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Afternoon view of Mauna Kea from the front deck - great place to relax!

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Puako house description

Our two bedroom, two bath home is a perfect getaway for couples and families! Just 400 feet from the beach, and with a beautiful view of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, our house offers two sides of Hawaii, both the ocean and the mountains. Enjoy breakfast in the morning, watching sunrise over Mauna Kea on the wrap-around deck. Take a leisurely stroll to the beach, picnic and beach chairs in hand, and enjoy the warm Pacific waters. Snorkel in Puako Bay or at nearby Waialea Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Swim with sea turtles, colorful fish, and perhaps even a moray eel! Afterward, relax in the screened-in lanai living space, while your meal is grilling out on the BBQ. And end your day by watching the spectacular sunset over the ocean before walking back to your Hawaiian escape.

E 'Aka 'Aka Mau House (aka Laugh Alot House) is uniquely set up to accommodate family and friends, but still afford privacy. The upstairs area has a spacious living room; the cathedral ceiling with two fans gives the space a light, airy feel. This same ambience carries over to the dining area, where koa trimmed windows and wooden floors show off the 'Hawaiian plantation' decor of the room. Open the large sliding glass doors and windows to allow in the breeze! Folding doors on the side of the bedroom allow our guests to expand the space into the dining area, but also affords privacy if desired. The galley kitchen is well equipped with everything necessary to prepare any kind of meal, from a Thanksgiving turkey to Hawaiian and Asian fare. Granite-topped counters, hard-wood kitchen island, and a large, shelved pantry provide the ideal space to create meals for family and friends. And a Char-Broil radiant heat propane grill is readily accessible on the deck, perfect for grilling that special Hawaiian dish!

Downstairs, a second bedroom with sitting area and separate bath lends a 'studio setting' feel to the unit, and is perfect for teenage children or when two couples rent the house. For extra guests and/or small children, there is a fold-out sofa sleeper in the upstairs living room as well as a pullout futon in the downstairs sitting area. Finally, the screened in lanai is set up as an additional living space, with a double bed futon for those wanting to sleep outdoors.

High definition TV, DVD player, iPod dock, and a variety of movies and books are available to our guests. A full-sized washer and dryer are also on the premises for your use.

Our goal is to make E 'Aka 'Aka Mau House your home away from home - a place to relax, enjoy your surroundings, and laugh alot - with family and friends!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1216 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pull out couch and futon provide additional sleeping areas. Also have a pack-n-play for smaller children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    upstairs, queen bed...moreless

  • Second Bedroom : 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    downstairs, queen bed. Also have futon in the room...moreless

  • Gaze out the upstairs bedroom door and see Mauna Kea in the morning! Living room sofa sleeper can accommodate up to 2 additional people. Downstairs bedroom has large sitting room with futon that folds out to sleep two. Ceiling fans and floor fans in bedrooms, dining room, living room, lanai, sitting room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs bathroom adjacent to master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    downstairs bathroom adjacent to second bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower allows you to wash up after an ocean's swim!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cooler and beach chairs also available for guests. Also have some snorkeling gear, noodles, and other beach toys. Our on-island representatives, Max and Tony, are available in the event of unforeseen events (their contact information provided in welcome letter)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CDs available for our guests to enjoy....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Ipod and iPhone dock....moreless

  • Television:

    in both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small DVD library available in the condo. Other DVDs may be rented at the nearby M's Puako General Store....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Peek-around view of the ocean from the home's wrap-around deck. And only 400 feet from the ocean!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a child's booster seat available for toddlers. In addition to seating upstairs, the downstairs screened-in lanai also offers a place to relax and enjoy a meal. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wireless internet available. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Upstairs living room has queen size pull out sofa-sleeper. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free calls to the mainland and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also included is coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything from ceramic dishes and plastic ware to potato masher, meat tenderizer and pineapple corer....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    galley kitchen, well-equipped. Kitchen island provides additional food prep space...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Large pantry provides lots of storage, and holds the extra appliances (such as a rice steamer and blender) and larger pots and pans...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with interior ice maker; Britta water pitcher...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Helmets available and required to ride....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck, side patio, and screened-in lanai...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened-in lanai downstairs has 'outdoor living room' feel!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flowering shrubs, fruit trees, and grassy lawn. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Char-Broil radiant heat propane grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkel, masks, fins, boogie boards. Utility sink or hose available for washing off gear....moreless

 

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Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
$1,850
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$215
$1,375

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Quoted rates for payment by check. Add'l credit card fee of 2.75%.

Cleaning fee and Hawaii tax added to rental costs. Add'l cost $150 above 5 occupants (incl. increased cleaning fee).

