|Minimum Stay||3 - 10 nights|
3 bedroom/3 bath on the 4th floor.
Beautiful top floor penthouse, the only one of its size.
Spectacular ocean views. There are three bedrooms and a family room with a wet bar and fold out futon sofa for extra sleeping.
Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo, microwave, washer, dryer, dishwasher and high speed internet
Sleeps 6 (plus 2 children) - King, Queen, Queen Futon, 2 Twins.
Keywords: Vacation Rental, Hawaii, Ocean View, near beach
HAWAII TAX I.D. NO. W902211340-01
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.
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.
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!
The condo was perfect and we had more room than we needed. Clean, well-equipped and well maintained with a serviceable kitchen and updated bathrooms (3!) You might be tempted to bring various things but you don't need to. There were plenty of high quality beach towels, beach chairs, even a beach umbrella. Previous guests had left behind enough staples and condiments to make it easy to cook, and you can get groceries right next door, although the food land in Mauna Lani was cheaper. The building manager was lovely and put a small bouquet of flowers in the elevator every day. It's also super close to two of the best beaches we've ever experienced., Hapuna and Beach 69, and easy driving distance to charming farmers' markets in Waimea. But it's all about the view. We whale/sunset watched and star gazed on the balcony, then watched the sunrise from the back gallery. Just spectacular.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo. I am familiar with this complex having lived in the area many years ago and wanted to return but not pay the rate for beachfront. The condo was a great value and the location and view was equal to the higher priced accomodations in the same area.
the rental was clean and well stocked for our purposes. We had enough space to invite family from Maui and Honokaa to come join us for a few nights.
We plan to return and will recommend this condo to other friends and family.
The area has grown significantly since I lived there in the late 1970s. The harbor has several good restaurants, along with the Waikoloa area shops and eateries. However, my favorite is still the Hau Tree for lunch and a Mai Tai at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. There is so much available in this area now that we did not make it to Kona this trip.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
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