Great Family House on White Sandy Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Puako house description
Ulu Niu is a rare find: a beachfront three bedroom vacation property at an affordable rate. Lovingly hand constructed by the owner 20 years ago, this hideaway is set in a lush coconut grove that provides privacy and shade from the tropical sun. Yet just beyond the verdant plantings lies a white-sand beach on Waialea Bay: “perfect sand, gorgeous water, interesting shapes to photograph, a treasure trove of interesting shells and coral,” wrote one guest. This is one of the few natural sand beaches on the Big Island. Swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe on the beach right in front of the house—the perfect spot for children and adults alike.
Mature plantings, carefully situated, plus two-level design create a haven of comfort for enjoying beach living while capturing the best of the coastal breezes. Beautifully crafted with oak floors, redwood paneling and koa shelving, Ulu Niu is lovingly decorated with artwork by renowned local artists, all related to the owners. Casement windows with venetian blinds between the glass layers attest to the thoughtful design of this tropical home, carefully maintained by the original owner/builders.
The second floor contains the main living area with high beam ceiling, spacious open dining room and kitchen plus comfortable seating for reading or watching television. Just outside is the covered lanai, which offers open-air dining with cooling breezes, ocean views and Hawaii’s famed sunsets. The two bedrooms on this level include an oceanview bedroom and a full bath.
A large dorm-style bedroom on the ground floor, with a separate entrance, contains multiple beds for teens or younger children with a nanny. Also provided are a bathroom and shower plus a laundry room. The carport keeps your vehicles out of the sun for comfortable driving.
This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii.
Keywords: 3 bedroom house, oceanfront house, beach house, Puako house, Wailea Bay house
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1) Oceanview bedroom has a king-size bed, Queen size Beds (1) Garden view upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed, Double Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
This is a lovely, well-maintained and well-equipped house with sleeping accomodations for 8 people. We had stayed in it before, so knew its fine qualities. Since we were also occupying another house on the beach, we used it mostly for sleeping and an occasional meal. It is a very private space with a view of the beach and enclosed yard. Four of us stayed there at night and it was peaceful and quiet. High marks for maintenance and equipment; the managers were courteous and obliging. The microwave failed but was replaced promptely. Many thanks for a great vacation.
- Guest Beth (Medford, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A relaxing beach home
A relaxing beach home
We found this house to be quite comfortable for our family of three. There are two bedrooms on the main floor, so our teenaged daughter had the privacy of her own space. The downstairs room was not used, but was like a dorm and could sleep a group of kids. The living space is open and airy with a lovely, shady deck. There would have been a view of the surf line if the trees had been trimmed down a bit. Beach access is easy and we enjoyed snorkeling. We would be happy to stay here again.
- Guest G. family (California)
- Date of stay 07/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
“The grandkids love the beach, and everyone appreciates the flexibility of going back and forth to the house without having to get in a car and transport all the “stuff”, although we walk or take the short drive in the afternoon to Hapuna for body surfing”
- Guest don (Berkeley, CA)
- Date of stay 01/19/12
- Review Submitted 02/01/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Martin Family Vacation 2012
Martin Family Vacation 2012
This place was great. We had three couples with two infants and had plenty of room and privacy for everyone. The beach is only 50 feet from the gate and offers amazing snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding or just relaxation. Although the is a public access point not far from the house, you'd never know that until you went down to the beach. Even then it wasn't crowded until mid-day and it was the holidays and from what I heard from locals the beach usually empty during the non-holiday season. The house is in great shape and we would gladly stay there again.
- Guest AK2012 (Fairbanks, Alaska)
- Date of stay 12/24/11
- Review Submitted 01/31/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
My family of seven, myself and my wife, daughter and son and their spouses and one grandchild, had a wonderful relaxing vacation at this home on Waialea Bay. The property was very well maintained.
- Guest Woody (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
- Date of stay 01/12/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers.
Just another day at the beach!
Just another day at the beach!
This is a wonderful house with a fabulous location. We have stayed on this beach on 2 previous occasions ( in a smaller house for a smaller party). This beach has everything - fine white sand, interesting tree shapes on the beach with plenty of shade and an interesting reef for snorkeling. The snorkeling is fabulous in the summer and spring. In the winter this part of the island gets lots of surge making for good surfing boogie bording and hours of wave-watching but limited the visibility under water. the house is set back from the beach - you can see the ocean and listen to the waves but the public cannot see you. The house is open inviting and comfortable with everything we needed for a fun relaxing vacation. I would highly recommend this property to my friends and family.
