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Pili Pono - Whale watch all winter!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Located on the pristine and perennially sunny shores of Puako, a quaint oceanfront community on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, Pili Pono is a newly completed 5,384 sq. ft. waterfront home which offers a truly private and luxurious experience.

The gourmet kitchen boasts all Miele appliances, granite countertops, and is complete with a built-in-convection oven, latter/espresso maker, range top, steam cooker, microwave, trash compactor and dishwasher. And if you'd rather watch someone else work his or her magic on your behalf, let us coordinate a private chef to prepare for you a culinary masterpiece.

Three of the four bedrooms are suites with king beds and private bathrooms featuring indoor/outdoor marble lined showers. The fourth bedroom, a perfect nest for the keiki (children), hosts two mahogany bunk beds and comfortable seating around a big screen HDTV. All rooms are equipped A/C and feature gorgeous ocean views with opportunities to witness beautiful evening sunsets.

After a day of fun in the sun, relax in one of several recreational areas. The upstairs living room features a pool table, a wet bar, a large HDTV with surrounding seating and huge pocket doors that open to the exterior lanais that offer more epic ocean views. The air conditioned media room hosts a digital home theatre system with a wall size HD projector screen and DVD player.

The outdoor perks at Pili Pono are boundless. Fit for outdoor lounging, there are two fabulous gazebos with daybeds on the lanai. The ocean front yard offers a shallow dipping pool for warm afternoons and a large hot tub for cool nights. With the water's edge right outside your door, snorkeling is as simple as making the decision to meander the 150 feet down to the shore. The waters around Puako are extremely clear and ideal for underwater visibility. Be sure to rinse off in the heated outdoor shower upon your return from your swim.

Located just a mile away, are two of Hawaii's top beaches—Hapuna Beach and Wailea Beach. Hapuna was voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast and both beaches offer ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding and witnessing a variety of sea life from green turtles to pods of dolphins to breaching humpback whales (seasonally). And when the waves are up, Paniau—a nearby surf spot at the end of Puako Beach Drive—offers some true Hawaiian wave riding. The property is within five minutes of numerous amenities such as tennis, golf, health spa, fitness center, pool, restaurants and shopping


Parties and Events: We do not allow weddings or events at this property. However, guests are welcome to invite friends to enjoy this beautiful property, however the limit is 10 guests and the maximum guest count cannot exceed 20 people at any one time.

More Details

Property Manager
Hawaii Life Vacations
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautifully appointed home. Has top quality kitchen equipment and dishes, glasses etc. The stove top was messed up from previous rental, so wasn't up to par compared to everything else in the home. Our (kids) family absolutely loved the hot tub and movie room. The views are gorgeous, looking out the doors are such a treat. The showers are especially wonderful. Great experience, we would definitely stay here again!
Mar 2015
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 King beds, 4 Twin beds, 2 Bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Pili Pono - Whale watch all winter!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 19 reviews
San Francisco Bay Area

Love, love this home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had the privilege of renting this gorgeous property for the month of January 2017. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The home has fresh, flowering orchids in most rooms, along with every amenity: comfortable beds, quality linens, beach chairs and equipment. We lacked for nothing. Nikki, our local host, was extremely responsive and helpful with recommendations for local outings. The bedrooms all open to the water so we could hear the ocean every night as we fell asleep. We all enjoyed the pool table and entertainment area upstairs. We hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Foothill Ranch, CA

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We met for our small family reunion and the house met our every need. It was like staying at our own mini resort. Rooms were large and nicely appointed, location could not be beat with whales visible from the lounge chairs or jacuzzi, the amenities were top notch. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots and pans, the built in coffee maker was a hit with the adults! The TV room was a teenage boys dream with surf videos playing on the big screen daily and the view from the second story allowed us to watch sunsets while we played a round of pool. Puako is a special place on the Big Island, close to most everything on the Kona side but quiet enough to get away from the large resorts. So thankful to have had the opportunity to stay in this family friendly house that helped make great memories for my entire family. Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the house met the needs of the whole family! It's great you were able to utilize the household amenities and create a memorable trip for everyone! Mahalo for the review and we look forward to hosting you and your family again in the near future!
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Family Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend our vacation. Everything far exceeded our expectations it's hard to sum it up. The house is huge, great for families or groups. There's 4 large bedrooms each with a full ball. It's spacious, comfortable and feels as if you are at a 5 star resort. Beautiful furniture, amazing open air showers, ac in every room. Awesome amenities like a huge movie room, surround sound indoors and out, big kitchen, tvs. We didn't leave for 3 days it had everything to offer.

Outdoors there's an infinity lounge pool and hot tub. With two sofa cabanas. Perfectly manicured lawn with views of the ocean and sunset every night. It's right on the water and easy to walk out to the ocean to snorkel or kayak. This place has every detail you could want without being too fancy. We had little kids and they would play for hours and we could lounge at the same time.

There's no better place you could stay.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house is simply fantastic. Too beautiful for words. Lovely bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, lounging areas and all the amenities. The living room, kitchen, entertainment room and upstairs lounge area are huge. You will never feel crowded. Snorkeling right off the back, a lovely dipping pool and hot tub. Great location and the house was super clean when we arrived. Lovely basket of treats from the property manager was a very nice touch. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Doug! Sounds like you had such a great stay at Pili Pono. We hope to host you again in the future!
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February at Pili Pono

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were 5 adults and the house provided wonderful space for us all. It is very nicely laid out. It was more deluxe than we required - bar area, and media room, but was very, very comfortable. Access to the water was a bit challenging, but do-able.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sandra! We are so glad that Pili Pono was able to meet your needs. We agree that it is a wonderful home! Please think of us again on your next visit to Hawaii.
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Las Vegas, NV

Breathtaking Views - Extremely Organized Management

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely the best. It is very large and perfect for our party of ten. We stayed here for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The home is ideally located in the most desirable part of the island - seven minutes from Hapuna Beach - the best beach in the country. It is also just minutes from the best resorts, restaurants and spas on the island. As I said, there were ten of us. We never felt crowded or like we were on top of each other. The home is laid out so that each of us had our own bathroom and our own space. The view is just incredible and the outdoor space is amazing. We have rented a lot of homes through VRBO and this is truly the best. The only drawback is that the house is not on a sandy beach. You have to walk a little ways or get in the car for that. However, exploring the tide pools was amazing and we saw turtles there every day. We even saw a whale on the last day!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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