Puako Beachfront House with Big Lawn
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Honu Kai means turtle waters. We chose this name for the property because of the abundance of green sea turtles that reside in the waters surrounding Honu Kai and the Kohala Coast.
This traditional style, two-bedroom, two-bath, Hawaiian, beach cottage comfortably sleeps five people and there are 3 twin 'punees' in the living area for extras. The house has a spacious living area which separates the two bedrooms for privacy. There is a deck with outdoor dining table and large seating area to hang out
The art work and authentic Hawaiian charm create an ambiance which is warm and relaxing. Honu Kai has steps to the ocean and tide pools where you can snorkel and dive in some of the best conditions in Hawaii.
This Puako oceanfront location boasts some of the most spectacular views along the Kohala Coast and great sunsets. A panoramic view reveals an endless ocean in front of the house and Mauna Kea mountain views behind the property.
For those looking for more adventure the Kohala Coast is a paradise for ocean-related activities, fine dining, golf and world class spa facilities.
Come enjoy the 'real Hawaii' at Honu Kai. Thank you for choosing Honu Kai as your Big Island vacation destination. We are sure that it will be a vacation that will not be forgotten as many of our guests return to Honu Kai year after year!
WE NOW HAVE WIFI! Check your email while you watch the whales!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We just returned from our wonderful week at Honu Kai in Puako, one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. This was our annual family Christmas beach holiday, which we have previously spent in Miami South Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Rico, Akumall Mexico and St. John USVI. Although we were 3 couples - ourselves and our 2 sons and girlfriend and wife - there was plenty of room for either privacy or family togetherness and this was our favorite rental of all. The fact that the house is so wide (not narrow like nearly every condo) and the yard is so huge, you have an incredible view of the ocean and feel like like you are the only ones for miles around. We especially enjoyed sitting on the little wall, watching the ubiquitous whales and turtles as well as enjoying the fantastic sunsets with glasses of wine. There were so many windows that there was always a pleasant breeze and the soothing sound of ocean waves. Meals on the porch were memorable and we enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles and fish right in front of the house. This is a comfortable house, more like your parents lake cottage than a sophisticated modern home and we loved the comfortable, casual decor but it it would not be for anyone who prefers new and modern. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well equipped but there were some problems with ants if any food was left out. After this, our group moved to a condo right on the beach in Kailua-Kona and although it was very nice, we definitely missed Honu Kai. The people at Aloha Debbie were very friendly and helpful when there was an unavoidable problem with the house which delayed our check-in date and we highly recommend this company. We are already looking ahead for when we can return to the Big Island and we will definitely want to return to Honu Kai!
- Guest Jan
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, age 55+.
Although I live in Hilo on the other side of the island, my mainland family and I have been enjoying this very special place for many, many years. The grandkids love the big front lawn and wandering along the shoreline looking for treasures. Good snorkeling, too, when the waves are calm. The kitchen is full of "stuff" so you can create, when the urge hits you, your own feasts. The grandkids love making cookies. The Puako Store, too, has a wonderful selection of foods you wouldn't expect to find in a country store.
- Guest Arnold
- Date of stay 12/21/09
- Review Submitted 07/16/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Experience of a Lifetime
Experience of a Lifetime
I can't say enough about what a wonderful trip my family and I had staying at your beautiful home! From the moment we arrived in Puako we were in love. The sea turtles are incredible they come right on to the beach and rocks in front of the house. My wife and I love to dive and the reef and fish life in Puako is some of the best I've ever seen. My kids spent everyday out in the tide pools exploring and finding shells, they were in heaven. Watching the whales from the deck while eating breakfast made my trip and sitting out on the seawall at night was another unforgettable experience, just relaxing and watching the beautiful sunsets, I'll never forget our trip and can't wait to go back next year!!!
- Guest Scottie F.
- Date of stay 04/08/10
- Review Submitted 05/14/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Three-Night Minimum Stay. $300 per night for 7 nights or more, maximum 5 people including children $375/night for 5 nights $395/night for 3 nights Add $45/night per person for up to 2 more people Add $200 Cleaning Fee and 13.4% tax $500 Security Deposit or credit card guaranty. TAT # W40939899-01
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
About the owner: Meet our property managers from AlohaDebbie Properties....Leilani and Debbie are a 'mother-daughter' team and Debbie lives just down the street from Honu Kai. They are available 7 days a week to assist you with whatever you might need to make your vacation comfortable. They rent kayaks and snorkel gear, too. Debbie, Deborah D. Sharp (R) is a real estate broker with 29 years of experience. Leilani, is a licensed agent with 10 years of experience.
Why the Owner Chose Puako:
Honu Kai has been in our family for two generations and is a very special place for us.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is one of the bet snorkeling spots in Puako...some say Puako is the best diving/snorkeling area in the Hawaiian Islands. There is a channel through the tide pools which takes you right out to the reef. We love the quality relaxation time here. Honu Kai is a retreat for us!
- Primary: + (808)882-7773
- Secondary: + 808-989-7773
- Tertiary: +1 888-722-5642 Toll free
View from my kayak!
Turtles relaxing in the tide pool in front of the house.
Ocean view from the sea wall
Alcove with 3 twin punees for extra sleeping in living area
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