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Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo

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Enjoying sunset time at the beach across the street

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Puako condo description

Hawaiian-Style, Well Appointed Beach Condo. This unit is equipped with all appliances, accoutrements and amenities. We Love Puako!!! - and we have tried to make it so this condo will enable you to have a great and easy stay here. It was chosen and remodeled with Kids and Parents in mind; with a flat screen TV and DVD player (and family DVD rentals right next door), great Broadband and WiFi, and beds are firm, designed for people who have not been gentle to their backs.

The waters around Puako are great - they are very clean, and three of the islands' largest and nicest white sand beaches (Waikoloa, Hapuna & Mauna Kea) are in adjacent coves within two miles of the condo. For those times in between visits to the beach, the condo has a nice, gated pair of pools. One is small and shallow, ideal for kids under 3. The other is larger but by no means a lap pool.

Puako is a relaxed, beachfront community, and this unit is ideally located to make your life easy and relaxed. We are next door to the quaint and funky Puako General Store - a reasonably priced and incredibly convenient place with supplies for everything from breakfast to dinner to cocktail fixings and a DVD for the kids. If you stay for a few weeks, you may want to do one stock-up trip into Kona (30 minute away with Costco, Safeway, etc...) or Waimea (western style town, home of the Parker Ranch, about 15-20 minutes away, and with a gigantic western style wooden play structure to make the trip fun) and you can spend the rest of the trip being mellow on the beach.

We have a map of all the best locations for activities ranging from a hand-built sheltered rock tide-pool for your toddler to play in, to romantic beaches on which to watch a sunset. Toss the cooler in the car, and enjoy a different sunset beach within a 5 minute drive each night. 3 large world class beaches and one that we don't like quite as much are all really near by. Pick the beach that has the combination of sand, surf & snorkeling that suits your fancy on each day. During the winter Hapuna has great body surfing - with regular nice sized waves every day. Wailea Bay has lots of trees right next to the ocean - it is a great beach to enjoy some shade but with your toes in the sand. It is hard to go wrong! There are also lots of smaller beaches directly off of Puako road, accessible through pretty well marked signs, with walks to the beach typically being less that 50 feet. The nearest access is a great one - it is just a block away (and fine to walk), with a sheltered lava-rock pool for the kids, and decent entry for a nice, early morning scuba dive.

If you want to go out for meals, both modest and fancy restaurants are within a 10-15 minute drive, ranging from the resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and the Hapuna Prince to the nearby town of Kawaihae, home of excellent shave ice and complete with an open-daily Farmer's Market - our best source for papaya, vegetables and sweet cane rice sticks. Slightly upcountry is Hawi, a lovely artist community with the best ice cream on the island. We have a list of restaurants we have personally tried, plus a list of other places that have been well recommended.

If you want to stay home, you can sit on the Lanai and enjoy the ocean breeze, and use the renovated kitchen (designed by me - someone who really likes to cook).

We welcome you to Hale Hanu (Turtle House) in our delightful little community here in Puako.

All the best, Kimberley and Alan


Keywords: Condo, Kids, Scuba, Hapuna, Puako

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There is an elevator located in the middle of the building with a ramp to get to it....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have had so many multi-generational families stay with us. We keep children's beach gear at the ready, and upon request can furnish a high chair, portable baby crib and umbrella stroller....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            This is not a party/spring break condo... ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The glass table can seat between 4-6. We have two additional chairs in one of the bedroom closets, and there are four matching chairs around the main table. Upon request, we also have a highchair....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is very well appointed and has a complete complement of knives, cookware, small appliances and kitchen tools. We like to cook and expect others will enjoy doing so as well....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            We have a full set of both china and plastic dishware, so no matter if you're celebrating a major holiday or just having lunch around the pool, you're well covered....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            We keep a limited pantry on hand - olive oil, spices, sugar, rice, pasta, etc. However, the 'stock' really depends on what people have replaced when they leave....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            We have a fine Mr. Coffee on the counter top, and a small stove-top espresso maker in the cupboard. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            The living room is comfortably appointed in island decor, with a full-size couch and matching chair, plus an ottoman that we often use as an extra seat....moreless

