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Puako Oceanfront Villa And Guest House

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 9 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 9 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms with Guesthouse. 6 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8

Hale Ama is an oceanfront villa located in the magical neighborhood of Puako on the Big island of Hawaii. Puako is one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii with a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. Each day is filled with the sound of the sea, coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze and the beauty of Hawaii. You share a sandy beach with sea turtles and play on an oceanfront rich with sea life. Your day ends with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.

As you enter the gated property you are greeted by lush tropical landscape. Hale Ama has a two-story main house and a guesthouse. This unique property is designed for relaxed and luxurious Hawaii style living. There is almost 7000 square feet of beautifully crafted living space with over 2000 square feet of covered lanais.

The beautifully furnished main house includes a living room with 27 ft. of folding glass doors which open to a covered lanai. This expansive opening provides spectacular ocean views and an open air feeling throughout the house. The first floor includes a fully equipped, modern kitchen with an island/bar, a large and comfortably furnished entertainment room with a 50” flat screen TV, a queen bedroom with full bath and an additional guest bathroom which can be entered from the beach. The second floor has two spacious king bedrooms each with its own bath and amazing ocean views, one with its own private lanai. There is also an office with internet, computer and printer. The home has Wi-Fi and sound systems throughout the house. The main house sleeps six.

The guesthouse is separate from the main house and has 2 bathrooms, flat screen television, Wi-Fi and Hawaiian furnishings. The bedroom has a king sized bed and bathroom and the living room has a convertible queen sized bed with a joining bathroom. In addition, there is a dinning area and a modern kitchen. The guesthouse is located behind the main house with its own lanai and is just steps across the lawn to the beach. The guesthouse sleeps 4.

Enjoy a morning walk to Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, swim with the sea turtles in front of the house, go snorkeling, explore tide pools, or just relax on the lanai. Surfing and great golf courses are nearby. In winter months, you can watch the magnificent humpback whales from the lanais. At the end of the day enjoy Puako’s beautiful sunsets.

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Joe Matza
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Joe Matza

The property was built as a family retreat with a passion for beautiful craftsmanship and an appreciation for Hawaii style living. The family's main residence is in Malibu California.

Joe Matza purchased this villa in 2004

Why Joe Matza chose Kohala Coast

We chose Puako because it has a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. It’s also one of the one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii. We know you will enjoy this magical place as much as we do.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Puako Oceanfront Villa And Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had two families staying in the house the end of July. Between the main house and the guest house, we had plenty of room for all of us. Given the constant exposure to sea elements, the house is in excellent condition. Our favorite feature was the back deck overlooking the ocean. You get to enjoy stunning views throughout the day. We saw sea turtles every morning in the tide pool area by the house. You will find restaurants and other resorts a short drive, as well as Hapuna beach, which is a gorgeous white sandy beach. We found the house manager and the owner to be very responsive and accommodating. If you are going to the Big Island, and you want to be on the water, I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Ama is Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hale Ama is Paradise...a happy welcome to feeling calm and centered, this tranquil gorgeous home was like easing into a warm bath.

The entire residence is one with the magnificent ocean and nature's surroundings ; every room is beautifully and comfortably appointed incorporating the outdoors within- its great windows and large glass doors open the house to the light and sounds of the ocean landscape. The floor plan is smartly​ designed to accommodate large or small groups , with many indoor and outdoor "nooks" for private escapes .

Just a few of the things that stood out for me:

Hale Ama’s serene ocean views and its constant breezes , the peaceful quiet bedrooms with very comfortable beds/mattresses , each having their own attached modern bathrooms , screened windows if you choose to sleep with the sea breeze , ceiling fans galore, a fabulous cooks' kitchen and large counter/bar, a wonderful outdoor grill....the surrounding outside deck with its loungers and charming picnic table -- it was our favorite place to dine morning, noon and night ) the kayaks , bikes and many other beach toys provided us with many a memorable experience.... snorkeling side by side with the patient wise old sea turtles whom arrived daily on "our" beach like clockwork, to take in their morning nap in the sun ...biking 10-15 minutes to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world , the delicious morning smoothies and afternoon margaritas compliments of our own giving mango tree, an incredible massage done outside in a private corner of the deck overlooking the sea , and then especially meeting the kind and helpful caretaker and his wife along with the many new lovely local friends we met .... the Puako General Store, the Waimea fish market called Hale l'a Da Fish House , and oh my... the shaved ice!!! , dancing on the roof top of the Blue Dragon , lunches at ​Cafe Pesto ....and most of all , the spectacular ocean sunrises and sunsets with best friends on the deck of Hale Ama !

This home and location are the absolute perfect environment for a fun , inspiring and rejuvenating get-away... It is simply remarkable and I didn't want to leave...I highly recommend ! Thanks for the sweet memories !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly spectacular home in a beautiful setting!!!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the prettiest homes on the island. It is in a very special setting right on the water with a natural turtle habitat right in front of the house. The main living area and kitchen opens up to a large lanai that runs the length of the home. Three beautifully appointed bedrooms each with lovely bathrooms. Spectacular custom woodwork in every room. It is a home that is warm, very relaxing and a place you will not want to leave, ever. I can not recommended it any higher.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My experience

  • 5 of 5

I’d been to Kauai many times,…the lush dramatic jungle isle of the Hawaiian chain.I didn’t know what to expect coming to the Big island, just hoping our booking would be all that it seemed from ‘the Pictures’ and list of things that sounded pretty awesome. Wanting a new Hawaiian adventure, we went for it.