- Guest PAL (Rolling hills estaes, california)
- Date of stay 01/03/12
- Review Submitted 01/24/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Great Spot in Puako
Great Spot in Puako
this is a great property for enjoying the kohala coast. the home is very comfortable with a large kitchen and dining area. the living room is small but we did not spend much time in doors because there is a great covered patio with a view of the water, and a sheltered and private lawn area. The beds are comfortable, and kitchen is well appointed. the house also had a good supply of beach chairs and toys. the beach in front of the house is a small white sand beach, and there were never many people on the beach, so it feels very private and secluded compared to the larger beaches at Hapuna or further down at the main beach Waialea 69. we swam in the bay each morning - and the snorkeling in the bay is good - the bay is protected so there are a lot of fish to see. the house is set in the trees to keep it cool, and has the additional benefit of bringing the sounds of the birds into the home each morning. while the house is right up against the beach, the trees filter the view. It is not a big panoramic view of the ocean, but you can see the water through the trees from the deck. each evening we walked out to the beach to watch the sunset, and we were the only ones there. The house feels very private and shaded because of that tree canopy. A great spot for a family vacation on the kohala coast if you want a comfortable home with access to the nearby resorts for dining and shopping, but prefer more seclusion than staying within a resort
- Guest RA (Utah)
- Date of stay 06/20/11
- Review Submitted 07/12/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Do we have to leave?
Do we have to leave?
Seven of us ranging in age from 7 to 68 stayed for a week. None of us wanted to go home. What a treat to lie in bed, feel the gentle breeze, listen to the waves breaking and wake up to bird song. We arrived just after the tsunami and everything was ready for us. The beaches were wonderful. If the beach had been the only attraction we would have all been happy. We were able to drive all around the island and enjoy all of the sights. The house was so comfortable. We only had to decide whether we wanted to relax at home or go out to dinner. We'd come back in a heart beat.
- Guest Patrick (Los Angeles, California, USA)
- Date of stay 03/11/11
- Review Submitted 04/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Oasis of the Mind
Oasis of the Mind
I am hesitant to write a review exposing my discovery of paradise for fear of exposing this oasis to the masses and thereby precluding availbility for my future sojourns of rejuvination. Such is life. Waialea Bay on it's own is sufficient. Hmmm, let's see, Gourmet kitchen, sleep in until 6 AM, snorkel and swim in the Bay until 9, coffee on the lanai and subsequently deciding on breakfast, catch up on the internet news and emails, beach walk to Puako, check the General store, plan dinner, lounge in the afternoon or explore untold exotic adventures, almost all of which except the helicopter tours and zip line adventures are free. The accomodations are more than sufficient. I have visited several times, with family and interspersed with the odd day of solitude. I just love thw Blue Dragon Restaurant (10 min. drive away), the talent and repertoire of musicians is truly second to none; I have waited in long lines and paid more for similar fares in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. The residence is very clean and well kept, obviously good housekeepers. My wife thinks the beds might need replacing sometime although we did not try them all. I cannot imagine a better close family holiday location with room for extended families. I think I can get to the beach in 20 large steps; when they said 70 they were baby steps,soooo, if I were you, I would keep my well kept secret to ourselves..
- Guest skalywag (Comox, BC, Canadda)
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 03/09/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Cool, private getaway with the beach mere steps away. A chefs kitchen, with a large dining table was spacious and inviting. Every thing was solidly built in what seems like a custom wood home. Amazing windows to allow the breezes through. Open family great room connects to kitchen with the deck providing another outdoor gathering place. The lawn was a nice cool oasis and attracted the local birds. We had a family of 5 here with room to spare. Beach chairs a plenty. The area is a great starting point for visits to both Kona (and all that the Kona coast has to offer) and Waimea. Hawi, Waipio, and the Hamakua coast are easy day trips. This was our first extended stay on the Big Island, so we had lots to see, but next time we will plan our excursions around more kick back days at the house! Hope to return soon. No matter what our plans were for the day, they always began with an early morning snorkel! (and Papayas). Much mahalo to the owners for opening their house to us.
- Guest Sarah and Basil Machado (Felton, Ca)
- Date of stay 09/01/09
- Review Submitted 09/01/09
$500 for 2-4 persons/ $550 for 5-6 persons/ $600 for 7-8 persons State taxes, departure cleaning fee & refundable damage deposit are additional Maximum Occupancy 8 persons including children No parties, weddings, or funtions 5 night minimum stay. GE&TA Tax#W 20581220-01 Christmas holiday rates and policies differ We are a licensed Real Estate Company and accept checks only for payment We will never ask you for a credit card number or to wire funds
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About: Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Waialea Bay resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise....
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White sand in front of the house
Fully equipped kitchen
View from the lanai
2nd upstairs bedroom with queen-size bed
Upstairs full bath with tub and shower
The beach in front of Ulu Niu
Covered lanai with dining and seating area
Living room and dining room
Spacious upstairs bedroom with king-size bed
Ground floor bedroom with one full-size bed and two twin-size beds
Ulu Niu and its sister home, Ehu Kai at Waialea Bay
Living area with built-in koa book shelves
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3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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