About the property
- Villa6100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 10 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 4, 2018
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. Please be aware we do not accept event bookings where there are more than 10 people participating in the event.
Joe Matza purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Joe Matza chose Puako
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.
What makes this Villa unique
Pukao is a small oceanfront community on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. The town is one of Hawaii's best kept secrets, known for its crystal clear, cobalt blue waters, and top notch snorkeling and diving conditions. Hapuna Beach, one of the nicest white-sand beaches on the island, is a stone's throw away from Puako. Great dinning, golf, hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing and simply relaxing in a beautiful place are but a few unique qualities of Hale Ama located in the Heart of Puako.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Great Bit Of Heaven - No Words To Adequately Describe The Experience
Our trip was a reunion for my wife's siblings and spouses. We had seven people there, all of which were around 60 years old and the trip was fantastic. The home and views are breathtaking. I am always reluctant in trusting the pictures the owners provide on their website, but in this case I am pleased to admit that the actual views and the quality of the home were much better than the pictures.
My wife and I have been scuba diving at Puako for years and were desirous of staying in Puako. We typically stay in Waikoloa, which has been great; however, we just love the beauty of the reef along Puako and we enjoy a more quite and private setting.
We feel this home is one of the most beautiful homes in Puako. We stayed at Hale Ama in February and were able to watch humpback wales from the home. Everyone in our group had a great experience and is certainly a location we will look for in future trips!
Thank you Allen. The review is wonderful and very much appreciated. You and your family were a delight!
A Little Bit of Paradise
Hale Ama is in a beautiful location right on the water in quiet Puako. There is no better place to watch the sunset while savoring a glass of wine. We had some great hikes all around the island. Coming home and cooking fish caught locally that day was a joy. We had our grown "kids" with us with their significant others and each couple had their own, private quarters. It was easy to get together and share time or to go separate ways. We look forward to our next stay!
Thank you Janet. Hale Ama was built for family, friends and our guests to enjoy and take in the beauty of Puako. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay.
My family voted Hale Ama the best Homeaway house we’ve ever rented! (and we’ve rented many!) The house is homey and elegant at the same time. It was perfect for seven of us, the balance of private space
( each bedroom has its own bathroom) and gathering space was just right. I have to mention the master bedroom shower: it’s the best shower ever! You get to seach the horizon for whales while washing your hair! The house is incredibly well equiped and well maintained. The location cannot be beat, we saw whales and sea turtles daily from the lanai. I highly recommend Hale Ama for the best Hawaiian vacation ever! Thank you!
Maureen, Thank you for the wonderful review!
If you would like to return to Hale Ama I'm delighted to offer you a 10% discount.
Paradise in Puako
This place is the real deal. Probably the best home we've stayed in EVER and we've stayed in many of the best. Simply gorgeous interiors and exterior. It sits on a lava bed steps away from the clear, turquoise blue Pacific. There are numerous, lovely and comfortable places to sit inside and out. All rooms are beautifully decorated with Hawaiian fine art and hand crafted furniture. The kitchen is perfectly stocked with everything anyone could possibly need to prepare a meal. We used the large, well designed, outdoor bbq most nights. The bedrooms are also gorgeous, with comfortable beds, a/c, lovely linens and each one has it's own stunning bathroom. Wait until you see the dining room table. It's huge and sits by the enormous sliding glass doors with incomparable ocean views of sunrises and sunsets. My family and I can hardly wait to return.
Thank you for the great review and we look forward to your return.
This beachfront rental has it all!
We have traveled to Hawaii many times over the past 10 years but we have never stayed in a more beautiful, well equipped and comfortable home. The owners have thought of everything. The location can't be beat with a beautiful lanai, swimming right in front, and turtles galore.
Peter and Holly take beautiful care of the home and are available immediately as they live right down the street. This rental is a short ride to dozens of great restaurants, beaches and resorts. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for your kind words and I'm delighted you had a wonderful vacation.
Wow. No other way to describe it. What an incredible home!
This was our first time to the big Island and this property far exceeded our expectation. From the moment you step foot into the house you feel at home. The house is immaculate, the ocean breeze is incredible, and every view out the back of the house is breathtaking. We had plans to go out for several dinners during our time at the property, but with the well stocked kitchen, the covered lanai, and the beautiful sunsets, there was little reason to leave. The snorkeling was great, the bedrooms were very comfortable (they do have ac) we could not have been happier - thanks for sharing this special place with us.
Thank you for the wonderful review and we are delighted you had a great time. Aloha, Joe
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.