|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Awesome. From the moment we drove up to the house, we knew it was everything the website showed.
Actually, it was better.
Puako is a small oceanfront beach-y neighborhood on a dead-end road. Very little traffic makes it a perfect place to walk the neighborhood or ride a bike to the General Store for groceries or an ice cream treat.
The view to the ocean from the living room is stunning. There is a small private white sand beach just beyond the lawn. The kitchen/dining area is set up nicely for family dinners. The furnishings are attractive and modern
The master suite is large with a huge closet space. The master bath is very cool (got to see it to believe it) and all bedrooms have an indoor/outdoor shower. The bunk-bed bedroom was great for the kids and the bathroom was built with a low-counter just for children. Nice touch!
Quiet and serene, beautiful landscaping, large kitchen, three dayrooms for relaxing, (one is a large, air-conditioned media room set-up with big day-beds.) The guys liked the upstairs bar and the indoor/outdoor lounge area complete with a pool table and a huge HDTV to watch the games. The gals loved sunbathing - on the chaise lounge chairs - that are IN the shallow pool. - Heaven.
The house design is stunning and well appointed with nice furniture, great cookware, dinnerware, glassware, and two bars each w/ an ice maker, (which we used a lot) towels and sheets are topnotch. The house provided snorkel equipment, SUP’s, reef-walker booties, kayaks and bikes.
Nearby are beautiful beaches, good restaurants and so many things to do and discover.
I can’t wait to go back. *****
Pili Pono is truly a private and extremely beautiful respite when visiting the Big Isle. Its panoramic views and upscale appointments make this location one of my favorite places on earth. I’ve never seen ocean sunsets every day as gorgeous as the one’s viewed from Pili Pono. All the amenities and more! Whales can be seen breaching just off shore, the weather is always perfect and you can swim with the turtles while enjoying the fantastic snorkeling right out in front of this gorgeous retreat. A straight and easy 25 minute drive from Kona Airport puts you in Puako at the Pacific’s doorstep. And there’s a market right up the street to keep you well supplied during your stay. Can’t wait to get back there again!