          • Parking:

            One parking stall is assigned to our condo, and there is additional parking on the street available....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            We provide ample bath towels and beach towels....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Unit Remodeled in 2009/2010 with continual updates as needed since then. We completely re-did the kitchen with new Appliances, Kitchenware, etc. Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, Hairdryer, Two Pools, Secure Pool for Adults and Toddler Wading Pool(shared), Grounds with grapefruit, citrus and banana (in Season), Beach chairs, mats & umbrella, Beach Towels and Cooler. Boogie board, Snorkel equipment, Gas BBQ, Private Lanai....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                We have a selection of toys most appropriate for toddlers from when our daughter was of that age. People occasionally leave extra toys too so it's always changing!...moreless

              • Games:

                In the media cupboard we have some games for both children and adults. There is a cribbage board too!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                We've got a hard disk full of films appropriate for children and adults....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We're on the Time Warner Oceanic service for standard cable channels....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                Mac mini for guest use...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Wading pool for toddlers as well as a larger pool for the older kids. Not a lap swimming pool, but a nice place to hang out for a while with the kids....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    There is a long lanai that runs along the front of the condo. It is accessible from both the lving room and the Master....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We have boogie boards, life vests, beach toys and other bits that are fun to take to the beach....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    There is a nice propane grill on the lanai closest to the kitchen. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The grounds are beautifully maintained by our general manager....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Boating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Luaus
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $150/Night, $1000/Week + Tax and Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit
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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                  Location

                  • A

                    Wailea Bay aka Beach 69 View on map

                    Very scenic beach, good snorkling, showers and restroom but no lifeguards. Lots of shade with tres right down to the water. Wear flip flops when walking from the showers to the beach - about 100 ft -

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                    Hapuna Beach View on map

                    Long and wide. Has a nice snack shop, lifeguards, ample parking, and showers. Very good body surfing, but also typically gentle enough for the little ones (our 2 year old loves it there). Regularly on

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                    Queens Pool View on map

                    You can enter the water here for a shore dive. Also there are a couple of small man made pools for the little ones to wade in. This are almost always has turtle swimming and sunning themselves. Get ad

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                    Paniau - one of the best dive spots! View on map

                    Get details on the shore access here from the Kohala dive shop. Great day and night diving. One of the nicest dives I have done in the Islands. Lots of variety with caverns, canyons and critters.

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                    Mauna Kea Beach View on map

                    Very nice sand. Lifeguards closer to the hotel beach. Beware jellyfish when the wind is blowing onshore in the late afternoons. Nice bathrooms, but one of the longest walks and the parking lot can fil

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Kailua-Kona
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Queen K Highway
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Across the street!
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Four Seasons Orchid

                  Fantastic Shore Diving & Body Surfing, Yet with beaches and pools gentle enough for toddlers! Nearby beach regularly voted #1 on the Big Island. Puako reef is one of the nicest in the islands, and this unit is within 200 yards of a good shore entry for scuba divers, and within 1 mile of one of the best shore dive locations on the Islands. Tank rental/refills, Gear Rental and Boat Dives available in nearby Kawaihae (10 minutes away). Fantastic Body Surfing at Hapuna Beach (mostly during the winter months), but still gentle enough for the little ones. Great Beaches within minutes for all ages. Our daughter loved these beaches from the time she could walk!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: The owners live in Washington State, and enjoy the wonderful contrast of living in the Pacific Northwest coupled with having access to warmth and waves whenever we get away. We're both in technology - hence the high speed internet. We've got a seven year old who grew up going to Hale Hanu and wants to return as often as she can (as do we...). We very much enjoy sharing our home with friends and family.

