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PUAKO! Great price for an ocean front home for up to 6 people!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hale Puako has been owned and loved by the same family since 1978. It is not a fancy home, for those used to luxury accommodations, it may be a bit rustic for you, but for many families who return year-after-year, this is their favorites. Savor some time as they have, on this half acre of paradise, surrounded by a lush, green landscaped yard, numerous coconut palms, and a stunning view of Puako Bay. From the home and lanai you can watch the sailboats moored in the bay, or turtles basking on the lava rocks in front.

The original A-frame home includes a full kitchen, living area and ocean view loft with twin beds. A second bedroom just off the kitchen and nearby full bath has overhead skylights for moon and star gazing as you rest in the comfortable queen-sized bed. An addition to the home, added more recently, has a oceanfront dining and lounging lanai, plus a master bedroom with a brand new California-king bed and a second cozy oceanfront deck for relaxing with a tall, cool beverage. An upstairs office is available for those who must work while on vacation. Office includes high-speed internet access and a fax machine.

This unique piece of paradise is one of the original Puako seaside homes located just steps away from snorkeling, kayaking and swimming right in front of the home!

This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC.Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii. GE and TAX number 115-791-4624-01

Keywords: oceanfront house, beach cottage, Puako beach house, oceanfront cottage, 3 bedroom house

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Puako resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise....

Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this house in 1978

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Kohala Coast

It was love at first sight when we saw the house that became Hale Puako on our first trip to Hawai’i Island in 1965. Then it took us 13 years to check out possibilities on the other Islands, find the cash – and - the courage to buy! Hale Puako has been a joy to us, our family and friends since 1978. We hope you will enjoy our piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything was top notch! The best part of the rental is location, location, location! Loved hanging out in the sandy reef area. Nice to have beach chairs and beach toys for the keiki's. You have an exceptional vacation spot here--thank you!
Apr 2015
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in main house - toilet , shower
    Bathroom in master suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower to rinse off after a day at the beach
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1st floor bedroom in main house - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The loft bed can be set up as a king bed or two twin beds
    Master Suite - 1 king , Main bedroom off lanai with attached bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

PUAKO! Great price for an ocean front home for up to 6 people!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 23 reviews
Olympia, WA, U.S.

Lovely week in Puako

  • 5 of 5

Two couples stayed here for a week. Everything about the house was perfect for us -- plenty of space to spread out; a well-stocked kitchen; lovely views of the water. A two minute walk to a nice beach where access to the water is safe. A five minute walk to the store. Beds were comfortable. Very clean. Plenty of towels.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

Great wraparound views, nice quiet street on the water with a nearly private beach area. The house is older but clean and well maintained. Responsive service from the nearby Two Papayas staff office. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island/Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

A pre-honeymoon experience! Private and cozy with all the amenities that you could imagine. It felt like a second home. Both of us loved the authentic ambiance of the two adjoining A-frame houses that are both spacious and efficient. We were spoiled with the private access to the beach lagoon and swimming with the fish and turtles. The best location. Two Papayas was so friendly and terrific - we will return!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada

Rustic beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

This rental has the most beautiful location in Hawaii. The wrap-around view is truly spectacular. But the description given by the manager is more realistic than I anticipated. It is rustic. Bathrooms are "old cottage vintage". I was unprepared for the mosquitoes which were particularly abundant during the sunset. And at this price point a gas BBQ would be expected. However - the pictures of the ocean front location are real - it is truly a fabulous location.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Puako

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our visit at Hale Puako. It is a true island style home, with a perfect beach area for children, great reef for snorkeling, and amazing views. The staff at 2 Papayas was very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Wow. What a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

My family of fives (kids of 14, 13, 9) visited Hale Puako at the end of July. We had an excellent experience. The access to the different beaches--by foot and by car--was fantastic. The house was exactly as pictured, well maybe better. It doesn't get five starts because it is a "5 Star Resort" it gets five stars because of the excellent "as advertised" experience and the great service of the Two Papayas management. When we come back to the Big Island, we will certainly use Two Papayas again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
numerous golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna State Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Waialea Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Beach Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Located on the Kohala Coast just minutes from casual and fine dining, golf, numerous beaches and shopping. Warm and sunny weather year-round with rainfall totals of about 9 inches a year.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.17%

Quotable rates are for planning only; they are NOT an exact quote due to limits in the vrbo program. We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Cmas/NYs differ

We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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