Private downstairs 1000sf apartment/king bed/screened in porch/private parking.
Bailey Wharton and Baki Wharton
- english, Some Thai
About Bailey Wharton and Baki Wharton
We truly love meeting guests from all over the world and being able to share our unique and beautiful corner of the world, here in Hawaii. Our experience with guests has been exceptional and the response gratifying. We have been living in Hawaii for going on 20 years where we raised our four fabulous children. Bailey First came to Hawaii as Peace Corp volunteer in '69, going to Thailand. My favorite vacation spot, is sailing in the British Virgin Islands, favorite city to eat is San Francisco with Chicago tied and favorite city to visit New York. Arts aficionado, my wife a buff fitness nut and me a movie slouch. I am Realtor in Hawaii and I also sell salted and smoked salmon from our fish days in Alaska (30yrs and counting) and spend way to much time volunteering for the arts and trying to raise $$, the bane of the arts world. Fascinated by the Universe thank you Keck and Canada France Observatories, a must stop when you visit.
Bailey Wharton and Baki Wharton purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Bailey Wharton and Baki Wharton chose Puako
Its the best PUAKO BEACH listing for its price. Puako is an eclectic, TRANQUIL and HISTORIC oceanfront community, famous for its white sand beaches and turquoise warm waters populated with whales, dolphins, turtles and reef fish. Water sports abound. Bucolic, peaceful & quiet: If that what you are looking for then look no further as THIS IS IT!! You have access to our 6000sf yard with its delicious Mango trees, fruiting in summer, a small fenced area with dining table and lounge chairs and a barbecue, expansive lawn and natural plants. Additionally, our back yard opens onto thousands of acres of open and treed State land with a three mile walking fire break and unobstructed access to the land for any intrepid hiker. On occasion we have wild pigs, a flock of wild turkeys, goats and the Hawaiian owl or "Pueo" soaring in the evening air. If you love stars you will be overwhelmed by the clear non polluted night skies. We supply lawn chairs for star gazing, a must while you are here.
What makes this Apartment unique
Though we live upstairs, we are very quiet and with luck you won't hear a sound. We will be available to assist you with any and all issues including best beaches, best places to snorkel, best restaurants in the area and best luxury hotels to visit as well as our too-many-to-count visitor attractions. We enjoy the company of our guests and will be here to meet your needs. Folks often ask about the whales and yes, they are in abundance during the winter months (late December to early April) and lovely to watch from the shore as they breech with frequency and often you can see them jumping from the ocean. Our weather is mostly sunny with the occasional rain shower, and temperatures ranging from the low 70s F (21 C) to mid 80s F (30 C) during the winter and 80s F (30 C) to 90s F (35 C) in the short summer months. It is a comfortable 15 minute walk south along the ocean to the Fairmont Orchid hotel with its excellent restaurants (though access to resort facilities are restricted to guests). A mile walk or drive north on Puako Beach road brings you to our small local grocery store which is open from 8am to 7pm daily. Puako Beach road is about three miles long and dead ends at a County park. It is a popular three mile walking and biking area. There is Beach Access every 1/4 mile which makes for 12 beach/reef access points (with great snorkeling and turtle viewing) including the County park and County boat launch. Close local beaches include: BEACH 69 aka WAIALEA BAY STATE PARK (10min)-our personal favorite with good snorkeling and boogie boarding, bathroom facilities and lots of shade, SPENCER BEACH (15min)-very kid friendly, MAUNA KEA beach (12min)-an amazing crescent of white sand in a clear calm cove, and HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK (10min)-the Islands most famous and popular -white sand, great boogie boarding and picnic tables and BBQing facilities. (See pictures) The nearby resorts offer abundant dining and shopping opportunities.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
no smoking on the property, thank you.
Two dogs sometimes on the premises.
King size bed, Queen pull out bed in living room
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Puako beach rental
Lovely homey place to stay. Bailey is a helpful and friendly host.
Can't say enough good things about Bailey and his fantastic home. We arrived a little early and Bailey was there to welcome us. He is the perfect host - friendly and generous. Great knowledge of the area. He was there when we needed him. The house is perfectly located across from the beach. We walked every morning either down to the park (where there is great diving and snorkeling) or further down where we walked to the Fairmont Orchid for their great breakfasts or a coffee. Every evening we took chairs and walked to the beach and sat with the turtles watching the amazing sunsets. The house has snorkeling equipment, beach chairs and several coolers for our use which was a huge benefit when driving around the island. The bed was very comfortable and the back desk watching the birds attack Baileys multiple bird feeders with vigor was a lot of fun. Late at night we sat in his lounges in the privacy of the back and watched the sky for hours. Thanks Bailey for an amazing time !!!!!
Thank you for your review. It was great hosting both of you. Excellent guests that you are. Come back any time. Call me and we can work out special details. All my best and warmest regards
Great place to stay—
Beautiful and quiet place to stay. The hosts had fruit and other breakfast items there for us. Very comfortable apartment. Nice to wake up to so many birds. We loved seeing turtles nearby and also whales. We appreciated having beach equipment available for our use. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
We loved staying at the Puako cottage home. Great location, wonderful host and so beautiful surroundings. We will be back!!
It was a pleasure hosting you Kar3n. I appreciate the review and am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We love being able to share our good fortune.
A great combination of qualities
We just spent four nights here, and can recommend it highly. Bailey was a very friendly and helpful host, and we arrived to a big, beautiful bowl of freshly cut fruit and other welcome breakfast supplies. The bed is quite comfortable, and sitting on the back porch you see and hear nothing but greenery and birds. Puako is a good location, because it’s far back from the main road, has wonderful tide-pool areas within a 2-minute walk, and puts you within easy reach of some of the world’s greatest beaches for much lower costs than anyplace else near them.
Aloha Bob and Arlene:
Thank you for the kind review. Im so glad you made it and were able to overcome the "volcano" hype of the media. It really has no effect on Puako at all. Arlene, I am impressed you read the history of Puako that I provided for guests. Yes, its very interesting and the history of this area is fascinating and extensive. Hope to see you wonderful guys again in the future.
Bailey and Baki
OOps, sorry Dana, I meant Dana, not Arlene. I was confused for a minute with your name and anothers. Sorry about that.
A beautiful place and great location, we highly recommend it
Bailey and Baki are wonderful hosts. Their home is welcoming and has everything you need for a truly relaxing break, whether for a few days or a few weeks.
The Big Island is awash in visitor attractions, to many to detail here but available in the visitor guide to Hawaii, a copy of which we provide.
Same goes for activities, though being so close to the ocean we focus on water activities. Swimming, of course, and snorkeling and boogie boarding in the waves. For the more intrepid, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding and scabbing diving. I don't have a fishing pole, but they re cheap and reef fishing is abundant from the shore. Ocean fishing also available at the harbor as is the Manta viewing.