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Hale ke Alaula at Puako Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Across The Street From The Ocean, Close To White Sand Beaches

This large 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home has enormous square footage, vaulted bamboo ceilings and a huge wrap around deck. New furnishings, top of the line appliances, gourmet kitchen and so much more… Newly installed A/C and many ceiling fans make it a cool place on hotter days. There is a king size punee on the downstairs patio…if you have a couple of teenagers that want an outdoor sleeping experience in Hawaii!

The master bedroom has a beautiful adjoining bathroom with a walk in shower and double sinks. The second bedroom is very private because of the layout with the living room and kitchen in the center of the house. The beautiful gourmet kitchen is open, so that you can converse with your family and friends while you are preparing meals. There is a large flat screen TV in the living room with a DVD player. You can check your email or surf the web on the deck with Wifi.

Beautiful teak dining table seats six on the deck and there are teak chaise lounge chairs, too. Enjoy outdoor dining with the gas grill for your fresh island catch. Great for a family, two couples or just a romantic getaway for two.

You can see Mauna Kea from the back and the ocean is just across the street for daily snorkeling or diving. The largest white sand beach on the island is just 5 minutes by car and there are five star resorts near by with golf, spa and other amenities. Great surf spot at the end of the street and the whales are visible from November through April.

$259 for two

$289 for four

$300 for six

Plus tax and cleaning fee.


More Details

Property Manager
Marla or Jay
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Marla or Jay

Island Beach Rentals LLC RB-21967 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. Marla is our Reservation Agent and Kirsten is the manager of Guest Services. Jay and Arlene are Owners and Carla Ellis is the Principal Broker.

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 22 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 and helping you with your dream vacation!


Marla or Jay purchased this house in 2012

Why Marla or Jay chose Puako

Because puako (pu-ah-ko) is the only small, quaint oceanfront community on the kohala coast of the big island. It is 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, as well as, beach 69 at wailea bay.

What makes this house unique

Puako is conveniently located for enjoying 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, fine dining, shopping and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers and Ocean Sports 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 desire, with the exception of viewing the volcano which is a 3 hour drive.

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. 30 minutes, Kailua Kona 45 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 60 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Beautiful, very well equipped house just across the street from the ocean. It's surrounded by mature trees which makes it like living in a tree house. The deck is fabulous. Puako is a wonderful reef, but you need to be cautious getting out to it if the surf's up. Turtles on the beach across the street every day!”
Mar 2018
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Master bath with walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , It has an adjoining bathroom and deck
  • Master bedroom with large walk in shower
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Hale ke Alaula at Puako Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

Hale ke Alaula was exactly as advertised! Spacious, well equipped, and in the perfect location. Communication was easy and everything we needed was there! We look forward to coming back. The turkeys were friendly! Thank you for making our much needed vacation memorable. Jill, Krista, Susan and Brent

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jill, Thank you so much for joining us at the Hale Ke Alaula. We are glad to hear you folks enjoyed your stay. We look forward to accommodating you again in the near future. Mahalo, Marla Island Beach Rentals LLC
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Unique Property - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Hale ke Alaula is an beautiful and unique property in a perfect location. The house is all on the second floor and the spacious beautiful deck makes the home feel like a tree house in the jungle. The bamboo - rattan roof / ceiling and the many beautiful doors that surround the entire home contributes to the whole "tree house" feeling. (The friendly little geckos were pretty fun to have around too.) The house is fully equipped with a spacious modern kitchen, two beautiful bathrooms and laundry.

The house is across the street from the ocean front homes but there are shoreline access points all along the Puako Beach Road. We drank our coffee with a beached sea turtle every morning (and visited with a couple of wild turkeys that roam the property). The neighbourhood is very safe and there are many people walking and jogging on the quiet main street in the early cool hours of the day. Many of those same folks are out on the shores watching the sunset at in the evening.

Having never been to the Big Island before, we discovered that Puako is a perfect location for exploring the beaches and the towns on the Kona side. Hapuna (our favourite) is 5 minutes up the highway. There we enjoyed using the body surfboards that were at the house. Mauan Kea Beach is just a bit further up. It is a 30 minute drive to the Mauna Kea (mountain) access road. The geography is spectacular. We only discovered at the end of our stay that there is a great beach with safe snorkelling spots right at Puako Bay, walking distance from the house. Oh well, a good reason to return.

