Puako Pines is a 3 bedroom 2 bath vintage cottage which has been newly refurbished and painted throughout. To reduce the impact on the property, only 2 bedrooms are utilized and the number of guests are limited to 2 for each bedroom and bath up to a maximum of 4 guests for the cottage. It is offered as a one bedroom/one bathroom or a two bedroom/ two bathroom rental. The property is not shared. We simply close off the unused bedrooms and bath.
The open floor plan allows for ocean views from the living and dining rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with a Cusinart coffee maker and a ready made picnic basket for beach excursions.
Outdoors is complimented with a lanai, lounge chairs, grill, dining table and fire pit situated within yards of the beach.
HAWAII STATE GE TAX OF 4.166% AND TAT TAX 10.25% TO BE ADDED TO THE DAY RATE AND COLLECTED PRIOR TO THE DAY OF ARRIVAL.
After a day of island exploring, the luxurious cotton of the bedding and towels will bring welcome comfort. Adding to the creature comforts of the home is the dining, relaxing and sleeping is within yards of the shore.
The soothing sounds of the ocean provides a continuous backdrop for amazing beauty. Whether it is to be mesmerized by watching the changing dance of the waves or the sound of the ocean, Puako Pines is an oasis of tranquility.
Puako is conveniently located for enjoying all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, Hapuna Prince Resort, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, fine dining, shopping and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers and Ocean Sports is nearby at Kawaihae Center or Puako Harbor, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails.
Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops.
Several fabulous beaches are minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.
The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 60 feet from your doorstep with crystal blue water that is 72-76 degrees year round.
Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.
Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.
The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako.
The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast during the winter and spring months. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!
There are many, many great restaurants… All within a 5-10 mile radius. There are lots of ocean activities and fun things to do! The Big Island is jam packed with adventures