                  Why the Owner Chose Puako:
                  We love it here - plain and simple. The people are lovely, the environment is quiet and unpretentious, and with the Puako General Store right next door you are never completely out of luck when cooking a meal and needing a surprise ingredient. The beaches are the best - and having a nearby option with lots of shade is great when you've got little kids. Nothing happens here. We like that a lot.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  The quiet, the birds, the wild turkeys, quail and finches that abound, the fresh fruit from the garden, amazing beaches right across the street, tide pooling, turtles and a gentle breeze to keep things cool. Puako is a great location from which to get just about anywhere on the island - either upcountry or around the horn to Hilo. South is easy too.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Enjoying sunset time at the beach across the street

                    Enjoying sunset time at the beach across the street

                  • An exceptionally functional kitchen with many extras.  And good knives!

                    An exceptionally functional kitchen with many extras. And good knives!

                  • Looking back towards the kitchen from the living room.

                    Looking back towards the kitchen from the living room.

                  • Locally crafted paddle-board king bed in the Master with a nice, firm mattress.

                    Locally crafted paddle-board king bed in the Master with a nice, firm mattress.

                  • The Master opens onto the lanai. Ideal for afternoon naps or cocktails.

                    The Master opens onto the lanai. Ideal for afternoon naps or cocktails.

                  • Full suite of complementary furniture in the Queen bedroom.

                    Full suite of complementary furniture in the Queen bedroom.

                  • Two round pools make cooling off easy - including a wading pool for the kids.

                    Two round pools make cooling off easy - including a wading pool for the kids.

                  • Tide pooling across the street is fantastic.  This is a Brittle Star.

                    Tide pooling across the street is fantastic. This is a Brittle Star.

                  • White and pink plumeria abound, for over-the-ear placement when going out!

                    White and pink plumeria abound, for over-the-ear placement when going out!

                  • Nearby Mauna Kea beach - amazingly fine sand and gentle surf.

                    Nearby Mauna Kea beach - amazingly fine sand and gentle surf.

                  • Another lovely sunset at another small beach along Puako Beach Drive.

                    Another lovely sunset at another small beach along Puako Beach Drive.

                  • The Big Island has many, many beach options to explore.

                    The Big Island has many, many beach options to explore.

                  • Green sea turtles are everywhere as Puako is a sanctuary for them.

                    Green sea turtles are everywhere as Puako is a sanctuary for them.

                  • Living / Dining room with lots of light and a large LCD TV and BluRay player.

                    Living / Dining room with lots of light and a large LCD TV and BluRay player.

                  • The lanai closest to the kitchen houses the propane grill.

                    The lanai closest to the kitchen houses the propane grill.

                  • Lovely koa wood dresser complements the paddle board bed in the Master.

                    Lovely koa wood dresser complements the paddle board bed in the Master.

                  • Very comfortable Queen size bed in the second bedroom.

                    Very comfortable Queen size bed in the second bedroom.

                  • Two twins in the third bedroom bring sleeping space to six.

                    Two twins in the third bedroom bring sleeping space to six.

                  • We have boogie boards, beach towels, coolers, chairs and umbrellas for you.

                    We have boogie boards, beach towels, coolers, chairs and umbrellas for you.

                  • The grounds have many flowering trees and shrubs, and fresh fruit as well.

                    The grounds have many flowering trees and shrubs, and fresh fruit as well.

                  • This beach walk is at the end of the road and goes to the Four Seasons Orchid.

                    This beach walk is at the end of the road and goes to the Four Seasons Orchid.

                  • Just up the road is Wailiea Bay - our favorite beach WITH SHADE!

                    Just up the road is Wailiea Bay - our favorite beach WITH SHADE!

                  • Nearby Waipio Valley overlook - for a short day trip (steep hike down optional).

                    Nearby Waipio Valley overlook - for a short day trip (steep hike down optional).

                  • The sunsets never, never disappoint.

                    The sunsets never, never disappoint.

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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