After a convenient stop at COSTCO right there by the Kona airport (super convenient!) we were on our way to Hale Ama along the straight lava flanked road a coté de la mer.

We were definitely on an island of molten history. You could FeeL it.

In 1/2 hour or so we drove off the main highway to Puako. the view gorgeous as we circled in closer and closer to the ocean, our rented home to be. We pull into driveway, begin the unloading. Upon opening the front door the view and the tradewinds had us all dropping our ‘loads’ and going straight to the large inviting deck at the ocean’s edge. pretty much jaw dropping. I suggest arriving in the afternoon if you can!) the caretaker has things open for your arrival.

I’ll Try make this short!

This house is built with great love and attention to detail. The choices of wood,mostly from the island, are gorgeous. the choices of artists…depicting native JoY, carved hieroglyphs in unexpected places, every dish, cooking utensils, knives, wine glasses, platters you’d need, and more. even spices! a ’temporary' home in every sense.

Look forward to turtl love in your front yard! You are in Hono Bay, so will see many…often greeting you in your front yard :-) and we saw the sprays of migrating whales when we were there. The reef out front of the house is full of colorful fish,…in a calm protected area safe for children too, and us older folk. Do bring water shoes, as you will need then to take walks on the lava. You can get them easily there or wherever you are coming from. got mine at CVS!

Home is close to fun restaurants, markets, And farmer’s markets, and galleries….lots of hiking and seafaring opportunities of course! Yet the beauty for me, was that you are off the main drag of hotels and lots of folks vying for a place to sit or take in this paradise. call me selfish,…but sharing this with your loved ones is something you won’t forget.

At Hale Ama there is one surprise after another. Just GO !!!

ohhhhhh yeahhhhh. Unbelievable. this renter throws in an amazing masseuse gift.there at the house,...on the deck. And she’s excellent,... you will want her back! crazy good stufffffff.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! The views are breathtaking from every room in the house. I especially loved the master bathroom with the beautiful view out the window.. We enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles every morning right in from of the house and the bike rides to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The house is spacious, beautifully decorated and so cozy. We enjoyed the Hale Ama so much that we simply did not want to leave to go anywhere. Fresh mangoes everyday off the tree made for outstanding smoothies The kitchen is ready for anything and a grill that is fantastic. Geographically it's perfect. 30 minutes from Kona airport and other attractions nearby. Puako is a special little place that is uncrowded and a sweet little street with wonderful people just ready to say "Aloha"..... We loved it so much and look forward to a return trip one day....

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we landed in Kona, it felt like this was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation…and that is exactly what it was…the Hale Ama Puako was perfect. This spectacular ocean front home has it all…views, privacy, location, serenity…with every comfort you need and more. When you walk through the front door, not just the first time, but every time, it looks like a scene from a living painting. This view transcends through the living room out into the ocean as if you are seeing one continuous space. At the end of each day, this same view has the most indescribably beautiful sunsets illuminating every room…I will never forget these moments or this home.

The living room opens up to the Lanai for everyone to be together where we relished our morning coffee, meals and laughter…yet with separate spaces, and great lounging furniture, to curl up with a good book…or take a nap…while the cross winds create a no stress zone. There is not an amenity that has been overlooked…the kitchen, the outdoor kitchen, the media room, bathrooms, spacious and comfortable bedrooms...and the master bathroom…straight from a Hollywood movie set…the ocean outdoors…indoors.

10 stars Hale Ama Puako for a week that is now etched in my heart. The memories created with friends that I cherish from so much this home has to offer…bike riding, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, ocean-side hikes…close to everything…white sand beaches, crystal blue water, sea turtles by the dozens, island shaved ice, a fresh fish market second to none, restaurants, shopping, dancing…and the most delicious smoothies ever…made from the front yard mango tree…we did it all!!

A special thanks to the Hale Ama Puako caretakers…they made sure we had a great time and had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation…forever grateful!!


  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
5.4 Miles
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
7.1 Miles
Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine and Musicquarium
Nearest Beach
Beach 69 at Waialea Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Hale Ama is an oceanfront private estate located in the magical neighborhood of Puako on the Big island of Hawaii. Puako is one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii with a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. Each day is filled with the sound of the sea, coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze and the beauty of Hawaii. You share a sandy beach with sea turtles and play on an oceanfront rich with sea life. Your day ends with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.


Rates & Availability

Waimea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
December Low Season 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $850 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please note, The Cancellation Policy in The Rental Agreement takes priority over The Cancellation Policy on the HomeAway/VRBO web site. Policy available by contacting owner when bookingRates are subject to change until contract is signed. The number of guests on the signed contract cannot be exceeded without written permission from the owner. No events or gatherings of more than 8 people are allowed without written permission. Guests agree to let gardeners, maids, pool cleaners etc. do their work as scheduled, you may not turn them away from the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main house - 1st floor joins bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main house 2nd floor with ocean view.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main house second floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Main house 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Guest house joins bedroom.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Guest house joins living room.
  • 6 Bathrooms All the bathrooms ante beautifully finished with slate floors, tile showers and custom teak and maple and large Koa framed mirrors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 Guest House - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
    Covertible bed in guest house living room. - 1 queen , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
  • Bedrooms have a rich Hawaiiana feel and joining bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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