House, 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths (Sleeps 5)
Marla or Jay
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! Aloha!
Why Marla or Jay chose Puako
Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island 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. Puako is conveniently located for visiting 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, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers 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 choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive. Puako Beach is a combination of tide pools and patches of coral sand, but there are several fabulous white sand beaches just a few 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. There is great surfing spot called Paniau at the end of Puako Beach Drive. When the surf is not happening, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving will entertain you with beautiful green sea turtle, eagle rays, brightly colored tropical fish and one of the most glorious coral reefs in the world. 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 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.
What makes this House unique
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 150 feet from your doors 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. Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort. The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!
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Beautiful location and cute hawaiian house
This was our second year renting this great beach house and it was wonderful again this year! Easy check in and check out. Great snorkelling and whale watching right from the beach!
Pros: this house has a perfect location on the beach with a nice and shady yard.
Cons: as the other reviewers have said, the house is a bit run down and dark inside. In particular, I found the kitchen really outdated and hard to cook in. There were lots of mismatched pots and pans and appliances. And, the stove top is uneven. The living area and eating nook need additional lighting. We had to read with headlamps.
However, even with the cons mentioned above, I would go back again. I just loved the location and the house was comfortable despite the issues mentioned above.
Authentic Old Hawaii
We loved, loved loved the location and being in this beautiful spot on the water. And loved that it felt like a comfortable old shoe of a house- just funky enough. I would have liked more lights inside and some updates in the house- feels like it hasn't been touched in many years- but we spent our days exploring the different beaches and our evenings watching gorgeous sunsets and on the porch dining and playing games. Quiet street for walking and access to snorkeling and pleasant waterfront walk to the bigger resorts south of us.
Clean Comfortable House in Great Location
The house is set back from the road and there are large trees on the beach side making this house feel very private. The beds were comfortable and the house was equipped with everything we needed for a one week stay. Great house to share with another couple. The property management was professional and addressed all of my questions prior to our stay. They even sent a referral for an equipment rental service where bikes, kayaks and paddleboards were delivered during our stay (note as of July there was a kayak and oars on site next to the garage). Bikes are recommended as the residential road is minimally used and our teens were able to have some independence by riding to the general store at the end of the road. For almost the same price as renting a condo, this house is the perfect place to experience what most people go to the Big island for.....beach access, turtle watching, snorkeling, sunset and whale watching....but you don't have to fight any crowds to do it and most of the time, you'll have the entire beach to yourself!
Thank you for staying with AlohaDebbie Properties!
We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves in our little slice of paradise!
Please come again!
this is a lovely home on the beach that retains the island feel, unlike many mcmansions taking over puako
i go to puako once or twice a year and enjoy just sitting, or swimming, or looking at stars. this trip was with my two college roommates from over 40 years ago. we traveled to waimea and the volcano but mostly enjoyed sitting in the yard of this wonderful home
Mahalo for staying with us!
We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves.
Please come again to our little slice of paradise!
Debbie & Staff AlohaDebbie Properties
Very nice beach front
My husband and I stay in Puako every year. We have stayed in several properties and have rented this particular one twice. It is a large spacious home. The ocean view is wonderful and we enjoyed whale sightings and viewing ocean turtles from the Lanai. The reason for the 4 stars is the property is a bit outdated but comfy and fun. It is a great value for the size and the location. I would stay there again.
Fantastic whale watching in the winter!
BIRD WATCHING ~
More than 28 species of birds have been seen from this property. A list follows:
Black-crowned Night Heron
House Finch including Yellow and Orange males
Pacific Golden Plover*
Bristle-thighed Curlew** (At least one has been wandering the coast for the last three years)
Pueo (Hawaiian Owl)
*Common in winter
**Occasional in winter