4 bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths Luxury Oceanfront Estate
- english, Mandarin Chinese
Why Waima chose Puako
Puako is a hidden gem among over-developed resorts along the Big Island gold coast. The neighborhood still retains some of its old Hawaii essence.
What makes this House unique
Privacy, peace and quiet, soothing sound of the ocean, coral reef, sea turtles, migrating Humpback whales, dolphins, walk to Fairmont Orchid, walk on the beach and lava rock along the shore, Beach 69.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Welcome to Paradise!
This is an incomparable, one-of-a kind beachfront property that will not disappoint even the most discerning travelers. Situated in a secluded alcove off the Puako coast, it has breathtaking, 270 degree views of Pacific Ocean. We saw tons of turtles warming themselves on the rocks, as well as the occasional whale or dolphin. The house itself is a work of art with a well thought out floor plan and impeccable finishes. My favorite spot in the entire house is the oversized veranda with bbq grill, a huge table where we ate most of our meals and super comfortable, high-end lounge seating...it was the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the crashing waves. Every evening, we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over the water, and I've never seen so many stars at night. There is also a secondary guest house where our teens stayed. They were happy as clams to have their privacy, and we enjoyed having some peace and separation. This luxurious property is situated amid gorgeous lush foliage, and cute little turtle ponds which made the property feel quite remote. However, it was only a few minutes drive away from Waikaloa Village which has plenty of shops and restaurants, and the property is near many beautiful beaches, some of which have aqua blue water so it feels like you're in the Carribean. We also did some great hikes near Hawi , which has an adorable town with art galleries and restaurants. Whether you're looking for an action-packed getaway with zip lining, hiking and lots of water sports, or seeking something more restful and laid back, you can have it all at this fabulous home. We could not have been happier with our vacation experience here. Thank you!!
Heaven in Paradise
Stayed here for a wonderful week over the holidays. Situated on the Gold Coast of the Big Island, this spot in Puako is a gem. Always sunny and right on a portion of the waterfront with access to the ocean, a little bit of beach nearby, and lots of interesting lava rocks that you can walk out into the ocean on. Tons of turtles always resting outfront. The house is magnificent and divided into two parts - a main house and a guest house. It's very spacious, well appointed and the woodwork is outstanding throughout. There's good cable TV and wifi in the house, along with strong water pressure and 2 sets of washer/dryer. Plenty of parking, a neat set of pathways and tidal pools on property. At night, you can leave your window/doors ajar to take in the ocean breeze and the sound of waves - nothing can beat that. There's a great lanai in between the buildings that has an outdoor BBQ, an oversized dining table and daybeds to relax in cover. This place is truly what you imagine with a Hawaiian getaway and offers privacy too. Would stay hear again and again. It's a true gem.
Lovely Couples retreat
This home was very beautiful. The view and finishes in the guest house were top notch. There were a few flaws which leads to the four star instead of five. On the photos for this rental it's deceiving with the front shot of the rental. The entry way shown with the stairs leading up to the door is not what your staying in. That part made me a bit upset. You actually only have access to the side guest house to the left of the home. In order to get your bags to the guest house you must basically carry them all the way around the home on these large lava/stone pavers then carry them up a stair case and down a little breeze way. That was a bit of a challenge when it's two females with forty pound suit cases and bringing in groceries. We like to cook and make cocktails so the small kitchenette area in the "guest house" was small and there is no ice box in the mini fridge to keep ice in. I will say that the outdoor BBQ area was wonderful. We did successfully make all meals via BBQ and the single convection burner (some non-stick cook wear would have been nice). The lanai was absolutely beautiful we mainly sat out relaxing and enjoyed the gorgeous bay.
The beach was very rocky and hard to get into the water. It was January so I think the water was a bit more rough than in the summer months. We were only able to get out and swim once during our stay. There were lots of turtles and the hump back whales were migrating so we were able to take in some amazing sights of the whales playing out in the bay. Over all this house is nothing short of a beautiful design and top notch décor. We would definitely stay here again. The $800.00 a night price is a bit high though for the indoor space and for us the cooking accommodations. Overall we an epic time at this rental. Thank you.
Exquisite vacation home
I highly recommend this vacation home. The home, gardens, and views of the ocean are all magnificent.
Our family of 4 were lucky to have spent 2 weeks at these guest suites this summer. The rooms are beautifully furnished, spacious, steps away from the beach and ocean, and equipped with everything that we needed (washer/dryer, mini fridge). Having meals on the lanai is an experience: breathtaking views, wonderful ocean breeze and sounds. But the best part of staying here was the snorkeling and the turtles. Don't have to go far to see some amazing underwater life. And the turtles, they're all over the shoreline!
When you're on the property, it feels very private and remote, though you are only 10-15 minutes away from shops and restaurants. Overall, an amazing place to stay.
Rich in Hawaii history and sea life, Puako, once a small fishing village and sugarcane plantation, is a hidden gem nestled between Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani resorts on the Big Island. Blessed with little rainfall and plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and gentle sea breeze, life in Puako is beyond all description. Teeming with sea life that includes sea turtles, monk seals, exotic corals, and many varieties of colorful reef fish, the Puako Marine Reserve provides an exceptional experience for diving and snorkeling, as well as kayaking and paddle-boarding enthusiasts. Neaby Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve is filled with images of ancient Hawaii life carved on smooth orange-red pahoehoe lava rock. Close proximity to resort amenities, shopping centers, Hapuna Beach, and Beach 69 offers Puako residents the best of both worlds.