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Puako (Waipunalei) from waters edge

Puako (Waipunalei) from waters edge Puako interior living. Kitchen to rt.,2 bedrooms,2 baths beyond. Carpet replaced Ocean from Puako deck Sunset direction and Maui Private peace, oceanfront Turtles (honu) abound in tidal pools Romantic, personal privacy Family memories forever Colorful waves, but not as calm as Puako usually is Humpback Whale from Puako porch one in distance Kohala mountains add interest to oceanfrontage


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  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Car Available


          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom Master: 1 king


          • Living Room: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            4 persons max...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king


          • 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

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet


          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


          • Outside shower is very useful. Inside shower can be accessed (3 steps up)from door near outside shower for hot/cold water and interior access....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 2 king, 1 queens. Outside shower, hammock, large covered deck, inside or outside dining, tidal pools. Snorkeling / Scuba...moreless


              • Books For Kids
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys


              • Romantic
              • Adventure


                  • Necessary


                  • Volcano
                  • Reefs
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Churches

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Luaus
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    VERY NEAR. Walk from your house porch /deck onto the sand, under coconut palms. Ocean is only about 30 feet away, 40 ft if its low tide....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    White sandy beach in front of house....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Ocean entry is not all white sand, but is lava and good for snorkeling but reef shoes recommended....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Ocean and Kohala Mts.are your main view from 82. House, deck, master bedroom face beach and ocean.....moreless

                  • Beach:

                    Lovely white sand beach but lava and reef in ocean make turtles and fish at your first footsteps.House has reef shoes for your safety and convenience....moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Resorts are nearby, about 2 miles away in either direction but Puako is a dead-end road of private homes on the best oceanfrontage of the island!...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Puako is OCEANFRONT! Some of the homes are across the rural street from the beach but our house is ON the beach and oceanfront....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible


                          • Dining Area


                          • Broadband Access
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Safe
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Telephone
                          • 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
                          • Internet


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove


                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Kayak / Canoe


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                          • 82 Puako "Waipunalei"

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                            82 Puako "Waipunalei"

                            • Guest sam and family
                            • Date of stay 11/14/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/21/11
                            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!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Fabulous Ocean Location & Hawaiiana Kitsch

                            Fabulous Ocean Location & Hawaiiana Kitsch

                            • Guest Jan C. (San Francisco)
                            • Date of stay 02/01/08
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/08
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 13/13

                          $2400/wk + tax$2400/week
                          $325/week Hawaii state tax
                          $500/week Refundable Reservation and security deposit is requiredRate is $2400/wk+tax of $325=$2725.oo year round.
                          Reservation deposit is $500/wk,mailed to Sandy Ednie Realty,  P.O.Box 1318, Kamuela, HI 96743, 

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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

                          Owner info

                          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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                          Speaks: english



                          • Puako (Waipunalei) from waters edge

                            Puako (Waipunalei) from waters edge

                          • Ocean from Puako deck

                            Ocean from Puako deck

                          • Private peace, oceanfront

                            Private peace, oceanfront

                          • Romantic, personal privacy

                            Romantic, personal privacy

                          • Colorful waves, but not as calm as Puako usually is

                            Colorful waves, but not as calm as Puako usually is

                          • Kohala mountains add interest to oceanfrontage

                            Kohala mountains add interest to oceanfrontage

                          • Puako interior living. Kitchen to rt.,2 bedrooms,2 baths beyond. Carpet replaced

                            Puako interior living. Kitchen to rt.,2 bedrooms,2 baths beyond. Carpet replaced

                          • Sunset direction and Maui

                            Sunset direction and Maui

                          • Turtles (honu) abound in tidal pools

                            Turtles (honu) abound in tidal pools

                          • Family memories forever

                            Family memories forever

                          • Humpback Whale from Puako porch one in distance

                            Humpback Whale from Puako porch one in distance


                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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