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Last-minute and special in-fill rental rates available

Hawaii GE and TAT license number W24030175-01.

On-island contact information sent at time of booking


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Location

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  • Hilo Farmers Market

    "A fantastic Farmer's Market, having every kind of fresh tropical fruit imaginable! Vendors s..."

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  • Hapuna Beach Park

    "Nearby to Puako - great swimming and beach for the everyone"

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  • Mauna Kea State Recreation Area

    "Where else can you swim in warm tropical water in the morning, and then bundle up in down ja..."

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  • Papakolea Green Sand Beach

    "A bit of a drive down to the green sand beach, as well as a 3 mile hike out (and back) to th..."

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  • Big Island Candies Inc

    "If you're visiting the east side of the island, the Big Island Candies is definitely worth a..."

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  • Manta Ray Experience

    "We have done this three times now - a truly amazing experience. We book with 'Sunlight on Wa..."

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  • Pololu Valley

    "Nice hike at the end of the road! Hike down into the valley, and enjoy watching the ocean. T..."

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  • Abundant Life Natural Foods

  • Puako Petroglyphs

    "Located very close to our home, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve offers an amazi..."

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25.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport at Keahole
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Lani Golf Courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen Kaahumanu Hwy/HI-19
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
121 Metres
Nearest Beach
Puako Beach

Car: Necessary

Puako Beach is the only non-gated community on the Kohala Coast. Unlike when visiting a resort, the visitor to Puako Beach gets the 'real feel' of living in a small Hawaiian town, complete with a multipurpose general store, local area churches, and local area events. Beautiful beaches are easily accessible within a few minutes walk. Yet Puako is close enough to larger towns and resort areas for people wishing to play golf, eat out, or visit art galleries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We have enjoyed coming to Hawaii over the past few years, and have particularly enjoyed the unique community of Puako. It's a great place for family and friends. We feel at home here in Hawaii, and want to share that with others who visit this amazing paradise.

Why the Owner Chose Puako:
Puako is a very special place. It is a unique community blending full-time residents, retirees, and short and long term renters. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful, it is reminiscent of what Hawaii was like fifty years ago. Some of the best snorkeling is available literally within a stone's throw of our home. However, we are close to other activities - including Mauna Lani Resort for golf or to enjoy a nice dinner out, to Hawi and the Kohala Peninsula to visit galleries, whale watch, and swim, and to Waimea for its farmer's market, restaurants and unique Hawaiian Cowboy culture!


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Afternoon view of Mauna Kea from the front deck - great place to relax!

    Afternoon view of Mauna Kea from the front deck - great place to relax!

  • Parking at side of the house - plenty of room for two cars

    Parking at side of the house - plenty of room for two cars

  • Sunrise in the living room

    Sunrise in the living room

  • Upstairs bedroom with built-in shelves for clothes storage

    Upstairs bedroom with built-in shelves for clothes storage

  • Outdoor shower - great place to wash off sandy feet!!

    Outdoor shower - great place to wash off sandy feet!!

  • morning view of Mauna Kea

    morning view of Mauna Kea

  • Southern view from beach access - watch the turtles sun on the sand

    Southern view from beach access - watch the turtles sun on the sand

  • Imagine watching sunset on the beach - every night

    Imagine watching sunset on the beach - every night

  • E 'Aka'Aka Mau House...just 400 feet from the beach

    E 'Aka'Aka Mau House...just 400 feet from the beach

  • Beach access from the house enjoyed by all-even the wild turkeys!

    Beach access from the house enjoyed by all-even the wild turkeys!

  • Slow down and smell the flowers

    Slow down and smell the flowers

  • Upstairs bedroom ensuite allows sunrise view of Mauna Kea

    Upstairs bedroom ensuite allows sunrise view of Mauna Kea

  • Dining in Hawaii - with lots of mangos!

    Dining in Hawaii - with lots of mangos!

  • Fully updated kitchen (large pantry storage to left, out of photo)

    Fully updated kitchen (large pantry storage to left, out of photo)

  • Downstairs bedroom, en suite.

    Downstairs bedroom, en suite.

  • Screened lanai downstairs

    Screened lanai downstairs

  • Lounge in the side yard, with loads of bananas

    Lounge in the side yard, with loads of bananas

  • View of North Kohala from our beach access - just 400 feet from the house

    View of North Kohala from our beach access - just 400 feet from the house

  • Reef view from beach access

    Reef view from beach access

  • House in foreground, middle of photo, between 2 trees. Note beach access road.

    House in foreground, middle of photo, between 2 trees. Note beach access road.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 03/28/2015
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