This property was a great location to experience the sun, fun and culture of the Big Island's west side during the day, and the lush jungle in the evening and morning. Everything on the west side is easily accessible from this location. (And... the weather. Not sure, but when the forecast did call for rain on the west side, the rain never actually made it all the way down the mountains to Puako. In a five minute drive you could find the rain up the slopes - if that is what you want - but the heat from the ocean seems to keep the rain away...? Again, not sure.)

There is nice little grocery store right up the street (great for an ice cream walk at the end of the day). Beautiful home. Our family of 5 (kids, 16, 14, and 10 yrs) could not have enjoyed it more.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous spacious private house in beautiful Puako

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 4 during our 2 week stay on the Big Island. The house has a very open floor plan with two master bedrooms on either side. The kitchen is incredibly spacious with more than the usual kitchen supplies to facilitate preparing any kind of meal. The grounds are beautiful and lush, provide near total privacy of the house which is good because it is completely made of windows. The beach entry is right across the street and although it is a lava beach we were easily able to snorkel and kayak from there. The snorkeling is pretty great with incredible turtle viewing and a diversity of fish near the drop-off. Altogether a wonderful experience for all.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Spent a glorious week here with our sons (20, 17), and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. There are several locations for beach access on the street, and each has its advantages for hanging out, snorkeling, kayaking, etc.

The place was near-perfect -- very comfortable. Kitchen was well-equipped...

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dan, Thank you so much for joining us at the Hale Ke Alaula. So glad to hear you enjoyed the house and the island. We hope to accommodate you and your family again in the near future. Mahalo, Marla
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Great space

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this place that felt kind of like a private tree house. The kitchen was lovely and had every appliance you could think of and we loved the deck with the grill. We were right across the street from a beach access that had just enough sand for our boys. The open floor plan of the house was great of our little family.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Katie, Mahalo for staying at Hale Ke Aluala! We loved having you and your family as our guest. That is so wonderful that you fully appreciate this unique private colorful "treehouse" in Puako! Mahalo! Jay
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Lovely and Easy

  • 5 of 5

We live on the Big Island and wanted to 'run away' to the dry side and be near the ocean for my Birthday. We had a few close friends and family come celebrate with us. We have an almost 4 year old daughter and there were 6 overnighters at the max, including her (she slept in bed with us). The master bed was more than big enough to fit us 3, my parents thoroughly enjoyed their room on the opposite end of the house with its own lovely bathroom and spacious doors opening onto the deck. My BFF could have slept downstairs on the lovely, airy bed, or on the pull-out couch. There were some mosquitos, not bad, and we did find a scorpion at one point in the carport (they aren't highly poisonous here, rather like a bee sting), so she opted for the pull out bed upstairs.

The deck was a delight, huge in front and wrapping all the way around. The interior was spacious and airy. We would open the house up in the mornings from 7am until about 1 pm, then it was time for the very effective A/C. Come 6pm we could open it all up again and be very comfortable.

The downstairs is a lovely, cool concrete area with an outdoor shower and some grassy landscaping at well appointed spots.

There is a huge mango tree out front that was raining down fresh, sweet mangoes during our stay. The TV is hidden inside behind a gorgeous canvassed double photo of the slopes of Mauna Kea. The invection stove top was rather a pain to use. Other appliances were simple enough - a blender, toaster oven, coffee grinder, coffee maker, foreman grill, BBQ, oven, bar sink, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/drier, dvd player, cable, internet, netflix, trash service

A couple minor things I would change: cleaner floors - sounds odd maybe, but in Hawaii we take our shoes off inside and I dislike the feeling of grit and grime on my feet. My feet were black after walking around for a few hours inside. I couldn't find a good broom to sweep with, only a push broom that kept dropping lots of fine dusty dirt, and a shark upright vacuume that wasn't much use. Several of the screen doors didn't function well. The large window in the master bath should have some etching or covering for when showering. The towel hooks shaped as horned animals were awesome, but the sharp, pointy beaks/horns scared the heck out of me a few times as they are at eye level with our 4 year old.

Marla and Debbie were very easy to work with and accommodating. The beaches were lovely and not over populated.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hapuna or Mauna Lani
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hapuna or Mauna Lani
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen K - Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hapuna or Mauna Lani
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna and Beach 69
Car: recommended

Whale watching from November - April


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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