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Hale Kahakai - Oceanfront Puako With Sand

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Puako style beach living...just throw on your mask and fins and snorkel right out the front door. This charming and comfortable beach home has been the retreat property for a kama'aina family

(born in the islands) for many years and now they open their doors to offer their Aloha to you! The two bedrooms are separated by a hallway for privacy. One of the bedrooms has two full size beds and a connecting bathroom. The oceanside bedroom has a queen and a twin bed, for a extra child or adult.

Relax on the deck and watch the whales in the winter, turtles in the summer. Have a barbeque! Watch the green flash!

Puako Beach offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world!


Keywords: Puako Style, Island Living

Beautiful sandy beach area,

Oceanfront, whales, kayaking,

HAWAII TAX I.D. NO. W40893274-01

More Details

Property Manager
Marla or Debbie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukinese
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

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.

Puako Beach is a combination of tide pools and patches of coral sand, but there are several fabulous white sand beaches just a few 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. There is great surfing spot called Paniau at the end of Puako Beach Drive. When the surf is not happening, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving will entertain you with beautiful green sea turtle, eagle rays, brightly colored tropical fish and one of the most glorious coral reefs in the world.

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. 30 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 house 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 doors

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

“What an absolutely amazing location and a lovely and comfortable home. We so enjoyed our stay here. Steps from the sand and snorkeling with our own "private" beach, and lovely cool breezes and the sound of the ocean at night. A big deck and a spacious living/dining area gave us plenty of room for relaxing. Super comfortable beds make the stay even more enjoyable. And our hosts have lots of beach toys like beach chairs and snorkeling equipment, plus games, to provide lots of fun. We especially loved the very quiet neighborhood--so relaxing!”
Sep 2016
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) In the oceanside master bedroom, Double Beds (2) in the 2nd bedroom (mauka), Twin or Single Beds (1) In the oceanside bedroom (makai).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Great skin diving, snorkeling, diving, ocean sports! Whale watching in the winter!


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Hale Kahakai - Oceanfront Puako With Sand
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
carmichael ca


  • 5 of 5

this is a lovely home on the beach that retains the island feel, unlike many mcmansions taking over puako

i go to puako once or twice a year and enjoy just sitting, or swimming, or looking at stars. this trip was with my two college roommates from over 40 years ago. we traveled to waimea and the volcano but mostly enjoyed sitting in the yard of this wonderful home

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Please come again to our little slice of paradise! Debbie & Staff AlohaDebbie Properties
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Clean Comfortable House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is set back from the road and there are large trees on the beach side making this house feel very private. The beds were comfortable and the house was equipped with everything we needed for a one week stay. Great house to share with another couple. The property management was professional and addressed all of my questions prior to our stay. They even sent a referral for an equipment rental service where bikes, kayaks and paddleboards were delivered during our stay (note as of July there was a kayak and oars on site next to the garage). Bikes are recommended as the residential road is minimally used and our teens were able to have some independence by riding to the general store at the end of the road. For almost the same price as renting a condo, this house is the perfect place to experience what most people go to the Big island for.....beach access, turtle watching, snorkeling, sunset and whale watching....but you don't have to fight any crowds to do it and most of the time, you'll have the entire beach to yourself!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with AlohaDebbie Properties! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves in our little slice of paradise! Please come again!
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Bayside, CA

Very nice beach front

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stay in Puako every year. We have stayed in several properties and have rented this particular one twice. It is a large spacious home. The ocean view is wonderful and we enjoyed whale sightings and viewing ocean turtles from the Lanai. The reason for the 4 stars is the property is a bit outdated but comfy and fun. It is a great value for the size and the location. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family has been renting in Puako for 40 years and have finally found the perfect beach house. It is very well equipped, has easy beach access, and has great sunset viewing--perfect. The whales, dolphins, and turtles add much to this pleasurable location. Excellent swimming beaches are short drives down the road.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
hapuna Prince or Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hapuna Prince or Mauna Lani Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
queen K Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hapuna or Mauna Lani
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Your front yard, plus Hapuna Beach
Car: recommended

Fantastic whale watching in the winter!


More than 28 species of birds have been seen from this property. A list follows:

Black-crowned Night Heron

Gray Francolin

Wild Turkey

Zebra Dove

Spotted Dove

Mourning Dove

Japanese White-eye

Common Myna

Yellow-billed Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Saffron Finch

House Finch including Yellow and Orange males

Yellow-fronted Canary

Java Sparrow

African Silverbill

House Sparrow

Northern Mockingbird

Pacific Golden Plover*

Ruddy Turnstone*

Wandering Tattler*


Semi-palmated Plover**

Spotted Sandpiper**

Bristle-thighed Curlew** (At least one has been wandering the coast for the last three years)

Barn Owl

Pueo (Hawaiian Owl)

Great Frigatebird

Hawaiian Hawk

*Common in winter

**Occasional in winter


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
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
Holidays 2008
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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