to the carpets. Although they are professionally cleaned twice a year, some stains can be spot treated and come right up as you metnioned. Were there any other particular areas that the cleaning was not satisfactory? I am sorry about the mirror accident! I would be happy to reimburse you for your time in having to clean that up. Had you of called us about it, we could have sent someone there to do it and saved you from the trouble. I will make sure to do another maintenace check to get all those little things fixed up. Which small appliances didn't work? Letting us know these things helps us to be able to repair or replace them. I am sorry for the inconvenience that these things caused you and wish I could have done something more for you while you were here. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do. We do hope that you will return to stay with us in the future. Mahalo~ Leilani
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hapuna Prince Hotel Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hapuna, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen K Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hapuna Beach and Beach 60
Car: recommended

Whale watching in the winter...November through April


Rates & Availability

Waimea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep Special
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Everything is new! Tile, granite, sinks, fixtures, is impeccable!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy Master Bedroom with Ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with a nice quiet ceiling fan to keep you cool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Brand new ceiling fan to keep you cool at night
  • Queen Size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Puako is a special place....a charming oceanfront community. One of a kind! Puako General Store is next door to the condos with everything you need...including sun glasses, sun screen, ice cream or whatever!

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