Oceanfront Puako Home,Sandy Beach,Swim, Snorkel, Two Bedroom, Two Bath
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Puako house description
Small older cottage serves very compatible group best. Fronts white sandy beach. Coconut trees, hammocks, lounge chairs. Excellent swimming and snorkeling. Very private. Very residential. Near world class hotels, restaurants, golf and tennis resorts yet feels remote 'old Hawaiian.' Turn-key furnished with Internet,TV,DVD, appliances, linens, BBQ, kayaks. Clean but rustic, friendly but not luxurious, good beds, full kitchen. Relaxing. Easy upkeep. Great vacation.
Puako Beach Drive: PUAKO is a quiet residential area, one street only, houses on oceanside and across the street.
Puako is on the renowned Kohala Coast, between the Mauna Lani Bay Resort and the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, among the highest rated places to stay on the Big Island. Sunny ,quiet weather; Safe swimming/snorkeling water, 360degrees of views, ease of driving, peacefulness, security, and privacy are among the allures of this area.
WAIPUNALEI (Puako Beach Drive): Waipunalei means 'fresh water spring surrounded by a lei of foliage. This describes #82 Puako. It has a natural fresh water spring on half the property with a variety of fish and birds. One must cross a footbridge from the car parking area to the cottage.
This means a cooler, cleaner property, as the water flushes itself . Fish or birds devour any bugs as the tides alter the depth of the pond. Native Milo,Coconut,and Hala trees (coveted island woods) grow softly around the outlines of the pond, adding shade, greenery without a heavily landscaped yard, and nests for native birds.
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Car Available
- Low Allergen Environment
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Though the house has a variety of sleeping options, including good ,new, firm beds,only up to 4 persons are allowed. Generally this area is the most romantic of private, oceanfront retreats. In one step, walk from your front deck to the sandy beach, coconut trees, tidal pools, deep ocean. There is a free kayak for your use, an outdoor shower, various lounging chairs for reading or conversing, deck couches and hammock. Puako does not offer the luxuries of a hotel (tho you can drive those short miles), or the generic newness of a condominium complex. Its a real hawaiian beach house, with modern appliances.Hope it fits your needs and interests!...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Botanical Garden
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Broadband Access
- Sofa Bed
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Activities Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Cooler
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Parking Off Street
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Grinder
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Kayak / Canoe
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82 Puako "Waipunalei"Guest comment entered by owner
82 Puako "Waipunalei"
The greatest vacation place on the planet if you know how to entertain yourself and enjoy nature. House had everything needed to cook, clean up, relax, romance or remind your muscles how to move. I'll be back!
- Guest sam and family
- Date of stay 11/14/11
- Review Submitted 11/21/11
Fabulous Ocean Location & Hawaiiana Kitsch
Fabulous Ocean Location & Hawaiiana Kitsch
While my husband and I stayed here, we called this place "the Shack" but still had a great time: you can't beat the oceanfront location with pounding surf on lava rocks, small sandy beach, huge grass yard, and swaying palms. Every morning we drank our coffee outside, in thoughtfully provided comfy chairs, while watching whales frolic offshore. That said, the Shack is very simple, built probably 50 years ago as a summer place and never really updated, with a pretty minimal kitchen and bath. Reminded me of summer camp. The insect screens are old, rusty and don't quite fit (i.e. don't entirely protect from insects of which there weren't many but a few.) Nevertheless, the owners provide everything you could reasonably want, including colorful new fluffy towels, blenders, toasters, WiFi and small flat screen TV. It would be small for 4 (especially crowded getting to and from the loo) but doable. Nice Hawaiiana motif. Easy parking. Great lanaii, BBQ, no dishwasher. We had been looking forward to snorkeling off the front of the Shack but didn't quite see how that would work in fact; too shallow and rough during our visit in February, at least. We didn't hugely enjoy the Kohala neighborhood, to be honest, as being a bit too ritzy for our taste, although the immediate Puako neigborhood was pleasant but lacked restaurants and bars. The neighborhood Puako general store was close and friendly, and also had DVDs for rent. We found ourselves regularly using an insulated soft-sided cooler we'd brought with us, to schlep cold drinks and premade lunch items along to snorkeling beaches. Loved the Big Island overall.
- Guest Jan C. (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 02/01/08
- Review Submitted 02/12/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
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- Nearest Airport: Kona (Keahole) International Airport-KOA at 23 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Queen Kaahumanu (Hwy.19) at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: OceanFront! at 0.01 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Kawaihae Harbor at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Hotels or Kawaihae Harbor at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: Island Family beach house
Why the Owner Chose Puako:
Offers a special oceanfrontage, white sandy beach, year round sunsets, and we think the best snorkeling of the entire coast. Cottage is simple, old Hawaii style, romantic, private, peaceful.
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Puako (Waipunalei) from waters edge
Ocean from Puako deck
Private peace, oceanfront
Romantic, personal privacy
Colorful waves, but not as calm as Puako usually is
Kohala mountains add interest to oceanfrontage
Puako interior living. Kitchen to rt.,2 bedrooms,2 baths beyond. Carpet replaced
Sunset direction and Maui
Turtles (honu) abound in tidal pools
Family memories forever
Humpback Whale from Puako porch one in distance
2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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