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Stunning Puako Tropical Beach House Fabulous Sandy Beach, Heated Infinity Pool"

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms and media room 6.5 baths, sleeps 10 WE HAVE A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.

Hale Nana Kohola (Whale Watch House) Located in the heart of Puako, offers a tropical retreat that showcases the best of Hawaii and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Escape to the sunny Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's perfect year-round weather allows for your endless summer. Puako is one of the sunniest spots in all Hawaii. This tropical paradise meets the blue Pacific ocean. Hale Nana Kohola frames Haleakala, Maui's highest peak directly from the gorgeous lanais across the reflective HEATED infinity swimming pool.

You feel thoroughly at home, and completely at your best with every imaginable amenity. Designed to inspire, its beauty and connects you with the surrounding environment.

'Hale Nana Kohola' (the Whale watch House) is over 7000 sq ft under roof of architectural masterpiece on the beach in beautiful Puako. Several lanais to lounge around on when you're not at the beach. Kayaking and snorkeling only steps away in pristine clear coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed.

We have a seven night minimum stay. The only reason it may show lesson seven nights is because the HomeAway calendar is very confusing.

This home offers 2 master suites, 2 guest bedrooms with their own baths, a media room with a bath, an open living, dining and gourmet kitchen area with cathedral ceilings that opens to a huge covered lanai adjacent to the 46' 360 degree infinity pool. Each bedroom, the living and media room, each have a large flat screen TV complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. (Bring your IPOD!) Great care was taken with the landscape, creating a beautiful palm tree oasis on the ocean side. This gorgeously designed home is topped off with a 3rd story 'whale watch' retreat that offers 360 degree view

We have a 7 night minimum stay. Even though it shows 1 night on HomeAway and VRBO. The reason for this is it was confusing our guests the way the calendar is written.

This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodation Hawaii Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 And general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01

On Island manager is Jodi Anderson 808-443-8934

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

Jane is an artist and a designer and Ron is a contractor. They both have teamed up over the last forty years to build homes with balance and flow that they and visitors can enjoy. It is like creating a feeling that is appealing to the senses. Over the years with Jane’s visions and Ron’s construction ability and help from various architects, several of their homes have been awarded; have been in charity events for architectural walks and in publications.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Puako

When we found Puako we felt we were home. It reminded us of old Hawaii, a sleepy little street running along the Beautiful Kahoka Coast. It was not our intent while building to use it as a vacation rental. It just happened and we have been very fortunate to share this paradise with others.

What makes this house unique

No need to make arrangements and rent kayaks, stand up boards, swimming gear, beach chairs and other nominally not supplied amenities. Hale Nana Kohola Will save you hundreds of dollars in rental expenses and inconvenience supplying all necessary equipment. There are also many amenities in the house such as bicycle cruisers and of course high-speed Wi-Fi. There are many options of free movies and the sound system due out to play your favorite music. The swimming pool is a heated saltwater pool which normally does not irritate your eyes such as chlorinated pools. There is also a workout equipment on the upper floor to be able to watch the ocean and get some exercise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The home was great. The open concept was ideal for the 10 of us to interact and enjoy family togetherness. The water equipment -- kayak, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, water shoes, etc. -- were very much appreciated. The well laid out kitchen, the BBQ and the large dining table got a lot of use.”
Aug 2017
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , sound system
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Media room bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bath - toilet
  • Both master suites are complete with two lavatories, tub, shower, separate toilet rooms with bidets and large walk-in closets. There is also personal safes in both master suites to store your valuables.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Media room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size air mattress
  • Master bedroom 1 and master bedroom 2 both have amazing ocean views. during whale season you cannot only spot whales, you can hear them summoning their mates. All the bedrooms have their own private bathrooms with fabulous showers.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large modern gourmet kitchen including a unique concrete countertop with fossil inlays and an integral sink, 2 Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, and top of the line appliances. Built-in BBQ and kitchen in lanai/patio area. Free Long Distance. Snorkeling gear. Chefs are available to interview for your stay contact management staff.


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Stunning Puako Tropical Beach House Fabulous Sandy Beach, Heated Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.982143 based on 64 reviews

Beautiful house - Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very impressive house. The owner Ron and agent Jodie are very helpful. The house is well equipped with spacious living accommodation, beautiful views of the ocean and a salt water infinity pool. It is close to several large resorts with great restaurants and shops. There were 10 of us in our family and we all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Th house was all we remembered and we had a great time. Every need was met.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This has been our 6th visit to this property and it is always a wonderful visit. The views are stunning and tranquil. Something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you have chosen our house six times. Our staff loves to have your family on the island. We hope to see you many more times. Your family is always welcome, Mahalo
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Perfect location on beautiful sandy beach. The house is gorgeous with all with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 loved every minute of our stay. The views of the beach incredible.The house is gorgeous with all the perfect amenities.! The pool so refreshing.

The large family kitchen, dining room was our favored spot. Overlooking the patio, lawn , beach and the Pacific. The sunsets and rainbows were magical. Every amenity possible was provided. The little General Store two houses down had everything we needed!

Honestly there was nothing negative about the house or experience. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, We are so glad that your family enjoyed their stay at our home on Puako Beach. Our staff reported that your family was very kind and respectful to our home. We so appreciate it and of course you're always welcome back! Mahalo Ron and Jane
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Reno, Nevada


  • 5 of 5

Great property!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with amazing location. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seafood Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Cafe Hapuna
Hapuna Golf Course
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Big Island Country Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Approximately 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several within 4 miles
Car: recommended

Between Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea 24 mi north of Kona airport

Other Activities: Kayaking, Turtles




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $850 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 14.42%

There is a 7 night minimum stay. I changed this to one night because the calendar was confusing our guests with what dates are available.
We would recommend trip insurance.
Hawaii accommodation Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 and general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01
Jodi Anderson On Island Manager

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund